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Seals quickly respond to gain and loss of habitat under climate change

... sites. The team found clear signs of rapid expansion in the new colony 8,000 years ago. This was ... to rapid change." The key factors in the expansion of the new colony were likely to be the abundant ... and extensive physical habitat that allowed rapid expansion after the initial founder event, and a tendency ...

Ecologists question effects of climate change on infectious diseases

... Research Center suggests that instead of a net expansion in the global range of diseases, climate change ... to Lafferty. Although she agrees that disease expansion in some areas could be accompanied by retraction ... ranges will shift, instead of assuming a global expansion of diseases, will be the key to distributing ...

Smithsonian scientist warns that palm oil development may threaten Amazon

... Tropical Conservation Science , that oil palm expansion in the Brazilian Amazon is likely to occur at the ... percent of this reserve to consist of oil palm. expansion may be driven by economics. As the world's ... palm plantations in Southeast Asia. "Oil palm expansion could be accelerated by, as well as contribute ...

Biofuels boom could fuel rainforest destruction, Stanford researcher warns

... characterization of the pathways of agricultural expansion throughout the entire tropical region. Gibbs ... to tropical countries," she added. Land expansion controversy Before Gibbs' study, few had ... to provide more recent information about expansion of croplands occurring in the midst of the ...

NIST awards $24M in grants for new research facilities

... of an Aquatic Animal Health Facility, an expansion of a planned new Aquatic Pathobiology Laboratory. ... for the construction of new buildings or the expansion of existing buildings for the sciences as they ... The Aquatic Animal Health Facility is an expansion of the soon-to-be-constructed University of ...

Biofuels and biodiversity don't mix, ecologists warn

... and 2.5 for birds. According to Dr Koh: "Rapid expansion of oil palm agriculture onto forested lands, even ... mounting pressure on biodiversity. "The rapid expansion of oil palm agriculture in Southeast Asia raises ... on the region's biodiversity. Unless future expansion of oil palm agriculture is regulated, rising ...

Duck-billed platypus genome sequence published

... found that the platypus genome has experienced an expansion in the genes that code for a particular type of ... a vomeronasal receptor. Researchers think the expansion of this particular set of genes may be involved ... the cathelicidin gene. Scientists think that the expansion of this gene family in platypus may be involved ...

AGU journal highlights -- Jan. 28, 2008

... 3. expansion and contraction of Mars's exosphere with solar ... upper atmospheric particles, causing heating and expansion of the exosphere, the highest level of a planet's atmosphere. This expansion is modulated by carbon-dioxide infrared cooling ...

JDRF awards University of Copenhagen professor with grant to conduct innovative diabetes research

... for $495,000 to study beta cell regeneration and expansion during pregnancy with the objective of ... the signaling pathways involved in the expansion of insulin producing beta cells may ultimately ... to unravel the mechanisms behind the beta cell expansion in pregnancy. We will work together with experts ...

New national map shows relative risk for zebra and quagga mussel invasion

... to the authors, The rate of zebra mussel expansion was rapid from its discovery in 1988. After 1994, the rate of expansion slowed considerably. While expansion of the zebra mussels range continues in the Great ...

WHRC releases 4 key reports

... Economic models of potential profits from the expansion of soybeans, cattle, and logging are used to ... describes the potential for agricultural expansion into the worlds tropical forests driven by sugar ... palm oil expansion. This industrial agricultural expansion is already bringing high profits to producers in ...

European Union forests expanding, absorbing carbon at surprisingly high rate: study

... gasses such as methane; partial credit for expansion of the regions forests could be decisive, say ... The study finds that between 1990 and 2005, expansion of above-ground tree vegetation in the 27 EU ... rate of increase of CO2 absorbsion through the expansion of forests at no more than 5%. The study shows ...

Smithsonian identifies invasive crab species in Panama Canal expansion area

... set of locks in Panamas new $5 billion canal expansion project. Mark Torchin, a staff scientist at the ... to further expand the canal. The new canal expansion project, formally inaugurated Sept. 3, will ... invasive species as a result of the significant expansion of world marine trade. ...

