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New medical system for colon cancer screening
Funding from the Office of Naval Research has helped develop a Virtual Colonoscopy procedure that is an accurate, cost-effective, fast, non-invasive, and patient-comfortable procedure for screening of colon polyps, the precursor of cancer. Colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer related death in America, but the negative perception of the current screening method and the reluctance of the general public to get screened has been a problem. (2002-02-11)

New picture of intelligence highlights the overlooked role of visuospatial abilities
When we say that people (2001-12-16)

Indiana Univ. School of Medicine gets most powerful MRI machine in state and one of the first of this strength in the U.S.
A $2.2 million Magnetic Resonance Imaging scanner, the most powerful one in the state and one of the first of this strength in the U.S, was moved by crane Friday, Dec. 7, to Indiana University School of Medicine. The 10-ton MRI is unique because of its magnetic strength and because it only images the head, unlike other MRI scanners that perform whole-body scans. (2001-12-07)

Cal-(IT)2 adds new industrial partner SGI
The California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology has signed a new industrial partner: SGI Inc. (NYSE:SGI), formerly known as Silicon Graphics. The institute is a collaboration between the University of California, San Diego and the University of California, Irvine. On a co-investment basis, the high-performance computing company will supply hardware and software to be used by research teams involved in projects under the auspices of Cal-(IT)2 (pronounced cal-eye-tee-squared). SGI's initial cooperation involves a co-investment of $210,000. (2001-08-28)

Supercomputing center partners with Institute for Systems Biology
Supercomputers that have helped to analyze global climate change, space physics and ocean currents will be harnessed to solve equally intense problems in biology under a new partnership between the Institute for Systems Biology (ISB) and the Arctic Region Supercomputing Center (ARSC) at the University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF). The affiliation will support research related to genes and proteins in which extremely large data sets will be analyzed to better understand diseases and identify potential treatments and preventative strategies. (2001-08-01)

Scientists, students explore virtual worlds
Applying virtual reality to help scientists to see and handle their data is the aim of the Center for Image Processing and Integrated Computing (CIPIC) at the University of California, Davis. The center has also been teaching students how to build and work with virtual reality environments in one of a handful of courses of its kind in the U.S. (2001-07-06)

Duke's new Photonics and Communications Center to hold launch symposium on promise of 'Photon Forest'
Duke University's new $100 million Fitzpatrick Center for Advanced Photonics and Communications Systems at the Pratt School of Engineering will stage a (2001-04-10)

UCSD research shows common drug prevents spread of cancer in mice
UCSD Cancer Center researchers have obtained evidence that the common anticoagulant drug heparin diminishes metastasis of certain cancers in mice by interfering with interactions between platelets (a type of normal blood cell) and specific molecules on tumor cells. It is metastasis that eventually kills most patients with cancer. (2001-03-12)

Exploring earth's interior with virtual reality
U-M geologists describes how the use of virtual reality in the geological sciences can foster collaboration, enhance education and advance research into such complex processes as mixing behavior in Earth's mantle. (2000-12-15)

Statins seem to work best on the worst kind of plaque; painless technique credited with findings
For the first time in humans, researchers have used magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to show that a cholesterol-lowering drug removes the fat build-up from atherosclerotic lesions, stabilizing the plaque that is most likely to cause a heart attack or a stroke. The work was presented today at the American Heart Association's Scientific Sessions 2000. (2000-11-12)

New computer simulation allows tires to be road tested "virtually" before manufacture
Penn State researchers, in collaboration with the French company ESI Group, have developed a computer simulation that lets engineers (2000-10-09)

Brown team looks for new ways to examine scientific data
A team of researchers led by Brown computer scientist David H. Laidlaw will use expertise from art and perceptual psychology to develop new ways to look at scientific data from magnetic resonance imaging, computational blood flow and geographic remote sensing from satellites. (2000-09-20)

New laser treatment may replace lumpectomy in patients
A new procedure being tested at Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke's Medical Center in Chicago holds much promise for eliminating the need for surgery in women with small breast cancers. This procedure uses a laser delivered through a needle to destroy tumors detected by mammography. (2000-07-16)

