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Genetic modification of linseed produces healthier omega 3 and 6 fatty acids

... heavy metals and dioxins. Second, world wide fish stocks are being rapidly depleted, and fish farming is associated with its own set of environmental issues. Therefore, engineering the production of very long chain PUFAs into oilseed crops could confer significant advantages in terms of both human nutritio...

Study in Science reveals recreational fishing takes big bite of ocean catch

...rivals commercial fisheries for many depleted fish stocks including red snapper, black seabass, and lingcod ... reduce the number of fish caught and killed. The stocks can't sustain the increasing pressure and the only way to ensure we will have fish in the future is ...

Scientists find 75 percent of red snapper sold in stores is really some other species

...d called for strict management measures to restore stocks to sustainable levels. "Such restrictions create ...ed snapper threatens to distort the status of fish stocks in the eyes of consumers, contributing to a false impression that the supply of marine species is ke...

Report outlines steps needed to lessen smallpox threat

... there is essentially no information about whether stocks of the variola virus, which causes smallpox, exist outside the two known repositories in the United States and Russia. Second, the impact of intentional release of the virus would "probably provoke a global health crisis." The report states that "the...

NIH awards $20.7 million to make smallpox vaccine safer

...ited States ended in 1972. Although the only known stocks of the smallpox virus are contained in laboratories in the United States and Russia, government and health officials fear that others may have the virus and use it as a terrorist weapon. As a result, military and healthcare professionals have begun r...

Whales, seals or men? Who stole all the fish?

...s. Debates over whether such animals degrade fish stocks have raged for years. Japan and Iceland, for example, continue to press the International Whaling Commission (IWC) to allow a resumption of commercial whaling, partly on the grounds that this will allow fish populations to grow, says IWC secretary Ni...

K-State soil carbon sequestration research playing role in climate change efforts

...rement, monitoring and verification of soil carbon stocks and greenhouse gas emissions, as well as providing the data, models and understanding to assess the potential for soil carbon sequestration. Rice said the consortium and Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, a Canadian government agency, also involved in...

Experimental smallpox DNA vaccine protects primates from lethal monkeypox

...wever, there is concern that undisclosed reference stocks of the virus may exist, and its potential as a biological weapon has led to the production and stockpiling of smallpox vaccine and the immunization of some healthcare workers. The USAMRIID team, led by Jay W. Hooper, Ph.D., based its DNA vaccine on f...

Study marks increased trends in infectious disease occurrences in our oceans

...suggestion of fewer diseases in fishes. As we fish stocks down, the remaining individuals may be too sparse to transmit infectious diseases," said Lafferty. The USGS scientist noted that this research would not have been possible until a couple of years ago because the extensive databases on scientific rese...

Oldest known evidence of cat taming found in Cyprus, researchers report in Science

...more and more frequently into villages where grain stocks attracted numerous mice. I think that human beings rapidly understood that they could use cats for reducing the number of mice," said study author Jean-Denis Vigne of the CNRS-Musum national d'Histoire naturelle in Paris. Though the cat goddess Baste...

Patagonia's coastal wildlife receive a protective boost by Argentine government

...d pressure from the fishing industry on recovering stocks of hake, in addition to shrimp, squid and Patagonian toothfish, better known as Chilean sea bass, will impact penguins and other species that depend on these resources to feed themselves and their young."We commend our partners in moving forward with...

Policy review in Science calls for Bush Administration to protect wild salmon

...ne Fisheries Service (NMFS) to protect wild salmon stocks whose status under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) is now in jeopardy as a result of legal and political pressures from landowners and timber interests. A substantial fraction of the salmon populations currently listed under the Endangered Species A...

Experimental smallpox vaccine protects against monkeypox in nonhuman primates

...wever, there is concern that undisclosed reference stocks of the virus may exist, and its potential as a biological weapon has led to the production and stockpiling of smallpox vaccine and the immunization of some healthcare workers. Because Variola no longer occurs naturally, vaccines cannot be tested for ...

Increased temperature may prevent winter flounder from rebounding in east coast estuaries

...ies may explain the failure of the winter flounder stocks to recover in these areas. ...

National ocean commissioners & scientists call for overhaul of ocean policies & management

...oductive runs, they protected a range of different stocks with diverse life histories and different timing o...e changed in utterly unpredictable ways, different stocks have flourished or declined, providing unique stability and sustainability to the fishery. This is n...

Breakthroughs in acoustic tracking shine new light on the lives of fish

...west coats of North America, tell where endangered stocks of salmon move, or predict the fishery benefits of alternate marine reserve designs for a multitude of species," says David Welch, Chief Scientist for the POST project. " With continued advances in acoustic telemetry, our technical ability to answer...

Smallpox in 50-year-old tissues detected by integrated diagnostics approach

...wever, there is concern that undisclosed reference stocks of the virus may exist--and given its potential as a biological threat agent, improved methods of detection and identification are a high priority. According to an article published in this month's issue of Laboratory Investigation , the specimen us...

CSIRO scientist wins highest global award for fisheries research

...rock lobster and New Zealand hoki fisheries, while stocks presently under assessment include the world's largest fishery, Alaskan pollock. Most recently Dr Sainsbury, 53, headed a research team to develop and apply the scientific basis for multiple-use planning and management of marine ecosystems in Austral...

Story tips from the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory, November 2003

...ral years, the mouse colony will be rederived from stocks of embryos frozen in special freezers chilled by liquid nitrogen. The stock consists of more than 900 strains, some dating back to the 1940s. Strains for which there is funding about 300 -- will be brought back to life. The new mice will be housed i...

$62-million partnership to revolutionize ocean research

...unamis, more accurate estimates of commercial fish stocks and improved models for climate prediction. NEPTUNE is a joint U.S.-Canada venture led by UVic in Canada and the University of Washington in the U.S. "NEPTUNE is an opportunity for Canadian universities, led by the University of Victoria, to develop ...

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