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Nitrogen research shows how some plants invade, take over others

... candidate Ramesh Laungani studied the nitrogen pool and fluxes in the ecosystem that included seven ... pine is caused by an increased biomass nitrogen pool that was not driven by increased ecosystem level ... driving the significantly higher plant nitrogen pool and the high productivity of that species." In ...

Women faring well in hiring process for science faculty jobs at research universities

... women are still underrepresented in the applicant pool for faculty positions in math, science, and ... increase the proportion of women in the applicant pool -- such as targeted advertising and recruiting at ... yet. The gap between female graduates and the pool of female applicants is very real, and suggests ...

Ancient ecosystem thrives millions of years below Antarctic glacier

... the ecosystem lives without light or oxygen in a pool of brine trapped below Taylor Glacier and next to ... in their samples. The most common bacteria in the pool is Thiomicrospira arctica . The researchers can't drill down to the pool because the glacier is too thick and ...

Better living through chemistry

... an active, bubbling mud volcano and from a brine pool that was previously a mud volcano. Brine pools ... found that the mud volcano and the brine pool each support dynamic microbial communities. These ... the total lifespan of a mud volcano or brine pool is short by geologic standards--on the order of ...

Understanding soil carbon sequestration: New book presents key concepts

... carbon sequestration advances. The soil carbon pool has been a significant source of atmospheric ... to fossil fuel emissions. But the soil carbon pool has many effects upon the environment, including ... warming, this understanding of the soil carbon pool is essential to moving forward. In addition, the ...

Scientists propose the creation of a new type of seed bank

... can maintain a genetically diverse seed pool in the event of some kind of ecological calamity ... Evolutionary biologists recognize that the gene pool of any species is a dynamic resource that changes ... that we collect in the future to see how the gene pool has changed," explained Mazer. This approach ...

Finding the real potential of no-till farming for sequestering carbon

... for increasing the soil organic carbon (SOC) pool must be critically and objectively assessed. Most ... For this particular study, they measured the SOC pool for the 0- to 60-cm soil depth under paired NT ... to or even lower SOC than PT soils. The total SOC pool to 60-cm depth in NT was similar to those of PT ...

United we stand: When cooperation butts heads with competition

... number of tokens into two pools, the within-group pool (pool W) or the between-group pool (pool B). Contributing a token to pool W increases everyones stash, including the ...

Coral reefs may be protected by natural ocean thermostat

... ecosystems." -----Coral bleaching: The warm pool exception----- Coral reefs face a multitude ... changes. Sea-surface temperatures in the warm pool naturally average about 84 degrees Fahrenheit (29 ... over the last few decades, but they show the warm pool heating rapidly in the future. "Computer ...

Yellowstone viruses 'jump' between hot pools

... comprehensive, long-term characterizations of hot pool ecosystems in Yellowstone National Park. The ... survive in hostile surroundings, migrate from pool to pool, and may help control hot pool environments. A big question for biologists is ...

CSHL scientists harness logic of 'Sudoku' math puzzle to vastly enhance genome-sequencing capability

... the individual samples within each pool, the scientists tagged each pool as a whole with one barcode. "Since we know which pool contains which samples, we can link a sequence to an individual sample ...

Unlikely life thriving at Antarctica's Blood Falls

... When the floor of the Valleys arose more than 1.5 million years ago, a pool of seawater from the fjord that penetrated the area was trapped. The pool was eventually capped by the flow of the glacier. The briny pond, ...

Brain building: Study shows brain growth tied to cell division in mouse embryos

... brain development. In the cerebral cortex, neurons are born from a pool of progenitor cells, and the time of their birth determines their fate. ... prematurelya suspicion confirmed in vitro. The progenitor pool is maintained by asymmetrical divisionone daughter cell becomes a neuron, ...

UC San Diego senior named Churchill Scholar for extraordinary undergraduate research

... Juneja is one of 14 Churchill Scholars selected this year from a pool of 99 applicants from 63 colleges and universities nationwide, the largest applicant pool since the competition began in 1963. Churchill Scholars are chosen for ...

