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Nursery programs for corals receive TLC from NOAA this Independence Day

VIRGINIA KEY, Fla. As the nation celebrates its birth on the 4th of July, University of Miami (UM) Professor Diego Lirman and fellow Caribbean coral reef nursery scientists will be celebrating as well. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) today announced that The Nature Con...

Ovarian transplantation: New technique gives greatly improved results in this delicate operation

Amsterdam, The Netherlands: Ultra-fast freezing of ovarian tissue from women who have lost their fertility as a result of cancer treatment can lead to it being used in transplants with the same success rate as fresh tissue, a researcher told the 25th annual conference of the European Society of Hu...

NOAA forecast predicts large 'dead zone' for Gulf of Mexico this summer

A team of NOAA-supported scientists from the Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium, Louisiana State University, and the University of Michigan is forecasting that the "dead zone" off the coast of Louisiana and Texas in the Gulf of Mexico this summer could be one of the largest on record. The de...

Is this the beginning of the end of plant breeding?

No human is a clone of their parents but the same cannot be said for other living things. While your DNA is a combination of half your mother and half your father, other species do things differently. The advantage of clonal reproduction is that it produces an individual exactly like an existing o...

Skip this cocktail party

The most extensive study of pollutants in marine mammals' brains reveals that these animals are exposed to a hazardous cocktail of pesticides such as DDTs and PCBs, as well as emerging contaminants such as brominated flame retardants. Eric Montie, the lead author on the study currently in pres...

Emissions rising faster this decade than last

The latest figures on the global carbon budget to be released in Washington and Paris indicate a four-fold increase in growth rate of human-generated carbon dioxide emissions since 2000. "This is a concerning trend in light of global efforts to curb emissions," says Global Carbon Project (GCP) Ex...

Audience Selected as Silver Winner in This Year's Wall Street Journal Technology Innovation Awards and Winner of the Semiconductors Category

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Sept. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Audience today announced it is the overall Silver Winner in this year's Wall Street Journal Technology Innovation Awards and the winner of the Semiconductors category. By understanding the auditory pathway -- from the cochlea to the brainstem t...

New NOAA coral bleaching prediction system calls for low level of bleaching in Caribbean this year

A new NOAA coral bleaching prediction system indicates that there will be some bleaching in the Caribbean later this year, but the event will probably not be severe. NOAA issued the first-ever seasonal coral bleaching outlook this week at the 11th International Coral Reef Symposium in Ft. Lauderda...

VaxInnate to discuss seasonal and pandemic flu vaccines during BIO 2008 this week

SAN DIEGO, CA, June 16, 2008 -- VaxInnate Corporation announced today that it will discuss its novel proprietary technology for producing seasonal and pandemic influenza vaccines during BIO 2008 here this week. VaxInnate will participate in the following three BIO 2008 panel discussions: ...

Nutrition research unveiled this week shows pistachios are smart for the heart

FRESNO, Ca. April 8, 2008 More good news for pistachio fans! According to new data unveiled this week at the Experimental Biology Conference in San Diego, snacking on pistachios has proved once again to have a positive impact on improving cardiovascular health by significantly reducing inflammat...

Science and technology take center stage this election year

Philadelphia, PA March 3, 2008 On the evening of April 17th, in Philadelphia, following a whirl-wind week of activities celebrating science and the spirit of discovery, nine individuals will be honored with Benjamin Franklin Medals and two will be presented with prestigious Bower Awards. The Fr...

GSA Northeastern Section to meet in Buffalo this month

Boulder, CO, USA - Approximately 700 geoscientists will gather 27-29 March 2008 for the 43rd Annual Meeting of the Northeastern Section of the Geological Society of America. Topics range from recent earthquake activity in New England to geological factors affecting wines made in western New York. ...

Singapore's BIOPOLIS and FUSIONOPOLIS on stage in Boston this week

Singapores focused transformation into a scientific powerhouse in the biomedical sciences and physical sciences and engineering will stage a presence this week in Boston at the annual meetings of the American Association for the Advancement of Sciences (AAAS) and the Fulbright Academy of Science a...

