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First trimester smoking linked to oral clefts

... wanted to see if smoking or exposure to passive smoking play a role in these defects and whether ... asked about their smoking habits and exposure to passive smoking before pregnancy and during the first ... 10 cigarettes per day and a 1.6 fold risk from passive smoking (defined as being within 2 metres of a ...

New aerosol observing technique turns gray skies to blue

... the glare from sunlight reflecting off Earth's surface overwhelms the passive imaging instruments scientists typically use to detect aerosols. In ... "The 2.2 micrometer channel is critical because it provides the only passive method we have to retrieve accurate and detailed aerosol properties over ...

VUANCE Announces Crime Scene Security and Evidentiary Tracking Development Project

... VUANCE's technology. The solution is expected to include Active and passive RFID technologies, including RFID chips implanted in secure credentials ... Officer of VUANCE Ltd. "We have the capability to integrate active and passive RFID technology, sophisticated portable readers and simple but effective ...

Opening day for a home of the future

... Riffat said: My colleagues and I are delighted to work with BASF on the passive solar/sustainable research house. This visionary and exciting project ... that the house has a compact floor area and relies as much as possible on passive solar design to keep costs down. In designing the house BASF has taken ...

Slotted buses keep passengers cool

... in drag. Some of this drag reduction could be sacrificed to provide grills and filters to prevent the influx of insects and dust. Optionally a passive evaporative cooling system could be incorporated into the vents to cool the incoming air and further boost the comfort inside the bus. "In a ...

NASA uses satellite to unearth innovation in crop forecasting

... from AMSR-E are just a precursor to dramatic new improvements in data and prediction accuracy researchers expect from the Soil Moisture Active and passive satellite, slated to launch in 2013. Food reserves are at their lowest level in 30 years, according to the United Nations World Food Program, ...

Genetic switch potential key to new class of antibiotics

... amino acids into a protein chain, thereby decoding the gene. In recent years, groundbreaking work has revealed that RNA is much more than a passive middleman, and instead exerts decisive control over expression. Researchers in the Breaker lab at Yale and Nudler lab at NYU reported in 2002 that ...

The story of X -- evolution of a sex chromosome

... Y chromosome, and offers important clues to the origins and benefits of sexual reproduction. "Contrary to the traditional view of being a passive player, the X chromosome has a very active role in the evolutionary process of sex chromosome differentiation," said Bachtrog, an assistant professor ...

Team identifies a molecular switch linking infectious disease and depression

... professors Keith Kelley and Robert Dantzer, who led the study. Even after they recover from their sickness, the BCG-infected mice are much more passive than non-infected mice when in an inescapable situation. When placed in a bucket of water for a few minutes, for example, they struggle less to ...

VeriLook Surveillance SDK Provides Real-Time Face Identification Using Video Surveillance Cameras

... to our face identification technologies," said Dr. Algimantas Malickas, CEO of Neurotechnology. "The ability to use surveillance cameras to identify passive users provides a range of new applications for face identification, such as law enforcement, airport security, shops and other commercial uses." ...

Cellular discovery may lead to targeted treatment for rare form of anemia

... severe cellular damage, therefore protecting the body from overgrowth of defective cells. Previous research has attributed p53 activation to the passive diffusion of ribosomal protein L11 from the nucleolus, the part of the nucleus where ribosomes are produced to the nucleoplasm. The UC research, ...

VeriLook Surveillance SDK Provides Real-Time Face Identification Using Video Surveillance Cameras

... to our face identification technologies," said Dr. Algimantas Malickas, CEO of Neurotechnology. "The ability to use surveillance cameras to identify passive users provides a range of new applications for face identification, such as law enforcement, airport security, shops and other commercial uses." ...

Ben-Gurion University of the Negev researchers develop new reversible, green window technology

... that will save energy all year round in homes and office buildings. "The 'Seasons Window' features the only glazing system that permits effective passive heating in winter without glare or high radiant temperature near a window and reduces unwanted solar gains in summer without obstructing the view ...

