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Releasing fish for the future

... NSW DPI and the Recreational Fishing Trust (using money from licence fees), is developing protocols designed to maximise fish survival via subtle changes to management practices. Owing to bag limits, legal sizes and non-consumptive angling, between 30 and 50% of the total recreational catch is released...

Mutating the entire genome

...chi says. “The negative side is, it takes work and money to do that.” The new method is “a cheaper way of knocking out a gene as well as regulatory sequences.” Capecchi says it now costs about $10,000 to genetically engineer a mouse with a particular gene or other DNA sequence knocked out. So using exi...

Researchers demonstrate way to control tree height

...gh to make it worth the large investments of time, money and testing that current regulation of genetically modified organisms would require, at least in the U.S.” That aside, he said, it appears that with further research and development programs, it would indeed be possible to create an elm tree – whi...

Transfusion expert urges wider use of filtered blood

...ly do we come up with a medical advance that saves money and is better for patients at the same time. This is as basic as washing your hands before conducting a physical examination of a patient," Blumberg said. "But despite much scientific evidence that supports this notion, millions of people today are s...

Autism gene identified by researchers at Yale working with a global research consortium

...ated to increasing awareness of autism and raising money to research the disorder, and the National Institutes of Health, these are the preliminary findings from the AGP’s first phase. The consortium used "gene chip" technology to look for genetic similarities in autistic individuals culled from almost...

Vasectomy may put men at risk for type of dementia

...ompulsively gambling, misspending large amounts of money or become sexually demanding. The most common form of dementia caused by brain deterioration in individuals over age 65 is Alzheimer's disease. Weintraub did not find an increased rate of vasectomy in patients with Alzheimer's. Many patients ...

New research says winning a Nobel Prize adds nearly 2 years to your lifespan

...iation, they found that the amount of actual prize money won by Nobel prize winners had no effect on their longevity - suggesting that it is the sheer status boost of the award that is important in extending lifespan. The researchers also looked to see if the number of nominations for a Nobel Prize had ...

Custom-made cancer cell attacks

... mind is whether investors are ready to put up the money required to make it happen.''...

Cellulosic ethanol: Fuel of the future?

... mind is whether investors are ready to put up the money required to make it happen.''...

Largest genomic search finds genes that may contribute to autism

...ated to increasing awareness of autism and raising money to fund autism research, and the National Institutes of Health. The consortium scientists utilized statistical power from the largest set of autism-related genetic material yet examined. The researchers found neurexin 1, part of a family of genes th...

UCLA: How does your brain respond when you think about gambling or taking risks?

...ch they had a 50-50 chance of winning an amount of money or losing another amount of money. Would they, for...ble." Thinking about the possibility of winning money turns on some of the same areas of the brain that are activated when people take cocaine, eat chocol...

Ape gestures offer clues to the evolution of human communication

...also can be used to beg for help, for support, for money and so on. It's meaning is context-dependent," added de Waal. Looking for further distinctions between species, the researchers found bonobos use gestures more flexibly than do chimpanzees. "Different groups of bonobos used gestures in specific c...

Ebola-outbreak kills 5000 gorillas

... vaccination and would prefer to instead spend the money on anti-poaching. What they are not factoring in is the fact that one year of Ebola vaccination could save as many apes as decades of anti-poaching. We need to do both." Walsh also points out that Ebola has the potential to quickly destroy years o...

Altered perception of reward in human cocaine addiction

...aine-addicted group, the higher the sensitivity to money in the prefrontal cortex, the higher was the motivation and the self-reported ability to control behavior. The ERP results showed a similarly graded brain response to monetary reward in healthy control subjects, but not in cocaine-addicted individ...

Search on for treatment of slow-healing wounds

...ant to find new ways to heal chronic wounds. The money will allow the center to fund undergraduate resear...into the role biofilms play in chronic wounds. The money will be distributed over four years. Biofilms are bacteria that grab onto a surface, build a colo...

A reason why video games are hard to give up

...ayStation 3, and Xbox systems emerged--surpass the money made from Hollywood films annually. A range of demographic groups plays video games, and key to understanding their enjoyment is the motivational pull of the games. Four groups of people were asked to play different games, including one group...

The brain's motivation station

... as circles or squares that indicated an amount of money the subjects could gain or lose--from no money to $5--by rapidly responding to a subsequently presented target by pressing a button. The subjects w...

Hope I die before I get old?

...ecisions about habits -- such as smoking or saving money -- that might affect their health or finances later in life. They also may help explain the fear of aging that drives middle-aged people to "midlife crisis" behavior in a vain attempt to slow their own aging. Stereotypes about aging abound in our s...

Large dinosaurs were extremely hot in their day, UF study finds

...rm reptile-like ectotherms, we would save a lot of money on the grocery bill." In the meantime, the research team continues to investigate what are proving to be universal relationships among size, growth rate and temperature. "There are differences between mammals and invertebrates, but within a group...

New light microscope sharpens scientists' focus

... from their days at Bell Labs, supplemented by the money in their wallets. They dusted off the equipment and set up shop in the living room of Hess's condominium in La Jolla, California. There, in just two months, they built a prototype of the instrument. They also understood, however, that the biology ...

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