UAF researchers to present at AGU press briefing

... Center scientist Igor Semiletov has found data to suggest that the carbon pool beneath the Arctic Ocean is leaking. The results of more than 1,000 ... until recently, scientists believed that much of the area's carbon pool was safely insulated by underwater permafrost, which is, on average, 11 ...

New round of Environmental Venture Projects from Stanford's Woods Institute

... engineering and law. This year's grants were selected from an initial pool of 28 letters of intent submitted to an EVP faculty committee led by Woods ... committee for three years, I'd say this was the strongest applicant pool yet," said Kennedy, the Donald J. McLachlan Professor of History. "I was ...

March GEOLOGY and GSA TODAY media highlights

... nitrate stored in soils under desert pavement is a previously unrecognized pool of nitrogen, with the potential to increase the global nitrogen inventory ... previous estimates. Its near-surface occurrence makes this labile nitrogen pool particularly susceptible to mobilization by climate change or human ...

Antarctic expedition provides new insights into the role of the Southern Ocean for global climate

... atmosphere. Researchers have discovered that melting sea ice has created a pool of fresh water on the sea surface. Algal plankton growing in this pool started to decay and to sink to the seafloor. There, metabolic processes ...

Vitamin B-12 function may be diminished by excessive folate

... requires specific processing by the body for incorporation into the folate pool of the body. Naturally occurring folates, found in leafy vegetables, ... fruits and vegetables, can be readily incorporated into the bodys folate pool and are believed to be beneficial even at higher intakes. There is no ...

Animal and plant communication at the ESA Annual Meeting

... Pitcher plants have distinctive adaptations for living in nutrient-poor soils: These carnivorous plants produce a pitcher-shaped structure with a pool of water in it. When insects investigate, they slide into the pitcher and meet a watery demise. The plant then dissolves the insect and uses it for ...

Penn-Wistar team gains insight into HIV vaccine failure

... 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 infectable CD4 T-cells in people with pre-existing immunity to Ad5," Ertl says. "When you look at the data together, they suggest we ...

Researchers gain insight into mechanism underlying Huntington's

... where and in what manner they occur," Li said. "How these genetic changes escape normal DNA repair systems and become ingrained in an affected gene pool leading to familial disorders has been a longstanding subject of study in my laboratory at the UK Medical Center." The expansion of TNRs at unique ...

Dogs, humans, put heads together to find cure for brain cancer

... will benefit from this research," Breen says. "It's proof of the 'One Medicine' concept - the idea that human and animal health relies on a common pool of medical and scientific knowledge and is supported by overlapping technologies and discoveries." ...

Environmental cues control reproductive timing and longevity, University of Minnesota study shows

... reproducing sooner rather than later will help their genes thrive. "If the population is decreasing, future kids make a bigger splash in the gene pool than current kids," explains Will Ratcliff, a College of Biological Sciences graduate student who came up with the idea for the study. "So, if there ...

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

... by U.S. customs authorities under the Container Security Initiative (CSI), can be cumbersome and costly. "The CSI and SFI protocols differ in the pool of containers targeted for inspection, as well as both the timing and tools used for preliminary inspection," the paper explains. "The CSI ...

UC Davis grant zeroes in on novel asthma diagnosis and treatment

... The UC Davis grant, "Soluble Epoxide Hydrolase Is a Novel Therapeutic Target in Asthma" was one of 12 successful applications from a pool of 327. Funds will be used solely for research. Analytical chemist Jun Yang, a postdoctoral researcher in the Hammock lab, wrote the proposal. ...

Hypertension among lower-status employees lingers well into retirement

... women in professional jobs and their risks of hypertension deserves more study." The most important study outcome, according to Leigh, is that the pool of people thought to have job-related hypertension may be considerably larger than previously assumed. One study estimated that 12 percent of all ...

