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Scientists collaborate to assess health of global environment

...el--are rapidly being degraded. "[The assessment] examines the state of the global environment, but it's more than that," said Harold A. Mooney, the Paul S. Achilles Professor of Environmental Biology at Stanford University and co-chair of the assessment's science oversight panel. "It relates goods and servi...

Use of PET can reduce, may eliminate more strenuous drug development trials with animals

...ne expression and drug activity. This imaging tool examines the chemistry and biology of a person's body by monitoring ingested tracer molecules, and it is used to study the metabolism of the brain, the heart and cancer. A miniature version of PET was developed and is used in much the same way to image small ...

The evolutionary triumph of flower power

... genetics at Rutgers and co-author of a paper that examines for the first time the whys and wherefores of flowering plants in an evolutionary context. While flowers originally came on the scene to attract potential pollinators like bugs and birds, it is their appeal to humans that accounts for the incredible...

Integration of Agilent's MS technology, Proteome Systems' software to help scientists in proteomics research

... to address the emerging field of glycomics, which examines how glycosylation, or the addition of sugars to proteins, affects biological processes and systems. GlycomIQ comprises kits, consumables and informatics software developed specifically for automated glycan analysis. "Analysis of protein glycosylatio...

Edible bivalves as a source of human pathogens: signals between vibrios and the bivalve host.

...-ordinate way to kill microorganisms. Our research examines available data on Vibrio interactions with both cellular and soluble components of the bivalve immune system in the light of the capacity of bacteria to evade the hemolymph bactericidal activity and to develop pathogenic effects in the bivalve host."...

Too much water may be as dangerous as too little during long-distance athletic events

...m in runners both before and after a long race and examines their risk factors for developing hyponatremia. It recommends individualized fluid-replacement consumption by all competing athletes. "Researchers of the study found a surprisingly large number of runners had actually gained weight during the race a...

Bush, Cheney and Rumsfeld are now species of slime-mold beetles -- but strictly in homage

...m in runners both before and after a long race and examines their risk factors for developing hyponatremia. It recommends individualized fluid-replacement consumption by all competing athletes. "Researchers of the study found a surprisingly large number of runners had actually gained weight during the race a...

New design : complete

...m in runners both before and after a long race and examines their risk factors for developing hyponatremia. It recommends individualized fluid-replacement consumption by all competing athletes. "Researchers of the study found a surprisingly large number of runners had actually gained weight during the race a...

U.N. mulls the protection of Earth's forests

... a report in this month's Journal of Forestry that examines recent international efforts to promote sustainable forest management. Auer, along with U.S. Department of Agriculture Acting Director Safiya Samman and U.S.D.A. Policy Analyst Catherine Karr Colque, recommend world governing bodies recognize the imp...

$5.1 billion would save 6 million children

...blished by The Lancet starting in June 2003, which examines the means to reduce global child mortality. They found that at least 6 million child deaths worldwide could be prevented with existing interventions to prevent and treat pneumonia, diarrhea, malaria, neonatal sepsis, preterm delivery and asphyxia at ...

Sandia completes depleted uranium study

... Sandia's National Security Studies Department and examines health risks associated with uranium handling. U.S. and British forces used DU in armor-piercing penetrator bullets to disable enemy tanks during the Gulf and Balkan wars. DU is a byproduct of the process used to enrich uranium for use in nuclear re...

Snapin: A protein with therapy potential for autism

...es at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, examines the role of the protein snapin in nerve branch, or dendrite, patterning and its potential as a drug target in therapies aimed at learning and memory disorders. The article will appear in the journal Molecular Biology of the Cell but appeared online t...

Seaweed could make junk food healthier

...diseases such as bowel cancer. The research paper examines the properties of a brown-coloured seaweed called Lessonia and Laminaria, found in the Far East, South America and parts of Norway and Scotland. The seaweed is processed in the laboratory to produce the extract, alginate, a carbohydrate compound whic...

New book highlights world's borderless conservation areas

...n International and one of the book's authors. "It examines the importance of protecting land across borders as well as the impact on human populations if these areas of rich biodiversity are degraded or lost." The title, "Transboundary Conservation," defines the new terminology for international efforts to ...

Why we give: New study finds evidence of generosity among our early human ancestors

A groundbreaking new study examines the origins of holiday giving and finds that our early human ancestors were frequently altruistic. "Reciprocity is arguably the foundational basis of cooperation in humans," writes Michael Gurven (University of California ?Santa Barbara). "A core f...

Penguins okay with human visitors?for now

...lished in the latest issue of Conservation Biology examines the effects of humans on Magellanic Penguins and finds no immediate, negative effects of tourism. Although first seeing people is stressful for the penguins, habituation is rapid. The authors monitored the defensive head turns and the level of a h...

Manipulating single cell receptor alters animal behavior

..., reproduction and social interaction." The study examines intracellular signaling pathways stimulated by AT1, a receptor for angiotensin, a polypeptide hormone that regulates internal equilibrium among body fluids. By using drugs to effect these neural signaling pathways in animal subjects, the team was ...

Report finds cruise industry is protecting the precious places it visits

...Leadership in Business (CELB). From Ship to Shore examines the shared responsibilities among cruise lines, governments, civil society groups and shore operators to manage the growth and expansion of the cruise industry into sensitive ecosystems. The report also profiles leadership examples of how these stake...

UMaine teams with fishermen to study affects of trawling on seafloor ecology

... Watling recently completed a long-term study that examines the effects of groundfish trawling on the complex ecology of the sea floor in the Gulf of Maine. Based on the gradual increases in complexity and diversity of seafloor communities that have been protected from bottom trawling for two, four, and six ...

Growth factor-promoting angiogenesis expressed in tumor cells and normal neurons

...tudy, published in the April issue of Cancer Cell, examines the interaction between tumor cells and surrounding tissues and may have substantial significance for design of more effective therapeutics for one of the most lethal types of tumor, malignant gliomas. Stem cell factor (SCF) is an important growth ...

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