If you don't want to fall ill this Christmas, then share a festive kiss but don't shake hands

We've all heard people say 'I won't kiss you, I've got a cold'. But a report just published warns that we may be far more at risk of passing on an infection by shaking someone's hand than in sharing a kiss. A group of hygiene experts from the United States and the UK have published the first de...

'Green' leather is in this season

Fashionistas after the latest in leather bags could soon have a greener selection to choose from. Scientists in India have modified the tanning process making it far more eco-friendly, reports Anne Pichon in Chemistry & Industry, the magazine of the SCI. Tanning is a complex chemical process us...

No carrier necessary: This drug delivers itself

The problem of efficiently delivering drugs, especially those that are hydrophobic or water-repellant, to tumors or other disease sites has long challenged scientists to develop innovative delivery systems that keep these drugs intact until reaching their targets. Now scientists in the University...

Combating anthrax: Results of study published this month as researchers look for a better vaccine

A new study published this month by a Saint Louis University vaccine researcher scrutinizes what in the future could be an alternative to the presently available anthrax vaccine. This new type of anthrax vaccine produced the immune response doctors were looking for, according to peer-reviewed res...

Inflammation and drugs to control this activity studied in a variety of tumors sites

Inflammation cuts both ways. When invaded by an infectious agent, for example, the body calls on the forces of inflammation to fight and defeat the intruder. But when the biochemical processes of the immune system are either misdirected or chronically turned on, inflammation can lead to adversity, ...

Flu not the only germ threat this time of year

The flu hasn't even hit hard yet this year, but it seems like everyone's getting sick. What's the deal? Simply put, there are a lot more infectious invaders besides the flu to worry about. They don't get the big headlines, but they still knock people down for days or weeks and cause thousands of ...

Wyoming cloud seeding experiment begins this month

Scientists have sequenced and compared the genomes of planktonic microbes living throughout the water column in the Pacific Ocean. The pioneering study yielded insight into the specialization of microbial communities at each depth--ranging from 40 to more than 13,000 feet. "By reading the informa...

New discovery: If it weren't for this enzyme, decomposing pesticide would take millennia

CHAPEL HILL ?An enzyme inside a bacterium that grows in the soil of potato fields can -- in a split second -- break down residues of a common powerful pesticide used for killing worms on potatoes, researchers have found. That may be expensive for farmers but lucky for the environment because Univ...

Compound might defeat African sleeping sickness, clinical trial beginning this month

One of the most devastating diseases in sub-Saharan Africa almost disappeared in the late 1950s. That disease, African sleeping sickness, or trypanosomiasis, largely succumbed to heroic public health efforts -- including relocating entire villages. But in the past several decades, because of post-c...

The hepatitis healing power of blueberry leaves

...ine for HCV, and though a combination drug regimen can clear HCV infection, this treatment is only about 60% effective on average and poses risks of severe ...eantime, the researchers now hope to explore the detailed mechanisms of how this chemical stops HCV replication. ...

Advances in lung cancer research announced at conference

...esearch Institute (TGen) and Scottsdale Healthcare this week announced two significant advances in treatin...hcare Foundation. "With additional validation, this work can lead to better techniques to predict, tre...ther presentation, Dr. Weiss discussed the release this week by Threshold Pharmaceuticals Inc. and the Vir...

EMBO pioneers pension plan for internationally mobile postdoctoral researchers

...offering funding and support for two-year post-doctoral research terms. this is the first time that a European science organization has established a pe...rom exchange with experienced researchers in their chosen fields. Generally this has meant delaying planning for financial security later in life until they...

Highest ever winter water temperatures recorded

...usin, the East Australian Current (EAC), at Tasmania. The exact location of this meeting point varies both seasonally and from year-to-year, depending on ho...tinental shelf current is around 13 degrees, a degree or two warmer than at this time in recent years. The EAC has been a research focus for Katy Hill since...

