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New study uncovers how brain cells degrade dangerous protein aggregates
Researchers at the RIKEN Brain Science Institute have discovered a key mechanism responsible for selectively degrading aggregates of ubiquitinated proteins from the cell. (2011-11-07)
Amazon rainforest more able to withstand drought than previously thought
New research suggests that the Amazon rainforest may be more able to cope with dry conditions than previously predicted. (2013-11-14)
MIT uncovers key blood protein
Scientists working in the only lab at MIT doing hematology research have uncovered a protein that plays a key role in the recycling of iron from blood. (2007-10-11)
Parsons preaches magnets
Dr Simon Parson from the School of Water Science at Cranfield University has been invited to speak at the keynote International Workshop on Chemical, Physical and Biological Processes under Magnetic Fields in Japan later this week. (1999-11-22)
The balancing act: An enzyme that links endocytosis to membrane recycling
All cells have surface membranes and maintaining the surface area of this membrane is critical to the normal functioning of cells. (2016-12-06)
Recycling of material may extend ring lifetimes
Although rings around planets like Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune are relatively short-lived, new evidence implies that the recycling of orbiting debris can lengthen the lifetime of such rings, according to University of Colorado researchers. (2003-12-08)
Waste silicon sawdust recycled into anode for lithium-ion battery
By recycling silicon sawdust, researchers have created a high performance anode material. (2017-02-20)
Save money and the planet: Turn your old milk jugs into 3-D printer filament
A study led by Joshua Pearce of Michigan Technological University has shown that making your own plastic 3-D printer filament from milk jugs uses less energy -- often a lot less -- than recycling milk jugs conventionally. (2014-03-05)
Humans were already recycling 13,000 years ago
A study at the Universitat Rovira i Virgili and the Catalan Institute of Human Paleoecology and Social Evolution reveals that humans from the Upper Palaeolithic Age recycled their stone artefacts to be put to other uses. (2012-09-20)
Fish extinctions alter critical nutrients in water, study shows
A Cornell study using computer simulations has teased out how extinctions of freshwater fish can affect the availability of certain nutrients that other species rely on. (2007-03-02)
Sustainable management of secondary raw materials
Recovery of raw materials from waste as a business model for developing countries: Empa, the Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology, and the Swiss State Secretary for Economy Affairs have been pursuing this approach since 2003. (2013-02-14)
A polymer that puts plastic on a better path toward recyclability
Researchers have developed a family of synthetic polymers that can be repeatedly recycled, an important feat because current efforts to recycle plastic are so limited. (2018-04-26)
A fix to our cell-phone waste problem?
When it comes to cell phones, the world is stunningly wasteful. (2014-09-03)
Human health effects of 'e-waste' focus of international research study
A new international population study, led by the University of Cincinnati, will be the first to examine the human developmental effects of environmental exposure to the complex metal mixture found in electronic waste. (2010-11-18)
Plastics - Easier To Recycle Than Commonly Thought
Recycling waste domestic plastics may be much easier than is commonly thought, according to research at the National Physical Laboratory (NPL). (1999-03-02)
Brain's 'storehouse' for memory molecules identified
Neurobiologists have pinpointed the molecular storehouse that supplies the neurotransmitter receptor proteins used for learning-related changes in the brain. (2004-09-23)
A new focus for the mechanism of nerve growth
Researchers at Yale shed new light on the mechanism of nerve cell growth by identifying novel functions for a molecular (2006-03-17)
Conservation works: Forests for water in eastern Amazonia
A new study published in the Journal of Hydrology led by WHRC scientist Prajjwal Panday found that large protected areas in the Xingu River Basin have helped shield this Amazonian watershed from the effects observed in its less-protected neighbor, the Araguaia-Tocantins. (2015-03-20)
Cell recycling protects tumor cells from anti-cancer therapy
Autophagy is a process by which a cell degrades its own components. (2008-03-06)
Recycling everything the key to saving the planet
Recycling all the materials we use is the key to saving the Earth and humans from an apocalyptic future, according to a major new book by scientists at the University of East Anglia. (2011-01-19)
