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Penn receives grant for initiative to help understand genes' effects on medications

...hat will broaden the scope of investigation, yield fresh and possibly unexpected insights, and create solutions to biomedical problems that have not been solved using traditional, disciplinary approaches," says NIH Director Elias A. Zerhouni, MD. The NIH initiative, fronted by the National Center for Resea...

Health, food, new technologies featured during ACS meeting Oct. 17-20 in Peoria, Ill.

...orn syrup and other sweeteners could one day get a fresh makeover using honey, researchers say. Scientists at the University of Illinois in Urbana say the ancient sweetener may be a healthier alternative than corn syrup due to its higher level of antioxidants, compounds which are believed to fight cancer, ...

INEEL uses extremophile bacteria to ease bleaching's environmental cost

... and disinfect products. Hydrogen peroxide can rid fresh fruits and vegetables of harmful bacteria such as Salmonella and E. coli; pasteurize dairy products; and sterilize paper food packages such as juice boxes, which eliminates the need for refrigeration. To remove the hydrogen peroxide left over in was...

Incentives for US farmers reduce water waste

...sts: Less than 1 percent of water on the planet is fresh water; agriculture in the United States consumes 80 percent of the available fresh water each year; and 60 percent of U.S. water intended for crop irrigation never reaches the crops. ...

Are museum collections of ancient life representative?

...consolidated beds around river and road cuts where fresh earth is exposed and easily accessible, providing excellent coverage of time periods available on the Atlantic Coastal Plain, Barbour Wood said. Lauck Ward, the curator, "has an extensive collection of Atlantic Seaboard organisms. He has done a good ...

Hurricane Ivan helps student study sinkholes

...pooled water becomes saturated with minerals while fresh rainwater has a low dissolved mineral content. Fresh water conducts electricity poorly, compared to water loaded with minerals. Depressions in the bedrock surface can also store contaminants. When rain and runoff pour water through caverns and fissu...

How running made us human

...ltures on the horizon, the chance of there being a fresh carcass underneath the vultures is about 100 percent. If you are going to hunt down something in the heat, that's a lot more work and the payoffs are less reliable" because the animal you are hunting often is "faster than you are." Anatomical Fea...

Heart responds to fasting by remodeling vital energy-producing components

...rfect the technology, we have been able to open up fresh avenues of investigation using shotgun lipidomics," Gross says....

UGA researchers explain recent decline in Georgia's blue crab population

...ught has on the delicate balance of salt water and fresh water that exists in coastal estuaries. Blue crab...ves in this brackish water. During a drought, less fresh water comes down the state's rivers to mix with salt water that tides bring in from the Atlantic Oce...

Obesity gets you where you live, UH study finds

...ly to affect individuals in low-income areas where fresh fruits and vegetables may not be as plentiful, acc... was available to these neighborhoods included few fresh fruits and hardly any vegetables. In contrast, the high-income urban neighborhoods studied were mor...

First analysis of chicken genome offers many new insights

...we already have to provide us with a great deal of fresh insight into the human genome." ...

UCSD researchers derive lessons about human evolution from chicken genome

...we already have to provide us with a great deal of fresh insight into the human genome." The chicken genome is the first for a non-mammal vertebrate that is close enough to mammals to make comparison possible. The analysis also affords a much longer view of evolution: the common vertebrate ancestor of mamm...

Science's Breakthrough of the Year: Salty, acidic soup could have supported life on Mars

... a magnifying glass, a grinding wheel for exposing fresh rock, an elemental analyzer, and two mineral-identifying instruments. The Mars rovers are not working alone. The Thermal Emission Spectrometer on board NASA's Mars Global Surveyor provided, among other information, mineral data that helped the scien...

Scientists detect probable genetic cause of some Parkinson's disease cases

...scovery by an international research team provides fresh evidence that genetics may contribute to the development of some cases of Parkinson's disease. The findings could lead to the development of a genetic test to detect the mutation in individuals at risk. The research team includes investigators at the...

Sinking coastlines may precede large subduction zone quakes

...bable tsunami. The indicator marshes are typically fresh water marshes within inches of the high tide mark,... changes. Thecamoebians, for example, live only in fresh water. Looking initially at a core from Girdwood Flat, a marsh at Turnagain Arm in Cook Inlet, the s...

Beer-drinking rats count calories better than many people, UF researchers say

...e experiments, even with access to plenty of food, fresh water and palatable alcohol. "The important thing is that the rats were able to accurately compensate for their calories when they electively consumed alcohol," said Allen Levine, head director of the Minnesota Obesity Center and a professor of food...

EMBO, HHMI join forces to promote brain gain

...al enterprise. "HHMI believes it is essential that fresh new scientists with fresh new ideas start independent careers with sufficient resources to become competitive in the global wo...

New stem cell source could boost bone marrow success

...iciency disorders by replacing diseased cells with fresh ones found inside bones. The transplant requires hematopoietic stem cells (blood-forming stem cells) and, ideally mesenchymal stem cells too, both of which are found in the marrow, to work efficiently. Other research indicates that infusing the marro...

Family trees of ancient bacteria reveal evolutionary moves

...lank's finding that Cyanobacteria emerged first in fresh water lakes or streams is counterintuitive. "Most people have the assumption that Cyanobacteria came out of a marine environment after all, they are still important to marine environments today, so they must always have been," Blank said. "When C...

Hypertension in African Americans linked to two genomic regions

...eports about genes linked to the condition." In a fresh approach to the problem, the researchers applied a genome-wide scan that compared how often genetic variations occur in people of African or European descent to how often they occur in African Americans. As a group, African Americans can trace their...

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