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W.M. Keck Foundation funds study of friendly microbes

...s (CGS) at Washington University in St. Louis, and reflects a partnership between his lab, the lab of Sean Eddy, Ph.D., associate professor of genetics, and members of the Washington University Genome Sequencing Center. The CGS is an innovative, interdepartmental, interdisciplinary enterprise strategically p...

Scientists collaborate to assess health of global environment

...nishing capacity of services to meet human demands reflects a global problem, Mooney said. Fifteen of the 24 services the assessment considered have been degraded over the last 50 years--most notably fresh water, fisheries, air and water purification, and the regulation of climate, natural hazards and pests. ...

New insight into people who 'see' colors in letters and numbers

...p regions of higher blood flow in the brain, which reflects higher activity in those regions. Importantly, the researchers found evidence suggesting that synesthetes may be quite different from one another, which the researchers said "has profound implications for the studies of synesthesia that group togeth...

Family trees of ancient bacteria reveal evolutionary moves

...ay four ?global glaciations, and the fossil record reflects a major shift in the number of organisms metabolizing sulfur and a major shift in carbon cycling. "The question is: Why?" said Blank. "My contribution is the attempt to find evolutionary explanations for these major changes. There were lots of evolu...

Canada approves marijuana-based pain spray

...with Conditions (NOC/c) policy. This authorization reflects the promising nature of the clinical evidence whic...ronto, Ontario. “The approval of Sativex in Canada reflects the urgent need for additional treatment options in the field of neuropathic pain in MS.?/p> Neu...

The first impact factor for PLoS Biology ?13.9

...or a long-standing journal, therefore, this number reflects the mean (average) number of citations over the course of a year to articles published over the two prior years. For PLoS Biology, this number refers only to articles published in its first three issues in the fall of 2003, which is why the initial i...

Brain Scan Study of Smokers Reveals Signature of Craving

...cting blood flow in brain regions. That blood flow reflects brain activity in those regions. As a group, smokers' brain responses to drug cues remained stable regardless of the duration of time since their last cigarette, found the researchers. However, further analysis revealed that those smokers who report...

Researchers seek to discover what really happens when a virus enters the body

...es. Our method ?based on a model we developed that reflects the physics of fluorescent microscopy ?also estimates and corrects the effect of the microscope's uneven illumination and the markers' spectral overlap," Bell explains. As Bell and Duca are able to develop their composite images, they will be able ...

Siberian tigers hang tough

...at, "is not due to a change in numbers, but simply reflects the additional effort we made to survey the entirety of tiger range." Coordinators agree that this survey represents the most extensive effort to date to count tigers in Russia. Tiger conservationists around the world were buoyed by these results, e...

Researchers identify new catfish family

...of those patterns and thus the name of the species reflects the mystery surrounding its origins and relationships. The generic name of the fish reflects its distribution in the Río Lacantún drainage, flowing through the Montes Azules and Selva Lacandona...

Nose odors and mouth odors: The brain distinguishes

... detect increased blood flow to brain areas, which reflects increased activity. They used four odorants: chocolate odor represented a food odor, and lavender represented a non-food odor that was similarly pleasant as chocolate. They also chose two odorant chemicals--butanol and farnesol--to test a theory tha...

Bird samples from Mongolia confirmed as H5N1 avian flu

...ry, collaborative response to this latest outbreak reflects the WCS One World-One Health approach to making informed, multidisciplinary decisions on global health crises that intersect human, wildlife, and livestock health. WCS experts are warning that to contain this potential epidemic, prevention activities...

Huntington's cure in flies lays groundwork for broader treatment approaches

...bination of proteins or genetic pathways, however, reflects the growing need to embrace a broader treatment paradigm in the realm of genetic disorders, says Yin. In working with a disorder such as Fragile X Syndrome, for example, conventional therapies might focus all their efforts on repairing the genetic p...

Locusts' built-in 'surface analysis' ability directs them to fly overland

...xample from mirrors or plastic surfaces." The sea reflects polarized light much more than dry land (which reflects mainly diffused, non-polarized light), enabling a distinction to be made between the two. "When the ...

Color perception is not in the eye of the beholder: It's in the brain

...tly into the eye to see what wavelengths each cone reflects and absorbs, and thus to which color each is responsive. In addition, the technique allows scientists to image more than a thousand cones at once, giving an unprecedented look at the composition and distribution of color cones in the eyes of living h...

Weapon performance determines mating success in the collared lizard

...th polygynous mating systems, reproductive success reflects phenotypic variation. At the gross level, such phenotypic variation can include that of body size and weapon morphology, as well as of weapon function and performance. In a study published in the September issue of The American Naturalist, A. Kristo...

New discovery: If it weren't for this enzyme, decomposing pesticide would take millennia

...so is quite unusual, he said. That success in part reflects UNC's continuing efforts to involve undergraduates in cutting-edge research. The National Institutes of Health supported the study. ...

Hepatitis B accounts for 40 percent of 'missing' Asian women

...mber of authors have suggested that this imbalance reflects neglect of female children and poor conditions for women and, as a result, have argued that as many as 100 million women are "missing." However, in the forthcoming issue of the Journal of Political Economy, Oster proposes an explanation for some o...

Wild birds help to create human flu vaccine

...ry, collaborative response to this latest outbreak reflects the WCS 'One World-One Health' approach to making informed, multidisciplinary decisions on global health crises that intersect human, wildlife, and livestock health. Wildlife and health experts, including F.A.O. and the World Organization for Animal ...

Cortex matures faster in youth with highest IQ

...es the thinning phase, evidence suggests it likely reflects "use-it-or-lose-it" pruning of brain cells, neurons, and their connections as the brain matures and becomes more efficient during the teen years. "People with very agile minds tend to have a very agile cortex," said Shaw. The NIMH researchers are ...

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