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Restoring Farm Land To Natural Wetlands Key To Stemming Flood

...is year'sround of spring flooding, but some of the lessons learned from the catastrophicflood of the Upper Mississippi River basin in 1993 may finally be sinkingin, according to University of Illinois researcher Daniel Schneider. "After the '93 floods, we saw that there was an opportunity to changethings so...

Molecular Piracy Turns Protein Into Traitor

... how the virus made this antagonist, we will learn lessons which will help us in the design of our own drugs. The virus has given us a substantial lesson in the rules of drug design", said Dr Tim Wellsof the Glaxo Wellcome Geneva Institute of Biomedical Research. vMIP-II is the only known molecule to block ...

Purdue Researchers Track Oil Spill's Effects On Sea Otters

...ase was settled out of court, says there are legal lessons to be learned as well. "In circumstances where this type of environmental damage has occurred, the key to establishing the level of responsibility is to determine the level of damage induced by the spill itself," he says. "By being able to track the ...

Low B Vitamin Levels Common In Many People Linked To Increased Heart Disease, Stroke Risk

...ty of Michigan Health System. "We should learn the lessons from the randomized trials in Finland and theUnited States testing the seemingly compelling hypothesis that beta-carotene would reduce the lung cancer and cardiovascular disease incident rates. Those trials found that participants taking this vitami...

Hormone Control Of Rare Leukemia Sheds Light On Molecular Basis Of Cancer

...ular basis of this disease will teach us important lessons about cancerin general." Penn researchers and colleagues from the European Institute ofOncology in Milan report their findings in the February 19 issue of Nature. The genetic mistake that makes APL so deadly is a translocation betweentwo ...

Butterfly Wings, Beetle Horns Teach Biologists Basic Lesson In Development's Laws

...mechanisms they discover in insectswill also teach lessons about development in higher animals, including mammals....

Learning About Evolution Critical For Understanding Science

...ors and policy-makers with tools to help integrate lessons about the scientific theory with basic biology for children in kindergarten through grade 12. The guidebook was written by a group of prominent scientists and educators who have been involved extensively in education and research on evolution. "The ...

ASU Scientists Join NASA Astrobiology Institute

...ropa will provide ample opportunities to apply the lessons learned from theother astrobiological studies and to refine strategies in the search forextraterrestrial life. John Cronin is the ASU program's principal investigator, with Farmer assuming this rolewhen in joins the ASU faculty in August. ...

News Backgrounder: Duke Primate Center Successfully Fosters Mysterious Aye-Ayes

...nd feeding techniquesas a result of some difficult lessons learned from the young aye-aye Goblin,born in 1994. "He was being fed a chow with all the vitamins he would need, but hewasn't eating enough because of the presentation," said Williams. "So, hedeveloped a bone disease that would be the same a...

Focus On The Bay: Pfiesteria And The Chesapeake Bay Ecosystem -- Symposia At Annual Meeting To Examine Science Policy On Pfiesteria And The Bay

... significant new regulations, maycontain important lessons for the development of future environmental policy. In the closely related "Chesapeake Bay Ecosystem" symposium, to be held Tuesday,August 4, the overall health of the Chesapeake Bay will be addressed by GraceBrush, of the Department of Geography and...

UD Education News: HHMI Award Supports Undergraduate Discovery

...rning takes place faster and moreeffectively "when lessons are delivered in story form, and students participatein an active way." Student Dennis Yoon of Park Ridge, N.J., agrees. Confronted with aphotosynthesis problem-the process by which green plants transform carbondioxide into biomolecules in the presen...

Adirondack Wolf Conference

...s of wolfrestoration; stakeholders' interests, and lessons learned from previous wolfrecovery programs. Registration fees are: $50 for members of the American Museum of NaturalHistory and the Hastings Center, $60 for non-members. Box Lunches areavailable: $12 each, please specify which day/s. To regist...

AAAS Annual Meeting And Science Innovation Exposition

...ng aging and death human health risks in the ocean lessons learned from El Nio the future of predicting earthquakes psychoanalytic perspectives on dreaming the fate of the universe keys to the Cosmos Noteworthy speakers include Author and producer Michael Crichton (Plenary lecture, Monday, January 25, 8 a...

Molecular Modeling Expands Chemistry Students' Experiences

...m," says Brewer. "Thecomputer is important but the lessons mean more if they are not isolatedcomputer exercises." Bullock and Brewer began to use molecular modeling two years ago withsenior chemistry majors in inorganic chemistry, "Then Professors James Tanko andHarry Gibson expressed interest in o...

Symposium Probes Impact Of Toxins On Development

...s. The meeting will also feature a public forum on lessons learned about theeffects of chemicals on human health. The discussion, scheduled for 1:30 p.m.Saturday, June 5, will be led by Thomas Zinnen of the Biotechnology Center andKevin Niemi of the Center for Biology Education. The symposium overall featur...

Jefferson researchers find access to new methods of HIV prevention for pregnant women and newborns may depend on where they were receiving care

...clinical trials." Dr. Turner sees several lessons from her team's study, which was fundedby the National Institute on Drug Abuse, including the possible need for a"direct marketing program for some dramatic finding such as the 067 trial. Theadoption of medical advances in private practice has been g...

Malaria called failure, puzzle and challenge

... being set up to improvecollaboration, communicate lessons learned, prevent and control epidemics,provide anti-malaria drugs, and monitor resistance to drugs and insecticides.PAHO has launched a revolving fund to buy drugs and insecticides with a grantfrom the Government of Brazil. But more financing is need...

Astrobiologist to hunt small game in Siberia

...he trio explored newmicroterrain and developed new lessons that will help refine the search for lifeelsewhere in the solar system. "Wow!," Hoover exclaimed. "That's interesting. Look at that. Elena found abeautiful Pinnularia diatom in the ancient ice from Beacon Valley."...

Scientists dissect bacterial crosstalk

...ity ofintestinal ecosystems," Gordon says. "So the lessons we learn may help us keepthe microbes we need and prevent the encroachment of those we would rather nothave." Grants from the National Institutes of Health supported this research, andfellowships from the Lucille P. Markey Foundation and the Nationa...

Computers have had dramatic impact on chemistry

...trative costs toward zero. Failed predictions and lessons learned * "We use to think that one day robots would do many things for us," says Dessy."For a period in the '80s, we foresaw human-type robots in the lab. A dozenstart-up companies worked on it. But it turned out that it was too complex toprogram s...

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