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Dirty snow may warm Arctic as much as greenhouse gases

...s can prevent further warming but does not produce immediate cooling....

Weizmann Institute scientists develop a general 'control switch' for protein activity

... by the Weizmann Institute scientists is ready for immediate use, both in basic biomedical research and in the ...ning or slowing the rate of protein activity in an immediate and reversible manner – can be of great value....

Antarctic icebergs -- Hotspots of ocean life

...e study ever done of individual icebergs and their immediate environment, taking a wide array of measurements – physical, biological and chemical, and using satellite images provided by NASA. At the same time, the wealth of data brought new challenges in how to manage this avalanche of information. “The wh...

First confirmed common genetic risk factors for breast cancer

...treating breast cancer, Dr. Liu said that the most immediate benefit of the new results may be in understanding the molecular mechanisms of breast cancer. The Nature paper is the second major research report published this year by this international team of scientists. In February of this year, the team rep...

Common treatment for methamphetamine overdose may damage brain cells

...ience . "This work in laboratory animals raises immediate concerns that a standard treatment for methamphetamine overdose in humans might worsen drug abuse-related brain injuries," says William Carlezon, PhD, at Harvard's McLean Hospital, who was not affiliated with the study. "A crucial next step is to det...

An 'elegant' idea proves its worth 25 years later

..., retardation, coma and even death. Despite the immediate clinical success of the treatment, the drug combination was finally approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration only in 2005. Brusilow, Hamosh, and colleagues at Stanford University, University of Minnesota, Thomas Jefferson University and ...

Latent memory of cells comes to life

... is not the DNA itself that is altered - it is its immediate surroundings that change and thereby cause a cell to activate some of its dormant capacities?says Kim Sneppen, professor in Biophysics at the Niels Bohr Institute, University of Copenhagen . The environment controls the DNA The DNA coils itsel...

Cure for cancer one step closer

...an make a significant impact on cancer care in the immediate future," Professor Campbell said. Dr John Lumley, a surgeon from The Wesley Hospital, said that these specimens would be donated by consenting patients during the course of their normal treatment. "I encourage patients and surgeons to support t...

How trees manage water in arid environments

...is environment, there is a predominant, direct and immediate correspondence between water availability and photosynthetic activity of the vegetation. This is different from what happens in most coniferous forests, where the seasonal behavior of the trees is significantly influenced by temperature changes: the ...

Soft-cell approach cuts animal tests

...e is cheap and portable, so scientists can measure immediate toxicity events, rather than waiting for toxicity to be expressed as organ or organism failure many months or even years down the track from initial exposure. The application of in vitro methods could open new possibilities for toxicity testing o...

Massive coral death attributed to earthquake

...e practices are now illegal in Indonesia, and need immediate attention. Dr Campbell concludes "While reef condition in south-western Aceh is generally poor, we have found some reefs in excellent condition as well as and evidence of recovery at damaged sites. This gives some hope that coral reefs in this rem...

Sheffield scientists light up bacteria

...al methodologies. The new technology will be of immediate benefit to healthcare industries in general, as well as those involved in detecting infection in battlefield conditions and bacterial contamination, whether accidental or deliberate. Currently identifying bacterial infection takes several days a...

How fish species suffer as a result of warmer waters

... those physiological processes exhibiting the most immediate response to warming in the field. Comparing ecological field data with laboratory investigations of the eelpout's physiology, the authors were able, for the first time, to demonstrate a direct link between temperature dependent oxygen limitation exp...

Trusting your instincts leads you to the right answer

... unaware or distrustful of our instincts and at an immediate disadvantage. Falling back on our inbuilt, involuntary subconscious processes for certain tasks is actually more effective than using our higher-level cognitive functions." The study shows an instance when our rational mind is more likely to perfo...

New cell type identified in cancer development

...Cs require some sort of signal, or cue, from their immediate environment that directs them to become benign or malignant. Second, it seems clear that they can be detected and eliminated by a robust immune system when they are actively developing into cancer cells." Cancer stem cell theory is still in its in...

Napoleon's mysterious death unmasked, UT Southwestern researcher says

... points to gastrointestinal bleeding as the likely immediate cause of death. The report, available online an...n of gastrointestinal bleeding that likely was the immediate cause of death, Dr. Genta said. The most important description was of a large, ulcerated lesion on h...

Scientists unlock secret of what makes plants flower

... similar mechanisms operating in rice, so there is immediate potential to translate research into practical benefits for food crops. The ability to control flowering is of enormous commercial significance across food and non-food species, for example extending production seasons or designing plants better adap...

How to manage forests in hurricane impact zones

...urricane event are divided into those dealing with immediate outcomes (short-term) and those managing the recovery (long-term). "If disturbances such as major hurricanes are in the threat matrix of an area, policies and procedures should be in place to manage effects," says Stanturf. "The infrastructure t...

Making mice with enhanced color vision

...than 40 million years ago, it probably experienced immediate color enhancement, which may have allowed this trait to spread quickly. "If you gave mice a new sensory input at the front end, could their brains learn to make use of the extra data at the back end?" asks Jeremy Nathans M.D., Ph.D., professor o...

New protein implicated in autism

...ith autism and was never detected in their healthy immediate relatives, leading to the suggestion that defects in CADPS2 function might predispose individuals to develop autism. ...

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