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Livermore research team wins distinguished Department of Energy award for development of miniature glucose sensor for diabetes patients

...e extremely proud that DOE has selected one of the extraordinary achievements made by the Laboratory's Medical Technology Program team for the Bright Light Award," said Jeff Wadsworth, deputy director for Science and Technology. "This award proves the Laboratory continues to make significant contributions that ben...

New species of early bird discovered in Mongolia by team of research scientists

...haa Tolgod, which is virtually unparalleled in the extraordinary preservation of the hundreds of fossil mammals, lizards, and small dinosaur specimens. Through phylogenetic analysis of the fossil, Dr. Norell and Ms. Clarke found strong evidence refuting the theory that early birds were divided into two groups ...

LSU veterinarians deliver cloned calves by caesarian section

...ck. I think in a very short time we will have some extraordinary announcements that would entice anyone in the livestock industry to look seriously at cloning as the next tool in their breeding programs," Spell said. "This was the first such experience for the veterinary school and Louisiana," Pinto said. "Th...

Major fossil find reveals Asian origins of salamanders

...0 million-year-old Chinese fossil site provides an extraordinary new window on the origin of one of the major groups of living amphibians. More than 500 fossils, many of which preserve the entire skeleton and impressions of soft tissues provide compelling evidence that the salamander originated in Asia according t...

Biotechnology Study Center Honors J. Craig Venter, Leonard Bell, and Steven Shak

...e first of its kind nationwide, brings together an extraordinary group of biomedical scientists, social scientists, legal experts, and business leaders, who are among the top movers and shakers in their fields. "The Center is a university-based think tank for biotechnology, rather than a trade group that actively ...

Spurred by the worldwide fight against malaria, scientists release parasite genome database

...mplex pathogen genome sequenced to date, requiring extraordinary effort and ingenuity on behalf of the sequencing centers. The sequencing of Plasmodium's roughly 30 million nucleotides -- 1 percent as many as in the human genome -- began in 1996. The genome has been sequenced several times over in a series of ...

President's FY 2002 budget for USGS -- contributions to energy security and America's environment

...poses to reduce funding for programs that received extraordinary increases in 2001 back to their 2000, or more historical, funding level. A significant portion ($30.0 million) of the proposed decreases affects two USGS water quality programs that primarily benefit other federal agencies and states. The National W...

Global change conference sets the scene for next round of Kyoto Protocol talks

...me, a co-sponsor of the conference. "It will be an extraordinary opportunity for journalists to expand their grasp of the science behind global change and to have access to a wide array of ground-breaking and newsworthy research," he said. The conference is being organised by IGBP together with its global change p...

Neuroscientist studies brains of bizarre-looking mammals

...nction came to light. He established that it is an extraordinary touch organ, covered with more than 25,000 microscopic sensory receptors that allow the hamster-sized mole to literally feel its way around its subterranean environment. Since coming to Vanderbilt, Catania has determined that the star-shaped nose is ...

Field Museum plays vital role in creation of huge new park

...ed to creation of the park. The RBI documented the extraordinary biodiversity of the northern Cordillera Azul mountain range, where the new park is located. The Parque Nacional Cordillera Azul sits in one of the last large tracts of virgin rainforest still undeveloped and largely uninhabited. As such, its creation...

Rutgers biologist wins a $1.03 million, 5 year contract to study how microbes can help clean up Superfund sites

...ortunate to have a scientific investigator of such extraordinary talent." Rutgers' role in the project, says Young, is to learn how microbes can be managed and used effectively to reduce toxic chemicals to harmless wastes, and ultimately, to develop a process to use the microbes to clean up contaminate...

Overfishing sets the stage for other problems in marine ecosystems

...e they used to be rare. Rock crabs haveexploded to extraordinary density in some areas. Last year we relocatedtens of thousands of sea urchins to bring them back to an area whereharvesting has eliminated them, but they were all eaten by crabs. Changeis common in all ecosystems, but the rate and magnitude of change...

Scientists: Collapse of coastal ecosystems tied to past overfishing

...past richness of coastal ecosystems highlights the extraordinary magnitude of economic resources that are retrievable and is a first step toward rebuilding the systems to their past glory, they say. If we want to restore these ecosystems, we have to understand how they function, and just looking back a coupl...

New study puts dinosaur noses in their place

...e could get a hold of," Witmer said, "and found an extraordinary amount of evidence to suggest the nostrils of dinosaurs actually were parked out front." What's more, the common "up-front" placement of fleshy nostrils in the reptiles, birds and mammals Witmer studied suggests an unusual anatomical trait consisten...

A closer look at the genomes black holes

...aradox that while centromeric DNA is evolving with extraordinary rapidity, it is still stable enough to perform its job during cell division. In a review article published in the August 10, 2001, issue of the journal Science, Henikoff and colleagues Kami Ahmad and Harmit S. Malik at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Rese...

Genetic secrets of metal-eating plants uncovered

...er million," he says. "So they obviously have this extraordinary capacity to accumulate metals, and they do this in the wild without any interference from man. They just do this for a living." Hyperaccumulating plants store the metal in microscopic structures in their cells called vacuoles. The vacuoles are membra...

Scientists identify chromosome location of genes associated with long life

... likely to contain a gene or genes associated with extraordinary life expectancy. Their findings, reported in the Aug. 28 issue of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, may lead to a better understanding of the aging process. This is the first study to use humans to try to find genes that play a rol...

ORNL heads effort to build better supercomputer centers

...n codes. The codes will take full advantage of the extraordinary computing capabilities of computers capable of performing trillions of calculations per second to address increasingly complex problems. The recently announced 51 DOE SciDAC projects will receive a total of $57 million this fiscal year to advance fun...

Student discovers well-preserved embryo in dinosaur egg

... conifers or hardwood vegetation." Only through an extraordinary set of circumstances did the egg survive, he says, since most dinosaur-age terrestrial deposits in the eastern United States have long since eroded. Lamb theorizes the egg was washed out to sea during an ancient hurricane. Eventually, the pores that...

Astrobiologist and national security expert Christopher Chyba named 2001 MacArthur

...iven to talented individuals who have demonstrated extraordinary originality and a marked capacity for self-direction. Each recipient will receive a $500,000, "no strings attached" stipend to be paid in equal quarterly installments over five years beginning in January 2002. Fellows may use the stipend any way they...

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