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Salmon smolt survival similar in Columbia and Fraser rivers

CORVALLIS, Ore. A new study by researchers in Oregon and British Columbia has found that survival of juvenile salmon and steelhead during their migration to the sea through two large Northwest rivers the Columbia and the Fraser is remarkably similar despite one major difference. The Columbia...

Similar survival rates for Pacific salmon in Fraser, Columbia Rivers raises new questions

Canadian and U.S. researchers have made a surprising discovery that some endangered Pacific salmon stocks are surviving in rivers with hydroelectric dams as well as or better than in rivers without dams. This is the first study of its kind and is carried out by an international team of scienti...

3 Columbia University Medical Center faculty elected to Institute of Medicine

NEW YORK Three distinguished Columbia University Medical Center faculty have been elected to the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences this year. Election to the Institute of Medicine (IOM) is one of the highest honors in the fields of medicine and health, and Columbia now...

Contaminants linked to sturgeon decline in Columbia river

White sturgeon populations in the Columbia River may be declining due to the presence of elevated amounts of foreign chemicals including DDT and polychlorinated biphenyls in their bodies, according to new studies by researchers at Oregon State University. The research by Carl Schreck and Grant F...

Joint research into an enzyme that causes genetic diseases

... This release is available in Spanish . Researchers from CIC bioGUNE's Structural Biology Unit and columbia University (New York) have conducted a joint research project, published in the prestigious scientific journal Structure , to gain in-depth knowledge...

UBC researchers find first-ever 'wanderlust gene' in tiny bony fish

...s also dictating behaviour in a tiny fish widely regarded as a living model of Darwin's natural selection theory, according to a University of British columbia study. Measuring three to 10 centimetres, stickleback fish originated in the ocean but began populating freshwater lakes and streams following the ...

August 2009 Geology and GSA Today media highlights

...ey and plate tectonics; calcite and Earth's orbit; columbia River Flood Basalts and the Congo Fan; and rock hy...oincident with massive flood basalt release in the columbia River basin, USA. The columbia River Flood Basalts represent the largest group of...

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

...y 30, 2009 -- Researchers at the Center for Infection and Immunity (CII) at columbia University Mailman School of Public Health are working with Argentina's Nat...Snow Professor of Epidemiology, and professor of Neurology and Pathology at columbia University, plan to completely sequence up to 150 virus specimens from naso...

UBC researchers help push for standard DNA barcodes for plants

... Two University of British columbia researchers are part of an international team recommending standards for the DNA barcoding of land plants, a step they hope will lead to a universal s...

Technology improves salmon passage at hydropower dams

...ory that are helping improve salmon passage at the columbia Basin's hydroelectric dams. PNNL researchers wil...survival rate of subyearling Chinook salmon in the columbia River estuary. PNNL researcher Tom Carlson will ... Reach-Specific Mortality Information in the Lower columbia River and Estuary. Authors: Thomas J. Carlson, PhD...

International conference on CO2 sequestration processes

...ll explore natural sites related to carbon and climate, including glaciers, hot springs, flood plains and lava flows. This project is a partnership of columbia University's Earth Institute; Reykjavik Energy; University of Iceland; and the National Center for Scientific Research in Toulouse, France. ...

$2 million grant aids study of lung cancer in people who never smoked

...Center, Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle, University of Southern California and at the British columbia Cancer Agency in Vancouver will undertake a coordinated approach to biomarker discovery, using their expertise to study the same sets of specimens by ...

'Show me the money!' MDA greenlights grants

...estigation could not be pursued by our lab," said Eric Schon, researcher at columbia University Medical Center in New York. MDA has committed over $2 billi...ed by Genzyme for a metabolic muscle disease called Pompe disease. At columbia University, Schon has been awarded a three-year $400,000 grant to continue ...

