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MU researchers create drought conditions to unearth solutions

COLUMBIA, Mo. Droughts have devastating effects on farmers. In most of the world, droughts are the leading cause of crop failure. Droughts increase consumer costs, kill livestock, reduce crop yields, and trigger wildfires and dust storms, which lead to malnutrition and famine, social unrest and p...

Can a new implant coating technique create a new six million dollar man?

Tel Aviv University researcher Prof. Noam Eliaz of the TAU School of Mechanical Engineering has developed an electrochemical process for coating metal implants which vastly improves their functionality, longevity and integration into the body. The new process could vastly improve the lives of ...

Researchers create freestanding nanoparticle films without fillers

Nanoparticle films are no longer a delicate matter: Vanderbilt physicists have found a way to make them strong enough so they don't disintegrate at the slightest touch. In the last 25 years, ever since scientists figured out how to create nanoparticles ultrafine particles with diameters less t...

Bacteria create aquatic superbugs in waste treatment plants

ANN ARBOR, Mich.---For bacteria in wastewater treatment plants, the stars align perfectly to create a hedonistic mating ground for antibiotic-resistant superbugs eventually discharged into streams and lakes. In the first known study of its kind, Chuanwu Xi of the University of Michigan School o...

Going bananas for sustainable research -- scientists create fuel from African crop waste

Bananas are a staple crop of Rwanda. The fruit is eaten raw, fried and baked it even produces banana beer and wine. Around 2 million tons are grown each year but the fruit is only a small percentage of what the plant produces. The rest skins, leaves and stems is left to rot as waste. Now sci...

Pitt-led researchers create quick, simple fluorescent detector for TB

PITTSBURGHResearchers from the University of Pittsburgh and the Albert Einstein College of Medicine have developed an onsite method to quickly diagnose tuberculosis (TB) and expose the deadly drug-resistant strains of Mycobacterium tuberculosis that can mingle undetected with treatable strains. Th...

K-State researchers work with university in Ghana to create biofuels from native tree seeds

A short rainy season and desertification make growing food in northern Ghana difficult enough. It doesn't help that in this western African country there is little fuel available to power tractors for planting crops or to power grain milling. Researchers at Kansas State University think that th...

Wildlife Conservation Society helps Cameroon create new national park

Gorilla population surveys, conducted by the Wildlife Conservation Society, have helped the government of Cameroon create a new national park which will protect more than 600 gorillas, along with other threatened species such as chimpanzees, forest elephants, buffaloes, and bongo. Called Deng ...

Engineers create intelligent molecules that seek-and-destroy diseased cells

Current treatments for diseases like cancer typically destroy nasty malignant cells, while also hammering the healthy ones. Using new advances in synthetic biology, researchers are designing molecules intelligent enough to recognize diseased cells, leaving the healthy cells alone. "We basically ...

Scripps scientists create first crystal structure of an intermediate particle in virus assembly

The structure, described February 8 in an advance online publication of the journal Nature , provides fresh insights into the elegant dance that viral proteins perform to create the infectious structure that causes all manner of misery and disease, say researchers. While the virus they studied, H...

Climate change's impact on invasive plants in Western US may create restoration opportunities

Princeton, NJ January 27, 2009 A new study by researchers at Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs has found that global climate change may lead to the retreat of some invasive plant species in the western United States, which could create unprecedented...

Mosquitoes create harmonic love song before mating, study finds

ITHACA, N.Y. That pesky buzz of a nearby mosquito is the sound of love, scientists have known for some time. But a new Cornell study reports that males and females flap their wings and change their tune to create a harmonic duet just before mating. Cornell entomologists have discovered that male...

Biomedical researchers create artificial human bone marrow in a test tube

ANN ARBOR, Mich.--- Artificial bone marrow that can continuously make red and white blood cells has been created in a University of Michigan lab. This development could lead to simpler pharmaceutical drug testing, closer study of immune system defects and a continuous supply of blood for trans...

Researchers push nature beyond its limits to create higher-density biofuels

For the first time, researchers at the UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science have successfully pushed nature beyond its limits by genetically modifying Escherichia coli , a bacterium often associated with food poisoning, to produce unusually long-chain alcohols essential in...

