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Transgenic Rice Plants Resist Insects, Drought And Salt Damage

...tic engineers put them and not escape to produce a super weed, Wu said, because rice is a self-pollinating plant and few other plants can cross-pollinate with it. The Rockefeller Foundation's Toenniessen observed that undernourishment already is a problem in most rice-dependent countries of Asia. "Popula...

An Equal Opportunity Extinction? Cincinnati Geologists Find Global Impact from Permian Die

...dest hit during the extinction event. "They gofrom super diverse to almost nothing," said Ebersole. "So, they make a very good candidate for studying global trendsinextinction." Ebersole looked for trends in two places. First, he split upthe fossil occurrences according to the geographic region inwhich the...

New Ultrafine Metal Powder Production Process

...d be used to fabricate circuit boards or other super small microelectronics. Extracting waste silver from spent photographic solutions is another possible application. Singh notes that the reaction materials used in the new process are environmentally friendly. Hydrazine, a carcinogen,...

American Heart Association Announces Top 10 Research Advances For 1998 -- Gene Therapy Among The List

...findings," adds Fuster. 2. "Super aspirin" does super job in fighting heart attack and stroke Like aspirin, the drugs called platelet IIb/IIIa receptor blockers keep blood platelets from clumping and forming blood clots that can trigger a heart attack or stroke. However, the platelet blockers -- some...

UF Scientist Seeks Super Sea Oats

...es. "We're looking at nature's diversity to select super sea oats," Kane said. A superior sea oat would hav...y usingmicropropagation technology to mass produce super sea oats. "The ability to select the best sea oats and rapidly produce them is whatwe're after," Kan...

UD Valentine Science: Cell "Dating" Habits May Promise Healthier Hearts

...eriments can then pinpoint the trueinteraction. A super cell glue? Most recently, Naik isolated an adhesive molecule that seems to work like glue,prompting different cells, including platelets, to stick together. Fallingwithin the large family of cellular adhesive molecules (CAMs), PAM-1 seems totravel i...

Research Bears Fruit, And Patents

... fine, so I put in 2,400feet last April. I get two super crops -- about 1,000 cases of beautiful goldenberries almost as big as coffee creamers." The fruit is only about 10 percent ofhis market because "people are still getting used to the unusual color," but bythe end of last year's season he was beginnin...

China now leads world in sulfur emissions, study shows

...Soviet Union and China have been the world's major super powers over the past 50 years and they easily lead the world in sulfur production, accounting for 53 percent of global sulfur emissions during the latter part of the study. The European community was next, followed by Japan. Husar's time frame was ...

Researchers find volcanoes are bad for your health...long after they finish erupting

...was characterised by pyroclastic flows (a cloud of super heated matter) formed by a lava dome collapse within the volcano. This generates between three and fours times as much finer ash than volcanoes that have more rapid and explosive eruptions. The problem is made even worse in volcanoes such as the Mont...

Tiny sampling device promises big results for detection and analysis of chemicals

...ent of Energy's Sandia National Laboratories, is a super miniaturized version of a traditional preconcentrator used to collect sample gases for analysis. The active area of the device is only two millimeters by two millimeters. Already part of Sandia's initiative to build a hand-held "chemistry laborat...

Ancient running reptile was bipedal, say Science researchers

... a number of other well-preserved fossils. "It's a super site, a unique locality," said Reisz. "And it gives us a chance to show that some neat things were happening with reptiles in the Paleozoic, long before the appearance of dinosaurs."...

Antarctic sea urchin shows amazing energy-efficiency in nature's deep freeze

...ic sea urchin demonstrates a remarkable economy, a super energy-efficiency in its metabolism. Despite frigid water temperatures and little available food, its babies can synthesize proteins more efficiently than any other organism recorded to date. The scientists findings are reported in the March 9 editio...

Proteins are vastly more complicated than previously realized

...her proteins and hold the mass together a sort of super glue for cells. It is the movement of these fibers and the resulting pull and push on the cells attached to them, that transmits force to the cells. Vogel and colleagues ask these questions: What does force do to the fiber? How is force transmitted ...

Resistance training complements aerobic exercise for women

...ovie," Binzen says. "We studied regular women, not super fitness enthusiasts," she adds, "so these results may apply to most moderately active women. Sedentary people would see even a greater benefit at first, but they should always check with their physician before starting an exercise program."...

ORNL heads effort to build better supercomputer centers

...h powerful tools, but operating them can also be a super hassle, says an Oak Ridge National Laboratory researcher who heads a team working to fix the problem. Through a $15 million five-year project, ORNL and a team from universities and other Department of Energy laboratories will create the Scalable Syst...

New application of imaging technique can change how scientists look at proteins

...ibronectin, a large protein that acts as a sort of super glue to hold cells together. The protein weaves itself into "sticky" attachment sites on cell surfaces and forms thread-like fibrils to connect the cells to one another. Fibronectin plays important roles in embryo development, wound healing and oth...

Team identifies promising alternative to waste incineration

... range from biodegradation, thermal desorption and super critical water oxidation to low- temperature stabilization. In addition to managing the national TMFA for DOE, the INEEL fills the role of DOE's lead lab for environmental management. In this role, one of the Lab's missions is to identify and use inn...

A genetic risk factor for substance abuse

...stance-dependent cases, unrestricted controls, and super controls screened for the use of alcohol and cigarettes. Their findings and analyses suggest that the OPRM1 +118 polymorphism is a general risk gene for substance dependence, but is not specific to a particular substance. The nature of the conferred ...

UNC geologist, students to unveil 221 million-year-old top N.C. fossil

...p. When you put those together, youve got a really super predator. The professor and his students also found a whole suite of bones where the reptiles stomach would have been, Carter said. Included was another new mammal-like reptile, which Drs. Hans-Dieter Sues of the Royal Ontario Museum, Paul Olsen of ...

Happy 80th birthday, vitamin E!

...s known as an important antioxidant and a cellular super hero of sorts, as researchers have discovered more about it every year since. For example, the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) now recommends adults get 15 milligrams of only the alpha-tocopherol form of vitamin E daily, and emphasizes healthfu...

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