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Laboratory rat gene sequencing completed

... 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. The study found the r...

K-State uses geographic tools to track plant pathogens

...percomputing Center. That has yielded a new set of predictions that aphids might be found eventually in the northwest region of the country but probably will not disperse along the Mississippi River valley south of Tennessee. "In the event of a real agroterrorism event, having a tool like this and expanded...

New data on ant adaptability within their environment

...k on social organization has generated a number of predictions about how the colonies of eusocial insects, like ants and bees, could adapt to different environments. Many ants have morphologically distinct "castes," such as workers and soldiers, that specialize in different tasks within the colony. One long-stan...

Tigers: Big cats need cat food

... per square kilometer in Pench Reserve. The model predictions matched the measured tiger densities ranging between 3.2 to 16.8 tigers per 100 square kilometers. According to WCS scientist Dr. Ullas Karanth, the lead author of the study, the rigorous methods and extensive field component of this study set it ap...

Mathematical rule said to be widely and wrongly used to forecast future beach erosion

... in at least 26 nations to make potentially costly predictions about how shorelines will retreat in response to rising sea levels, two coastal scientists contended in the Friday, March 19, 2004, issue of the research journal Science . "Models can be a hazard to society, and this is certainly an example of such,...

World's first databank for all living systems

...ter will develop computer modeling systems to make predictions at genetic levels and to help understand coevolution of species and the ways in which ecology affects DNA, and the reverse. Both Cornell and Stanford will offer doctoral degrees at the BTR Center. Cornell President Jeffrey S. Lehman, who will attend...

Computer method identifies potentially active enzymes

...l activity? We are hoping that will tell us which predictions are right and which are wrong. " The researchers have also tried the approach on other enzyme systems and observed similar trends in prediction....

Save The Tiger Fund announces alliance with the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund

...ve forces do not impede further success." Despite predictions of doom for this majestic cat, wild tigers continue to survive in a patchwork of areas across Asia, from the tropical rain forests of Sumatra and Indochina to the temperate oak forest of the Amur River Valley in the Russian Far East. "Save The Tige...

A shrinking sink? Carbon fertilization may be flimsy weapon against warming

...sions, Field and his colleagues found, is that the predictions of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and other studies have relied on models that don't reflect some of the major processes by which carbon circulates through the environment. Field and his colleagues also have discovered in a previous st...

Computer scientists develop tool for mining genomic data

...Gene A regulates Gene B under Condition C.'' These predictions are generated from a probabilistic framework that ...y of biological processes in yeast. Three of these predictions were confirmed in wet-lab experiments, suggesting regulatory roles for previously uncharacterized pr...

Bighorn sheep threatened by climate change

...e short term," he said. The authors also looked at predictions of how climate may change in the next 60 years. For scenarios that predict a minimum temperature increase of 1.3 degrees Fahrenheit, there is no significant increase in the average probability of extinction. However, in scenarios that predict a more ...

European Virtual Institute for Genome Annotation receives 12 million Euro

...nformation overload by generating large numbers of predictions about the biochemical functions of gene products. These predictions need to be tested in the lab, but the infrastructure to "complete the circle" between computational ...

From neighborhoods to globe, NASA looks at land

...le offers a rudimentary illustration of the model, predictions like this may be made over days, months, and years...s in computer models, people will be able to apply predictions to climate and weather, agricultural forecasting, water resource management, hazard mitigation and m...

Asthma could be several diseases masquerading as one

...se and treat their asthma patients and make better predictions about the course of their disease. The data may also help guide the search for genetic causes of the disease. The researchers studied 80 patients with severe asthma who had been referred to National Jewish Medical and Research Center because high do...

Ocean life depends on single circulation pattern in Southern Hemisphere

...an previously believed because most global warming predictions indicate that major ocean circulation patterns will change. While oceanographers have identified many ocean circulation patterns, the study found that three-quarters of all biological activity in the oceans relies on this single pattern. "When we shu...

Desert dust enables algae to grow

...spond to desert dust. The data obtained from these predictions will contribute to knowledge about the further development of the greenhouse effect, because algae absorb the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide and in so doing slow down the warming up of the Earth....

USGS December science picks!

...ccurs at many other places in California. Earlier predictions of indoor radon levels suggested that the problem ...t geologic maps can form a basis for more accurate predictions of elevated indoor radon and have prompted new examinations of data that suggest that other rocks in...

Scientists discover how brain draws and re-draws picture of world

...ith volunteers, the researchers proved correct two predictions based on the computer model: how people generalize experience in the tests to other starting positions and under what circumstances people most effectively learn to balance the resistance. Authors on the paper are Shadmehr, graduate student Eun Jun...

Climate linked to reproduction of right whales

...bserved number of Calanus and then relate these predictions to changes in North Atlantic climate. "An importan...ale births a year or more in advance." Longer-term predictions of the right whales' fate would be easier in an era of unchanging climate -- which is rarely the cas...

Scientists work to break cellular code

... many different conditions, and ultimately to make predictions of how an entire genome is regulated," explains Ju...mar to the regulatory code. This will help to make predictions of cellular behavior based on DNA sequence."...

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