Tag: "longer" at biology news
32 new grants made for innovative technology R&D
... membrane fuel cells with superior performance and longer
lifetimes while simplifying manufacturing. C...g, foundry and casting operations. For links to longer
project descriptions for each of the 32 awards go to: http://www.nist.gov/public_affairs/releases/a...
National Science Foundation awards $2 million grant to UC Riverside
...cycles have been established, native plants can no longer
establish themselves, and the conservation value of the land for biodiversity is reduced. The biocomplexity grant will model the emissions and rate of deposition across the landscape, mainly in Riverside and San Bernardino Counties. "We will use remo...
A treatment, not a cure: Calcium silicate neutralizes an acidic stream
...ly that a larger addition would have resulted in a longer
neutralizing effect. Wollastonite degraded slowly in the system; as a result water chemistry fluctuations were smaller than seen during limestone additions. While the study's findings are useful to land managers looking for new methods of temporarily...
Research team develops nonhuman primate model of smallpox infection
...the virus may exist, and the U.S. population is no longer
routinely immunized against the disease. Due to it...ccine are urgently needed. Because the disease no longer
occurs naturally, vaccine and drug candidates cannot be tested for their ability to prevent or treat...
Research out this week helps us understand basics of how neurons communicate
...ound that cells with the mutant calcium channel no longer
released neurotransmitter as efficiently as cells with the normal calcium channel." The research, done in collaboration with investigators at The University of Chicago and Tufts University, is important in helping us understand more about the import...
World's top theoretical physicists converge to consider 'future of physics'
...which is the hallmark of 21st century science. No longer
the province of the lone genius such as Galileo or Newton or Einstein, theoretical physics now depends for advancements on the cross-fertilization of minds, and the new Kohn Hall has been designed to accomplish that purpose in three principal ways:(1...
Study describes basic mechanism in cell growth control involving damaged DNA
...ate its own activity, to rid itself of proteins no longer
needed, including the tumor suppressor protein p53," said Xiong. This protein stops the cell from growing or kills it, he added. "If the cell is growing happily, it would not want p53 around. So it places ubiquitin on it, slating it for degradation, ...
Story tips from the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory, October 2004
...ut -- will help prevent plasma disruption, sustain longer
fusion reactions and confine the plasma more secur...at enables it to produce warmer air faster and for longer
periods while minimizing the defrosting cycle. Recent testing in several East Tennessee homes result...
Acoustics meeting in San Diego
...hat displays anger and happiness has similarities: longer
duration, shorter silences between words, and high... other emotions with its lower acoustic energy and longer
silences between words. Interestingly, they found that the difference between happiness and anger a...
Rutgers-led research offers new clues in the genetic mysteries of maize
...two very closely related ancestral species that no longer
exist. About 5 million years ago the species crossed and, in doing so, doubled the number of genes. Through mechanisms not yet revealed, many of these genes were shed and then others duplicated through gene amplification as this process is termed. Wh...
Study in Royal Society journals presents evidence for inherited factors in homosexuality
...y manoeuvring during creaks, and remained at depth longer
when creak rates were higher. These results clearly indicate that sperm whales produce click buzzes during prey capture, as do bats which are a million times smaller. As creaks indicate feeding events, acoustic tracking may be used to monitor the h...
Gladstone researchers resolve key Huntington's disease mystery in Nature cover story
... early death and might be pathogenic, or predicted longer
survival and might be beneficial. The findings suggest, says Finkbeiner, that inclusion bodies lock up mutant huntingtin in other parts of a cell and keep it from interfering with the rest of the neuron in ways that can trigger cell death. These find...
Award-winning INEEL probe to help safely monitor hazardous waste sites
...obe area is undisturbed by digging, researchers no longer
have to wait for soil to settle before collecting measurements. A system of ports lets workers test and sometimes even fix sensors without hauling equipment to the surface. And off-the-shelf components keep the cost of building and maintaining a GEO...
NHGRI seeks next generation of sequencing technologies
...encing-by-synthesis technology in order to achieve longer
reads from very large numbers of single DNA molecules. The key to the technology's single molecule sensitivity is the detection of fluorescence resonance energy transfer on a total internal reflection microscope. Mostafa Ronaghi, Ph.D., Stanford Geno...
Perceptual decision-making hub pinpointed in human brain
...took advantage of the fact that it takes the brain longer
to figure out what it's looking at when an image i...er by only a little bit, and so it takes the brain longer
to weigh each signal and make a decision." The dorsal lateral prefrontal cortex site is also ...
Using fruitflies to examine alcohol tolerance
...by repeated or continuous exposure to alcohol over longer
periods of time." "Theories about the root causes of alcoholism often invoke the development of tolerance as an important event," added John Crabbe, director of the Portland Alcohol Center. "For example, if one must keep drinking more in order to ge...
To save dolphin's dorsal fin experts combine medical technology and teamwork
...quipment donated by Dr. Worth. LED wavelengths are longer
than laser light and penetrate deeper to increase energy metabolism at the cellular level. Though LED light is three times brighter than the sun, the medical treatment wands are cool to the touch, highly portable and do not damage the skin of dolphin...
$2.8 million NIH grant awarded to UH for bionano training
...xes of basic degrees that delineate disciplines no longer
describe real research." Along those lines, what is especially innovative about this grant extends beyond just the recent money awarded. While UH is the lead center and the fellowships are being administered through IMD, Pettitt's role as director...
Neurosurgeons looking at stem cells from skin to fight brain tumors
...rain. These mice also lived on average 50 percent longer
than mice that weren't given this therapy. The annual meeting provides continuing medical education for practicing neurosurgeons, neurosurgical residents in training, and post-graduate neurosurgical fellows, as well as allied health professionals, ...
International human genome sequencing consortium describes finished human genome sequence
...nterrupted, high-quality sequence about 475 times longer
than the 81,500 base-pair stretch that was available in the working draft. Access to uninterrupted stretches of sequenced DNA can greatly assist researchers hunting for genes and the neighboring DNA sequences that may regulate their activity, dramati...
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