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Confocal imaging promises early detection of skin cancer

...echniques evaluate external skin features, such as colour or morphology. “But doctors need to look deeper into the basal layers, at least one millimetre down, to be sure of their diagnosis,?says Dr Sheblee. The original idea for using confocal microscopy to look deeper into skin came from German company Si...

Studies on human genome variation provide insight into disease

...imize attention on the innocent gene variants that colour the humanity of life." Contact: Lon R. Cardon, Ph.D. Professor of Bioinformatics, University of Oxford Phone: +44-01865-287591 E-mail: lon.cardon@well.ox.ac.uk ...

Housecat-sized Siberian tiger cubs get collared

...imize attention on the innocent gene variants that colour the humanity of life." Contact: Lon R. Cardon, Ph.D. Professor of Bioinformatics, University of Oxford Phone: +44-01865-287591 E-mail: lon.cardon@well.ox.ac.uk ...

The Antarctic Ocean floor

...rms, fish, etc. and are photographed so that their colour when alive and external anatomy can be clearly appreciated. Finally, they are inserted in alcohol or formaldehyde for their subsequent analysis in the laboratory. Identification of a new species Once the animals get to port they are distributed a...

GROWing the next generation of water recycling plants

...is not drinkable and will be dyed with a vegetable colour to signify this, but it can be used to flush toilets or water the garden. More than half the water used in the home and workplace does not need to be of drinkable quality yet it comes from the same pure source as our kitchen taps. Using GROW, much o...

Bees solve complex colour puzzles

...study in which bees were able to solve complicated colour puzzles. The findings shed light on how brains res...his problem using their experience with meaningful colour relationships between objects in a scene. The findings, published in the Proceedings of the National...

HortResearch science reveals the natural potential of apples

...t; genes that govern such characteristics as fruit colour and taste. By identifying and investigating only ...cientists to identify a key gene involved in apple colour expression. "Further work with the database will undoubtedly yield even more exciting advances in t...

Harmful Algal Blooms monitored from space in Chile

...cal energy. The chlorophyll collectively tints the colour of the surrounding water, providing a means of detecting these tiny organisms from space with dedicated 'ocean colour' sensors onboard satellites. The CAP project utilises a combination of near real-time EO data, such as chlorophyll-a pigment conce...

Found -- the apple gene for red

...esearchers have located the gene that controls the colour of apples ?a discovery that may lead to bright new apple varieties. "The red colour in apple skin is the result of anthocyanins, the natural plant compounds responsible for blue and re...

Why Popeye only has eyes for spinach

...ea of the retina responsible for seeing detail and colour in our central field of vision," said Dr Ian Murray, who is leading the research in Manchester's Faculty of Life Sciences. "Our work has already found strong evidence to suggest that macular pigment provides some protection against AMD but we want ...

Climate experts search for answers in the oceans

...ese tiny organisms from space with dedicated ocean colour sensors. "Because phytoplankton are a major in...st of all satellite information available on ocean colour and sea-surface temperature, ESA is merging data from state-of-the-art instruments aboard different ...

Colour sensor breath test can detect lung cancer

... say the authors. The test comprises a chemical colour sensor, which detects tiny changes in the unique c... are then breathed out The researchers used the colour sensor to test the breath of 122 people with different types of respiratory disease, and 21 healthy ...

Satellites shed light on global warming

...ese waves have been recently observed to alter the colour of the sea, therefore they are believed to have some effect on phytoplankton ?the tiny chlorophyll-pigmented algal cells that populate the oceans in huge numbers and play a leading role in the global carbon cycle and the primary production of nutrien...

Honeydew honeys are better antioxidants than nectar honeys

... high total polyphenol content, net absorbance (as colour parameter), pH and electrical conductivity. “These laboratory results show some aspects that people could use to get an idea about which honeys are likely to have the most potent antioxidant properties,?says Pérez....

Research to spotlight carbon monoxide benefits

... in the healing process of a bruise, where various colour changes indicate the degradation of haemoglobin and release of carbon monoxide. The slow release of carbon monoxide reduces blood pressure for someone who has angina, for instance. "This work is very much in its infancy. We became involved because...

Trusting your instincts leads you to the right answer

...nique and distinctive features in a crowd ?such as colour or orientation. Soon after our eyes have fixed on a target, the conscious or top-down part of cognition engages and examines whether the candidate really is the target or not. If the target is not distinctive enough in the 'eyes' of the conscious, fa...

Stroke study sheds light on left-right brain divide

...ng’ task which involved learning rules linking the colour of a symbol on a computer screen with a movement to the left or right. All the participants made mistakes during the task, but it was those with right-brain damage who most frequently failed to spot their errors and had difficulty keep track of the c...

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