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American Chemical Society's Weekly PressPac -- Aug. 8, 2007
...ations is podcasting PressPac contents in order to make
cutting-edge scientific discoveries from ACS journals available to a broad public audience at no charge. Science Elements includes selected content from ACSs prestigious suite of 35 peer-reviewed scientific journals and Chemical & Engineering News...
Saudi Arabia's KAUST names WHOI first research partner
...dentify regional environmental stress factors that make
the reefs susceptible to disease, bleaching and death. The goal of the proposed WHOI-KAUST three-year fisheries and aquaculture project will be to develop an integrated bioeconomic model of the Red Sea coast of Saudi Arabia that describes the dy...
Beyond batteries: Storing power in a sheet of paper
...lectronics, the paper batteries light weight could make
them ideal for use in automobiles, aircraft, and e...r smaller, lighter power sources. Our device could make
its way into any number of different applications. The team of researchers has already filed a pat...
Unravelling new complexity in the genome
...anscripts made from genes (which are translated to make
protein). We are finding that a significant number of genes operating in the same biological processes and pathways are regulated by alternative splicing differently in nervous system tissues compared to other mammalian tissues, says lead investi...
Features of replication suggest viruses have common themes, vulnerabilities
... C - have features in common that could eventually make
them vulnerable to broad-spectrum antiviral agents..., which, like all viruses, requires a host cell to make
new genetic material and maintain the chain of infection. In the case of flock house virus, the W...
Doernbecher Children's Hospital scientist earns coveted Javits award
...(oligos or oligodendrocyteprogenitors) required to make
myelin are easily killed by low blood flowto the b...iously believed that the developing brain fails to make
normalmyelin, because the oligo-cells that make
the myelin were completelykilled. Hence, it was thou...
UK scientists working to help cut ID theft
... readers when paying by credit or debit card could make
identity fraud more difficult. With a range of approaches and technologies available for biometric recognition and new ones constantly in development, the field is a fast moving one. Before investing in systems, buyers need to be assured of the usa...
New system of wastewater treatment could reduce the size of treatment plants by half
...n in their wastewater treatment plant, which could make
it possible to separate water from active mud by a membrane filtration process. This researched and optimized system makes it possible to treat a larger flow of water in a smaller purifier, and its building would involve a less expensive constructi...
OHSU turns mouse into factory for human liver cells
...as narrow, and the mouse liver, despite efforts to make
the animal immunodeficient, often rejected the human cells. Grompe's laboratory now has a system in which those disadvantages have been engineered out. It has created a severely immunodeficient mouse strain that develops liver disease only when the...
Genetic variation helps to understand predisposition to schizophrenia
...e genetic causes of schizophrenia, we can start to make
sense of the underlying biology of the disease and develop improved therapies based on peoples genes, Law says. The insight gained on the Neuregulin 1 gene is, I hope, bringing us closer to that goal....
Gilbert Foundation and American Fed for Aging Research award grants on Alzheimer's disease
... and Israeli researchers who have the potential to make
important and lasting contributions to Alzheimers disease and aging science, said Martin H. Blank, Jr., co-director of the Foundation. ...
Proteaceae spread by continental drift and transoceanic dispersal
... people with the right skills together in order to make
European Science Foundation's Forward Look reaches out beyond the endless frontiers
...cience Advisory Board. The Board will subsequently make
recommendations to the ESF Governing Council which finally decides on launching the Forward Look. Once implemented, a Forward Look resembles an interactive process by which scientific challenges and opportunities in fields of basic and translation...
New test improves detection of liver cancer
...f the new blood test. The researchers were able to make
the correct diagnosis in 70% of the cases − a success rate that equals that of the AFP tumor marker currently being used in the clinic. Promising results When the AFP test is used in combination with the new test, the accuracy of HCC diagno...
Smithsonian scientists show differing patterns of rainforest biodiversity
...hese vast forests, particularly for insects, which make
up a large share of the worlds biodiversity. An international group of entomologists and botanists, including Smithsonian researchers, has assembled data representing 500 species of caterpillars, ambrosia beetles and fruit flies in the undisturbed ...
Carnegie Mellon's Peter Adams receives EPA research grant
... previous research showed that climate change will make
photochemical smog pollution worse. This means we need to cut pollution emissions more than if there were no climate change. In our future research, we will see if the same is true for particulate matter and mercury, Adams said....
News tips from the Journal of Neuroscience
...kio Hoshino, and Margareta Nikolic If you want to make
axons, you will need some activated p21-activated kinase (Pak1), according to Jacobs et al. The authors found this CdC42 and cofilin effector in all neurites, but it was activated locally in nascent axons. In cultured hippocampal and cortical neurons...
Ecologists work to link kids with nature
...ore actual adventure in their lives and we need to make
that happen. So said Congressman Raul Grijalva (D...e is vital if young people are ultimately going to make
good decisions about personal health, climate change, and land-use management, says Lowman. Kids ne...
Viewing ecosystems from above
...lites provide synoptic views with the potential to make
repeat observations. Yet the technology, according to Susan Ustin (University of California, Davis), is limited by todays spatial and spectral resolutions and their fixed overpass schedules, often limiting the use of satellite data for ecological stu...
Secret life of elephant seals not secret anymore!
...measurements have allowed us for the first time to make
circumpolar maps of the areas that provide good foraging for seals, and areas where conditions are less favourable for them, Professor Hindell said. The oceanographic measurements collected by the seals provided a detailed view of the feeding behav...
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