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Biolubricants smooth way to a cleaner environment
... to the petroleum-based oil." Xiaomei Li, research scientist
with ARC's Environmental Technologies business unit, led environmental tests on the biolubricant. "Biolubricants have significant advantages related to environmental impact," says Li. "They are inherently biodegradable and are made from a renewable r...
Surprising 'ultra-conserved' regions discovered in human genome
...ghes Medical Institute investigator; UCSC research scientist
W. James Kent; and a team of researchers from the University of Queensland in Australia. By scanning the human, rat, and mouse genomes for matching regions of 200 or more DNA bases (As, Cs, Gs, and Ts), the researchers found 481 regions that were co...
2004 Max Planck Research Prize for Martin Vingron and Eugene W. Myers
...German research arena. The award is granted to one scientist
working in Germany and one working abroad, both of whom have already been recognized on the international level and from whom continued high-caliber scientific work can be expected in the context of an international cooperation. Funding for the progr...
For a male sand goby, playing 'Mr. Mom' is key to female's heart
...logy, a team that includes a University of Florida scientist
reports that male sand gobies work harder at building nests and taking care of eggs when females are present the first time such "courtship parental care" has been documented in any species. Some males' behavior was even more dastardly. While the ...
Animal studies show promise treating severe chronic pain
...lecular scalpel,'" said Dr. Michael J. Iadarola, a scientist
at the NIH's National Institute of Dental and Cran... therapeutically," said Dr. Laszlo Karai, an NIDCR scientist
and lead author on the paper. "That might seem like a radical departure from the standard paradigm ...
JGI decodes wood & toxic waste-degrading fungus genome
...is fundamental process," says Dan Cullen, research scientist
with the USDA Forest Products Lab in Madison, Wisc...the genome," says Diego Martinez, a JGI biomedical scientist
and lead author on the paper. "Rich with enzymatic activity, the P. chrysosporium genome harbors the...
John Alderete honored with 2004 William A. Hinton Award
... memory of William A. Hinton, a physician-research scientist
and one of the first African-Americans to join ASM...tudents to science as a highly successful Hispanic scientist
and educator, he serves as an important role model for young people. Alderete has also worked to...
What it Takes: Design principles to broaden participation in SET
...ders included Carlos Rodriquez, principal research scientist
with the American Institutes for Research, and Linda Rosen, president of Education and Management Innovations, Inc. The results are as significant for what was not found as they are for what was ultimately discovered: not a single program earned the...
Researchers developing radar technology to detect mold behind walls
...a painted or wallpapered wall," said GTRI research scientist
Victor DeJesus. "Then it's too late when they real...stem recently developed by GTRI principal research scientist
Gene Greneker and senior research scientist
Otto Rausch. They will determine the feasibility of usi...
Institute for Systems Biology, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory announce collaboration
...ng protein structure," said H. Steven Wiley, chief scientist
and director of the Biomolecular Systems Initiative at the lab based in Richland, Wash. Wiley noted that an ISB computational model for protein-folding was being run on PNNL's supercomputer, which is the world's fifth fastest. "Lee Hood's expertise ...
Is genetic research hyped by the media?
...the journalist in seeking the "hot" story, and the scientist
in pursuing academic promotion, grant funding or financial gain....
NCAR aircraft, ground instruments to track carbon dioxide uptake
...ion and carbon exchange in the Rockies," says NCAR scientist
Dave Schimel, "but most burn areas are too small to assess from an aircraft. For the first time we have a chance to get airborne measurements of carbon directly over a large, disturbed area." Forest losses during the 2002 wildfire season in Colorado ...
Scientists correct cystic fibrosis defect in mice with turmeric extract
...of the disease," said Dr. Gergely Lukacs, a senior scientist
in the Cell and Lung Biology Research Programs at Sick Kids and associate professor in the Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology at the University of Toronto. "After having received curcumin treatment, mice with the genetic defect that c...
The Hunter's Breath tells a story of adventure and discovery in Antarctica
...omething new, and for kids who might think being a scientist
is not appealing because the schoolwork is hard--to let them know that it's a grand adventure," she said. "Once you get past the math and the textbooks, it's exciting and you can let your imagination run free as you explore the world and try to figur...
National Academies news: 72 new members chosen by academy
... of the highest honors that can be accorded a U.S. scientist
or engineer. Those elected today bring the total number of active members to 1,949. Foreign associates are nonvoting members of the Academy, with citizenship outside the United States. Today's election brings the total number of foreign associates ...
UGA professor Jeffrey Bennetzen named to National Academy of Sciences
...a at Berkeley. From 1981 to 1983 he was a research scientist
at the International Plant Research Institute in San Carlos, Calif., before joining the department of biological sciences at Purdue. The author of dozens of publications in peer-reviewed journals, Bennetzen has won numerous awards, including a Presid...
Two molecules work together to aid transport of immune cells, UT Southwestern researchers find
...ved with the study are Dr. Animesh Nandi, research scientist
in biochemistry, and Dr. Pila Estess, assistant professor of pathology....
Hemochromatosis, inflammation and anemia
...n (e.g. in autoimmune diseases or arthritis). EMBL scientist
Martina Muckenthaler and the Hentze Group collaborated closely with researcher Nancy Andrews and her team at Children's Hospital Boston and Harvard Medical School to find this link. The Children's/Harvard team developed special strains of mice, in wh...
Crystallographers take note: A synchrotron light source for your home lab
...h Program," said Charles Edmonds, Ph.D., the NIGMS scientist
who administers the Lyncean grant. The Compact Light Source is a breakthrough for X-ray science founded on the marriage of two mature technologies. Accelerator technology has been developed over the past 40 years by the Department of Energy for high...
Researchers awarded $2 million to create high-tech tools for fighting wildfires
... the understanding of wildfires. According to NCAR scientist
Janice Coen, "There are many things about wildfires that aren't understood scientifically. There are also many technological challenges involved in simulating phenomena that change very rapidly, and in quickly transmitting data from remote locations ...
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