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Scientist warns of threat to last stronghold of endangered turtle

...fish prey. Once we have detailed information our tracking work will feed directly into strategies for marine...eed to know where they live to protect them." The tracking data is publicly available online and is creating much interest with more than 100,000 hits from ove...

Dogs keep dying: Many owners unaware of toxic dog food

...possible from dead dogs to confirm cause of death, tracking dogs that have died and following up on the health of dogs that survive the food poisoning. The AHDC has information for veterinarians on its Web site http://diaglab.vet.cornell.edu/news.asp . "We suspect that dogs have been dying since November, p...

Multi-million pound UK Biobank underway

...d sample separation and for storage, retrieval and tracking of around 10 million biological samples, which must be kept at between -80?C and -200?C for several decades. When UK Biobank is running nationwide, this robotic system will need to handle samples taken from around 1,000 people every day. Dr Tim Peak...

World first research to speed up cure for ear infections

Fast tracking the healing process for common ear infections will be the focus of ground-breaking research by WA's Lions Ear and Hearing Institute (LEHI). The research will aim to understand why some eardrums heal by themselves (and why some do not heal at all) by...

Concern over fast tracking of new drugs

Concerns over the fast tracking of new drugs for commercial licensing are raised b...after three months raises questions about the fast tracking of new drugs by the FDA for commercial licensing, says the author, consultant neurologist Abhijit Ch...

U of MN researchers identify ataxia gene

...incoln family members who live across the country, tracking descendants from two major branches of the family. ...

High-tech tags on marine animals yield valuable data for biologists and oceanographers

...he said. At the same time, Costa's group was also tracking the movements of elephant seals and albatrosses. T...tic winters of 2001 and 2002, tagging 34 seals and tracking their foraging patterns. Crabeater seals are specialized for feeding on Antarctic krill and forage a...

Researchers get neurons and silicon talking

...fired using standard neuroscience techniques while tracking the signals coming from the chip. The development of the interface and chip are crucial for this new technology, but problems remain. "Right now, we need to refine the way we stimulate the neurons, to avoid damaging them," says Vassanelli. That's ...

Carnegie Mellon develops non-invasive technique to detect transplant rejection at cellular level

...to use MRI to visualize individual macrophages. By tracking individual cells, we also were able to observe, fo...therapies, such as those using stem cells, and for tracking cellular and developmental processes," Ho said. For the research reported in PNAS, Yijen Wu, resear...

New maps reveal true extent of human footprint on Earth

...ade-off, Ramankutty and other SAGE researchers are tracking the changing patterns of agricultural land use around the world, including a look at related factors such as global crop yields and fertilizer use. Distilling that information into computer-generated maps, the scientists will present their early find...

New U. of Colorado at Boulder flu chip may help combat future epidemics, pandemics

...aid Rowlen. Strain identification is critical for tracking emerging strains and in determining which flu strains are most likely to infect people the following year in order to develop annual, preventative vaccines, she said. "This new technology should help provide better global influenza surveillance by m...

WWF peeks into mysterious life of Borneo's pygmy elephants

...arp tree species. This was determined during field tracking that supplements the satellite tracking. It was pr...id Raymond Alfred, project manager of the elephant tracking project in Sabah. "Elephants are a 'keystone species' and habitat engineers whose impact shapes the ...

Greasing interferon's gears may pave way to greater therapeutic benefits, fewer side effects

...ing newborn infants for levels of Stat1 action and tracking their susceptibility to viral infection. In addition, the group is studying transgenic mice engineered to carry the same Stat1 mutations that were examined in cells. In this way, the researchers can investigate the benefits of hyper-responsive Stat...

New view of cancer: 'Epigenetic' changes come before mutations

...the genome, you find there are subtle changes." By tracking these changes, he suggests, doctors potentially could treat people before tumors develop in much the same way as cardiologists prescribe cholesterol-lowering drugs to help prevent heart disease. Epigenetic changes -- those that don't affect the gen...

Underlying cause of massive pinyon pine die-off revealed

...recorded at a nearby site. In 1992, the team began tracking tree mortality. "I could see the plot from my office window," said Breshears, who used to work at LANL. When the recent drought hit, the scientists were well-positioned to compare how the vegetation fared before and during the drought. Initially th...

Magnetic probe successfully tracks implanted cells in cancer patients

...hat the MRI-based technique was more accurate than tracking the cells using radioactivity and that ultrasound ...location much more accurately than the radioactive tracking method and provided anatomic detail simultaneously -- structural detail not possible by tracking rad...

Study Unlocks Insects?Secret for Love in the Dark

...uced the genomic equivalent of a time-lapse movie, tracking the activity of thousands of genes through the course of body-wide inflammation. The research appears in the August 31 advanced online issue of Nature. "This work represents a major step in understanding inflammation in severely injured or burned pa...

Study reveals genomics of inflammation from severe injury

...uced the genomic equivalent of a time-lapse movie, tracking the activity of thousands of genes through the course of body-wide inflammation. The research appears in the August 31 advanced online issue of Nature. "This work represents a major step in understanding inflammation in severely injured or burned pa...

Researchers develop new method for studying 'mental time travel'

...t Princeton University have developed a new way of tracking people's mental state as they think back to previous events -- a process that has been described as "mental time travel." The findings, detailed in the Dec. 23 issue of Science, will aid efforts to learn more about how people mine the recesses of me...

Retinal scans eyed for New Mexico show cattle

...canning technology on cattle as part of a national tracking system for animal health. "Retinal scans are part...ucers more money, it will eventually mean the full tracking of animal movement throughout the nation, he said. The announced USDA target for a mandatory animal...

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