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August 2009 Geology and GSA Today media highlights

... substantial changes was believed to be due to a rapid pulse of seafloor spreading. However, it has also ... for ocean ecology. A record of rapid Holocene climate change preserved in hyrax ... potential to preserve high-resolution records of rapid climate change, and that over the last 11,700 ...

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

... breeding sites. The team found clear signs of rapid expansion in the new colony 8,000 years ago. This ... order to model how it may be able to respond to rapid change." The key factors in the expansion of ... and extensive physical habitat that allowed rapid expansion after the initial founder event, and a ...

K-State host to workshop on rapid methods to detect microorganisms in food

... samples for microorganisms. K-State's 29th annual rapid Methods and Automation in Microbiology workshop ... across the United States and 60 countries. rapid methods and automation are a dynamic area in ... of conventional and new commercial systems of rapid identification of microorganisms from medical ...

HudsonAlpha investigator develops rapid response swine flu test

... for Biotechnology, has completed development of a rapid response, molecular-level assay for swine flu, ... genetic targets at one time and is the only rapid molecular test that can subtype multiple viral ... therapy in a timely manner," noted Grimaud. "A rapid confirmation can also mitigate many of the ...

From cars to cancer: UH professor employs auto industry tools for tumor therapy

... Kamrani has a long history with visualization and rapid prototyping, a fabrication technique common in ... into physical prototypes layer by layer." rapid prototyping, also known as solid free-form ... to a foundry, and they make it for you. Now, with rapid prototyping, you design something and send it ...

As super-predators, humans reshape their prey at super-natural speeds

... said Darimont. "It's an ideal recipe for rapid trait change." The study is the first to ... and fish management policies contribute to the rapid pace of trait changes. "Fishing regulations often ... In addition, researchers don't know how these rapid changes will impact larger ecosystems, added ...

A card-swipe for medical tests

... pair of studies demonstrating the new method for rapid disease testing. The research will be published ... to the newborn, Porter says. A conclusive, rapid test for herpes can tell doctors if a C-section ... or perhaps at home. GMR sensors could provide rapid detection of porcine parvovirus, a respiratory ...

Deprived of a sense of smell, worms live longer

... accordingly. Their bodies respond to promote rapid ingestion, rapid growth and rapid aging, Kornfeld explains. In contrast, when the ...

October 2008 GEOLOGY and GSA TODAY media highlights

... diversities circa 11 million years ago and the rapid increase in warm climate (C4) grasses at 7-8 ... change in regional paleoaltitude, this large and rapid change appears to have resulted from stream ... stillstands and/or grounding events punctuating rapid retreat; (3) or by slower retreat of grounded ....

Simulations help explain fast water transport in nanotubes

... By discovering the physical mechanism behind the rapid transport of water in carbon nanotubes, ... the physical mechanism behind orientation-driven rapid transport. For the simulations, the system ... groups at the ends of the nanotubes, produces rapid transport, the researchers report. "The ...

CU-Boulder, biotech firm team up on python project in search for human cardiac therapeutics

... genes are involved in regulating the python's rapid heart muscle changes may have implications for ... able to understand the genetic cues involved in rapid python heart muscle increases and decreases, that ... genes they suspect may be involved in the rapid heart muscle changes. "Pythons can eat up to ...

Michael J. Fox Foundation Funds $1.1 Million for Cutting-edge Approaches to Parkinson's Disease

... funded through The Michael J. Fox Foundation's rapid Response Innovation Awards 2008. As part of its ... being accepted, and a total of $2 million in rapid Response awards is expected by year's end. rapid Response helps keep new and novel approaches to ...

Lionfish decimating tropical fish populations, threaten coral reefs

... is slashed by about 80 percent. Aside from the rapid and immediate mortality of marine life, the loss ... fish into a corner and then swallow them in a rapid strike. Because of their natural defense ... to eat. That can be a little spooky." Their rapid reproduction potential, Hixon said, must now be ...

