AGU journal highlights -- Aug. 6, 2009
...tem. To study mass flows in the Southern Ocean near Antarctica and how they relate
to wind stress, Ponte and Quinn analyze data from the Gravity Recovery and ...me. They point out that the study helps clarify the dynamic mechanisms that relate
wind stress to ocean mass flows in the Southern Ocean and demonstrates the ...
Red List overlooks island species
...ncluded species that "do not face any risk at all".
After analysing the basis for the Red List criteria, Martn Esquivel discovered that "almost all relate
to vertebrates (above all birds) and plants, and they are all based on continental species, not island ones", the author of the study published in the...
Avoiding hysterectomy: Major interventional radiology E-collection info available
...ile 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 the procedure," said James B. Spies, M.D., FSIR, JVIR section editor for women's health. "Nearly all the new innovations i...
Happier, healthier, more productive hens on omega-3?
...g hens. They will look at the full biochemical and cellular mechanisms through which omega-3 is able to improve bone health. This research will also relate
to osteoporosis in humans, a disease that affects six million sufferers in the UK.
Dr Tarlton added: "By supplementing with omega-3 we hope to be ...
...erent behaviors, depending upon their spatial organization. With new technologies such as PALM, we are able to see exactly how cells are organized and relate
spatial organization with biological function."
In the PALM technique, target proteins are labeled with tags that fluoresce when activated by weak ...
Ecological Society of America announces 2009 award recipients
...tstanding work in ecology education. Through teaching, outreach, and mentoring activities, recipients of this award have demonstrated their ability to relate
basic ecological principles to human affairs. As public programs manager at the U.S. Botanic Garden, Flanagan develops programs that are viewed by ne...
Sulphur in just one hair could blow a terrorist's alibi
...elieve they have overcome "the first hurdle" developing an effective method to measure longitudinal isotope variations in hair, with the potential to relate
these changes to geographical movements. The next objective is to demonstrate the global significance of these variations, and they are already workin...
Validus and HierStar Form Strategic Alliance to Offer the First Complete Range of Authentication Products
...plies OEMs with displays, and ready to laminate inlays as well as finished cards.
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Identification of genetic variants affecting age at menopause could help improve fertility treatment
...y menopause, we might one day be able to screen women who have problems getting pregnant to see if they have one or more of these variants which might relate
to their sub-fertility, and perhaps interfere with the relevant physiological pathways in order to delay their total infertility", said Ms Stolk.
WPI professor receives Fulbright Scholarship to work on tissue engineering in Ireland
... of his Fulbright work, Billiar will seek to develop novel techniques for probing these relationships at the scale or nanometers, particularly as they relate
to the scaffolds, or support structures, used in tissue engineering. He will also design inquiry-based biomechanics and biomaterials teaching laborato...
Decreasing deer damage
...26 species of trees and shrubs.
"Our objectives were to determine the varying levels of deer damage sustained by 26 species of trees and shrubs; to relate
morphological features of trees and shrubs to damage levels; and to evaluate the economic impacts of deer damage on the production of nontimber forest...
Genome projects launched for three extreme-environment animals
...ne in species number. The availability of complete genome sequence data will enable better analyses of changes in penguin population diversity as they relate
to environmental changes and will also enhance current genetic research programs, such as those that focus on physiology, taxonomy, and reproduction. ...
Learning how the pieces responsible for interpreting the human genome work
...that "we are at an exciting time in Biology. As Herbert Auer suggests we are defining the instructions encoded in the genome. For instance, we can now relate
that many mutations found outside the genes are in regulatory regions for genes. This was accomplished by identifying where the regulatory networks ar...
Satellite snow maps help reindeer herders adapt to a changing Arctic
...ience so far has definitely been positive, and the reindeer herders are extremely interested in the future utilisation of Polar View products that can relate
important information about local snow conditions," Oskal said. "These products could have important consequences for herders' decisions regarding win...
Clarke clarifies pattern recognition theory
...s a single faculty rather than a phenomenon caused by an ever-changing range of stimuli."
Details of the patterns recognized in humour and how they relate
to more than a hundred sources of laughter are published in The Eight Patterns Of Humour, which is available as a free eBook from the publisher's webs...
Study unravels why certain fishes went extinct 65 million years ago
"This study demonstrates that fossil datasets are germane to modern diversity and evolution by allowing us to calibrate what characteristics might relate
to extinction vulnerability today," Friedman said. "Echoes of the end-Cretaceous extinction reverberate 65 million years later."
AIBS names 2009 emerging public policy leaders
...lower physiology and phenology or the timing of development in relation to climate. Roddy is working to understand how flower water requirements may relate
to broader ecosystem dynamics, such as the water cycle. Roddy has been active in outreach throughout his academic career. He has organized a public ...
UK researcher identifies just 8 patterns as the cause of all humor
...n they find something funny. Pattern recognition remains a subjective matter, just like any other perception."
Details of the patterns and how they relate
to more than a hundred forms of humour are published today in 'The Eight Patterns Of Humour', which is also available as a free eBook from the publish...
Information warfare in the 21st century: Ideas are sometimes stronger than bombs
...en a sovereign country and a terrorist organization it is also necessary to relate
to the information warfare that is taking place in the new and traditional ...lligence for information warfare. Intelligence for information warfare must relate
to components such as who the enemy's elitists are, what their social struc...
Lobster traps going high tech
...." Day says he looks at the program's web site, and although the data has been pretty much what he expected, he occasionally sees a change that he can relate
to his catch.
What's next? Manning says the partners are working on a real-time bottom temperature sensor attached to the traps that would wireles...
