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Story tips from the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory, October 2007

... ] FORENSICS -- Better body bag . . . A novel body bag proposed by a researcher at Oak Ridge National ... that claim multiple lives. While the basic body bag has changed very little since its inception, ...

One sponge-like material, three different applications

... in the Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences, and doctoral student Santanu bag make their catalyst using a method different from that of the conventional ... the chalcogel is full of sulfur atoms. Two years ago, Kanatzidis and bag reported a chalcogel that could remove mercury from liquid, but the ...

January GEOLOGY media highlights

... M. Barnes, National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research, Private bag 14 901, Kilbirnie, Wellington, New Zealand. Pages 3-6. Barnes presents ... Risk Solutions, Institute of Natural Resources, Massey University, Private bag 11 222, Palmerston North 4442, New Zealand. Pages 15-18. The ...

Caltech researchers get first 3-D glimpse of bacterial cell-wall architecture

... penicillin blocks a bacterium's ability to grow and remodel the bag to fit it as the bacterium itself grows. "If the bug can't make this bag," ... sacculus. "What we saw were long skinny tubes wrapping around the bag like the ribs of a person or a belt around the waist," says Jensen. "We ...

Multithreaded supercomputer seeks software for data-intensive computing

... again for its next calculation, like an elephant dipping its trunk into a bag of peanuts and eating them one at a time. Each processor-memory unit is ... elephant would have a distinct speed advantage plowing through a bag of peanuts over its hungrier zoo-mate, just as a multithreaded system ....

The sweet world of soil microbiology

... familiar items to introduce abstract ideas. In one activity, an opaque bag filled with various types of candy is used to represent a soil microbial community. This bag includes candies of several different shapes and sizes, each representing ...

ExcellGene and Khner achieved milestone in development of novel 250 Liter mammalian cell culture bioreactors

... for efficient mixing of suspension cultures, while oxygenating cells through the head space. The cylindrical vessel contains a disposable, sterile bag with appropriate connection tubes for seeding, feeding, gas supply and harvesting of the culture. Compared to classical stirred tank bioreactors, ...

Hear about emerging trends in toxicology research

... similar criteria for reaching conclusions from NTP immunotoxicology, reproductive toxicology, and developmental toxicology studies. NIH Brown bag Lunch Review and Grant Opportunities at NIEHS Tuesday, March 17, 2009, 12:00 p.m., Room 301 Bring your lunch and join staff from the NIH Center ...

GEN reports biomanufacturers target a fully disposable process stream

... created by a rocking platform for mixing. It is designed for seed production or GMP manufacturing in batch or fed-batch mode. The 3-dimensional bag contains optical chemical sensors for pH and dissolved oxygen in the form of immobilized, disposable sensor patches. Also new from Sartorius is the ...

Using hair to manage HIV/AIDS and predict treatment success

... the part farthest from the scalp with tape and wrapped the strands in aluminum foil. The sample was then stored at room temperature in a plastic bag until it was analyzed. "This is a painless, bloodless, biohazard-free, method of collecting a stable specimen from HIV patients that may allow for ...

Novel bioreactor enhances interleukin-12 production in genetically modified tobacco plants

... fine mist of water and nutrients on the root cultures, which are suspended in a plastic bag. The nutrient solution is collected at the bottom of the bag and recycled through the system. In this way, all of the materials are completely contained and isolated from the environment. "Some have ...

December 2008 Geology and GSA Today media highlights

... early timing and a seawater sulfur source Zhaoshan Chang et al., CODES ARC Centre of Excellence in Ore Deposits, University of Tasmania, Private bag 126, Hobart, Tasmania 7001, Australia. Pages 971-974. Chang et al. report sulfur isotopic compositions of sulfides of various paragenetic stages ...

December 2008 highlights from Biology of Reproduction

... SO-What? At the time of birth, mouse ovaries are essentially a bag full of primordial oocytes, around which primordial follicles are forming. This key time in ovarian development establishes the population of oocytes ...

October 2008 GEOLOGY and GSA TODAY media highlights

... and breakup Jacqueline A. Halpin et al., ARC Centre of Excellence in Ore Deposits, School of Earth Sciences, University of Tasmania, Private bag 126, Hobart, Tasmania 7001, Australia. Pages 807-810. Halpin et al. investigate rock fragments dredged from escarpments on the Indian Ocean floor ...

September Geology and GSA Today media highlights

... mineral deposits Isabelle Chambefort et al., CODES, ARC Centre of Excellence in Ore Deposits, University of Tasmania, Private bag 79, Hobart, TAS 7001, Australia. Pages 719-722. NSF funding received. Magmatic anhydrite from andesites and dacites occurs as inclusions in high- ...

Male seahorses are nature's Mr. Mom, Texas A&M researchers say

... eggs. It wouldnt be that interesting if the brood pouch were just a flap of skin where the females put regular fish eggs and they developed in the bag instead of on the sea floor, Jones said. But the male pregnancy in some species of seahorses and pipefish is physiologically much more complex than ...

