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100 reasons to change the way we think about genetics

... biologists are finding that non-genetic variation acquired during the life of an organism can sometimes be ... was driven in part by the inheritance of acquired traits. His classic example was the giraffe. ... dramatic as Lamarck's giraffes, does suggest that acquired traits can be heritable, and that Lamarck was not ...

Satellites show how Earth moved during Italy quake

... acquisitions. The InSAR technique merges data acquired before and after the earthquake to generate ... of Envisat's ASAR. The first Envisat data, acquired after the earthquake on 12 April, were made ... acquisition by combining these data with data acquired before the earthquake on 1 February. We were ...

Evolutionary process more detailed than previously believed, study shows

... and a subsequent competition by the cells that acquired them, Kao said. "Essentially, we were watching ... another un-mutated population of the same cells acquired a different mutation that allowed it to succeed ... addition to determining if and when a population acquired an adaptation, Kao also identified the specific ...

Oberthur Technologies XPon Offer

... XPonCard Group AB (publ) Tendered in the Offer or acquired in the Market On 19 February 2008, Oberthur ... and including 22 April 2008, Oberthur has also acquired in total 539,250 shares in the market, ... acceptance period and including the shares acquired in the market, Oberthur will own in aggregate ...

Satellites take sustainability to new heights

... oil sand operations. ESAs Envisat satellite acquired eight Full Resolution images with its optical ... Synthetic Aperture Radar (ASAR) instrument acquired three alternating polarisation images, one in 2004 and two in 2006. SPOT-5 acquired five multi-spectral images of the same region, an ...

Woods Hole Research Center debuts new image mosaic that will strengthen global forest monitoring

... Using synthetic aperture radar (SAR) data acquired over a six-week period by the Japanese Advanced ... some 400,000 square kilometers. Images acquired globally over narrow timeframes provide for true ... will ensure, that these high-resolution data are acquired several times per year for years to come. With a ...

Agent that triggers immune response in plants is uncovered

... high gear. This phenomenon is called systemic acquired resistance and is known to require movement of a ... protein 2 (SABP2), is required for systemic acquired resistance and converts methyl salicylate (which ... in the upper, uninfected leaves for systemic acquired resistance to develop properly. By contrast, ...

St. Jude influenza survey uncovers key differences between bird flu and human flu

... these markers, and no H5N1 strain has permanently acquired any of them. A report on this work appears in ... determine which markers the viruses had recently acquired just before they sparked the outbreak. The ... 13 of the 32 markers early in the outbreak; and acquired the other 19 markers within 10 to 20 years, ...

Skin color clue to nicotine dependence

... smokers, reveal that facultative melanin -- the total amount of melanin acquired genetically plus the amount from the tanning effect of sunlight -- is ... observed with constitutive melanin, which is the amount of melanin solely acquired genetically. However, the Penn State researcher cautions that ...

Satellite imagery shows fragile Wilkins Ice Shelf destabilized

... of Antarctica," Vaughan commented. "The quality and frequency of images acquired by ESA satellites mean that the break-up of Wilkins Ice Shelf can be ... combination of high resolution TerraSAR-X images and the more frequently acquired Envisat images, increases the understanding of ice shelf break-up more ...

Study finds blood cells can be reprogrammed to act as embryonic stem cells

... cells, the scientists analyzed the CD34+ iPS cell lines to see if they had acquired stem cell "markers," the unique combination of proteins that coat the ... white blood cells). The group confirmed that the reprogrammed cells had acquired ES cell characteristics by injecting the newly reprogrammed cells into ...

Fossils suggest earlier land-water transition of tetrapod

... And such shifts can help scientists deduce when in development the animal acquired the terrestrial habit. The fossils suggest that Ichthyostega juveniles were aquatically adapted, and that the terrestrial habit was acquired relatively late in development. The fossils bore evidence that the muscle ...

Environmental cleaning intervention reduces transmission of multidrug-resistant organisms in ICUs

... period, 3.9% of the 1,454 patients exposed to a prior occupant with MRSA acquired the pathogen compared to just 1.5% of the 1,443 patients exposed during ... Of the 1,291 patients exposed to VRE prior to the intervention, 4.5% acquired VRE compared to 3.5% of 1,446 patients during intervention. The study ...

