Tag: "processing" at biology news
MIT instrument monitors molten materials
... have applications in other industries involved in processing
molten materials. Paul Woskov, principal research... The new instrument measures a key parameter for processing
molten materials: viscosity. "Viscosity is a measure of how well a liquid flows within stationary bo...
Lab scientists develop DNA signatures for salmonella strain that are expected to drastically speed detection
... they stem from feed, water, a manure pile or even processing
equipment, according to Andersen. "This technology could be used widely in the future. I think the day will come when virtually every poultry farm is analyzed for the presence of salmonella enteritidis." The California Egg Commission provided about ...
Meetings launch international program to protect food security and conserve biodiversity
...ed actions will include the establishment of small processing
units that will create added-value opportunities for marketing these crops." After the first year of this three-year project, researchers and collaborating farmers hope to, among other things, achieve a better understanding of the diversity across th...
Researchers discover precise olfactory map
...studies also provided information about the neural processing
of odors. "It appears that information from differ... structures. So, we may be seeing the beginning of processing
of the combinatorial receptor code that we know exists for each odorant." The olfactory cortex is a...
Highlighted speakers at first IMFAR conference challenge researchers to raise the bar on autism research
... New techniques being developed for acquiring and processing
imaging data offer potentially important approaches to examining this phenomenon. Is autism on the rise? One of the more well-known researchers delving into the apparent increase in autism is Eric Fombonne, M.D., who is heading the McGill Universit...
Discovery of dynamic sub-cellular processes could lead to medical applications
BLACKSBURG, Va., Nov. 12, 2001 One of the key processing
sites for proteins in cells is fundamentally more ...atus is a complex organelle. It is involved in the processing
of proteins destined for either secretion or for the outer surface of the cell. Traditionally, scien...
Conservation International and Starbucks announce new coffee sourcing guidelines
...ights. Environmental Concerns: Coffee growing and processing
standards will contribute to conservation of soil, water and biological diversity; employ efficient and renewable energy technologies; minimize or eliminate agrochemical inputs; and manage waste materials consistent with the principles of reduction, ...
New U. of Colorado electron microscopes provide cell images never seen before
... high resolution, using computer-facilitated image processing
to reconstruct and visualize cells from a wide range of organisms from both normal and diseased states, said McIntosh. "The images are providing scientists with a new window on the structural details of cellular organelles, thereby settling some long...
A trillion computers in a drop of water: Scientists build a nanoscale computing machine using biological molecules
...ware molecules to cover all possibilities. In each processing
step the input molecule hybridizes with a software molecule that has a complementary sticky end, allowing Ligase to seal them together using two ATP molecules as energy. Then comes Fok-I, detecting a special site in the software molecule known as th...
Defective cell transport suggested in Alzheimer's disease
...ng them together inside the cell suggests that APP processing
may be part of a normal cell transport function that is somehow disrupted in Alzheimers disease, according to Goldstein. The scientists compared cell transport in neurons of normal mice and mutant mice in which the APP protein is missing. In nerve c...
Rutgers helping Finns explore arctic microbes
...r, "many food and feed products would benefit from processing
without heat, since heat encourages the growth of bacteria that break down and eventually spoil food. Cold processes can provide a better product with longer shelf life." Finding microbes that can degrade toxic organic contaminants like oil in col...
Scientists awarded patent for coal-purifying bacteria
...nable to survive the harsh conditions present when processing
coal, such as high pressure, heat, and acidity. Lin and Premuzic, who have previously developed bacterial strains that digest oil, decided to start with bacteria naturally adapted to extreme conditions and see if they could change the microbes' diet....
Genetic mutations linked to breast, ovarian cancer may be underestimated
...ethods is likely to drop with improved technology, processing
and efficiency. The study was partially funded by the National Institutes of Health, the Dutch Cancer Society, and the Ludwig-Boltzmann Institut fuer Experimentelle Onkologie. Some members of the research team are employed by Myriad Genetic Laborator...
Story tips from the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory, January 2002
...ucial to the development of advanced materials and processing
techniques involving polymer blends at micro- and nanoscopic scales. The scientists make the polymer chains using a micro-droplet technique that results in spheres of material that retain their individual shapes yet whose surfaces actually merge. [Co...
LabNotes -- research highlights from Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
...L recently demonstrated the technology at a tomato processing
plant and is interested in working with industry on other applications. DREAM-y technology advances proteomics While people may rely on counting sheep to fall asleep and then dream, scientists at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory are putting D...
Maryland's proposed crab regulations could have large economic impacts
...late into the loss of an estimated 459 jobs in the processing
industry itself, and another 80 jobs that would be...vest limit and places an inequitable burden on the processing
sector of the blue crab industry." Dorchester County on Marylands Eastern Shore, with 21 of 30 activ...
Insect bites on plants reduce photosynthesis, imaging device shows
...speed camera linked to specially designed parallel processing
computers. The camera sits in a colander-shaped light source containing more than a thousand high-intensity light-emitting diodes. A momentary flash of bright light hits a leafs surface, and the computers instantaneously collect data, providing hig...
Research may lead to jump-starting damaged nerve cells
...embryonic nerve cells acquire the ability to start processing
information. In some cases, when nerves are damage...ough is one that says Im hooking up rather than Im processing
information, Dryer says. The developing embryonic cells must somehow acquire the ability to discharg...
Genetica, Inc. develops high throughput RNAi tool for drug target validation
...eviously identified the enzyme responsible for the processing
of dsRNA and initiation of the RNAi pathway, in studies published in the January 18, 2001 issue of Nature. In the August 9, 2001 issue of Science, Hannon's group described the discovery of another key protein involved in RNAi. In the new study which...
High CO2 levels hamper nitrate incorporation by plants
...few days or weeks, this accelerated rate of carbon processing
dropped back to just 12 percent greater than norma...at elevated levels of carbon dioxide inhibited the processing
of nitrate in the wheat leaves in two ways. First, plants place a higher priority on storing and pro...
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