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Seals quickly respond to gain and loss of habitat under climate change

...ciences, Durham University, found that when the Antarctic ice sheets of the ross Sea Embayment retreated in the Holocene period 8,000 years ago, elephant se...his habitat was released after the retreat of the grounded ice sheet in the ross Sea Embayment 7,500-8,000 years ago, and is within the range of modern fora...

Engineering innovative solutions for 21st century medicine

...erships and the new inventions that will result, which could have massive benefit for patients." Imperial College Osteoarthritis: 11m Professor ross Ethier said: "Around 8.5 million people in the UK have osteoarthritis. It is the most common cause of chronic pain and costs the country an estimated ...

Rosenstiel students come out on top

...A KEY, Fla. Four University of Miami (UM) Marine Biology and Fisheries students have received recognition from the National Science Foundation (NSF). ross Cunning and John Parkinson were awarded fellowships for their research on coral reefs in the laboratory of Dr. Andrew Baker, an assistant professor in...

Wildlife Conservation Society supports world's first study of egg-laying mammal

...ology, feeding behavior and ecology has prevented conservationists from formulating plans for protecting this elusive and threatened animal," said Dr. ross Sinclair, Director of WCS's Papua New Guinea program. "The research methods developed by Opiang and the data he gathered can now help us to manage and...

Scientists aim to bring indigenous people into climate change monitoring and policy

... are adapting to and mitigating climate changes worldwide. Isn't it time their voices are heard at international climate change forums?" Salick and ross maintain that indigenous and other traditional peoples are rarely considered in academic, policy and public discourses on climate change, despite the ...

DNA blueprint for healthier and more efficient cows

...in cows compared to other mammals. One of the lead authors of the report on the project's latest findings, CSIRO Livestock Industries researcher Dr ross Tellam said the bovine genome has about 14,000 genes which are common to all mammals and these constitute the 'engine room' of mammalian biology. ...

Therapeutic hypothermia is promising strategy to minimize tissue damage

...at the 2nd International Brain Hypothermia Symposium and were selected for publication in the Journal by Guest Editors W. Dalton Dietrich, PhD, and M. ross Bullock, MD, PhD, both from the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine and Patrick M. Kochanek, MD, from the University of Pittsburgh. In hi...

Texas researchers provide emissions data for livestock industry

...m day one, this project has been founded on solid research objectives to address multiple air quality issues facing the cattle feeding industry," said ross Wilson, president and chief executive officer of Texas Cattle Feeders. Wilson said it was through this group's efforts and provided data that the i...

BioScience tip sheet, February 2009

..., using ideas from systems biology. Optimal Function Explains Forest Responses to Global Change. Roderick C. Dewar, Oskar Franklin, Anniki Mkel, ross E. McMurtrie, and Harry T. Valentine. Three relatively simple optimization models of forests explain a remarkable range of forest responses to alter...

Eating less may not extend life

...readmill after binging at Carl's Jr. Sohal's study is not the first to question the allegedly universal benefits of caloric restriction. A study by ross et al. published in Nature in 1976 ("Dietary practices and growth responses as predictors of longevity") found that caloric restriction works best in ...

University of Miami biomedical engineer

...isease with a focus on angiogenesis, coronary artery disease, aneurysm, and stroke, explained Keith Webster, Ph.D., director, professor and Walter G. ross chair of the VBI. "Dr. Lieber spearheads the aneurysm and stroke studies and has developed technology that is changing the field and will directly im...

First comprehensive 'inventory' of life in Antarctica

...ersity." The research team, consisting of 23 scientists from five research institutes, spent seven weeks on the BAS Royal Research Ship James Clark ross in 2006. ...

Smithsonian puts tropical eastern Pacific shore fishes online

... A new bilingual online information system created by D. ross Robertson, staff scientist at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, and Coeus Knowledge Systems makes it possible for conservationists, sport f...

Scientists shed light on evolution of gene regulation

...red blood cells. "Our findings could help others to develop drugs to treat people who suffer from sickle-cell anemia and other blood disorders," said ross Hardison, the T. Ming Chu Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and the team's leader. The results will be published on 1 December 2008 in ...

