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Novel Therapy Tested in Mice Could Chase Away Cat Allergies

... might be used in humans. He also is interested in applying this approach to develop a preventive treatment for serious food allergies. ...

New Clues Add 40,000 Years to Age of Human Species

...e sides of the Omo River in southern Ethiopia. By applying modern radiometric dating techniques and a careful study of sediments and fossils, the researchers linked the Omo hominids, true Homo sapiens, to a single period in time. “Some have considered Omo I to be more ‘modern?in appearance,?says Mark Weiss...

Solution to Pollution: New Bacteria Eats Toxic Waste

... to destroy PAH contaminants in the environment by applying engineering principles to microbial biotechnology, said Sims. “This research is extending itself to the world, and we are really excited about it,?said Anne Anderson, a biology professor and team member. The group wants to fully understand how these...

Falling ants glide back to trunk to avoid dangers of forest floor

... recent meal of blood ?his own. He and Dudley are applying for grants to do a more systematic survey to see how common gliding is among the hundreds of species of canopy ants as well as other insects that live in the trees, and to explore the biomechanics of their gliding. ### Yanoviak also is affiliated w...

Wiley announces publication of Databasing the Brain

... for the large variety of neuroscience data types, applying them to brain research and linking them with databases within neuroscience and other fields such as genomics and proteomics. "Databasing the Brain: From Data to Knowledge (Neuroinformatics)" (Wiley; February 2005; $135.00; Paper; 0-471-30921-4) is th...

Revolutionary nanotechnology illuminates brain cells at work

...he first to overcome this obstacle by successfully applying genetic nanotechnology using molecular sensors to view changes in brain chemical levels. The sensors alter their 3-dimensional form upon binding with the chemical, which is then visible via a process known as fluorescence resonance energy transfer, o...

Scientists journey to southern Africa to unravel the secret world of elephant communication

...eir feet on the ground. O'Connell-Rodwell also is applying her insights in animal seismicity to the problem of hearing loss in humans. It turns out that people with hearing impairments develop a much greater tactile sensitivity in the auditory cortex of their brain than people with normal hearing. Working in...

OneWorld Health drug receives 'Orphan' designation from U.S. and European regulatory agencies

...tions are similar, and have the added advantage of applying to all 25 members of the European Union. Orphan Drug Designation also provides incentives such as exemption from certain registration fees, and may help pave the way for approvals in other countries. OneWorld Health will file for approval of paromom...

Finding hidden invaders in a Hawaiian rain forest

By applying novel measurement techniques from a high-altitude aircraft, scientists detected two species of invading plants that are changing the ecology of rain forest near the Kilauea Volcano in the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. Lead author, Dr. Gregory Asner...

Successful Test Of Single Molecule Switch Opens The Door To Biomolecular Electronics

...ution. Lindsay and his team solved this problem by applying an insulating coating to the entire probe, except ...for how to do this, and we’re already hard at work applying it to a wide variety of potentially exciting applications,?he says. Authors on the Nano Letters pap...

Penn Researchers Use Robotic Surgery

...and "operated" on a mannequin. They found that, by applying simple instruments and retractors commonly used for tonsillectomy, the robotically controlled camera and instruments could be inserted through the mouth into the throat and voice box. The surgeons were able to manipulate different elements in the voi...

Two new retroviruses—transmitted from animals—identified

...and "operated" on a mannequin. They found that, by applying simple instruments and retractors commonly used for tonsillectomy, the robotically controlled camera and instruments could be inserted through the mouth into the throat and voice box. The surgeons were able to manipulate different elements in the voi...

Fungus Effective Against Winged Termites

...lation to deliver the fungal spores. They envision applying the fungus to buildings and trees already known to harbor termites before the swarms are in full swing. ARS is the U.S. Department of Agriculture's chief scientific research agency. ...

Researchers Identify Cause of Early Bird Sleep Disorder

...iments can be done in mice and flies, with results applying to humans, while the studies of humans can inform what's being seen in the flies and mice. In addition, "these results show that the gene is a central component of the mammalian circadian clock, and suggest that mammalian and fly clocks may have dif...

Researchers develop promising new gene network analysis method

...ms such as power grids and neural networks. After applying both statistical methods to the experimental data, the team found that the correlation method was a more effective analytical tool. The method was sensitive enough to capture gene network changes after tamoxifen treatment, producing a list of 130 gen...

New method shows it is possible to grow bone for grafts within a patient's body

... did so without having to coax the bone to grow by applying the growth factors required by previous in vivo efforts. Furthermore, they found that the new bone can be detached easily before it fuses with the old bone, leaving the old bone scarred but intact. "The new bone actually has comparable strength and ...

To translate touch, the brain can quickly rearrange its sense of the body

.... The sense of touch was altered within seconds of applying the vibration, suggesting a very strong and fast link between the brain systems for touch and body position. The observations showed that abnormal input into one of the body's sensory systems produced a rapid and profound change in another sensory s...

New Scripps Oceanography project to study sediments and ecosystem restoration in Venice lagoon

...t example of how UCSD and Scripps are increasingly applying leading scientific expertise to global frontiers." "The overall goal of the SIOSED project is to provide integrated, interdisciplinary, state-of-the-art science that addresses sediment management in the context of ecological improvement of the Venic...

Organic farms produce same yields as conventional farms

...ed local and regional groundwater pollution by not applying agricultural chemicals. Pimentel noted that although cash crops cannot be grown as frequently over time on organic farms because of the dependence on cultural practices to supply nutrients and control pests and because labor costs average about 15 p...

Otter adaptations: How do otters remain sleek and warm

...efining the physical properties of blood clots and applying this knowledge to find better treatments for heart disease. Two years ago when Weisel, an avid hiker, climber, and white-water kayaker, took a month of his sabbatical year to study wolves–a life-long interest–on Isle Royale National Park in Lake Supe...

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