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New book covers 16 years of MSU research in Yellowstone

BOZEMAN, Mont. -- A multitude of findings about life in the heart of Yellowstone National Park are described in a new book covering 16 years of Montana State University research. The book titled "The Ecology of Large Mammals in Central Yellowstone: Sixteen Years of Integrated Field Studies" cov...

Expanded histology methods book covers processing of animal, plant, and microbial tissues

COLD SPRING HARBOR, N.Y. For more than 25 years, the book Histological and Histochemical Methods has served as an established resource for researchers, students, and technologists in the biological and biomedical sciences who need to process normal or diseased tissues for microscopic analysis...

AMNH scientists grace Science & Nature covers

In an unusual confluence of events, two comprehensive, collaborative projects that include the work of two different curators from the American Museum of Natural History will grace the covers of the journals Science and Nature this week. For the paper in Science, herpetologist and Associate Dean o...

Dinosaur DNA? New Patent Covers Degraded DNA recovery

The US Patent Office issued Patent # 6,872,552, "A Method of Reconstituting Nucleic Acid Molecules" today to Burt D. Ensley, Ph.D, Chairman of MatrixDesign, and CEO of DermaPlus, Inc. The patent covers methods for recovering and reconstituting genes from "degraded" DNA samples, and could allow scie...

Antibody targeting of glioblastoma shows promise in preclinical tests, say Lombardi researchers

...f research since the mid 1980s, and the institution holds a patent on the "target" of the novel antibody a region on the ALK receptor. The patent also covers potential therapies. Before Wellstein joined Lombardi in 1989, he worked at the National Cancer Institute with other investigators hunting for growth ...

Red List overlooks island species

...ants, 2,960 arthropods or invertebrates and 196 molluscs) should be labelled as threatened, because only the largest island of the Canaries, Tenerife, covers an area of around 2,000 km2. The scientists believes that "many of the more than 4,000 endemic species on the Canary Islands are in a very healthy...

LSUHSC's Bazan awarded ARRA grant to preserve vision

...causes of occupational eye injury include blunt trauma, chemical burns, corneal abrasions (a scratch on the cornea, the clear dome-shaped surface that covers the front of the eye), and biological contamination (infections). ...

Federal Bureau of Investigation Awards Lockheed Martin Biometric Card Scanning Service Contract

...illion contract to continue managing the FBI Criminal Justice Information Services (CJIS) Division's Card Scanning Service (CSS) program. The contract covers the conversion of paper fingerprint, palm print and photo records into high-quality electronic records for the FBI. Records processed through th...

Pitt team first to profile genes in acutely ill idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis patients

...n was the cause of disease acceleration, he noted. Instead, there were indications that the cells of the alveolar epithelium, which is the tissue that covers the surface of the air sacs, were rapidly dying. "That could mean that drugs that are used to protect the epithelium in other illnesses, such as c...

Taxpayer Alliance applauds bill to broaden access to federal research results

... it has paid for, while preserving the time-tested institutions on which vetting and distribution of scholarly research has long relied." The bill covers unclassified research funded by agencies including: Department of Agriculture, Department of Commerce, Department of Defense, Department of Education,...

Federal Bureau of Investigation Awards Lockheed Martin Biometric Card Scanning Service Contract

...illion contract to continue managing the FBI Criminal Justice Information Services (CJIS) Division's Card Scanning Service (CSS) program. The contract covers the conversion of paper fingerprint, palm print and photo records into high-quality electronic records for the FBI. Records processed through th...

Technology guide: Principles -- applications -- trends

..., industry or research who is interested in technology not just specialists, but anyone curious to find out where we are headed. The Technology Guide covers a wide range of topics, from information and communication technology, materials, mobility and transport, to energy, resources, nature and the environ...

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

...backs, and ancient whale, seal, dolphin and fish skeletons, comprise a unique six-to-20-inch-thick layer of fossil bones, 10 miles of it exposed, that covers nearly 50 square miles just outside and northeast of Bakersfield. Since the bed's discovery in the 1850s, paleontologists have battled over an obvi...

