Tag: "faults" at biology news
Trial shows which brain cancer patients benefit from temozolomide
...me will be produced, thus preventing correction of faults
in the DNA. Dr. Hegi, head of the laboratory of tumour biology and genetics at the Department of Neurosurgery, University Hospital of Lausanne, Switzerland, said that of a total of 573 patients, biopsies from 206 glioblastoma patients had been teste...
AGU journal highlights - 29 July 2004
...ed within the fault indicates thelikelihood of two faults
intersecting at the exact location of the experiment. Inaddition, the ratios may be caused by increasing fluid saturation, which couldaccount for the study's findings and be correlated to creep distribution associatedwith the area. Title: The SAFOD P...
Closing in on treatment for Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease?
...all 'heat shock' proteins turn out to be crucial - faults
in the coding genes lead to the disease. Additional research has shown that these proteins play an important role in many other neurodegenerative disorders as well. This research moves us a step closer to the development of new therapies. CMT, a se...
Better techniques needed to predict earthquake hazards, UC study finds
...ausative fault. UCSB, UCR, and UCSD all have major faults
that are very close to the campus." "A single esti...and collected data on small earthquakes from local faults
as well as regional seismic events. They took and tested soil samples at various depths and simulate...
From genome comparisons, UCSD researchers learn lessons about evolution and cancer
... explicitly pinpointed the location of some of the faults
in the human genome. Kent's findings were published in the September 30 edition of PNAS, along with a commentary by two pioneers in computational biology: University of Ottawa mathematician David Sankoff, and Case Western Reserve University genetics ...
January GEOLOGY and GSA TODAY media highlights
...ng the early evolution of animals. Mapping active faults
offshore Portugal (36N38N): Implications for seismic hazard assessment along the southwest Iberian Margin. Eullia Grcia, Centre Mediterrani d'Investigacions Marines i Ambientals, Unidad de Tecnologa Marina (CSIC), 08003 Barcelona, Spain, et al. Page...
GSA release 02-55: Dec. Geology & GSA Today media highlights
...e granular materials. This new study suggests that faults
arrange themselves into sets, so that when slip on all of them is considered, the major fault ends up unclamped, enabling it to slip more freely. In this way, a fault like the San Andreas could experience much less friction across it, at the expense ...
April GEOLOGY and GSA TODAY media highlights
...ages suggest that methane gas travels upward along faults
or vertical chimney pathways for several hundred meters before being frozen into hydrate. The significance of this observation is that in places where appropriate migration pathways exist, it is likely that a lot of gas would find its way from the r...
Designer animals made easy
...osk's method could even be used to correct genetic faults
in people. At the moment, GM mammals are usually made by injecting naked DNA directly into an egg. But the success rate is extremely low: to get just one GM animal, a skilled technician has to carry out dozens of injections and then implant the resu...
February media highlights - GSA Bulletin
...rk, California 94025, USA. Pages 169-177. Crustal faults
are among the many earth hazards that confront the Puget Lowland of Washington. Some of these faults
are believed to be capable of producing magnitude 7 earthquakes at shallow depth (<25 km), and k...
January media highlights-GSA Bulletin
...new technology to study the interaction of outside faults
with an active fault zone in the Caribbean, and in..., be controlled by other, previously unrecognized, faults
cutting the zone from beneath. Interactions of these faults
vary in both time and space and may ulti...
December media highlights - GSA BULLETIN
...m/yr. Slip along the San Andreas fault and related faults
takes up much of this motion either steadily by creep or dramatically during earthquakes. The motion is nearly, but nowhere exactly, parallel to the San Andreas fault and related faults. In most places there is a small and variable component of conve...
December Media Mighlights: GEOLOGY and GSA TODAY
...he triggering of large events on the bounding-wall faults
suggests that magma for this eruption may have been tapped directly from the mantle. High-resolution analyses of an early Holocene climate event may imply decreased solar forcing as an important climate trigger. Svante Bjorck et al. Lunds Univer...
August media highlights GEOLOGY and GSA TODAY
...rust is effectively floating. In this circumstance faults
can move under much less stress-difference than if... Thus, this study raises the question of how major faults
in plate boundary zone--such as this one situated between the Australian and Pacific plates--move? D...
Huge new hydrothermal vent system found on seafloor
...everal miles from beneath the seafloor along large faults
that expose them at the surface of the mountain. "As so often happens, we were pursuing one set of questions concerning building of the mountain and we stumbled onto a very important new discovery," said Donna Blackman, a geophysicist from ...
2000 FALL MEETING: updated press conferences, press registration, and other information
...nts. Outstanding questions are the location of the faults
responsible for these earthquakes, the causes for the subsidence of the region, and the reasons for the shift of the Nile toward the east sometime after the disappearance of the cities. Panelists: Amos Nur, Professor and Chairman, Department of Ge...
December Geology and GSA Today highlights
...of topography, the authors studied a population of faults
in the Afar depression of Ethiopia and Djibouti. These faults
are especially interesting to study because different regions in this setting are at different stage...
Ancient quakes leave mark from Kentucky to New York
...building known as "orogeny" may have activated old faults
according to Brett, who emphasized those faults
pose virtually no risk today. "It's intriguing that you see similar effects 700 miles away," said Br...
November GEOLOGY and GSA TODAY highlights
...y influence the likelihood of earthquakes on other faults
in the system. If so, combining geologic and geodetic data, as in this study, offers a potential to understand fault system behavior - especially how short term effects from one earthquake can influence patterns of stress build-up on nearby faults. T...
Geological Society of America: Annual Meeting 2000
...ates for the Aqua Blanca and San Miguel-Vallecitos faults
in northern Baja California, Mexico M. Meghan Miller, Central Washington Univ., Along-strike variation in Cascadia margin kinematics: Implications for relative plate motion, subduction zone coupling and permanent deformation. Marc-Andre Gutscher, U...