Smithsonian identifies invasive crab species in Panama Canal expansion area

... set of locks in Panamas new $5 billion canal expansion project. Mark Torchin, a staff scientist at the ... to further expand the canal. The new canal expansion project, formally inaugurated Sept. 3, will ... invasive species as a result of the significant expansion of world marine trade. ...

Hormone clue to root growth

... was sufficient to stop the meristem enlarging. In effect, the rate of expansion of dividing endodermal cells dictates the equivalent rate in other ... the root meristem, and that it is the endodermis which sets the pace for expansion rates in the other tissues. "Understanding precisely how hormones ...

Nursery programs for corals receive TLC from NOAA this Independence Day

... reef areas. The centerpiece of the proposed activities is the significant expansion of the four existing staghorn nurseries found between Broward County and ... four reefs where staghorn corals were depleted. The proposed plan includes expansion of fragment stocks (up to 4,000 fragments at this site) and the ...

Double trouble for water life

... of human population growth, urbanization, and agricultural and industrial expansion is causing unprecedented and alarming rates of nutrient over-enrichment ... excessive production, including harmful algal blooms, contributes to the expansion of marine 'dead zones' and leads to the destruction of fisheries habitat. ...

Wetlands likely source of methane from ancient warming event

... An expansion of wetlands and not a large-scale melting of frozen methane deposits is ... took place nearly 12,000 years ago was more chemically consistent with an expansion of wetlands. Wetland regions, which produce large amounts of methane from ...

Scientists identify key gene that protects against leukemia

... of the HSCs occurred in the mice, the scientists noted a progressive expansion of the myeloid lineage, which constitutes a type of mature white blood cell that fights infection. This expansion led by 6 to 12 months post-transplantation to the development of a ...

Salient Stills Notches Significant Advances in Profitability, Diversity of Sales and Customers, and Video Forensics Technology in 2008

... more new customers, as compared to new customers in 2007 Continued expansion of its developer network in Asia, Europe, and the Middle East, to address ... countries The addition of two new distributors in the U.S. expansion of sales in more Western and Midwestern states, bringing the total to ...

Van Andel Research Institute and TGen undertake alliance to promote science and health

... and heart disease. VARI will open a 240,000 square-foot building expansion this fall, which will allow it to broaden its efforts to include ... Both organizations have a strong focus on cancer, collaborations and expansion locally, nationally and internationally. The "alliance and affiliation ...

Dramatic expansion of dead zones in the oceans

... have now shown that unchecked global warming would lead to a dramatic expansion of low-oxygen areas zones in the global ocean by a factor of 10 or more. ... at the Danish Center for Earth System Science (DCESS), explains that "such expansion would lead to increased frequency and severity of fish and shellfish ...

Purdue study suggests warmer temperatures could lead to a boom in corn pests

... the Purdue Climate Change Research Center. "The greatest potential range expansion was seen with the corn earworm, which is known to infest other high-value ... production and a growing world population are increasing demand for corn. expansion of the pests' ranges could have substantial impacts through decreased ...

UC San Diego bioengineers fill holes in science of cellular self-organization

... board for liquids rather than electrons they found that growth and expansion of a dense colony of cells leads to a dynamic change from relative ... of cell colony growth. "Our results reveal how cell growth and colony expansion trigger the formation of the orientational order in the population," Hasty ...

Mass extinctions and the evolution of dinosaurs

... dinosaurs to expand into the niches they left behind. The rapid expansion of carnivorous and armoured dinosaur groups did not happen until after the ... Professor Benton said the story isn't so simplistic: "We argue that the expansion of the dinosaurs took up to 50 million years and was not a simple process ...

CSC Identity Labs Headquarters Relocates to West Virginia

... nearly four years, CSC has had an active presence in West Virginia. "The expansion of CSC's capabilities in West Virginia validates the rapid development of ... Governor Joe Manchin. "CSC is already a leader in this industry and its expansion here adds to our stature as the world leader for biometric technology and ...

