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Scientists surprised at persistence of nitrate from dated experiment

...t conducted from 1969-1974, triple-rate fertilizer applications were made on a field forming the watershed for a small stream in western Iowa. The movement of a large pulse of nitrate into the deep soils was tracked in follow-up studies, conducted up to 10 years later. But years later, scientists were surprised w...

Researchers engineer mouse embryonic stem cells to form sperm cell precursors

...ls," says Geijsen. "This understanding might have applications for treatment of male infertility," he added; for the condition can be caused by a failure of sperm to fully mature within the testicles. The researchers also hope to use the germ cell lines to study "imprints," genetic instructions that regulate cer...

Telescience recognized for facilitating biomedical research on a global network

... a showcase contest designed to highlight emerging applications that use significant bandwidth. The team was recognized with the "Best Application" award for their advanced, real-world use of computer networks and infrastructure to facilitate international biomedical research. The team, representing NCMIR...

UC Riverside researchers publish paper on botulism detection system

...e device, known as a micromechanosensor, will find applications in medicine, in the war against bioterrorism or in the food industry, Parpura said. "Of course a good deal of testing needs to be done first," Parpura said. "What we've done is shown proof that the principle works." The principle, he added, works mu...

Nutrient-poor oceans generate their food 'hot spots'

...utrient-poor habitats. They could have significant applications in fishing and in particular for tuna stock management. However, the exact nature of these floating particles remains, however, to be identified. Research investigations are already planned, notably as part of the MATI and Biosope projects of the nat...

Story tips from the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory

...ter or soil in near real time, they have potential applications in a wide range of environments. Joe Williams, chi...a is the subject of the study, the model will have applications nationwide. [Contact: Ron Walli, 865-576-0226; wallira@ornl.gov ] CHEMISTRY - Single-cell analysis...

Scientists discover potential approaches to enhance existing cancer therapies

...cific targets for cancer treatment, with immediate applications to drug therapy trials and to patient care....

Study unearths cliques in the food web

... to protect and improve the system. "With future applications based on this research, we may find thatmanagers should also focus on maintaining compartments in food webs,which are whole groups of species, not just maintaining the populationof a single species, to maintain ecosystem health and integrity."...

Physics tip sheet #39 - Nov. 17, 2003

...he needed smoothness. It could be useful for other applications as well, as it maintains its ultra-smoothness with increasing thickness, unlike other known materials, which get rougher as they get thicker. The paper also develops a theoretical model that shows that the material's extreme smoothness arises from th...

Invitation to press lunch

...tion at their disposal. By their very nature, some applications of this information lie at the delicate boundary b...he social impact and relevance of the research and applications at the forefront of molecular biology. A detailed programme and access to free registration for the ...

A sweet tooth may be a 'marker' for the genetic risk for developing alcoholism

...beneficial for other medical conditions, but these applications have yet to be explored."...

Advance in developing biological strategies to produce hydrogen and sequester carbon dioxide

...Genomes to Life program." "What's more, the future applications of this research go far beyond DOE," Abraham said, noting such benefits could include the development of better vaccines and safer strategies for gene therapy; improving agricultural crop yields that are better disease resistance and improving strate...

Complement inhibitor decreases heart attacks and death in men following cardiac surgery

...d portfolio of vaccines addressing a wide range of applications including bacterial and viral diseases, chronic human disease, biodefense and food safety. These include single-dose, oral vaccines that protect against important disease-causing agents and a novel, proprietary vaccine candidate for cholesterol mana...

NIH student loan repayment awards increase by 66 percent

...tive and infertility research.NIH is now accepting applications on line at http://www.lrp.nih.gov . The online application closesDec. 31, 2003. Participants must have a doctoral-leveldegree, devote at least 50% of their time to researchfunded by a nonprofit or government entity. U.S. citizens,permanent residents,...

US crackdown on bioterror backfiring

... for Microbiology. Those who have sent in complete applications by 12 November will now have provisional approval. But the FBI has yet to receive complete applications from 2000 of the 9000 researchers listed as needing clearance. Part of the problem was that the FBI...

DuPont to locate Asia Pacific R&D center in Shanghai

... offices and high-ceiling process bays for product applications and developments. DuPont, Chinese, and Shanghai officials today joined more than 100 guests at the groundbreaking event in Zhangjiang High-Tech Park located in the Pudong New District near Shanghai. The facility is expected to open in early 2005. "T...

RSRF-funded study leads to breakthrough for Rett Syndrome research

...breakthroughs that can be translated into clinical applications for RTT patients." says Monica Coenraads, RSRF VP of Research. Founded in late 1999, RSRF is the world's only organization devoted exclusively to advancing and supporting biomedical research for RTT. To date, RSRF has committed $4.5 million to fund 4...

OHSU researchers discover molecular signaling system controlling aspects of embryonic development

...e collaborative results have expanded the clinical applications of Weiss's initial research. Given the role of Alk in cancer, Weiss speculates that other tumors caused by abnormal regulation of Jeb-like activators pf Alk, would respond to drugs that target the interaction between Jeb and Alk. Further, other stud...

UCLA study identifies stem cell in artery wall

...eloping) blood cells. This finding may have future applications in reconstitution of bone marrow after cancer treatment. UCLA researchers cultured bovine CVC artery wall cells in the lab to see if the cells would turn into bone, fat, cartilage, marrow and muscle cells. They checked for expression of proteins and ...

Intel and Fred Hutchinson to explore the use of nanotechnology tools for early disease detection

...e time, Intel will learn from them about potential applications and benefits of the technology....

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