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From Corn Rootworms To Art, Cornell's Reactor Is At The Core
...h long -- the objects of her attention. 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 or...
Duke Researchers Show "Editing" Can Fix Faulty Genes In New Approach To Gene Therapy
...for the first time that enzymes can be used inside living
cellsto repair faulty genetic messages, instead of replacing them. The finding, published in the June issue of Nature Medicine ,opens up a new realm of possibilities for correcting genetic information,according to Bruce Sullenger, assistant professo...
Race Plus Roaches: A Breathtaking Link
...ent epidemiologic data show that African-Americans living
in the inner-city are hospitalized three times as often and die five times more often from asthma than those of other races. The study included 66 boys and 21 girls, 48 Caucasian and 39 African-American children from 37 urban and 50 suburban homes...
University of Cincinnati Biologists Find First Terrestrial Ecosystem That Survives Without Sun's Energy
...ase of the food web is chemoautotrophic. Microbes living
deep inside the cave's air bells use theenergy rel...technique used to demonstrate that the communities living
arounddeep sea vents were chemoautotrophic. By comparing the distinct ratios of two carbon (12C and ...
Bark Beetle Infestation Spurs Multifaceted Study
...a tree ring chronology specific for this area,from living
trees," says Taylor. "With a chronology that goesback far enough, we can determine the dates of the logs in cabins and thetree stumps." An understanding of what the forest was like before European settlement,during logging and how it grew back afte...
Virginia Tech Researchers Receive Patent For Rapid Virus Detection Technology
...ndicate previousfecal contamination of water after living
cells have died,"says Falkinham. Further, the bacterial viruses act more like otherviruses, such as the ones that cause human diarrheal infections,than do cells of E. coli , he says. "Numbers of E.coli viruses may be better indicators of human hea...
Duke Primate Center Sets October Expedition To Find 'Juliet'
...ck of these highly endangered animals, the largest living
lemurs.The animals are currently heavily hunted fo...r Tattersall's, sifaka. Thethree animals have been living
together in harmony, said Simons. "Clearly, Romeo is a very lively, playful animal, with his own fr...
Green Glow: Not Only For Halloween
...ollow the wanderings of protein molecules inside a living
cell. The source of the green glow is a unique pr...g biologists a new tool to track the location in a living
cell of two proteins simultaneously, and to determine whether two genes are "turned on" at the same ...
'Juliet' Evades Primate Center Expedition
...for a capture. The diademed sifaka is the largest living
lemur and considered perhaps themost beautiful of primates, with fur of yellow, orange, gray, white andblack. Romeo is the only diademed sifaka in captivity, and Primate Center scientistsurgently seek to establish a captive breeding colony of the an...
Scientists Identify Retrovirus-Like Components In Corn Genome
...tain viruses that are devastating to humans. Every living
organism has a genome, the DNA in each cell's nucleus, which includes the active genes that determine the organism's characteristics. However, the genome also contains inactive pieces of DNA and other materials, many of which had not been identified....
New Sensor Provides First Instant Test For Toxic E. coli Organism
...nature's biologicalsystems to problems outside the living
organism. In this case says Stevens, "Wehave made synthetic surfaces that mimic the unique cellular binding sites forthe toxins produced by E. coli 0157:H7 interactions. When these toxins areproduced, they hunt around for places to bind. When they fi...
Methane Deep In Ocean Crust Could Feed Chemical-Hungry Microorganisms
...a storehouse of nutrients needed by microorganisms living
at the seafloor and, possibly, deep within the earth's crust. Microorganisms in the ocean depths thrive where there is no light and dine on chemicals toxic to other life. Deborah Kelley, a University of Washington oceanographer, presents a poster ...
Scientists Discover Smallest Frog
...gues discovered the tiny orange-striped black frog living
under leaf litter and among the roots of ferns in a humid rainforest on the western slope of Cuba's Monte Iberia. Hedges and Cuban scientist Alberto Estrada gave the frog the scientific name Eleutherodactylus iberia . Those two words are more than...
Proteins Interacting With RNA And DNA Are Surprisingly Similar
...400million years ago, Draper said. In the cells of living
organisms, L11 attaches to ribosomes,particles thatproduce proteins. The L11 enables the ribosomes to make proteinstwice asfast. When it attaches to the ribosomes in bacteria, the bacteriaare able tomultiply much faster than they ordinarily would bec...
Selenium Supplements Can Reduce Cancer Rates
...ium intake of 60 to 80 micrograms per day -- those living
along the Southeastern seaboard and in the Pacific...of New Zealand and 10 to 20 times more than people living
in some areas of China. Selenium blood levels vary among populations largely because of wide differ...
Researchers Corral Millions Of Microscopic Membranes
...versity have done the next best thing to packaging living
cells in individual boxes for study.Borrowing micr...ficial membrane that closely mimics the surface of living
cells. According to the researchers, the ability to work with these independent membranes that are u...
A Phoenix From A Ring Of Fire Is A Pattern For The Recovery Of Mount St. Helens
...that by the spring of 1981, Edwards found insects living
on the pumice surface around Mount St. Helens. The pumice on Rakata, particularly on the slopes of the blasted volcan, is still deep. "I would rather climb Mount Rainier any day than slog my way up the 2,000 meters (1 1/4 miles) to the ...
Pets Provide Physiological Benefits For Women Living Alone
...m line is, we have demonstrated that elderly women living
alone who are attached to their pets and have nobody else derive physiological benefits that are similar to those derived from human companionship," said Karen Allen, Ph.D., UB research scientist and lead author of the study. "We don't know if ...
Overweight Cats Risk Disease And Premature Death, Cornell Study Finds
...that are associated with being overweight: Cats living
in apartments are about two times more likely to be overweight than are cats that roam larger houses or the out-of-doors. Neutered cats are 3.4 times more likely to be overweight than those that are sexually intact. Obesity is more prevalent among ...
Scientists Urge Further Study Of Alarming Coral Reef Decline
...ions canbe seen in the shrinking number of sponges living
on coralsaround San Salvador island. Within three years beginning in 1994,the number of sponges observed by Ostrander and his colleaguesdeclined by about 50 percent. "We now know that San Salvador isnot unique and that these sorts of trends are going...
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