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Shape matters in the case of cobalt nanoparticles

Shape is turning out to be a particularly important feature of some commercially important nanoparticlesbut in subtle ways. New studies* by scientists at the National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST) show that changing the shape of cobalt nanoparticles from spherical to cubic can fund...

Organizational Change Management for Sustainability: The Harvard Case Study

It takes much more than the appropriate technology to create a sustainable green environment and organizational culture. Learn about the challenges of such a transformation at the Technology and Society Forum presentation by Leith Sharp on Wednesday, March 25 from 3-4:30 pm in NJIT's Campus Center...

A case of mistaken dino-identity

DALLAS -- The official State Dinosaur of Texas is up for a new name, based on Southern Methodist University research that proved the titleholder has been misidentified. State Rep. Charles Geren of Fort Worth filed a resolution Jan. 7 to change the name of the state dinosaur from Pleurocoelus ...

Web-based case studies help students develop career skills

AMES, IAA survey of employers in the landscape industry revealed the importance of arming landscaping and horticulture students with technical knowledge, practical application, and problem-solving skills. Teaching students the skills necessary to solve complex landscape management decisions is cru...

NSF grant to launch undergrads from Case Western Reserve into math and science teaching

CLEVELAND The National Science Foundation (NSF) is funding a new program at Case Western Reserve University to prepare 24 high-achieving science and math undergraduates for teaching careers. The newly funded Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program within the College of Arts and Sciences at C...

NIH selects Case Western Reserve University to participate in National Children's Study

CLEVELAND October 3, 2008 Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine has been awarded $26 million in funding to participate in The National Children's Study, the National Institutes of Health's comprehensive study on the interaction of genes and the environment on children's health. ...

Ante-partum bed rest moms get active in Case Western Reserve University study

CLEVELANDAfter weeks of bed rest during pregnancy, new mothers need to rebuild muscles and strengthen their stamina. Now a group of women will test new interventions in aiding that recovery during a pilot study at Case Western Reserve University's Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing. "Putting...

Cancer drug delivery research at Case Western Reserve University cuts time from days to hours

CLEVELAND Researchers at Case Western Reserve University have developed a technique that has the potential to deliver cancer-fighting drugs to diseased areas within hours, as opposed to the two days it currently takes for existing delivery systems. Using laboratory mice, drug delivery time from...

A Great Lakes mystery: The case of the disappearing species

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Throughout the overlooked depths of Lake Michigan and other Great Lakes, a small but important animal is rapidly disappearing. Until recently, the animal - a shrimplike, energy-dense creature called Diporeia - was a major food source for commercially important species lik...

Geneticist Francis Collins named first recipient of Inamori Ethics Prize at Case Western Reserve

CLEVELAND, OH - Francis S. Collins, M.D., Ph.D., a physician-geneticist and leader of the Human Genome Project, has been named recipient of the inaugural Inamori Ethics Prize from the Inamori International Center for Ethics and Excellence at Case Western Reserve University. The Inamori Ethics P...

Student study bolsters case for adding a rare sunflower to the endangered species list

For several months last spring, the Vanderbilt greenhouse held more members of a rare species of native sunflower than are known to exist in the wild. This unusual bounty was the result of research being conducted by Jennifer Ellis, a doctoral student in the biological sciences department, worki...

Student study bolsters case for adding a rare sunflower to the endangered species list

For several months last spring, the Vanderbilt greenhouse held more members of a rare species of native sunflower than are known to exist in the wild. This unusual bounty was the result of research being conducted by Jennifer Ellis, a doctoral student in the biological sciences department, worki...

Wolf reintroduction proposed in Scottish Highland test case

CORVALLIS, Ore. Researchers are proposing in a new report that a major experiment be conducted to reintroduce wolves to a test site in the Scottish Highlands, to help control the populations and behavior of red deer that in the past 250 years have changed the whole nature of large ecosystems. ...

