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Controlling cucumber beetles organically

... Another plot of watermelons was planted with companion plants thought to repel cucumber beetles. A third group was planted with a different set of companion plants that seem to attract insects that prey on ... adversely affected by the Al-plastic nor by the companion plants. More beetles were collected in the ...

CSHL scientists discover how 'companion' cells to sperm protect them from genetic damage

... Martienssen, Ph.D., has discovered that the companion cells provide sperm with more than just succor. ... come in the form of small RNA molecules that companion cells pass on to sperm. These small RNAs, the ... themselves," says Martienssen, "thus alerting the companion cells to their exact locations in the genome". ...

FANTOM findings boost for biologists

... inputs from very long distances, according to a special thematic series of companion articles from the FANTOM4 consortium. This research, to be published ... three milestone papers in the journal Nature Genetics , along side the companion articles in BioMed Central, that challenge current notions of how genes ...

From sheet metal elements to host cells: DFG launches 10 new collaborative research centers

... Research Centre/Transregional Collaborative Research Centre 62, "A companion Technology for Cognitive Technical Systems", is how communication between ... reliability represent the main focus. Implementation of these so-called companion characteristics in cognitive technical systems is intended to allow these ...

Holistic understanding: Ag chemicals in the environment

... Environmental Quality and serves as an introduction to a group of thirteen companion papers that compare and contrast the results for the specific ... from the five settings in included the study. Results from the companion papers show the value of this holistic study design. Conclusions drawn ...

New edition of a classic molecular biology textbook from CSHL Press and Benjamin Cummings

... also placed throughout the text, and these direct students to the expanded companion Web site ( http://www.aw-bc.com/watson ). This Web site contains ... as answers to the critical-thinking questions posed to students on the companion Web site. The transparencies feature approximately 300 four-color ...

Cat fleas' journey into the vacuum is a 'one-way trip'

... cat flea, or Ctenocephalides felis, the most common type of flea plaguing companion animals and humans. The lead researcher also examined vacuum bags for ... of numerous effective chemical treatments on the market that kill fleas on companion animals. For awhile, fleas owned us. But now they're on the run, ...

Test helps in fight against lung infections and for treating other life-threatening infections

... infections caused by this bacterium, such as chronic pneumonia, burns and wounds. Furthermore, Innovotech™ has development plans in place for companion products to bioFILM PA™ that will address biofilm infections caused by other bacteria such as infections of catheters, artificial joints, ...

Scientists urge global action to preserve water supplies for billions worldwide

... place in October. Additionally, the University of Cambridge will continue the discussion of the global water crisis when it hosts in September a companion workshop focused on African water problems. Research performed at Scripps and at other research centers around the world have indicated that ...

Bovine genome provides clues to possible new developments

... said the cattle sequence took six years to complete, annotate and analyze with more than 300 scientists from 25 countries. Most of more than 25 companion reports describing detailed analyses of the two projects by the Bovine Sequencing Project and the Bovine Hapmap Consortia appear online at ...

Sequencing the cow's genetic code -- a new agricultural era dawns

... evolution but also cattle-specific biology, reported an international consortium of researchers in the April 23 issue of the journal Science . A companion study on the genetic bases of mammalian milk is published in parallel. The large-scale undertaking mobilized more than 300 scientists from 25 ...

Can organic cropping systems be as profitable as conventional systems?

... in southern Wisconsin from 1993 to 2006. Crop production analysis was published in the 2008 MarchApril issue of Agronomy Journal while this companion article focuses on the net returns and associated risk exposure of these systems. Full research results from this current study are presented by ...

Can organic cropping systems be as profitable as conventional systems?

... in southern Wisconsin from 1993 to 2006. Crop production analysis was published in the 2008 MarchApril issue of Agronomy Journal while this companion article focuses on the net returns and associated risk exposure of these systems. Full research results from this current study are presented by ...

