AGU journal highlights -- Aug. 6, 2009
... the forces driving upper ocean currents and sea level
variability. To study the dynamics of the ... et al. analyze satellite observations of sea level
and wind stress as well as a new data set of ... the west coast of India. They find that while sea level
shows a seasonal variability, the alongshore ...
Nanodiamonds deliver insulin for wound healing
... significantly greater than the physiological pH level
The results of the study were ... the nanodiamonds. But, in this case, the right pH level
effectively triggers the release of the insulin." ... to levels as high as pH 10.5, the pH level
that promoted insulin release from the ...
Fujitsu PalmSecure Certified Under International Common Criteria Evaluation Assurance Level 2
... Security Evaluation as Evaluation Assurance level
2. PalmSecure is the first vascular ... France and Spain. Achieving Evaluation Assurance level
2 provides Fujitsu with a key security and ... seeking security products that comply with high level
industry and international standards.
Study explains potential failure of oral contraceptives with obese women
... the contraceptive may not be at a high enough level
to prevent a pregnancy.
The findings are of ... the same, but it took longer to achieve that level
in very overweight women.
The study showed it ... take for her to reach an effective concentration level
of a particular contraceptive, and this does vary ...
Caltech researchers explore how cells reconcile mixed messages in decisions about growth
... cells more or less able to respond to a certain level
of EGF by "playing with the extent of the contact ... cells to divide, you really have to crank up the level
of growth factors they're exposed to."
You can ... he notes, "which means they need a higher level
of growth factor before they will divide."
University of Leicester geologists demonstrate extent of ancient ice age
... of continental glaciation resulting in rapid sea level
changes around the globe.
They compared evidence of sea level
change from the rock record of ancient coastlines ... melting of ice sheets brought about rapid sea level
rise. This meltwater may have bought a massive ...
Enzyme involved in inflammatory bowel disease discovered at Penn State College of Medicine
... These results indicate that meprin reduces the level
of inflammation in the injured intestine.
In ... oxidant also damages host tissue. A nitric oxide level
in the blood of mice lacking meprin was much higher than the level
in wild-type mice. The Penn State team also ...
Study shows CGM devices also benefit people with type 1 diabetes
... people using CGM devices the time the blood sugar level
was below 70 mg/dL decreased by 37 minutes a day. ... (28% versus 52%)
more CGM users had a HbA1c level
below 7% at 26 weeks (88% versus 63%)
more ... in the CGM group, given their already exquisite level
of control. He noted that the study group ...
Obama Budget Level Funds Career Technical Education
... its Fiscal Year 2010 budget request, proposing level
funding for the Carl D. Perkins Career and ... Education Consortium (NASDCTEc) appreciate the level
funding proposal, but a stronger investment is ... through secondary, postsecondary and workforce level
training leading to high-skill, high-demand and ...
Students least informed about environmental science are most optimistic
... of American students demonstrated the highest level
of proficiency (referred to as level
A), indicating that they could consistently ... of American students performed at or below level
D. Students at ...
MCTP bought Genomatix NextGen Sequencing analysis stations
... data generated by the sequencer to a molecular level
understanding of the biology being studied.
The Genomatix Mining Station is the first level
analysis solution starting at the raw data from ... shortly.Results seamlessly feed into second level
analysis with the Genomatix Genome Analyzer which ...
Rising sea levels set to have major impacts around the world
... in Copenhagen shows that the upper range of sea level
rise by 2100 could be in the range of about one ... spectrum it looks increasingly unlikely that sea level
rise will be much less than 50 cm by 2100. This ... Australia and the lead speaker in the sea level
session, told the conference, "The most recent ...
Is the Dead Sea dying?
... In the case of the Dead Sea, the change in water level
is due to intensive human water consumption from ... has caused an accelerated decrease in water level
(0.7 m/a), volume (0.47 km/a) and surface area (4 ... The authors point out that this rapid drop in the level
of the Dead Sea has a number of detrimental ...