New compound may permit definitive diagnosis and treatment monitoring of Alzheimer's in living patients
Penn researchers have, for the first time, created a molecular probe that effectively passes the blood-brain barrier in an animal model and binds to Alzheimer's plaques. Future clinical application: physicians may use the compound to provide antemortem diagnosis, and determine clinical effectiveness of drugs designed to reduce/eliminate plaques. (2000-06-18)

3-D helps officials better monitor power demand, manage markets
As the electric power industry becomes increasingly competitive, knowledge concerning the capacity and constraints of the electrical generation and distribution system will become a commodity of great value. University of Illinois researchers are developing innovative methods for visualizing the wealth of data associated with the power system network, with an emphasis on the use of interactive animation techniques to aid decision makers. (2000-03-02)

NASA Langley Research Center AMS tip sheet
NASA Langley Research Center scientists will report on new atmospheric science discoveries and areas of exploration at the American Meteorological Society meeting in Long Beach, California, from January 9-14. Details of scheduled papers and poster sessions follow. (2000-01-06)

Cedars-Sinai Maxine Dunitz Neurosurgical Institute announces partnership with imaging technology leader
Through an agreement to become the Carl Zeiss Company's exclusive West Coast research center for image-guided surgery, neurosurgeons at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center's Maxine Dunitz Neurosurgical Institute will help shape the next generations of surgical imaging devices. (1999-12-14)

JMU builds supercomputer for national model undergraduate program
With an NSF-grant James Madison University in Virginia and North Carolina Central University have built a parallel supercomputer, fluid dynamics lab and computer modeling program to train physics and mathematics majors for high- paying, high-tech jobs in computational science, and to develop a national model for other universities to provide undergraduates with hands-on research experiences using the latest equipment to excite, and retain, students in the hard sciences and mathematics. (1999-11-15)

Argonne, IBM, VA Linux team for testbed
Argonne National Laboratory, IBM and VA Linux have teamed to develop (1999-11-14)

Innovative application of NSF's high-tech national supercomputer grid to education, outreach and training
Innovations inspired by the National Science Foundation (NSF) in science, computing, and network grid technology promise to soon push the (1999-09-14)

Artists bring ancient world alive with cutting edge technology at 21st century tech road show
The magical 3-D world of Spirited Ruins is only one of the highlights of a four-day conference at Boston University, September 13 - 16, previewing how a new computer backbone, the Alliance Grid, will change the way business, education, and research are conducted in the 21st century. (1999-08-10)

Lensless camera captures three-dimensional images
Using principles gleaned from radio astronomy and medical x- ray tomography, researchers at the University of Illinois have assembled an optical system that produces three- dimensional reconstructions of objects without using a lens. (1999-07-07)

Relativistic effects play major role in neutron star mergers
A powerful numerical simulation developed at the University of Illinois has revealed that gravitational waves -- ripples in the fabric of space -- play a major role in coalescing neutron stars. The results of the simulation may aid in the future detection of gravitational waves. (1999-07-07)

A picture worth a thousand megabytes
A new system will allow high-speed visualization of three- dimensional data at a fraction of the cost of supercomputers. (1999-07-01)

AAPS Symposium to present latest developments in Cheminformatics
The American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists (AAPS) will host the AAPS Symposium on Cheminformatics in Drug Discovery on Sept. 13-14, 1999, at the Crystal Gateway Marriott in Arlington, Va. The symposium will present the latest developments in cheminformatics as applied to drug discovery. (1999-06-14)

International Meeting To Focus On Structural Optimization
The third World Congress of Structural and Multidisciplinary Optimization, an international conference focusing on research into all aspects of the optimal design of structures and systems, will be held May 17-21 in the Natural Sciences Complex on the University at Buffalo North (Amherst) Campus. (1999-05-05)

Surf's Up: Computer Wavelet Tool Filters Information
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory researchers are developing an escape from information anxiety - TOPIC ISLANDS™. This new interactive software program transforms data from large documents into visualizations and excerpted summaries. It recognizes themes and the evolution of topics within a document then breaks it into easily understandable sections. (1998-12-02)

Sandia, Compaq Smash World Record In Large Database Sorting
A government lab -- interested in better defense simulations and in providing tools to identify patterns of medical fraud as well as threats to on-line banking and communications systems -- teams with the largest maker of personal computers, Compaq -- interested in $15 billion data market -- to assemble an off-the-shelf computer called Kudzu that sorts information three times faster than the previous record (held by a supercomputer) at 2/3 the cost. (1998-11-10)