Scientists find climate change to have paradoxical effects in coastal wetlands

... examine how CO 2 may interact with other factors that will accompany sea-level rise, the authors also manipulated CO 2 , salinity and flooding in a companion greenhouse study. The team of scientists from the Smithsonian Institution and the U.S. Geological Survey added CO 2 gas to a tidal marsh at the ...

Common gene variants influence risk factor for sudden cardiac death

... 14 common variants in 10 different gene regions (some regions had more than one variant) that were related to QT interval duration. A separate companion paper from the QTSCD consortium in the same issue of Nature Genetics led by Arne Pfeufer, MD, of the Technical University of Munich and Aravinda ...

AJCN study shows moderate alcohol consumption related to stronger bones

... adults in the Framingham Offspring Study. Their results are published in the April 2009 issue of The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition . In a companion editorial, Helen Macdonald adds interesting commentary to the debate. ASN Spokesperson Stephanie Atkinson, PhD, explained the study which looked ...

Cleaning the atmosphere of carbon: African forests out of balance

... lot of carbon, they hold more carbon now than they did 40 years ago--a hopeful sign that tropical forests could help to mitigate global warming. In a companion article, Helene Muller-Landau, staff scientist at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, says that understanding the causes of this African ...

Historical photographs expose decline in Florida's reef fish, new Scripps study finds

... fish imaged in black-and-white 1950s sport fishing photos compared to the relatively diminutive catches photographed in modern pictures. In a companion paper being published in the Endangered Species Research journal, McClenachan employs similar methods to document the decline of the globally ...

College students find comfort in their pets during hard times

... sometimes they can feel isolated or overwhelmed with the change," she said. "We found that a lot of young adults are choosing to have an animal companion for important reasons. Many feel their pets will help get them through these difficult and stressful situations, and many more say that without their ...

Favorite Thanksgiving dish gets 'upscale' breeding

... cutting costs and reducing environmental harm. Vorsa received a patent for the Crimson Queen hybrid in 2007. Rutgers licensed the hybrid and two companion varieties to more than 40 grower-members of the Ocean Spray cooperative. Rutgers began receiving royalties on its patent this year. Earlier this ...

Chemist to donate potential pharmaceutical royalties to Madagascar

... is taking place. The award is the third competitive renewal of a research program that Kingston began in 1993. The grant was accompanied by a companion award for the United States Department of Agriculture of $1.25 million over the next five years. The overall goals of the International ...

Paradigm Tactical Products to be Largest Distributor of Metal/Radiation Detection Wands in United States

... "Our newest products close the circle and complete the first stage of our detection technology strategy. We now have the capability to cross market companion products with the intent to multiply sales." Cammarata went on to share, "There is no other product on the market like our metal/radiation wand. We ...

Study sheds new light on dolphin coordination during predation

... acoustical monitoring study found that much of what scientists had assumed about dolphin communication may, in fact, be wrong in this species. In a companion article also published in Acoustical Society of America, the researchers describe how they used underwater hydrophones to listen to the dolphins ...

Researchers document world's mammals in crisis

... Society of London. The mammal assessment is the first comprehensive look at the health of terrestrial and marine mammals across the globe. It is a companion assessment to similar documentation of the world's amphibians, released four years ago by IUCN. "Mammals are important because they play key ...

Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News reports on growing role of molecular diagnostics

... development, and molecular tests. These gene-sequencing tools are being applied at an earlier stage. Genetic tests can optimize drug therapy, and companion diagnostics are being touted as a method to better define a patient's need or predict clinical outcome from a specific drug. The FDA recently ...

ACS PressPac -- Sept. 17, 2008

... attempting to develop even more effective drugs that are safer and easier to use. While there's still no cure for the disease, Thayer notes in a companion article in C&EN, researchers are working hard to develop an effective HIV vaccine, considered the ultimate way to prevent infection. But there's ...

Nitrate concentrations of ground water increasing in many areas of the United States

... to characterize near-decadal trends in nitrate concentrations in ground water between 1988 and 2004. Results from the study were published in a companion supplement to the September-October issue of the Journal of Environmental Quality. Decadal-scale changes of nitrate concentrations were ...