Pitt researchers create non-toxic clean-up method for potentially toxic nano materials

PITTSBURGHUniversity of Pittsburgh researchers have developed the first natural, nontoxic method for biodegrading carbon nanotubes, a finding that could help diminish the environmental and health concerns that mar the otherwise bright prospects of the super-strong materials commonly used in produc...

Researchers create new class of fluorescent dyes to detect reactive oxygen species in vivo

Researchers have created a new family of fluorescent probes called hydrocyanines that can be used to detect and measure the presence of reactive oxygen species. Reactive oxygen species are highly reactive metabolites of oxygen that have been implicated in a variety of inflammatory diseases, includ...

EPA and USDA should create new initiative to better monitor nutrients

WASHINGTON --The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and U.S. Department of Agriculture should jointly establish a Nutrient Control Implementation Initiative (NCII) to learn more about the effectiveness of actions meant to improve water quality throughout the Mississippi River basin and into the ...

Scientists create tough ceramic that mimics mother of pearl

Biomimicry technological innovation inspired by nature is one of the hottest ideas in science but has yet to yield many practical advances. Time for a change. Scientists with the U.S. Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) have mimicked the structure of mothe...

Emotion and scent create lasting memories -- even in a sleeping brain

DURHAM, NC -- When French memoirist Marcel Proust dipped a pastry into his tea, the distinctive scent it produced suddenly opened the flood gates of his memory. In a series of experiments with sleeping mice, researchers at the Duke University Medical Center have shown that the part of the bra...

Penn biophysicists create new model for protein-cholesterol interactions in brain and muscle tissue

PHILADELPHIA - Biophysicists at the University of Pennsylvania have used 3,200 computer processors and long-established data on cholesterol's role in the function of proteins to clarify the mysterious interaction between cholesterol and neurotransmitter receptors. The results provide a new model o...

Iowa State wins $18.5M grant to create NSF Center for Biorenewable Chemicals

AMES, Iowa The National Science Foundation has awarded Iowa State University and its research partners a five-year, $18.5 million grant to establish the NSF Engineering Research Center for Biorenewable Chemicals based at Iowa State. The award is part of the National Science Foundation's Genera...

Tel Aviv University researchers create new stem cell screening tool

Stem cell research is the next great leap in medicine. In the future, new tissue grown in a laboratory could replace a failing heart, or new cells take the place of damaged cells in the brain. Rather than using stem cells from embryonic sources, which opens difficult ethical and complicated scient...

Researchers devise means to create blood by identifying earliest stem cells

Johns Hopkins researchers have discovered the earliest form of human blood stem cells and deciphered the mechanism by which these embryonic stem cells replicate and grow. They also found a surprising biological marker that pinpoints these stem cells, which serve as the progenitors for red blood c...

Caltech scientists create DNA tubes with programmable sizes for nanoscale manufacturing

PASADENA, Calif.--Scientists at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) have developed a simple process for mass producing molecular tubes of identical--and precisely programmable--circumferences. The technological feat may allow the use of the molecular tubes in a number of nanotechnolog...

Engineers create bone that blends into tendons

Engineers at Georgia Tech have used skin cells to create artificial bones that mimic the ability of natural bone to blend into other tissues such as tendons or ligaments. The artificial bones display a gradual change from bone to softer tissue rather than the sudden shift of previously developed a...

Researchers create safer alternative to heparin

Troy, N.Y. Robert Linhardt has spent years stitching together minuscule carbohydrates to build a more pure and safer alternative to the commonly used and controversial blood thinner heparin. At the national conference of the American Chemical Society on August 17, 2008, Linhardt announced that h...

MSU to create genomic clearinghouse for biofuel crops

EAST LANSING, Mich. Michigan State University scientists, armed with a half-million-dollar federal grant, are creating an easily accessible, Web-based genomic database of information on crops that can be used to make ethanol. "Ultimately this will allow us to create better biofuel crops," said...

