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Why do we choose our mates? Ask Charles Darwin, prof says

Charles Darwin wrote about it 150 years ago: animals don't pick their mates by pure chance it's a process that is deliberate and involves numerous factors. After decades of examining his work, experts agree that he pretty much scored a scientific bullseye, but a very big question is, "What have w...

River delta areas can provide clue to environmental changes, Texas A&M prof says

Sediments released by many of the world's largest river deltas to the global oceans have been changed drastically in the last 50 years, largely as a result of human activity, says a Texas A&M University researcher who emphasizes that the historical information that can be gathered from sediment co...

River delta areas can provide clue to environmental changes, Texas A&M prof says

Sediments released by many of the world's largest river deltas to the global oceans have been changed drastically in the last 50 years, largely as a result of human activity, says a Texas A&M University researcher who emphasizes that the historical information that can be gathered from sediment co...

4,000-year-old coral beds among world's oldest living things, prof says

COLLEGE STATION, March 24, 2009 Researchers led by a Texas A&M University professor have discovered coral beds off the coast of Hawaii that are more than 4,200 years old, making them among the oldest living creatures on Earth. The team, directed by Brendan Roark of Texas A&M's College of Geosci...

Solar-powered sea-slugs live like plants, prof says

COLLEGE STATION, Nov. 25, 2008 The lowly sea slug, "Elysia chlorotica," may not seem like the most exciting of creatures, but don't be fooled: it behaves like a plant and is solar-powered, says a Texas A&M University biologist who has been studying these tiny creatures for the past decade and, al...

Atmosphere threatened by pollutants entering ocean, prof says

COLLEGE STATION A large quantity of nitrogen compounds emitted into the atmosphere by humans through the burning of fossil fuels and the use of nitrogen fertilizers enters the oceans and may lead to the removal of some carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, concluded a team of international scientis...

UC biology prof traces his roots to the first Earth Day

George Uetz is passionate about spiders and the environment. George Uetz, professor of biological sciences in the McMicken College of Arts & Sciences, was a Master's student in the Department of Entomology and Applied Ecology at the University of Delaware in Newark. That wasnt his only passion...

Where have all the lake eels gone? Queen's prof asks

KINGSTON, Ont. A Queens University environmental scientist will head a new international study to determine whether American eels the slimy, snake-like fish considered worldwide to be a food delicacy are dying from chemical pollution in Lake Ontario. Biology professor Peter Hodson and his te...

Image processing and mathematical morphology in new text by NJIT prof

Image Processing and Mathematical Morphology: Fundamentals and Applications (CRC Publisher, 2009), a new reference book by NJIT computer science professor Frank Y. Shih http://web.njit.edu/~shih offers a comprehensive overview of morphological mechanisms and techniques and their relation to imag...

New asthma research opposes current drug treatment, says UH prof

HOUSTON Just when the Food and Drug Administration is reconsidering the use of stimulants to treat asthma, a new research study offers further evidence to support a University of Houston professor's theory that an opposite approach to asthma treatment may be in order. Richard A. Bond, profes...

New national genome center launched

... A new UK national genome centre is being officially opened today (3 July) by Nobel Laureate and genome pioneer prof Sir John Sulston and the Lord-Lieutenant of Norfolk. The Genome Analysis Centre (TGAC) will further the UK's capacity in genomics - the science of ...

New e-science service could accelerate cancer research

...y the wider Community using tags, rating, comments and ontologies. Automated mining and monitoring tools are also used. The project has been led by prof Carole Goble at The University of Manchester and Rodrigo Lopez at EMBL EBI. Other contributors include Khalid Belhajjame, Franck Tanoh, Jiten Bhag...

Discovery may provide new treatments for alcohol dependence

...The work emerged from a unique collaboration between the research groups of prof Suzanne Dickson and prof Emeritus Jrgen Engel, including researchers Dr Elisabet Jerlhag and Dr Emil...

