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Brain circuit may permit scientists to eavesdrop on memory formation
... the direct behavioral experience." Future studies could
give insight into the role of sleep in memory consolidation, which has been suggested by many researchers, said Schuman. Studies by other researchers have shown that there is distinctive coordinated brain activity between the hippocampus and neocorte...
Biologists ID molecular block for social 'cheaters'
...ize DIF-1. "We wanted to see if cells without dimA could
cheat the system by ignoring DIF-1 and thereby increase their chances of becoming spore cells rather than stalk cells," said paper co-author David Queller, professor of ecology and evolutionary biology at Rice. "We created colonies that contained rou...
Viruses found in untreated city water
...st at the USGS in Middleton, reasoned that if they could
predict virus occurrence in wells based on Mississippi River water infiltration, this would help water managers tailor disinfection treatments and pumping schedules specific to each well and prevent viruses from entering the drinking water supply. "W...
Researchers find chemosignal that encourages women's sexual desire
... "Because preconceived ideas about pheromones could
potentially influence their responses, study participants were blind to the hypotheses and the source of the compounds," Spencer said. "The study was presented to the subjects as an examination of odor perception during the menstrual cycle." ...
Interactive health information system to detect Japanese encephalitis in Asia
... Based on the progress of the pilot, the system could
be adopted for national use in India or for other diseases of interest, and ultimately improve national and subregional disease surveillance networks in other parts of Asia. "Voxiva's innovative approach holds huge potential, b...
Old bones unearth new date for giant deer's last stand
...'t tell what actually killed off these beasts. Man could
have been the ultimate destroyer, but climate change might also have been the culprit. This is the mystery we have yet to solve. "A double-whammy of intense cold spells around 20,000 and 10,500 years ago had already taken their toll on these striking...
Bugs in the gut could play key role in understanding human disease and drug toxicity
...ing how microbes in the gut interact with the body could
lead scientists and doctors to new a understanding...vironment, but the concept of this 'superorganism' could
have a huge impact on our understanding of disease processes including those related to insulin-resi...
U-M scientists see ubiquitin-modified proteins in living cells
... a direct connection to cellular processes that we could
only study in test tubes or indirectly before." In a paper published online this week in the early edition of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Kerppola and Deyu Fang, M.D., Ph.D., a U-M research investigator, describe the first...
Is more better: Counting birds may only tell part of the story
...n 1983, where she initially suggested that density could
be a misleading indicator of habitat quality if it...ervation. A large population of birds in a region could
indicate a suitable habitat, or it could, in fact, could
be the only place the animals could
Component of volcanic gas may have played a significant role in the origins of life on Earth
... on the origins of life has shown that amino acids could
have formed spontaneously on the early Earth environment or could
have been introduced onto the early Earth from meteorites. "There are lots of ways to make amino ...
Society for Psychophysiology Research
...rs have found that patients who learned to do this could
then apply this skill to operate a computer program that allows patients to communicate. Patients who learned to communicate this way before becoming "locked-in," were still able to communicate once they had completely lost motor control. PHYSICAL ...
HHS awards $232 million in biodefense contracts for vaccine development
...l tools to protect citizens against pathogens that could
be deliberately introduced into society." NIAID awarded two contracts totaling up to $177 million for advanced development of MVA vaccines against smallpox. The three-year contracts were awarded to Bavarian Nordic A/S of Copenhagen, Denmark, and ...
MIT: Recycling of scrapped electronics studied
...omponent reuse. They also note that other criteria could
be used to assess the performance of recyclers. Ex... In the long run, a variety of independent metrics could
lead to significant improvements in recycling efficiency. "We're interested in measures of ...
New risks for bladder cancer identified by MIT team
...cally similar to their three noxious cousins, they could
potentially lead to safer alternatives for the latter. Authors of the paper from MIT are Tannenbaum, Paul L. Skipper, a BE principal research scientist, and Jinping Gan, a former graduate student. Their colleagues Manuela Gago-Dominguez, Kazuko A...
Report: How 10 top new technologies will help world reach globally-agreed goals by 2015
...eloping countries die each year from diseases that could
be prevented or treated cheaply and easily through...ioinformatics, once so costly only wealthy nations could
afford them, are now becoming available to many in developing countries. Some applications are now ...
Drought in the West linked to warmer temperatures
...ny trend towards warmer temperatures in the future could
lead to a serious long-term increase in aridity over Western North America," they write in the paper. Co-author Dr. David Meko of the University of Arizona tree ring lab notes that the drought that has gripped the western United States for the past ...
Emory chemists develop bacteria that may help decaffeinate coffee
...acteria to make new molecules, and their discovery could
eventually lead to the creation of naturally decaf...lly, we would like to speed it up a bit so that we could
create coffee plants that are low in caffeine. That's where the bacteria come in. They now need the ...
Study describes basic mechanism in cell growth control involving damaged DNA
...r. "We don't know the exact mechanism whereby CUL4 could
play a role in cancer, but its abundance in the cell may cause a defect in the checkpoint pathway. And that's what we're studying now," said Xiong....
Story tips from the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory, October 2004
...-- A vision for security . . . National security could
be enhanced with a system that quickly sorts and e...ating artificial cells and manmade interfaces that could
one day be used to treat diseases and perform other tasks at the cellular level. In a paper to be pu...
Protein protecting brain from toxins also blocks some chemotherapy from reaching tumors
...hese agents, the effectiveness of these new agents could
be significantly compromised." Other authors of this study are Markos Leggas, Masashi Adachi, Daxi Sun, Guoqing Du, Kelly E. Mercer, Yanli Zhuang, John C. Panetta, Brad Johnston and Clinton F. Stewart (St. Jude); George L. Scheffer and Rik J. Schep...
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