Scientists discover new genetic immune disorder in children

...ion of the periosteum (a layer of connective tissue around bone); and a rash that can span from small individual pustules to extensive pustulosis that covers most of the patient's body. Most of the children begin to have symptoms from birth to 2 weeks of age. "The beauty of this discovery is that the sy...

Food security: It starts with seed

...who are addressing many food-related human issues through modification of seed composition. Among the wide range of cutting-edge topics that this book covers are the pursuit of grains that could eradicate global malnutrition and the potential growth of vaccines. This book provides valuable, science-based...

Scripps studies offer new picture of Lake Tahoe's earthquake potential

...nia and Nevada border in the Sierra Nevada region, is one of the world's deepest freshwater lakes. At more than 501 meters (1,645 feet) deep, the lake covers 191 square miles in a basin prone to earthquakes and catastrophic landslides. The West Tahoe Fault runs along the west shore of the lake and comes on...

Geoscientists meet to discuss Rocky Mountain geology

...ce published in 2008 or 2009. PIOs of scientific societies, educational institutions, and government agencies. Complimentary meeting registration covers attendance at all technical sessions and access to the exhibit hall. Journalists and PIOs must pay regular fees for paid luncheons and any short cours...

Findings uncover new details about mysterious virus

... the hundreds of smaller units called capsomeres making up this outer shell. Findings also confirmed the existence of a starfish-shaped structure that covers a "special vertex," an opening in the capsid where genetic material leaves the virus to infect its host, and an indentation in the virus's genetic mat...

Countries unite to reduce animal use in product toxicity testing worldwide

...mation, and able to accurately identify product related health hazards, the tests are more readily accepted by regulatory agencies. "The memorandum covers three critical areas of test method evaluation: validation studies, independent scientific peer review meetings and reports, and development of test m...

Landfill cover soil methane oxidation underestimated

...-April issue of the Journal of Environmental Quality . The means for the fraction of methane oxidized upon transit across the differing types of soil covers ranged from 22% in clayey soil to 55% in sandy soil. The overall mean fraction oxidized across all studies was 36% with a standard error of 6%. For a ...

Springer and Japanese Society of Biorheology to work together

...for biophysicists, physiologists and materials scientists to exchange and discuss their ideas and scientific research. The Journal of Biorheology covers the science and application of deformation and flow properties of biological materials, including food materials. The biannual journal includes origi...

Early administration of antiretroviral therapy can improve survival

... the minimum CD4 count for beginning treatment is at the threshold of 350 cells/L. The Department of Health aims to potentiate this project so that it covers the largest possible number of Catalan hospitals and serves not only for clinical-epidemiologic research but also for the planning and assessment of s...

UIC biologists use DNA to study migration of threatened whale sharks

...idt and her colleagues studied the DNA of 68 whale sharks from 11 locations across the Indian and Pacific Oceans and the Caribbean Sea -- an area that covers most of the shark's known range. Results showed little genetic variation between the populations, which indicates migration and interbreeding among fa...

Image processing and mathematical morphology in new text by NJIT professor

...'s novel ideas on implementation of advanced algorithms to formulate a practical and detailed plan to develop and foster their own ideas. The text covers the history and state-of-the-art techniques related to image morphological processing. Practical examples are abundant. A clear tutorial on a compl...

Image processing and mathematical morphology in new text by NJIT prof

...'s novel ideas on implementation of advanced algorithms to formulate a practical and detailed plan to develop and foster their own ideas. The text covers the history and state-of-the-art techniques related to image morphological processing. Practical examples are abundant. A clear tutorial on a compl...

2009 Signature Genomic Laboratories Travel Award winner announced

... ACMG program committee selects the Travel Award recipient based on scientific merit. In recognition of the selected presentation, Signature Genomics covers the travel costs for the recipient to the ACMG meeting. "The American College of Medical Genetics Foundation is grateful to Signature Genomics for ...

April 2009 Geology and GSA Today media highlights

... Boulder, CO, USA - GEOLOGY covers multiple aspects of life on Earth, including extinctions and diversifications, "tool" use by the first creatures to walk on land, sirenians (manatees)...