ESA to feature wide range of UW-Madison presentations

... climate variability can change vegetation patterns, favoring the expansion of grass cover at the expense of tree cover and, within forested areas, the expansion of deciduous forest at the expense of evergreen forests. These results ...

Woody and aquatic plants pose greatest invasive threat to China

... and Li further state that any developing country benefiting from economic expansion and international trade should be wary of the greater potential for ... invasive species control now, before existing invaders begin their rapid expansion and before new invaders are introduced. Such a program should include a ...

Dawn of human matrilineal diversity

... and genetic landscape. For example, we can see evidence of a population expansion period starting around 70,000 years ago, perhaps leading to the out of ... Stone Age, perhaps numbering fewer than 2,000 around 70,000 years ago, the expansion after this time led to the occupation of many previously uninhabited ...

AAAE Applauds Expansion of Registered Traveler Program to Nation's Capital

... of Airport Executives President Chip Barclay today applauded the expansion of the Registered Traveler (RT) program with the opening of RT lanes at ... Airport and Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport. "The expansion of the Registered Traveler program to key airports in the nation's capital ...

Newly defined signaling pathway could mean better biofuel sources

... of surrounding cells that have different shapes and functions. "Cell expansion occurs in a crowded, but accommodating environment," Szymanski said. "As ... coordinate with neighboring cells' activities to promote organized cell expansion and proper cell-to-cell adhesion." Szymanski and his colleagues used an ...

Quantum weirdness, parallel worlds, dinosaur poop, and the ultimate fate of the universe...

... the universe contains enough energy to continue expanding or whether the expansion would eventually halt and then contract. The measurement of the amount of ... most of the energy in the universe is dark, however, we do not know if the expansion will keep accelerating or if the acceleration will peter out. "Physics ...

Impoverished areas of Africa and Asia face severe crop losses from climate change in 20 years

... more costly measures, including the development of new crop varieties and expansion of irrigation, the authors write. These adaptations will require ... agriculture, including two multi-year studies on the impact of biofuels expansion on climate change and the worlds poor. ...

Increase in ethanol production from corn could significantly impact

... in oil prices in conjunction with subsidy policies have led to a dramatic expansion in corn ethanol production and high interest in further expansion over the next decade, says the report. Indeed, because of strong national ...

Environmental setting of human migrations in the circum-Pacific Region

... humans migrated into eastern Asia via a southern coastal route. The expansion of modern human populations into the circum-Pacific region occurred in at ... and sea level in the early Holocene (8,000-6,000 years BP) supported the expansion of coastal wetlands, lagoons, and coral reefs, which in turn gave rise to ...

Jefferson urologists studying regenerated neo-bladder to help spinal cord injury patients

... regenerative medicine is anticipated to be an area of intense interest and expansion in the coming years, said Dr. Shenot. While this first trial in adults ... bladder control problems due to spinal cord injury, the possibilities for expansion into oncology related areas are promising, he said. ...

LaserCard Corporation Announces Expansion of Middle East Project

... ID credentials used in biometric identification, today announced the expansion of the national ID card program for a Middle Eastern government. A new ... of this Middle Eastern country continues to rely on LaserCard for its expansion of this ID program critical to its national security," said Richard ...

August 2009 Geology and GSA Today media highlights

... the past 5000 years, which suggest that such events have become more frequent and intense in this time. Middle Miocene oxygen minimum zone expansion offshore West Africa: Evidence for global cooling precursor events S. Kender et al., British Geological Survey, Keyworth, Nottingham NG12 5GG, UK. ...

High-tech vehicle design boosts emergency rescue capacity

... use and improving the interior design of ambulances at the request of its local St John Ambulance Brigade. Success in this area led to a rapid expansion in the design and production of cost-effective customised products to DIN and other widely recognised standards. These vehicles are widely used by ...

Penn-Wistar team gains insight into HIV vaccine failure

... CD4 T-cells functioned any differently before or after administering the Ad5 vector. They found no significant difference in activation or expansion of CD4 T-cells in either the high- or the low-Ad5 antibody groups. "It doesn't appear that vaccination increases the pool of potentially ...
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