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Heat-loving Microbe Repairs Its DNA With Light

...ceof Naval Research. Plans for future work on this topic includedetermining which wavelengths of light are effective andexploring ways in which this phenomenon can be used in thegenetic analysis of DNA repair and mutation at extremely hightemperatures....

Plants Need Vitamin C, Too

...way in which plant cells make vitamin C is now the topic of a project funded by the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture. The study of the vitamin C deficient plants also showed that they were hypersensitive to sulfur dioxide and ultraviolet B radiation. The plants that did not lack vitamin C stood firm against tho...

Summer Science: Firefly Babies Advertise Their Bitter Taste, UD Researchers Say

...me," Tallamy says. It also suggests an interesting topic fordiscussion between parents and children, he adds....

MIT Biologists Identify Aging Mechanism

... 26 Cell culminates a year'spublished work on this topic (articles appeared in Cell, Science and now Cell,again). The piece, co-authored by David A. Sinclair, a postdoctoral fellow inbiology at MIT, and Professor Guarente, also communicates the researchers'enthusiasm for the work, with an overtone of wonde...

AAAS Announces Science Journalism Award Winners

...d. He is honored for ambitiously tackling a novel topic and makingit interesting to the reader. In the television category, Lee Carey and Doug Bolin, (with Kristian Berg, LisaBlackstone, Kim MacDonald, Jeff Nielsen, Erin Rasmussen, and Kevin Williams) ofTwin Cities Public Television are honored for an ep...

Pacific Northwest Staff Win National Awards For Transferring Research To Industry

...nd displaying related documents and themes as star topic clusters in a night sky and/or themeswithin terrain maps. Following immense interest in the software's capabilities by industry,Battelle partnered with the Smaby Group of Minneapolis, Minn., to form a new company,ThemeMedia Inc., Redmond, Wash., to ...

B-Vitamins Lower Homocysteine Levels In The Blood; May Reduce Vessel Damage In Stroke Patients

...endothelial cells," Macko says. "Thisis a complex topic that we are studying. The big gap in our information is:What happens in humans if you lower homocysteine?" Co-authors include Steven Kittner, M.D., M.P.H., Dorothy Kimberly Cox,B.S., Anne Epstein, M.S., and Mary Sparks, R.N., University of M...

Not Just What You Eat That Affects Risk For Heart Disease And Stroke; Your Genes Influence How Much Damage High-Fat Diet Causes

...ual may have low blood levels of homocysteine, the topic ofMalinow's talk at the symposium. Recent research... and Cardiovascular Diseases" will be thesymposium topic of Malinow, a scientist at the Oregon Regional Primate ResearchCenter, Beaverton, and professor of m...

Curing Malaria, Controlling Mosquitoes Symposium Set For AAAS Meeting

...Sunday, February 15. Other speakers on the topic of whether malaria can be prevented whilealso protecting the diversity of mosquitoes will include Carole A. Long,Allegheny University of the Health Sciences, and Sheila Jasanoff, CornellUniversity. Following the presentations, discussants Marcia C. ...

Females' Siren Song Initiates Courtship Duets In African Frogs, Columbia Biologists Find

... nervoussystem," Professor Kelley said. "That's a topic of considerable interest toscientists examining hormone effects on brain function, since estrogen hasalready been shown to delay the onset of Alzheimer's disease and improve verbalmemory in women." The work was supported by the National Insti...

Pet-Owning Couples Are Closer, Interact More Than Pet-Less Couples, UB Study Shows

...eart and blood- pressure monitors and introduced a topic identified through the questionnaires as a source of tension or disagreement. She then monitored heart rate and blood pressure during the ensuing discussion, to measure the couples' physiological responses to stress. She found that among pet...

Virginia Tech Offers Biotechnology 2001 Conference for Educators

...ion." "Gene Therapy and Gene Repair" is the topic of a talk by Ken Culver, director of gene therapy research at Codon Pharmaceuticals of Gaithersburg, Md. Terry Sharrer, curator of health sciences at the Smithsonian, will talk about "Cancer History and Gene Therapy Trials." David Magnus of the...

Can Contaminated Aquifers Restore Themselves?

...aused by our20th-century industrial society is the topic of a special session at thespring meeting of the American Geophysical Union, May 26-29, in Boston,Mass. Papers presented at the session on the "Natural Restoration ofContaminated Aquifers" will describe natural processes that reduce theconcentration...

Montana And Other Scientists Report On Life In The Ice

..., or the searchfor life on other planets, is a hot topic now and is driving most of the publicinterest in discoveries like the one in Antarctica, the scientists said,although that focus is only a small part of their article. Priscu admits it's hard to believe anything lives in the Antarctic DryVall...

Women's Shame Stalls Abuse Disclosure To Physicians

...t listen or seemeduncaring, uncomfortable with the topic of abuse, too busy or only interested inmoney. The study, published in the August issue of the Journal of GeneralInternal Medicine, used questionnaires and focus groups to survey 21Baltimore-area victims of domestic violence who already were ...

Birds Of A Feather: The Physics Of Flocks

...eory can even beapplied to the seemingly unrelated topic of automobile traffic flow. To explain the flocking process, the researchers draw parallels between themotion of flocks and several phenomena in physics: namely, the lining up ofmagnets, the flow of fluids, and the transfer of heat. But the field of...

University-Industry-Government Institute Will Study Pollution Control Chemistry In A Unique Virtual Collaboration

...n of organic compounds, Stair said. "It's a narrow topic with broad applications. If we focus on this one area ofcatalytic chemistry, and if we can understand the science better, then we couldhave a huge impact on a wide range of environmental problems." Altogether, the new institute brings together some 5...

Genetically Speaking, Race Doesn't Exist In Humans

... Louis, toprovide a renewed perspective on race, a topic that historically is linkedclosely to anthropology. "The folk concept of race in America is so ingrained as being biologically basedand scientific that it is difficult to make people see otherwise," says Sussman,a biological anthropologist. "We live...

Monkeys Have Numerical Abilities, Two Columbia Psychologists Report

...to continueher experiments on monkey counting, the topic of her Ph.D. dissertation. The work was supported by a grant to Prof. Terrace from the NationalInstitutes of Mental Health....

Columbia Researchers Synthesize Compound With Possible Link To MacularDegeneration; Work Is Critical To Pinpointing Causes Of Disease, Scientists Say

... What exactly A2E does to the eye is still a topic of debate. The simplefact of its buildup in RPE cells over time could be all that's needed to impairvision, since the rods and cones depend on RPE cells for a number of functions. But the A2E molecule also has detergent-like properties, and could be...

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