Parascript Signature Verification Technology Used by Moscow Law Firm to Detect Signature Fraud in $160,000 Debt Collection Case

-- Results from Parascript SignatureXpert confirm that signatures on financial documents were fraudulent, and enabled the Arbitration Court of Moscow to initiate forensic examination and expert study -- BOULDER, Colo., June 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Parascript, LLC, the image analysis and pat...

Parascript Signature Verification Technology Used by Moscow Law Firm to Detect Signature Fraud in $160,000 Debt Collection Case

-- Results from Parascript SignatureXpert confirm that signatures on financial documents were fraudulent, and enabled the Arbitration Court of Moscow to initiate forensic examination and expert study -- BOULDER, Colo., June 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Parascript, LLC, the image analysis and pat...

ACLU -- Myriad Genetics lawsuit will become landmark case

New Rochelle, NY, May 14, 2009The American Civil Liberties Union action in filing a lawsuit yesterday against Myriad Genetics is going to lead to one of the most important legal battles in the history of biotechnology, asserts Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News (GEN). ( www.genengnews.com ...

Science casts doubt on famous British murder case

Ninety-seven years after an American was hanged in London in one of the most notorious and famous murder cases in British history, forensic science at Michigan State University is producing evidence that his execution was a mistake. Dr. Hawley Crippen was hanged for murdering and dismembering h...

Innovative smallpox vaccine research study to be conducted at Case Medical Center

University Hospitals Case Medical Center (UHCMC) and Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine are part of a nationwide research study to determine the safety and effectiveness of a new smallpox vaccine geared toward adults ages 18 to 34 who have never been vaccinated against the disease....

A case of mistaken identity for the ivory-billed woodpecker?

Video evidence that an extinct woodpecker is alive and well in Arkansas, USA may prove to be a case of mistaken identity. Research published today in the open access journal BMC Biology shows how fleeting images thought to be the Ivory-billed Woodpecker Campephilus principalis could be another nati...

UCLA scientists strengthen case for life more than 3.8 billion years ago

Ten years ago, an international team of scientists reported evidence, in a controversial cover story in the journal Nature, that life on Earth began more than 3.8 billion years ago--400 million years earlier than previously thought. A UCLA professor who was not part of that team and two of the orig...

A case of mistaken molecular identity

Researchers in Argentina have determined that night blindness is a new clinical symptom of Chagas disease. A team led by Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) international research scholar Mariano Jorge Levin and Cristina Paveto of the Institute for Genetic Engineering and Molecular Biology (INGE...

'Creationism is not science' ?making the case for Darwin at UCL

Can the hold that Intelligent Design theorists have in America be broken by the evolutionists? Professor Michael Ruse, a leading American evolutionist, makes the case for Darwin in The Annual Robert Grant Lecture, "Darwin or Design? Reporting from the front lines of America's struggle over evolutio...

Cyberkinetics, Case to develop system to help restore extremity function

Cyberkinetics Neurotechnology Systems, Inc., Case Western Reserve University and the Cleveland FES Center today announced that they have been awarded a five-year, $4.4 million contract from the National Center for Medical Rehabilitation Research (NCMRR), a component of the National Institute of Ch...

NYC's First Rapid HIV Drug-resistant AIDS Case Prompts Call to Step Up HIV Prevention

New York City's Public Health Department today issued a public health advisory after reporting the first documented case of an alarming, new, rapidly-progressing and highly drug resistant strain of HIV in a New York man who progressed from his initial HIV infection, thought to have occurred in mid-...

AGU journal highlights -- Aug. 6, 2009

...gle isolated sill as well as one with two sills separated by 1.5 kilometers (0.93 miles), a separation typical in fjords. The model shows that, in the case of two sills, internal waves become trapped between the two sills, leading to standing wave generation as well as increased mixing as energy is transf...

La Jolla Institute discovers novel tumor suppressor

...y to block the action of STAT5, a transcription factor protein than can switch on many genes known to control cell proliferation, survival and, in the case of blood stem cells, to promote the development of myeloid cells. Myeloproliferative diseases develop when myeloid cells -- which make certain types...

