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Media Advisory: 1999 Spring Meeting -- Updated Press Conference Schedule

...Yangtze Riverflood of 1998. When the Yangtze River region is wet, the South China Sea regionis dry. Delay in the onset of the monsoon may be a precursor of Yangtzeflooding. Scientists from China, the United States, Japan, and Taiwanparticipated in this project. (Relates to Sessions A21C, A22E, A31B) Partici...

UCSF-Led Team Offers New Insight Into Neurological Basis Of Dyslexia

...re reporting direct neurological evidence that the region of thebrain that processes brief, rapidly successive sounds is functionally abnormalin adults with the reading disability known as dyslexia.The findings, documented through simultaneous brain imaging and behavioraltests, strongly indicate, the resear...

New Key To Saving African Elephants

... elephants in the nearly6,000-square mile Sebungwe region of northwestern Zimbabwe. About 40% of theland is protected and the rest is divided into three contiguous districts where people have been clearing the elephant'sdeciduous hardwood habitat forsubsistence agriculture since the mid-1950s. A single elep...

Researchers Propose A Revolutionary New Theory About The Way Cells Communicate

...ansmissionof Dpp protein and Hedgehog protein in a region of the Drosophila wing that issubdivided into two ..."These features suggest that the cytonemes in this region of the wing linkoutlying cells to the disc centers, allowing cells of the A/P signaling centerto dir...

'Cousin' Of Snake Venom Toxin Found In Mice

...hat of acetylcholine receptors in the cerebellum,a region of the brain involved in controlling motion and motor learning. Additional collaborators in Lorna Role's laboratory at Columbia Universitytested lynx1's effect on frog eggs (or oocytes) that had been injected withacetylcholine receptors. Miwa said t...

Where the wild ones are: origins of staple crop found

... can better feed the developing world. Today, this region of Brazil where the wild cassava grows is being turned into massive soybean farms, so we may have found these populations just in time." Olsen collected wild specimens of flabellifolia Manihot pruinosa , another close relative of M. esculenta , on...

First direct link found between bacteria in drinking water and stomach ulcers

...nce of H. pylori in well and surface waters in the region more than oneyear ago. In that study, the bacterium was found in more than 75 percent of thetested surface water samples. That research represented the first report of liveH. pylori in surface water in the United States, demonstrating a ma...

A sharper look at the brain

...precise regions of themonkey's visual cortex (that region of the cerebral cortex responsible forsight) where optical stimuli are processed. The non-invasive measurements arecarried out under anesthesia conditions that meet the most up-to-date standardsin human clinical medicine. The eyelids are held open ar...

Horseshoe crab studies providing new insight into valuable ancient creatures

...million migratory shorebirds that pass through the region everyspring. After spending the winter in South Am...high density ofhorseshoe crabs in the Delaware Bay region makes harvesting them for baitcost-effective. "This is one of the few places where it's economical t...

Massive pollution documented over Indian Ocean

...nary results indicate that aerosols in thepolluted region scatter the incoming solar radiation and reduce the amount ofenergy absorbed by the ocean surface by as much as 10 percent. "If you cut the amount of sunlight going into the ocean, you will alsoimpact the amount of moisture evaporating from t...

USGS study casts doubt on role of fire suppression in causing catastrophic shrubland wildfires

...lifornia. The study has major implications in this region of the state because of therising loss of lives and property due to shrubland wildfires, which has causedthe state's resource managers and the public to become increasingly concernedwith solving the problem of wildfire destruction. A recent article i...

Gene triggers formation of sensory cells in the ear

...y areas ofthe spinal cord and in the cerebellum, a region of the brain important incontrolling motion. Surprisingly, mice with a non-working Math1 gene diedimmediately after birth, implying a more critical role for the gene in the mousethan in the fruit fly. To determine why mice with the Math1 mutatio...

Researchers at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center to present first documentation of man-made chemical contaminants in the amniotic fluid of unborn babies

...d study will compare resultsfrom the Pacific Coast region with those from the manufacturing city of Hamiltonin the Great Lakes region. "One of the things we'll be looking for in addition to man-made chemicals arevarious naturally occurring dietary chemicals," said Dr. Foster."Phytoestrogens, for example, ar...

U-M and Israel launch major international cancer study

...how a cancer developed by looking at the DNA inthe region where the damage occurred. Study investigators ho...elp determine why some people manage this unstable region moresuccessfully than others. Gruber and his colleagues believe there are probably other similar gen...

USGS assesses nation's biological resources at century end

...s the geologic and climatic changes thatformed the region and the recent history of settlement; describes theecosystems in the region; provides status and trends of populations; andidentifies information gaps. The final chapter of Part Two, produced by the National Marine FisheriesService, describes the s...

Team discovers new species of hominid

...found the 2.5million-year-old fossils in the Bouri region of the Afar Desert of Ethiopia. Scott W. Simpson and Bruce Latimer, both assistant professors in themedical school's Department of Anatomy, say that these fossils fill a major gapin our understanding of the dynamic evolutionary period of 2.5 ...

New mechanism for regulating gene expression discovered

...RA-1 protein by showingthat it binds to a specific region of the mRNA, thus providing an additionalmechanism by which cells can fine-tune the level of protein production duringembryo development. Goodwin is an assistant professor of cell and molecular biology at theMedical School and a researcher in...

Gladstone/UCSF team discovers interaction of two brain proteins may be key factor in development of Alzheimer's disease

...of nerve cell circuits in the hippocampus, a brain region that is essential forthe formation of memories. In addition, they found that amyloid proteinsinduced degeneration of synaptic connections and impeded the ability of neuronsto transmit nerve impulses. These abnormalities increased with age, similar t...

Chemists hold national meeting August 22-26 in New Orleans

...gaddictions Environmental issues in the Gulf Coast region Food in the next Millennium - How chemistry is improving food Antibiotic resistance: Vancomycin and beyond -progress in developing drugsto combat antimicrobial resistance New experiments to resolve the origin and abundance of elements foun...

World's smallest deer species discovered by WCS

...hat this newspecies of mammal was found in another region of Asia outside the Annamites,"said Amato. "This highlights the importance of continuing rigorous biologicalsurveys in relatively unstudied areas. The fact that wildlife, as well as thehabitats themselves are currently disappearing at an alarming r...

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