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MDI Biological Laboratory to offer lecture series on the science of aging
The MDI Biological Laboratory will offer three lectures for the public on the science of aging as part of its new signature course on aging. (2016-06-13)
Southern Ocean iron cycle gives new insight into climate change
Scientists at the University of Liverpool have found unique aspects of iron cycling in the Southern Ocean which will better inform scientists about the effects of climate change. (2014-03-16)
CSIRO reveals how continents can break apart
A paper co-authored by CSIRO's Professor Klaus Regenauer-Lieb and published in Nature reveals new information on the strength of continents and how they can split apart. (2006-08-01)
Syracuse U. researchers close to understanding 'disease mechanisms' of ALS
Syracuse University researchers are making strides in understanding the disease mechanism of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig's disease. (2018-03-08)
Genetically modified cells migrate to brain and treat neurodegeneration in St. Jude model
Physicians might one day be able to treat a disease that destroys brain cells in children using genetically modified cells to transport a (2005-06-22)
Researchers identify a new gene involved in autophagy, the cellular recycling program
Researchers at the Institute for Research in Biomedicine led by Antonio Zorzano, head of the Molecular Medicine Program and senior professor of the University of Barcelona, have identified a new gene that favors cell autophagy. (2010-01-21)
Experts recommend the inclusion of rainwater-collection systems in cities
Plain, sloping roofs can collect up to 50 percent more rainwater than flat roofs with gravel. (2011-10-24)
Argonne Researchers Develops Simple, Inexpensive Method For Cleaning Industrial Waste Streams
A simplified approach to removing metals and radionuclides from waste or process streams, developed at Argonne National Laboratory could result in significant financial and environmental savings for a variety of industrial separations processes. (1998-02-05)
University, VA hospital launch nation's first comprehensive meth research center
Oregon is now home to the nation's first federally funded center for studying methamphetamine abuse from its genetic underpinnings to its prevention through public education programs. (2006-09-19)
Research demonstrates why going green is good chemistry
NSF-funded research on mechanochemistry will be presented at the American Chemical Society's annual meeting in New Orleans. (2013-04-08)
China's demand for recycled wastepaper, a blessing and a curse for the world's forests
A new report that finds that China is by far the world's biggest consumer of recycled wastepaper -- in the last four years, preventing some 65 million metric tons of wastepaper from heading to landfills in the US, Japan and Europe. (2007-07-13)
Peptide derived from cow's milk kills human stomach cancer cells in culture
New research from a team of researchers in Taiwan indicates that a peptide fragment derived from cow's milk, known as lactoferricin B25 (LFcinB25), exhibited potent anticancer capability against human stomach cancer cell cultures. (2013-11-07)
Latest trinational report presents most complete picture of North American industrial pollution
The latest annual report on toxic pollution reported to governments in Canada, the US and Mexico shows 90 percent of the 5.5 billion kilograms of toxic releases and transfers in North America can be traced to just 30 substances from 15 industrial sectors. (2009-06-10)
Academy allocates 7.5 million euros for research on sustainable production
The projects that will be funded under the Research Program on Sustainable Production and Products have been selected. (2006-09-25)
Researchers design system to improve disinfection of water used in food processing
Georgia Institute of Technology researchers have developed a better-performing, less costly method of disinfecting water used in food processing. (2003-02-26)
Successful treatment for mice with beta-thalassemia
Beta-thalassemia is an inherited blood disorder that results in chronic anemia. (2010-11-22)
First scientific results from flyby of Pluto
The surface of Pluto is marked by plains, troughs and peaks that appear to have been carved out by geological processes that have been active for a very long period and continue to the present, a new study says. (2015-10-15)
Improving utilization of ammonia and carbon dioxide in microalgal cultivation
This article focuses on approaches to improve ammonia and carbon dioxide utilization in algal cultivation practices to reduce loss of valuable nutrients through the process of volatilization. (2016-05-02)
Innovation could mean flexible rechargeable batteries for pacemakers
Experts at Queen's University Belfast have designed a flexible and organic alternative to the rigid batteries that power up medical implants. (2017-09-13)
Laser trapping of erbium may lead to novel devices
Physicists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have used lasers to cool and trap erbium atoms, a (2006-04-28)
Shift to green energy sources could mean crunch in supply of scarce metals
A large-scale shift from coal-fired electric power plants and gasoline-fueled cars to wind turbines and electric vehicles could increase demand for two already-scarce metals -- available almost exclusively in China -- by 600-2,600 percent over the next 25 years, a new study has concluded. (2012-03-07)
Experts to provide peek of Smithsonian soils exhibit
A three-person panel of experts will discuss the new (2008-07-25)
New world record efficiency for thin film silicon solar cells
EPFL's Institute of Microengineering has reached a remarkable 10.7 percent efficiency single-junction microcrystalline silicon solar cell, clearly surpassing the previous world record of 10.1 percent held by the Japanese company Kaneka Corporation since 1998. (2013-02-12)
Gene linked to severity of autism's social dysfunction
With the help of two sets of brothers with autism, Johns Hopkins scientists have identified a gene associated with autism that appears to be linked very specifically to the severity of social interaction deficits. (2011-04-06)
New technologies for manufacturing composites
Tecnalia is participating in the REFORM project by focusing its work on the machining of composite materials by means of waterjet as well as conventional cutting. (2013-12-10)
New research on the causes of the Viking Age
The Viking hit-and-run raids on monastic communities such as Lindisfarne and Iona were the most infamous result of burgeoning Scandinavian maritime prowess in the closing years of the 8th century. (2015-07-27)
Filtering kitchen wastewater for plants
Water is a precious commodity, so finding ways to re-use waste water, especially in arid regions is essential to sustainability. (2011-01-05)
3-D printing finds its 'sweet spot' through 'nifty shades of gray'
A 'less is more' approach has enabled UK engineers to make 3-D printed parts lighter and stronger, using methods that will also make 3-D printing faster and more economical. (2014-08-04)
Astronomers weigh 'recycled' millisecond pulsar
A team of US and Australian astronomers is announcing today that they have, for the first time, precisely measured the mass of a millisecond pulsar -- a tiny, dead star spinning hundreds of times every second. (2006-01-12)
Queuing theory helps physicist understand protein recycling
Will Mather tries to extend an understanding of waiting in line to how cells operate, especially as it relates to what the consequences could be of protein traffic jams inside cells. (2014-04-21)
Identifying the chemical forming carcinogens in recycled water
Engineers at wastewater recycling plants can rest easy knowing that their methods for minimizing the formation of a potent carcinogen are targeting the right chemical compound. (2018-03-21)
Luminous bacterial proteins detect chemicals in water
Scientists at the Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf have developed a simple color sensor principle which facilitates the detection of residual medications, trace metals from industrial process waters, and many other substances. (2013-06-12)
When R&D takes a lot of bottle
As companies create new bottles for brands of beer, they need to calculate the cost of sorting their trendy bottles from the rest on the market in the recycling process. (2009-08-18)
Recovering valuable substances from wastewater
Phosphorus can be found in fertilizers, drinks and detergents. It accumulates in waterways and pollutes them. (2014-03-24)
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