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Picky eaters rare among tropical insects

...der to understand life on this planet, there is an urgent need to speed up the process of identification. Miller, who develops databases for big collections, said: If you can create and maintain a phone book for New York City, you can catalog five million insects. But the fieldwork involved in verifying e...

'Meow' isn't language, but enough to manage humans

...et of 28 volunteers and asked them to indicate how urgent and demanding the sounds were, also on a 1-to-7 sc...ch acoustic features tended to go with pleasant or urgent meows. Nicastro, who is a student in the laboratory of Cornell psychology assistant professor Michae...

New drug discovery spin-off from CSIRO

...fy novel drug candidates from insects. Due to the urgent demand for new agents to treat drug-resistant pathogens, the team will initially focus on discovering new antibiotics. "Dr Trowell's team has already uncovered a wealth of novel antibiotic potential from insects and the formation of Entocosm Pty Ltd ...

Harvard Medical School consortium receives grant to harness microbe genomes for environment/energy

...applying computational biology and genomics to the urgent issues of global energy and ecology," says George Church, PhD, who will head the HMS consortium, and who is a professor of genetics at Harvard Medical School and Harvard/MIT Health Sciences & Technology, as well as the Director of the Lipper Center f...

Tropical forests under surveillance

...ies could be immediately put into place to address urgent biological questions and what will be coming down the line? Deborah Estrin, Professor of Computer Science at UCLA and Director of the new NSF-funded Center for Embedded Networked Sensing designs systems to observe phenomena that were previously unobs...

Endangered chimpanzees focus of urgent action

...on, Africa's western chimpanzee is the focus of an urgent action plan to be announced Sept. 13 by an interna...pecific country reports. "It's no coincidence that urgent conservation action is necessary for a primate species found within the Guinean Forest Hotspot, whic...

One in every three primates now threatened with extinction

...endangered' are declining dramatically and require urgent measures for their protection." Although still highly endangered, a number of species have been removed from the list issued in 2000. The golden lion tamarin and the black lion tamarin, for example, have benefited from commendable efforts for their ...

A Magic Web: The Tropical Forest of Barro Colorado

...ing the tide of forest destruction? Whereas it is urgent that we get off intellectual and physical islands to save what remains of tropical forest worldwide, Barro Colorado has been, and continues to be, a teacher and a starting point for journeys of biological, personal and aesthetic discovery. Ziegler ...

CAST releases report on environmental impacts of grazing systems on our nation's resources

...ulture, Agricultural Research Service. "We see an urgent need to develop monitoring tools or a series of indicators that provide information to livestock producers and other land managers. Armed with this information, they will be able to make decisions that will sustain diverse ecosystems on the vast trac...

Two landmark fertility studies give hope to young male cancer patients

...nter in Ibaraki, said: "Fertility protection is an urgent clinical problem for very young male cancer patients who undergo chemotherapy or radiotherapy. What this research has shown is that immature testicular tissue transplanted into hosts can develop, that we can obtain mature sperm and achieve live birth...

European scholars support development of germ line modification

...ssociated with the work of scientists. There is an urgent need for an in depth analysis of this difference i...ng from purely therapeutic to pure enhancement, an urgent need exist to study the ethical aspects of access in this context; 3. The development of an open and...

NIH study shows MRI provides faster, more accurate way to diagnose heart attacks

...gress to a heart attack after discharge or require urgent medical therapy soon thereafter. Patients with undetected acute coronary syndrome are twice as likely to die as those whose condition is detected and treated. In the study, three of the patients were not characterized as having acute coronary syndrom...

NPF says FDA approval of new psoriasis drug signals new era of care

...t been able to find satisfactory relief and are in urgent need of additional treatment options, added Zimmerman. Today's psoriasis treatments--some of which were developed to treat other diseases--don't work equally well for everyone, experts at the Psoriasis Foundation agree. In addition, some also have th...

Could one less cookie a day help the fight against fat?

... Colorado Health Sciences Center. This is the most urgent priority in addressing the obesity epidemic, he said. We asked ourselves, whats it going to take to start turning the tide? Hill said. The first measure of success is to stop weight gain. That might not be so overwhelming, since we can break it down ...

Genetically modified crops in India produced greater yields, reduced pesticide use, new study finds

...ly, and available farmland stagnating, there is an urgent need to find ways to increase crop yields on the land that is available." While transgenic crops have been shown to reduce the use of certain chemical pesticides, they have not been known to substantially increase crop yields in the countries where ...

AAAS president calls to restore American health system

...in-chief of the AAAS journal, Science . Among the urgent problems now confronting the U.S. health system, Bloom cited soaring health-insurance premiums; personnel shortages in some specialties; the constraints of managed health care; paperwork burdens; and archaic information-management methods. At the sam...

Scientists crack the black box of coastal ecosystems

... engineers is beginning to answer some of the most urgent questions about how to predict and manage coastal ecosystems and marine populations. The researchers' new findings were released today at a noon press conference and scientific symposium at the AAAS Meeting in Denver. "Coastal oceans are under intens...

HHS announces contracts to develop safer smallpox vaccines

...rch on MVA for that purpose ended. Because of the urgent need for safer smallpox vaccines, the new contracts emphasize timely completion of predetermined objectives. For example, within the first six months the companies must produce several thousand doses of their prototype vaccine along with data indicat...

Succulent Karoo to benefit from $8 million in grants

...m Partnership Fund (CEPF). One of the world's most urgent conservation priorities, this desert in southern A... neglected, the Succulent Karoo will now enjoy the urgent support and action that it deserves as a globally important hotspot." The Succulent Karoo is under e...

Researchers identify gene for premature aging disorder

...in the hunt for the disease gene. They brought the urgent need to find this gene to the attention of the biomedical research community." Earlier this week, Dr. Collins, as leader of the Human Genome Project, announced the successful completion of the international project's effort to sequence the 3 billion ...

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