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Bone morphogenetic protein-2 Traditional diagnostic methods need

March 20th, 2012

Bone morphogenetic protein-2 Traditional diagnostic methods need to be grown in the laboratory bacterial samplestaken from the patient, time of up to several days. A new research report published bythe United Kingdom, “Applied Microbiology”, Switzerland and Mexico, researchers have developed a new diagnostic method, as long as fifty-six days to the outcome.

The new method is called micro-calorimeter instrument, ABHD4 the principle is, each type ofbacteria in the growth and reproduction will release some heat, and the characteristicsof the different bacteria release heat, bacteria release heat curve by recording the culture dish before too long you can determine whether they contain the Mycobacterium tuberculosis causes tuberculosis.

Another advantage of the new detection method is cheap, some quick means ofdiagnosis ABL1 of pulmonary tuberculosis costs tend to be high, Abl2 such as a price of diagnostic instruments in Taiwan may take thirty or forty thousand dollars, the cost of diagnostic instruments for use of micro-calorimeter in 1000 dollars, so this method is more suitable for developing countries.

Researchers at the University of Basel, Switzerland, ACAA1 Olivier - Bressan, they have someof the micro-calorimeter sent the effect of Tanzania, clinical testing of this newdiagnostic method.

The researchers said this method to monitor the process of bacterial growth, ACACA  you can also use it to test the drug. If the use of certain drugs, the micro-calorimeter to the heat ofa bacterium is detected unlike in the past growth, is the drug from the effect ofcontrolling the propagation of bacteria momentum. 

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Do I have to pay for xbox Live Gold membership for the entire length of Netflix subscription?

January 16th, 2012

Is the first free month of xbox live gold or silver?

I just bought my ethernet cord so i can go on xbox live an i just want to know about the free trial they give you for the first month is it a gold trial or silver?

When you sign up for a new XBOX Live account your first month is gold and its free once the 1 month runs out you have to pay to continue or you can just make a new account and get another free month but that will make you have to re-add all your friends and it will reset your gamer score.

Silver is always free, silver is basically access to videos/xbox live arcade/downloads etc..but you can not play with other people.

Does anybody have a 48 hour xbox live gold card I can have?

I need a 48 hour xbox live gold subscription code. My friend is spending a few days here and we want to play some xbox live and we can’t playy everything with him signed in as a guest. I’d really appreciatee it if you could give me one.

Do I have to pay for xbox Live Gold membership for the entire length of Netflix subscription?

I want to use Netflix with my xbox. Can I just sign up for 1 month Live Gold membership, download the Netflix app & configure it… and then never pay the Live Gold subscription, but continue to pay for Netflix?Or does Netflix only work on xbox for the time that you’re subscribe to Live Gold with microsoft?

Should I pay for an Xbox Live Gold membership with Netflix streaming?

I honestly don’t care about video games, I only want Netflix streaming on my xbox. The thing is that I have to pay for an Xbox Live gold membership which costs $50/year and then I have to pay $9.99/month for the netflix service. Is it worth it?

I should have gotten a blu-ray player with netflix streaming it would have been much cheaper.

why do u have an xbox then? i have netflix and in my opinion most of the netflix streaming movies arent good. if you can, hook up ur comp to the tv n stream off the comp. i dont think it would be worth it to buy xbox live for streaming of netflix.

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PopCap cofounder John Vechey told the Wall Street Journal

June 24th, 2011

What they heard: Casual game studios have been snapped up by big-time companies in droves of late, with the likes of PlayFish, Chillingo, Playdom, & Ngmoco all being acquired for, in some cases, hundreds of millions of dollars. Now, it appears as if casual gambling stalwart PopCap Games is the next studio in line for a sizable payday.

AOL’s expertise weblog TechCrunch.

Is Bejeweled a billion dollar franchise?

The issue, however, is that TechCrunch’s sources have no idea who the buyer could be. FarmVille creator Zynga, which is reportedly mulling an preliminary public offering, is said to be potential purchaser. However, TechCrunch’s sources indicate that Zynga backed off the deal due to PopCap’s high asking cost.

Multiple unnamed sources have reportedly informed TechCrunch that a buyer is looking to dole out over $1 billion to acquire PopCap. The cost is apparently ten times as much as PopCap’s yearly revenues, which TechCrunch reports are around $100 million-$150 million.

Beyond Zynga, TechCrunch reports Electronic Arts or an Asian game company, such as Call of Duty Online service provider Tencent, could be potential suitors.

