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AGU journal highlights - 29 July 2004

...rmally strong 1997-1998 ElNino to make it a useful barometer to test the reliability of future models. Title: The 1997/98 El Nino: A test for climate models Authors: Riyu Lu, Institute of Atmospheric Phyics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China; Buwen Dong, Hadley Centre for Climate Prediction and Resea...

Cystic fibrosis gene therapy trial results encouraging

...ose, called the "nasal potential difference," as a barometer of the procedure's success. "CF patients have a markedly abnormal nasal potential difference," Dr. Konstan said. Through biopsies of nasal tissue, researchers determined whether the healthy gene was "taken up" by the cells and produced enough protei...

Novel gene therapy approach in 1st human trials

... his nose, called nasal potential difference, as a barometer of the procedures success. CF patients have a markedly abnormal nasal potential difference, Dr. Konstan says. First, through biopsies of nasal tissue, researchers will determine whether the healthy gene was taken up by the cells. Then, if the DNA p...

View of forest insects changing from pests to partners

...ortant to soil fertility that they may be a better barometer of forest ecosystem health than the larger trees or animals which live there, researchers say. In natural forest communities there are more than 200 species of arthropods and more than 200,000 individuals in a square meter of soil, and the numbers of...

Earlier weaning, high-energy diet produce higher quality beef

...ous rib fat. Intramuscular fat, or marbling, is a barometer of beef juiciness and flavor. Subcutaneous fat is waste and is removed before meat cuts hit store shelves. Marbling increased in the younger animals at a higher rate, and the layer of undesirable rib fat was smaller, Berger said. All animals were h...

Fossil mayflies can be used to 'weigh' ancient atmospheres

...CO -- Millions of years before humans invented the barometer to measure atmospheric pressure, a primitive winge...experimentally measuring air's density and leaving barometer readings in the fossil record, according to a Cornell University geologist. Because that insect -- ...

Moderate caffeine use does not increase miscarriage risk but high caffeine use doubles risk

...ne, the investigators believe it is amore accurate barometer of daily caffeine consumption. "Because many studies of caffeine consumption have relied on self reporting, it has been difficult to gauge the effects ofcaffeine," said Duane Alexander, M.D., Director of the NICHD. "This research not only shows a r...

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