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Duke Researchers Discover Central Role Of Nitric Oxide In Hemoglobin Action

...re steady. Scientists say the discovery, detailed in the March 21 issue of the Britishjournal Nature, could quickly pay off in developing the first effectiveblood substitute, and may ultimately change the way many diseases are treated. "We now know that nitric oxide is involved in the blood...

Dating A Caveman

...diments from California's Mono Lake to reconstruct detailed climate fluctuations in the area since 10,000 years ago, shortly after the last Ice Age had ended. Ku's research on the Zhoukoudian finds is supported by a grant from the National Science Foundation. Further field sampling and lab analyses are conti...

Computer Program For Quicker, More Detailed Mapping

...nmaps that have been made to date, but they're not detailed enough to allowsequencing the whole genome. Next, ...arkersthat are used to diagnose disease. "The more detailed maps are essentialin identifying disease genes, especially for diseases that are inheritedin a compl...

Children Become Gorillas In VR Zoo

...nd design layouts. "This is the most accurate and detailed model of a real outdoor areathat has ever been created for a virtual environment," Hodges said."Brian Wills (a research scientist in the College of Architecture) hasspent over 700 hours creating the computer model of the habitat." Accurate models, i...

From Corn Rootworms To Art, Cornell's Reactor Is At The Core

...ns and agronomists to zoologists can use it to get detailed pictures that X-rays cannot produce. It is the first time neutron radiography has been used to study insects. "X-rays pass through the rootworms without attenuation. Neutrons, however, are attenuated by the hydrogen in the rootworms," Davis said. ...

University of Cincinnati Biologists Find First Terrestrial Ecosystem That Survives Without Sun's Energy

...he conversion of solar energy into food.However, a detailed study of Romania's Movile Cave demonstratedthat the base of the food web is chemoautotrophic. Microbes living deep inside the cave's air bells use theenergy released by oxidizing hydrogen sulfide to provide food forthe cave's numerous and unusual an...

Automobiles Gain High Technology Noses To Sniff Out Breaches In Air Pollution Laws In Europe Wide Research Project

...sor technologies which will be able to provide the detailed analysis required for constant monitoring of both car emissions and air quality in the driver's cabin. Dr Julian Gardner in the University of Warwick's Department of Engineering will co-ordinate the Europe wide research consortium including: the FI...

Surprising Protein Movement Seen In Cells

...ologist involved in the research. The findings are detailed in a paper published Aug. 9 in thejournal Science. And the rapid protein motion can be viewed in avideo clip to be posted on the Internet, at the followingaddress: http://www.uchc.edu/htterasaki/flip.html The researchers were able to study the move...

Ocean Sediments Contain Record of Past Vegetation Fires in Africa

...und in their research on ocean sediments the first detailed marine record of late Pleistocene era fires on land. Their paper, "Late Pleistocene charcoal in tropical Atlantic deep-sea sediments: Climatic and geochemical significance," appears in the September issue of the journal GEOLOGY. "Biomass b...

How Birds Sing

... student in neurobiology , have provided the most detailed look yet at how the brain controls singing in the zebra finch, which Margoliash calls the "white rat" of songbirds. Neurobiologists have used them extensively to study brain function. "It doesn't have the most beautiful song ," admits Margoliash. "I...

Six-Year Drilling Project to Uncover One Million Years of Earth History

...rstand how volcanoes form. We will also retrieve a detailed record of how the Earth's magnetic field has changed in the past, and test the extraordinary but widely held view that Hawaii exists because of a fountain of hot rock material coming from 3,000 kilometers deep in the Earth." The project will ...

Researchers Develop Model Using Birds As Indicator Of Wetlands Health

...uck and a sparrow." Birders also tend to keep very detailed records of what theysee. Working with Professor Styer, Coleman learned to identifyspecies commonly found in the Greater Cincinnati area. Then, hetracked bird occurrences in five Indiana and Ohio wetlands aswell as three Cincinnati parks for a dry lan...

Birds Deal With "Cocktail Party Effect"

...e birds are singing at once. The findings are detailed in a paper to be published in theMarch issue of the Journal of Comparative Psychology. They mayhelp scientists analyze how animals and people accomplish thefeat and draw further parallels between human and non-humanperception. The paper was written b...

'BirdSource' Website For Citizen-Science Data

...ried Thrush, for example, BirdSource will offer up detailed pictures and recorded calls from those and dozens of other birds, drawing on sound archives at the Ornithology Lab's renowned Library of Natural Sounds. Constructing a fully interactive Web site to process both historic data and continuously updated ...

A Phoenix From A Ring Of Fire Is A Pattern For The Recovery Of Mount St. Helens

...ental neuroscientist, Edwards made a decade-long, detailed study of Mount St. Helens' recovery, beginning just three weeks after the eruption. Of all the contrasts between the Washington volcano and Krakatau, the most puzzling to him is that the volcanic ash from the 1893 eruption appears to be harmless t...

Research At New England Universities And Industries Facing Uncertain Future Under Proposed R&D Reductions

...n federal funding in 1994 (the last year for which detailed numbers are available). The briefing was sponsored by the New England Council Congressional Caucus, co-chaired by U.S. Representatives Richard Neal (D-MA) and Nancy Johnson (R-CT). The publication, The Future of Science and Technology in New Engla...

Pacific Northwest's High-Tech Industry Faces Uncertain Future Under Proposed Cuts To Federal R&D Programs

... $6.2 billion in 1993 -- the latest year for which detailed statistics are available. Washington devoted $5.4 billion or 4.2 percent of its Gross State Product to R&D in 1993, far higher than the 2.7 percent national average. Oregon's R&D for 1993 totaled $774 million. The report is being released in conjun...

President's Budget Proposal Cuts R&D By 14 Percent By 2002

... a 33 percent reduction in R&D by the year 2002. A detailed report of the AAAS analysis will be presented at the 22nd Annual AAAS Colloquium on Science and Technology Policy April 23-25 in Washington. A brief preview report was released today by AAAS. "Each successive budget plan proposed by Congress and ...

Chemists Compute Answers To The Origin Of Gout

...r than an oxygen atom as previously believed. This detailed analysis should help the development of inhibitors for the illness. The Computational Chemistry Group uses the latest computer tools to probe and model complicated chemical changes. The rapid advances in computer technology mean that many of today...

Purdue Study Aims To Boost MRI Capabilities

...r the Use of Human Research Subjects, will provide detailed statistics on patients' responses to the strength and duration of various combinations of the fields. Human volunteers in the studies are subjected to a series of electromagnetic pulses, which last less than a quarter-second each. The subjects then r...

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