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UAB scientists discover the origin of a mysterious physical force

...c field is pointing. However, when the water is in contact with surfaces that create small electric fields, such as chemical compounds like those found in many detergents, this is no longer the case: the water molecules have a remarkable capacity to organise themselves into complex structures that are strong...

Tiny particles could solve billion-dollar problem

...aximize the number of palladium atoms that come in contact with TCE molecules and improve efficiency by several orders of magnitude over bulk palladium catalysts." TCE, which is commonly used as a solvent to degrease metals and electronic parts, is one of the most common and poisonous organic pollutants in ...

Marburg virus disease in Angola - update

...alth, Angola to strengthen active surveillance and contact tracing. Médecins sans Frontières (Belgium, France, Holland and Spain) are assisting with infection control and establishing isolation facilities in Uige hospital. Experts from the Department of Infectious Diseases, Manchester, United Kingdom and Jo...

Open microfluidic and nanofluidic systems

...aterial and liquid and takes the ‘freedomâ€TM of contact angles at pinned contact lines into account. Such a contact line is visible in the upper right image in Figure 1. In such a s...

Studies reveal methods viruses use to sidestep immune system

...sions or blood products, as well as through sexual contact and is the leading cause of cirrhosis and liver cancer. UT Southwestern Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP) student Eileen Foy was an author on all three papers. MSTP student Rhea Sumpter and postdoctoral researcher Dr. Yueh-Ming Loo were auth...

Development of portable infectious disease detector

...alves into a material similar to that used in soft contact lenses.This has given them the capability to capture, manipulate, grow andstudy single living cells in extraordinarily small containers--volumesthat are barely larger than the cells themselves.Most sensors that have been developed to identify toxic a...

New protein discovered by Hebrew University researchers

...table. It has been found to be capable ofsurviving contact with enzymes that break down proteins or exposure toextreme conditions such as boiling, excessive acidity, salinity,organic solvents or detergent solutions. Theresearch was conducted at the Hebrew University's Faculty ofAgricultural, Food and Enviro...

The death of a very special chimpanzee

...table. It has been found to be capable ofsurviving contact with enzymes that break down proteins or exposure toextreme conditions such as boiling, excessive acidity, salinity,organic solvents or detergent solutions. Theresearch was conducted at the Hebrew University's Faculty ofAgricultural, Food and Enviro...

New studies suggest airborne SARS transmission is possible

...ay spread through the air, not just through direct contact with contaminated water droplets as previous research had shown. SARS coronavirus was detected in the air in a patient's room during the 2003 outbreak in Toronto, according to a new study published in The Journal of Infectious Diseases. Another stud...

Protein offers way to stop microscopic parasites in their tracks

...ch to the exterior of the host cell. The resulting contact points give the belt something to push against as it moves backward, in turn pushing the parasite forward. But these adhesive spots have a significant disadvantage in comparison to a chain: if the belt is to continue rotating, the glue spots have to...

Artifical cornea lets woman blind 20 years see

...e visits, the travel required, the medications and contact lenses used in follow up with the patients. For now, however, the devices are becoming more available as more doctors are trained in the procedure and care of the post-operative patient. And for people like Elma Phifer, that has made all the differe...

Multiple Campylobacter Genomes Sequenced

...en undercooked or poorly handled poultry, although contact with contaminated water, livestock, or household pets can also cause disease. In 2000, C. jejuni was the first food-borne pathogen to be completely sequenced, but we still know little about how Campylobacter species cause disease. In their search fo...

New online portal merges vast data on Gulf of Maine ecosystem

... & Distributions: 1963?003." (For more info, contact Nick Wolff, 207-228-8069, or nwolff@usm.maine.edu) The Dynamic Atlas will serve as a pilot for a truly integrated ocean observing system, called the Gulf of Maine Biogeographic Information System. Over time the Census of Marine Life will work with t...

Viral protein influences key cell-signaling pathway

...ocytes. The virus is spread by sexual activity, by contact with infected blood and by infected women to children through breast milk. HTLV-1, like its cousin HIV, inserts its genetic information permanently into the DNA of a T lymphocyte and remains there for the life of the cell. HTLV-1 infection is also l...

Fibril Shape Is The Basis Of Prion Strains And Cross-species Prion Infection

... hamsters. But when mouse prions were brought into contact with hamster prion amyloid fibrils, a new strain of mouse fibrils emerged with the ability to infect hamsters but not humans. The new mouse strain had the same amino acid sequence as the original mouse strain but completely different infectious capab...

Solutions that reduce death of marine life reeled in by International Smart Gear Competition

...mmals detect and avoid gillnets before coming into contact with them, as well as allow them to escape unharmed if they still become entangled. To create avoidable, detectable, safer gear, the team tinkered with the chemical properties of the ropes. A group of scientists from the Central Institute of Fisheri...

Potential Drug Target For Treating Cocaine Abuse Found

.... The researchers found that their novel drug made contact with transporters slowly ?about 10 times slower than cocaine ?which, they speculate, may be why it does not have a stimulating effect. Between 2 million and 3.2 million people in the United States ?about 1 percent of the population - use cocaine, ac...

Nano-bumps could help repair clogged blood vessels

...ells passing through the repaired artery come into contact with the metal and recognize it as foreign." Findings will be presented on April 28 during the Society for Biomaterials' 2005 Annual Meeting and Exposition in Memphis, Tenn. The work was conducted by graduate student Saba Choundhary, Webster and Kar...

Live vaccines more effective against horse herpes virus

...even death. The virus is spread mainly by intimate contact between horses. Once infected, a horse carries the virus for the rest of its life in a "latent" (dormant) state. The same symptoms from the initial infection can be reactivated by stress later in life. Osterrieder will present his new findings on va...

A puzzle piece found in unraveling the wiring of the brain

...cement of proteins required for correct nerve cell contact choices. Most of these cell contact proteins were previously known to display highly dynamic expression patterns in both time and space,...

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