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FDA sees nanotech challenges in every product category it regulates

...echnology—an exciting new field of engineering and science that is estimated to grow to $2.6 trillion in manufactured goods globally by 2014. As the Task Force report highlights, nanotechnology impacts every area of FDA responsibility—drugs, drug delivery systems, cosmetics, medical devices, and food product...

Researchers find 24 species believed new to science in Suriname rainforest

...bian life. Among the 24 species believed new to science are an Atelopus frog with brilliant purple markings, four Eleutherodactylus frog species, six species of fish, 12 dung beetles and an ant species. The scientists also found 27 species endemic to the Guayana Shield region comprising Suriname and neigh...

Cigarette smoke alters DNA in sperm, genetic damage could pass to offspring

The science has long been clear that smoking causes cancer, but new research shows that children could inherit genetic damage from a father who smokes. Canadian researchers have demonstrated in mice that smoking can cause changes in the DNA sequence of sperm ...

Research team identifies new Alzheimer's gene

... is another powerful example of a fundamental life science discovery made by an Affymetrix customer. Our latest microarray technology continues to accelerate research at an unprecedented pace by enabling scientists to better identify the specific genetic variations associated with complex diseases,” said Ke...

Dirty snow may warm Arctic as much as greenhouse gases

...harlie Zender, associate professor of Earth system science at UCI and co-author of the study. “Dark soot can heat up quickly. It’s like placing tiny toaster ovens into the snow pack.” The study appears this week in the Journal of Geophysical Research. Dirty snow has had a significant impact on climate ...

New study finds genetically engineered crops could play a role in sustainable agriculture

... and the first of its kind to evaluate the current science surrounding genetically modified crops. The results are significant for how we think about technology and the future of sustainable agriculture,” said Peter Kareiva, chief scientist of The Nature Conservancy. According to lead author, Michele Ma...

Now, self-healing materials can mimic human skin, healing again and again

...aid Nancy Sottos, a Willett Professor of materials science and engineering, and the corresponding author of a paper accepted for publication in the journal Nature Materials, and posted on its Web site. “The vascular nature of this new supply system means minor damage to the same location can be healed rep...

MU researchers to study the status of black bears in Missouri

...and Lori Eggert, assistant professor of biological science in the College of Arts and Science – will use a non-invasive sampling technique called “hair snares,” barbed wires that remove a few of the bears’ hairs without harming the bears themselves. After collecting hair samples this summer, they will extrac...

Small, self-controlled planes combine plant pathology and engineering

...professor of plant pathology, physiology, and weed science in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, has not only linked agriculture and engineering with his interdisciplinary research but has also given scientists an unprecedented glimpse into the life of microorganisms hundreds of meters above the s...

Plastic that grows on trees

... centigrade. “This, in my view, is breakthrough science in the renewable energy arena,” said J.M. White, I...“This work opens the way for fundamental catalysis science in a novel solvent.” The chemistry at work remains largely a mystery, Zhang said, but he suspects...

Researchers demonstrate way to control tree height

...d in the journal Landscape Plant News. “From a science perspective, this is a very interesting accomplish... work,” said Steven Strauss, a professor of forest science at OSU. “But further development may be precluded by social, legal and regulatory obstacles,” he ...

The mouflons of the Kerguelen archipelago

...lated places on Earth, house a military base and a science station. In 1957, the local authorities decided to offer residents the opportunity to hunt mouflons (a type of wild sheep). A pair of Corsican mouflons was imported from the Vincennes Zoo in Paris. Initially, the mouflon population grew exponentially...

Scientists close in on missing carbon sink

...For years, one of the biggest mysteries in climate science has been the question of what ultimately happens to the carbon emitted by motor vehicles, factories, deforestation, and other sources. Of the approximately 8 billion tons of carbon emitted each year, about 40 percent accumulates in the atmosphere and...

Modified mushrooms may yield human drugs

...maine, who holds the John B. Swayne Chair in spawn science and professor of plant pathology at Penn State. "Mushrooms could make the ideal vehicle for the manufacture of biopharmaceuticals to treat a broad array of human illnesses. But nobody has been able to come up with a feasible way of doing that." ...

New designer lipid-like peptide with lipid nanostructures for drug delivery systems

... findings not only help us to understand the basic science of how lipid-like peptides interact with lipid molecules, but also may provide new strategies for the encapsulation and the delivery of biological active materials. They detailed their findings in the report on the impact of integrating short surfac...

Lessons from the orangutans: Upright walking may have begun in the trees

...ournal Science , published by AAAS, the nonprofit science society. Upright walking, or bipedalism, has long been considered a defining feature of humans and our closest ancestors. One of the most popular explanations, known as the savannah hypothesis, suggests that the ancestors to chimps, gorillas and h...

Ecology in an era of globalization

...nvironmental degradation. They suggest ecological science must be more rapidly integrated to keep up with the changes, including an ecological knowledge system to facilitate access to new and existing sources of ecological information throughout the world. Frederick Meyerson (University of Rhode Island, ...

Corals -- More complex than you?

...spite all they mean to Australia and have to offer science and medicine, our corals remain genetically largel...mendous benefits to medicine and other branches of science such a project would offer. "There has never been a "home grown" genome project. The genomes of s...

New knowledge improves rice quality

...d be an outstanding example of using the latest in science to improve the lives of the poor, while satisfying the desires of the affluent," he added. ...

New bacteria test could improve quality of fruit and vegetable juice

...ty. At the University of Missouri-Columbia, a food science expert has developed a rapid, reliable and efficie...he world, Mengshi Lin, assistant professor of food science in the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources, has successfully used a new approach comb...

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