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Scientists unlock secret of what makes plants flower
...s. The ability to control flowering is of enormous commercial
significance across food and non-food species, for example extending production seasons or designing plants better adapted to changing climate."...
New findings in smell and taste
...important in determining what foods we eat and the commercial
products we use. The pleasures derived from eating are mainly based on the chemical senses. Thousands of Americans experience loss of smell or taste each year resulting from head trauma, sinus disease, normal aging and neurological disorders, such as...
Cheaper, better disease treatments expected from faster approach to developing antibodies
...bacteria to mammalian cells to pursue large-scale, commercial
production. Getting mammalian cells to produce lots of antibodies costs more, and can take several months. The direct bacterial approach developed by the laboratory of the professor of chemical engineering, biomedical engineering, and molecular ge...
Genes and biomarkers that allow doctors to choose the right therapy for the right patient
...se and much needed genomic intelligence to support commercial
Winter flounder on the fast track to recovery
...rious decline in the 1980s, taking with it a major commercial
and recreational fishery. Despite stringent fishin...fish," she says. "Targeted at the restoration of commercial
and recreational fish and shellfish, enhancement is becoming a very important tool in NOAA's fishery...
Misclassified for centuries, medicinal leeches found to be 3 distinct species
...n species diversity has very significant legal and commercial
implications." Since the time of Hippocrates and...evelopmental genetics and neurobiology. Studies of commercial
specimens have figured prominently in the discovery and production of anticoagulants and protease in...
Little lifesavers -- Nanoparticles improve delivery of medicines and diagnostics
...maceutical products and have proven practical on a commercial
scale. The Princeton-led team, which includes chemical engineering professors Yannis Kevrekidis and Athanassios Panagiotopoulos, is the first to apply the technology to the creation of nanoparticles, which are particles measured in billionths of mete...
New study sheds light on long-term effects of logging after wildfire
...northeast Oregon. Three treatments were examined: commercial
logging that removed only dead trees with value for wood products, commercial
logging plus thinning that removed all dead trees larger than 4 inches in diameter, and unlogged sit...
Snowmelt monitored in the Baltic Sea watershed region in near real time
... management. The snow maps are also used by the commercial
sector for activities such as managing hydroelectric power production and estimating how much time is left in the season for winter sports. In 2008, the mapping project will expand to include parts of Poland....
Sandia researchers take new approach to studying how cells respond to pathogens
...her information content than possible with current commercial
imaging technologies Powerful computational modeling that allows researchers to make sense of data obtained from microfluidic analysis and imaging Real immune cells are short-lived outside of bodies. To do the type of experiments they wanted, ...
U OF M awarded $22.5 million NIH contract to study avian influenza
...owl in Vietnam; wild bird populations in Laos; and commercial
poultry operations in other Asian countries. The majority of diagnostic testing and virus characterization will occur at the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicines Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory and Genomic Center. Faculty will o...
Alternative-fuels pioneer receives first-ever $100,000 Lemelson-MIT Award for Sustainability
...and make fuel production from cellulosic biomass a commercial
reality. In his nomination letter for the $100,000 Lemelson-MIT Award for Sustainability, renowned venture capitalist Vinod Khosla said he has become a big believer in the ability of ethanol to reduce Americas dependence on petroleum. While corn-ba...
Overfishing large sharks impacts entire marine ecosystem, shrinks shellfish supply
...published in Science in 2003, which used data from commercial
fisheries to show rapid declines in the great sharks of the northwest Atlantic since the mid-1980s. Now, by examining a dozen different research surveys from 1970-2005 along the eastern U.S. coast, the research team has found that their original stud...
ESA open-source software supports Germany's TerraSAR-X
...o deliver Earth observation data to scientists and commercial
customers. Open-source software developed at ESA's...ill market the data commercially. In this way both commercial
and scientific users will share access to the available observation time....
AEA, UAlbany College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering to partner on CIRCA 07
...bled platforms that will drive innovation and spur commercial
opportunities in a broad array of industries, incl...st challenges facing widespread implementation and commercial
viability. AeA's strategic relationship with CNSE is providing unique capabilities and solutions to ...
Engineering the heart piece by piece
...M Artificial Heart Laboratory has teamed up with a commercial
partner to develop a novel perfusion system that can deliver controlled nutrient exchange to the tissue engineered heart muscle. The perfusion system is the first of its kind, because it does not rely on a traditional cell culture incubator, giving t...
New metal crystals, formed on a cotton assembly line
... and higher catalytic conversion ratio compared to commercial
Migratory birds: Innocent scapegoats for the dispersal of the H5N1 virus
...Lebarbenchon and Frdric Thomas conclude that human commercial
activities, particularly those associated with pou...ular, movements of poultry or their products. This commercial
scenario is the one that explained the expansion and the maintenance of the H5N1 virus in south-east...
Changing ocean conditions led to decline in Alaska's sea lion population
...han 80 percent during the 1980s include pollution, commercial
fishing, and subsistence harvesting. The new study points instead to a climate regime shifta natural event in the oceans climatic cyclein the late 1970s that may be responsible for current regional population of about 40,000, compared with 235,000 in...
20 of world's 162 grouper species threatened with extinction
...cies of grouper, a culinary favorite and important commercial
fish, found that 20 are threatened with extinction...ng and comprise one of the most valuable groups of commercial
fishes in chilled fish markets of the tropics and sub-tropics. Around the world, consumers pay up to...
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