New test can detect both genetic and chromosomal abnormalities in embryos

...nology that is mostly limited to choosing one test or the other," explained prof Handyside. Karyomapping would also be quicker and cheaper. Currently, d...d to custom develop tests for each disease or couple interested in PGD." prof Handyside concluded: "These tests have helped us to learn everything we can...

Prostate Cancer Translational Research in Europe meeting: Search for biomarkers continues

...en at risk". The P-Mark project evaluates promising biomarkers and has selected 3: osteoprotegerin (a bone turnover protein discovered by the group of prof Hamdy), PCA3 (Jacques Schalkens (Nijmegen, NL) group) and multikallikreins (project of Profs Lilja (New York, US) and Petterson). An across marker val...

Carbon measuring system to help mitigate climate change

...he sustainability of carbon benefits, and that the system is user-friendly. prof Michael Stocking from the group said the system would enable organisations ...here is no standardised, cost-effective and simple method to do this," said prof Stocking. "A system is needed that can be applied to and measure the carbon...

Coral 'can't escape the heat'

...loch warns that the ability of the oceans to soak up man-made carbon is already diminishing, raising the risk that global warming could accelerate. prof McCulloch is a geochemist who has made major contributions to both the study of the Earth and environmental issues. His early work at ANU opened new i...

Personalized treatment for early lung cancer

...py is the key strategy for longer and better survival in lung cancer," said prof Paris Kosmidis, head of the second Medical Oncology Department at Hygeia Ho...ntive therapy are based on specific prognostic and predictive factors." prof Walter Weder, head of thoracic surgery at the University of Zurich in Switz...

Early detection of lung cancer: New data presented at multidisciplinary meeting

...e very often lacking or occur only late in the course of the disease," said prof Rudolf M. Huber from the University of Munich in Germany. "The prognosi...nd other lung diseases will help us offer greater hope for patients," added prof Huber. In one study presented at the conference, Italian researchers com...

Joining forces to improve lung cancer treatment

...ill result from multidisciplinary treatment," said prof Robert Pirker, from the Medical University of Vienna, Austria. prof Pirker is co-chair of the scientific committee of ... and complex treatments require more cooperation," prof Pirker says. "That is one of the reasons why we ha...

International honor for University of East Anglia ocean researcher

... her outstanding contribution to oceanography. prof Karen Heywood will be awarded the Georg Wst Prize ... During 25 years of successful field work at sea, prof Heywood, of UEA's School of Environmental Sciences...oured and thrilled to be awarded this prize," said prof Heywood. "Trying to understand how the ocean works...

Changing climate will lead to devastating loss of phosphorus from soil

...t known whether other soil types would react in the same way. This is what Dr Blackwell and his team will look at next. Commenting on the findings, prof Douglas Kell BBSRC Chief Executive said: "If we are to ensure safe and sufficient food and water supplies in the future then we must be absolutely cle...

NTU seals global partnerships on environmental sciences R&D

...ontinue build its leadership in this domain," says prof Ng Wun Jern, Executive Director of NEWRI, NTU. ... 2009. A week earlier, on 10 February, NTU Provost prof Bertil Andersson inked the collaboration with prof Leslie D Field, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research),...

Biggest ever public investment in bioenergy to help provide clean, green and sustainable fuels

...and the processes used to convert this into biofuels but ensuring that the whole system is economically and socially viable. BBSRC Chief Executive, prof Douglas Kell, said: "The UK has a world leading research base in plant and microbial science. The BBSRC Sustainable Bioenergy Centre draws together so...

GKSS to invest 12 million euros ($15.48 million) in a new observation system for the North Sea

...However, we lack the scientific tools to precisely assess and predict parameters such as currents, water temperature or algae concentration", explains prof Franciscus Colijn, head of the Institute for Coastal Research of the GKSS Geesthacht Research Centre. "With the comprehensive data from COSYNA, we...

NTU undergrad is first Singapore champion of an internationally acclaimed engineering competition

...emented as part of a civil structure project once the stress analysis is completed and if there are any interested party willing to collaborate," said prof Chen Yan. Another of Liu's project supervisor, Associate Professor Yeo Song Huat, noted that he not only worked tirelessly on his project but disp...

