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California gnatcatcher: Umbrella species failure?
...trategy of using a single vertebrate species as an umbrella
for the whole fauna of California coastal sage scr...rnia gnatcatcher -- a threatened songbird -- as an umbrella
species because it is virtually restricted to nesting in this habitat. To test how well the Califor...
Novel, even unlikely drugs may curb childhood leukemia
...tumors. Boosting immune effects Also under the umbrella
of the Childrens Oncology Group, Dr. Lange is leading tests of interleukin-2 (IL-2), a compound that occurs naturally in the body. IL-2 is an immune system protein that plays an important role in an immune response that occurs after a bone marrow t...
New technology reduces noxious emissions
...rd, General Motors and DaimlerChrysler - under the umbrella
of USCAR - work together on shared technological and environmental concerns. USCAR formed PNGV with the federal government in 1993 to develop technologies for a new class of vehicles that will travel up to 80 miles on a gallon of gas while meeting r...
...recognise four or five separate species within the umbrella
category of H. erectus. Multiregionalists, by contrast, see this diversity within species as evidence that there really is just one species of Homo, going back at least 2.5 million years, with only relatively superficial variations in appearance over...
Scientists tackle ecology of cities
...esearch by a group of scientists working under the umbrella
of the National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis (NCEAS), a think tank affiliated with the University of California, Santa Barbara and funded by the National Science Foundation. The authors note that only .4 percent of all the 6,157 p...
A few gut parasites could do you the world of good
...out a month. Inflammatory bowel disease-an umbrella
term for ulcerative colitis andCrohn's disease-appears to be caused by an overactive immune system. Symptomsinclude diarrhoea, abdominal pain, bowel obstruction and bleeding. Weinstock noticed that the rise in inflammatory bowel disease waspr...
National Laboratory, National Parks And Forests Leaders Seek To Share Resources
Under the umbrella
of the Greater Yellowstone Coordinating Committee,superintendents and supervisors from the eight regional forests and nationalparks, as well as leaders from local communities, got acquainted with theresources available at the U.S. Department of Energ...
DFG To Set Up 14 New Collaborative Research Centres
...ism, Idealismand Romanticism overlapped. Under the umbrella
of a new conception of cultural studies artsschola...xposed to maximum operatingtemperatures. Under the umbrella
of existing collaborative research centres the DFG will also set up twotransfer centres to support t...