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Ocean Sediments Contain Record of Past Vegetation Fires in Africa

...missing' carbon may lie: in ocean-bottom sediments laden with charcoal from fires on land."...

West Coast Measurements Confirm Asian Air Pollution Can Travel To U.S.

...like twin gears pulling a high-speed conveyor belt laden withAsian air directly across the Pacific Ocean. On average the air reaches the WestCoast in about seven days, but it can take as few as four and as many as 10. "What we know for sure is that we see pollutants coming from Asia under certainspecific c...

Sandia, University Of Montana Researchers Try Training Bees To Find Buried Landmines

...tion in Albuquerque makes use of a remotetest area laden with mock mines, specifically built forSandia's landmine-detection research. Last fall the Sandiateam established two small honeybee hives in the landminefield. They also established two control hives a few milesaway, from which they'll gather baseli...

Male Moth's Sperm Protects Females

...ogy andBehavior) Not a pest : As a chemically laden insect most predators can't eat,it's a good thing Utetheisa ornatrix is not an agricultural nuisance. The rattlebox moth, also known as the ornate moth for its elaboratepink-white-black color scheme, dines exclusively on leaves of the rattleboxplan...

Surface water not always the answer to Bangladesh arsenic pollution problem

... ground water that hasleached through soils highly laden with arsenic. And some surface watersreceived drained irrigation return water that originally came from pumped groundwater. "We wanted to get a first snapshot analysis of where exposure is thegreatest, whether surface waters are a significant...

The power of the mother-child bond

...he said. "Some of our oldest and most emotionally laden memories are associated with odors. Odors take us to our past." Mennella described a study conducted at her institution in which children were asked to complete a difficult task in a room that was scented with a particular odor. None of the childr...

British men favour beer and fast food diet

... British diet"-high in refined sugars and cereals, laden with fat, and washed down with plenty of tea. The research team used data from the Dietary and Nutritional Survey of British Adults, a national representative dietary survey of adults aged between 16 and 64 living in private households in Britain. O...

The future belongs to proteomics

...ng protein activity and function. "For a field so laden with razzmatazz methods, it is striking that the number one need of proteomics may be new technology," wrote Fields. He cited, in particular, the need for streamlined assays to automate analysis of massive numbers of proteins. He also emphasized the ...

New technology treats dairy wastes, odors

...solids are turned into compost and the wastewater, laden with suspended manure solids, is returned to the lagoon where it is recycled back into the flush system after processing. The DeRuyter demonstration, which is on a lagoon approximately 1 1-3 acre in size, will run for one year. Soil Search of Finle...

Study tracks health of rescue dogs, handlers involved in searches at World Trade Center and Pentagon

...ng down Sept. 11, the rubble left for rescuers was laden with asbestos, diesel fuel, PCBs and countless other toxins. Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania have now begun a three-year study of the search-and-rescue missions effects on rescue dogs and their handlers. Comprised of veterinary resea...

Scientists close in on trigger of insulin resistance

... the normal number of sugar tags." If key proteins laden with sugar are present in patients with diabetes, the findings may provide a target for developing new strategies to deal with this growing public health threat, says Hart. While diabetes can be fairly well controlled by diet and carefully monitoring...

UT Southwestern Nobelists find protein structure that may help fight high cholesterol

...e, the LDL receptors bind LDL. After the receptors laden with LDL are internalized in the cell in a process known as receptor-mediated endocytosis the receptor releases its LDL in cellular compartments that are acidic and then returns to the plasma membrane, where it is "recycled." The LDL receptor's ext...

Hollow spheres make solid vaccine to protect fish

...mply bathe thousands of fish fry in tanks of water laden with high doses of the vaccine. The new vaccine is harmless to the fish. In the first of two types of experiments, scientists at the Norwegian School of Veterinary Science injected a single dose of the UMBI vaccine into adult A...

Science historians ponder naming 'enemies' in science literature

...," he said. Weighted down by descriptive metaphors laden with such emotional connotations, the language of ecology has become culturally biased and is drawing scientists and the public towards views that may be at odds with fundamental biological principles. "The kind of rhetoric that is used in the contex...

Researchers one step closer to Holy Grail of neurobiology

...l, considered to be at the base of all emotionally laden behaviors. In particular, the researchers, led by Donald W. Pfaff, Ph.D., provide an operational definition of arousal that scientists can pursue and measure quantitatively in laboratory animals, as well as in human beings. "If you ask someone on the...

SPR Annual Meeting features newsworthy discoveries

...ins respond differently when they hear emotionally laden statements. Researchers recorded electrical brain activity in both sexes while subjects listened to spoken sentences that sounded either happy or fearful. While both men and women tended to be right-hemisphere dominant when it came to processing the ...

Study finds that fungus farming by snails causes marsh grasses to wither

...e. While it travels, the snail also deposits feces laden with fungal spores and nutrients into the sensitive inner-tissue of the leaf, effectively stimulating and fertilizing fungal crops. The result of snail grazing on marsh grass surface is an infestation of fungi, a major diet component for the snail, a...

JCI table of contents, March 1 2004

...mechanism that predisposes to the formation of fat laden macrophages in insulin-resistant states. TITLE: Increased CD36 protein as a response to defective insulin signaling in macrophages AUTHOR CONTACT: Chien-Ping Liang Columbia University School of Medicine, New York, New York, USA. Phone: 212-305-4899 ...

RNAi delivery system crosses blood-brain barrier to target brain cancer

...e group's design of a tandem-probed immunoliposome laden with RNAi technology was supported with funding from the Accelerated Brain Cancer Cure (ABC2), and the U.S. Government. ABC2 is a nonprofit foundation dedicated to discovery of research leading to cures for brain cancer. ABC2 was created by the late ...

New space-borne instrument to track greenhouse gases, ozone destroyers, and other pollutants

...of the ozone layer. Only a cubic yard in size but laden with technical wizardry, the High-Resolution Dynamic Limb Sounder (HIRDLS) will measure a slew of atmospheric chemicals at a horizontal and vertical precision unprecedented in a multi-year space instrument. Scientists at the National Center for Atmos...

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