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Macarthur Award winning physiologist to present Scholander Award and lecture

...d in 1887, the Bethesda-based Society is among the oldest scientific societies in the United States. Their current gathering is being held August 24-28, 2002 at the Town & Country Hotel, San Diego, CA. Additional information about the conference is available at: http://www.the-aps.org/meetings/aps/san_die...

Scientists confirm age of the oldest meteorite collision on Earth

A team of geologists has determined the age of the oldest known meteorite impact on Earth a catastrophic ev...n the planet. "In our study, we're looking at the oldest well-preserved sedimentary and volcanic rocks on Earth," Lowe noted. "They are still quite pristine ...

Stem cells found in adult peripheral nervous system

...h age, stem cells could still be isolated from the oldest rat in the study, which was 110 days old. One of the most intriguing findings of the U-M study, according to Morrison, was the discovery that neural crest stem cells have the power to control their own developmental destiny. "One reason why differe...

Future advances of 20,000-year-old coatings technology detailed in upcoming Science magazine

...orld's foremost scientists on coatings--one of the oldest technologies known to humans--will have his scientific paper "20th- to 21st-Century Technological Challenges in Soft Coatings" featured in the upcoming edition of SCIENCE magazine. As part of the Aug. 9 edition of SCIENCE, Dr. Matheson, a DuPont se...

Retroviruses shows that human-specific variety developed when humans, chimps diverged

...ly interesting, however was the discovery that the oldest subfamily of HERV elements is closely related and gave rise to the youngest and most recently active group of these elements. This suggests, the authors say, that "ancient families of HERVs may be capable of retaining the potential for biological act...

Clemson researchers create biosensors to protect nation's food and water supplies

... will become sick, and some among the youngest and oldest victims could die. An early warning detection system is urgently needed. At Clemson University, researchers are developing a biosensor that will make contaminated food glow in the dark. A team of chemists, microbiologists and food scientists have d...

Metal-eating algae, spartina eradication, horseshoe crabs

...aurs by over a 100 million years and is one of the oldest animals on Earth. Site includes links to research information, the annual Crab Census and various publications and includes a video....

Ancient flower fossil points to underwater origins

The world's oldest known flower never bloomed, but it has opened scientific questions into whether all of modern flowering plants share underwater origins. The newly discovered remains of the oldest, most completeflowering plant show it lived at least 125 million ...

UF expert: ancient fossil suggests flowers may be underwater gift

GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- The worlds oldest known flower never bloomed, but it has opened scientific questioning into whether all of todays flowering plants had their origins from beneath ancient waters, says a University of Florida researcher. The newly discovered remains of the oldest, most...

May media highlights: GEOLOGY and GSA TODAY

...ovician), nearly 40 m.y. older than the previously oldest evidence of animal life on land. The trackways were made by arthropods that possessed several pairs of legs. The way the animals walked indicates that they were still adapted for life under water. Therefore, they probably came onto land only brief...

Of 101 neonates at a New Jersey hospital, 40 percent test positive for drugs of abuse

New Orleans -- Newark, NJ is one of the nations oldest industrial cities. While there have been improvements in the local economy, poverty and its associated problems, including drug abuse, are still entrenched in many areas. Accordingly, it is expected that some newborns will enter the world having bee...

Scientists push back primate origins from 65 million to 85 million years ago

... however, estimates the length of time between the oldest known fossil and the earliest common ancestor of a given group. It also estimates the likely number of extinct fossil species in that group. It is based on an assumed species lifetime of 2.5 million years, the number of fossil species known in each s...

April GEOLOGY and GSA TODAY media highlights

...st evolved at this time, 900 m.y. earlier than the oldest known fossils. Shallow-crustal magma chamber beneath the axial high of the Coaxial segment of Juan de Fuca Ridge at the source site of the 1993 eruption. William Menke et al. Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University, Palisades, New Y...

New process by Temple grad student can place loose fossils back into the strata or determine fakes

...ame interested in geology when she accompanied her oldest son on a dig in Utah a few years ago. When the paleontologist at the site found out I had a degree in chemistry, he suggested I pursue geochemistry, since theres a shortage of geochemists working in paleontology, she says. She returned to Temple in...

New dinosaur related to Triceratops

... hare, Liaoceratops yanzigouensis is the smallest, oldest and most primitive neoceratops ever found. "This ...d to and almost the same age as Archaeopteryx, the oldest known bird. The Field Museum, National Geographic Society, American Museum of Natural History, and t...

UCLA scientists, colleagues substantiate biological origin of earliest fossils

...ancient fossil microbe-like objects, including the oldest specimens reported from the geological record. The...we have substantiated the biological origin of the oldest fossils now known, Schopf said. We have established that the ancient specimens are made of organic m...

Environmentally friendly ways to nourish the 'flower of love'

...overed to keep roses blooming.Roses are one of the oldest and most popular flowers, brought first to the U.S. by European colonists. They remain a mainstay of the floral business and a perennial favorite of many home gardeners. But because they have been thought to require a considerable amount of chemical ...

Centuries-old lotus seeds germinated by UCLA scientists

...,200 years old from the same lakebed in China the oldest living seed whose date could be established, in research published in 1995. The lotus plant is known from the geologic record as early as 135 million years ago, dating from a time when dinosaurs roamed the Earth, Shen-Miller said. In China, it has be...

Scientists look to Europe as evolutionary seat

...ils, both discovered in Europe. One comes from the oldest relative of all living great apes (orangutans and African apes) and humans; the other is the most complete skull ever found of a close relative of the African apes and humans. In the November 2001 issue, Begun and colleague Elmar Heizmann of the Natu...

The new biology of rocks: 'Are there medical implications of geomicrobiology?'

...dent of the American Society for Microbiology, the oldest and largest life sciences organization in the world, with more than 42,000 members. Her year as president, she said, has made her an antenna absorbing the information coming from the members and trying to transmit some sense of it all. Although the ...

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