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Mary had a lot of lambs: Researchers identify way to accelerate sheep breeding

... unusual form of a gene that prompts ewes to breed out of season as well as conceive at younger ages and ... definitively correlated with the ability to breed out of season, the researchers caution that it may ... actually responsible for the trait. "Breeding out of season is a complex trait," Mateescu said, "so ...

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

... it to native Japanese plants to try and find out where the particular individuals in Europe had ... Knotweed research program that had been carried out from pure academic interest acquired an important ... and historical work previously carried out at Leicester had shown that the European Japanese ...

When children have breathing problems

... (UFZ) and the University of Leipzig carried out research in this area together with colleagues ... actual pollution of breathing air. We filtered out particulate matter of different grain sizes, ... Key culprits also appear to have been filtered out of the mass of pollutants. "Using novel ...

New Report Just Published: World Solid-State, Fiber, Gas and Dye Lasers Market Report

... 'FLP-266-QCW' Fiber Laser II-50 Zecotek Rolls out Fiber Coupled Laser II-50 Point Source ... Releases 'Cobalt Jive(TM)' II-51 Cobalt Rolls out 'Cobalt Samba(TM)' II-52 Cobalt Unveils ... Fiber Laser System II-58 NTC America to Roll out New Laser Systems II-58 9. Focus on Select ...

Plant protein 'doorkeepers' block invading microbes, study finds

... that enable plants to recognize and block out invading bacteria," Coaker said. She noted ... The stomata allow gases and water to pass in and out of the leaf. This is the same opening that allows ... that enable the plant to recognize and block out invading bacteria. The researchers found that ...

Scientists track chemical changes in cells as they endure extreme conditions

... up a new window into how bacteria adapt and carry out some of life's most important processes," says ... to endure in the presence of oxygen, like a fish out of water. "We monitored several molecules ... pathways. Scientists have also teased out the chemical changes in the bacterium by studying ...

Rampant helper syndrome

... species live under extreme conditions, and carry out unique biochemical processes shared neither with ... archaeans, for example, can produce methane gas out of carbon dioxide and hydrogen. The underlying ... perform this important function. They carry out the metabolism fundamental to all living ...

New MRI technique could mean fewer breast biopsies in high-risk women

... and the contrast agent flows in and "leaks" out quickly. Conversely, benign lesions show more gradual in and out flow. "The tricky ones are the ones that ... and medical physics. "Many of these lesions turn out to be difficult to classify and lead to biopsy." ...

Ovarian transplantation: First baby is born after a new technique

... well", he said. Dr. Piver and colleagues set out to tackle one of the biggest problems of ovarian ... To overcome this problem they carried out a two-stage procedure, first grafting small ... the highest number of eggs we could, and carry out an IVF procedure on this patient. "Six months ...

Who goes abroad for fertility treatment and why?

... at all. "This was a pilot study carried out in a small number of countries, and hence has ... detail at the situation in his own country. 16 out of the 18 Belgian reproductive medicine centres ... numbers may be an underestimate. Not only did 2 out of the 18 qualifying centres not reply, but ...

Reading the brain without poking it

... is that it provides lots of information out of the brain without having to put the electrodes ... speech and memory, but the electrodes likely wear out faster if they are penetrating brain tissue ... to understand how to get the most information out of the brain," says Greger. The study indicates ...

Plant protein 'doorkeepers' block invading microbes, study finds

... that enable plants to recognize and block out invading bacteria," Coaker said. She noted ... The stomata allow gases and water to pass in and out of the leaf. This is the same opening that allows ... that enable the plant to recognize and block out invading bacteria. The researchers found that ...

ESHRE launches international study of polar body screening

... the past few years. None of the trials carried out so far has shown conclusively whether it works or ... Task Force on PGS has decided to try to find out if a novel method of doing PGS using polar body ... (Sunday June 28) that the Task Force would carry out a pilot study of PGS in one of each pair of ...

