Tag: "boundaries" at biology news
Scientists Trek to Africa for Biosphere-Atmosphere Chemistry Study
...ort studies of biomass burning, rainforest-savanna boundaries
and the influence of tropical vegetation on global air chemistry. This fall's field work, which begins on Nov. 10, is the climax of a multiyear project called EXPRESSO, the Experiment for Regional Sources and Sinks of Oxidants. Leaders of th...
Limits Of Life On Earth: Are They The Key To Life On Other Planets?
...(high-pressure-loving) life forms, or the pressure boundaries
within which life may exist. Douglas Bartlett of the Scripps Institution of Oceanography in La Jolla, California, will conduct research on genetic components associated with survival in high-pressure conditions. In his studies, Bartlett will use so...
Top Scientists Challenge Others: Join Biodiversity Year
...tists worked together across national and academic boundaries
to advance knowledge about the earth, oceans and atmosphere. "Like the IGY, this process will focus on projects amenable to international cooperation in data collection, with room for scientists from developing nations to participate, however modestl...
Population Growth Costs Include Global Warming Impact
...nt constitute genuine costs that transcendnational boundaries
and can be considered shared global expenses. Globalwarming falls into that category, he explained. To estimate the external costs of a larger population, the Yalescientists used computerized, dynamic, general equilibrium models of the econ...
Anti-TBT Regulations Shift Environmental Burden To Other Countries
...UNTRIES The TBT regulations that reflect political boundaries
may not provide the globalcommunity with sound regulatory policy, says Michael A. Champ, Ph.D., of TexasA&M. He claims that legislative policies enacted by developed countries toprotect local marine resources have in essence transferred TBT contamin...
Renowned Breast Cancer Experts Present Latest Findings At UCSF Cancer Center Symposium
...d that MRI can be used to more preciselydefine the boundaries
of already diagnosed breast tumors. This information canbe used to minimize the amount of healthy breast tissue destroyed during surgeryand can reduce the incidence of repeated surgery to remove previously missedtumor cells. Joe Gray, PhD, director ...
Raymond Receives $113,000 NIH Grant To Support Cell Cycle Regulation Research
... 1997 winter study class, demonstrates the minimal boundaries
that can exist between teaching and research at Williams. Raymond created her winter study class in research on molecular genetics in response to comments from students disappointed about research opportunities during the January term in biology. "...
China And USGS--Working Together On Environmental Issues
...erative work on coalquality extend well beyond the boundaries
of our two countries," Finkelmansaid. As the nation's largest water, earth and biological science and civilian mappingagency, the USGS works in cooperation with more than 2,000 organizations acrossthe country to provide reliable, impartial scientifi...
Defects In Embryonic Development In Lunatic Fringe Knockout Mice
...eads to alteration in the positioning of thesomite boundaries
and allocation of cells. "These results demonstrate that Lunatic fringe encodes an essentialcomponent of the Notch signaling pathway in mice and is required for propersegmentation of mammalian embryos," Dr. Gridley says. "These studies provid...
USGS To Present Diverse Research At ESA Annual Meeting
...obal trade and increasing movement ofhumans across boundaries
underlie the spread of these exotics, which includemiconia in Hawaii, gypsy moths in the eastern United States, leafy spurgethroughout the western rangelands, and zebra mussels in the Great Lakes. Thisworkshop is designed to bring together scientist...
Duke Studies Show U.S. Central Plains Vulnerable To Global Warming
...usceptible to climate change is that itlies at the boundaries
between air masses that have very different climat...pheric circulation cantranslate into shifts in the boundaries
where these air masses meet. And smallchanges in those boundaries
can change the climate from a prai...
Software Helps Decipher Genomes Of Higher Organisms
...strand of DNA must include predictions of the boundaries
between the exons, which contain the genetic infor...nto GeneMark, making the program responsive to the boundaries
between exons and introns. Borodovsky developed GeneMark.hmm with Dr. Alexander Lukashin...
UCSF's Elizabeth Blackburn Receives Two Major Science Awards
... current contribution to science that "extends the boundaries
of anyfield of science" and signifies a "definite advance of knowledge." Nine California Scientists of the Year recipients have subsequently won theNobel Prize, including UC San Francisco Chancellor J. Michael Bishop, M.D., andUCSF professor Harold E...
Researchers Identify Gene That Sets Boundaries For Heart Chamber Development
...(AMHC1),suggesting that Irx4 works to maintain the boundaries
between the heartchambers. "Before Irx4, t...n the fruit fly involved in setting up compartment boundaries
inseveral organs. When the gene was found in the chick, its striking expressionpattern in the heart ...
Roll Up Your Sleeves And Join Us In The Field, Says Fish And Wildlife Service To Conservation Biologists
...ersheds. TheService chose watersheds because their boundaries
and ecological connections areobvious. For instance, pollution upstream will affect ecosystems downstream.Just as importantly, watersheds are easy to explain to the public, which will beincreasingly critical to conservation as the population grows an...
Keck Foundation supports research at the edge
...nswer them," saidbiologist Lindquist. "It's at the boundaries
of the sciences, the spaces inbetween the formal disciplines, that the most interesting and innovativeresearch is going on today." The bio-inspired materials investigators will initially focus on the microscopicworld of amyloid fibers (such as the pr...
A picture and 2,000 words in Science magazine: two Kansas scientists work at forefront of emerging technology
...tissue research, successfully mapping the chemical boundaries
between graymatter, white matter and basal ganglia of brain tissues. The results, publishedin Spectroscopy, introduced the technology to the scientific community. "In a single decade, scientists have taken a technique developed for inspectingcomputer...
A molecule family hinders spinal cord regeneration, UF brain institute team finds
... CSPGs are thought to play a vital role by forming boundaries
that guide migrating cellsto appropriate destinations. But following an injury, their levels increase so substantially that their growth-regulatingfunction appears to contribute to a failure of the nerve cells to regenerate, according to researchpub...
Chromosome centers defined and sequenced for model plant
...ar organism have been able to identify the genetic boundaries
of the centromeres -- which are resistant to stand...ping work from Copenhaver and Preuss, defining the boundaries
of the centromeres along with their contents....
Why muscle strength seeps away: a new cause for muscular dystrophy
...amily members it was not possible to define narrow boundaries
for the region of interest. Fortunately, Dieter Jenne from the Department of Neuroimmunologiy at the Max Planck Institute of Neurobiology and his technicians Heike Reimann, Antje Nilforoushan and Lisa Stegmann, have developed an almost complete phy...
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