Many animals including humans acquired essential 'foreign' genes from microorganisms co habiting their environment in ancient times according to research published in the open access journal Genome Biology The study challenges conventional views that animal ... - Read More
For more than 100 years marine biologists at Friday Harbor Laboratories have studied the ecology of everything from tiny marine plants to giant sea stars Now as the oceans are undergoing a historic shift in ... - Read More
Materials resulting from chemical bonding of glucosamine a type of sugar with fullerenes kind of nanoparticles known as buckyballs might help to reduce cell damage and inflammation occurring after stroke A team from the Max ... - Read More
A system for using sound waves to spot potentially dangerous cracks in pipes aircraft engines and nuclear power plants has been developed by a University of Strathclyde academic A study found that transmitting different types ... - Read More
In nacre layer lattices of inorganic calcium carbonate alternate with layers of organic material Chitin collagen and various proteins ensure that the calcium carbonate grows in these defined layers What role the proteins play during ... - Read More
In 1953 Watson and Crick first published the discovery of the double helix structure of the DNA They were able to visualize the DNA structure by means of X Ray diffraction Techniques such as electron ... - Read More
Unique proteins newly discovered in heat loving bacteria are more than capable of attaching themselves to plant cellulose possibly paving the way for more efficient methods of converting plant matter into biofuels The unusual proteins ... - Read More
Researchers at MIT have developed a method to stimulate brain tissue using external magnetic fields and injected magnetic nanoparticles a technique allowing direct stimulation of neurons which could be an effective treatment for a variety ... - Read More
Problems producing biofuels the role of gas hydrates in energy production and how to supply clean safe water are the topics of three plenary talks at the 249th National Meeting & amp Exposition of the ... - Read More
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Bacteria that live on iron were found for the first time at three well known vent sites along the Mid Atlantic Ridge one of the longest undersea mountain ranges in the world Scientists report that ... - Read More
Scientists in Japan are finding that perovskites have the potential to improve the fabrication of electrodes and wiring in ceramic based electronics such as spark plugs Many ceramic based electronics such as spark plugs and ... - Read More
Researchers trying to understand wheat related health problems have found new clues to how the grain's proteins including gluten change when cooked and digested They report in ACS' Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry that ... - Read More
UC Berkeley chemists have made a major leap forward in carbon capture technology with a material that can efficiently remove carbon from the ambient air of a submarine as readily as from the polluted emissions ... - Read More
Lithium ion batteries have enabled many of today's electronics from portable gadgets to electric cars But much to the frustration of consumers none of these batteries last long without a recharge Now scientists report in ... - Read More
Today's Soldiers rely on polymers as part of their protective systems Polymers are molecular chains that can vary from a few linked monomers to millions of chemical units With highly tunable properties and versatile processing ... - Read More
Dental diseases which are caused by the overgrowth of certain bacteria in the mouth are among the most common health problems in the world Now scientists have discovered that a material called graphene oxide is ... - Read More
In 1941 Russian physicist Andrey Kolmogorov developed a theory of turbulence that has served as the basic foundation for our understanding of this important naturally occurring phenomenon Turbulence occurs when fluid flow is characterized by ... - Read More
The origin of life is still a mystery with many unsolved puzzles How were molecules created How did they assemble into large structures Among the conundrums the homochirality phenomenon upon which amino acids and sugars ... - Read More
Researchers at the University of Montana Princeton University Stanford University and Rutgers University among others are collecting new measurements of tropical forests to gain a better understanding of how they respond to seasonal climate variations ... - Read More
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