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Studies: Floyd, other major hurricanes of '99 caused significant changes in nation's largest lagoonal estuary

...there from out of the estuaries in response to the fresh water influx. Also, Dr. Edward Noga, a professor at N.C. State University's College of Veterinary Medicine, found that by late October, 1999 between 10 percent and 20 percent of pinfish, spot and croaker suffered lesions, sores or sloughing skin, and...

Military foods could enhance soldiers' performance by 2025

...food. His challenge to find a method to keep food fresh and transportable gave rise to the famous dictum, "An army travels on its stomach" and to the technology of the tin can. Today's modern army is just as concerned about feeding the troops as Napoleon was two centuries ago. But the U.S. soldiers of 20...

Microbiologists find a new source of nitrogen fixation

...at a type of bacteria found in termite guts and in fresh and salt water plays a major role in the process of nitrogen fixation. All organisms require the element to survive. In the June 29 issue of the journal Science, a team led by National Science Foundation (NSF)-funded microbiologist John Breznak of M...

As peoples taste for exotic foods increases, so too does health risk

... chefs should be more diligent about washing their fresh produce, University of Illinois food scientists say. Such is the message gleaned from follow-up work on a Shigella-infected bean salad that sickened customers at a Chicago restaurant in 1999. "Recent nationwide outbreaks in 1998, particularly in Cal...

Meet 'Henry and Nick,' seals featured in Science study

...skers were covered with a stocking mask. In the fresh water pool Nick had similar results, even with a mask over his whiskers. In his case, researchers randomly tested whether the seal could find the trail after receiving a short, acoustic cue. The seal: Located the submarine in 37 out of 45 trials (82...

World land database charts a troubling course

...For example: -- Half of the world's supply of fresh water is now appropriated by humans. -- Since 1700, nearly 20 percent of the world's forests and woodlands have disappeared. --Atmospheric carbon dioxide concentrations have risen by nearly a third since the industrial revolution. "Knowing exa...

Plants vs. disease: 'Trench warfare at the molecular level'

... In 1999, about 494,000 acres of tomatoes for the fresh market and commercial processing were planted, and about 482,090 acres were harvested in the United States, according to the USDA's Economic Research Service. This accounts for 29.2 billion pounds of tomatoes grown that year, or about 60,600 pounds ...

Rat genes increase Vitamin C in plants

...lf life. It also might help keep salad-bar lettuce fresh which would be welcomed by the restaurant industry. Vitamin C is a natural product, in contrast to biosulfites, which the FDA banned from use on raw foods because one out of 100 people has an allergic reaction to them. Nessler says that the timing ...

Scientists find drastic underestimations of malaria morbidity, mortality, and economic burden

...he World Health Organization. "With new data and a fresh look, this landmark supplement highlights the many burdens caused by malaria. To address the pervasive and intractable problems that malaria represents, it is essential that malaria's full burden on societies and families be measured both epidemiolo...

New science investigations, a fresh team ready for Expedition Three on International Space Station

New science investigations, a fresh ground crew to operate experiments, two more science racks, and delivery of Leonardo -- the logistics module carrying experiments to the International Space Station -- are all contributions of NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala., ...

Magazine article by Rutgers researcher details revival of life after deep-sea volcanic eruption

...n the middle of a volcanic eruption. A blanket of fresh lava killed the sea life the researchers hoped to study. Many of the creatures, such as giant tube worms, clams and fish, were instantly incinerated by lava. In the article, Lutz details how he led a series of return trips over a nine-year period t...

Radio waves stop marine pests dead in their tracks

...ey are now causing trouble in nearly every body of fresh water from the Mississippi River to the Ohio River to inland lakes in Wisconsin. Chemicals such as chlorine and bromine have been used to remove zebra mussels. While they are effective, some ecologists are concerned that overuse of such chemicals mi...

New HHMI program challenges research scientists to 'break the mold' in undergraduate science education

... innovative ideas that 'break the mold' and take a fresh look at science education." HHMI has kept the guidelines for the new awards flexible, to encourage applicants to be as creative as possible. The nominated scientists might propose, for instance, to teach freshman science courses in a laboratory sett...

Babies' hands move to the rhythm of language

...nd Brain Sciences at Dartmouth College, suggests a fresh approach to how babies begin the remarkable process of acquiring language. The results of the study, titled "Language Rhythms in Babies Hand Movements," support the idea that babies are born with sensitivity to highly specific rhythmic patterns natu...

Arizona State University research finds recycling cure for used tires

... a small amount of the inexpensive crumb rubber to fresh concrete can improve strength and durability. Crum...f just 20 pounds of crumb rubber per cubic yard of fresh PCC were added, all 5 million scrap tires produced annually statewide could be recycled into stronge...

Genetic changes leading to colon cancer noted in normal tissue

...cells for methylation of MLH1. They also examined fresh tissue specimens from 17 patients with sporadic colon cancer who had recently undergone surgery at the Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute.Utilizing combined bisulfite restriction analysis, (COBRA), a chemical tre...

U. of Colorado biology professor wins 2001 MacArthur Fellowship

... fellows annually "who provide the imagination and fresh ideas that can improve peoples lives and bring about movement on important issues." The MacArthur Program selection committee cited Pace "for revolutionizing our conception of the range and diversity of microbial life." Early in his career, Pace ...

UC Berkeley expert on insect flight receives prestigious MacArthur 'genius' award

...ative individuals "who provide the imagination and fresh ideas that can improve people's lives and bring about movement on important issues," according to Jonathan Fanton, president of the foundation. Dickinson was the last of the new MacArthur Fellows to be notified of the award. He was reached over the w...

Black raspberries show multiple defenses in thwarting cancer

...diet of about 1.4 to 2 cups of fresh berries may be ideal for staving off certain types of cancer. "Although this level is larger than a standard serving size of fruit, it is behaviorall...

URI oceanographers receive $900,000 from NSF to study carbon cycling in Arctic Ocean

...ponent of the global ocean circulation, transports fresh water from the Pacific to the Atlantic via the Arctic Ocean while also sustaining some of the most productive ecosystems in the world. The group of scientists will examine a number of physical and biological processes with the objective of assessing...

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