Researchers work to take the pressure off newborns' lungs
Children born with heart defects that pummel their lungs with up to three times the normal blood volume quickly find their lungs in jeopardy as well. (2011-07-27)
Consumer education and development of bio-sensitive alternatives can revive the plastics industry
With country after country creating legislative and environmental laws to curb the use of plastics, stronger emphasis on recycling and public education on the use and disposal of plastics is vital to the survival of the plastics packaging industry. (2003-05-30)
Recycler protein helps prevent disease
Researchers at the European Molecular Biology Laboratory and Heidelberg University, Germany, have now uncovered the first step in the recycling of a crucial molecular tag which ensures the instructions encoded in our genes are correctly carried out. (2009-04-30)
Reclaiming rare earths
Recycling keeps paper, plastics, and even jeans out of landfills. (2012-10-24)
E-waste trade ban won't end environmental threat
In the March 22 edition of the journal Environmental Science and Technology, researchers from Arizona State University and Nankai University,China, explain why a proposed US ban on the export of electronics waste won't accomplish its goal of stopping crude methods of recycling (2010-03-22)
Housewives are more ecologically aware and recycle more than university students
Research carried out at the University of Granada reveals that housewives are more willing to separate glass from other garbage than students. (2007-12-27)
Scientists calculate impact of China's ban on plastic waste imports
Scientists from the University of Georgia have calculated the potential global impact of China's ban on plastic waste imports and how this policy might affect efforts to reduce the amount of plastic waste entering the world's landfills and natural environment. (2018-06-20)
The U joins national sustainable manufacturing alliance for recycling and remanufacturing
The University of Utah joins the Reducing Embodied-Energy and Decreasing Emissions Institute, a national coalition that aims to drive down the cost of technologies essential to reuse, recycle and remanufacture metals and other materials. (2017-01-06)
Rewritable material could help reduce paper waste
Even in today's digital age, the world still relies on paper and ink, most of which ends up in landfills or recycling centers. (2016-11-02)
Deep recycling in the Earth faster than thought
The recycling of the Earth's crust in volcanoes happens much faster than scientists have previously assumed. (2011-08-10)
Eat more, die young: Why eating a diet very low in nutrients can extend lifespan
A new evolutionary theory in BioEssays claims that consuming a diet very low in nutrients can extend lifespan in laboratory animals, a finding which could hold clues to promoting healthier aging in humans. (2014-03-17)
Critical Materials Institute develops new acid-free magnet recycling process
A new rare-earth magnet recycling process developed by researchers at the Critical Materials Institute dissolves magnets in an acid-free solution and recovers high purity rare earth elements. (2017-09-07)
'Kiss-and-run' rules the inner lives of neurons
Neurons transmit chemical signals in a fleeting (2003-06-04)
With lithium, more is definitely better
Increasing the amount of lithium coating on fusion reactor walls improves performance. (2011-11-10)
Remake, refill, reuse: Recycling at the synapse revealed
OIST Researchers have shown that the speed of neurotransmitter recycling at the synapse is determined by the refilling speed of vesicles. (2018-03-26)
Researchers reveal why some pain drugs become less effective over time
Researchers at the University of Montreal's Sainte-Justine Hospital have identified how neural cells like those in our bodies are able to build up resistance to opioid pain drugs within hours. (2012-04-03)
From crankcase to gas tank: New microwave method converts used motor oil into fuel
That dirty motor oil that comes out of your car or truck engine during oil changes could end up in your fuel tank, according to a report presented here today at the 241st National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society (ACS). (2011-03-28)
Turn trash into cash... and save energy
3D printing lets anyone make almost anything with a simple machine and a roll of plastic filament. (2013-03-01)
Study finds ice isn't being lost from Greenland's interior
Scientists studying data from the top of the Greenland ice sheet have discovered that during winter in the center of the world's largest island, temperature inversions and other low-level atmospheric phenomena effectively isolate the ice surface from the atmosphere -- recycling water vapor and halting the loss or gain of ice. (2016-05-04)
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