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ASU Professor Helps In Fight To Protect Japanese Pika Habitat
...st people may never suspect that rabbits couldever end
up on the endangered species list, but an Arizona State Universityprofessor says, guess again. Lagomorphs -- rabbits, and their cousins, hares and pikas-- are beingthreatened worldwide. "Twenty-five percent of lagomorph species areendangered and some...
Four More Lemurs To Be Released Into Madagascar Jungle This Fall
... airplane to begin a several-day journey that will end
at the 5,000-acreBetampona Natural Reserve in Madagascar. They will travel to Madagascaraccompanied by veterinarian Graham Crawford of the San Francisco Zoo. Afterabout a month of habituation in cages in the jungle, during which they adjust tolocal f...
Whitaker makes largest individual grants ever totaling more than $30 million
...proximately $400 million, plans toterminate at the end
of 2006. So far this year, it has awarded $87 million tosupport biomedical engineering....
Rapid Population Growth Is Still A Problem
... explosion is over." Butinstead of being near the end
of the "explosion" with today's population of 5.9b... but in actuality Frenchwomen who have reached the end
of their childbearing years report having 2.1births on average, close to the preferred number. Sim...
Where The Rubber Meets The Air
...f each other, they would reach the moon. Lay them end
and they wouldencircle the globe more than 140 times. An environmental nightmare. Researchers in Il...
Teaching Great White Sharks To Link People With Food Is A Recipe For Disaster
...unscrupulous operators of shark-diving tours could end
in tragedy,say conservationists. They are worried by practices which may lead great whitesharks to associate food with items such as surfboards or children's toys. Anyresulting attacks could undermine years of effort to save these endangeredmarine pr...
Largest Study Of Twins Shows Delay In Language Acquisition Has Strong Genetic
Component Among Children At Low End Of Developmental Scale
...t what happens to children at the low or very slow end
oflanguage development is strikingly different. Wi...ave the same 42 percent chance of being at the low end
oflanguage development scale, it appears that boys and girls aren't being treateddifferently. This a...
Possible Human Ancestors In Spain 780,000 Years Ago
...tors of modern Homosapiens or an evolutionary dead end
like the Neanderthals is for anthropologiststo decide. But Josep Pares is certain of one thing: they were living there780,000 years ago. An expert on paleomagnetic dating, Pares, who is now a University of Michiganresearch scientist, first reporte...
Angry Biotech Firms Are Blaming The Industry Leader For Bringing Modified Crops
...p Readysoya was a setback. And the problems didn't end
there, say some industrysources: a high-profile advertising campaign from Monsanto, designed to reassureEuropean consumers, has if anything hardened negative public attitudes toagricultural biotechnology. "We're as fed up as some others with theYanke...
Sick Kids Improves Access To Global Genome Database
... the Johns Hopkins site will be discontinuedat the end
of January 1999. HSC is considering taking over the management of theentire GDB. The Hospital for Sick Children is Canada's premier health research facility andone of the world's leading centres for genetics research. Through its Centre forApplied Ge...
Nuts And Oats May Build A Strong Heart
...ressure by 7 millimeters of mercury (mm/Hg) at the end
of the six-week studycompared to 2 mm/Hg for the wheat group. "Blood pressure lowering is generally a good thing for the population. Thequestion here is: if this dietary intervention works to reduce normal bloodpressure, can we also use the same me...
The Fire Down Below: Extreme Heat-Loving Organisms May Be Keys To Molecular
Evolution, Origin Of Life, New Book Argues
... Frost famously wrote that "some say the worldwill end
in fire, some say in ice." Though scientists can make educated guessesat the final convulsions of the planet, they're far more comfortable searchingfor its origins. New evidence, discovered in the past decade, now indicates thatlife on Earth may have...
Interferon Less Effective Against Hepatitis C For African Americans
... as measured by an antibody called HCV RNA. At the end
of the interferon therapy, only 5% of African-Americans became HCV RNA negative, as opposed to 33% of Causasians, 28% of Hispanics, and 40% of Asians. "The differences in response to interferon in HCV is as yet unexplained," according to the abstrac...
UNC Researchers Develop New Way To Measure Acid Level Of Body Fluids
... you can see putting this type of electrode on the end
of those tubesas well." In their application for patent, the researchers note that the AEIROF electrodeswill be inexpensive to produce and can be used alone or grouped with otherbiosensors such as potassium, glucose or lactate electrodes. "In gener...
Calcium Channel Blocker Slows Hardening Of Arteries In Some Key Arteries, But Not Others
...errington M.D. conducted the study. At the end
of the three years, the patients had a second heartcatheterization. The investigators had hoped to show that regular administration ofamlodipine over three years would reduce the progress of atherosclerosis insegments of the coronary arteries...
When Genes "Breed" In The Lab, A Suprising Number Of Their Offspring Are Supergenes
... When organisms reproduce sexually, the offspring end
up with amix-and-match set of genes inherited from both parents. Maxygen's technique issimilar, except the parents are a series of related genes. These are cut intopieces, shuffled together and then assembled to form a new genetic generation.Some of ...
First Dinosaur Embryo Skin Discovered -- Unhatched Embryos Are First Ever Found Of Giant-Plant Eating Dinosaurs
...entence. The only sauropod dinosaurs alive at the end
of the Cretaceousperiod with teeth this shape were sauropods known as titanosaurs. The remainsof these dinosaurs are common near Auca Maheuvo, making it very likely that theembryos belong to this group. Unlike any other known sauropods, titanosaurs ...
New Findings On Receptor Regulation May Lead To Better Drugs For Diabetes
...t although the regulatorysite lies at the opposite end
of the receptor from the TZD-binding region, thead...ns remains a mystery, Lazar says, "but somehow one end
of thereceptor is communicating with the other end." At any given time, half of the PPAR-gam...
Supplementing Diet With Fruits And Vegetables, Rather Than Vitamins, Provides Needed "Antioxidants"
...tream. Breath and bloodcollection was done at the end
of the first three weeks of the study and at theend of the study. Those on the diets emphasizing fruits and vegetables showed a greater capacityto neutralize oxygen-free radicals and had significantly lower breath ethane. This finding, says Miller, i...
Oldest Ice Core From The Tropics Recovered, New Ice Age Evidence
... glacial maximum (LGM). The abrupt beginning and end
of a Younger-Dryas-typ... that the mechanism controlling the onset and end
ofthese cold, glacial periods may be tied to the changes in thetropical ...
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