European satellites provide new insight into ozone-depleting species

... when scientists from the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology discovered the gas's weak signal with data from MIPAS (the Michelson Interferometer for passive Atmospheric Sounding). "By comparing the novel MIPAS BrONO2 dataset with model calculations and BrO measurements by SCIAMACHY on Envisat, our ...

Brupbacher prize to Nubia Munoz and Sir Richard Peto

... by Sir Richard Peto has resulted in an increasing number of governments worldwide initiating measures to protect their citizens, particularly passive smokers, from the health consequences of smoking, not by enlightenment and education but by legislative measures such as bans on smoking in public ...

A world-first in solar technology unveiled at Concordia University

... not only produce energy for their own use, but generate enough power to provide it to the electricity network, thereby transforming buildings from passive consumers of electricity to net energy producers. "The construction of the new JMSB Building provided our researchers with an opportunity to ...

In lung cancer, silencing one crucial gene disrupts normal functioning of genome

... individuals who are at risk of developing the disease, the researchers say. "That may prove particularly beneficial in diagnosing patients exposed to passive smoking," Herceg said. ...

Ocean acidification from CO2 emissions will cause physiological impairment to jumbo squid

... increasing CO 2 levels may prevent this. The band of habitable depths during the night may become too narrow." Carbon dioxide enters the ocean via passive diffusion from the atmosphere in a process called ocean acidification. This phenomenon has received considerable attention in recent years for its ...

New research shows how gene function drives natural selection in important class of genetic elements

... into the genetic maps of plants and animals, dramatically increasing a genome's size. For years, researchers thought that most of this DNA was passive "junk" and knew little about it. New findings, however, are peeling back the odd and baffling world of transposons. Now, researchers at the ...

Forest inventories in California include more than trees

... potential under extreme weather conditions showed that fire would occur as a surface or conditional surface fire in 72 percent of forests, and as a passive crown fire in only 20 percent of forests. In most cases, fuel treatment may require only the removal of ladder fuels (smaller diameter trees) ...

It takes 2 to tango

... and the spines can regress. By comparison, the other side of the synapse, the transmitter unit, also known as bouton, was believed to play only a passive role in the formation of synapses. However, this presumption turned out to be false, as scientists at the Max Planck Institute of Neurobiology ...

'Fish technology' draws renewable energy from slow water currents

... The very presence of the cylinder in the current causes alternating vortices to form above and below the cylinder. The vortices push and pull the passive cylinder up and down on its springs, creating mechanical energy. Then, the machine converts the mechanical energy into electricity. Just a few ...

UD researchers show that plants can accumulate nanoparticles in tissues

... see plant scientists and molecular biologists involved in future studies to see how nanoparticles actually get into plants. "Some believe it is a passive process; others are convinced it is an active one," Jin said. "There could be whole other lines of research," she noted. "It's like a saying we ...

Acoustical Meeting, Nov. 10-14, 2008 in Miami, Florida

... second), which is known from past studies to be associated with activity in the brain's motor centers. This suggests that even the simple, seemingly passive act of listening to music involves motor processes, even the absence of overt movement. When the ability to move is impaired, such as in ...

Salmon smolt survival similar in Columbia and Fraser rivers

... mortality." The PLoS study used a variety of methods to evaluate survival. In the impounded reach of the Columbia River, the researchers used passive Integrated Technology (PIT) tag data to evaluate survival between the upper and lower most dams. Tens of thousands of smolts in the upper river are ...

Scientists achieve first tracking of salmon from headwaters in Rockies through Pacific to Alaska

... every nation where fish migrate between fresh and salt water." PIT tags The technologies used for the POST study are an alternative to passive Integrated Transponder (PIT) tag detection systems installed at Columbia River dams starting in the 1990s, a system that provided the first accurate ...

Radioactivity: Discover the lowest amounts with new methods

... against radon, at least for the most sensitive detector system. This radon shield consist of an almost air-tight box which surrounds the whole passive shielding (the latter is composed of 20 cm of lead and 10 cm of electrolytic copper). In addi-tion, an improved nitrogen flashing of the inner volume ...

