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Cellular message movement captured on video

...enetically engineered proteins tagged with red and green fluorescence markers to the bovine aortic endothelial cells, grew them in tissue culture, and filmed them while they passed fluid across the cells’ surface in a simulation of flowing blood. With that physical stimulus, paxillin consistently moved in ...

Soils offer new hope as carbon sink

...a process called pyrolysis, which involves heating green waste or other biomass without oxygen to generate ...ts will be built where there is a steady stream of green or other biomass waste providing clean energy that is carbon negative," Dr Van Zwieten said. "But u...

Simulations unravel outer membrane transport mechanism

...ein TonB (shown in red) and the luminal domain (in green and dark blue) of the outer membrane transporter. The yellow sphere represents the point on the TonB protein at which the force was applied. To view the results of the simulation, please go to: http://www.life.uiuc.edu/emad/TonB-BtuB/btub-2.5Ans.mpg ...

Envisat captures first image of Sargassum from space

...mission from chlorophyll a. Chlorophyll is the green photosynthetic compound in plants that captures energy from sunlight necessary for photosynthesis. The amount of chlorophyll present in vegetation plays an important role in determining how healthy it is. Accurately monitoring chlorophyll from space,...

Researchers examine carbon capture and storage to combat global warming

...wer and hybrid cars have become popular symbols of green technology, Stanford researchers are exploring ano...presence of Norway's high carbon taxes, which give green technologies an advantage by discouraging carbon emissions. Carbon taxes are charged to a company...

Pistachios lower cholesterol, provide antioxidants

...nd provide the antioxidants usually found in leafy green vegetables and brightly colored fruit, according to a team of researchers. "Pistachio amounts of 1.5 ounces and 3 ounces ?one to two handfuls ?reduced risk for cardiovascular disease by significantly reducing LDL cholesterol levels and the higher do...

Puzzling plankton yield secrets to role in evolution/global photosynthesis

The analysis of DNA sequences from tiny green algae have provided new insights into the mystery ...s Ostreococcus emerge at the primitive root of the green plant lineage, dating back nearly 1.5 billion years. Today, these microscopic, free-living creature...

Technique monitors thousands of molecules simultaneously

...used the carbonyl to put a dye down. They placed a green dye at alternating electrodes in a checkerboard pa...es to put down a red dye. The result was a red and green chip, Washington University's colors. This, Moeller said, is a striking image of the technique's abi...

Maggots rid patients of MRSA

...ggots. Professor Andrew Boulton and his team used green bottle fly larvae to treat 13 diabetic patients wh...lood supply, with sterile free-range larvae of the green bottle fly Lucilia Sericata. They applied the larvae between two and eight times, depending on the s...

Anthrax paralyzes immune cells with lethal toxin, UF research shows

... cell. As a result, immune cells never receive the green light to assemble the actin motor, Southwick's findings demonstrate. "Together, these studies provide important clues about how anthrax escapes the immune system during infection," said Nick Duesbery, Ph.D. deputy director for research operations ...

Newborn neurons like to hang with the 'in' crowd

...researchers injected a virus carrying the gene for green fluorescent protein into the hippocampus, a brain region harboring neural stem cells that give rise to new neurons. Newly born neurons infected with virus were marked by a fluorescent dye enabling the researchers to follow their fate over time as the...

Survival of the rarest: Fruit flies shed light on the evolution of behavior

...ical, Fitzpatrick "tagged" one of the types with a green fluorescent protein that glows under ultraviolet light. Then, over the course of a year, Fitzpatrick sat in a darkened room for several hours a day counting glowing larvae under a microscope. The researchers found that when the fruit fly larvae we...

Research says boiling broccoli ruins its anti-cancer properties

...such as broccoli, Brussel sprouts, cauliflower and green cabbage. Past studies have shown that consumption...ables, (broccoli, Brussel sprouts, cauliflower and green cabbage) from a local store and transported them to the laboratory within 30 minutes of purchasing. ...

Rare soft-shell turtle, nesting ground found in Cambodia

... of such threatened species as terns, fish eagles, green peafowl, otters and silvered leaf-monkeys. More than 180 fish species were recorded, including a new record for Cambodia? Bezuijen described the area where the turtle was discovered as “a near pristine region of tall riverine forest, waterways and ...

Discovery of 'master switch' for the communication process between chloroplast and nuclei of plants

...ts ?the cellular organelles that give plants their green color ?have at least three different signals that can indicate a plant is under stress. Given the challenges the environment will be facing over the coming decades through global warming, this puzzle piece has become more pressing for plant scientis...

MIT's ocean model captures diversity of underwater forests

...e forests living in our oceans-tiny, single-celled green plants that dominate the ocean and produce half the oxygen we breathe on Earth. And it does so in a way that is consistent with the way real-world ecosystems evolve according to the principles of natural selection. Scientists use models such as t...

Lighting up life: Cold Spring Harbor Protocols presents tips for creating glowing plants

...oli to pigs—and cause them to radiate a brilliant green color. This green fluorescent protein (GFP) has allowed biologists to make many new discoveries regarding how living c...

Sandia researchers take new approach to studying how cells respond to pathogens

...les, essentially colored dyes. The dyes range from green to red and give researchers the opportunity to track proteins and see, for example, the dynamic cellular production of proteins or protein-binding processes inside or on the surface of the cells. The team is developing one platform with two comple...

Scientists genetically engineer tomatoes with enhanced folate content

...tables." The vitamin is commonly found in leafy green vegetables like spinach, but few people eat enough produce to get the suggested amount of folate. So, in 1998, the Food and Drug Administration made it mandatory that many grain productssuch as rice, flour and cornmeal be enriched with a synthetic fo...

Discovery could lead to better control of hemorrhagic fever viruses

...try into cells, and added it to cells from African green monkeys, known to be highly susceptible to Machupo virus infection. Later, they broke the cells open and isolated the spike protein and the cellular protein to which it had attached itself. Then, using a technique called mass spectrometry, they anal...

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