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Vietnam war technology could aid elephant conservation

...vantages. Seismic equipment is designed for rugged field use and independent arrays can be buried and left in the ground to collect the data for as long as a month." ...

Siberian tigers hang tough

...the snow. With some workers spending months in the field and covering over 21,000 km (13,000 miles) of transects by foot, ski, snowmobile, and car, over 4,100 tracks were recorded, most representing multiple tracks of a single individual. Researchers map out the location of all these tracks, and then estim...

Overbearing colored light may reveal a second mechanism by which birds interpret magnetic signals

...o obtain directional information from the magnetic field by interpreting the angle of magnetic-field lines with regard to the horizon rather than by interpreting the magnetic field's polarity. Previous work by Dr. Ritz had suggested that in interpreting magnetic signals, birds employed a so-called chemical...

Biased reporting found in cancer prognostic studies

...ta, as well as a needed cultural change within the field of tumor marker research. Citations: # Article: Kyzas PA, Loizou KT, Ioannidis JPA, Selective Reporting Biases in Cancer Prognostic Factor Studies. J Natl Cancer Inst 2005;97:1043?5. # Editorial: McShane LM, Altman DG, Sauerbrei W, Identification of...

New Scripps Oceanography project to study sediments and ecosystem restoration in Venice lagoon

... major public works in Venice and elsewhere." The field experiment phase by SIOSED scientists will include sediment dredging and transplantation to build six 35-meter-long and 10-meter-wide subtidal banks inside the lagoon. The banks will allow the researchers to test how the chemical content and biodiver...

Scientists show that tick-borne flaviviruses use a novel mechanism to evade host defenses

...y S. Fauci, M.D. "Because this is a relatively new field of study, everything we learn about how these viruses operate is significant. This elegant work opens an array of new questions and research opportunities to pursue as we strive to better understand this family of viruses and develop countermeasures ...

MicroRNA tweaks protein that controls early heart development

...ruit flies lacking miR-1. Dr. Srivastava said the field of microRNA studies has only recently begun to blo...ific, I think it will go a long way to opening the field more broadly, providing scientists who study microRNAs with an easier way to really figure out what ...

Bird samples from Mongolia confirmed as H5N1 avian flu

... samples taken from birds last week in Mongolia by field veterinarians from the Wildlife Conservation Socie...lations in the south and north of the country, WCS field vets Drs. William Karesh and Martin Gilbert responded to initial reports of the most recent avian in...

Envisat and ERS-2 reveal hidden side of Hurricane Rita

...his image has then been used to derive Rita's wind field speeds. Envisat acquired this Advanced Synthetic ...roughness is strongly influenced by the local wind field so that the radar backscatter can be used in turn to measure the wind. So the Center for Southea...

MERIS monitoring tracks planetary photosynthesis levels

...various instruments and by direct comparisons with field measurements. These ongoing efforts involve not only ESA Cal/Val groups but similar international groups including CEOS as well as close collaborations with major research programmes, such as CarboEurope funded by the European Union." The monthly F...

Team of international scientists departs today to discover the unknown in China's Himalayan region

...ed," said Leeanne Alonso, Ph.D., vice president of field assessment research and monitoring at Conservation International. "The information we collect during the RAP expedition will help the region's decision-makers develop plans and strategies to conserve the diversity of life in this unique region." Sin...

Otter adaptations: How do otters remain sleek and warm

...Mich.), who has spent the last three decades doing field research on Isle Royale. "It was a delight to lear...s to learn, but some approaches and ideas from one field can be useful in another." ...

Genome Sequence for Haemophilus Influenzae Completed

...Mich.), who has spent the last three decades doing field research on Isle Royale. "It was a delight to lear...s to learn, but some approaches and ideas from one field can be useful in another." ...

A vaccine to kill tapeworm

...aborators in Lima, Peru, now have plans for larger field trials in which the pigs will be allowed to forage as normal, they reported at a conference on parasitology in Melbourne last week. At the moment, two vaccinations about one month apart provide several months of immunity. The team's aim is to provide...

UF researchers kill resistant bugs one bandage at a time

...ot and other fungi could help U.S. soldiers in the field who often don't have time to change or shower, and the substance also could be added to hospital gowns and bedding to stop the spread of resistant bugs, said Schultz, who also serves as the company's vice president of clinical research and developmen...

Bleach found to neutralize mold allergens

...ach solutions will function similarly under actual field conditions, additional experiments will need to be conducted," said Dr. Martyny. "We do believe, however, that there is good evidence that bleach does have the ability to significantly reduce the allergenic properties of common household mold under s...

Old drug, new tricks: Prospects for slashing the impact of malaria

...erson's own immune system against malaria. Early field experiments were conducted in the African country ..., where one type predominates. Second, outstanding field researchers with clinical trial capability from the PNGIMR can collaborate with world leading Austra...

Naturally occurring asbestos linked to lung cancer

... been apparent in a smaller study. Needed now are field studies to more accurately characterize determinants of exposure to asbestos fibers among residents in areas with naturally occurring asbestos, Schenker said. In addition, he said more must be learned about the types and size of fibers in asbestos de...

Researchers make 'embryonic-like' stem cells from umbilical cord blood

... a significant step forward in the fast-developing field of stem cell research. Until now, experts have struggled to find a supply of cells in sufficient numbers that does not offend previous critics of stem cell research. The latest advance looks set to overcome such difficulties. The trans-Atlantic team...

Insight into the processes of 'positive' and 'negative' learners

... a significant step forward in the fast-developing field of stem cell research. Until now, experts have struggled to find a supply of cells in sufficient numbers that does not offend previous critics of stem cell research. The latest advance looks set to overcome such difficulties. The trans-Atlantic team...

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