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Dinosaur hearing, listening to muscle noise, quieter cubicles

...nt pattern associated with other modern noise: the invention of new noise sources, the growth in use of those sources, and the spread of those sources into previously quiet areas. (Session 4aNSa) CATCHING KILLER WHALES IN THE ACT Catching killer whales hunting their prey has been difficult, in part be...

Get a whiff of this: Smell test could sniff out serious health problems

...ted with aging. The Sniff Magnitude Test (SMT), an invention of UC Psychology Professor Robert Frank and Professor Emeritus Robert Gesteland of the UC Department of Cell Biology, is now under further development with the WR Medical Electronics Company in Stillwater, Minn. The company will manufacture and marke...

Cancer-killing invention also harvests stem cells

...r Cells Another exciting application of King's invention is filtering the blood for cancer cells and trigge...ells. A possible way to use the cancer-killing invention is to implant the device in the body before primary tumor surgery or chemotherapy. When doctors rem...

DNA layer reduces risk of reserve parts being rejected

...lammations and immune responses. Van den Beucken's invention makes it easier and more reliable to use implants and has already been patented. Van den Beucken reasoned that a DNA coating should have a lot of advantages. Such a coating approximates the body's own material with the result that a less intense im...

New science of metagenomics 'will transform modern microbiology'

...ents the greatest opportunity -- perhaps since the invention of the microscope -- to revolutionize understanding of the microbial world, says a new report from the National Research Council. The report calls for a new Global Metagenomics Initiative to drive advances in the field in the same way that the Human...

Evolution reveals an independent route for diversity in animal form

...es. The authors conclude that the Hox system is an invention of higher animals (the Bilateria) and, therefore, is not a defining characteristic of metazoan animals. Knowing this, the spectacular morphological diversity in Cnidaria comes as a surprise. The Cnidaria is one of the most diverse and species-rich ...

The first baby boom

... prehistoric American cemeteries to prove that the invention of agriculture led to a significant worldwide increase in birth rate. Discussing the shifts in the demographic patterns before and after the introduction of agriculture in Europe at the end of the Stone Age, Jean-Pierre Bocquet-Appel (Ecole des Hau...

FDA approves first medical device using rutgers biomaterial

... process that usually takes 10 years or more. The invention was made with initial research support from the Na...ican public. On a local level, the company and the invention from which it grew have already led to economic benefits for New Jersey through the creation of some...

Basic research leads to a novel cancer therapy

...he tumour fails to grow. This discovery led to the invention of what are called angiogenesis inhibitors (angiogenesis is the process of blood vessel formation). Ullrich and the Max Planck Society, in co-operation with New York University, founded SUGEN, Inc. in California in 1991. SUGEN is the first biotechno...

UF scientists reveal ancient origin of vertebrate skeleton

... "It was thought collagen was a relatively recent invention in vertebrate evolution that unites us with reptiles, amphibians, sharks and bony fishes, while the lamprey skeleton was based on quite different proteins," said Martin Cohn, Ph.D., a developmental biologist and associate professor with the UF depart...

UF scientists reveal ancient origin of vertebrate skeleton

... "It was thought collagen was a relatively recent invention in vertebrate evolution that unites us with reptiles, amphibians, sharks and bony fishes, while the lamprey skeleton was based on quite different proteins," said Martin Cohn, Ph.D., a developmental biologist and associate professor with the UF depart...

New law for resolution allows unprecedented sharpness in fluorescence microscopy

...il 15 and Phys. Rev. Lett. May 6). Ever since its invention in the 17th century, the light microscope has served as a key instrument to the advancement of knowledge. For biology, this statement is true even today, since focused light is the only way to examine living cells non-invasively. However, because of ...

Solutions that reduce death of marine life reeled in by International Smart Gear Competition

...ere recognized as runners up with $5,000 for their invention to reduce the bycatch of juvenile shrimp and fish in shrimp trawls. Trawl fishermen in India and other tropical fisheries depend on both finfish catches and shrimp catches to keep their commercial operations viable, but bycatch of juvenile fish and s...

Breakthrough method in nanoparticle synthesis paves the way for new pharmaceutical and biomedical applications

...ently accounts for 10-40% of the total cost. IBN’s invention could potentially have a significant impact on the chiral pharmaceuticals industry, a fast-growing sector which generated US$143 billion sales in 2003. Other applications of IBN’s nanoporous nanoparticles involve therapeutic treatments like targeted...

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