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Electric fish conduct electric duets in aquatic courtship

...f mormyrid electric fish, which emit weak electric fields from a batterylike organ in their tails to sense their surroundings and communicate their species, sex and social status with other fish. It is also the first study to successfully sort signals in electric fish based on sex. The research, which is ...

On-farm research shows farmers that they can use less nitrogen

...150 lbs of added nitrogen on corn newly planted in fields that grew alfalfa (a legume), grass or an alfalfa/grass mix the year before. None of the 16 first-year corn trials evaluated in 2005-06 responded to additional nitrogen after the starter fertilizer, said Cornell graduate student Joseph Lawrence. Th...

Researchers develop buckyballs to fight allergy

...stability, researchers from a number of scientific fields have been investigating the tiny, hollow carbon ca... the VCU School of Medicine. Researchers in many fields are aware of the potential fullerenes have, however, we are the first to show they can turn off the ...

Giant magnetocaloric materials could have large impact on the environment

Materials that change temperature in magnetic fields could lead to new refrigeration technologies that ...igeration is a clean technology that uses magnetic fields to manipulate the degree of ordering (or entropy) of electronic or nuclear magnetic dipoles in order...

Innovative subsea separation technology wins 2007 EUREKA environmental award

...on facility, Statoil expects to improve the Tordis fields recovery factor from 49 to 55%, explains Rune Mode Ramberg, Statoils subsea processing discipline adviser. Along with other upgrades to the field, the separation system will allow Statoil to extract roughly 35 million extra barrels of oil from the To...

UI anthropologist, colleagues discover remains of earliest giant panda

...nationally recognized for his contributions to the fields of primate paleontology and paleoanthropology in Asia concerning "anthropoid origins" and Homo erectus evolution and dispersal....

Australian wins prestigious prize in biodiversity informatics

...dt Nielsen, who was an inspirational leader in the fields of biosystematics and biodiversity informatics.This is the only Prize in the world that is given in the area of biodiversity informatics. The yearly award of 30,000 recognizes a researcher who is combining biosystematics and biodiversity informatics...

QUT microgravity tower attracts global scientific community

...ravity environment, many diverse phenomena in many fields including nanomaterials, new materials, fire-safety, metallurgy, biotechnology and combustion. The towers designer, Associate Professor Ted Steinberg of QUTs School of Engineering Systems, said that when it was finished the tower would be one of o...

Caribbean frogs started with a single, ancient voyage on a raft from South America

...also called "phylogeny," to be fundamental to many fields of biology, including medicine, anatomy, physiology, ecology, and conservation. ...

Washington University in St. Louis to invest $55 million for renewable energy research

...is creating five new endowed professorships in the fields of energy, environment and sustainability. These researchers will be a part of the community of scholars engaged in the work at I-CARES, and the university also will provide financial resources to help seed research in areas vital to the goals of the...

A first: Simultaneous PET/MR images of the brain debut, increase molecular imaging capabilities

...ogy renders the PET scanner impervious to magnetic fields while providing excellent PET results. ...

Manchester researcher wins Libyan award

...al development of new drug leads, primarily in the fields of cancer and anti-parasitics, and in the application of modern medicinal chemistry approaches to the rational basis of novel molecular diagnostics. The environment makes a fully integrated, multidisciplinary approach to biomedicinal problems possibl...

Magnetic field uses sound waves to ignite sun's ring of fire

... long realized that observations of solar magnetic fields are the keys that will unlock the secrets of the sun's interior," said Paul Bellaire, program director in NSF's division of atmospheric sciences, which funded the research. "These researchers have found an ingenious way of using magnetic keys to pick...

New NIST reference material for peptide analysis

...les they play in biologyis one of the most fertile fields of modern medical research. Proteins typically are very large molecules, built of hundreds or thousands of amino acids, but they can be divided into smaller units, chains of about 50 or fewer amino acids. These are peptides. The usual way to analyze ...

Some forest birds can survive in agricultural countryside with limited habitat conservation

...evolved to eat the fruit or to live among the open fields of the plantations, he said. "Although we caught all these birds in coffee, most of them prefer remnant forest fragments, individual trees and trees along rivers, which are called riparian corridors." He added, "Most birds don't like to eat the coffe...

The first issue of the HFSP Journal is now available

...approaches. A Perspective from pioneers in the fields of single molecule imaging and manipulation of single molecules, Yoshiharu Ishii and Toshio Yanagida from the Graduate School of Frontier Biosciences at the University of Osaka in Japan, which reviews the insight such approaches have provided into th...

Pointing a finger at the source of fecal bacteria

... outfalls, and diffuse sources such as runoff from fields where livestock waste has been applied as fertilizer. Determining the source of the bacteria is necessary to implement appropriate pollution-control practices and comply with water-quality standards required by the Clean Water Act. Further research ...

Flaws in colonoscopies may increase risk of colon cancer

...nal gathering of physicians and researchers in the fields of gastroenterology, hepatology, endoscopy and gastrointestinal surgery. Adequate Level of Training for Technical Competence in Colonoscopy: A Prospective Multicenter Evaluation of the Learning Curve (Abstract # 659)For a physician to be considere...

A close-up on pancreatic disease: How do we improve the odds?

...nal gathering of physicians and researchers in the fields of gastroenterology, hepatology, endoscopy and gastrointestinal surgery. "We are confident that better technological resources and more clinical trials like those presented today will help us better manage pancreatic disease," said Mark Callery, M....

When lava flows and glaciers recede, predicting how species take over

...itiesranging from plants in abandoned agricultural fields to arthropods on carcassesspecies do indeed turn over most rapidly early in succession, when many new species arrive to take advantage of available resources. However, she also found that certain adverse conditionssuch as isolation of the new communi...

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(Date:4/18/2014)... Asteroid and comet impacts can cause widespread ecological ... even global scales. But new research from Brown University ... ancient life at the time of an impact. , ... has found fragments of leaves and preserved organic compounds ... in Argentina. The material could provide a snapshot of ...
(Date:4/17/2014)... A drug under clinical trials to treat tuberculosis ... drugs that act against various bacteria, fungal infections and ... University of Illinois chemists and collaborators. , Led by ... determined the different ways the drug SQ109 attacks the ... target other pathogens from yeast to malaria and ...
(Date:4/17/2014)... of stem cell therapies to cure a variety of ... populations based on cell surface markers. Researchers from the ... is highly expressed in a type of stem cells ... in an article in BioResearch Open Access , ... The article is available free on the ...
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