Marine microbes creating green waves in industry

... enzymes in microbes that are found in the sea. this work brings important expertise from industry together with academic researchers. The value in this approach is to take specific knowledge and experti...s and agrochemicals in particular - as a result of this search." Microorganisms account for more than 9...

Navigating in the ocean of molecules

... this release is available in German . Tracking d...ular medically relevant proteins. With the help of this new tool, the Max Planck scientists, together with...to 10160 different molecules. Written out in full, this figure would fill two lines of closely-spaced numb...

NIH stimulus funding supports Emory biomedical scientists

...unities that we can build on in future years after this funding is no longer available." Examples of s...or injury or bad, enabling the growth of a tumor. this project examines Syk, a molecule that appears to p...g cell growth and could encourage tumor formation. this project monitors the influence of dietary phosphat...

Scientists find universal rules for food-web stability

... The findings, published in this week's issue of Science , conclude that food-web ...ated and analyzed under almost any conditions. "In this way we can estimate which parameters will keep eco...sts stabilize, specialists destabilize Applying this innovative modeling approach together with colleag...

Carnegie donates landmark clones to biology

...s, bacteria, and fungi all share similar genes for this activity, we wanted to see in this study if same feature could occur across species,"...otein Arabidopsis ammonium transporter (AMT1;1). this protein portion is called the C-terminus and it re...

AGU journal highlights -- Aug. 6, 2009

... Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems (G3). In this release: Ozone depletion reduces ocean carbon...stered with AGU, also may download papers cited in this release by clicking on the links below. Instructio...c carbon dioxide rises, but observations show that this has not been the case. To help resolve...

New cancer drug delivery system is effective and reversible

...ystem that, in cell culture, achieves all of the above. The findings appear this month in the journal Angewandte Chemie . The team began with the knowle...ossible to maximize the drug potency while minimizing its side effects." this approach "integrates the advantages of small molecules and antibodies," sai...

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

... the researchers' flock during a postdoctoral fellowship at Cornell. "In this case, we're talking about a receptor gene for melatonin," Thonney explained...nce of the M allele does not change the amino acid sequence of the protein. this means that it may be an accurate indicator for the phenotype of breeding ou...

Wastewater produces electricity and desalinates water

...ter -- to desalinate 3 milliliters of salty water. this is not a practical system yet as it is not optimiz...oblem living in highly acidic environments. For this experiment, the researchers periodically added a pH buffer avoiding the acid problem, but this problem will need to be considered if the system i...

Climbing to new heights in the forest canopy

...he July issue of the American Journal of Botany explores the logistics of this incredible ability. Climbing plants have fascinated biologists, including C... and high frequency of wide water transport vessels, allow them to maintain this flexibility and withstand breakage while still effectively transporting wat...

First human gets new antibody aimed at hepatitis C virus

...a dose-escalation trial expected to conclude later this year. "We are pleased that this program has now entered the clinical trial phase,"...antibody and measure its activity in the subjects. this will help us determine the useful dose and other p...

Climate-caused biodiversity booms and busts in ancient plants and mammals

...esearch museums report in a paper published online this week in the Proceedings of the National Academy o...tion as savanna habitats began to emerge. Until this research, the consensus among paleontologists who ...Woodburne said, "The question is, on which side of this picture will mankind be found?" ...

University of Hawaii at Manoa researchers reveal ocean acidification at Station ALOHA

...ic CO 2 concentration would be substantially greater than it is. However, this beneficial role of the oceans as a CO 2 "scrubber" does not come without u...etailed record to date on ocean acidification in the Pacific. Reporting in this week's issue of Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, lead autho...

Argonne to showcase science and technology at community open house

...while inspiring public interest in science, engineering and technology." this rare opportunity will allow visitors to see how Argonne, the nation's first...use, held in 2006, attracted approximately 20,000 people. Information about this year's open house is available online or on the Argonne National Laboratory...
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