Exploited fish make rapid comeback in world's largest no-take marine reserve network

... fishing is completely banned, can lead to very rapid comebacks of the fish species most prized by ... University in Queensland. "Others have seen such rapid increases in smaller-scale studies, usually at ... big surprise was that we detected a consistent, rapid increase in multiple large reserves spread over ...

Woody and aquatic plants pose greatest invasive threat to China

... access to food. The article concludes that rapid economic development and strengthening ... alien plants with viable environments for rapid range expansion. The authors stress the need for ... control now, before existing invaders begin their rapid expansion and before new invaders are introduced. ...

USF professor gives historical look at physiology and WWII air war

... elevators in the Empire State Building to study rapid changes in pressure. That suggestion never came ... to a space walk. Fliers could survive rapid decompression of a pressurized airplane with ... of concerns that fliers could not survive a rapid decompression. Fliers could withstand ...

Marine bacteria's mealtime dash is a swimming success

... becomes a race against time for a bacterium. A rapid response gives it a strong advantage over ... microfluidic technology. P. haloplanktis is a rapid swimmer, propelling itself by a single rotating ... and team observed that the bacteria used their rapid motility to very effectively swim toward and ...

March GEOLOGY and GSA TODAY media highlights

... tsunami impacted this region of Oman. rapid warming and salinity changes of Cretaceous ... 203-206. Paleo records reveal occasional and rapid releases of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere. ... to determine whether there have been short-lived rapid thinning events since the end of the last glacial ...

New method developed to identify genetic determinants of Alzheimer's disease

... Amsterdam, The Netherlands, January 14, 2008 A rapid and accurate DHPLC assay for determination of ... help resist Alzheimer's disease. As a result, the rapid and accurate determination of APOE genotypes and ... Therefore, we felt that the development of a rapid and accurate assay that can determine individuals ...

December GEOLOGY and GSA TODAY media highlights

... geomorphology with deep U-shaped valleys. The rapid rise of this rugged mountain range in the last ... a period of extreme global warming caused by rapid emission of greenhouse gases. It is unknown what ... and not other unrelated processes. rapid fluid-rock interaction in oilfield reservoirs ...

November GEOLOGY and GSA TODAY Media Highlights

... Their data provide evidence of a period of rapid climate warming to present-day conditions next to ... years. Kemp and Coe's findings may allow ancient rapid global climate changes, recognizable in the ... into the timing, rates, and causes of ancient rapid global warming events and mass extinctions. ...

New field-deployable biosensor detects avian influenza virus in minutes instead of days

... influenza in just minutes. In addition to being a rapid test, the biosensor is economical, ... available tests -- improved sensitivity, rapid testing and the ability to identify different ... The antigen capture immunoassays can provide rapid test results, but suffer from low sensitivity and ...

October Geology and GSA Today media highlights

... earth systems are connected, and determine how rapid climate and biological changes can occur under ... of paleoclimate exist. Evidence for a rapid sea-level rise 7600 yr ago Shi-Yong Yu, Large ... the Scandinavian Ice Sheet. Yu et al. attribute a rapid local sea-level rise of roughly 4.5 meters ca. ...

September Geology and GSA Today media highlights

... for about the past 1000 years. These periods of rapid seismic displacement in the Los Angeles region ... deformation on their downward extensions, or (2) rapid ductile slip in the lower crust beneath faults ... cluster. We suggest that alternating periods of rapid seismic displacement may be the expected mode of ...

High-tech vehicle design boosts emergency rescue capacity

... 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 ... level, particularly suitable for the type of off-road vehicle needed for rapid access to disaster zones. "Our four-stretcher carrier is adjustable at the ...

Promising new treatment for Alzheimer's suggested based on Hebrew University research

... significant proportion of the population that suffers from a particularly rapid development of this disease. In the research at the Silberman ... why people who carried a mutated gene known as BChE-K were prone to more rapid development of Alzheimer's than those who had a normal version of the ....

