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Study of underground lakes in Antarctica could be critical, prof says

...ment and that they are just like above-groundwater systems and include a range of features such as streams, rivers and lakes, only they are under kilometers of ice. Once the U.S. becomes fully engaged in these research efforts, this will almost certainly be one of the dominant Antarctic research focus areas ...

Better chemistry through living models

...es to platinum, the team will be guided by natural systems like those in species of bacteria and algae that enlist hydrogenase enzymes in energy production. Bullock and colleagues hope "to replicate the function but not the exact structure of the natural enzymes. Recent structural studies of hydrogenase en...

Washington University in St. Louis to invest $55 million for renewable energy research

...nd production of biofuels from plant and microbial systems and the exploration of sustainable alternative energy and environmental systems and practices. Research at the center will also focus on the region's important coal resources and e...

Simulations unravel outer membrane transport mechanism

...ver. Molecular biologists have difficulty studying systems that involve complex interactions between proteins...And this is going in the direction of whats called systems biology. This is essential because none of these proteins actually works alone. Each works in concer...

Modeling the restless brain

...mpare studying the brain to studying other complex systems such as cellular metabolism, the economy or global climate change. Models must be used to test theories and generate new insights into how the system works as a whole. And while technologies such as functional MRI allow scientists to measure some ...

A first: Simultaneous PET/MR images of the brain debut, increase molecular imaging capabilities

...revealed image qualities comparable to stand-alone systems without any significant distortions," he said. Pichler explained some of the future possibilities with this PET/MR system. PET currently can differentiate mild cognitive impairment from early-stage Alzheimer's, but it cannot determine reduced brain...

Discovery in orange cauliflower may lead to more nutritious crops

... developing countries, leads to compromised immune systems and is the leading cause of blindness in children. "A large percentage of the human population depends on staple crops for nutrition," said Li, an adjunct assistant professor in the Department of Plant Breeding and Genetics and a scientist at the U.S...

Innovative smallpox vaccine research study to be conducted at Case Medical Center

...accine to all individuals, even those whose immune systems are suppressed, says Dr. Salata. Our hope is that the new vaccine will be a safer alternative to the current vaccine. UHCMC and the School of Medicine will act as a subunit of St. Louis Universitys Center for Vaccine Development, which is one of se...

Systems characterization of cell surface receptors

...rt receptors. The authors use a new module-based systems theory approach along with quantitative metrics fo...how that the efficiency and robustness of receptor systems are encoded by two fundamental parameters: the avidity which quantifies the ability of a receptor sy...

Computer science professor awarded $400,000 from National Science Foundation

...s Global Positioning Systems (GPS), car navigation systems and computational proteomics. Essential in the interdisciplinary field of computational biology, computational proteomics applies the techniques of computer science, applied mathematics, and statistics to the large-scale study of proteins, particula...

2nd International EuroFIR Congress

...ood industry. Conference Topics: Food databank systems Quality systems & PT schemes Novel or new methods of analysis New data on traditional and et...

NASA-funded robotic sub finds bottom of world's deepest sinkhole

...vehicle employed autonomous navigation and mapping systems developed by Carnegie Mellon Universitys Robotics Institute. During a two-week NASA-funded exploration led by Bill Stone of Stone Aerospace, the Deep Phreatic Thermal Explorer (DEPTHX) revealed that the geothermal sinkhole, or cenote, did not have a...

Experts to address farmers' role in managing climate change

...focus his comments on the potential of terrestrial systems to sequester carbon. Mr. Merle Holle, a no-till farmer from the 1st Congressional district of Kansas, will offer his experiences with soil carbon management, and highlight opportunities for farmers to participate in carbon trading. Dr. Brent Sohn...

New designer lipid-like peptide with lipid nanostructures for drug delivery systems

...designer lipid-like peptides is sufficient to form systems with excellent potential for various biotechnological applications such as the encapsulation of water-insoluble drugs and the delivery of biological active materials. Currently, many anticancer drugs are difficult to deliver to patients due to th...

Departure to cold water corals and other 'hot spots'

... so-called "hot spots". They are can be defined as systems that are under strict physically control, for example, unstable continental slopes, deep sea ditches, deep water corals, cold seeping or oxygen free areas, regions colonised by bacterial communities. These communities are shaped by particularly dynam...

UVa researcher studying disease that cripples newborns

...ar mechanisms underlying DM and to establish model systems for therapeutic interventions. Based on what weve learned so far, a therapy that silences the expression of the toxic RNA molecule seems to be a viable treatment for DM. In the Rachel Fund announcement last month, Dr. Brenda Banwell with Muscular D...

Novel sugar-to-hydrogen technology promises transportation fuel independence

... Percival Zhang, assistant professor of biological systems engineering at Virginia Tech. Using synthetic b...d distribution. Also, the thermochemical reforming systems require high temperatures and are complicated and bulky. Starch, on the other hand, can be distribut...

ACS News Service Weekly PressPac -- May 16, 2007

...d to equip motile bacteria with "chemo-navigation" systems to move toward desired targets. ARTICLE #1 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE "Guiding Bacteria with Small Molecules and RNA" DOWNLOAD PDF http://pubs.acs.org/cgi-bin/sample.cgi/jacsat/asap/pdf/ja0692480.pdf DOWNLOAD HTML http://pubs.acs.org/cgi-bin/sample...

New data on the probiotic strain Bifantis shows anti-inflammatory properties

... inflammatory response is a key part of the immune systems battle against invaders, but in certain conditions...rs of certain immune cells that control the immune systems response to harmful pathogens, in this case Salmonella. Bifantis also increased the numbers of T-re...

BioMed Central announces new interdisciplinary Biofuels Journal

...hnology to improve plant and biological conversion systems for production of fuels from biomass. A peer-reviewed, open access journal, Biotechnology for Biofuels will begin accepting article submissions this summer. The journal is being edited by some of the leaders in biofuels research including Charles...

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