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W.M. Keck Foundation funds study of friendly microbes

...cts designed to overcome key obstacles in emerging fields in science so that rapid progress can subsequently be made," Gordon says. "Their support of our studies of the genomic and metabolic foundations of mutually beneficial (symbiotic) relationships between microbes and humans will allow light to be shed ...

Solution to Pollution: New Bacteria Eats Toxic Waste

...f cooperation between the sciences and engineering fields but also extends to social scientists and economists. Utah State undergraduates and graduate students from the Colleges of Engineering and Science are also participating in the project. The researchers said student and faculty interest in this projec...

New insight into people who 'see' colors in letters and numbers

...colors. In fMRI, harmless radio waves and magnetic fields are used to map regions of higher blood flow in the brain, which reflects higher activity in those regions. Importantly, the researchers found evidence suggesting that synesthetes may be quite different from one another, which the researchers said "...

UCSD discovery may help extend life of natural pesticide

...now be possible to monitor insect populations near fields where Bt is used and catch insect resistance in its early stages by looking for changes in glycolipids," said Aroian. "If changes are detected, switching to another pesticide, perhaps even another variety of Bt that works through a different mechanis...

Ophthalmologists Use Artificial Silicon Retina Microchip To Treat Vision Loss

...patients all have severe narrowing of their visual fields down to a very small central circle, and all patients in the study are legally blind," says Pollack. The Artificial Silicon RetinaTM (ASR) was invented by Dr. Alan Chow, pediatric ophthalmologist and Rush faculty member, who developed the chip and f...

Wiley announces publication of Databasing the Brain

... them with databases within neuroscience and other fields such as genomics and proteomics. "Databasing the Brain: From Data to Knowledge (Neuroinformatics)" (Wiley; February 2005; $135.00; Paper; 0-471-30921-4) is the first book to comprehensively cover neuroinformatics, from relevant computational science ...

Ophthalmologists implant five patients with artificial silicon retina microchip

...patients all have severe narrowing of their visual fields down to a very small central circle, and all patients in the study are legally blind," says Pollack. The Artificial Silicon RetinaTM (ASR) was invented by Dr. Alan Chow, pediatric ophthalmologist and Rush faculty member, who developed the chip and f...

Genetically modified rice in China benefits farmers' health, study finds

...cluded 69 farmers who planted all OR part of their fields to genetically modified rice and 32 farmers who grew only conventional rice varieties. Data from the surveys revealed that the characteristics of the farm households were nearly identical, regardless of what type of rice they were growing. For examp...

LUCA technologies confirms real-time methane generation

...ed that the Monument Butte site was one of six oil fields across the United States that Luca has been studying. The company has demonstrated two of those sites to be robust, methane-generating Geobioreactors, and two to be less actively generating methane. Three additional sites are not currently active but...

A new study examines how shared pathogens affect host populations

...he American Naturalist is a leading journal in the fields of ecology and evolutionary biology and animal behavior. For more information, please see our website: www.journals.uchicago.edu/AN Volker H. W. Rudolf and Janis Antonovics, "Species coexistence and pathogens with frequency-dependent transmission" 1...

Scientists discuss improved biopesticides for locust control in West Africa

...tbreak in West Africa. Last year, locusts stripped fields of crops and trees of foliage across several countries, causing severe income and food supply loss. Larry Vaughan, associate program director of the USAID-funded Integrated Pest Management Collaborative Research Support Program (IPM CRSP) and resear...

UCLA launches $20 million stem cell institute to investigate HIV, cancer and neurological disorders

...osition 71 research Drawing together experts from fields as diverse as engineering to molecular biology, UCLA officials announced March 16 the formation of the Institute for Stem Cell Biology and Medicine to conduct embryonic and adult stem cell research that may lead to better treatments for HIV, cancer a...

Liposome finding implies electrical effect on cell development

... unexpected behavior in the presence of electrical fields that may provide a paradigm-shifting change in sci...n a droplet of water and applied very low electric fields (5-10 volts per centimeter), much lower than the fields present in operating neurons (a fraction of ...

Transgenic plants remove more selenium from polluted soil than wild plants, new tests show

...at every morning trained workers swept through the fields to literally nip any flowers in the bud, and that netting and buried chicken wire were used to keep wildlife away from the plants. "One of the challenges in developing transgenic plants for remediation is engineering them in such a way that the risk...

Scientists discover how plants disarm the toxic effects of excessive sunlight

...nd humans - and therefore very applicable to other fields of study. For example, too much sunlight can actually be harmful to plants, because the heightened photosynthetic activity also means an increase in singlet oxygen. By modifying plants to enhance the protective pathway, "we could be able to get larg...

Computational Method Speeds Mapping of Cell Signaling Networks

... that this mathematical tool is for health-related fields only, there are many possible applications in biology," she says. Dana Pe'er is a recipient of a National Science Foundation postdoctoral research fellowship award in biological informatics. Several organizations supported the work, including the Na...

Bioelectronic ‘signatures?hold key to DNA mutations

...a team effort that successfully merged work in the fields of biosensors, electronics, and nanotechnology to fashion nanocrystals that can act as “DNA biosensors?by electronically recognizing subtle mutations in the DNA. This creates enormous potential for applications such as the diagnosis and treatment of ...

Global analysis of membrane proteins

...rge-scale projects where scientists from different fields work together are becoming increasingly common in biology. The new study has been made possible through a close collaboration between biochemists at Stockholm University and bioinformaticians at Stockholm Bioinformatics Center. The project has been ...

Man-made wetland's effectiveness similar to natural marsh

...n the study was roughly the size of three football fields and drained a watershed about 14 times that large....n effective sink, even when runoff from fertilized fields was especially high," Mitsch said. "Of course, that could change as time goes on, however." Most of...

Bobbing birds do it for a reason

...; many animals, including humans, stabilize visual fields only transiently, through the use of eye movements alone, and accept quite a lot of so-called "visual flow" when in motion. In new work addressing this question, Thomas Cronin and Matthew Kinloch at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, with...

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