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Massive pollution documented over Indian Ocean

An international group of scientists has documented widespread pollutioncovering about 100 million square kilometers of the tropical Indian Ocean --roughly the same area as the continental United States. This finding byscientists participating in the Indian Ocean Ex...

Germany needs a national genome initiative

... the upswing that has now begun and tohold against international competition. Within the framework of an initiative to promote genome research that issupported by the public at large the DFG recommends that currentproject-oriented funds be supplemented by an additional amount of one billionGerman marks within the ...

Evolutionary genetic tools trace cancer clone lines

...pplicable to oncology, made contact withTavare, an international authority on development of computational techniques inmolecular evolution. Extensive meetings were necessary to make the experiment work: "He knew solittle about the way tumors grow, and I knew so little about his methods," saidShibata. However, Sh...

Discovery of new bird species in China, oldest beak shows evolution complexity

...f birds have said." In 1979, Feduccia made international news by publishing a paper provingthat the oldest known bird, Archaeopteryx, could fly because its wing featherswere asymmetric. Barbs on one side of its wing feather quills clearly grewlonger than barbs on the other side. "Some other scienti...

USGS will re-evaluate its Alaska strategy

...zards pose substantial risks for Anchorage and for international air travel." Groat noted that in spite of the fact that the USGS has been mapping andconducting scientific field research in Alaska for more than a century, there isstill much to be learned about the land, climate, geology and biology of then...

Molecular biologists prune branches from the animal family tree

...he shared ancestor. The project quickly became an international collaboration. "Three labsindependently started wondering about these questions," says Grenier. She andCarroll decoded the Hox genes of a priapulid, a little-known marine wormof enigmatic evolutionary heritage, which looks like a small, squishy fea...

First complete physical map of a higher plant genome

...e research community, an extraordinary model of international collaboration has been demonstrated: Teresa Mozo 1 , Ken Dewar 2 , Pat Dunn 3 , Joseph R. Ecker 3 , Sabine Fischer 1 , Sebastian Kloska 1 , Hans Lehrach 4 , Marco Marra 5 , Robert Martienssen 6 , Sebastian Meier-Ewert 7 &...

Researchers call for doubling of RDA on vitamin C

...tamin C, preferably from fruitsand vegetables; 200 international units of natural source vitamin E as asupplement; and 200 micrograms of selenium, about half of which is provided by ahealthy diet with fruits and vegetables, and the other half should come from asupplement. Frei does not recommend beta carotene supp...

USGS scientist awarded prestigious Marine Conservation Fellowship

...ominations for Pew Fellowships are made through an international network of environmental experts. Review and selection is conducted by a 12-member international advisory committee. Selection is based on the applied conservation merit of the proposal, the i...

APS launches new online journal to focus on link between genes and function

... development for two years. It wasconceived by an international group of scientists from academia, government, and...e Center at Cold SpringHarbor recommended a broad, international "Genes-to-Health Initiative,"including the development of single forum for rapid dissemination of ne...

European and U.S. attitude differences towards GM foods explained in the 16 July 1999 issue of Science

...articipants weredivided as to whether they thought international organizations, scientificcommittees, or advocacy groups would be more likely to give them accurateinformation about genetically modified crops. In general, the researchers point out, Europe's recent history has made itscitizens more sensitive than Am...

USGS scientist receives award for brucellosis research in Greater Yellowstone Area

...lowing infection. The issue has national and international significance because of major, expensive brucellosis eradication programs in the United States and many other countries. After millions of dollars of research since 1934, the United States is now on the verge of completing brucel...

Plant pathologists to discuss anti-crop bioterrorism and food security, August 1999

...idaver, University of Nebraska. "This is the first international symposiumbeing held to create an awareness among individuals with expertise in theagricultural scientific community to develop measures against cropbioterrorism," says Schaad. Jan Leach, Kansas State University, will discuss proposed strategies to m...

Congress briefs: International congress on ecosystem health

...ng Ecosystem Health" Summary: Charles Goldman, an international authority on freshwater lakes anddirector of the Tahoe Research Group at UC Davis, will discuss the importance ofstudying the health of the lake in the context of the entire watershed,considering tributary streams and rivers, atmospheric impacts and ...

Astrobiologist to hunt small game in Siberia

...dbecause to go deeper we need the permission of an international commission forresearch on Lake Vostok to avoid contamination of a very ancient lake."Meanwhile, selected ice samples from just above the "lake surface" are beingmelted to see what traces of early life are buried with them. "The fundamental problem is...

Jefferson scientists create first transgenic mouse model of hepatitis B-based liver disease

...veloping drugsagainst diseases that remain a major international public health problem. "Oneof the largest problems in the field of hepatitis B is what to do with carriersat high risk for the development of chronic liver diseases," Dr. Feitelson says.?We have a vaccine to prevent the disease and tests to screen th...

New aspen could revolutionize pulp and paper industry

... enhanced growthand cellulose production. U.S. and international patent applications have been filed on the transgenicaspen, and Michigan Tech is negotiating licensing agreements with a majorwood-products corporation....

National Science Board approves five new NSF Science and Technology Centers

... universities, along with government labs, andsome international academic institutions, will participate. Among the STCs approved today, is a new center for water sustainability,led by the University of Arizona. The university has established a complexpartnership among a host of universities, gove...

Ice-covered antarctic lake may harbor unknown life

...opinion containedin the report at a meeting of the international Scientific Committee onAntarctic Research (SCAR), scheduled for September in Cambridge, England. At that meeting, scientists will discuss the scientific objectives ofsub-glacial lake exploration and will examine the logistical and engineering...

Scientists discover second gene for disorder described by Darwin

... Dr. Jonathan Zonana from OHSU was a member of the international research teamthat tracked down the X-chromosome gene, and he is also an integral part of thegroup that identified the gene on chromosome 2. Zonana, along with Dr. AlexMonreal and colleagues, report their latest discovery in the August issue ofNature...

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