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Asteroid devastation possibly worse than feared

...a professor of zoology at Oregon State University, theres more to the story. "Scientists have pretty well documented the immediate destruction of an asteroid impact and even the impact winter which its dust cloud would create," Blaustein said. "But our study suggests thats just the beginning of the ecologic...

MIT tool impacts multi-billion dollar drug

...NS The work has even wider implications. Until now theres been no quick and easy way to determine the composition of heparin produced by any technique. The same is true for a newer generation of heparin products called low molecular weight heparin (LMWH). As a result, the strength of both drugs varies from ...

The fabled myrrh may fight cholesterol

...fic basis for its effectiveness, said Szapary. But theres still not enough documentation. Were trying, in a methodical way, to establish that basis. His work has been recognized by the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM), which recently awarded him a five-year research grant o...

Analysis of Martian meteorite using unique magnetic microscope

...es per foot. Wikswo says, If the window breaks, theres a hissing sound, a plume of cold helium gas forms, and the tail of microscope is covered instantaneously with ice. As long as nothing else breaks, its only an afternoons work to get back running. The pickup and the sapphire window are at the b...

December Geology and GSA Today highlights

...ater was diverted for human uses. Since the 1930's theres been a drastic reduction in the number of shellfish that inhabit the rivers estuary because dams, diversions, and irrigation projects have reduced the flow of nutrient-laden fresh water to the Colorado Delta in Mexico. The shellfish formed a vital pa...

Researchers identify genetic risk for Alzheimers disease

...lities result in A42 overproduction. "Obviously, theres still a long way to go in that we have found only a linkage and not a gene," Goate said. "But the accompanying Mayo Clinic paper suggests that elevated amyloid-beta levels are the mechanism by which this gene on chromosome 10 increases the risk for A...

Hessian fly genomics research will benefit wheat farmers, others

...ry resistance gene in wheat that can stop the fly, theres a complementary avirulence gene in the fly that can overcome the resistance, Stuart says. No one has yet cloned either a Hessian fly resistance gene in wheat or the corresponding genes in insects, but Stuart is hoping to map and clone the genes that ...

Humans at work and play in high altitude environments

...ficits, including brain cell injury. He added that theres a new form of adventure travel where individuals, especially the wealthy, think they can visit very high altitudes risk-free if they go with an experienced guide. These inexperienced people put their lives in the hands of guides who may or may not ha...

Scientists determine how chemistry keeps weird worms "out of hot water" at steaming deep-sea vents

...rmal vents. If hydrothermal vents exist on Europa, theres a possibility that ancient microbes could live there, too."...

Study of marine snail suggests conservation efforts should consider factors beyond genetic diversity

...rmer student at UCSD. Looking at the coast today, theres a dramatic decline in genetic diversity in this species going from south to north, he adds. But the northern regions have a greater amount of morphological diversity. So, which do you use to make conservation decisionsgenetic diversity or morphologic...

Story tips

... about robots armed with cameras and shotguns, but theres a new law enforcement weapon on the horizon. Actually, the weapon is a micro-robot about the size of a june bug, so its only on the horizon if youre at floor level. And thats the idea, according to developers in ORNLs Robotics and Process Systems and...

Cystic fibrosis patients show too little salt in lungs, will need long-lasting treatments

...ng puzzle. The answer pretty unequivocally is that theres too little salt, said Dr. Richard C. Boucher, Kenan professor of medicine at UNC. This work presents a clear road map showing which fork we need to take to develop better treatments for CF lung disease. What remains is largely an engineering problem....

Pneumococcus genome sequence completed

...equences of single genes within pneumococcus. Now theres a complete model openly available to researchers. The newly released genome contains 2,326 sequenced genes. The sequence now is just a matter of looking up something on a computer screen, said Morrison. This means we can now get back to doing biolog...

Hot pepper oil may prevent salmonella in poultry

...e processing plant to minimize this risk. "I think theres probably less Salmonella in our poultry today than there was in the past, because the industry has taken preventative measures," she says. "But it would be a real breakthrough if we could find a way to reduce levels even further, without the use of a...

Dentists abuzz over cavity-prevention potential of honeybee product

...ons where bees collect this material. Just because theres propolis in toothpaste doesnt mean its useful, says Koo, noting that there are a few mouth washes and toothpastes that contain propolis. Theres a huge variety of propolis out there, and much of it is useless against cavities. Thats why Koos colleague...

Fight between GMOS and the bugs they repel may not be over

...lity is a natural resource, Whalon said. Just like theres only so much water and air, theres only so much susceptibility to be grabbed up and exploited. Its a natural resource that could be cri...

Finding of key blood sugar controller could yield new diabetes drugs

...e healthy range of blood sugar is narrow, and when theres too much, as in diabetes, the person is prone to serious complications. J. Cliff Yoon, MD, MPH, and others in the laboratory of Bruce Spiegelman, Ph.D., in the department of cancer biology at DFCI are publishing the finding in the Sept. 13 issue of ...

Brainy cameras

...r programs that can function in the same way. Now theres a camera in the works that uses a computer simulation of this specific brain process, and is close to mimicking it. Funded by the Office of Naval Research, researchers at the University of Illinois have built a movable video camera that is aimed at t...

Researchers find glass-eating microbes at the rock bottom of the food chain

...lifornia, San Diego. "Our study has confirmed that theres no place in the oceans that doesnt have these features." The process of volcanic rock changing from one state to another has traditionally been seen as a purely chemical-physical process, rather than biological. These rock alterations lead to chemica...

Univ. of Fla. professor: Air cleaning system destroys Anthrax, other pathogens

...hat are closely related to pathogenic bacteria, so theres no risk to people, Goswami said. As we expected, our tests showed the system was effective against bacillus subtilis. The technology is an improvement over traditional filter-based systems in part because there is no opportunity for bacteria to colle...

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