Innerscope Research Adds to Its Advisory Board Two Pioneers in the Measurement and Application of Emotional Engagement

...provide clients with quick, accessible and easy-to-understand insights into consumer behavior." Dr. Plummer is currently an adjunct professor at columbia Business School . He has over two decades of experience in advertising and was the Director of Research & Insight Development for McCann Erickson ...

World's largest ocean observatory takes shape

...ntists and marine engineers are completing the installation off the British columbia coast of NEPTUNE Canada, the world's largest and most advanced cabled ocean...ineering Research Council of Canada, CANARIE, and the Government of British columbia through the BC Knowledge Development Fund. ...

Genetic factors implicated in survival gap for breast, ovarian or prostate cancer

...rs as the potential source of the survival gap. Dawn Hershman, M.D, M.S., a columbia University Medical Center oncologist whose research is dedicated to examini...es," says Dr. Hershman, assistant professor of medicine and epidemiology at columbia University Medical Center and co-director of the breast cancer program at t...

Fish on the menu of our ancestors

...ate University of Chinese Academy of Sciences and the Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology in Beijing, the University of British columbia in Vancouver and Washington University in Saint Louis has shown that this individual was a regular fish consumer ( PNAS , 07.07.2009). Freshwater f...

When it comes to brain damage, blankets take the place of drugs

...ritical care medicine, demonstrates that simply warming the skin can decrease shivering in many patients, without the need for drugs. Physicians at columbia University and the New York Presbyterian Hospital found that the intensity of shivering and physiological stress increased when warming blankets were ...

Tummy troubles -- gastrin key in bacterial-induced stomach cancer

...section of the stomach that empties into the small intestine. To reconcile this apparent disparity, a group led by Dr. Timothy Wang at the columbia University Medical Center in New York, NY examined the contribution of Helicobacter infection to gastric cancer in animal models with either high ex...

Innerscope Research Adds to Its Advisory Board Two Pioneers in the Measurement and Application of Emotional Engagement

...provide clients with quick, accessible and easy-to-understand insights into consumer behavior." Dr. Plummer is currently an adjunct professor at columbia Business School . He has over two decades of experience in advertising and was the Director of Research & Insight Development for McCann Erickson ...

Geographic profiling applied to track hunting patterns of white sharks in South Africa

...e. Stealth and ambush are key elements in the white shark's predatory strategy." Hammerschlag and his collaborators from the University of British columbia and Texas State University collected data on 340 natural predatory attacks by sharks on seals in False Bay. They were able to observe natural predatio...

Research explores interactions between nanomaterials, biological systems

... and environmental engineering Eric Hoek, Lutz Mdler of the University of Bremen, Darrell Velegol of Penn State University, Ponisseril Somasundaran of columbia University, Fred Klessig of Pennsylvania Bio Systems, Vince Castranova of the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, and Mike Thompson...

Green tea may affect prostate cancer progression

...or Cancer Prevention Research . However, "this trial is provocative enough to consider a more substantial randomized trial." In collaboration with columbia University in New York City, the researchers are currently conducting a comparable trial among patients with breast cancer. They also plan to conduct ...

Study highlights massive imbalances in global fertilizer use

...d by harvests. "Africa is a totally different situation than China," said Sanchez, director of tropical agriculture at the Earth Institute at columbia University. "Unlike most regions of the world, crop yields have not increased substantially in sub-Saharan Africa. Nitrogen inputs are inadequate to m...

Broecker: 'What we need are tougher measures against climate change'

...ipping points for these abrupt changes, so are in no position to make predictions". Professor in the Earth and Environmental Sciences Department of columbia University (New York), Broecker has authored some 400 scientific papers and numerous books dealing with climate change. At the age of 77, he continues...

Climate change could drive vast human migrations

...anging climate, in migrations that could vastly exceed the scope of anything before, says a major new report. The document, authored by researchers at columbia University's Center for International Earth Science Information Network (CIESIN), the United Nations University and CARE International, was released t...

