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Researchers reveal the infectious impact of salmon farms on wild salmon

...s the farm and pick up the sea lice, the migrating school becomes a moving cloud of contagions. Sea lice lar...round of lice larvae can re-infect the fish in the school and can spread to other previously unexposed populations coming from geographically disparate region...

Plants defy Mendel's inheritance laws, may prompt textbook changes

...cist. "While Mendel's laws that we learned in high school still are fundamentally correct, they're not absolute. "If the inheritance mechanism we found in the research plant Arabidopsis exists in animals, too, it's possible that it will be an avenue for gene therapy to treat or cure diseases in both plants...

Unprecedented water level rise in Somalia

...ecting daily activities such as commuting to work, school and accessing hospitals and markets. The floods affected at least 170 households. ...

UCLA launches $20 million stem cell institute to investigate HIV, cancer and neurological disorders

... unavailable." Because the university and medical school at UCLA are located on the same campus, researchers are well positioned to compete for stem cell grant funding, Witte said. UCLA researchers have proven their skill at ushering scientific discoveries from the lab to modern medicine. Several targeted ...

Solutions that reduce death of marine life reeled in by International Smart Gear Competition

...merican working in New Caledonia and a former high school biology teacher, commercial fisherman, commercial diver and tugboat operator. He noted that fisheries' logbook data and studies of sea turtle behavior indicated sea turtles swim and become hooked in shallower waters than tuna, the target species of m...

Researchers discover underwater volcano

... student-to-student videoconference between a high school and a research vessel with the help of HiSeasNet, a satellite communications system that provides continuous Internet connectivity for oceanographic research vessels at sea. ...

Innovative collaboration brings Arctic science into the classroom

...im on his travels will be Amy Clapp, an elementary school teacher from Salisbury, Vermont, as part of Teache...ientist who had been on the Lena trip, visited her school in Zhigansk, Siberia, to talk about science and the environment. Before leaving, they supplied the s...

Wake Forest scientists find new combination vaccine effective against plague

.... The research program involves six other medical school scientists and a secure biosafety laboratory at Virginia Tech that is certified by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the FBI to work with dangerous pathogens. Mizel said the actual challenges of vaccines against plague are occurring ...

Circulating stem cells play small role in lung repair

...n Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the medical school and serves on the Council of the American Society of Investigative Pathology, a prestigious organization focused upon investigating mechanisms of disease. She also was awarded the Young Clinical Scientist Award this year by the Association of Clinica...

Candida albicans Genome Fully Annotated

...n Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the medical school and serves on the Council of the American Society of Investigative Pathology, a prestigious organization focused upon investigating mechanisms of disease. She also was awarded the Young Clinical Scientist Award this year by the Association of Clinica...

Discovery of an American salamander where it shouldn't be: Korea

...he most surprising way, when some guy who's a high school teacher from Illinois goes out with his class and says, 'Let's look for salamanders, let's see what we can find when we turn over rocks and logs.'" To date, the salamander has been found in 16 locations in three Korean provinces, and Wake and his co...

Bees, Brains and Addiction

... and UCSD. He told a gathering of scientists, high school students and community members last week that neurobiologists like himself are gaining a better understanding of human addiction by examining simpler brains, such as those of bees. Bees learn to land on a tile of a certain color after they are rewar...

Researchers feed tiny pills of RNA to planarians to identify genes essential for regeneration

...arado, Ph.D., principal investigator and U medical school associate professor of neurobiology and anatomy. The U team's work shows that planarian genes can be selectively manipulated to study some of the most basic and important areas of biological research: stem cells, homeostasis (tissue loss and replacem...

Shampoo detergent added to paint makes surfaces self-sterilizing

...arch conducted by a multi-state consortium of high school students and retirees. Working through the website science-projects.com, 10 students from New York, Texas and Virginia joined three World War II veterans and a retired railroader from Virginia to report their research findings at the 105th General M...

Hospitalizations because of chicken pox down dramatically since implementation of vaccine

...ng to outbreaks of varicella (e.g., in day care or school settings) may be substantial and were not included in the original analysis [in another study]." "Third, and perhaps most important, there is great uncertainty about the extent to which parents and other adults experienced reductions in lost work ti...

Virginia Tech football player uses prototype cast

...a Tech spearheaded a partnership with this medical school in 2001, and formed the School of Biomedical Engineering and Science. Love said, "The resulting stiffness and strength of the laminated structures has not been fully evaluated, but qualitative testing has shown that these structures are demonstrably...

Why Christmas trees are not extinct

...ian James Wheeler, who has since left for graduate school at Harvard University; and Elzard Sikkema, an undergraduate. The Plumbing System of Trees The numerous parallel "pipes" that carry water upward through the woody trunks of evergreen coniferous trees are single-celled conduits called "tracheids" a...

'Creationism is not science' ?making the case for Darwin at UCL

...11 parents from Pennsylvania will take their local school board to trial over the introduction of Intelligent Design into the school's curriculum. The outcome of that will surely go down in the history books." ...

The nude mouse tale: Omega-3 fats save the life of a terminal cancer patient

...ssor David Wilson and University of Nevada medical school Professors Steven Schiff, Stephen Bajo and Randall Pierce. ...

Bacteria that cause tooth decay able to survive without important biochemical pathway

...thma and is estimated to result in 51 million lost school hours. In an effort to understand how best to combat the tooth-decaying properties of S. mutans, Brady and her team set out to learn how the organism was able to survive its own acid. To find out, the researchers tinkered with systematically turning...

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