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A natural, alternative insect repellent to DEET

...widely used synthetic chemical repellent N,N-diethyl-3-methyl benzamide (DEET) in laboratory bioassays. Furthermore, it repelled blacklegged ticks and lone star ticks as effectively as DEET. Since "isolongifolenone is easily synthesized from inexpensive turpentine oil feedstock," the authors write, "we...

UT Southwestern scientist honored among best in Texas research

...e are proud to have Dr. Ranganathan as our colleague at UT Southwestern." The awards, first given in 2006, were named by TAMEST to honor two of the lone Star State's most generous and far-sighted supporters of medical, engineering, and scientific research and education. Previous UT Southwestern recipie...

FSU Historian's Arctic research has him sitting on top of the world

...nts to come out of the project has been the rare opportunity for historians to work together. "Unlike scientific researchers, historians tend to be lone wolves, working in comparative isolation," he said. "One of the best memories I've already taken away from this are the long evening discussions with ...

A second career for a growth factor receptor: keeping nerve axons on target

...lot of options is not the way to build a brain. "Attraction is like finding the best seat in an empty movie theater, but repulsion is like picking the lone empty seat in a full theater." "We have shown that ephrin-A cannot transduce an intracellular signal by itself and instead requires the co-receptor...

Researchers to study lyme-like illness in Texas

...ion. The Norman Hackerman ARP was created by the Texas Legislature in 1987 to support basic research at public higher education institutions in the lone Star State. In 2007, there were nearly 2,000 applications for funding and only 121 grants awarded. ...

Energy industry leaders commit $1.6M to UH petroleum program

...ogram, considered a cornerstone in the university's goal to become a leader in energy research and education. The University of Houston also leads the lone Star Wind Alliance and is home to substantial research efforts in alternative fuels, energy conservation and energy systems integration. The new Ba...

A model photochemical compass for bird navigation

... they can respond to the direction and magnitude of weak external magnetic forces of approximately 50 millionths of a tesla. After a brief moment, the lone radical electron on the fullerene returns to the carotenoid and the absorbed light energy is converted to heat. "These results provide a clear proo...

Rice's West honored as one of Texas' best researchers

... HOUSTON, Jan. 10, 2008 -- Rice University bioengineer Jennifer West is being recognized today with one of the lone Star State's highest scientific honors, the O'Donnell Award from The Academy of Medicine, Engineering and Science of Texas (TAMEST). The O'Donnell ...

UT Southwestern scientist honored among best in Texas research

...oviding a nurturing environment for the best and brightest investigators. The awards, first given in 2006, were named by TAMEST to honor two of the lone Star States most generous and far-sighted supporters of medical, engineering and scientific research and education. Previous UT Southwestern recipient...

K-State specialist in tick-borne pathogens receives $1.8 million grant

...arch. Ehrlichia chaffeensis affects people and animals primarily in the southeastern and south central regions of the U.S. It is transmitted by the lone star tick. The resulting sickness, termed Ehrlichiosis, is hard to diagnose because its symptoms' similarities with other, more minor infections. Symp...

Tassie tiger no match for dingo

.... As well, the dingo may have enjoyed a competitive edge by having a social structure that enabled it to hunt in packs, whereas the thylacine was a lone hunter. The findings add to a complex picture of how and why the thylacine became extinct after millions of years of successful survival in Austral...

Renegade RNA -- Clues to cancer and normal growth

...l's protein-making machinery. But during a survey of more than 200 of the 500 known microRNAs found in human cells, Mendell's team discovered one lone microRNA "miles away" --- in cellular terms --- from all the others. "It was so clearly in the wrong place at the wrong time for what we thought...

Fish can determine their social rank by observation alone, study finds

... all the other dominant males again. Bystanders and rivals The fights were staged in a square tank divided into several compartments. A lone male observer--the "bystander"--was placed in a cubicle in the center of the tank. Surrounding him were five smaller compartments, each with a solitar...

Laos ?a lost world for frogs

...east densely populated country in Asia, has produced a treasure trove of wildlife discoveries in recent years, from the Laotian rock rat, which is the lone living member of an ancient mammal family, to the Annamite striped rabbit and saola, a type of forest antelope. Nine amphibians have been discovered ...

When mice choose mates, experience counts

... even preferred the combined male/female scent when it was tainted with the scent of infectious parasites, opting for that over the scent of a healthy lone male. "Male odors can provide female mice with information on their quality, condition, health and suitability as a potential mate," says Pfaff. "T...

Hunger in America rises by 43 percent over last five years

...rolina, New Mexico, Oklahoma and South Carolina all have food insecurity and hunger rates that are significantly higher than the national average. The lone bright spot in the nation is Oregon. Once considered to have the worst hunger in the country, Oregon has shown significant decreases in food insecuri...

Discovery of an American salamander where it shouldn't be: Korea

...ey typically are found in areas with abundant rainfall, such as the eastern United States. They are most abundant in North and South America, with one lone outpost in Italy and Sardinia. The Korean crevice salamander is the only lungless salamander between Italy and British Columbia, Wake said, and it spl...

Rhesus monkeys can assess the visual perspective of others when competing for food

...d. Working with semi-free-ranging rhesus monkeys on the island of Cayo Santiago in Puerto Rico, Flombaum and Santos set up a food competition game: lone monkeys were approached by two human "competitors." Each competitor had a grape affixed to a platform by his feet. In each experiment, one of the comp...

Advances in the characterisation of the oyster mushroom genes

...ne that is structurally distinct from the others: it lacks a fragment at its end. It should be pointed out that the genes that are together and the lone one are located on chromosomes where there are also genes responsible for the breaking down of lignin. This is of great interest because lignin and ce...
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