[UPDATE] Following on from yesterday’s document, TechCrunch reports that it’s received word from additional sources that the mystery buyer is, in fact, EA. TechCrunch’s sources also characterized the negotiations as being in a “late stage.”

PopCap is perhaps best known for its Bejeweled franchise, which has sold over 50 million units since first release in 2000. The latest installment, Bejeweled two, arrived for the PC in December & is expected to hit other platforms later this year. The Washington-based studio has also found success with such franchises as Peggle & Plants vs. Zombies.

The official story: “Per company owner, they do not comment on rumors & speculation of this nature.”–A PopCap representative. Electronic Arts had not responded to a request for comment as of press time.

Bogus or not bogus?: Probably not bogus that the casual-obsessed market would be giving PopCap a long, hard look. However, as recent as last week, PopCap cofounder John Vechey told the Wall Street Journal that the company is mulling its own IPO for later this year. As such, this deal, ought to it be in the works, is anything but finalized.

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Nintendo stock slump that followed the Wii U unveiling

June 17th, 2011

Last week’s Electronic Entertainment Expo provided game enthusiasts with an advance look at the games and systems people will be playing for years to come. While that leaves lots of time to form fully fleshed out opinions, Electronic Entertainment Design and Research analyst Jesse Divnich and Wedbush analyst Michael Pachter shared their first impressions of a quantity of the show’s largest news with GameSpot.


 

The Wii U controller is already a hit with analysts.

New hardware drew lots of attention at E3, with Sony naming its next handheld the Vita and pricing it at $250 for the base unit, or $300 for the technique featuring 3G wireless support. Pachter was less than impressed with the name (calling it “horrible”), but they added that the cost point was compelling and said they believes it will provide Nintendo’s 3DS with some legitimate competition. Divnich agreed that the cost represents “a best-case scenario for Sony” even if the electronics giant is selling Vita systems at a loss.


As for the Wii U, both analysts said they loved the new controller. Pachter called it “an iPad with analog sticks” and said they expected it to resonate with consumers. Meanwhile, Divnich said the technique “could be of the first devices to offer an experience for both non-traditional and core game enthusiasts.”


On the issue of the Vita’s name, Divnich noted, “After the Wii, I  must query if a product’s name has any relevance to its success.”


As for the Nintendo stock slump that followed the Wii U unveiling, the analysts gave different explanations. Pachter said the stock slip was due to a combination of factors: uncertainty over the cost of the Wii U, the 3DS’s likely competition from a $250 Vita, and the potential for AppleTV to cut in to the market with games of its own. They added that the 3DS competition and AppleTV fears were valid concerns.


“The feedback from the development and retail community has been universally positive,” Divnich noted. “The only downside I foresee is the likelihood of AAA core ‘ports’ to the Wii U console. It would be great to see Battlefield and Assassin’s Creed on the Wii U, but letâ��s be honest, no core gamer is going to break habit and buy it for a Nintendo console. I can only hope Nintendo strongly advises (and aids) publishers in generating truly original content for the console.”


Divnich was unfazed by the investor reaction, noting that shareholders were unenthusiastic when the Wii was first revealed as well.


“I  must wonder in the event that they got it wrong again,” Divnich said. “Personally, I think so. Investors think that the Wii U may have some competitive overlap with its 3DS handheld platform, since both can be ‘mobile’ within a household. Additionally, the shortage of clarity on release timing, pricing, and specs didn’t help investor confidence.”


Although Microsoft didn’t show off new systems at E3, Pachter and Divnich also weighed in on the Xbox 360 maker’s conference. Pachter said the shortage of new hardware made it appear a bit flat, but they loved Bing on the Kinect, adding that “it makes over-the-top TV happen.” Divnich acknowledged that core game enthusiasts were likely unenthused by Microsoft’s conference, which they said pushed the Xbox 360 more as an all-in-one entertainment tool than a box to play games.

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the existence of a number of Xbox 360 games

June 1st, 2011

Concept art for the game shows it will have a dark atmosphere when it debuts this summer. It will also support four-person cooperative play via Xbox Live or locally. It is unclear if the game will be a strictly downloadable title like Certain Affinity’s last offering, the pirate-themed real-time strategy game Age of Booty.”[Crimson Alliance] takes everything we’ve learned about high action from working on shooters like Halo and Call of Duty, and everything we love about the fantasy genre, but gets rid of all that tedious backpack rummaging, and boring dialog!” said Certain Affinity in a statement.As outlined on the game’s official website andFacebook page, Crimson Alliance has nothing to do with the Crimson Skies air-combat series, as some had hoped. Instead, the title will be an all-new action role-playing game with a heavy emphasis on combat over character interaction.Crimson Alliance has nothing to do with Crimson Skies.Last week the Australian Classification Board revealed the existence of a number of Xbox 360 games, including Kinect Me and Fusion: Genesis. Now, one of those titles, Crimson Alliance, has been officially announced by its developer, Austin, Texas-based Certain Affinity.

