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

AUDIO: This recording demonstrates the progression from isolate song to "wild-type " song in two tutoring lineages and also in the isolate colony. ...

Study highlights massive imbalances in global fertilizer use

...ns and policies have reduced nitrogen surpluses substantially in northern Europe. In the Midwestern United States, over-fertilization was the norm from the 1970s until the mid-1990s. During that period, tons of excess nitrogen and phosphorus entered the Mississippi River Basin and drained into th...

Nutrition experts propose new class of low-sugar drinks to help stem obesity and diabetes epidemics

...d Lilian Cheung, lecturer in the Department of Nutrition and editorial director of The Nutrition Source website. "If we can shift the present American norm back to a lower expectation of sweetness, people will adjust their palates, particularly the younger population." To do this will require concerted...

Singapore-US scientists first to develop revolutionary microchip that uses 30 times less energy

... Leaving your mobile phone charger at home when you go for a two week long vacation may just be the norm one day as scientists from Nanyang Technological University (NTU) and Rice University, United States, have successfully created a microchip that uses ...

Galloping and breathing at high speed

...r findings may provide a springboard for better muscular horse health, and a different approach to breathing devices for humans. John Hermanson, norm Ducharme and Jonathan Cheetham, all of the Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine, Ithaca, NY, John Bertram, University of Calgary, College...

ACS PressPac -- Sept. 17, 2008

...earn about the virus itself and the human body's response, as setbacks in recent clinical trials have shown, according to the article. "Failure is the norm in product development, particularly for something as difficult as HIV," notes one researcher. ARTICLE #5 EMBARGOED FOR 9 A.M., EASTERN TIME, Sep...

Genes and nutrition influence caste in unusual species of harvester ant

...hers found that the genetic makeup of the colonies they studied was quite diverse. The average P. badius queen had mated with at least 20 males (the norm for ants is one to five). The genetic analysis also suggested that the offspring of most males could develop into any caste, but that some male lineag...

Wisconsin Governor Jim Doyle to receive Regional Policy Award from ESA

...or local and global ecological issues and works to use sound ecological science to inform decisions at the state level and beyond," said ESA President norm Christensen. In his five years as governor, Doyle has demonstrated his commitment to ecological and environmental policy issues through his initiat...

Ecology, economics and soil societies brief Congress on post-wildfire resource management

...anagement of post-fire ecosystems is an investment in our future," says Dr. norm Christensen, a fire ecologist and president of ESA. "We should rely heavily...ires have burned. The panel consisted of three wildfire experts: Dr. norm Christensen, forest ecologist at Duke University. Sponsored by ESA Dr. D...

URI researcher: China can't fully fix air quality problem for Olympics

...0 to 100," Rahn said. "When the winds shift to the north and bring in clear air from Mongolia, the air can be relatively clean, though that's not the norm during the summer. But when winds are from the south, where there is a large population and lots of industrial activity, the air can be particularly ...

IEEE Fellow first woman to receive highest award in engineering profession

...il Armstrong (1979) and former Lockheed Martin CEO norm Augustine (1991). Dr. Patricia P. Nelson, a not...eties. Dr. Gerald E. Galloway was presented the norm Augustine Award for communicating the excitement a... competing uses for water here and abroad. The norm Augustine Award is presented to an engineer who ha...

Sierra Nevada rose to current height earlier than thought, say Stanford geologists

...esolution is quite sufficient. Likewise, you need deposits of volcanic ash that were laid down relatively quickly over a broad area. But that's the norm for explosive eruptions. Though some ash may circulate in the upper atmosphere for a few years after a major eruption, significant quantities are gene...

Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory to play central role addressing key questions in plant biology

...icians and statisticians to interpret the results of innovative microarray scans of genomic mutations designed by biosystems engineers is already the norm in the plant science community and throughout the life sciences. But, emphasizes Dr. Stein, whose bioinformatics tools are widely used by genome ...

Department of Energy putting power in the hands of consumers through technology

...e active participants in managing the electric grid. When you give people the right tools, most of the time they will put them to good use," said Rep. norm Dicks, D-Bremerton. The information, communications and control technologies and algorithms provided by Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, IBM ...

First IEEE-USA Innovation Forum coming to Washington area in November

...cipants can earn 1.5 CEUs or 10 PDHs. The forum is part of the IEEE-USA Innovation Institute ( http://www.innovation-institute.org/ ). IEEE Fellows norm Augustine and Joseph Bordogna serve on the institutes advisory board. In the global economy, there are but two choices: innovate or evaporate, said...

M2SYS Technology Partners with TeraCorp Enterprises to Provide Added Security Within Check Cashing Solution

...ive development, and specialized knowledge of biometric complexities inherent to fingerprint SDKs. "This is a technology that is quickly becoming the norm within the MSB industry as a means of both security protocol, as well as expediting the processing time required to cash an individual's check," state...

The best both of worlds -- how to have sex and survive

...e is more often than not bigger than her mate. In the case of E. culicivora, the gender roles and the size ranges of both sexes are different from the norm and this is important in understanding the evolution of their mate choice behaviour. Large males are more cannibalistic towards smaller females than v...

First finding of a metabolite in 1 sex only

...gulf coast of Florida. Specimens from each region produced similar results, confirming that the presence of AEP in males and absence in females is the norm for blue crabs. But, Kleps said, it was still not possible to rule out that the difference between the sexes was due to a difference in their diet....

Bird flu vaccine additive may stretch supply

... Researchers have achieved an effective immune response to an avian influenza vaccine with doses as low as one-quarter of the norm when they added a chemical mixture known as MF59. The research is published in the November 1 issue of Clinical Infectious Diseases, now available onl...

What comes first…the chicken, the egg, or the bad attitude?

...t when they don't balance their own needs well enough," Dr. Renema said. Discovery of the exceptional "super-mom" birds that don't fit the textbook norm has opened new doors in the research program. "If the offspring of these special hens are also more efficient, the broiler industry could move forward...

Cultural norms not unique to human societies

...e groups' traditions because most of these chimpanzees reverted back to the norm set by their local expert. "Choosing the group norm over the alternative method shows a level of conformity we usually associat...

Solutions that reduce death of marine life reeled in by International Smart Gear Competition

...ales, dolphins and porpoises--or cetaceans--are estimated to die every year from entanglement in fishing gear, more than from any other cause. Chemist norm Holy from Pennsylvania, fisheries biologist Ed Trippel from Canada, and fisherman Don King from Massachusetts joined forces and developed gear to help...

New component of the 'brakes' on nerve regeneration found

... Mediating the Inhibitory Activity of Myelin Inhibitors" Zhaohui Shao, Jeffrey L. Browning, Xinhua Lee, Martin L. Scott, Sveltlana Shulga-Morskaya, norm Allaire, Greg Thill, Melissa Levesque, Dinah Sah, John M. McCoy, Beth Murray, Vincent Jung, R. Blake Pepinsky, and Sha Mi: "TAJ/TROY, an Orphan TNF Re...

Falling ants glide back to trunk to avoid dangers of forest floor

...nd has found some form of gliding ?what he and his colleagues call directed aerial descent ?in 25 species representing five separate genera. It is the norm in only two groups, however: the Cephalotini tribe, which includes Cephalotes atratus, and the arboreal Pseudomyrmecinae ants. "It turns out that e...

Wisconsin scientists grow critical nerve cells

...essarily differentiate in linear fashion, as scientists always believed. Rather, a series of complex overlapping changes may well be the developmental norm in higher vertebrates such as humans. "We cannot simply translate studies from animal to humans," says Zhang. The next step, Li says, will be to...
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