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Potential for enhanced sequestration of carbon in soils supports evaluations

...tions for reducing net greenhouse gas emissions by increasing sequestration of carbon in soils "should be evalua...ncrease the uptake of carbon dioxide by soils. The increasing concentration of carbon dioxide in the earth's atmosphere contributes to ongoing global warming that...

Student science contest participation influences study, career choices, alumni say

...ompetition for her project to help obese people by increasing the production of a protein in human cells that would increase the amount of fat burned. This fundamental research could eventually lead to a drug that would induce weight loss in obese people, Desbiens said. Learning both the lab skills ...

Houston minority graduation rises in sciences, engineering as result of UH-led alliance

... in the nation and on track to achieve its goal of increasing the number of underrepresented minority students who graduate with degrees in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) disciplines, according to independent external evaluators of the National Science Foundation (NSF) program. Pre...

Pack-MULEs are toting a new look at plant evolution

...ist Michael Thomashow and his associate found that increasing a plant's expression of a specific regulatory gene helps throw the plant into cold-coping mode, beefing up its defenses against freezing. Her familiarity with Thomashow's work raised a flag. What, she wondered, was that supposedly insignificant elem...

16 APS exercise research highlights, from reduced flu mortality to proteomics & obesity

... (Indiana University, Indianapolis) Mechanisms for increasing bone mass by exercise. Mechanical loading through exercise builds bond mass, with the effects most pronounced during skeletal growth and development; rest periods reduce the effect of desensitization though it's unclear how this process is effected. ...

USAID, Conservation International & Starbucks launch Conservation Coffee Alliance in Central America

...rowing regions." The goals of the Alliance include increasing the number of coffee producers participating in th...t of all plant and animal diversity, and are under increasing threats according to CI. CI works directly with farmers to promote environmentally responsible growi...

Indiana University, EPA to study airborne PCBs

...nmental Affairs. "The concentrations of PCBs began increasing at most sites and then started decreasing again. We still don't know why this happened, but we hope the next few years of data will provide us with some answers." The EPA will give Hites and Basu $3.5 million to operate the U.S. portion of the Integr...

Brown research reveals key insight into memory-making

...g neuron. During LTP, extra AMPA receptors appear, increasing synaptic strength. But where do these extra receptors come from? Michael Ehlers, associate professor of neurobiology at Duke, believed that recycling endosomes, or membrane-bound compartments inside neurons, carry a reserve pool of these receptors. T...

Cannabis may help combat cancer-causing herpes viruses

... virus boosts the number of cells infected thereby increasing the chances that the cells will become cancerous. The USF team, led by virologist Peter Medveczky, MD, found that this sudden reactivation was prevented if infected cells were grown in the presence of THC. While cells infected with a mouse gamma her...

Scientists find nanowires capable of detecting individual viruses

... most important causes of human disease and are of increasing concern as possible agents of biowarfare and bioterrorism," says author Charles M. Lieber, Mark Hyman Jr. Professor of Chemistry in Harvard's Faculty of Arts and Sciences. "Our work shows that nanoscale silicon wires can be configured as ultra-sensit...

The book opens on the first tree genome

...ol operation. Ghent University (Belgium) played an increasing role in annotating the sequence that has been gene...my--for industry, ecology, and recreation. Despite increasing pressure on forestry resources through human demand, pest outbreaks and global climate change, tree ...

Environmental decontamination, greenhouse gases, and the genome of a methane-loving bacterium

...effective at trapping heat in the atmosphere. Like increasing carbon dioxide levels, rising levels of atmospheri...vironments. Methanotrophs have been the subject of increasing interest because they can use methane as a sole source of carbon and energy and could dramatically r...

Scientists explore genome of methane-breathing microbe

... recent years, environmental scientists have shown increasing interest in methanotrophs because their use of methane as a sole source of carbon and energy could possibly be harnessed to play an important role in efforts to reduce methane emissions that are generated by biological sources such as ruminants and l...

Washington University in St. Louis leads group studying aging process

...cteria has evolved a system to survive a gradually increasing oxidizing environment, which is why Pakrasi and his group want to study the organism so closely. "The basic goal of the project is to model the networks that cyanobacteria, a model vascular plant called Arabidopsis, and the non-vascular moss Physcomi...

Joslin researchers clarify mechanisms for beta-cell formation

... resistance is a condition in which the body needs increasing amounts of insulin to function properly, including keeping blood glucose levels in the normal range. It is a major contributor to type 2 diabetes, obesity and the metabolic syndrome, which affect nearly one-quarter of the American population. Fo...

Genetically modified bacterium as remedy for intestinal diseases

...tions, such as Crohn's disease, are occurring with increasing frequency, striking young adults in particular. In an advanced stage of such inflammations, patients can eat only via catheters. Crohn's disease has been on the rise in recent years: it is estimated that in Western Europe 2 persons in 1000 suffer fr...

ConocoPhillips & Conservation International launch 'Biodiversity Action Plan' in Venezuela

...rine life for economic survival, the area is under increasing pressure from rapidly expanding petroleum production and unsustainable fishing practices that are depleting local fish and shrimp stocks. "The Gulf of Paria is located in a very important area for marine species richness which many communities in the...

Growth hormone and IBD: Reduction of intestinal inflammation, promotion of growth

...nuclear cells (LPMC), while reducing apoptosis and increasing proliferation of crypt epithelial cells (CEC). GH reduced STAT3 activation in both CEC and LPMC; the improvement in histopathology was associated with reduced STAT3 activation. Growth hormone also enhanced SHP2:gp130 binding under these conditions, w...

New research suggests early diet may play key role in protecting against childhood leukaemia

... as offering up possibilities for prevention. The increasing incidence combined with emerging concerns about the long-term effects of leukaemia treatments, make prevention a top priority. It is hoped that out of the conference which has attracted top international experts from Europe, America, Asia and Austr...

Hunting illusive signs of natural selection

...These individuals are more fit and reproduce more, increasing the prevalence of that particular trait in the population. "To identify genes that were naturally selected, it is important to know the demographic history of the populations being studied," says Shriver. Researchers at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Resea...

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