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Out of an effort to account for what seemed in airborne images to be unusually large tree growth in a Hawaiian forest, scientists at Brown University and the Carnegie Institution for Science have developed a new mathematical model that predicts how trees compete for space in the canopy.
Graphene, a sheet of carbon one atom thick, may soon have a new nanomaterial partner, “borophene.”
Automated remote photography is a convenient, labor-saving research tool for tracking leaf function and doing forest research. But does photography mirror what's actually happening on the ground? A new study finds photography accurately tracks the timing of red pigments in the fall, but the timing of green in the spring and summer — not so much.
A new class of molecules called acyldepsipeptides — ADEPs — may provide a new way to attack bacteria that have developed resistance to antibiotics.
Researchers showed that oral groove cilia appear to have different molecular motors than the rest of a paramecium’s cilia.
Mating and meiosis – the specialized cell division that reduces the number of chromosomes in a cell – are related, but in most yeasts they are regulated separately.
The genomes of organisms from humans to corn are replete with "parasitic" strands of DNA that, when not suppressed, copy themselves and spread throughout the genome, potentially affecting health.
Technique Allows for Non-Invasive Liver Analysis and Improved Patient Outcomes East Providence, RI (PRWEB) December 18, 2013 Rhode Island Medical Imaging
Neuroscientists are eagerly, but not always successfully, looking for proof that optogenetics – a celebrated technique that uses pulses of visible light to genetically alter brain cells to be excited or silenced – can be as successful in complex and large brains as it has been in rodent models.
The presence of a diverse group of minerals in the largest lunar impact crater could help scientists gain new insight into the Moon’s interior, as well as the evolution of its crust and mantle, claims new research appearing online in Journal of Geophysical Research: Planets.
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- In medicine, cauterization.