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U of A honored for research that could help 30 million Brazilians

...provinces, and supports 30 million people on a near subsistence level of agriculture. Ricardo Berbara, a professor of agronomy at the University of rio de Janeiro, named the fungus after the U of A to acknowledge its assistance in the research. The university has had a presence in Brazil's tropical dr...

New monkey discovered in Brazil

...s spread through the largest territory of any of the Amazonian Indigenous peoples, extending from the Peruvian frontier today (Rio Yavari) east to the rio Trombetas. The monkey is mostly gray and dark brown in color, with a distinctly mottled "saddle." It weighs 213 grams (less than of a pound) and i...

Early isolation linked to enhanced response to cocaine

...caine in Juvenile Rats, was conducted by Natasha Lugo-Escobar, Nicole Carreras and Annabell C. Segarra, University of Puerto Rico, School of Medicine, rio Piedras, PR. The team will present its findings at the 122nd Annual Meeting of the American Physiological Society (APS; www.the-aps.org/press ), whic...

Early isolation linked to enhanced response to cocaine

...caine in Juvenile Rats, was conducted by Natasha Lugo-Escobar, Nicole Carreras and Annabell C. Segarra, University of Puerto Rico, School of Medicine, rio Piedras, PR. The team will present its findings at the 122nd Annual Meeting of the American Physiological Society (APS; www.the-aps.org/press ), whic...

Endangered sawfish focus of national collection and recovery efforts

... 'saw' hanging on the wall." An important part of Florida's fauna, the sawfish once swam in bays, lagoons and rivers extending from New York to the rio Grande, Burgess said. Today, its American range has shrunk to Florida and its declining numbers have made it the first species of marine fish to be pl...

DFG continues to strengthen biodiversity research

...dations pertains to the inclusion of basic research in the agenda of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD). The CBD was concluded in 1992 in rio de Janeiro as an agreement under international law; Germany became a signatory in 1994. The agreement aims to maintain biological diversity, use its e...

New meat-eating dinosaur from Argentina had bird-like breathing system

... 10-meter-long predatory dinosaur discovered along the banks of Argentina's rio Colorado is helping to unravel how birds evolved their unusual breathing sy...6, the new dinosaur is named Aerosteon riocoloradensis ("air bones from the rio Colorado"). "Aerosteon, found in rocks dating to the Cretaceous period abou...

Meat-eating dinosaur from Argentina had bird-like breathing system

...a 30-foot-long predatory dinosaur discovered along the banks of Argentina's rio Colorado is helping to unravel how birds evolved their unusual breathing sy... which the dinosaur, named Aerosteon riocoloradensis ("air bones from the rio Colorado") was found. Although the researchers were excited to find such a ...

Silent streams? Escalating endangerment for North American freshwater fish

...sh include the Southeastern United States, the mid-Pacific coast, the lower rio Grande and basins in Mexico that do not drain to the sea. Hotspots of r...Slope river systems (34). The Pacific central valley, western Great Basin, rio Grande and rivers of central Mexico also have high diversity and numbers of...

June GEOSPHERE media highlights

...ling; and contaminant sources of northern Mexico's rio Conchos, including the effects of human activities...he contamination of soil and surface waters in the rio Conchos basin, Mexico Mlida Gutirrez et al., G...ed to identify possible contaminant sources of the rio Conchos in northern Mexico. The study focused on t...

Understanding the functions of diversity

...any. The topic of biodiversity research is intimately connected to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), an international treaty signed in rio de Janeiro in 1992, which Germany became a party to in 1994. The goals of the treaty are to promote the conservation of biodiversity, the sustainable ...

Open-access tropical conservation journal launches

...University, Uganda; Dr. Aparajita Datta of the Nature Conservation Foundation, India; Dr. Jlio Csar Bicca-Marques of Pontifcia Universidade Catlica do rio Grande do Sul, Brazil; Dr. Martin Kowaleski of the Museo Argentino de Ciencias Naturales, Argentina; Dr. Jatna Supriatna, Director of Conservation Int...

Markets of biodiversity and equity in trade: An illusion?

...-earning uses of natural substances by living-resource-based industries. In this context, the Convention on Biological Diversity, a measure adopted in rio de Janeiro in 1992, advocated the development of trade agreements between holders and users of genetic resources, foreseeing a fair and equitable shar...

