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Scientists crack the black box of coastal ecosystems

...om local conservation efforts," says Palumbi. "The adage 'think globally act locally' has never been applied to the ocean because we thought the ocean would quickly dilute local conservation efforts. But now we can begin to see how to use this powerful approach in the ocean realm."...

Scientists identify gene that controls sex drive in male flies

... that may help provide a genetic basis for the old adage "the way to a man's heart is through his stomach" at least in flies. Dr. William Mattox and Brigitte Dauwalder at MD Anderson Cancer Center (Texas) have discovered that the Drosophila takeout gene, previously noted for its role in promoting starvati...

Images reveal how body regulates salt uptake in cells

January 17, 2002 -- The old adage that a picture is worth a thousand words has never been truer than in the case of the chloride ion channel. In this case, however, the picture was worth a thousand mutation experiments. Using x-ray crystallography, a team of scientists led by Howard...

Gulp! URI professor studies how sharks eat

...singly, their pearly whites are different. The old adage sink or swim is true for the shark. Since its heavier than water and doesnt have a swim bladder like bony fish, the shark must keep moving or bottom out. Some sharks only eat fish, others only eat crabs, still others only seals. Some sharks only ea...

Evidence suggests food preservatives may help prevent cavities

...st Americans, Bowen is quick to repeat the age-old adage that without sugar-rich foods, bacteria wouldn't have the meals they rely on to produce the acids that cause tooth decay. The best way to avoid cavities, he says, is to avoid foods high in sugar, brush and floss regularly, and undergo regular dental ...

Amphibian Revival: Build It And They Will Come

...anintroductions. And, it is living proof that the adage from the popular movie "Field of Dreams"is true: "Build it, and they will come." Under Sexton's direction, six small ponds were constructed from 1965 to 1979 inthe 2,000-acre oak-hickory forest that dominates Tyson landscape. Only one ofthe ponds (ap...

Researchers Find That Where There's Muck There's DNA Brass

...rogramme which will quite literally act on the old adage that "where there'smuck there's brass". They will search soils and sludge from the bottom of thesea for new forms of DNA that can be used to make the next generation ofantibiotics. It has long been known that soil contains a staggering range of biolo...

From The Home Front To The River Front, USGS Updates Water-Quality Information

... management goes into affect this year." "The old adage `Too much of a good thing' applies in certain areas,"Lindsey said. Nitrogen in manure and fertilizers added to agriculturalland is essential for plant growth; however, a concentrated animal operation can produce more manure than the crops grown on t...

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