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Researchers reveal the infectious impact of salmon farms on wild salmon

...om months of laborious fieldwork; and state of the art models of disease transfer. "Our research shows that the impact of a single farm is far reaching," says lead author Marty Krkosek. "Sea lice production from the farm we studied was four orders of magnitude - 30,000 times - higher than natural. These...

Solution to Pollution: New Bacteria Eats Toxic Waste

...ple in it. Through this project, life is imitating art and through these unique bacteria the world may stay a little cleaner, said Sims. ...

Needling Chromosomes Reveals Cell Division Secret

...udy chromatid adhesion, Paliulis mastered the high art ofmanipulating two infinitesimal glass needles to impale each of twosister chromatids in cultured grasshopper cells at the appropriate timein cell division. Then, she would ever-so-gently apply force to pullthem apart. Upon release, if they remained ...

Researchers develop assay that could be applied to drug screening

Using state of the art imaging technology a team from Yale School of Medicine has glimpsed one of the cell's most important 'nano-machines' in action. The work, performed in collaboration with English and French scientists, provides new insight into the machinery cells use...

Tendency to hair loss inherited from the mother

...the Bonn University Clinic which uses state of the art technologies to carry out application-oriented aetiology. The original paper can be downloaded from the following URL: http://www.journals.uchicago.edu/AJHG/journal/issues/v77n1/42360/42360.web.pdf ...

Drawing with DNA: 'Bioart' illuminates genomics

...s important. And it is also an exploration of what art might have to offer for discovery in the sciences." "Ecce Homology" premiered in 2003 at the UCLA Fowler Museum of Cultural History. At SIGGRAPH 2005, "Ecce Homology" is being showcased as part of the international conference's Art Gallery and its ...

Mayan stingless bee keeping: Going, going, gone?

...n 2004, only 90. At this rate, we would expect the art of stingless bee keeping to disappear from the Yucatan by 2008." David Roubik, once dubbed "The Bee Man" in a National Geographic special about his work on Africanized bees, and recently featured on the PBS "Deep Jungle" series, would like people to ...

New technique puts brain-imaging research on its head

...ncussion. But the truth is that the state of the art in understanding brain deformation after impact is rather crude and uncertain because such methods don't give any true picture of what happens. Now, mechanical engineers at Washington University in St. Louis and collaborators have devised a technique...

MIT 'seeing machine' offers hope to blind

...tor. Goldring's adventures at the intersection of art and high technology began with a visit to her doctor, Lloyd Aiello, head of the Beetham Eye Institute of the Joslin Diabetes Center. At the time, Goldring was blind. (Surgeries have since restored vision in one eye). To better examine her eyes, Aie...

Reversing 'hibernating' heart muscle focus of UB researchers

...aid Canty. "This work relies on the state-of-the art proteomic research facilities and mass spectrometry at UB. "By using therapies similar to those that are used clinically in patients, such as angioplasty and adenoviral gene transfer to over-express growth factors in the heart, we can identify how...

Eminent inventor of DNA fingerprinting gains new recognition

...e six Heineken Prizes for science, scholarship and art are presented every other year during a special session of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences. This year the presentation will take place on Thursday 28 September at the Beurs van Berlage Building in Amsterdam. The Department of Gene...

MIT engineers probe spiders' polymer art

...'t actually spin ("spinning" refers to the age-old art of drawing out and twisting fibers to form thread); instead, they squirt out a thick gel of silk solution. (One teaspoonful can make 10,000 webs.) They then use their hind legs as well as their body weight and gravity to elongate the gel into a fine ...

Living laboratory found on shoreline statues

...ues which make up Antony Gormley's 'Another Place' art installation on Crosby Beach have become a haven for a settlement of a particular breed of barnacle - Elminius modestus. Although the barnacles have been present on North West shorelines since the 1950s, they originate from half way across the world...

Cardiologist's 'living chip' changes science of disease monitoring

...l and mentoring the researchers in the complicated art of business. All the resources necessary are found regionally, a fact that excites Rosero. "We don't have to venture farther than our own back yard to find what we need to make this chip a reality," he said. The University of Rochester Medical Ce...

Researchers barcode DNA of Venice museum's vast fungi collection

...ut the objects aren't Renaissance paintings or the art of ancient glassblowers. Instead, the team is collecting samples from the largest and best preserved collection of fungi in Italy to create an unprecedented DNA database. These 28,000 samples of fungi that represent 6,000 species - many of which are...

Spelling out cancer on the nanoscale

...nd cancer researchers. Enter nano-fluidics and the art of reading a lot from very little. Researchers led by Dean Felsher at Stanford University School of Medicine, and bioengineers at Cell Biosciences in Palo Alto, collaborated to develop an automated, high-throughput, nano-fluidic system that was abl...

End-of-life care can be improved

...in the past decade and represents the state of the art for assessing and improving end-of-life care in the ICU," comments guest co-editor Mitchell Levy, M.D., professor of medicine at Brown University School of Medicine in Providence, R.I. Quality End-of-Life Palliative Care A paper by Ira Byock, M....

Engineering the heart piece by piece

...s paper, we’re presenting the current state of the art as it exists in our lab and others, and pointing out both potential applications and hurdles that remain.? The paper presents a model for collaborative research between engineers, clinicians and biologists for successful cardiovascular tissue eng...

Magnetic system could be key to surgery without scars

...oat, colon or vagina. “The current state of the art for laparoscopic surgery requires four or five holes. The question behind this is, can we do the surgery through only one hole and can we hide the hole in a cosmetically advantageous or less painful location,?Dr. Cadeddu said. Study researchers co...

Large size crucial for Amazon forest reserves

... detection failures, the authors used state of the art statistical methods developed by James Nichols and colleagues, at the U.S. Geological Survey's Patuxent Wildlife Research Center. "With a handle on the detection problem it is much easier to understand real species occurrence", said Nichols, "and ...

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