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New proteomics core at OHSU will speed discovery process

...llen, manage the samples, analyze the proteins and mine genome databases around the world to help identify them. But protein samples begin their journey toward identification in the 2DiDx workstation. The machine is fully automated and can prepare samples unattended with the help of a robotic arm that s...

Can you tell the difference between Quarks and DNA?

...erence programme: WIMPS in Yorkshire? Boulby salt mine key in search for dark matter The Exotic Nuclei Factory How many quarks in an atom? Discovery of pentaquark turns existing theory on its head Death by quantum tunnelling? Liverpool team to boost ability of hospital positron emission tomography (PET) ...

Bacteria live in the esophagus!

...shes in the laboratory, the researchers decided to mine DNA libraries that have been compiled of bacterial genes. They used a technique called PCR (polymerase chain reaction) to greatly amplify snippets of DNA extracted from biopsies of tissue from the esophagus, and they compared the sequences of the DNA...

Microbe's trick provides a template for willowy crystals

...here. Now, the flooded depths of an abandoned iron mine in southwestern Wisconsin have yielded yet another...ch are more than likely metabolizing iron from the mine environment. "We are dealing with microbes that probably oxidize ferrous iron and reduce oxygen," s...

Pacific leatherback turtle could go extinct in 10 years

...ne of 97 percent. "On land, the canary in the coal mine warns humans of impending environmental danger," said Roderic Mast, Conservation International Vice President and President of the International Sea Turtle Society. "Sea turtles act as our warning mechanism for the health of the ocean, and what they'...

Symposium relates long-term ecological research to ecosystem management

...gement in Florida's Everglades,remediation of acid mine drainage in the western United States,and marine reserves in coastal ecosystems are some of the topicsthat ecologists will explore February 26th, at a symposium on the"Application of LTER Science to Ecosystem Management." Thesymposium will be held a...

Money talks: Concern for biodiversity pressed on boardrooms by new breed of fund managers

...clining 5 to 10% annually. The economic life of a mine varies but mining and mineral companies today often plan for the useful life of a mine of some 20 years. "Access to land to exploit new sites is thus vital to extractive and utility compa...

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

...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 an end...

MIT student dances with robots

...nt. Such robots could be improved by research like mine that might imbue the tool with a richer ability to understand and respond to what the user is doing based on a 'vocabulary' of moves." "Sommer is entering an exciting area of research which is between engineering, psychology, and human motor-control...

Scientists report first sequencing of environmental genome

...he country, interact with minerals to produce acid mine drainage. "Acid mine drainage is one of the most pressing long-term environmental problems worldwide, and it's caused by ...

Microbial biofilm yields community genomes, metabolic clues

...ly a century ofoperations, created the most acidic mine drainage in theworld, discharging-on average-a ton...until remediationefforts began a decade ago. Acid mine drainage remains a significant environmentalproblem worldwide. Banfield, a professor at the Universi...

JGI launches community sequencing program

...of the grape growing and wine industries) and acid mine run-off. Among those organisms currently under investigation are a species of frog (Xenopus tropicalis), the alder tree (Popular trichocarpa), and a type of green algae (Chlamydomonas reinhardtii ).The first deadline for proposals is Feb. 20. For a...

Researchers probe how microbes speed up acid production at mining sites

...th the mineral pyrite to speed up acidification of mine run-off water. Scientists have been trying to understand the chemistry behind this process that eventually leads to widespread acidification of water bodies and deposition of heavy metals. What a new study has found seems to defy the laws of chemistr...

Two worms are better than one

...agues have greatly enhanced biologists' ability to mine C. elegans for biological gold. After confirming the accuracy of the sequence (it covers 98% of the genome and has an accuracy of 99.98%), the researchers turned to the substance of the genome. Examining the two worm genomes side by side, sci...

Novel sensors help clear the air

...lar emissions, agricultural runoff, industrial and mine waste disposal, as well as ocean spills and dumping. Technical Insights will hold a conference call at 3:00 p.m. (EST)/ 12:00 p.m. (PST) on November 19, 2003 to provide a summary and analysis of the latest developments in environmental sensors. Those...

Stepping way out: Scripps scientists watch clam feet elongate far from the shell

...eria need, these clams have evolved the ability to mine the sediment with their feet--it shows that very different species can find amazing ways of cooperating." The study was supported by Scripps Institution's graduate department, the Baxter and Alma Ricard Foundation, and the National Science Foundation...

World's most alkaline life forms found near Chicago

...and cement-contaminated groundwater in a deep gold mine in Africa. Some RNA sequences appeared most closely related to thermophilic, or "heat loving," bacteria found in other parts of the world. The temperatures of the slag dumps are not extraordinary at all, of course. In fact they get pretty cold in the...

Scientists determine identity, cell locale and quantity of nearly all proteins in an organism

...a living organism. They have used the new tools to mine nearly the entire proteome of an organism discovering what proteins are active in each cell, where they are active and in what quantity. The results, published in two papers in the October 16 issue of the journal Nature, provide the most comprehensi...

Jaws of clamworm are hardened by zinc say UCSB scientists

...so interdisciplinary," he said. "A little lab like mine couldn't hope to handle it independently. We pooled expertise in physics, inorganic chemistry, materials science and biology. UCSB is really good at interdisciplinary work." For their study, the scientists also used labs outside of UCSB. For example,...

New science at K-State attracts $4.2 million from National Science Foundation

... Stanford University researchers will help Herman mine the resulting data for gene function. "We'll get answers about how genes are regulated by growth in the soil and which genes get switched on and off under particular environmental cues," Herman said. Johnson, an ecologist, studies plant root systems ...

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