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Whale songs are heard for the first time around New York City waters

ITHACA, N.Y. For the first time in waters surrounding New York City, the beckoning calls of endangered fin, humpback and North Atlantic right whales have been recorded, according to experts from the Bioacoustics Research Program at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and the New York State Department...

Ecologists discover city is 'uber-forest' for big owls

It may be news to its bankers, but Charlotte, the biggest city in North Carolina and a major center of the American financial industry, is actually an old growth forest. At least thats the way the barred owls see it. . Charlotte is famous for having two kinds of green. It is home to two of ...

Springer looks ahead to the Future City

Marking the year that the proportion of the global population living in cities reached 50 percent, Springer is launching Future City , an exciting new book series which brings together leading experts from the planning, ecological, engineering and design communities from all over the world. The ...

Smoking rate has plummeted in New York City

New York City’s smoking rate has plummeted since a comprehensive program against smoking was launched in 2002, according to findings issued today in the national Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR). The 2006 rate was nearly 20% lower than the 2...

New DNA and RNA aptamers offer unique therapeutic advantages

...says John Rossi, PhD, Co-Editor-in-Chief of Oligonucleotides and Professor in the Department of Molecular Biology, Beckman Research Institute of the city of Hope (Duarte, CA). ...

Urban water ecology at the ESA annual meeting

...n't just nice for a garden party; it can make your city more environmentally friendly. Many American citie...lanting a rooftop garden can offset heat, increase city biodiversity and decrease stormwater runoff. This ...ea. If all these roofs were greened, she says, the city could save the watershed 8 million gallons of wate...

Bioterrorism and disaster preparedness explored in special issue of Medical Decision Making

...nd Washington DC (July 27, 2009) According to a study in a special issue of Medical Decision Making , a large-scale, covert anthrax attack on a large city would overwhelm hospital resources even with an extremely effective public health response, primarily because of expected delays in detecting the atta...

Most older long-term cancer survivors have poor health habits

...older long-term cancer survivors have suboptimal health habits. Catherine Mosher, Ph.D., of the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York city and colleagues reviewed data from a total of 753 older (aged 65 years or over), long-term (five or more years post-diagnosis) breast, prostate, and co...

Improved air quality during Beijing Olympics could inform pollution-curbing policies

...ssion vehicles mostly trucks from the roads. The city also implemented rules in which only some people w... emissions from vehicles in different areas of the city by following randomly selected cars and trucks in ... researchers reported. "We are showing what the city can do if they are determined to improve air quali...

Scientists discover gene mutation responsible for hereditary neuroendocrine tumor

... SALT LAKE city University of Utah researchers and their colleagues have identified the gene that is mutated in a hereditary form of a rare neuroendocrine tumor call...

When children have breathing problems

... countryside only half as many children tend to be affected and even in the city centre only around one or two per cent more children are affected than in t... the industrial areas of La Plata, but only 2.9 at traffic junctions in the city and 1.9 in rural areas, the health risk of industrial emissions is clear." ...

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

... Institute (CTSI) in partnership with the New York city Health and Hospitals Corporation (HHC). The fundi...ch and reducing healthcare disparities in New York city and beyond," said Robert I. Grossman, MD, dean and...l research and treatment resources," said New York city Council Member Dan Garodnick, who represents the N...

Report shows the power of US cities to mitigate climate change and steps they need to take to adapt

...O2 per year, whereas the emissions from the entire city of Denver exceed 13 million metric tonnes annually...s are more developed than others. For example, the city of Chicago has developed a comprehensive risk mana...emissions from government operations will save the city hundreds of millions of dollars in energy costs in...

New national genome center launched

...hip with regional economic development partners The East of England Development Agency (EEDA), Norfolk County Council, South Norfolk Council, Norwich city Council and the Greater Norwich Development Partnership. The centre represents an investment by all the partners in the capital infrastructure of 13.5...

