Tag: "spring" at biology news
USF presents new research on hyperlipidemic children
... findings in detail during her presentation at the spring
meeting of the American Physiological Society (APS), being held in San Francisco, CA February 20-23, 2002. The Study The UCSF study team conducted a randomized, placebo-controlled, double-blinded crossover study of l8 children with hereditary h...
Wolves decline, moose increase
...terson says they could begin to have problems this spring
and summer. "The trend of warmer temperatures, and a warm, dry spring, could mean an increase in tick infestation of moose," he said. High winds in December also caused a large blow-down of the balsam firs on the western half of the island. The moose...
Human running on surfaces of different stiffnesses
...g leg and surface could be represented as a simple spring
and mass, with the leg spring
having two stiffnesses (kleg and kvert)). The former is the actual leg stiffness describing the leg...
'Mercury sunrise' phenomenon found in Antarctica
In just five months during the spring
each year, the northernmost coast of Alaska, a region that includes the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, receives more than double the amount of mercury that falls on the northeastern United States in a year. New research now shows a similar phenomen...
Novel gene therapy approach in 1st human trials
...lorado, will send a team to Cleveland later in the spring
to observe the procedures before they begin enrollment. This DNA compaction technology was developed at Copernicus Therapeutics and is based on initial discoveries in the laboratory of Pamela B. Davis, MD, Ph.D., Director of the Willard A. Bernbaum ...
Vaccine puts blood-sucking ticks off their food
...arch presented today (Monday 08 April 2002) at the spring
meeting of the Society for General Microbiology at the University of Warwick, England. A new solution to controlling tick-borne diseases is to develop vaccines against the ticks and not the microbes that cause the diseases. We have experimental vacci...
Popular weed killer demasculinizes frogs, disrupts their sexual development
... of 40 ppb atrazine have been measured in rain and spring
water in parts of the Midwest, while atrazine in agricultural runoff can be present at several parts per million. The herbicide also contaminates drinking water supplies in many communities in the Midwest, leading some environmental groups to voice c...
Sea Grant news: Shipworms, ozone, hurricanes
...the East Coast and 10 on the Gulf of Mexico. This spring
they will had five more test structures along the South Carolina coastline. This project is part of a larger study aiming to provide an engineering and cost-benefit analysis of various hurricane-mitigation measures that are most effective in reducing...
Extensive research survey confirms life on Earth now being affected by global warming
...g that occurs from about 8:00 to 9:30 on a typical spring
morning. "That such a small change has had such a...igher altitudes when climate signals tell them the spring
breeding season has arrived, are finding that it is still winter at their higher-elevation breeding ...
Popular weed killer disrupts frogs' sexual development
... of 40 ppb atrazine have been measured in rain and spring
water in parts of the Midwest, while atrazine in agricultural runoff can be present at several parts per million. The herbicide also contaminates drinking water supplies in many communities in the Midwest, leading some environmental groups t...
Angioplasty beats clot-busting drugs for most heart attack patients
...tent a metallic device that looks somewhat like a spring
in a ballpoint pen. For the study, the investigators created a formal program to develop angioplasty capability at each hospital prior to recruiting patients. This program consisting of setting standards, training staff, developing logistics and c...
Icebergs devastating impact on Antarctic marine life revealed by satellite data
... November 2000 to March 2001. During these crucial spring
and summer months, the Ross Sea usually teems with life, as tons of microscopic marine algae called phytoplankton undergo reproductive blooms. The Ross Sea ecosystem depends on phytoplankton a primary food source for shrimp-like krill, which in t...
APS awards 44 minority travel fellowships to the Experimental Biology 2002 meeting
... awarded minority travel fellowships to its annual spring
meeting, Experimental Biology. This year 44 students have received these fellowships to facilitate their participation in this gathering, which attracts more than 14,000 scientists annually from dozens of scientific disciplines. The purpose of this...
Satellite data to predict plankton blooms by analyzing ocean color
...ed Sea WiFS) to address the factors regulating the spring
bloom of phytoplankton in the north Atlantic Ocean... able to deduce the conditions required to start a spring
bloom: appropriate amounts of light reaching down into the water column, a condition that occurs whe...
Turning off building lights reduces bird window-kill by 83%
...n buildings to dim or shut off their lights in the spring
and fall. Field Museum scientists have been checking for dead birds at the base of McCormick Place since 1978. Over the years, they have collected 29,842 birds of 140 species. The most common window casualty was the song sparrow, Metospiza melodia. ...
Changes in rainfall patterns spur plant growth, carbon absorption across U.S.
... 1993, in general, the minimum temperatures in the spring
have become warmer, and autumns have become wetter...ded for plant growth. Also, higher humidity in the spring
helps maintain higher night temperatures, which makes for more frost-free days and lengthens the gro...
University of Southern Mississippi's 'safari' targets baby bluefin tuna
... "In the Gulf of Mexico, there is apparently a spring
run for spawning purposes," Waller said. "While th...ing now is supplementing the (grid pattern of the) spring
plankton survey by going to the ocean fronts and eddies that others identify for us." Satellit...
Three nations agree to share ice core thatmay yield clues about nature of Lake Vostok
... conference at 3 p.m. EDT on May 28 as part of the spring
meeting of the American Geophysical Union in Washington D.C. NSF will webcast the press conference at: http://www.nsf.gov/od/lpa/news/02/lvostok.htm...
Soil's love affair with carbon viewed with millimeter resolution
...el Ebinger and his colleagues reported at the 2002 spring
meeting of the American Geophysical Union underway in Washington, D.C., today. The entire package of instrumentation can fit in the back of a van or light truck. Ebinger says the system was designed to measure the amount of carbon in soils much more ...
Los Alamos researcher conducts volcanic voyeurism
... during a talk at the American Geophysical Union's spring
meeting in Washington. "Basically, after spending four years of taking infrared measurements of volcanic gases at volcanoes around the world, we've been fortunate enough to record a number of scientific surprises, as well as some pitfalls associated ...
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