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From Corn Rootworms To Art, Cornell's Reactor Is At The Core
...tention. These are living corn rootworms in soil, caught
in the act of searching for the plant root. "Here you can see where they were when we started. In this picture you can see where they were 24 hours later. The dark lines show the path of the rootworm," she says. No ordinary pictures, these. Allee ...
Enticed By A Chemical Tease, Female Beetles Are Rewarded With A Nuptial Gift To Protect The Next Generation
...n cantharidin. But by the time adult beetles are caught
in the field and subjected to mass spectrometry, they test positive for Spanish fly. "We don't think they get it from French chemists," Eisner said....
Laser Microscope At Cornell Images Serotonin In Live Cells
...etect and image cellular activity. "This technique caught
serotonin granules in the act of releasing the substance, without damaging the cell or changing the process and without requiring any external fluorescent marker," said Watt W. Webb , Cornell professor of applied and engineering physics, who led the...
Purdue Study Finds Prehistoric Couch Potato
...ed their technique," he says. "The South Americans caught
up with their northern relatives only in the later Cretaceous, or about 70 million years ago." He will present his findings Saturday (10/11) during the annual meeting of the Society of Vertebrate Paleontologists in Chicago. In his study, Hengst looke...
Guidelines For Next Generation Of Environmental Policy
...ahoga River -- so saturated withpollutants that it caught
fire -- demanded immediate action, as did belchingindustrial smokestacks that produced city smog so thick drivers couldn't seethree stoplights ahead. The resulting flurry of grassroots activity in the 1970s brought aboutthe National Environ...
Biologist Experiments With His Own Front Yard
...find themselves suddenly thinking like scientists, caught
up in thepossibilities for exploration waiting right outside the front door. And he pulls off this bit of enchantment with insects -- "bugs" to most of us. "The insects are the stars as far as I'm concerned," said Alcock. "Their lives are...
High Testosterone Level May Lead Male Junco To Stray From Mate
...AppalachianMountains of Virginia. The juncos were caught
in early spring just before breeding. They werebanded and a small blood sample was taken in order to later determine paternity.A small plastic tube was inserted under the skin of the males. In 58 ofthe males, the tubes slowly released testosterone ov...
Jefferson Researchers Find Correlation Between Gene And Endometrial Cancer
... endometrial cancer is much more treatable when caught
in its earliest stage. The American Cancer Society (ACS) estimates that roughly 36,000 new cases of endometrial cancer will be diagnosed in the United States during 1998. Some 6,300 U.S. women will die from the disease this year....
Insights Into The Proteasome - A Fascinating Macromolecular Machine For Protein Degradation
...icroscopy with a gold labeled insulin b -chain caught
in transit; the bulky gold label prevents the insulin chain from passing the constriction. The enzymatic mechanism of the proteasome has been a mystery until crystal structure analysis and mutagenesis studies on the Thermoplasma ...
Toxic Protein That Interferes With Brain Signals May Trigger Onset Of
... work are that, if Alzheimer'sdisease symptoms are caught
at early stages, they potentially could bereversed." Grant A. Krafft is director of research development at EvanstonNorthwestern Heathcare in Evanston, Ill., and a research professor of neurologyat Northwestern University Medical School. Cale...
Increasing Frequency Of El Nino Takes Toll On Northern Hemisphere's Only
... in fishing make it more likely for penguins toget caught
in the nets. Evidence suggests that El Nino Southern Oscillation, or ENSO, events causechanges in the ocean that deprive the penguins of the schools of small fish,mostly mullet, on which they feed. Typically a Cromwell current, basically adeep under...
Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institution's Aquaculture Division Studies Viability Of Controlled Reproduction Of Southern Flounder In Captivity
...aptured southern flounder weighed 25 pounds! Fish caught
incentral Florida greater than 2lbs, 17 inches ten...havedeveloped is based on data collected from wild caught
fish. Wild broodstock flounder were captured between November 1997 and January 1998during their annu...
UF Researcher's Innovative Fence Helps Control Sand Flies
...Florida Medical EntomologyLaboratory in Vero Beach caught
200,000 sand flies per night. Already, hesaid, the real-world test looks promising, and parents of students at St.Mark agree. "My kids would come home with terrible bites all over their bodies, almostas bad as chicken pox," said Carol DeCanio, whose ...
Native Fish Found In U.S. Lake Ontario For First Time In 50 Years
...wego, NY. The fish, a mature female, was caught
in a trawl net towed along the lake floor 492 feet below the surface, said O'Gorman. It was identified by USGS scientists working aboard the USGS Research Vessel KAHO during a spring fishery investigation. Despite annual sur...
Fatal Frog Fungus Found In The United States
...TIONAL ACADEMY OFSCIENCES. The Panamanian outbreak caught
the attention of Karen Lips of Southern IllinoisUn...lifornia. In 1996, when frogs at the National Zoo caught
it,he sent electron microscopy images and tissue samples to mycologist JoyceLongcore at the Universi...
News Backgrounder: Duke Primate Center Successfully Fosters Mysterious Aye-Ayes
...imals reaching maturity so that wecan compare wild caught
with captive born," said Erickson. "That's reallyimportant, because we want to make sure that we're giving them all they need tobe real aye-ayes. If we ever think about re-introduction of these animals, wewant to make sure they have all the skills th...
Purdue Golf Course Serves Double Duty As Research Lab
...nown as bioremediation. Some of the chemicals are caught
in the thatch layer of the turf, where microbes digest them and break them down. Other chemicals in the water in the soil are taken up by the roots of the plants. When these plants die, the plant material, along with the chemicals, is broken down...
Dismantling Dangerous Genetic Codes With A Faster, More Flexible RNA Mimic
...he individual catalysts work to help usavoid being caught
by any chemical surprises when we use them in a biologicalsystem. It's becoming a very popular assay." Bashkin says the antisense community is large and growing, and his concepts canbe incorporated into any of the antisense approaches. "Most (antise...
Hopkins Study Shows Languishing Addictions Drug Really Works
...r-acting alternative to methadone that never quite caught
on following its FDA approval in 1993 may now greatly increase the number of addicts who stick with treatment, thanks to a new Johns Hopkins study. The study suggests better ways of taking LAAM (levomethadyl acetate hydrochloride), a drug similar ...
Commercial Fish: Eat Up, Despite Low Levels Of Mercury
...rs still should followadvisories about eating fish caught
in lakes and rivers, sincethere are hundreds of po...less than 1 ppm of mercury be sold.Nearly all fish caught
in the oceans meet this criterion. Are These Recommendations Being Changed? Possibly. Late last ye...
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