American Chemical Society's weekly PressPac -- March 11, 2009
...ed Materials & Interfaces , a monthly journal.
In the new study, Qinmin pan
and Min Wang note that researchers have studied the chemistry of surfaces f... have not found a practical way to apply this phenomenon to technology.
and Wang made several miniature boats about the size of a postage stamp. Th...
A case of mistaken dino-identity
...cience, believes it's crucial to get the record corrected.
"I think it's going to be good for Texas paleontology and dinosaur research in general," pan
said. "Peter Rose's research has found that it is a new genus and a new species. This dinosaur is unique to Texas, and it is the most abundant dinosa...
NTDs burden in Latin America and the Caribbean may exceed that of HIV/AIDS, TB and malaria
...her in shantytowns, indigenous communities or poor rural and agricultural areas," said one of the authors of the analysis Dr. Mirta Roses, Director of pan
American Health Organization (PAHO).
On Friday, September 26 during the closing session of the Clinton Global Initiative Annual Meeting, Dr. Hotez ...
Broad Institute researchers introduce next generation tool for visualizing genomic data
...eously integrate and analyze different types of genomic data, and gives them the flexibility to zoom in on a specific genomic region of interest or to pan
out for a broad, whole genome view.
"This new tool offers a Google Maps-like view of integrative genomic data," said Jill Mesirov, Chief I...
Smart contact lenses
...ors to learn more about glaucoma and improve patient treatment.
The researchers plan to apply for approval to begin trials of the lenses in humans, pan
said. They are collaborating with Professor James Brandt of the Department of Ophthalmology at the UC Davis School of Medicine.
Autism Speaks announces multinational initiative
...h countries that have different cultures, levels of expertise, and existing services, said Autism Speaks Chief Science Officer, Geri Dawson, Ph.D. The pan
American autism research and services training initiative is an important step toward providing better services for all children affected by autism an...
Improving detection of nuclear smuggling goal of computer model of mechanical engineer
...t four years, Los Alamos National Laboratory has used the basic nuclear smuggling model developed by Dr. David Morton and former graduate student Feng pan
to help combat this trend by providing guidance for national decisions on radiation detector placement in Russia and nearby countries.
Russias got ...
Controlling for size may also prevent cancer
...owth can be reduced to this one chemical event on the Yap protein but the better news is that we potentially have a new target for cancer therapy.
and colleagues previously had discovered in fruit flies that too much Yap supercharges growth-inducing genes and causes organs to overgrow.
UNH becomes first university in nation to use landfill gas as primary energy source
...uction on EcoLine is completed, the pipeline will not be visible, running four feet underground along Rochester roads, the Spaulding Turnpike, and the pan
Am Railways right-of-way onto UNH property. At UNH, landfill gas will replace commercial natural gas in UNHs cogeneration (co-gen) plant, the primary ...
Agent slows aging in mice
... Aspirin didn’t pan
out. Neither did two other potential anti-aging agents. But a synthetic derivative of a pungent desert shrub is now a front- runner in ongoing animal ...
Ancient retrovirus sheds light on modern pandemic
... Center in the June 22 issue of Science, provide a better understanding of this modern pandemic infection through the study of an ancient virus called pan
troglodytes endogenous retrovirus, or PtERV1.
"This ancient virus is a battle that humans have already won. Humans are not susceptible to it and ...
Use of stone hammers sheds light on geographic patterns of chimpanzee tool use
...te that nut-cracking has been invented on more than one occasion in widely separated populations.
This is one of the first reports of tool use for pan
troglodytes vellerosus, the most endangered and understudied chimpanzee subspecies. It highlights the necessity to preserve the rich array of cultures...
'Prosthetic' retinal cells let blind mice see light
...ted in the April 6, 2006 issue of Neuron, Zhuo-Hua pan
of Wayne State University School of Medicine and c...cally modified 'prosthetic' cells," they wrote.
and his colleagues cautioned that far more researc...strategy after the death of photoreceptors," wrote pan
and colleagues. "However, retinal degenerative dis...
Picky female frogs drive evolution of new species in less than 8,000 years
... of isolation between populations, and each one, when they come back together, have got a separate evolutionary experiment going on. And some of those pan
out and some don't. But if they head off in different directions, the products themselves can be new species. And I think that's kinda cool. It gives ...
Newly-discovered class of genes determines ?and restricts ?stem cell fate
Pangenes Express Behavioral Qualities of pan
and Peter pan
Epstein notes that this research is conceptuall... "We have named them pangenes, after the Greek god pan
and Peter Pan, who were able to orchestrate comple...