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Drugs from the deep blue

...ski said. This chemist sees natural products from marine organisms as an opportunity to answer questions in...'s laboratory studies the chemistry and biology of marine natural products, or chemical compounds made by sea creatures. It is part of a developing focus on p...

India's smoking gun: Dino-killing eruptions

...iped out in the K-T mass extinction were 80-90% of marine species and about 85% of land species. All land animals larger than 25 kg (55 lbs) were obliterated. The Deccan Traps are a huge pile of basaltic lava extending over more than 500,000 square kilometers. Its original volume likely exceeded 2 to 3 mil...

Aquatic plants may hold key to advancing plant disease management

...plants that harm native aquatic plants. Studies of marine plant diseases continue to provide insight as to h...c change influences disease development. "Emerging marine diseases, such as coral diseases, are creating a major shift in the marine flora," Schmale said. "Gl...

Hidden sponges determine coral reef's nutrient cycle

...turn, these nutrients can facilitate the growth of marine plants and other organisms. Sponges filter at a ...ers, these hidden organisms play a key role in the marine nutrient cycle due to their incredible capacity to convert enormous quantities of organic plankton i...

Vibrio bacteria could be a risk to fish as well as humans

About half of new marine vibrio bacteria discovered in the last five years,... of many new species, especially from seawater and marine animals. New species have been found in a wide range of marine environments, including corals, sedi...

Carnegie Mellon cyLab researchers work to develop new red tide monitoring

...lf of Mexico and release toxins deadly to fish and marine mammals. The red tide algae are also potentially harmful to humans if ingested through unmanaged shellfish. On the worst days, the irritating vapors from red tide algae or the noxious smell from the rotting carcasses of poisoned fish linger along the...

Ships bring alien jellyfish invaders to our shores

...that up to almost one quarter (23 per cent) of all marine species in international harbours are non-indigeno...ical fish and this has potential to displace local marine species, threaten ecosystems and cause billions of dollars in damage and preventive control," says D...

Use of high hydrostatic pressure to inactivate Hepatitis A virus in oysters studied

...an and coastal resources. Virginia Sea Grant funds marine science research in aquaculture, seafood safety and quality, marine resources, coastal ecosystems through a competitive, peer-reviewed grant proposal process. In additi...

Genetics links whale to two different ocean basins

...otions of the migratory patterns of these majestic marine mammals in the process, according to researchers from the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), the American Museum of Natural History (AMNH), and New York University. In the most recent Royal Society's Biology Letters, a male humpback whale that was ...

A Father’s Day Gift: Free DNA Paternity Testing

...ction of species." Growing value of products from marine biotechnology The world's oceans host 32 of the 3... potentially useful natural compounds is higher in marine than terrestrial organisms. There is, therefore, a higher probability of commercial success with mar...

Clear rules needed to govern deep sea bioprospecting: UNU

...ction of species." Growing value of products from marine biotechnology The world's oceans host 32 of the 3... potentially useful natural compounds is higher in marine than terrestrial organisms. There is, therefore, a higher probability of commercial success with mar...

Deep sea buffet for bone-devouring worms

...p between bacteria and a newly discovered group of marine worms is the only known partnership (or symbiosis) which uses sunken marine mammals as its sole source of nutrition. In the September issue of Environmental Microbiology, Dr S...

Virulizin granted orphan drug status in Europe

Leading marine scientists for the first time have assessed dolphi...ee of the IWC includes many of the world's leading marine scientists, who last year endorsed the methodology of the WWF report. The U.S. Commission on Ocean ...

Novel targets found for the development of drugs to complement, or replace, statins

Leading marine scientists for the first time have assessed dolphi...ee of the IWC includes many of the world's leading marine scientists, who last year endorsed the methodology of the WWF report. The U.S. Commission on Ocean ...

Canada's first embryonic stem cell lines

Leading marine scientists for the first time have assessed dolphi...ee of the IWC includes many of the world's leading marine scientists, who last year endorsed the methodology of the WWF report. The U.S. Commission on Ocean ...

Leading scientists rank endangered dolphins, porpoises most in need of immediate action

Leading marine scientists for the first time have assessed dolphi...ee of the IWC includes many of the world's leading marine scientists, who last year endorsed the methodology of the WWF report. The U.S. Commission on Ocean ...

Marine bacterium suspected to play role in global carbon and nitrogen cycles

...s to suspect that Archaea could be involved in the marine nitrogen cycle. Subsequently having the organism isolated in the lab allowed us to confirm our suspicions," said David Stahl, professor of civil and environmental engineering at the University of Washington. Stahl's lab group specializes in environ...

Microbe has huge role in ocean life, carbon cycle

...s that of all the fish in the world's oceans. In a marine environment that's low in nutrients and other resources, they are able to survive and replicate in extraordinary numbers ?a milliliter of sea water off the Oregon coast might contain 500,000 of these cells. "The ocean is a very competitive environme...

Molecular miners find pain relief drugs from the sea

...toxins produced in the venom of Conus victoriae, a marine cone snail found in tropical waters off the coast ...venom peptides. Fortunately, most cone snails hunt marine worms or other molluscs and are not harmful to humans. It may seem unusual that toxic venoms can al...

Researchers at UGA provide first look at protein expression in Chagas disease-causing parasites

...n could help ships sailing smoothly. The growth of marine organisms such as barnacles on ship hulls is a maj...e highly toxic and unspecific biocide component on marine life. As barnacles, mussels and algae cause up to 15% increase in the drag resistence of ships, thi...

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