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Red List overlooks island species

The criteria of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN)'s Red List are an essential tool for evaluating the conservation status of species around the planet, and according to these criteria all the species in the Canary Islands are endangered. However, research carried out re...

Afghanistan releases its first-ever list of protected species

KABUL, AFGHANISTAN (June 3, 2009) -- The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) announced today that the Afghanistan's National Environment Protection Agency (NEPA), in an effort to safeguard its natural heritage, has released the country's first-ever list of protected species now banned ...

McGill conference on Global Food Crisis draws impressive list of international participants

McGill University's upcoming Conference on Global Food Security (Sept. 24-26) has attracted a long list of important players in key organizations around the world to discuss solutions to a problem that might have fallen off media radar screens, but which has not gone away. The latest developmen...

PNNL's Richard Smith named to prestigious Scientific American 50 list of outstanding leaders

Richland, Wash. Richard D. Smith, Battelle Fellow at the U.S. Department of Energy's Pacific Northwest National Laboratory has been named one of 50 outstanding leaders in the 2007 Scientific American 50. Each year the magazine recognizes its list of 50 key contributors in science and technology....

CIC Again Named to Software Magazine's Annual Prestigious Software 500 List

Software Magazine Ranks CIC as One of the World's Leading Software Companies REDWOOD SHORES, Calif., Oct. 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- (OTC Bulletin Board: CICI) Communication Intelligence Corporation ("CIC"), a leading supplier of electronic signature solution...

Student study bolsters case for adding a rare sunflower to the endangered species list

For several months last spring, the Vanderbilt greenhouse held more members of a rare species of native sunflower than are known to exist in the wild. This unusual bounty was the result of research being conducted by Jennifer Ellis, a doctoral student in the biological sciences department, worki...

Student study bolsters case for adding a rare sunflower to the endangered species list

For several months last spring, the Vanderbilt greenhouse held more members of a rare species of native sunflower than are known to exist in the wild. This unusual bounty was the result of research being conducted by Jennifer Ellis, a doctoral student in the biological sciences department, worki...

AGU journal highlights -- Aug. 6, 2009

...hors: A. J. Pitman: Climate Change Research Centre, University of New South Wales, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, and collaborators (for complete list see online abstract at link below.) Source: Geophysical Research Letters (GRL) paper 10.1029/2009GL039076, 2009; http://dx.doi.org/10.1029/2009G...

DNA computation gets logical at the Weizmann Institute of Science

... DNA computing device in 2001. So small that a trillion fit in a drop of water, that device was able to perform such simple calculations as checking a list of 0s and 1s to determine if there was an even number of 1s. A newer version of the device, created in 2004, detected cancer in a test tube and releas...

Biologists rediscover endangered frog population

...pread of a deadly pathogen called the chytrid fungus. The mountain yellow-legged frog is one of three frogs or toads on the federal Endangered Species list in Southern California. Prior to this recent discovery, USGS researchers had estimated there were about 122 adult mountain yellow-legged frogs in the ...

UBC researchers help push for standard DNA barcodes for plants

...rd establishing a central barcode database for taxonomy, agriculture and conservation. The 2008 International Union for Conservation of Nature Red list categorized, 8,457 out of an evaluated 12,055 species of plants as endangered, but notes only four per cent of total plant species have been evaluated...

Researchers develop 'brain-reading' methods

...pear very similar. The reason, Hanson explains, is that various mental functions tend to draw on many of the same processes. For example, memorizing a list of words that include the word dog is likely to draw up a memory of a pet, the same as reading a story about a dog would. Using machine learning techn...

ISU researchers find possible treatment for spinal muscular atrophy

...nces at Iowa State University's College of Veterinary Medicine, would like to see Spinal Muscular Atrophy lose its high ranking and even slide off the list altogether. Most Spinal Muscular Atrophy sufferers -- more than 95 percent -- have a mutated or deleted gene called Survival Motor Neuron 1 (SMN1) t...

