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August 2009 Geology and GSA Today media highlights

... reveal two acidification events in the deep sea off West Africa about 16 and 15.5 million years ago, ... primary productivity in the surface ocean off the west coast of Africa is likely to account for ... which would have increased the tradewinds off West Africa and, in turn, fertilized the ocean by ...

Cancer's distinctive pattern of gene expression could aid early screening and prevention

... Ga. Distinctive patterns of genes turned off or left on in healthy versus cancerous cells ... looks more globally at which genes are turned off and on with an eye on early identification of ... regulate healthy cell differentiation are shut off in cancers. "These are genes that may need to be ...

Scientists track impact of DNA damage in the developing brain

... Switching off a key DNA repair system in the developing nervous ... marks the first time researchers have switched off a pathway for repairing damaged single DNA ... Investigators developed a way to switch off Xrcc1 production in the mouse brain and nervous ...

URI researcher sheds light on 'man-eating' squid; finds them timid, nonthreatening

... 2009 News reports last week about scuba divers off San Diego being menaced by large numbers of ... distance. After he got up his nerve, he turned off the light. When he turned it back on again 30 ... to frighten them, and they immediately dashed off to the periphery. The URI researcher's dive ...

URI researcher sheds light on 'man-eating' squid; finds them timid, non-threatening

... 2009 News reports last week about scuba divers off San Diego being menaced by large numbers of ... distance. After he got up his nerve, he turned off the light. When he turned it back on again 30 ... to frighten them, and they immediately dashed off to the periphery. The URI researcher's dive ...

Scripps-led study shows ocean health plays vital role in coral reef recovery

... 92 coral cores collected from four reef sites off the coast of Honduras and Belize. The cores were ... overfishing and sediment and nutrient run off from land. By using x-rays, the researchers were ... "It is clear that Mesoamerican corals really fell off a cliff in 1998 -- nearly everybody suffered mass ...

American Chemical Society's Weekly PressPac -- June 3, 2009

... surprise discovery that may help boxed wine shake off its image as a gauche alternative to bottles, ... Toward new drugs that turn genes on and off ACS Chemical Biology Scientists in ... in genes working at abnormally low levels or shut off genes producing an abnormal protein linked to ...

Are you okay to kiss?

... a smooch or start a job interview, you're better off asking a trusted friend if your breath is sweet. ... ones by producing enzymes that chop sugary bits off the proteins that make them more easily degraded. ... take the glycoproteins in the saliva and chop off sugar residues to produce volatile proteins. On ...

NOAA researchers: Blue whales re-establishing former migration patterns

... blue whales from the coast of California to areas off British Columbia and the Gulf of Alaska since the ... 15 separate cases where blue whales were seen off British Columbia and the Gulf of Alaska. Four of ... were identified as animals previously observed off the coast of California, suggesting a ...

Genetic switch potential key to new class of antibiotics

... Detail Riboswitches typically work by turning off the ability of an mRNA to decode its genetic ... is present, the enzyme that makes preQ1 is shut off by the riboswitch. In the current study, ... ability but also contains its own switch to shut off the decoding process. The current structural ...

UNH: Pavement sealcoat a source of toxins in stormwater runoff

... applied to the pavement, but the water running off the surface into nearby streams will be carrying ... much of the sealcoat eventually washes or scrapes off and ends up in nearby streams and rivers, says ... lot was left unsealed. On-site stormwater drains off the parking lot and into a nearby swale. The PAH ...

Team IDs genesis of mass migrations

... and the Southeast Fisheries Science Center. off Georges Bank The researchers focused on Atlantic herring off Georges Bank near Boston during the fall spawning ... to locate objects by bouncing sound waves off of them. With conventional techniques, survey ...

A worm-and-mouse tale: B cells deserve more respect

... By studying how mice fight off infection by intestinal worms a condition that ... of immune cells that the body maintains to fight off invaders like bacteria, viruses, and parasites. ... organism in this case, a mouse actually fights off infection by a parasite. They chose to study the ...

