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Introduced foxes transformed vegetation on Aleutian Islands from lush grasslands to tundra

... than 400 islands. Byrd, who has been involved in restoration efforts in the Aleutian islands since 1971, said m...was, but the conditions are there for a successful restoration of the native biodiversity." ...

Scientists discover unique microbe in California's largest lake

...stargeted the lake for one of the nation's largest restoration projects.Wood says the discovery also shows that the Salton Sea, with its highload of nutrients, may provide an environment that allows this novelphotosynthetic organism to live a free and independent lifestyle. Shenotes that the other two species of...

LUCA technologies confirms real-time methane generation

...e bioconversion of residual oil to methane and the restoration of these 'spent' sites to economic energy production." Potential for Methane "Farming" It has long been known that certain microorganisms are "methanogens" ?microbes that generate methane by metabolizing organic materials including various hydrocar...

Discovery Promises Simpler Therapy for Sickle Cell Disease

...iction and resulting oxygen deficiency through the restoration of nitric oxide to red cell membranes might therefore prevent the disease symptoms, opening up a new realm of therapeutic possibilities, Stamler said. Current therapies fail to treat the disease itself and are instead geared toward minimizing pain an...

Gene therapy promising for growing tooth-supporting bone

... in the oral sciences, with a focus in the area of restoration of oral-craniofacial tissues. Co-authors on the paper include Courtney A. Dunn, adjunct clinical lecturer in orthodontics; Qiming Jin, research associate in periodontics, prevention and geriatrics; Mario Taba Jr., research fellow in periodontics, pr...

Genetic therapy reverses nervous system damage in animal model of inherited human disease

... therapy used during this particular time led to a restoration of damaged neurons, even though the lesions that represent the disease were already extensive." According to Charles H. Vite, the lead author of the paper and an assistant professor of veterinary neurology at Penn, the treated cats not only demonstr...

Putting ecology back into river restoration

.... Although billions of dollars are spent on river restoration projects worldwide, little agreement exists on how...f fresh waters, and the fact that river and stream restoration has become a booming enterprise, it is time to agree on what constitutes successful river and stream...

Single-donor Islet Transplantation Procedure Shows Promise For Patients With Type 1 Diabetes

...ditional advances are still needed. In particular, restoration of insulin independence must be achieved with a single donor, as is also the case with pancreas transplants, to reduce the risks and costs and increase the availability of islet transplantation. Bernhard J. Hering, M.D., of the University of Minneso...

Tsunami-damaged coral reefs should be left to recover naturally, say scientists

...r naturally before countries launch into expensive restoration plans, according to some of the world's leading scientists. The scientists, led by a researcher from the University of Newcastle upon Tyne, and who set out their views in an advisory brief for the World Bank, point to historical records of major cor...

Stem cells in bone marrow replenish mouse ovaries

...open the door for future studies examining whether restoration of ovaries could postpone the hormonal effects of menopause and could represent an alternative to hormone replacement therapy. Finally, the researchers would like to find out whether these stem cells could be coaxed to produce eggs in the laboratory,...

Could better mangrove habitats have spared lives in the 2004 tsunami?

...e, such ecological warning systems, along with the restoration of mangroves and other natural defenses, could be more effective in saving human lives and property. ...

Stem Cells to Solve the Blood Shortage Problem?

...e, such ecological warning systems, along with the restoration of mangroves and other natural defenses, could be more effective in saving human lives and property. ...

Birds and bats sow tropical seeds

...ate of Veracruz. Henry Howe, a noted authority in restoration ecology and a professor of biological sciences at ...We hope they will carry the banner of experimental restoration of diversity into landscapes, wherever they go." ...

Study shows big game hunters, not climate change, killed off sloths

... determine the biological potential of an area for restoration if human contact could be eliminated, such as in a national forest, a national park or an island, Steadman said. "I'm not a Steven Spielberg type in that I don't believe that DNA would bring these things back," he said. "But in lieu of Jurassic Park...

Bone marrow stem cells may heal hearts even years after heart attacks

...er said. "The stem cell therapy demonstrates that restoration is possible, clinically feasible and associated with an improvement of the performance of the heart by approximately 20 to 30 percent. This therapy is safe, similar to an 'own blood injection or transfusion,' and has no side effects. It needs only bo...

Wolves' top-down effect

...dings strongly bolster the use of conservation and restoration strategies which are based on the key role of large predators," says Hebblewhite. "Human Activity mediates a Trophic Cascade caused by Wolves," Ecology 86 (8), August 2005 ...

New understanding of regeneration gained by Forsyth scientists

...worm, planaria, offers new clues for understanding restoration of body structures. Researchers at The Forsyth Ins...tially offer insight into human regeneration. The restoration of body structures following injury requires both an initiation of growth and an imposition of the c...

UCR environmental scientists propose chemical solution to cleaning California's Salton Sea

...al agencies are working to develop a comprehensive restoration plan to return the Salton Sea to its former condit...ecosystem and recreation area. One aspect of this restoration plan will be the management and control of nutrient inputs to the lake. Inflow water into the Salto...

Protecting endangered species helps reduce poverty

...forestry efforts in parts of Nepal have led to the restoration of vital habitat corridors for the survival of tiger populations living there. WWF is helping local people to manage and directly benefit from these forest resources. According to the report, groups of community forest users can earn $4,760 annually ...

Report shows deforestation threatens Brazil's Pantanal

...egion; and implementation of a broad environmental restoration program in devastated areas. ...

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