Software Helps Firms Map Mountains Of Information
Overwhelmed by the information age? Mired in document dumps from your favorite Internet search engine? Searching for meaning in the morass of e-mail messages? The United States intelligence community found itself in much the same situation several years ago and turned to the Department of Energy's Pacific Northwest National Laboratory for help. The solution was software and visualization tools that graphically show clusters of similar themes within thousands of documents. (1998-11-05)

Tempe, LEEM Capital Of The World, Site Of International Workshop
From April 7 through 9, ASU is hosting the first International Workshop on Low Energy Electron Microscopy (LEEM). About 40 scientists from around the world are expected to attend, including all of the world's researchers in the method. ASU's research resources include three LEEMs and LEEM inventor Ernst Bauer. (1998-04-02)

Lab/Industry Team To Improve Health, Materials And Manufacturing
Department of Energy Secretary Federico Peña announced today that Pacific Northwest National Laboratory has been awarded $2.1 million to work with industry on three projects, with benefits ranging from new disease identification methods to improved glass production. Collaborations will take place over a three-year period and include matched industrial support of $2.6 million from IBM, Corning and Texas firms SEMATECH and Genometrix. (1998-03-19)

3D Visualization Software To Help With Information Overload
Starlight, an advanced three-dimensional visualization technology, has been developed by Pacific Northwest National Laboratory in Richland, Wash., to help solve the problem of information overload. Already in use by the U.S. intelligence community, Starlight can be applied to a variety of other fields, such as medical data analysis, environmental security and current events monitoring. (1997-12-03)

Engineering Animation, Inc. Uses 3D Technology To Visualize Geological Wonders For Smithsonian National Museum Of Natural History
Visitors to the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History can learn about geology--from crystalline structures and volcanic eruptions, to asteroid impacts and plate techtonics--with 3D interactive multimedia stations infused throughout the museum's new Geology, Gems and Minerals exhibit which opens to the public Saturday, September 20th. (1997-09-19)

NSF Grant Will Spur Collaboration For Internet Tools, Information And Protocols
The beauty of the Internet is also a beast. The Internet is a global network of networks -- mostly private, and often competing among themselves. While the diffuse structure of the Internet is one of its strengths, the competitive environment has made collaboration on operational and engineering requirements difficult, and has made research on the metrics of the Internet virtually impossible. (1997-09-17)

Biological Defense Research Animated By Engineering Animation, Inc. For The U.S. Government
Engineering Animation, Inc., in collaboration with the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), has produced a 3D journey through the body that demonstrates revolutionary biological defense strategies that could protect the body in the event of a bioweapons attack. (1997-07-16)

Alaska Volcano Could Trigger Tsunami; Scientists Model Impact Of 1883 Wave On Coastal Communities
Scientists at the University of Alaska Fairbanks recently completed a computer visualization model that depicts how a landslide-generated tsunami may impact coastal Alaska communities. Elena Troshina will present the model May 30 at the American Geophysical Union session on coastal hazards in Baltimore, Maryland. The model recreates a tsunami that occurred in 1883 following the eruption and landslide on Mount Saint Augustine, in Alaska's lower Cook Inlet. (1997-05-29)

UB Researchers Develop First Computer Tool that Morphs Designs of Automotive and Aircraft Parts
Engineers designing complex systems like cars and airplanes may now morph their design representations, thanks to graph morphing -- a powerful, new computer visualization method developed at the University at Buffalo. The work was described today at Second World Congress of Structural and Multidisciplinary Design Optimization in Zakopane, Poland. (1997-05-28)

Engineering Animation, Inc. And EndoVascular Technologies, Inc. Bring The Power Of 3D Visualization To New Medical Procedures
Engineering Animation, Inc. (NASDAQ: EAII) is developing a software solution for EndoVascular Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: EVTI) that will initially be used to help revolutionize the treatment of unruptured abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAAs). (1997-01-06)

New Generation Of Supercomputer Arrives At Boston University
A new supercomputer with some of the most powerful and sophisticated technology available is now up and running at Boston University. Receipt of Origin2000TM, a new generation of supercomputer from Silicon Graphics was announced today by the University's Office of Information Technology and the Center for Computational Science. (1996-09-08)

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