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Dinosaur DNA? New Patent Covers Degraded DNA recovery

...atrixDesign, and CEO of DermaPlus, Inc. The patent covers methods for recovering and reconstituting genes from "degraded" DNA samples, and could allow scientists to reassemble everything from prehistoric, extinct animals to unsolved crime scenes. "This discovery, when properly applied by our scientists, br...

Open microfluidic and nanofluidic systems

...corresponds to stable filaments. Since this regime covers a relatively small region of the morphology diagram, it can only be obtained if one carefully matches the channel geometry with the substrate wettability. Thus, a water filament in a narrow channel that has a width of 100 nanometer can sustain an ove...

Nanogen Issued Patent for Electronic Microarray With Memory

... rows and columns of a microarray. The patent also covers a method for storing the value of the voltage associated with each electrode in a local memory. This "smart chip" technology is a key feature of Nanogen's NanoChip(R) 400 electronic microarray, the company's second generation multi-purpose system for...

Scientists discover unique microbe in California's largest lake

...bed five previously unknown species.The Salton Sea covers a surface area of 376 square miles insoutheastern California. Its current elevation is about 227 feet belowmean sea level, its maximum depth reaches 51 feet and its total volumeis about 7.5 million acre-feet. It was formed in the early 1900s, whenflo...

MSI releases 'moleculizer' - a new approach to simulation of intracellular biochemical networks

...agricultural and environmental sciences as well as covers thecommercial, political, ethical, legal, and societal aspects of thisresearch."...

Wiley announces publication of Databasing the Brain

... two pioneers in this growing discipline, the text covers the basic principles and specific applications across a range of problems in brain research. Extensively illustrated throughout, this book discusses the state-of-the-art informatic tools and models and how they are being applied to clinical and basic...

Dead zone area in Gulf could be increasing, researchers say

...rine life where it is present. The dead zone area covers about 6,000 square miles in the Gulf. The dead zone is located along the Louisiana coast where the Mississippi and Atchafalaya Rivers empty into the gulf. The dead zone area typically develops in late spring and early summer following the spring flo...

Chemicals in tattoo inks need closer scrutiny

...tentially dangerous chemicals. Overall, the study covers 17 inks from five different manufacturers. "We chose to study five different brands of black ink as it is the most common color used in tattoos," Finley-Jones says. The researchers also are testing three different brands of red, blue, yellow and whit...

Stealth Worms May Improve Insect Pest Control

...todes comprise a worm family so large it literally covers the earth. They range in size from less than a micron in length to as much as 26 feet. Worldwide interest has begun to focus on microscopic nematodes that live with symbiotic bacteria. "We study these nematodes -- which are actually insect killers --...

UN environmental agency steps up battle against marine pollution

...disposed of in an environmentally sound manner. It covers toxic, poisonous, explosive, corrosive, flammable, ecotoxic, and infectious wastes that are being moved from one country to another. Governments are also expected to minimize the quantities that are transported, to treat and dispose of wastes as clo...

Discovery could be key to bioterrorism defense

...s of Hendra Virus and Nipah Virus G glycoprotein," covers the production and use of the soluble G glycoprote...Inhibition of Membrane Fusion by Paramyxoviruses," covers the use of a novel peptide sequence of the soluble F glycoprotein, to block fusion of the virus with...

Discovering an ecosystem beneath a collapsed Antarctic ice shelf

...ics within the inhospitable sub-ice setting, which covers more than 1.5 million square kilometers [nearly 580,000 square miles] of seafloor, or an area of the same magnitude as the Amazon basin in Brazil or the Sahara Desert. The ecosystem, known as a "cold-seep" (or cold-vent) community, is fed by chemical...

Seaweed could make junk food healthier

...foods, it could replace the gelatine which usually covers the meat, as the seaweed extract has gelling properties too." Prof Pearson, who has already made loaves of bread containing the seaweed extract which passed the taste test with colleagues, added: "Bread is probably the best vehicle to reach the gene...

Defect in gene causes 'neuralgic amyotrophy'

...t closer together, a fold in the upper eyelid that covers the inside corner of the eye, and sometimes a cleft palate. HNA is a relatively rare disorder: the disease appears in some 200 families worldwide. There is also a non-hereditary form of HNA, called the Parsonage-Turner Syndrome. The clinical pictur...

Past droughts geographically widespread in the West, according to tree-ring data

... back almost 800 years in the Salt-Verde basin and covers waterways from the states of Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming. The project's overall conclusion is that severe droughts and low-flow conditions in one basin are unlikely to be offset by abundant streamflow in the other basin. "Prior ...

Bacteria can survive for weeks on hospital surfaces

... settings, including bed linens, computer keyboard covers and acrylic fingernails, according to research pre...riplicate onto coupons made of bed linen, keyboard covers and acrylic fingernails. At selected times over 8 weeks, the coupons were subcultured and surviving ...

MRSA study demonstrates need for frequent hand washing and environmental disinfection in health care settings

... settings, including bed linens, computer keyboard covers and acrylic fingernails, according to research pre...riplicate onto coupons made of bed linen, keyboard covers and acrylic fingernails. At selected times over 8 weeks, the coupons were subcultured and surviving ...

'Patient-choice' C-section rate rises 36%: HealthGrades study

...for women with no history of C-sections. The study covers deliveries in the 17 states that release this data. When extrapolated to the nation, the study shows that 267,340 "patient-choice" C-sections were performed over those three years. These 17 states represent approximately 58 percent of the nation's t...

Emerald Spectre haunts Ontario's ash forests

...t extent of the infestation. The infected zone now covers all of Ontario's Essex County and extends to include the entire lower peninsula in Michigan and much of northern Indiana and Ohio. "It's not just an Ontario or Canadian problem. Even if we're able to contain it here, it could come across at Sarnia ...

Minimally Invasive Cancer Treatments Highlighted

...blated in one session. When the iceball completely covers the tumors, there were no reoccurrences. (Author, Silverman) Non-Surgical Lung Cancer Treatments (Wednesday, November 30) By the time lung cancer becomes symptomatic, 85 percent of patients are incurable, often due to serious coexisting health cond...

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