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Deep-ocean research program office established at Penn State

...RIDGE 2000 built on the experience, knowledge, and lessons learned through its predecessor to develop a more focused program stressing integrated interdisciplinary collaboration and long-term experiments in a limited number of areas of the deep ocean. With Fisher as chair of the steering committee and the ...

Chinese tallow tree invades Texas prairies

...n the forests of East Texas, Siemann believes the lessons learned from his research will be applicable to many areas. "This tree is gobbling up real estate everywhere," he said. "Once the canopy trees come down, theyll be replaced by Chinese tallow trees." Several experiments in the Big Thicket National P...

Purdue to help NASA create life-supporting ecosystem in space

...will include developing materials and programs for lessons in the public schools....

Ramoplanin beats antibiotic resistance by fighting the battle on its own terms

... to build cell walls. The researchers believe that lessons learned from ramoplanin may aid in developing new classes of antibiotics for treatment of antimicrobial resistance. Ramoplanin is more effective than front line antibiotics such as vancomycin. In comparison to vancomycin, ramoplanins relatively simp...

What a difference a decade makes

...n. According to Schlaggar, there are two important lessons from these results. First, children do appear to use their brains differently than adults when successfully performing identical language tasks. Second, although multiple regions appeared to be differentially active when comparing adults and children...

Muddy Mayan mystery made clearer by researchers working in the bajos

...the authors stress their work also holds important lessons for the present and the future, namely that of "slash and burn" farming and other activities that are destroying today's rainforests. LaMilpa is part of a conservation district, so it remains largely forested. But the forest near Yaxha, outside the b...

Pinpointing the mutations that cause resistance to Gleevec

...alter the conformation of Bcr-Abl offers important lessons for overcoming drug resistance, said Kuriyan. "In his novel Anna Karenina , Leo Tolstoy wrote that 'Happy families are all alike; every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.' Similarly, we are finding that a kinase is active in only a single con...

Transplant patients from 40 years ago cause Pittsburgh doctors to take an about-face

...East/West), at which time he will elaborate on the lessons learned from history and present results of 50 kidney transplant patients who were treated under the new strategy....

Washington University's Sarah C. R. Elgin is one of 20 'million dollar professors'

...eachers to find ways to modify and design genomics lessons appropriate for middle and high school classrooms. "We're trying to create informed consumers of genomic information, particularly as it relates to health," Elgin explained. "If we want to make students aware of DNA and their own unique genome, middl...

Scientists decipher genetic code of malaria parasite

...o treat this devastating disease." She added: "The lessons we learned from the work on the malaria parasite's genetic code are now helping TIGR and others to investigate a host of other parasites." The P. falciparum genome project involved a total of about 150 researchers at TIGR and the Naval Medical Resear...

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

... of anthropogenic influences on nature." "The two lessons of the human footprint are this: we need to conserve the last of the wild, because they are places where all the parts of nature are more likely to remain, and where conflicts with human infrastructure are least; and we need to transform the human fo...

High school science teachers translate the latest research into classroom activities, lessons

...As a result of the workshop, the teachers prepared lessons in physics and math based on the principles of AFM operation, and found numerous ways to use the microbes/minerals research and its findings in biology, physics, mathematics, chemistry, and earth sciences lessons. "So we have managed to translate som...

Rutgers and Albert Einstein College of Medicine researchers seek fountain of youth among the worms

...uld maintain the health of the muscle based on the lessons the little worm taught us." "Another striking aspect of the biology of aging in nematodes is the wide variability in the rate and time of onset for deterioration in different cells and tissues," said Hall, an associate professor in Einstein's depart...

West Nile Virus capsid protein causes encephalitic inflammation by triggering cell suicide

...an HIV regulatory protein. "We hope to extend the lessons they have learned in trying to develop therapeutics for HIV in fighting West Nile." Said Weiner. "In addition to the possibility of creating a vaccine for West Nile, our results support the idea that a specific portion of the capsid protein called t...

Antarctic ice seals life's fate

...cosystem serves as a classroom of sorts, providing lessons for launching Martian ice probes that may yield frozen microbes. "It's pretty much common knowledge that Mars had a water-rich past and likely went from a warmer to a colder climate, although this last point is coming under much debate lately," said...

New mobile lab aims to bolster bioscience education

...y TIGR's education department. The problem-solving lessons teach students about such issues as anemia diagnos...e laboratory's experiments in their classroom. The lessons are available on the Internet at: www.mdbiolab.org A web-based clearinghouse will be developed to...

Monkeys show sophisticated learning abilities

...Brannon, the researchers' findings offer important lessons to guide future studies of primate cognition. "For one thing, we don't typically give animals these kinds of complicated sequences that involve many responses within a given trial," she said. "And now when we do, we see the development of expertise. ...

First population study of GM mosquitoes highlights difficulties facing malaria control technique

...oes. The scientists say their results have several lessons for further work on developing GM mosquitoes, and they suggest a number of ways around the problems they have observed. With no immediate prospects of a vaccine against the disease that affects more than 300 million people every year, novel strategie...

Obesity prevention program aimed at second graders

... Classroom" to lead "hands-on" challenging and fun lessons providing information about a healthy lifestyle, how the body works and science; and (2) research effort to use child to parent communication to increase parents' physical activity and knowledge about diabetes and the three keys to prevention: main...

Going with the grain: A tale of rice's smallest chromosome

...Sciences, which supported the project. "One of the lessons here is, 'Don't think you know everything simply because you've done the draft,'" she said. According to TIGR's Buell, getting from the draft to the finished version is painstaking and costly because the process "is not automated to any large extent"...

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