DOE JGI extends the capabilities of the Integrated Microbial Genome System

... (IMG) data management system, updated the content of the IMG/M metagenome data management and analysis system, and has launched its educational companion site, IMG/EDU. Version 2.6 of IMG includes new microbial genomes from Version 29 release of the National Center for Biotechnology Information's ...

Scripps expedition provides new baseline for coral reef conservation

... with a population of 5,000 people. The results are published in two papers in the Public Library of Science (PLoS) ONE (Feb. 27) journal and a companion essay in PLoS Biology (Feb. 26). At Kingman, the researchers described one of the planets most pristine coral reefs, a resource they say provides ...

Book is the first high-resolution digital mouse brain atlas designed for Web applications

... The resulting atlas is a high-resolution vector-based digital mouse brain atlas designed specifically for web applications. An essential companion to the Allen Brain Atlas online gene expression databasean open access resource generated by The Allen Institute for Brain Sciencethis atlas offers ...

U. of I. librarian launches comprehensive Web database of field guides

... Web Site merges Schmidts own book, A Guide to Field Guides: Identifying the Natural History of North America (Libraries Unlimited, 1999), and its companion Web site, International Field Guides, plus 2,000 new titles. After the publisher returned copyright to the book, I decided to combine the two ...

GM, Coskata partnership builds on Oklahoma State University biofuels research

... for the production of biofuels. The licensing agreement between OSU and Coskata includes the microorganisms used in syngas fermentation, with a companion research agreement for any aspects of the syngas fermentation technology that would aid them in production. Since providing the initial three strains ...

Study: weight-loss tips differ in African-American, mainstream magazines

... of the African-American community to push their media to increase coverage of overweight and obesity health issues," Campo said. The research is a companion study to previous work Mastin and Campo published in the Howard Journal of Communications in Oct. 2006. The first study showed that food and ...

K-State specialist in tick-borne pathogens receives $1.8 million grant

... fund. Ganta said that tick-borne pathogens like ehrlichia chaffeensis have long been recognized as a persistent concern for the health of several companion animals and livestock. The number of cases in humans has also risen in recent years, increasing the threat to public health. The hope is that once ...

Climate change predicted to drive trees northward

... tree species in North America, and that under climate change, new species might colonize the southern part of the continent from tropical regions. A companion article by the same authors provides more detail about their climate envelope method as applied to one species, the sugar maple. ...

Summer-dormant tall fescue grass shows promise for pasture improvements

... for water during summer months. Preliminary results show the annual Medicago species of legumes, commonly known as annual medics, are the best companion species for Flecha MaxQ, he said. Seed increases from the best suited medics will result in new cultivars for release in the U.S. and other markets ...

BIO-key(R) PocketCop(R) Project 'Leading the Nation' According to Televised Report

... with a lot more information when dealing with suspects." The Oklahoma County Sheriff's Office has successfully deployed MobileCop(R), BIO-key's companion product for laptops, in Sheriff's Office patrol vehicles. The County also provides a hosting service for MobileCop and PocketCop users in twelve ...

Good earth: Brown chemists show origin of soil-scented geosmin

... connected parts, similar to a dumbbell. One piece is responsible for the first half of the reaction, cranking out a chemical that wafts over to the companion bit of protein, which then produces geosmin. We found that geosmin is created by this bifunctional enzyme, Cane said. The two steps of the process ...

Springer will publish Journal of Coastal Conservation

... the Journal of Coastal Conservation (JCCO), the official publication of the EUCC the Coastal Union. Linking science and policy, JCCO is an ideal companion to Springers other journals in coastal science, the International Journal of Marine and Coastal Law and Marine Biology. The first issue of the ...

Researchers develop simple method to create natural drug products

... of enzymes, the protein catalysts inside cells, in a relatively simple mixing process inside a laboratory flask. The research paper, along with a companion study describing a similar process achieved at Harvard Medical School with anti-tumor products, is published in the September issue of Nature ...
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