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Corals -- More complex than you?

...e in the fact that scientists now suspect coral is facing a number of pandemics: ‘black band? ‘white plague? ‘white pox?‘white syndrome?and ‘white band?are the names of some of these diseases. "The coral immune system is a black box at present. How corals cope with the worldwide upsurge in diseases, and ...

Discovery of 'master switch' for the communication process between chloroplast and nuclei of plants

...ess. Given the challenges the environment will be facing over the coming decades through global warming, this puzzle piece has become more pressing for plant scientists, who hope that understanding the stress responses of plants will, in time, lead to new generations of plants that are, among other things,...

Bypassing eggs, flu vaccine grown in insect cells shows promise

...m the egg brings implications important to a world facing the threat of pandemic bird flu. For decades the nation’s efforts to prevent flu have centered on growing flu virus in hundreds of millions of fertilized eggs, with each egg containing less than a teaspoonful of material that will ultimately becom...

Secret of worm's poison pill box protein could produce new natural insecticide

...ternative to some commercial insecticides that are facing increased resistance in the insect populations they target. The researchers at Warwick HRI, together with a team of colleagues with expertise in the Structural Biology group in Biological Sciences and in Chemistry at The University of Warwick, a...

Is there a pilot in the insect?

...ccounts for the fact not only that insects descend facing a headwind and ascend with a tailwind, but also that honeybees land with a constant slope and drown when crossing mirror-smooth water1. Behind this astonishing behavior, hidden in the insect's cockpit, are movement detector neurons that act as opti...

Canada's new government invests $200M in the fight against the mountain pine beetle

...butor to the Canadian economy and that it has been facing considerable challenges. This investment is part of the $400 million provided in Budget 2006 to help the industry meet its challenges and ensure a more stable future for forest-based communities and economies. Canada is the world's largest exporte...

Chemical switch triggers critical cell activities

...eezes itself next to the E2 docking site, which is facing away from NEDD8, according to Danny Huang, Ph.D., HHMI postdoctoral research associate and Harold Hunt, HHMI research technologist,. These researchers in Schulman's laboratory did most of the work on this project. In such close quarters, NEDD8 bu...

Twenty of world's 162 grouper species threatened with extinction

...s from 10 nations determined the extinction threat facing groupers, which are the basis of the multimillion-dollar live reef food fish trade based in Hong Kong and comprise one of the most valuable groups of commercial fishes in chilled fish markets of the tropics and sub-tropics. Around the world, consumer...

Living with water scarcity -- world must act now

...eet the acute water-environment-poverty challenges facing humankind over the next 50 years. "With earth's water, land and human resources it is possible to produce enough food for the future ?but it is probable that today's food production and environmental trends will lead to crises in many parts of the w...

Scientists map air pollution using corn grown in US fields

... ratified by the U.S. Senate. "Many nations are facing increasing pressure to monitor and regulate the release of carbon dioxide from fossil fuel sources to limit greenhouse gas warming," said James Randerson, associate professor of Earth system science at UCI and co-author of the study. "This method can...

New UD technology removes viruses from drinking water

...th the testing phase. "A serious challenge facing the water treatment industry is how to simultaneously control microbial pathogens, disinfectants such as chlorine, and toxic disinfection byproducts in our drinking water, and at an acceptable cost," Chiu noted. Viruses are difficult to eliminate ...

Road-crossing in chimpanzees: A risky business

...nd cooperative responses by a group of individuals facing risk. The research is reported by Kimberley Hockings and James Anderson of the University of Stirling and Tetsuro Matsuzawa at the University of Tokyo and appears in the September 5th issue of Current Biology, published by Cell Press. Prior resear...

Wild gorillas carriers of a SIV virus close to the AIDS virus

...r from one species to another. The main challenges facing these teams for future work will be determination of the prevalence, the geographical distribution and biology of SIV infections in these great apes, not forgetting the question of how the gorillas were contaminated. This last point remains a mystery...

Replacing insulin is top-ranked breakthrough foreseen for health in developing world

...of research and development spending to challenges facing developing countries. Such a commitment would pro...re are no easy solutions to the complex challenges facing developing countries, these technologies offer real promise in the field of health. It is a young f...

The first tree genome is published: Poplar holds promise as renewable bioenergy resource

...e can be applied to current environmental problems facing humanity." Among the major discoveries yielded from the poplar project is the identification of over 45,000 protein-coding genes, more than any other organism sequenced to date, approximately twice as many as present in the human genome (which has a...

Other patients bear the real cost of Herceptin

...finitive, but illustrate the fundamental challenge facing the NHS ?the tension between national priority setting and local implementation, they add. This situation highlights our central argument, that as NICE guidance provides no extra funding or any suggestion of which services to cut, medical professi...

Study suggests evolutionary link between diet, brain size in orangutans

... have to give." "The study suggests that animals facing periods of uncontrollable food scarcity may deal with that by reducing their energy requirement for one of the most expensive organs in their bodies: the brain," van Schaik added. "This brings us closer to a good ecological theory of variation in b...

Report highlights change in Canada's forests

...elp communities and workers affected by the issues facing the forest industry." The annual report is rounded out by statistics on forest cover, employment, exports, production and trade. It is available in English and French online at www.nrcan.gc.ca/cfs/national/what-quoi/sof . Printed copies are av...

New treatment for severe malaria

...ssel wall, and thus act like a glue. The challenge facing scientists has been to break these bonds so that the infected blood cells can be transported by the blood stream into the spleen and destroyed. The research group, which is headed by Professor Mats Wahlgren, has now developed a substance that preve...

Biofuels researcher searches for new sources

...her production in Montana." The United States is facing increasing energy challenges. President Bush's proposal for additional clean-energy research in his State of the Union Address acknowledged the need for extensive research in biofuel, and the U.S. Department of Energy announced this month an ambitiou...

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