Synthetic Cells Shed Biological Insights While Delivering Battery Power
The White Stuff: Marine Lab Team Seeks to Understand Coral Bleaching
(PhysOrg.com) -- Trying to understand the complex workings of a biological cell by teasing out the function of every molecule within it is a daunting task. But by making synthetic cells that include just a few chemical processes, researchers can study cellular machinery one manageable piece at a time.
Traces of pharmaceuticals found in central Indiana waterways
(PhysOrg.com) -- With technology similar to that used by physicians to perform magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans, researchers from six institutions -- including the National Institute of Standards and Technology -- working at the Hollings Marine Laboratory (HML) in Charleston, S.C., are studying the metabolic activity of a pathogen shown to cause coral bleaching, a serious threat to undersea...
Mysterious Patches of Color Mapped on Saturn's Moons
(PhysOrg.com) -- Pharmaceuticals have been found in freshwater ecosystems in rural areas of central Indiana, says a new study from Ball State University.
Developing nations join West in deforestation fight
SPACE.com - New maps reveal colorful patterns on the surfaces of
Saturn's five innermost icy moons.
Comparison finds considerable differences on estimates of future physician workforce supply
AFP - Six developing countries will join five western nations, including the United States and Britain, to combat climate change by better managing forestry resources, the World Bank said...
Developing fuel cell-powered mobile lighting application
Compared with a source of data often used regarding physician workforce supply and projected changes, data from the U.S. Census Bureau suggests that the future physician workforce may be younger but fewer in number than previously projected, according to a study in the October 21 issue of JAMA.
Diverting Sediment-rich Water Below New Orleans Could Lead to Extensive New Land
Sandia National Laboratories, with help from The Boeing Company, the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans), and others, is leading an effort to develop a commercially viable, fuel cell-powered mobile lighting system.
Don't worry so much about limiting sodium, researchers say
(PhysOrg.com) -- Diverting sediment-rich water from the Mississippi River below New Orleans could generate new land in the river's delta in the next century.
Experts issue call to reconsider screening for breast cancer and prostate cancer
University of California-Davis nutrition researchers are challenging the decades-old conventional wisdom that we should watch our salt.
Growing Cartilage from Stem Cells
Twenty years of screening for breast and prostate cancer - the most diagnosed cancer for women and men - have not brought the anticipated decline in deaths from these diseases, argue experts from the University of California, San Francisco and the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio in an opinion piece published in the "Journal of the American Medical Association."
Internet advertising appears to begin its comeback
(PhysOrg.com) -- Damaged knee joints might one day be repaired with cartilage grown from stem cells in a laboratory, based on research by Professor Kyriacos Athanasiou, chair of the UC Davis Department of Biomedical Engineering and his colleagues.
Luzon expecting a Lupit landfall
(AP) -- After bogging down in the recession, Internet advertising is regaining the momentum that has made it the decade's most disruptive marketing machine.
Researchers exploit genetic 'co-dependence' to kill treatment-resistant tumor cells
Typhoon Lupit is closing in on northern Luzon, the Philippines, and is expected to make a brief landfall (of about 24 hours) there October 22 before heading into the South China Sea.
Researchers find new mechanism for circadian rhythm
(PhysOrg.com) -- Cancer cells fueled by the mutant KRAS oncogene, which makes them notoriously difficult to treat, can be killed by blocking a more vulnerable genetic partner of KRAS, report scientists at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and the Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT.
Social memory in Drosophila
Molecules that may hold the key to new ways to fight cancer and other diseases have been found to play an important role in regulating circadian rhythm, says Liheng Shi, a researcher in Texas A&M's Department of Veterinary Integrative Biosciences.
Sperm donor passed on sudden death heart defect
Positive social interactions exist within Drosophila: when in a group, Drosophila flies have better memory than when they are isolated. Thomas Preat's team at the Laboratoire de Neurobiologie (CNRS, France) has recently highlighted this phenomenon through olfactory memory tests.
Sun Microsystems slashing up to 3,000 jobs, 10 pct
(AP) -- A sperm donor passed on a potentially deadly genetic heart condition to nine of his 24 children, including one who died at age 2 from heart failure, according to a medical journal report.
TRMM sees some heavy rains in Neki as it heads toward Johnston Island
(AP) -- Sun Microsystems Inc. plans to eliminate up to 3,000 jobs as it awaits a takeover by Oracle Corp., a deal that is being held up by antitrust regulators in Europe.
Use of omega-3 with treatment for depression in heart disease patients may not provide benefit
NASA's Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission, or TRMM satellite has been flying over Tropical Storm Neki in the Central Pacific Ocean and providing scientists with an idea of how much rainfall Johnston Island can expect from it.
Using relative utility curves for risk prediction
Contrary to the findings of some studies, new research indicates that augmenting antidepressant therapy with an omega-3 fatty acid supplement does not result in improvement in levels of depression in patients with coronary heart disease, according to a study in the October 21 issue of JAMA.
Will Judicial Judgment Change Cyberspace?
A relative utility curve is a simple method to evaluate risk prediction in a medical decision-making framework, according to a commentary published online October 20 in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute.
Blog - Nokia Opens New Research Center in Berkeley
(PhysOrg.com) -- The struggle of American courts to control the explosion of intellectual property rights violations on some of the most traveled highways of cyberspace poses a legal challenge to the judicial system with implications that could threaten the survival of Web sites clicked on by the average Internet user every day, a University at Buffalo Law School expert on online intellectual...
The research outpost will focus on technologies that can be brought to market rapidly.
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Businesses quit US Chamber over climate stance
AP - The U.S. Chamber of Commerce calls itself the "voice of business," yet a growing number of companies from Apple to Exelon are saying it doesn't speak for them when it denies global warming and lobbies against climate change legislation.