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OHSU study: Bacterial switching mechanism key to survival

...arch team knew that infectious bacteria are highly resilient when hunting down and using other sources of carbon for energy when their staple supplies, such as the carbohydrate glucose, are low. "Bacteria are out there in the real world fighting each other for limited sources of food. They also run into a whol...

The logic of life brings order to our genes

..., and these networks are obviously very stable and resilient to changed conditions. Out of billions of cells, not a single one falls into chaos. How can order be maintained? A question that scientists have been pondering since the 1960s may now have been answered by theoretical physicists at Lund University. I...

Hospital epidemiologists trace outbreak of organism to commonly used wound care equipment

... bloodstream infections and wound infections. The resilient organism can survive on environmental surfaces for months, making attempts to control and prevent it more difficult....

B-15A iceberg's close encounter monitored by Envisat

...on. "The Drygalski ice tongue has been remarkably resilient over at least the last century," Drinkwater concludes. "In spite of its apparent vulnerability, shallower bathymetry of the area enhanced by deposition of glacial sediments may play an important role in diverting the larger icebergs with more signi...

Marine researchers deliver blueprint for rescuing America's troubled coral reefs

...uality will improve and the ecosystem will be more resilient to unforeseen future threats. Ultimately, we will have increased tourism and the possibility of renewed sustainable extraction of abundant megafauna. One day, reefs of the United States could be the pride of the nation." The Science essay was co-wri...

New advances may slow tumor growth in pancreatic cancer

...w so quickly. "Pancreatic cancer is an incredibly resilient and aggressive disease," said Korc. "It grows quickly without causing symptoms, is resistant to chemotherapy, has a strong tendency to metastasize, and patients are often beyond surgery when it is diagnosed." This study builds on the team's prior r...

Purdue scientists may have found key to halting spinal cord damage

...s paper suggests that the body is generally pretty resilient but that acrolein may be something it can't handle." Shi said that some drugs already under development for other conditions could be used to treat neurodegenerative diseases as well. "Hypertension drugs, which bind to acrolein and detoxify it, are a...

Woods Hole Research Center plans controlled burn in Amazon rainforest

...ese repeated fires, scientists will learn just how resilient some of these species are. It is quite clear, howe...s manage to catch fire, researchers will learn how resilient they really are, and also see new areas of the forest exposed to fire as the standing fuel carries t...

Humans trading short-term food production for long-term environmental losses

...ycle, and possibly, the global climate. The key to resilient and sustainable land use, according to the paper's authors, is closer collaboration between scientists and practitioners linking, for example, ecologists and land-use planners, climatologists and architects, and entomologists (insect scientists) and...

Environmental lessons from tsunami as world's coastal population doubles

...ir resilience. Similarly, if communities are more resilient they are going to be able to learn from past experience and to deal with disasters better and to recover quickly. Dr Neil Adger co author of the report said: "If we protect our coastal environment, it will protect us in times of disaster. This ...

Scientists learn to predict protein-stabilizing ability of small molecules

...at all, and brain tissue wouldn't be able to be as resilient as it is," Bolen said. "Medicine has only really emphasized their role in the kidneys, but they also occur in a lot of other tissues, and this technique should be quite useful for medical researchers looking at osmolytes throughout the body."...

Researchers devise dinosaur classification method

... Tooth replacement introduces the hardest and most resilient substance in the vertebrate body , enamel , into the local environment many times over as old teeth are lost and fall from the mouths of their owners into streams and onto the forest floor. After countless tooth replacements and millions of years o...

Protein 'nanosprings' most resilient found in nature

...n found to constitute one of the most powerful and resilient molecular "springs" in nature, researchers have discovered. The engineers and biologists from Duke University and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute say their discovery could lead to a new understanding of mechanical processes within the living cell...

Researchers use dirt to stay one step ahead of antibiotic resistance

...n environment of antibiotic production, incredibly resilient bacteria must develop diverse ways to survive or resist the toxic antimicrobial compounds produced by their neighbors," said Wright. "Their coping tactics may be able to give us a glimpse into the future of clinical resistance to antibiotics." "This...

Georgia Tech accelerates drug discovery with new IBM supercomputing cluster

...grated into the IBM BladeCenter cluster to provide resilient interconnectivity enabling predictable cluster performance and scalability that will allow Georgia Tech to seamlessly expand its cluster. "Network resiliency is key to ensuring computing cycles are not interrupted and that researchers gain the reli...

UW-Madison engineers squeeze secrets from proteins

...t destroy the folded structure of the protein. How resilient the protein is to these assaults is what we often call stability," de Pablo says. "Detergents like the ones you use to wash your clothes have enzymes that break the fat in stains. When you put you clothes in hot water in your washing machine, you wan...

Herrington to discuss coastal hazards at planning workshop

... Herrington. "Nowhere is the need for multi-hazard resilient development greater than along the coastal margins... the critical need of the nation to develop hazard resilient communities and systems, Stevens' Department of Civil, Environmental and Ocean Engineering is develo...

Ancient ants arose 140-168 million years ago

...his week's issue of the journal Science. But these resilient insects, now found in terrestrial ecosystems the world over, apparently began to diversify only about 100 million years ago in concert with the flowering plants, the scientists say. "This study integrates numerous fossil records and a large molecular...

Ants are surprisingly ancient, arising 140-168 million years ago

...search published in the journal Science. But these resilient insects, now found in terrestrial ecosystems the world over, apparently only began to diversify about 100 million years ago in concert with the flowering plants, the Harvard scientists say. Led by Corrie S. Moreau and Naomi E. Pierce, the researchers...

CRed calls for radical rethink of UK energy policy

...ly nuclear power. It would also be more secure and resilient to fossil fuel price and supply shocks. CRed's response says that long-term energy supply must depend primarily on renewables that can provide energy at all scales down to a single building. The cost of renewable energy is falling and will continue t...

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