Tag: "acquisition" at biology news
Restoring Farm Land To Natural Wetlands Key To Stemming Flood
...ance, he cites the U.S.Fish and Wildlife Service's acquisition
of the Thompson Lake Levee Districton the Illinois River. The area is being converted for use as a wildliferefuge and recreation area, and, as a bonus, may even prove to be a boonto the local economy, he said....
Nitrate Reductase: A Magical Enzyme?
...from plants where it plays acentral role innitrate acquisition
and is essential for feeding people and animals. Dr. Wilbur H. Campbell, professor of biochemistry and molecular biologyand director of Michigan Tech's Phytotechnology Research Center, heads a teamof undergraduate and graduate students and ...
University Of Georgia Researchers Help Design Decision Support System For Forest
Managers And Owners
...he program mustalways involve two steps: knowledge acquisition
and knowledge representation.The first step is where we get the knowledge from the experts, and the second iswhere we convert it to a form a computer can use." In addition to its knowledge base, a decision support system must alsohave what de...
Tracking Hepatitis C: Health Project Demos Worldwide Early-Warning System For
Disease Outbreaks; Sandia Tests Disease-Tracking Approach
... Convention (BWC), whichforbids experimentation or acquisition
of biological agents or toxins formilitary purposes. "We think investigating unusual outbreaks of disease may be the best way tocatch a cheater," says Al Zelicoff of Sandia's Nonproliferation InitiativesDepartment. The hepatitis C project is the firs...
Scientists Discover How Influenza Virus Becomes More Deadly
... H Goto and Y Kawaoka. A novel mechanism for the acquisition
of virulence by ahuman influenza A virus. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA95:10224-28 (1998). JK Taubenberger. Influenza virus hemagglutinin cleavage into HA1 and HA2: nolaughing matter. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sc...
Largest Study Of Twins Shows Delay In Language Acquisition Has Strong Genetic
Component Among Children At Low End Of Developmental Scale
... Dale said that an early delay in language acquisition
doesn'tnecessarily mean a child will have language...have found no relationshipbetween delayed language acquisition
and other abilities such as spatial andnon-verbal skills. The study, which was published in...
University Of Hawaii, Berkeley Launch Marine Bioproduct Initiative
...tional marine and ocean research fleet will aid in acquisition
of even morebiological resources, some from extreme environments, such as the underseavolcano Loihi, located 20 miles off the Big Island of Hawaii and extensivelymonitored by UH scientists. "MarBEC's vision is to be a Pacific cornucopia that brings f...
Researchers Probe New Depths In Plant Communications
...on in leaves,reproduction in flowers, and nutrient acquisition
in roots. "Our finding supports the hypothesis that a critical elementof this communication system is the transport of RNAmolecules through the plant's vascular system to thosedistant tissues." The new protein was named CmPP16 because it is a phloemp...
Nationwide Study Finds HIV-Positive Women Are At High Risk For Cervical Human
...tence of previouslyacquired HPV rather than recent acquisition
of the virus. The study was conducted before protease inhibitors were in widespread clinicaluse. However, it is possible that HIV-positive women who gain a new lease onlife through protease inhibitors and other potent new treatments may faceincrease...
Research Shows Wrong Activity Worse Than No Activity In Developing Brain
...is refinement of connections isresponsible for the acquisition
of brain function during infancy. While the mechanisms ofexperience-dependent brain modification normally are responsible for the improvement of function duringdevelopment, in some clinical conditions they can actually lead to a los...
Researchers Develop New Treatment For Hepatitis B And C As Nation Anticipates Surge In Number Of Cases
...ure. "Anyone who has risk factors for the possible acquisition
of hepatitis B and Cshould ask to be tested," said Dr. Vierling. "This would include anyone who hasa history of having a large number of sex partners, sexually transmitteddiseases, injection or inhalation drug use - even once in the past -blood-produ...
DFG to set up 21 new collaborative research centres in 2000
...search has been conceived as a contribution to the acquisition
of information on the degree to which social integration is subject to processes, the identification of group-formation and exclusion processes, and to the ability of a society to deal with conflicts. Speaker: Prof. Dr. Rudolf Schlgl, Philosophische ...
Most highly endowed promotion prize for fourteen scientists and scholars
...ges. He has devised a theory which permits precise acquisition
of vague and other undetermined expressions, and has developed a process which enables phonetically incomplete statements to be acquired and processed. Prof. Dr. Ilme Schlichting (39), Biophysics, Max Planck Institute for Molecular Physiology, Do...
Abgenix to become sole owner of Xenomouse fully human antibody technology
...no Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976. "Abgenix's acquisition
of Japan Tobacco's share of the Xenotech partnership reflects our profound enthusiasm for the commercial potential of the XenoMouse technology," stated R. Scott Greer, president and CEO of Abgenix. "With sole ownership of this industry-leading techno...
Iron-binding compounds produced by marine bacteria have important implications for marine microbial ecology
... properties hint at thepossibility of a novel iron acquisition
mechanism, are made by strains fromtwo different genera within the gamma proteobacteria." They conclude with a call for more study saying, "Whether thestructural strategy represented by these siderophores constitutes aspecific adaptation to the seaw...
Low blood levels of HIV reduce risk of heterosexual transmission
...on was significantly associated with decreased HIV acquisition
and that younger couples (ages 15 to 19) experienced the highest rates of infection. They did not find any statistical difference in the rate of transmission from male to female compared to female to male. Heterosexual transmission is responsible f...
Princeton scientists describe genetics of blood stem cells
... academia. "While the funding for the large-scale acquisition
of gene sequences was provided by ImClone Systems Incorporated, a New York-based biotechnology company, we all agreed from the beginning that both the actual sequence data as well as the complete results of the bioinformatic analyses and annotation w...
McGill launches Centre for Bioinformatics
...n and experimental methods for the measurement and acquisition
of information about the structure and function of biologically active molecules including DNA, RNA, and proteins. 2. Functional genomics: Collaborative work between medical scientists and computer scientists will identify clearly defined medica...
Biotechnology research to grow from embryonic start
...t promise offered by these cells, their source and acquisition
raised important ethical questions. These human ES cell lines have come from two different sources. One line was isolated from human foetal tissue obtained from terminated pregnancies, the other was obtained from surplus early-stage human embryos do...
Progress on the molecular basis of mental illness in children
...on emotional growth, psychosocial development, and acquisition
of professional skills. These six articles are accompanied by an independent editorial by Dr. David Collier, Institute of Psychiatry, University of London, that puts such work into perspective. ARTICLE: Elevated hypothalamic/midbrain serotonin trans...
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