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Secretary Abraham announces next steps for artificial retina project

... have science and engineering that is unparalleled anywhere in the world and it is the use of this expertise that will greatly expedite the development of a retinal implant for the blind," Humayun said. DOE's effort is focused on developing high-grade microelectrodes and testing their long term biological eff...

New books show social side of weather and climate

...r sunbathing, skiing, or just taking a walk almost anywhere in the world. Authors from the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) and its parent organization, the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR), are listed in boldface. The Crowded Greenhouse, by John Firor and Judith E. Ja...

Researchers reach milestone in fight against lymphatic filariasis

...ases such as malaria reach the highest levels seen anywhere in the world. "Performance of a study in this setting to determine whether inexpensive and safe medications could decrease transmission of filariasis and control its clinical outcomes represents an extraordinarily tough test or 'proof of principle'...

Seven-foot living 'dinosaur' lurks in Oregon

...ange. Once at sea, however, the fish can be found anywhere from Mexico to the Aleutian Islands. The research team equipped some 19 green sturgeon with radio telemetry tags no small feat for a fish that can weigh over 200 pounds. To capture sturgeon, the team set out gill nets and hauled the fish into shall...

Ocean report calls for the immediate creation of marine reserves throughout the United States

...the edge of the Merritt Island marine reserve than anywhere else in the state. Those big fish are leaking across that boundary." While the black drum experience has been a boon to the sport fishing industry, commercial fishers have not directly benefited from the marine reserve, he noted. "When you take some ...

Sex, flounder and donuts

... operations that rear fish from egg to market-size anywhere in the U.S. Japan leads the way in technology for producing farm-reared flounder. They are rewarded with a market price that more than doubles that of hybrid striped bass, tilapia or trout. "This research brings us one step closer to realizing profi...

Falling prey to machines

...r a number of reasons, I don't believe that we are anywhere near that stage right now." In the 1960s, Holland created the field of genetic algorithms, a process in which computers solve problems by mimicking biological evolution. By adapting concepts of natural selection and sexual reproduction to computer pr...

Researchers help trace origin of Madagascars mammals

...e some 80% of its plants and animals are not found anywhere else in the world. This is the result of Madagascar's isolation from other landmasses for the past 88 million years. Due to its unique history, the island offers a treasure trove of information about evolution, biodiversity and biogeography. Accordin...

Brain banks are a powerful tool for alcohol research

...te brain bank and have tissues transferred to them anywhere in the world in a matter of weeks."...

iScope, you scope, we all scope a mouse brain

... counting and area measurements on our tissue from anywhere in the world, Rosen says. It gives the impression of looking through a microscope at a movie. Weve taken pictures of each section of a brain, so we get about 60 pictures that take you to the depth of a section, allowing you to do sophisticated cell c...

New age for Mungo Man, new human history

...o Man is still the first well-dated evidence found anywhere in the world of such cultural sophistication, in this case, the anointing of the body with ochre before or during burial. "This research extends far beyond mere academic interest. The Mungo people's story is of major importance to both their present ...

A new way to compare human and other primate genomes

...nts of the human genome to segments of not one but anywhere from 5 to 15 different genomes of nonhuman primates, including chimpanzees and gorillas, orangutans, baboons, and Old World and New World monkeys. By sequencing specific segments within each of the genomes of the different primates being analyzed, th...

Outstanding cancer researchers supported by the American Association for Cancer Research

... is currently engaged in an active research career anywhere in the world and who has demonstrated extraordinary achievement in basic cancer research. It is awarded every year to an individual nominated by his or her peers, who shows promise for continued substantive contributions to basic cancer research. The...

New proteomic techniques reveal workings of bacteria linked to cystic fibrosis

...is an environmental bacterium that is found almost anywhere dirt, water, and you name it. The bacterium has a remarkable capacity to adapt to different environments and live even when nutrients are very limited. It does not colonize the lungs of healthy individuals. But lungs of people with cystic fibrosis g...

Physics tip sheet #34 - April 1, 2003

... experiments allowed for the CNO cycle to generate anywhere up to 99.95% of the energy! New analysis of neutrino data from a range of experiments has allowed physicists to constrain the contribution of the CNO cycle from the 99.95% previous bound all the way down to 7.3%. To bring this limit down further will...

Johns Hopkins researchers devise methods to evaluate disaster drills

...ndards for planning and evaluating disaster drills anywhere in the world. "Disaster simulation drills are widely used throughout the world and are considered a fundamental tool to evaluate and improve local disaster response," says lead author Gary B. Green, M.D., M.P.H., an associate professor of emergency m...

Nominations now being accepted for a major award in cancer prevention research

...s who are affiliated with any research institution anywhere in the world. Candidates will be considered on the basis of their seminal contributions to cancer prevention research and the impact of these discoveries on advancing the field. Candidates must currently maintain an active research program, have a re...

Finished Y-chromosome sequence reveals a genomic 'crystal palace'

... palindromes of this scale and degree of precision anywhere in the genome," said Page. "Before we began this project, when asked why it would be so hard to map and sequence the Y chromosome, I used to say it feels like a hall of mirrors. I had no idea how accurate that analogy was, because the Y literally is ...

Europes healthcare systems supports trend for quality and quantity in ART

...o support couples seeking fertility treatment than anywhere else in the world, experts will tell the annual me...nd ART is available to more couples in Europe than anywhere else. Out of just under 500,000 ART treatment cycles performed worldwide in 2000, 275,187 cycles wer...

Physics tip sheet #36 - July 30, 2003

...wed masses is such that neutrinos could contribute anywhere from .3 percent to 20 percent of the matter density in the universe. Remarkably, both neutrino masses and dark energy leave similar signatures in the matter distribution of the universe, and a new paper examines how scientists might use weak gravitat...

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