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Amazon carbon sink threatened by drought

... "For years the Amazon forest has been helping to slow down climate change. But relying on this subsidy ... of the research. "If the earth's carbon sinks slow or go into reverse, as our results show is ... of carbon absorption, in which Amazonia helped slow climate change. In normal years the forest ...

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

... on boats. However, after more than a decade of slow speed regulations, the number of manatee ... prevailing beliefs that manatees were just too slow and are unable to learn to get out of the way of the boats, so the boats had to slow down. He noted manatees have the "cognitive ...

FSU researcher's discovery leads to $1.5 million grant, potential new treatment of liver fibrosis

... will one day lead physicians to be able to slow down the progress of the disease. "At least if we slow down the chronic process, instead of dying in ... that will allow us to block these key points and slow down the scarring. Cloning of this protein is a ...

AGU journal highlights -- Oct. 16, 2008

... 3. New model may explain slow earthquakes Scientists have long recognized ... the Earth at plate boundaries can experience slow deformation, such as nonvolcanic low-frequency ... and slip duration, little is known about how slow slip differs from ordinary earthquakes. To help ...

Research pushes back history of crop development 10,000 years

... that the rise of the domestication syndrome was a slow process and that plant traits appeared in slow sequence, not together over a short period of ... to explain how and why the development was so slow and demonstrate why artificial selection of just ...

Novel anti-cancer mechanism found in long-lived rodents

... conditions are inappropriate for growth, they slow down cell division. Such a mechanism would arrest ... long-lived rodents have somehow found a way to slow down that proliferation when they need to." ... and runaway cancerous reproductionand slow or inhibit the division if necessary. ...

Looking for the Founatain of Youth? Cut your calories, research suggests

... ST. LOUIS Want to slow the signs of aging and live longer? New Saint ... Calorie restriction has long been shown to slow the aging process in rats and mice. While ... biological effect in humans and, therefore, may slow the aging process. "Over recent years, there ...

Warning buoys for right whales installed along Massachusetts Bay

... lifetime. Liquefied natural gas tankers must now slow to 10 knots in response to buoy alerts and post ... for other ships, which are not required to slow down. Clark has spent 30 years developing this ... extinction," Clark said. "If all ships slow down for whales, it could make a real ...

European light research opens door for optical storage and computing

... into the mysterious properties of fast and slow light. The long term aim is to boost processing ... energy consumption. The phenomenon of fast and slow light arises from the dispersion of ... There were two remarkable highlights: slow and fast light research has immense potential in ...

Purdue researchers propose way to incorporate deforestation into climate change treaty

... both set aside a portion of existing forests and slow the rate at which the remaining forests are cut ... the common chore of mowing a lawn. "You could slow down the lawn mower, but it would still ... of the grass," he said. "You have to continue to slow down at each turn until you hit the point where ...

Gypsy moth management made more efficient, cost-effective

... the entire United States, so why bother trying to slow them down"" said Shea. "But we see it ... to infestation, it does have the potential to slow or halt the moths' spread into new areas. States ... "Where I live in Pennsylvania, it's too late to slow the moths' spread because they already are ...

Slow slip and slide dynamics

... there, they captured what is referred to as a slow Slip Event, in which the same amount of energy is ... a several weeks rather than several seconds. The slow release of energy spares damage to the surface ... in an effort to determine if the occurrence of a slow slip event has any impact on the nature and ...

Gene that controls ozone resistance of plants could lead to drought-resistant crops

... essential for the function of what they called a slow or S-type anion channel. Anions are negatively ... pores. The gene was therefore named SLAC1 for slow anion channel 1. Guard cells close stomatal ... pores. In 1989, Schroeder discovered these slow anion channels in guard cells by electrical ...

Ovarian transplantation: New technique gives greatly improved results in this delicate operation

... Tissue was preserved either by rapid cooling vitrification or by classical slow freezing methods. "We found that 91.9% of the fresh oocytes were viable compared with 88.9% of those vitrified. However, slow freezing resulted in a 56% loss of viability", said Dr. Silber. ...

New supplement may help slow sight loss in elderly

... Belfast academics have helped develop an antioxidant supplement which may slow down sight loss in elderly people. The supplement may help those ... Maculopathy) containing the carotenoids lutein and zeaxanthin could help slow down AMD. The supplement also contained vitamins C,E and Zinc, which ...

Optimum running speed is stride toward understanding human body form

... a motorized treadmill. Metabolic energy costs increased at both fast and slow speeds and revealed an intermediate pace of maximal efficiency. The ... and running. For example, she points out, both a very fast walk and a very slow run can feel physically awkward. While holding great interest for ...

Doubling a gene in corn results in giant biomass

... Further studies have shown that the main function of Glossy15 is to slow down shoot maturation. Moose wondered what would happen if they turned up ... gene back in the corn and increased its activity. So, it makes the plant slow down and gets much bigger at the end of the season." The ears of corn ...

Right whale sedation enables disentanglement effort

... but some entanglements persist for months, at times resulting in a slow and presumably very painful death. Whale avoidance of boats attempting ... and the University of Wisconsin have developed a sedation system to slow the animals and make them more approachable by rescue boats. "The ...

Geologists map rocks to soak CO2 from air

... To slow global warming, scientists are exploring ways to pull carbon dioxide from ... The major drawback to natural mineral carbonation is its slow pace: normally, it takes thousands of years for rocks to react with ...

New and unexpected mechanism identified how the brain responds to stress

... the brakes in your car are now acting to speed up the vehicle, rather than slow it down." says Bains. This unexpected finding is being published in the ... known as GABA, to work properly. A loss of the brain's ability to slow down may explain some of the harmful, emotional consequences of stress. ...

