Navigation Links
New regional facility opened to advance stable isotope research in central Appalachians
Date:11/3/2010

Frostburg, Md. (November 3, 2010) A new partnership among several regional institutions has established a high-tech laboratory in the Central Appalachians for using stable isotopes to study how past, present and future environmental changes influence terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems. With the opening of the Central Appalachians Stable Isotope Facility (CASIF) at the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science Appalachian Laboratory, researchers now have access to a powerful tool for understanding how and when environmental change occurs.

In this growing field, researchers use an instrument called an isotope ratio mass spectrometer to determine the isotopic composition of samples of materials such as water, pollen, leaves and soils. Isotopes are different forms of the same chemical element that vary in the number of neutrons in their nucleus, which gives them slight differences in mass. For example, carbon has two stable isotopes: carbon-12 and carbon-13. Carbon-12 has 6 neutrons, whereas carbon-13 has 7. The mass spectrometer is capable of detecting these small differences in mass, which provides important information for studying changes to ecosystems over time.

Previously, scientists needed to travel hundreds of miles or ship their samples elsewhere for analysis. Now, thanks to a $434,000 research award from the National Science Foundation, area researchers have local access to a state-of-the-art isotope ratio mass spectrometer in Frostburg.

"With more than a dozen researchers from the Appalachian Laboratory (AL), Frostburg State University (FSU), West Virginia University (WVU) and the Canaan Valley Institute (CVI) currently conducting this type of research, establishing a regional facility in Frostburg makes a lot of sense," said Appalachian Laboratory scientist and CASIF Director Dr. David Nelson. "Not only will this new facility help foster collaboration among scientists from across the area, it also will provid
'/>"/>

Contact: Christopher Conner
cconner@umces.edu
443-496-0095
University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science
Source:Eurekalert  

Page: 1 2

Related biology news :

