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32 new grants made for innovative technology R&D

..., Smart Turbine ComponentsDevelop embedded sensors capable of withstanding harsh environments and integrate them in a wireless telemetry system to enable thermal, mechanical and wear sensing in operating gas turbines for condition-based maintenance. Spry Learning Company (Portland, Ore.) Technology for...

College students recognized & rewarded for their innovative work

...t the Atomic Force Microscope (AFM), an instrument capable of taking pictures of individual atoms and used by a wide range of researchers, from people designing cutting-edge computer chips to biologists trying to learn the inner workings of cells. Sahin thought about making the AFM probe vibrate in a harmon...

Most promising clinical uses for stem cells from fat agreed on by international society

...prised of multiple cell populations some that are capable of proliferation and differentiation and other groups consisting of mature cells. The society aims to develop common scientific methods in order to best compare results between studies, and believes that much of the research effort should be directed...

Bugs in the gut could play key role in understanding human disease and drug toxicity

...gut microbes can be considered a 'super-organism', capable of co-ordinating many physiological and metabolic responses, say the researchers. Professor Jeremy Nicholson, from Imperial College London, and lead researcher comments: "We have known for some time that many diseases are influenced by a variety of f...

Tips from the Journals of the American Society for Microbiology

... by the current vaccine to be short-lived and only capable of targeting specific strains of the virus. Becau...esol, a drug that stimulates the immune system, is capable of interacting with molecules on the surface of T cells and was recently noted for its ability to en...

Using fruitflies to examine alcohol tolerance

... a relatively sophisticated nervous system and are capable of many well-characterized complex behaviors, including response to drugs of abuse such as alcohol, cocaine, PCP, and nicotine. The popularity of flies as a model system is in large part due to the availability of powerful genetic tools that enable ...

Zebrafish may offer researchers powerful new tool for studying innate immunity

...e receptor (NITR) genes, which are predicted to be capable of recognizing a wide range of surface molecules. A portion of the NITR genes is very similar to variable region genes of antibodies and T-cell receptors, but the NITR genes do not undergo the complex genetic rearrangements of these adaptive receptor...

Discovery might improve design, effectiveness of anti-cancer drugs

...rate, mass spectrometry is a major analytical tool capable of sequencing peptides and allowing researchers to identify and characterize proteins at their physiological level. The instrument in which the experiments were performed is located at the North American headquarters of Bruker Daltonics in Billerica,...

$2.8 million NIH grant awarded to UH for bionano training

...arious resources that each institution is uniquely capable of providing while still being able to claim a home base from which they will receive their degrees. "These vehicles allow us to put teams together in a meta-university of sorts," Pettitt said. "This is just the right thing for student training an...

New method studies living bacterial cells

...l is living or dead. "No other technique has been capable of determining the metabolic state of a single hydrated cell and the chemical speciation of metals on, in or near a bacterial cell," Kemner said. "The achievements of this study have the potential to revolutionize the way scientists investigate miner...

Pesticides may promote Parkinson's disease and exercise may offer protection

...us findings that chronic pesticide exposure may be capable of causing parkinsonian pathology in humans." The results also support epidemiological studies that suggest that chronic exposure to environmental toxins, such as pesticides, may contribute to the incidence of Parkinson's in humans. In this pilot st...

Sandbagging cancer in the bloodstream

...ells that have already entered the circulation are capable of opening a passageway through blood vessels in order to spread to various organs throughout the body. Once tumor cells leave their primary tumor, they enter the blood stream and ultimately must find an exit strategy in order to set up new "satelli...

Insects implicated in the evolution of new human infectious diseases

...nia psuedotuberculosis, which has been shown to be capable of causing disease insects, at least in the laboratory. Evidence suggests that the plague could have evolved from a close insect-pathogenic ancestor as little as 1,500 years ago, an eye blink in evolutionary time, suggesting that similar scenarios ar...

Tufts Veterinary School scientists decode Cryptosporidium genome

... 2000, making Tufts the first research institution capable of propagating this pathogen. In 2000, Tufts applied to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for funding to enable a consortium of researchers at Tufts, Virginia Commonwealth University and the University of Minnesota to simultaneously seq...

Sick kids researchers unmask the potential of stem cells found in adult skin

...otential to treat brain disorders because they are capable of transforming into neurons normally only found in the brain and other nervous tissue. This new research provides an explanation for the cells' ability to make neurons and further enhances our understanding of a potentially valuable cell type for st...

Researchers grow sperm stem cells in laboratory cultures

...er. The recipient mice then produced sperm--fully capable of fertilizing egg cells--with the genetic characteristics of the donor mice. Because they can now grow spermatogonial stem cells in culture, researchers have a ready source of cells that they could manipulate genetically, explained the study's s...

Growth factors confer immortality to sperm-generating stem cells

...ert spermatogonial stem cells to totipotent cells, capable of becoming almost any other cell type and similar to embryonic stem cells. Whereas the female germ cell, the egg, stops dividing before birth, the spermatogonial stem cells continue to divide throughout life. According to Brinster, it is possible t...

Researchers uncover how infections combat plant immune responses

...ses of the CTV suppressors will explain why CTV is capable of such destructive effects. One approach for the control of CTV in a number of labs is to genetically engineer virus-resistant citrus trees. "Our findings will help improving the efficacy of this approach, e.g., by directly targeting the CTV suppre...

Tiny paddle oscillator senses the mass of a virus

...t one. The research could lead to simple detectors capable of differentiating between a wide variety of pathogens, i ncluding viruses, bacteria and toxic organic chemicals. The experiment, an extension of earlier work in which similar devices were used to detect the mass of a single bacterium, is reported i...

Sexual competition drives evolution of a sex-related gene

...ample, more polyandrous species have larger testes capable of producing more sperm. There is a metabolic cost to such adaptation, Lahn said, and in species where there is no competition, the cost is not worth the effort. "Now, for the first time, we show such competitive effects, not only at the level of ph...

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