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Children Become Gorillas In VR Zoo

...e College of Architecture) hasspent over 700 hours creating the computer model of the habitat." Accurate models, in turn, will help researchers design betterhabitats -- a goal of any zoo conservationist -- and build betterexhibits for spectators. But making an accurate virtual reality environment was only h...

New Ultrasensitive Technique For Accurately Characterizing Biomolecules Is Developed By Cornell Chemists

...ore of the sample goes into the mass spectrometer, creating greater efficiency. "The achievement really is due to two things: slowing down the flow rate and having one of the highest performing mass spectrometers in the world for protein analysis," said Valaskovic, who received his Cornell Ph.D. last year un...

New Sensor Provides First Instant Test For Toxic E. coli Organism

...vating atriple bond within the diacetylene lipids, creating a blue-tintedpolydiacetylene (PDA) film. PDA films are sensitive to changes on their surfaceas manifested by the wavelength of light they transmit. When E. coli 0157:H7toxins bind to their synthetic membrane surface, the backbone chain of PDAreorgan...

Methane Deep In Ocean Crust Could Feed Chemical-Hungry Microorganisms

...at searing temperatures and crushing pressures are creating a storehouse of nutrients needed by microorganisms living at the seafloor and, possibly, deep within the earth's crust. Microorganisms in the ocean depths thrive where there is no light and dine on chemicals toxic to other life. Deborah Kelley, a ...

Penn State Wetlands Project Seeks Scientific Evaluation Criteria

...e companies and private citizens are restoring or creating hundreds of wetland acres each year. The project,..."The best way to describe our work is that we are creating a sort of template or blueprint that can best match the characteristics of a certain type of wetlan...

Biosensor Is A Model For Widespread Testing Of Chemicals, Molecules

...ucose for the management of diabetes.The secret in creating such devices lies in finding a way to have the protein"signal" that it has recognized the molecule of interest. Butengineers have had to rely on happenstance to find naturally occurring proteinsthat combine recognition of the desired molecule with ju...

Scientists Trace Roots Of Protein That Keeps Antarctic Fish From Freezing

...fish, gavethe first look at the genetic process of creating a new protein for speciessurvival. "Most new protein genes evolve from the recycling of existing genesor gene segments," said Chi-Hing C. (Chris) Cheng of the U. of I. department of molecular andintegrative physiology. "They are taken and reassembl...

Scientists Unlock Mystery Behind Proteins That Keep Tuberculosis Bacteria Alive; Finding Leads To Research Into New Drug Treatments

...erculosis and leprosy. The lab was instrumental in creating a model of the TBbacterium's cell wall and helped ...n areas:developing new drug treatments against TB, creating vaccines that prevent TBfrom developing, and improving tests that detect the disease at an earlierst...

Research Team Discovers Key Gene For Telomerase Enzyme In Humans

...versetranscriptases that use RNA as a template for creating DNA. Retroviruseslike HIV also belong to this class. Since reverse transcriptases share acommon amino acid sequence, they are expected to have similarthree-dimensional structures. This indicates that variants of "inhibitorssuch as AZT developed fo...

Basin Traps Air Pollution In Mexico City: International Study Has Implications For U.S. Cities

...7,400feet) and is largely surrounded by mountains, creating a basin where inversionsof colder air can be trapped by warmer air. Pollution from human activitiescollects in the air over four- to six-day cycles, similar to Western U.S.cities. In addition to Pacific Northwest, collaborators included Los ...

Whitaker Awards $6.8 Million For Biomedical Engineering Education

...engineering, recruiting new graduate students, and creating five new biomedical engineering courses and an associated virtual imaging laboratory. The courses and laboratory will develop virtual imaging systems that will be available to students and researchers worldwide through the Internet. Penn State w...

Recombinant Protein Immunizes Mice, Promises New Strategy Against Infection And Cancer

...against AIDS and otherinfectious diseases, and for creating new cancer therapies. Results from thestudy, led ...ine against AIDS. Dr. Young and his colleagues are creating a recombinant monkey vaccineconsisting of the heat shock protein fused to a protein from the SimianI...

Natural Variability Is Key To River Restoration

...than tolerating the occasional "100-year flood" or creating human-made floods. They identified five often overlooked components of a river's flow regime (magnitude, frequency, duration, timing and rate of change), saying: "Modification of flow has cascading effects on the ecological integrity of rivers." (S...

Researcher Finds New Way Of Devising Medically Useful Linked Rings Of Atoms Replacing Toxic, Expensive, And Environmentally Unfriendly Old Process

...ck Chemist Dr Andrew Clark has devised a method of creating medically useful linked rings of atoms that do not rely on the toxic, expensive, environmentally unfriendly methods used until now. A large number of biologically and or medicinally active chemicals (e.g drugs and naturally occurring biological mol...

Mysterious Wildlife Disease

...ch affects the brain and central nervous system by creating holes in the myelin layers that insulate the nerve bundles. According to the Center's veterinary pathologist Dr. Nancy Thomas, "Myelin coats the nerve bundles much like the plastic coating around electrical wire, and when the coating is damaged it c...

Early Career Development Grants Foster Faculty Research And Education

...Chervenak, a computer scientist at GeorgiaTech, is creating software to manage massive storage systems for hom...ctions such as satellite,cable TV and phone lines; creating database-styleindexes on the data to allow users to search quickly for particular items; and staging...

Chlamydia Vaccine Developed At UMass

...led these scientists to use a two-step approach in creating a vaccine. MacDonald and Stuart immunized mice with GLXA, and ultimately were able to produce a hybrid cell that produces the correct antibody and reproduces itself endlessly. The body recognizes this antibody as the original GLXA itself. "Es...

Pacific Northwest Staff Win National Awards For Transferring Research To Industry

... Calif. CES and TerraVac collaborate on projects, creating anincentive for both companies to provide the most cost-effective approach for clients. Walter Hensley, David McKinnon, Mark Panisko and former Pacific Northwest staff RodneySavard and Phil Pulver developed and transferred Nuclide Navigator TM , aP...

Good Ergonomics Is Good Economics

...ivity, are not banging down our doors for help, or creating human factors/ergonomics positions far beyond our capacity to fill them? Why is it that federal and state agencies are not pushing for legislation to ensure that human factors/ergonomics factors are systematically considered in the design of products...

Worm Wizardry: World's Most Heat-Tolerant Creature Suggests Enzymes For Drugs OrIndustry, UD Prof Says

...Rise, the Earth's crustal plates are movingapart, creating hydrothermal vents and geysers that spew a hot, toxic brew ofhydrogen sulfide and heavy metals into the sea. Here, the four-inch-long Pompeiiworm, covered with fuzzy bacteria, builds its home. Cary and his colleagues tookAlvin close to worm tubes, an...

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