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Bacterial Toxin Surprises Scientists

...tinue to study colicin Ia, the researchers hope they will improve general understanding of the critical interactions between proteins and membranes. Please acknowledge partial funding for this work from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS), a...

Researchers Pinpoint Site For Petit Mal Seizures In Brain

...fected in petit mal seizures, which the scientists hope will allow them to develop a treatment that works as well as current drugs, but with fewer side effects....

Duke Geologists Explore Alternative Way To Measure Ice Age Sea Bottom Temperatures

...he temperature of the ocean water. "That's what we hope will be one of the beauties of this technique," he said. "If it works, it will be a direct paleothermometer. It won't be convoluted." For the research described in the Science article, Dwyer worked with ostracod expert Thomas Cronin of the U.S. Geol...

Children Become Gorillas In VR Zoo

...ous gorilla, Willie B. In the future, researchers hope to create a program that can run onsmaller, less e...ence," he added."With the help of Georgia Tech, we hope to work together to expand thisproject so that the 'virtual zoo' will one day be a reality." To mak...

From Corn Rootworms To Art, Cornell's Reactor Is At The Core

...ology, the behavior of this major corn pest in the hope of developing a natural way to control it. By using the 500-kilowatt nuclear reactor on campus, the entomologists can get sharp pictures on film of their corn roots and the rootworms in soil around it. The technique is called neutron radiography, an...

Duke Researchers Find Second Gene Linked To Blood Vessel Disorder

...y important. We would like tobe able to offer some hope to these families." The protein encoded by the ALK1 gene appears to be made almost exclusivelyin the cells that line blood vessels. While researchers aren't sure of itsfunction, it appears to interact with the potent growth factor, transforminggrow...

Race Plus Roaches: A Breathtaking Link

...ome level. According to Eggleston, the researchers hope to use this information to perform further studies that better their understanding of the root causes of cockroach allergen. The study was funded by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease (NIAID). Other researchers include Sampson ...

DNA Techniques Allow Scientists To Become Pollution Detectives.

...bability of other harmfulbacteria in the water. We hope to be able to have folks send uswater samples and to run these tests on it for them. We thinkthis type of test could be used all over the country to detectpollution in water." Despite hours of complex testimony in the O.J. Simpson trial, theDNA "fing...

Hawaiian Whales Show 'No Overt Response' To Sounds Of ATOC Simulation

...ace ecosystem. It's definitely worth doing and I hope it can continue," Frankel said. "But we're here for the whales and the other marine mammals. It's their welfare we're primarily concerned about."...

How Birds Sing

...isolation or have diminished hearing. "What we can hope to find eventually is: How does learning influence the activity patterns of individual neurons? We're learning how the circuits are put together, and we should gain insight into what elements of the circuit are modified during learning." The research...

Green Glow: Not Only For Halloween

...are "turned on" at the same time. The researchers hope to make more colors, including orange and red, by introducing other mutations into the protein. The uses for GFP are almost unlimited, they say. In gene therapy, doctors could inject GFP along with the therapy substance, and by checking for ...

Duke's Russian Laser Making Ultraviolet Light And Gamma Rays

...40 nanometers, or billionthsof a meter Scientists hope to establish a new FEL record of 193 nanometers, which wouldbe deep in the ultraviolet. "Our goal in the next half year would beto cover more or less all of the ultraviolet range, and then go to the extremeultraviolet and X-ray ranges," he said. "I...

Cornell Scientists Find Way To Boost Rice Crop Yield -- They'll Walk On The Wild Side

...rned to recently developed genetic techniques. We hope to reverse the genetic erosion and selectively enrich the genetic base of crop plants. Results from this research demonstrates that genes in wild rice and other wild relatives of crop plants can do spectacular things. All we're doing is using moder...

Environmental Impact Statements Need To Be Made Easier To Decipher

...he initial tests. "The results offer considerable hope for citizen involvement in theEIS process," Kuo said. "Although the original project descriptionyielded very little understanding, the two modifications had consistentlypositive and substantial effects on understanding."...

Robots, Virtual Reality & Other "Smart" Tools Soon Will Help Physicians Heal Patients

...) program director in biomedical engineering. "We hope soon to see new, sophisticated systems that physic... these emerging technologies with human skills, we hope to improve our patients' outcomes. Reducing complications and making procedures more precise and les...

Researchers Find How Disease-resistant Plants Recognize Bacteria

... the mechanism of disease resistance in plants, we hope to improve the stability of their resistance, and ... the plants and microbes recognize one another, we hope to create crop plants that have broader, more stable resistance." According to Martin, the findings ...

Blood Test Can Identify Some Children With Strep-Related Behavioral Disorders

...s never get over how they're treated byothers. Our hope is that with more research, we can change the outcome forthese children." Leonard is professor and director of training for child andadolescent psychiatry in the Department of Psychiatry and HumanBehavior, Brown University School of Medicine, and d...

Herpes-Based Gene Therapy Is Key To Promising Liver Tumor Vaccine

... herpes particles in gene therapy. He and Dr. Fong hope to trythe therapy on human patients in the future....

Herpes-Based Gene Therapy Is Key To Promising Liver Tumor Vaccine

... herpes particles in gene therapy. He and Dr. Fong hope to try the therapy on human patients in the future. Memorial Sloan-Kettering is the world's oldest and largest private institution devoted to prevention, patient care, research and education in cancer. Throughout its long and distinguished history, ...

Purdue Researchers Prod Plants To Clean Up Pollution

...Professor Peter Goldsbrough, "but there's a lot of hope that eventually plants can be used to restore sites and remove pollutants at a fairly low cost." Initial commercial efforts at phytoremediation have been promising, but officials from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), which owns most toxic sites i...

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