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Beyond batteries: Storing power in a sheet of paper

...er output comparable to a conventional battery, as well as a supercapacitors quick burst of high energy. ...s are printed. When we get this technology down, well basically have the ability to print batteries and print supercapacitors, Ajayan said. We see this as...

New study warns limited carbon market puts 20 percent of tropical forest at risk

...rge portions of their original tropical forest, as well as those that still have more than half their forest cover but face current high rates of deforestation. In contrast, 11 HFLD countries with more than half their original forest intact and low rates of current deforestation would receive no credits f...

Clones on task serve greater good, evolutionary study shows

...n, this study provides preliminary evidence that a well known plant development gene ERECTA may be in part responsible for some of the change in some genotypes. However, Dworkin said this conclusion requires further study....

Diverse genetic abnormalities lead to NF-κB activation in multiple myeloma

...cer, but the molecular mechanisms involved are not well understood. Two separate research groups used a variety of sophisticated genomic techniques to examine mutations in hundreds of MM patient samples and cell lines to identify mutations that impact NF-κB activation. Dr. Louis M. Staudt from the ...

Which came first, the moth or the cactus?

...field and examine them empirically to find out how well they predict what really happens," Holland said. Traditional theory of such mutualistic interactions leads to predictions of unbounded population growth or instability and eventual doom due to one species overexploiting another. These predictions c...

Protein 'chatter' linked to cancer activation

...and the onset and progression of these diseases as well as help them find a cure for cancer. ...

Doernbecher Children's Hospital scientist earns coveted Javits award

... use one's arms and legsand weak torso muscles; as well as, intellectual challenges, includingthinking, reasoning, remembering, imagining or learning words. Premature birth is the leading cause of cerebral palsy, explains Back,and in the United States, a child who will develop CP is born every 30minutes...

MIT creates 3-D images of living cell

.... They've also imaged C. elegans, a small worm, as well as several other cell types. The researchers based their technique on the same concept used to create three-dimensional CT (computed tomography) images of the human body, which allow doctors to diagnose and treat medical conditions. CT images are ...

Risk of common vaginal infection linked to preterm birth appears higher for blacks

...t the underlying causes of premature birth are not well understood. Reasons for the observed variance in BV rates among racial groups also are not well understood, Dr. Simhan said. There could be genetic differences that relate to why infection rates...

UK scientists working to help cut ID theft

...ration of biometric systems and its scientists are well respected in the field. The results that emerge from Biotesting Europe will provide a clear direction for the future development of shared resources for biometric testing....

Abnormal fat metabolism underlies heart problems in diabetic patients

... the severity of heart disease and to evaluate how well therapies work. In addition, these findings suggest potential new 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 li...

New system of wastewater treatment could reduce the size of treatment plants by half

...e current global drought is taken into account, as well as the lack of space many municipalities have when the number of inhabitants grows, which makes it impossible to enlarge their water treatment plants. Prof. Poyatos has used a new technology based on membrane bioreactor systems which makes it possi...

New textbook illuminates the close links between evolutionary and molecular biology

...tion, and conflict occur at the molecular level as well as the organismal and ecological levels. They illuminate evolutionary principles and mechanisms with examples from across the spectrum of lifefrom jumping genes and RNA molecules, to populations of yeast and E. coli reared in the laboratory, to du...

ESF EURYI award winner aims to stop cancer cells reading their own DNA

...eatly improved resolving power and field depth, as well as nanotechnologies. The research involves cross-disciplinary work among scientists in different fields with the long term goal of developing more precisely targeted molecular medicines for a variety of diseases involving disruption to normal cellula...

Smokeless tobacco more effective than cigarettes for delivering dangerous carcinogens into the body

...a human carcinogen known to produce lung cancer as well as cancers of the pancreas, nasal mucosa and liver...cipants for NNAL, a biomarker for NNK exposure, as well as cotinine, a biomarker for nicotine. Hecht and his colleagues found that both cotinine and NNAL le...

Gilbert Foundation and American Fed for Aging Research award grants on Alzheimer's disease

...ic tool to track the progression of the disease as well as monitor the biological effects of new therapeutic agents. Chad Antony Dickey, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, University of South Florida: "The Role of Re-folding Chaperones in Tau Aggregation" The goal of Dr. Dickeys research is to identify ways...

Penguins march into new park

...n giant petrels on the entire Patagonian coast, as well as the only colonies of Southern American fur seals. Other denizens of this coastal oasis include the endangered Olrogs gull, the white-headed steamer duck, and almost a quarter of all imperial and rock cormorants of Argentina. While the coastline ...

Evolution is driven by gene regulation

... more distantly related yeast whose sequences were well documented, we were able to see functional differences that had been invisible to researchers before, said Snyder. We expect that this approach will get us closer to understanding the balance between gene content and gene regulation in the question o...

New study suggests Concord grape juice may provide protection against breast cancer

...ed the capacity to inhibit DNA adduct formation as well as to increase the activity of enzymes that metabo...at anthocyanins present in Concord grape juice, as well as some other fruits and juices, warrant further study for their breast cancer chemopreventive poten...

New molecular regulators of hyperthyroidism and goiter

...ulating hormone (TSH). Increased levels of TSH, as well as increased signaling through the receptor for TSH, result in hyperthyroidism (characterized by weight loss because the body increases the amount of energy it burns) and goiter. Signals downstream of the receptor for TSH had been thought to be med...

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