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Environmental Reform: The Next Generation Project

...ols and strategies. Yale professors have played a prominent role in the project, both as leaders and participants. In addition to Dean Cohon, team leaders include John Gordon, former F&ES dean and the Pinchot Professor of Forestry; Carol M. Rose, the Gordon Bradford Tweedy Professor of Law and Organization a...

Researchers Find Production Point Of Key Protein In Fragile X Syndrome

...physical featuresinclude a long narrow face and/or prominent ears, jaw and forehead. Impairmentranges from severe retardation to slightly below normal intelligence. The X chromosome contains many genes. The fragile X gene contains thecode for the fragile X mental retardation protein. That code is transferredf...

Purdue Study Finds Prehistoric Couch Potato

... rex. By analyzing how the ribs pivoted around two prominent points, and studying how the ribs that make up the chest were aligned on the vertebrae, Hengst was able to determine how the dinosaurs' ribs moved during breathing. "The more efficiently the chest expanded, the more air the animal could take in and t...

Environment Is Business

...Life Network, and public television; Peter Dunne,a prominent conservationist, author, and birder; and Jeff Glassberg,a national butterfly expert. One preconference highlight will focus onusing modern technology for wildlife mapping. Topics range fromthe wildlife diversity initiative to balancing economics an...

New Report Sets Standard To Protect Natural Pest Control

...oxin Bt. To protect this natural pest control, six prominent scientists have developed new strategies that EPA should use as a standard and adopt for this year's growing season. To be released on February 3, Now or Never: Serious New Plans to Save a Natural Pest Control evaluates the current EPA management pl...

Top Scientists Challenge Others: Join Biodiversity Year

... That is why Mooney and four other internationally prominent scientists are calling on their colleagues worldwi...ney will be joined in the symposium by three other prominent scientists. Microbiologist Rita Colwell is past president of AAAS and current president of the Biote...

American Society Of Gene Therapy To Hold Its First Annual Meeting

...held to introduce participants to some of the most prominent people in thefield of gene therapy. A concurrent program of satellite meetings and institutional andcorporate symposia will be held on Thursday and Friday. The meetings will take place at the Washington State Convention Centerin dow...

Learning About Evolution Critical For Understanding Science

...grade 12. The guidebook was written by a group of prominent scientists and educators who have been involved extensively in education and research on evolution. "The widespread misunderstandings about evolution are of great concern to the scientific community and the Academy," said Bruce Alberts, NAS president...

Scientists ID A Protein With Punch As Infection-Inflammation Fighter

...appy accident of physiology," Ross added. The most prominent cell that contributes to the tissue damage is called theneutrophil, and it produces the toxic oxygen products. They are ordinarily usedto kill microorganisms, but can be very damaging to tissues in reperfusioninjury. "It's sort of the price we pay fo...

Additional Genetic Influence For Alzheimer's Disease Confirmed

...ng the cause of Alzheimer's, genetic factorsplay a prominent role in many cases. The research was supported by grants through the Medical ResearchCouncil of Canada, The Canadian Genetic Diseases Network, The AlzheimerAssociation of Ontario, The Howard Hughes Medical Research Foundation, the E...

Debilitating Pancreatic Disorder Linked To Cystic Fibrosis Gene

...study didn't have the lung disease that is usually prominent in cysticfibrosis," said Dr. Lawrence Silverman, a University of North Carolina clinicalmolecular geneticist, who conducted the genetic analysis. Silverman added that "these findings highlight how research on the genecausing one diseas...

Researchers Identify How AIDS Virus Kills Cells It Doesn't Infect

... The J. David Gladstone Institutes are named for a prominent real estatedeveloper who died in 1971. His will created a testamentary trust that reflectshis long-standing personal interest in medical education....

New Consortium Of Nutrition And Medical Experts Takes On The Lack Of Nutrition Education In Medical Training

...ung physicians' medical education? The most prominent explanation, says the article, is the absence of nutrition-trained physician faculty who can argue persuasively for including nutrition in already crowded medical school curricula and, even more importantly, serve as physician role models for incorpo...

Breakthrough In Understanding The Biology Of Fat-- UCSF/Gladstone Scientists Discover Gene For Key Enzyme

...arch institute affiliated with UCSF andnamed for a prominent real estate developer who died in 1971. His will createda testamentary trust that reflects his long-standing personal interest inmedical education....

Major Clinical Findings By California AIDS Team: HIV Does More Than Kill Off T Cells

...arch institute affiliatedwith UCSF and named for a prominent real estate developer who died in 1971. Hiswill created a testamentary trust that reflects his long-standing interest inmedical education and research....

Small G-Proteins Make A Big Difference -- Nerve Cell Signalling Is Regulated By Arf-GTPases And Their Activators

...ly of small GTPases. Both msec7-1 and Arfsare very prominent regulators of membrane transport in the Golgi apparatus ofall cells in the body. The Göttingen group discovered that the msec7/Arf-systemplays an as yet unrecognized role in the synaptic vesicle cycle, whereactivation of Arf6 by msec7-1 leads to...

Managing For Deer, Moose, Elk, Wolves -- And People

...amines the effectiveness of naturalregulation, the prominent and controversial approach in which wildlifepopulations are allowed to fluctuate without direct human intervention. Thepolicy, which was adopted in Yellowstone in the late 1960s, assumes thatpopulations of deer and elk exhibit density dependence whi...

Harbor Branch Scientists Discover Bioluminescent Octopus

...cker-like traits, many of the muscles, which are a prominent feature ofsuckers, were replaced by light-producing cells. "It's a wonderful example of evolutionary transition," says Widder. Although bioluminescence is extremelycommon in the oceans, the study of its evolution has been greatly hampered bythe lac...

SIDS prevention tactic leads to epidemic of 'misshapen head' in infants

...d either, and the right back side grewincreasingly prominent while the back left became flattened. Kelly alsore...re full and one side of theforehead appearing more prominent than on the other side After visiting two pediatricians, the increasingly concerned Athanasases wer...

Genetic engineered crop studies questioned

ITHACA, N.Y. -- Two prominent entomologists, one from Cornell University, warnthat three recent studies on the effects of genetically engineered crops havedistorted the debate about engineered crops and that this could have "profoundconsequences" for science and public policy. ...

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