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New collaborative research reveals chimpanzees can sustain multiple-tradition cultures

...ve research team taught forms of tool use and food extraction techniques to high-ranking individuals in four different captive chimpanzee communities. Researchers then observed as those individuals passed on the techniques to other members of their communities. The researchers included Frans de Waal, PhD, Victo...

Recently discovered species gain protection

...even this limited sanctuary is at risk from timber extraction clearing the last subtropical forest fragments surrounding it. Now, support from the American Bird Conservancy (ABC) and partners has allowed for the purchase of further habitat area in a crucial move to protect the chestnut-capped piha and other E...

New science of metagenomics 'will transform modern microbiology'

...uences but also information about sampling and DNA extraction techniques, as well as the computational and algorithmic methods used to analyze the data. ...

A rice future for Asia

...chers, will learn about new techniques such as DNA extraction and how to insert a gene into rice as well as more basic information such as how to prepare a field for rice transplanting. "We hope they will then return home with a new sense of excitement about rice and its potential both in science and in the fut...

Scientists describe new African monkey genus ?first in 83 years

..., charcoal making, poaching and unmanaged resource extraction are common. Without intervention, both forests will be further fragmented, the authors note in their paper. The main predators of Kipunji are crowned eagles and possibly leopards. But humans also hunt and kill Kipunji, and eat their meat. "Any hunt...

Science captures the essence of fruit

... so either through a chemical synthesis process or extraction from harvested raw ingredients. "Neither approach is ideal. Chemical synthesis requires heat and pressure, so is reliant on increasingly expensive and polluting fossil fuels for energy. What's more, chemical synthesis can never truly recreate natur...

Sandia work launched on space shuttle shows live cells influence growth of nanostructures

...researchers use time-consuming fixation or solvent extraction techniques," says Brinker. "We can spin-coat a cell in seconds, pop the cell into an electron microscope, and it doesn't shrink when air is evacuated from the microscope chamber." The cell can be immediately imaged, says Brinker. "Spin-coating" ref...

Biofuels can replace about 30 percent of fuel needs with significant research and policy effort

...perennials, novel environmentally friendly biomass extraction technologies, innovative catalysts for the conversion of agriculture and wood residues to bioethanol/diesel and hydrogen, bio-fuel cells and next-generation green plastics and materials prepared from sustainable sources such as plants, sunlight and w...

Human albumin from tobacco plants

...tion of the HSA. The plastidial system enables the extraction of great quantities of albumin. With nuclear transformation, the maximum level obtained is 0.5% of the total soluble protein of the plant, while application of the plastidial system multiplies this percentage by fourteen (to 7%), reaching an average ...

DNA technique measures suitability of soil for onion crops

...This database, together with a method for the easy extraction of DNA from nematodes, forms the basis for the technique developed to detect harmful nematodes. The Technology Foundation STW filed a patent for this technology, and this patent was recently transferred to Blgg. In close cooperation with the Labora...

Researchers Find New Technique To Identify Fetal Genetic Material From Amniotic Fluid

...eases and congenital defects in the fetus). "After extraction from the normally discarded fraction of amniotic fluid, RNA was amplified twice, labeled, and analyzed using gene expression microarrays." The researchers were able to study the expression of developmental transcripts, such as for certain proteins. ...

Building a protein name dictionary from full text: a machine learning term extraction approach

...methods, supporting the significance of our direct extraction approach. The method is strong in recognizing name variants not found in SwissProt. ...

Ariadne Genomics Announces the Release of PathwayStudio?Central, Client-Server Software for Biological Pathway Analysis

...ional relationships and MedScan?tool for automatic extraction of information from scientific literature. ResNet...with literature using embedded MedScan information extraction tool that can “read?scientific text and extract functional relationships on the fly? said Ilya Mazo,...

Software Tool for Converting Scientific Text into a Database of Functional Relationships

...tural Language Processing-based tool for automated extraction of biological facts from scientific literature, ME...ies recognize the need for an in-house information extraction technology that would help them to process literature, patent applications and internal text documen...

Automatic extraction of gene/protein biological functions from biomedical text

...velopment of high-throughput analysis methods, the extraction of various types of information from biomedical te...oughput data efficiently, the demand for automatic extraction of information related to gene functions from text has been increasing. Results: We have developed ...

Yellowstone microbes fueled by hydrogen, according to U. of Colorado study

...stems. We can't even see a microbialsystem."Sample extraction was a dangerous and delicate operation. In order toaccurately analyze a hot spring's entire microbial community, Spearneeded to collect only about as much material as a pencil eraser.Sediment samples were scooped into special sample vials and immedia...

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