Unique transatlantic tie-up to understand the aging process

...und genuinely collaborative proposals that bring together research groups from both countries. The call for proposals from researchers is now open. prof Doug Kell, Chief Executive of BBSRC, said: "As lifespan increases we need to work to ensure that health-span increases as well. This is an issue that ...

September 2007 Sumatran earthquakes research findings

...at had been accumulating since the early 1800s? Or did only a portion go? prof Sieh, who was visiting Singapore at the time of the earthquakes worked with... remains unbroken since 1797. "What we are now trying to understand," says prof Sieh, "is how close it is to failing." ...

Luminescence shines new light on proteins

...ld now be seen in a completely different light. prof David Parker from Durham University's Chemistry De...interact with the major protein found in blood. prof Parker says: "It's a new step in the development o...s and inverts when passed through the proteins. prof Parker says: "We have found a way to use the inher...

6,000km trip to reveal clues to ancient migration

... it sets off from the Southern Philippines in late October, and Dr Dobney will join it in February with another researcher linked with the University, prof Atholl Anderson, when it leaves the southern Solomon islands en-route into the Pacific. They will be furthering their own research work along the...

Fried purple tomatoes

...les a day, but they can get more benefit from those they do eat if common fruit and veg can be developed that are higher in bioactive compounds," says prof Cathie Martin from the John Innes Centre. Anthocyanins offer protection against certain cancers, cardiovascular disease and age-related degenerati...

IOF calls on European citizens to stand tall and speak out for their bones

... appropriate management to prevent fractures" said prof John Kanis, IOF President. "Today we know that wit...s Chair of the EU Osteoporosis Consultation Panel, prof Juliet Compston urged "scientists, physicians, pol... illness) Maggie Philbin, Journalist from the UK prof Cyrus Cooper, Moderator, IOF Board Member, UK ...

Pectin power

... eat a range of fruits, vegetables and high-fibre foods," says Professor Morris. "You don't necessarily have to eat a superfood." The next stage of prof Morris' research is to identify how pectin can be taken up by the body and released so it can exert its effect on cancer cells. The research could res...

Painful heat sensed by 'painless' in flies

... Japanese research group led by prof Makoto Tominaga and Dr Takaaki Sokabe, National Institute for Physiological Sciences (NIPS), Japan, found that a small fly, drosophila, has a receptor...

Fishy future written in the genes

...Reef 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 g...

Using networks to map the social lives of animals

..., "Exploring Animal Social Networks" was written in collaboration with behavioural ecologists Dr Darren Croft from the University of Wales, Bangor and prof Jens Krause from the University of Leeds and is available now from Princeton University Press. ...

Chips are down as Manchester makes protein scanning breakthrough

... amounts. The Manchester team of Dr Lu Shin Wong, Dr Jenny Thirlway and prof Jason Micklefield say the technical challenges of attaching proteins in a r...al modification of the protein of interest or additional chemical steps. prof Jason Micklefield from the School of Chemistry, said: "DNA chips have revol...

Monash researchers uncover cancer survival secrets

...of aggressive cancers, including colon, breast and lung cancers," Associate prof Tiganis said. "What we have discovered is that PTKs have an important ro... with the regulation of checkpoint responses during DNA replication," Assoc prof Tiganis said. "We have identified one mechanism by which PTKs may remain...

Francisella tularensis: Stopping a biological weapon

...led, F. tularensis infections can have a 30% mortality rate if left untreated. "Only very few bacteria are needed to cause serious disease," said prof Petra Oyston from Dstl, Porton Down. "Because of this and the fact that tularemia can be contracted by inhalation, Francisella tularensis has been des...

Embryo biopsy does not affect early growth and risk of congenital malformations in PGD/PGS babies

... outcomes of children born after embryo biopsy. prof Bonduelle, head of the Centre for Medical Genetics...s index (BMI) at age two than did the SC children. prof Bonduelle said the reason for this might have some...hers after assisted reproduction technology," said prof Bonduelle. "Mothers and fathers of SC babies were ...
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