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K-State uses geographic tools to track plant pathogens

...ve since been translated into English. They can be read at http://www.ksu.edu/issa/aphids/reporthtml/citations.html The translation project was expanded to include Korean and Japanese-language publications. K-State's collaborators are University of Minnesota, Chinese Agricultural University ...

BioMed Central explodes Open Access myths

... supporters and its detractors. "We want people to read all of the arguments about Open Access - both for and against," says BioMed Central Publisher Jan Velterop. "We firmly believe that we have convincing arguments to counter the objections to Open Access. We want to have an open debate."...

DNA chip will catch beefed up chicken

...tick together, so the pattern of fluorescent zones read by a laser scanner reveals which species are present. Schlumberger estimates the cost of all the equipment needed to perform the tests is around 250,000, but each test would cost only 350 to 550. Future generations of the chip could include DNA from...

Should publicly funded research be free and available to the public?

...should be made freely available to all who wish to read them. The "open access" movement means that neither individuals nor institutions, like libraries, will pay to receive the journal through subscriptions to the print journal or site licenses for the online version. Since producing a journal requires m...

New 'Understanding Evolution' Web site provides one-stop-shop for nation's science teachers

...ley Department of Integrative Biology. "We see and read about evolution in action all the time, but we don't often think about it." The site is replete with practical examples of how evolution impacts our daily lives, including lesson plans about bunny breeding, the problem of antibiotic resistance in dis...

Study of dyslexic brain finds three word forms responsible for reading success

...dividuals with the reading disorder can be made to read normally; the instructional therapy is informed by findings of genetic research. AAAS is the American Association for the Advancement of Science. "We found that specialized teaching gave the dyslexics' brains a 'jump start' that resulted in activat...

Researchers develop computer application to 'read' medical literature, find data relationships

...als and diseases) have in common, most researchers read volumes of published scientific literature and papers using the MEDLINE database. IRIDESCENT aids researchers by allowing object sets within this network to be queried to identify shared, statistical relationships by comparing how frequently the sets...

Researchers show evolutionary theory adds up

...e scientific problems with mathematics, and when I read this article, I thought, 'Hey, this is a problem I...biology journals before, but most biologists don't read these articles because of the mathematics involved. We've got to convince [biologists] that it's wor...

Cells' ability to open blood's floodgates hinges on unexpected factors

...M.D., a retired Washington University pathologist, read Raichle's 1988 study and was intrigued. Williamson, lead investigator for the other Washington University study appearing in PNAS, specializes in the effects of diabetes. In addition to elevating sugar levels throughout the body, diabetes also increa...

Changes in shape of single protein plays key role in the spread of cancer cells

...of Genetics. "It was already known that cells can read certain genes in different ways to make different proteins," Bois said. "But these new findings significantly enhance our appreciation of the scope of protein function in the cell." The researchers used X-ray crystallography to generate information o...

Leibniz Prizewinners 2004

...okyo, So Paulo and Melbourne.Gabriele Brandstetter read German, history, politics and theatre studies at Erlangen, Regensburg, Vienna and Munich and completed her studies at the University of Munich in 1983 with a thesis on the lyric poetry of Clemens Brentano. She subsequently taught and researched at th...

Atkins diet may reduce seizures in children with epilepsy

...iet," he adds. "Because the Atkins diet is easy to read and versions of it are available in paperback at bookstores, families can easily follow this kind of a strict, low-carbohydrate diet on their own for several weeks to determine if this is something they can adhere to." Also, because the Atkins diet ...

Expedition will retrace legendary Steinbeck-Ricketts voyage to the Sea of Cortez

...' Coincidentally, Baxter also had been assigned to read Steinbeck's Cannery Row, and the more he read about the fictional and nonfictional Doc Ricketts, the more he was convinced to leave engineering an...

New technology will speed genome sequencing

...t 550 bases per lane. It takes about 45 minutes to read the DNA from one of the BioMEMS' 768 lanes. The machine has two chips; one is prepared as the other is sequenced, so that the machine is sequencing at all times. The new sequencer saves not just capital costs, the developers say, but day-to-day expen...

Reading the brain

...ults (19 to 35 years old) taken while participants read single words aloud. The amount of brain activity in 17 regions differed between the three groups. Activity in some brain regions gradually decreased with age -- they were the most active in the youngest age-group and were least active in the adult gr...

LabNotes -- Research highlights from Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

... spectrometer can be pointed at a suspect cloud to read light emitted and absorbed. Thanks to PNNL's highly precise catalog of chemical-agent spectral signatures, the instrument detects from the light the presence of sarin, soman, VX, mustard gas and other common nerve and blistering agents. National Inst...

Research collaboration identifies gene essential to puberty

...iotechnology company Paradigm Therapeutics who had read the MGH team's previously published report linking an IHH gene to chromosome 19. Paradigm had already genetically engineered a group of mice in which the genes for 'orphan' receptor proteins (so named because their function was unknown) had been kno...

Turkey genome research may help producers breed a better turkey

Click here to read this press release in French. Ottawa, October 2, 2003 To the average person, the turkey genome may seem to be a lot of "gobbledygook." But a just-published study in the journal, Genome, will help to ensure that the turkey that we "gobble down" at...

New method could aid in prostate and breast cancer diagnosis

...NA as their signal because it can be amplified and read using a number of methods. Using commercially ava...solution, the DNA is removed from the sandwich and read using standard DNA detection methodologies. In the experiments conducted by Mirkin's team, the amo...

SPR Annual Meeting features newsworthy discoveries

...ng lies and assessing memory--in essence trying to read the criminal mind.. Investigators have used similar, albeit simpler, techniques for decades. Standard lie-detectors record the heart rate and electrical activity of the skin which fluctuates under stress. Interpreting the complex tangle of electri...

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