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U.S. Geological Survey 1998 Budget: Increased Support For Drinking Water, Earthquakes And Biological Sciences

...rtunity tojoin with hundreds of new cooperators in every state and more than 100countries to produce the cr... page on the Internet -- we are striving toserve every citizen every day," Eaton said. For FY 1998, the USGS budget includes a net increase of $6.5...

A Phoenix From A Ring Of Fire Is A Pattern For The Recovery Of Mount St. Helens

...ts that Mount St. Helens is also an island, as is every volcano in the Cascade chain. "It is an island of its species. The insects and plants that live on the upper slopes cannot live in the lower elevations, so the volcano might just as well be in the ocean." The recovery of Mount St. Helen...

Pets Provide Physiological Benefits For Women Living Alone

...ized monitor recorded cardiovascular measurements every five minutes for 40 minutes at each session. Researchers were not in the room, but pet-owners had their pets with them. Results showed that blood pressure of pet-owners was lower than that of non-pet-owners in both age groups. Among elderl...

Prostate Cancer's Aggressiveness May Be Predicted Early By The Ratio Of Free To Total PSA

...s will complete a questionnaire about their health every year for up to 14 years. For more information, or to apply for the study, contact the NCI at 1-800-4-CANCER. In 1997, an estimated 334,500 new cases of prostate cancer will be diagnosed, and prostate cancer will be responsible for an estimated 41,80...

Isle Royale Moose Continue Decline

...Despite their success, wolves had to work hard for every morsel of food this winter, according to the MTU biologist. "Some even dug up carcasses of moose that had died last year and ate their dried up hides. I'd never seen that before." The annual wolf-moose study on Isle Royale is funded by the National P...

New Vaccine Blocks Viral Entry In Cattle, May Have Implications For Human Vaccines

...ose. That one dose contains enough virus to infect every cow in Wisconsin," Letchworth says. "We wanted the challenge dose to be great enough to infect some animals so we could find the limits of protection. Despite that huge dose, 70 percent of the cows remained free of the virus." Letchworth also tried ...

Researchers Find Production Point Of Key Protein In Fragile X Syndrome

...is carried by mothers and passedon to sons. One in every 1,000 women is believed to carry the defectivegene; about one in every 2,000 males is affected. Telling physical featuresinclude a long narrow face and/or prominent ears, ...

Beset By Human Competition, Penguins Must Take Marathon Food Trips To Avoid Starvation, A Researcher Finds

...get a Bud Ice. Indeed, the penguin seems to be on every advertiser's fantasy list these days. But in the ... weeks. Then the couple switch nest-sitting duties every other day until the eggs hatch. For the first 30 days of the chicks' life, each parent will be gone ...

Scientists Use Magnetic Field As Alternative To Space-Based Zero Gravity

... stresses. "The magnetic field actually picked up every single molecule in the embryos,mimicking the type of cell-by-cell levitation of astronauts that occurs in theweightless conditions of space," said study director James M. Valles, anassociate professor of physics. "Because the embryos contain the same...

Everyday Technology Underlies First DNA Computer Logic Gates

...re the same ones that thousands of biologists use every day in their labs." Ray, an assistant professor o...he endless series of binary data coursing through every computer into a series of signals that a computer uses to perform its operations. Today's logic gat...

Stuttering Appears To Have Strong Link To Family Genes, Researchers Say

...tion that leads to real stuttering. About five in every 100 children will begin to stutter at some point,most before age 5. About four of those five will stop within a few years,Yairi said. One, however, will become persistent, struggling with a disorderin which speech problems are "only the tip of the ic...

Ozone 'Chat Room' Provides Real-Time Air-Quality Research

...ourly ozone measurements from air-quality sites in every county of the 37 states most heavily affected by ozone pollution. They also can access daily meteorological data, primarily consisting of wind speed and direction. In addition to technical reports, color animations developed at CAPITA showing ozon...

Natural Shelters on Leaves House Plant Bodyguards

...t to control because they produce a new generation every sevento 10 days and are resistant to many chemical pesticides," Agrawalsaid. Most growers apply sulfur, oils and mostly chemical miticides in an attemptto control spider mites. With the use of two pesticide sprays, 5 percentof the cotton yield is us...

First Salmonella Vaccine For Poultry To Be On The Market Soon

...eliminate the time and cost involved with handling every newly hatched chick."...

UW Smogmobile Offers Cleaner, Safer Alternative To Gas Or Electric Cars

...ic cars (including the cost of battery replacement every two to three years). Despite the environmental and economic benefits of liquid nitrogen vehicles, Hertzberg realizes it will be difficult to attract the interest of an automotive industry and public already committed to gas- and electric-powered cars...

Evolution Re-Sculpted Animal Limbs By Genetic Switches Once Thought Too Drastic For Survival

... and regulate the formation of major structures in every animal studied. Butbecause laboratory mutations in these genes can cause monstrosities--such as afly with legs where its antennae should be--many scientists doubted that naturalvariation of homeotic genes could underlie the incremental, survivable ch...

Study: Device Prevents Epileptic Seizures, Doesn't Damage Hearts

...bone,and it is programmed to send electric current every few minutes through a wirethat wraps around the vagus nerve in the neck. After extensive clinical trials,the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the stimulator July 16.Cyberonics Inc. manufactures it. By studying the device's effect on...

Female Adolescents Need Calcium During 'Window Of Opportunity'

...for four and a half to five cups of dairy products every day. Calcium, which makes up much of bone, is an essential element for many body functions. As the body ages, it gets some of the calcium it needs by slowly breaking down bone material. Excessive loss of bone material and minerals as a person ages is...

DNA Testing For Genetic Disorders: 'Does It Run In The Family?' Explains Options, Limitations, Problems

...ds to ward off heart disease? Or will we worryover every ache and pain? Should we share the knowledge with otherfamily members? Do we really want to know?" In her book, Zallen explains how geneticdisorders are passed along in families, which disorders can betested for, how DNA tests work, what such tests ...

NIH's Genbank Database Logs Billionth Base

...s. GenBank is accessed by some 40,000 researchers every day at the Web site http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/ . GenBank is built and supported by the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI), a division of the National Library of Medicine. "As GenBank grows and becomes ever more comprehensive," ...

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