Urban water ecology at the ESA annual meeting

...m a longer lifespan, which is dangerous because it gives mosquitoes a better chance of harboring pathogens that cause human diseases. Chaves makes the case that cities should separate their sewage overflow from their rain runoff to avoid creating ideal habitat for mosquitoes. Lakeshore development re...

New hope for fisheries

... it reveals that the rate of fishing has been reduced in several regions around the world, resulting in some stock recovery. Moreover, it bolsters the case that sound management can contribute to the rebuilding of fisheries elsewhere. It's good news for several regions in the U.S., Iceland and New Ze...

Antibody targeting of glioblastoma shows promise in preclinical tests, say Lombardi researchers

...outcome of patients with brain tumors. "A lot of pathways that are activated in cancer are passengers, in a sense. They don't drive cancer. But in the case of PTN and ALK, the expression data suggest that these are drivers patients with increased expression of these genes had significantly poorer outcome...

Global curbs on overfishing are beginning to work

... it reveals that the rate of fishing has been reduced in several regions around the world, resulting in some stock recovery. Moreover, it bolsters the case that sound management can contribute to the rebuilding of fisheries elsewhere. It is 'good news' for several regions in the US, Iceland and New Z...

K-State researcher, collaborators study virulence of pandemic H1N1 virus

...is done by creating diagnostics that detect antibodies produced by animals infected with the virus. "We do this work to protect the pig industry in case the virus would jump into the swine population," Richt said. His work with outside collaborators is testing the virulence of pandemic H1N1 in anima...

Humans 'damaging the oceans'

...t that point we can expect to see the loss of most of our coral reefs and the arctic seas." "The climate is currently warming faster than the worst case known from the fossil record, about 56 million years ago, when temperatures rose about 6 degrees over 1000 years. If emissions continue it is not unre...

Nottinghamshire Police First Law Enforcement Agency to Deploy ForensicSoft in United Kingdom

...ions. SAFE allows us to avoid time-consuming disassembly whilst continuing to use our preferred imaging and analysis software. Benefits obviously vary case by case, but on the most troublesome hardware SAFE could save us several hours with a screwdriver." About ForensicSoft Founded in 2005, ...

Maternal, paternal genes' tug-of-war may last well into childhood

...d childhood, may reflect a compromise between what's best for mothers, fathers, and the offspring themselves," Haig says. Haig delved into clinical case reports on patients with four rare genetic disorders. He found evidence that children with disorders characterized by dominance of some maternal genes...

Disease threat may change how frogs mate

...ry, University of London. The research followed concerns over the survival of wild frog populations in the UK. Ranavirus, which had its first reported case in England in the early 1980s, is one of many pathogens ravaging the amphibian community. Dr Teacher's pioneering new research looks at the genetic...

Scientists track impact of DNA damage in the developing brain

...e. The study also marks the first time researchers have switched off a pathway for repairing damaged single DNA strands in an organ system, in this case the mouse brain and nervous system. While the results suggest certain brain cells are particularly vulnerable, investigators report that with time DNA...

Ants more rational than humans

...g-headed, tool-using, bipedal, opposing-thumbed selves. This is not the case of humans being "stupider" than ants. Humans and animals simply often make ...wisdom of crowds" approach emerges, Pratt believes. "Rationality in this case should be thought of as meaning that a decision-maker, who is trying to max...

What scientists know about jewel beetle shimmer

...y." When light hits a surface that's difficult to see through, the surface either scatters, absorbs or reflects the light to produce colors. In the case of the jewel beetle's external skeleton, its five, six and seven sided cells spontaneously arrange themselves to reflect light at certain wavelengths ...

The value of variation: Ecologists consider the causes and consequences

... KNOXVILLE, Tenn. Consider the case of the three-spine stickleback. These tiny fish that thrive in oceans and in fresh water might appear to be the same, yet ecologists are finding that ...

C. difficile spores spread superbug

...ambridge, "is a better understanding of the interactions between C. difficile , the intestinal microbiota and the immune system of the host - in this case the mouse - primarily in response to antibiotic treatment but also in response to immune impaired hosts. This opens up numerous opportunities includin...
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