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Antarctic Science Season Gears Up With Searches for Meteorites, Neutrinos, and New Life Forms

...ous to rivers, drain part of West Antarctica's ice sheet out to the floating Ross Ice Shelf, and hence to t...pands Its Neutrino Search Antarctica's ice sheet serves as the detector for an unusual neutrino telescope, the Antarctic Muon and Neutrino Detector A...

Prostate Cancer May Be Predicted 10 Years Before Diagnosis

...t, largely due to improved detection. A free fact sheet on prostate gland changes, "Prostate Problems," is available by calling the NIA Information Center's toll-free number, 800-222-2225. Scientists who worked on this study include: Dr. Jay D. Pearson, Merck Research Laboratories; Drs. H. Ballentine Car...

Duke University Students Devise Devices For The Disabled

... At the beginning, the students were "just given a sheet of paperthat told us what the needs were," said Maciolek. "The first thingwe did was brainstorm without knowing what Daniel's limitations were. Thenwe went to his house and played around with him a little. Then we came back,revised our brainstorming,...

Prostate Cancer's Aggressiveness May Be Predicted Early By The Ratio Of Free To Total PSA

...t, largely due to improved detection. A free fact sheet on prostate gland changes, "Prostate Problems," is available by calling the NIA Information Center's toll-free number, 800-222-2225. Scientists who worked on this study include: Dr. Jay D. Pearson, Merck Research Laboratories; Drs. H. Ballentine Car...

Low Cholesterol? Reduced Sodium? What Do These Terms Really Mean?

...klet and answer sheet. The first page ofthe answer sheet contained five demographic questions which collected data onthe subjects' age, gender, language preference and nationality. The second pagerepeated the questions from the survey booklet. Subjects were instructed toexamine each label in the booklet an...

DFG To Set Up 14 New Collaborative Research Centres

...ll structures such as bored structures, perforated sheet metal or open-cell metalfoams. In combination with a novel cooling process called transpiration cooling, thesematerials will be used to produce components to be exposed to maximum operatingtemperatures. Under the umbrella of existing collaborative re...

New Research Shows That Swarms Of Mayflies Are Laying Their Eggs On Roads Rather Than Rivers

...swarmed more frequently above a shinyblack plastic sheet than other shiny and matt surfaces. According to t...ayflies were mating and landing on the shiny black sheet that it soundedlike "raindrops rattling on the plastic". The light reflected from the shiny...

USGS Scientists Learn Lessons From Captive Released Manatees

...s.gov/pr/newsrelease/1998/manatee1-4.tif A fact sheet with more information on manatees and USGS manatee research isavailable at http://biology.usgs.gov/pr/newsrelease/1998/manateefact.html This news release and in-depth information about USGS programs may be found onthe USGS home page at: http://www...

Pet Therapy Programs Help Patients In Rehab, Physical Therapy And More

..., if the patient is dog person, we can put a clean sheet on the bed and shegets right into bed with them -- somehow she knows just what to do." That knowledge sometimes has surprising results. In one case, says Feder, adoctor asked if Janie could visit one of his patients who was not in coma buthad refuse...

Flexible Membranes - Moving Through The Twilight Zone Between The Nano- And The Microworld

...ickness, the bilayer looks already like an elastic sheet which iscurved in a smooth way. Published: 22-12-98 Contact: Thomas Weikl Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces,Teltow/Germany Phone: 49-3328-46-590 Fax: 49-3328-46-232...

Largest Acoustics Meeting In History Expected

...ets of Swing. When jazz and blues musicians read sheet music containing a sequence of notes with equal length, they often play these notes in a pattern in which a long note alternates with a short note. Studying recordings of professional jazz drummers, Anders Friberg and colleagues at the Royal Institu...

Model Polymers Reveal New Clues to Protein Folding

... CA- In a few seconds an origami artist can fold a sheet of paper intoa bird or flower or pagoda or other intricate shape. In much less time a stringof amino acids can fold itself into a protein, the kind of molecule that comesin many thousands of complex shapes and does most of the work of life. Origamica...

Functional Arteries Grown From Cells Using Novel System That Simulates Fetal Environment

...he arteries, Niklason fashioned a tube from a thin sheet of abiodegradable polymer which, like a sponge, is 97 percent air. Smooth musclecells were collected from the animal arteries and were impregnated throughoutthe polymer tube. Once placed within the bioreactor, the tube was bathed withsimilar nutrie...

Target for cystic fibrosis drugs found

...vy water acts like an extra set ofhands on the bed sheet and folds the defective fragment into the samehelical shape as its normal counterparts. And while heavy water is unlikelyto help patients because of its toxicity, researchers now have a simple"test-tube test" to screen possible new CF drugs. "We've f...

Technotes -- Pacific Northwest National Laboratory's summer news tipsheet

...technique to separate aluminum casting alloys from sheet alloys orother lightweight materials based on their difference in melting temperature. Asecond project, which is being led by Alcoa Technical Center, of Alcoa, Penn.,focuses on creating an automated process to sort up to five aluminum alloyfamilies ...

Ice-covered antarctic lake may harbor unknown life

... including devising a way to drill through the ice sheet to reachthe water -- and lake-bottom sediments -- without contaminating them. The report notes that that there are several reasons other than thepossibility of discovering unknown forms of life for exploring the lake. Waterbelow the ice, wh...

Scientists image key steps in bacterial infection

...rands make up animmunoglobulin fold -- four in one sheet and three in the other. But both FimHand PapK lacked the seventh strand. So the sheet that normally has three strandshad only two. The researchers were even more surprised to discover th...

Even in the Amazon jungles, treatment for heat exhaustion is the same as it is right here at home

...ater if possible or wrap the victim in a cool, wet sheet in theshade while waiting for help to arrive. TREATMENTS According to Dr. Hardy, most of the symptoms of heat exhaustion and heatstrokeresult from three events. Excessive loss of fluid leads to a reduced amount ofblood circulating to your working m...

Learning how organs tell left from right

..., when the embryoresembles little more than a flat sheet of cells. Two proteins in particular,called Nodal and Pitx2, are produced predominantly on the left side of the mouseembryo and they appear to direct the growth of organs in a way that isappropriately "left-sided." Understanding how these two protein...

When the shaking stopped, the work began - for USGS scientists

...osses and reducing impacts offuture shocks. A fact sheet produced by the USGS to mark the 10th anniversary ...s that willhelp reduce earthquake losses. The fact sheet describes how USGS scientistsand personnel from cooperating organizations are working to quantify mo...

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