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Computer Program For Quicker, More Detailed Mapping
...as a whole. "These maps have better resolution in local
areas than the other availablewhole genome maps," said Dr. David Cox, professor of genetics and co-directorof the Stanford Human Genome Center. "The others can tell you whatblock the house is on, but we can give the exact address." Mapper produces h...
Bark Beetle Infestation Spurs Multifaceted Study
...on federal landbecame mandatory and most state and local
governments followed suit. The regrown forests are now 120 years old and are two to ten times moredense than the original forests. These trees now compete intensely for resources,especially water. Drought, combined with the absence of fire which th...
Duke Primate Center Sets October Expedition To Find 'Juliet'
...tober expedition will involve Glander, Welch and a local
guide, whowill search the jungle for the animals. Romeo first came to the Primate Center in fall 1993, along with his motherTitania and another unrelated male Oberon. The three animals were the firstdiademed sifakas ever brought into captivity outsi...
Duke Ecologist Says Logging Is Creating 'Mahogany Deserts'
...bancesby conducting "oral history" interviews with local
residents. "I had to be careful not to lead peopl...in the past? Canyou take me there?'" She also used local
people's memories to datethe ages of post-disturbance trees. Like Sherlock Holmes, the fictional de...
Research At New England Universities And Industries Facing Uncertain Future Under Proposed R&D Reductions
...nform scientific and engineering communities about local
impacts of trends in federal spending. Reports have been published on Alaska, California, Georgia, the Midwest, and the Pacific Northwest. The Association is the world's largest federation of scientists with more than 143,000 members and nearly 300...
Project Shows Native Bacteria Can Destroy Widespread Pollutant In Groundwater
... staff were interested and supportive, as were the local
state and federal officials, McCarty said. After the site was selected, the researchers gathered aquifer sands containing native bacteria and tested them in the laboratory to determine how the bacteria would respond to the oxygen/toluene diet. In 199...
Emory Researchers Advance Gene Therapy Studies For Metastatic Melanoma Treatment
...te neighboring tissue, such as immune cells, for a local
effect. GM-CSF is produced naturally by some human melanoma tumors, but in amounts too small to effectively eliminate tumors. "In mouse studies, we tried delivering GM-CSF in large doses, directly to the tumor," explains Dr. Ansel. "We grew melano...
Restoring Farm Land To Natural Wetlands Key To Stemming Flood
...y; and sometimes bloody struggle that pitted local
fishermenand residents against landowners who soug...and, as a bonus, may even prove to be a boonto the local
economy, he said....
Hot 'Lanta: NASA, School Kids Team To Study How Trees Help Cities Keep Their Cool
...int a picture of how the city - and trees - affect local
weather and airconditioning bills. "Urban forests...ng so rapidly that you have to ask how they affect local
and regional weather and,possibly even global, climate," Quattrochi said. That means more houses, b...
Beset By Human Competition, Penguins Must Take Marathon Food Trips To Avoid Starvation, A Researcher Finds
...ronment remains uncontrolled. There is, however, a local
proposal for a marine reserve around Punta Tombo. "Most species don't do well under pressure, and that includes penguins," says Boersma. "These charismatic birds must be protected."...
First Planned Release Of Captive Lemurs In Madagascar Wilds Expected In Fall
...f that forest has now been cleared for farming and local
wood consumption,said Katz and Welch. Betampona, i...s.And the reintroduction efforts will also provide local
Malagasy with jobsand educational opportunities. "Part of our job is to help them find economic alt...
Ozone 'Chat Room' Provides Real-Time Air-Quality Research
...Husar. "Historically, ozone has been considered a local
problem maintained by cleaning up local
emissions. But more recently, it's been recognized that attainment in some eastern U.S. areas canno...
Purdue-Made Soil Benefits The Environment
... that in preliminary laboratory tests outperformed local
topsoil in terms of yield," she says. The main ing... break down the organic material, is supplied by a local
composting operation. The main uses for the soil are for reclamation of Purdue's gravel pit and camp...
Merging Physics And Neuroscience: First Evidence Of Self-Organized Criticality In Brain Networks
...oduced byhealthy tissue. "We have seen very rapid local
oscillations in the calciumions of epileptic cells, which may correspond to a very noisy fieldwith low coherence," Cornell-Bell explained. "We hope to analyzethese preliminary observations. What we hope will develop from allof this is a diagnostic ...
New Way To Drive Chemical Reactions: Collision Of Liquids At High Speed
... collapseof sound-driven bubbles generates intense local
heating, forming a hot spotin the cold liquid with a transient temperature of about 9,000 degrees Fahrenheit,the pressure of about 1,000 atmospheres and the duration of about a billionthof a second." Any turbulent flow can cause cavitation in liquid...
Captive Lemurs To Depart For Madagascar Oct. 17 For First Release Into The Wild
...of that forest has now been cleared forfarming and local
wood consumption, said Katz and Welch. Betampona, .... And the reintroduction efforts will also provide local
Malagasy with jobs and educational opportunities. "As an example of education efforts, we plan envir...
Geologist Finds Hidden Patterns Of Diversification In Ordovician Radiation
.... When he compared rates of diversification at the local
levelwith reported global diversification rates, h...es that the"knife-edge" transitions did occur on a local
level. They simplydidn't occur at the same time in localities worldwide. "There appear to be windows...
Insects Provide Clues About Bodies Underwater
...pig carcasses she'll pull from streamsand lakes in local
forests next month hold important clues about deat...r victims' bodies, is well-known forassisting with local
murder investigations. Her research includes studies ofinsects on clothed pig carcasses which have b...
New Mathematical Model Could Help Predict Health Of Offshore Areas Where Rivers Enter The Sea
...coast, the upwellingof water at theshelf break and local
wind and tidal mixing. The problem is there has been no way to use information about the physicalworld of thereef to predict biological production -- until now. The inherent problems in understanding all the variables are daunting, tosay th...
Biological Clocks No Longer Found Only In The Brain
...ral tissues have their own clocks to control these local
functions," he suggests. Participating in the research were scientists Jeffrey Plautz of the Scripps Research Institute and Maki Kaneko and Jeffrey C. Hall of Brandeis University. The study was also funded in part by the National Institute ...
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