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Antarctic ice shelf retreats happened before

...s ago the ice shelf retreated, allowing the sea to flood into the lake. The ice shelf didn't reform until 1500 years later, and has been present ever since. The findings are particularly relevant for other studies on the West Antarctic Ice Sheet where scientists have found that a relatively warm current, ...

The transparent organism: EMBLEM and Carl Zeiss give labs a unique look at life

... of SPIM at scientific conferences has generated a flood of requests for the instrument. "We were extremely pleased to have found Carl Zeiss as an excellent partner to translate this technology into a product," says Dr. Martin Raditsch, Deputy Managing Director of EMBLEM. EMBL Director-General Prof. Foti...

South America's vast pantanal wetland may become next everglades, UNU experts warn

...nd purifying water, providing storm protection and flood mitigation, and stabilizing the local climate, par... major environmental changes, such as altering the flood pulse by building dams or changing water quality by increasing the sediment load in rivers." "As ec...

Dead zone area in Gulf could be increasing, researchers say

... late spring and early summer following the spring flood stage of the rivers, which bring large amounts of nutrients ?often in the form of fertilizer ?into the Gulf of Mexico. The Mississippi is the largest river in the United States, draining 40 percent of the land area of the country. It also accounts f...

A probe, not an echo

...t to its number -- and its number only -- from the flood of electronic signals on the air at any given time. When the transducer captures the signal, it is processed with advanced signal processing algorithms, specially developed by Marmarelis' group, to form the multi-band images. Different kinds of tiss...

Beneficial Beetles Battle Pesky Saltcedar

...low their banks, saltcedar bushes can trap natural flood debris, blocking waterflow and causing new, erosive channels to form. These channels sometimes undercut farm roads and fields, causing them to collapse. What's more, river rafters or thirsty wildlife and livestock often can't get through dense thick...

Discovery of T-cell 'traffic control' boosts new drug promise

...cell receptors block this signaling. They slow the flood of T cells "called into" lymph nodes by chemokines...hy T cells don't always swarm into lymph nodes and flood on into blood vessels that lead to all parts of the body," Goetzl says. "We asked ourselves, 'What i...

Toxic flood lifts lid on common urban pollution problem

...ely concerned about bacterial contamination in the flood waters. Typically the result of contamination from...cal that environmental officials scour the city of flood residue. "How we clean up this residual matter - which will not be easy - will be a chronic issue to...

Scientists use gene transfer technology and common virus to block neuropathic pain in animals

...the GAD gene remains active, GABA will continue to flood the spinal cord and block the transmission of pain signals to the brain.?/p> In experiments reported in the Annals of Neurology paper, VA/U-M scientists tied off a nerve root in the sciatic nerve leading to the left hind paw of eight rats in the ...

Scientists use gene transfer technology and common virus to block neuropathic pain

...the GAD gene remains active, GABA will continue to flood the spinal cord and block the transmission of pain signals to the brain." In experiments reported in the Annals of Neurology paper, VA/U-M scientists tied off a nerve root in the sciatic nerve leading to the left hind paw of eight rats in the study....

Hurricane aftermath: Infectious disease threats from common, not exotic, diseases

...s diarrhea and gastrointestinal illnesses from the flood waters. Short bouts of diarrhea and upset stomach...duals should not eat food that has been exposed to flood waters or that has not been properly refrigerated." One common misperception is that the body of a ...

NIEHS launches website with information for assessing environmental hazards from Hurricane Katrina

...ublic health and safety workers on contaminants in flood waters, infrastructure and industry maps, as well as demographic information for local populations. The NIEHS Hurricane Katrina Information Website, accessible at http://www-apps.niehs.nih.gov/katrina , provides information on assessing and evalu...

FDA approves child-friendly AIDS medicine

...ublic health and safety workers on contaminants in flood waters, infrastructure and industry maps, as well as demographic information for local populations. The NIEHS Hurricane Katrina Information Website, accessible at http://www-apps.niehs.nih.gov/katrina , provides information on assessing and evalu...

California computer scientists double volume of data in NIH biotech repository

... to infer or extrapolate these haplotypes from the flood of genotype data produced by DNA sequencing efforts. Eskin and Ph.D. candidates Noah Zaitlen and Hyun Min Kang at UCSD, and research scientist Eran Halperin at ICSI, worked with NCBI scientists Michael Feolo and Stephen Sherry to infer haplotypes bas...

U-M scientists say fused genes trigger the development of prostate cancer

... to infer or extrapolate these haplotypes from the flood of genotype data produced by DNA sequencing efforts. Eskin and Ph.D. candidates Noah Zaitlen and Hyun Min Kang at UCSD, and research scientist Eran Halperin at ICSI, worked with NCBI scientists Michael Feolo and Stephen Sherry to infer haplotypes bas...

Amphetamines reverse Parkinson's disease symptoms in mice

...s are classically thought to result from a massive flood of dopamine," said Sotnikova. "However, the mice have only a tiny fraction of dopamine, which cannot be recycled, precluding a rise in dopamine as the possible mechanism. "Taken together, the findings indicate that Ecstasy can improve movement contr...

Molecular cabal contributes to stroke damage

...ed sensitivity causes the ASIC channel to open and flood the neuron with lethal doses of calcium. Importantly, the researchers found in cultures of neurons that drugs that inhibited NMDAR or CaMKII prevented the ischemia-induced enhancement of ASIC sensitivity, as well as neuronal death. "In summary, our...

New neurons take baby steps in the adult brain

...aoyu Ge and Eyleen Goh, discovered that a constant flood of GABA is required as a first step. Next, the new...ing an adult neuron. Initially it's excited by the flood of GABA, but by the time it's fully integrated, the neuron will respond to GABA and glutamate like o...

Katrina floodwaters not as toxic to humans as previously thought, study says

...s are needed to assess the long-term impact of the flood on aquatic life, Pardue says. Funding for this study was provided by the Louisiana Water Resources Research Institute and the LSU Center for the Study of Public Health Impacts of Hurricanes. The American Chemical Society is a nonprofit organization...

Research: Snails were overlooked contributors to marsh destruction

...en waves, reducing the threat of hurricane-induced flood and erosion. So scientists and citizens alike watched with alarm as the marshes started dying off from Louisiana to South Carolina beginning in 1999. Most earlier research pointed to the effects of a severe drought as the cause. The drought dried up...

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