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AGU journal highlights -- Aug. 6, 2009

The following highlights summarize research papers that have been published in Geophysical Research Letters (GRL), the Journal of Geophysical Research Atmospheres (JGR-D), or Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems (G3). In this release: Ozone depletion reduces ocean carbon uptake Stu...

'Shifting Sands' highlights past, present and future of Maryland coastal bays ecosystem

Cambridge, Md. (July 30, 2009) A team of 80 researchers from more than 20 organizations has teamed up to author Shifting Sands: Environmental and Cultural Change in Maryland's Coastal Bays, a comprehensive look at the coastal lagoons and barrier islands making up Maryland's Atlantic coastline. ...

GUMC discovery highlights new direction for drug discovery

Washington, DC In a discovery that rebuffs conventional scientific thinking, researchers at Georgetown University Medical Center (GUMC) have discovered a novel way to block the activity of the fusion protein responsible for Ewing's sarcoma, a rare cancer found in children and young adults. In ...

Study highlights massive imbalances in global fertilizer use

Synthetic fertilizers have dramatically increased food production worldwide. But the unintended costs to the environment and human health have been substantial. Nitrogen runoff from farms has contaminated surface and groundwater and helped create massive "dead zones" in coastal areas, such a...

GEN highlights increasing use of digital gene expression profiling

New Rochelle, NY, April 3, 2009A novel technique for carrying out gene-expression profiling is set to challenge the market dominance of the current, widely used methodology, reports Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News ( GEN ). Some scientists believe that digital gene-expression profiling, ...

AGU journal highlights -- March 25, 2009

The following highlights summarize research papers that have been published in Geophysical Research Letters (GRL) and Journal of Geophysical Research-Atmospheres (JGR-D). In this release: Coral reefs may start dissolving when atmospheric carbon dioxide doubles Ocean proximity aggravat...

AGU journal highlights -- March 12, 2009

The following highlights summarize research papers that have been published in Geophysical Research Letters ( GRL ). In this release: Exploring how corals build their skeletons Earth cyclones may help explain Venusian vortices Model relates South Polar ozone concentrations and wind...

Village bird study highlights loss of wildlife knowledge from one

Our ability to conserve and protect wildlife is at risk because we are unable to accurately gauge how our environment is changing over time, says new research out today in Conservation Letters . The study shows that people may not realise species are declining all around them, or that their l...

February 2009 highlights from Biology of Reproduction

Bliss* blocks sperm. Evidence suggests that human male fertility is impacted by long-term exposure to marijuana. Indeed, endocannabinoids and their receptors are present in the male reproductive tract, further suggesting a functional role in fertility, but there has been no genetic test to clari...

Phoenix conference highlights TGen's and Scottsdale Healthcare's contributions to molecular oncology

PHOENIX, Ariz. Jan. 8, 2009 Physician-scientists from the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) and Scottsdale Healthcare will present their latest findings and techniques at a national conference designed to provide cancer doctors with new treatments for their patients. "Molecular...

AGU journal highlights -- Dec. 31, 2008

1. Surprise drop in carbon dioxide absorbed by East/Japan Sea The East/Japan Sea in the western North Pacific is ventilated from the surface to the bottom of the ocean over decades. Such short overturning circulation indicates that carbon dioxide (CO 2 ) from human emissions is able to pervad...

bioMETRX, Inc. Highlights 3rd Quarter 2008 Financial Results

Company Experiences Record Revenue Growth from Operations in Third Quarter JERICHO, N.Y., Nov. 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- bioMETRX, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: BMRX), a leading developer of consumer-based finger recognition products, today announced its financial results for the period en...

December 2008 highlights from Biology of Reproduction

SO-What? At the time of birth, mouse ovaries are essentially a bag full of primordial oocytes, around which primordial follicles are forming. This key time in ovarian development establishes the population of oocytes and follicles and instigates evelopment of a cohort of follicles. If follicles...

Survey highlights support for nanotech in health fields but disapproval elsewhere

A landmark national survey on the use of nanotechnology for "human enhancement" shows widespread public support for applications of the new technology related to improving human health. However, the survey also shows broad disapproval for nanotech human enhancement research in areas without health...

