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Limits Of Life On Earth: Are They The Key To Life On Other Planets?
...dation (NSF) research initiative are searching for life
forms on Earth that may provide insight about possible life
on other planets. The first NSF awards in this initiative -- which is titled Life in Extreme Enviro...
Insects Provide Clues About Bodies Underwater
... to the clothed and submerged 'bodies' tostudy the life
cycles of insects that colonize on them - everythi... through the Internet. Anderson,who studies insect life
cycles on murder victims' bodies, is well-known forassisting with local murder investigations. Her r...
Overfeeding Normal Infant Rats Affects Three Generations: Permanently Changes Basic Metabolism, Interferes With Reproduction
...are immature at birth so their first threeweeks of life
correspond to that of a human fetus in the final trimester beforebirth in terms of metabolic and brain development. "Newborn rats are God's gift to developmental science," says Jaime Diaz,a UW psychology professor and Taylor's collaborator on...
Epic Of Evolution Conference Brings Science And Religion Together November 12-14
...nces -- relating to the development of the cosmos, life
on Earth,and human culture -- can be constructivel...st commonlyrefers to the historical development of life
on Earth, but it can also be usedto describe the development of human culture and the development of...
Presence Of Protein Extends Life; Potential Aging Mechanism Found
... response to heat stress can increase a fruitfly's life
span at normal temperatures. The finding uncovers ...a lot of hsp70, which substantiallyincreased their life
span over a two-week period after heat treatment. Only a brief, low level of genetic expression wa...
SFU Researcher Fools Forest Pest Into 'Barking Up The Wrong Tree'
...t of a research team investigatingthe secret scent life
of two of British Columbia's most destructive forest insect pests. His goal? To fool the insects into bypassing vulnerable trees. For the past two years, Huber has been studying how two species of bark beetle - the Douglas fir beetle and the mountain...
UF Researcher Designs Pill To Control Mosquitoes
...d stored for long periods and then brought back to life
as the deadly diet pill. The mosquito fen-phen is benign environmentally. Unlike DDT and some other pesticides, it does not alter the environment in any way, except for poisoning the larval lunch. Mosquitoes that feed on the hormone-laced chlorella s...
Mysterious Wildlife Disease
...aphers work in every state to minimize the loss of life
and property from natural disasters, contribute to wise economic and physical development of the nation's natural resources, and enhance the quality of life....
Guidelines For Next Generation Of Environmental Policy
... systems together, and looks at a product1s entire life
cycle fromcreation to disposal," Ms. Chertow says. Rather than casting business leaders in the role of environmental "badguys," the new vision seeks to make business and capital investors part of thesolution. In contrast to an E.P...
MIT Biologists Identify Aging Mechanism
...east genesSIR2, SIR3, SIR4, and UTH4 determine the life
span in yeast. When these geneswere deleted from a yeast strain, life
span was shortened. When they wereoverexpressed, the life
span of the yeast strain was extended. ...
Peutz-Jeghers Disease Gene Identified: Enzyme Loss Causes Polyps And Cancer
...f pigment spots during the first two decades of life
probably exist and can now be identified. A special screening program for individuals with mutations in the STK11 gene is highly recommended to detect early stages of potentially malignant tumors. The ultimate aim in this field of researc...
New Study Shows Dinosaurs From Gobi Desert Site Killed In Sudden "Sand Slides" Falling From Dunes - Study Also Reports First Dinosaur Tracks From Gobi
..., but rather in a stabilized dune fieldwhere plant life
and rainfall were relatively abundantAuthors of the paper are: David Loope, professor and chair in the Department ofGeosciences, University of Nebraska; Lowell Dingus, research associate, AmericanMuseum of Natural History's Department of Vertebrate ...
Mystery Of Vital Cell Protein Solved After 30 Years
...f tubulin, a protein that makespossible such vital life
processes as cell division and the movement ofmaterials within cells. Eva Nogales, Sharon Wolf, and Kenneth Downing, biophysicists withBerkeley Lab's Life Sciences Division, announced the completion of their modelin the January 8, 1998 issue...
IFT Foundation Receives Grant For Graduate Nutrition Fellowships
...the Gerber Foundation is to enhance the quality of life
of infants and young children. As a result, the foundation has a variety of partnerships with non-profit organizations to deliver education, support, and care programs to parents and children as well as to support medical education and research prog...
STS-89 Will Carry Five Science Payloads From NASA/Marshall
...de with respectto each other." Building blocks of life
The otherfour payloads support work by NASA/Marshall and the biomedical communityto determine the structure and function of the thousands of proteins usedin the human body and in valuable plants and animals. The Diffusion-controlledCrystallization A...
AAAS Honors Three USGS Scientists As Fellows
...ystate by USGS scientists to minimize the loss of life
and property from naturaldisasters, to contribute to the conservation and the sound economic and physicaldevelopment of the nation's natural resources, and to enhance the quality oflife by monitoring water, biological, energy, and mineral resources....
Divorce, Insect Style: Termites Swap Mates
...ore settling down with their mates for a five-year life
ofraising a family, some termites suddenly have se... determine whether her termites aretruly mated for life
-- or whether the urge to wander sometimes strikes again....
New Company To Turn UNC-CH, Army Inventions Into Improved Vaccines
.... The approach grew out of research on the life
cycle of the Venezuelanequine encephalitis virus done by Johnston, his UNC-CH colleague Dr. Nancy Davisand the Army institute?s Dr. Jonathan Smith. All AlphaVax scientific founders,the researchers created disarmed versions of the virus, which stimula...
Scientists Work To Restore Native Fish And Habitat To Great Lakes
...y state by USGS scientists to minimize the loss of life
and property from natural disasters, contribute to...ion's natural resources and enhance the quality of life
by monitoring water, biological, energy and mineral resources....
Telomeres and Telomerase
...SINCLAIR and L. GUARENTE The limited reproductive life
span of normal human cells in culture S. SHALL Human ageing and telomeres C. B. HARLEY Telomerase and cancer J. W. SHAY Mouse models for telomerase function in cancer M. A. BLASCO, H.-W LEE, R. DEPINHO and C. W. GREIDER Telomerase repressor g...
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