Fossil bone bed helps reconstruct life along California's ancient coastline

...lion-year-old killing ground. Yet, new research by a team of paleontologists from the University of California, Berkeley, the University of British columbia in Vancouver, Canada, and the University of Utah paints a less catastrophic picture. Instead of a sudden die-off, the researchers say that the bone be...

Government of Canada announces funding for research on the H1N1 flu virus

...o antiviral drugs, and identify new potential therapeutic compounds to combat viral resistance. Dr. Babak Pourbohloul at the University of British columbia and his team will work with the Canadian Consortium for Pandemic Preparedness Modelling to create mathematical models to rapidly analyze the transmiss...

Elevated water temperature and acidity boost growth of key sea star species: UBC researchers

... New research by zoologists at the University of British columbia indicates that elevated water temperatures and heightened concentrations of carbon dioxide can dramatically increase the growth rate of a keystone spe...

Lenfest forage fish task force launched

...nd oil for livestock and aquaculture feeds, according to a recent study co-authored by task force member Dr. Daniel Pauly of the University of British columbia in Vancouver. "The Lenfest Task Force will provide the scientific foundation for managing forage fisheries in a more sustainable way," said Charl...

Computer model predicts brain tumor growth and evolution

.... Bryan Kinney, a member of Bearer's lab, obtained the samples from a number of sources, including the Rhode Island Hospital pathology department, the columbia University Brain Bank and the Cooperative Human Tissue Network, a division of the National Cancer Institute that helps increase access to human cancer...

Woods Hole lecture series explores range of scientific topics

...), Analytic Services Inc. Arlington, Va. Thursday, Aug. 6, 7 p.m. -- Challenges and Opportunities of an 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 Richard Foster, Ph.D., Millbrook Management Group,...

Brain's problem-solving function at work when we daydream

... A new University of British columbia study finds that our brains are much more active when we daydream than previously thought. The study, published in the Proceedings of the Nationa...

NOAA researchers: Blue whales re-establishing former migration patterns

... migration of blue whales from the coast of California to areas off British columbia and the Gulf of Alaska since the end of commercial whaling in 1965. In t...Oceans identified 15 separate cases where blue whales were seen off British columbia and the Gulf of Alaska. Four of the whales were identified as animals previ...

New early detection studies of lung cancer in non-smokers launched today

...edicine, Baltimore, Md.) Genome analysis: Genomic Studies of Lung Cancer Arising in Current, and Never Smokers (PIs: Wan Lam and Stephen Lam, British columbia Cancer Agency, Vancouver, British Columbia) Projects funded by the Canary Foundation include: Protein biomarker discovery: Proteomic Analysis...

NASA study says climate adds fuel to Asian wildfire emissions

...neo, and their neighbors. "This link between drought and emissions should be of concern to all of us," said co-author Ruth DeFries, an ecologist at columbia University in New York. "If drought becomes more frequent with climate change, we can expect more fires." Collatz, DeFries, and their colleagues fo...

Brain protein central to both Parkinson's, drug addiction identified

... at the University of Rochester Medical Center and columbia University have shown that oct3, a protein that sh...e Page and William Black Professor of Neurology at columbia University and a corresponding author. They chose ...., now professor of psychiatry and pharmacology at columbia and an author on the current paper, concluded that...

EPA's P3 award winners celebrate a green future

...niversity of Arizona - Development of Sustainable Integrated Aquaculture Systems with Assessment of Environmental, Social, and Economic Implications columbia University - Multifunction Energy Platform Pilot Drexel University, Syntactic Selective Near Infrared Scattering Architectural Coatings University...

Male flower parts responsible for potent grapevine perfume: UBC research

... University of British columbia scientists have traced the fragrant scent of grapevine flowers to pollen grains stored in the anthers, contrary to common perception that petals alone...

Towards a natural pacemaker

... such as a fixed pulse rate and a limited life. Could a permanent biological solution be possible? Richard Robinson and colleagues at New York's columbia and Stony Brook Universities certainly think so, and their work published in the latest issue of The Journal of Physiology brings the dream a step c...
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