DOE-funded research projects win 46 R&D 100 Awards for 2009

...d technologies from across industry, government and academia. The complete list of R&D 100 awards is available online at www.rdmag.com . A list of DOE's winning sites, technologies and corresponding press releases is be...

Frost & Sullivan: North American Government Biometrics Markets Thrive With Active R&D Thrust

...dential data to authorized personnel only expects to increase the demand for PC/network security applications." Features high on the priority list of biometric vendors remain optimal security, user friendliness, non-invasiveness, and low cost. Observations reveal that the lack of standardization,...

Avoiding hysterectomy: Major interventional radiology E-collection info available

...ue for physicians and patients is the convenience of having all the recent articles from a major journal in one place. While it is not a comprehensive list of all recent uterine artery embolization articles, many of the major studies are included, particularly those that relate to the technical aspects of...

Reintroduced Chinese alligators now multiplying in the wild in China

...wide watershed area of East China, the Chinese alligatoror "tu long," which means "muddy dragon"is now listed as "Critically Endangered" on IUCN's Red list of Threatened Species and is the most threatened of the 23 species of crocodilians in the world today. It is one of only two alligator species in exis...

22nd Congress of the European College of Neuropsychopharmacology, Sept. 12-16, 2009, Turkey

...ndocannabinoids has been of central importance in establishing the existence of a new biochemical system involved in the protective reaction to a long list of neurological diseases such as multiple sclerosis, Alzheimers and Parkinsons disease (Pachter et al., 2006). In studying how the brain cells, ne...

Exploring standards to advance microbial genomics

...mparisons. Kyrpides offers numerous suggestions to meet these and other challenges that face genomics research in the decade ahead. For example, the list of microbial genomes for potential sequencing, limited to the approximately one percent of the organisms that can be cultured in the lab, has been fur...

Brain malformations significantly associated with preterm birth, Wake Forest research shows

...trongest association between the two. Some types of brain defects have a stronger association with preterm birth than others, the study showed. The list itself could possibly offer some clue to the association. Among the malformations studied with the highest rates of preterm birth were hydrocephaly, a...

Axel Ullrich named winner of 2009 Dr. Paul Janssen Award for Biomedical Research

...impact on combating some of the world's most serious diseases. Four of the more than 80 medicines he developed are on the World Health Organization's list of essential medicines." "Johnson & Johnson is pleased the Selection Committee chose Dr. Ullrich as the recipient of the 2009 Dr. Paul Janssen Awar...

T-STAR grant funds genetic studies on shrimp and papaya and endangered cycad rescue

...e Mariana Islands. This cycad is currently listed as endangered on the International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (IUCN) Red list of endangered species. "This project addresses a pressing horticultural problem, an acute invasive species crisis, fundamental questions concerning po...

U-M researcher and colleagues predict large 2009 Gulf of Mexico 'dead zone'

...e miles, roughly the same size as last year's zone, Scavia said. That would put the years 2009, 2008 and 2001 in a virtual tie for second place on the list of the largest Gulf dead zones. It would also mean that the five largest Gulf dead zones on record have occurred since 2001. The biggest of these o...

University of Houston diesel testing center teams with state transportation agency to cut emissions

... he said, the emissions reductions from each vehicle will vary. "There is only one retrofit for nonroad vehicles on the EPA's emerging technology list that results in NOx reduction," Harold said. "Currently, the only other option for reducing NOx from this class of equipment is to purchase a new engi...

Trans fats hinder multiple steps in blood flow regulation pathways

...cids have been shown to interfere with yet another part of the blood-flow process," Kummerow said. This study adds another piece of evidence to a long list that points to trans fats as significant contributors to heart disease, he said. Kummerow believes the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's new requ...

Enigmatic sea urchin structure catalogued

... species". As well as presenting their exhaustive analysis of the architecture of the echinoid axial complex, Ziegler and his colleagues suggest a list of definitions and provide a multilingual compilation for echinoid axial complex components. According to the researchers, "This should limit the conf...