Jungle yeast

... sp. nov . Yeasts have long been the powerhouses of our food and fermentation industries. Each new species adds to our knowledge of the yeast gene pool and even small genetic differences have the potential for major economic impact. Furthermore, as oil reserves diminish, the race is on to find novel ...

Bull's-eye electrode helps interpret thoughts, deliver stimulus to aid paralyzed, epileptic patients

... electrode, the bulls-eye electrode is made up of concentric circles that make it look like a small target. "Imagine an inner tube sitting in a pool of water. The water in the middle of the tube is calm because the ring flattens out the choppy water around it," explained Walter Besio, URI ...

Researchers gain genome-wide insights into patterns of the world's human population structures

... these markers," Akey believes, "can largely be accounted for by genetic drift." Genetic drift is gradual accumulation of random changes in the gene pool of small populations. Akey added that some of these variations, however, do cluster in regions of the human genome considered to be targets of recent ...

NOAA awards $22.5 million to Harbor Branch/FAU and UNCW for new cooperative institute

... explored the possibility of pursuing this important project jointly. As a result, the proposal submitted by FAU and UNCW was selected from among a pool of top contenders to spearhead the institute. "We expect some exciting things from NOAA's newest cooperative institute, such as discoveries that ...

UAB professor receives HudsonAlpha Innovation Prize

... institutions. Dr. Richard Myers, HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology president and director, presented the award. Myers acknowledged the pool of nominees reflected the high quality of scientific investigation that is ongoing at Alabama's research universities. The HudsonAlpha prize ...

DOE funds bio-inspired solar fuel center at Arizona State

... Science, Policy & Outcomes (CSPO). The 46 EFRCs, each funded at $2 to $5 million per year for an initial five-year period, were selected from a pool of some 260 applications. Researchers at the newly formed EFRCs will take advantage of new capabilities in nanotechnology, high-intensity light ...

DOE to establish Energy Frontier Research Center at PNNL

... for fossil fuels." The 46 EFRCs, to be funded at $2 to 5 million per year each for a planned initial five-year period, were selected from a pool of some 260 applications received in response to a solicitation issued by the DOE's Office of Science in 2008. Selection was based on a rigorous ...

DOE makes largest Danforth Campus research award in history

... for fossil fuels." The 46 EFRCs, to be funded at $2 to $5 million per year each for a planned initial five-year period, were selected from a pool of some 260 applications received in response to a solicitation issued by the DOE Office of Science in 2008. Selection was based on a rigorous merit ...

HIV dearms protective protein in cells

... Krusslich) studied how Vpu disrupts protection by CD317. They determined that in human cells in which Vpu was formed after infection with HIV, the pool of CD317 was reduced to about one quarter of the original amount. "When Vpu is present, CD317 is rapidly degraded by a cellular system. Vpu ...

Whitehead member Peter Reddien named HHMI Early Career Scientist

... to have the future work of my laboratory supported by HHMI." Reddien, who investigates regeneration in planaria flatworms, was selected from a pool of more than 2,000 applicants to become one of HHMI's first 50 Early Career Scientists. "I'm delighted that HHMI has recognized that Peter, with ...

Fly like a bird through boom and bust

... in their history, probably driven by the effects of glaciation on the Australian environment," Dr Joseph said. "Boom cycles provide a bigger pool of individuals from which to select the next generation and when the bust sets in many of those individuals and their genes are eliminated through ...

Georgia goes bananas

... States. Banana plants are highly prized by many as one of the most beautiful ornamentals used for creating a subtropical ambiance in gardens and pool environments. A research study published in the American Society for Horticultural Science journal HortTechnology detailed a study of 33 ...

Science internships attract students to research careers

... filled by foreign guest workers, but recent regulations limiting foreign researchers' ability to work in the U. S. have created a need for a new pool of domestic scientists. According to Eliezer Louzada and his colleagues at Texas A&M UniversityKingsville, the University of Texas at Brownsville ...
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