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Norway, Japan prop up whaling industry with taxpayer money

...sm, a potential growth industry in both countries in order to spend millions of dollars obtaining whale meat, the sale of which makes no profit," said sue Fisher, WDCS US Policy Director. "How much longer are they going to keep wasting their taxpayer's money?" The analysis was conducted by independent...

Rumbaugh's theory links positions of Wilson, Skinner

...n and reinvigorates the debate," Rumbaugh said. Rumbaugh said that in addition to his own research in comparative primate learning and language, Dr. sue Savage-Rumbaugh's language research with apes, particularly the bonobos now living at Great Ape Trust, helped stimulate his comprehensive theory of le...

Science returns to the Capitol Hill spotlight at March 24 exhibition

...sociation of Science-Technology Centers, Current Science in Museums, Margaret Glass Coalition for Academic Scientific Computation, HPC Goes Green, sue Fratkin Computing Research Association, Computing Aids for Autistic Children, Greg Abowd, Georgia Institute of Technology Consortium for Ocean...

Duke software dramatically speeds enzyme design

...ough all the possible shapes and changes of a key enzyme that produces a natural antibiotic called gramicidin S, said Bruce Donald, Duke's William and sue Gross Professor of Computer Science and Biochemistry. The new technique might pave the way toward more automated redesign of old drugs to foil drug-re...

To climate-change worries, add 1 more: Extended mercury threat

...h, but it could become a more pressing concern in a warmer world. So suggests a paper that appears in a recent issue of the journal Oecologia . sue Natali, a postdoctoral associate in botany at the University of Florida and the paper's lead author, compared mercury levels in soils under trees grow...

Breast cancer genome shows evolution, instability of cancer

...anslocations may turn out to be prognostic markers and also potential therapeutic targets," said Dr. Adrian Lee, associate professor in the Lester and sue Smith Breast Center at BCM and a collaborator on the project. Both researchers are investigators in the National Cancer Institute-designated Dan L. Du...

Orangutan's spontaneous whistling opens new chapter in study of evolution of speech

...ield," Wich said, "and it offers great potential to Great Ape Trust." The research also builds on earlier investigations by ape language pioneer Dr. sue Savage-Rumbaugh a scientist with special standing at Great Ape Trust, and others on the ability of great apes to imitate human speech. Specifically, S...

Soybean grant gives researchers tools to unravel better bean

...etter bean. Parrott is using a jumping rice gene for his part of the research. His counterparts are using radiation. UGA plant biology professor sue Wessler found the jumping gene in rice. Her discovery is unique. The gene is one of only a few with the ability to cut themselves out of and move to a...

Innovative surgery by MSU veterinarian provides new lease on life to dogs

...intensive physical rehabilitation under the guidance of Kim Selbee. Dan and sue Falk of Grands Rapids are Jake's owners. "We were told originally there was nothing that could be done for the pain Jake was in," sue Falk said. "But after talking with Dr. Dejardin, we were so impressed and w...

Egg whites solve the 3-D problem

...ever, a big sticking point is the cost of commercial media for growing such cultures. Dr. Steffi Oesterreich, associate professor in the Lester and sue Smith Breast Center at Baylor College of Medicine, and Dr. Benny A. Kaipparettu, a postdoctoral associate in her laboratory, found a solution chicken...

Stem cells may solve mystery of early pregnancy breast cancer protection

...n who have children young, at least before the age of 30, reduce their risk of developing breast cancer, said Dr. Yi Li, a professor in the Lester and sue Smith Breast Center at BCM. The most dramatic reduction in risk occurs in women who have their first children before the age of 24. However, the mecha...

Growth factor predicts poor outcome in breast cancer

...reatments to attributes of the various tumors. "These findings come at a critical time," said Dr. Adrian Lee, associate professor in the Lester and sue Smith Breast Center at BCM. "Our goal is to identify biomarkers that will help predict which patients will respond to therapy against insulin-like gro...

Great Ape Trust graduate student's paper sheds light on bonobo language

...nograph, Language Comprehension in Ape and Child." For her paper, Pedersen analyzed a videotaped conversation between the bonobo Panbanisha and Dr. sue Savage-Rumbaugh, now a scientist with special standing at Great Ape Trust, but a researcher at Georgia State University's Language Research Center whe...

