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ACS news service Weekly PressPac -- August 16, 2006
...stry & Engineering Conference If you're writing on green
chemistry, our weblog ( http://acsnewsservice.typepad.com/ ) from the 10th annual Green Chemistry & Engineering Conference can be a valuable resource. Mark Your Calendars: ACS National Meeting in San Francisco Sept. 10-14, for one of the year's ...
Constant lighting may disrupt development of preemies' biological clocks
...n of mouse with an artificial gene that produces a green
fluorescent protein under the control of one of the genes associated with the biological clock. As a result, when the neurons are active they produce a bright glow. This allowed the scientists to determine that the SCN neurons in the baby mice who ...
Discovery of metabolic pathway for parasite could lead to new controls for diseases
...is in plants and algae and are responsible for the green
color of leaves. Apicoplasts have long puzzled scientists. What does a parasite living in the brain or blood of humans have to do with a structure associated with harvesting sunlight? It turns out that the chloroplasts have additional functions, and ...
Spineless tales provide strong backbone to human brain research
...ance, to tan or a chameleon's skin to turn between green
and brown. However, such changes take hours in humans and minutes in lizards. Cephalopods have some two million chromatophores that are directed by chemical signals originating in a central brain location. They change colors for camouflage or to comm...
When the going gets tough, slime molds start synthesizing
...n the human diet as health-promoting components of green
tea, red wine, and soybeans." Turns out, DIF-1 belongs to the same crowd. "While reading a review article on the diversity of polyketides in the journal Nature, we realized that the core chemical structure of DIF-1, an important developmental signa...
Mussels evolve quickly to defend against invasive crabs
...he Asian shore crab Hemigrapsus sanguineus and the green
crab Carcinus maenas. While Carcinus was introduced to New England from Europe between 150 and 200 years ago, Hemigrapsus is a relative newcomer, arriving from Asia to New Jersey in 1988. While previous research had established that mussels recognize...
Time of day tempers tadpoles' response to predators
...in Memphis, Tenn. Fraker studied tadpoles of the green
frog (Rana clamitans), which normally feed more at...day. "My interpretation of these results is that green
frog tadpoles behave more conservatively in response to a predator chemical cue during the day becau...
Recombination protein dynamics observed with single monomer resolution
...T, researchers first attach two dye molecules one green
and one red to the molecule they want to study. Next, they excite the green
dye with a laser. Some of the energy moves from the green
dye to the red dye, depending upon the dis...
Biodiversity, Ecosystem Processes and Human Health
... of Colorado) will present the talk "Brown clouds, green
water, and red herrings: Human health effects of an altered nitrogen cycle," focusing on environmentally-harbored diseases. There is growing evidence that N-enrichment of both terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems is associated with shifts in the preva...
Finding paves way for better treatment of autoimmune disease
..., he cautions that his research findings are not a green
light for patients with autoimmune disease to drink because of the negative health effects of regular alcohol consumption. Dr. Iwashima and his colleagues believe the best way to optimize cell percentages is to do what the body does. In fact, they...
ACS News Service Weekly PressPac -- August 2, 2006
...ists and other attendees. And if you're writing on green
chemistry, our weblog ( http://acsnewsservice.typepad.com/ ) from the 10th annual Green Chemistry & Engineering Conference can be a valuable resource. Mark Your Calendars: Sept. 10-14, for one of the year's biggest and most influential scientific c...
Ecosystem services and invasive species
...Cook Convention Center Overton park, the largest green
space in Memphis, provides ecosystem services as a...n people appreciate the value of urban forests and green
spaces for their recreational value, taking for granted the ecological and economic importance of th...
Scientists solve sour taste proteins
...cium-sensitive fluorescent dyes -- one that glowed green
when the calcium concentration was high, the other that glowed red when the concentration was low. When they added sour-tasting acids to the cells, the ion channels went from closed to open, enabling calcium ions to flow in, increasing their concentr...
Movie spies on malaria parasite's sneaky behavior
...asites' journey. By using parasites labeled with a green
fluorescent marker and staining the mouse's blood vessels with a red fluorescent marker, Amino was able to record microscopic images inside the animal's liver. He found that not only did the structures Heussler's group saw on the liver cells in the c...
NASA assists search for woodpecker thought to be extinct
...l information that tells us little about whether a green
patch of forest is short or tall, for example. When identifying habitats, the vertical structure of the vegetation is of paramount importance to many species, including a bird like the ivory-bill." The reported sighting of the ivory-billed woodpeck...
All the eggs in one basket
...since the 1970's have dramatically helped increase green
and hawksbill turtle populations that nest on prot...nd colleagues mapped the historic nesting areas of green
and hawksbill turtles, and used density descriptions and harvest data to categorize "major" and "min...
Scientists map the flight of the bumblebee
...pies - or are they more comfortable navigating the green
fields out in the Tyne Valley? All this is useful information for conservationists who are formulating strategies to prevent the bumblebee from decline." The project, which is funded by Newcastle University, is in its early stages but future hopes...
Einstein researchers find 'key' to unlocking world's deadliest malaria parasite
...side P. falciparum; and a marker gene fused with a green
fluorescent protein that would light up if the marker gene became functional. The Bronx Bomber transfection technique proved remarkably successful. "Using standard methods of gene manipulation, we wouldn't know for four or five months whether we ...
ACS News Service Weekly PressPac -- July 19, 2006
...s? Green sneakers? How about the U. S. debut of a green
insect repellent? Check out the ACS News Service's news blog ( http://acsnewsservice.typepad.com/ ) for those and other news-grabbers from the 10th annual Green Chemistry & Engineering Conference, held last month in Washington, D.C. Green chemistry ...
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