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Biosensor Is A Model For Widespread Testing Of Chemicals, Molecules
...ey can create"a suite" of different sensors within three
years. "We wantto create chemosensitive surfaces that respond in a very specific mannerto whatever it is we are interested in, whether checking PCBs in the environmentor for sugar levels in the blood of diabetics," Hellinga said. "Wewill have to keep...
Duke Study Shows Early Marrow Transplant Key To 'Bubble Boy' Disease Cure
...tem ifthey receive a bone marrow transplant within three
months of birth. Theyalso have learned that these ...now 15. The other six received a transplant within three
months andall survived. The Duke researchers found no difference in eventual outcomebetween identica...
Beset By Human Competition, Penguins Must Take Marathon Food Trips To Avoid Starvation, A Researcher Finds
...of swimming hundreds of miles, journeys that take three
weeks or more, to find food for themselves and their chicks. "The major cause of chick mortality is starvation, often the result of a parent failing to return from a long foraging trip in time with food, " says Boersma. For the past 15 years she has ...
First Planned Release Of Captive Lemurs In Madagascar Wilds Expected In Fall
...murs to theirancestral island nation over the next three
years. The long-tailed, tree-climbingprimates now ...and Parc Ivoloina. The total budget for the first three
year phase will be $300,000. Almosthalf that money is already in hand due to fund raising efforts --...
Early Tests Indicate Motor Skills Unharmed In Consumers Of Tainted Fish
...al significance.The same tests will be repeated in three
years. Meanwhile, the researchersare analzying tests of the subjects' memory, executive functions, and visualand spatial abilities. PCBs and DDE have been the most commonly occurring contaminants in theGreat Lakes. While their levels have dropped dr...
New Evidence For Corn's Ancestry Could Lead To Insect And Drought Resistant Crops
...those markers have now been "stably inherited" for three
generations,she said. Eubanks is now embarked in an expanded study of the complex geneticrelationships between teosinte, Tripsacum , primitive corns and otherrelated New World grasses. The National Science Foundation's Small Business Innovation in ...
Ozone 'Chat Room' Provides Real-Time Air-Quality Research
...r million of ozone averaged over an hour more than three
times during the past three
years. Ozone is measured hourly in 37 states that are considered to have an ozone problem. Anythin...
Purdue-Made Soil Benefits The Environment
...The topsoil was spread an inch-and-a-half thick on three
one-acre test plots, tilled into the existing soil...ate through the piles as they compost for at least three
months. "During the composting process, bacteria eat their way through these piles and digest the or...
Cricket And Chemistry Combine To Provide New Understanding Of How Fats Work
... who dares to suggest that cricket stumps are just three
equal sized lengths of wood would be instantly set... The chemical lay out of fats is in the shape of three
long chains connected together at the top of those chains by a short chain akin to the bales on a se...
CSIRO Discovery Fights Cell Ageing
...Beta Alistine' is the primary active ingredient in three
new Australianproducts a face creme, a hand creme and a serum launched bythe Beta Peptide Foundation. Foundation chairman Dr Geoff Grigg said the qualities of Beta Alistine'demonstrated by the CSIRO team and other scientists made it a hi...
Resistance To Leptin Contributes To Obesity
...n 20 percent above a healthyweight, affects one in three
Americans and is a major risk factor fordiabetes, ...of Experimental Physiology and Medicine,found that three
strains of obese mice, all with normally high levels ofleptin, are overweight because they have vary...
First Salmonella Vaccine For Poultry To Be On The Market Soon
...e is that it is oral and designed to stimulate all three
lines of defense: the secretory immune system, which protects the gastrointestinal tract, lungs and genital and urinary organs; the blood, which sends antibodies to fight toxins; and specialized killer cells. Most vaccines are injected and trigger o...
UW Smogmobile Offers Cleaner, Safer Alternative To Gas Or Electric Cars
...n a more efficient motor that could achieve two to three
miles per gallon in an optimally designed vehicle....uding the cost of battery replacement every two to three
years). Despite the environmental and economic benefits of liquid nitrogen vehicles, Hertzberg reali...
Gene Shears In Cutting Edge Anti-Aids Trial
...lthcare giantJohnson & Johnson. Over the next three
years the Gene Shears licensees plan to test theribozyme gene therapy against a range of other human diseases. Research is also well-advanced into uses of ribozymes in the agriculturaland food industries. For example, a range of virus-resistant veg...
Study Focuses On How Plants Help Toxic Pollutants Travel Around The World
...violetlight) are difficult to evaluate because all three
factors vary simultaneouslyand often are dependent upon each other. "In this, we can control most of the parameters. In a natural system,that gets mixed up. We can avoid some of that using this chamber," she said. Although the cylindr...
Single Mechanism Seen To Underlie Group Of Neurodegenerative Diseases: Mutant Proteins Form Insoluble Masses In The Nuclei Of Neurons
...rtant protein. In normal proteins, the sequence of three
nucleotidesthat constitutes glutamine -- cytosine, adenine, and guanine, or CAG -- is oftenrepeated 15 to 20 times, but in the mutant proteins the repeats increase innumber to 50 or even 100, with earlier onset and greater severity of theparticular d...
Scientists Discover How Genes Work Together To Control Neural Development
Scientists have discovered how three
genes work together to regulatethe development of nerve cells--fundamental new knowledge that could boostefforts in other areas, including cancer research. In the current issue of the journal Cell , published on August8, two teams of researchers r...
Penn State Researchers Study Used Mushroom Compost
...face, just below the level of the compost and then three
feetbelow that. The researchers will take water samples from these lysimeters followingprecipitation events to assess leaching from the piles of spent mushroomsubstrate. They will also take solid samples from the top, middle and bottom ofthe ...
First-Of-A-Kind Study By University Of Georgia Ecologist Estimates Role Of Natural Forces On Insect Populations
ATHENS, Ga. -- For more than three
decades, ecologists haveargued about the cyclic rise and fall of insect populations.Determining the reasons for these changes has been tedious anddifficult, with some scientists believing the cycles arecontrolled by top-down forces such as predators,...
Scientists Unlock Mystery Behind Proteins That Keep Tuberculosis Bacteria Alive; Finding Leads To Research Into New Drug Treatments
... Building on this model, the lab has focused on three
main areas:developing new drug treatments against TB, creating vaccines that prevent TBfrom developing, and improving tests that detect the disease at an earlierstage....
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