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Acoustics meeting in San Diego
... How can sound clean up hazardous waste? These and other
questions will be addressed at the 148th Meeting o...on microphones made every year for cell phones and other
consumer electronics, most still rely on early 1960s technology. Now, manufacturers are rolling out...
New study on smallpox in monkeys reveals tactics of a killer
...sible about the workings of the smallpox virus and other
bioterror agents," says Anthony S. Fauci, M.D., di...sible for the smallpox virus to sicken any species other
than humans. Following on that discovery, Dr. Relman and a separate team of researchers did mole...
Rutgers-led research offers new clues in the genetic mysteries of maize
...throughout the genome an occurrence unheard of in other
species, including the human genome. This has impo...g different. This was surprising, considering that other
close relatives such as chimpanzees and humans differ in less than one percent of their genes. "...
Estrogen protects male rats from aortic aneurysms
...e estrogen pellet in half the male rats, while the other
half went through the same implantation procedure,...esting." Scientists in Upchurch's lab are studying other
factors involved in AAAs, including how tamoxifen, a drug used to treat breast cancer, affects the p...
Study in Royal Society journals presents evidence for inherited factors in homosexuality
...ability to sire offspring when in competition with other
males). We measured the expression level of over 14,000 genes in the fruit fly and identified 27 that were strongly associated with differences in male reproductive success. One of these genes is known to cause pesticide resistance, and our results s...
UNC scientists identify sticky protein in sickle cell red blood cells
...cytes seem to be present in reticulocytes found in other
anemic patients as well," said Brittain. "Our current thinking is that these results may benefit patients suffering from a number of anemias and not just sickle cell disease"The UNC study also identified where Alpha-4Beta-1 binds to thrombospondin. ...
Technique for genetically modifying blood stem cells brings cure for blood diseases closer
...ing or mutated. In the absence of beta-globin, the other
building block of Hb, alpha-globin, accumulates and eventually destroys the red blood cell. HSCs are parent cells in the bone marrow that give rise to blood cells. The St. Jude team successfully treated beta-thalassemia in mice by usin...
Health, food, new technologies featured during ACS meeting Oct. 17-20 in Peoria, Ill.
...e to sweetening agents Soda, Halloween candy and other
food products that contain high-fructose corn syrup and other
sweeteners could one day get a fresh makeover using honey, researchers say. Scientists at the Univer...
Texas universities expanding new information network
...research expertise, as similar initiatives in many other
states have done. "This will not only enhance the opportunity for students at Texas educational institutions to be part of the emerging world of worldwide collaborations, but also allow them to participate in leading-edge research using state, nati...
Touching research: How white blood cells navigate
... skull or a hug can convey more information than other
forms of communication ever can. It turns out the ...ssue, like a police officer who clears the way for other
officers to pursue the target. The physical touching between the cells and the lining is crucial. "...
Effort to control trade in great white sharks gets teeth from international community
...ns with their preferred prey--sea lions, seals and other
marine mammals. In fact, great white sharks, along with many other
shark species, are now thought to be endangered by a combination of game fishing and commercial harv...
Faces age due to fat loss, skin changes - not gravity
... a significant component of facial aging. Instead, other
factors, like the loss of facial fat and sun damage are more contributory in the complex process of aging." In addition, the nature of facial skin changes over time becoming thinner, most notably around the eyelids. These changes are often acceler...
Channel protein converts vibrations to electrical signal
...ikely place to look for this channel, because many other
TRP channels are involved in sensory transduction,...g in flies, or touch in worms there were a lot of other
TRP channels that seemed to be sensory." In addition, the selectivity and conductance of TRPs corres...
Gladstone researchers resolve key Huntington's disease mystery in Nature cover story
...untingtin protein inflicts its damage in some form other
than as inclusion bodies, which are insoluble, or ...spread throughout the neuron, or nerve cell, among other
theories. "We are very excited by these results," says lead investigator Steven Finkbeiner, MD, PhD,...
Study using robotic microscope shows how mutant Huntington's protein affects neurons
...about the role of these inclusion bodies in HD and other
disorders and may help investigators find effectiv...rotein. The amount of mutated protein decreased in other
parts of the cell when inclusion bodies formed. Taken together, these findings suggest that inclusi...
INEEL uses extremophile bacteria to ease bleaching's environmental cost
...Since the 1980s, cloth and paper manufacturers and other
industries have experimented with using hydrogen p...lf-life to be 15 days instead of the 15 seconds of other
catalase enzymes -- an 86,000-fold improvement. Scientists use an enzyme's half-life -- the amount o...
Technology award presented to Weizmann Institute scientist
...vices. These devices are made entirely of DNA and other
biological molecules. They are so small that more than a trillion fit into one drop of water. A recent version of the biomolecular computing device was programmed by Shapiro and his research team to identify signs of specific cancers in a test tube,...
Johns Hopkins team wins British biotech business plan competition
...ls in Oxford, England and Edinburgh, Scotland; the other
three groups represented the University of California, San Francisco, the University of Toronto and Georgia Institute of Technology....
Phillip A. Sharp to present 2004 Ullyot Public Affairs Lecture at Chemical Heritage Foundation
... in understanding the genetic causes of cancer and other
diseases. Sharp's research opened an entirely new area in molecular biology and forever changed the field. For this work he was awarded the 1993 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine. Sharp is cofounder of Biogen (now Biogen Idec) and a member of it...
Coke versus Pepsi: It's all in the head
...ey then gave the subjects sips of one drink or the other
as they scanned the subjects' brains using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI). In this widely used imaging technique, harmless magnetic fields and radio signals are used to measure blood flow in regions of the brain, with such flow indicati...
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