Doubling a gene in corn results in giant biomass

... Further studies have shown that the main function of Glossy15 is to slow down shoot maturation. Moose wondered what would happen if they turned up ... gene back in the corn and increased its activity. So, it makes the plant slow down and gets much bigger at the end of the season." The ears of corn ...

Cutting-edge amfAR grants fight HIV/AIDS in the lab and on the phone

... targets for microbicide and anti-HIV drug development. "HIV does not slow down in a recession," said Dr. Rowena Johnston, amfAR's vice president and ... molecules could serve as the basis for the development of therapeutics to slow the spread of infection inside the body. Akira Ono, Ph.D. The ...

Molecule that suppresses immune response under study in type 1 diabetes

... hypothesis that by reinforcing the IDO mechanism in these mice, you can slow or even prevent the disease." He'll further explore IDO's role in type 1 ... Mellor. "If you have the IDO come on earlier and stronger, maybe you can slow or halt disease progression or maybe even prevent it." They'll also ...

Behind closed eyes

... scientists showed that during rest, brain activity consists of extremely slow fluctuations, as opposed to the short, quick bursts that typify a response ... strongest when we sense nothing at all during dream-free sleep. The slow fluctuation pattern can be compared to a computer screen-saver. Though its ...

UNC study: Tinkering with the circadian clock can suppress cancer growth

... time-keeping mechanism that keeps the body running on a 24-hour cycle can slow the progression of cancer. The study disputes some of the most recent ... in the 50 percent of human cancers associated with p53 mutations, may slow the progression of cancer," Sancar said. "In combination with other ...

Stress may hasten the growth of melanoma tumors

... that the use of commonly prescribed blood pressure medicines might slow the development of those tumors and therefore improve these patients' ... patients with melanoma, using these types of medications might be used to slow the progression of the disease in patients. While the study was ...

Why the swamp sparrow is hitting the high notes

... AUDIO: The slow trills of the swamp sparrows can be heard during spring and summer across ... as much as they can, during critical situations," Searcy said. The slow trills of the Swamp Sparrows can be heard during spring and summer across ...

Researchers solve piece of large-scale gene silencing mystery

... dominance to limit the expression of rRNA genes, they could potentially slow the growth rate of tumor cells and thereby slow the progression of diseases like cancer. In cancer cells, nucleoli are ...

Eating eggs when pregnant affects breast cancer in offspring

... daughters of mothers that had received extra choline during pregnancy had slow growing tumors while daughters of mothers that had no choline during ... the rats' tumors that correlated with survival outcomes. For example, the slow growing tumors in rats had a genetic pattern similar to those seen in ...

Inherited genetic cause, possible treatment found for complex lung disorder

... Foundation. The researchers in this report were intrigued by the slow onset of PAP observed in both sisters, especially the older sibling ... in the girls may have partially rescued its cellular signaling enough to slow the development of PAP. ...

No helicopter moms among Rutgers mutant mice

... stathmin gene, Shumyatsky demonstrated that these mutant mice were slow to retrieve pups placed outside the nest at corners of the cage. Females ... several experiments to rule out other reasons why the mutant mice were slow to retrieve pups. They ruled out diminished olfactory perception, as both ...

AGU journal highlights -- Sept. 3, 2008

... and to charging or discharging of the GEC. After this fast process, a slow transient stage occurs, caused by redistribution of charge in the ... field due to CG and intracloud flashes. They find that because the slow transients counteract the flashes, only a portion of the charge ...

Researchers link cocoa flavanols to improved brain blood flow

... speculate that maintaining an increased blood flow to the brain could slow this cognitive decline. "The totality of the research on cocoa ... possibility that flavanol-rich cocoa products could be developed to help slow brain decline in older age." The Body of Evidence Contrary to ...

Potatoes may hold key to Alzheimer's treatment

... (AD), and researchers have used that to develop antibodies that may slow or prevent the onset of AD. Studies in mice have demonstrated that ... to be a major AD contributor) to produce A antibodies can slow disease progression and improve cognitive function, possibly by promoting ...

Protein transports nutrients believed to protect against eye disease

... provide a greater appreciation for how one could intervene to possibly slow macular degeneration," said senior study author Earl Harrison, Dean's ... blurs the central field of vision needed to drive and read. Treatment can slow vision loss, but does not restore vision, according to the National Eye ...

Scattered nature of Wisconsin's woodlands could complicate forests' response to climate change

... climate warms, oaks, hickories and other southern Wisconsin trees will be slow to replace them. Why? Not only is warming expected to outpace the ... produce their own seeds to start the process all over again. Already a slow process, dispersal becomes even slower when forests are broken up by ...

Weekends slow weight loss, researchers find

... to determine whether taking in fewer calories over a long time period will slow down or reverse some of the common markers of aging and disease. "But ... "We also were surprised by the dramatic way in which weekends continued to slow weight loss throughout the course of the study." Before the ...

Highlights from the July 2008 Journal of the American Dietetic Association

... method. Thirty healthy women were studied on two test visits to compare slow and quick eating rates. The women rated their hunger, satiety (feeling of ... putting down your utensil and thoroughly chewing may work together to slow a person's eating pace and help to maximize satiation. "Thus, these ...

Birds migrate earlier, but some may be left behind as the climate warms rapidly

... great crested flycatcher, which spends its winters in South America, are slow to change, though. Their migration times are not changing, despite the ... in South America has little to do with weather in New England. Being slow to change in response to warming temperatures could have serious ...

New discoveries from Harvard and Baylor get to the heart of cardiovascular disease

... that could dampen the inflammatory response to fatty deposits and slow the progression of atherosclerosis, and in so doing, reduce the incidence ... report's co-authors, "the ultimate goal of the research is to prevent or slow atherosclerosis, and these findings provide a new target to do this." ...
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