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Merck/AAAS Undergraduate Science Research Program expands to become national

...symposia, lecture series and workshops designed to bridge the chemical and biological sciences. The program was launched in 1993 to promote undergraduate research experiences at the interface of chemistry and biology. The program emphasizes student engagement in research across disciplinary boundaries, ...

Cincinnati researchers document environmental problems caused by tourist trade in Crete

...4.) Installing a mesh fence on the south side of a bridge over the river to catch solid waste as it flows down into the wetland. The fence would need to be cleaned regularly. 5.)Removing the non-wetlands plants that have begun to invade. 6.)Better policing of the wetland to inhibit illegal dumping and other...

Contract bridge enhances the immune system, according to a preliminary study by researchers at UC Berkeley

... will describe an experiment showing that contract bridge players have increased numbers of immune cells aft...ence that an area of the brain involved in playing bridge stimulates the immune system, in particular the thymus gland that produces white blood cells called ...

University of Pittsburgh reports best gene delivery to date of protein missing in Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

...y effecting muscle contraction. Dystrophin forms a bridge between the muscle cell membrane and each of these contractile bundles of actin and myosin. Like a spring, each dystrophin protein allows the actin and myosin to move smoothly and effectively, while they remain anchored to the cells interior. By main...

First genetically modified monkey, reported in Science, may promise medical advances for humans

...ience, 14 January 2000). "In this way, we hope to bridge the scientific gap between transgenic mice and humans. We could also get better answers from fewer animals, while accelerating the discovery of cures through molecular medicine." The latest experiment, by lead Science author Anthony W.S. Chan, Scha...

Amidst genome data, a practical tool for researchers

... and drug discovery. The BAC Resource is a tool to bridge the gap between two levels of genetic knowledge. One level is the genome sequence: the detailed, ordered listing of the chemical bases adenine, guanine, cytosine and thymine, which are the four members of the genetic alphabet, often simply abbreviate...

Speaking of sperm whales

...tagging involves a coordination of spotters on the bridge of the ship, acoustics and recording teams in the ship's computer room, and the actual tagging teams aboard a specially built close-approach vessel. The Gulf sperm whale study, begun in summer 2000, will be repeated in summer 2001. This study provide...

Geologists explore beach nourishment controversies, groundwater quality, and Blue Ridge mountain issues

...es, beach-building funds, road construction money, bridge construction costs, and financing for additional infrastructure. The resulting need for nourishment programs is costly. For example, the Water Resources Development Act of 1999 authorized $300 million in sand pumping and other coastal subsidies, with...

UCSD researchers create a home for liver cells on a silicon chip

... liver cells or cancerous cell lines that act as a bridge to keep patients alive until a donor liver is available for transplant. Maintaining live, functioning liver cells has been a challenge in all of these devices, and Bhatia hopes the silicon bioreactor chips will help shed light on new techniques for s...

National survey reveals profound lack of scientific knowledge

...emy will use its extensive scientific expertise to bridge the scientific knowledge gap, provide reliable information to help the public understand conservation issues, reveal possible implications of human activities, and suggest positive steps for personal involvement. Methodology Twelve questions were ad...

Artificial lung on the horizon, reports University of Pittsburgh researcher at International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation meeting

...isioned to be used for prolonged support, say as a bridge to transplant, or as a total replacement of the lungs. However, findings from the clinical trial will lead to a greater understanding of what is required for the development of more long-term devices, Dr. Hattler said, enabling a jump-start for artif...

Both smells and pheromones may arouse instinctive behaviors in mammals

...He is the leader of interdisciplinary studies that bridge the physical sciences, life sciences and social sciences, including chemistry, neurobiology, psychobiology, biochemistry, wildlife ecology, medical sciences, and animal physiology and behavior....

Structure shows repair protein cradling broken DNA

...sive base that cradles the DNA, with a very narrow bridge that lies over the top -- holding one side of the DNA extensively, but leaving the other side almost completely exposed. We think this exposure might allow other repair factors to act on the broken ends to repair them. The scientists speculate that t...

Biocomposites put the plant into the auto plant - and more

...nce in everything from automotive manufacturing to bridge building because they can be made stronger and cheaper than with traditional plastic and glass fiber. These "green" composite materials turn fibers from plants such as cotton, jute, kenaf, flax or hemp and plastics from soybean, wastepaper, corn and...

Plastic tube may help treat paralysis

...its snugly around the injured area and serves as a bridge that connects the damaged nerves. Designed to mimic the flexibility of the spinal cord, the tube provides a pathway along which neurons can grow. We saw some directed nerve tissue growth along the plastic tube, but we do not yet know if the severed n...

Cal-(IT)2 adds new industrial partner SGI

...ng satellite imagery, topography, seismic hazards, bridge structures under stress, and other three-dimensional data sets. Scripps will use this technology to study such topics as the impact of global warming on the planet's climate; the interior structure of the atmosphere, oceans and Earth; the impact of w...

UFS Mcknight Brain Institute researchers: Pioneering spinal cord procedure appears safe

.... The theory: The implanted tissue could provide a bridge that could connect healthy sections of the cord, thereby restoring communication along the bodys main channel for transmitting nerve system signals. After noting promising results in rats and cats, the UF team designed a small study to test the proce...

Betting on climate change: Alaskan gambling contest yields treasure trove of scientific data

...s created in 1917 by engineers building a railroad bridge across the Tanana River, about 50 miles southwest of Fairbanks. When the river froze, the engineers had to stop work. According to Ice Classic historians, idle speculation about when the ice would break up is what led to the wagering. To determine th...

Complex carbohydrate found to regulate plant growth

...n a normal plant, boron binds to RG-II and forms a bridge that holds everything together. In the mutant, a little bit of the structure of the RGII has been changed and because of the change in shape, it can't hold the boron quite as well, Darvill said. Fertilizing mutants with high levels of boron also reve...

Deep-ocean research program office established at Penn State

...e at the same time and will address questions that bridge gaps between disciplines. Through the initial RIDGE Program, a strong sense of community emerged among scientists and we want to perpetuate that positive, proactive approach to collaboration with RIDGE 2000." Scientists in related disciplines on c...

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