Tag: "trip" at biology news
Chernobyl study: Risk of thyroid cancer rises with radiation dose
...colleague Kenneth Kopecky, Ph.D., made their first trip
to Moscow that year. Then, in 1992, the Soviet Union collapsed. "We were back to square one in terms of negotiations," Davis said. But, thanks to efforts by Fred Hutchinson's then-president and director, Robert W. Day, M.D., and by the late Adm. Elmo...
OneWorld Health compiles comprehensive state of infectious diarrhea treatments, potential solutions
... a nuisance. It means some discomfort and maybe a trip
to the local pharmacy. However, many would be shocked to learn that it is one of the leading causes of death among the developing world's children, responsible for approximately two million deaths each year. Even more shocking, diarrhea contributes...
ESA awarded new SEEDS grant
...ites. Approximately 25 students attend each field trip
where they meet with ecologists and learn about various types of ecological research and participate in activities that inform them about careers in ecology. Campus Ecology Chapters make up another component of the program. Currently, over 400 stude...
Laos camera traps capture tigers
...nting method that appears to be on the rise is the trip
wire explosive trap, which has been encountered by... stepping up enforcement efforts to end the use of trip
wire explosives in the protected area. Overall, the survey has so far recorded the presen...
Monkey business: Studies show tiny callimicos have unusual characteristics
...l of about one minute during her first three-month trip
to Bolivia. However, more extended fieldwork enabled her to make more extensive observations. "Five months seems to be the minimum time for a group that hasn't been followed before it begins to accept watchers. Once they become habituated to human...
SEEDS program sponsors field trip to Calgary
...g global change in wildland ecosystems." The field trip
will feature the research of the Kananaskis Field ...Sheep River Wildlife Sanctuary. The field trip
will begin with an aquatic ecology overview followed by a tour of the Calgary Zoo and its conservati...
Cell division can be halted in multiple ways, with implications for cancer
...iology, Cell Biology and Biochemistry. "If you can trip
a senescence pathway," Sedivy said, "you'd have a ...d his team focuses on details of the pathways that trip
the p21 switch, which were found to be similar, but not identical, to cellular responses to DNA dama...
MBL researcher and science teacher visit Siberia to study climate, excite children about science
...Russian scientists on a two-week PARTNERS research trip
to gather water, sediment, and other samples from the Lena River during the peak flow season on the river. Soon TREC matched up Holmes and Clapp, and the PARTNERS project became an educational outreach vehicle. Funded by NSF's Arctic Systems Progra...
Artificial light-dark cycles expose circadian clocks at odds with each other
...istant professor of biology. But make a long plane trip
or switch your 8-to-5 work schedule to begin at midnight and things can get out of kilter. "When you travel to Europe, the rest-activity cycle will adjust relatively quickly. In two or three days you'll probably be sleeping when it's dark," de la Ig...
NCAR aircraft, ground instruments to track carbon dioxide uptake
...al researchers are especially interested in a side trip
to assess forest-air exchange over the 150,000-acre Hayman fire burn area. "Wildfires play a big role in controlling vegetation and carbon exchange in the Rockies," says NCAR scientist Dave Schimel, "but most burn areas are too small to assess from a...
Researchers report definitive evidence that HIV-AIDS is not from oral polio vaccine
...-capped vials filled with a preservative. The 2000 trip
met with some calamities. Worobey contracted blood...ed from complications. The feces collected on that trip
didn't yield any SIV genetic material, although tests of chimpanzee urine suggested that virus from ...
Stanford study questions identity of alleged Romanov bones
...banded Orthodox Palestine Society. Though Knight's trip
was funded by the Russian Expert Commission Abroad - a group of about 20 scholars in the West and Russia who challenge the assertion that the bones are royal - Knight maintains that his experiments were unbiased. ''[The Commission Abroad] didn't do t...
Traditional Inuit ice treks guided from space
...o attracts a growing number of tourists. "On our trip
last year to the Admiral Inlet, the Inuit guides were using the Floe Edge maps, so that was how I learned of the service," explained Thomas Lennartz of Toronto-based tour company Arctic Kingdom. "During the winter we use it to get an idea of what the...
Breakthroughs in acoustic tracking shine new light on the lives of fish
...site - we had no way to tell whether that 400 mile trip
was a regular commute or an annual vacation." Now, using small, surgically attached tags and underwater listening stations, scientists can track where an individual fish spends it life, and can monitor the trends of an entire population. This new, re...
The Rosetta space probe's long trek to Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko
... be the first protracted cometary encounter." The trip
to the meeting place in space will certainly be a long one, located as it is some 4.5 astronomical units from the Sun, which translates into something like 675 million kilometres. Rosetta will be on the road for ten years, during which time it will c...
New species of desert shrew found in southern Arizona
...ll Cockrum. "I can't help but have a bit of an ego trip
about it," Cockrum said. "Thank goodness no one has named a skunk after me." A subspecies of mouse found in Kansas has also been named for Cockrum. The N. cockrumi shrew is among the smallest mammals in Arizona. It weighs only as much as a penny and ...
Mars mission scientist will live a 25-hour day
...rs off schedule. It is the Martian equivalent of a trip
from New York to Australia -- without the benefit of a daylong plane ride during which to adjust. There is one vestige of Earth time Squyres won't be able to escape, though: the press conference. So if, come January, Squyres looks a bit bleary-eyed ...
Aged roaches experience perils of stiff joints, find Case researchers
...ddle (mesothoracic) leg, which causes the roach to trip
and to struggle to regain its tripod-like stance and gait. Ridgel noted that this catch increased from 35 percent of the 60-week-old adults to 95 percent for 65-week-old adult roaches. Changes in the sticky pads that help roaches climb walls or on ...
Expedition will retrace legendary Steinbeck-Ricketts voyage to the Sea of Cortez
...rn Flyer visited in 1940. ''The purpose of the new trip
is to see how things have changed,'' says William ... "One of the reasons we gave ourselves for this trip
- and when we used this reason, we called the trip
an expedition - was to observe the distribution o...
Six reporters reach the 'pinnacle of excellence'
...g and understandable. Kestenbaum narrated a lively trip
to the setting, explaining the science of gravity waves and making a difficult topic palatable. He captured on radio what might have seemed impossible to convey without images. Online Daniel Grossman of WBUR earned the AAAS prize for online entries...
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