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Ten Years of Progress For Superfund Basic Research Program

...o degrade the azo dyes. "We can now probe theblack box of the biofilm," said Loper, noting the significance ofBishop's work. Analytical chemist Joe Caruso, Dean of the College of Arts andSciences, is working on a separate project which should make iteasier for government regulators to identify the most d...

Pharmaceuticals Manufactured In Insect Larvae

...not directly on flat surfaces. Hughes developed a box full of close-spaced pillars -- pillars shaped like small popsicle sticks -- and puts the insects in the box. He also put food in the box. The insects are reared on the pillars in the box, making it easy to infect them with baculovirus and then harv...

Good Ergonomics Is Good Economics

...fered little from the competition's: a rectangular box with rows of small, identical buttons. It is the one in the middle of the picture. Using the company's user-centered design approach, the initial design was replaced with the new ergonomic one, shown on the left in the picture, which, among other th...

Hormones Found In The Brain May Determine How Much You Eat And Affect Obesity And Diabetes

... "The brain is doing a lot of things like a black box indealing with all this information," Yanagisawa said. Part of thisbiochemical process involves maintaining equilibrium between foodconsumption and energy expenditure. This helps determine whethersomeone becomes obese and/or develops adult-onset diab...

ACE Gene Linked To High Blood Pressure In Men But Not Women

...nell. "High blood pressure may notjust be a black box -- we may start to understand what causes it. We know thatobesity and an unhealthy lifestyle can contribute, but now there is a growingbody of evidence that genes are playing a role." Eric Boerwinkle, Ph.D, director of the Human Genetics Center at ...

Evidence For Genetic Effects On The Behavior Of Normal Two-Week Old Babies

... Sciences,Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, P.O. box 4600, Beersheva, Israel; Departmentof Behavioral Sciences, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel. Many of the known human genes exist in variant or polymorphic forms thatare distributed frequently in the general population. Some, but not all,rec...

Molecular "Fossils" Of Early Life

...ripps Research Institute, said he "looted the tool box ofproteins" to get the amino acid "scissors," whic...cation. "If we can raid a protein's tool box to take one of its favored chemicalgroups -- in this case, a key amino acid called histidine found i...

FDA Approves Hopkins-Designed Implants To Restore Lost Voices

...d vocal cord,pushing it to the center of the voice box so it can meet its counterpart andproduce sound. ... food, as the foldsthat normally protect the voice box can't close." During a half-hour surgical procedure using local anesthesia, physiciansdril...

New Device To Alleviate Distress Caused By Tinnitus

...e probe by adjusting aslider on a portable control box until the sound stops. This con-firms that theyhave matched the frequency of the ringing with that of the probe. Once thefrequencies match, the Aurex-3 takes over and works out a complex harmonic tonebased around this frequency. "It's called beat har...

Glenn To Perform Purdue Soybean Experiment In Space

...deck locker about the size of a large safe deposit box (18x12x7 inches). Given the short amount of preparation and the lack of available background information, Vierling says he is cautiously optimistic about the success of the experiment. "Something like this has never been performed in microgravity. Th...

1999 Spring Meeting: Information For Media Representatives

...ress Room. It will have a camera platform and mult box for audiorecordings, but no special lighting. AGU will provide continental breakfast and light lunches daily in the PressRoom, along with all day coffee and tea service. IV. Press registration Registration entitles journalists and science publi...

UC Berkeley Conference On Population Growth And The Environment

...e information, call 510-643-8860. A complimentary box lunch will be provided to those who register byMay 17....

Center For Future Health Aims To Bring High-Tech, Low-Cost Health Care To The Home

...enter," providing isolatedrural communities with a box of technology that offers information and links to...ments likestethoscopes and thermometers. The first box will be placed in a remote CostaRican village later this summer, and several more are planned for Co...

Media Advisory: The Geological Society of America 1999 Annual Meeting

...projector, overhead projector, and screen. A mult box for audio recordings willbe available, but no special lighting for video is provided. To the top 5. Media Registration Policies and Procedures Registration entitles journalists and public information officers (PIOs) fromgeoscience and othe...

AGU 1999 Fall Meeting -- Information for media representatives

...hartered bus at 12:00 Noon sharp. AGU will provide box lunches aboard the bus, as we head down the Peninsula to Redwood City. On the way, USGS scientist Ken LaJoie will discuss the last 20,000 years of the Bay's history. As the present Bay is only 12,000 years old; we will be cruising where mastodons and...

Fall Meeting: updated press conferences and special events

...ce to Moscone Convention Center. Receive badge and box lunch. 12:00 Noon sharp! Leave Moscone Center in chartered bus. Eat lunch on board. Geology talk along the way. 12:45 PM. Bus arrives at the Marine Facility. Participants are split into two groups. 1:00 PM. Polaris departs with Group A for 90 minute ...

2000 Spring Meeting press registration

...bstract Book, when published in mid-May (Check one box below): ____Do not send Abstracts in advance; hold for me in the Press Room. ____Send Abstracts to me at the above address by USPS First Class mail. ____Send Abstracts to me at the above address (no P.O. Boxes!) via express service Name of service (...

Researchers identify unique circadian rhythm photoreceptor

... clock mechanism. But the system is almost a black box at present." According to Rosbash, applying findings about circadian photosensitivity in fruit flies to mammals is currently problematic because a mammalian circadian photoreceptor has not yet been identified. Mammalian cryptochrome molecules appea...

Using new FDA regulations, Kellogg takes the lead in promoting heart-health benefits of folic acid

...'s(R) cereals by looking on the front panel of the box for a red star with a blue banner that says, "Good News for Your Heart -- 100% Daily Value Folic Acid, B6, B12" or by reading the nutrition facts panel. Additional information on the three B-vitamin's link to heart health will appear prominently on ...

UF researchers find painless electrical stimulus helps restore hand movement for stroke patients

...sporting them one at a time to the other side of a box and releasing them. Researchers assessed how many blocks participants could move within a minute. During treatment, researchers placed three small electrodes on the participants' forearms. The electrodes were attached to a device that monitored musc...

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