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New UD tissue-engineering research focuses on vocal cords

...ce the voices we love, from a family member's to a famous personality's. Julie Andrews, who starred in such classics as The Sound of Music, is among the professional singers who have undergone surgery to remove callus-like growths that can form from overuse of these two small, stretchy bands of tissue hou...

Surprising new species of light-harvesting bacterium discovered in Yellowstone

...cterium living in the same hot springs as the most famous Yellowstone microbe, Thermus aquaticus, which has revolutionized forensics and other fields by making the polymerase chain reaction (PCR) a routine procedure. Remarkably, the new genus and species Cab. thermophilum also belongs to a new phylum, A...

Innovative research technique reveals another natural wonder in Yellowstone Park

...yser. Also living in these same hot springs is the famous Yellowstone microbe, Thermus aquaticus, which revolutionized forensics and other fields by making the polymerase chain reaction (PCR) a routine procedure. ...

Call for EU to launch major project to map out all our proteins

...ed physical entity. While the genome comprises the famous double helix of DNA that can be physically sequenced on an end-to-end basis, the proteome is simply the total of all proteins, and so by definition you can never be absolutely sure the last one has been found, given that some are present intermittent...

Drug protects brain cells in Huntington's disease model, researchers find

...ase, with another 200,000 at risk. One of the most famous people with Huntingtons was folk singer Woody Guthrie, who died in 1967. Huntingtons is caused by a dominant gene, meaning that a person carrying the gene is certain to develop the disease and has a 50 percent chance of passing it on to his or her ...

Rise of dinosaurs in Late Triassic more gradual than once thought

...rom the Hayden Quarry at Ghost Ranch, an area made famous through the paintings of Georgia O'Keefe, by a team of paleontologists from the University of California, Berkeley, the American Museum of Natural History and The Field Museum. The finds, including fossil bones of a new dinosaur predecessor the resea...

Unraveling the physics of DNA's double helix

...rstanding of the physical forces that give DNA its famous double helix shape. "The stability of DNA is so fundamental to life that it's important to understand all factors," said Piotr Marszalek, a professor of mechanical engineering and materials sciences at Duke. "If you want to create accurate models ...

Researchers witness natural selection at work in dramatic comeback of male butterflies

...ionary term named after a scene in Lewis Carroll's famous book, "Through the Looking-Glass," in which the characters Alice and the Red Queen run faster and faster at the top of a hill, only to find that they remain in the same place. "In essence, organisms must evolve or change to stay in the same place, ...

VIB scientist receives major research grant

...n of Russian czar Nicolas II, was perhaps the most famous hemophilia patient. Gene therapy Regular injection of the right coagulation factor is usually the only possible treatment for hemophilia patients. Gene therapy might well be an alternative solution. In this approach to curing the disorder, a malf...

Massive herds of animals found to still exist in Southern Sudan

...ld represent larger numbers than even those of the famous Serengeti migrations. We cannot risk losing this amazing natural resource now, said Fay. The Wildlife Conservation Society is calling for the creation of a Sudano-Sahel Initiative, based on the model of the Congo Basin Forest Partnership, to foster ...

Undergraduate research shows leaderless honeybee organizing

...on signal and worker piping. Different from the famous waggle dance that foraging worker bees perform to tell other bees where to find a food source, the vibration signal appears to be a more general, multi-purpose form of communication. Schneider has concluded that this signal, which consists of one bee...

Envisat captures first image of Sargassum from space

Sargassum seaweed, famous in nautical lore for entangling ships in its dense floating vegetation, has been detected from space for the first time thanks to an instrument aboard ESAs environmental satellite, Envisat. The ability to monitor Sargassum globally will allow researc...

ACS News Service Weekly PressPac -- May 16, 2007

...in changing the color of the Tower of London, that famous complex of buildings, started by William the Conqueror, that have housed everything from prisoners and zoo animals to the Crown Jewels of the United Kingdom, scientists in the UK and Italy are reporting. The research is scheduled for publication in t...

Dinosaur hearing, listening to muscle noise, quieter cubicles

...rogram will conclude with ensemble performances of famous pieces (1eID1). On Tuesday morning, June 5, sixth-grade students will experience hands-on demonstrations of acoustics, including musical instruments and a "ping-pong cannon" that creates shock waves as it shoots balls at high speeds. On Tuesday aft...

'Might have been' key in evaluating behavior

...eans we now have a kind of neural catalogue of how famous stock market episodes affect signals in the average human brain," said Montague. He plans to use the findings from this study to explore the balance of choices between actual and fictive outcomes. "These results provide a new tool for exploring...

Progress against sarcoma

...ten strikes young adults and adolescents, the most famous synovial sarcoma patient probably was actor Robert Ulrich star of such TV shows as Spenser for Hire, Vega$ and Soap who died of the cancer at age 55 in 2004. Haldar says there are about 900 new cases of synovial sarcoma each year in the United S...

Pioneering researcher Dr. Kenneth Lyons Jones receives genetics award from March of Dimes

.... Among Dr. Jones many accomplishments, the most famous by now is his coining of the term fetal alcohol syndrome, along with David W. Smith, M.D., to define the distinct cluster of birth defects seen exclusively in the babies of women who used alcohol during pregnancy. In 1973, the two pu...

Darwin's famous finches and Venter's marine microbes

...efore we fully understand it all." Just like the famous ornithologist John Gould who had to classify the Galpagos finches before they led Darwin on the right track, Manning and many others have been busy during the last couple of months wading through roughly 7.7 million sequenced snippets of sea-borne ge...

Largest physics meeting of the year, in Denver

...m them. WOODSTOCK 20TH ANNIVERSARY No, not the famous rock concert in upstate New York but the famous session at the APS March meeting in midtown Manhattan. The "Woodstock of Physics" is a phrase that ...

International Conference on Modern Bamboo Structures Oct. 11-17

...fore reaching the Yangtze River. Changsha is a famous city of historical culture in China. Hunan University succeeds the 1030-year old Yuelu Academy, which is known for being the first higher education institute in China and for producing scholars, thinkers and leaders who shaped the history of modern...

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