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Gene Discovery Could Overcome Aluminum Barrier To Higher Wheat Yields Worldwide

...reeders lines that are more aluminum tolerant than existing varieties in about five years," Gustafson said. That would offer potentially higher yields for a hungry world, he added. World population, now 5.8 billion, may grow to more than 9 billion by the year 2046, according to estimates by the U.S. Bureau o...

World's Experts Plan Global Locator Service For Environmental Information

...for many years, this initiative takes advantage of existing networks and software to access a vast array of valuable resources, including hundreds of libraries, museums, and archives worldwide--some containing as many as 35 million locator records. It also fits in with many other international and national pr...

Researchers Corral Millions Of Microscopic Membranes

...y are correct, the method could be used along with existing techniques for determining the two-dimensional structure of groups of membrane proteins and X-ray crystallography to identify the three-dimensional structure of a number of these compounds for the first time. A potential biomedical application is cel...

Scientists Trace Roots Of Protein That Keeps Antarctic Fish From Freezing

...ost new protein genes evolve from the recycling of existing genesor gene segments," said Chi-Hing C. (Chris) Cheng of the U. of I. department of molecular andintegrative physiology. "They are taken and reassembled into a newgene, with nothing really new being created. "The antifreeze glycoprotein came about...

Duke researchers find existing drugs can stop fungus that attacks AIDS patients

...e University Medical Center have discoveredthat an existing class of drugs used to treat organ transplant recipientsmay also help fight a type of fungus that infects and often kills AIDS patientsand other people with weakened immune systems. The researchers said the compounds effectively stopped growth...

Purdue-Made Soil Benefits The Environment

...hick on three one-acre test plots, tilled into the existing soil and seeded. "We've incorporated this material into coal slurry ponds at the mines to determine if we can reclaim the acid-saturated land, which won't support vegetation," Mikesell says. "The goal is to show that this material will allow vegetati...

First-Of-A-Kind Study By University Of Georgia Ecologist Estimates Role Of Natural Forces On Insect Populations

.... Still, he said that time-series analysis of existing datasets alone cannot provide enough information for accurateestimates of top-down or bottom-up forces in insect-plantsystems. Only by combining this analysis with experimental workcan a researcher be sure what is causing an insect population toflour...

Experts: Public Will Accept Irradiation In Wake Of Meat Recall

...ays, "Cooking and irradiation are perhaps the only existing ways today to get rid of microorganisms on food." An instance where irradiation would've been particularly helpful, Mason explains, was last spring when microbial organisms on strawberries and raspberries -- foods that often aren't cooked D caus...

Colorado State Anthropologist Finds Fossil Treasures In Africa

...ssils to determine whether they represent a new or existing species. Portions of rock retrieved from the cave where the largest bones were found will be sent to laboratories at the University of Georgiafor dating....

Limits Of Life On Earth: Are They The Key To Life On Other Planets?

...rs appears to have had a warm and wet climate, but existing climate models have been unable to explain this hypothesis. The answer may lie in methane, which, if added to the Martian paleoatmosphere, may have brought the surface temperature above the freezing point of water early in the planet's history. But...

Geologist Finds Hidden Patterns Of Diversification In Ordovician Radiation

...r each of the major land masses orpaleo-continents existing during the Ordovician. The globalpattern is fairly smooth, showing a steady increase in diversitythrough the first half of the Ordovician. In contrast,diversification showed a more abrupt or spiky pattern at thelocal level. Diversification also peak...

New Mathematical Model Could Help Predict Health Of Offshore Areas Where Rivers Enter The Sea

...id Chen. Chen's model is a tool for analyzing existing physical, chemical andbiologicalobservations. It can identify which processes are involved in a given ecosystemcondition;qualify which of these processes is most important in a given ecosystemcondition; and quantifythe degree of importance of each. ...

Burroughs Wellcome Fund Continues Support Of EurekAlert!

... new content areas of the site--as well as enhance existing ones--through the addition of peer-reviewed journals and "Science by Country," a section devoted to describing how science is conducted around the world. "This generous commitment to EurekAlert! and the American Association for the Advancement of Sci...

National Laboratory Known For Environmental Technology Directing Attention On Solving Agriculture And Food Processing Problems

...e initiative areunder way. Some are extensions of existing research and development efforts atthe laboratory ...lications, typically are expensive toproduce using existing fermentation methods. By combining cost-efficientfarming methods with cutting edge molecular biolog...

UPCI Researchers Find Drug Improves Cancer-Fighting Ability Of Vitamin D

...tamin D receptors and by increasing the ability of existing vitamin D receptors to bind with 1,25-D3. As a result, more 1,25-D3 may enter tumor cells, where it suppresses tumor growth. In the current study using mice, the researchers found that thecombination of dexamethasone and 1,25-D3 was better t...

Scientists Work To Restore Native Fish And Habitat To Great Lakes

...abitats. Yet, there is great potential to protect existing habitats and restore degraded habitats during wetlands rehabilitation and waterfront re-development activities. Once considered dead, Lake Erie now stands as an example of the results that can be obtained by linking scientific research with resource...

Good Ergonomics Is Good Economics

...ration of forklift trucks to replace Raymond's two existing product lines. Human factors design principles wer...slower with the proposed workstation than with the existing one. Further, the GOMS analyses accurately predicted this outcome, thus demonstrating the validity o...

National Toxicology Program Meets On Transgenic Animals

...sgenic models sufficient and appropriate? How can existing models be best utilized? What are their limitations? What new models are needed? Should NTP seek to develop organ- specific tumor models? Are the scientific needs of regulatory agencies being adequately addressed? Dr. Joseph Contrera, FDA, and D...

"Discovering Biological Diversity" Is AAAS Topic For USGS Manager

... "Increasing access to existing information makes morequalityinformation readily available. This enables users to make better-informeddecisions regarding the future uses of natural resources across this nation-- and the globe," said Dr. Dennis B. Fenn, Chief Biologist of the USGS. ...

$2 Million Dollar Grant Funds Salton Sea Web Site

... can begin. The university will work to translate existing and new information about theSalton Sea watershed area into computer files. Using GIS software, theinformation then will be analyzed geographically to create layered mapsrepresenting the different types of data. The Internet site and a traditional li...

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