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Healthy coral reefs hit hard by warmer temperatures

...tline. The colorful coral colonies that attract visitors to the Great Barrier Reef live atop a limestone scaffolding built from the calcium carbonate secretions of each tiny coral, or polyp. While polyps provide the framework, coral's vivid hues come from symbiotic single-celled algae that live in the poly...

ASU researchers test antibacterial effects of healing clays

...h the sublime experience of the European spa where visitors have been masked, soaked and basted with this touted curative since the Romans ruled. If ASU geochemist Lynda Williams and microbiologist Shelley Haydel's research on the antibacterial properties of clays realizes its full potential, smectite clay co...

Too mellow for our predatory world

...rged $100 to $500 in order to reduce the number of visitors - possibly the only possibility to create sustainable tourism, thereby ensuring the necessary protection of the unique animal and plant world of the Galápagos....

Cougar predation key to ecosystem health

...e. That canyon receives nearly three million human visitors a year, the adjacent North Creek a stray handful of hikers. Cougars in Zion Canyon were not intentionally killed or removed, they just left due to the increased presence of humans. As findings such as this ?the way cougars affect deer a...

Common practices at petting zoos put visitors at risk

...oos pose a risk for gastrointestinal illness, most visitors aren't aware that simple prevention measures could...wo Florida petting zoos, in which they interviewed visitors who did and did not get sick to identify which behaviors were predictors of infection. Some behavi...

UC San Diego partners with Venter Institute to build marine microbial genomics cyberinfrastructure

...ll as provide space for environmental metagenomics visitors to collaborate with CAMERA specialists. Over the next few years, CAMERA is expected to include other environmental or medical metagenomic datasets, as the novel cyberinfrastructure enables research in other disciplines. The Moore Foundation grant, i...

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

...-used. "The Salton Sea at one time attracted more visitors than Yellowstone National Park," Amrhein said. "If nothing is done, this sea will shrink, exposing lake sediments that could generate dust and worsen air quality. Fish and fish-eating birds would disappear in 10-30 years, and be replaced perhaps by b...

Johns Hopkins flu expert calls for mandatory vaccination of health care workers

... staff worker or indirectly from other patients or visitors via medical staff. Previous research from Hopkins showed that annual flu shots have been almost 88 percent effective at reducing the risk of flu infection and that they reduced by one-half the number of deaths among hospital patients from the dise...

Primate virus jumps species barrier to humans for first time in Asia

...ngapore's nature reserves, you see that feeding by visitors is not allowed, and it is actively discouraged," says Gregory Engel, an attending physician at Swedish/Providence Hospital in Seattle, Wash., a clinical instructor of family medicine at the University of Washington, and a co-author on the study. "Int...

Hybrid grass may prove to be valuable fuel source

... on campus Aug. 18 and attended by more than 1,100 visitors from across the Midwest. "Forty percent of U.S. energy is used as electricity," Heaton said. "The easiest way to get electricity is using a solid fuel such as coal." Dry, leafless Miscanthus stems can be used as a solid fuel. The cool-weather-friend...

Penguin chicks exposed to human visitors experience spike in stress hormone

...s in breeding grounds with a large number of human visitors show a significant spike in levels of a stress-related hormone compared to chicks hatched in areas not visited by humans, a University of Washington research team has found. It wasn't until chicks with limited human exposure reached 40 to 50 days ol...

Drawing with DNA: 'Bioart' illuminates genomics

... computer vision interface tracks the movements of visitors and allows them to interact with the installation. By moving their bodies slowly within the space, visitors can draw shimmering light-filled traces. When a trace sufficiently matches a pictogram in the human ...

Searching the depths of the straits of Florida for disease cures

...ns remote and relatively pristine because would-be visitors must clear customs on inhabited islands such as Bimini before heading for the bank. This makes for a long trip that deters most. Divers who do make the journey are fond of Cay Sal because of its spectacular reefs, extensive cave systems, and abundan...

Scientists use manufacturing methods to reconstruct mastodon

...hat opens to the public May 21. Meanwhile, museum visitors can peek through special viewing windows to watch preparators assemble the skeleton, which will bear 7-foot tusks. The specimen, named the Buesching mastodon for the Indiana family on whose property it was discovered in 1998, will join the museum's f...

Norovirus found to cause traveler's diarrhea

...implicated as a cause of traveler's diarrhea among visitors to Mexico, this is the first study to indicate that Norovirus contributes to traveler's diarrhea in visitors to Guatemala. Amy R. Chapin, first author of the study and a PhD-candidate in the Department of Env...

Norovirus, AIDS vaccine and Hepatitis Virus

..., K.J. Schwab. 2005. Prevalence of norovirus among visitors from the United States to Mexico and Guatemala who experience traveler's diarrhea. Journal of Clinical Microbiology, 43. 3: 1112-1117.) DNA Vaccine Protects Against AIDS, Not HIV While a new DNA vaccine may not be able to prevent HIV infection, it ...

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