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First ever worldwide census analysis of caribou/reindeer numbers reveals dramatic decline

Caribou and reindeer numbers worldwide have plunged almost 60% in the last three decades. The dramatic revelation came out of the first ever comprehensive census analysis of this iconic species carried out by biologists at the University of Alberta. The results have recently been published i...

200,000 rice mutants available worldwide for scientific investigation

Blacksburg, Va. Scientists across the world are building an extensive repository of genetically modified rice plants in the hope of understanding the function of the approximately 57,000 genes that make up the genome of Oryza sativa. The International Rice Functional Genomics Consortium recently ...

200,000 rice mutants available worldwide for scientific investigation

Blacksburg, Va. Scientists across the world are building an extensive repository of genetically modified rice plants in the hope of understanding the function of the approximately 57,000 genes that make up the genome of Oryza sativa. The International Rice Functional Genomics Consortium recently ...

Shark attacks decline worldwide in midst of economic recession

GAINESVILLE, Fla. The recession may be responsible for a slump of a different sort: an unexpected dive in shark attacks, says a University of Florida researcher. Shark attacks worldwide in 2008 dipped to their lowest level in five years, a sign that Americans may be forgoing vacation trips to ...

WWF seeks innovative solutions to bycatch through worldwide competition

WASHINGTON, January 27, 2009 Designed to inspire innovative ideas for environmentally-friendly fishing gear, World Wildlife Fund launched the 4th International Smart Gear Competition with a call for new designs for fishing devices that reduce bycatchthe capture of unintended species in fishing ge...

UBC researcher gives first-ever estimate of worldwide fish biomass and impact on climate change

Are there really plenty of fish in the sea? University of British Columbia fisheries researcher Villy Christensen gives the first-ever estimate of total fish biomass in our oceans: Two billion tonnes. And fish play a previously unrecognized but significant role in mitigating climate change by m...

Economic value of insect pollination worldwide estimated at 153 billion euros

This press release is available in German . Avignon/Halle(Saale). INRA and CNRS French scientists and a UFZ German scientist found that the worldwide economic value of the pollination service provided by insect pollinators, bees mainly, was 153 billion in 2005 for the main crops that f...

TVA fertilizer technology used worldwide -- but few new products since 1970s

About 75% of fertilizers and fertilizer technology used around the world today were developed or improved during the 1950s to 1970s by scientists and engineers at the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) in the United States, says John Shields, a former TVA official. Shields is now Interim Director of...

UCSB researcher leads worldwide study on marine fossil diversity

(Santa Barbara, Calif.) - It took a decade of painstaking study, the cooperation of hundreds of researchers, and a database of more than 200,000 fossil records, but John Alroy thinks he's disproved much of the conventional wisdom about the diversity of marine fossils and extinction rates. Alro...

Integrated Fuel Technologies gets worldwide license for Argonne-developed Diesel DeNOx Catalyst

ARGONNE, Ill. (July 1, 2008) A new, patented catalyst developed by scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory that can reliably and economically reduce between 95 and 100 percent of the nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions from diesel-fueled engines has been license...

Oceanic sharks worldwide at serious risk from high-seas fishing, rising demand for shark products

NEW YORK CITY -Oceanic shark populations worldwide are declining from destructive high-seas commercial fishing practices and a rising global demand for shark products (mainly fins and meat), with some shark populations severely depleted and only a few stable or recovering, according to a comprehen...

DOE JGI releases soybean genome assembly to enable worldwide bioenergy research efforts

WALNUT CREEK, CA--A preliminary assembly and annotation of the soybean genome, Glycine max, has been made available by the U.S. Department of Energy Joint Genome Institute (DOE JGI), to the greater scientific community to enable bioenergy research. The announcement was made by Eddy Rubin, DOE J...

Study finds colorectal cancer rates increasing worldwide

ATLANTAJune 9, 2009A new study finds colorectal cancer incidence rates for both males and females increased in 27 of 51 countries worldwide between 1983 and 2002, and points to increasing Westernization as being a likely culprit. The rise was seen primarily in economically transitioning countries ...