Pre-eclampsia may be autoimmune disease

...clampsia other than delivery, in part because of the lack of complete understanding of the disease," said Susan Ramin, M.D., study co-author, the Emma sue Hightower Professor and Chair in the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences at the UT Medical School at Houston and a member o...

Book's plea: Save the bonobos

...os by reading the story of Kanzi, who is actually a half-brother of Lucy, the title character" Goodenough said. "I attended a conference where I heard sue Savage-Rumbaugh and her husband Duane of Emory University, who worked with Kanzi on his language skills, and then couldn't read enough about them. The...

New Web resource to improve crop engineering

...rbon dioxide to biomolecules, transporting nutrients, responding to the environment, and otherwise maintaining life," commented principal investigator sue Rhee. "This collection of databases is the first of its kind to be dedicated exclusively to plant metabolism. Researchers will have, right at their...

Tests show LLNL detection instrument can monitor the air for all major terrorist threat substances

...team include chemists Eric Gard, David Fergenson, Keith Coffee and George Farquar; forensic chemist and graduate student Audrey Martin; microbiologist sue Martin; and electronics engineer Vincent Riot. In lab experiments, SPAMS was tested against four types of materials terrorists might use -- spores ...

Ape language pioneer Savage-Rumbaugh receives honorary Ph.D. from alma mater

... Des Moines, Iowa May 22, 2008 Dr. sue Savage-Rumbaugh, Scientist With Special Standing at Great Ape Trust of Iowa...hile expanding her research into other areas. Selected excerpts from Dr. sue Savage-Rumbaugh's acceptance speech: "I went into a field that was never an...

UCI awarded $27.2 million for new stem cell building

...ogy program and serve as a hub for research in Southern California. When completed, the three-story, 61,600-square-foot building will house the UCI sue and Bill Gross Stem Cell Research Center, as many as 26 laboratory-based and clinical researchers, a stem cell techniques course for young scientists,...

SHRM CEO Testifies Before House Subcommittee on Social Security

...d HR professionals to endorse the "New Employee Verification Act." In testimony today before the House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Social Security, sue Meisinger, President and CEO of SHRM urged legislators to recognize that the current employment verification system is in need of real reform. Kno...

Arctic marine mammals on thin ice

...rcumstances from those of the past several millennia. These new conditions present unique challenges to the well-being of Arctic marine mammals, says sue Moore (NOAA/Alaska Fisheries Science Center). Climate change will pose a variety of threats to marine mammals. For some, such as polar bears, it ...

New type of drug shrinks primary breast cancer tumors significantly in just 6 weeks

...weeks of use, a scientist told the 6th European Breast Cancer Conference (EBCC-6) today (Thursday 17 April). Dr. Angel Rodriguez, from the Lester and sue Smith Breast Center, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, USA, said that the work demonstrated for the first time that the tyrosine kinase inhibitor l...

Controlling a sea of information

...unity, remarked TAIR director Eva Huala. Weve had to triage which information goes in. Given the information overload, TAIR principal investigator sue Rhee and director Eva Huala approached the journal in May of 2007 about the partnership. Now authors publishing in Plant Physiology, a journal of the ...

Plant Physiology and TAIR partnership will provide genetic information to public database

... that Plant Physiology publishes, in 20062007 only about 25% (50/200) of the Arabidopsis papers in the Journal were captured in TAIR. In May 2007 sue Rhee, Principal Investigator; Eva Huala, Director of TAIR; and Plant Physiology Editor-in-Chief Don Ort conceived the idea of Plant Physiology partner...

Record Attendance at the 2007 National Ergonomics Conference and Exposition

... ways to increase workplace safety, productivity, and the bottom line in offices, call centers, manufacturing facilities, and healthcare environments. sue Fox, Project Manager/Facilities for Starbucks Coffee Co. told Continental Exhibitions, Inc., owners/producers of the NECE that, "I leave the NECE feel...

