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Fossil plants bring Wilf distinguished speaker honor

Peter Wilf, associate professor of geosciences, has been named distinguished speaker for fall 2009 through fall 2012 by the Paleontological Society. The Paleontological Society selects outstanding scientists whose current research or other work in paleontology is highly regarded and of broad in...

Scientists aim to bring indigenous people into climate change monitoring and policy

(ST. LOUIS): Scientists at the Missouri Botanical Garden are calling for the inclusion of indigenous peoples around the world in helping monitor the effects of global climate change and develop policy. In a special issue on traditional peoples and climate change in the May volume of " Global Env...

Agriculture project helps bring 'PEACE' to Afghanistan

KABUL More than 80 percent of Afghanistan's livestock production, consisting primarily of sheep and goats with a smattering of cattle, originates with that country's traditional nomadic herdsmen, the Kuchi. For 2 years, the Texas A&M System has been involved in a U.S. Agency for International...

Census of Marine Life and ocean in Google Earth bring ocean information to life

Web visitors can now share the excitement of Census of Marine Life explorations as scientists uncover the mysteries of what lives below the surface of the global ocean. A world of marine discoveries including 50 different kinds of Arctic jellies, a colossal sea star, and Antarctica's biggest-ever ...

NIST, NCI bring web 2.0 tools to nanotechnology standards effort

Federal government and U.S. industry scientists say they are forging ahead with plans for an international, online collaboration to speed up creation of critically needed nanotechnology standards, including the underpinning reference materials and tests that support development of nanotech product...

Cryopreservation techniques bring hopes for women cancer victims and endangered species

Emerging cryopreservation techniques are increasing hope of restoring fertility for women after diseases such as ovarian cancer that lead to destruction of reproductive tissue. The same techniques can also be used to maintain stocks of farm animals, and protect against extinction of endangered ani...

Hot peppers really do bring the heat

Chili peppers can do more than just make you feel hot, reports a study in the August 1 Journal of Biological Chemistry ; the active chemical in peppers can directly induce thermogenesis, the process by which cells convert energy into heat. Capsaicin is the chemical in chili peppers that contr...

Dinosaur diggers bring mobile lab, new techniques to Eastern Montana

BOZEMAN, Mont. -- Scientists who dig dinosaurs in Eastern Montana will now be able to chemically analyze fossils the same day they're excavated and before degrading begins. Paleontologists from Montana State University, North Carolina State University and the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sc...

Global Biopact on biofuels can bring benefits to both rich and poor nations

A GLOBAL Biofuels Biopact between rich and poor countries can help alleviate poverty in the developing world while helping to solve the problems of global warming and energy security in the developed world, says a new paper in the journal Biofuels, Bioproducts and Biorefining published by SCI and ...

Man-made changes bring about new epoch in Earth's history

Geologists from the University of Leicester propose that humankind has so altered the Earth that it has brought about an end to one epoch of Earths history and marked the start of a new epoch. Jan Zalasiewicz and Mark Williams at the University of Leicester and their colleagues on the Stratigra...

Biomass production -- careful planning can bring many benefits

One way of supplying energy is to grow plant material and burn it. If managed well most of the carbon released by burning the material will be captured by the growing plants, and so have a low impact on overall levels of atmospheric carbon dioxide. Better still, the growing plants could be used...

Stomach stem cell discovery could bring cancer insights

ANN ARBOR, Mich. Scientists have identified and described stem cells specific to several tissues and organs of the body key master cells that give rise to the specialized cell types characteristic of that organ. But to date, it hasnt been possible to pinpoint functioning stem cells in the stomac...

Swell gel could bring relief to back pain sufferers

Scientists at The University of Manchester believe injections of tiny sponge-like particles could provide an alternative to major surgery in the treatment of chronic lower back pain. Dr Brian Saunders from The School of Materials and Professor Tony Freemont from The Faculty of Medical and Human S...

