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Releasing fish for the future

... guidelines designed to improve fish survival were recently developed for released line-caught snapper, silver trevally, mulloway, sand whiting, yellowfin bream and dusky flathead. The research, costing more than $1.5 million and funded by NSW DPI and the Recreational Fishing Trust (using money from licenc...

Soils offer new hope as carbon sink

...d pyrolysis. In The Bulletin magazine, Flannery recently ranked "fostering pyrolysis-based technologies" fourth among his five steps for saving the planet, because they convert crop waste into fuel and agrichar which can be used to enhance soil fertility and store carbon long-term. NSW DPI senior resear...

Math that powers spam filters used to understand how brain learns to move our muscles

...nts to explain how the brain draws on both what it recently learned and what it’s known for some time to anticipate what it needs to develop new motor skills. The engineers, from Johns Hopkins, MIT and Northwestern, exploited the fact that all people show similar “probable” learning patterns and use them to ...

Discovery in orange cauliflower may lead to more nutritious crops

...o, rice, sorghum and wheat. The genetic mutation recently isolated by Cornell plant geneticist Li Li and colleagues -- and described in the December issue of The Plant Cell -- allows the vegetable to hold more beta-carotene, which causes the orange color and is a precursor to the essential nutrient vitamin ...

New bacterium discovered -- related to cause of trench fever

...k pain and recurrent fevers. The new species, recently named Bartonella rochalimae, is also closely related to the bacterium identified about 10 years ago as the cause of cat scratch disease: Bartonella henselae, which infects more than 25,000 people a year in the U.S. The discovery is reported in the...

'Lucky 13' as new gene discovery offers further hope for childhood blindness

...er. Scientists at Moorfields Eye Hospital, London, recently announced the start of clinical trials for a gene ...restore vision. So our findings, together with the recently announced clinical trials, hold great promise." Mutations in LCA5 are relatively rare. As it is a...

Undergraduate research shows leaderless honeybee organizing

... of all social animals, including man. Pierce’s recently reported his research in an article appearing in the behavioral biology research journal Ethology, with co-authors Lee Lewis and UNC Charlotte biology professor Stanley Schneider, Pierce’s mentor. Pierce was first author on the paper – a rare achieve...

Researchers shed light on mechanism of action used by anti-cancer drug

...hich is manufactured by Bayer Pharmaceuticals, has recently been approved for the treatment of patients with renal cell cancer, the most common form of kidney cancer in adults. It was originally developed as an inhibitor of the oncogene, Raf, which is frequently mutated in numerous cancers, including leukemia...

Risk of stroke doubles if diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes

...s into a Type 2 diabetes cohort. All subjects were recently diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes and had a mean age of 64 years. After five years of monitoring, stroke incidence rates were compared between the cohort and the general population. “What we found is that 9.1 per cent of the diabetes cohort had a str...

Runners -- Let thirst be your guide

...versity Medical Center and a member of this group, recently updated the scientific community on the causes of ...s. Finally, a research team that included Verbalis recently reported in the American Journal of Medicine that release from muscles of a cytokine known as inte...

Researchers demonstrate way to control tree height

...an be overcome – a big “if.” The findings were recently published in the journal Landscape Plant News. “From a science perspective, this is a very interesting accomplishment and there’s no doubt it could be made to work,” said Steven Strauss, a professor of forest science at OSU. “But further devel...

Weizmann Institute scientists develop a general 'control switch' for protein activity

...Miri Eisenstein of Chemical Research Support, have recently developed a unique “switch” that can control the a...urns to its natural activity level. As reported recently in the journal Nature Methods, the first stage of the method consists of preparing a set of genetica...

Researchers identify protein pathway involved in Parkinson disease development

...hway in cells that is altered by genetic mutations recently identified in Parkinson disease development. Thes...ding to mitochondrial damage. Other scientists recently have linked early onset Parkinson disease to mutations in both copies of the PINK1 gene (one from ea...

The mouflons of the Kerguelen archipelago

... in the Department of Biological Sciences at UQAM, recently published some remarkable research findings. Reconstructing the genetic history of a population of mouflons descended from a single pair, the researchers demonstrated that the animals’ genetic diversity increased over time, contrary to what the usual...

'Smart' mice teach scientists about learning process, brain disorders

...ly when the mice were adults. This technique, only recently developed and called conditional knockout, allows much more sophisticated experiments than traditional knockout, which entirely eliminates the gene. "Being able to turn a gene off throughout a brain is a really advanced thing to do," Dr. Bibb said...

New research shows sharks use their noses and bodies to locate smells

...eter flume in the lab, Atema and Jayne Gardiner, a recently graduated Boston University Marine Program (BUMP) Masters student and study co-author, created two parallel, turbulent odor plumes – one using squid scent and the other a plain seawater control. Minimally turbulent ‘oozing’ sources of squid odor and ...

NASA-funded robotic sub finds bottom of world's deepest sinkhole

...a, one of Jupiter’s moons. For the near term, NASA recently approved a project that will use these technologies to explore underneath the ice of West Lake Bonney in Antarctica’s Taylor Valley. The DEPTHX vehicle, 2.5 meters in diameter, included 56 sonars that the Carnegie Mellon team used to determine th...

Mice with a migraine show signs of brain damage

... is first author of the paper. By combining two recently developed imaging technologies, Nedergaard’s team ...nally impaired from the pain. It’s also been shown recently that with repeated migraines, a person’s cognitive abilities decrease. But actually doing damage to ...

Maggots rid patients of MRSA

...he Manchester Royal Infirmary, for ten years. More recently they found that many of their patients were suffering from MRSA-contaminated foot ulcers, with the rate doubling in a three year period, possibly due to overuse of antibiotics and the selection of broad rather than narrow-spectrum antibacterial agen...

Legal ruling may put endangered species in danger

...intent about the Act is clear," said Vucetich, who recently co-authored a scholarly article with Nelson on the meaning of the words "endangered" and "recovery" in the Endangered Species Act. Their paper was published in the October 5, 2006 issue of the peer-reviewed journal, Conservation Biology. "The Act is ...

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