Hunt for 'climate-ready' crops accelerates as organizations search seed collections worldwide

ROME, ITALY (22 May 2009)The Global Crop Diversity Trust announced today numerous new grant awards to support scientists to explore the millions of seed samples maintained in 1,500 crop genebanks around the world. They will search for biodiversity critically needed to protect food production from ...

Scientists urge global action to preserve water supplies for billions worldwide

Melting glaciers, weakening monsoon rains, less mountain snowpack and other effects of a warmer climate will lead to significant disruptions in the supply of water to highly populated regions of the world, especially near the Himalayas in Asia and the Sierra Nevada Mountains of the western United ...

Countries unite to reduce animal use in product toxicity testing worldwide

Representatives from four international agencies, including the director of the U.S. National Toxicology Program (NTP), today signed a memorandum of cooperation that could reduce the number of animals required for consumer product safety testing worldwide. The agreement between the United States, ...

Increasing levels of rare element found worldwide

HANOVER, NH Dartmouth researchers have determined that the presence of the rare element osmium is on the rise globally. They trace this increase to the consumption of refined platinum, the primary ingredient in catalytic converters, the equipment commonly installed in cars to reduce smog. A volat...

Collaboration leads to success: Most powerful computer of its kind in western N.Y. available worldwide

BUFFALO, N.Y. Local scientist Dr. Russ Miller is leading the rollout of "Magic," one of the most powerful computers in New York State to qualified users worldwide for solving computationally-demanding problems. New Methods Allow Scholars to Address Previously Unsolvable Problems Cyberinf...

Saving wheat crops worldwide

CSIRO Plant Industry scientists and international collaborators have discovered the key to overcoming three major cereal diseases, which in epidemic years cost wheat growers worldwide in excess of AUS$7.8 billion. In a paper published today in the prestigious journal Science , scientists from ...

Alzheimer's disease to quadruple worldwide by 2050

More than 26 million people worldwide were estimated to be living with Alzheimer’s disease in 2006, according to a study led by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. The researchers also concluded the global prevalence of Alzheimer’s disease will grow to more than 106...

Mercury contamination of fish warrants worldwide public warning

The health risks posed by mercury contaminated fish is sufficient to warrant issuing a worldwide general warning to the public ?especially children and women of childbearing age-to be careful about how much and which fish they eat. That is one of the key findings comprising "The Madison Declaratio...

Polynesia explorers created worldwide web of scientific knowledge

Scientific travelers of the 18th and 19th centuries led waves of daring expeditions into Polynesia, netting oceans of discoveries about its geography, flora and fauna and people. But they were more than simply courageous collectors of artifacts and statistics, says the author of a new book. These...

Study supports 'urgent' need for worldwide ban on lead-based paint

Environmental and occupational health experts at the University of Cincinnati (UC) have found that major countries--including India, China and Malaysia -- still produce and sell consumer paints with dangerously high lead levels. The report appears in the early online edition of the journal Envir...

Measles Deaths Worldwide Drop By Nearly 40% Over Five Years

The World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) today announced that countries are on target to halve deaths from measles, a leading vaccine-preventable killer, by the end of this year. Global measles deaths have plummeted by 39%, from 873 000 in 1999 to an estim...

The hepatitis healing power of blueberry leaves

...ect in blocking the replication of the Hepatitis C virus, opening up a new avenue for treating chronic HCV infections, which affect 200 million people worldwide and can eventually lead to cirrhosis and liver cancer. Among the areas of especially high Hepatitis C incidence is the Miyazaki prefecture of sout...

EMBO pioneers pension plan for internationally mobile postdoctoral researchers

...s invested in the plan will be managed by Allianz, one of the highest-rated worldwide insurers operating in more than seventy countries. "The pension plan is...om: Attractive group conditions Flexible payment and repayment terms worldwide validity of acquired benefits Possible continuation after the end of the f...

Mary had a lot of lambs: Researchers identify way to accelerate sheep breeding

... STAR system a method to manage ewes to lamb five times in three years rather than once a year. "The primary biological limit for sheep production worldwide is the seasonality of breeding, but the market for high-quality lamb is a 52-week thing," said Doug Hogue, professor emeritus of animal science in the...

