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Researchers create nanotubes that change colors, form 'nanocarpet' and kill bacteria

...urgh School of Engineering. "To our knowledge, the remarkable self-assembly of this inexpensive and simple lipid is unprecedented and represents an important step toward rational design of bioactive nanostructures. In addition, because they form within hours under room-temperature conditions, the significant co...

New hydrothermal vents discovered as 'South Pacific Odyssey' research begins

...g in super-hot temperatures--likely have their own remarkable biochemical pathways and capabilities that we are only beginning to appreciate." "The Lau Basin is a candy store of scientific problems, and this is the first time there's been a regional-scale perspective of hydrothermal activity in an entire back-a...

'Smart antibiotics' may result from UCLA research

...acterial viruses to study genetics when he found a remarkable property in a particular virus. Miller's team decided to study the phenomenon. Liu is now an infectious disease fellow at Stanford University. "This was serendipitous, nothing we ever looked for," Miller said. "Serendipity is emblematic of ...

Joslin Diabetes Center honors brothers living 70-plus years with type 1 diabetes

... "Robert Cleveland and Gerald Cleveland have led remarkable lives despite the challenges that diabetes poses," said George L. King, M.D., director of research at Joslin Diabetes Center in Boston. "To put their accomplishments into perspective, the Cleveland brothers developed diabetes shortly after the disco...

ORNL's Delmau joins Technology Review's list of top young innovators

...y Technology Review is a timely recognition of her remarkable record of scientific achievement and, coming at this early point in her career, also signifies her tremendous potential in the field of chemical sciences," ORNL Director Jeff Wadsworth said. Her work has centered on technologies for the treatment...

New sign language suggests children create language's fundamentals through learning

...language entirely their own, which nonetheless has remarkable similarities to the world's other languages. Researchers studying these similarities suggest this week in Science that, in fact, children give language its most fundamental, universal features just by the way they learn it. As varied as they may so...

OutFoxed! New research may redefine late-stage cardiac development

...s in simpler organisms such as zebrafish. What is remarkable about Foxp4 mutant mice is that their hearts devel...ot necessary". Another aspect of the work that is remarkable is that both of the hearts that form in Foxp4 mutant embryos show the same ability to distinguish le...

In a world of distortion, archer fish learn to judge absolute size of aerial prey

...ects spatial configuration and apparent size. This remarkable cognitive ability allows the fish to readily judge a target's objective size from underwater views they have never encountered before....

Study in Science reveals recreational fishing takes big bite of ocean catch

...bility can go out on a charter boat and bring in a remarkable catch not because they know the environment, but because they rely on the professional, expert fishing knowledge of the captain and crew." Recreational fishing targets large, top-level predatory fish in the ocean. Removal of these fish can create d...

Review article makes case for a new source of cells in the body

...or VENT cells. "This tells us that VENT cells are remarkable cells. They are important. If you take them away you have heart defects, craniofacial defects, gut defects and so on," Dr. Dickinson says. "So you need them, " he says of VENT cells, the first source of new cells identified in the embryo since 1868. ...

Critically endangered monkey species plummets more than 50 percent since 1994

...ations greatly increase the chances of saving this remarkable species."...

No longer just for biology, RNA can now be built into 3-D arrays

... "The discovery of this viral RNA machine is quite remarkable and provides yet another example of the flexibility and versatility of RNA. Dr. Guo is exploiting the properties of RNA in a new and potentially important way." Patrick Dennis, Program Director for Microbial Genetics at the National Science Foundat...

Genetically-engineered 'marathon mouse' keeps on running

...ardiovascular system to the muscle itself. But the remarkable thing about this experiment is that this one change seems to rewire the entire system. "That's exciting to us because it says that this complicated system can be coordinately changed by changing just one part. It also shows that it can be changed ge...

U of T study identifies possible stem cells in pancreas

...of Alberta also contributed to the research. "This remarkable discovery is a case study in cross-Canada cooperation," says Dr. Ron Worton, Scientific Director of the Stem Cell Network. "The research offers considerable new hope for people living with diabetes."...

Sweet success in targeting sugar molecules to cells in living animals

...he method introduced by Bertozzi and colleagues is remarkable as a chemical process," wrote David A. Tirrell of the California Institute of Technology in an accompanying News and Views article in Nature . "The fact that specific chemical transformations can now be accomplished with spatial and temporal contr...

When is a mouse like a test tube?

...he method introduced by Bertozzi and colleagues is remarkable as a chemical process," Tirrell added in his commentary. "The fact that specific chemical transformations can now be accomplished with spatial and temporal control in live animals is a major step forward for chemistry." She and colleagues are now dev...

Brain's reward circuitry revealed in procrastinating primates

...f Neuropsychology. "The gene knockdown triggered a remarkable transformation in the simian work ethic. Like many of us, monkeys normally slack off initially in working toward a distant goal. They work more efficiently make fewer errors as they get closer to being rewarded. But without the dopamine receptor, t...

Despite darkness, nocturnal bees learn visual landmarks while foraging at night

...ntly insensitive compound eyes, they have retained remarkable visual abilities. In the new work, performed on Barro Colorado Island in Panama, the researchers used infrared night-imaging cameras to show that by performing special orientation flights, Megalopta visually learns landmarks around the nest entrance ...

In search of a lean gene

... beta/beta mice. The researchers believe that this remarkable conversion in tissue function (from fat storage to fat burning) may be due to the increased expression of yet another gene, Galphas, in the white adipose tissue of beta/beta mice. To further investigate the effectiveness of C/EBP gene replacement in ...

Putting GPS to work, researchers shed light on road-following by pigeons

...s assertions that homing pigeons appear to have "a remarkable ability to shift from one homing strategy to another," and they urge that their new findings be reasonably interpreted. Hans-Peter Lipp, Alexei L. Vyssotski, David P. Wolfer, Sophie Renaudineau, Maria Savini, Gerhard Trster, and Giacomo Dell'Omo: "Pi...

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