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Farmers Can Afford To Clean Up Gulf Of Mexico, Analysis Shows

...hunting opportunities, water quality improvements, things that are very direct in the basin where the wetlands are," he says. "With wetlands the benefits accrue, if not to the farmer, at least to his immediate neighbors. That makes a certain amount of wetland reconstruction an attractive component of reduci...

Estuaries Vital To The Productivity Of Southeastern U.S. Fisheries

...ed), when seagrass beds are disappearing,all those things are telling us that the habitat on which these organisms dependis being degraded," said Larry Crowder, a professor at Duke's Nicholas School ofthe Environment Marine Laboratory in Beaufort, N.C. "One reason we're at the table talking about ha...

UI Researcher's Study On Termite Bacteria May Aid In Greenhouse Gas Understanding

...n this. By conductingbasic science we have learned things about the termite that may have productiveapplications down the road. For instance, other researchers might be stimulatedby our results to find novel ways to improve the nutrition of cattle." Leadbetter also noted that the spirochetes' beneficial ro...

In Colorado State's Veterinary Foal Care Program, Student Volunteers Provide All-Night Care For Sick And Very Needy Patients

...'t make itif we don't do this. "It's the little things (keeping the newborn clean, forexample) that are the most tedious, but that makes a difference in the outcomeof the case and makes you feel a part of it," Shafer said. "Plus, you pick up alot of useful information. On the other hand, after volunteeri...

Telomere Loss Spells Trouble for Aging Mice

... But just as telomere loss may mean different things to aspiring cancercells, it may yield several different outcomes in other kinds of diseased cells."The consequences of the loss of telomere function, and especially whether ornot it facilitates or inhibits cancer, may be context dependent," DePinho s...

GenRISK Genetic Testing Program At Cedars-Sinai Medical Center Offers Patients New Hope In Confronting Disease

...good or smellsgood?? he says. ?Just give up those things which will affect your ownindividual predisposition.? A genetic susceptibility means that a person carries a mutation (change) in agene (or genes) that has a major effect on disease development. It does notindicate when or if the disease will occur, ...

Center For Ion Mobility Spectrometry Established At INEEL

..., spans all of these areas. "We can dosome of the things that they can't do, and the universities offer some thingsthat the national lab can't do," he said. "We were already working with theuniversities on small projects, so we thought we should pull them together. Rather than working on individual projec...

Testing Restaurant Compost For Greenhouses

...ess just about anything thatpeople eat -- and some things humans don't, such as paper napkins and coffeegrounds -- but plastics and metals must be separated at the restaurants, sheexplains. "There's a good chance this will work," says Joe M. Regenstein, a Cornellprofessor of food science who studies compos...

Innovative Process To Benefit Ground Water Clean-Up

... of U of T's Stable Isotope Laboratory. "These are things we come incontact with every day and only a small amount is necessary to significantlypollute ground water. This type of contamination represents one of the mosturgent challenges facing environmental scientists, industrial interests,government regula...

Studies At Cedars-Sinai Confirm Identity Of An Elusive 'Receptor' In Human Cells -- A Breakthrough In Understanding, Fighting Septic Shock

...hecytokine interleukin-1 (IL-1), which among other things is known to inducefever. Researchers soon realized that the protein Dorsal, activated by Tollreceptors in the fruit flies, is structurally similar to NF-kappa B in humans.Soon they also realized that the Toll receptor (in the fruit fly) and the IL-1r...

In Animal Groups, Scientists See Patterns That Could Predict The Future

...ion within the group.That has implications for all things human," Parrish says. Humans are among the most social species and display all sorts of crowdbehavior, no matter whether the individual knows the person in the next seat. "With models, we may be able to predict the switch from standing ovation toram...

Tipsheet: Environmental Story Ideas

...Center. MODIS will enable scientists to study such things as ocean currents, clouds andland formations from space. Measuring clouds and the energy they reflect backinto space or help trap in the atmosphere, for example, is an essential elementin the study of climate change and global warming. MODIS will pr...

Rockefeller University Scientists Receive Prestigious Awards For Cancer Research

...time, we knew very little, but one of thewonderful things about science is that you follow the leads and see where theycan take you." He expects to continue along the path of trying to find drugs that affect themutations of p53, and sees his position at Rockefeller as an ideal place tostart. "At Rockefel...

Enzyme Presence Could Be Key Factor In Wolf Health, Study Suggests

...orprove their health, a biologist has todo certain things such as physical exams and blood tests," Constable said. "Thenyou have to compare their findingsto a normal population. The real dilemma is, what is normal?" Is it the zoopopulation or a wild population? Whichvalues are accurate?" Three of the 11 wil...

Researchers Engineer A Way To Improve T-Cell Receptors

... differently. "The immune system looks around for things that don't belong," said K. DaneWittrup, theJames W. Westwater professor of chemical engineering at the U. of I. "The twomajor classes of molecules that accomplish this are the recognition proteins --antibodies andT-cell receptors. We are working a...

Report: High Carbon Dioxide Boosts Duke Forest Growth By 25 Percent

... by burning the trees or using thewood products in things like paper towels and cardboard boxes that laterdecompose or are burned."...

Unprecedented View Of RNA Structure Captured

...ther. All of a sudden,we knew a lot more about how things work." For years, scientists have struggled to model RNA at its most basic level. Butbecause of the vast complexity of the molecule and its unusual proclivity toflop easily out of shape, RNA has defied efforts to capture its image except forthe simpl...

Dietary Supplements Could Put A Stop To A Royal Curse

...ory. "Because of his illness, George III didnot do things he might have. He intended to rule Parliament and establish astrong monarchy," says Rshl. "Instead, the power of Parliament took rapidstrides during his reign."...

The Sagan criteria for life revisited

...f life we're familiar with here on Earth. However, things may not be as simple as they seem. Organic compoun...ts in the universe and converts it to the kinds of things that are susceptible to the origin-of-life scenario." Earth as we, the aliens, might see it.......

Journalists put 'hands on science'

...or radio. Now they had the opportunity to do these things bythemselves and to experience the feeling of happiness which scientists may have when an experiment is successful. Two departments at the Max Planck Institute, Reinhard Jahn's Department of Neurobiology and Herbert Jaeckle's Department ofMolecular ...

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