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Cornell Researchers Precisely Date Wood From Ancient Tomb In Turkey

...ounce in Nature is the beginning of the process of bringing some order to our understanding of the cultures and histories of our shared past."...

Hibernation: The Opposite of Sleep?

...ving energy, why do animals waste crucial reserves bringing their body temperature back up tonormal? Do they need to empty their kidneys? Restore their fluid balances? Recharge their memories? Barnes has a different hypothesis: animals rewarm themselves so they can rest. "Cold brains cannot sleep. Although t...

Plants Have Future As Environmental Clean-Up Agents

...one." In essence, the vegetation serves as a pump bringing contaminatedwater close to the surface. Depending on the type of chemicalpresent, bacteria on the plant roots can feed on some types ofchemicals, while other chemicals are brought closer to the surface,which can hasten their degradation because oxyge...

Planned Burning In Forests A Boon To Several Species Of Birds In Illinois

...losed, altering theflow of light to the ground and bringing about ecological changes: Shade-tolerantmaple trees have replaced oaks; ground cover has become fragmented; andbird and animal populations have changed. Oak savannas flourished in Illinois for at least 8,000 years before modernagriculture and devel...

Epic Of Evolution Conference Brings Science And Religion Together November 12-14

...values concerning human nature and destiny. "We're bringing people together to talk about the common ground, as well as thedifferences," says Alaka Wali, anthropologist and director of The Field Museum'sCenter for Cultural Understanding and Change. "Dialogue like this helps to showthe public that science is ...

Biologist Experiments With His Own Front Yard

...ted from Bermuda grass lawns to my kind of lawn -- bringing nature back into your yard is a way tocompensate for the fact that we are so incredibly 'concrete-ized.' "It would make a big difference in terms of the desert insects and birds that would be present." Does he think this will ever happen? ...

Births Of Rare Lemurs At Duke Primate Center

...dwhite fur. A golden-crowned sifaka baby, bringing the total number of thesebeautiful animals in captivity to four, all of which are at the Primate Center. Two aye-aye babies, one of which has remained with its mother, andanother which is being hand-raised, since its mother was unable to f...

Purdue Herbarium -- A Noah's Ark For Egyptian Plants

...eople per square mile. Beyond them lies desert. By bringing water to the desert, the Egyptians hope to reclaim land in the "New Valley" for agriculture. By the year 2001, Egyptians will complete a 40-mile canal that pumps water from Lake Nasser in the south to more than 415,000 acres of desert in the central ...

Jefferson Scientists Link Some Cases Of Scleroderma To Damage From Lingering Fetal Cells

...have found evidence suggesting that fetal cells bringing about graft-versus-host-disease (GVHD) reactions may be involved in some cases of systemic sclerosis, a form of scleroderma, an autoimmune disease. Systemic sclerosis strikes about three to eight times more women than men, usually between...

Africa At The Turning Point

...fection), showing that there is real potential for bringing the AIDS epidemic under control, according to the reports authors. Ghana, Kenya and Nigeria have introduced programs on a national scale to improve emergency treatment of women suffering from complications of unsafe abortion . "Africa is a late...

Summer Science: Where Have All The Honeybees Gone? UD 'Bee Guy' Asks Why--From America To The Amazon

...rownpoppyseeds-camp on their victims' backs, often bringing diseases with them. In the wild, "only 10 percent of all feral honeybee colonies remain within thenortheastern United States," says Caron, who works in UD's 50-year-old apiary orbee farm, "so much biodiversity has been lost." With a Fund for Rural Am...

USGS Contributions Enhance Public Health Research, Scientists Showcase Technologies At San Diego Meeting

...atural hazards and water quality work. We are now bringing our interdisciplinary expertise directly to bear on critical public health issues," said USGS Acting Director Dr. Thomas Casadevall. "These issues affect citizens across the country. Many chronic health issues may relate directly to the environment...

Louisiana State University Agricultural Center Signs Licensing Agreement With American Cyanamid For Herbicide-Tolerant Rice

...enterand the people of Louisiana to participate in bringing this technology tofarmers in ways we couldn't do alone," said Dr. William B. Richardson,chancellor of the LSU Agricultural Center, adding, "This licensing agreementalso will provide additional support for the ongoing research of the LSU AgCenter's R...

For Fruit Flies, Finding The Right Mate May Mean Offspring With A Longer Life Span, According To New Study

... single mate from which to choose. The research is bringing new insights intoboth female choice and male competition. "We know there are fitness consequences to sexual selection, but paststudies have largely focuses on juvenile survival," said Dr. Daniel Promislow."Our results focus on adults, and we...

New Consortium Of Nutrition And Medical Experts Takes On The Lack Of Nutrition Education In Medical Training

...ieve the new consortium is a giant step forward in bringing nutrition into its proper place in American medicine. M.R.C. Greenwood, Ph.D., President of the American Society of Clinical Nutrition, Inc. says, "until physicians are better trained to provide high levels of information on nutrition, americans ar...

NASA Using Space Incubator To Understand Breast Cancer

... Space Station. Dodging a bullet In addition to bringing the space Bioreactor to bear on terrestrial health issues, NASA is also concerned about ionizing radiation, an issue for the human exploration and development of space environment. Ionizing radiation actually has two components, photons - ultravio...

University Of Chicago Researcher Receives Packard Fellowship

...ntrons act as leaders which are later spliced out, bringing the fragmentstogether to form a new gene. Remnants of the earliest gene pieces have been detected in fruit flies. "We think that early in evolution, a few genes existed that couldshuffle and recombine to make new genes to let organ...

Cardiac Clinical Trial Studies Use of Antibiotic In Preventing Heart Attack

...modalities asangioplasty, we still have difficulty bringing the heart attack recurrence levelto under 20 percent. If our hypothesis is correct, this safe, inexpensive andnon-toxic antibiotic can play a significant role in preventing future heartattacks and represent a major step forward in the battle against ...

Shedding Light On Circadian Rhythms

...itute, confirmthat cryptochrome is an important in bringing light into the circadian system.In addition, Rosbash says that his laboratory's work shows that withoutcryptochrome, "the circadian system is largely, though not entirely, dead." Rosbash and his colleagues first characterized the fruit fly gene, cry,...

Greater Prairie Chicken Appears On Comeback Trail In Illinois

...on that had low genetic diversity. "What we did by bringing in the other birds for genetic management is a classiccase that importation of birds from healthy populations elsewhere can work,"Brawn said. "It may not work every time. We were able to base the effort on animmense amount of information collected ...

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(Date:4/23/2014)... A team of scientists led by a researcher from ... the National University of Singapore has identified the cancer ... opens up the possibility of developing new drugs for ... cancers. , The research group, led by Dr Chan ... for the first time that a cancer-specific variant of ...
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