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W.M. Keck Foundation funds study of friendly microbes

... are also developing new computational methods for mining genome sequence data so that bacterial species can be more rapidly and accurately classified. A large publicly accessible database will be established that provides detailed molecular information about the gut ecosystem for researchers. A second asp...

Agilent Technologies releases automated literature search tool for biology researchers

...h plug-in for Cytoscape makes automatic literature mining freely accessible to the public, with an algorithmic approach that is first-rate." "Agilent is committed to accelerating the productivity of biologists," said Jim Hollenhorst, director of the Molecular Technologies Laboratory for Agilent Laboratorie...

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

...ulture, modern cattle ranching, energy production, mining and other changes in land use in and around the Pantanal. "Without extremely careful integrated management, one of the planet's greatest environmental treasures will be altered forever by human encroachment," says Prof. Hans van Ginkel, UN Under Sec...

Agilent Technologies new genome analysis technology set to accelerate Australia fight against mesothelioma

...caused by exposure to asbestos. Due to its active mining and manufacturing of asbestos in the mid-1900s, Australia has the highest incidence of mesothelioma in the world. Rates of the disease have tripled in the past 20 years and are expected to peak about 2010. Diagnosis of this type of cancer is difficul...

Building a protein name dictionary from full text: a machine learning term extraction approach

...e focus of many publicly available literature data mining tools. Most literature mining tools rely on pre-existing lexicons of biological names, often extracted from curated gene or protei...

Study casts doubt on 'Snowball Earth' theory

...altech, the University of Maryland and a Brazilian mining company, identified "a complex and productive microbial ecosystem," including photosynthesizing organisms that could not have existed under a thick layer of ice. "If there was ice, it had to have been thin enough that organisms could photosynthesize...

Molecular miners find pain relief drugs from the sea

...es of conotoxin genes." It was using this genetic mining technique that ACV1 was discovered ?its peptide sequence was predicted solely from the DNA sequence. The peptide was then chemically synthesised in large quantities suitable for biological testing. This same approach is now being used by Metabolic Ph...

Carnegie Mellon cyLab researchers work to develop new red tide monitoring

... research team is developing a spatiotemporal data mining system to track harmful ocean objects from NASA's ...wledge from NOAA scientists. "Spatiotemporal data mining extracts changing spatial patterns from continuous data flow. It is a rapidly growing field, which i...

Restaurant seafood prices since 1850s help plot marine harvests through history

...of over-fishing. "Ocean historians are creatively mining a host of information sources such as the logs of schooner captains and salt tax collectors to reconstruct amazing and valuable insights into fishing and marine life decades and even centuries ago," says Jesse Ausubel, CoML project director for the N...

Mining for gems in the fungal genome

...ed using this technique. Keller also believes the mining strategy might work outside the Aspergillus genus with some modifications. "This is really exciting," says Keller. "It's a method to find new metabolites, some of which we hope to be important ones." ...

Report shows deforestation threatens Brazil's Pantanal

...oncluded that agriculture, cattle grazing and coal mining are the major threats to the Paraguay River Basin, a significant hydrographical drainage of the South American continent. Titled "Estimated Loss of Natural Area in the High Paraguay River Basin and the Brazilian Pantanal," the report produced by the...

Study may help slay 'Yellow Monster'

...monster surfaced on the Navajo Nation with uranium mining that started in the 1940s and continued for the ne...cape across the Navajo Nation. "When the uranium mining boom crashed in the '80s, it really crashed and there wasn't much cleanup," Stearns said. Estimates ...

Mayo Clinic collaboration mining of ancient herbal text leads to potential new anti-bacterial drug

...strate the feasibility of using sophisticated data mining techniques on historical texts to identify new drugs. Significance of the Mayo Clinic Research The study provides a creative new model for drug discovery. It integrates nontraditional, ancient medical information with advanced technologies t...

New dwarf buffalo discovered by chance in the Philippines

Almost 50 years ago, Michael Armas, a mining engineer from the central Philippines, discovered some fossils in a tunnel he was excavating while exploring for phosphate. Forty years later, Dr. Hamilcar Intengan, a friend of his who now lives in Chicago, recognized the importance of the bones and...

Telemedicine robots help improve health

...hree years, thanks to a $335,000 grant provided by mining company Xstrata (Community Partnership Program), through the Royal Children's Hospital Foundation. The robot project is an extension of the telepaediatric research led by the Centre for Online Health, in collaboration with the Royal Children's Ho...

From hot springs to rice farms, scientists reveal new insights into the secret lives of archaea

...to the hyper-salty Dead Sea to streams polluted by mining waste where the pH level is equivalent to battery acid. Archaea even inhabit the warm, dark environs of our intestines and mouth. While extremophiles have been the subject of intense research, scientists are just now beginning to focus on the larg...

Recently discovered species gain protection

...red species hangs on in an area devastated by gold mining in the early 20th Century and subsequently by broad scale deforestation for pasturelands. Only 370 acres of the bird's habitat previously had been in any way protected, but even this limited sanctuary is at risk from timber extraction clearing the la...

Mercury contamination of fish warrants worldwide public warning

...he uncontrolled use of mercury in small-scale gold mining is contaminating thousands of sites around the wor...th risks to an estimated 50 million inhabitants of mining regions. These activities alone contribute more than 10 percent of the mercury in Earth's atmosphere...

Woman's Day and For Womens of Science

...he uncontrolled use of mercury in small-scale gold mining is contaminating thousands of sites around the wor...th risks to an estimated 50 million inhabitants of mining regions. These activities alone contribute more than 10 percent of the mercury in Earth's atmosphere...

Study warns deep-sea mining may pose serious threat to fragile marine ecosystems

...ially valuable organisms are at risk from seafloor mining scheduled to begin within this decade, says a new ...ns targeted by this industry have a poor record of mining oversight. The prospects for regulation of underwater mining are not good." The study appears in ...

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