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Critically endangered monkey species plummets more than 50 percent since 1994

...aring, it is unlikely that future generations will ever know this species outside of history books," said Tilo Nadler, Vietnam Country Representative for the Frankfurt Zoological Society. "Still, we have a limited window of opportunity to save them, and we hope the international community will rally aroun...

Meteorites supplied Earth life with phosphorus

...called achondrites, represent the mantle. "No one ever realized that such a critical stage in planetary evolution could be coupled to the origin of life," he added. "This result constrains where, in our solar system and others, life could originate. It requires an asteroid belt where planetesimals can gr...

Carnegie Mellon scientists reveal ways of studying, resolving PCB contamination in US rivers

...tions that decompose PCBs differently in the first ever side-by-side comparison of sediments taken from separate, contaminated rivers. Future studies that modify sediment nutrients from contaminated sites with little or no bacterial activity also could reveal ways to coax poor PCB-eaters into developing h...

Penn scientists identify novel pathway in aneurysms

...gston, Canada. "This is the first time anyone has ever shown aneurysm formation associated with this inflammation pathway," says Funk. Drugs that block the formation and action of this pathway are currently used to treat inflammation in the airways of asthmatics. "Perhaps they may become useful to treat ...

Virus known for its photo ops makes its movie screen debut

...o see more than one scene in that story if we were ever to understand its full meaning." The baseplate is composed of 16 types of protein molecules, most present in multiple copies. Before infection, these proteins fit together to form a hexagonal shape. Together with the 12 legs that extend from the T4's...

X marks the spot: Vector insertion is viral specific

...to virus, which is not something anyone would have ever suspected," says Bushman. "We can only speculate as to the mechanism at present, but one attractive idea is that retroviral-integration complexes bind to cellular DNA binding proteins attached to specific locations on chromosomes." For HIV, integrati...

Shedding new light on biology

...ists a much deeper look into living organisms than ever before. The new technology will undoubtedly become a standard fixture in modern biology labs. Its many advantages and applications are described in the latest edition of Science (Aug 13, 2004). Called SPIM (Selective Plane Illumination Microscopy),...

Water on Mars not easy to find, says Texas A&M researcher

... about water on Mars," Lemmon adds. "If there were ever large amounts of water on Mars, that means there could be life there, and that's always been the big question." Lemmon says the team did learn that Martian dust is everywhere on the planet. "The dust is so thick it coats everything, including our equ...

Why some animals have smaller eyes: Lifestyle matters

...s. By three months, our eyes are as big as they'll ever be -- at least from outward appearances: The corneas have reached their full width, although inside the eyes, the neurobiologist notes, the front-to-back length will increase somewhat. Then our eyes move farther apart in the face as the head grows. A...

Revealing bizarre deep-sea secrets

... be using the most advanced array of imaging tools ever deployed in the deep sea with the goal of revealin...., in Andover, Mass. "This is the first time we've ever been able to assemble a team like this, with such a range of tools," says Dr. Edith Widder, expediti...

Parasitic cowbirds thrive with a less ruthless strategy than cuckoos

...r by different mothers, and whether cowbird chicks ever shoulder host eggs out of the nest to obtain the optimal two nestmates. He also studies cowbird parasitism at Point Reyes on the coast just north of San Francisco and at Mono Lake in eastern California....

Two-month study of life in mid-Atlantic yields trove of species, new insights & questions

...ing" and thought to be the largest such phenomenon ever recorded; Repeated observations of a reef-building, cold-water coral known as Lophelia pertusa. While no major reefs were found, the species was documented for the first time along this section of the mid-Atlantic Ridge; New insights into the si...

8 environmental stewards win $900,000 in biodiversity awards

...ent belief that the only and highest service I can ever render to my country is to be involved in activities related to conservation of biodiversity and the environment and promotion of wise use of natural resources. Conservation is my lifestyle." Wondafrash currently is studying environment and developme...

LSU Vet School receives $9.9 million for infectious disease research

...edicine. "This is the largest grant the school has ever received, and it's the only grant like this currently at LSU." The grant is from the National Center for Research Resources, a division of the National Institutes of Health, and it is part of the Center of Biomedical Research Excellence, or COBRE,...

UCSB professor and director receives two national awards

..."The model has been successful beyond what anybody ever imagined," she said, noting that Reichman has worked hard to make NCEAS an academic community center, rather than an exclusively discipline-oriented endeavor. The program has been so successful under Reichman's guidance that the NSF has adopted the m...

Another key for the p53 door

...that YY1 could be a lot more important than anyone ever realized." The present study continues a long tradition of p53 research within LICR. The protein was discovered by Dr. Lloyd J. Old, the Director of LICR, in 1979. More recently, the ASPP family of proteins, which act to stimulate p53 activity in cou...

Lehmann lovegrass won't succumb to fire

...ock, has been slowly taking over native grasslands ever since. Non-native species can alter ecosystems by supplanting native species. The consequences of having a non-native species present depend on its characteristics and the way it interacts with the ecological community it's invading. ...

Study reveals surprising 'remodeling' property of gene regulation process

...ental observation about the genome, but nobody had ever made it before," he added....

Ancient brewery discovered on mountaintop in Peru

...portant find may be the oldest large-scale brewery ever found in the Andes," said Patrick Ryan Williams, PhD, Assistant Curator of Anthropology at The Field Museum. "The scale of chicha production in this building with multiple fires and vats, indicates that this was not a home-brewing operation," he ad...

Researchers look into components of RNA silencing machinery

...tific endeavor," says Aramayo. "It is a must if we ever are to conquer disease." In a study with Neurospora crassa, a mold, Aramayo and his colleagues created mutant cells that cannot produce any key components of the RNA silencing mechanism, and discovered that heterochromatin formed just fine. ...

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