Tag: "racing" at biology news
New fumigant to replace gas that damages ozone layer
...ide scheduled in 2006, organisations worldwide are racing
to find suitable alternatives. CSIRO Entomology Chief Dr Joanne Daly says the deal is important because methyl bromide is used to sterilise soil from insect pests, weeds and diseases before planting high value crops such as strawberries and carrots....
Molecular staples shape a cancer killer
...re biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies were racing
to develop novel compounds that could be used to hasten or prevent the demise of cells. "Academic and industrial laboratories are engaged in a Herculean effort to develop new molecules that reactivate the apoptotic program in tumor cells," wrote HHM...
The future of HIV therapeutics is brightening, according to Gladstone Institutes Director
...gs. Several major pharmaceutical companies are now racing
to the finishing line. These advances address but one of the three steps required for successful entry of the HIV virus. The other two steps involve the attachment of HIV virions to surface CD4 receptors and the final fusion of virions to target c...
Putting GPS to work, researchers shed light on road-following by pigeons
...sity of Zrich. Anecdotal evidence from breeders of racing
pigeons as well as initial aerial tracking studies together suggested that pigeons may follow roadways and use highway landmarks as turning points in their flight. However, the challenge of accurately tracking the birds stood in the way of solid quan...
Scientists discover new role for tiny RNA in plant development
...e three years ago, scientists around the world are racing
to find and study microRNAs -- tiny strands of ribonucleic acid (RNA) that regulate gene expression in plants and animals. It's believed that hundreds of microRNAs exist in each species of plant and animal, but the function of only a few is understoo...
Survival of the fastest: scientists 'selectively breed' winning Formula One cars
Speed is the name of the game in the world of racing
and now UCL scientists have developed a technique ... the road Five experiments were performed using a racing
simulation designed by Electronic Arts. The first four experiments tested the car on the UK's Silver...
World's largest scientific society convenes regional meeting June 2-4 in Indianapolis
...interest to the public include: Chemistry of auto racing
Studies on Alzheimer's disease Chemical analysis...s ) Friday, June 4: The chemistry of auto racing
From the Indianapolis 500 to the Brickyard 400, auto racing
rules in Indy. A special symposium wil...
Staying close to mother helps baby dolphins swim
...lar to the slipstream effect that is well known to racing
cyclists, while the second (the Bernoulli effect, which also causes aircraft to stay aloft) tends to pull the calf sideways, in towards its mother's flank. If the calf and the mother are side-by-side and almost touching, the movement of these two eff...
Researchers probe link between nanotechnology and health
...States. Japan, Taiwan and other countries are also racing
to produce nanomaterials, which can be applied to electronics, optics, medical devices and other industries. The technology evolved when scientists found ways to manipulate carbon, zinc and gold molecules into microscopic clusters that could be usef...
2004 AAAS annual meeting spotlights world health, oceans and family science
...isher of Science Magazine. "Researchers also are racing
to address diseases such as AIDS, which has orphaned millions of children, and the health impacts of global warming." At the same time, Leshner said, parents are searching for easy, effective ways to keep children excited about the science that affec...
Taming Jaws: Scientists lift great white sharks from ocean to fit with satellite tags
...t we are working on them like the pit-crew of a F1 racing
car. Then they swim away strongly upon release". According to Bonfil, the sharks spend only three to seven minutes out of the water, resulting in a minimum of trauma. This is evidenced by the tagging results showing that all sharks continued to mov...
SPR Annual Meeting features newsworthy discoveries
...of children with attention deficit disorder aren't racing
at a million miles a minute. In fact, brain recordings taken from children with ADHD show that they have more slow wave brain activity than children without ADHD. Drugs like Ritalin are actually stimulants, similar in effect to caffeine and cause a ...
Duke ecologist finds devastation, hope in Iraqi marshes
...danger starting with an early morning armed convey racing
across the Iraqi border from Kuwait and continuing with his first night on the third floor of his hotel in Basra. "I was lying there hearing machine gun fire getting closer and closer, and wondering if we would ever get to see the marshes," he recal...
New theory of cell death proposed in UCSB Alzheimers research
...y the year 2050. Not surprisingly, researchers are racing
to understand the disease so that effective therapies can be developed. To develop a drug that could arrest or prevent Alzheimer's disease, scientists must first understand what is causing the death of brain cells known as neurons. Brain tissue samp...
University of Idaho, Utah State University team first to clone equine
...lone born in May is the full sibling of a champion racing
mule owned by Idaho businessman, UI benefactor and mule enthusiast Don Jacklin of Post Falls. For three years, from 1998 to 2000, the team worked without apparent success. After transferring the nuclei from the mule cells into 134 horse eggs and impl...
Michigan solar car ready to shine
...y on solar energy. Following a two-year design and racing
cycle, SpectruM represents Michigan's seventh entr...ng, logistics and business functions. This year's racing
crew is completely new with no veterans from the prior competition cycle. With an average member age...
U. of Colorado scientists discover four new kingdoms of life
...ing snow cover over the past several years, we are racing
to identify the species before bigger changes occur and some of the species disappear before they can be identified."...
Expanding the genetic code: the worlds first truly unnatural organism
...her at Scripps and another author of the paper. By racing
the organisms -- exposing both to selective pressures at the same time and watching their development -- the researchers hope to see if the organism with the expanded genetic code has an evolutionary advantage over natural organisms. A number of scie...
Rory Cooper, PhD receives the highest award offered by U.S. Dept. Of Veterans Affairs
...re to participate in activities such as wheelchair racing
Men are faster than women. but does that mean bets should always be placed on colts?
...nt at levels from amateur to elite. Competitive racing
standards are more egalitarian in the animal kingd...performance in horses and dogs by comparing actual racing
velocities. Given the observation that horse races, both flat racing
and harness racing, are segreg...
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