Remote technology sees through ice, snow and hot air to monitor power plants

... taking images of the frozen lake. The scientists will use thermal infrared imagery to determine the temperature of the discharged hot water and passive microwave remote sensingwhich has a longer wavelength than infraredto determine the thickness of the insulating snow and ice layer and to estimate ...

Signals from the Atlantic salmon highway

... that the acoustic tags do. The Ocean Tracking Network array works like the coastal network in Penobscot Bay. Once the tagged fish swim near passive acoustic receivers on the ocean floor, which are about 800 meters (2,500 feet) apart in a line 22 kilometers (about 14 miles) long, information is ...

Keeping an eye on the surroundings

... Water is no passive spectator of biological processes; it is an active participant. Protein folding is thus a self-organized process in which the actions of the solvent ...

Unlocking mystery of why dopamine freezes Parkinson's patients

... said. Surmeier explained the phenomenon using the analogy of a car. "Our study suggests that the inability to move in Parkinson's disease is not a passive process like a car running out of gas," he said. "Rather, the car doesn't' move because your foot is jammed down on the brake. Dopamine normally ...

1 missing gene leads to fruitless mating rituals

... flies courted the male competitors in addition to the females. To further investigate the role of the gene, researchers used decapitated, passive flies of both genders, because these do not provide any behavioral feedback that could confound the precise measurement of the sex appeal they held ...

Killer whales, blind bats, discriminating dolphins, mating birds

... the Atlantic Undersea Test and Evaluation Center (AUTEC) range near Andros Island in the Bahamas, where beaked whales can regularly be detected using passive acoustic monitoring of their echolocation clicks. The tagged beaked whale responded to both sonar and killer whale sounds by premature cessation of ...

When threatened, a few African frogs can morph toes into claws

... Blackburn plans to study live specimens of the African frogs to determine whether retraction of the foot bones back into the body is an active or a passive process, and how the damaged skin regenerates after the claws are deployed. "We suspect, since the frog does suffer a fairly traumatic wound, that ...

Failure to bridle inflammation spurs atherosclerosis

... understanding the role of the mediators as well as performed analyses that allowed us to measure them accurately, said Chan. "Resolution is not a passive process," said Chan, who is also the Betty Rutherford Chair for Diabetes Research at BCM. "It is active and produces specific anti-inflammatory ...

Controlling embryonic fate by association

... he said. Nanog uses these proteins to control gene expression and maybe also the chromatin state. When there is deacetylation, the gene is in a passive state. The embryonic stem cell is always at the stage of deciding whether to divide (and make more embryonic stem cells) or to differentiate, ...

Needle-size device created to track tumors, radiation dose

... Engineering and a researcher at Purdue's Birck Nanotechnology Center. Ziaie is leading a team that has tested a prototype "wireless implantable passive micro-dosimeter" and said the device could be in clinical trials in 2010. "Because organs and tumors shift inside the body during treatment, a new ...

Researchers to develop ocean sanctuary 'noise budget' to evaluate potential impact on marine mammals

... regions or sanctuaries along with an extensive database of sounds. This project is a first step toward a much larger goal of establishing a global passive acoustic monitoring network to measure ambient noise levels in a variety of locations. The first set of project buoys deployed in December were ...

AGU journal highlights -- Feb. 26, 2008

... tracks summer Arctic ice motion For more than 15 years, daily sea ice drifts in winter (October through May) have been monitored with satellite passive microwave sensors, including the 89-GHz channel of the Earth Observing Systems Advanced Microwave Scanning Radiometer (AMSR-E) on the Aqua satellite. ...

Biophysical Society announces winners of 2008 Minority Travel Awards

... Salmonella typhimurium LT2. Jeffy Jimenez, University of South Florida, Destabilizing Aggregation Conditions of A Proteins: Alzheimers Disease passive Immunotherapy. Eric Johnson, University of Texas San Antonio, Effects of Porphyrins on Tubulin Polymerization. Ann Kimble-Hill, ...
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