Understanding how weeds are resistant to herbicides

...ts of questions." Waterhemp is a Midwestern problem, Tranel said, but it's a member of the genus Amaranthus which includes weeds that are a problem worldwide such as pigweeds. "Because they all belong to the same genus, their genomes are very conserved. So if we have the sequence for the PPO gene in waterhe...

Aware, Inc. Reports Second Quarter 2009 Financial Results

... circuits globally. Aware is also a veteran of the biometrics industry, providing biometric and imaging software components used in government systems worldwide since 1992. Aware's interoperable, standard-compliant, field-proven imaging products are used in a number of applications, from border management to ...

Bizarre walking bat has ancient heritage

...ty of New South Wales, Sydney. Along with the American common vampire bat - Desmodus rotundus - the NZ bat is one of only two of 1,100 bat species worldwide that has a true four-legged walking gait when manoeuvring on the ground. It uses its wings as forelegs. Its thumb and toe claws have a unique extra...

Fujitsu Expands Support for Ethernet Networks With New Additions to XG Switch Product Line

... IT-based business solutions for the global marketplace. With approximately 175,000 employees supporting customers in 70 countries, Fujitsu combines a worldwide corps of systems and services experts with highly reliable computing and communications products and advanced microelectronics to deliver added value ...

First genetically-engineered malaria vaccine to enter human trials

...he genetically attenuated parasites to be used in the trial are being manufactured at the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute, which has the only facility worldwide capable of producing genetically-altered malaria parasites that comply with the good manufacturing practice guidelines required for human clinical tri...

1 in 6 health workers won't report in flu pandemic -- study by Ben-Gurion U. researchers

...o report to duty during an influenza pandemic is a major concern given the "inevitable" nature of this threat and its associated challenges, including worldwide morbidity, mortality and social disruption," explains Dr. Balicer. The study concludes that in the context of pandemic influenza planning, the EP...

Vaccine blocks malaria transmission in lab experiments

...fforts are needed to reduce transmission of Plasmodium vivax, another major human malaria parasite. Malaria affects greater than 500 million people worldwide and is estimated to kill over one million people each year, most of whom are children living in Africa. ...

$2 million grant aids study of lung cancer in people who never smoked

...But why are so many new cases of lung cancer being diagnosed among never-smokers?" Estimates suggest that as many as 25 percent of all lung cancers worldwide 15 percent of those in men and 50 percent of those in women are not attributable to smoking, although the figures for the U.S. are somewhat lower (1...

University of Miami receives stimulus funds for study of hurricane impacts on structures, ecosystems

...marine environment as well as developing aquatic animal models of human diseases such as neurodegeneration. "Currently, about 60 percent of people worldwide live in a coastal region, and here in the United States it is expected that by 2025 nearly 75 percent of the population will live in a coastal area," ...

Aware, Inc. Announces Q2'09 Earnings Conference Call

... circuits globally. Aware is also a veteran of the biometrics industry, providing biometric and imaging software components used in government systems worldwide since 1992. Aware's interoperable, standard-compliant, field-proven imaging products are used in a number of applications, from border management to c...

Fujitsu PalmSecure Certified Under International Common Criteria Evaluation Assurance Level 2

...d business solutions for the global marketplace. With approximately 175,000 employees supporting customers in 70 countries, Fujitsu Limited combines a worldwide corps of systems and services experts with highly reliable computing and communications products and advanced microelectronics to deliver added value ...

Facile synthesis of nanoparticles with multiple functions advanced in Singapore

... Nanostructured materials have garnered great interest worldwide due to their unique size-dependent properties for chemical, electronic, structural, medical and consumer applications. Singapore's Institute for B...

Federal Bureau of Investigation Awards Lockheed Martin Biometric Card Scanning Service Contract

...dustry partner on the NGI program. Headquartered in Bethesda, Md., Lockheed Martin is a global security company that employs about 146,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and...
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