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Palau's coral reefs show differential habitat recovery following the 1998 bleaching event

...very rates increased over time; notably, sheltered bay areas, which suffered less in 1998, appeared to support recovery of outer-reef, "wave-exposed sites," by providing a supply of coral larvae to the damaged reefs. The researchers also found that recovery rates were significantly higher between 2002 an...

Thymus transplants gives hope to babies with fatal immune disease

...lantation as physicians work to keep infections at bay as the child's immune system develops. In Dave'yana's case, Harding returned to the hospital in Missouri after about a month. She received treatment for a viral infection at the Children's Hospital of St. Louis for four months after which her immune...

Scientists unveil piece of HIV protein that may be key to AIDS vaccine development

...e whose immune systems appear to hold the virus at bay for long periods of time—b12 is one of these rare, broadly neutralizing antibodies. Until now, no one had succeeded in determining the detailed structure of b12 in complex with gp120. It was extremely difficult to crystallize b12 bound to gp120, s...

Overfishing large sharks impacts entire marine ecosystem, shrinks shellfish supply

Fewer big sharks in the oceans mean that bay scallops and other shellfish may be harder to find...ers, and in turn, hordes of cownose rays dining on bay scallops, have wiped the scallops out," says co-author Julia Baum of Dalhousie. "This ecological ...

Tiny Tampa Bay fish key to evolution of immune system

...much hardier than the version found in people. The bay waters are a microbial soup teeming with microorganisms, yet the worm-like bottom-feeder is remarkably adept at standing up to the bacterial, viral and chemical threats in its environment. Understanding how it does so could lead to improved biodefens...

UNH researcher restoring oyster reefs to Great Bay

...yster reefs by 2010. "I hope we're going to have a bay with a healthy oyster population, and we're going ...harvesters that will eventually be returned to the bay to provide substrate. Grizzle likens his role in oyster reef restoration to an "ecological physici...

Exxon Valdez oil found in tidal feeding grounds of ducks, sea otters

...have yet to re-inhabit Herring Bay, the most oiled bay we studied, and the population of otters elsewhere around northern Knight Island continues to decline. Unfortunately, because much of this oil is buried in beach sediments and not exposed to weathering and other elements that might degrade it, it cou...

Think fast! Rice undergrad unlocks nerve speed secret

...ipments of chemical freight. SNAREs form a docking bay for cartons of chemicals encased in their own fatty membranes. "Nerve cells are one of the few cells in our bodies in which vesicles are prepositioned at the cell membrane, because they have to be ready to release neurotransmitter to the next nerve...

Fossil find: 'Godzilla' crocodile had head of a dinosaur, fins like a fish

...iniensis was alive, the region was a deep tropical bay of the Pacific Ocean . The researchers don't yet ...her marine reptiles and large sea creatures in the bay instead of small fish. ...

Survey finds silver contamination in North Pacific waters

...e said. At that time, silver concentrations in the bay were 100 times higher than the levels Ranville and...has now declined to around 6 parts per trillion in bay waters, and the affected invertebrates have recovered, Luoma said. The North Pacific survey complet...

Ice core 'dipstick' indicates West Antarctic ice has thinned less than believed

...ontinues to the nearby Ross Ice Shelf, a part of a bay on the Ross Sea that is covered with floating glac...tarctic Ice Sheet once rested on the bottom of the bay all the way to its "grounding line" at the continental margin in the Ross Sea. However, that ice has...

New studies suggest airborne SARS transmission is possible

...ce of infection-two-thirds of patients in the same bay and half of patients in an adjacent bay were infected with SARS, while only 18 percent of patients in distant bays were infected. The Hong ...

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