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'BirdSource' Website For Citizen-Science Data

...and what they are doing there. The World Wide Web site opened for business today (Feb. 14) with demonstra...tural Sounds. Constructing a fully interactive Web site to process both historic data and continuously updated reports has stretched the capabilities of Wor...

Chemists Compute Answers To The Origin Of Gout

...ocusing on the protein fragments around the active site which are involved in the catalysis and is using experimental data from X-ray absorption spectroscopy and electron paramagnetic resonance to verify the computational results. The group has now a much better understanding of how and when the molybd...

Project Shows Native Bacteria Can Destroy Widespread Pollutant In Groundwater

... So McCarty and his colleagues began looking for a site for a full-scale test. One of the biggest barriers...s effective as toluene," McCarty said. The Edwards site was nearly ideal for the project. The groundwater was close to the surface. TCE is the sole contamin...

Munching Microbes Make A Meal Out Of Toxic Substances

... preservative. "We're investigating a contaminated site in Indiana that used to be owned by a company that... students have taken samples from the contaminated site and are trying to determine the behavioral characteristics of microbes in the soil. "There's some in...

First Planned Release Of Captive Lemurs In Madagascar Wilds Expected In Fall

...Primate Center and a Wildlife Conservation Society site on St. Catherine'sIsland off the coast of Georgia....10 times less thanthat found at any other research site in Madagascar. That number is so lowthat diseases, storms or breeding problems could potentially ext...

Genetic Trickery Offers New Way to Target HIV

...new primer, amutant tRNA that docks at a different site on the HIV template,causing reverse transcriptase to begin copying at the wrong spot. Just like a typist whose fingers are off by one key, the resultis useless -- HIV doesn't replicate, and the virus can't go on toinfect more cells. "Forcing rev...

Enhancin Protein Attacks Insect Immune System

...logical control agents. We've finally defined the site of the action of enhancin on the peritrophic matrix." Enhancin binds to a major mucinous protein of peritrophic matrix, destroying the matrix structure, thus allowing the baculovirus to pass through this relatively impermeable matrix unimpeded where...

Resistance To Leptin Contributes To Obesity

...em, inparticular the hypothalamus, is an important site of leptin action," saysFriedman. "Indeed, chronic ICV infusions of very low doses of leptinreplicate the weight-reducing effects of much higher doses of leptin givenby injection. The basis for this apparent difference is not clear, but maysuggest t...

More To Drought Than Meets The Eye

...g atthe growth pattern and matching all trees on a site using key signature rings,such as the small rings representative of a drought. In this way, the ringscorresponding to the drought years of 1985, 1988, 1991 and 1995 were identified. These rings were then compared to the average of their speci...

Oak Regeneration In Some Ohio Forests Is Failing, Researchers Find

... dry soil. McCarthy collected data for the site condition study in 1995, a yearbefore the sites were burned. His preliminary studies of areas that were burnedin 1996 and earlier this year suggest that the burn project is having thedesired effect -- more sunlight is reaching the forest floor, which...

NIH's Genbank Database Logs Billionth Base

...ed by some 40,000 researchers every day at the Web site http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/ . GenBank is built and supported by the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI), a division of the National Library of Medicine. "As GenBank grows and becomes ever more comprehensive," said David J. Lipman...

Scientists To Study Effects Of Global Warming On Wetlands

... to global warming. "We'll be working at a site north of Duluth, Minnesota, where we'vedesigned experiments to simulate the effect of global warming on natural bogs and fens," said Dr. Jiquan Chen of Michigan Tech's School of Forestry and Wood Products. "We want to see how increased temperatures ...

Molecular Piracy Turns Protein Into Traitor

...ised vMIP-II to block leukocyte recruitment to the site of Kaposi's sarcoma. HHV-8 is most probably using the novel chemokine to shut off the inflammatory response that would normally be associated with a tumour. This means it may also be a useful tool in diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis or asthma wh...

Basin Traps Air Pollution In Mexico City: International Study Has Implications For U.S. Cities

...osphere five times a day beginning at 8 a.m. Each site also used radar windprofilers, which can measure w...00 meters above the city. Ground stations at each site measured wind,temperature and humidity. A number of other sites collected concentration data. ...

Lethal Parasite Prime Suspect In Fish Kills At Salton Sea

...r. Friend said, " the Salton Sea has been the site of several major die-offs. Disease problems in birds have included avian cholera, Newcastle disease, avian botulism and undiagnosed mortality in eared grebes. Disease problems in fish have been less well defined, but infections wit...

Largest Tyrannosaur Fossil Unearthed In Montana

...e ranch on which the fossilswere found entered the site and began digging up the bones that remained in th...cing the discovery, but theevents unfolding on the site have forced their hand. Rigby had temporarilyclosed the site in August and returned to Notre Dame t...

New Description Of Protein May Be Basis For Regulating Cholesterol

...substrate might be folded and shaped intoan active site in the protein, and identified where those sites were located. Terpenes can teach scientists about nature's chemical processes, Cane said.For example, the reactions discovered inside the proteins usually don't takeplace in or around water. Somehow, ...

CTC Visualizations Help Ecologists See The Forest And The Trees

....org/feature/data/deutschman/index.htm . "The Web site includes scores of still images and a dozen colora... feedback feature,moreover, allows visitors to the site to share their thoughts about itssuccess in communicating science. Deutschman, a theoretical ecolog...

New Mechanism To Explain Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Identified

...studies, Thom found that blood vessels are a major site ofdamage in the brain due to CO exposure, especially the cells that line the innerwall of the vessels, called the endothelium. This damage occurs relatively earlyduring exposure to CO. Thom argued that if damage occurs early on, it could alsobe happe...

Notre Dame Paleontologist Finds Damage Done To T. rex Skull

...ew, including Notre Dame students, returned to the site and found that two-thirds of the left side of the ... this summer, Rigby and his assistants covered the site for the winter. However, former owners of the cattle ranch on which the fossils were found entered t...

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