Building the future -- 21st century nano tools to repair the nervous system

... This release is also available in French . rio Tinto Alcan reinforced its commitment to community...plinary NeuroEngineering program, was announced by rio Tinto Alcan Chief Executive Richard Evans at rio Tinto Alcans Montreal Headquarters. Mr. Evans is a...

Biophysical Society announces winners of 2008 Minority Travel Awards

... Single-Molecule Force Spectroscopy Studies of Protein Folding Under Denaturing Environment. Myriam, Diaz-Martienz, University of Puerto Rico, rio Pedras, San Juan, Puerto Rico, Binding of Substrate in the Heme Pocket of Amphitrite ornata Dehaloperoxidase Induces Soret Band Shifts. Nevill...

Breathless babies: Preemies' lung function shows prolonged impairment

...iple investigator of the research, Marcus Herbert Jones, M.D., Ph.D., professor in the Department of Pediatrics at Pontificia Universidade Catolica do rio Grande do Sul in Brazil. Healthy infants born prematurely may have smaller sized airways relative to the lung volume, he explained. The research wa...

December GEOLOGY and GSA TODAY media highlights

... the results of Hogan et al.s investigation of the rio Grande River in Colorado and New Mexico suggest th...are very small relative to the overall flow in the rio Grande, they are the dominant solute input and, wh... of a substantial geologic salinity source for the rio Grande implies that alternative salinity managemen...

BIO-key(R) and Tiger IT Awarded a Follow-on Contract for Nationwide Voter / Citizen Registration in Bangladesh

...ttp://www.bio-key.com ) About Cognitec Systems, Cognitec Systems with headquarters in Dresden, Germany, and offices in Herndon, VA; Miami, FL; and rio de Janeiro, Brazil, develops and markets the well-established and world-leading FaceVACS(R) face recognition software. Cognitec Systems Corporati...

TWAS announces 2007 prize winners

...lth, save water and improve crop yields. Lucia Mendona Previato , professor, Instituto de Biofisica Carlos Chagas Filho at Universidade Federal do rio de Janeiro, has been named the winner of the 2007 TWAS Prize in biology. The prize is being given for her contributions to increasing our understandin...

Entomological Society announces 2007 award winners

...e classification and behavior of this leafhopper lineage. She took an interest in leafhoppers during her B.S. and M.S. work at Universidade Federal do rio de Janeiro, and her academic accomplishments enabled her to obtain a fellowship for doctorate research abroad from the Brazilian government. She maint...

UNCCD recognizes importance of satellites for combating desertification

...n reporting to the UNCCD. Speaking at the conference, Lcio Pires do Ros rio of the Portuguese UNCCD National Focal Point illustrated the DesertWatch ap... The UNCCD was established in 1994 in the wake of the 1992 Earth Summit in rio de Janeiro, which recognised desertification as a major social and environm...

New study shows greenback cutthroat trout involved in recovery effort misidentified

...ore it is gone forever." Four native species of cutthroat evolved in Colorado, including the greenback cutthroat, the Colorado River cutthroat, the rio Grande Cutthroat in the San Luis Valley and the yellowfin cutthroat, historically found in the Twin Lakes region near Leadville in the Arkansas River ...

Fish extinctions alter critical nutrients in water, study shows

...argeting relatively large and abundant species that happen to play a major role in nutrient recycling." The simulations, which relied on data from rio Las Marias, a Venezeulan river, and Lake Tanganyika, a massive lake bordering Tanzania, Zaire, Zambia and Burundi, also shed light on the roles that s...

How plants avoid feeling the burn

...t a much simpler mechanism works just fine." The innovative work was a collaboration between several ASU departments and the Univesidad Nacional de rio Cuarto in Argentina. In addition to Fisher, who was lead author on the paper, contributions from chemistry and biochemistry professors Devens Gust, T...

When in danger humans are similar to a deer in the headlights

...physics Carlos Chagas Filho, Federal University of rio de Janeiro, rio de Janeiro, Brazil. And Luiz A. Imbiriba, José M. ...chool of Physical Education, Federal University of rio de Janeiro,...
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