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Scientists Identify Retrovirus-Like Components In Corn Genome
... of genetic material in plants. The findings offer new
insights into why some plants have larger genomes than others, and they indicate that some plants may be able to thwart certain viruses that are devastating to humans. Every living organism has a genome, the DNA in each cell's nucleus, which includes...
Study Examines How Mechanisms Evolve To Regulate Bee Development
...d the U.S.Department of Agriculture, could lead to new
tools for brain research, Robinsonsaid. "Drones offer an interesting genetic model because they are haploid[having half the number of chromosomes of workers]. With such simplicity,it may be possible to develop molecular genetic tools for analyzing un...
Genetic Makeup May Explain Why Some Women Smokers Develop Breast Cancer While Others Don't, UB Study in JAMA Reports
...and Preventive Medicine, said the findings provide new
insight into why previous epidemiologic studies may have failed to show a consistent association between cigarette smoking and breast cancer, when the association is clear in many other organs. "These findings on breast cancer require substanti...
Animal Studies Indicate Aging Brain Responsive To Estrogen
...ay be the basis for the brain's ability to develop new
memories, the scientistssaid. "These studies sugg..., andthat Alzheimer's disease is marked by loss of new
dendrites, these findingssuggest that estrogens might help protect against neuronal death in Alzheim...
Brain Mapping In Real Time
...tsburgh Medical Center have teamed up to create a new
capability for viewing the brain during mental activity. By linking an MRI scanner with the <A HREF="http://www.psc.edu/machines/cray/t3e/t3e.html">CRAY T3E supercomputing system, scan data from a subject's brain can be processed faster t...
Impact of Meteorites, Drop in Sea Level Caused Mass Extinctions 65 Million Years Ago
... million years ago is closer to a resolution, with new
research by scientists from UCLA and the University of Washington. The research was funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF). A cover story in the November 22 issue of the journal Science reports the researchers' evidence support...
Duke's Russian Laser Making Ultraviolet Light And Gamma Rays
...ree-electron laser(FEL) has begun operating at its new
home at Duke University, where investigatorsexpect...llionthsof 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...
... to find a patch of tubers. But once they find a new
source, there is usually plenty to go around. How...red -- to learn how recruits find their way to the new
food sources without the scouts to guide them. More often than not, the recruits ignored the alterna...
Twin Study May Ease Parents' Concerns About Late Talkers, Underscores Impact Of Environment On Language Development
... other children atplay. Shy children responded to new
situations with higher than averageheart rates, blood pressure and muscle tension as well as greater pupildilation and higher levels of norepinephrine, a brain chemical producedduring stress. Twin studies are uniquely useful for sorting out...
Two Long-sought Diabetes Gene Found
... a more complicated disorder, but it also opens up new
ways of treating it. "The discovery of these genes...ification of this biochemical signal could lead to new
approaches for treating diabetes." NIDDM affects an estimated 100 million people worldwide, includin...
Optical Microscopy Shines Light On Biology
...d Gregory Cooksey, Quinter junior, have designed a new
"cantilevered" probe, which features a near-90-degree curve. "With these new
probes, we are one of the few sites successfully using near-field optical microscopy to study biolog...
Siblicide In Nature: Study Of Galapagos Seabird Finds Death Can Ensure Species Survival
...ocity dives. They also kill their own young. In a new
study subjecting Darwins evolutionary theories to some of their most rigorous scientific tests to date, biologist David Anderson at Wake Forest University found a curious irony: boobies kill in order to thrive. "The common view of Darwinian n...
Fast Measurement Technique Reveals Early Steps In Protein Folding
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- A new
measurement technique developed at the Universityof Illinois has shed some light on the early stages of protein folding. In experiments conducted on the small, oxygen-carrying protein apomyoglobin,U. of I. researchers have found that the initial ste...
Florida Company Using ORNL Technology For Revolutionary Wheelchair
...n be removed because of an invention licensed to a new
company in Florida by the Department of Energy's (...racteristics. Their patented invention consists of new
algorithms andinnovative engineering that evolved from their work on a DOE project thatfocused on de...
New Sensor Provides First Instant Test For Toxic E. coli Organism
... The instant analysis provided by Berkeley Lab's new
sensors has obviousadvantages as a public health t...t 0157:H7, health authorities would have apowerful new
weapon to combat what has been a continuing series of outbreaks.These include more than 380 cases of...
Scientists Discover Smallest Frog
frog discovered in Cuba by scientists funded by th...at its purpose is funding the discovery of species new
to science," says Meredith Lane, director of the program which funded Hedges' work. "Hedges' result...
World's Experts Plan Global Locator Service For Environmental Information
...ed in the United States and elsewhere. A new
server developed by the European Commission for this project, available on the World Wide Web at http://enrm.ceo.org , provides an example of using this standard internationally. Further information on the information locator service can be found at...
Robots, Virtual Reality & Other "Smart" Tools Soon Will Help Physicians Heal Patients
...en lower the cost of treatment." Plans for new
surgical simulations, image-guided therapies, robotics and teleinterventions are described in a new
135-page report, edited by Anthony M. DiGioia, Takeo Kanade and Peter Wells. The report summarizes t...
Christmas Bird Count: Another Holiday Tradition
... many years of Christmas Bird Count results to the new
Biological Resources Division of the United States...as morning, when you have finished setting up that new
computer, you can view the results of thousands going out across the land to remote sites, regardles...
Pinpoint Gene Control Holds Promise For Nervous System Studies
...ime that you wish, at anyplace that you wish. This new
approach allows us this level ofcontrol." Gra...ting in Washington. The Rochester team used a new
type of genetic surgery tocarry out the experiment. First they created a special strain ofmice by in...
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