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Asian Beetle, New In This Country, Threatens Brooklyn's Shade Trees

... in Honolulu, Hawaii, which has one of the world's largest collection of Asian beetles -- the J. Lensley Gressitt collection. That confirmation is expected soon. Three-quarter inch, circular holes in the Brooklyn trees led authorities to think pranksters were drilling them. But rather than human teen-agers...

Duke Primate Center Sets October Expedition To Find 'Juliet'

...ding stock of these highly endangered animals, the largest living lemurs.The animals are currently heavily hu... said. The Duke Primate Center houses the world's largest collection of endangeredprimates. Duke is also the only university-operated center that concentrates...

Newly Discovered Gene Halts Cell Division and May Have Cancer Link

...-Kettering Cancer Center is the world's oldest and largest private institution devoted to prevention, patient care, research, and education in cancer. Throughout its long, distinguished history, the Center has played a leadership role in defining the standards of care for patients with cancer. Memorial Sloan...

'Juliet' Evades Primate Center Expedition

... enough for a capture. The diademed sifaka is the largest living lemur and considered perhaps themost beauti... said. The Duke Primate Center houses the world's largest collection of endangeredprimates. Duke is also the only university-operated center that concentrates...

Behemoth Animals May Follow Same Extinction Patterns

... Cuffey notes that both groups of animals were the largest creatures of theirtimes and probably had few natural enemies. The cause of their demise wasprobably not one single element, but a complex mix of factors that effectedfood supply and habitats. Because the proboscidean decline is more recent,there is g...

An Equal Opportunity Extinction? Cincinnati Geologists Find Global Impact from Permian Die

Cincinnati -- Whatever caused the world's largest massextinction event apparently did not play favorites. University of Cincinnati graduate student Stewart Ebersole and Arnold Miller, professor of geology at UC, willreport Wednesday,Oct. 30 during the annual meeting of the Geological Society ofAmeri...

Antarctic Science Season Gears Up With Searches for Meteorites, Neutrinos, and New Life Forms

...e embarking in early October to study Antarctica's largest and most predictable spring bloom of phytoplankton...Flare Genesis Telescope One of the world's largest solar telescopes circled Antarctica last year suspended from a giant balloon, and taking advantage o...

Impact of Meteorites, Drop in Sea Level Caused Mass Extinctions 65 Million Years Ago

... "The end-Cretaceous extinction is one of the largest mass extinctions in Earth's history, and its cause has been among the most contentious, hotly debated issues in paleontology," says Chris Maples, program director in NSF's division of earth sciences. "This work by Marshall and Ward is important beca...

Duke's Russian Laser Making Ultraviolet Light And Gamma Rays

...atrickO'Shea and David Straub. "One of the single largest research projects of its kind, its successreflects the dedicated contributions of the students and staff of the FELLaboratory as well as key contributions from the Budker Institute of NuclearPhysics, Stanford University and Argonne National Laborator...

Recruiting Mole-Rats

...ent vocalizations. That gives naked mole-rats the largest vocal repertoire of any known rodent....

Twin Study May Ease Parents' Concerns About Late Talkers, Underscores Impact Of Environment On Language Development

...tudy now in its 12th year that provides one of the largest and mostcomprehensive data bases ever gathered to explore genetic andenvironmental influences on cognitive development in the second year oflife. Professor Reznick and his colleagues -- Robin Corley of theInstitute for Behavioral Genetics and...

U.S. Geological Survey 1998 Budget: Increased Support For Drinking Water, Earthquakes And Biological Sciences

...makewater quality information available for the 75 largest metropolitan areasin the country through a comprehensive monitoring system, with computerlinks to schools, libraries, and home computers through the World Wide Web. An increase of $3.0 million to expand and upgrade the globalseismographic network to...

'BirdSource' Website For Citizen-Science Data

...ged by the National Audubon Society, represent the largest citizen-science program in the country, with more than 45,000 volunteers participating each year. The Web site will offer an array of opportunities for citizen-science participation in birding, from simple exercises to the complex, from fun to serio...

High Levels of Vitamin C Prove Toxic to HIV

...n-Kettering Cancer Center is the worlds oldest and largest private institution devoted to prevention, patient care, research, and education in cancer. Throughout its long, distinguished history, the Center has played a leadership role in defining the standard of care for patients with cancer. In 1996, Memori...

Malnutrition Impacts Longevity Of Females More Than Males And Shows Gender Differences In Fruit Flies

....2 million Mediterranean fruit flies to producethe largest mortality study of any non-human species and provided powerfulevidence that longevity is not genetically fixed for a species, but canbe environmentally extended. In this new study, the researchers wanted to determine if the lack ofprotein in the die...

Research At New England Universities And Industries Facing Uncertain Future Under Proposed R&D Reductions

...Pacific Northwest. The Association is the world's largest federation of scientists with more than 143,000 members and nearly 300 affiliated scientific and engineering societies. It conducts a variety of programs in science education and career development, science policy, and international scientific coope...

Pacific Northwest's High-Tech Industry Faces Uncertain Future Under Proposed Cuts To Federal R&D Programs

...hoods. The Association is the world's largest federation of scientists with more than 143,000 members and nearly 300 affiliated scientific and engineering societies. It conducts a variety of programs in science education and career development, science policy and international scientific coopera...

President's Budget Proposal Cuts R&D By 14 Percent By 2002

... 1997. The Department of Defense (DOD), by far the largest sponsor of federal R&D, would continue its decline...dgets for FY 1998. The Association is the world's largest federation of scientists with more than 144,000 individual members and nearly 300 scientific and eng...

Herpes-Based Gene Therapy Is Key To Promising Liver Tumor Vaccine

...Memorial Sloan-Kettering is the world's oldest and largest private institution devoted to prevention, patient care, research and education in cancer. Throughout its long and distinguished history, Memorial Sloan-Kettering has played a leadership role in defining the standard of care for persons with cancer....

Isle Royale Moose Continue Decline

...he Middle Pack now has nine members, making it the largest pack on the island. Despite their success, wolves had to work hard for every morsel of food this winter, according to the MTU biologist. "Some even dug up carcasses of moose that had died last year and ate their dried up hides. I'd never seen that be...

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