Tag: "domestic" at biology news
DuPont and NREL to develop world's first integrated 'bio-refinery'
...es of fossil fuels, while creating new markets for domestic
grains and crop residues helping to stimulate the U.S. agricultural economy," he said. "DuPont has a proven ability to take great ideas, work to make them more cost effective, and move them into the marketplace," Pacheco said. "The combined capabil...
Turkey genome research may help producers breed a better turkey
...the first genome map, or genetic blueprint, of the domestic
turkey (Meleagris gallopavo). In order to decod...ken genome, but the turkey remained one of the few domestic
food animals for which a genome map was not available. These maps are essential for applying resul...
World Parks Congress focuses on wildlife health issues
...ses can cause. "As the list of diseases affecting domestic
animals and people that originate in the wild grows longer, we begin to realize that a more holistic approach is needed to manage the interface between wildlife, livestock and humans," said Dr. William Karesh, head of WCS's Field Veterinary Program a...
Tourism to Earth's most threatened areas surges by over 100 percent in last decade
...blic. Tourism generates 11 percent of global gross domestic
product (GDP), employs 200 million people and transports nearly 700 million international travelers per year a figure that is expected to double by 2020. It is considered one of the largest, if not the largest, industries on the planet. With natur...
Tips from the Journals of the American Society for Microbiology
...n is an antibacterial compound frequently found in domestic
and clinical applications. Although concentration...y exposed because triclosan is so commonly used in domestic
products. Recent research has suggested that exposure to this compound may lead to antibiotic resis...
A wake-up call for environmental health
...ments on the new energy bill that will increase US domestic
energy supply, concluding that the bill's implicat...tioning units. Energy conservation, not increased domestic
production, has to be the future for the USA and the rest of the developed world. As the world's big...
Funding opportunities for junior faculty offered by the American Association for Cancer Research
...0,000 for salary, laboratory supplies, and limited domestic
travel. The winner will be required to give a presentation of their research at the 2005 AACR Annual Meeting (April 16-20, 2005, Anaheim, California). Candidates must have completed postdoctoral studies or clinical fellowships no later than July 1 of...
Pandoras box of pathogens
...ghlight pathogens that move between wild hosts and domestic
hosts, as well as from domestic/wild hosts to humans. Eliska Rejmankova, of the University of California--Davis, will describe her research team's hypothesis that nutrient-enriched runoff from agricultural lands and human settlements in Belize, ...
Universities to share technologies to fight hunger in developing countries; improve domestic crops
...to be used to fight global hunger and to boost the domestic
agricultural sector. The agreement will accelerate research and development to improve staple crop varieties like rice, cassava, sorghum and potatoes essential to resource-poor farmers in developing countries who depend on small farm plots and face...
Electric vehicles promise economic benefits in the billions
...Research Quarterly, assessed impacts on U.S. gross domestic
product, trade and labor, as well as impacts on fu...ed at, the transfer of dollars from oil imports to domestic
fuels--namely electricity--generates higher GDP, labor and reduced trade deficit," Winebrake says. "...
Unemployment, access to guns among factors that turn domestic violence deadly
...ning key risk factors, over and above a history of domestic
violence, that contribute to the abuse that escalates to murder will help us identify and intervene with battered women who are most at risk." According to Campbell, results of the study suggest that steps such as increasing shelter services for bat...
For ferrets, GPI means 'get pregnancy initiated'
...cifically, biologists examining early pregnancy in domestic
ferrets report they have identified a protein nece...ans, for both reproductive and health issues." In domestic
ferrets, GPI might as well also mean "gets pregnancy initiated." That could likely go for other memb...
Isolation of ferret protein promising for cancer, reproductive studies
...plantation protein," the researchers said. "In the domestic
ferrets that we studied, we found a unique role fo... doctoral student at Illinois during the study. In domestic
ferrets, GPI triggers a signal that allows a fertilized embryo to implant successfully into the wall...
WCS biologist George Schaller reports surprising increase in Tibet's wildlife
...o ward off animals. Competition between kiang and domestic
livestock is a more complex issue currently being studied. The Wildlife Conservation Society has identified other more detailed solutions to better protect wildlife in Tibet, and is looking to work more closely with Tibet's Forestry Department towar...
Changing global nitrogen cycle impacting human health, says Colorado University-led study
...end said. Crops like corn largely become food for domestic
animals, leading to further nitrogen losses to the environment, disparities in world food distribution and a growing tendency for unhealthy diets even in wealthy nations, the researchers concluded. In the United States, more than half of the grain pr...
Engineering a solution to waste crisis
... said Dr. Williams. "Firstly, it disposes of much domestic
waste; secondly, it helps overcome the worldwide depletion of soil quality; thirdly, it reduces emissions of methane the highly aggressive greenhouse gas produced by landfill disposal; and fourthly, it will help save peat beds which are threatened b...
Few microbiological differences in households using antibacterials
...e same products are increasingly incorporated into domestic
household cleaners, healthcare products, clothes, and plastics," says Bonnie Marshall, one of the study researchers. In contrast to alcohols, peroxides and bleach, which quickly dissipate from environmental surfaces, common antibacterial chemicals s...
Troubling news about sea otter deaths
...es of two land mammals not native to California -- domestic
cats for Toxoplasma and opossums for Sarcocystis. UC Davis has another study under way to find out how those parasites are getting from the land into the ocean; storm-drain water runoff is one suspect. The second cluster was due to acanthocephalan wo...
Virginia Tech inventions, creations can improve lives
...stock in developing countries and infects wild and domestic
animals in the United States. It is also a potential biowarfare agent; strains of Brucella have been constructed with resistance to multiple antibiotics used to treat the disease. Although rarely fatal, once established, the disease is difficult to t...
Failures in primate cloning may signal impossibility of human reproductive cloning
...ose used to create Dolly the sheep, mice and other domestic
animals do not work in nonhuman primates," added Dr. Schatten. "I don't want to say that this will never happen. Given enough time and materials, we may discover how to make it work. It just doesn't work now." In addition to Drs. Schatten and Simerly...
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