New map outlines risk of zebra mussel invasion

... the lake, reservoir or river. The research team which also includes Paul Ringold, an ecologist with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and sue Pierson, a geographer with Indus Corp. in Corvallis, Ore. used calcium concentration data from more than 3,000 river and stream sites across the cont...

$22 million gift from Alfred Taubman launches new biomedical research institute

... We are grateful for his generosity and his vision. Philanthropy is the lifeblood of the worlds great universities, says University President Mary sue Coleman. Generous gifts such as Mr. Taubmans, which provide funds devoted specifically to seeding innovative research in perpetuity, are what ensure U...

Lecture to honor victim of Sept. 11 tragedy

...l of Medicine (BUSM) will present The Sixth Annual sue Kim Hanson Lecture in Immunology on Friday, Septem...4, 2007 at noon. The annual lecture is in honor of sue Kim Hanson, MA, PhD 02, a former researcher in BUS...sly by unanimous vote by the thesis committee. sue was on her way to a promising career in molecular ...

Does a peptide affect the heart's response to social isolation?

...social isolation. The findings may provide further insight into how these mechanisms affect humans. The study was conducted by Angela J. Grippo, C. sue Carter and Stephen W. Porges, all with the Department of Psychiatry and Brain-Body Center at University of Illinois at Chicago and is titled Chronic O...

100 percent juices found as beneficial to health as fruits and vegetables

...ruit and vegetable juices do play an important role in reducing the risk of various diseases, especially cancer and cardiovascular heart disease,?says sue Taylor, RD, with the Juice Products Association, a non-profit organization not associated with this research. She adds that appropriate amounts of ju...

Common cold virus may kill breast cancer cells

...rch collaborations, which could halve the time it will take to answer the big questions in breast cancer. National Breast Cancer Foundation CEO Ms sue Murray said NBCF funds are directed to the best research in Australia, unlimited by state boundaries. "The NBCF is committed to funding the Austra...

UF scientists restore sight to chickens with blinding disease

...photoreceptor cells in the retinas of an avian model of a disease that is one of the more common causes of inherited blindness in human infants," said sue Semple-Rowland, Ph.D., an associate professor of neuroscience with UF's Evelyn F. and William L. McKnight Brain Institute. "The vision capabilities of...

Vegetables inhibit growth of prostate cancer in mice with human tumors

...roll and Smith, the coauthors of the paper include UCSC researchers Bradford Keitt and Bernie Tershy; Walter Jarman of the U.N. Environmental Program; sue Rodriguez-Pastor of the University of Colorado, Boulder; David Anderson of Wake Forest University; and Paul Sievert of the U.S. Geological Survey. ...

Albatross study shows regional differences in ocean contamination

...roll and Smith, the coauthors of the paper include UCSC researchers Bradford Keitt and Bernie Tershy; Walter Jarman of the U.N. Environmental Program; sue Rodriguez-Pastor of the University of Colorado, Boulder; David Anderson of Wake Forest University; and Paul Sievert of the U.S. Geological Survey. ...

Underwater listening devices yield discoveries about endangered large whales

... in parts of the world, such as the seas near Alaska, where standard visual surveys are often hampered by darkness and bad weather. The article, by sue E. Moore of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA's) Alaska Fisheries Science Center and three coauthors, describes the use of t...

Research tracks whales by listening to sounds

... Alaska is not a place you want to be in the winter. But apparently, sperm whales don't mind." Other researchers participating in the study include sue Moore, NOAA's Alaska Fisheries Center in Seattle; Kathleen M. Stafford, an OSU graduate now at the University of Washington; and John A. Hildebrand, S...

Cancer cells suppress large regions of DNA by a reversible process that can be tackled

...the new generation of cancer therapies. They have found large regions of DNA are 'switched off' in colon cancer. Lead researcher Associate Professor sue Clark, of the Garvan Institute, says: "These large regions ?referred to as suburbs ?contain genes that normally function to prevent the development of...

Screening blood for West Nile virus

...les has been left to the states and the blood collection agencies. Caroline Korves (of Columbia University) in collaboration with Megan Murray and sue Goldie (both at Harvard School of Public Health) have done a cost-effectiveness analysis of different screening strategies to see which of them would ...
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