Smithsonian puts tropical Eastern-Pacific shore fishes online

... A new bilingual online information system created by D. ross Robertson, staff scientist at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, and Coeus Knowledge Systems makes it possible for conservationists, sport f...

ORNL nanotechnologies big winners in DOE call

...ings. The goal of this project is to develop commercial powder-based coatings with extreme water repellent properties. Working with industry partners ross Technology Corp. and Stevens Institute of Technology, ORNL's John Simpson will optimize powder properties and binders to produce more uniform and dura...

NC State takes lead in crime scene investigation training

... protocols that can help bring death investigations to a successful close," ross says. "We seek to narrow the gap in training across all counties, while at ...tomologist at the University of Florida, is also part of the grant team. ross says the NC State team will begin developing the online coursework and manu...

Fishy future written in the genes

...Studies, James Cook University (JCU) and Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS). Dr Bay and her colleagues Dr Julian Caley of AIMS and Prof ross Crozier of the School of Marine and Tropical Biology, JCU have been studying the relationships among fishes across the Great Barrier Reef using geneti...

NTDs burden in Latin America and the Caribbean may exceed that of HIV/AIDS, TB and malaria

...stating diseases," said one of the authors of the analysis Dr. Peter Hotez, M.D., Ph.D., F.A.A.P., President of the Sabin Vaccine Institute, Walter G. ross Professor and Chair of Microbiology, Immunology, and Tropical Medicine at George Washington University and co-author of the analysis. "It's time to in...

Prosthetic vein valve designed to direct blood flow shows promising pre-clinical results

...Gleason, an assistant professor with joint appointments in the Georgia Tech School of Mechanical Engineering and Department of Biomedical Engineering; ross Milner, an assistant professor of surgery at Emory University; consultant Harris Bergman, a former Georgia Tech graduate student and now president of ...

Greenland ice core reveals history of pollution in the Arctic

... heavy-metal pollution in the North Atlantic sector of the Arctic is substantially lower today than a century ago, McConnell and his research partner, ross Edwards, an associate research professor at DRI, said there is still cause for concern. "Contamination of other sectors may be increasing because o...

Structural biology spin-out tackles major diseases

...g different elements of hormone and receptor in order to treat a growth disorders such as short stature (a deficiency in growth hormone). Professor ross continued: "Our patented and versatile therapeutic platform technology ProFuse TM, could also tackle major diseases such as some cancers, anaemia, in...

Dartmouth awarded NSF grant for new polar sciences, engineering grad program

...us to train a desperately-needed cohort of climate change scientists," said ross Virginia, Professor of Environmental Studies, Director of the Institute of ...ood use. "We at the Dickey Center are very proud of this achievement and of ross Virginia and the Institute of Arctic Studies," said Yalowitz. "Dickey's pri...

PharMEDium Announces National Rollout of Electronic 222 Ordering Initiative

...r and DEA requirements. Contact: Amy Langan, MEDIA INQUIRIES: Jon Ross, PharMEDium Director of Marketing ross Consulting & 847/457-2327 Communications Email: info@pharmedium.com 773-271-0677 ...

Mercury contamination found in stranded Victorian dolphins

...ed to cause negative health and mental effects and were higher than mercury levels found in populations around the world. Supervisory researcher Dr ross Thompson said the mercury concentrations in 20 live and eight dolphins which died after becoming stranded, collected over the last two years, were mea...

Young mineral scientists rock!

... their future careers and collaborations. 11 internationally recognized external experts were attending the conference as invited speakers. Professor ross Angel from Virginia Tech, who gave one of the keynote lectures, noted the breadth of the research groups reaching from atomic modelers to structural g...

Everything's coming up corals

...heric Science. In addition, a third student entering Bakers lab this fall, ross Cunning, also received an Honorable Mention in the same national NSF compet... the resident scientist at North Dade Middle School in Opa Locka, Fla. ross Cunning, who will be joining Bakers lab this fall, grew up in Indianapolis,...