EPA to study Puerto Rico waters and marine habitat

... Styrofoam and other common trash. In Jobos Bay, off Puerto Rico's southern coast, EPA will again use ... reef maps of the bay. Further west, in reefs off La Parguera, EPA will continue a 2007 study to ... At an observation station some 25 nautical miles off Puerto Rico's southwestern coast, EPA will test ...

DNA evidence is in, newly discovered species of fish dubbed H. psychedelica

... strike the seafloor they use their fins to push off and they expel water from tiny gill openings on ... species are known to jettison themselves up off the bottom before they begin swimming, none have ... wave, wiggle and sometimes blink the lures on and off in order to attract pray, Pietsch says. ...

Shark attacks decline worldwide in midst of economic recession

... years, vacationing tourists have been attacked off beaches in remote parts of the globe, such as ... Burgess said. "A lot less attacks occur off Long Island, New York, than Florida simply ... total since 2001, Burgess said. Attractive waves off New Smyrna Beach on the central Atlantic coast ...

Tree lizard’s quick release escape system makes jumpers turn somersaults

... performed well, launching themselves by pushing off with their back feet and landing gracefully, ... that everything about the tailless lizards' take off was exactly the same as it had been before they ... the lizards push down with their tails at take off to prevent themselves from spinning, or whether ...

Decreasing insulin resistance prevents obesity-related cardiovascular damage

... obese with your glucose control a little bit off and already beating up your circulation," says ... obese, the fasting glucose may be a little bit off but not terrible. What is terrible is you are ... to deal with glucose by inappropriately turning off insulin receptors. "You have lost your ....

Four, three, two, one . . . pterosaurs have lift off

... launch model, Habib notes: "If a creature takes off like a bird, it should only be able to get as big ... was required. Then, with wings snapping out, off they'd fly." Using computer scans to obtain ... all four legs, it takes less than a second to get off of flat ground, no wind, no cliffs," he said. ...

High numbers of right whales seen in Gulf of Maine

... head south in winter to give birth in the waters off Florida and Georgia, the only known calving ... calves, are sighted each year in aerial surveys off the southeast coast, we know the remainder of the ... research needed to manage protected species off the northeast coast of the U.S. from Maine to ...

How chromosomes meet in the dark -- Switch that turns on X chromosome matchmaking

... to happen the X chromosomes have to quickly pair off (or colocalize) in a way that allows each part of ... of how the X chromosomes actually suddenly pair off so quickly and consistently allowing this to ... to happen the X chromosomes have to quickly pair off (colocalization) in a way that allows each part ...

Cost of hatchling turtles' dash for freedom

... they tugged on the force transducer. Setting off with a thrust of 45milliNewtons, the swimmers' ... gradually over the next 10 hours before levelling off at 20milliNewtons about 12 hours after embarking. ... declining more slowly and eventually levelling off after 12 hours. So what does this mean for a ...

Battling bacteria in the blood: Researchers tackle deadly infections

... that is often seen in patients who are fighting off a severe bloodstream infection. "Bloodstream ... Using bacteria that had been modified to give off a weak light signal that can be detected from ... stable. That, in turn, might help the body fight off infection more effectively. Younger and his ...

Social interactions can alter gene expression in the brain, and vice versa

... Genes in the brain are malleable, turning on or off in response to internal and external cues. While ... studies had shown that genes switch on and off when an animal is trained to perform a task in ... that literally thousands of genes turn on or off in the honey bee brain in response to social ...

Acoustical Meeting, Nov. 10-14, 2008 in Miami, Florida

... THEIR SALMON Killer whales swimming the waters off British Columbia and Washington State are known ... tend to become garbled as the sound waves scatter off of various objects in the water. Much of this ... in order to measure the ultrasound waves bouncing off the moth. The signal showed distinct modulations ...

Bee smart, bee healthy

... are fast learners are also better able to fight off infection, according to scientists from Queen ... between colonies in how well they could fight off a bacterial infection, but these differences did ... learn many things in short their life and fight off a range of infections to survive." ...

