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Pulling Apart the Cytoskeleton

Released 23 Nov 2015 4 05 PM ESTSource Newsroom ASBMB Today Add to Favorites Contact Information Available for logged in reporters only Citations Journal of Biological ChemistryBy Alexandra Pantos Nov 25 2015 Maintaining the shape ... - Read More

How a Mutant Worm's Reaction to a Foul Smell Could Lead to New Treatment Avenues for Disease

and remembered it from previous experiments dealing with something totally different ” “Many of science’s great findings are serendipitous ” Yu adds “Our story shows why it’s so important for society to support basic science ... - Read More

Energy-Efficient Reaction Drives ORNL Biofuel Conversion Technology

Released 3 Nov 2015 11 05 AM ESTSource Newsroom Oak Ridge National Laboratory more news from this source Add to Favorites Contact Information Available for logged in reporters only Citations Nature Scientific ReportsNov 4 2015 ... - Read More

Wildflowers on Farms -- Not Just Crops -- Can Expose Bees to Neonicotinoids

Since bee colonies started declining at alarming rates over the past few decades some scientists have identified a group of pesticides called neonicotinoids that are commonly used on crops as a potential contributor Now one ... - Read More

UD Finding Could Improve in vitro Fertilization

in The Lancet in 1969 as a master’s student at the University of the West Indies in her native Jamaica The response to that paper was so dramatic with requests for copies from scientists around ... - Read More

Solar Cell Efficiency Could Double with Novel 'Green' Antenna

The use of solar energy in the U S is growing but panels on rooftops are still a rare sight They cost thousands of dollars and homeowners don’t recoup costs for years even in the ... - Read More

Lice in at Least 25 States Show Resistance to Common Treatments

had one two or three mutations The only state with a population of lice still largely susceptible to the insecticide was Michigan Why lice haven’t developed resistance there is still under investigation Yoon says The ... - Read More

Origin of life: Chemistry of seabed's hot vents could explain emergence of life

Hot vents on the seabed could have spontaneously produced the organic molecules necessary for life according to new research by UCL chemists The study shows how the surfaces of mineral particles inside hydrothermal vents have ... - Read More

Nanotech-enabled moisturizer speeds healing of diabetic skin wounds

A new high tech but simple ointment applied to the skin may one day help diabetic patients heal stubborn and painful ulcers on their feet Northwestern University researchers report Scientist and dermatologist Amy S Paller ... - Read More

Protein building blocks for nanosystems

The Freiburg researchers Dr Andreas Schreiber and Dr Matthias Huber the head of their research group Dr Stefan Schiller and their colleagues at the University of Constance have developed the concept of protein adaptor based ... - Read More

Wrapping carbon nanotubes in polymers enhances their performance

Scientists at Japan's Kyushu University say polymer wrapped carbon nanotubes hold much promise in biotechnology and energy applications   Scientists first reported carbon nanotubes in the early 1990s Since then these tiny cylinders have been ... - Read More

Can 'ghosts' cause bad air? Poor indoor air quality and 'sightings'

A team of Clarkson University researchers is studying the possible links between reported hauntings and indoor air quality Associate Professor of Civil & amp Environmental Engineering Shane Rogers said human experiences reported in many hauntings ... - Read More

'Atomic chicken-wire' is key to faster DNA sequencing

An unusual and very exciting form of carbon that can be created by drawing on paper looks to hold the key to real time high throughput DNA sequencing a technique that would revolutionise medical research ... - Read More

Precocious GEM: Shape-shifting sensor can report conditions from deep in the body

Scientists working at the National Institute of Standards and Technology NIST and the National Institutes of Health NIH have devised and demonstrated a new shape shifting probe about one hundredth as wide as a human ... - Read More

Spring plankton bloom hitches ride to sea's depths on ocean eddies

Just as crocus and daffodil blossoms signal the start of a warmer season on land a similar greening event a massive bloom of microscopic plants or phytoplankton unfolds each spring in the North Atlantic Ocean ... - Read More

Misuse of sustainability concept may lead to even more toxic chemical materials

Replacement of toxic chemical components by non toxic natural analogs is a popular approach in sustainable projects The study carried out at Zelinsky Institute of Organic Chemistry Moscow has shown that partial replacement of chemical ... - Read More

Simple method of binding pollutants in water

New types of membrane adsorbers remove unwanted particles from water and also at the same time dissolved substances such as the hormonally active bis phenol A or toxic lead To do this researchers at the ... - Read More

Agricultural waste could be used as biofuel

Straw powered cars could be a thing of the future thanks to new research from the University of East Anglia UEA A new study pinpoints five strains of yeast capable of turning agricultural by products ... - Read More

A mile deep, ocean fish facing health impacts from human pollution

Deep water marine fish living on the continental slopes at depths from 2 000 feet to one mile have liver pathologies tumors and other health problems that may be linked to human caused pollution one ... - Read More

New form of ice: Square ice filling for a graphene sandwich

Water exists in myriad forms and for poets and scientists alike this structurally simple yet at the same time behaviourally complex molecule never fails to fascinate In our everyday lives we are familiar with water ... - Read More
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