Tag: "recycling" at biology news
MIT: Recycling of scrapped electronics studied
...iency. To assess the performance of electronics recycling
firms, people have focused mainly on the most easi...end up in basements or on sidewalks rather than in recycling
facilities. But the electronics recycling
business is expected to grow quickly. Regulations on handl...
Study describes basic mechanism in cell growth control involving damaged DNA
...ed that the cell's ability to earmark proteins for recycling
or degradation, often a target of cancer developme...s ubiquitin on it, slating it for degradation, for recycling
when it's needed." In their current report, Xiong and UNC co-authors Jian Hu, Chad McCall and Dr. To...
Electronics recycling made easy
...eans to offer a convenient, prepaid cost-effective recycling
system. All OnyxPak TM boxes, pails and fiber dru...omputer electronics and CRTs. "As the largest lamp recycling
company in the world, Onyx understands what it takes to offer meaningful indemnification and liabili...
Diabetic damage to eyes, heart, nerves, kidneys may be explained by controversial theory
...onsequences of these different disruptions to NADH recycling
are additive--they have the potential to produce m...ghly unlikely to create enough NADH to trigger the recycling
processes that create free radicals. Williamson counters that glycolysis makes pyruvate as wel...
U-M researcher examines the cell's housekeeping habits
...isms have an internal mechanism for chewing up and recycling
parts of themselves, particularly in times of stre...and it might also make cancer cells live longer by recycling
cellular parts in the nutrient-poor environment inside a tumor. Intriguingly, a line of laboratory...
New protein identified in development of lung cancer
...in. Ubiquitin acts like a flag, telling the cell's recycling
center the proteasome that the proteins are ready to be destroyed. Destruction of the proteins essentially cripples p53 and opens the door to malignant transformation. Supporting that notion, the researchers discovered that p53 protein was more ub...
Birds, butterflies, bacteria same law of biology appears to apply
...rom global climate change to water purification to recycling
of dead plants, animals and other matter. "Bacteria, for example, decompose organic material that, among other things, provides the majority of nitrogen needed by the plants we eat," Horner-Devine says. "So understanding the distribution and basic e...
Global bird populations face dramatic decline in coming decades, study predicts
...of large animals, these birds are important in the recycling
of nutrients, leading other scavengers to dead animals and limiting the spread of diseases to human communities as a result of slowly decomposing carcasses," the authors wrote. As an example, the researchers pointed to India, where the collapse of th...
Gene with broad role also causes prevalent, inherited nerve disorder
...xample, the protein plays an important role in the recycling
of chemical nerve messengers, or neurotransmitters, in nerves of the peripheral nervous system. The protein is also critical for maintaining the network of "microtubules" that constitutes the transport system for proteins to different parts of the c...
CSIRO finds a way to get more out of old cars
... into the jaws of huge shredding machines in metal recycling
plants, along with broken washing machines, refrigerators and other metal wastes. The recycling
plants recover the bigger bits of metal, but produce large amounts of difficult sludge that is usual...
Time to rewrite the species rulebook, MSU scientists say
...'s authors. "Furthermore, they are responsible for recycling
the key elements of life so life on Earth can continue." DNA, used by all life including bacteria to store genetic information, is a double-stranded molecule. When a given DNA molecule is split in two, for instance by heating it up, its two strands w...
The secret lives of whales
...of the deep, assimilating huge whale carcasses and recycling
their bodies back into oceanic lifecycles. If we want to understand the nature of life what evolution can dowe must understand these habitats before extinctions occur. Blue Voices from the Deep Cornell researcher Christopher W. Clark studies ocea...
Bugs, even 'bad' ones, can be educationally beneficial, new book says
...s pests, but in forests termites are important for recycling
dead wood. Waldbauer spent 15 years studying the cecropia moth (Hyalophora cecropia), which he collected by driving along streets in Urbana, Ill., and retrieving cocoons from trees. With its colorful 5- to 6-inch wingspan, the nocturnal cecropia moth...
Researchers investigate 'whole farm' approach to reduce dairy pollution
...ry 4 pounds of nitrogen. The forage is a method of recycling
manure, and if the proportions of phosphorus to ni...ee years, they will examine: Improving phosphorus recycling
on farm through less traditional forage crops; Increasing phosphorus sequestering in soils; Trying...
As the protein folds: The tail of the gene tells the tale of Machado-Joseph disease
...d the paper, you can just throw the paper into the recycling
bin," said Nancy Bonini, a Penn professor of biolo.... "If a protein misfolds, cells rely on their own recycling
system to dispose of it. It turns out that ataxin-3 may influence this system, especially for recyc...
New thermometer reveals wet conditions on earliest Earth
... pattern of crust formation, erosion, and sediment recycling
as early in its evolution as 4.35 billion years ago, which contrasts with the hot, violent environment envisioned for our young planet by most researchers and opens up the possibility that life got a very early foothold," said E. Bruce Watson, Instit...
Polymer expert writes text about better, inexpensive ways to create plastic
...mer modification and reactive processing, plastics recycling
and life-cycle assessment. Structure-property relationships and environmental considerations in polymer processing hold his attention, too....
Ecosystems, economic choices and human well-being
...n, firewood and building materials, along with the recycling
of wastes into nutrients. "Richer groups are often less affected by the loss of ecosystem services because of their ability to purchase substitutes or to offset local losses of ecosystem services by shifting production and harvest to other regions,"...
Bioinformatics reveals new gene regulation system
...t is synthesized, and enzymes that are involved in recycling
nucleotide building blocks. Although the work does not have direct application to human medicine, Gelfand pointed out that many antibiotics work by attacking the process of bacterial DNA replication. So, he said, this work has identified potential ...
Newly discovered role for heart response enzyme may yield better heart failure therapy
...ergic receptors to be drawn back into the cell for recycling
once they have been activated. Those studies showed that increases in PI(3)K underlie the loss of beta-adrenergic receptors in animals and patients with heart failure, Rockman said. The researchers' earlier experiments showed that disrupting the func...
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