Tag: "special" at biology news
38 minority scientists receive travel fellowships to Experimental Biology 2007 in D.C.
...o invites fellows to career workshops, sessions on special
skills development, and other special
sessions during the conference. Past fellows have praised the program, saying they received advice...
500,000 years of climate history stored year by year
... Under the microscope the fine dust reveals a very special
kind of beauty. The pollen of yarrow is as prickly as a hedgehog, the pollen of pine with its air sacs resembles the chubby-cheeked face of a hamster, and look at the olive tree, Professor Litt enthuses, its also got a very nice pollen grain. The r...
AIUM honors ultrasound pioneers at the 2007 AIUM Annual Convention
...o the development of diagnostic ultrasound warrant special
merit. The 2007 Honorary Fellow Awards will be presented to Leandro Fernandez, MD, of Venezuela and Seung Hyup Kim, MD, of Korea. The Honorary Fellow Award recognizes nonmembers who have contributed significantly to the field of ultrasound. Drs Fe...
Progress toward artificial photosynthesis?
...ted CO 2 for use in a chemical reaction by using a special
new type of metal-free catalyst: graphitic carbon ...nergy is needed to split them. To date, only a few special
metal catalysts are known to be capable of breaking the CO bonds in CO2. In contrast to most previo...
New agreement helps protect thousands of rice varieties -- the planet's most important food source
...ty Trust announced the historic new agreement at a special
dedication ceremony at IRRI's Genetic Resources Ce...ed the Institute's "crown jewels" and is kept in a special
earthquake-proof and fireproof facility that must be maintained at temperatures as low as 19 degrees...
These legs were made for fighting
...any other purposes than fighting. Humans "are a special
case" and are not less aggressive because they have longer legs, Carrier says. There is a physical tradeoff between aggression and economical walking and running. Short, squat australopiths were strong and able to stand their ground when shoved, but ...
Press conferences at the year's largest physics meeting
... 3 pm WOODSTOCK 20 The 1987 March APS meeting was special
because it featured a nearly-all-night session, dubbed the Woodstock of Physics, devoted to the cuprate superconductors discovered only a few months before. Here we commemorate the 20th anniversary of Woodstock and the 50th anniversary of the theory...
UN, industry, others partner to create world standards for e-scrap recycling, harvesting components
...ly 2006. "The large price spikes for all these special
elements that rely on production of metals like zinc, copper, lead or platinum underline that supply security at affordable prices cannot be guaranteed indefinitely unless efficient recycling loops are established to recover them from old products," ...
New study suggests special cocoa may lead to sustained improvement in blood vessel function
...enefits to study participants after consuming this special
flavanol-rich cocoa drink for a week was comparable to long-term drug therapy with statins. Previous studies have demonstrated acute or short term improvements in endothelial or blood vessel function after consuming this flavanol-rich cocoa, but this...
Chest Tumors -- Prevention, treatment and future perspectives
...cure of lung cancer and other rare chest tumors. A special
presentation will be given by Dr. Catherine Le Gals-Camus, Assistant WHO Director General Noncommunicable Diseases and Mental Health, about the WHO Tobacco Free Initiative and the importance of prevention. The press conference will be introduced by E...
Natural antibiotics yield secrets to atom-level imaging technique
... the field at the University of Michigan, edited a special
issue in the journal BBA-Biomembranes, published a number of papers in leading journals, and brought out a book on NMR Spectroscopy of Biological Solids. Ramamoorthy says that this area of research will grow considerably at U-M from implementing plan...
Making daughters different -- how immune cells take divergent paths when fighting infections
...pecific T-cells from the mouses spleen and using a special
dye label, the investigators were able to track the T-cells first divisions upon infection, telling the difference between the original mother T-cell and subsequent daughter cells. In T cells on the verge of division, and which were the first resp...
Cancer cells forming blood vessels send their copper to the edge
...t two hours." Copper did, indeed, appear to play a special
role in angiogenesis, at least on the basis of this observation. To extend these studies to a living organism, Finney and her colleagues then examined sections of breast tumor tissue that were rich in newly formed blood vessels. "Once again," said ...
Unique tomatoes tops in disease-fighting antioxidants
...antioxidant. A new study, however, suggests that a special
variety of orange-colored tomatoes provide a diffe...e levels in the blood," Schwartz said. While these special
tomatoes were grown just for this study, the researchers have pre-commercial lines of both varieties...
ACS News Service Weekly PressPac -- Feb. 21, 2007
... the topic. In the new study, researchers used a special
technique for measuring dietary fiber in beverages...ur/Briefing/Reception News media are invited to a special
event at the Art Institute of Chicago, scheduled during the ACS national meeting. The Art Institute,...
Universities in San Antonio and Hawaii study safety of assisted reproductive technologies
...es in humans. The analysis was conducted using special
mice that have been genetically manipulated to more easily detect point mutations. DNA was extracted from fetuses at mid-gestation, about 10 days past conception. "We must make conception by assisted reproductive technologies as safe, or even saf...
Medieval Islamic designs reveal breakthrough in tiled pattern-making
...n does not regularly repeat. Quasicrystals have special
rotational symmetries, such as pentagonal or decagonal, meaning they look the same if they are rotated 72 or 36 degrees. These symmetries are "forbidden" in repeating patterns. For example, it's impossible to fit pentagonal tiles side-by-side on a fl...
Genetic hearing loss may be reversible without gene therapy
...ions," he says. "Either hybrid gap junctions have special
biophysical properties that cannot be replaced by gap junctions built with only one type of connexin, or mutations in one of the two connexins just cut the supply for making the gap junctions in half." By adding extra connexin26 to mice that were m...
Monitoring with minimum power
... The activities of the units are orchestrated by special
operating rules called Media Access Control (MAC) protocols. More than three years of ISI research supported by the National Science Foundation, Intel and other funders produced a new protocol, SCP-MAC, which produced a dramatic improvement in ener...
'Bridge' protein spurs deadliest stages of breast cancer
... are not fully understood. Feng worked with mice a special
strain of mice which lacks the gene for Gab-2. The Gab-2 mutant mice were bred with two types of mice; one with an active gene that induced metastatic breast cancer tumors and another that grew breast cancer cells with low potential for metastasis. ...
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