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Purdue Researchers Prod Plants To Clean Up Pollution

...ndergraduate Christina Rinderle found that tobacco picks up strontium just as it does calcium. They already have grown tobacco seedlings that take up more than 1 percent of their dry weight in strontium. If they can find ways to increase the percentage, they could create super-plants that would more quickl...

Clusters, Computers And The Human Brain

...he degree of similarity between its components and picks its own criteria for breaking the data into clusters. This is similar to the way in which a young child categorizes unfamiliar objects. For example, a child who has never seen a kangaroo or a bicycle, and is exposed to hundreds of different pictur...

Putting A Price Tag On Pollution

...ctions about thespread of pollution.When a builder picks a site for a new building, the software will be able todraw on regional soiland landscape information gathered by space satellites, Ghanem says. If a siteis already tainted bypollutants, his methods will help the land owner and public officials predi...

Science Announces Top Ten Research Advances Of 1998

...8 issue, the editors of Sciencewill announce their picks for the year's ten most important advances in scienceresearch. Heading the list is the accelerating universe, the discovery thatgalaxies of the cosmos are flying apart at ever faster speeds. Each year Scienceselects those advances from the past twelv...

Major Heart Defects Can Be Identified In Fetuses By 14 Weeks Of Gestation

...rs of the fetal heart at 16 - 26 weeks, which only picks up a quarter (26 per cent) of major defects. In the fetus, fluid collects behind the neck and this can be measured by ultrasound scanning - the more fluid that has accumulated the thicker the nuchal translucency and the greater the risk of an abnorma...

Underwater R2D2 in development

...anged remotely at any time. And the information it picks up canbe downloaded into a computer for analysis. Communications could be carried outvia satellite or cell phone. "It could even carry a miniature camera and be used by a museum," saidManov. "Although that would cost more. But really, the poss...

Parathyroid tumors can be removed safely in outpatient procedure

...and. A gamma cameraplaced over the patient's neck picks up the location of the overactive gland. The scan paints anaccurate picture in about 90 percent of patients. Then, using the scan as a guide, doctors remove the diseased gland through a one- to two-inchincision. The half-hour procedure is done und...

Evidence suggests food preservatives may help prevent cavities

...in good brushing habits." The recent work picks up on a series of studies by another Rochester team led by microbiologist Robert Marquis, Ph.D., who has shown that, in the test tube, many preservatives seem to mimic fluoride. Bowen took Marquis' research one step further, conducting studies in rat...

Computer model to predict toxic algal outbreaks

...ling techniques, and is very promising. The model picks up the overall pattern of algal activity-not only that, it's picking it up a full four weeks in advance," Mr Bowden said. Right now, Mr Bowden is developing the model on his computer based at the University. He believes a fine-tuned, fully workabl...

Boston University scientists uncover the secret to movement in super-cooled water

...in the topology of the landscape he traverses - he picks the path of least resistance." Similarly, by analyzing the "energy landscape" of super-cooled water it is possible to make predictions about how molecules will diffuse through the liquid. This give us a better understanding about how life survives at...

Life from the skies

...ctants comes down to another part of the ocean and picks up a second layer that would be different," says Tuck. "This is a characteristic of bacteria that has been hard to explain." The droplets are also the same size as bacterial cells, as only particles between 0.1 and 5 micrometres across make it to th...

Cincinnati researchers document environmental problems caused by tourist trade in Crete

...university's six-week research trip to Crete. Wray picks up a syringe from a pile of refuse."It even has the needle on it." A nearby illegal moto-cross training field creates noise that has scared away the migratory birds that once stopped here on their way to and from Africa and Europe each year, accordi...

Even the Immune System works with Pincers

...agment of the antibody opens a little bit and picks up the receptor between its blocks. Both proteins (receptor and antibody) recognize each other by the "lock-&-key principle": The receptor only binds to antibodies of the IgG class and not to those of the IgE class. To determine the X-r...

UF technique detects tiny, potentially harmful airborne particles

...echnique can help answer both questions because it picks up the presence of low levels of small particles in real time, Hahn said. That creates the potential for regulators to create much more effective, more targeted regulations, he said. "Right now, there's not a very good feel for what sources are prod...

Novel means for stopping transcription found, Hopkins scientists report

...g to have an accident," he says. "When this enzyme picks a gene to transcribe, you don't want it transcribing into the next gene." Corden and collaborators from Johns Hopkins and the University of Wisconsin Medical School already knew that Nrd1 binds to a region of RNA polymerase II called the C-termina...

Exposing insects' sense of smell

...rchers showed how a protein in an insect's antenna picks up chemical signals called pheromones, then changes its shape to eject them precisely onto sensitive nerve endings. Many insects depend on pheromones to communicate with each other, whether searching for food or finding a mate, said University of Ca...

New transgenic rat model of ALS expands research possibilities

...or the symptoms of ALS; instead, the faulty enzyme picks up a new, still unknown, function. Finding the link between faulty SOD1 and the disappearing glutamate transporter should help clarify why the many SOD1 mutations appear in patients with inherited ALS and even in some non-inherited cases of the dis...

Genomic data viewed on biological pathways with new computer program, GenMAPP

...The user imports microarray data into the MAPP and picks the colors desired to represent the genes down- and up-regulation. Then, the colored MAPP appears, displaying the gene expression data. In MAPPs boxes represent genes and arrows represent the direction of the cascade of genes involved in the biologi...

New food-addiction link found

...to dopamine receptors in the brain. The PET camera picks up the radioactive signal to measure the level of tracer. Since the tracer competes with dopamine for binding to the receptor, the amount of bound tracer can be used to infer the concentration of dopamine (more bound tracer = less dopamine). Study s...

Viruses help strep bacteria turn deadly

...mmon bacterium can turn into a potent killer if it picks up the right set of genes, but how and when those genes are acquired has remained poorly understood. In a new study, researchers show that special viruses are the culprits behind the emergence of virulent select new bacterial strains. Those viruses...

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