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Aging: The continuous process from birth to death

... American Physiological Society (APS). The series examines the physiological changes associated with aging ba...cts of Aging on Cerebrovascular Tone and [Ca2+]i," examines whether cerebral artery tone and intracellular Ca2+ concentration ([Ca2+)i] are affected by aging, u...

Story tips from the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory

...at takes into account a multitude of variables and examines what's at risk under different scenarios. While Fort Benning in Georgia is the subject of the study, the model will have applications nationwide. [Contact: Ron Walli, 865-576-0226; wallira@ornl.gov ] CHEMISTRY - Single-cell analysis . . . To bette...

By the year 2050, human population could add 2.6 billion people, reports Rockefeller scientist

...n "Human Population: The Next Half-Century," Cohen examines the history of human population and how it might c...ong series titled "The State of the Planet," which examines key issues of our planet's well-being. Cohen was asked to initiate the series because "population is...

Plants' circadian clocks tune into latitude to enhance fitness

...shed in the November 7 issue of Science, the study examines the clock rhythms in Arabidopsis from different parts of the earth. The researchers analyzed leaf movements and measured the period of time it took the leaves to complete one circadian cycle, noted the time of day when the leaves were pointing straig...

Ethical guidelines needed before 'nutrigenomic' groceries come to market

...nd the University of Guelph philosophy department, examines ethical questions surrounding the rapidly emerging field of nutritional genomics, also called nutrigenomics, the study of how nutrients and genes interact and how genetic variations can cause people to respond differently to food nutrients. Research ...

How many fish in the sea? Census of Marine Life launches first report

...of Maine, a heavily fished ecosystem. The project examines everything in the water column, from life in the bottom sediments to microbes to whales. The Gulf of Maine was chosen for study because it also has more complete observations of such variables as temperature and currents than most other marine ecosy...

Inability to pump oxygen during exercise could pinpoint early heart problems

...ue Doppler imaging, a newer ultrasound method that examines the functioning of the heart's walls. Next, they compared those results with the participants' heart performance during exercise while the adults walked on a treadmill. The scientists measured oxygen usage during the exercise portion by having the ...

Book traces the history and mystery of the Deschutes River

... be of interest to others. "One paper in the book examines the origin of rapids on the Deschutes," Grant says, "which should appeal to the many thousands of white-water enthusiasts who boat the river every summer. Another paper explores why the fish are where they are, which should appeal to fishermen." An ...

Sex-based and women's health research gain $150,000

...earch. In the area of drug addiction, a study that examines the biological differences in drug addiction between women and men was awarded $70,000. The study will look at the role of sex-chromosome gene expression in behavior and response to repeated exposure to psychomotor stimulant drugs. "One of the prima...

Sex matters in health promotion and disease prevention

...lth Promotion and Disease Prevention," Greenberger examines the differences between the definitions of sex and gender, how sex and gender affect disease prevention, and the need for more education and research on sex differences and disease. Health Searchlight is the official newsletter of the Association of...

Physics tip sheet #36 - July 30, 2003

...tter distribution of the universe, and a new paper examines how scientists might use weak gravitational lensin...n. A recently published paper in Physical Review E examines the behavior of consumers at the online auction site eBay and finds that the total number of bids pl...

Farming the tigers of the sea undermines the promise of aquaculture

...arine conservation consultant. This timely report examines the impacts of farming salmon and warns that the trend toward farming additional carnivorous fish species, including tuna, cod, and halibut, will likely generate many of the same problems. Aquaculture is the fastest growing sector of the world food ...

UCR computer science graduate student wins ACM Student Research Competition Award

...nal Molecular Biology held in Berlin, Germany, and examines the inheritance patterns in human pedigrees in order to study the genetic basis of complex diseases. Tao Jiang, professor of computer science, serves as the advisor for his research. "It is a great honor for me to receive the award," said Li. "Beca...

New findings suggest colorectal cancer origins are different than previously thought

...ated invasive measures. A New Study A new study examines the protein synthetic rates as an indicator of potential tissue proliferation in grossly normal rectal mucosa derived from cancer-bearing subjects and compares this rate to the mucosa from subjects after tumor removal. A research team has developed a...

Genetic engineering accelerates the impact of biotechnology on chemical production

...chnology for the Manufacture of Chemicals, Part 1, examines how emerging processes are advancing the productio...lopment and health sciences. This research service examines the alliances between academia, private industry, and governments that are combining talent, funding...

African Americans concern about the environment equal to or greater that of whites

...f Color Environmental Groups Directory. The study examines not just the environmental attitudes of African Americans but also lifestyle choices, political actions, environmental group memberships, and the environmental voting records of African American legislators. Among the key findings: -- African America...

Why have sex? The answer is not as simple as we thought

...The research published today in Journal of Biology examines how mutant bacteria respond to different forms of stress, from cold temperature to the inhibition of protein synthesis. Prof. Stanislas Leibler and Dr. Roy Kishony found that, on average, mutants fare better when they are stressed. "In contrast to t...

DFG to establish nine new collaborative research centres

...is being set up at the University of Paderborn. It examines which influences information structures have in va...e is based in the field of theoretical physics and examines interactions and quantum chaos in mathematical physics. It focuses particularly on the so-called mes...

DFG to establish 14 new priority programmes

...he Formation, Function and Plasticity of Synapses" examines glia cells, a cell type of the human nervous syste...tion and Urbanisation Processes North of the Alps" examines the Celtic civilisations of the 7th to 5th century BC. The interest focuses on studying the chiefdom...

System failure to blame for Walkerton, North Battleford outbreaks, says U of T study

...e is an expert on human factors engineering, which examines technology that can accommodate human capabilities...e journal Reliability Engineering & System Safety, examines the two outbreaks using an analytic system known as the Rasmussen framework. This framework looks at...

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