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New protein cleanup factors found to control bacterial growth

New protein cleanup factors found to control bacterial growth

UMass Amherst molecular biologists say newly idientified regulatory adaptors work in a step-wise, hierarchical way to degrade a handful of proteins. Then they recruit an additional adaptor to deliver a different set of proteins to bind even more adaptors. This may offer a new target for developing new antibiotics with a high potential to avoid […]

Urban runoff killing coho salmon, but simple solution within reach

Urban runoff killing coho salmon, but simple solution within reach

  Researchers stormwater runoff collected from Seattle highways into a large tank at the Suquamish Tribe’s Grovers Creek Hatchery, 2012. Photo by Tiffany Royal/Northwest Indian Fisheries Commission. Credit: Tiffany Royal/Northwest Indian Fisheries Commission Toxic runoff from highways, parking lots and other developed surfaces is killing many of the adult coho salmon in urban streams along […]

Биоразлагаемые электронные компоненты: проблема электронных отходов будет решена!

Биоразлагаемые электронные компоненты: проблема электронных отходов будет решена!

Возможно, в ближайшем будущем ваши устаревшие гаджеты можно будет бросить в компостную кучу, как банановую кожуру или кофейную гущу, для получения безопасных органических удобрений. Молодые исследователи из технологического института Карлсруэ (KIT), Германия, в настоящее время развивают печатные электронные компоненты, изготовленные из природных, пригодных к биопереработке материалов. Как полагают ученые, их разработка поможет значительно уменьшить количество […]

Newborn pandas ‘doing well’ after tense night at US zoo

Newborn pandas ‘doing well’ after tense night at US zoo

This image released August 23, 2015 courtesy of the Smithsonian’s National Zoo shows the second of two giant panda cubs being examined by veterinarians The twin cubs born to the Smithsonian National Zoo’s giant panda Mei Xiang were said Monday to be «doing well» after a night that had zookeepers on edge. The cubs were […]

Power lines restrict sage grouse movement in Washington

Power lines restrict sage grouse movement in Washington

A male sage grouse displaying during mating season. Credit: Michael Schroeder/Dept. of Fish and Wildlife Transmission lines that funnel power from hydroelectric dams and wind turbines across Eastern Washington affect greater sage grouse habitat by isolating fragile populations and limiting movement, a new study finds. The paper, which looks at how features in the landscape […]

Community of soil bacteria saves wild tobacco plants from root rot

Community of soil bacteria saves wild tobacco plants from root rot

Tobacco plants that died of root rot. The disease, which is probably caused by fungal pathogens, attacked the plants in their field plot in the Lytle Preserve, Utah, USA: plants wilted and died within only a few days. Treating infected plants is impossible. Other plant species in the field were unharmed. Credit: Chemical Ecology/ A. […]

Ohio zoo sending endangered rhino to Indonesia to mate

Ohio zoo sending endangered rhino to Indonesia to mate

Harapan, a Sumatran rhino enters his Wildlife Canyon at the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Gardens Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2015, in Cincinnati. Harapan, or «Harry» the only Sumatran rhino in the Western Hemisphere, one of three calves born at the Cincinnati Zoo will be moved to Indonesia, to breed at the Sumatran Rhino Sanctuary. (Cara Owsley […]

Отходы виноделия могут стать сырьем для производства биотоплива

Отходы виноделия могут стать сырьем для производства биотоплива

Исследователи уже разрабатывают методы получения биотоплива из богатых целлюлозой отходов, таких как кукурузная солома и древесные волокна, что способствует снижению воздействия производства топлива на окружающую среду и исключению использования пахотной земли, предназначенной для выращивания продовольственных культур. А не так давно проведенное исследование демонстрирует, что отходы винодельческой промышленности также могут служить в качестве сырья для биотоплива, […]

River prawns stop disease spread in West Africa

River prawns stop disease spread in West Africa

A research assistant holds a freshwater river prawn. The prawns feed on the snails that spread the virulent disease Schistosomiasis. Credit: Nicolas Jouanard / Upstream Alliance The Diama Dam that spans between Senegal and Mauritania in West Africa was intended to improve crop irrigation when it was built in 1986. But while preventing saltwater intrusion, […]

Criza nucleara de la Fukushima, departe de a se fi incheiat

Criza nucleara de la Fukushima, departe de a se fi incheiat

Cea mai grava criza nucleara din lume de dupa Cernobil, cea din 11 martie 2011, de la Fukushima, lasa si acum urmari. Atunci, cele patru reactoare ale centralei nucleare din Japonia, apartinand companiei locale TEPCO (Tokyo Electric Power Company), au avut de suferit grav din cauza unui cutremur masiv si a tsunami-ului care i-a urmat […]

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