UD research study to shed light on emerging seaborne pathogen

... in the environment?" "We want to determine if the bacterium has acquired new genes to make it more virulent, allowing it to survive better in the ... show using genomic analysis that this new highly virulent strain has acquired large pieces of DNA, which may give the bacterium a major advantage from ...

Vendee Globe route seen from above

... being extended to Envisat Advanced Synthetic Aperture Radar (ASAR) data acquired along the Vendee Globe route. The Vendee Globe takes sailors through ... is also home to many icebergs. The data used in this test was originally acquired for the purpose of iceberg detection. The long swells and high winds ...

Scripps research scientists identify blood component that turns bacteria virulent

... are the major culprits driving the increase of community and hospital acquired bacterial infections. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ... 10 percent of all patients, or about 2 million people, contract hospital acquired infections each year. These bacteria are often resistant to multiple ...

Satellites helping aid workers in Honduras

... referred to as 'The Charter', for support. Satellite images of the area acquired by ESA's Envisat were delivered the same day. The Charter, founded in ... of the hardest hit areas, is comprised of two Envisat radar images one acquired on 25 October and one on 20 September that was used as a reference. The ...

TB bacterium uses its sugar coat to sweeten its chances of living in lungs

... aid. The innate response kicks in to fight any pathogen, but an acquired immune response is required to activate T cells that are specifically ... macrophages kill TB bacteria. The sugarcoating delays activation of that acquired response, so the bacteria then find comfort in the macrophages, causing a ...

Virus weaves itself into the DNA transferred from parents to babies

... Of 211 children without congenital infection, 42 were children who acquired an HHV-6 infection during the study. Of the infants who had congenital ... parental samples (18 mothers and 11 fathers), which means the children acquired the integrated infections through their mother's egg or father's sperm at ...

bioMETRX, Inc. Completes Exclusive Licensing Agreement With EZ Print, LLC

... agreement with EZ Print, LLC for the advanced remote printing technology acquired through the company's Sequiam asset purchase agreement. EZ Print, LLC ... and years to come." "We continue to create value from the recently acquired assets of Sequiam Corporation and have focused on identifying strategic ...

Wilkins Ice Shelf hanging by its last thread

... remainder of the ice shelf at risk. This animation, comprised of images acquired by Envisat's Advanced Synthetic Aperture Radar (ASAR) between 30 May and 9 ... that could open the ice bridge was visible. According to the image acquired on 7 July 2008, Dr Matthias Braun from the Center for Remote Sensing of ...

Even the Antarctic winter cannot protect Wilkins Ice Shelf

... reduced the strip to just 2.7 km. This animation, comprised of images acquired by Envisat's Advanced Synthetic Aperture Radar (ASAR) between 30 May and 9 ... and Antarctic. The ASAR images used to compile these animations were acquired as part of ESA's support to IPY. ESA is helping scientists during IPY to ...

ERS-2 data vital for maritime security

... experience with ERS-2 has been very positive for several reasons. With the acquired set of images, we have been able to detect and classify vessels at low ... easily." CLSs Jean-Yves Le Bras said: "In the framework of MARISS, CLS acquired ERS-2 images through the Mas Palamas station in September 2007 to perform ...

More on mate tea: lower cholesterol and an international agreement

... strong, bitter taste. This is more of a grassy herbal taste. It may be an acquired taste, but I seem to have acquired it, said graduate student Caleb Heck who accompanied de Mejia to ....

Birth of an iceberg

... This animation, comprised of images acquired by Envisats Advanced Synthetic Aperture Radar (ASAR) instrument, shows the ... from existing Earth Observation (EO) satellites since 2002. ASAR acquired these images working in Wide Swath Mode (WSM), providing spatial ...