Study on keeping nuclear bombs from US ports shows misplaced fear over cargo scanning cost

... maintain. "An alternate inspection protocol that emphasizes screening (a rapid primary scan of all containers, followed by a more careful secondary scan ... virtually all those originating outside the U.S. would receive a rapid screening via low-cost, drive-through radiation and medium energy x-ray ...

University of Leicester geologists demonstrate extent of ancient ice age

... with changes in the extent of continental glaciation resulting in rapid sea level changes around the globe. They compared evidence of sea ... Palaeozoic Icehouse when the partial melting of ice sheets brought about rapid sea level rise. This meltwater may have bought a massive influx of ...

Government of Canada announces funding for research on the H1N1 flu virus

... Network scientists will: test methodologies for the performance of rapid clinical trials assess the safety and immunogenicity of a novel pandemic ... safety and effectiveness measure vaccine coverage facilitate the rapid implementation of pandemic influenza vaccine programs "Canada is ...

Striata and CIC Launch Integrated eSignature, eDelivery, and eBilling for the Financial Services Industry

... Bill Presentment & Payment (EBPP) are solution sets that deliver a rapid reduction in operational costs, quicker payments and an enhanced customer ... paper turn off and ePayments. This enables Striata's clients to achieve rapid ROI; complement their existing self-service and e-communication ...

Notre Dame researchers describe new tool for evaluating 'managed relocations'

... has emerged as a possible means of preserving species endangered by rapid climate change and other environmental threats. The concept involves ... shared by members of the working group. However, they contend that the rapid pace of climate change makes it critical that scientists and policy makers ...

Striata and CIC Launch Integrated eSignature, eDelivery, and eBilling for the Financial Services Industry

... Bill Presentment & Payment (EBPP) are solution sets that deliver a rapid reduction in operational costs, quicker payments and an enhanced customer ... paper turn off and ePayments. This enables Striata's clients to achieve rapid ROI; complement their existing self-service and e-communication ...

Genome projects launched for three extreme-environment animals

... thus, researchers believe that global warming may result in a rapid decline in the diversity of these populations and a rapid decline in species number. The availability of complete genome sequence ...

Reef boom beats doom

... at The University of Queensland. Dr Diaz-Pulido explains that the rapid recovery is due to an exceptional combination of previously-underestimated ... water quality can have a big influence on the trajectory of reefs under rapid global change." "Clearly, we need to urgently deal with the problem of ...

TGen researchers discover possible way to block the spread of deadly brain tumors

... , an international journal of cancer research. Cancer cell movement and rapid division are key characteristics of malignant brain tumors known as ... with brain tumors, but also pinpoint it as a possible cause for their rapid growth and spread of GBM. "Dr. Kislin's work has meant a fast ...

HIV dearms protective protein in cells

... a special viral protein marks protective cellular proteins for their rapid destruction and thus diminishes the cell's supply. A team of researchers ... by a cellular system. Vpu presumably binds to the CD317 and marks it for rapid destruction," explains Dr. Keppler. The less CD317 is present in the ...

Towards a natural pacemaker

... 'rewire' two of the HCN channels. The resulting heart rate was very rapid with irregular pauses, just as has already been observed in dogs and mice. ... of practical biological pacemakers by allowing more complete and rapid assessment of individual channel mutations through combined culture and ...

New wheat disease could spread faster than expected

... And this new study confirms that it is crucial to get prepared for the rapid spread of a new variety of wheat stem rust that appeared in Uganda in ... types of diseases may move, and hopefully prepare for them." Though rapid transportation systems have become increasingly important in establishing ...

10 new amphibian species discovered in Colombia

... can reveal internal organs. The species were discovered during a recent rapid Assessment Program (RAP) expedition in Colombia's mountainous Tacarcuna ... currently relatively undisturbed, it faces many threats and is undergoing rapid landscape transformation, mainly due to selective wood extraction, ...

4 years after tsunami: Corals stage comeback

... from the New York-based Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) has reported a rapid recovery of coral reefs in areas of Indonesia, following the tsunami that ... Society's Indonesia Marine Program. "Our scientific monitoring is showing rapid growth of young corals in areas where the tsunami caused damage, and also ...
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