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Climate change: The rice genome to the rescue
..." he added. "We also need to ensure that the world community
is not adversely affected by greenhouse gas emissions from rice production systems." Dr. Sheehy said researchers need to acquire knowledge and develop technologies critical to ensuring that rice production systems are sustainable in the face of clim...
Scientists discover interplay between genes and viruses in tiny ocean plankton
...hisholm said. "We no longer think of the microbial community
as being made up of species that have a fixed genetic make-up. Rather, it is a collection of genes, some of which are shared by all microbes and contain the information that drives their core metabolism, and others that are more mobile, which can be ...
Ocean virus identified in human blood samples
...hat Vesivirus has natural reservoirs in the marine community
where it can replicate and recycle, infecting and sometimes causing health problems in seals, sea lions, whales, and perhaps fish, shellfish and other species. In general, the marine environment is "a relatively under-explored potential reservoir of ...
New RNAi tools enable systematic studies of gene function
...e now have new tools to enable the entire research community
to realize the potential of RNAi in the two most important species in biomedicine." "The RNAi library developed by TRC is a rich resource for biological discovery," said Nir Hacohen, assistant professor at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard ...
World faces challenge as life expectancies lengthen, scientist says
...ances would have major implications for the global community
in the new century. Tuljapurkar, the Dean and Virg...Tuljapurkar said. There is hope in the scientific community
that extending life also will prolong the healthy and active years of life, he said, adding, "That's...
Environmental metagenomics diagnosing extreme environments, tapping opportunities for clean energy
...stems that DOE JGI characterizing is the microbial community
inhabiting the termite hindgut, among nature's most efficient bioreactors--capable of generating two liters of hydrogen from fermenting just one sheet of paper. Rubin will discuss these advances on a panel entitled "Biosphere Monitoring and Ecosyst...
MIT: Oceans are a major gene swap-meet for plankton
...gions" of the sea. The collective Prochlorococcus community
merely adjusts internally, with different groups (...hisholm said. "We no longer think of the microbial community
as being made up of species that have a fixed genetic makeup. Rather, it is a collection of genes, s...
Bringing the zoos to the zebras
...ion of northern Kenya, most of them on unprotected community
lands. Now an innovative partnership between Princ...evy's zebra conservation. "Because members of the community
collect the data, they 'own' the findings," said Rubenstein. In collaboration with Lewa Wildlife Con...
Diverse tropical forests defy metabolic ecology models
...ind the basic principles governing tropical forest community
composition and structure based on data from three million trees. Metabolic ecology At a U.S. National Science Foundation supported workshop, CTFS participants examined data from across the forest plot system and discussed possible multi-site compa...
Protecting endangered species helps reduce poverty
...l economy than turtle meat and eggs ever were. The community
strongly supports conservation measures to promote...rest resources. According to the report, groups of community
forest users can earn $4,760 annually in a nation where the per capita income is roughly $250. In ...
Expedition discovers marine treasures
...area protected to benefit local populations. "The community
of about 1,500 people on nearby Saba Island derives a large part of its economy from the atoll, and the atoll is being damaged," Hoetjes said. A petroleum trans-shipment depot on neighboring St. Eustatius Island causes significant marine traffic, in...
UC San Diego partners with Venter Institute to build marine microbial genomics cyberinfrastructure
...dent of Venter Institute. "The goal is to create a community
resource to house all metagenomic data that will f...hted to be able to support the development of this community
resource at one of the world's premier sites for high-speed networking and high-performance scientif...
Rutgers researchers find fat gene
...These findings are of major importance to the AIDS community
as well as to those concerned with the obesity epidemic," said Jean Chin, a program director at the National Institute of General Medical Sciences ( NIGMS ), the part of the National Institutes of Health that funded the research. Carman's research is...
Earth Rx: A microbial biotechnology prescription for global environmental health
...ys Rittmann. "Instead, the best results require a community
of microorganisms." Rittmann is motivated by the huge benefits that environmental biotechnology and microbial communities can bring to society. "I think if we could succeed in capturing the energy out of waste materials, this would be a world-trans...
Anti-HIV drug has potential to prevent transmission in women
...ults of this study may change the way the research community
looks at developing safe and effective microbicide... The Miriam Hospital and professor of medicine and community
health at Brown Medical School, both in Providence, RI. "Analyzing the compounds that already have b...
Report finds cruise industry is protecting the precious places it visits
...St. Lucia Ministry of Tourism, provides support to community
activities that promote heritage tourism products ...ruise lines should work with local governments and community
organizations to develop effective management plans for destinations; educate passengers and crew on...
Intensive statin therapy may partially reverse plaque build-up in arteries
...n [ASTEROID] Trial). The trial was conducted at 53 community
and tertiary care centers in the United States, Canada, Europe, and Australia. A total of 507 patients had baseline intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) examination and received 40 mg daily of rosuvastatin (brand name Crestor®). IVUS provides a precise ...
Molecular mechanism may explain how fevers spark seizures
...thing of an enigma, he said. The epilepsy research community
has struggled to understand how fever ignites convulsions and how to treat them. Macdonald and colleagues including Jing-Qiong Kang, M.D., Ph.D., research assistant professor of Neurology, have now discovered a molecular mechanism that could explai...
MBL leads effort to update E. coli genome
... Nucleic Acids Research. "The E. coli scientific community
is scattered," said Riley, a senior scientist in t... effort, however interested members of the E. coli community
are applying to NIH for support to establish a K-12 information resource. "Interaction among the sci...
Bone and cartilage growth to blame for heart valve disease
...gery for the study. "Common wisdom in the medical community
has always been that thickening of the mitral valves was part of the aging process as deposits of calcium, a mineral found in the blood, built up on the valves. Therefore, research has never focused on preventing the problem," says Dr. Rajamannan. ...
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