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Researchers find 24 species believed new to science in Suriname rainforest

...of Paramaribo, the capital. They found a virtually unexplored region of mountain savannah forest, high dryland rainforest and palm swamp with freshwater sources clean enough to support abundant fish and amphibian life. Among the 24 species believed new to science are an Atelopus frog with brilliant purple ma...

Living with water scarcity -- world must act now

...g of information. "The hope is in realizing the unexplored potential that lies in better water management along with non-miraculous changes in policy and production techniques" says Margaret Catley Carleson, Chair of the Global Water Partnership, "but world leaders must take action now." As Sunita Narain, 2...

Biologists call for better choice of model organisms in 'evo-devo'

...blematic, ways, either as a guide to plug holes in unexplored regions of the phylogenetic tree, or as a pointer to species with presumed primitive (ancestral) characteristics. Drs Ronald Jenner and Matthew Wills from the Department of Biology & Biochemistry at the University of Bath (UK), call for a more...

Plant studies reveal how, where seeds store iron

...e vacuole is a promising, and, before now, largely unexplored target for increasing the iron content of seeds. Such nutrient-rich seeds would benefit both human health and agricultural productivity." The findings were published online in the Nov. 2, 2006, ScienceExpress, the advance publication site for the ...

Molecular atlas provides new tool for understanding estrogen-fueled breast cancer

Lurking in unexplored regions of the human genome are thousands of previ...th the ER in breast tumors, it opens up previously unexplored regions of the genome involved in the estrogen-dependence of breast cancer." The knowledge may one...

Plant studies reveal how, where seeds store iron

...e vacuole is a promising, and, before now, largely unexplored target for increasing the iron content of seeds. Such nutrient-rich seeds would benefit both human health and agricultural productivity." The findings were published online in the Nov. 2, 2006, ScienceExpress, the advance publication site for the ...

New bird discovered on unexplored Columbian mountain

... new bird to science was recently discovered on an unexplored mountain range in northern Colombia by a team supported by the BP Conservation Programme. It was named "Yariguies Brush-Finch," with the scientific name Atlapetes latinuchus yariguierum. The new brush-finch was described by an Anglo-Colombian team ...

Bacteria that use radiated water as food

...f the ocean. The rocky crust on Earth is virtually unexplored at depths more than half a kilometer below the surface. The organisms we describe in this paper live in a completely different world than the one we know at the surface." Bacteria living in groundwater or in other subsurface environments is not new...

Deep-water discovery

...st majority of the ocean remains poorly mapped and unexplored ?even off Miami ?these potentially important areas remained unseen. In December 2005, as part of the NOAA Ocean Exploration program, Rosenstiel School researchers, led by Professors Grasmueck and Gregor Eberli, began mapping deepwater habitats off M...

Healthy coral reefs of Madagascar resisting damage from climate change

...ly studied the region. The survey of a previously unexplored region in March 2006 by scientists from Conservation International and its partners documented a much greater variety of life than expected, including one fish species believed new to science and 17 others noted for the first time in the waters off M...

Biologists develop genome-wide map of miRNA-mRNA interactions

...nalysis, suggesting that 3' UTRs contain a largely unexplored universe for gene regulation. The thousands of genome-wide miRNA target predictions for nematodes, or roundworms, humans, and flies are available from the PicTar website (pictar.bio.nyu.edu) and are linked to a new graphical network-browsing tool d...

The Antarctic Ocean floor

.... The reason why these waters have remained almost unexplored is due to its adverse climate which, in turn, has assured that human presence has been scarce. On this present campaign the scientists will trawl the ocean floor at up to 2000 metres depth, using both Agassiz-trawl fitted with a closed net as well a...

Restaurant seafood prices since 1850s help plot marine harvests through history

...ges they have undergone. Extensive and previously unexplored historical and environmental archives provide valuable information and insight into the sometimes startling changes in marine communities along ocean shorelines and in the open seas. By extending trends backward from the baseline of the present, HMAP...

Fighting malaria by manipulating mosquitoes' sense of smell

...unology and behavior of mosquitoes open up new and unexplored avenues for controlling malaria and other mosquito-borne diseases. The goal of the Vanderbilt-led research team is to pursue one of the most promising of these new avenues: developing chemical compounds that interfere with the malaria mosquitoes' exq...

Stem cells bring fast direct improvement, without differentiation, in acute renal failure

... of ARF by a number of identifiable and some still unexplored paracrine mechanisms. The former include the induction of organ-protective and repair-supporting genes in surviving renal cells, robust suppression of proinflammatory cytokines in the ARF kidney and upregulation of anti-inflammatory genes, as well as...

Study identifies gene in mice that may control risk-taking behavior in humans

...r emotional functions in humans? It's a completely unexplored question; it is the immediate next question you would go to if you want to understand how this gene impacts human behavior." ...

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