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UCF nanoparticle offers promise for treating glaucoma

...ent a summer studying nanoscience on UCF’s Orlando campus as part of a Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) project funded by the National Science Foundation. Reshetnikov started looking into the possibilities of using nanoparticles as drug delivery tools. Subsequent research with his advisors led...

Scientists identify molecular cause for one form of deafness

...e Frederick Seitz Materials Research Laboratory on campus and at the university's Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology. In the liquid crystalline state, the bundles maintain their orientation order ?that is, they point roughly along the same direction ?but lose their positional order. The...

Action video games sharpen vision 20 percent

... pretty tough," says Green. "Nearly everybody on a campus plays video games." At the outset, the students were given a crowding test, which measured how well they could discern the orientation of a "T" within a crowd of other distracting symbols—a sort of electronic eye chart. Students were then divi...

Lower carbon dioxide emissions from coal-fueled power plants possible with technology development

... to produce pure carbon dioxide. In Rochelle’s campus laboratory, he will work to improve this approach by using a chemical additive to increase the rate of carbon dioxide absorption into the solution, and assessing the overall capture process using computer models. Actual tests of the carbon capture pr...

High tech help to prevent further heart disease

...nics. Researchers at the University’s Rockhampton campus are developing an on-line outpatient rehabilitation service for people who have had heart surgery to see if it improves health outcomes by reducing the risk of heart problems recurring. Study leader, Professor Kerry Mummery, said post-surgery moni...

NASA study: Alaskan fires affected Houston air quality in 2004

...c Ozone Pollution Project (TOPP) at Rice's Houston campus with funding support from both NASA and Rice's She...ved daily launches of weather balloons from Rice's campus south of downtown. The balloons measured ozone levels from the ground to altitudes of more than 100,...

Disappearing nest egg: Researcher studying declining numbers of macaws

... them. "We have some macaws here in captivity on campus at the Schubot Exotic Bird Center, but we have much to learn about them in their native habitat," he says. "We know that they tend to stay with one mate for a long time. But we need to learn more about their breeding habits, their migration routes...

Triple threat polymer captures and releases

...ollaborators from across the Washington University campus to make basic and applied advances in materials research, touching many aspects of daily life.. She and her group received a research grant from Imperial Chemical Industries/National Starch to continue their study, with a goal of taking the guest...

New light microscope sharpens scientists' focus

...ve scientist sought by Janelia Farm, but since the campus was still under construction, it could not yet pro...they and their microscope move to the Janelia Farm campus in the coming months. "I think we've come a long way in the last year, from two unemployed guys with...

Breast stem cells have features similar to 'basal' tumors

...We are fortunate that the Royal Melbourne Hospital campus is strongly committed to this type of translational research. Our hope is that this will lead to better cancer outcomes from a disease that strikes one in 11 Australian women."The team findings are published in the 19 July 2006 issue of the Journal o...

New potential drug target in tuberculosis

...rotron radiation beamlines at EMBL Hamburg, on the campus of the German Electron Synchrotron Radiation Facility (DESY), he created an atom-by-atom map of the protein's structure. A high-resolution picture of the active site of LipB bound to a lipid inhibitor helped to determine the function of the enzyme. I...

UC Riverside psychologist explores human perception, finds 'wow factor'

...be able to distinguish among a variety of rooms on campus just from their echoes. "We get people ready for ...e used room echoes to figure out where they are on campus -- blindfolded. Rosenblum's research explores speech, faces and hearing from an ecological perspect...

Basic research leads to a novel cancer therapy

...four biotechnology companies, three of them on the campus in Martinsried. Since 1988 he has led the Department of Molecular Biology at the Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry. Last year he established the "OncoGenome Project" in Singapore's Centre for Molecular Medicine, a member of the Agency for Science,...

Illinois pig to make history as source of first complete swine genome

...e research, the development of genetic tools and a campus commitment to pursue genome-related research with ...the sequencing proceeds, the data will be mined on campus at the IGB. Because the pig and human genomes are similar in size, complexity and organization, rese...

Feinstein researchers identify intelligence gene

...iatric researchers at The Zucker Hillside Hospital campus of The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research have uncovered evidence of a gene that appears to influence intelligence. Working in conjunction with researchers at Harvard Partners Center for Genetics and Genomics in Boston, the Zucker Hillside team...

Superconducting magnet attracts molecular research

...- pieces of real estate on the Brandeis University campus is a facility containing a state-of-the-art superc...gth in this area that the magnet is located on our campus and under our stewardship," noted Pochapsky. Brought in by crane and located at a site protected f...

Grid bridges 4,800 miles for molecular repositories

...igh-capacity fiber optic connection between PNNL's campus in Richland, Wash., and Seattle. This connection made it possible for the laboratory to accept the BioSimGrid Consortium's invitation to deploy the network infrastructure and software framework that comprise the grid. ...

The Antarctic Ocean floor

...ccording to their group. In our case, at the Leioa campus of the University of the Basque Country in Bizkaia, two groups of vermes or sea worms are taxonomically analysed. The aim of this is to identify the species, to find out if they are new species or belong to previously described ones. To this end, b...

Scientists and engineers apply nature's design to human problems

... 29 at the Bioneers Southeast Forum on the Atlanta campus of the Savannah College of Art & Design. This conference is one of 20 similar "town hall" meetings held annually in North America. Bioneers is a network of citizens, scientists and entrepreneurs that explores practical solutions adapted from nat...

Virginia Tech football player uses prototype cast

...ly is that the biomaterials class is linked to the campus of the Wake Forest University School of Medicine. Virginia Tech spearheaded a partnership with this medical school in 2001, and formed the School of Biomedical Engineering and Science. Love said, "The resulting stiffness and strength of the laminate...

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