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Mysterious Wildlife Disease

...d other customers. USGS hydrologists, geologists, biologists and cartographers work in every state to minimize the loss of life and property from natural disasters, contribute to wise economic and physical development of the nation's natural resources, and enhance the quality of life....

MIT Biologists Identify Aging Mechanism

CAMBRIDGE, Mass.--MIT biologists have identified a mechanism of aging in yeastcells...yeast cells isso simple at a molecular level," the biologists wrote. "It is conceivable thatinhibitors of this (aging) process can be found and if so, such strate...

Wake Forest University Study Takes Students In Flight With The Albatross

... The project began Jan. 22 when one of Anderson's biologists placed small radio transmitters on a dozen Laysan ...ips that can last from days to weeks. From boats, biologists also cannot determine the age or sex of the birds beingobserved or whether they are from Tern or str...

Cellular Engineers Design Custom Cell Surfaces Able To Adhere To Synthetic Materials

...leand rational enough to be understood and used by biologists and chemists workingtogether. Bertozzi, Mahal, and Yarema have recently written about cell surfaceengineering in Science, 16 May 1997, vol 276, page 1125, and in the June, 1997issue of Chemistry & Biology, volume 4, page 415. The ...

Columbia Biologists Match Odor Receptor To Odor; Research Uncovers How Sense Of Smell Works; First Aroma Scientists Detect Is That Of Meat

...tists Detect Is That of Meat Molecular biologists at Columbia University for the first time havelink...smell of meat. The research, by a team of biologists led by Stuart Firestein, associateprofessor of biological sciences at Columbia, is reported in the J...

Scientists Work To Restore Native Fish And Habitat To Great Lakes

...fective, according to U.S. Department of Interior biologists and fishery experts. The Fiscal Year 1998 Department of Interior Appropriations Bill contains $1 million for the U.S. Geological Survey and $578,000 for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service as part of a "Great Lakes Initiative." "In the past few...

USGS 1999 Budget Emphasizes Clean Water, Disaster Information, Species And Habitat Research

...ces onendangered species and migratory birds. USGS biologists will study the consequences of fire use toimprove ...ecosystem health of national wildlife refuges, and biologists will supply informationon wetlands and uplands in support of the population and habitat goals of the...

Technique Gives Researchers New Look At Genetic Activity In Living Cells

...fic bending and motion of chromosomal fibers. UCSF biologists have seen motion during mitosis in living yeast cells. They hope to understand the natural functions of proteins required fornormal chromosome separation in both yeast and human cells. Harvard researchers,using the method on bacterial cells, are que...

USGS Cautions Proper Use Of Pepper Spray To Avoid Bear Attacks

... Smith's work has been reviewed by other bear biologists in the U.S.Department of the Interior and submitted for publication in the Wildlife SocietyBulletin. In addition, his observations have been anecdotally supported byother researchers in bear habitat. Smith said USGS will conduct more researchon red...

Study Shows: Just Say NO To Bone Loss

...ss, torheumatoid arthritis, to male erection. Now, biologists at Washington University in St. Louis have confirm...tion. In testing theantigen/antibody reaction, the biologists found that introducing the antibodyinto the osteoclasts halted the process of bone resorption, the w...

Food Bacteria-Spice Survey Shows Why Some Cultures Like It Hot

...h food-spoilage microorganisms, Cornell University biologists havedemonstrated in a international survey of spic...ufe is spicier than New England clam chowder. The biologists did consider several alternative explanations for spice use anddiscounted all but one. The problem ...

Major Wolf Die-Off Recorded On Isle Royale

...nly three have survived to this winter. That leads biologists to wonder ifperhaps canine parvovirus is again present in the population. "We plan tolive-capture some of the wolves this spring and take some blood samples to seeif that's the case," said Peterson. Major funding for the Isle Royale study is ...

Prostate Cancer Switch May Yield Map Of Cancer Machinery, Targets For Drugs

DURHAM, N.C. -- A team of molecular biologists has pinpointed a geneticswitch in prostate cancer cells that may play a role in triggering a quiescenttumor to erupt into an invasive, deadly cancer that spreads throughout the body. The scientists said discovery of this single genetic switc...

Caribbean Lizards Evolve Independently

...et the limelight in beercommercials, but thanks to biologists at Washington University in St. Louis, theslighted creatures now have Marquee value in evolution and genetics. A team led by Jonathan B. Losos, Ph.D., associate professor of biologyin Arts and Sciences at Washington University, has discovere...

Butterfly Wings, Beetle Horns Teach Biologists Basic Lesson In Development's Laws

...ies represent more than biological curiosities,the biologists say, constituting the first clear demonstration th...rns. After seven generations of suchselection, the biologists found that beetles bred to have abnormally long hornshad abnormally small eyes, and those bred to ha...

Learning About Evolution Critical For Understanding Science

...Evolution is the central organizing principle that biologists use to understand the world. If we want our children to have a good grasp of science, we need to help teachers, parents, school administrators, and policy-makers understand both evolution and the nature of science. They also must recognize that man...

Electron Accelerator Provides Unique Proof Of Gene Repair Process In Living Cells

... electron accelerator, UW Medical School molecular biologists have found a way to examine how damaged genes are repaired in living cells. The novel approach has enabled the Wisconsin team to definitively show what many scientists have long suspected but never been able to prove: within the seven-some-feet of th...

Despite Odds, Little Known Grauer's Gorillas Persist In Central Africa

...nting and deforestation. The research team, led by biologists from WCS and the Institut Congolais pour la Conservationde la Nature (ICCN), estimated a population of 16,900 individual animals many more thanexpected since preliminary surveys showed a dramatic upswing of poaching outside of protectedareas. In 196...

Jellyfish Help To Make Sugar Smarter

...llyfish glow in the dark is not certain - but some biologists believe they emit a flash of fluorescent light as a defensive measure to deter predators. "The gene was discovered overseas and optimised by US and British researchers for use in higher cellular organisms. We've been able to adapt it for use i...

Birds Sing The 'Story Of Their Lives,' Theorize Duke Biologists

...choice. Other studies reviewed by the Duke biologists showed that the quality orcomplexity of bird song did reflect the birds' genetic quality, as reflected bysurvival and survival of offspring. Still unclear, said the researchers, is exactly what quality the femaleis assessing when she critique...

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