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UF scientists have bionanotechnology recipe to find elusive bacteria
...ct and to count how many bacteria are in a sample, scientists
often have to "plate" it -- place the sample in a Petri dish and let the bacterial colonies grow for one to a few days before analysis. However, the bioconjugated nanoparticles found a single E. coli bacterium in a sample of ground beef in less than ...
Workshop on Responsible Stem Cell Research
...ing for human embryonic stem cell research only to scientists
working on approved lines of pre-existing stem cel...rocedures, as well as those derived from a process scientists
call somatic cell nuclear transfer that is often referred to as therapeutic cloning. DETAILS: Tues...
Defense provides additional $4.9 million for pathogen research tool
...thPort (Pathogen Portal) project, which is helping scientists
amass and analyze information about disease organi...tegration with VBI's core laboratory facility, VBI scientists
and collaborators have access to a unique infrastructure for data generation, management, analysis, ...
New study on smallpox in monkeys reveals tactics of a killer
Results of a new study in monkeys offer scientists
a rare glimpse of how, on a molecular level, the s...p a disease similar to human smallpox. Previously, scientists
thought it impossible for the smallpox virus to sicken any species other than humans. Following ...
Rutgers-led research offers new clues in the genetic mysteries of maize
...a new understanding of maize that will help enable scientists
and farmers to make major improvements in one of t...ceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. The scientists
conducted the most comprehensive survey of the maize genome ever performed and established for the f...
Estrogen protects male rats from aortic aneurysms
...esults between sexes. The ATVB paper describes how scientists
in the Upchurch laboratory first perfused the aort...MP-9 enzyme. In a second group of experiments, U-M scientists
surgically transplanted aortas from male to male rats, from female to male, and from female to femal...
Health, food, new technologies featured during ACS meeting Oct. 17-20 in Peoria, Ill.
...imately 450 papers will be presented and about 800 scientists
are expected to attend the meeting, held at the Hotel Pre Marquette and Illinois Central College. Highlights of the meeting, which also features a wide range of topics related to medicine, environment and education, include the following: Honey off...
Touching research: How white blood cells navigate
...ngineering and leader of the team of engineers and scientists
who received the grant. "Some of the biggest health problems that people face result from inappropriate responses of white blood cells. Understanding the details of our defenses, at the level of the blood cell, is crucial for developing new treatment...
Channel protein converts vibrations to electrical signal
...nels in the eye in response to light indicated to scientists
that the channel must respond directly to the mech... cells become mechanically sensitive. Next, the scientists
looked for TRPA1 within the hair cell. In frogs and mice, a fluorescently-tagged TRPA1 antibody boun...
Gladstone researchers resolve key Huntington's disease mystery in Nature cover story
...other neurodegenerative disorders." Traditionally, scientists
have tried to illuminate the role of the mutant pr...urodegeneration," he explains. In their study, the scientists
introduced fluorescently tagged versions of huntingtin protein into neurons. They then used the robo...
Australian expertise helps resurrect Iraq's ancient marshlands
...of the regime, glimmers of hope are emerging after scientists
recently entered the marshes for the first time in 20 years. CSIRO's Dr Rob Fitzpatrick was contracted by the consultancy company Development Alternatives Inc. (DAI), under the USAID Marshlands Restoration Program, to lead a ground-breaking soil sci...
Award-winning INEEL probe to help safely monitor hazardous waste sites
...hnology exists to monitor landfill perimeters, but scientists
would prefer to keep an eye on contaminants long b...National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory, scientists
can safely and more accurately sample and monitor soil in and below hazardous waste sites. R&D Magaz...
INEEL uses extremophile bacteria to ease bleaching's environmental cost
...es a catalase to break down hydrogen peroxide. But scientists
working with commercial catalases have had to make...oducing large quantities of the enzyme in the lab, scientists
can use existing technology to chemically bind them to tiny plastic beads the size of sand grains. C...
Johns Hopkins team wins British biotech business plan competition
...n competition designed to teach young postgraduate scientists
the issues involved in the commercialization of science. The Hopkins team will be presented with an all-expense paid trip to London to represent the U.S. and Canada at the final nine-team competition, as well as a $1,000 check from the British Counci...
Coke versus Pepsi: It's all in the head
...ms of humans that consume the drinks." Even though scientists
have long believed that such cultural messages affect taste perception, there had been no direct neural probes to test the effect, wrote the researchers. Findings about the effects of such cultural information on the brain have important medical impl...
Flies have morning and evening clocks
...late the physiology of another," said Rosbash. The scientists
theorize that this type of coupling between two circadian oscillators coordinates the two activity peaks and aids responses to environmental factors such as seasonal changes in lightness and darkness. Rosbash said that there is evidence that mammals...
Research into the sense of touch in worms wins Eppendorf/Science Prize
...ing factor in lower-extremity amputation. However, scientists
know very little about the molecular basis of touch, mainly because studying the sensory nerves that detect touch are deeply embedded under the skin, making it more difficult to study them. Goodman's essay explains her research on the nematode worm's...
Oct. 15-17 Bioinformatics meeting in Irvine, Calif.
... of Sciences' Arthur M. Sackler colloquium series, scientists
will explore recent advances in bioinformatic theory and experimentation across the biological and medical sciences, as well as technological innovations that will further enable the collection of useful data. DETAILS: Meeting will take place...
Time-lapse movies show brain cells move like a two-stroke engine
... a lot by just watching" -- Rockefeller University scientists
show that nerve cells in the developing brains of ...forward, the cell nucleus follows. The Rockefeller scientists
produced time-lapse movies that show nerve cell migration in unprecedented clarity and detail. The f...
Muscling in on a deadly cancer
In a pair of new studies, University of Utah scientists
took early but significant steps to fight a partic...ed largely the same for 30 years." Until now, scientists
have been unable to breed mice with alveolar rhabdomyosarcoma, so "we understand the initiation and ...
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