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Scripps Institution researchers develop new approach for designing marine reserves

...e been rare. The report published in Science illustrates the most advanced marine reserve network design to date. A group led by Scripps's Enric Sala concentrated efforts in the Gulf of California (also called the Sea of Corts), the biologically rich body of water between mainland Mexico and the Baja Penin...

Scientists produce the script for life

... the National Institutes of Health. "It also amply illustrates the synergy that can be generated by biologists and computational experts working together to tackle a systems-level research problem. We are fortunate indeed that such collaborations are becoming more common and that cultural and institutional barri...

New map shows human 'footprint' covers most of the Earth

...a chance," said Sanderson. This study also vividly illustrates the application of geographic information systems (GIS) technology as a way of integrating diverse geographic data to reveal new patterns in a persuasive way. This work was only possible because of increased access to global datasets on roads, land...

Purdue creates self-generating nanotubes with 'dial-up' properties

... said. "That's a simplification, of course, but it illustrates the principles we have uncovered." The relative ease of manipulating the properties of nanotubes makes Fenniri optimistic that many new applications will be possible. One possibility is to use the nanotubes in disease treatment. "Many drugs destroy ...

Drug wrecks the power plants of cancer cells

...pounds on tumors. "We believe that this study also illustrates how basic investigations designed to answer fundamental questions about the mechanism of cancer can, at the same time, provide very interesting and practical leads such as this one, which may turn out to be of value in the future," said Leder....

Study finds autoimmune link in juvenile Batten disease

...diatric neurologist from NINDS. "The finding also illustrates how studying rare disorders can provide new ways of understanding disease processes that may be applicable in a broader sense." Previous studies have shown that GABA-producing neurons are lost early in the course of Batten disease. Since these neuro...

People and fire at Florida's wildland-urban interface

...Biennial Southern Silviculture Research Conference illustrates some of the problems related to prescribed burning in an increasingly populated fire-prone landscape. Conducted by Forest Service researchers David Butry, John Pye and Jeffrey Prestemon from the Southern Research Station Economics of Forest Protectio...

Single gene leap led to flea-borne transmission of plague bacterium

...hin the past 1,500 to 20,000 years. "Our research illustrates how a single genetic change can profoundly affect the evolution of disease. In this case, that genetic change set the stage for a completely new route of disease transmission," notes B. Joseph Hinnebusch, Ph.D., lead author of the study and plague e...

Defects in 'orphan' inositol polyphosphates may be linked to manic depression, cancer

...the design of new therapies. His own previous work illustrates the impact of these little understood molecules. As a graduate student, Dr. York took apart the three dimensional structure of inositol polyphosphate 1-phosphatase, an enzyme that many scientists suspected was the target of lithium. At the center of...

Novel gene therapy approach in 1st human trials

...ute of University Hospitals of Cleveland. It also illustrates the strength of combining research efforts at the hospital, the university and industry. This kind of three-way collaboration is essential for transferring our discoveries to the public. University Hospitals is the lead center for this study, and wi...

Go ahead with EMBO restart fellowship

...per on the position of women in the life sciences, illustrates further possible steps....

AAAS speakers report worldwide 'epidemic' of obesity

...ted diseases. Data collected from around the world illustrates how different environmental and cultural conditions contribute to obesity in urban and rural populations. Paradoxically, childhood malnutrition and stunted growth may be found hand-in-hand with adult obesity in many places, said William Leonard of No...

Corporations and environmentalists can be allies to reduce industrys ecological footprint

...resource economics, finance and law. Footprints illustrates the strategic thinking behind the creation of The Center for Environmental Leadership in Business which was recently formed in partnership between CI and the Ford Motor Company. The Center provides a forum for the environmental community and private...

Early malnutrition and parasitic infections reduce cognitive ability later in childhood

...ing later in life, explains Dr. Gilman. This study illustrates the importance of attending to the nutritional needs of children under 3 years of age, adds co-author Maureen Black, PhD, professor of pediatrics at the University of Maryland School of Medicine....

Predators drive evolution of virtual prey appearance

...aring moths." The experiment, Bond and Kamil said, illustrates what British entomologist Edward Poulton had predicted in 1890: Since it's harder for a predator to search for two things at the same time than it is to search for one, the source of polymorphism (variance in physical appearance) of insect prey migh...

Preventing overload in the brain

...nually alert without becoming overloaded. Epilepsy illustrates the importance of not being overloaded. During an epileptic seizure, the brain (including the hippocampus) becomes disorganised and all of the pyramidal cells fire signals at the same time. The brain becomes overloaded and can no longer respond adequ...

Worlds smallest reptile discovered in Caribbean

...ogical data within the Caribbean. Our discovery illustrates that we still dont know everything about the Earths species, even in areas that are very close to the United States, says Blair Hedges, who discovered the lizard. We did not even know the species existed, although the area has been studied by biologi...

World's smallest lizard discovered in Caribbean

...l Park in the Dominican Republic. "Our discovery illustrates that we still don't know everything about the Earth's species, even in areas that are very close to the United States," Hedges says. "The island home of this tiny lizard is closer to Miami than Miami is to Puerto Rico, and we did not even know the s...

World's smallest lizard discovered in the Caribbean

...ublic's Jaragua National Park. "Our discovery illustrates that we still don't knoweverything about the Earth's species, even in areas that are veryclose to the United States," Hedges says. "The island home ofthis tiny lizard is closer to Miami than Miami is to Puerto Rico,and we did not even know the speci...

How genetics can influence learning

...ow they affect this behavior. This type of study illustrates that genetic influences are part of a larger biopsychosocial process. People are just beginning to understand the way genes affect us; that they can act by making physiological changes, which in turn might influence psychosocial factors in our lives...

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