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Long-forgotten samples may help save species

...uff in the freezer, and I realized what a valuable resource we have. We have at hand, in freeze-dried form, a comprehensive sampling of the Tahitian land snail fauna from a point in time five years prior to the devastating introduction of the rosy wolf snail." By extracting, amplifying and analyzing ...

Water molecules clump more loosely than previously thought

... of life and is perhaps the most important natural resource for humanity. Despite its familiarity and years of rigorous study, water can still yield remarkable surprises,'' says Patricia Dehmer, director of the DOE Office of Basic Energy Sciences. ''This collaboration ... has given a new understanding of the ...

Favorite liquid revisited

... of life and is perhaps the most important natural resource for humanity. Despite its familiarity and years of rigorous study, water can still yield remarkable surprises." said Patricia Dehmer, Director of DOE Office of Basic Energy Sciences, "This collaboration between researchers at three Office of Science ...

Brown earns prestigious geography award

...atics -- from Rutgers University and a master's in resource planning from the University of Massachusetts. She earned a doctorate in geography from the Ohio State University, where she was also a university fellow. Before joining ORNL in 1984, Brown was a tenured associate professor at the University of Illin...

Chestnut trees to spread across landscape again, says Purdue scientist

...an chestnut, an important wildlife tree and timber resource that dominated the landscape from Maine to Mississ...t Foundation's state chapters use these trees as a resource in the breeding program, Jacobs said. "It's important to the program that we have trees fro...

Bay area to get unique x-ray microscopy resource

...and molecular biology studies. The new microscopy resource also promises a better understanding of human dise...roughout the nation. The new ALS x-ray microscopy resource will be the first of its kind and the 43rd such center sponsored by NCRR. Together, NIH and DOE wil...

Scientists report on the current state of INEEL's nuclear waste contamination

...iver Aquifer, which is the major underground water resource in Idaho. The subsurface contamination has resulted from direct injection of waste into the aquifer and from compounds migrating from waste sites and disposal ponds located near the soil surface, through the vadose zone, which is the mostly unsaturat...

STN International launches Derwent World Patents Index First View

...ed through DWPI First ViewSM will be an invaluable resource for the scientific community." "DWPI First ViewSM ...e Markets, Thomson Scientific. "This comprehensive resource provides the timely data professionals need to monitor emerging technologies, identify leading inven...

New RNA libraries can selectively inactivate human genes

... these [short hairpin RNA] libraries as a communal resource is a major step forward, harnessing the screening ...hus, these libraries will evolve into an important resource for the research community." ...

BioMed Central explodes Open Access myths

...dated as the inquiry proceeds, providing a central resource for information relating to the inquiry. The site includes links to evidence from both Open Access's supporters and its detractors. "We want people to read all of the arguments about Open Access - both for and against," says BioMed Central Publisher ...

Office Depot partners with Conservation Organizations to incorporate science into paper procurement

...ucts plays a defining role in land use and natural resource management. Throughout this process, the Alliance will seek broad consultation among interested stakeholders that share its goals. ...

UN study shows environmental consequences from ongoing boom in personal computer sales

... garbage and increasingly serious contributions to resource depletion, environmental pollution and climate change. "Today it is hard to imagine life without one of these indispensable 21st century tools," said Eric Williams, the UNU scientist who leads the Information Society and Environment Issues project an...

USGS March science picks

.... Traditional knowledge can provide scientists and resource managers a long-term perspective that is lacking i...nating American place names. It's also a fantastic resource for genealogists researching family names and places. For more information, call Butch Kinerney (yep...

Aquatic scientists divided on role of sea lice from salmon farms in decline of native salmon in B.C.

...mple, population crashes could result from limited resource availability or fishing pressure. Fluctuations in water temperature on a global scale, such as those caused by El Nio, could make the salmon sick and stressed. "If you happen to be weak or stressed in terms of general health, you tend to be more susc...

Should publicly funded research be free and available to the public?

...r institutions have chosen to purchase access as a resource for its students and staff or, in the case of many developing countries, because we have provided it without cost ourselves. Since print advertising is a major part of our revenue stream and since it is linked to circulation, that's a problem for us....

New Web site for biogeoscience community announced

...point for information and discussion, as well as a resource clearinghouse. Content will include articles addre... will help make this a comprehensive biogeoscience resource on the Web and continue to shape the evolving field." Interested parties are encouraged to sign up a...

New 'Understanding Evolution' Web site provides one-stop-shop for nation's science teachers

...b site devoted to evolution provides a much-needed resource for teachers as schools across the nation are being challenged to kick evolution out of the classroom or pair it with instruction in non-scientific alternatives, such as "intelligent design." The "Understanding Evolution" Web site ( evolution.berkele...

World's first databank for all living systems

...degree component of a program to enhance the human resource development of Uganda's universities. Cornell has U.S. Department of Agriculture grants in Armenia, Honduras, Thailand and South Africa, as well as Ford, Rockefeller and Hilton foundation-funded initiatives in Africa and Asia, and some 25 internati...

Researchers receive NIH grant to open pediatric pharmacology research center

... national priority right now. This will be a great resource for anyone conducting drug studies in pediatric patients," said Dr. Jafri. Pediatric pharmacology research is especially important because drugs approved for use in adults don't always have the same effects in children, said Dr. Jafri, a staff physic...

St. Jude/Mayo Clinic study finds direct link between CBP gene and lymphoma

...e CBP conditional knockout mice will be a valuable resource for helping unravel the role of CBP in cancer and normal development."...

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