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8 environmental stewards win $900,000 in biodiversity awards

...e vote After extensive discussion, the nominators reached a tie vote for a fourth Leadership Award. They asked that the award be divided among: Christopher Birkinshaw , a plant ecologist employed by the Missouri Botanical Garden in Madagascar, one of the most biodiversity rich, yet biologically endangered,...

Lehmann lovegrass won't succumb to fire

...n-native and native grasses, Lehmann lovegrass has reached a steady state and will not spread any further. However, researchers had thought the same thing in the 1980s, he said, but since then the lovegrass has spread from Arizona to New Mexico and even into areas of northwestern Mexico. Geiger and ...

New world record magnet for chemical and biomedical research

...onducting, ultra-wide bore, NMR magnet. The magnet reached full field on July 21, 2004, and will remain at field for years -- and even decades -- to come. A team of engineers headed by Denis Markiewicz, Tom Painter, Iain Dixon, and Jim Ferner at the NHMFL developed, designed, manufactured, and tested the mag...

Impact of Earth's rising atmospheric carbon dioxide found in world oceans

...00 to 800 parts per million. Those levels will be reached by the end of this century if fossil fuel consumption continues at projected levels. The scientists note that the dissolving calcium carbonate shells also partially act to neutralize CO 2 , thus allowing the ocean to take up more carbon dioxide from...

Skin condition linked to genetics in Caucasian and Chinese populations

... available for questions and interviews and can be reached at g.sagoo@sheffield.ac.uk or r.taziahnini@sheffield.ac.uk ....

Growth study of wild chimpanzees challenges assumptions about early humans

...l about four years of age and mature dentition was reached between 12 and 13 years of age, compared to captiv...se infancy ended around three years of age and who reached mature dentition about 10 years of age. "These findings challenge a number of assumptions abo...

Why does cloning create abnormalities? Scientists take a step towards finding out

...yos created by parthenogenesis and those from ICSI reached the blastocyst stage at the same rate, unlike the clones, where only 30% got that far", said Dr. Takeuchi. "This appears to be due to the abnormal gene expression we saw in the cloned group. This not only explains the developmental impairment of t...

In the obese, metabolic adaptations post-weight loss lead to regaining of shed pounds

...e state to the obese state. The first conclusion reached from the data is that the transition from the pre-obese to the obese state is accompanied by an increase in metabolic rate and metabolic efficiency but little alteration in the utilization of fuels outside of that explained by the variation in the ty...

Early dexamethasone exposure has long-term neurodevelopment, neuroendocrine effects

...one. Background The Taiwanese conclusions were reached within the context that the window of exposure to ...may have long-lasting consequences. Conclusions reached were: Animal housing: The research team observed slow termination in the LHPA stress response an...

Stonehenge study tells pagans and historians it's good to talk

...who want open access for everyone." Accommodations reached between the different parties at times of solstices and equinoxes remain contentious, and distrust is rife, says the report. It points out, however, that dividing lines have been drawn up differently over the current redevelopment plans. For many pag...

Myths surrounding Cuyahoga River fire 35 years ago

...he short-lived fire was out before the local press reached the scene to record images of its blaze. But it was a fire that followed ones in 1868, 1883, 1887, 1912, 1922, 1936, 1941, 1948 and the most devastating of all--the 1952 blaze that resulted in nearly $1.5 millions in damage. Nor was the Cuyahoga Rive...

Adirondack Atlas

... and Wild. "The Adirondacks and its residents have reached a point where this depth of calm is possible--only a region that in some ways has reached a certain maturity could produce, and make use of, such a volume."...

Assisted reproduction can't compensate for waiting too long to start a family

... could not fully compensate for the lost years. He reached his conclusion after using a computer simulation model to study the odds on achieving a live birth naturally if a woman started trying to conceive at ages 30, 35 or 40 compared with the success rate if they turned to assisted reproduction technologie...

Volcanic soils yield new clues about the emergence of powerful chiefdoms in Hawaii

...at, by the late 1700s, sweet potato production had reached its maximum capacity. As a result, the chiefdoms on Maui and Hawaii began aggressively coveting the taro ponds that flourished on other islands. Pressure to find new sources of food may be one reason why Kamehameha, chief of the island of Hawaii, lau...

Utah scientist helps discover new mouse species -- and maybe a new genus

...on Island are descended from just two species that reached the Philippines from the Asian mainland about 10 million to 15 million years ago," said Eric Rickart, curator of vertebrates at the Utah Museum of Natural History at the University of Utah and one of the team leaders. Rickart has been studying biol...

New mouse species found in the Philippines

...on Island are descended from just two species that reached the Philippines from the Asian mainland about 10-15 million years ago," said Lawrence Heaney, Curator of mammals at The Field Museum in Chicago and co-leader of the team. Heaney has been studying biological diversity in the Philippines for over 20 y...

Archaeologists announce discoveries at the ancient Maya site of Waka' in northern Guatemala

...edo.The site was inhabited as early as 500 BC, but reached its peak between AD 400 and AD 800. At its height, the city may have been an economically and strategically important center, and home to tens of thousands of people. Over a period of 700 years, 22 kings ruled at Waka'. "We know a great deal about ...

Biological computer diagnoses cancer and produces drug in a test tube

...d take another 10 years to reach the point we have reached today."...

DFG establishes first German-Sino Research Training Group

...17 new Research Training Groups. This decision was reached by the responsible Grants Committee in its meeting on 21 April. Amongst those selected from the 42 new proposals are six International Research Training Groups. For the first time, this includes a German-Sino Research Training Group. In addition, the...

Fat cell hormone causes weight loss

...gainst obesity, which healthcare experts agree has reached epidemic proportions in the United States. "For years people used to think fat tissue was a passive player--just there to store excess energy," explains Ahima. This proved to be a simplistic view since hormones produced by fat tissue are released int...

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