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Deep treasure to be found in Oculina Bank

...culina reefs, in depths from 250 to 300 feet, were built over the past thousand years or so by the delicate ivory tree coral Oculina varicosa, and include a series of spectacular pinnacles, mounds, and ridges that can grow up to100 feet high. Deepwater Oculina reefs are not known to exist anywhere else on ...

Science's Breakthrough of the Year: Watching evolution in action

...y patterns, scientific evidence for climate change built up in 2005 and non-scientists seem to have listene... Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (ITER) will be built at Cadarache in southern France and not in Rokkasho, Japan. One aim of ITER is to generate fusion-po...

Plants have a double line of defence

...archers hope to try to identify materials that are built up via PEN2 at the place of infection. They surmise that these materials could lead to the development of new kinds of "green fungicide" with a broad range of effects in the fight against plant diseases. ...

First big influenza genome study reveals flu evolution

...a's patterns of genetic change. To do so, TIGR has built an innovative viral genomics lab, which is ramping up to sequence 100 influenza genomes weekly. Influenza poses a major public health problem. In an ordinary year, the flu kills up to a half million people worldwide. In the U.S., a typical flu seas...

Scientists pinpoint inflammation gene

...ce These groundbreaking findings about SEPS1 are built upon a discovery five years ago by ChemGenex Pharmaceuticals. The company was studying the desert sand rat, an animal that, like humans, has certain individuals with a greater propensity than others for obesity and diabetes, as well as the inflammat...

Sahara's edge studied from ground, air and space to improve water management

... the Experimental Synthetic Aperture Radar (E-SAR) built by DLR, which can acquire imagery at differing rad... Imaging and Infrared Imaging Spectrometer (AVIS), built by the University of Munich, which gathers additional environmental and vegetation information by ob...

Harnessing genomic research

...s to have benefited from a £30M research programme built around harnessing knowledge of the human and other genomes. A key feature of this LINK Applied Genomics Programme has been effective collaboration between industry and academia aimed at accelerating the application of knowledge of genomics in biome...

New, unique microscope for nanotech

...hine of its kind. The atomic force microscope was built by Asylum Research of Santa Barbara and the confocal microscope system by Olympus America Inc. Integration of the two systems was carried out by Asylum Research with the participation of scientists led by Gang-yu Liu, professor of chemistry at UC Dav...

Superconducting magnet attracts molecular research

...ruker magnet was recently completed in a specially built facility on campus. Weighing in at roughly seven and a half tons, the magnetic resonance (MR) spectrometer was funded by a $2 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in a stiff competition among research universities. Since 2001, t...

Feeling old?

Muscle in adults is constantly being built and broken down. As young adults we keep the two processes in balance, but when we age breakdown starts to win. However, adding the amino acid leucine to the diet of old individuals can set things straight again. This is the finding of research perfo...

3D ultrasound device poised to advance minimally invasive surgery

Three-dimensional ultrasound probes built by researchers at Duke's Pratt School of Engineering have imaged the beating hearts of dogs. The engineers said their demonstration showed that the probes could give surgeons a better view during human endoscopic surgeries in which operations are per...

Rare Tibetan antelope listed as endangered

Three-dimensional ultrasound probes built by researchers at Duke's Pratt School of Engineering have imaged the beating hearts of dogs. The engineers said their demonstration showed that the probes could give surgeons a better view during human endoscopic surgeries in which operations are per...

Pair of studies offer new clues to combat antibiotic resistance

...s at Harvard Medical School and Harvard University built synthetic versions of natural substrates used by key enzymes to make teichoic acids, polymeric structures in the membrane surrounding gram-positive bacteria. The polymers are considered essential for bacterial survival. Until now, these enzyme precur...

Simple idea to dramatically improve dengue vaccinations

... conducted trillions of calculations and gradually built up a bigger picture of what occurs in Dengue immunodominance. "When faced with more than one version of the virus, the immune system may respond preferentially against the version for which it has T-cells with the strongest affinity, which is immuno...

'Banana-jawed' fossil mammal linked to rare sound-producing skill

.... In particular, he said, a number of museums have built models of dinosaur sound-producing skeletal cavities that have enabled scientists to reconstruct the possible sounds made by them. Now, DeBlieux would like to do the same for the fossil hyrax. "It would be really neat," he said, "to model their jaws...

Oceans are 70 percent shark free

... the world's oceans. The team also used findings built up over the last two decades when the University of Aberdeen's Oceanlab started developing landers - remotely operated vehicles - which have been used in deep waters all over the world. Expeditions usinglanders visited the deepest abyssal plain on t...

'Uniquely human' component of language found in gregarious birds

...he beginning or end of a string. These songs were built up from a rattle-warble base by adding rattle-warb...quence also began with rattle-warble base (ab) but built up by inserting new sounds in the middle, such as rattle-Rattle-Warble-warble (aABb). Eleven adult...

Scientists design potent anthrax toxin inhibitor

...., of the University of Toronto, the investigators built a fatty bubble studded with small proteins that can cling tightly to the cell membrane receptor-binding protein used by anthrax toxin to gain entry into a host cell. The protein-spiked fatty bubble, or "functionalized liposome," hampers a critical e...

Born with a love of speech

... where does this come from? Is it something that's built in and there's something about the speech signal that they're tuned to listen to without the benefit of experience, or does it come from their prenatal experience in the womb? I think we've shown that there's an experience-independent component to ne...

UW-Madison engineers squeeze secrets from proteins

...better understand protein folding, de Pablo's team built computer models of proteins under different types of confinement. These models were then simulated to gain a better understand of protein stability. Working with the UW-Madison Nanoscale Science and Engineering Center (NSEC), funded by the National S...

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