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Highlighting USGS Science At AGU

...ng a special session that will gather experts from around the world to discuss the effects of these events on regional environments in Alaska and other sites. Molnia's presentation starts at 4:35 p.m. in Convention Center Room 311. As the nation's largest water, earth and biological science, and ci...

Virginia Tech Offers Biotechnology 2001 Conference for Educators

...ts from school and public and private laboratories around the country. The registration fee for the conference is $120. This fee includes refreshment breaks, lunch and barbecue on Friday, handouts, lectures and workshops (for high school and community college faculty and subject to workshop size limits). ...

Social Disruption Leads To Shorter Survival In Monkeys With AIDS

...n immunodeficiency virus from four primate centers around the United States. The monkeys had been subjects in a variety of studies designed to understand how the virus, which is similar to HIV, leads to AIDS. The researchers also collected data on how often, and when, the monkeys' housing changed before a...

Too Hot To Handle

...he bacteria could causeleaks in the metal cladding around the fuel rods. The Westinghouse Savannah River Company, which manages the SavannahRiver nuclear repository in Aiken, South Carolina, presented the findings lastweek in Atlanta. "If you get large amounts of microbial growth, it could becomea p...

USGS Responds to Amphibian Declines With Program In Great Smokey Mountains National Park

... predict trends in amphibian populations elsewhere around the nation. To survey amphibians, USGS scientists will hike to remote study plots where they will eventually turn over almost every stick and stone and wade in most creeks. They will also drive park roads after severe thunderstorms looking for amph...

Veterinarians' Input On Olympics Horse Events Has Had Global Impact

...orter time span we've probablyaffected more horses around the world with this work than I'll ever be ableto do on a case-by-case basis, " he said. "Case by case is stillvery important, but this work essentially changed the sport for the better." Because he had attended veterinary school at the University ...

Sentinels Of The Sea

...offer hope. When they sense pollution in the water around them, theyget dimmer. "Our idea is that it's like a deep-sea canary," says William Jones, headof the team developing the biosensor at the University of Maryland BiotechnologyInstitute. "If light starts to drop, it would trigger neighbouring s...

Micro-Plants Yield Pharmaceutical New Wave

...supplements have been found in tiny marine plants around Australia's coastline. Microalgae - single-cell marine plants at the base of the ocean food chain - produce a range of biochemicals with exciting potential, say researchers. Australian microalgae are genetically and biochemically different f...

Spinach Enzymes Neutralize Explosives

..., its nearly 500,000 tons of explosives stockpiled around the country. "The primary risk of storing explosives at any site is explosions because they createpanic,can cause injury and are a trigger to releasing biological and chemical agents storednearby,"said Dr. Manish M. Shah, the project's principal inve...

Tracking Hepatitis C: Health Project Demos Worldwide Early-Warning System For Disease Outbreaks; Sandia Tests Disease-Tracking Approach

...which assists political and technical experts from around theworld in evaluating and acquiring technology that can help ease tensions amongcombatants in regional conflicts and keep weapons and weapons materials secure. "The surveillance of infectious diseases, because of their destructivepotential, is an im...

Waste Asphalt Doesn't Pollute Groundwater, UF Researchers Say

...d material from two roads and fourpiles of asphalt around the state, each containing material from severalnearby roads or surfaces. The roads were Indian Town Road in Palm BeachCounty and Interstate 10 in Suwannee County. The asphalt piles were locatedin Lake City, Jacksonville, Miami and Tampa. The...

Molecular "Fossils" Of Early Life

...ular 'fossils' that might have been found stomping around the planet -- ormore likely floating in the seas -- during the Archean Era between 3.8 and 4billion years ago." RNA Identified As Strongest Candidate For Precursor To All Life While the Yale biologists created the versatile protein mimic f...

Researchers Show Mechanism And Similarities Of Biological Clocks

...r species evolved morespecialized mechanisms built around the ancient "core oscillator." Theseaccessories would allow an organism to harness the clock to suit to its ownneeds and changing conditions of light or temperature. Other authors on the two Science papers are Thomas K. Darlington, KarenWager...

EPA And UC Researchers Find Bacteria That Can Destroy Giardia Cysts

...water, Rodgersdecided to sample streams and rivers around Greater Cincinnatilooking for microbes which might be able to feed on the Giardia cysts. "It's always been known that the viabilityof cysts decreases over time in a natural environment. We wereinterested in knowing what kind of biological factors co...

Genetic Study Reveals Sumatran Tigers Are A Distinct Species From All Mainland Tigers

... location where these tigers are found,and in zoos around the world. Traditionally, the tiger has been considered a single species with five livingsubspecies: the South China tiger; the Siberian tiger; the Bengal tiger; theIndochinese tiger; and the Sumatran tiger. (Three other subspecies haverecently bec...

As A 'Carbon Sponge,' Iron-Poor Coastal Waters Can't Always Do The Job, NaturePaper Shows

...Pacific offshore from Alaska and the SouthernOcean around Antarctica--don't contain enough iron to support phytoplanktongrowth. Inadequate iron in these areas stunts the marine food chain, frombacteria to whales, and so, these waters can't store their full share ofatmospheric carbon dioxide. Researchers hav...

Master Molecule Forms Brains In Frogs And Elbows In Mice

...his story illustrates particularly well how poking around in frogs can lead to something of potential health benefit," NIGMS grantee Dr. Richard Harland said. Six years ago, Harland, a professor of molecular and cell biology at the University of California, Berkeley, and William Smith, who was then in his l...

The Shape Of Life: How Does The Computer "Know" When It Sees It?

... from volunteer computersconnected to the Internet around the world to perform the giant task. "We hope to get young scientists from elementary school through college to helpus with the search by linking theircomputers to the D'Arcy Machine," said Noever. Noever and his co...

UNMC, Boys Town National Research Hospital Researchers Locate Gene That Causes Combined Deafness And Blindness

...in is similar to proteins that formthe "packaging" around the cells, holding them in place and allowing them tocommunicate as a group. The second hypothesis suggests that the Type IIa proteinis similar to a receptor -- a protein that spans the cell membrane,communicating the external environment to the insi...

Gene Linked To Glaucoma, Hydrocephalus, And Other Birth Defects

...d amalformation in the meninges, the spongy tissue around the brain. This defectprevented the proper flow of the cerebrospinal fluid out of the brain throughthe meninges and into the bloodstream. Since then, the ch mutant strain has beenkept in the Jackson Laboratory, awaiting future researchers to identify...

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