Male seahorses are nature's Mr. Mom, Texas A&M researchers say

... eggs. It wouldnt be that interesting if the brood pouch were just a flap of skin where the females put regular fish eggs and they developed in the bag instead of on the sea floor, Jones said. But the male pregnancy in some species of seahorses and pipefish is physiologically much more complex than ...

Into the abyss: Deep-sixing carbon

... This release is available in French . Imagine a gigantic, inflatable, sausage-like bag capable of storing 160 million tonnes of CO 2 the equivalent of 2.2 days of current global emissions. Now try to picture that container, measuring ...

U. of I. librarian launches comprehensive Web database of field guides

... the availability of the data. The new database is getting at least 5,000 hits per month, Schmidt said. The new and enlarged database has a book bag feature that allows users to download information from items they select, which includes the title, author, date and place of publication, a ...

American Chemical Society's Weekly PressPac -- Jan. 16, 2008

... Wishing your Valentine good heart health on February 14 and throughout 2008" Then consider the food some people love to hate, and hand over a gift bag of broccoli along with that heart-shaped box of chocolates. Researchers in Connecticut are reporting impressive new evidence that eating broccoli may ...

Sticky questions tackled in gecko research

... Waals forces to stick to virtually any surface. More recently, it has been shown that friction is also involved, and that these animals use a whole bag of tricks to help them adjust to circumstances from moment to moment. By looking at the rocky habitat of a southern African species of gecko, ...

Bangladesh to dramatically expand technology that doubles efficiency of urea fertilizer use

... the floodwater. But broadcasting is a highly inefficient application method because most of the nitrogen is lost to the air and water. Only one bag of urea in three is used by the plants. Using UDP, Bangladeshs dry season rice production is expected to increase by 548,000 tons, according to ...

Humans not the major target of Shiga toxin

... comfort if youve just consumed that Food poisoning victims -- as a result, for example, of consuming Shiga-packing E.coli in a contaminated bag of spinach -- have always had the cold comfort of being told that not all common bacteria make humans extremely sick, only the strains that have ...

US government delays nanotechnology safety measures

... WASHINGTONWant to buy a bag of carbon nanotubesin quantities from a few grams to hundreds of kilograms (100 kilograms = approximately 220 pounds)? With a credit card and ...

American Chemical Society's Weekly PressPac -- Aug. 8, 2007

... protein accumulation and adhesion of cells, the report states. During the operation, a small incision in the front of the lens capsular bag is used to remove the clouded crystalline lens. The IOL is inserted into the empty capsular bag. Researchers noted that IOL replacement surgery is a ...

Releasing fish for the future

... (using money from licence fees), is developing protocols designed to maximise fish survival via subtle changes to management practices. Owing to bag limits, legal sizes and non-consumptive angling, between 30 and 50% of the total recreational catch is released each year in Australia. This amounts ...

Darwin's famous finches and Venter's marine microbes

... of biology." he adds. Expanding the universe of protein families But instead of whole genomes, metagenomics produces a whole grab bag of bits and pieces for which scientists have to develop new methods to extract meaning. In one of the papers, an array of scientists, spearheaded by ...

Surgeons develop simpler way to cure atrial fibrillation

... abnormal electrical currents responsible for atrial fibrillation, an irregular heart rhythm in which the upper heart chambers or atria wriggle like a bag of worms. The Cox-maze procedure was developed at the University in 1987. In their latest clinical study, reported in the February issue of the ...

Scientists find potential 'off-switch' for HIV virus

... would not begin to replicate when others do remains a mystery. "It's somewhat like the unpopped kernels of corn left in the bottom of the bag when you take it out of the microwave," Weinberger said. "They were exposed to the same heat as the others but did not pop. We wanted to know why ...

Researcher examines polymers created with poultry feathers

... because only a fraction is recycled," said Barone. "Once in the landfill, it doesn't biodegrade. The challenge is how can we create a simpler plastic bag or bottle that will biodegrade?" According to Barone, the technology to create biodegradable plastics from biomass, such as corn and soybeans, ...

Movie spies on malaria parasite's sneaky behavior

... place where they are most destructive. How the parasites direct the dead liver cell to form the merosome structure and how that bag eventually bursts open in the blood are questions that remain to be answered. But the power of using imaging to follow parasite movements ...

Teasing out tissue from blood

... It would be the ultimate in tissue therapy. Simply supply a bag of your blood and come back two weeks laterto find it turned into cells from other tissues, ranging from brain and liver cells to the ...

Study shows hope for ridding lakes of clawed invader

... crayfish, and to some degree sunfish - bluegills and pumpkinseeds - pitch in by eating the smallest crayfish. The Wisconsin DNR, by manipulating the bag and size limits for anglers fishing Sparkling Lake, has helped establish an optimal population of the fish that routinely dine on the crayfish. ...

Oops! Researchers publish new findings on the brain's response to costly mistakes

... of us, no matter how hard we try. Whether it's deleting a computer file and realizing a split-second later that we can't get it back, or dropping a bag of groceries, or realizing that our gas tank is nearly empty on a lonely stretch of highway, we all make mistakes that aren't just annoying, but ...
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