Stem cell surprise for tissue regeneration

... genes for making muscle stem cells. It turns out that the genes that make muscle stem cells in the ... stem cells to regenerate muscles. It turned out that these embryonic genes are important to ... "This work illustrates the importance of carrying out basic research using animal models before rushing ...

Molecular typesetting -- proofreading without a proofreader

... called RNA. This copying process is carried out by molecular machines called RNA polymerases. ... more, it has miniature scissors that can then cut out the last few letters of RNA. So how are errors ... is copied correctly. The challenge now is to find out through a combination of experimental biology ...

Policy transparency key to saving world's fisheries

... survey showed that 7% of all coastal states carry out rigorous scientific assessments for the ... in Africa and Oceania) most fishing is carried out by foreign fleets from either the European Union, ... or not. This part of the study showed that out of several attributes analysed, the transparency ...

American Chemical Society's Weekly Presspac -- June 17, 2009

... that the Chinese government consider phasing out the direct burning of traditional chunks of coal ... for fatty acid oxidation enzymes. The genes churn out proteins involved in breaking down fats, thus ... C&EN associate editor Britt Erickson points out that there are more than 80,000 chemicals on the ...

Discovery of the cell's water gate may lead to new cancer drugs

... The flow of water into and out from the cell may play a crucial role in several ... be able to regulate the flow of water into and out from cells, in order to maintain cell form and size. This regulation is carried out by special proteins known as "aquaporins". These ...

'The Vision Revolution': Eyes are the source of human 'superpowers'

... beings do, indeed, have superpowers. And it turns out that these superpowers, all related to vision, ... Changizi as he rolls up his sleeves and sets out to answer four misleadingly simple questions: 1) ... always need to have all the enjoyment sucked out of their readings, as in most journal articles." ...

TRAPping proteins that work together inside living cells

... Whole fields of research are dedicated to teasing out which proteins work together to make cells ... this method works, Mayer and colleagues tested it out on RNA polymerase, a well-studied machine in ... treatment, allowing researchers to piece out the coworker from their original protein of ...

They are young and need the job: A second chance for dangerous T-cells

... a kind of 'T-cell school', every T-cell is fitted out with its own personal receptor. The diversity of ... autoreactive T-cells, though, are sorted out in a screening process before they leave the ... with a negative result." Instead, it turned out that the developmental stage the 'age' as it ...

American Chemical Society weekly presspac -- June 10, 2009

... RELEASE Toward an "electronic nose" to sniff out kidney disease in exhaled breath ACS Nano ... and screening tests that literally sniff out chronic renal failure (CRF) in its earliest and ... the new study, Hossam Haick and colleagues point out that the blood and urine tests now used to ...

Protein regulates movement of mitochondria in brain cells

... cell body and dendrites and axons that project out from the cell core and transmit signals to ... terms of their anatomy," said Rempe. "They put out enormous arms of axons and dendrites and they ... mean the cell has a greater capacity to filter out toxic levels of calcium. Rempe and his colleagues ...

Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona researchers first to clone mice in Spain

... of mice is part of a research being carried out to study new ways to improve the efficiency of ... a research which scientists at UAB are carrying out to discover new ways of improving the efficiency ... nucleus where the DNA is found. Research carried out until now has shown that histone deacetylase ...

Urban myth disproved: Fingerprints do not improve grip friction

... Fingerprints mark us out as individuals and leave telltale signs of our ... directly tested the idea. Having already figured out why we have fingernails, Ennos was keen to find out whether fingerprints improve our grip, so he ...

Protein that triggers plant cell division revealed by researchers

... BASL in both the nucleus and in a small region out near the periphery in cells that were about to ... just has a membrane," said Bergmann, who pointed out that the process of plant cell division is ... actually has to build a new wall from the inside out in order to divide" said Bergmann. ...

Fossil bone bed helps reconstruct life along California's ancient coastline

... the NHM and UCMP, and they and Lipps also cut out a meter-square section of the bone bed, complete ... such as tapirs and horses that must have washed out to sea, predation by sharks like Carcharocles ... related to rising sea levels that snuffed out silt and sand deposition or restricted it to the ...