GEN reports biomanufacturers target a fully disposable process stream
...on studies and avoids many costly sterilization and cleaning procedures," says John Sterling, Editor in Chief of GEN.
The largest hurdles remaining relate
to disposable technology development in the areas of biosensors and chromatographic purification. Progress is being made in these areas, though, and t...
Study finds life-saving trend among seagulls
... be beneficial to be similarly alert," says Dr. Beauchamp. "You don't want to be the last gull standing when a predator approaches."
How does this relate
Dr. Beauchamp spent the last two summers tracking and studying gull behaviour in the Bay of Fundy. He compared the activity of gulls t...
Mixed population provides insights into human genetic makeup
...r understanding of the origins of humans and the evolutionary processes. Looking at admixed populations shows us the influence genes have and how they relate
to physical features."
Crib-side studies help struggling newborns go home without feeding tubes
...sucking and swallowing with breathing, and irritability during feeds. These feeding difficulties can be seen in patients with systemic illness and may relate
to gastrointestinal, esophageal, behavioral, neurological, structural, and cardiorespiratory origins.
Despite the range of symptoms or causes of fe...
Nicotine activates more than just the brain's pleasure pathways
The findings appeared in the PNAS Early Edition slated for January 19.
"One reason that our findings are interesting is because they relate
to previous work that looked at humans with lesions in the insula region of the brain they had an easier time giving up cigarettes than most people,"...
High school students' paper published in prestigious college math journal
...tended Consequences. Student teams were required to address issues associated with increased corn-derived ethanol production and fuel substitution and relate
these matters to dramatic and unanticipated rises in farm commodity pricing, the future of food supplies in developing nations, the effect on carbon d...
New genes present drug targets for managing cholesterol and glucose levels
...mystery. Nature Genetics will publish two papers explaining the findings online Dec 7, in advance of the January print edition.
The 12 new genes relate
to cholesterol and glucose levels, but several point to somewhat surprising links between these traits and other conditions, said Goncalo Abecasis, as...
Plants display 'molecular amnesia'
...e more subtle and interesting than previously thought, with the ability to remember epigenetic silencing varying depending on position.
"This may relate
to the degree to which a given gene or group of genes must be reprogrammed each generation," Singh said. "We can now use transposons to probe for vari...
NIST awards $24M in grants for new research facilities
... (P.L. 110-161). It provides cost-shared funding for the construction of new buildings or the expansion of existing buildings for the sciences as they relate
to the mission of the Department of Commerce and its agencies, including NIST, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the Nati...
Alpine rivers hold important clues for preserving biodiversity and coping with climate change
...er modelling therefore lies in defining the major associations between physical patterns of flow, sediment and landforms, how organisms and ecosystems relate
to them, and how both may change when threshold conditions are reached. Achieving this in turn relies on synergy between numerical models and experim...
Chicks to give scientists clearer picture of fetal development
Professor Dave Burt, of the Roslin Institute, University of Edinburgh, said: "The chick atlas has the benefit of looking at how genes relate
to development in both time and space; letting us know when and where genes make an impact."
"These early stages of a chick embryo are essential in...
The 156th Acoustical Society of America Meeting, Nov. 10-14, Miami, Fla.
On this site are posted news releases and dozens of lay language papers selected from among the 660 talks and posters. They relate
to a cross-section of diverse disciplines, including architecture, underwater research, psychology, physics, animal bioacoustics, medicine, music, noi...
e-Smart Technologies to Introduce Next Generation 'I AM' Smart Card Technology at Cartes 2008 in Paris
...d other financial and data related transactions and, also, protect
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Bare bones of crystal growth: Biomolecules enhance metal contents in calcite
...agnesium. Because the levels of these elements provide important clues to past environments, a considerable effort has focused on understanding how to relate
impurity contents to the ancient environments in which an organism lived.
In the October 31 issue of Science magazine, Allison Stephenson, a Ph....
Lower your blood pressure, hydrate your skin and reduce dental plaque -- with chocolate?
..., PhD, Director of Nutrition for The Hershey Company, says CHOCOLATEA HEALTHY PASSION is "a must read for any true chocolate aficionado... the authors relate
the compelling story of chocolateits allure to its analysisfrom their unique perspective."
Emotion and scent create lasting memories -- even in a sleeping brain
...the part of the brain that processes scents is indeed a key part of forming long-term memories, especially involving other individuals.
"We can all relate
to the experience of walking into a room and smelling something that sparks a vivid, emotional memory about a family member from years or even decades...
The Science Coalition's '10 questions' for the presidential debate
... global innovation economy then it must invest in the basic research that will enable discovery and innovation.
Several of the attached questions relate
to specific research areas, such as medical, national security, space, and energy and climate change. Others deal with particular policies, such as t...
New book rethinks the relationship between sulfur and crops
The first chapter begins with a discussion of the different forms of sulfur and the cycling process in soil, and how those relate
to sulfur fertility. Chapter titles include "Soil Sulfur Cycling in Temperate Agricultural Systems", "History of Sulfur Deficiency in Crops" and "Avai...
UNC study on properties of carbon nanotubes, water could have wide-ranging implications
...g to researchers from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
The findings, published in the Oct. 3, 2008, issue of the journal Science , relate
to a property of so-called "nano-confined" water specifically, whether hollow carbon nanotubes take in the liquid easily or reluctantly, depending on...
Entomological Society of America names 2008 award winners
...two mosquito species, Aedes triseriatus and Aedes albopictus, in La Crosse virus transmission foci in Virginia. He also used remote sensing and GIS to relate
abundance of these two mosquito species to land cover. After completing his M.S. research, Chris moved to Bakersfield, California, where he worked wit...