US conservation efforts bring more marine turtles to UK

US and Mexican conservation efforts may have boosted the number of marine turtles visiting UK waters, according to University of Exeter biologists. New research by the University of Exeter and Marine Environmental Monitoring, published this week in Marine Biology (3 May 2007), analyses 100 years...

Plants reveal a secret and bring researchers nearer a cleaner future

Using sunlight to power our homes and offices is an unaccomplished dream due to the still inefficient technology for a better use of solar energy. The study of photosynthesis in plants could provide new clues by explaining how they absorb almost 100% of the sun-light reaching them, and how they tra...

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

Acute renal failure, or ARF, is as serious as it sounds. An estimated 40% of critical care hospital admissions experience ARF. Estimates of their death rate range from 50% to 80%, complicated by the fact that patients with ARF often simultaneously suffer failure of other major organ systems. The ...

Ships bring alien jellyfish invaders to our shores

Marine environments around the world are being threatened by exotic species of the moon jellyfish being dispersed by international shipping, according to new research. Using genetic data and computer simulations of ocean currents and water temperatures, researchers from the University of New Sout...

AGU journal highlights -- Aug. 6, 2009

...zone depletion, combined with increased atmospheric greenhouse gas concentration, drives stronger winds above the Southern Ocean. These stronger winds bring more carbon-rich deep water to the surface, which reduces the ocean's ability to absorb more carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. The authors also find...

Scary ancient spiders revealed in 3-D models, thanks to new imaging technique

...d author, Mr Russell Garwood, PhD student from the Department of Earth Science and Engineering at Imperial College London, says: "Our models almost bring these ancient creatures back to life and it's really exciting to be able to look at them in such detail. Our study helps build a picture of what was h...

delSECUR CORPORATION Announces Agreement to Purchase the Intellectual Property Assets of the Corporation

...y and believes it can make this combined technology commercially viable and bring it to the marketplace," said Randall McCormick, delSECUR's current CEO. ...tement immediately into action without further delay. It is time to bring the del-Id technology to the next level and to test its capabilities. With ...

Plankton Power and RTDC announce proposed algae-to-biofuels pilot facility on Cape Cod

...nges of efficiently producing commercial quantities of biofuel from algae. "The Cape Cod Algae Biorefinery provides an excellent opportunity to bring WHOI and MBL's combined scientific power to bear on a critical national need," noted WHOI Executive Vice President Larry Madin and Joshua Hamilt...

New hope for fisheries

...nagement in those areas is setting the stage for ecological and economic recovery. It's only a start but it gives me hope that we have the ability to bring overfishing under control." The authors caution that their analysis was mostly confined to intensively managed fisheries in developed countries, wh...

Scientists decoding genomic sequences of H1N1 using isolates from outbreak in Argentina

...alth response. We are analyzing these isolates in New York and Argentina; nonetheless, we expect that members of the broader scientific community will bring new insights. Thus, our plan is to release sequences in draft form so that the vetting process can begin as soon as possible," said Dr. Lipkin. "Wh...

Global curbs on overfishing are beginning to work

...anagement in those areas is setting the stage for ecological and economic recovery. It's only a start but it gives me hope that we have the ability to bring overfishing under control." The authors caution that their analysis is mostly confined to intensively managed fisheries in developed countries, whe...

Recovery act-funded research projects aid communities across the country

...tment of Energy's Office of Science is using ARRA funding to establish 16 Energy Frontier Research Centers on university campuses. These centers will bring together interdisciplinary teams of experts to accelerate development of new energy technologies, with each center supporting a full staff of research...

Large trees declining in Yosemite

...more frequent and severe wildfires are possible in Yosemite because of the recent shift to fire-intolerant trees in unburned areas and warmer climates bring drier conditions," said van Wagtendonk. ...

After dinosaurs, mammals rise but their genomes get smaller

...tural selection more efficient," said IU Bloomington evolutionary biologist Michael Lynch, who led the study. "If we are correct, we have shown how to bring ancient genomic information together with the paleontological record to learn more about the past." And the present. Lynch says the data he and hi...