Geography and history shape genetic differences in humans

... genetics of most human traits to be able to pick out all of the relevant variation," says Pritchard. ... studies go forward, people will start figuring out the phenotypes that are associated with selective ... be very important, because then we can figure out what selection pressures underlie these episodes ...

Bullies have harassed 14 percent of workers over past 6 months

... researchers Einarsen and Raknes, which points out that "a one-off incident does not constitute ... with the results of other studies carried out on the issue. Dismantling the myths about ... shows that only 9% of cases of abuse are carried out by subordinates, while 47.2% of the cases ...

Cantabrian cornice has experienced seven cooling and warming phases over past 41,000 years

... University of Zaragoza (UNIZAR) started to carry out a paleontological survey in the cave of El Mirn. ... the fossils have enabled the researchers to carry out a paleoclimatic study, which has been published ... of Archaeological Science . "We carried out every kind of statistical analysis over a ...

Sugarcoating fruit fly development

... Proteins are the executive agents that carry out all processes in a cell. Their activity is ... Further investigations are necessary to find out how the sugar tag affects the function of ... says Maria Cristina Gambetta, who carried out the research in Mller's lab. ...

Author says challenging simple concepts can save planet

... is wasted. And that every year, Americans throw out some 300 pounds of packaging material. The ... simply try to make sure our rules try to bring out the best, not the worst in us. The fourth idea ... is to trust in people and set rules that bring out the best in us. "The mother of all issues is ...

Pediatric carbon monoxide poisoning linked to video games after Hurricane Ike

... safety to adults. Text messages were sent out through a cell phone provider with safety tips. ... time, we are going to have to consider reaching out to children. Many of them now have their own cell ... learned that using cell phone providers to send out text messages might be effective. If a future ...

Healing wounds with lasers, vehicles that drive themselves, other cutting-edge optics

... their skeletons an ensemble of slender rods made out of an abundant protein called actin. The actin ... vehicles are natural targets of attack. Rolling out fleets of self-navigating vehicles for the ... idea because it could keep thousands of troops out of harm's way. But will it be possible for these ...

New book suggests Earth perhaps not such a benevolent mother after all

... finely tuned to compensate when one system gets out of kilter. But actually it is the Gaia view that is out of kilter, says Peter Ward, a University of ... There's just this dumb, blind life. It tries out all kinds of new things that are good for new ...

Stanford scientists find heat-tolerant coral reefs that may resist climate change

... algae that can handle the heat, while others swap out the heat-stressed algae for tougher, heat-resistant strains. Palumbi's team set out to investigate how widely dispersed these ... suggesting that some corals had swapped out the heat-sensitive algae for more robust types. ...

Study finds link between individual stress and adolescent obesity

... Depression or poor mental health levels Acting out or aggressive behaviors Lack of future ... not enough food." While this study singles out mothers, fathers aren't immune to their child's ... Garasky and Lohman also just published a study out today on the relationship between food insecurity ...

UCSB scientists document fate of huge oil slicks from seeps at coal oil point

... following a carefully calculated path mapped out by Farwell. The researchers were hoping that ... of between 50 centimeters and 5 meters. We come out with 8 to 80 Exxon Valdezes worth of oil, just in ... Farwell said. "The amount that actually seeped out is more like 11 to 110 Exxon Valdezes, just in ...

Princeton team's analysis of flu virus could lead to better vaccines

... to defend the body and sometimes crowd each other out as they attempt to attach themselves to the ... to the infecting virus, and consequently stay out of the way. Today, vaccine designers, such as ... this way, the ineffective antibodies would stay out of the way in the face of a real influenza virus, ...

American Chemical Society's weekly PressPac -- May 6, 2009

... beer and wine so that the yeast cells churned out methyl halides instead of alcohol. In laboratory ... journal. In the study, Robert Crawford points out that there have been long-standing concerns about ... Bernard Herbreteau and colleagues point out that the high price of honey and its limited ...
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