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Novel 'canary on a chip' sensor measures tiny changes in cell volume; Provides assay results

... cell environment, or cell volume cytometry. It is particularly useful because it eliminates the need to culture b...icable to an enormous number of problems, and is a particularly powerful tool for drug screening," he noted....

Scientists propose new approach to estimating global ocean productivity

...light off particles in the water back to space, is particularly useful. Two Maine scientists, Collin Roesler of the Bigelow Laboratory of Ocean Sciences and Mary Jane Perry of UMaine, developed a method to obtain backscattering from ocean color in the mid-1990s. "There is a big leap of faith in our work. And tha...

Research news from the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University

...nd the women exhibiting low vitamin B12 levels had particularly low bone density in the spine. "This is the first ...men in maintaining strong bones. Some individuals, particularly older people, have difficulty absorbing vitamin B12 from foods, however, and inclusion of breakfast ...

UCSD discovery may help extend life of natural pesticide

...he roundworm C. elegans as an experimental system, particularly the ease of manipulating it genetically, in making it possible to find and characterize the structure of the long sought-after Bt receptor. However, their results apply to insects as well. Michael Adang and Stephan Garczynski, coauthors and entomol...

Tree-ring data reveals multiyear droughts unlike any in recent memory

...ia River Basin experienced drought. Tree growth is particularly sensitive to winter snow pack, which is also the main driver of stream flow in the Columbia. The scientists first related tree-ring data to stream-flow records since 1931, then considered the implications for flows of tree-ring data back to 1750, muc...

From Mars to Maryland: 2005 AAAS Annual Meeting spotlights

...tive publisher of the journal Science. "It is thus particularly fitting that the 2005 AAAS Annual Meeting will feature many of the world's most prominent physicists, including the AAAS President, Dr. Shirley Ann Jackson." This year, Leshner added: "The 2005 Meeting also promises the latest updates from the Cassin...

Certain genetic test helps detect mutations that may be missed by conventional DNA test

...d by genomic DNA sequencing, plus other mutations, particularly large genomic deletions, yielding an increase of 33 percent (14 of 42) in diagnostic yield of deleterious mutations. Conversion analysis also provided additional information on the deleterious consequence of other sequence changes for an increase of ...

Common virus becomes a new target for cancer treatment

...rldwide is the key to a new treatment for a cancer particularly common in North Africa and Southeast Asia. A new study showing that antigens produced by the Epstein Barr virus may provide an ideal target for therapy will be published in the March 1, 2005, issue of Blood, the official journal of the American Socie...

Educators in Pennsylvania and North Carolina earn top 2004 Mentoring Awards from AAAS

...een unrelenting in her efforts on behalf of women, particularly minority women," said Bryn Mawr Provost Ralph Kunc...s of graduate school in the mathematical sciences, particularly those encountered by women with liberal arts backgrounds." Hughes earned her Ph.D. in Mathematics f...

Bridging gaps to save lives: UH hosts nanotechnology conference

...iewed scientific and medical research, he has been particularly focused on helping the ANH. Located at the Hilton Americas in downtown Houston, this scientific workshop plans to promote networking and new research opportunities among researchers at regional institutions focused on research collaborations and ad...

Enzyme shown to help protect genomic stability

...s of the genome's integrity. Genomic instability, particularly in the regions at the ends of the chromosomes known as telomeres, has been linked to aging in humans and an elevated risk for aging-related diseases, the most prominent of which is cancer. For this reason, insights into the mechanisms of gene silenci...

Missing micronutrients - How best to nourish a child?

...switch to certain varieties of biofortified crops, particularly if there are changes in color, appearance or texture as a result. Some field studies already have been done on the efficacy of adding meat in a systematic way to the diets of children in developing nations. In a two-year study in rural Kenya, complet...

Defining male and female

...ly protected from discrimination." Children may be particularly vulnerable to negative consequences resulting from binary or gender-based laws, Becker added. If one partner in a same-sex union dies, for example, the surviving partner may face a legal battle to retain custody of the children, thus inflicting a sec...

Foiling fugitive fish

...sts that we shouldn't do that. But with salmonids, particularly Atlantic salmon, there are indications that that might not be such a bad idea." Atlantic and Pacific salmon do not interbreed successfully. If escapees find themselves on the opposite coast, this substantially reduces the likelihood that they will ec...

New study highlights universality of public views toward science and technology

...reas of similarity in how people think of science, particularly regarding the broader issues such as whether science and technology improve the quality of life. "There's very little cross-cultural variation. This was a surprise," said Nick Allum of the University of Surrey, who will present the results of his stu...

New findings lead researchers to question basic assumptions of fisheries management

...of fishing on the age structure of a population is particularly striking in the various species of rockfish, which are very long-lived fish. Many rockfish can live for 50 years or more, and some species can live well over 100 years. Current fisheries management actually aims to reduce the number of old, slow-gro...

UAlbany CNSE enters NanoBio alliance with Albert Einstein College of Medicine

... one of the premier medical colleges in the world, particularly as we ramp up our nanobiotechnology research and education initiatives," said Alain Kaloyeros, Ph.D., Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer of CNSE and President of Albany NanoTech. "Nanotechnology holds enormous promise for revolutionizing...

Urgent measures needed to retain our lead in pharmaceuticals

...that pharmaceutical R&D productivity is declining, particularly in Europe." Another speaker at the conference, Dr. Ruth March of Astra Zeneca says,"Pharmaceutical drug development is a lengthy and inefficient process with new drugs failing to reach the market due to issues with efficacy, safety, and what has bec...

Antarctic ice shelf retreats happened before

... and has been present ever since. The findings are particularly relevant for other studies on the West Antarctic Ice Sheet where scientists have found that a relatively warm current, Circumpolar Deep Water, is causing high melt rates on the underside of an ice shelf in Pine Island Bay*. The gradual removal of th...

Virginia Tech patents advance microprocessors, vaccines, vision, vibration control, more

...s, of patents for electronic ballast improvements particularly to make a ballast component that is both efficient and inexpensive." Lee's invention is unique because it makes it possible to dim a florescent light. "It uses oscillation technology so that the ballast does not have to be turned on and off using an ...

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