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Scientists explore genome of methane-breathing microbe

...ormation gleaned from this genome sequence to make predictions about the symbionts."...

Brown ecologist garners major National Science Foundation grant

...he most seeds. Scientists will get to see if their predictions of successes and failures held up. "It will be a Darwinian fitness test," Schmitt said. Because Arabidopsis is closely related to canola, cabbage and other edible crops, Schmitt said the findings should help improve food production. Schmitt said the ...

New tool predicts how long pollutants will stay in soil

...ing its effectiveness. "For many years, we've made predictions with a method that doesn't work very well on many .... For many years, environmental chemists have made predictions about how long the non-ionic pollutants will stay there by using octanol, an organic solvent, as a c...

Parasitic cowbirds thrive with a less ruthless strategy than cuckoos

...a very experimental study, combining some specific predictions from the literature with a purely experimental approach," Hauber said. "All the work was done in 45 days in April and May of 2003. It's an $80 project if you don't count living expenses, which is pretty good for science. All it took was a good idea, ...

Springtime blooms seen earlier now than in the past, say Boston University biologists

...ate change. Such analyses also could help improve predictions of the effects that future climate change might have on biological communities....

NSF awards $10 million in grants to ocean sites for long-term ecological research

... says Taylor, "will allow us to make more accurate predictions of how coral reef ecosystems respond to environmental change, whether human-induced or from natural cycles." The four principal investigators for the award are affiliated with the University of California at Santa Barbara (Russell Schmitt and Sally ...

Mapping the evolution of a virus

...p, we tested its reliability by making hundreds of predictions of how well certain strains might match up and then conducting laboratory tests to check the predictions. It's very gratifying that this basic research also has practical application to an important human pathogen, influenza." Experts estimate that ...

Carnivore species are predicted to be at increased extinction risk from human population growth

...h that on human population densities yields better predictions of extinction risk than either set of data can alone. For example, a species with a long gestation period that lives close to densely populated human areas are at greater risk than species with similar gestation periods that live near sparsely popula...

Chipmunks descended from ancestors that survived last ice age, scientists say

... change occurring today, our results indicate that predictions of movements and where organisms may or may not end up will not be as straightforward as the literature up to now has led one to believe," said co-author Ken N. Paige, head of the animal biology department at the U. of I....

Melting ice cap gives urgency to new census of marine life project in Arctic Ocean

...ef Scientist of the Census. "Accurate measures and predictions of species distribution, abundance and natural variation through time across a range of species are urgently needed to help policy-makers respond appropriately to the consequences of changes in the ocean."...

Ecosystem bounces back from hurricanes

...l Academy of Sciences (U.S.A.). After the storms, predictions abounded that Pamlico Sound, of the Albemarle-Paml...s of major storms," Burkholder said. "The negative predictions about long-term devastation of water quality and fisheries, made right after the storms, were not bo...

Atherosclerosis treatment needs to go with the flow

...rbance. The authors further tested their in vitro predictions in an animal model, and, in seeing in the animals what was predicted to occur from their bench top model, established the strength of their in vitro modeling system. This study provides an explanation for why stenting in forked blood vessel regions h...

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...rbance. The authors further tested their in vitro predictions in an animal model, and, in seeing in the animals what was predicted to occur from their bench top model, established the strength of their in vitro modeling system. This study provides an explanation for why stenting in forked blood vessel regions h...

Busy sequencing technique saves money and time

...ne structure with the method," Brent said. "These predictions are a viable springboard for doing experiments. When you start with a prediction you'll get an experimental result pretty frequently. We believe it's a good way to complete the annotation of a genome." The approach stands traditional genome annota...

Functional genomics enables easy target identification and drives drug discovery

...homology, functional genomics adds structure-based predictions to locate gene sequences with assigned and confirmed functions," explains Frost & Sullivan Industry Analyst Rajaram Sankaran. "It simultaneously sifts through well established targets to detect critical therapeutic targets." Such structural informati...

UCSD bioengineers develop first genome-scale computational model of gene regulation

... coli's response to oxygen deprivation. They made predictions of cellular behavior through simulations with the in silico model. These predictions guided high-throughput data-gathering experiments using gene chip technology. In the laboratory, th...

New analysis gives cancer patients personalized prognosis

... lead author on the study. "However, the resulting predictions typically lump patients into broad categories. Acc... to move far beyond this -- toward customized risk predictions and prognoses more widely, for the individual patient." Nevertheless, most previous studies that hav...

Researchers awarded $2 million to create high-tech tools for fighting wildfires

...ercomputers may be able to send real-time maps and predictions of a wildfire's next moves to wildfire incident ma...e, allowing a fire manager to see minute-by-minute predictions or anticipate where fire growth will occur along the fire line. The system may also allow fire mana...

Evolution's mirror in a fish's spines

...rocess, said Kingsley. "There are many theoretical predictions about whether evolution is controlled by many genes of little effect or few genes of major effect," he said. "There are relatively few examples of natural populations in which genetic studies can actually let the organism tell you how complicated the...

UC San Diego bioinformatics experts help reconstruct the genomic makeup of our ancestors

... countries and relying largely on gene and protein predictions produced by the Ensembl project of the EMBL-EBI and Sanger Institute (UK). Funding for the RGSP was largely provided by the NHLBI and the NHGRI with additional private funding provided to the BCM-HGSC by the Kleberg Foundation....

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