AGU journal highlights -- Oct. 16, 2008

1. Solar warming pales versus human influence Both natural and human-induced influences have changed twentieth-century climate, but their relative roles and regional impacts are still under debate. For example, most model-based studies point to increasing human-generated greenhouse gas and ae...

AGU journal highlights -- Sept. 3, 2008

1. Tracking the dust belt Dust is one of several types of aerosols in the atmosphere that affects climate in still poorly understood ways. Dust scatters and absorbs solar radiation, cooling the atmosphere, but it can also interact with cloud formation and other climate-affecting processes. La...

AGU journal highlights -- August 6, 2008

1. Recent African drought heralds drier conditions to come Human-induced climate change is projected to cause drier conditions in the midlatitudes. To assess whether the onset of drier conditions has already begun, Touchan et al. study newly developed multicentury tree ring records from Tuni...

Cold Spring Harbor Protocols highlights gene silencing, cancer cell biology methods

COLD SPRING HARBOR, N.Y. Combining the specificity of small interfering RNA (siRNA) silencing with the versatility of lentiviral vectors gives researchers a powerful tool for the investigation of gene function both in vivo and in vitro. This month's issue of Cold Spring Harbor Protocols ( w...

AGU journal highlights -- July 23, 2008

1. Fire suppression may have reduced carbon storage in western U.S. forests Active fire suppression since the early twentieth century has caused a widespread increase in fire-intolerant trees, smaller trees, and the density of stems growing on trees within western U.S. forests. These factors ...

New text highlights role of microorganisms in alternative energy development

As the demand for and price of oil and other sources of energy continues to rise scientists are increasingly looking for abundant, cost-effective alternative sources of energy. One of the least studied and most promising sources, microorganisms, is the focus of a new book by ASM Press, Bioenergy....

Symposium on energy research highlights future challenges, opportunities

NEW ORLEANS, April 8, 2008 Escalating oil and gas prices along with the global challenge of climate change have spurred new generations of scientists to search for alternative energy sources. A national panel of experts on the topic gathered Monday at the 235th National Meeting in New Orleans to ...

AGU Journal Highlights -- March 19, 2008

1. Higher CO 2 boosts phytoplankton in Antarctic waters Oceanographers and climatologists are intensely studying how the ocean acts as a source or a sink of carbon dioxide (CO 2 ). Under normal conditions, highly productive areas of the ocean are carbon sinks: Biological activity traps atmo...

Media highlights for February in Biophysical Journal

Bethesda, MD A new and notable article entitled Passage Times for Polymer Translocation Pulled through a Narrow Pore appears in Volume 94, Issue 5, of the Biophysical Journal, which is available online. Passage Times for Polymer Translocation Pulled through a Narrow Pore When polymeric...

AGU journal highlights -- Feb. 26, 2008

1. Sodium glow reveals Mercurys comet-like tail Mercurys gravity is too weak to hold a permanent atmosphere. Thus, when atoms are evaporated from the surface by solar photons or other energetic processes, some of these atoms are accelerated to escape velocity by solar radiation pressure. The ...

Media highlights in the March 1 issue of Biophysical Journal

The reductionist goal of cell biology is to explain cellular activities in physical-chemical terms. To do this, one needs to quantify molecular concentrations and aggregation states in living cells as they execute and regulate various complex processes. For a complex cellular activity like migra...

Media highlights in the January issues of Biophysical Journal

Bethesda, MD The January 1st and January 15th issues of Biophysical Journal, published by the Biophysical Society, is now available online. Topics of interest include ciliates, force, spasmoneme, H2A/H2B, nucleosome, AFM, aquaporin, elasticity, and epithelial cells. Volume 94, Issue 1, January...

AGU journal highlights -- Jan. 28, 2008

1. A doubling in snow accumulation in the western Antarctic Peninsula since 1850 The Antarctic Peninsula has experienced a dramatic change in climate over the past 50 years (the period of observational record), with annual temperatures increasing and many ice shelves on the fringes of the pen...

