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Volcanic plumbing dictates development of deep-sea hydrothermal vents

...s the connection between mantle processes that are generating magma and the overlying sea-floor hydrothermal systems? Toomey said. This study at 9 North gives us a unique picture of mantle-crust segmentation at a level never before seen. Hydrothermal vents occur most often where plate spreading and mantle upw...

UT Southwestern leaders to receive national award for medical research accomplishments

...care and education. They have been instrumental in generating an atmosphere of scientific excitement that leads to breakthroughs in medicine. "The decision by Research!America to name them as the very first recipients of this new award to recognize achievements in building great medical research centers is a ...

New bird species found in Idaho

...that coevolution can be a potent force for rapidly generating biodiversity....

One Wwox isn't enough (to protect against cancer)

...or the loss of Wwox in human osteosarcomas and are generating a mouse model that will allow them to study the ability of the gene to reverse tumor growth after it is restored in adult animals with cancer. "Wwox-mutant mice are useful in understanding the role of this gene in human cancer, and they provide mo...

Chemical cues turn embryonic stem cells into cerebellar neurons

...steps. So we want to be absolutely sure that we're generating neurons that will aid, rather than hamper, brain function."...

Triptolide: A potential drug for polycystic kidney disease

...ng signal, allowing them to keep growing, and thus generating a cyst. In collaboration with Stefan Somlo , M.D., Chief of Nephrology at Yale School of Medicine, who discovered the PKD2 gene, triptolide was tested in a mouse model of PKD. Both fewer and smaller kidney cysts formed in mice lacking PKD1 when...

Super-fermenting fungus genome sequenced

...equenced by DOE JGI. Under current strategies for generating lignocellulosic ethanol, these forms of biomass require expensive and energy-intensive pretreatment with chemicals and/or heat to loosen up this complex. Enzymes are then employed to break down complex carbohydrate into sugars, such as glucose and x...

Universities in 1.5M drive to cut cost of solar power

...ect to develop new and potentially cheaper ways of generating solar power. The three and a half year project, ... an attempt to produce a more efficient system for generating green energy. The consortium of researchers, led by Professor Paul O'Brien from The University of ...

AGU Journal highlights -- February 23, 2007

...cs on stratosphere-troposphere mixing will rely on generating and maintaining long-term data records. Title:22-year survey of tropical convection penetrating into the lower stratosphere Authors:William B. Rossow: Electrical Engineering, The City University of New York/The City College, New York City, New Yo...

ACS News Service Weekly PressPac -- February 14, 2007

...pheres of metals and other inorganic materials are generating great interest because of their unusual properties and potential applications in drug delivery, electronic components, catalysts and other products. "We believe that this procedure will be easily extended to prepare other hollow inorganic materials,"...

Neuroscientist Robert Sapolsky will discuss stress, health, Feb. 17 at AAAS meeting

...got nine hours of free time every day to devote to generating psychological stress toward other animals in your troop. So the baboon is a wonderful model for living well enough and long enough to pay the price for all the social-stressor nonsense that they create for each other. They're just like us: They're no...

Is biodiversity the future of farming?

... farm income can increase by as much as 108% while generating significant environmental and social benefits. Principles that might guide postmodern farms are almost diametrically opposed to those supporting industrial agriculture. They may need to: Be energy conserving Feature both biological and genetic d...

Penn researchers replace organ in adult mice using 'single-parent' stem cells

...ic stem cells is actually much more efficient than generating embryonic stem cells by cloning," said K. John McLaughlin, an assistant professor in Penn's Department of Animal Biology and researcher at the Center for Animal Transgenesis and Germ Cell Research at Penn's New Bolton Center. "The fact that we are n...

Story tips from the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory

...light from illuminating the inside of buildings to generating electricity based on the buildings energy needs. The research is funded through DOEs Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Solar Technologies Program. [Contact: Fred Strohl, (865) 574-4165; strohlhf@ornl.gov ]...

Mice cloned from skin cells

...more enthusiastic about these cells' potential for generating embryonic stem cells. Instead of implanting blasto...ar in the future. "We don't have the capability of generating human embryonic stem cells from skin cells, and scientists are still learning how to differentiate e...

Scientists clone mice from adult skin stem cells

... dish and which is simpler and more efficient than generating a cloned mouse. Although this procedure has not yet successfully generated human embryonic stem cell lines, once technological hurdles are overcome, it may be possible in the future to use a patient's skin stem cells to tailor make embryonic stem cel...

Man-made proteins could be more useful than real ones

...-peptide, she explained. "We're also interested in generating versions that can assemble in membranes, as a first step toward making transmembrane proteins composed of -amino acids," she said. One of the most exciting potential results of their finding could be design of -peptide drugs. "There is growing inte...

'Good vibrations' from deep-sea smokers may keep fish out of hot water

...er of scientists suspected that the vents could be generating sounds, given the obvious turbulence of the flows,...-smoker fluids. How much simpler if the vents were generating some kind of sound that could be recorded and correlated to flows, Crone says. With funding from two...

Cutting-edge projects awarded computing time on Blue Gene/L

...ing the molecular basis of Parkinson's disease and generating leads for drug discovery. Through collaboration with IBM, as part of the INCITE program, Argonne will provide 4 million hours on their Blue Gene/L system (BGL), and IBM will provide 6 million hours on their larger Blue Gene/L system at the T.J. W...

Investigating the invisible life in our environment

...g collected and analysed. Metagenomics experiments generating enormous amounts of data and new computational methods extracting meaningful information from it will provide a much better understanding of biodiversity on Earth in future....

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(Date:4/23/2014)... contribute to early fetal death according to a new ... Children,s Hospital Los Angeles and Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia the ... paper published today in the journal BMC Pregnancy ... between seasonal ambient air pollutants and pregnancy loss in ... the highest levels of air pollution of all world ...
(Date:4/23/2014)... Like a hungry diner ripping open a dinner roll, ... must tear open a hydrogen molecule. Now researchers have ... the two halves of its hydrogen feast. The view ... make the catalyst work better for alternative energy uses. ... shown precisely where the hydrogen halves end up in ...
(Date:4/23/2014)... research shows that male black widow spiders prefer their ... example of mate preference by male spiders. ... and Maydianne Andrade, a professor in UTSC,s Department of ... the wild that males overwhelmingly chose to mate with ... can tell whether a potential mate is well-fed and ...
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