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Scientists to prototype cyberinfrastructure for research and education access to ocean observatories

...esigned to measure and interact with all facets of solid Earth and coastal-to-global ocean-atmosphere processes that span the local to planetary scales. The northern loop of the network, with C$62 million already committed from NEPTUNE Canada in partnership with ORION, is scheduled to be operational in 200...

Cancer vaccine based on pathogenic listeria bacteria shows promise targeting metastases

... ovarian cancer, and possibly leukemia and various solid tumors. The listeria bacteria are uniquely effective vehicles for a cancer vaccine, Portnoy said, because the bacteria incite a strong "innate" response from the immune system and at the same time sneak cancer antigens into cells to optimally stimula...

The book opens on the first tree genome

... in its infancy. This research will help provide a solid base in tree genomics to advance biological knowledge and aid breeding programs." The Canadian research team was led by Carl Douglas, Kermit Ritland, Jrg Bohlmann, and Brian Ellis from the University of British Columbia. The genome browser, developed...

Northeastern University receives $12.4 million NSF grant for creation of nanomanufacturing institute

...lity. The awarding of the NSF grant will provide a solid foundation to build on for both NU and other members of the consortium. NU will very much be a player in the nanomanufacturing and biotechnology fields." In addition to nanomanufacturing, Northeastern also has strong research programs in nanomaterial...

DuPont introduces in-home personal protection from dangers of hurricanes

...l weight basis, providing reliable performance and solid strength. This unique combination of attributes also helps protect members of the military and law enforcement from harm that can come in many forms including bullets, shrapnel and knives. "The DuPont TM StormRoom TM with Kevlar uses the same mo...

Natural mineral locks up carbon dioxide

... magnesium carbonate or magnesite, which becomes a solid and falls to the bottom. This solid can be used to manufacture construction blocks and there is also a small market for hydrated magnesi...

Disease diagnosis, drug development focus of UH prof's biochip research

..." Pettitt's talk "Poly-electrolytes at the liquid solid interface: Biochips" will begin at 4:30 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 7, in the Sam Male North, Cable Beach Resort. Starting during the conference week and continuing through the month, all lectures (including slides and audio) from the conference will be...

Patented process preserves transplant tissues/organs

...ling tissue and organs to a disordered, glass-like solid without ice formation-was developed with support from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Advanced Technology Program and the National Institutes of Health. There is an urgent need for tissues and organs for transplantation. Doc...

Advances in tumor angiogenesis Dendritic cells co-opted to the dark side

.... This work may lead to new approaches to fighting solid tumors. George Coukos, MD, PhD, and his team, Jos...er, but we think that the concept is applicable to solid tumors in general," says Coukos. Ovarian cancer is the leading killer among gynecologic cancers, cau...

OHSU-VAMC study sheds light on estrogen's benefit for MS

...s is pregnancy. Now, an Oregon study is delivering solid evidence to support the theory. Researchers at Oregon Health & Science University and the Portland Veterans Affairs Medical Center have uncovered the mechanism by which estrogen, produced in high volumes during pregnancy, boosts the expression and nu...

UCR earns $1.5 million grant to examine how engineered crop genes stray

...enetically modified plants. The study will provide solid scientific input to inform the public and the policy makers at national and international levels." Joel Martin, the interim dean of the College of Humanities, Arts and the Social Sciences, said he likes the project's inclusion of several graduate st...

Other highlights in the August 18 JNCI

...sis Neuroblastoma is the most common extracranial solid cancer diagnosed in infants and children, but there are few predictors for the disease's prognosis. In a new study of neuroblastoma cell lines and tumor samples, Manel Esteller, M.D., Ph.D., of the Spanish National Cancer Centre in Madrid, and collea...

Pollination find could lead to cordgrass control

...nts are spread apart, and late, when plants form a solid meadow. Wind pollination worked well for late-invasion meadow plants, causing high seed production. But the wind worked poorly when plants were spread further apart. Early-invasion plants received little pollen and made very few seeds. Davis thinks...

Growing pains: T. Rex was teenage giant

...he fibula (a leg bone) and some hipbones were also solid and retained the full compliment of growth rings. Erickson assembled a team of researchers from the American Museum of Natural History, The Field Museum, Canada's Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology, Stanford University and the Universit...

8 environmental stewards win $900,000 in biodiversity awards

...factory. Meine has written: "conservation requires solid science, effective policy, and sound technique; but ultimately conservation is a human activity that is undertaken by people whose commitments are shaped by their culture." Emerging Leaders Awards The nominators chose two other scientists who, in t...

Scientists build on case connecting inflammatory disease and depression

... one thing to have a great grade-point average and solid test scores, but to also have your name on a paper published in a peer-reviewed journal is remarkable." Recent work by Dantzer and Kelley was sparked by the observation by Dr. Andrew Miler, a psychiatrist at Emory University, that Prozac lessens the ...

Newly designed nanoparticle quantum dots simultaneously target and image prostate tumors in mice

...cells under the skin of mice to promote growth of solid prostate tumors. They then encapsulated quantum dots, made from cadmium selenide, within a highly protective coating called an ABC triblock copolymer, and over-coated the particle-polymer composite with poly (ethylene glycol). They injected the qua...

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

... accurately tracking the birds stood in the way of solid quantitative analysis. In the new work, miniaturized GPS "flight-loggers," which pigeons carried on their backs, allowed researchers a clear and reliable picture of the birds' flight paths. Over three years, the researchers analyzed more than 200 fli...

Ocean scientists assess impact of seismic pulses in effort to protect whales

...ty has been recorded, Tolstoy writes, but there is solid evidence that some other species of whales avoid the acoustic output of seismic systems at distances up to 20 kilometers [10 miles]. In 2002, two beaked whales were stranded in the Gulf of California at around the time R/V Maurice Ewing was conductin...

Geologists discover water cuts through rock at surprising speed

...quehanna have shown they can cut nearly a meter of solid rock every thousand years, she said. "Pretty impressive for old rivers." "There are undated gorges all over the world," Bierman said. "We want to work next on other East Coast rivers and streams to see how similar their histories are ...

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