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Forgetting, reminding, and remembering: The retrieval of lost spatial memory

...time, de Hoz et al. have contributed a much needed resource for investigating the neural basis of memory loss....

New comprehensive textbook on companion animals fills need

...ology programs." The 640-page book also could be a resource for students studying veterinary technology and as a reference book for animal lovers and people already in animal-related professions, said Corbin, professor emeritus of animal sciences at Illinois. "This book took two years to put together, and it...

Mercury in the environment

... top environmental mercury scientists and land and resource managers What: 2004 Mercury Workshop Topic: Science of mercury and resource management Where: U.S. Geological Survey 12201 Sunrise Valley Dr. Reston, VA Directions: ...

Lehmann lovegrass won't succumb to fire

...ed by the U.S. Department of Defense. Natural resource managers have been looking for ways to manage the spread of Lehmann lovegrass, also known as Eragrostis lehmanniana. The exotic grass, introduced in the Southwest during the 1930s to control erosion and to feed livestock, has been slowly taking over ...

DNA variations surprise researchers

...rojects.tcag.ca/variation) that will be a valuable resource for clinical genetic studies. Other members of the research team include co-lead authors Dr. Lars Feuk, a Sick Kids postdoctoral fellow and Dr. A. John Iafrate, a postdoctoral fellow at BWH and HMS, and Miguel L. Listewnik (BWH), Patricia K. Donahoe ...

Colorado River Conference Aug. 26

...ommunity, a healthy natural environment and proper resource management that provide all its residents a satisfactory and secure quality of life through enhanced employment, education, and business opportunities. The five U.S. universities in SCERP are the University of Utah, University of Texas at El Paso,...

Springtime blooms seen earlier now than in the past, say Boston University biologists

... their environment. "It's an untapped resource that could have widespread applications," says Abraham Miller-Rushing, a graduate student on the BU research team. "There's always a pressure to find out what's happened in the past so as to better understand what's happening today. This is a new a...

New world record magnet for chemical and biomedical research

...magnets. Science performed on this unique national resource will range from materials research to macromolecular biological structure determination and non-invasive magnetic resonance imaging of laboratory animals. With this instrument, scientists from around the world as well as those at the NHMFL will be ab...

Joslin Diabetes Center releases new low impact exercise video

...gh-impact exercise routine. This video is a great resource for people who assume that fitness is unattainable." The video shows two simultaneous exercisers, one seated and one standing, performing similar aerobic activities. Seated exercises are appropriate for individuals with a limited capacit...

Symposium to tackle questions of genetic engineering and biodiversity

... biologists be changing in the new era of "genetic resource planning?" These and other questions will be addressed during a combined symposium and workshop, "Biotechnology and Biodiversity: Understanding the Potential Conservation Risks and Benefits of Genetic Engineering," to be held July 31 and Aug. 1...

New textbook introduces students to the foundations, applications of nanotechnology

...think the book will also be an excellent reference resource for academic, government, and industry researchers." The textbook consists of 23 chapters in seven sections, beginning with the fundamentals, how to make and characterize nanoscale materials and an overview of the new classes of materials. Nanotechno...

New lower-cost assay system equivalent to flow cytometry for accurate CD4+/CD8+ cell counts

...d to monitor a patient's response to treatment. In resource limited countries, the cost of commercially available CD4 diagnostic testing, whether by "gold standard" flow cytometry or less accurate manual microscopy-based methods, has remained very high. The Guava EasyCD4 system can dramatically change that a...

Deserts and rainforests are equally productive during drought

...odel predicts that when water is the most limiting resource there will be convergence in the production-precipitation ratio for all biomes. The previous, site model predicts there will be a difference in productivity and that sensitivity of different ecosystems is a function of the different forms of plant gr...

Growing replacement teeth and dental tissues

... for many practicing clinicians. The challenge and resource burden of restoring lost tooth tissue will be with us for many years to come. Two reports in the July issue of the Journal of Dental Research highlight exciting advances in moving toward the tissue engineering of teeth. At The Forsyth Institute (Bos...

New national research effort needed to secure clean, adequate water supply in coming decades

...president emeritus, department of agricultural and resource economics, University of California, Berkeley. He cited as an example the recent conflict between Maryland and Virginia over Potomac River water rights that had to be settled by the U.S. Supreme Court. To be sure, semiarid western states are still ...

Two billion vulnerable to floods by 2050; number expected to double or more in two generations

...environment, population displacement, and changing resource availability and quality -- which imperil communities in a more gradual but equally detrimental and multifaceted way. UNU-EHS has already initiated or planned joint projects and activities with such organizations as the UN International Strate...

JGI, VBI help unravel sudden oak death & soybean disease

...important microorganisms is the cornerstone of the resource that we have established at the Joint Genome Institute," says Dr. Raymond L. Orbach, Director of the DOE Office of Science, which funds operations of the JGI. "For both these pathogens, the genome sequence information will enable the identification o...

Manipulating biotope space can enhance beneficial biodiversity effects

...rsity depend on complementarity between species in resource use, as is the case if species root in different soil depths. This knowledge led to the further hypothesis that the biotope space, for example the soil volume in which species can root, should also matter. With increasing biotope space more species ...

Biogeosciences.org launches

...ife sciences goes online today, providing a single resource for all things biogeoscience related. Biogeoscienc... able to announce the unveiling of this tremendous resource for the science community," says Dr. Jack Hess, Executive Director of GSA. Basic biogeoscience link...

OneWorld Health CEO outlines mutually beneficial collaborations between industry, nonprofits at BIO

...eate collaborations with industry. The most vital resource needed to achieve successful collaborations is people -- professionals with biopharmaceutical expertise. Dr. Hale said OneWorld Health will seek out companies that offer executive loan or sabbatical programs that would allow their employees to lend ...

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