Tag: "restore" at biology news
Medicinal Leech May Offer Clues To Neural Regeneration
...n capable of making the right connections to fully restore
motor function," she says. Humans and other verteb...ates, by comparison, have only limited capacity to restore
neural growth or function. One problem with studying neural regeneration in vertebrate systems is th...
KU Researcher Eyes The Rain Forest Through The Trees
...trees in Minnesota." Another reason for wanting to restore
the native species is that though tropical rain forests occupy less than 7 percent of the earth's surface, they are home to more than half of all plant and animal species. "I have worked in many tropical rain forests where there are more tree species...
Bottom-up Ecological Processes Better For Clear Waters, Study Finds
... discovery. Tinkering with food webs may not help restore
most lakes to their previousclarity. This is because in most cases the upper levels of a lake's foodweb cannot exert enough influence to control the algae feeding on pollutingnutrients coming into the lake. Instead, limiting the supply of nutrients ...
Penn State Wetlands Project Seeks Scientific Evaluation Criteria
...etland to the site where you intend to replace or restore
a wetland." The project identified 51 sites as ...icator species," Brooks says. "To truly create or restore
a wetland in a specific site, you have to match the structure and characteristics of whatever wetla...
'BirdSource' Website For Citizen-Science Data
...of the National Audubon Society is to conserve and restore
natural ecosystems, focusing on birds and other wildlife, for the benefit of humanity and the earth's biological diversity. The Society is supported by 550,000 members and 518 chapters nationwide. The Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology is a membershi...
Purdue Researchers Prod Plants To Clean Up Pollution
... lot of hope that eventually plants can be used to restore
sites and remove pollutants at a fairly low cost." Initial commercial efforts at phytoremediation have been promising, but officials from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), which owns most toxic sites in the United States, are unsure about how well...
Jefferson Scientists Discover Mechanism Of Viral Link To Disease Commonly Associated With Asbestos
...o working to develop a gene therapy approach to restore
growth-suppressor function of the pRb2...es, and treatments that will allow the genes to restore
normal function." The SV40 findings are the latest step in a series of important research...
Yale Breakthrough In Destroying Drug-Resistant Bacteria Focuses On Thwarting Genes That Cause Resistance
...ay bea very long and costly one, this method could restore
the full usefulness oftoday's front-line antibioti...he world. Restoring Drug Sensitivity To restore
the sensitivity of E. coli bacteria to either chloramphenicolorampicillin, the Yale biologists craft...
Scientists Work To Restore Native Fish And Habitat To Great Lakes
...& Wildlife Service are looking at new ways to help restore
key native fish including the lake trout, coaster ...search to be used by natural resource agencies to restore
and manage native fish species and their habitats in the Great Lakes. "We hope to improve our under...
Virginia Tech Engineers Help Mother Nature Clean Up
...ulting firm, are attempting to use Mother Natureto restore
a site contaminated by a leaking creosote holding ...ch as clover and fescue to determine which,if any, restore
the site to a healthy state. "If we needed a quick clean up, thisis obviously not the way to go,...
Conservation Biology Clearinghouse, Engineering Design Tutor
...rs. The CCBN's purpose is to protect, maintain and restore
theenvironment, by using powerful technology to provide the highest professionalstandards of education, and by encouraging the involvement of the public and academiain a public forum. Begun in 1995 by Alan Thornhill, faculty in ecology and evolutiona...
Duke Researchers Develop First Treatment For Rare Muscle Disease
...quail muscle requires a higher dose ofhuman GAA to restore
active enzyme levels to normal. "Based on these results, we believe this enzyme is a promising therapyfor the human form of Pompe disease," Chen said. He said he will initiallyattempt to treat only a small number of children. "If it is succe...
Common Infection Linked To High Blood Pressure
...fering another heart attack orneeding treatment to restore
blood flow to the heart than did survivors with nodetectable antibodies in their blood. Cook says his study was designed to determine whether the bacterium wasassociated with severe high blood pressure in a multiracial inner-city Britishpopu...
Link Made Between Human Growth Hormone, Bone Quality In Mice
... during the growth spurt, increases bone growth to restore
abalance between structure and function. After pu...s stress and triggers increased bone resorption to restore
the balance again. In the process of maintaining whole bone structural integrity, the mechanicalinte...
Jefferson Scientists Hopeful That Understanding Tumor-Suppressor Protein Function May Someday Lead To Treatment
...thatcellular pathway in which we can intervene and restore
a Fhit-like signal in theabsence of Fhit or to kill the cells that are missing Fhit." In February 1996, a team of scientists led by Kay Huebner, Ph.D.,professor of microbiology and immunology at Jefferson Medical College and theKimmel Cancer ...
East Coast Oceans Public Meeting To Be Held In Tampa, Florida
...ing needs to ensure that the nation is prepared to restore
and protect the ocean environment. Reports of the meeting will be available to all participating agencies and to the environment and health panel at the National Ocean Conference that will be held later in June in Monterey, Calif. The Conference...
Can Contaminated Aquifers Restore Themselves?
...elves or inconjunction with engineered systems, to restore
contaminated aquifers forfuture use. Several presentations by USGS scientists will focus on natural restorationof a Cape Cod aquifer. Treated sewage was discharged into the aquifer for60 years at the Massachusetts Military Reservation. The USGS has...
Protecting the Beat Of Life: Test Center Studies Interaction Between Pacemakers & Electronic Article Surveillance Systems
...al rhythm, the devices produce electricalpulses to restore
a normal heartbeat. But electronic equipment can generate signals similar to those ofthe heart itself. "In any electromagnetic environment, the field or its modulationcould mimic a heartbeat," Woody explained. "The pacemaker could detectthat signa...
Scientists Use Gene Therapy To Correct Deafness In Mice
...owarddeveloping new treatments which someday could restore
hearing in children andadults." "The next step is to develop delivery vehicles to introduce the normal gene intoinner ear cells of individuals who carry these deafness genes," said YehoashRaphael, assistant professor of otolaryngology in the U-M Medi...
Vitamin C May Reduce Angina, Heart Attack Risks
...ing thatmoderate supplements of vitamin C can soon restore
the dilationcharacteristics of atherosclerotic blood vessels to those of healthy bloodvessels," Frei said. "That's not the only risk factor for heart disease andstroke, but it appears to be an important one." Based on the findings of this and other r...
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