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Florida Company Using ORNL Technology For Revolutionary Wheelchair
...ower wheelchairs. "These revolutionary maneuvering characteristics
maximize operatingefficiency by eliminating wasted moves, time and power consumption," saidTerry Lewis, president and chief executive officer of Cybertrax. "For thefirst time, people, not products, determine the shortest, smartest and mostpractical r...
ORNL Mice Helping Researchers Isolate, Identify Causes Of Cancer
...vision. "In addition, mouse lymphomas have genetic characteristics
thatallow us to isolate the genes involved in the development of the cancer." Included in ORNL's inventory of 120,000 mice are 1,000 strains, some ofwhich were originally bred to study the genetics of cancer. "Some of these mouse strains have a high ...
Penn State Wetlands Project Seeks Scientific Evaluation Criteria
... of template or blueprint that can best match the characteristics
of a certain type of wetland to the site where yo...ains, and slope wetlands. At each individual site, characteristics
such as plant life, animal life, soil composition, sedimentation and basin shape also were analyze...
Munching Microbes Make A Meal Out Of Toxic Substances
...ed site and are trying to determine the behavioral characteristics
of microbes in the soil. "There's some interesting environmental chemistry happening here," he says. "The pentachlorophenol is not very soluble in water, and there's not much water in the soil, so sometimes the chemical is bound to the soil, making i...
Pea Plant Stem Growth Gene Cloned
...stinian monk Gregor Mendel selected seven distinct characteristics
of pea plants and traced how those characteristics
were passed through generations. One of the principal traits on which he worked was stem length, th...
Guidelines For Human Germ-Line Interventions Topic Of AAAS Forum
...so makes it possible to contemplateenhancing human characteristics
such as height or intelligence. The forum,sponsored by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), isdesigned to explore these applications in humans prior to scientificbreakthroughs, such as the recent discovery of the possibilit...
Report Notes Difficulties In Eliminating E. Coli O157:H7 From Food Supply
CHICAGO-The unusual and hardy characteristics
of the pathogen Escherichia coliO157:H7 "have prompted food microbiologists to rewrite the rule book on foodsafety," according to the Institute of Food Technologists' (IFT's) October 1997Scientific Status Summary "Foodborne Disease Significance of Es...
Autoimmunity Gene Discovered
...es of the protein coded by the APECED gene have characteristics
of factors capable of regulating the expression and/or function of other genes. Whether these other genes that are under control of the APECED gene product are specifically expressed in the thymus and in other immunological tissues is sti...
UMass Researchers Announce Birth Of Genetically Modified Cloned Calves
...y to endow cattle offspring with desirable genetic characteristics
is being pursued as a method of producing modified cells for transplantation into human patients, according to Stice. Genetic modification may be used to reduce the chance of rejection of foreign organs, tissues, and bone marrow transplants, and prod...
Research Aims At Nation's First 'Smart' Ground Water Regulations
... major types of soil in Indiana, each with its own characteristics
of pesticide movement into ground water. These characteristics
were combined with other data from sources, such as the U.S. Geologic Service, the Natural Resource ...
Virginia Tech Engineers Help Mother Nature Clean Up
...isms will vary fromsite to site, depending on site characteristics
such as the depthto groundwater, moisture content of the soil, type of soil, organicmatter of the soil, and other local features." For regulatory bodies such as the EnvironmentalProtection Agency (EPA) to accept a proposal from a company thatplans...
Good Ergonomics Is Good Economics
...e study human capabilities, limitations, and other characteristics
for the purpose of developing human-system interface technology. As a practice, we apply human-system interface technology to the analysis, design, evaluation, standardization, and control of systems. It is this technology that clearly defines us as ...
Summary Of USGS Presentations And Activities, AAAS, 1998
...o provide anew, detailed regional map of sea floor characteristics
offshore of the NewYork-New Jersey metropolitan area. Information from this USGS studyprovides a regional framework for predicting the movement and long-termfate of sediments and associated contaminants. The information can also beused to guide habit...
National Studies Reveal Why Pet Owners Take Animals To Shelters And How Many Find New Homes; Statistics Point to Epidemic
...ional survey of 80,000 households to determine the characteristics
ofresponsible pet owners, estimate the incidence of pets being relinquished toanimal shelters and determine the disposition of dogs and cats within homes. Salman and other council members hope that results generated by thethree studi...
Transplanted Neurons Restore Function In Rats After Stroke
...ame noncancerous and differentiated to take on the characteristics
ofneurons. The process has been patented by the University of Pennsylvania MedicalCenter and licensed to Layton BioScience Inc. of Atherton, California, whichprovided the cells used in the USF study. Layton BioScience is developing thecells,...
Researchers Announce Discovery Of Skulls Of Bizarre Animals Showing Advanced
Stage In Transition Between Dinosaurs And Birds
...vanced stage in thistransition. Numerous physical characteristics
in the fossil skulls show thatthese strange creatu...tremely important because theycontain key physical characteristics
that enable researchers to trace theevolutionary history of different lifeforms. The Shuvuu...
Vitamin D Deficiency Appears Common In Hospital Patients
...rchers reviewed patients' records for a variety of characteristics
thatmight affect vitamin D levels, interviewed participants about their diets andsun exposure, and tested blood samples for levels of vitamin D and parathyroidhormone, which plays a major role in the exchange of calcium between the bonesand the blood...
Needlestick Injuries Common In Female Veterinarians, Study Finds
...tick rates, and added that hehas not looked at the characteristics
of women in the latter veterinarypractice group. Wilkins said he suspects the rate of women veterinarians accidentallysticking themselves may be almost two times higher than reported. Some of the women in the study were asked to thi...
Small-Scale Fires Key To Understanding Forest Structure
... The fire history of the headwaters area has characteristics
of both ofthe other tow areas and burns every 17 to 25 years. "One apparent outcome of fire suppression is that, without fire, each ofthese areas is becoming more homogeneous," says Beaty. The historic diversity of fire regimes with...
Insect Taste Buds Target Of Control Method
...s will allow researchers to pinpoint the physical characteristics
of the molecular shape needed to stimulate the neurons in the taste buds. A search of chemical libraries for potentially useful chemicals could then identify candidate substances that might also be less water soluble than those that are already kn...
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