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Roll Up Your Sleeves And Join Us In The Field, Says Fish And Wildlife Service To Conservation Biologists

...al--recovering an endangered species--is clear and easy tomeasure. In contrast, managers are wary of the e...ems downstream.Just as importantly, watersheds are easy to explain to the public, which will beincreasingly critical to conservation as the population grows...

Antbird capable of increasing testosterone level when threatened

...ski said. "Birds are good models, because they are easy toobserve, as opposed to mammals who display most of their aggression at night orout of sight. We need to understand aggression in natural systems to reallyunderstand how aggressiveness is regulated in humans, and what kinds ofphysiological parameter...

USGS will re-evaluate its Alaska strategy

...cision to expand our efforts in Alaska would be an easy one, but funding is amajor issue as there are many competing priorities in the lower 48 states." "Re-evaluation doesn't guarantee program growth," Groat continued. "Butbecause of this history of cooperation between USGS and partner scientifi...

Pumping with tiny bubbles

...ble.Because the bubble is generated by heat, it is easy to control, the inventorssay. And because the bubb...ubbles persecond, but the inventors say it will be easy to move to much higher rates. The bubble-powered pump could play a crucial role, for instance, in cu...

New components of machinery that carries genetic information from nucleus

...to IP3 on the way to producingIP6. "It was easy to test this hypothesis," said York. "We just introducedradio-labeled inositol into yeast strains mutated to lack the genes for one orthe other of the suspected kinases. Depending on the kinase blocked, weexpected to see buildup of either IP3 or IP...

New computer programme could help assess cancer risks

... doctors involved in the study found the programme easy to use and that it enabled them to tackle the complex area of assessing genetic risk with their patients. However, users also reported a sense of being out of control' during the consultation. For example, some participants found it awkward sitting...

Hepatitis C's interferon resistance mechanism discovered

...ility to neutralizeinterferon. This will not be an easy task since HCV's genome is highlyheterogeneous, or varied. To make matters worse, the E2 gene of HCV isprobably the most heterogeneous gene of all. "The consequence of the geneticdiversity of HCV is a virus that has the ability to escape the immune...

DFG releases statement on possibilities and limitations of genetic diagnosis

... making it possible todevelop novel and relatively easy test systems for the simultaneous detection of manygenes. This would enable tests to be performed on a large scale although there might not beany medical reason to do so. For society and for the individual these developments will haveconsiderable con...

Mobile DNA sequences could be the cause of chromosomal mutations during the evolution of species

...salivary glands of its larvae which are relatively easy to view with amicroscope. This characteristic make it an excellent source for studyinggenetic changes that take place in the course of evolution. One of the mosttypical genetic changes in the Drosophila type species are the chromosomalinversions....

MTU researchers develop new software to help clean up contamination sites

...ETDOT, a Windows-based program, is so accurate and easy to use that it'sfinding it's way into coursework. ...rad studentsand undergrads love it because it's so easy to use." Students aren't the software's only fans. More than 100 clients world wide, ingovernment, r...

Digital plant doctor diagnoses plant problems

...e is accessible through the Web, theimages will be easy to pull off for a wide range of instructional purposes. "If you can take a picture of it, you can send it to the archive," saidHalsey. "For instance, we've successfully identified a strangejellyfish-like critter in a catfish pond that turned out to b...

Transformation of normal human cells into cancer cells

...hat it was about the mouse cells that made them so easy totransform and hypothesized that it might have something to do with the presenceof the enzyme telomerase," says Dr. William C. Hahn, a postdoctoral fellow inthe Weinberg laboratory. Dr. Hahn and Dr. Christopher M. Counter, a formerWhitehead postdoc...

Simulating protein folding from physical laws

...lts to known shapes. Unfortunately, there are not easy matches for all proteins, so it would bedesirable to have what's called an ab initio (from the very beginning)approach that simulates the entire folding process. That's the approach used bythe Scheraga group, which bases its simulations on the law...

Heatstroke killed four football players during 1998, expert urges precautions

...the past," Mueller said. "Players should start off easy for atleast seven to 10 days to get them acclimated to the heat." Mueller, chairman of the American Football Coaches' Committee ofFootball Injuries, directs the National Center for Catastrophic Sports Injuries,based at the university. Every y...

Jefferson scientist hopes to answer the question, 'Why is it so hard to quit smoking?'

...scan try and try and never be able to beat it. The easy answer is, some peoplehave will power and some don't. But quitting is different for different people.People like to think of themselves as free-willed, but in truth, much of ourbehavior is wired." Specialists use a number of different techniques to h...

Microbial janitors tackle nuclear clean-up problems

... feeds the microbes, the bright color makesthe gel easy to see, a plus when applying it to a surface for t...makes it so appealing to theresearch team -- it is easy to apply, requires low maintenance during theactivation period, is safe to humans and the environmen...

Help with 'screamingly radioactive' storage tanks: Nonradioactive substitute created to aid nuclear waste clean-up

...e found inwaste storage tanks. This should permit easy and relatively cheap decommissioning of some tanks at acost of $10 million each, rather than "worst case" disposal, with maximumsafeguards for every tank, of $65 million each. There are approximately 180 suchtanks on Hanford Reservation in Washington...

Jurassic period mammal teeth found; prevailing theories challenged

... in the middle." The fossil teeth were not easy to find. Aside from the fact that theywere located in a remote area, the three molars (see photograph) are eachsmaller than the head of a pin. They were sifted out of bags of sediment andidentified during microscopic inventory at the Field Museum of ...

Researcher finds plant toxin that causes fungal suicide

...isn't a plant pathogen, it is a fungus that's both easy to work withand well understood. Also, in interactions with osmotin, yeast acts the same asfungi that invade plants. Bressan added osmotin to a culture of yeast cells, just as a plant naturallywould send the compound out to fend off an attacking fung...

Scientists create smart mouse

...nthe two signals are relatively far apart, so it's easy to make connectionsbetween events and to learn. After adolescence, the receptor becomes lessresponsive, making learning more difficult. This phenomenon of declining memoryhas persisted throughout evolution and has been observed in species ranging fro...

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