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Massive herds of animals found to still exist in Southern Sudan

...he model of the Congo Basin Forest Partnership, to foster wise natural resource management in a region of great global conservation value and strategic importance beset by conflict over resources. “The significance of this find and the critical juncture we are seeing in the development of Southern Sudan ...

World's leading scientists announce creation of 'Encyclopedia of Life'

... by the environment ministers of the G8 nations to foster a global species information system." While initial work will emphasize species of animals, plants, and fungi, the design can be extended to encompass microbial life. To provide depth behind the portal page for each species, the Biodiversity ...

Engineering the heart piece by piece

...ent of the cells during heart muscle formation and foster a higher degree of functionality. Even if cell-growing conditions can be perfected to produce tissue that is strong, durable and shaped like the native tissue it is designed to replace, another major challenge remains: which type of cells to use...

Stress hormones may play new role in speeding up cancer growth

... release OF MMP-2, MMP-9 and VEGF which might then foster cancer growth. The Ohio State team wanted to see if the same occurred with other cancer cells. They turned to cell lines Glaser had developed decades ago to study nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC), a serious, incurable head and neck cancer that oc...

Low levels of neurotransmitter serotonin may perpetuate child abuse across generations

...red by their genetic mothers and infants reared by foster mothers. ...

First Biodiversity Census of coral reef ecosystems in the NW Hawaiian Islands

...oject will provide needed baseline information and foster understanding of coral reef ecosystems globally. The cruise will take place on the NOAA ship Oscar Elton Sette and depart from Honolulu's Snug Harbor on Friday, October 6th. According to NOAA's Dr. Russell Brainard, chief scientist for the expediti...

New dyslexia theory blames 'noise'

... treatment, the results suggest that programs that foster the development of sharper perceptual categories for letters and letter sounds might be a good way to supplement existing dyslexia interventions," she added. Lu said, "Train them in noise." The new study in Psychological Science builds on simi...

Nano-devices hold promise for early-stage cancer detection

... attract exceptional researchers and students, and foster innovative and high-profile interdisciplinary research. It will create novel and exciting learning environments for training, and attract new industrial partnerships." Plans call for the lab to occupy approximately 9,600 square feet and include a...

Genomic comparison of lactic acid bacteria published

.... The availability of these genome sequences will foster development of additional production schemes for biofuels and other important chemicals." The publication is the culmination of a multiyear effort by the Lactic Acid Bacteria Genome Consortium, a group of at least a dozen academic organizations for...

New technology addresses female fertility preservation

...ization. The fertilized eggs were implanted into a foster mother that was of a different strain than the donor egg and sperm, resulting in babies with a different coat color, proving that the births were the result of the cultured embyros. Both male and female offspring were fertile. ...

FSU biologists uncover mechanisms that shape cells for better or worse

...lton in the department of biological science could foster a better overall understanding of polarity and how it develops -- and why it doesn't, sometimes with dire consequences -- in other types of cells and organisms. Results from the FSU study are described in the Aug. 14 online edition of the journal P...

Rice bioengineers pioneer techniques for knee repair

...e implants, which engineers refer to as scaffolds, foster the tissue growth process by acting as a template for new growth, but they always present a risk of toxicity due to the fact that they are made of materials that aren't naturally found in the body. In the newly reported findings, Athanasiou and post...

Open Source Biotechnology alliance for international agriculture

...w robust business models that break monopolies and foster fair competition. BiOS targets parallel challenges...g. The Patent Lens will also develop analyses and foster the capacity in the developing world to create patent maps of the key emerging technologies that cou...

Womb needed for proper brain development

...and the optimal conditions and treatment needed to foster brain development for very premature infants who are treated in neonatal intensive care units early in life. ...

Chernobyl: The true scale of the accident

... changes would shift programs away from those that foster "dependency" and a "victim" mentality, and replacing them with initiatives that encourage opportunity, support local development, and give people confidence in their futures. In the health area, the Forum report calls for continued close monitoring ...

Does manganese inhaled from the shower represent a public health threat?

..."interesting and important theoretical papers that foster the diversity and debate upon which the scientific process thrives." Everyone is exposed to small levels of manganese, which is found in food and many types of rocks and enters the air, soil and water. But, at higher levels, manganese is toxic to th...

Techniques available to detect soil that inhibits destructive soybean pest

...e as yet not-understood characteristics that don't foster development of the pests. Westphal, whose research focuses on soybean cyst nematodes and ways to thwart them, said that using nematode-suppressive soils is an easily implemented, environmentally friendly weapon in fighting the parasites, which are f...

Virtual animal shelters ?How the Internet is transforming the experience of pet adoptions

...e organizations operate out of clusters of private foster homes, they're successfully winning high visibility for placing their pooches. In a presentation at the 100th annual meeting of the American Sociological Association (ASA) in Philadelphia, University of Cincinnati sociologist Angela Garcia compares ...

Stem cell treatment improves mobility after spinal cord injury

... provide only a very mild benefit, and they do not foster regeneration of insulation tissue. For the study, the UCI team used a novel technique they created to entice human embryonic stem cells to differentiate into early-stage oligodendrocyte cells. Oligodendrocytes are the building blocks of myelin, the ...

Searching the depths of the straits of Florida for disease cures

... they will find the rocky walls that most commonly foster diverse deep-water ecosystems. The Cay Sal Bank is located on the edge of a narrow ocean channel that funnels water as well as larvae and plankton from throughout the Caribbean, in all likelihood making for a unique habitat that will yield numerous ...

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