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Scientists unpick genetics of first 15 minutes of life

...sm. This genetic marker could be a useful way of tracking the genetic material an offspring inherits from either their father or mother. ...

What Makes The Brain Tick, Tick, Tick: Researchers Gaining New Insights Into Brain's Internal Clock

...nipulating objects, carrying on a conversation and tracking objects in the environment, they said. "Interval timing is necessary for us to understand temporal order of events, for example when carrying on a conversation," said Meck. "To understand speech, I not only have to process the millisecond intervals ...

Number Of Babies Born Prematurely Nears Historic Half Million Mark In U.S.

...of more than 30 percent since the government began tracking premature births in 1981. The prematurity rate was 9.4 in 1981; it has increased every year since then except for slight dips in 1992 and 2000. "Prematurity is the number one killer of newborns. We see from these latest statistics that the prematur...

Carnegie Mellon cyLab researchers work to develop new red tide monitoring

...n (NOAA) to develop new software for detecting and tracking toxic algae plaguing North American waters. "We a...e might range from studying cancer tumor growth to tracking serial killers. "The other very important part of this research is to adapt our findings to homeland...

Nanoscale method for investigating living systems

...lular tagging of molecules to applications such as tracking devices for neuronal receptors and as interfaces between nerve cells. Researchers have labeled the dots with isotopes, injected them into mice and then tracked them with tomography. The Wisconsin engineering team set out to use optical tagging or la...

Team of international scientists departs today to discover the unknown in China's Himalayan region

...I and Disney to document the expedition's journey, tracking scientists searching for signs of new species, exploring the Himalayan landscapes and interviewing local officials, scientists and residents about their experiences and sightings of the region's unusual creatures. Renowned for compelling, real-world ...

New technique rapidly detects illness-causing bacteria

...earchers and companies that are in the business of tracking food-borne pathogens, allowing technicians to determine a source quickly. It may also help to analyze a throat culture swab, to tell if someone has an illness like strep throat. "We hope to see this technique commercialized, because it is very rapid...

Fundamental discovery -- Bone fracture

...sciplinary group of scientists spent several years tracking down where the glue was located in bone, and how it worked. "Before this research, it was well known that the mechanical properties of bone depended on mineral particles and on collagen fibrils," said Hansma. "The picture of bone was that it consist...

Stem cell training program to make its Stanford debut

...potentially life-saving ?biological molecules. But tracking down and harvesting those chemicals in their natural form can be time-consuming, expensive and unreliable. Now Salk scientists have discovered a new way of bringing “bio-prospecting?out of the rainforest and into the lab. Their findings are publishe...

Promiscuous Catalytic Activity Possessed by Novel Enzyme Structure

...potentially life-saving ?biological molecules. But tracking down and harvesting those chemicals in their natural form can be time-consuming, expensive and unreliable. Now Salk scientists have discovered a new way of bringing “bio-prospecting?out of the rainforest and into the lab. Their findings are publishe...

Plankton can run, but can't hide from basking sharks

... in deep waters exhibited normal diving behaviour, tracking the zooplankton Calanus up to the surface at dusk and then downward at dawn, sharks in the western English Channel did the reverse. This is the first time this behaviour has been observed among plankton-eating sharks, the authors say, and shows that ...

Researchers use 3-D imaging system to unveil swimming behavior of microscopic plankton

...nts using various methods, including releasing and tracking fluorescent dye and with state-of-the-art acoustic... can dependably locate zooplankton aggregations by tracking well-defined cues, for example, sharp temperature gradients that occur across downwelling fronts whe...

Study shows humans have ability to track odors, much like bloodhounds

Though humans may never match the tracking ability of dogs, we apparently have the ability to sniff out and locate odors, according to a new study by scientists from the University of California, Berkeley. Student volunteers presented with odors to one nostril or the other could reliably dis...

Asymptomatic HIV babies could use earlier treatment

...ed the children for the first three years of life, tracking at what age they developed AIDS and the rate of survival through their third birthday. As might be expected, infants born later in the study period were more likely to receive triple therapy and less likely to experience AIDS-related complications o...

While on trail of dioxin, scientists pinpoint cancer target of green tea

...siewicz is a world leader on dioxin, and it was by tracking the trail of dioxin's harmful effects on the body that his group made the green tea findings. His group has shown how dioxin and other substances like cigarette smoke manipulate a major cancer-causing molecule, the aryl hydrocarbon (AH) receptor, whi...

Radio-tracking associated with 'dramatic shift' in water vole sex ratio

...at the effects of commonplace wildlife marking and tracking techniques may be difficult to detect and yet both important and revealing. Clearly, it is both scientifically and ethically important to be aware of, and to strive to minimise, any such effects." ...

Infants with Rare Genetic Disease Saved By Cord Blood Stem Cells

... and Learning, UNC-CH. The program is dedicated to tracking the natural history and the effects of new therapies in children with rare diseases. In the new study, eleven asymptomatic newborns (ages 12 to 44 days) and 14 symptomatic infants (ages 142 days to a year) were treated with unrelated donor umbilical...

Infants With Rare Genetic Disease Saved by Cord Blood Stem Cells

... and Learning, UNC-CH. The program is dedicated to tracking the natural history and the effects of new therapies in children with rare diseases. In the new study, eleven asymptomatic newborns (ages 12 to 44 days) and 14 symptomatic infants (ages 142 days to a year) were treated with unrelated donor umbilical...

Brain-mapping technique aids understanding of sleep, wakefulness

...st dreaming of solving the mysteries of sleep. By tracking which nerve cells in the mouse brain stimulate others, researchers in Japan and at UT Southwestern found that a type of neuron responsible for keeping animals awake receives inhibitory signals from neurons active only during sleep, as well as reinfor...

Survey finds silver contamination in North Pacific waters

... may be able to use silver as a tracer element for tracking the fate of industrial emissions from Asia, Ranville said. "Atmospheric pollution from Asia is becoming a serious problem for the western United States, and this may be a valuable tool for tracing those emissions, both in the atmosphere and in the w...

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