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Sleep boosts ability to learn language, University of Chicago researchers find

...and. They first measured the students' ability to recognize the words. They then trained them to recognize the words and then tested them again to see how effective the training was. None of the students he...

DuPont and NREL to develop world's first integrated 'bio-refinery'

...ent of Energy and NREL support this initiative and recognize that bio-science offers feasible solutions to meet our energy needs while reducing our environmental footprint. The scarcity of non-renewable resources amplifies the need to develop sustainable science-based solutions." "We at NREL are pleased to pa...

National Institutes of Health grant to Rensselaer to further research on healing bone injuries

...treatment. The researchers also want to learn to recognize when stem cells begin the transformation to bone, as opposed to turning into cartilage or fat. "Markers already exist for fully differentiated mature bone cells," said Plopper, "but it is more difficult to discern the point where stem cells begin to ...

Science writer Ron Redfern to receive geoscience Award for Outstanding Contribution

... Milling, AGI Executive Director. "AGI is proud to recognize him for these very significant accomplishments." Ron Redfern is an award-winning author and illustrator of natural science books for the general public. His first book, the highly acclaimed Corridors of Time , was published in 1980 and provides an...

Paradox in the lungs resolved

...tion. But that same end of the lung collectins can recognize and binds to fragments of foreign microorganisms. When it does, the other end of the lung collectin binds to receptors on the cells that promote inflammation. "These findings should help clarify confusion about the lung collectins," said Henson. "Lun...

A realistic way to save rainforests

..." Coley says. "The next step is for the country to recognize those jobs depend on the intact rainforest." Why should drug companies set up labs and hire staff in developing nations? "They collaborate all the time with academic scientists and small biotech firms in the developed world," says Coley. "If the ca...

Snowy plover 'nursery' success earns Resource Stewardship Award

... plover, almost everyone walking the beach can now recognize the shorebird. According to Stroh, "The program helped beach goers understand about snowy plovers and how to share the beach with them. The community is now incredibly supportive and more than 100 individuals have volunteered. It is an amazing plac...

Scientists switch components in cell circuits: Possible new technology, therapy

...k at different signaling systems in cells, you can recognize many of the same components the same subfragments of proteins linked together in different ways. We showed that the components are modular the equivalent of electronic components. By mixing and matching components we can generate novel and divers...

Researchers solve the mystery of a key structure in immune system cells

...hritis, as well as those in which the body doesn't recognize the attacker, such as tumors. "This could be the hidden factor in autoimmune disease," says Dr. Dustin. The study was led by Dr. Dustin, Arup Chakraborty, Ph.D., Professor of Chemical Engineering and Chemistry at the University of California at Berke...

Americans' knowledge of genetically modified foods remains low and opinions on safety still split

...ave not, suggesting that Americans continue not to recognize the extent to which GM foods are present in foods they eat every day. Opposition to GM foods has softened somewhat in the last two years but opinions about safety remain split. Today, 25% of people polled reported they would support the introduc...

Tufts scientist named 'one of world's 100 top young innovators' by Technology Review Magazine

...y Review. "Now, more than ever, it's important to recognize that there is no one technology driving the next wave of success, but rather several that, when fused together, will create another era of significant change for our society. The members of this year's TR100 hail from fields such as nanotechnology, b...

Ancient Inca road in desperate need of protection

... Andes. "Creating a series of protected areas that recognize the Gran Ruta's historical importance and help reestablish the traditional ties that existed between communities along the route would be invaluable to the region and the world," explains IUCN's Pellerano. "The Quechua, Aymara and other communities t...

Lasker Award honors Rockefeller University biochemist for pioneering studies of gene activation

...ol of Medicine, he showed that these three enzymes recognize and read the messages encoded in distinct classes ...s, essential for the individual RNA polymerases to recognize start sites on specific target genes. Significantly, he simultaneously identified the first gene-sp...

Platelet refrigeration method may ease shortages for transfusions, researchers report in Science

...k the specific sugar molecule that the macrophages recognize in the receptor cluster. By adding a single substance to a supply of platelets, the researchers induced a reaction that stacked a different sort of sugar molecule on top of the platelet receptor's tell-tale sugar. This treatment seemed to be effectiv...

Male baboons recognize and care for their own offspring

... offspring. The finding that male baboons somehow recognize their own genetic offspring -- despite the fact th...only explanation we're left with is that the males recognize and prefer their genetic offspring." According to Alberts, previous studies of baboons had not been...

Young sea animals clone themselvescentury-old debate halted

... observed larval asexual reproduction, but did not recognize what they saw, said Palmer. Even more remarkably, at least one early report of larval cloning was dismissed as an artifact of laboratory culture conditions. "These data make it clear that people have likely seen this spontaneous cloning for many ye...

Battle of the DNA bulge may help thwart cancer

...shedding light on the mechanisms our bodies use to recognize and repair mistakes in our genetic code, mistakes ...'proofread' the DNA, where they look, and how they recognize a DNA bulge will help us better understand what goes wrong when the protein can't recognize the erro...

Virginia Bioinformatics Institute central to Regional Center of Excellence

..., health professionals and the public have come to recognize that the world's human population comprises a global village," said Mike Levine, director of the center for vaccine development of the University of Maryland School of Medicine and RCE project leader. "Most pathogens, however, have global reservoirs ...

Study finds potential way to improve cancer immunotherapy

...ner said. With cancers, the immune system fails to recognize tumors as invaders -- that is where drugs can step in and make a difference. "Using antibodies is a way of taking the immune system and redirecting it toward killing the cancer," Weiner said. Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma is cancer of the lymphatic system, ...

Emory scientists track down immune sentinel cells with gene gun

...anding puzzle," says Dr. Jacob. "T cells that will recognize a given foreign protein are quite rare, so it was hard to imagine how the T cells and dendritic cells would ever meet. It is still remarkable that they do." The gene gun used to send the DNA into the skin uses gold pellets coated with the DNA. The...

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