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Duke's Russian Laser Making Ultraviolet Light And Gamma Rays

...gle Universities Nuclear Laboratory (TUNL)also are excited about the OK-4's prospects for providing gamma rays ofexceptional intensity. Those gammas are produced through a process calledCompton back scattering. In some split-second choreography, the Duke team began producing gamma raystwo nights after they ...

Twin Study May Ease Parents' Concerns About Late Talkers, Underscores Impact Of Environment On Language Development

...sight' because children are suddenly motivated and excited to learn thelabel for every animal, every toy." The research was part of the MacArthur Longitudinal Twin Studyfunded by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, a long-termstudy now in its 12th year that provides one of the largest ...

ORNL Microscope "Sees" Bumps That Reveal Partial DNA Structure

...d of DNA. And when they get the picture, they get excited about the "knots." Thereason: each knot is really a "protein bump" formed when a proteinrecognizes and attaches to a specific site on a DNA molecule. These ORNL scientists are developing this new imaging approach as analternative technology for DNA m...

Laser Microscope At Cornell Images Serotonin In Live Cells

...as serotonin and tryptophan, which can normally be excited only with deep ultraviolet (~250nm) illumination, are now excited by simultaneously absorbing three infrared photons and, subsequently, fluorescence in the UV. These...

Duke University Students Devise Devices For The Disabled

...found the project challenging and rewarding. "Iwas excited about it because we got the opportunity to go out into the communityand do something real for a real patient," noted Feldman. Meanwhile, a two-student team found themselves working all night in theclass lab at Duke's School of Engineering mastering ...

New Vaccine Blocks Viral Entry In Cattle, May Have Implications For Human Vaccines

...s, and in lost production. Letchworth is equally excited by the implications his findings have for controlling viral diseases in humans. "I think our research here will ultimately benefit human health," he says. "For example, our vaccine is way ahead of vaccines for human herpes viruses." Among the family ...

Pea Plant Stem Growth Gene Cloned

...ver heard of Mendel or his experiments. They were excited by the "new" findings and soon put theory into practice. From these humble beginnings, genetics and later molecular biology, evolved. "Mendel's experiments are now included in every high school biology class," said Davies....

New, Environmentally Friendly Technique For Separating Liquids Invented At UNC-CH

...nt-intensive process," DeSimone said. "We are very excited aboutthe possibilities." In an accompanying commentary in Nature, Dr. Joan F. Brennecke of theUniversity of Notre Dame said carbon dioxide and ?green chemistry? have becomeinextricably intertwined in recent years. "This may seen ironi...

DNA Enzyme Works In Crystal Form; Yields New Insights Into Gene Copying

...talytic activity in crystal form. "We were excited when we got our first crystals of enzyme with DNAincorporated," said Beese. "But we were also puzzled, because only part of thestructural data agreed with our pre-conceived ideas of what we expected to see."To further explore the reaction, the bioche...

UPCI Researchers Find Drug Improves Cancer-Fighting Ability Of Vitamin D

...e National Cancer Institute. "We were very excited to find that not only did dexamethasone reducehypercalcemia associated with 1,25-D3 , it actually improved the ability of1,25-D3 to kill cancer cells in an animal model," noted Candace Johnson, Ph.D., study investigator, interim director for basic re...

Maillinckrodt Medical Licenses Invention For Concentration Of Rhenium Radioisotopes

...inckrodt Interventional, said that Mallinckrodt is excited about obtaining the license "because it expands our capabilities in working with rhenium radioisotopes." Knapp emphasized this new use of rhenium 188 is a cost-effective alternative to other radioisotopes. Besides treating restenosis, rhenium-188 is ...

Ant Pheromone May Aid Alzheimer's Patients

...ed, "and when ants sensethe pheromone, they become excited enough to follow the trail back to the prey-- perh...by the time the ants reach the prey item, they are excited enough toattack with venom that contains the pheromone they were following. -- ZIGZAG PATH: The ph...

Novel AIDS-Directed Technology: Approach Permits Optimization Of Existing Drug Therapies And Targeted, Patient-Specific Treatment

...y to form new cells. "We at Berkeley/UCSF are very excited about the prospects for this technology ,"stated Marc Hellerstein, M.D., Ph.D., the Principal Investigator of the study."We are delighted to be working with SpectruMedix with the goal ofcommercializing this technique at the earliest time. We antici...

Researcher Identifies Two New Violet Species In Central America

...s don't happen often, whichis another reason we're excited about this work," Ballard said. The research, reported in a recent issue of the journal Novon, wasco-authored by Mark Allen Wetter of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, andNelson Zamora of the Instituto Nacional de Biodiversidad in Costa Ri...

Targeted Genetics, M.D. Anderson Cancer Center And University Of Pittsburgh Report Phase I Clinical Trial Results Of Gene Therapy Treatment For Cancer

...courages us to continue our work in E1A, and weare excited about its potential as a therapy for several different types ofcancer." According to the AACR, over 180,000 new cases of breast cancer were reported in1997. Of those, approximately 44,000 will be fatal. Ovarian cancer, with nearly25,000 new cases ea...

U-M Engineers Win Army Grant To Build Artificial Eye

...ally, people with visual impairment. "We are very excited about the opportunity to undertake this important research,through which we hope to understand a little more of how the human eye works,"Bhattacharya said. Bhattacharya's team will take two approaches to building a prototype system. Both will captur...

Scientists Unearth Remains Of A Predatory Dinosaur In Madagascar

...tion is just one of many reasons the scientistsare excited about their find, Sampson says. Perhaps of even greater importanceis the animal's strong resemblance to a horned theropod called Carnotaurus,known only from Argentina. Both Majungatholus and Carnotaurus belong to thedinosaur family Abelisauridae, whi...

ASU Scientists Join NASA Astrobiology Institute

...ted to double by 2001. "I'm excited for the whole university," said Jack Farmer, who c...caliber of the competition we faced." "We are excited to be one of the participants in the NASA Astrobiology Institute.Multidisciplinary and collaborative...

Gene-Altered Mice Boost Studies of Cardiomyopathy: Enables Research Into Causes And Treatment Of Heart Failure

...esting of new medications. "We are particularly excited about the opportunity to learn about the early stages of the disease," said Leiden, "which should gives us valuable clues about the biochemistry of cardiomyopathy and possible suggest ways to intervene before the damage is done." Although CREB mutat...

Gene Linked To Glaucoma, Hydrocephalus, And Other Birth Defects

...B. Ingram Professor of Molecular Oncology. "We are excited because themutant mice can now be used to understand organ systems in the human." With roots in a classic scientific finding of more than 50 years ago, thediscovery offers a clear example of how basic research may ultimately beconnected to human dis...

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