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Brain Protein "Rescues" Neurons From Atrophy

...mising further research that could have a profound impact on basic understanding of brain development and of learning and memory, as well as clinical treatment of neurological disorders such as epilepsy." According to Lo and Katz, future research will aim at understanding in detail the complex machinery by ...

Tumor Suppressor Gene Located In Liver Cancer Cells

...when they're much smaller could have a significant impact on survival," he said. The protein receptor produced by M6P/IGF2r is an attractive target because it is present on the cell surface and in the plasma, Jirtle said, making it readily accessible for use in both liver tumor therapy and diagnosis. Resea...

Honeybees In The Wild Nearly Gone In North America

...ilated, Tew said. Backyard gardeners will feel the impact in smaller yields andsmaller, lower-quality fruits and vegetables, according to Tew. "The harsh winter across the United States and the wet, messyspring, combined with all the routine problems facing bees thathave never gone away -- bee diseases, pes...

Cooking And Salad Oils Could Lubricate Cars, Boats, Machines

... can be produced and disposed of with less impact on the environment and are cheaper to manufacture than current synthetic lubricants. Duda adds, "Vegetable oils offer Third World countries with a good farm base a real alternative to importing oil for lubricants." ...

Major Plant Genome Research Project Underway

...reased understanding of the biology of plants will impact every facet of our lives, from agriculture, to energy, to the environment, to health," says Clutter. In 1990, the Multinational Coordinated Arabidopsis thaliana Genome Research Project was launched by an international group of scientists wh...

End Of World Population Growth Projected For 21st Century

...lyprobabilistic ones ever released and reflect the impact of alternativeassumptions for birth rates, migration and death rates. Based on expertopinions, the projections include confidence levels for global populations andgo up to the year 2100. The projections and assumptions are clearly explainedand substa...

North America Hit Hard By Asteroid Strike In Yucatan 65 Million Years Ago

...a 20- to 30-degree angle, spreadingthe devastating impact of its energy northwest. The oblique angle of the...nextinction intensity most severe downrange of the impact in North America. The study suggests one rationale for the dire consequences of such animpact: The s...

UC Berkeley, U.S.G.S. Scientists Discover Microscopic Invader Of San Francisco Bay, The First Known Marine Microbe Invader Of U.S. Waters

...s and estuaries. It is too early to tell what the impact of this introduction will be on the ecosystem, Slo...vels currently found, it is likely to have a large impact on the native species of foraminifer. The introduction of exotic species to the estuaries and inlan...

Antarctic Science Season Gears Up With Searches for Meteorites, Neutrinos, and New Life Forms

... University of Arizona and his team will study the impact of UV-B and warming on the health of two vascular plant species near Palmer Station on the Antarctic Peninsula. The study may shed light on the possible consequences of global warming for land plants. Drilling an Ice Dome in West Antarctica ...

Impact of Meteorites, Drop in Sea Level Caused Mass Extinctions 65 Million Years Ago

...dinosaurs and many other species was caused by the impact of a huge meteorite that crashed to Earth some 65 ... extinction of the ammonites," says Marshall. The impact of the asteroid or comet accounts for 50 to 75 percent of the ammonite extinctions, which is a much ...

Duke's Russian Laser Making Ultraviolet Light And Gamma Rays

...Research using the OK-4 also may have far-reaching impact in other fieldsof laser surgery, Madey added. The Mark III, the Duke laboratory's infraredfree-electron laser that has been in operation since January 1992, is presentlybeing used for medical research. Other scientists at Duke's Triangle Universiti...

Environmental Impact Statements Need To Be Made Easier To Decipher

...'t make heads or tails of thetypical environmental impact statement, according to a study that examinedreading comprehension about a simple project in the nation's heartland. However, simple editing and the inclusion of "before and after"visuals increased individual understanding dramatically in a subseque...

World's Experts Plan Global Locator Service For Environmental Information

...ent said. "That information could have a profound impact on our ability to protect our environment, manage natural resources, prevent and respond to disasters, and ensure sustainable development. Unfortunately, many potential users either do not know that it exists or do not know how to access it. This in...

Bottom-up Ecological Processes Better For Clear Waters, Study Finds

...ted in eight papers from 11experiments testing the impact of adding fish versus nutrients to food websand co... zooplankton. The bottom-up processeshad a greater impact on algae growth than the top-down processes. "Both played a role, but nutrients had a bigger impact...

Bigger Biology Tackled Through Keyboards

...netic mutations of certain viruses to thelong-term impact of species extinctions on global ecological processes. Fortunately, a relatively new field of science known as computational biologyis coming of age, according to a review paper in the Jan. 17 issue of theweekly journal Science by researchers from ...

Research At New England Universities And Industries Facing Uncertain Future Under Proposed R&D Reductions

...ms . "Cuts to these programs will have a profound impact on the universities in the region. Ultimately, New England's economy and its workforce will suffer as a result of any significant reductions." During the past several years, congressional and White House proposals have called for reductions in civi...

Pacific Northwest's High-Tech Industry Faces Uncertain Future Under Proposed Cuts To Federal R&D Programs

...erapies, new cosmic distance measurements, and the impact of unemployment on segregated neighborhoods. The Association is the world's largest federation of scientists with more than 143,000 members and nearly 300 affiliated scientific and engineering societies. It conducts a variety of programs...

President's Budget Proposal Cuts R&D By 14 Percent By 2002

...on Science and Technology Policy will examine the impact of the proposed cuts. It will include presentations by John H. Gibbons, Assistant to the President for Science and Technology and Director, White House Office of Science and Technology Policy; U.S. Representative James Sensenbrenner, Jr. (R-WI), the ...

Children With AD/HD Have Significant Functional Disabilities Related to Attention Deficit

... Lock said the results could have significant impact now because, as of this month, children diagnosed with attention deficit disorder who routinely have been receiving federal Supplementary Security Income funds must demonstrate they are truly disabled. Considerable controversy exists within the...

Hot 'Lanta: NASA, School Kids Team To Study How Trees Help Cities Keep Their Cool

...ng and use free of charge. "We are looking at the impact of Atlanta's growth on its air quality and temperatures over the 1973-97 period," said Dr.Dale Quattrochi, the experiment's principal investigator at the Global Hydrology and Climate Center in Huntsville, Ala."Plus, Atlanta is looking at where to gro...

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