Archive: 02/5/2009

Researchers shed light on fat burning

Researchers at Georgia State University have found that fat cells give feedback to the brain in order to regulate fat burning much the same way a thermostat regulates temperature inside a house.

dateFeb 05, 2009 in Medical research
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New equation of state of seawater

Seawater is a complex, dynamic mixture of dissolved minerals, salts, and organic materials that despite scientists best efforts, presents difficulties in measuring its potential to contain and disperse energy. Like the water ...

dateFeb 05, 2009 in Environment
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Nanotube's 'tapestry' controls its growth

HOUSTON -- (Feb. 5, 2009) -- Rice University materials scientists have put a new "twist" on carbon nanotube growth. The researchers found the highly touted nanomaterials grow like tiny molecular tapestries, ...

dateFeb 05, 2009 in Nanomaterials
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Silencing of jumping genes in pollen

Scientists at the Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência (IGC), in Portugal, are to date the only research group in the world capable of isolating the sperm cells in the pollen grain of the model plant Arabidopsis thaliana. This ...

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Researchers shake up scientific theory on motor protein

(PhysOrg.com) -- An international team of scientists led by the University of Leeds has shed new light on the little-understood motor protein called dynein, thought to be involved in progressive neurological ...

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