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Biotech breakthrough could end biodiesel's glycerin glut
...cals -- others, including Gonzalez, are focused on biological
conversion. In biological
conversion, researchers engineer a microorganism that can eat a specific chemical feedstock and excr...
A small leak will sink a great ship
...eed to be built into future attempts to model this biological
process mathematically.' The complex control of floral organ identity has been described by the simple ABC model in textbooks. A, B and C are three developmental functions: A alone is responsible for sepals, combined function of A and B results in ...
Energy department selects 3 Bioenergy Research Centers for $375 million in federal funding
...r focus will be on understanding how to reengineer biological
processes to develop new, more efficient methods for converting the cellulose in plant material into ethanol or other biofuels that serve as a substitute for gasoline. This research is critical because future biofuels production will require the use...
Fine particulate matter from traffic may influence birth weight
...c-related air pollutants have an influence. The biological
mechanisms which could explain the influence of air pollutants on the growth of the unborn child are not known as yet. Fine particulate matter consists of hundreds of chemical substances. It is conceivable that a minor fraction of the fine particulat...
World's first X-ray free electron laser is on course to completion
...understanding and following chemical reactions and biological
processes in real time, imaging chemical and structural properties of materials on the nanoscale, and many new and exciting discoveries we cannot even imagine today, said Marion White, senior physicist at APS. The LCLS will enable revolutionary new s...
What's the backscatter of your beer?
...ify specific fermentation phases. In addition to biological
processes, this backscatter-transit acoustics methodology has been used in lab testing to characterize industrial processes and products such as paints, micro-milling, asphalt-based commercial products and sterilize packaged liquid food. ...
Scientists call for global push to advance research in synthetic biology
...synthetic biology the construction or redesign of biological
systems components that do not naturally exist, by combining the engineering applications and practices of nanoscience with molecular biology. The early twenty-first century is a time of tremendous promise and tremendous peril, includes the stateme...
Omega-3 fatty acids protect eyes against retinopathy, study finds
.... The study gives us a better understanding of the biological
processes that lead to retinopathy and how to inte...d, are important because they provide a reasonable biological
explanation for findings from a number of human studies on diet and retinal disease, and they ident...
Neuroblastoma expert reviews progress and challenges in fighting difficult pediatric cancer
...nts, we need greater understanding of the abnormal biological
events that give rise to neuroblastoma. One crucial technique for identifying biological
pathways is through studies of the gene mutations and variations involved in different types of neur...
The BBVA Foundation commits 2.4 million euros to research in Ecology and Conservation Biology
...er than acquired. This limitation could impair the biological
adaptation of these birds making up 30% of all neotropical avifauna in areas and centers exposed to noise pollution. ASSESSMENT OF THE ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT OF MERCURY IN AREAS OF HIGH ECOLOGICAL VALUE The last few decades have witnessed a grow...
Targeting key proteins of carcinogenesis
... The molecular mechanism of Ub conjugation and its biological
meaning has been discovered by Avram Hershko, Aaron Ciechanover and Irwin Rose who have been awarded the noble price for their work in 2004. In the current issue of Molecular Cell Prof. Ivan Dikic and his team from the institute of biochemistry II at...
18-year-old Singaporean student to present stem cell research paper at conferences in US and UK
...atory of biologists to come up with predictions of biological
events. The predictions made in this research study will be useful for the development of serum-free culture media, which is a safer and a better alternative to current methods. Commenting on Nicholas success, BII research scientist Dr. Tanavde s...
Stem cell licensing deal positions Toronto as world leader in technology
...and inflammatory diseases offers parents a type of biological
life insurance that could one day treat all the diseases mentioned above and more. What excites me is that our growing stem cell company in Canada is now offering its services to the U.S., which is essentially half the world market, Turner says. We a...
New amfAR research grants to optimize HIV treatment
...imed at increasing understanding of the social and biological
factors that influence the treatment of HIV/AIDS, ...y as those who do not use drugs, the cognitive and biological
mechanisms linking drug abuse with poor adherence are not completely understood. Dr. Meade, who has ...
WPI professor to represent American Mathematical Society at exhibition on science funding
... to develop a detailed picture of the physical and biological
conditions inside arteries that promote the initial formation of a plaque, and then favor its continued growth. The work is also revealing, in unprecedented detail, the factors that cause plaques to rupture, leading directly to heart attacks and stro...
Pregnancy nausea/vomiting may indicate lower risk of breast cancer
...ated factors may serve as indicators of underlying biological
conditions that may influence a womans lifetime risk for breast cancer. By recognizing that pregnancy-associated medical outcomes may provide easily accessible signals about core changes in the female physiology, future studies should continue to ...
MU maps course for improving pre-college science education
...program, Maps in Medicine, will use geospatial and biological
imaging technologies in partnership with K-12 students and teachers in three Missouri school districts the Columbia Public Schools and the Normandy and Parkway School Districts in metropolitan St. Louis. MU researchers will work with educators and s...
Antarctic icebergs -- Hotspots of ocean life
...nge. One important consequence of the increased biological
productivity is that free-floating icebergs can se...nt, taking a wide array of measurements physical, biological
and chemical, and using satellite images provided by NASA. At the same time, the wealth of data b...
Wright State scientist receives grant to help clean up polluted American harbors
...taminants in the sediment will be measured and the biological
exposures and effects will be calculated. These findings then will be integrated into a Geographic Information System to provide statistically based rankings of the likely dominant physical and chemical contaminants across the site. The two major ...
Researchers develop buckyballs to fight allergy
... 20, 2007) -- A research team has identified a new biological
function for a soccer ball-shaped nanoparticle called a buckyball the ability to block allergic response, setting the stage for the development of new therapies for allergy. Allergic disease is the sixth leading cause of chronic disease in the Uni...
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