AGU Journal Highlights -- March 19, 2008

...trations may affect these parameters. The results of Tortell et al. show that elevated CO 2 concentrations increase phytoplankton productivity in the ross Sea, Antarctica, and promote the growth of larger diatom chains. These chains are prolific bloom formers with very high capacities to export organic c...

It's all about geometry: Protein contact surfaces hold key to cures

...ebruary 2008 (vol. 5 no. 2) online edition of Nature Methods. In addition to Tsigelny, the other authors, who are all at UCSD, include Yuriy Sharikov, ross Walker, Jerry Greenberg, Valentina Kouznetsova, Sanjay Nigam, Mark Miller, and Eliezer Masliah. In studying a protein, the traditional approach is ...

Greenhouse ocean may downsize fish

... atmospheric CO 2 would be roughly twice what it is now. Hutchins and colleagues are doing related experiments in the north Atlantic Ocean and the ross Sea, near Antarctica. The basic dynamics of a greenhouse ocean are not well understood, he noted. Were trying to make a contribution by doing predi...

ANDRILL's 2nd Antarctic drilling season exceeds all expectations

...RILL target interval suggest the persistence of warmer-than-present conditions over an extended period of the middle and late Miocene when the western ross Sea and McMurdo Sound resembled the modern climate conditions of southernmost South America, southwestern New Zealand, and southern Alaska, rather tha...

NASA keeps eye on ozone layer amid Montreal Protocol's success

...y of ozone at the poles and in non-polar regions are complex. "Such complexity has led to heated debates over the timing and extent of recovery," said ross Salawitch, an atmospheric chemist at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif. The modern focus in ozone research also has shifted to includ...

Humans fostering forest-destroying disease

...bout plants and forests as much as we do about humans and animals, but sudden oak death could be a bird flu of the plant world waiting to happen, said ross Meentemeyer, a landscape ecologist at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. This may be even worse than chestnut blight in its impact on our...

Experimental gene therapy 'abolishes' arthritis pain and lessens joint damage

...d Puzas, Ph.D., Donald & Mary Clark Professor of Orthopaedics, M. Kerry O'Banion, M.D., Ph.D., associate professor of Neurobiology and Anatomy and ross Tallents, D.D.S., professor of Dentistry and director of the Orofacial Pain Program within the University of Rochester’s Eastman Dental Center. Studen...

Scientists discover 5 new species of sea slugs from the Tropical Eastern Pacific

...earch was provided by private donors Roberto Chavez, Steve Drogin and Buceo Vallartech, a dive shop in Puerto Vallarta. And by STRI staff scientist D. ross Robertson. It took Hermosillo and her collaborators two more years to identify the animals in the new collection by comparing them to existing...

Canadian study shows bilingualism has protective effect in delaying onset of dementia by four years

...this present study, researchers set out to answer that question by examining the diagnostic records of 184 patients who came to Baycrest's Sam and Ida ross Memory Clinic between 2002 and 2005 with cognitive complaints. Of that group, 91 were monolingual and 93 were bilingual. The bilinguals included speak...

A valuable fly for research into disease

...ey tool for studying certain aspects of cancer, and research into the development and proliferation of tumours will be a main topic of the conference. ross Cagan, from the University of Washington, will present his recent research on a drug that has a direct effect on tumour progression. Cayetano González...

UCSD researchers discover internal compass of immune cell

...ells, providing the signal to move toward the source of chemoattractants. Lead authors Yu Chen, M.D., UCSD postgraduate researcher in surgery and ross Corriden, UCSD graduate student in biomedical sciences, found that when ATP receptors were blocked, the cells became disoriented, while blocking A3 ad...

Basic work on E. coli identifies two new keys to regulation of bacterial gene expression

...griculture, and by Pfizer Biotechnology. His team included graduate student Shanil Haugen; undergraduate Christopher Ward; and senior scientists Wilma ross and Tamas Gaal. ...

Completed genome set to transform the cow

... or markers, were identified as part of the project. Australia's representative on the US $53 million Bovine Genome Sequencing Project, CSIRO's Dr ross Tellam, says the new map marks the end of the sequencing phase of the project, with the focus now on analysing the available data. "This is very v...
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