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Researchers Use Hydrated Lime To Reduce Toxic Selenium Emissions

...n seleniumare going to be," Fan said. "Some plants may find iteasier to install a very expensive wet scrubber to remove allof the harmful byproducts from flue gas and fly ash." But dry sorbent injection technology could be more cost efficientfor the removal of selenium, and possibly arsenic. Another adva...

Core Spins Faster Than Earth, Scientists Find

...ngeles, suggested that the Earthand its inner core may rotate at different rates. Toprove the theory, the Lamont-Doherty seismologists identifieda pathway that aligned closely with the inner core's fast axis.On one end was a seismic monitoring station; on the other, a quake-proneregion that consistently...

Florida Researchers Discover Gene For Fatal Childhood Disease

...affairs. "Hopefully in the nearfuture a medication may be available." Researchers identified the gene by first mapping its location in micewith Chediak-Higashi syndrome, sifting through piece after piece of DNA todetermine which gene was mutated. They then isolated it in people with thedisease. ...

Photosystem I -- An Intermediate Step -- May Not Be Necessary For Plants

...o a new study reported today (July 19), that dogma may have gone for a walk, and scientists may have to rethink some aspects of how photosynthesis works. "Scientists have thought they understood p...

Humble Pocket Gophers Shed Light On The Genetic Fortitude Of Cheetahs

... such as California sea otters and elephant seals, may have little variability among their immune systems and thus may be more vulnerable to outbreaks of disease. "Genetic variation is the stuff of evolution," says Sanj...

Researchers Find Possible New Route to Making Cancer Cells Vulnerable

...thout compromising the immune system. "We may have identified an Achilles' heel in the body's na...nd close thepump. When FKBP12 is missing, the pump may not be able to open and closeproperly to expel the drugs from the cell." The researchers sa...

Bee Sting Treatment Should Emphasize Speed, Not Method Of Removal

...eave the area where they arestung since the attack may have been the response of a bee defending itsnest, Visscher said. Once a bee stings, it emits a chemical alarm pheromonethat signals other bees, making them more likely to sting. "Getting to safety is more important than removing stings immediately...

Protein Glitch May Be Early Problem In Inherited Alzheimer's

...despread damage to nerve cells seen in FAD, but it may interfere with other proteins that could. Like dom... According to Sisodia, mutated forms of presenilin may influence the formation of plaques in the brain that are among the earliest signs of Alzheimer's dis...

Virginia Tech Researchers Receive Patent For Rapid Virus Detection Technology

...f E. coli , he says. "Numbers of E.coli viruses may be better indicators of human health riskof drinking and recreational waters than numbers of bacteria." The enzyme-based test is easy, inexpensive,and highly-sensitive. The test can detect as few as two virusesin a sample and, because of the specific...

Nitric Oxide May Hold Key To First Treatment For Deadly Form Of Malaria, Duke Scientists Report

...ocess of flagging proteins with NOto activate them may prove to be as fundamental a biological process as...to turn genes on is a phenomenal understandingthat may lead to a new chapter of research and possible therapeutic uses." The finding ties together...

A Genetic Skeleton Key

...n thatappears on a single page in thehuman edition may be broken upinto two in the wheat version, orvice ...gsequences of "junk DNA," as it'ssometimes called, may be identicalto parts of the message but not bepart of the gene. Such sequencesare meant to be skippe...

Salvage Gene Is At The Root Of Many Mutations

... price: The arbitrary placement of a cytosine base may change the genetic code and cause amutation. While individual mutations are seldom serious, "if you get that rare mutation that causes cancer, you're introuble," Nelson says. "There's every reason to believe that mutagenesis in humans will prove...

Hibernation: The Opposite of Sleep?

...n rest. "Cold brains cannot sleep. Although torpor may stave offthe need to sleep for days or even weeks, eventually the animal will grow so tired and sleepy that it must rewarm itself for a snooze." To aground squirrel, hibernation probably feels like long stretches of icy stupor punctuated with short, ...

Genetic Alterations Linked To Cancer In Some Blood Samples

...dentifying patients with a very poor prognosis who may benefit from aggressive therapy," he says. The tes...e test group, further indicating that poor outcome may be associated with the presence of serum DNA alterations. These results must be confirmed in much l...

Low-Protein Diet May Reverse Kidney Disease

... very low protein diet with amino acid supplements may cure a severe kidney disease in some people, a Joh...in in their urine, yet restricting dietary protein may help many sufferers, says Mackenzie Walser, M.D., the study's lead author and a professor of pharmac...

New Ultrasensitive Technique For Accurately Characterizing Biomolecules Is Developed By Cornell Chemists

..., we can characterize and identify." The technique may be useful for examining a host of human medical disorders, the researchers said. "This is an excellent tool for looking at an isolated biological system at the cellular level, like a single nerve synapse," McLafferty said. "Or say your microscopic e...

Ocean Sediments Contain Record of Past Vegetation Fires in Africa

...produces charred particles, or charcoal. Charcoal may then be transported long distances by winds and ri...d in ocean sediments. Explains Verardo, "Charcoal may be swept aloft in plumes rising from active fires, and transported by prevailing winds from the sour...

Nitric Oxide Found To Control Cells By Turning On Genes; Suggests New Role In Health And Disease

...ocess of flagging proteins with NOto activate them may prove to be as fundamental a biological process as...to turn genes on is a phenomenal understandingthat may lead to a new chapter of research and possible therapeutic uses." The finding ties together...

Study Shows Songbirds Switch From Bugs To Berries To Fuel Fall Migration

...sts that many songbirdsmigrating south each autumn may switch from typical meals of insects to aberry-ric...h in ripe berries during autumn, coastalshrublands may be especially critical in providing some migrants with thefruit-laden diet they desire. Yet today, t...

Human-Like Ability, Categorical Perception, Found In Insects

... come up with a comparable, workable solution. We may now expect to find categorical perception in many different systems, between insects and humans."...

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