BIO-key(R) Granted Patent for Trusted Biometric Device Security Solution

... approved the issuance of a patent titled "Trusted Biometric Device," which covers a simple, yet secure method of protecting a user's biometric information. ...curity for the organization performing the user identity authentication. It covers the transmission of information from the point the information is collected...

4,000-year-old coral beds among world's oldest living things, prof says

..., is believed to be about 2,742 years old. The coral beds were discovered in about 1,200 feet of water using submersible vehicles. One of the beds covers several hundred square feet, Roark notes. "The beds are quite large, but sadly, not in very good shape," Roark explains. "The color of the coral m...

Synthesizing the most natural of all skin creams

...nages to develop a skin fully equipped to protect it in a cold, dry and bacteria-infected world. A protective cream called Vernix caseosa (VC), which covers the fetus and the newborn, aids in the growth of skin both before and after birth. VC provides 'waterproofing' in utero, allowing skin to grow in wet ...

Geoscientists discuss sea level rise, extreme storm events and more

...ly because of major population growth in the area, and this is reflected in the scheduled presentations. Another session also generating much interest covers the paleobiology of the Atlantic and Gulf coastal plains, with talks on increasing growth rates in herbivores in Florida following a late Neogene exti...

Lobster traps going high tech

...re sensor in shallow water near Vinalhaven. "I'm interested in what is happening on the bottom, and eMOLT helps me keep up," Day said. "The program covers a large area and provides a lot of data at a reasonable cost." Day says he looks at the program's web site, and although the data has been pretty much...

Polar research reveals new evidence of global environmental change

...IPY findings result from more than 160 endorsed science projects assembled from researchers in more than 60 countries. Launched in March 2007, the IPY covers a two-year period to March 2009 to allow for observations during the alternate seasons in both polar regions. A joint project of WMO and ICSU, IPY spe...

Demonstration Targets Terrorism

...nfrastructure. Online registration is available, under the "Attendees" tab, on the FPED VII web site at: http://www.fped7.org The demonstration covers 20 equipment categories, including: automated entry control systems and equipment; armored and utility vehicles; biometrics; blast protection/mitigati...

Lower increases in global temps could lead to greater impacts than previously thought, study finds

... more developed countries and there will likely be disparate impacts even for different groups within developed countries. Aggregate damages, which covers comprehensive measures of impacts from climate change. Impacts distributed across the globe can be aggregated into a single metric such as monetary da...

Springer and Senckenberg society to collaborate on life sciences and geosciences journals

...iodiversity research in marine ecosystems, Marine Biodiversity presents original research papers, short notes and reviews. The scope of the journal covers research at gene, species and ecosystems levels, and the patterns and understanding of the processes responsible for the regulation and maintenance of...

A research work on molluscs nacre opens new doors for its possible use in biomedicine

...ntist whi ve studied gastropods' nacre in detail, revealing that it grows in terraces because it is limited by a membrane (superficial membrane) which covers and protects it from sea water when the animal goes into its shell. Such superficial membrane must carry out different tasks in order to permit the pr...

Biologists solve mystery of black wolves

...e scientists used molecular genetic techniques to analyze DNA sequences from 150 wolves, about half of them black, in Yellowstone National Park, which covers parts of Wyoming, Montana and Idaho. They found that a novel mutated variant of a gene in dogs, known as the K locus, is responsible for black coat co...

CSC Awarded Department of Defense Biometrics Contract

...sk Force (BTF). The indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) contract covers a broad range of services, solutions and task orders to meet the mission ne...all and large businesses, subject matter experts and research institutions, covers a breadth of functional areas to meet the department's mission requirements...

Dinner, lecture series to honor legacy of distinguished UH professor

...or Ramanan Krishnamoorti, who today heads up the department, which now also covers biomolecular engineering. "Much like his research, Dan has not feared to...s, Luss typically teaches one course per semester. One in particular, which covers reaction engineering, has been on his calendar since his days as an assista...
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