Scientists announce top 10 new species, issue SOS

...he top 10 new species described in 2008. On the list are a pea-sized seahorse, caffeine-free coffee and...twists around four axes). Rounding out this year's list are a palm that flowers itself to death, a ghost s... a highly prized ornamental. Also on the top 10 list is caffeine-free coffee from Cameroon. Coffea cha...

Scientists announce top 10 new species; issue SOS

...he top 10 new species described in 2008. On the list are a pea-sized seahorse, caffeine-free coffee and...twists around four axes). Rounding out this year's list are a palm that flowers itself to death, a ghost s... a highly prized ornamental. Also on the top 10 list is caffeine-free coffee from Cameroon. Coffea cha...

The challenges of avian influenza virus: Mechanism, epidemiology and control

... virus go and where did it come? Can we avoid a possible pandemic of influenza? Will the human beings conquer this devastating agent? Obviously we can list more questions than we know the answers. Influenza virus, as a pathogenic entity for chickens, has been known since the 19th century. However in 199...

Skip this cocktail party

...tem or its hormone systems. The research by Montie, Reddy, Hahn, and their coauthors provides tools to ask deeper questions about how the ever-growing list of contaminants in the ocean affect the neurological development of marine mammals. And what sort of results does Montie expect this new field of ...

Woods Hole lecture series explores range of scientific topics

... the presentations, a reception follows each event. The events are free and open to the public. For more details, visit www.voicesatjonsson.org . A list of the summer events follows. Tuesday, May 26, 7 p.m. -- Science and Technology Diplomacy: Rebooting Development Cooperation in Turbulent Times, by...

New dinosaur species possible in Northwestern Alberta

...south. "Prior to this there were no localities with a variety of dinosaurs and other animals between Alaska and southern Alberta," said Myiashita. The list of new finds for the area includes armoured and thick-headed plant eaters and fossilized freshwater fish and reptiles. Miyashita says this small po...

Scientists map West coast areas most affected by humans

... (Santa Barbara, Calif.) Climate change, fishing, and commercial shipping top the list of threats to the ocean off the West Coast of the United States. "Every single spot of the ocean along the West Coast," said Ben Halpern, a marine ...

NOAA researchers: Blue whales re-establishing former migration patterns

...ly hunted to extinction throughout the world and are currently listed as endangered under the U.S. Endangered Species Act and as endangered on the red list of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature. There are an estimated 5,000 to 12,000 animals remaining today, with the largest population...

Novel antibody prevents infection by hepatitis C virus

... only option. Typically 2,000 to 4,000 liver transplants are done each year in the United States (far less than the number of people on the waiting list for available organs). Transplantation can be a life saving treatment; however, in nearly all cases the patient's new liver is eventually infected by ...

Searching for pollution in the Caribbean

...ean had done extensive study of pollution in the Caribbean Sea, compiling a list of sites in the Caribbean having high pollution levels. UNEPs list served as the basis for identifying the projects areas of study. Puerto Cor...

Wildlife trade threatens public health and ecosystems

... Wildlife imports into the United States are fragmented and insufficiently coordinated, failing to accurately list more than four in five species entering the country. So reports a team of scientists from the Wildlife Trust, Brown University, Pacific Lutheran Un...

Avian flu research sheds light on swine flu outbreak

...humans, it is now spreading between humans by sneezing and coughing." In his study, Perez used the avian H9N2 influenza virus, one that is on the list of candidates for human pandemic potential. Using reverse genetics, a technique whereby individual genes from viruses are separated, selected, and pu...

Building the lymphatic drainage system

... NFATc1 physically interact and that many DNA binding sites for the two transcription factors are closely linked. This latter finding generated a long list of target genes that might be controlled by the two factors. The team now plans to investigate these targets as well as to work out the upstream m...

Springer launches SpringerExemplar.com

...h the Centre for Biomedical and Health Linguistics to develop this conceptual online service. The user searches for a specific term, which retrieves a list of results of where and how the keyword is used in published Springer content. The left column displays lists of different categories: the year the ar...
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