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Bacterial Toxin Surprises Scientists

...esearch. The researchers developed a method to determine the parts of colicin Ia that are on each side of an artificial membrane in the channel's open and closed states. They created a family of labeled proteins by changing one specific amino acid in ea...

Computer Program For Quicker, More Detailed Mapping

...an mapeverything at once." The Stanford team that developed Mapper will present the new method, thisweek, along with the maps it has generated, at the Genome Mapping and Sequencingmeeting at Cold Spring Harbor, N.Y., May 8-12. To get an idea of the challenge confronting gene mappers, imagine constructinga ma...

Transgenic Rice Plants Resist Insects, Drought And Salt Damage

... by billions of dollars each year, will be sold in developed countries such as the United States and Japan. Dev...ersity in Hangzhou, China. The transgenic rice was developed with support from the Rockefeller Foundation's International Rice Biotechnology Program. That progr...

DNA Techniques Allow Scientists To Become Pollution Detectives.

... From their testing in the bay, UF scientists have developed adatabase of more than 1,000 E. coli strains that will serve as amodel for testing in other water bodies. "E. coli is a very convenient organism to test for," Tamplinsaid. "We use E. coli to measure the probability of other harmfulbacteria in the wat...

Nutrition Study Reshapes Strategies For Athletes

A sports nutrition program developed at The University of Arizona in Tucson has changed... specialist in nutrition sciences. Houtkooper has developed this new training program over several years withmany of the women heptathletes. The most important ...

Water Recycling Project Tested in Turkey Plant

...e,Ark., is the site of the procedure that has been developed with Food SafetyConsortium researchers at the University of Arkansas and engineers at AmericanWater Purification, Inc., of Wichita, Kan. Water is used to chill turkeycarcasses at the plants. Chill water quickly lowers the body temperatureof processed...

Photosystem I -- An Intermediate Step -- May Not Be Necessary For Plants

...s. The scientists from Oak Ridge used artificially developed mutants of a green alga to find this new life process. "It is a very important discovery; I didn't believe any of this stuff when it was first reported. I thought it was impossible, but cooperation between the two labs showed it was possible," Owens...

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

... car company expects to have the prototype sensors developed by this project and installed within a million cars by the end of the decade. VDO also expect spin off technology from the project enabling them to produce pollution sensors for automated housing for disabled and elderly people....

Virginia Tech Researchers Receive Patent For Rapid Virus Detection Technology

...or a "Rapid Virus Detection Technology,"which they developed for drinking water, recreational waters,and groundwater. The test can be used at water treatmentplants and in process water used by food and pharmaceutical industriesto let engineers know whether they have to conduct further testsfor harmful viruse...

Hawaiian Whales Show 'No Overt Response' To Sounds Of ATOC Simulation

...is tool is "Canary," a computer program originally developed at Cornell for examining bird sounds, and which is now adapted by researchers around the world -- not only to analyze vocalizations of animals of all kinds, but also seismic events, including underwater earthquakes as well as tornadoes and even heart...

A Genetic Skeleton Key

...tisticalmethods are inaccurate at best. The method developed byPevzner and his colleagueszeros in on theproper ...are part of the message. The accuracy of themethod developed byPevzner and his colleaguesis always good,the scientists reported,and often remarkable --99 or 100 ...

Cooking And Salad Oils Could Lubricate Cars, Boats, Machines

..., when blended with a proprietary additive developed at Penn State, some vegetable oil formulations perform as well or better than the commercial standard, 10W-30 SG, in the usual tests for the ability to resist burning and forming deposits at high temperatures. They also performed as w...

Genetic Alterations Linked To Cancer In Some Blood Samples

Using a recently developed molecular test, investigators at The Johns Hopkins...est results. Additionally, the three patients who developed distant metastases (disseminated cancer) were in the positive test group, further indicating that po...

Human-Like Ability, Categorical Perception, Found In Insects

...ior who gave crickets a perception test originally developed for human infants. "Crickets have to make a yes-or-no decision in a hurry, and ones that waffle become bat bait." For a cricket flying through the night air, life is a sound spectrum-filling cacophony, Wyttenbach said, but only two sound sources re...

PET Project Helps Reduce Pollution Threat From Heavy Metals

...erstate in Ohio. Doctoral candidate John Sansalone developed the new system.Sansalone's adviser is Steven Buchberger, associate professor incivil and environmental engineering at UC. Sansalone calls thesystem "PET" for partial exfiltration trench. It's a modificationof the current systems used to improve drain...

Discovery Could Help Understand Breast-Cancer Therapies

...he biological pathway in the body. Her labalso has developed models of tamoxifen-resistant human cells in an attemptto understand how resistance develops. "Understanding these pathways should provide insight that should helpin drug development for therapies that are more tissue selective,"she said. "These stu...

Researchers Identify A New Cellular Structure: The "Dumposome"

...esearchers also contributed: Katherine Mickey, who developed the fluorescent hybridization techniquesthat permitted visualization of Pdd1p, and Meng-Chao Yao, an expert in the DNA sequences that are thought to promote DNAremoval. Smothers conducted the electron microscopy of dumposomes at Syracuse University. ...

New Software Provides Quick Analysis of ion-Channel Activity

...w, biophysicists at the University at Buffalo have developed software programs that can perform ion-channel analysis with remarkable efficiency and speed. The researchers have received a four-year, $1 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to enhance the programs and to move them from the curre...

Researchers Find Genetic Clues To Intestinal Disease

...ong the Hopkins patients, the younger of each pair developed Crohn's disease anaverage of about 11 years earlie...unger members of pairs of Crohn's disease patients developed the disease about 15 yearsearlier. In addition, the disease was more serious in the offspring than i...

Gene Discovery Could Overcome Aluminum Barrier To Higher Wheat Yields Worldwide

...worldwide implications includes: USDA scientists developed a new test that will help plant breeders around th... Beltsville, Md. (301) 504-8324] USDA scientists developed a soybean strain with both high yields and high protein levels. This is a first in soybean breeding...

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