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Highlights of American Chemical Society national meeting in Philadelphia, Aug. 22-26

...of contraceptives found in seawater in New England bay -- There's something very fishy happening in New England's Buzzards Bay, an area of southeastern Massachusetts known for its large shellfish and lobster habitats. Previous studies by others have observed continuous declines in lobster and other fis...

Pollination find could lead to cordgrass control

...ay's 230 acres, despite having been present in the bay for a century. The study's findings are helping biologists devise new strategies to eradicate invasive species. Davis says inefficient wind pollination could also speed the extinction of rare plants....

'Search and destroy' protein turns tables on HIV

...IV) and holds potential for keeping the disease at bay has been discovered and its function described by ...er these proteins are essential for keeping HIV at bay in an infected individual. "APOBECs are a 'search and destroy' defense. It's different from the def...

JGI, VBI help unravel sudden oak death & soybean disease

...the disease, and include such plants as California bay laurel, camellia, and rhododendron. The economic impact of Phytophthora sojae has been far-reaching. The U.S. produces almost half the world's soybeans. Losses attributed to P. sojae infestation, known as Phytophthora root rot of soybean, a post-eme...

Virginia Bioinformatics Institute researcher advances fight against sudden oak death disease

..., such as Virginia-native rhododendron, California bay laurel, azalea and camellia. Then spore-infected leaves fall to the ground while the shrub remains living and vibrant. From the ground, the leaf's P. ramorum spores are either blown by wind or splashed by rain to the oak's trunk where the pathogen in...

Eastern lowland gorilla population plummets 70 percent since 1994

...est elephant, Nile crocodile, Congo peacock, Congo bay owl, okapi, and leopard, are also experiencing severe declines. The region is under severe threat from years of war, over-hunting, mining, and pressures from increasing human populations. "We are now beginning to realize that the eastern lowland gor...

November science picks!

...hipping lanes and strong tidal currents sculpt the bay floor. The data used to create the poster provide... the first look, in detail, of a large area of the bay floor. On one side of the poster is the view of the floor and on the reverse side is a smaller, thr...

Dietary supplement many not lower prostate cancer risk

...o A tomato a day may help keep prostate cancer at bay -- but a widely used dietary supplement derived from tomatoes may not be sufficient. That's the conclusion of the first animal study comparing the cancer-preventing potential of tomato products to that of lycopene, a substance extracted from tomatoes...

How many fish in the sea? Census of Marine Life launches first report

...simply unknowable, such as the number of fish in a bay a decade from now given such variables as climate change. As well, some things are unknowable because the search is impractical -- for example, a sea to be explored is inaccessible, specimens explode from extreme pressure when brought to the surfac...

Purdue researchers expose 'Docking Bay' for viral attack

...two spacecraft - the virus sporting a tiny docking bay that allows it to invade its victim. Purdue University researchers have taken a close-up picture of one virus' docking bay, work that could have implications for both medicine and nanotechnology. Using advanced imaging techniques, an international te...

Finicky snails provide new clues to the evolution of coastal ecosystems

...w whelks will touch, preferring instead to prey on bay mussels (Mytilis trossulus), which are less common...their capsules, we raised them on a common diet of bay mussels until they reached adult size about 10 months later,'' he recalled. ''We then tested whether...

Unique fleet of underwater vehicles to gather elusive environmental data

... is Hog Island Bay off the coast of Virginia. This bay serves as a natural barrier to man-made pollutants...atively--one vehicle acting alone cannot cover the bay quickly enough to collect a scientifically valid sample. Stilwell's research for both the NSF and O...

New studies reveal connections between oceanographic processes and rockfish populations

...during upwelling conditions, when the water in the bay flows in a large, counterclockwise gyre and become... office and see what the conditions are out in the bay at any time," McManus said. To find out what was in the layers, PISCO divers collected samples from ...

URI biological oceanographers test shallow marine systems' response to increased nutrients

...m, in addition to the plankton that enter with the bay water and the animals contained in the sediment. While the scientists observed some changes with regard to phytoplankton blooms and the increase of epiphytic algae growing on seagrass leaves, they were most concerned with the impact of nutrient enri...

Survey of Chesapeake Bay watershed residents may save the bay

... to educate each citizen about their impact on the bay is becoming more critical. To address this issue, ...conducted a survey of the current residents of the bay watershed as part of an effort to help achieve the restoration goals of the Chesapeake Bay Program. ...

URI biologists study predator-prey relationship between sand shrimp and flounder

... shrimp, which return to the shallow waters of the bay in late spring. Previously, juvenile flounder were able to grow to a body size that would prevent them from becoming a significant prey item for sand shrimp. With water temperatures, sand shrimp are moving into shallow waters earlier, while juvenile ...

JGI to decode DNA of destructive plant pathogen

...e West Coast, including redwoods, big leaf maples, bay trees and Douglas fir, and causing serious damage to soybean crops in the Midwest and South. "This is an ideal opportunity for genomics to make an important contribution to solving an enormous national problem," said JGI Director Eddy Rubin. "By sequ...

UC researchers confirm coast redwood and Douglas fir as hosts for sudden oak death pathogen

...em are found in California, including the madrone, bay laurel and buckeye. One additional host species, v...las fir saplings were right under heavily infected bay laurel trees. We don't know if there was something unique about that site that made the Douglas fir ...

New predictor of heart disease risk found

...to keep blood vessels healthy and heart disease at bay by preventing plaques from adhering to blood vessel walls, keeping coronary arteries dilated and inhibiting constriction of smooth muscle cells. At the molecular level, c-reactive protein decreases the stability of eNOS messenger RNA and prevents t...

URI oceanographers study effects of harmful blooms and red tides on Narragansett Bay

... physical, chemical, and biological factors in the bay interact with each other to create the conditions ...Rhode Island by providing greater understanding of bay ecology needed for effective management and use of bay resources," said Smayda. "At least eighteen ...

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