Tag: "map" at biology news
Amazon roads may lead to peril for rainforest
...sland each year," Cochrane said. "We're trying to map
out the implications to let them know what the consequences are. We feel it hasn't been looked at yet." Cochrane, who is part of MSU's Basic Science and Remote Sensing Initiative, created satellite-based models with lead author William Laura...
Hessian fly genomics research will benefit wheat farmers, others
...sponding genes in insects, but Stuart is hoping to map
and clone the genes that play a role in the battle. This information would not only improve the resistance in wheat, but also could lead to the development of new diagnostic tools to help wheat farmers know which resistant varieties of wheat to plant...
Free sessions open to the public at 2001 AAAS Meeting
... government, has announced completion of the rough map
of the human genome. (Continental Ballroom 4,5 & 6) 8 p.m.-10 p.m. "Brainspotting," a science-theater play from the Klara Soup Theatre of the Stockholm City Theatre, Sweden. (Continental Ballroom 1,2 & 3) Monday, Feb. 19 ...
Amidst genome data, a practical tool for researchers
...of abnormal structures, the researchers used their map
to pinpoint the associated DNA segment. Analyzing ...rce helped other researchers to produce a physical map
of the human genome. "Because our clones are highly accurate islands of DNA sequences throughout the...
Genetic map of all plants, animals is goal of genomics
... of those thousands of genes actually do. This new map
of life is called genomics. This new focus on geno... approach. They use automated equipment to rapidly map
out the sequence of all the genes in an organism. Then, in a step that is still somewhat painstaking...
Born with the perfect pitch?
...spond to sounds in a particular frequency band. We map
our aural worlds based on pitches of sounds in the same we visually map
a room by spatially identifying objects. Absolute pitch provides a remarkably detailed tool for th...
Scientists map biological changes in Earth's tropical forests
...lished a world network of tropical forest plots to map
changes in the biology of one-tenth of the Earth's rainforest tree species- one centimetre at a time. "We are now able to measure biological changes by using the same model whether they are occurring in Africa, Southeast Asia or in the Amazon," says ...
Baylor College of Medicine garners research grants to sequence rat genome
... the analysis of its nearly completed DNA sequence map
of the human genome. Celera, a private consortium, also announced the publication of its interpretation of the human sequence. Rats and humans share many biological and behavioral processes. As a result, the rat is a excellent model for stu...
A first: A (nearly) complete road map for the evolution of placental mammals
...ts are close to pinning down the evolutionary road map
for the most diverse and largest subgroup of mammals, a feat that may resolve a longstanding scientific debate and shed light on the newly completed human genome. The paper, prepared by a team of University of Florida faculty members, graduate and un...
Mouse gene trap helps decipher brain's wiring diagram
...on,' but ultimately yields an invaluable molecular map
of axonal projections by simultaneously mutating g...technique "makes it possible not only to develop a map
of the normal wiring pattern of the brain, but also to screen systematically for changes in this map...
New fish species discovered in Murray-Darling Basin
...ions for the management of the region. "We need to map
its range as a first step." said Mr Hammer. "We need to find out what its habitat requirements are in order to secure that habitat, and also look at forming refuge populations in case of catastrophe or extinction in the wild," he said. Before the int...
Virus studies reunite two families of major insect-borne viruses
...they realized they could use the mutant viruses to map
the glycosylation sites, providing a rare opportun...called E1 and E2. The researchers developed the map
by creating a virus with a mutation in only one of the glycosylation sites, and then gathered images...
NSF ships to probe biological enigmas of the frozen southern ocean
...rom a series of fixed locations. "The Palmer will map
the distribution of krill, phytoplankton, seabirds...ugh high-frequency acoustics is a standard tool to map
the distribution of krill, no other existing system has the capability of the Bio-Optical Multi-freq...
New finding accelerates discovery of disease genes and human population history
... be identified and cataloged before scientists can map
genes for human diseases; scientists can embark on...rthern European populations will help us to easily map
to first approximation the location of disease genes. And the presence of small blocks in other pop...
Device liberates quadriplegic from ventilator
...his colleagues also developed computer software to map
the nerves in the diaphragm, essential to putting the electrodes in the correct spots. The device was implanted last March in a minimally invasive surgical procedure led at UHC by Raymond Onders, a CWRU assistant professor of surgery. Working throug...
New, improved drugs could result from first-ever transfer of DNA information from one species of streptomyces to another
...ransduction is a major tool that scientists use to map
and manipulate such highly developed model systems as E. coli. ...
Ill winds carry toxic dust
...msey, Stefanov is using images taken from space to map
the movement of dust in Arizona. The maps can then...ed the first tests of the use of remote sensing to map
dust transport. Stefanov plans to apply the same techniques to mapping dust sources in the Phoenix a...
Scientists monitor global air pollution from space
...vidual industrial sources in the same city, it can map
different sources that cover a few hundred square miles. The results are accurate enough to differentiate air pollution from a large metropolitan area, for example, from a major fire in a national forest. NCAR scientist Jean-Francois Lamarque helpe...
Joint research project to improve butterfly identification system
... Geographic Information Systems to interactively map
the species that people identify. All of the teams work is being plugged into an ongoing Illinois EcoWatch program that uses citizen spotters to track the flora and fauna of Illinois in this case, to monitor the comings and goings, numbers and spec...
Software to make testing of new generic drugs more thorough
... dissolution curves -- graphs that map
how quickly a drug is released into the body. This is one of several criteria that drug companies must address when seeking approval for a generic drug. Dissolution is an important factor fo...
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