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Fall Meeting: updated press conferences and special events

...visits Marine Facility, as above. 4:15 PM. Polaris returns with Group B. 5:00 PM. Bus departs Marine Facility for USGS Menlo Park Campus. 5:15 PM. Visit USGS labs. 6:00 PM. Depart by bus for Chevy's Restaurant on El Camino Real in Redwood City. 8:30 PM. Return to Moscone Convention Center. Address by Dr. Rit...

New institute formed to distribute human stem cells

...licensing fees, WARF has created an endowment that returns on the order of $20 million annually to UW-Madison for unrestricted use in research and education....

Gene transfer improves function of aging hearts in animals

...cle cells to contract. After contraction, calcium returns to the SR via a molecular calcium pump, the SERCA2a protein. Earlier research at the MGH and elsewhere strongly suggested that decreased function of the SERCA2a pump was linked to heart failure and to diastolic dysfunction. While recent studies sup...

2000 Spring Meeting press registration

...orm) 1. Who, What, When, Where, Why Spring Meeting returns to the American Geophysical Union's home town for the first time since 1979. The theme of this five day meeting, May 30 to June 3, at the Washington Convention Center is "Integrative Geoscience Solutions: A Start for the New Millennium." The Conventi...

FDA clears Berlex Laboratories Mirena (R), new form of long-acting contraception meets need for U.S. women

...serting MIRENA. Once MIRENA is removed, fertility returns rapidly. Approximately eight out of every 10 women who want to become pregnant will become pregnant in the first year after MIRENA is removed. "My patients are very excited about the prospect of MIRENA," says Mitchell Creinin, MD, Associate Professo...

Abnormalities in stress hormone response among alcoholics

...eet the challenge, a reversed order of the process returns the body to a level of homeostasis (or non-stressed levels). Although stress response is important for survival, chronic stress or alterations in this response may contribute to various diseases. "When stressors are short-lived," explained Steph...

University of Cincinnati researchers set for June launch of cultural, environmental, economic rescue mission in Crete

...s will stay until the end of August. A larger team returns next summer....

New effort to increase coal production announced

...ution, create new markets and increase the rate of returns on investment," Yoon says. "The advanced separation technologies to be developed at CAST can be used to recover the coal that currently sits in refuse ponds due to the high processing cost. At the same time, these refuse ponds will be cleaned-up, min...

Amazon rainforest could be unsustainable within a decade

...rain, and a healthy forest holds onto the rain and returns it to the atmosphere so it can be recycled -- a process called evapotranspiration. Without a healthy base of vegetation, water runoff occurs at a higher rate, and it creates the potential for a highly unstable rainforest system. There are those...

Diversity of species triumphs

...pecies. Greater vegetative production means higher returns from land and expands its ability to store carbon as biomass, rather than atmospheric carbon dioxide. Their early results were controversial, however. Some scientists have asked whether the association between diversity and productivity might be a "s...

High school teacher explores South Pole

...ce transmission session fromAntarctica." After she returns from Antarctica, in addition to resuming her teaching schedule,Cleckley will spend the next three years giving presentations as part of TEA'soutreach efforts and writing and revising biology curricula in light of her experience. TEA, which is support...

Positive attitude is best prevention against heart disease

...axing the veins (reducing the amount of blood that returns to the heart and easing the heart's workload) and arteries (increasing the heart's blood supply). It's the drug most often used for the one in five patients who comes to the ED complaining of chest pain. The patients studied had an average age of ...

New view of bacteria-mineral interface to advance bioremediation

... scans across various locations in a row, and then returns to the left to start again. The FTMS detects the spectrum of the minerals and bacteria present, and stores that data in memory along with spatial information about the locations of each sample spot. At the end of the scan, researchers can assemble th...

LLNL scientists to present global warming mitigation tool for ridding the atmosphere of excess carbon

...the atmosphere when diffusion or ocean circulation returns it to the ocean surface.In ocean fertilization, the biology of phytoplankton (which grows close to the ocean surface) is changed so that it increases the conversion of carbon dioxide to biomass. The conversion is likely to transport acidity from the ...

Bone strength probed by scientists

...ber that is pressed down, discovered that the bone returns to its original shape. They found that this takes a stiffer force probe, or more force, to indent a bone than to stretch a collagen molecule. "The surface can recover back to its original shape," said Thompson. "It takes about 30 seconds." Like the...

Respiratory activation in patients with obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSA)

...e stimulation of the carotid bodies as ventilation returns to baseline over a long duration, up to several hours. Background LTF is drawn out by repetitive hypoxia during sleep, but only in those who snore regularly and have evidence of inspiratory (timed during inhalation) flow limitation during sleep. Gi...

New mouse model enables studies of heart, brain and spinal cord

... blood out to the body, and pulmonary trunk, which returns oxygen-poor blood to the lungs. While the anatomical problem usually can be corrected surgically, some of these children also have the potentially more lethal problem of a poorly beating heart. PAX-3 actually has many roles in both formation and fu...

The oceans top 10 coral reef hotspots identified for first time

...onservation strategy for land and sea will be high returns on conservation investments in these regions. Activities destroying habitat in the terrestrial hotspots are also contributing to coral reef destruction. Some 58 percent of the worlds reefs are reported as threatened by human activities. Agriculture, ...

Green roofs cool for summer, environmentalist says

...The vegetation on the roof also provides shade and returns moisture back to the atmosphere, preventing a significant amount of solar energy from being absorbed by the roof." Funding for the study was provided by the Climate Change Action Fund with contributions from private roofing firms and Environment Cana...

From nanotechnology to raspberries, Virginia Tech inventions and creations can improve our lives

...P. Fiscal year 2001 was also a success in terms of returns from intellectual properties. Royalties topped $2 million for the first time -- a 33 percent increase over 2000. "The creativity, contributions to knowledge, and technology transfer that patents signify are an important form of scholarship," says Le...

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