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New Stanford center probes nanoscale material

...op probes with revolutionary capabilities, such as mapping a single electron's behavior in a semiconductor and controlling a single electron's magnetic orientation, or "spin." The probes will help researchers address questions such as: At what length scale does quantum mechanical behavior become classical di...

Three years of Proba, the 'smart' satellite that runs itself

...e, biodiversity monitoring in Africa, coastal area mapping in the south of Chile and archaeological projects in Spain. Proba's additional payload The other imager on board Proba is the compact HRC, which has an even higher spatial resolution of five metres, acquiring monochromatic images with an area of...

New method studies living bacterial cells

...ed high-energy X-ray fluorescence measurements for mapping and chemical analyses of single free-floating, or planktonic, and surface-adhered, or biofilm, cells of Pseudomonas fluorescens. The results showed differences between the planktonic and adhered cells in morphology, elemental composition and sensitiv...

New center to map DNA of key lab mice

...Schrader, Director of the Center. "We'll start by mapping the DNA of 15 strains of mice most often used by researchers to study susceptibility to specific diseases. Then we can determine which diseases develop because of exposure to factors in the environment." Almost all human genes have counterparts in mi...

Predicting infection risk of mosquito-borne disease

...on can be lowest just outside an edge of town. By mapping larval habitats against the local risk of mosquito-borne infections, Smith and colleagues conclude, epidemiological models can be developed to predict risk for local populations. Their results make the case that mathematical models can help public he...

NASA & partners create new worldwide coral reef library

... access to a reliable global satellite dataset for mapping coral reefs." From 1999 to 2003, the Landsat ..." said Serge Andrfout, who led data collection and mapping at USF. He is now with the French Institut de Recherche pour le Dveloppement in New Caledonia. ...

NYU team develops enhanced algorithm for detecting changes in cancer genomes

...has previously examined new genomic technology for mapping and sequencing with single molecules, models of genome evolution, and computational and systems biology models of biological processes like apoptosis, cell divisions, and others involved in cancer. Two senior research scientists from the Bioinformati...

Health concerns: Mosquito mapping may help

...STATION Got mosquitoes? Thanks to a new Web-based mapping system, you soon will be able to see if West Nile ...ed to know how well a control procedure works, the mapping system will allow quick access to that information, he said. The Web site will be easy to use...

This is your fly's brain on drugs

... behavior. While mammalian models are useful for mapping out the neural complexity of these behaviors, insights into the molecular basis of drug abuse can often be garnered from simple models, such as the fruitfly, Drosophila . In the open-access journal PLoS Biology , Ulrike Heberlein and colleagues de...

Researchers probe marine mysteries off the Alaskan coast

...ed, remote region of the world. Using multibeam mapping technology, the scientists produced previously unavailable details of the area, a snapshot that gave them new insight into the region's history. In one scenario, scientists had predicted that an enormous undersea landslide in the area unleashed the g...

Census of Marine Life - Discoveries and Highlights 2004: Scientists add 4m+ records, 13,000 species

...an 5.2 million new and previously existing records mapping the distribution of 38,000 marine species, an exponential increase from 1.1 million records and 25,000 species at this time last year. The progress, which tops a list of Census highlights in 2004, will be announced at a meeting of experts in Hamburg...

MBL scientists embark on international effort to uncover microbial diversity in world's oceans

...ga-science problem that requires new approaches to mapping diversity, grand strategies, integration of diverse communities, and enabling studies that will explore processes--whether ecological or evolutionary," said Sogin. "A problem of this magnitude requires careful planning and international cooperation....

Chicken genome analysis will benefit human health and agriculture

...y and molecular genetics at MSU, who has worked on mapping the chicken genome for the past 17 years. At 7, she's quite old for a chicken and is oblivious to the importance of her contributions to science. No. 256 was chosen as the genome model because she's from an inbred line; this makes her genome more...

First 'atlas' of key brain genes could speed research on cancer, neurological diseases

... human brain as well."This is the first systematic mapping of all of the major brain areas that shows what regulatory genes are expressed in those specific locations," said Quifu Ma, PhD, of Dana-Farber's Cancer Biology Department. He is senior author of a paper appearing in today's online issue of the journ...

NSBRI news: Bone-quality assessment tool for space and Earth

...rom soft tissue and critical regions via real-time mapping of the bone. It consists of a computer-controlled miniaturized scanner and data acquisition and analysis software designed by a team composed of Stony Brook scientists, a physician and graduate students. In the future, the system will be designed t...

Gorillas in the midst of extinction

...make up the Virunga Conservation Area. Along with mapping and monitoring changes in forest cover, a time-sensitive series of images can allow researchers to estimate rates and patterns of deforestation in and around protected areas. These patterns are also studied in relation to trends in human migration....

Mayo Clinic researchers discover new kind of heart failure gene

In genetic mapping of a large family with several members affected by a type of heart failure called dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM), the Mayo Clinic team found a defect in a gene on chromosome 3 called SCN5A. By scanning 156 unrelated patients with DCM, they found four a...

Researchers find new genes necessary to make embryo

...s discovery is an important step toward a complete mapping of which parts of the genome are required for embryonic development. The new findings also probe into how genetic networks are built and how they could evolve. The team, headed by biologists at NYU, is studying the genome of the Caenorhabditis...

Mapping the underwater world in 3-D

...e security, the environment and health and safety, mapping the seabed and bringing the results to a wider aud...rsity has recently invested over 200,000 in seabed mapping technology from Science Research Investment Fund (SRIF). The impact of this has been enhanced by a ...

Hypertension in African Americans linked to two genomic regions

...ring genetic variations," Rao says. "The admixture mapping method has distinct advantages over other more commonly used methods for population analysis," says C. Charles Gu, Ph.D., assistant professor of biostatistics and a co-author of the report. "We looked for genomic regions with an 'excess of ancestry' ...

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