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Beyond batteries: Storing power in a sheet of paper
...er supplies for devices implanted in the body. The team
printed paper batteries without adding any electro...atteries are inexpensive, Murugesan said, but the team
has not yet developed a way to inexpensively mass produce the devices. The end goal is to print the ...
Pollution causes 40 percent of deaths worldwide, study finds
...fessor of ecology and agricultural sciences, and a team
of Cornell graduate students examined data from more than 120 published papers on the effects of population growth, malnutrition and various kinds of environmental degradation on human diseases. Their report is published in the online version of the ...
Bursts of waves drive immune system 'soldiers' toward invaders
...servations and experiments. In the research, the team
used the fluorescently tagged Hem-1 to determine whether the protein participated in the wave action, or was the wave itself. Using optical tricks to label specific pools of Hem-1, they found that molecules of Hem-1 don't move, but pass informatio...
Features of replication suggest viruses have common themes, vulnerabilities
...ccess journal Public Library of Science Biology, a team
of researchers from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison describes in fine detail how an RNA virus known as flock house virus co-opts a cell's membranes to create an intracellular lair where it can safely ...
Doernbecher Children's Hospital scientist earns coveted Javits award
...dly transmit signals in the brain. Dr.Back and his team
have shown that during human brain development, th...uman survivors of premature birth.Recently, Back's team
developed the first animal model that reproducesthe major forms of brain damage that occur in premat...
Gene regulation, not just genes, is what sets humans apart
...ystem development and failed to find any, the Duke team
believes this is the first study to take a genome-...ions. The type of analysis performed by the Duke team
couldnt be done until the macaque genome was published in 2005 because they needed a third, closely ...
MIT creates 3-D images of living cell
...their native state. Using the new technique, his team
has created three-dimensional images of cervical c... 500 nanometers, or billionths of a meter, but the team
is working on improving the resolution. We are confident that we can attain 150 nanometers, and perh...
X-ray images help explain limits to insect body size
...onstriction leading to the legs. A collaborative team
of researchers from Argonne's Advanced Photon Sour...l systems change as their body sizes increase. The team
took advantage of richly detailed X-ray images they produced at the APS to examine the dimensions of...
New, more direct pathways from outside the cell-to-cell nuclei discovered
of Brooklyn College researchers has shattered a lo...y enter the cell nucleus. But the Brooklyn College team
has discovered that a phagosome and its contents can enter the cell's nucleus, where genetic informa...
Abnormal fat metabolism underlies heart problems in diabetic patients
...therapeutic approaches." Even though the research team
found a depletion of an important type of lipid in diabetic heart tissue, diabetic heart muscle cells actually take in excess lipids. But as these lipids enter cells they activate lipid-digesting enzymes. In previous studies, Gross and colleagues ide...
Swarming starlings help probe plasma, crowds and stock market
...tarlings or swarming locusts. The Warwick research team
recognized that the patterns model produced the s...and insects but the University of Warwick research team
think it could also be used for stock market analysis The technique is particularly good at unco...
ESF EURYI award winner aims to stop cancer cells reading their own DNA
... of Research Councils (EuroHORCS). Dekker and her team
are trying to stop tumor development by interfering with the molecular motors that copy DNA during cell division. This will cut off the genetic information flow that tumours need to grow, and could complement existing cancer therapies, while in the l...
No evidence that widely prescribed statins protect against prostate cancer
...red to outcomes seen in a clinical trial. Halls team
studied the medical histories of 1,812 men, including 237 statin users, and analyzed their blood for free or unbound testosterone, for total testosterone, and for other associated compounds. The researchers found no relationship between statin use ...
Tropical insects 'go the distance' to inform rainforest conservation
...e student Jiri Hulcr were part of an international team
that conducted this groundbreaking research, the results of which are described in the Aug.ust 9 online issue of the journal Nature. The group included scientists from Australia, the Czech Republic, the United Kingdom, New Guinea and the United State...
deCODE discovers cause of major subtype of glaucoma
...aid Kari Stefansson, CEO of deCODE. The deCODE team
discovered the variants by first analyzing more than 300,000 SNPs in Icelandic and Swedish glaucoma patients and control subjects, utilizing the Illumina Hap300 SNP chip. One SNP was strongly linked to exfoliation syndrome, in which fibrous deposits ...
Smithsonian scientists show differing patterns of rainforest biodiversity
...pik and Ramu river basins in Papua New Guinea. The team
collected insects and plants from eight study sites across 75,000 square kilometers of contiguous forestan area the size of South Carolinaand noted the variation in species makeup among the different sites. The data showed low beta diversity acros...
Acute sleep deprivation leads to changes in nighttime urine production for men and women
...t in males than females. The Study The study team
is comprised of Birgitte Mahler, Kostantinos Kamperis, Soeren Hagstroem, Eva Radvanska, Soren Rittig, and J.C. Djurhuus, all of the Aarhus University Hospital, Brendstrupgaardsvej, Aarhus, Denmark. Dr. Mahler will present her team's findings, entitle...
Study finds gender differences in renal and other genes contributing to blood pressure
...percent to blood pressure variation. The research team
also scored over 60,000 genotypes at 35 gene locations involved in two major pathways regulating blood pressure, kidney or adrenergic or regulation. The genotyping was confined to the top and bottom fifth percentile participants. Results The re...
Study suggests estrogen deficiency can lead to obesity-induced high blood pressure after menopause
...seases, and are likely to become obese. A research team
has tested the idea that estrogen deficiency in ag...ter at San Antonio (UTHSCSA), San Antonio, TX. The team
will discuss its findings as part of the upcoming conference, Sex and Gender in Cardiovascular-Renal...
Testosterone replacement therapy: How safe for aging men?
...tosterone replacement has not been evaluated. A team
of researchers has been using an animal model to i...in on Town Lake, Austin, TX. Latest Study The team
is presenting its work entitled, Testosterone Supplements Promote Renal Injury and Exacerbate Hypert...
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