Disease threat may change how frogs mate

...me', 'It would also shed further light on whether Ranavirus does indeed cause observable behavioural changes', she explains. Further research may also bring us closer to knowing if this new mating strategy could lead to wild frogs in the UK developing immunity to Ranavirus. ...

Short stressful events may improve working memory

...of acute stress, and that estrogen receptors in female rodents make them more resilient to chronic stress than male rats. "All these studies should bring new insights into the complex actions of stress in different circumstances that may be applicable to humans in the future," she said. ...

EPA grant to University of Chicago for research on food allergy triggers

...ergic reaction, and how to prevent them," said Lek Kadeli, acting assistant administrator for the Office of Research and Development. "This study will bring us closer to identifying key immune factors that lead to food allergies, which affect approximately 3 million children in the United States." The U...

Frost & Sullivan Recognizes MIRTEC With the 2009 Award for Automated Optical Inspection Product Innovation of the Year

...ivan Research Analyst Anupama Srinivasan. "As the manufacturing process becomes increasingly more complex, the engineering team at MIRTEC continues to bring to the market new and innovative AOI solutions designed to give their customers a competitive edge in dealing with both their immediate and future ins...

Early rice harvests ease annual famine in Bangladesh

...educe the time it takes to grow a rice crop. "Adopting direct seeding so rice can be sown earlier and planting a shorter-duration rice variety can bring the harvest forward 25-40 days," said Dr. David Johnson, IRRI scientist and IRRC work group leader. "This can significantly improve the quality of ...

SRI announces selection by the National Cancer Institute as a Chemical Biology Consortium center

...ntinue our long-standing support of NCI's mission to discover, develop, and bring new drugs to cancer patients," said Lidia Sambucetti, Ph.D., senior directo...RI's Center for Cancer Research. "Our multidisciplinary research team will bring proven expertise in fundamental and applied cancer research, backed by SRI'...

Life on Earth came from other planets

...f "abiogenesis" also known as the "organic soup." In the Judeo-Christian Bible, the story of Genesis, it is stated: "And God said, Let the earth bring forth the living creature after his kind, cattle, and creeping thing, and beast of the earth after his kind: and it was so." As summed up by Church Fa...

$29.4 million grant establishes CTSI at NYU in partnership with Health and Hospitals Corporation

...l and translational research and in the process to bring cutting-edge healthcare services to our patients a...School of Medicine, this collaborative effort will bring together the interests and talents of researchers ...rs who can conduct the investigations necessary to bring scientific advances to the public. Through the CT...

Toxin detection as close as an inkjet printer

...t on the concentration of the toxin in the sample. This simple and cost-effective method of adhering biochemical reagents to paper is expected to bring the concept of bioactive paper a significant step closer to commercialization. The goal for bioactive paper is to provide a rapid, portable, disposab...

22nd Congress of the European College of Neuropsychopharmacology, Sept. 12-16, 2009, Turkey

... is essential. Positive mental health is an integral part of the well-being of people, and mental disorder prevention and treatment have been shown to bring about health, social and economic development (Jan-Llopis et al., 2005). New discoveries in brain research Over the last years, our understandi...

World's largest ocean observatory takes shape

...of the final phase of installing the world's first regional cabled ocean observatory moves us closer to the wide range of benefits NEPTUNE Canada will bring to our province, from fighting climate change to creating high-tech jobs." NEPTUNE Canada is being developed through investments of more than $100 ...

1-finger exercise reveals unexpected limits to dexterity

...hands so dexterous. "These apparently esoteric results have tremendous implications for both humans and robots," Valero-Cuevas says. "For one, they bring together basic research and clinical reality by helping explain the high vulnerability of dexterous everyday function to disease and injury in spite o...

Battle of the sexes benefits offspring, says research

... Parents compensate for a lazy partner by working harder to bring up their offspring, but not enough to completely make up for the lack of pa...that if one parent starts slacking off or deserts, its mate works harder to bring up the brood, but not so hard as to completely compensate for their partner...
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