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2011-12-23 10:19:12

Research by University of Tennessee and Oak Ridge National Laboratory scientists has discovered that bacteria's move from sea to land may have occurred much later than thought Research by University of Tennessee, Knoxville, faculty has discovered that bacteria's move from sea to land may have occurred much later than thought. It also has revealed that the bacteria may be especially useful in bioenergy research. Igor Jouline, UT-Oak Ridge National Laboratory joint faculty professor of...

2011-12-07 14:30:26

Supercomputer simulations at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory are giving scientists unprecedented access to a key class of proteins involved in drug detoxification. Jerome Baudry and Yinglong Miao, who are jointly affiliated with ORNL and the University of Tennessee, have performed simulations to observe the motions of water molecules in a class of enzymes called P450s. Certain types of P450 are responsible for processing a large fraction of drugs taken by humans....

Researcher Links Fungus To Dropping Bat Population
2011-10-31 13:21:51

A University of Tennessee researcher helped confirm the link between the fungus Geomyces destructans and the dropping bat population. Over a million bats were killed in North American in 2006, and little has been done to try and save them due to lack of evidence for the alleged killer. However, a new study has discovered that the fungus Geomyces destructans is the agent of White-noise Syndrome (WNS), which is the fungal disease decimating the bat population. The fungus has been...

2011-10-11 17:58:46

In the court of law, all are not created equal. Youths may not be fit to stand trial Research from Aaron Kivisto, clinical psychology program graduate at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, and current post-doctoral fellow at Massachusetts General Hospital; Todd Moore, assistant professor of psychology at UT; and Bruce Seidner, clinical assistant professor in the psychology clinic at UT, found that unlike adults, most children and adolescents who are found incompetent to stand trial...

2011-08-23 18:50:58

Today someone in a remote village in India is able to run an electrocardiogram (ECG) via their smart phone on a loved one having a potential heart attack and send to a doctor in New Delhi for analysis. Mobile technology is already bringing health care to places it has never been able to reach. However, there is still room for error that can lead to misdiagnosis. Xiaopeng Zhao, assistant professor in the Department of Mechanical, Aerospace and Biomedical Engineering at the University of...

2011-08-17 11:00:00

KNOXVILLE, Tenn., Aug. 17, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, will be at the forefront of research, education, and technology for sustainable energy systems with a five-year, $18 million award from the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). This is the first time UT Knoxville has been honored to lead an NSF Engineering Research Center (ERC) and the first time an ERC will address power transmission systems. An NSF...

2011-08-02 20:53:00

A pathogen that attacks the small intestines of humans and animals is serving as the inspiration for developing robots that can fight disease and aid in military operations A pathogen that attacks the small intestines of humans and animals is serving as the inspiration for developing robots that can fight disease and aid in military operations. Mingjun Zhang, associate professor in mechanical, aerospace and biomedical engineering, at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, and his team have...

2011-07-26 15:12:00

KNOXVILLE, Tenn., July 26, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, has been awarded $18 million to help create a new generation of linkages among high-performance computers and research facilities across the nation. The new supercomputing grid will create a powerful tool for taking on some of the most complex problems in science. The National Institute for Computational Sciences (NICS) will carry out the project, which is part of a $121 million National...

2011-07-21 09:28:00

KNOXVILLE, Tenn., July 21, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- How do you cut costs without cutting quality of care? It's a question many health care professionals face in today's health care environment. A new University of Tennessee program aims to develop students who are uniquely equipped to make decisions on key business issues facing the pharmacy today. The program joins the forces of UT Knoxville's College of Business Administration and the UT Health Science Center (UTHSC) to offer a...


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call-note
  • The call or cry of a bird or other animal to its mate or its young.
'Call-note' is newer than 'bird-call,' which originally referred to 'an instrument for imitating the note of birds' but now also refers to 'the song or cry of a bird.'
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