Using hair to manage HIV/AIDS and predict treatment success
... levels of medications, but since a single plasma level
represents medication exposure only hours prior ... over weeks, not days. Assessing an average level
of drug exposure over time may be more predictive ... of exposure provided by a single plasma level
of medication, Gandhi said.
"Hair sampling ...
New models question old assumptions about how many molecules it takes to control cell division
... mRNA molecules is huge, and it propagates to the level
of the encoded protein."
The noisy fluctuations in protein level
may be 50 percent instead of 3 percent. "There is ... taken to complete the process. To achieve this level
of control, the Virginia Tech researchers ...
Updated formula measures kidney function more accurately
... a very small sample of blood will determine the level
of serum creatinine and BUN, while a slightly ... child's height in centimeters, serum creatinine level
and a constant that relates this estimate to the measured level
The new Schwartz formula uses an ...
Lower increases in global temps could lead to greater impacts than previously thought, study finds
... Third Assessment Report finds that even a lower level
of increase in average global temperatures due to ... that the risk of additional contributions to sea level
rise from melting of both the Greenland and ... AR4, and that several meters of additional sea level
rise could occur on century time scales.
New book expands field data available on orangutans
... who also pointed to a "very notable and unusual level
of collaboration among scientists who worked ... create chapters."
"It's rare to achieve this level
of collaboration and cooperation among field ... my perspective and thinking into the level
of variation we might expect in orangutans in ...
Does hotter mean healthier?
... of the relationship of chile pepper heat level
to chile pepper response to Phytophthora capsici ... that there was no relationship between the heat level
of the pepper and the plant's resistance to ... on the fruit of the jalapeo indicates that heat level
is not a factor.
The results of this study ...
New satellite techniques for looking at climate change
... wetlands, present in northern regions. The water level
in fens is around 20 cm below the peat surface, while the water level
in bogs is 45 cm below the peat surface.
It ... with radar data, Touzi is able to detect the level
of water, which is used to characterise the ...
A crystal clear view of chalk formation
... structure of their crystals at nanoscopic level
makes them particularly robust. Materials ... structure depends on the pH level." The pH level
indicates the acidity or alkalinity of a ... structure.
"Our results suggest that the pH level
influences the way the ions group together in ...
Study links molecule to muscle maturation, muscle cancer
... in normal muscle cells. Artificially raising the level
of the molecule in the cancer cells cut their ... cells from maturing.
When they raised the level
of the microRNA molecule in the cells, or lowered the level
of the NF-B protein, the cells' growth ...
Common food additive found to increase risk and speed spread of lung cancer
... Cho said.
Dr. Cho noted that while a moderate level
of phosphate plays an essential role in living ... Dr. Cho noted. "Therefore, the 0.5 percent intake level
is actually a reduced phosphate diet by today's ... will help refine what constitutes a "safe" level
of dietary inorganic phosphate, with ...
Princeton researchers discover new type of laser
... large number of its electrons to a higher energy level
than normal. Under certain conditions, these electrons drop to a lower level
of energy, and emit the extra energy in the form ... number of electrons has to attain the same level
of energy and momentum be in a so-called ...
More freedom to take risks: DFG funds the first Reinhart Koselleck Projects
... funding, Kleiner continued. "The unusually high level
of risk may be an adventurous idea, an original ... of cognitive neurobiology at the cellular level
in fish. Schuster will combine behavioural ... to determine how the world is represented at the level
of very small decision-making networks in the ...
Einstein researchers develop technique to count messages made by single genes
... of a gene is made over time and how much that level
varies from cell to cell. Insight into how genes ... levels and only in tissues, not at the smaller level
of the cell. However, this it the first time that ... (rather than in a test tube) at a single cell level
reveals details that can advance the field of ...
Scientists shed light on evolution of gene regulation
... are conserved among mammals do act to control the level
of expression of certain genes.
To make their ... conserved sequences shows a particularly high level
of similarity across species, indicating that a ... of the firefly gene.
"We wanted to know if the level
of gene activity would change and, if it did ...
