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Protein handlers should be effective treatment target for cancer and Alzheimer's

... that disabling molecular chaperones or the heat shock factors that control some of them, disables ... adjust the activity of molecular chaperones and heat shock factors. She theorizes these drugs would be ... among the first to study molecular chaperones and heat shock factors in animals to better understand ...

DOE-funded research projects win 46 R&D 100 Awards for 2009

... 3100, high intensity flashlamps briefly heat inks and films to controlled high temperatures. ... than flat like conventional wires, which lowers heat loss and eliminates energy loss, making longer ... magnets to cut down on energy use in the typical heat treat processing. High magnetic fields processing ...

All in sight

... optimized for this purpose now uses the heat of this spout. It is employed for the first time ... thermography, registers both at day and night the heat radiation originating from each body. It depicts ... with great success, for example to examine the heat insulation of buildings. However, the ship-based ...

Energy-saving method checks refrigerant level in air conditioners

... tubing running into and out of components called heat exchangers. In air conditioning and refrigeration systems, liquid refrigerant evaporates in a heat exchanger called an evaporator, cooling the air. ... vapor turns back into a liquid in another heat exchanger called a condenser. During these ...

Targeting helpers of heat shock proteins could help treat cancer, cardiovascular disease

... AUGUSTA, Ga. Dissecting how heat shock protein 90 gets steroid receptors into ... is a good thing." While every cell needs heat shock proteins, cancer cells need them even more ... is one of the most common of the ubiquitous heat shock proteins. These proteins are essential in ...

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

... numbers of corals. In the Caribbean in 2005, a heat surge caused more than 50 percent of corals to ... to find protein biomarkers that indicate signs of heat stress and potential heat resistance, Oliver explained. Then coral reef ...

Breakthrough made in energy efficiency, use of waste heat

... have made a major new advance in taking waste heat and using it to run a cooling system a ... factories or other places where waste heat is being generated, and used to provide either ... not yet been achieved for efficiently using waste heat with small-scale systems," said Richard Peterson, ...

Iowa State researchers developing clean, renewable energy for ethanol industry

... in corn kernels. The researchers' idea is to use heat and oxygen to gasify biomass and produce a medium ... produces greenhouse gases such as methane, needs heat up to 540 degrees Fahrenheit and requires high ... says using biomass to produce ethanol and provide heat for ethanol production can reduce the nation's ...

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

... with a low-E (emittance) coating -- traps heat inside the building. In summer, the glass ... to co-developer and BGU Prof. Yair Etzion, "The heat lost in houses in various regions depends on both ... A common indicator is energy required to heat or cool a building, per unit floor area per year, ...

Does hotter mean healthier?

... assessment of the relationship of chile pepper heat level to chile pepper response to Phytophthora ... that there was no relationship between the heat level of the pepper and the plant's resistance to ... on the fruit of the jalapeo indicates that heat level is not a factor. The results of this ...

The continents as a heat blanket

... blanket, which leads to an accumulation of heat underneath, and which in turn can cause the ... discovered during the 50s and 60s: The enormous heat in the Earth's core and Earth's mantle generates ... of years. It could be shown that the enormous heat in the Earth's interior does not generally lead ...

Termite insecticide a potent greenhouse gas

... Sulfuryl fluoride blocks a wavelength of heat that otherwise could easily escape the Earth, the ... dioxide blocks a different wavelength, trapping heat near the surface. "The only place where the planet is able to emit heat that escapes the atmosphere is in the region that ...

A world-first in solar technology unveiled at Concordia University

... demonstration of this type of combined solar heat and power technology integrated into a ... will generate electricity for the building and heat fresh air during the heating season. Integrating a combination of solar heat and power in a commercial building is a first ...

Issues at intersection of climate change and health impact global well-being

... on climate change and health." Extreme heat events (EHE), or heat waves, are the most prominent cause of ... climate change, including the direct effects of heat (George Luber and Michael McGeehin); vectorborne ...

UC Riverside scientist to explore how vegetation affects urban heat islands

... be investigating human vulnerability to deadly heat exposure. The three-year project will examine how variation in the "urban heat island" a metropolitan area that is much warmer ... the moderating effects of vegetation on urban heat islands. "I will be researching the potential ...

Brainy genes, not brawn, key to success on mussel beach

... pronounced. Mussels use genes to weather the heat In addition to cyclic expression, the study ... that mussels use two sets of genes to respond to heat stresssometimes reacting to temperature changes ... a particular set of genes associated with routine heat stress, but when the day got very hot we saw this ...

University success at national engineering awards

... work uses microwave energy to selectively heat and evaporate sea water to enable more efficient ... principle in which the jam in a doughnut will heat up more quickly than the dough when heated in a ... the water in the waste produced by drilling will heat up more quickly and evaporate, lifting oil ...

MSU scientists find new gene that helps plants beat the heat

... found that the gene bZIP28 helps regulate heat stress response in Arabidopsis thaliana , a ... first time bZIP28 has been shown to play a role heat tolerance. The research is published in the Oct. ... author of the paper. "We're finding that heat tolerance is a more complex process than was ...

Green coffee-growing practices buffer climate-change impacts

... makes them especially vulnerable to drought and heat waves. Shade trees help dampen the effects of drought and heat waves by maintaining a cool, moist microclimate ... Mexican coffee plants experience the greatest heat stress. "These two trends---increasing ...

Painful heat sensed by 'painless' in flies

... It has been unknown how flies detect a noxious heat to avoid it. The research group investigated the ... protein, which had been known to be important for heat avoidance behavior in flies. This protein had ... They found that the channel can sense noxious heat directly. The channel activity was modulated by ...

