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Passport, please: A global strategy to curb invasive species

...hilles Professor of Environmental Biology. He will outline a 10-point strategy to curb invasive species at the American Association of the Advancement of Science (AAAS) conference on Friday, Feb. 16, at 9 a.m. PT. Mooney is speaking on behalf of the Global Invasive Species Programme (GISP), an international ...

A seafood paradox: Will fish farming save or deplete our ocean fisheries?

...c and social consequences of aquaculture, and will outline specific solutions to counter those impacts. Commercial fish farms are expanding rapidly, especially in Asia, taking up thousands of square miles of coastal land. Panelist Jason Clay of the World Wildlife Fund will explain how shrimp farms often r...

Volcano helps meteorologists find answer to climate change mystery

...theastern United States. Saxena and his colleagues outline their findings in the Feb. 15 issue of the peer-reviewed journal Geophysical Research Letters. "The Southeast receives sulfate aerosols blown over the Appalachians from industrial manufacturing in the Ohio River Valley," Saxena explained. "Sulfate ae...

E.O. Wilson to speak on 'future of biodiversity'

...pirit," maintains Wilson. In his talk, Wilson will outline some of the steps that can be taken, and to a limited extent are underway, to slow and eventually halt this downward spiral. Wilson is the author of two Pulitzer Prize-winning books--On Human Nature, and The Ants--and is the recipient of many honors ...

Microbes and the dust they ride in on pose potential health risks

...d Jay Herman of NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center outline their findings in a paper titled "African Desert Dust in the Caribbean Atmosphere: Microbiology and Public Health." The paper will be published June 14 in the journal Aerobiologia. "The National Institute of Health's National Institute of Allergy and...

Wave of the future? Dams as river restoration

...perspectives on dam removal." She will provide an outline of the legal issues associated with decisions about whether or not to remove a dam and decisions about how to remove a dam. According to Bowman, many of the laws for dam removal focus on environmental protection, and can often discourage environmen...

Forestalling pesticide, antibiotic resistance possible, theory predicts

...uct these screens. "Specifically, in our paper, we outline how companies or individuals can search for and develop NCR compounds to a commercially applicable level," Pittendrigh says. "This paper provides part of the theoretical framework for research currently in progress here at Purdue for the development ...

American Chemical Society meeting features cutting-edge research August 26-30 in Chicago

...m also includes state and federal experts who will outline support available to potential entrepreneurs. (Monday, August 27, 8:30-11:30 a.m.) Catnip repels mosquitoes more effectively than commercial compound An oil found in catnip that gives the plant its characteristic odor is about ten times more e...

Masking genetic mutations

...ukaryotic organisms, researchers have only a vague outline of the process in mammals. As published in the September 1 issue of Genes & Development, Dr. Shigeo Ohno and colleagues have discovered an important parallel between worm NMD and human NMD. C. elegans regulates NMD by the addition of phosphate groups...

Early critters in microbial mats: Evolution or just a strange environment?

...pretation of how these animals came about. He will outline a different approach to understanding these strange morphologies on Thursday, November 8, at the Geological Society of America's annual meeting in Boston. Many early animals were well-adapted, via evolutionary processes, to the unusual (and now usual...

Required activation 'cascade' identified for p53 tumor-suppressor protein

...cs and senior author on the report. "The data also outline a general mechanism by which many DNA-binding proteins, including other transcription factors like p53, might be regulated. So, in terms of understanding gene control, the implications could be quite broad." The normal function of p53 is to monitor t...

Perception is stored in single neurones

...rned to recognize fish.) The faces consisted of an outline of the head and a total of four variable features: eye height, eye separation, nose length and mouth height. Each of these features could appear in one of three different variants: the nose, for example, could be short, medium or long. The monkeys we...

Cells on the verge of suicide

...r diseases. In the article, Steller and colleagues outline the entire molecular pathway by which a population of neuron cells in the brains of developing fruit flies communicate a message of survival to a different class of neighboring cells in the brain, called glial cells. The research was conducted at th...

Information technology provides biologists with new tools for biodiversity conservation

...tween ecology and human decision-making. Reid will outline this methodology, which integrates perspectives from local, national and regional scales with data collected at the global scale by remote sensing and modeling. Thomas Lovejoy, Senior Advisor to the President of the United Nations Foundation and Chi...

Ecologist Gretchen Daily advocates saving the planet by making conservation profitable

...porate those values into public policy. Daily will outline her vision of an ecosystem-based economy when she delivers the Topical Lecture, New Frontiers in Conservation, at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) in Boston on Feb. 17. Her remarks will include insi...

Remains of seven types of edible nuts and nutcrackers found at 780,000-year-old archaeological site

... the Bar-Ilan University Faculty of Life Sciences, outline the conclusions that can be drawn from these findings about life in the Hula Valley three-quarters of a million years ago in an article that will be printed in the prestigious journal PNAS (Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the USA) ...

New Science Press launches Proteins: From Sequence to Structure

...Stephen C Harrison, Harvard University "I read the outline and sample text [on motifs and classes of domains] with great interest. Overall I think it is just excellent - (in fact it follows almost exactly the same course as my 2nd year lectures on protein structure)."Janet Thornton, University College London...

Turning off building lights reduces bird window-kill by 83%

...ecture is part of COS monthly meeting. Mesure will outline his experiences working with building managers, architects, window manufacturers and public officials to reduce night lighting problems and window kill. Day Light conditions Dead Birds Reduction per window night All Windows Same, Either Dark or L...

Stanford explores new avenue for brain injury, paralysis research

...indings, published in the June 7 issue of Science, outline what may be a new avenue to explore in the search for brain-damage and paralysis treatments, the researchers say. Messages move through the average neuron like tributaries flowing into a river. The tributaries are called dendrites, and they f...

LSU part of national Tree of Life effort

...tion's Tree of Life Panel to reconstruct the basic outline of the avian tree of life using nuclear DNA sequence comparisons. The money is part of a $4 million grant split evenly between two groups of researchers and spread out over five years. LSU is working under the umbrella of the Field Museum of Natural...

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