Advance helps explain stem cell behavior

Biochemists at Oregon State University have developed a new method to identify the "DNA-binding transcription factors" that help steer stem cells into forming the wide variety of cells that ultimately make up all the organs ...

Scientists rank top 10 U.S. quake states

Seismologists at the Nevada Seismological Laboratory have ranked the United States' most-earthquake-prone states and found Alaska is No. 1.

Lasers Let Scientists Test Gene Function in Butterfly Wings

The University at Buffalo team that developed the world's first transgenic butterfly now has developed an innovative tool that will allow scientists studying "non-model" organisms to test directly the function of certain ...

Generic Method Links Quantum Dots to Proteins

Quantum dots are rapidly becoming biomedical researchers’ tool of choice for adding a fluorescent label to a wide variety of biomolecules. Now, thanks to work from a multi-institutional team of investigators, researchers ...

Extraordinary life found around deep-sea gas seeps

An international team led by scientists from the United States and New Zealand have observed, for the first time, the bizarre deep-sea communities living around methane seeps off New Zealand's east coast.

Oceanographers Explain the Origins of Tampa Bay

What made Tampa Bay Tampa Bay? Geological oceanographer Al Hine and colleagues Beau Suthard and Stan Locker of the University of South Florida’s College of Marine Science explain the origins of Tampa Bay’s bottom, which ...

Twin Star Explosions Fascinate Astronomers

Scientists using NASA's Swift satellite stumbled upon a rare sight, two supernovas side by side in one galaxy. Large galaxies typically play host to three supernovas per century.

UMC Produces Working 45-nanometer ICs

UMC, a leading global semiconductor foundry, today announced that it has successfully produced functional 45-nanometer SRAM chips that feature an impressive bit cell size of less than 0.25um2. The ICs, produced using UMC's ...

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