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Rock-Eating Microbes Could Signify Life On Mars

... The researchers say the next step is to bring up fresh core samples andtry to extract the microbes while they are still alive. The core samples werefrom drilling studies that were months, even years old, and had been stored atColumbia University, Texas A&M and the Scripps Oceanographic Institute. Futured...

USGS Scientists Learn Lessons From Captive Released Manatees

...as, but still far fromfeeding areas with access to fresh water and other manatees. Fresh water is anecessit...n handle amonth-long offshore trip with no food or fresh water." On the other hand, Lefebvre said Georgia's successful calving is particularlygratifying beca...

Turning "Unrecyclable" Waste Into Plastic Products

...ified process. Normally they would use an ordinary fresh plastic raw materials for the inside structure of plastic components created by this process but they hit upon the idea that they could also take this waste fluff and seal it inside the coated components, as part of the inner structure, as they were...

Jurassic Beetle: CSIRO Entomologist Discovers Living Fossil

...k to the Jurassic," he recounts. The beetle, a fresh candidate for the honour of oldest living Australian, is even more ancient than the super-continent Gondwana. Its cousins are found in South America, North America, Europe and Asia, suggesting they originated at the time when all of the earth's ...

40 Percent Of Deaths Are Environmental

...ies provide more suitable habitats in contaminated fresh water. Following construction in 1968 of Egypt's Aswan High Dam and associated irrigation systems, prevalence of the Schistosoma mansoni organism in humans in the region increased from 5 percent to 77 percent. -- Of the 80,000 pesticides and o...

NASA Using Space Incubator To Understand Breast Cancer

...al free-fall in a way that allowed for maintaining fresh media and oxygenation. To solve the problem, NASA in the 1980s developed the Bioreactor (right), which is a can-like vessel equipped with a membrane for gas exchange and ports for media exchange and sampling. As the bioreactor turns, the cells con...

Fewer Songbirds May Be Result Of Forest Fragmentation Across The American South, New Study Suggests

...sts constructedartificial nests that contained two fresh Northern Bobwhite eggs and two clayeggs. Nests were constructed and all eggs handled with gloves to minimize humanscent. Most nests were checked seven days after egg placement. "We were concerned only with categorizing predators as small-mout...

Genetic Uniqueness Threatens Florida Manatee's Future

...cted coastal watersand rivers, where seagrasses or fresh water vegetation are abundant, saidBowen, who is supervising Garcia's research. "It's very much against their well-being to travel across open water."Bowen said. "Out there, they are big, slow and tasty. We think they arejust a big shark egg roll, an...

Cholesterol Inhibitors In Garlic Identified

... The Penn State scientist noted that he used fresh garlic extracts in hisrecent studies. Deodorized aged garlic extract consists mostly of the same watersoluble, sulfur-containing chemicals, he said. In Yeh's earlier feeding studies with rats, aged garlic extract reducedblood cholesterol by 1...

New Phylloxera Strain Poses Threat Primarily To Grape Nurseries

...ing pest. Tell-tale galls form on theunderside of fresh grape leaves in addition to attacking roots like the typicalCalifornia strains of the pest. The finds thus far have all been on the leavesof rootstock varieties. To the relief of the grape growing community, however,the pest does not appear to have...

Russia Has Designs On Its Astronauts' Used Underwear

...tainers until a Progress supplymodule arrives with fresh supplies. Waste is then transferred to the module,which burns up and disintegrates as it re-enters the Earth's atmosphere. ButProgress modules only call about twice a year. Meanwhile, stored waste builds upon the station, taking up valuable space and...

Exercising Just Three Days May Provide Heart Attack Protection

...elley Park. "I love to go out and get some fresh air," Sullivan said "It also helpsmeto stay in relatively decent shape." But Sullivan is doing more than just staying physically fit. He isgenerating in his heart a protein called Heat Shock Protein 72, or HSP72,which protects against injury ...

Leibniz Prize Winners 1999 - Most Highly Endowed German Promotional Prize For Ten Scientists

...complete edition of Troeltsch'swork he has taken a fresh approach to his ideas and concepts. Friedrich WilhelmGraf is the first theologian to receive the Leibniz Prize. Professor Dr. Ulrich Herbert (47), Modern and Contemporary History, Universityof Freiburg (DM 1.5 million) Ulrich Herbert read history, Ge...

Biotech Creates New Solutions And New Problems

... use for blemished pears that cannot be packed for fresh market orcanned. The scientists suggest that making pear cider could greatly improve thedemand for pears and enable vintners to make use of wineries during theoff-season. Their experiments demonstrate that an ultrapremium-quality cider canbe made fro...

Adult Cells Undergo Identity Switch Reported In Science

... of the hematopoietic stem cells and churned out a fresh supply of bloodcells. Apparently, during their development as NSCs, the stem cells had notundergone any irrevocable changes that made them unable to specialize as othertypes of stem cells as well. "It took us a while to believe our own data. The tis...

Researchers Develop First Way To Immunize Against A Deadly Bacterium

...the Pseudomonas aeruginosa bacterium, suggesting a fresh alternative toantibiotics in the fight against the microbes responsible for mosthospital-acquired pneumonia deaths. The bacteria kill half the hospital patientsthey infect. The new finding led by scientists at the University of California San Franci...

University Of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute Team Is The First To Uncover Role Of Faulty DNA Repair In Breast Cancer

... To accomplish its work, Dr. Latimer's team used fresh tissues taken within fivehours of surgery and grown in culture. A patent is currently pending on thisculture method, which is the only one available to grow normal breast tissue forup to three months. Dr. Latimer's study co-author and coll...

Research Bears Fruit, And Patents

...stone,Va. experiment station. The availability of fresh raspberries in the east is relatively recent; and theystill aren't plentiful. Stiles has been working with raspberries since 1974 and has been at VirginiaTech's Southern Piedmont Center since 1978, but has only been developing newplants for about 10...

Purdue Scientist Wants To Find Out What Went Sour With Flowers

... given off. While she appreciates the smell of fresh flowers, Dudareva says the realattraction for her is the chance to study this little-known aspect of plantbiology. Plants use volatile compounds to repel and kill pests, to attractpollinators, and to communicate between cells and plants. Volatile com...

Journalists put 'hands on science'

... their regular work - with new experiences and the fresh impressions of modern biological research. Not onlythe journalists but the scientists too, who spent the week supervising their guests, said they had learned a lot about how science shouldbe communicated, about the sort of information the media are i...

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