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New Evidence For Corn's Ancestry Could Lead To Insect And Drought Resistant Crops
...," Eubanks said."You have this tremendous ear. The ear
has hundreds of kernels, heldtogether on a rigid s...e noted. "There is one that depicts a rat eatingan ear
of corn. Then there is one that represents a basket of corn." The first piece is "somewhat problema...
Purdue-Made Soil Benefits The Environment
...'s the environmental equivalent of turning a sow's ear
into a silk purse -- Purdue University researchers have developed a process for making topsoil from coal ash, yard waste and industrial byproducts. "There are many potential benefits to this project, including the long-term economical and environment...
Biologists Map First Gene For Age-Related Hearing Loss In Mice
...e sensory ganglion cells associated with the inner ear
orcochlea. "When he looked at these cells within the cochlea of B6 mice,the cells begin to be lost by four to six months." said Erway."We started picking up hearing loss by eight months. We carriedthem to a year and a half, and most of them had very ...
Getting At The Components Of Mechanotransduction: Genes Required For Vertebrate Sensory Hair Cell Function Identified
...ion of eight genes which are required for inner ear
and lateral line function. Five of these genes ...advantage of using zebrafish to study the inner ear
is the transparency of the larval organ which allows researchers to directly view sensory hair ...
Shuttle Mission's "Neurolab" To Study Nervous System
...imals in space, whether signals sent fromthe inner ear
to the brain are altered, and if alterations do occur, whetherbehavior of the animal changes. Upon return from their flight in space inNeurolab, the freshwater snails and swordtail fish will be compared to a controlgroup on Earth to determine whethe...
MSU Scientists Eavesdrop On Bacterial
...cialvalves and joints. They may be responsible for ear
infections in youngsters. Andit's been known for a long time that they rot your teeth. With today's report, scientists have begun talking cautiously aboutcontrolling biofilms not with toxic biocides and antibiotics but by disruptingtheir own ...
Biggest Acoustics Meeting Ever
...will review the latest insights into how the inner ear
converts the sounds that wehear into the electrica... such psychoacoustical deficits (2pPP6). The inner ear
not onlyreceives sound; it also makes its own sound, known as "otoacoustic emissions." Now, research...
Scientists Use Gene Therapy To Correct Deafness In Mice
...ry vehicles to introduce the normal gene intoinner ear
cells of individuals who carry these deafness gene...netic blueprint for a key enzyme involved in inner ear
development--accordingto Camper. "We discovered that the gene carries coding instructions for aprev...
News Backgrounder: Duke Primate Center Successfully Fosters Mysterious Aye-Ayes
... aye-aye inserting its long finger deep into their ear
to probe for tastyinsects, they have felt only a delicate tickle. The aye-aye shows an extraordinary skill at detecting insects hiddenbeneath tree bark by tapping its way along a trunk, big ears cupped over thewood, using its keen hearing to ...
Allergy And Asthma-Exaceberating Mites, Molds And Pollens On The Rise Due To El Niño . . . La Niña
...cy of attacks, as well as related problems such as ear
andsinus infections. "Each year 5,000 people die from asthma,and the number of Americans with thedisease has increased to 15 million -- up 75 percent since 1980," says Dr.Mohsenifar. "Early detection and treatment of allergies helps prevent long-term...
New Device To Alleviate Distress Caused By Tinnitus
...has invented a devicethat makes a bone behind the ear
vibrate. The Aurex-3, developed by ADM Tronic...d the ear. The cochlea-the coiledpart of the inner ear
that turns mechanical vibrations into neural impulses-ishoused within this bone, and the vibrations ...
Ear Infection Complications On The Rise, University of Florida Researchers Report
GAINESVILLE---Serious complications from childhood ear
infections are onthe rise, primarily because the b...port. While physicians nationwide have recognized ear
infections are becomingmore difficult to treat, a UF study is among the first to provide concreteev...
The Evolution Of Beauty, Part Of A Special Section On The Evolution Of Sex In The 25 September 1998 Science
...part, studies suggest,because of the way the inner ear
is structured. Ryan says that the sensory exploitation model challenges, but does not supplanttraditional theories of sexual selection of the last 30 years. In general, thetheory of natural selection says that if a trait increases an animal'sreprodu...
Wistar Scientists Locate Genes Involved In Mammalian Tissue Regeneration
...identified a"healer" mouse capable of regenerating ear
tissue. In a paper appearing todayin the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, they reveal their latestdata on the genetics of the "healer" mouse. Though still at the basic research stage, the Wistar scientists' findings areexpected to ...
Vaccine Technology Takes Center Stage In Rochester
...stthe pneumococcus bacterium, the leading cause of ear
infectionsand the remaining cases of meningitis in children. At theconference, scientists from Wyeth Lederle Vaccines, whichproduces the vaccine, will discuss results of recent tests. Now vaccine research around the country is booming, andRoches...
UCSF Team Identifies Two Key Molecules In Asthma; Important Finding For New Therapies That Treat Disease At Cell Level
..."It's like finding the words that connect with the ear
that enable theprocess of hearing to be set in motion. Now we can direct further research intohow to manipulate these molecules at the outset to change the outcome of thedisease," said David B. Corry, MD, an assistant professor of medicine with theU...
Old Bone Collection Reveals Basis For Some Dizziness
...of the skull's temporal bone thatoverlies an inner ear
balance canal. Lloyd Minor, M.D., of the Johns Hop...isorder. "We foundthat if the temporal bone in one ear
was thin, the second ear
showed the samethinness, an indication that the weakness is likely to be co...
Largest Acoustics Meeting In History Expected
...t infrasound, sounds too low-pitched for the human ear
to hear. Such a network, says Christie, will not onlydetect the distinctive infrasound signature of a nuclear blast, but also a wide range of man-made and naturally occurring sources, including large chemical explosions, meteors, and volcanic explos...
Knockout Mouse Reveals Genetic Mechanism In Defective Mammalian Ear Development
...trol mechanism for the proper development of inner ear
"haircells" -- sensory cells that are critical for normal hearing in mammals such asmice and humans -- has been found to involve two interacting genes in amolecular signaling pathway known to direct cell fate in many differentorganisms, including fis...
The Chemical Leupeptin Protects Against Noise-Induced Hearing Loss In Animal Model, UB Hearing Researchers Show
...a potential drug-therapy approach to protectingthe ear
against sound damage." Salvi and...in also couldprotect the sensory hair cells in the ear
from noise and ototoxic drugs such ascarboplatin -- knowing that such insults cause an increase in c...
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