Tag: "faces" at biology news
...structural principle: frames built with triangular faces
are rigid, while cubes and other frames built with non-triangular faces
are easily deformed. Translating this principle to a scale over a million times smaller, Shih soug...
Expedition will retrace legendary Steinbeck-Ricketts voyage to the Sea of Cortez
...al stops along Baja California's west coast, which faces
the open ocean - an area ignored by Steinbeck and Ricketts. While there, Baxter will join one of his former undergraduates, Rafe Sagarin, now a postdoctoral fellow at the University of California-Los Angeles. As part of an ongoing field study on clim...
US crackdown on bioterror backfiring
...ected biologist was led into a Texas courtroom. He faces
no fewer than 68 charges and could end up in jail for the rest of his life. Has the FBI finally caught the anthrax attacker? No. Thomas Butler merely reported that 30 vials of plague bacteria had gone missing from his laboratory at Texas Tech Univers...
NIH told regular and moderate exposure to sunlight is the key to preventing chronic disease
... D and Health in the 21st Century" that the nation faces
"severe Vitamin D deficiency" which, if not properly addressed, will have profound far reaching health consequences such as hundreds of thousands of new cases of breast cancer, colon cancer, heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, depression an...
JCI Table of Contents, 1 October, 2003
...ttps://www.the-jci.org/press/19962.pdf The two faces
of TGF-beta in breast cancer progression The growth factor TGF-beta plays a complex role in the progression of breast cancer. It has long been believed that during the early stages of breast cancer, TGF-beta acts as a tumor suppressor, but as a pro-...
Salmon farms pose significant threat to salmon fisheries in the Pacific Northwest, researchers find
...y measures on a politically powerful industry that faces
fierce international competition. Scientific uncertainty and intra-agency conflicts have also played a role in delaying regulation." Given these obstacles, the authors suggest the following strategies to minimize the potential harm caused by aquacult...
A wake-up call for environmental health
... US Environmental Protection Agency, Mike Leavitt, faces
a tough time ahead if the energy bill is enacted, even with the help of the Clear Skies Act.' 'To protect the environment, Leavitt needs to persuade US citizens to use fewer fossil fuels. The Kyoto Protocol, which the USA rejected in 2001, would at...
Weather extremes shed light on prairie's past and environment's future
...Coast experience more. The tall grass region also faces
a three-to-five-times greater risk of fire from lightning. In addition to the heat and searing of fires, severe droughts struck the region in 15 percent of the almost 105 years covered by the study; adjacent forested regions to the east and west had ...
Threatened juvenile salmon get scientific assistance
...r specialists to find a solution to a problem that faces
the entire Northwest, and has implications for culverts throughout the country," said Walter Pearson, PNNL fish behaviorist and program manager. The full-scale, one-of-a-kind culvert test bed system is located at the Washington Department of Fish and...
Southern Appalachian Man and the Biosphere (SAMAB) 14th Annual Conference
The Southern Appalachian region faces
a host of interrelated issues, from air quality to invasive species. The SAMAB conference brings together professionals and concerned citizens to learn, network, and brainstorm the solutions to these problems. Call for Participants: To participate i...
Researchers solve structure of key drug target
...ge water-filled cavity in the middle of Lac Y that faces
the inside of the cell and the unanticipated symmetry in the two bundles of six helical protein segments that pierce the membrane. Most importantly, said Kaback, the LacY structure suggests how amino acids from the protein bind sugar and a proton and...
Geoscience community outlines cooperative activities
...oscience information. The Earth science profession faces
a crucial challenge because the number of Earth science majors enrolled in university programs continues to decline. Forum participants addressed education-related issues such as certifying more Earth science teachers; strengthening undergraduate pro...
Surrogate mothers have no doubts about handing over the baby
... example, that seeing their commissioning couples' faces
once the child is born makes the whole process worthwhile."...
U-M researchers seek answers for African-Americans at risk for prostate cancer
...gh a hospital setting. Part of the difficulty UMHS faces
in recruiting African-Americans for clinical trials is the low population of African-Americans seen at its own hospitals. Only about 5 percent of the hospital's population is African-American. "Other studies have looked at hospital-based populations,...
Organization for Human Brain Mapping annual meeting abstract highlights
...e This study investigates the response to familiar faces
associated with a high degree of emotional valence...ormalities in the amygdalarresponse to threatening faces
in schizophrenic patients. Poster #1212 Cortical Thinning in Normal Aging To be presented June The...
Born shy, always shy? Temperamental differences may last throughout life, brain study suggests
.... Indeed, the amygdalar response to the unfamiliar faces
was stronger in the inhibited group than it was in...ghly the same for the familiar faces, however. The faces
used in the study had neutral expressions. Schwartz proposed that in inhibited individuals, the amy...
Neandertal facial length issue settled
... on fossilized specimens. His article, "Neandertal faces
were not long; modern human faces
are short," will be available online the week of June 16 on the PNAS Web site, www.pnas.org. Trinka...
Workshop: Will today's innovations in graduate education meet the challenges of the future?
ARLINGTON, Va.- Advanced education faces
significant challenges from the impact of changing...ticipantspointed out that graduate education still faces
competing pressures and structures that tend to perpetuate the status quo and there is a massive gap...
Tourism leaders and conservation organizations to devise Caribbean conservation action plan
...optimized investments. "The tourism industry today faces
many challenges, including increasing competition, raising operational costs and increasing customer expectations," said Frank Rainieri, Founder and President, Punta Cana Resort and Club. "Business leaders who do not recognize that an aggressive envi...
Biotech regulations impede crop domestication
...at has been genetically engineered to grow shorter faces
similar regulatory hurdles as a plant that has been genetically engineered to produce a novel protein. This ignores the widely different potential that two different GMOs may have for the risks people are genuinely concerned about nutritional safety...
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