New paper examines dams' effects on California salmon
New Xerox Products Promise Deep Cuts
Spring-run Chinook salmon and other fish in the rivers of California`s Central Valley could be harmed by more water-storage dams, according to researchers at Duke University and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
Research shows how genetic mutation causes epilepsy in infants
(AP) -- Xerox Corp. introduced color printers and ink products Monday that it said will cut the price of color copying by two-thirds, sweeping away a major hurdle for customers seeking to enter the profitable and growing color market.
Spaceflight shown to alter ability of bacteria to cause disease
New research from the Howard Florey Institute in Melbourne has shown why mutation in a single gene can cause epilepsy in infants.
Bacteria Return Deadlier From Space
Space flight has been shown to have a profound impact on human physiology as the body adapts to zero gravity environments. Now, a new study led by researchers from the Biodesign Institute at Arizona State University has shown that the tiniest passengers flown in spacemicrobescan be equally affected by space flight, making them more infectious pathogens.
Space Shuttle Discovery Moves Closer to Launch
Space-traveling strains of salmonella return to Earth far more virulent.
Trip to outer space makes nasty bacteria nastier
SPACE.com - NASA's space
shuttle Discovery moved a step closer toward launch Monday as engineers worked
to join the orbiter with the twin rocket boosters and fuel tank that will aid
its flight into space next month.
Germs taken into space come back stronger
Space flight can increase the virulence of disease-causing microbes such as Salmonella typhimurium, the main bacterial culprit in food poisoning, say U.S. researchers.
Fluid theory confirmed by Foton spacecraft
AP - It sounds like the plot for a scary B-movie: Germs go into space on a rocket and come back stronger and deadlier than ever.
Genes identified which predict response to breast cancer treatment
In scientific research, there is great satisfaction when theoretical work is eventually supported by experimentation. Such was the case this week for a team of Italian and US scientists when they received preliminary confirmation of a 10-year-old theory from a fluid science experiment that is currently orbiting the Earth on the Foton-M3 spacecraft.
Motorola enables High Definition expansion with innovative MPEG-4 to MPEG-2 Receiver
Scientists in Aberdeen have identified two genes that identify which breast cancer cells are resistant and which respond to a common chemotherapy treatment.
New imaging technique allows doctors to 'see' molecular activity
Motorola, Inc. today announced a significant advance in video network delivery solutions with the introduction of the Motorola DSR-6000 series receivers, the first of a new generation of receiver-transcoders. The DSR-6000 series is the first step in allowing networks to use both MPEG-4 AVC and MPEG-2 compression technologies.
New study suggests cause of debilitating skin condition
A new technique that will enable doctors to see` things happening at the molecular level using standard imaging techniques has been developed by Oxford scientists. The technique has initially been directed towards multiple sclerosis, but long-term it has the potential to be used for a vast range of health problems. The findings are published by Nature Medicine on Monday 24 September.
Sizing cells up: Researchers pinpoint when a cell is ready to reproduce
New findings from researchers at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center and colleagues suggest why some people with kidney failure can develop a rare tightening and swelling of the skin and other organs, including the lungs and heart.
Victimization for sexual orientation increases suicidal behavior in college students
For more than 100 years, scientists have tried to figure out the cell size problem: How does a cell know when it is big enough to divide? In research conducted in budding yeast (Saccharomyces cerevisiae), scientists at Rockefeller University have now identified the cellular event that marks the moment when a cell knows it is big enough to commit to cell division and spawn genetic replicas of...
Rare albino ratfish has eerie, silvery sheen
The film and television series M*A*S*H* featured the song Suicide is Painless, but new research refutes that idea and indicates that being victimized because of sexual orientation is a chief risk factor for suicidal behavior among gay, lesbian and bisexual college students.
Experienced Spiders Prefer Smaller Mates
A ghostly, mutant ratfish caught off Whidbey Island in Washington state is the only completely albino fish ever seen by both the curator of the University of Washington's 7.2 million-specimen fish collection and a fish and wildlife biologist with more than 20 years of sampling fish in Puget Sound.
NASA restarting mission to find black holes
Jumping spiders go for bigger mates the first time, but then opt for smaller sex partners.
NASA Imagines Earth-Like Worlds
NASA is restarting a mission with greater capability for using high-energy X-rays to detect black holes.
Gene Chip Data Improved Therapy In Some Patients With Incurable Cancer
SPACE.com - Astronomers
have yet to find an Earth-size planet beyond our solar system, but that hasn't
stopped them from modeling what these worlds might look like.
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New Dinosaur Species Found In Montana
Like many oncologists, Eric P. Lester, M.D., was faced with a dilemma: seven patients with advanced, incurable cancer; an arsenal of drugs that may or may not help them; and not enough solid proof about treatment efficacy to guide him. So, Dr. Lester devised what he called a "simple-minded experiment" that illustrates the promise of personalized medicine.
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Understanding The Neuron's Green Architecture
A dinosaur skeleton found 24 years ago near Choteau has finally been identified as a new species that links North American dinosaurs with Asian dinosaurs. The dinosaur would have weighed 30 to 40 pounds, walked on two feet and stood about three feet tall. The fossil came from sediment that's about 80 million years old.
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Holes on Mars may provide shelter for future humans: geologists
Being green is a lifestyle. Turns out, each of your neurons is deeply committed to that green lifestyle - and you didn't even know it. In just a thousandth of a second, a neuron can dump up to 5,000 molecules of its chemical messenger - a neurotransmitter - into the synapse, where it will trigger an impulse in a neighboring nerve cell. The neuron is a recycler par excellence when it comes to these...
First GPL Lawsuit Settling out of Court
A team of geologists has found seven deep holes on the flanks of a giant volcano on Mars, a discovery that may have implications for future missions to the inhospitable planet.
- Sci-Tech Today
- 07/9/24 19:52
U.N. Chief Urges Immediate Climate Action
In what must be one of the speediest copyright-infringement cases on record, Monsoon Multimedia has admitted to violating the GNU General Public License (GPL) and is entering settlement negotiations.
On September 20, the Software Freedom Law Center (SFLC) announced it was suing Monsoon on behalf of the BusyBox project -- the first U.S. suit involving GPL version 2. The suit claimed that Monsoon...
- NYT > Science
- 07/9/24 19:48
At a meeting of world leaders today, Ban Ki-moon said that the moment to act on climate change was now.