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Rutgers-Newark scientist: Mosquitoes may carry lethal parasite

...pproach involves coating exposed skin areas with a bath oil product called Skin So Soft, which has proven so effective that U.S. armed forces operating in swampy, mosquito-rich areas now routinely carry it with their other gear. Avoiding being outside at dawn and dusk, when mosquitoes are most active and ...

Oldest evidence for processing of wild cereals: starch grains from barley, wheat, on grinding stone

...the entire stone is placed in a sonicator, a water bath in which sound waves vibrate the artifact until smaller particles float free. Each microscopic starch grain is compared to starch grains from hundreds of species maintained in a modern reference collection of plants. "We had used starch grain analy...

Fe-TAML(R) activators developed at Carnegie Mellon decolorize textile mill wastewater

...peroxide (10-3 M concentration) to treat spent dye bath solutions found immediately after the dyeing operation and to treat dyes remaining in a biological treatment pond. Using Fe-TAML activators, textile mills could increase the amount of dye removed from effluent, according to Horwitz, who added that em...

Rice bioengineers develop method to grow 3-D bone matrix

...ples were covered with a liquid growth medium -- a bath of chemicals that promotes bone growth -- and sealed in an incubator. After letting the cultures sit overnight -- to give the cells time to attach themselves to the mesh -- engineers pumped growth medium through the cultures for 16 days. Bone culture...

UB study finds early nutritional modification programs metabolism, predisposes to obesity

...am cups floating in a temperature-controlled water bath and delivering the modified formula directly into the stomach. Rat pups reared in this manner receiving a formula comparable in calories to mother's milk, and rat pups nursed by their mothers served as controls. The high-carbohydrate pups developed...

Physics tip sheet #3 March 6, 2002

...olvents by putting a chain of plastic spheres in a bath of randomly moving balls that are often used as toys for pets. The random motion of the balls simulates the thermal jiggling of molecules known as Brownian motion. With a video camera and simple image recognition, the folding and unfolding of the mol...

Student discovers well-preserved embryo in dinosaur egg

...egan manually removing them, using a buffered acid bath to dissolve the surrounding rock. Lamb believes the embryo may yield new information about, among other things, dinosaurs' diets. "If you've got organic material present, which we apparently do in this case, you can apply isotopic techniques to lear...

UC Berkeley chemists detail secrets of ionization, reasons behind water's central role in chemistry of life

...ur later it has given up one of its protons to the bath of water around it," he said. Chandler and his team calculated these detailed reactions by rethinking statistical mechanics. That branch of physical chemistry deals with the chances of going from one state to another, such as from a neutral molecule ...

Cranfield looks at recycling attitudes

...were prepared to use recycled water from their own bath and shower to flush their toilet. Using recycled water from second party or public sources was less acceptable, although half the population were prepared to use recycled water for toilet flushing, irrespective of the water source. Water Sciences' D...

KSU microbiologist uses microwave, acid treatments to kill pathogens, maintain color in meat

...onsumer," Fung said. Fung said that while the acid bath may kill a lot of bacteria, if it is dippedor cooked in the microwave too long it will change the color of the meat. Thisdiscoloration from its natural red color may not be appealing to the consumer.Fung is experimenting to find the maximum time the ...

Professor Authors Complete Guide To Fungi

...Then there was the professor's warning on the foot bath at the universityswimming pool: "The damn thing's a cesspool of pathogenic fungi. If you want agood case of athlete's foot, that's the place to wallow." Hudler turned to icehockey. Finally, the professor described how a woman at a faculty party f...

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