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Children Become Gorillas In VR Zoo

...or of the Conservation ARC, agreed. "This project represents a powerful educational tool," she said."The partnership of advanced technological capabilities and accuratebehavioral information from zoo researchers can allow children to trulyexperience the dynamic social world of these fascinating creatures." Th...

President's Budget Proposal Cuts R&D By 14 Percent By 2002

...r adjusting for inflation, the President's request represents a cut of 0.8 percent. Total support for basic rese... $13.3 billion. Adjusted for inflation, the level represents a 0.2 percent reduction since FY 1997. Despite the President's proposed increases, federal R&D fu...

Scientists Urge Further Study Of Alarming Coral Reef Decline

...he bleaching," he said."Furthermore, the bleaching represents only one of a variety ofprocesses contributing to the decline of coral reefs around theworld." Various diseases are ravaging the organisms, as well. "Whenyou go to the Galapagos Islands, for example, 90 percent of thecorals are gone. This is inc...

New Evidence For Corn's Ancestry Could Lead To Insect And Drought Resistant Crops

...a rat eatingan ear of corn. Then there is one that represents a basket of corn." The first piece is "somewhat problematic," Eubanks said. Thecorn casts it carries have more rows and larger kernels than any Latin Americanrace of corn that exists today. "We think it may represent an extinctrace," she added....

E. Coli Genome Reported: Milestone Of Modern Biology Emerges From Wisconsin Lab

...uernavaca. The report, first and foremost, represents a record of the genes thatmake up the genome of the organism, and the establishment, where possible, of their functions. A surprising number of the genes, Blattner said, are new. The work also details the similarity between every gene of E. co...

Lethal Parasite Prime Suspect In Fish Kills At Salton Sea

...ts identified in fish and birds, Amyloodinium represents another threat to the overall health of the Salton Sea ecosystem. The USGS-managed Wildlife Health Center is the foremost wildlife diagnostic and investigative facility of its type, devoted to identifying causes and possible...

CTC Visualizations Help Ecologists See The Forest And The Trees

...ds on a model developedby Steve Pacala and others, represents the most important advances to date." The Cornell Theory Center is supported by the National Science Foundation,New York State, the National Center for Research Resources at the NationalInstitutes of Health, IBM, and other members of CTC's Corporate...

Study: Hydrogen Bonds Aren't Key To DNA Pairing After All

... wisdom long been held by biochemists. The finding represents a milestone in researchers' understanding of the workings of DNA -- the genetic bedrock of all organisms -- and forces scientists back to the drawing board to revisit the fundamental question of what's really behind the amazing fidelity of DNAreplica...

Max-Planck Researchers Unravel The Structure Of The Methane Forming Enzyme

...ture was solved to a resolution of 1.45 E which represents the highest resolution for biological macromolecules of that size so far. Nature has evolved with methyl-coenzyme M reductase a remarkable enzyme composed of six subunits forming a heterohexamer in an (a,_,c)2 arrangement. Three unusual...

UF Researchers Investigate Phenomenon Of Seizure-Alert Dogs

...es to which dogs may be alerting. "This study represents UF's first scientific approach to determining if these dogs do exist, and if so, whether it would be possible to selectively breed for these traits," said Charles Courtney, associate dean for research and graduate studies at the UF veterinary college...

Researchers Construct Genetic Map For Dogs

...tute. The map covers most of the canine genome and represents a major step toward the completion of a more comprehensive canine genetic map. It was constructed from 150 highly informative markers, known as microsatellite markers, developed by the Ostrander group and typed on informative pedigrees developed by t...

Good Ergonomics Is Good Economics

... display. Although seemingly small, this reduction represents an annual savings of approximately $2.94 million across the five-state region served by Ameritech (Scott Lively and Arnold Lund, personal communication). Training system redesign. In a related effort, done jointly with Northwestern's Institute for L...

New Heart-Attack Indicator Dramatically Improves Diagnostic Accuracy Of ER Doctors: TnT/Echocardiogram Combination Could Reduce Needless Admissions

... will determine the safety of this data. This work represents aunique marriage between cardiac cell biology, medical imaging, and clinical ERtriage." The University of Pennsylvania Medical Center's sponsored research ranksthird in the United States, based on grant support from the National Institutesof ...

DNA Used To Create Self Assembling Conducting Wire: Breakthrough Will Lead To Next Leap In Emerging Nanoelectronics

...ted ladder. Each rung of thelong, stringy molecule represents a pair of chemical subunits called bases.There are only four kinds of bases in DNA: adenine, thymine, guanine andcytosine. The bases are complementary, meaning they bind to each other withlock-and-key specificity: Adenine only pairs up with thymine, ...

26 National Alzheimer's Disease Centers Collaborate On Study Of The Utility Of Genetic Testing For Alzheimer's

...98 issue of The New England Journal ofMedicine and represents the largest cooperative investigation to date among 26Federally-funded U.S. Alzheimer's Disease Centers (ADCs). Dr. Phelps, whosupervises the ADCs Program for the NIA, points out that the ADCs have beenestablished by the NIA over the past 15 years a...

3-D Structure of Human Tumor-Suppressor Protein Produced

...p16 proteinin a water solution, which more closely represents the molecule’s structureas it would exist inside the cell. This, in turn, will make it easier through further research to determinethe protein’s active sites -- locations on the p16 molecule that interactwith other molecules in the cell to...

Dog Blindness Gene May Help Humans

...for the field of canine genetics as well, since it represents the first use of the map foridentifying a disease locus," says Elaine Ostrander, a molecular biologist in Hutchinson's clinical research division and aco-author of the report. "It is exciting that we now have a road map and have identified signposts...

Hard Hearts: New Discovery Of Bone In Heart Tissue May Explain Valve Disease

... percentage than we expected." This work represents one important step in a long-term series ofinvestigations to understand the biochemical pathways that govern the build-upof calcium, and now bone, in heart valves. In late 1997, Mohler and colleaguesfound osteopontin--a protein that makes up the mole...

MSU Scientists Eavesdrop On Bacterial

...ng. Today's report of cell-cell signaling represents the first words in whatmay be a large chemical vocabulary dictating how bacteria do what they do inbiofilms and why. The paper is the first to report on bacterial communication inbiofilms, said Davies, although bacterial communication in other settin...

AAAS Cautiously Optimistic Of R & D Budget; Warns Of Slant Toward Health Research And Reliance On Tobacco Settlement

...g level.After adjusting for inflation, the request represents a slight overall increaseof less than one percent. In 1999, nondefense R&D would increase by 5.1 percentto $37.4 billion, while defense R&D would decrease by 0.3 percent to $40.3billion. "While the proposal is a positive one, and we are optimistic a...

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