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Purdue researcher finds space fertile arena for gene transfers

...e chemical engineering graduate, will be among the crew at liftoff scheduled for 8:41 p.m. April 13....

Evidence suggests food preservatives may help prevent cavities

...to fill in small cavities a little bit like a road crew fills in potholes, before they grow even bigger. Now, Marquis and others have vindicated Bibby by showing that fluoride does affect bacteria directly. In his laboratory, Marquis has shown that fluoride and food preservatives knock out bacter...

Northwestern scientists shed new light on neurodegenerative diseases

...eases there is a race between the body's emergency crew of heat shock proteins and the protein misfolding that drives the formation of dangerous aggregates in the cell," said Morimoto, who was first to clone a human heat shock gene in 1985. "When a more critical distress call arises in another part of the...

Colorado set to fly biomedical experiments on September shuttle flight

...issions in the past decade. The seven Atlantis crew members will spend a week docked to the space stat...spring after the laboratory module and a permanent crew are in place. The station will provide low-gravity conditions for months on end for experiments des...

Secret to Listeria's virulence provides clues to workings of other deadly intracellular pathogens, UC Berkeley scientists report

...d it on the toxin so that the host cell's clean-up crew recognizes it and targets it for destruction before it has a chance to make pinholes in the cell membrane. "It's a great example of how bacteria have taken advantage of the host's biology to enhance their pathogenicity," Portnoy said. The two scienti...

New research aims to help rowers take the strain off their backs

... individuals in order that they build and maintain crew synchronisation. Our research demonstrates for the first time how small changes in lower back movement can be picked up and analysed and related to alterations in the rowing technique, he said. To assess their systems performance the researchers recr...

7,000 feet under the Sea: LSU scientists take geology to great depths

...s Alvin into the water, communicates with the subs crew while it is beneath the surface and hoists it up a... Alvin is self-propelled, cruising to wherever its crew directs, which can be difficult because beyond the reach of the subs lights, it is totally dark unde...

Fewer airline crashes linked to 'pilot error'

...ncreased use of advanced technologies and improved crew training." The report, published in the January issue of Aviation, Space, and Environmental Medicine, also found that weather continues to be a significant factor in pilot error. Crashes in conditions of poor visibility that forced a pilot to rely ...

A bizarre new predatory dinosaur unearthed on Madagascar

...henever Knopfler's music was played in the quarry, crew members seemed to uncover more bones of Masiakasau...ctice-indeed this is likely a first-the expedition crew thought the decision to be entirely appropriate. As Sampson puts it, "Finding fossils entails a hea...

First experiments from NASA Commercial Space Centers get started on International Space Station

...tation Flight 6A. The Space Station Expedition Two crew are setting up the three commercial payloads and b...stry partners will be able to communicate with the crew and send commands to their experiments on the Space Station -- 233 miles above Earth. Investigators...

Montana drought sends paleontologists to field early for largest project in state's history

... of the C.M. Russell National Wildlife Refuge. The crew averages 20 to 25 people, although the numbers reach as high as 40 and dip as low as 15 as volunteers and students come and go. When the survey is complete in two years, crews will excavate any remaining fossils discovered from the survey and scie...

NTP plans to look at common viruses, radiation, cooking by-products for new carcinogen report

...etting neutron radiotherapy and the passengers and crew of aircraft, which are naturally bombarded by the particle. Naphthalene, which is used in making many industrial chemicals, and as an ingredient in some moth balls and toilet bowl deodorants. Nitrobenzene, which is used in the production of aniline...

New science investigations, a fresh team ready for Expedition Three on International Space Station

New science investigations, a fresh ground crew to operate experiments, two more science racks, an...more scientific experiments and a new three-member crew to the Space Station, and return to Earth with scientific equipment, samples and data, as well as th...

HFES honors 2001 awardees at 45th Annual Meeting

...the design of the Spacelab Glovebox and associated crew restraints. The Glovebox and restraints are designed for use by astronauts conducting experiments in the microgravity environment of low-Earth orbit. Whitmore is manager of the Human Engineering Integration Team and Usability Testing and Analysis Fac...

Global warming more common than thought, deep-sea drilling off Japan now demonstrates

...wenty-seven scientists from seven countries and 62 crew spent 35 days above Shatsky Rise on the expedition, which is expected to boost understanding of current global warming, he said....

Science steps up on International Space Station with new experiments, fresh crew to operate them

...s aboard the Station. So far, nearly 500 hours of crew time have been dedicated to the research program o...ter, which will be staffed this month with a fresh crew in charge of Expedition Four operations. The Marshall Centers experience working with three previo...

Brain's cleaning crew may aid learning, memory formation

...w to retrieve your voicemail? Your brains cleaning crew may be asleep on the job. Molecular brooms that wh... learning, suggesting that this molecular cleaning crew has an important role in the process. In experiments with rats, the UH team found that glutamate tr...

Purdue to help NASA create life-supporting ecosystem in space

...ch food-crop area do you need to grow to sustain a crew of six people on Mars?" Mitchell said. "Since the crops will be putting out oxygen that people need to breathe, you can't have all the crops maturing at once. When wheat turns brown it stops photosynthesizing and making oxygen. So you've got to have ...

Experimental Biology 2003 meets in San Diego April 11-15

...ess. Camera crews must register all members of the crew and wear badges....

Risk of future Exxon Valdez declines 92% since risk assessment, safety measures, says O.R. study

.... SERVS has increased the minimum required bridge crew on board escort tugs to add additional error-capture capability. The International Maritime Organization has approved a change to the tanker route through central PWS, reducing the number of course changes required. The shipping companies have mad...

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