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New Technology Deposits Bone-Regenerating Materials On The Surface Of Implants

...oose. The new coatings are designed to extend the life ofthe implant by stimulating the growth of new bone, which bonds with the naturalbone surrounding it, thus anchoring the implant more firmly in place. Dr. Campbell presided at a symposium at which she and nine other scientistsreported new progress i...

Largest Generation Of Adolescents Faces Reproductive Health Risks

...Academy of Sciences. "The quality of future adult life depends largely on the extent to whichadolescents ...pportunities for socioeconomicadvancement in later life are considerably reduced. In many traditional rural societies however, the vast majority of women m...

China And USGS--Working Together On Environmental Issues

...rystate by USGS scientists to minimize the loss of life and property from naturaldisasters, to contribute to the conservation and the sound economic and physicaldevelopment of the nation's natural resources, and to enhance the quality oflife by monitoring water, biological, energy, and mineral resources....

USGS Scientists Find New Invasive Fish Species In Florida

...ed as females. Then, after spending part of their life as females, the eels transform into large males. Swamp eels belong to the family Synbranchidae, a group of fishes found in fresh and brackish waters in Central and South America, Africa, and from India east to Australia. These fish are not true eels...

Montana And Other Scientists Report On Life In The Ice

...enand six other scientists have written a paper on life in the Antarctic ice thatappears June 26 in the jo...u and Fritsen said, to studies aimed atdiscovering life on Mars and Jupiter's moon Europa. Exobiology, or the searchfor life on other planets, is a hot topi...

Feature: Biomaterials Are Transforming Medicine

...ed products "that can relieve suffering andprolong life for many people."...

New Microbial Insecticide As Potent As Bt

...ployed in concert with Bt to prolong the effective life ofboth biological insecticides by delaying the evolution of resistant strains ofinsect pests. He described the deployment of Bt transgenic crops as the biggestexperiment in natural selection for insecticide resistance since theintroduction of chemica...

Life In Antarctic Ice May Compare To Mars

...to those on Mars or Europa and provide insightsfor life forms that could be found elsewhere in our solar s...ut." The nutritional requirements of these life forms are minimal, Giovannonisaid - a little light, water, carbon dioxide, phosphate, nitrate and ot...

Discovery Of Plant-Like Metabolic Pathway In Common Parasites Supplies New Targets For Therapy

...including the synthesis of compounds necessary for life such as certain aminoacids and folate, which animals get from eating plants. The plant-like <AHREF="http://www.hort.purdue.edu/rhodcv/hort640c/aromat/ar00007.htm">shikimatepathway , which McLeod's team found in these parasites, consists of a ...

Who Needs Flowers? Transgenic Plants Sprout Embryos On Leaves

...s, biologists have brought a seed-building gene to life in a plant's leaves instead of itsblossoms, a nove...gene to work much earlier thanusual in the plant's life cycle. One result of the gene's rescheduled activity wasparticularly striking: Some leaf surfaces sp...

UB Studies Link Low Dietary Calcium, Vitamin C With Increased Risk Of Gum Disease

...he risk of developing periodontal disease later in life than people with higher dietary levels of either nutrient. The two studies add a new element to public-health efforts to promote dental health, said Sara Grossi, D.D.S., senior research scientist and director of the UB Periodontal Research Cente...

USGS And Arizona Game And Fish Begin Partnership To Study Western Yellow-Billed Cuckoo

...ry state by USGS scientists to minimize theloss of life and property from natural disasters, contribute to...ion's naturalresources, and enhance the quality of life by monitoring water, biological,energy and mineral resources....

Horses Prefer Bridles That Have A Bit Missing

An ex-cowboy has found a way to make a horse's life more comfortable with abridle that does not need a bit and which significantly improves on otherbitless devices. Bits have been used since before 1600 BC to help riders steer, slow downand stop their mounts. Their basic design has stayed virt...

Native Fish Found In U.S. Lake Ontario For First Time In 50 Years

...e by USGS scientists to minimize the loss of life and property from natural disasters, to contr...ural resources, and to enhance the quality of life by monitoring water, biological, energy, and mineral resources. ***USGS*** ...

Crossing Bacterial/Archaeal Boundaries

...domain of the archaea, one of the three domains of life (archaea, bacteria, eucarya). Their central carbon metabolism involves the conversion of the C1 compound carbon dioxide (CO2) to methane (CH4) in the presence of hydrogen. Methylotrophic bacteria represent a ubiquitious group of aerobic (oxygen-depen...

News Backgrounder: Duke Primate Center Successfully Fosters Mysterious Aye-Ayes

...ingthat ability. Such foraging will be literally a life or death skill ifcaptive-born aye-ayes are ever to be returned to the wild. "We now have enough of these young animals reaching maturity so that wecan compare wild caught with captive born," said Erickson. "That's reallyimportant, because we ...

Ecological Consequences Of Jasmonate-Induced Responses For Plants In Native Populations

...cited by leaf wounding. N. attenuata has life history characteristics that make it particularly useful for a test of the cost-benefit model for induced defenses. It is an ephemeral member of the annual community in burned sagebrush, blackbrush and pinyon-juniper forests of the Great ...

New Knowledge From Old Dung

...auml;bo even hopes to throw light on Neandertal life in this manner: Before long, he wants to examine 45,000-year-old Neandertal feces from a cave near Gibraltar. He could thus not only be able to explain kinship with modern man more exactly than before; he even hopes to learn what feeding ...

NASA Research Helps Map Protein Structures -- Key In The Development Of New Disease-Fighting Drugs

...uch treatments would greatly improvethe quality of life of people on insulin therapy by reducing the number ofinjections they require. It also would reduce the cost of treatment, whichaccounts for one-seventh of the nation's health care costs. A protein crystal growth study conducted during a rece...

NASA Funds New Origin Of Life Center at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

...ctions of the organics that led tothe formation of life on Earth," Ferris said. For example, research at t...lternative view claims that the building blocks of life on Earth were formedhere by the action of various energy sources on the atmosphere that emerged from...

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(Date:4/18/2014)... (April 21, 2014) -- A group of scientists ... and the Sanders-Brown Center on Aging has found ... and neuropsychological function in Parkinson,s disease (PD). ... , the study, which assessed cognitive function in ... the dopamine replacement therapy commonly used to treat ...
(Date:4/18/2014)... memories? How did it make you feel? According to ... experience, such as how sad you were or how ... when you can,t stop thinking about it. , ... context of the memories, rather than how you felt, ... the negative effects of these memories, a new study ...
(Date:4/18/2014)... scientists could lead to potential new treatments for breaking ... , Fibrosis, or scarring, is a hallmark of ... lungs can lead to serious organ damage and, in ... options centers on findings made by Swati Bhattacharyya, PhD, ... that a specific protein plays in promoting fibrosis. ...
(Date:4/17/2014)... One of the most popular vaccine brands for children ... may be overlooking some cost factors when choosing vaccines, ... expensive option, according to a new study by University ... administer can be driven by numerous factors," says Sheldon ... professor of computer science and of mathematics at the ...
(Date:4/17/2014)... In a review published in the April issue of ... The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research, says it,s time ... approach to treating sepsis, which kills millions ... Sepsis occurs when molecules released into the bloodstream to ... body. Inflammation is necessary for maintaining good health ...
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