Carbon dioxide already in danger zone, warns study
... A group of 10 prominent scientists says that the level
of globe-warming carbon dioxide in the air has ... world climate will change disastrously unless the level
can be reduced in coming decades. The study is a ... say now that CO2 needs to be reduced to the level
under which human civilization developed until ...
Vitamin C lowers levels of inflammation biomarker considered predictor of heart disease
... for healthy, non-smoking adults with an elevated level
of CRP, a daily dose of vitamin C lowered levels ... smoking.
"Major studies have found that the level
of CRP in the body predicts future risk of ... C is 2,000 milligrams per day, or twice the level
used in the study.
They compared participants' ...
Measuring water from space
... future impacts in different regions.
rise in one of the major consequences of global ... dramatically improved our understanding of sea level
rise. Currently, three altimeter satellites cover ... show that since the start of 1993, sea level
has been rising by 3.3 mm a year, almost double ...
Revised theory suggests carbon dioxide levels already in danger zone
... on which civilization developed, an optimum CO2 level
would be less than 350 ppm a dramatic change from most previous studies, which suggested a danger level
for CO2 is likely to be 450 ppm or higher. ... and geophysics . "How fast ice sheets and sea level
will respond are still poorly understood, but ...
Proteomics study yields clues as to how tuberculosis might be thwarting the immune system
... only was LC3-II present in the phagosome, its level
was increased upon the induction of autophagy in ...
"We were able to demonstrate the endogenous level
of LC3-II in macrophage phagosomes through the ... autophagy machinery and the discovery that the level
of its presence in phagosomes is modulated by ...
Wetlands expert: China should think outside the flooding box with Three Gorges Dam
... an Ohio State University wetland expert.
of water in the reservoir behind the dam will top off at 575 feet above sea level
during the coming winter. The reservoir pool, ... land area of Hong Kong. Then by summer the water level
will drop 100 feet, and the cycle of flooding and ...
Resveratrol, red wine compound linked to health, also found in dark chocolate and cocoa
... products from six categories were tested for the level
of resveratrol and its sister compound, piceid. ... chocolate syrup. In the products studied, the level
of piceid was 3 to 6 times the level
When the cocoa and chocolate ...
Paleozoic 'sediment curve' provides new tool for tracking sea-floor sediment movements
... basis, are allowing scientists to reconstruct sea level
during the Paleozoic.
The rises and falls of sea level
during this period form the basis of ... not only in the sea, but on land. These sea level
increases and decreases are used extensively, Haq ...
New studies find global warming will have significant economic impacts on Florida coasts
... coastlines and economy due to increased sea level
rise. A second study by researchers at Florida ... at FSU. "Should, as many models predict, sea level
rise, and hurricane strength and other factors ...
This study uses current estimates of sea level
rise from Florida State University's Beaches and ...
Modest CO2 cutbacks may be too little, too late for coral reefs
... carbon dioxide stabilizes at 450 ppm, a level
well below that of many climate change forecasts, ... At that time he was asked what stabilization level
would be needed to preserve the marine ... even if atmospheric CO2 stabilizes at the current level
of 380 ppm, fewer than half of existing coral ...
Curbing coal emissions alone might avert climate danger, say researchers
... 2 since the pre-industrial era, to its current level
of 385 parts per million. However, while there ... previous research suggests that a dangerous level
of global warming may occur if CO 2 exceeds a ... is a 61 percent increase from the pre-industrial level
of 280 parts per million, but only 17 percent ...
Fertility treatment in developing countries; a cycle of IVF for less than $200
... by Gianaroli and the Foundation, represents level
two of a three-level approach to treatment proposed by the task force: level
one would offer investigation and IUI in a basic ... follicular scanning and ovulation induction); level
two would offer IVF (and diagnostic endoscopy) in ...
CO2 increase in the atmosphere augments tolerance of barley to salinity
... to a number of authors, an increase in the CO 2 level
in the atmosphere may mitigate this growth ... irrigated arable surface area is subject to some level
or other of salinisation, thus being hostile ... Dr. Prez-Lpez determined the oxidative stress level
of the barley (the oxidation suffered by a plant ...