Media highlights in the Dec. 15 issue of Biophysical Journal

Bethesda, MD - The December 15th issue of Biophysical Journal, published by the Biophysical Society, is now available online. Topics of interest include cardiac contraction, x-ray diffraction, DNA elasticity, optical trapping; single-molecule, ADP-bound cross-bridges; cooperativity, and sarcomere....

Cold Spring Harbor Protocols highlights a method that captures cell growth and activity

COLD SPRING HARBOR, N.Y. (Thurs., Nov. 1, 2007) This months issue of Cold Spring Harbor Protocols ( www.cshprotocols.org ) features a cutting-edge method that provides a snapshot of growth and activity patterns in mixed populations of cells. The protocol is freely accessible online ( http://...

Media highlights in the November issues of Biophysical Journal

Bethesda, MD - The November 1st and November 15th issues of Biophysical Journal, published by the Biophysical Society, are now available online. Topics of interest include voltage-gated potassium channels that could payoff in synthetic drug design, the absence of large lipid rafts in cells, and t...

IDEMA Reveals Program Highlights for DISKCON USA 2007

Conference Embarks on New Strategic Direction in 21st Year of Service and Embraces Both Flash and HDD Suppliers Under One Roof SUNNYVALE, Calif., Sept. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Dedicated to the storage industry and its robust dynamic supply chain, IDEMA today announced program highlights for...

IDEMA Reveals Program Highlights for DISKCON USA 2007

Conference Embarks on New Strategic Direction in 21st Year of Service and Embraces Both Flash and HDD Suppliers Under One Roof SUNNYVALE, Calif., Sept. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Dedicated to the storage industry and its robust dynamic supply chain, IDEMA today announced program highlights for...

AGU journal highlights -- Sept. 6, 2007

1. Solving the mystery of booming sand dunes Booming noises in deserts can sometimes be heard after a natural slumping event or during a sand avalanche generated by humans sliding down the slip face of a large dune. This sound is composed of one dominant audible frequency ranging between 70 a...

August 2009 Geology and GSA Today media highlights

Boulder, CO, USA - GEOLOGY studies include some curious associations: air hockey and plate tectonics; calcite and Earth's orbit; Columbia River Flood Basalts and the Congo Fan; and rock hyrax middens and global climate change. Also in Geology: briny eruptions on Mars; the only basin known to have ...

Elsevier announces 2008 journal impact factor highlights

Amsterdam, 29 June 2009 Elsevier, the leading publisher of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, today announced the highlights of its journal impact factor performance in 2008. Elsevier overall saw 75% of its journal impact factors (IF) increase from 2007 to 2008. ...

IMPAKT -- Breast cancer conference highlights

If you are interested in receiving the full text of the press releases and the related abstracts, please contact media@esmo.org Please note that all news releases are embargoed until Thursday, 7 May 2009, 14:00 (CEST) GENE SIGNATURE IDENTIFIES BREAST CANCER PATIENTS WHO WILL RESPOND TO CHE...

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) in the Tethys-Mediterranean, the last refuge of the woolly mammoth, and Edwards Aquifer development as seen throu...

February 2009 Geology and GSA Today media highlights

Boulder, CO, USA - GEOLOGY includes three papers about Mars; continuation of the "jelly sandwich" versus "crme brle" debate; support for the Snowball Earth hypothesis; what nine-million-year-old tooth enamel says about vegetation in an ancient sub-Himalayan ecosystem; anthropogenic lead in the T...

January-February GSA Bulletin media highlights

Boulder, CO, USA - BULLETIN papers examine carbon-14 dating of marine mud fossils in Ireland that suggests high ice-sheet sensitivity to small climate changes; formation of Valles Marineris, Mars; a buried fossil forest in the Gold Hill Loess, Alaska; a 20-meter-high salt pillar near the Dead Se...

January GEOLOGY media highlights

Boulder, CO, USA - GEOLOGY topics include "the best submarine record of displacement," geophysical data from the Black Sea, hazardous volcanic ice-slurry flows, the controversy over riverbank erosion rates, surface cracks in the Atacama Desert, CO 2 sequestration, ultradeep Australian diamonds,...
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