Natural compound stops retinopathy

... OKLAHOMA city Researchers at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center have found a way to use a natural compound to stop one of the leading causes of blin...

Athletes, spectators faced unprecedented air pollution at 2008 Olympic Games

...prompted due to traditionally high levels of air pollution in Beijing and the potential risk they posed to athletes and spectators, Simonich said. The city of 17 million people is surrounded by mountains in several directions that trap air pollutants, and has faced significant increases in particulate air...

Targeting children effective use of limited supplies of flu vaccine and could help control flu spread

...k it is unlikely that including these other contexts in our model will change the conclusion regarding vaccinating children," says Dr House. "In every city studied, households are seen to play a key role in the transmission of close-contact diseases like influenza." ...

IUPUI study finds living near fast food outlet not a weighty problem for kids

... Bureau of Economic Research's Economic Aspects of Obesity , utilized electronic medical records of visits over 11 years to pediatric clinics in inner city Indianapolis to determine the effects on body mass of environmental changes, such as the opening or closing of a convenience store or the installation...

Technology guide: Principles -- applications -- trends

...s into complex structures with new properties, in much the same way as happens in nature. Just like tourists navigating their way through a foreign city with guidebooks in their hands, interested readers can familiarize themselves with the technological fields presented in the book. Professor Hans-Jrg ...

City rats loyal to their 'hoods, scientists discover

...as true for rats as for humans. Although inner city rodents appear to roam freely, most form distinct ...y stay close to home, rarely venturing more than a city block away. In the face of danger, however, some ... rat families form smaller communities of about 11 city blocks. Each community is further divided into nei...

Swine flu experts gather at New York Academy of Sciences May 28

...tious Diseases; John Treanor, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry; Philip R. Dormitzer, Novartis Vaccines; Scott Harper, New York city Department of Health and Mental Hygiene; and James Matthews, Sanofi Pasteur, moderator. ...

Healing wounds with lasers, vehicles that drive themselves, other cutting-edge optics

...ffic in less than six hours. The contestant vehicles were unmanned and had to complete a simulated military supply mission, maneuvering through a mock city environment, avoiding obstacles, merging into moving traffic, navigating traffic circles, and negotiating intersections -- all while conforming to Ca...

DNA-Prokids: Genetic identification against traffic in human beings

...tn (Banco Santander) or CajaGRANADA and of Life Technologies (USA). DNA-Prokids 1st International Conference Next October, the Southern Spanish city of Granada will host DNA-Prokids 1st International Conference: genetic identification against children trafficking. Scientists, NGOs, international bo...

Strong immune response to new siRNA drugs in development may cause toxic side effects

...says John Rossi, PhD, Co-Editor-in-Chief of Oligonucleotides and Professor in the Department of Molecular Biology, Beckman Research Institute of the city of Hope (Duarte, CA). ...

Woods Hole lecture series explores range of scientific topics

...9 Billion People + 1 Planet = ?, by Andrew Revkin, New York Times, New York city Monday, July 27, 7 p.m. -- The Flat World: How Globalization is Transfor...n Aging Society, by John W. Rowe, M.D. (IOM), Columbia University, New York city Tuesday, Aug. 11, 7 p.m. -- Creativity: Unlocking Hidden Potential, by R...

Monitoring water through a snake's eyes

...es in Florida's Everglades and officials in Germany are among those who have expressed an interest in using the technology. Skyscrapers in New York city a Likely Point of Attack "Toxic materials are readily available as pesticides or herbicides in the agriculture industry, and can be harmful if cons...

UCI awarded $45 million for infectious disease research

...est researchers are located at UCI and 19 other universities and institutes in California, Arizona, Nevada and Hawaii. These include UCLA, USC and the city of Hope. "Our center brings together some of the region's best scientists to cooperate in research teams. Each person brings a special expertise....