1. Smithsonian reports regional sea temperature rise and coral bleaching event in Western Caribbean
2. US greenhouse gas emissions and capture, regionally
3. The great pond experiment: Regional vs. local biodiversity
4. Cornells regional sun grant energy conference is May 24-26
5. New York City Regional Extension Center Selects Greenway
6. Register now for the IOF Regionals -- 1st Asia-Pacific Osteoporosis Meeting
7. Singapore program to provide clinical insight; showcase for regional research
8. Announcing IOF Regionals 1st Asia-Pacific osteoporosis meeting
9. More pain means real gain in complex regional pain syndrome treatment
10. University of Houston Site of Regional Center of Excellence
11. Regional partnership to develop algal biofuels gets backing of San Diego leaders
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
New regional facility opened to advance stable isotope research in central Appalachians
(Date:4/20/2015)... , April 20, 2015 The ... Glenbeigh Records Management (GRM), Ireland,s ... Dubai Islamic Bank. Having built up an impressive track record ... a leading player within the records management sector in ... to double is GCC staffbase and employ a further eight ...
(Date:4/14/2015)... 2015  HYPR Corp. today announced it has ... Alliance tm , an industry consortium transforming online ... share technology and collaborate to deliver open specifications ... secure and private, and easier to use. ... protects sensitive user information and eliminates the dependency ...
(Date:4/13/2015)... , April 13, 2015 ... Research, "Global Biometrics Market Forecast & Opportunities, 2020", the ... CAGR of around 14% till 2020. The biometrics ... large scale implementation and review of biometric management ... of new products with greater efficiency, are resulting ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Glenbeigh Records Management Wins Contract With Dubai Islamic Bank 2Glenbeigh Records Management Wins Contract With Dubai Islamic Bank 3HYPR Corp. Joins the FIDO Alliance 2HYPR Corp. Joins the FIDO Alliance 3Global Biometrics Market to Cross US$ 21 Billion by 2020: TechSci Research 2
... HILL As vast and far-reaching as the worlds oceans ... to a study in the journal Science by researchers at ... The international team of scientists integrated global data from ... warming that threaten 20 different marine ecosystems, such as ...
... Ariz. -- If we wanted to create the ideal environmentally ... easy and economical to produce, and one that does not ... at Arizona State University intend to develop in a new ... clean fuel that produces no greenhouse gases. The ...
... 2008, 10 a.m.The Nanoscale Science, Engineering, and ... and Technology Council,s Committee on Technology ... Nanotechnology Initiatives (NNI) strategy for addressing priority ... (EHS) aspects of nanomaterials. The full ...
Cached Biology News:First map of threats to marine ecosystems shows all the world's oceans are affected 2Project focuses on production of hydrogen from bacteria and sunlight 2Project focuses on production of hydrogen from bacteria and sunlight 3Project focuses on production of hydrogen from bacteria and sunlight 4Strategy for nanotechnology-related environmental, health and safety research 2
(Date:5/6/2015)... Histogen, Inc., a regenerative medicine ... cells grown under simulated embryonic conditions, will present ... for melanoma during the 2015 Society of Investigative ... 2015 in Atlanta, GA. , Histogen has previously ... material with anti-oncologic properties, with potential benefit in ...
(Date:5/6/2015)... The Remedy Group , the premier provider ... pharmacy industry, will be exhibiting, presenting, and is a ... The Summit will be held May 4-8, 2015 at ... largest annual gathering for the specialty pharmacy industry. Thousands ... pharma/biotech manufacturers, and payers, to learn more about the ...
(Date:5/5/2015)... Mass. , May 5, 2015  Blueprint ... closing of its initial public offering of 9,367,708 ... price of $18.00 per share, including shares of ... the underwriters of their option to purchase additional ... offering to Blueprint Medicines were approximately $168.6 million, before ...
(Date:5/5/2015)... Roka Bioscience, Inc. (NASDAQ: ROKA ), a molecular diagnostics ... of foodborne pathogens,  today announced that Paul G. Thomas ... 2015 Health Care Conference on May 12 at 8:00am PT. ... Las Vegas NV. ... the investor relations section of Roka Bioscience,s website at ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Novel Immunomodulatory Treatment Induces Apoptosis in Melanoma 2The Remedy Group presenting at the 2015 Armada Specialty Pharmacy Summit: The Pitfalls to Growth and Maintaining the Patient Experience 2Blueprint Medicines Announces Closing of Initial Public Offering 2
... , Michael Su, M.S. and Jin Liao, M.D., Ph.D., ... Molecular Devices Corporation, 8/00 , , INTRODUCTION ... pyralis) is very popular foruse in Reporter Gene Assays. The enzyme ... (Figure 1) 1 . When luciferase is the limiting component in ...
... Michael Su, M.S., ... 8/00 , , INTRODUCTION , ... dilutions of samples were necessary to ensure that they fell ... with greatly improved sensitivity and dynamic range, have become commercially ...
... , ... INTRODUCTION , Adenosine triphosphate (ATP) is present ... can be used as a indicator of viable cell number.ATP measurements ... contamination in the food, drug, health care and personalhealthcare industries, as ...
Cached Biology Technology:Luciferase Reporter Gene Cells and Recombinant Luciferase Dilutions Studied with the CLIPR Luciferase Assay Kit and the LMax Microplate Luminometer (MaxLine Application Note #38) 2Luciferase Reporter Gene Cells and Recombinant Luciferase Dilutions Studied with the CLIPR Luciferase Assay Kit and the LMax Microplate Luminometer (MaxLine Application Note #38) 3Luciferase Reporter Gene Cells and Recombinant Luciferase Dilutions Studied with the CLIPR Luciferase Assay Kit and the LMax Microplate Luminometer (MaxLine Application Note #38) 4High Sensitivity, Wide Dynamic Range, Horseradish Peroxidase (HRP) ELISA Using the LMax Microplate Luminometer (MaxLine Application Note #41) 2High Sensitivity, Wide Dynamic Range, Horseradish Peroxidase (HRP) ELISA Using the LMax Microplate Luminometer (MaxLine Application Note #41) 3ATP Quantitation in the LMax Microplate Luminometer (MaxLine Application Note #40) 2ATP Quantitation in the LMax Microplate Luminometer (MaxLine Application Note #40) 3ATP Quantitation in the LMax Microplate Luminometer (MaxLine Application Note #40) 4
Quantibody Human Angiogenesis Array 1 (1 slide) Class: Quantitative Antibody Arrays Product Group: Antibody Array...
BD IMagnet 1 each...
Hucal Agx Antigen Expression Service Specificity: Hucal Agx ...
... MW: 34.2kDa Formulation: 10mM HEPES, pH ... dithiothreitiol with 50% glycerol Properites: For ... Certificate of Analysis for individual lots ... followed by gel filtration and Mono-S ...
Biology Products: