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Disease diagnosis, bioengineering covered at state nano summit

Research into the evolution of protein design by a University of Houston professor will be featured among nearly 20 presentations at the 2005 Nano Summit Research Conference July 28. Kurt L. Krause, an associate professor of biology and biochemistry at UH, will give a presentation at 11 a.m. on t...

Carbon nanoparticles toxic to adult fruit flies but benign to young

...ed the carbon nanoparticles stuck to their bodies, covered their breathing holes, and coated their compound e...cted physically. In some, the carbon nanoparticles covered them from wings to legs, which may have impeded th...uffocated them. In other adults, the nanoparticles covered the surface of their compound eyes, which may have...

Biologists rediscover endangered frog population

...ts were retracing the path of a 1908 expedition by the Museum of Vertebrate Zoology, University of California, Berkeley. During that expedition, which covered all elevations and faces of the San Jacinto Mountain region, the frog was collected at five sites. The San Diego Natural History Museum's team is sear...

Red List overlooks island species

...n the study is that insects, the most naturally abundant group (accounting for 90% of the almost 4,000 endemic species in the Canary Islands), are not covered by Red List criteria for threatened species. As invertebrates usually have a smaller distribution area than large vertebrates and birds "the same base...

Reintroduced Chinese alligators now multiplying in the wild in China

...eleased. Experts reported that the reintroduced alligators successfully hibernated, and then in 2008, bred in the wild. With a former range that covered a wide watershed area of East China, the Chinese alligatoror "tu long," which means "muddy dragon"is now listed as "Critically Endangered" on IUCN's R...

Climate change may spell demise of key salt marsh constituent

...hey were replaced by a salt marsh grass, Spartina patens. At two sites Nag Creek (Prudence Island, Rhode Island), and Little River (Maine) the forbs covered less than 10 percent of the plot, from 50 percent originally, in tests that spanned the summer from 2004 to 2006. At the third site, Drakes Island (Ma...

When it comes to brain damage, blankets take the place of drugs

... Have you ever covered yourself with a blanket to stave off the shivers? A new study shows that a blanket can also help alleviate shivering in patients who have been cooled ...

Evolution: Crabs go deep to avoid hot water

...ered. The fraction that we have found includes some weird and wonderful examples - Paralomis seagrantii has its eight walking legs and claws entirely covered in long fur-like setae; while related group Lithodes megacanthus grows to lengths of 1.5 metres, and has 15-20-cm long defensive spines covering its b...

Desert rhubarb -- a self-irrigating plant

...ea with students of the Department of Science Education-Biology of the University of Haifa-Oranim, and noticed that its leaves are unusually large and covered with a waxy cuticle. They observed an exceptionally ridged structure on each leaf, forming a leaf structure that resembles the habitat's mountainous t...

When palm trees gave way to spruce trees

... carbon dioxide levels were falling and the hothouse warmth of the dinosaur age and Eocene Period was waning. In Antarctica, ice sheets had formed and covered much of the southern polar continent. But what exactly was happening on land, in northern latitudes? When and how did Northern glaciation begin, an...

Sediment yields climate record for past half-million years

...s shifted as glacial cycles came and went, Rashid said. The researchers were also able to gauge the extent of the ancient Laurentide Ice Sheet that covered much of North America during the last 130,000 years. As that ice sheet calved off icebergs into the Atlantic, Rashid said that the "dirty underbell...

Rainforest rehab in every sense

...rk Technologies Research Director, Dr Michael Bruenig said the Springbrook project demonstrates that real-time data can be streamed back from open and covered rainforest using a low bandwidth wireless sensor network. "CSIRO's FLECK devices are capable of low-powered wireless mesh networking, intelligent e...

Newly discovered snow roots are 'evolutionary phenomenon'

... far unknown and a spectacular evolutionary phenomenon." The team made their discovery high up in the Caucasus Mountains, where the ground remains covered in snow for much of the year. As the snow melted at the height of summer the scientists noted that C. conorhiza plants were surrounded by a filigree n...

Beetle shell inspires brilliant white paper

...d through a random structure, which produces 'scattering' of all colours simultaneously. Studies of the beetle's body, head and legs showed them to be covered in long flat scales, which have highly random internal 3D structures. These irregular internal forms are the key to its uniquely effective light scatt...

Fossil bone bed helps reconstruct life along California's ancient coastline

...raded by water with sand in it." Many bones had manganese nodules and growths, which form on bones that sit for long periods in sea water before being covered by sediment. Toward the top of the bone bed, some articulated skeletons of seals and whales were found, while in the layer above the bone bed, most...

CU-Boulder study shows 53 million-year-old high Arctic mammals wintered in darkness

... and juveniles in the Arctic preclude the idea of long, seasonal migrations to escape the winter darkness, she said. "In order for mammals to have covered the great distances across land bridges that once connected the continents, they would have required the ability to inhabit the High Arctic year-round...

In the turf war against seaweed, coral reefs more resilient than expected

... cover over the study period, only four percent of reefs worldwide were dominated by macroalgae that is, more than 50 percent of a reef's surface was covered in seaweed. Researchers also found overall "phase shift severity" decreased in the Caribbean, did not change in the Florida Keys and the Indo-Pacific,...

Nontoxic hull coating resists barnacles, may save ship owners millions

...a-violet ozone treatment to it, and then relieving the tension, causing five generations of "wrinkles" to form concurrently. The coatings were further covered with an ultra-thin layer of semifluorinated material. During ocean tests performed in Wilmington, N.C., the wrinkled materials remained free of barna...

Non-toxic hull coating resists barnacles, may save ship owners millions

...a-violet ozone treatment to it, and then relieving the tension, causing five generations of "wrinkles" to form concurrently. The coatings were further covered with an ultra-thin layer of semifluorinated material. During ocean tests performed in Wilmington, N.C., the wrinkled materials remained free of barna...

Tree survival skills

...oot system and cause considerable injury. As if these issues are not harmful enough, trees are not usually watered during transport. If they are not covered to limit evaporation, the trees are apt to suffer additional damage. Transplanted trees can also be subjected to rapidly changing temperatures and hum...

U of Minnesota study finds high school teachers influence student views of evolution & creationism

...lass included evolution and not creationism. Only 1 to 2 percent of classes covered creationism and not evolution. And 6 to 13 percent of classes did not cover...of majors and 21 percent of non-majors said their high school biology class covered both evolution and creationism. Students whose high school biology class...

Google Earth aids discovery of early African mammal fossils

...nni Bianucci of the University of Pisa recognized these as fossilized remains of a whale that lived in Egypt 40 million years ago, when the region was covered by ocean. His curiosity piqued by the discovery, Gingerich wanted to visit the site where the limestone was quarried, but the exact location was so...

Alzheimer's, asthma, cancer, malaria and TB focus of new Singapore grants

...aid, "The grant calls underscore A*STAR's commitment to foster excellent scientific research and talent in Singapore. The wide range of research areas covered under the grant calls is indicative of the spectrum of biomedical capabilities we have built up in Singapore over the years, as well as the high quali...

Laughing hyenas, wailing levees, the sound of cheese and blaring bagpipes

... whale, the sound of hyenas, cheese, and bagpipes, and what evolution can teach us about cowardice. These are just a few of the topics that will be covered at the 157th meeting of the Acoustical Society of America (ASA), which convenes from May 18-22 at the Hilton Portland & Executive Tower in Portland, O...

Using combinatorial libraries to engineer genetic circuits advances synthetic biology

...ing a library of 20 versions of two gene promotors and a simple synthesis technique to create component libraries for synthetic biology. Each version covered a wide range gene expression. With the activity levels calculated from the component libraries, the scientists turned to a computer model and designed...

Students least informed about environmental science are most optimistic

...e and skills of more than 400,000 students in 57 countries around the world. "PISA is a very large study, and there is a lot of material that's not covered in their final report," Baker said. "It seemed to me that, given all the attention the environment has captured, it would be useful to know what 15-ye...

Remembrance of things past influences how female field crickets select mates

...t of Biology in January 2006, became interested in evolutionary biology during his undergraduate days at Colgate University, N.Y., where his research covered the evolution of pollinator-host relationships in yucca plants. He received his doctoral degree in 2006 from the University of St. Andrews, Scotland....

