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Brown research reveals key insight into memory-making

...ns between neurons the major site for information exchange in the brain become stronger after repeated stimulation. This increased synaptic strength can last hours, even days, and is believed to be the cellular basis for memory. AMPA receptors on the membrane of the information-receiving neuron, known as th...

US investment firm gives away Rhode Island-sized lands in Chile

...hich took title to the land in Chile as part of an exchange that released Trillium from its debts under the notes in December 2003. After an extensive search process, the Goldman Sachs Charitable Fund has determined that WCS is ideally suited to create a reserve and protect the key ecological features of this...

Two Virginia Tech energy-related inventions win R&D 100 awards

...a National Lab) invented a high temperature proton exchange membrane (PEM) for fuel cells. Battelle has optioned rights to the patents and Bhima Vijayendran, Battelle senior research leader and vice president of commercialization, is developing products for commercialization -- introducing Battellion TM memb...

Origin and Development of the Vertebrate Traits

...eration and aimed at promoting the free and timely exchange of research achievements. The first annual CDB Symposium, which addressed the "The Origin and Formation of Multicellular Systems," was convened in March 2003, followed by the second annual symposium, on "Developmental Remodeling," in March of 2004. W...

Snakehead in your inbox? Welcome to the nonindigenous Aquatic Species Alert System

...nce community and nature hobbyists have a forum to exchange information and document the appearance of species in new locations."Nonindigenous aquatic species are members of a species that enter a body of water outside of their historic native range. An invasive species is a nonindigenous species whose intro...

Chernobyl study: Risk of thyroid cancer rises with radiation dose

...arrow transplant. After his treatment, an informal exchange program began between Fred Hutchinson and the National Center for Hematology in Moscow, whose director approached the center for assistance in developing a research and treatment institute for victims of the accident. Davis and colleague Kenneth Kope...

A room with a view for the International Space Station: Completion of the cupola observation module

...r which ESA is providing the cupola for the ISS in exchange for Shuttle transportation of European equipment and experiments to the station. The completion of the cupola marks the end of the development phase of the project, which began with the signing of the cupola contract between ESA and Alenia Spazio ...

Protein fishing in America: The movie

...e all subsequent cellular behavior. But this vital exchange between single molecules has defied direct observation because that line-flicking and message-passing happen randomly at such a small scale. A Pacific Northwest National Laboratory team led by H. Peter Lu, using a technique called single-molecule pho...

Infants sighs may 'reset' breathing regulation mechanism as well as help lungs develop

...hem more efficient and possibly also improving the exchange of gases. On the clinical side, abnormalities of breathing control are occasionally seen in adults and infants, especially during illness. Premature babies often have transient pauses in their breathing pattern, called "periodic breathing." When ...

First International Scientific Conference on Childhood Leukaemia

...ralia, Asia and the USA to present new data and to exchange information on every aspect of incidence, potential causes and possibilities for prevention. Topics from invited speakers include: Time trends in incidence Possible role of viruses and infections Molecular mechanisms Leukaemia clusters Radia...

Scientists discover new intricacies in how ulcer bugs stick to stomach

...ngton University and the University of Ume have an exchange program that helps us keep this fruitful collaboration going strong."Researchers from Peru, Spain, Puerto Rico, Germany and Japan also were involved in the study....

Was Atkins right?

... and improved glucose tolerance. As the isocaloric exchange between high and low protein diets was performed on carbohydrate, the flattening effect of the high protein diet on insulin and glucose basal levels could be attributed to its reduced carbohydrate content. This contrasts with the results of many stud...

Unique partnership between UH, FDA opens path for scientific exchange

..., a revised framework is being established for the exchange of scientific resources and educational opportunities between the two institutions. Specifically, the two institutions will promote the training of UH academicians and students in the various departments within the FDA and vice versa. The lead FDA ...

16th EORTC NCI AACR Symposium

...res international collaboration, early and optimal exchange of information, good quality translational research, efficient drug development and large prospective clinical trials. Three of the world's leading cancer organisations: The European Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer; The USA's N...

ORNL adds three R&D 100s to DOE lab-leading total

...is an 80 percent reduction in costs over other ion exchange procedures and elimination of the problem of secondary waste. Advanced Heating System for High-Performance Aluminum Forgings, developed by Craig Blue, Puja Kadolkar, Peter Engleman, Charles Howell, Jackie Mayotte, Vinod Sikka and Evan Ohriner of ORN...

Melting ice cap gives urgency to new census of marine life project in Arctic Ocean

...he Canada Basin's long-time separation with little exchange to other deep-sea basins, it will be a particularly interesting area." They will study life in the three main layers of the water column a low-density surface layer, an intermediate layer which receives warm, salty water from the Atlantic, and a dee...

A gene that keeps species apart

...uce viable, fertile offspring. The lack of genetic exchange between species, called reproductive isolation, lies at the heart of this definition. At the heart of reproductive isolation is a phenomenon called hybrid incompatibility, in which closely related species are capable of mating but produce inviable ...

Albany high school student adds to understanding of breast cancer gene

...that are hydrophobic. Mutated BRCA-1 proteins that exchange hydrophobic amino acid residues for more water-loving types of amino acids may undergo structural changes that lead to loss of function. The mutations found in the abnormal BRCA-1 versions may lead to proteins that are bent out of shape and unable to...

Promising research: From employment issues to virology

...ual delimitation, but rather to the adaptation and exchange of different religious beliefs. The participating histori-ans, Islamic researchers, economists and theologians hope to achieve a better understanding of the historical development of Europe by studying transcultural relationships. (Coordinators: Prof...

Without words, bullfrogs communicate through stutters in their croaks

... individual calls while reducing the amount of air exchange needed, similar to what occurs when opera singers insert vibrato in extended notes. To determine how the frog's calls were perceived, researchers played pre-recorded stuttering and non-stuttering calls through a loudspeaker to individual males. The f...

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