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Transgenic Rice Plants Resist Insects, Drought And Salt Damage
...duce more food on the same land while causing less environmental
Humble Pocket Gophers Shed Light On The Genetic Fortitude Of Cheetahs
...ology pioneer Michael Soule, research professor of environmental
studies at UCSC and adviser to Sanjayan and Crooks. "We showed it could happen in a natural population." The team studied 44 animals from two populations of the pocket gopher, Thomomys bottae, from Humboldt County in northern California and a third g...
Virginia Tech Researchers Receive Patent For Rapid Virus Detection Technology
... Hagedorn, Virginia Tech professor of cropand soil environmental
sciences. Marian Ijzerman, a 1994 Ph.D. graduatenow with the EPA, along with Hagedorn, her advisor, and biologyprofessor Joe Falkinham, have received a patent (Number 5,527,667on June 18, 1996) for a "Rapid Virus Detection Technology,"which they dev...
Salvage Gene Is At The Root Of Many Mutations
...tions come not from asbestos, pesticides, or other environmental
factors, but from normalchemistry that goes on within our bodies. "DNA is not a stainless steel molecule," Lawrence points out. "It issusceptible to damage as a natural part of its existence." The most common form of DNA damage is sporadic loss ...
Environmental Reform: The Next Generation Project
...xt Generation Project" will focus on the future of environmental
policy over the next 25 years. Organized by the Y...technological innovations, and incentives for good environmental
practices. The public is invited. The workshop, which will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the...
PET Project Helps Reduce Pollution Threat From Heavy Metals
...Steven Buchberger, associate professor incivil and environmental
engineering at UC. Sansalone calls thesystem "PET" for partial exfiltration trench. It's a modificationof the current systems used to improve drainage under highways,so it's expected to be easy to install and relativelyinexpensive. There are two key ...
Newly Discovered Gene Halts Cell Division and May Have Cancer Link
...the checkpoint is challenged -- either by drugs or environmental
stresses -- cell division can continue out of control and leave some new cells without a copy of each chromosome, which can lead to cancer," Dr. Benezra says. The MAD2 checkpoint appears to plays an essential role in the cell cycle, Dr. Benezra says...
An Equal Opportunity Extinction? Cincinnati Geologists Find Global Impact from Permian Die
... as tropical ones. Secondly, he looked at distinct environmental
zones from nearshore to deep water. Reefs and othe...erse environmentsgenerally occur within a specific environmental
zone. Again,there was no significant difference among zones. The Late Permianextinction event affect...
UC Berkeley, U.S.G.S. Scientists Discover Microscopic Invader Of San Francisco Bay, The First Known Marine Microbe Invader Of U.S. Waters
...me time Sloan, a geologist and lecturer emerita in environmental
sciences at UC Berkeley, also found it in samples taken further north in Marin County waters. Sloan and McGann then looked at many sediment samples collected in earlier years from the bay, to see if they could determine when it first arrived. While ...
Twin Study May Ease Parents' Concerns About Late Talkers, Underscores Impact Of Environment On Language Development
...en toys,showed a strong genetic link and almost no environmental
influence duringthe second year. Language comprehension, on the other hand, showed somegenetic influence but the strongest effect was from the environment.Speech was influenced almost equally by environment and genetics. The study, in press ...
Environmental Impact Statements Need To Be Made Easier To Decipher
...age person can't make heads or tails of thetypical environmental
impact statement, according to a study that examin...liamSullivan, a professor of natural resources and environmental
sciences atthe University of Illinois. "An agency that fails to produce an EISthat citizens can unde...
World's Experts Plan Global Locator Service For Environmental Information
... This lays the foundation for a virtual library of environmental
data and information that will be easily accessibl...e is a special urgency to the worldwide sharing of environmental
information," said U.S. Vice President Al Gore. "Every year, governments and others spend billions o...
A Sensor, A Switch, A Zipper: Protein Engineers Design Potential Tool
...heir protein may one day be used to detect environmental
toxins or--in a laboratory setting--act as...proteins could be designed to detect other environmental
pollutants--but not quite yet. "The present design binds compounds such as benzene too ...
Bottom-up Ecological Processes Better For Clear Waters, Study Finds
...l Brett, a staff research associate inthe UC Davis environmental
studies division. Brett and UC Davis professor Charles Goldman, director of the UC Davis CastleLake and Lake Tahoe research groups, published the results of the analysisin the Jan. 17 issue of the weekly journal Science . The analysis also casts d...
Bigger Biology Tackled Through Keyboards
...says co-author Alan Hastings, chair of theUC Davis environmental
studies division. "Dynamic models are an essentialtool for understanding complex biological systems." Written by four of the most noted scientists in the field, the paper reviewsthe role of powerful computational tools in studying ecology, genetics...
Stronger Evidence That Global Climate Change Can Reduce The Variety Of Life
...riskalready posed by habitat degradation and other environmental
effects." Cronin and coauthor Dr. Maureen E. Raymo, Associate Professor atMassachusetts Institute of Technology, reported in the February 13, 1997,issue of Nature that the biodiversity of bottom-dwelling communities livingin the abyssal North...
Vietnamese Chemist Finds New Use For Old Cashew Shells
...conomy of Vietnam, but itwould also mean long-term environmental
benefits. Relying onrenewable resources rather than oil-based chemicals is a majoradvantage. And, no one will have to worry about what to do withall those leftover cashew shells anymore....
Plants Need Vitamin C, Too
...C, and they then subjected the plants to strenuous environmental
factors such as high levels of ozone and ultraviol... with shriveled leaves, were not able to cope with environmental
stress." Their study, "Environmental stress sensitivity of an ascorbic acid-deficient Arabidopsis mu...
Ten Years of Progress For Superfund Basic Research Program
...aculty in thedepartments of molecular genetics and environmental
health in theCollege of Medicine, the departments ... Arts and Sciences, and the departmentof civil and environmental
engineering in the College ofEngineering. UC's funding was recently extended through March ofthe yea...
Fund Aims To Repay Developing Nations For Valuable Genes
...been workingfor years in the area of international environmental
law, with a particularinterest in the intellectual property rights of both plant breeders andnations supplying genetic material. He and Ronald decided to combine their legal and scientific expertiseto draft a proposal for a "Genetic Resources Recogn...
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