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Master Higgins will no longer be at Hudson

May 24th, 2011

Takahashi joined Hudson Soft on August 21, 1982, with his first major appearance as the company’s spokesperson in March 1985. He was renowned for his fast trigger finger speed of 16 shots per second in Star Soldier and Star Force in the ’80s, as well as starring in the Adventure Island series.Takahashi did not state the reasons for his departure on his blog, nor did he indicate what he will be doing next. Another recent post onAndriasang.com said that Takahashi and Japanese gravure idol Haruna Anno would be starting a new venture together. The specifics of this joint venture have yet to be revealed, though the post has stated that Anno was a fan of Takahashi and retro games.Master Higgins will be leaving Hudson Soft end of May.Toshiyuki Takahashi has been the mascot of sorts for the Japanese publisher Hudson Soft thanks to his appearance as Master Higgins (Takahashi Meijin in Japan) in the Adventure Island series. Now, Master Higgins will no longer be at Hudson, with Takahashi announcing on his blog (translated by Andriasang) that he will be leaving the company on May 31.

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PlayStation Network now back up and (partially) running

May 19th, 2011

As for members of Sony’s Qriocity music subscription service, Music Unlimited Premium Trial subscription members will receive an extra 30 days of free premium subscription. Music Unlimited Premium/Basic subscription members will get an additional 30 days of subscription plus an equivalent number of days for the time lost.In addition, Sony will be offering a number of free movie rentals over a single weekend, the selection of which will be announced soon. PlayStation Plus members will get 60 free days of subscription service, and over 100 virtual items will be offered in PlayStation Home for free. Offer details differ slightly for the European and Latin American markets.–Little Big Planet (PSP)–ModNation Racers–Pursuit Force–Killzone LiberationPSP owners won’t be left out either, with Sony offering two free titles for the portable, as well from the list below. Like the PS3 offerings, the PSP games will also be available for 30 days after the PlayStation Store relaunches.–Dead Nation–Infamous–Little Big Planet–Super Stardust HD–Wipeout HD + FuryPlayStation 3 owners can download two of the following games on the PlayStation Store once the online marketplace returns later this month. The titles will be available for 30 days after the store relaunches and can be kept permanently following download:PSN users can potentially get four free games from Sony.With the PlayStation Network now back up and (partially) running, Sony has revealed its make-good program to recompense users for the three-plus weeks of downtime. In addition to the previously announced free month of PlayStation Plus, Sony will be offering PlayStation 3 owners two free games for download 30 days after the PlayStation Store comes back online later this month. The company will also be offering free video rentals and assorted other items to PSN users.

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the first Xbox 360 HDD

May 4th, 2011

What we heard: Ever since its existence was first rumored back in mid-April, the Wii’s successor has been a lightning rod of speculation. Over the span of 11 days, the console was rumored to have a tablet controller with a 6.2-inch touch screen and day-one support from the developers of Grand Theft Auto IV and Donkey Kong Country Returns. The console was also, according to unconfirmed reports, supposed to sport HD graphics and use Blu-ray discs as its format of choice.Finally, on April 25, Nintendo confirmed that the Wii 2–reportedly named Project Cafe–would ship in 2012 and would also be playable at the upcoming2011 Electronic Entertainment Expo. However, the dearth of information accompanying the announcement has led to a vacuum into which even more rumors have rushed.Entr the latest scuttlebutt, in which Kotaku reports that the Wii 2 will not have a hard drive. Instead, the console will come with 8GB of flash memory and, like its forebear, the ability to store game data on SD memory cards. The 8GB of flash memory is the equivalent of the hard drive in the original Xbox, which was released in 2001 with both 8GB and 10GB hard drives, depending on the parts manufacturer. It’s also less than half of the first Xbox 360 HDD and the lower-end launch PlayStation 3 HDD, both of which were 20GB. (The higher-end launch PS3 had a 60GB HDD.) Current-model PS3 hard drives range from 160GB to 320GB, with the higher-end slimline Xbox 360 sporting a 250GB HDD and the lower-end Xbox 360 slim having 4GB of flash memory and no hard drive.Kotaku’s sources also report that the Wii’s follow-up will also have a proprietary format capable of storing up to 25GB per disc, rather than using the Blu-ray format. The high storage capacity will be for the console’s graphics, which will reportedly either be 1080p or 1080i. According to various reports, the console will–at the very least–match the 360 and PS3 in power, making porting games over to the console easier than it currently is on the lower-resolution Wii.The official story: “Nintendo does not comment on rumors or speculation.”–Nintendo rep.Bogus or not bogus?: While the report certainly adds some spice to the rumor stew that continues to simmer, it’s not enough to go on definitively. However, such low-capacity storage would severely limit the console’s downloadable content capability out of the box and would make future-proofing the console a major concern. That said, with Electronic Entertainment Expo now just over a month away, people shouldn’t have to wait long to get firm answers to their questions about the Wii 2.

