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In tropics, forests are cool but croplands are hotter

...d 1 degree (F) rise in average monthly temperature agreed with historical records acquired from a weather station in Santa Cruz over the same time period. The paper, appearing in the current issue of the Journal of Meteorology and Atmospheric Physics, used NASA's Landsat images acquired between 1975 and 19...

Home visits from community health workers spur blood pressure reduction

...o either one home visit or five. Of the 817, 789 agreed to participate in the study, with 387 assigned to five visits and 402 to one visit. Forty months after enrollment, researchers were able to re-interview 471 participants: 53 had died, five were incarcerated, 23 were too sick to be interviewed, and...

New marine protected area to safeguard world's largest fish

...ill remain in the hands of a private owner who has agreed to prevent the development of Little Water Caye. The purchase of the island by Friends of Nature was made possible through grants provided by Conservation International's Global Conservation Fund, which provided $222,000, and the Oak Foundation, whi...

Institutions and locations of scientific excellence

...ry committee. Furthermore, a media partnership was agreed with the German weekly newspaper "Die Zeit". Alongside Berlin and Munich the region of Aachen - Bonn - Cologne again stood out as being well funded. A total of 291 million Euros in funding was granted to universities and non-university institutions...

Geoscience community outlines cooperative activities

...n of these important functions. Forum participants agreed to establish a coalition to encourage adequate Federal funding for Earth science programs with particular emphasis on geoscience programs at the U.S. Geological Survey and fossil energy research programs conducted by the U.S. Department of Energy. T...

Universities to share technologies to fight hunger in developing countries; improve domestic crops

...blic sector agricultural research institutions has agreed to allow access to each other's current and future patented agricultural technologies and is exploring ways to ensure that new licensing agreements allow for technologies to be used to fight global hunger and to boost the domestic agricultural sector...

Don't ban embryo-based research says new chairman of European fertility organisation

...or prohibition to be included in the directive and agreed that member states will be free to maintain, or introduce, their own more stringent measures if they wish. However, opposition from some countries' delegations to embryo-derived stem cells means that there will almost certainly be moves to reinstate ...

Scientists find protein that controls prostate cancer's spread

...les from U-M patients with prostate cancer who had agreed to donate their prostates after death. The men were autopsied within hours of their deaths, yielding tissue samples that still contained the fragile messenger RNA and protein molecules that can degrade quickly after death. RKIP was detected at high l...

Equine cloning may shed light on human cancer causes

...ivate corporation founded by Woods, the scientists agreed part of the problem was the relatively slow rate of cell activity in members of the horse family. Woods noted that the slow rate of cell activity may be why in vitro fertilization doesn't work in horses and may be why the cancer mortality rate among ...

Summit generates possible solutions to exchange of invasive species in Midwest waterways

...e Solutions The broad range of summit participants agreed that there needs to be a more proactive, decisive ...y would be eradicated. Summit participants also agreed for the need to engage a broad audience and diverse interests, such as commercial navigation and rec...

Many pregnant women may have depression, but few getting treatment, study finds

...s. Ninety percent of the women who were approached agreed to complete the survey. Marcus notes that the high participation and completion rate show that screening for depression in the doctor's office waiting room may be feasible across the board. Such screening is becoming standard at U-M obstetrics clinic...

Stanford researchers review efficacy and safety of low-carbohydrate diets

...tanford Center for Research in Disease Prevention, agreed that more studies on low-carbohydrate diets are needed. "The team did a phenomenal job of synthesizing all that's out there, but there wasn't a lot of information from well-designed, randomized controlled trials to begin with," he said. "The obesity ...

Molecule offers insights into fertilization

...e genes, but saw Zimmer's research on abalone, and agreed to work together to learn how the receptors are organized and how they respond. "This research may help us answer the question of whether sperm can be caused to behave in a way that increases the likelihood of successful fertilization," Zimmer said. ...

Click for Crick

...s revolution." James Watson and Francis Crick have agreed to sign an archive quality print of the universally recognized image of the two of them with their DNA model. The photographer, Antony Barrington Brown, has also signed the print. The print is being auctioned online with the proceeds going to assist...

Squirrels' evolutionary 'family tree' reveals major influence of climate, geology

...er key help came from natural history museums that agreed to let the researchers try extracting DNA from preserved remains. "Some of these squirrels are really rare," he added. "They're not only difficult to find in their natural settings. They're rare in museums." Sensitive to the possibility that museum ...

Scientists urge managers to limit use of destructive fishing gears

...ollateral damage associated with fishing. Experts agreed that habitat destruction that some fishing gears cause is actually even more ecologically damaging than the harm caused by bycatch. "On land we can see how animals rely on structure, how the trees of a forest are important breeding, feeding, and hi...

Stanford researcher advocates far-reaching microarray data exchange

...Microarray Experiment. The journal Nature recently agreed to adopt this format for all its published research, meaning any researcher whose results were derived from gene microarrays must submit the raw microarray data to a common database - in this case, to Array Express. Sherlock said Nature's move is a s...

EMBO and Chinese Academy of Sciences join efforts in the area of the life sciences

...ds. In return, the Chinese Academy of Sciences has agreed to fund visits of young European researchers to Ch...hing research contacts. The two organizations have agreed to review their collaboration within two years. If the measures taken prove successful and beneficia...

Wetlands clean selenium from agricultural runoff

...ad enough that, last month, the federal government agreed to pay $107 million to San Joaquin Valley farmers for 34,000 acres of salt-poisoned farmland. To test the effectiveness of wetlands in cleaning selenium out of agricultural drainage water, researchers from the UC Salinity/Drainage Program built 10 s...

Arsenic in Bangladesh drinking wells may be linked to crop irrigation, MIT study finds

...enic in the drinking water. In 1998 the World Bank agreed to provide Bangladesh a $32.4 million credit to de...sity of Cincinnati. Islam, a Bangladeshi by birth, agreed to accompany Harvey to Bangladesh, where they made contacts at the Bangladesh University of Engineer...

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