New technique sees into tissue at greater depth, resolution

... The Duke bioengineers combined tightly focused heat with optical coherence tomography (OCT), which ... low expressions of EGFR," Skala said. Adding heat to this form of microscopy technique created a ... seem to float or hover above the road. "The heat causes a distortion in the way light is reflected ...

Moderate quantities of dirt make more rain

... evaporates. Furthermore, the ground does not heat up as much and less of the warm, wet air ... effect, in that they absorb solar energy. They heat up the air around them, so that the cloud ... on the aerosol particles. This releases the heat that was originally needed to evaporate the ....

UCSB chemistry professor receives top military award for life-saving gauze

... of the product, eliminating the possibility of heat generation that existed in the first-generation ... substance, kaolin clay, not only eliminated the heat but added to the blood-clotting action. ... it worked just as well, but without the large heat release associated with the original QuikClot ...

AGU journal highlights -- August 6, 2008

... By integrating a global database of terrestrial heat flux measurements with another database of ... climate reconstruction based on borehole heat flux data, borehole temperature data, and the ... 5. Climate models may underestimate heat stored by ground General circulation models ...

American Chemical Society's Weekly PressPac -- July 23, 2008

... report development of new ceramic materials that heat up faster and retain heat longer than conventional microwave cookware while ... new composite plates heated faster and retained heat for longer periods than commercially available ...

Too hot to handle! Scientists identify heat sensing regulator

... at Hopkins. The ability to sense temperature heat and spice is controlled by the TRPV1 protein ... containing Pirt generated stronger currents in heat and spice than cells lacking Pirt, leading the ... Pirt is required for a full pain response to both heat and spice. Further research revealed that ...

Researchers find way to make tumor cells easier to destroy

... can be exploited to make them more sensitive to heat and radiation, researchers at Washington ... have a built-in mechanism that protects them from heat (hyperthermia) damage and most likely decreases ... Hospital. "But now we've found that heat also enhances the activity of an enzyme called ...

Nuclear cannibals

... In addition, nuclear power produces a lot of heat as a byproduct and this directly heats the Earth. ... Nuclear plants might be used as combined heat and power systems so the "waste" heat is used, rather than allowing them to vent huge ...

ASU professor helps solve mystery of glassy water

... is why ice floats. It can absorb a great deal of heat without getting hot, has very high surface ... forms of matter experience a gradual increase in heat capacity the amount of energy it takes to heat a sample by one degree Kelvin until a key ...

Quakes under Pacific floor reveal unexpected circulatory system

... the planet, from its plate-tectonic movements to heat flow from the interior, and the chemistry of ... and other weird creatures that thrive off the heat and chemicals. Its an exciting and ... work also has large-scale implications for how heat and chemicals are cycled to the seafloor and ...

Research sheds light on the mechanics of gene transcription

... two sets in conventional cells. They activated heat shock genes, which protect cells from sudden ... cells. Looking at the location of co-regulated heat shock genes (genes that are transcribed ... pairs that occupied distinct sites before heat shock were no closer together ...

Research reveals secrets of alcohol's effect on brain cells

... stress-linked biochemical cascade -- called the heat shock pathway -- to send a molecule called heat shock factor 1 (HSF1) into the neuron's nucleus. ... particular bit of DNA to trigger activity in the heat shock pathway, finding the same piece of DNA in ...

Nuclear desalination

... technology utilizing low-quality waste heat in the form of hot water (as low as 50 Celsius) ... "The development of advanced reactors providing heat for hydrogen production and large amount of waste heat will catalyze the large-scale seawater ...

MIT: Remote-control nanoparticles deliver drugs directly into tumors

... a property that causes them to give off heat when they are exposed to a magnetic field. ... field causes the particles to radiate heat that, in turn, melts the tethers and releases the ... These waves pass harmlessly through the body and heat only the nanoparticles. For comparison, ...

Safeway Inc. and PCF to fund landmark prostate cancer research collaboration

... focused on exploring the role of targeted heat in cancer therapy to treat prostate cancer, as ... prostate cancer. We are literally turning up the heat on metastatic prostate cancer research." ... setting," Getzenberg said. The theory that heat can be used to help kill cancer cells comes from ...

Living fossils have hot sex

... in primitive plants named cycads: The plants heat up and emit a toxic odor to drive pollen-covered ... As a mechanical engineer, Roemer studies heat transfer within the cycad cones. Terry and ... day between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. The male cone can heat itself up 25 degrees Fahrenheit warmer than the ...

UNH becomes first university in nation to use landfill gas as primary energy source

... (co-gen) plant, the primary source of heat and electricity for the five million square-foot ... which began operations in 2006, captures waste heat normally lost during the production of electricity and uses this energy to heat campus buildings, making more efficient use of ...

Drawing nanoscale features the fast and easy way

... an atomic force microscope (AFM), researchers heat a silicon tip and run it over a thin polymer film. The heat from the tip induces a chemical reaction at the ... heated tip is the worlds smallest controllable heat source, said King. TCNL is also tunable. By ...

Heat stress influences low conception of dairy herds

... in milk production. We propose that summer heat stress is likely to be a major factor related to ... and wind speed all contribute to the degree of heat stress. heat stress may be defined as any combination of ...

Feeling hot, hot, hot: New study suggests ways to control fever-induced seizures

... foraging gene results in different tolerance for heat stress, and demonstrates how the use of specific ... the nervous system from damage due to extreme heat stress, says senior researcher, Professor Marla ... rapid protection of neural function during heat stress. Queen's biologists Gary Armstrong and Mel ...
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