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Drug kills cells through novel mechanism

December 10, 2009
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Contact: Jen Hirsch jfhirsch@mit.edu 617-253-1682 Massachusetts Institute of Technology CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – MIT and Boston University researchers have discovered that the drug hydroxyurea kills bacteria by inducing them to produce molecules toxic to themselves – a conclusion that raises the possibility of finding new antibiotics that u…


UCLA researchers engineer bacteria to turn carbon dioxide into liquid fuel

December 10, 2009
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Contact: Matthew Chin mchin@support.ucla.edu 310-206-0680 University of California – Los Angeles Global climate change has prompted efforts to drastically reduce emissions of carbon dioxide, a greenhouse gas produced by burning fossil fuels. In a new approach, researchers from the UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and …


Formula to detect an author’s literary ‘fingerprint’

December 10, 2009
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Contact: Joe Winters joseph.winters@iop.org 44-207-470-4815 Institute of Physics Using literature written by Thomas Hardy, DH Lawrence and Herman Melville, physicists in Sweden have developed a formula to detect different authors' literary 'fingerprints'. New research published today, Thursday 10 December, in New Journal…


Treasure Coast Research Park expects quick progress

December 9, 2009
biotech

Treasure Coast Education, Research & Development Administration, sitting on 1650 acres, is …preparing construction of Exploration Parkway, a tree-lined “colonnade” …Click Here to Read More


Jeb Bush visits Scripps Institute

December 9, 2009
biotech

“Florida has gone from what I would call a nothingburger in the life sciences space to one of the top …Click Here to Read More


Coaxing injured nerve fibers to regenerate by disabling ‘brakes’ in the system

December 9, 2009
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Contact: Jamie Newton james.newton@childrens.harvard.edu 617-919-3110 Children's Hospital Boston Mouse study suggests that response to injury-induced growth factors can be revived Brain and spinal-cord injuries typically leave people with permanent impairment because the injured n…


New silicon-germanium nanowires could lead to smaller, more powerful electronic devices

December 9, 2009
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Contact: Wileen Wong Kromhout wwkromhout@support.ucla.edu 310-206-0540 University of California – Los Angeles Microchip manufacturers have long faced challenges miniaturizing transistors, the key active components in nearly every modern electronic device, which are used to amplify or switch electronic signals. Now, resea…


MSU research may lead to new ways to control honeybee parasite

December 9, 2009
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Contact: Jamie DePolo depolo@msu.edu 609-354-8403 Michigan State University Findings open doors for more effective controls EAST LANSING, Mich. – Ground-breaking discoveries by Michigan State University researchers could help protect honeybees from deadly parasites that have devastated commercial colonies. Th…


Entropy alone creates complex crystals from simple shapes, study shows

December 9, 2009
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Contact: Nicole Casal Moore, ncmoore@umich.edu 734-647-1838 University of Michigan ANN ARBOR, Mich.—- In a study that elevates the role of entropy in creating order, research led by the University of Michigan shows that certain pyramid shapes can spontaneously organize into complex quasicrystals. A quasicrystal is a solid whose componen…


Stem cell derived neurons for research relevant to Alzheimer’s and Niemann-Pick type C diseases

December 9, 2009
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Contact: Cathy Yarbrough sciencematter@yahoo.com 858-243-1814 American Society for Cell Biology Debra Kain ddkain@ucsd.edu 619-543-6163 Early defects in intracellular physical transport system may be driving force behind severe neuronal dysfunction Stem cell derived…