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Amphibians in losing race with environmental change

...ntists say. Examples include: Many amphibians lay their eggs in shallow, open water in direct sunlig...tems is also more common. Many animal species lay their eggs communally or congregate socially, often to avoid predation or improve resource use. But ...

Premature births may be linked to seasonal levels of pesticides and nitrates in surface water

...oping fetus," he said. "I believe this work may lay the foundation for some of the most important basic and clinical research, and public health initiatives of our time. To recognize that what we put into our environment has potential pandemic effects on pregnancy outcome and possibly on child develop...

Asexual worm quickly adapts to soil contamination

.... The worms from contaminated soil live longer and lay more eggs under polluted conditions than the worms from unpolluted soil. Dutch-sponsored researcher Agnieszka Doroszuk demonstrated this in her study into the long-term effects of environmental pollution on soil organisms. Environmental pollution i...

New study examines 'brain's own marijuana'

...mical approaches. They believe this study also may lay the foundation for better pharmacotherapy for stress-related mood disorders. Wood is an associate professor in the Department of Chemistry in UB’s College of Arts and Sciences....

Scientists seek useful traits in wild cottons

... they inflict on cotton fruit and their ability to lay eggs for another generation are good indicators of Lygus resistance, said Sheehan, who hopes to intensify her experiment in 2007. Raina King, a Texas Tech University graduate student, is working to develop 'cleaner' cottons that shed the sma...

NIAID expands capability for influenza research and surveillance

...d to those viruses. Ultimately, these studies will lay the groundwork for developing new and improved control measures for emerging and reemerging flu viruses. Summaries of the six NIAID Centers of Excellence for Influenza Research and Surveillance awards are provided below. St. Jude Children’s Res...

When your brain talks, your muscles don't always listen

...hile he competed well, he realized that his dreams lay elsewhere, and his attention focused full force on academics. At the University of Connecticut, a class on the biology of the brain introduced him to the nervous system and movement, and he was hooked. His interests were further piqued during a su...

Post oak grasshoppers emerging

... April, and from early May to mid-June the females lay their eggs in the soil. A female typically lays five to six eggs at a time in a pod, and will produce two to four pods over her lifetime. In the spring, when post oak leaves begin to emerge, the eggs hatch and the nymphs begin to climb trees to feed....

Illuminating the dark side of plants

...cs and formal structure increase its value for the lay person and the clinician." Handbook of Poisonous and Injurious Plants presents clear information on hundreds of plants. It is lavishly illustrated, elegantly highlighting each plant's distinguishing characteristics. The images include 398 full-c...

Researchers show that veins stiffen as we age

...mance Lab on the Newark campus. While each subject lay resting on a gurney, various gauges, connected to computers, were placed on their arms and legs. An arterial cuff was attached to an upper arm to monitor blood pressure, and venous cuffs were placed around the upper thigh and upper arm to measure the...

Why do some queen bees eat their worker bee's eggs?

...les with ovaries, who although unable to mate, can lay unfertilized eggs which turn into males if reared. For some species, such as bumble bees, this is the source of many of the males in the species. But in others, like the honeybee, workers "police" each other ?killing eggs laid by workers or confronti...

Gene therapy inhibits epilepsy in animals

...irectly into the brain. This study, does, however, lay the foundation for a potential drug therapy that might act on the same signaling pathways, to prevent epilepsy after a brain insult such as an episode of SE." ...

Virus may control Australia's

...20 kilograms or more in weight and each female can lay up to three million eggs in a single season," Dr Crane says. "In some areas of south-eastern Australia carp make up more than 85 per cent of the fish in the rivers and creeks. "The virus works by attacking the carp's gills as well as other vital org...

Some butterflies travel farther, reproduce faster

...from the pupa) which could enable them to mate and lay eggs sooner. Females from older populations took a...uals that established new populations mate sooner, lay more eggs and have a different form of an enzyme important to flying, phosphoglucose isomerase. They...

Sandia research to focus on early detection of harmful algal blooms

...warning capability of detection and is expected to lay the groundwork for the development of a reliable, cost-effective prototype to simultaneously analyze multiple HAB toxins in phytoplankton and/or shellfish in the field. Lane and his colleagues will aim to optimize the micro-separations process for a ...

Fire ants: Their true story told by the scientist who loves them

... Fire Ants" ?that peers have called definitive and lay readers are likely to find both engaging and instructive. In fact, an April 25 review in the New York Times declared, "This is what the public needs to know about science, not just the results presented in the driest form possible." Throughout 723 ...

Methane-belching bugs inspire a new theory of the origin of life on Earth

...tailed understanding of methane biosynthesis could lay the foundation for a new alternative energy source, by raising the possibility of cost-efficient conversion of renewable biomass into clean fuel. James G. Ferry is Stanley Person Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, and Christopher House...

Prozac's target revealed

... side effects, to be developed. The findings also lay the foundation for many studies of the factors that control how, when, and where new neurons are generated from stem cells in the brain. Such work could eventually lead to cell replacement therapies for neurodegenerative and other brain disorders inc...

Study details hepatitis C ability to block immune system response

...ained from fundamental studies such as these could lay the groundwork for the development of potential new treatment strategies for this devastating global disease. ...

Connect the Quantum Dots

...ch proves this important fundamental principle and lay the necessary groundwork for researchers to further improve its sensitivity, stability and reproducibility for biomedical applications. "Our method has a long-term impact on biomedical diagnostic applications which currently rely on the fluorescenc...

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