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In nature, proteins sweep up nanoparticles

...es into immobile clumps. Their finding may lead to innovative ways to remediate subsurface metal toxins. The research, which appears in the June 15, 2007 issue of the journal Science, reveals that the proteins travel far from the microbes that produce them, and then amass metal nanoparticles into piles that ar...

Climate change was the cause of Neanderthal extinction in the Iberian Peninsula

...e scientific journal Quaternary Science Reviews an innovative work representing a considerable step forward in the knowledge of human ancestral history. The results of this multidisciplinary research are an important contribution to the understanding of the Neanderthal extinction and the colonisation of the Eur...

Novel system developed to turn data into real-time, interactive 3-D images

...e recommendations for effective treatment. New, innovative data display technology developed at Kent State University will provide doctors with a dramatically improved ability to evaluate medical images that are commonly used. This patent-pending technology allows for interactive viewing of large image data ...

Asexual worm quickly adapts to soil contamination

...tode is easy to culture and study. The research is innovative due to a multidisciplinary approach, in which methods from various disciplines such as ecology, toxicology, molecular biology and evolutionary biology provide insights into the effect of soil pollution at different levels of biological organisation. ...

Risk of HIV transmission highest early in infection

...addition, Dr. Pillay and Fisher asserted that more innovative and effective prevention strategies are needed to stem HIV transmission during primary infection and block the spread of drug-resistant viruses. ...

A 'traffic light' for neurons means 'go' for improving brain research

...i. "The work is also a prime example of the highly innovative approaches to major challenges in biomedical research that we support through the NIH Director's Pioneer Award program." Karl Deisseroth, an assistant professor of bioengineering and of psychiatry who led the research group that authored the paper...

Veterinary scientists explore poultry virus as cancer killer

... the exploration and hypothesis development for an innovative approach to treating prostate cancer. Subbiah and his co-investigator, Dr. Siba K. Samal, associate dean, University of Maryland campus, received a $113,250 grant for their ongoing work using a genetically modified version of NDV to treat prostat...

Smithsonian scientists discover new marine species in eastern Pacific

...RI's Juan Mate, who leads the effort to develop an innovative management plan for Coiba National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site. What species live here? How much of this biota remains unknown to science? What are the relationships to other world regions? The results of this collection trip will be publis...

Mimicking how the brain recognizes street scenes

...isual cortex. What makes the Poggio lab's model so innovative and powerful is that, computationally speaking, it mimics the brain's own hierarchy. Specifically, the "layers" within the model replicate the way neurons process input and output stimuli ?according to neural recordings in physiological labs. Like th...

Breakthrough vaccine to treat chemo-resistant ovarian cancer

... of women with advanced stage ovarian cancer. This innovative treatment will be offered by Cancer Treatment Cent...s absolutely vital we do everything we can to make innovative new treatments like this available to patients as soon as possible," said Dr. Staren. It's inconcei...

Sheffield scientists light up bacteria

...C) and the Ministry of Defence (MoD) to develop an innovative sensor to detect bacteria. The new method will use a polymer which will give a fluorescent signal when it encounters bacteria, allowing scientists to easily identify infected wounds much earlier than using conventional methodologies. The new techn...

Rapid, Low-Cost DNA Testing

...earch, to name only a few applications. Rothberg's innovative procedure quickly and inexpensively identifies genetic sequences in any sample of DNA. he technology is a novel fluorescent DNA screening assay, which rapidly determines whether specific DNA target sequences are present in an analyte. In simple term...

Darwin's famous finches and Venter's marine microbes

...nds. The other surprising finding was just how innovative and plastic the different families were, even with these core residues, as one or another family had found ways to eliminate any but one of the 10 key residues. Using structural modeling, and patterns of sequence conservation, Kannan was able to show...

Researchers from the UGR use a bacterium to obtain biopreservatives from food

...nificant advance, given that biopreservation is an innovative method in food-preservation systems based on the use of microorganisms or their metabolic products to inhibit or destroy undesirable microorganisms. Marina Sánchez Hidalgo, member of the research group and author of the doctoral thesis entitled 'C...

No carrier necessary: This drug delivers itself

...se sites has long challenged scientists to develop innovative delivery systems that keep these drugs intact unti...nd Roswell Park Cancer Institute have developed an innovative solution in which the delivery system is the drug itself. They describe for the first time in Mol...

Bats prey on nocturnally migrating songbirds

...ion of a bird-based diet, although indicative. New innovative approaches were thus necessary for proving the case. But how to study the foraging habits of an elusive predator that chases its favourite prey several hundreds if not thousands of metres above the ground in total darkness? To elucidate the myster...

Using dental X-rays to detect osteoporosis

...t and staff. The team has therefore developed an innovative software-based approach to detecting osteoporosis using routine dental x-rays, by automatically analyzing specific characteristics of the radiographic trabecular bone pattern. These features include, among others, the thickness, the amount of fragmen...

The connector rotation hypothesis? Phage do not pack their DNA by rotation

...o the capsid following replication. Using their innovative system, Hugel and colleagues were able to observe capsids as they pack their DNA to directly test the connector rotation hypothesis. They found that it is more than likely not the mechanism by which the DNA is packed. The researchers combined single-...

Anti-herpes treatment reduces HIV levels in women infected with both viruses

...translate into sexual behaviour change. Therefore, innovative methods that target the biological susceptibility of individuals to acquire or transmit HIV are also required. A number of options to prevent HIV transmission are currently being investigated, including the role of vaginal microbicides, pre-exposure ...

Army research mission focused on autism

...mbat conditions have required the Army to seek out innovative research to use new materials, new techniques and ...on, the Integration Panel’s mission is to "promote innovative research that advances the understanding of autism spectrum disorder and leads to improved treatment...

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