Gladstone scientists create Wikipathways to foster research collaboration

- The rapid accumulation of biological data today is a significant challenge for researchers. That challenge is prompting some scientists to focus on new ways to better manage that data and to make it readily available. The laboratory of Bruce Conklin in the Gladstone Institute of Cardiovascular ...

Engineers create 3-D model to help biologists combat blue tongue virus

A large 3D model of the Blue Tongue virus has been created by WMG engineering researchers at the University of Warwick that will help biologists devise new ways to combat the virus and protect millions of livestock from infection. The WMG University of Warwick researchers based their model on...

UT Southwestern researchers create molecule that nudges nerve stem cells to mature

DALLAS June 15, 2008 Inspired by a chance discovery during another experiment, researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center have created a small molecule that stimulates nerve stem cells to begin maturing into nerve cells in culture. This finding might someday allow a person's own nerve stem...

UCLA stem cell researchers create heart and blood cells from reprogrammed skin cells

Stem cell researchers at UCLA were able to grow functioning cardiac cells using mouse skin cells that had been reprogrammed into cells with the same unlimited properties as embryonic stem cells. The finding is the first to show that induced pluripotent stem cells or iPS cells, which dont invo...

Regional nuclear conflict would create near-global ozone hole, says CU-Boulder study

A limited nuclear weapons exchange between Pakistan and India using their current arsenals could create a near-global ozone hole, triggering human health problems and wreaking environmental havoc for at least a decade, according to a study led by the University of Colorado at Boulder. The comp...

FCO and GSSC Team to Create World's First Self-Authenticating Passport

- New Belgian passport introduces technological breakthrough in verifying covert data - LAKE WORTH, Fla., March 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Graphic Security Systems Corporation (GSSC) and F. C. Oberthur (FCO) have teamed to produce the world's first self-authenticating passpo...

Carnegie Mellon researchers create invisibiity cloak

PITTSBURGH Carnegie Mellon Universitys Michael Bockstaller and Krzysztof Matyjaszewski have created a version of Harry Potters famed invisibility cloak for nanoparticles. Through a collaborative effort, researchers from the departments of Materials Science and Engineering...

Atmel and Phoenix Technologies Collaborate to Create Next-generation Security Solutions for PCs

SAN JOSE and MILPITAS, Calif., March 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Atmel(R) Corporation (Nasdaq: ATML ) and Phoenix Technologies Ltd. (Nasdaq: PTEC ), announced today the integration of Atmel's FingerChip(R) biometric security solutions in Phoenix's FailSafe(TM) and SecureCore Pre-boot Authentication (P...

Phoenix Technologies and Atmel Collaborate to Create Next-Generation Security Solutions for PCs

MILPITAS, Calif. and SAN JOSE, Calif., March 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Phoenix Technologies Ltd. (Nasdaq: PTEC ) and Atmel(R) Corporation (Nasdaq: ATML ) today announced the integration of Atmel's FingerChip(R) biometric security solutions in Phoenix FailSafe(TM) and SecureCore Pre-boot Au...

HR Initiative Endorses Bill to Create an Effective, Mandatory Federal Employment Verification System

HR Expert Group Applauds Option for Voluntary Use of Biometrics WASHINGTON, Feb. 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Human Resource Initiative for a Legal Workforce today applauded the introduction of legislation viewed as critical to strengthening the nation's broken employment verificatio...

Yale scientists create artificial 'cells' that boost the immune response to cancer

New Haven, Conn. Using artificial cell-like particles, Yale biomedical engineers have devised a rapid and efficient way to produce a 45-fold enhancement of T cell activation and expansion, an immune response important for a patients ability to fight cancer and infectious diseases, according to an...

Penn engineers create carbon nanopipettes that are smaller than cells and measure electric current

PHILADELPHIA - University of Pennsylvania engineers and physicians have developed a carbon nanopipette thousands of times thinner than a human hair that measures electric current and delivers fluids into cells. Researchers developed this tiny carbon-based tool to probe cells with minimal intrusio...

New techniques create butanol

A team of researchers headed by an environmental engineer at Washington University in St. Louis is plying new techniques to produce a biofuel superior to ethanol. The fuel is butanol, It can be derived from lignocellulosic material, plant biomass parts that range from woody stems, stra...
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