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Scientists Discover Smallest Frog

...e smallest in the Northern Hemisphere, and is tied for the world record with the smallest frog in the Sou...er the past several years, including a lizard tied for the world's tiniest. Says Hedges, "You don't often find species that are the smallest, especially i...

World's Experts Plan Global Locator Service For Environmental Information

...ts from around the world have agreed on a standard for locating information, whether held in libraries, d...ublished on the Internet. This lays the foundation for a virtual library of environmental data and information that will be easily accessible on global net...

Robots, Virtual Reality & Other "Smart" Tools Soon Will Help Physicians Heal Patients

..., even lower the cost of treatment." Plans for new surgical simulations, image-guided therapies, ... 23-26, 1996. DiGioia directs the Center for Orthopaedic Research at Shadyside Hospital in Pittsburgh. He and Kanade co-direct the Center for Med...

Disease Resistance Mechanism Identified in Plants

A molecular mechanism for plant disease resistance has been identified for the first time by researchers funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF). Studying "bac...

Christmas Bird Count: Another Holiday Tradition

To make it easier for couch potato bird watchers, 30 years of counting i...of birds at Christmas time, providing the raw data for the best source of data on distribution and population for the many species of birds. This year the ...

Mechanism For Disease Resistance Identified In Plants

A molecular mechanism for plant disease resistance has been identified for the first time by researchers funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF). Studying "bac...

Researchers Find How Disease-resistant Plants Recognize Bacteria

...ase in tomato confirmed that this is the mechanism for bacterial infections in plants. Martin and his colleagues found that after the bacterium infects the plant cell, the plant recognizes the invasion by identifying "signal" proteins, which are products of a specific gene in the bacterium Scientists ha...

Urbanized Watersheds More Sensitive To Climate Change

...heds with five rural watersheds. Analysis of data for the northeastern sector is complete. "It is obv...." Increases in stream flow boost the potential for flooding and in the Northeast at least, the areas of most increase -- the most developed -- are th...

Pinpoint Gene Control Holds Promise For Nervous System Studies

...h factor (NGF), a substance that has beendifficult for scientists to study because it's so difficult toma...ationalScience Foundation, at last month's Society for Neurosciencemeeting in Washington. The Rochester team used a new type of genetic surgery tocarr...

New Finding Suggests "HATs" Are Key To Gene Activation Puzzle

..."How genes are activated has confounded biologists for years," says C. David Allis, a professor of biolog...activation at the right time and place is critical for cell survival and properdevelopment. Scientists have proposed many different mechanisms for how gene...

Prostate Cancer May Be Predicted 10 Years Before Diagnosis

...ancer is present. Currently, most physicians test for total PSA only, which, when measured repeatedly ov... Dr. James L. Fozard, Associate ScientificDirector for the Baltimore LongitudinalStudy on Aging (BLSA) at the National Institute on Aging (NIA), one of the...

A Sensor, A Switch, A Zipper: Protein Engineers Design Potential Tool

...sion. Please acknowledge partial funding for this work from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS), a component of the National Institutes of Health dedicated to the support of basic research and training....

Proteins Interacting With RNA And DNA Are Surprisingly Similar

...tein that attaches itself to RNA,making itpossible for a certain antibiotic to fight bacterial infection,... formspecific anatomical features. L11 has existed for at least 2 billion years, since the time whenhigherorganisms began to diverge from bacteria. By comp...

ORNL Mice Helping Researchers Isolate, Identify Causes Of Cancer

OAK RIDGE, Tenn. -- Mice may have a reputation for beingquiet, but they're telling researchers at the...develop spontaneously in the mouse are very useful for ourstudies because mouse leukemias and lymphomas are very similar to humanleukemias," said Monica Ju...

New Nonviral Gene Therapy System Could Help Fight Cancer

...rapy system that could aid scientists inthe search for a better treatment for cancer. The invention hasreceived U.S. Patent No. 5,591,601, which was issued today toOhio Universit...

ORNL Microscope "Sees" Bumps That Reveal Partial DNA Structure

...s new imaging approach as analternative technology for DNA mapping. They think their technique will bemor...thods. DNA, sometimes referred to as the blueprint for life, is a nucleic acidthat carries the genetic information in the cell. It consists of two longchai...

Selenium Supplements Can Reduce Cancer Rates

... N.Y. -- Men and women taking selenium supplements for 10 years had 41 percent less total cancer than tho..., 10 years later, the results were not significant for skin cancer. However, they were "compelling" for overall cancer incidence and mortality rates, Comb...

Bog Beetle, Misidentified For 85 Years, Is 'Discovered' At Cornell

... -- Sitting patiently in museum insect collections for at least 85 years, this Ithaca bog beetle waited t...e Ithaca area, had eluded entomologists' detection for decades. It is no longer incognito. The Coleopterists Bulletin (Dec. 30, 1996) published the offici...

Bottom-up Ecological Processes Better For Clear Waters, Study Finds

...rients in a lake appears to be a strongermechanism for controlling algae blooms, according to a meta-anal... States and Europe. Eutrophication was responsible for the dramaticdecline in water quality seen in several of the Great Lakes during the 1960sand 1970s an...

Bigger Biology Tackled Through Keyboards

...ies division. "Dynamic models are an essentialtool for understanding complex biological systems." Writt...al techniques allow researchers to beginto account for the fact that neighboring individuals might behave differentlytoward each other than distant individ...

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