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Story tips from the US Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory, August 2007
...uters. While field-programmable gate arrays, which are
a different type of logic chip than traditional microprocessors, are
traditionally used for other purposes -- such as signal processing -- the team of ORNL and SRC Compu...
Gene variant is associated with brain anatomy, clinical course of ADHD
...hors write. In children, gains in verbal knowledge are
mirrored by change in the cortical thickness of speech areas. While our current study demonstrates changes in cortical thickness and symptoms occurring in tandem, a future goal is to refine further our appreciation of cortical thickness by examining ...
Link identified between Alzheimer's disease and glaucoma
... that key proteins involved in Alzheimer's disease are
also implicated in glaucoma, the major cause of ir...el Alzheimer's treatments, the effects on glaucoma are
even stronger. "We are
trying a new approach which has never been tried before, not even to treat ...
Computer graphics spills from milk to medicine
...wide range of natural materials based on what they are
made of. With our approach, computer graphics can ...r graphics of materials that absorb some light and are
not made of perfect spheres. In other words, the paper marks a vast extension of the Lorenz-Mie theo...
Research team enlightens the reasons for severe blindness
...ase-causing genes had been identified so far which are
responsible for approx. 60 % of all LCA diseases. All these deficiencies lead in the end to the same symptoms, however, in order to treat the disease efficiently with the individual patient, it is important to know which gene mutation occurred in the...
Can hemp help the everglades?
...o soil before planting the next corn crop. Growers are
encouraged to plant cover crops since there are
many other potential benefits, including reduced nutrient leaching, wind erosion, and improved soil ...
UCF research links proteins, stem cells and potential Alzheimer's treatment
...ination triggered the regeneration of neurons that are
destroyed by Alzheimers and are
necessary for healthy brain functions. The research findings were published in the July 24 editio...
Anthrax bacterium's deadly secrets probed
... As genes carry the code for proteins, researchers are
able to use knowledge of a bacteriums genes to ded...ses when trying to pick out only the proteins that are
secreted. Methods exist to do this, but are
very time-consuming, given that many bacteria secrete 4...
Biologist traces coconut's history through DNA
...llion hectares (one hectare is equal to 100 acres) are
now planted in coconut in 86 tropical countries. Olsen will study the phylogeography of C. nucifera and its ancient dispersal; the geographical origin(s) of domestication; the impact of human activities in homogenizing population structure a...
Teamwork between 2 key proteins necessary for normal development and regulation of red blood cells
...eta-thalassemia, have identified two proteins that are
responsible for regulating overlapping groups of g...s severely reduced, and that the embryos therefore are
anemic, compared to mice missing KLF2 or EKLF alone. This likely means that EKLF and KLF2, which ...
Gene predicts better outcome as cortex normalizes in teens with ADHD
...s proved adaptive for survival. The researchers are
following up with studies on the relationship between cortex thickness and cognitive features of ADHD, such as working memory and the ability to inhibit responses. ...
UF, French scientists seek test to detect gene doping in athletes
...w the answer is no, he said. But the UF scientists are
among several groups collaborating with national a...dge. But because synthetic hormones such as EPO are
prohibited by WADA and readily detected through drug tests, performance-driven athletes have begun s...
Not all embryonic stem cell lines are created equal
... found that not all embryonic stem (ES) cell lines are
equal. In comparing neurons generated from two NIH...ern Medical Center at Dallas. Embryonic stem cells are
developmentally immature cells that are
capable of self-renewal and of differentiating into any type...
Genetic analysis finds greater threat in frog-killing fungus
...d area until a new host comes along." Biologists are
still determining exactly how this fungus, first i... sites Laurel Lake, Hitchcock Lakes and Woods Lake are
located. The sites at Mono Pass and Summit Meadow are
both easily accessible to humans by Tioga Pa...
Satellite tracking will help answer questions about penguin travels
... before it is released into the Atlantic. The tags are
about the size of many common cellular telephones ...ransmitters on healthy, robust birds that we think are
likely to get back and start breeding," Boersma said. "The point is to follow them back to their col...
New mechanism links smoking to lung damage
...ith ports nearly twice the size of an ion channel, are
not as specific, permitting more rapid, less regul... molecules, such as ATP and small metabolites that are
essential for normal cell sustenance. "We suspect that this mechanism could play a major role in ...
Disabling a sensory organ prompts female mice to act like male mice
...cific behaviors, such as aggression and courtship, are
similar in the male and female brain. According to...dy, the sexual behaviors of female mice, at least, are
ruled by a pheromone-detecting organ that engages a neural circuit that determines whether a mouse s...
Multicenter study nets new lung tumor-suppressor gene
...e, leading the work. If tumors with LKB1 mutations are
found to be especially fast-growing, for example, patients with such tumors might be candidates for more aggressive therapy. People born with defective versions of LKB1 often develop Peutz-Jeghers syndrome, which is marked by intestinal growths and...
Defects in critical gene lead to accelerated lung tumor growth
...ly a few of these genes called tumor suppressors are
currently known. Now scientists at the Universit...rs. In mice, these mutations result in tumors that are
more aggressive and more likely to spread throughout the body. Defects in this gene appear to resu...
See what you're spewing as you speed along
.... In an MOT test, for example, exhaust emissions are
extracted into a box while the engine is idling and the gases present are
then measured. The University of Manchester team employed a device known as a near-IR diode laser ...
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