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Researchers examine carbon capture and storage to combat global warming

...gineers have more than three decades of experience putting carbon dioxide into oil reservoirs, where it increases oil production by making the oil expand and ''thin out'' such that it flows more easily, Benson said. ''That experience gives us confidence that we know how to drill the wells, push the [carbo...

Physicist cracks women's random but always lucky choice of X chromosome

...activate and shuts down its X chromosome. Since putting forward this explanation researchers in Harvard have observed actual plugs of protein shutting down X chromosome XIST genes in a manner giving further confirmation to Dr Nicodemi’s research. So the randomness is explained but what about researchers’ ...

Massive herds of animals found to still exist in Southern Sudan

...esettlement in areas depopulated during the war is putting stress on the land. Thousands of refugees and internally displaced people are on the move back into this area, which is causing deforestation east of the Sudd wetlands.” “With the billions being spent annually in Southern Sudan by the international...

Staphylococcus aureus hides out in cells

...erial metabolic functions and transport shut down, putting the bacteria in a dormant state. Simultaneously, production of toxins potentially lethal for the epithelial cells becomes strictly controlled to limit cellular damage. Mechanisms that helped the bacteria to survive and/or multiply, including metaboli...

Putting feelings into words produces therapeutic effects in the brain

Why does putting our feelings into words — talking with a therapist...ons.” Many people are not likely to realize why putting their feelings into words is helpful. “If you ask people who are really sad why they are writing ...

Technique monitors thousands of molecules simultaneously

...ry with a receptor without the need for washing by putting each member of the molecular library by an electrode that can then be used to monitor its behavior. The electrochemically addressable chips being used represent a new environment for synthetic organic chemistry, changing the way chemists and biomed...

DOE JGI sets 'gold standard' for metagenomic data analysis

...ely sequencing. Genome assembly is the process of putting the sequenced fragments back in order, in effect, putting Humpty Dumpty back together again, to recreate the identity of an organism from the scattered puzzle...

Thymus transplants gives hope to babies with fatal immune disease

...babies her age are doing -- she's feeding herself, putting on her own clothes and she loves to dance." Lolita Harding is describing her daughter Dave'yana, who will turn three in September, thanks in large part to a thymus transplant she received at Duke University Medical Center in April 2005 to reconstitu...

Intelligent materials to regenerate bone tissue

...nes. The specific tasks of the project focus on putting the finishing touches to the intelligent material, based on nanoparticles and of a biodegradable nature. Also to be developed is the cell culture in three dimensions, as well as ensuring the biocompatibility of the material....

Row over study puts Korea's scientific community under scrutiny again

...gates a bitter row over a scientific paper that is putting Korea's scientific community under scrutiny once again. The dispute has pitted a young Korean doctor, Jeong Hwan Kim, against Kwang Yul Cha, a fertility specialist and one of the most powerful players in the country's struggle for biotech supremacy,...

Allergy to hair dye increasing

... Cultural and commercial pressures to dye hair are putting people at risk and increasing the burden on health services. It may not be easy to reverse these trends, however, as some patients have continued to use such dyes even when advised that they are allergic to them and risk severe reactions, they con...

Robotic therapy helps restore hand use after stroke

...ing to pick up a small marble or ball bearing, and putting your hand on your head -- improved by nearly 10 percent. And their average score rose by nearly 20 percent on the Box-and-Blocks Test, which assesses manual dexterity as one moves blocks from one side of a box to another in one minute. The patie...

Technology reveals 'lock and key' proteins behind diseases

...clinical applications," Stagljar says. "We work by putting together biochemical processes piece by piece like a puzzle. Hopefully soon we will have a complete picture of how many other diseases such as breast cancer, heart diseases, arthritis and schizophrenia are caused by mutations in various human membran...

Custom-made cancer cell attacks

... billion gallons of ethanol annually would require putting an additional 129,000 square miles of farmland-an ...billion gallons of biofuels annually would require putting far fewer acres of land into Miscanthus production. The main reason behind the call for increase...

Cellulosic ethanol: Fuel of the future?

... billion gallons of ethanol annually would require putting an additional 129,000 square miles of farmland-an ...billion gallons of biofuels annually would require putting far fewer acres of land into Miscanthus production. The main reason behind the call for increase...

Cancer researchers add spice to research against rare neuromuscular disease

...lls. In the last decade, Western medicine has been putting curry to the test, finding that the spice offers promise against breast cancer, melanoma, Alzheimer's disease and the blisters that come with radiation treatments for cancer. Chang notes that ginger, a family of spices that includes curcumin, is w...

Meeting the ethanol challenge: Scientists use supercomputer to target cellulose bottleneck

...ellulose, pulling up a single strand of sugar, and putting it onto a molecular conveyor belt where it is chopped into smaller sugar pieces. "By learning how the cellulase enzyme complex breaks down cellulose we can develop protein engineering strategies to speed up this key reaction," said Mike Cleary, w...

Ocean's 'twilight zone' may be a key to understanding climate change

... up from sea floor. That, Buesseler said, "is like putting out a rain gauge in a hurricane." While many studies have investigated the surface of the ocean, little research has been conducted on the carbon cycle below. The VERTIGO team examined a variety of processes to open a new window into the difficult...

A potential biological cause for sudden infant death syndrome

...ies have identified risk factors for SIDS, such as putting babies to sleep on their stomachs, and protective factors like pacifier use, there has been little understanding of SIDS's biologic basis. "Researchers led by neuropathologist Hannah Kinney, MD, and neuroscientist David Paterson, PhD, at Children...

Science researchers genetically transform immune cells into tumor fighters

... of our work is going into designing retroviruses, putting genes into cells efficiently and getting them expressed." ...

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