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Warning from Asian bees

...y had a reasonable summer honey crop, but domestic prospects for the next two years look very bleak,” Dr Somerville said. “There will be very few eucalypt flowerings in the next 12 months, which will lead to a yield well below average in the Australian honey crop over the next 12 months to two years.” Al...

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

...dustry have a poor record of mining oversight. The prospects for regulation of underwater mining are not good." The study appears in the May 18 issue of the journal Science, and is co-authored by Rodney Fujita, a marine ecologist with U.S.-based Environmental Defense. A Canadian-based company is current...

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

...e, Tom said, is not likely to leave unless she has prospects that are much better than what she has. "She's probably not going to leave for something that's only moderately better," Tom said. "She needs to know it's going to be a lot better before giving up what she already has." The people who were most...

Genetic surprise confirms neglected 70-year-old evolutionary hypothesis

...it off."Over the span of the six-year project, the prospects of bolstering the controversial evolutionary idea looked increasingly bleak. Masly brought together two species of fruit fly--the workhorses of the genetics world--to see what genes were active when they were crossbred. One species, Drosophila melan...

End of deforestation in view? Experts advance new way to size up global forest resources

...ur insights provide grounds for optimism about the prospects for returning forests."...

The first tree genome is published: Poplar holds promise as renewable bioenergy resource

...iofuels research that expressed optimism about the prospects for finding cost-effective methods to produce fuels such as ethanol from cellulose in the not-too-distant future (Breaking the Biological Barriers to Cellulosic Ethanol, available at http://genomicsgtl.energy.gov/biofuels/b2bworkshop.shtml ). Secre...

Researchers appeal for new regulations to save coral reefs from live fish trade

... have been effectively destroyed with no immediate prospects of recovery, 24% are under imminent risk of collapse and 26% are under longer term threat of collapse. The scientists argue in their letters that multilevel action, from local to international, is needed to establish institutions that are able to l...

Brain-computer link lets paralyzed patients convert thoughts into actions

...themselves as pioneers," said Saleh. "They see the prospects for future applications. That's why they do it." Nevertheless, Penn added, "this is the strangest, most interesting surgery I've ever done. Not the technical stuff, but the data that we get from the neurons firing in different patterns when you're...

Even a little cooling helps after cardiac arrest

...ry variables among worm species. Intrigued by the prospects of developing a new tool for monitoring changes in wetland ecology, NOAA's California Sea Grant recently awarded support to parasite mavens Armand Kuris of the Department of Ecology, Evolution and Marine Biology at the University of California, Santa...

How healthy is that marsh? Biologists count parasites

...ry variables among worm species. Intrigued by the prospects of developing a new tool for monitoring changes in wetland ecology, NOAA's California Sea Grant recently awarded support to parasite mavens Armand Kuris of the Department of Ecology, Evolution and Marine Biology at the University of California, Santa...

CHAVI announces international search for genes affecting HIV response

...archers throughout the world to work together, the prospects are very real for getting answers by next year," Goldstein said. "This is exactly the kind of work we are trying to catalyze," said CHAVI director Barton Haynes, M.D. Haynes is a professor of medicine and director of the Human Vaccine Institute at D...

Record bonefish

...ream has profound implications on the population's prospects and is an exciting breakthrough. This is the reason why BTU invested in this kind of research to begin with," said Tom Davidson Sr., BTU chairman and founding member. "It's quite rewarding to uncover new information like this that bonefish may be c...

Weizmann Institute suggests that immune cells help to maintain cognition and brain cell renewal

...in functionality, and so they open up exciting new prospects for the treatment of cognitive loss." Knowledge that the immune system contributes to nerve cell renewal has potential far-reaching implications for elderly populations, because aging is known to be associated with a decrease in immune system functio...

Guiding principles for facial transplantation unveiled

...stic surgeons we fully recognize the revolutionary prospects of facial transplantation," said William C. Pederson, MD and president of ASRM. "We just need to make sure that we approach this challenge having reflected on all the possibilities for both the patient and the surgical team." The document concludes ...

Stem cell mobilization therapy appears to be ineffective in repairing damage caused by heart attack

...sels following a heart attack, thus opening up new prospects for stem-cell based therapies. Granulocyte colony-stimulating factor (G-CSF, a growth-factor protein) induces mobilization of bone marrow stem cells, according to background information in the article. Dietlind Zohlnhöfer, M.D., of the Technische Un...

Tissue regeneration operates differently than expected

...ion mechanism. This has major implications for the prospects of stem cell therapies targeting on the regeneration of skeletal or heart musculature. ...

Ancient DNA confirms single origin of Malagasy primates

...ribute to the mountain evidence that suggests that prospects for ancient DNA studies from the tropics are less promising than those from higher latitudes, but when the results are potentially of such compelling interest, it's always worth a try," she said. ...

Virulizin granted orphan drug status in Europe

...hasize opportunities, such as situations where the prospects for successful intervention appeared especially good," said Randall Reeves, lead author of the report and the chairman of the IUCN Species Survival Commission's Cetacean Specialist Group. "It's crucial to give guidance to agencies and organizations o...

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

...hasize opportunities, such as situations where the prospects for successful intervention appeared especially good," said Randall Reeves, lead author of the report and the chairman of the IUCN Species Survival Commission's Cetacean Specialist Group. "It's crucial to give guidance to agencies and organizations o...

Canada's first embryonic stem cell lines

...hasize opportunities, such as situations where the prospects for successful intervention appeared especially good," said Randall Reeves, lead author of the report and the chairman of the IUCN Species Survival Commission's Cetacean Specialist Group. "It's crucial to give guidance to agencies and organizations o...

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