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Discovery clarifies role of peptide in biological clock

...ized as a well-oiled marching band coming onto the field at half time. Herzog and graduate student, Sara Aton, found that mice lacking the gene that makes VIP or lacking the receptor molecule for VIP suffer from internal de-synchrony. When they recorded the electrical activity of SCN neurons from these mic...

A New Species of Monkey is Discovered in Tanzania: The First in Africa for More Than 20 Years

... research biologist Trevor Jones, while working as field assistants for the project, the monkey was then identified as a new species by Ehardt and by Dr. Tom Butynski, who directs Conservation International (CI)’s Eastern Africa Biodiversity Hotspots Program. When Ehardt and Davenport became aware in Octob...

Microscopes at microscopic size

...ill be able to perform diagnostic functions in the field that currently require a laboratory test." Professor Julia Goodfellow, Chief Executive of BBSRC, said, "The success of the research into biochips and the development of the science through the spin-out company shows how cutting edge research in the ...

Hydrogen and methane provide raw energy for life at 'Lost City'

...re looking at something never seen before when the field was serendipitously discovered in December 2000 du...circulates through the Lost City hydrothermal vent field via serpentinization, a chemical reaction between seawater and the mantle rock on which Lost City si...

What the eye doesn't see

...d his team pinned artificial 'moths' to trees in a field with a dead mealworm attached. The 'moths' were triangular pieces of waterproof card with specific patterns printed on them. By varying the colours, size and location of patterns on the moths the team were able to mimic real tree characteristics and ...

Sugar beet virus mutation requires Texas touch

...anding of everything, from the crop growing in the field to the molecular aspects of the pathogen. That makes our program totally unique." Outside research dollars began pouring in and Rush's program was reinvigorated in 2002 when a new strain of beet necrotic yellow vein virus emerged. The new strain th...

WHO suspends Marburg work, appeals for new funds

...equipment is a particularly urgent need. Increased field coordination of technical, operational and logistic support is likewise needed. Today, WHO has launched an appeal, through the United Nations, for funding to support the emergency response to this outbreak. WHO needs US$ 2.4 million to support the M...

Precise Timing Enabled Pig-to-rat Transplants To Cure Diabetes

... Hammerman and Rogers are leaders in the emerging field of organogenesis, which focuses on growing organs from stem cells and other embryonic cell clusters known as organ primordia. Unlike embryonic stem cells, which can become virtually any cell type, primordia are locked into becoming a particular cell ...

Engineers improve plastic's potential for use in implants by linking it to biological material

...o help them regenerate. "We can apply an electric field to this synthetic material and enhance neurite repair," said Schmidt. The newly gained ability to attach proteins to polypyrrole, she said, will mean that growth-enhancing factors could also be linked to this plastic wrapping, further stimulating neu...

Atmosphere may cleanse itself better than previously thought

...wn quantity. "One of the biggest questions in our field concerns the amount of OH radicals the atmosphere holds," he said. "It's tough to get a handle on them because they are so reactive ?which means they vanish fast ?and also because we don't have complete knowledge of all the sources that produce them ...

Experiment station researchers to explore genome of disease-fighting fungus

...The fungus, Trichoderma virens, is used to protect field crops from various plant diseases. Researchers say...e to develop new versions of the fungus to protect field crops from diseases. This would decrease the amount of pesticide and other chemicals applied through...

Research Reveals Functions Of Harmful Shellfish Pathogens

...--and persistent in--oysters. The Dover center, a field location of the ARS Eastern Regional Research Center in Wyndmoor, Pa., also studies methods to detect norovirus and the hepatitis A virus in shellfish. It also develops high-pressure processing techniques to inactivate enteric viruses in contaminated...

Computational Tool Predicts How Drugs Work In Cells, Advancing Efforts To Design Better Medicines

...nt (CMLD). Although drug development is an active field of research, there have been few ways to predict optimal drug design. The molecular targets of many drug candidates are unknown and are often difficult to tease out from among the thousands of gene products found in a typical organism. This “blindnes...

Life detection instrument passes key test on road to Mars

... equipment - and trucked them to the barren Yunguy field station, essentially a ramshackle building at a de...uses less power. With the success of this crucial field test, Skelley and Mathies are eager to get to work on a prototype of their instrument that would fit...

Roundup®highly lethal to amphibians, finds University of Pittsburgh researcher

... States, is "extremely lethal" to amphibians. This field experiment is one of the most extensive studies on...f the frogs. "It's like killing all the cows in a field and seeing that the field has more grass in it--not because you made the grass grow better, but beca...

Census of Marine Life explorers surprised by diversity, density of Arctic creatures

...fe at the world's deepest depths. During the main field phase, December 2007 to March 2008, the involvement of up to 200 scientists from about 30 countries is expected, together with several million dollars in direct and in-kind support. Countries confirmed to date: Australia, UK, USA, Brazil, Argentina, ...

Researchers reveal secrets of flying snakes

...es taking off from a 33-foot-high tower in an open field at the Singapore Zoological Gardens. He positioned two video cameras to record in stereo, enabling the 3-D reconstruction of the head, midpoint and vent coordinates of the snake throughout its trajectory. Socha found that the snake uses its ribs to ...

Grass makes environmentally friendly biofuel

...n be used, cut in mid- to late summer, left in the field to leach out minerals, then baled and pelleted. Drying of the hay is not required for pelleting, making the cost of processing less than with wood pelleting," says Cherney. "The bottom line is that pelletized grass has the potential to be a major aff...

Open Access journals get impressive impact factors

...journal is now third in the critical care medicine field having leap-frogged the competitor title Intensive...y maintains its rank of second in the rheumatology field with an impact factor of 4.55. A number of other journal published by BioMed Central also saw their...

'Bionic' arm gives amputee sense of touch

...journal is now third in the critical care medicine field having leap-frogged the competitor title Intensive...y maintains its rank of second in the rheumatology field with an impact factor of 4.55. A number of other journal published by BioMed Central also saw their...

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