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... 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 of 7.4. 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." The ...

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 of GFR. 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. Sea level 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. The level 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 of resveratrol. 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 ...
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