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Student science contest participation influences study, career choices, alumni say

... went on to win the Manning Innovation Achievement gold medal in senior environmental science at the Canada Wide Science Fair in Edmonton the following year. Barfett says it was a "tremendously exciting" opportunity to find a solution to a real problem in tackling the hog waste. Their solution ge...

New hydrothermal vents discovered as 'South Pacific Odyssey' research begins

...s--along with massive sulfide deposits enriched in gold and other minerals--it is home to gigantic snails and other strange animals that live in total darkness off of the hot, acidic vent water. Many scientists have dubbed the basin "the perfect geologic experiment," an ideal place to study the processes...

Secretary of Energy announces seven E.O. Lawrence Award Winners

...4 E.O. Lawrence Award. Each winner will receive a gold medal, a citation and $50,000. The award is given in seven categories for outstanding contributions in the broadly defined field of atomic energy. "We are all enriched by the contributions these researchers have made ranging from engines with no m...

Green, leafy spinach may soon power cellphones and laptops

...coated with a conductive material. A thin layer of gold helps the chemical reaction that assembles the spinach chlorophyll Photosystem I complexes. The researchers then evaporate a soft organic semiconductor that prevents electrical shorts and protects the protein complexes from the layer of metal that co...

Gold quantum dots have applications in biological labeling, nanoscale optics

...er-soluble quantum dots made from small numbers of gold atoms could be the basis for a new biological labe...ntary to those of semiconductor quantum dots." The gold nanodots are made up of 5, 8, 13, 23 or 31 atoms, each size fluorescing at a different wavelength to...

National Parkinson Foundation designates UNC as 'Center of Excellence'

...itutes NPF's public seal of approval, defining the gold standard in Parkinson research, support and care," the letter said. The letter said further that UNC is eligible to apply for grants from the foundation next year to support basic or clinical research, comprehensive care for Parkinson disease and out...

The mother lode of mutations

...t," says Mullins. "Now we feel we have this little gold mine." Penn researchers Keith A. Mintzer, Greg Runke, and Anthony P. Wiemelt were also co-authors on the papers. This work was funded in part by the National Institutes of Health, the March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation, and the American Can...

Fox Chase Cancer Center's Alfred Knudson Jr. named 2004 Kyoto Prize winner

...t of about $450,000 (50 million yen), the 20 karat gold Kyoto Prize Medal and a diploma at the Kyoto Prize Ceremony in Kyoto, Japan on November 10, 2004. The Inamori Foundation selects three Kyoto Prize ( www.kyotoprize.org ) laureates annually for significant contributions to the scientific, cultural and...

Nanosphere announces genetic detection advance in Nature Biotechnology

...truments." At the core of Nanosphere's technology, gold nanoparticles are attached to strands of nucleotid...found. The unique hybridization characteristics of gold nanoparticle probes result in sharp melting curves that enable dramatically improved sensitivity and...

Nanoparticles illuminate brain tumors for days under MRI

..., but not replace it," he said. "Gadolinium is the gold standard. But ferumoxtran-10 gives us additional information we can't get in some patients with gadolinium. Using both kinds of contrast agents, we can get better diagnostic information and that has the potential to improve the patient's outcome." In...

Learned social preference in zebrafish

...stically different color patterns, either blue and gold stripes or an absence of stripes and a uniform mother-of-pearl color. This difference was the result of a single DNA base change in the fish's genome. To determine whether genes or the environment determine individuals' preferences, the investigators...

Derek R. Lovley receives 2004 Proctor & Gamble Award from American Society for Microbiology

...anaerobic bacteria can use other metals, including gold and uranium, in their metabolism. Harnessing the ability of these microbes to reduce these substances to less-harmful forms may be key to removing uranium, petroleum, and other contaminants from groundwater. Further research on the anaerobic degradat...

Researchers probe link between nanotechnology and health

...ientists found ways to manipulate carbon, zinc and gold molecules into microscopic clusters that could be useful in building almost anything ultra-small. Medical applications under development include using nanoparticles as drug-delivery systems, or as a super-advanced type of radiation therapy that could...

Newer drugs more effective at curing strep throat than penicillin

... school-age children. Penicillin is considered the gold standard for treating strep throat, but pediatricians should realize that cephalosporins are more effective in killing the germs, says Janet Casey, M.D., the study's lead author and a University of Rochester Medical Center pediatrician. Cephalosporin...

Making protein nanostructures

...sozyme in a square about 100nanometers across on a gold surface. By reducing the size of dots ingene or protein chips, the number of potential tests per device couldbe hugely increased....

World's largest tiger reserve declared in Myanmar

...lso identified threats from outside forces such as gold mining and commercial hunting. Wildlife surveys revealed the reserve also contains rich populations of elephants, rare clouded leopards, and endangered gaur, a massive species of wild cattle weighing up to a ton. In addition to its rich wildlife div...

Heinz Maier-Leibnitz prizes 2004

...lculate the geometries of larger molecules such as gold cluster ions. In these largely theoretical projects, Filipp Furche frequently seeks to work closely with groups conducting experimental work. He has attracted much international attention for his innovative and groundbreaking research in the area of ...

A new way to see DNA (and other tiny molecules)

...ming it, the molecule's structure is revealed. The gold tip, Hu explains, generates a strong electrical field when illuminated by a laser; the electric field's interaction with the fluorescing molecules in the sample provides the image with its contrast. Hu and Lu have also produced sharp images of fluor...

Rwanda's primate-rich forests now a national park

...g, hunting, small-scale agriculture and mining for gold within the reserve. In 1984, WCS conservationists Drs. Amy Vedder and Bill Weber, both of whom worked on the ecology and conservation of Rwanda's world-famous mountain gorillas in Parc National des Volcans, began working in Nyungwe, conducting primat...

Story tips from the Department of Energys Oak Ridge National Laboratory, February 2004

...ound evidence of microbial life from South African gold mine samples, which were up to 100 million years old at depths up to three kilometers. It's essential to explore water at those depths because it has not been affected by people. Because of the extreme conditions and the complexity involved in such a...

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