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Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Sequencing of marine bacterium will help study of cell communication
Researchers studying the newly sequenced genome of the marine bacterium Vibrio fischer, described this week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, have observed differences and similarities in gene arrangement between it and pathogenic Vibrio species. The opportunity to annotate the genome of the glow-in-the-dark bacterium, which lives in symbiotic harmony within the light organ of the bobtail squid, has helped a Virginia Tech microbiologist advance her research on how cells communicate.
Planetary Formation and Detection Meeting
Scientists announce smallest extra-solar planet yet discovered
Penn State's Alex Wolszczan, the discoverer in 1992 of the first planets ever found outside our solar system, will announce during a press conference in Aspen, Colorado, the discovery of the smallest planet yet detected, in that same far-away planetary system. The discovery yields an astonishingly complete description of the planetary system and confirms that it is remarkably like a half-size version of our own solar system.
Stroke: Journal of the American Heart Association
UCI study uncovers how plaque in neck artery leads to stroke-inducing blood clots
A UC Irvine Stroke Center study reveals how plaque in the main neck artery plays a critical role in creating blood clots that greatly increase the risk of stroke.
National Institutes of Health
MERIS captures all of Europe from orbit
See the face of Europe from space – with the entire continent covered in consistent detail. This set of true-colour Envisat satellite mosaics depicts the ten newest members of the European Union as well as ESA's 15 current member states and two pending accessions of Greece and Luxembourg.
Bayou blues: Working to save the US from the worst potential oil, gas and fishing crisis
An impending crisis that could have a detrimental impact on the oil and gas infrastructure and fishing industry in the United States is leading scientists to investigate how to stop rapid deterioration and to start restoring marsh land in Louisiana's southern coastal wetlands-which are losing a piece of land the size of a football field every 35 minutes. All of this is part of an international expedition with the JASON Foundation for Education.
JASON Foundation for Education
Older people get the big picture faster, and they are less inhibited
The long-held belief that older people perform slower and worse than younger people has been proven wrong. In a study published today in Neuron, psychologists from McMaster University discovered that the ageing process actually improves certain abilities: Older people appear to be better and faster at grasping the big picture than their younger counterparts.
Canadian Institutes of Health Research, Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada, Canada Foundation for Innovation, Ontario Innovation Trust, Canada Research Chairs
Smoking hurts wealth as well as health, study suggests
Maybe packs of cigarettes should come with a new warning: "Smoking is hazardous to your wealth." A new study suggests that typical non-smokers' net worth is roughly 50 percent higher than that of light smokers and about twice the level of that of heavy smokers.
New technology could make TV more exciting
Live TV outside broadcasts that combine real action and computer-generated images could become possible for the first time, thanks to camera navigation technology now under development.
Contact: Natasha Richardson
Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council
The birth of galaxies and stars
Experts at Cardiff University, UK, are designing and building highly sophisticated equipment, which will travel deep into space to enable scientists to look back in time to observe the formation of galaxies and stars. A team in the School of Physics and Astronomy is heading an international consortium to produce a three-colour camera and spectrometer, which will be launched aboard the Herschel Space Observatory.
Astronomers find part of universe's missing matter
Found: 7 percent of the mass of the universe. Missing since: 10 billion years ago. Consider one more astronomical mystery solved. Scientists have located a sizeable chunk of the universe that seemed to be missing since back when the stars first formed. It's floating in super-hot rivers of gas, invisible to the naked eye, surrounding galaxies like our own.
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