1,000 tags reveal mysteries of giant bluefin tuna

... Monday (October 20) in the Gulf of St. Lawrence off Port Hood, Nova Scotia. The prized fish, which ... when the first tag was put out on a bluefin tuna off North Carolina's Outer Banks. Led by Stanford ... swim across the Atlantic, with fish tagged off the coast of North America visiting spawning ...

Greenhouse gas auction revenues can help cut Md. electric use significantly, says study

... spending on energy efficiency does pay off in significantly increased benefits and ... dioxide emissions allowances. By auctioning these off to energy producers, the state raises money, some ... These scenarios assume that Maryland will sell off all of its allowances to producers, rather than ...

Modern genetics vs. ancient frog-killing fungus

... actively is destroying the skin, but are turned off when the fungus is doing little more than ... on when the fungus is infecting frogs, but turned off in the zoospore stage. Although this gene ... will continue their quest to stop Bd from killing off frog species in several ways. They currently are ...

Ocean floor geysers warm flowing sea water

... sea water through the flat, Pacific Ocean floor off Costa Rica. The movement is greater than that off midocean volcanic ridges. The finding suggests ... scientists suggests a rather unremarkable area off the Costa Rican Pacific coast holds clues to ...

Whale songs are heard for the first time around New York City waters

... 13 miles from the New York Harbor entrance and off the shores of Fire Island. Information about the ... northward migration from their calving ground off the Florida eastern coast to their feeding grounds off Maine, New Hampshire and Massachusetts. Acoustic ...

Moderate quantities of dirt make more rain

... form without aerosols. They start the clouds off by providing the moisture with points around ... The thermal energy that the extra water gives off when it condenses is sufficient to make the ... natural and man-made aerosols screen off around a fifth of the sun's energy; however, the ...

Why a common treatment for prostate cancer ultimately fails

... results. As expected, when the molecule is turned off in stromal cells, growth of cancer cells in the prostate slows. But when the molecule is turned off in the epithelial cells, it removes one of the ... in different cells, for instance, turning off the receptor in some cells while keeping it on in ...

UNH researchers tag first-ever free-swimming leatherback turtles in New England

... one male and two female leatherback turtles off Cape Cod. They are the first free-swimming ... Sound, to south of an area called the Canyons, off the continental shelf. He has traveled about 1100 ... Canada. Leatherbacks typically come to the waters off Cape Cod from July through October although, says ...

Scientists integrate data in three dimensions to study climate effects on young fish

... From the surface, the two areas of ocean off the coasts of northern New Jersey and Long ... about 20 kilometers (12 miles) north and east off Long Island. The scientists aboard the NEFSC's ... life species like fluke, anchovies and sea robins off New Jersey, and scallops, squid egg mops and ...

Killer whales, blind bats, discriminating dolphins, mating birds

... on the spinner dolphins (Stenella longirostris) off the Big Island of Hawaii" will be presented at ... then listening to the reflections of these noises off objects in the environment. Animals use ... several times per second, and each click reflects off any objects in the environment. The reflections ...

Thinking ahead: Bacteria anticipate coming changes in their environment

... adapted to this new regime, and no longer turned off the genes for aerobic respiration when the ... how is a single-celled bacterium able to pull off this feat? Whereas higher animals can learn new ... survive if they conserve energy by mostly turning off the biological processes that allow them to eat. ...

LIAI researchers discover new cellular mechanism that will significantly advance vaccine development

... are important because they help the body fight off viruses and they also are key to vaccine ... virus, so that the body makes antibodies to fight off the virus. Consequently, if the individual is ... has an army of antibodies built up that can fight off this stronger viral attack before it can overtake ...

Stem cell researchers give old muscle new pep

... a receptor for the protein TGF-beta that sets off a chain reaction activating the molecule pSmad3 ... found that Notch is capable of physically kicking off pSmad3 from the promoters for the CDK inhibitors ... the TGF-beta/pSmad3 pathway altogether by turning off the gene that controls it could lead to many ...

Pacific coast turning more acidic

... surveying the waters of the continental shelf off the West Coast of North America has discovered ... on the Science study. The water that will upwell off the coast in future years already is making its ... strong correlation between recent hypoxia events off the Northwest coast and increasing acidification, ...
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