EMBO pioneers pension plan for internationally mobile postdoctoral researchers

... participants in the pension plan benefit from: Attractive group conditions Flexible payment and repayment terms Worldwide validity of acquired benefits Possible continuation after the end of the fellowship Client friendliness: English speaking consultants ...

delSECUR CORPORATION Announces Agreement to Purchase the Intellectual Property Assets of the Corporation

... in the form of a 49% interest in the shares of common stock of Q Tech Systems, Inc., an Ontario, Canada Corporation. The primary asset to be acquired by Q Tech is the del-ID technology, a patented device and system of authenticating individuals through biometric means invented by Pierre de Lanauze, ...

Leicester research paves way for first use in Europe of an insect to fight invasive plant

... Control program for Japanese Knotweed. At a stroke the Japanese Knotweed research program that had been carried out from pure academic interest acquired an important and unforeseen application. Two of the basic tenets of Biological Control are 1 understand the plants you are working with and 2 search ...

IUPUI study finds living near fast food outlet not a weighty problem for kids

... time, the so-called snapshot approach, not a decade-long expanse of data. "Previous studies did not benefit from the wide range of information we acquired such as details of both sick and well doctor visits, changes in a child's address, annual food service establishment inspection data, aerial ...

Plant microbe shares features with drug-resistant pathogen

... to a wide range of antibiotics in both strains. "This suggests that antibiotic resistance is part of the species' core genome, and not a trait acquired in the hospital," van der Lelie said. Multi-drug antibiotic-resistance is one key feature that allows some bacteria to cause deadly infections in ...

The first hyperspectral scanner in Spain

... The Infotech Unit at TECNALIA has recently acquired a hyperspectral scanner from the Finnish SPECIM company, the first of its kind in Spain and which will enable the study in depth of applications that ...

Activated stem cells in damaged lungs could be first step toward cancer

... role in repairing severely damaged lungs. Even though this repair mechanism is important for restoring lung function, it can come at a price. An acquired mutation in that rare cell or its descendants leads to clonal patches of many identical cells. Secondary mutations in any one of these cells may ...

ESA map reveals European shipping routes like never before

... of Portugal in 2005 to include the addition of two shipping lanes and to move the lanes farther away from the coast. These ASAR images on the right, acquired before and after the new schemes were enforced, show that they were implemented. In addition to highlighting shipping routes, satellite views ...

Diuscovery in amber reveals ancient biology of termites

... other for survival." Even more primitive termites may have fed on a range of things they could digest themselves, Poinar said, but eventually they acquired protozoa that dramatically increased their ability to digest cellulose, and through evolutionary processes they came to depend on it. Today, ...

Focus on the formation of bones, teeth and shells

... formed. To do this, they used the extremely high resolution of a special electron microscope, the FEI Company's cryoTitan. The equipment was acquired with the assistance of a NWO Large Investment grant for the TU/e and Maastricht University. It allowed them to be the first in their field to see how ...

UCI awarded $45 million for infectious disease research

... and death with only a tiny dose. Improved understanding of and vaccine development for bacterial and viral diseases carried by animals and acquired by humans through either direct contact or an insect or tick. These include tularemia (also known as rabbit fever), Lyme disease, West Nile ...

Early brain activity sheds new light on the neural basis of reading

... important clinical application in relation to developmental dyslexia (affecting between 15-30 million people in the US alone) and those with acquired reading disabilities through injury or disease. A better understanding of normal reading processes could potentially help these individuals. The ...

IVCC and Syngenta start project for novel insecticidal active ingredient for malaria control

... have developed resistance to the existing pesticides. The Syngenta chemical collection contains more than 2.5 million distinct chemical substances acquired or synthesised over decades of agrochemical research. Researchers for the company believe that this collection could contain a number of potential ...

A glimpse of future GMES Sentinel-1 radar images

... Head in mid-west Canada. MDA Geospatial Services will be able to simulate various imaging modes for the Sentinel satellites from the series of images acquired during the campaign. "The campaign is remarkable in that it will, for the first time, include very frequent spaceborne radar images over three ...

University of Texas at Austin engineer elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences

... the core of ThearSense's Freestyle, was quickly adopted for more than a billion painless glucose assays each year. In 2004 Abbott Laboratories acquired TheraSense, including FreeStyle and the continuous glucose-monitoring FreeStyle Navigator technologies and patents. "I was fortunate to work with ...
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