Thursday, April 24, 2008

Dow Jones Industrial Index Raising Wedge Chart Pattern

Black downtrend resistance line still intact. Since 18th April 2008 the bulls have not been able to clear this downtrend line. Price will probably move within the raising wedge as shown in blue bold lines . Breakdown below lower raising wedge support will see retest of previous trough at 12269.80 .

Cosco Testing 50 Days EMA

Another milestone target being tested now. Testing 50 days EMA resistance line in progress. Clearing this resistance will propel price towards next resistance at $3.74 . The gap resistance at $4.02 is getting nearer. Immediate support is gap support at $3.53 .

Sony HDD HandyCam DCR-SR60E

Model: DCR-SR60E
Sony HDD Mega Pixel Hard Disk Handycam

Weight and Dimensions:
350.0 gm
69.0 x 71.0 x 117.0 mm (W x H x D)
A large 30GB Hard Disk Drive and compact design for movie-making on the go

Featuring a large 30GB built-in Hard Disk Drive for 20 hours of recording, a powerful 1 Mega Pixel CCD and a high-quality Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar Lens, the Handycam DCR-SR60E offers beautiful images with outstanding colour, excellent contrast and superb clarity across the entire field of view. The Mega Pixel Engine offers high resolution and lowered noise levels, with Variable Bit Rate (VBR) providing an even further reduction in noise during scenes with fast movement.

An integrated 3G Sensor detects any sudden drops or jolts, automatically safeguarding the HDD from memory damage and data loss. And footage can be easily viewed on the 2.7” Wide Hybrid LCD Display in full 16:9 format, even under bright sunlight, with Video Index and Date Index functions providing easy access to scenes. Then copy video to DVD with the convenient One Touch DVD Burn function, use the supplied Handycam Station to connect via AV or USB to your PC, printer or TV, or transfer files automatically using the Easy PC Back-Up function and bundled ImageMixer software

  • 30GB Capacity
  • 1 Mega Pixel CCD
  • 12X Optical, 800X Digital Zoom
  • Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar Lens
  • 2.7" High Quality Wide Hybrid LCD Screen
  • Auto Lens Cover
  • Dolby Digital Stereo Creator
  • One Touch DVD Burn
  • P series battery, STAMINA 5hrs
  • Wide Select Button
  • USB2.0 High-Speed
  • Super Nightshot Plus
  • Super Steadyshot Image Stabilizer
  • Easy Handycam
Supplied Accessories
  • InfoLITHIUM P series battery (NP-FP50)
  • AC adapter
  • AV cable
  • USB cable
  • Handycam Station
  • PC Software - ImageMixer
  • Remote

Sony HD HandyCam Camcorders HDR-SR1E

  • High Definition 1080 Recording
  • Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T* Lens
  • ClearVid CMOS Sensor
  • Enhanced Imaging Processor
  • 10x Optical & 80x Digital Zoom
  • 4 Mega Pixel Still Picture Recording
  • Large Capacity 30GB HDD
  • Active Interface Shoe
  • Dual Recording (Movie & 2.3Mega Still Image Recording)
  • 3.5" Clear Photo LCD Plus Screen
    Memory Stick Duo Slot
  • HDMI terminal

Model: HDR-SR1E

Stem cell funding & policy debate in the US

  • 1993 - As per the National Institutes of Health Revitalization Act, Congress and President Bill Clinton give the NIH direct authority to fund human embryo research for the first time.
  • 1995 - The U.S. Congress enacts into law an appropriations bill attached to which is the Dickey Amendment which prohibited federally appropriated funds to be used for research where human embryos would be either created or destroyed. This predates the creation of the first human embryonic stem cell lines.
  • 1999 - After the creation of the first human embryonic stem cell lines in 1998 by James Thomson of the University of Wisconsin, Harriet Rabb, the top lawyer at the Department of Health and Human Services, releases a legal opinion that would set the course for Clinton Administration policy. Federal funds, obviously, could not be used to derive stem cell lines (because derivation involves embryo destruction). However, she concludes that because human embryonic stem cells "are not a human embryo within the statutory definition," the Dickey-Wicker Amendment does not apply to them. The NIH was therefore free to give federal funding to experiments involving the cells themselves. President Clinton strongly endorses the new guidelines, noting that human embryonic stem cell research promised "potentially staggering benefits." And with the guidelines in place, the NIH begins accepting grant proposals from scientists.
  • 02 November, 2004 - California voters approve Proposition 71, which provides $3 billion in state funds over ten years to human embryonic stem cell research.
  • 2001-2006 - U.S. President George W. Bush signs an executive order which restricts federally-funded stem cell research on embryonic stem cells to the already derived cell lines. He supports federal funding for embryonic stem cell research on the already existing lines of approximately $100 million and $250 million for research on adult and animal stem cells.
  • 5 May, 2006 - Senator Rick Santorum introduces bill number S. 2754, or the Alternative Pluripotent Stem Cell Therapies Enhancement Act, into the U.S. Senate.
  • 18 July, 2006 - The U.S. Senate passes the Stem Cell Research Enhancement Act H.R. 810 and votes down Senator Santorum's S. 2754.
  • 19 July, 2006 - President George W. Bush vetoes H.R. 810 (Stem Cell Research Enhancement Act), a bill that would have reversed the Clinton-era law which made it illegal for federal money to be used for research where stem cells are derived from the destruction of an embryo.
  • 07 November, 2006 - The people of the U.S. state of Missouri passed Amendment 2, which allows usage of any stem cell research and therapy allowed under federal law, but prohibits human reproductive cloning.[42]
  • 16 February, 2007 – The California Institute for Regenerative Medicine became the biggest financial backer of human embryonic stem cell research in the United States when they awarded nearly $45 million in research grants

What are the key questions about adult stem cells?

Many important questions about adult stem cells remain to be answered. They include:

  • How many kinds of adult stem cells exist, and in which tissues do they exist?
  • What are the sources of adult stem cells in the body? Are they "leftover" embryonic stem cells, or do they arise in some other way? Why do they remain in an undifferentiated state when all the cells around them have differentiated?
  • Do adult stem cells normally exhibit plasticity, or do they only transdifferentiate when scientists manipulate them experimentally? What are the signals that regulate the proliferation and differentiation of stem cells that demonstrate plasticity?
  • Is it possible to manipulate adult stem cells to enhance their proliferation so that sufficient tissue for transplants can be produced?
  • Does a single type of stem cell exist—possibly in the bone marrow or circulating in the blood—that can generate the cells of any organ or tissue?
  • What are the factors that stimulate stem cells to relocate to sites of injury or damage?

Graphic depicting plasticity of adult stem cells