Mass Biologic Labs/UMass Med School and Medarex license C. difficile monoclonal antibody to Merck

...ve additional cash payments up to $165 million upon achievement of certain milestones associated with the development and approval of a drug candidate covered by this agreement. Upon commercialization, Medarex and MBL will also be eligible to receive double-digit royalties on product sales and milestones if...

Unlikely life thriving at Antarctica's Blood Falls

... the valleys to begin melting. The meltwater forms streams that enter lakes covered by ice that is two-to-three-stories thick. Even less forgiving are the c...fe on "Snowball Earth", the period of geological time when large ice sheets covered the Earth's surface. But it's also a rich laboratory for studying life in o...

Ancient ecosystem thrives millions of years below Antarctic glacier

...duate student, added that life below the glacier may help scientists answer questions about life on "Snowball Earth," the period when large ice sheets covered the Earth. The project also shows the power of multi-disciplinary collaborations, she said. Techniques in biogeochemistry, microbiology and molecular ...

Satellites show how Earth moved during Italy quake

...s will ensure a dense sampling of the ground deformation around the L'Aquila area in the next months, which could make this earthquake one of the most covered by SAR Interferometry measurements. To ensure all scientists are able to contribute to the analysis of the earthquake, ESA is making its Earth obs...

UNH: Pavement sealcoat a source of toxins in stormwater runoff

...nded research, one-quarter acre of a parking lot located near the UNHSC was covered with coal tar-based sealcoat and one-third acre was covered with asphalt-based sealcoat. The remainder of the nine-acre lot was left un...

Model tissue system reveals cellular communication via amino acids

...thors describe the development of a three-dimensional model of liver tissue in which hepatocytes (liver cells) are embedded in a layer of collagen and covered with a layer of endothelial cells the cells that line blood vessels, which permeate the liver. In this model system liver cells recovered their meta...

2009 AIBS Media Award

...microbial dynamics of systems found in the Chesapeake Bay watershed. John Carey, a senior correspondent in Business Week 's Washington Bureau, has covered science, technology, medicine, health, energy, and the environment since joining the magazine in 1989. During that time, Carey has written articles on...

Recession Puts Focus on Business Optimisation and Excellence to Strengthen Business Core

...nd power to revolutionize their corporation to survive, if not prosper in the current market. For more information on other critical discussions to be covered in the conference:   Contact Thomas Bernavil Tel: +65 6506 0964 Fax: +65 6749 7293 thomas.bernavil@alleventsgroup.com http://www.a...

Fossil fragments reveal 500-million-year-old monster predator

...ce, Hurdia reveals exquisite details of the gills associated with the body, some of the best preserved in the fossil record. "Most of the body is covered in the gills, which were probably necessary to provide oxygen to such a large, actively swimming animal," says Allison Daley. ...

Fighting global warming offers growth and development opportunities

...or tree species in this area reveals that under a scenario with an assumed increase of temperature of almost 6C in 2100, large areas of Europe will be covered by a Mediterranean oak vegetation type with rather low economic productivity. "The loss of the value of forest land linked to that process is esti...

Freezing kidney cancer: Hot treatment should be new gold standard for destroying small tumors

...said Georgiades. The treatment is widely available in the United States at all major institutions and some smaller institutions as well; it is usually covered by health insurance. Researchers followed kidney cancer patients who had received cryoablation for three yearswell beyond the established and well...

Birds in Flint Hills of Kansas, Oklahoma face population decline despite large habitat

...practices like annual burning and widespread grazing The Flint Hills contain the largest remaining tracts of tallgrass prairie, a habitat that once covered much of the Great Plains but of which only 4 percent is now left, mostly in the Flint Hills. Far from being pristine prairie, however, the Flint Hills...

Biodegradable mulch films on the horizon

... EAST LANSING, MIIn 1999, more than 30 million acres of agricultural land worldwide were covered with plastic mulch, and those numbers have been increasing significantly since then. With the recent trend toward "going green", researchers are seeki...
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