Skin color clue to nicotine dependence

... linking tobacco use, nicotine exposure, and skin pigmentation, the researchers recruited 150 adult African American smokers from three sites in inner city Harrisburg during summer 2007. Participants provided researchers with the average number of cigarettes smoked each day and answered a questionnaire th...

Camphor-containing products may cause seizures in children

...s the camphor content of common cold preparations, and federal and New York city regulations require that camphor-containing products be properly labeled. ... seizures in children seen in the emergency department of a single New York city hospital─Children's Hospital at Montefiore in the Bronx─over a ...

First jaguar photo taken at Smithsonian Research Station in Panama

...do Island in Gatun Lakepart of the Panama Canalis only 25 miles from Panama city on the Pacific end of the canal and the city of Colon on the Atlantic end. Most of Panama's more than 3 million people l...

Songbird study from CSHL, CCNY provides concrete measure of biology's impact on culture

...aboration between Professor Partha Mitra and Haibin Wang of Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL) and Olga Feher, Sigal Saar and Ofer Tchernichovski at city College New York (CCNY). Bringing culture into the laboratory Young zebra finches learn to sing by imitating adult male songbirds. But when ra...

CCNY, CSHL biologists find birdsong of isolates reverts to norm over several generations

... NEW YORK, May 3, 2009 In an experiment that points to a role for genetics in the development of culture, biologists at The city College of New York (CCNY) and Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL) have discovered that zebra finches raised in isolation will, over several generati...

Google Earth aids discovery of early African mammal fossils

...ne was quarried, but the exact location was something of a mystery. Bianucci had reported that the countertop whale came from a site near the Egyptian city of Sheikh Fadl, but a colleague in Egypt told Gingerich the quarry was probably farther east---exactly where, he wasn't sure. Instead of setting o...

Aware, Inc. Announces Final Results of Dutch Auction Tender Offer

...nd technology and biometrics software, today announced the final results of its modified Dutch Auction tender offer, which expired at 5 p.m., New York city time, on Friday, April 17, 2009. In accordance with the terms and conditions of the tender offer, Aware has accepted for purchase 3,500,252 share...

Field Museum paleontologist leads study on two new dinosaurs from China

...States excavated a treasure trove of dinosaur skeletons from Early Cretaceous rocks in the southern part of the Gobi Desert near the ancient Silk Road city of Jiayuguan, Gansu Province, China. Two of their discoveries represent new species of theropod dinosaurs, and both are described in technical publica...

Aware, Inc. Amends and Extends Dutch Auction Tender Offer

... also extended the expiration date for the tender offer to 5 p.m., New York city time, on Friday, April 17, 2009. The terms of the tender offer are se... guaranteed delivery. The tender offer will expire at 5 p.m., New York city time, on Friday, April 17, 2009, unless extended by Aware. None of Awa...

Fujitsu PalmSecure LOGONDIRECTOR Integrates with Passlogix v-GO Access Accelerator Suite

...ing to any existing infrastructure without the need for custom coding or replacing legacy hardware or software. Passlogix is headquartered in New York city with offices throughout the United States, United Kingdom and Asia. For more information, visit www.passlogix.com . Copyright 2009 Fujitsu Com...

Aware, Inc. Announces Preliminary Results of Dutch Auction Tender Offer

...hnology and biometrics software, today announced the preliminary results of its modified Dutch Auction tender offer, which expired at 5 p.m., New York city time, on Friday, April 17, 2009. In accordance with the terms and conditions of the tender offer, and based on the preliminary count by Computers...

Poison: It's what's for dinner

... SALT LAKE city As the U.S. Southwest grew warmer from 18,700 to 10,000 years ago, juniper trees vanished from what is now the Mojave Desert, robbing packrats of the...

Differences among exercisers and nonexercisers during pregnancy

...e from other activities. The study was conducted by Linda E. May, Kansas city University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), Kansas City, MO; Alan Glaro...ucation levels, employed in and out of the home, and who live in the Kansas city metro area. Exercisers participated in moderate or vigorous aerobic activit...
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