Archive: 09/8/2009

New way to track quakes

(PhysOrg.com) -- University of Edinburgh scientists have developed a new technique to monitor movements beneath the Earth's surface.

dateSep 08, 2009 in Earth Sciences
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Larger Seasonal Speed Zones Could Save Whales

(PhysOrg.com) -- Larger areas of speed limits for ships around major ports could significantly help North Atlantic right whales' survival, according to a new study led by Duke University scientists.

dateSep 08, 2009 in Ecology
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Rats move toward the food but do not eat

Scientists led a rat to the fatty food, but they couldn't make it eat. Using an animal model of binge eating, University of Missouri researchers discovered that deactivating the basolateral amygdala, a brain ...

dateSep 08, 2009 in Neuroscience
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Lipid involved with gene regulation uncovered

(PhysOrg.com) -- Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine researchers have discovered a new role for the bioactive lipid messenger, sphingosine-1-phosphate, or S1P, that is abundant in our blood - a finding that ...

dateSep 08, 2009 in Genetics
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Plants on Steroids: Key Missing Link Discovered

(PhysOrg.com) -- Researchers at the Carnegie Institution's Department of Plant Biology have discovered a key missing link in the so-called signaling pathway for plant steroid hormones (brassinosteroids). Many important signaling ...

dateSep 08, 2009 in Biotechnology
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Rice researchers seek better vaccine procedure

As manufacturers work furiously to make a vaccine to protect against 2009 influenza A (H1N1) virus, a Rice University bioengineer is trying to improve the process for future flu seasons. The goal is to shorten the time it ...

dateSep 08, 2009 in Biochemistry
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Researcher Eyes Collagen to Follow Tumor Metastasis

A Medical Center scientist has been awarded a $2 million Era of Hope Scholar Research Award to study how breast cancer cells use collagen fibers to spread, and to investigate whether the process can be predicted and disrupted.

dateSep 08, 2009 in Cancer
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