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the humans from planet Earth

April 26th, 2011

As the demo began, the humans were already besieged by huge and vicious insectile beasties. Since these came from deep within the planet Mars and the humans from planet Earth, they are technically the natives. For the purposes of this preview, however, and because they are huge and vicious insectile beasties, we shall call them aliens. Our hero Darius is somehow to blame for the alien uprising–but inadvertently, mind you, and doing his best to make up for it. In the course of the demo, he escorts a convoy through hostile territory, fetches power cells and fixes water pumps for beleaguered civilians, and demolishes all manner of alien-infested structures.

Among the enemies are various brightly coloured red and green creatures, accessorised with organic blades and spikes and ranged bioweapon fire–glowing green globs that explode just after impact. We encountered plenty of ravagers: fast-moving, wall-climbing aliens with bone-bladed arms. Another alien creature, a stealthy variant, is invisible except when attacking but signals its proximity with a blurring effect on Darius’ vision. Others are less subtle and less buglike: one creature was a hulking, horned biped, like a Martian minotaur.

We weren’t short of hardware to see off the alien hordes, with Armageddon forever dropping new weapons in our path, but chief among them was the tremendously fun magnet gun. With this, the game’s signature weapon, you shoot item A (say, the side of a building) and then shoot item B (say, a spiky ravager) to fling the one into the other, as if by magnetic attraction. The quick two-shot operation works a bit like Dead Space’s kinesis module, letting you smash large chunks of the level furniture–girders, walkways, shacks, and the like–into your squishable foes, but also letting you launch enemies up and away, by firing at them and then at the distant cavern ceiling.

The magnet gun is also useful for demolition purposes. Alien-infected buildings can be destroyed by “magnetising” the roof and the floor, or one wall and the other, making it crumple up with zero ammo expenditure. Another demolition option is the powerful, no-mess nano-rifle: a gun that simply dissolves objects and enemies, with none of the gooey splatter of swatting an alien with a corrugated iron shack.

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the publisher revealed that its shooter SOCOM 4

April 21st, 2011

Game publishers are increasingly turning to one-time use codes to encourage consumers to buy new games versus used ones. Electronic Arts has used the codes tolock out preowned buyers from the online modes of its sports games unless they pay a $10 fee. (THQ has also done something similar for its UFC and WWE games.) EA has also used codes to offer access to special downloadable content for two of its most popular recent role-playing games, Mass Effect 2 and Dragon Age II.Now, Sony is getting into the one-time use code game. Via the PlayStation Blog, the publisher revealed that its shooter SOCOM 4: U.S. Navy SEALs, which was released today, will come with a code to access an option called “SOCOM Pro.” Anyone picking up a used copy of the game will have to pay $15 on the PlayStation Store to get their own code, effective April 26.What exactly is SOCOM Pro? According to developer Zipper Interactive, the special option will offer exclusive multiplayer maps, various co-op additions, dedicated leaderboards, and more options down the line. However, at launch, it will offer access to a several custom game queues, which will be ranked. The queues will be “regularly” updated with content, including various custom game types only available through SOCOM Pro. The first batch of custom game types include:–Community Day Classic, which features variations on the Suppression, Uplink, Last Defense and Bomb Squad game types with increased movement and zero ranged explosives.–Last Defense Run ‘n Gun, which reduces the Last Defense game type’s arsenal to submachine guns and shotguns only, increases player movement rates and decreases weapon damage.–SCRUM, a Suppression variation with a strict set of rules: no respawn, no sniper rifles, no grenades, higher damage, and faster character movement.–Sniper Alley, an 8-vs-8 Suppression mod, which also boasts higher damage but a severely limited arsenal featuring sniper rifles first and foremost.In addition to the specialized game types, SOCOM Pro will offer players exclusive weapons. The first two will be the AK-47 (for Insurgents) and the M-16 (for Spec-Ops).

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