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Antarctic Science Season Gears Up With Searches for Meteorites, Neutrinos, and New Life Forms
...ow are such plants reacting to the 50-year warming trend
around the Antarctic Peninsula? Thomas Day of the University of Arizona and his team will study the impact of UV-B and warming on the health of two vascular plant species near Palmer Station on the Antarctic Peninsula. The study may shed light on th...
KU Researcher Eyes The Rain Forest Through The Trees
...ll help developing countries start a reforestation trend
and possibly turn the native plant life into a profitable resource. "In the countries where I have worked, such as Panama, Nicaragua and Costa Rica, there is a real concern that they have overextended themselves in deforestation," she said. Terwilli...
Research At New England Universities And Industries Facing Uncertain Future Under Proposed R&D Reductions
...oposal calls for more moderate reductions, but the trend
is still downward. New England is home to 12 of the top 100 research universities in the nation. The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Harvard, and Yale all rank among the top twenty university recipients of federal R&D funds, and account ...
Pacific Northwest's High-Tech Industry Faces Uncertain Future Under Proposed Cuts To Federal R&D Programs
...oposal calls for more moderate reductions, but the trend
is still downward. Universities in Washington and Oregon depend on the federal government for more than two-thirds of their research funding. The University of Washington relies on the federal government to finance more than 80 percent of its...
Early Tests Indicate Motor Skills Unharmed In Consumers Of Tainted Fish
...ot to be affected.But we saw what appeared to be a trend
for the most highly exposed individualsto do more poorly, so we need to be cautious." The findings initially showed slower times in hand-dexterity and hand-steadinesstests by the fish-eaters, but after accounting for unrelated factors such as arthr...
How Dry Is The Tropical Free Troposphere? Implications For Global Warming Theory
...ure at the Earth's surface have indicateda warming trend
of between 0.3 and 0.6 degrees C. But many - espec...warmingtrend over the past two decades. The slight trend
that is in thedata actually appears to be downward . These satellite data are verifiedby in-situ...
Evolution Re-Sculpted Animal Limbs By Genetic Switches Once Thought Too Drastic For Survival
...c genes havebeen shown to underlie an evolutionary trend
leading to novel body structures. Nipam Patel, assistant professor of organismal biology and anatomy in theUniversity of Chicago's Howard Hughes Medical Institute, and Michalis Averof,currently at the European Molecular Biology Laboratory in Heidelbe...
Oak Regeneration In Some Ohio Forests Is Failing, Researchers Find
...nd regenerationdata together, there was no obvious trend
toward improved oak regeneration onwell-lit, dry sites," he added. "Some forest managers had hoped that there mightbe a refuge or a niche where oak could still survive in the forested landscape,but our studies suggest that oak regeneration doesn't lo...
Reanalysis Of International Data Finds Sharp Decline In Sperm Density
...srael,Hong Kong, Kuwait, Nigeria and Thailand, the trend
was slightly positive.However, because these data ...udies, all of which werepublished after 1978, this trend
was not statistically significant. Since no mathematical model can ever fit the data perfectly,...
10,000-Year-Old Clues Suggest Future Forest Changes
...,000 to 7,000 yearsago in B.C. there was a warming trend
similar to what is currently being predicted for t...nsula," he notes. He says that a prolonged warming trend
will have other implications for the forest industry and landscape as more drought-resistant Douglas...
Emerging Field Of Industrial Ecology
... dioxide to the globalwarming problem. The recent trend
is toward decreased energy on the productionline, with decreases of about a factor of 3 occurring over the last 30 years ina number of countries. Lower energy costs can mean higher profits. Mining residues, a concept that emphasizes recove...
"Genes, Vitamins, Homocyst(e)ine And Cardiovascular Diseases"
...sed about 168-fold inthe last 31 years. If such a trend
continues, would homocysteine be "thecholesterol of the next century"? Although it is difficult to know exactly why this surge in interest, itlikely stems from the fact that blood concentration of homocyst(e)ine iselevated in 10-40% of peopl...
Study Suggests Triglyceride Levels May Be Considered An Independent Risk Factor
For Heart Attack In Some People
...New YorkCity. "It's also in agreement with another trend
in heart attack riskmanagement, namely, the concept of global risk assessment." Triglycerides are the form in which fat exists in meats, cheese, fish,nuts, vegetable oils, and the greasy layer on the surface of soup stocks or in apan in whic...
Caribbean Lizards Evolve Independently
... of our result is that it isopposite to a general trend
in evolutionary biology in which evolutionproceeding in different areas or times lead to very different results." The study is part of a larger effort by Losos and colleagues to studyevolutionary diversification of this very diverse group. ...
DFG To Fund Six New Research Units
...who have joined forcesin the research unit Life in trend
curves. Flexible normalism in working and everyday life,the media, elementary literature and fiction. They intend to point out differences betweenvalid norms and what is considered "normal". The object of the planned investigations will behuman behav...
Cell Pathways Reports Extension Study Results Showing Ability Of FGN-1 To Prevent Formation Of Precancerous Colon Polyps
...y encouraged by these results, which show a strong trend
thatsupports FGN-1's ability to prevent the normal progression of disease inpatients with FAP," said Rifat Pamukcu, M.D., chief scientific officer andsenior vice president of research and development at Cell Pathways. "Leftuntreated, FAP patients inv...
Secretary Babbitt To Visit Smokies To Learn More Of Scientific Amphibian Project
And Declining Frog And Toad Populations
... with biologists and discussthe alarming worldwide trend
of declining and disappearing amphibian species. The purpose of his visit is to see firsthand a three-year monitoringproject recently undertaken by Dr. Kenneth Dodd to provide information on thediversity of salamander species within the Park....
New Research On Environmental Pollutants
...in breast milk in Swedish women. A markedly rising trend
over the past 25 yearshas been shown, with levels of PBDE increasing more than 50 times. A linkbetween smoking and increased concentrations of PBDE in breast milk can also beshown. PBDEs In Beast Milk From Primiparous Women In Uppsala, Sweden Koidu ...
University Of Cincinnati Geologists Analyzes Evolutionary Impact Of Mass Extinctions
...alized pattern," said Miller. "Theglobal diversity trend
ismisleading for what it says about the rates of transition and perhaps even forwhat causes them." Miller's research is supported by NASA's Program on Exobiology....
Genetic Uniqueness Threatens Florida Manatee's Future
...epopulation still is healthy, but their population trend
must be watchedclosely. "We have to watch them, and if we see a downward trend, then additionalprotective measures will be justified," he said. Scientists with the U.S. Geological Survey, which is funded through theU.S. Department of the Interior and...
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