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Undiscovered Biological Diversity: A Symposium On Bioprospecting

...ill discuss how species diversity is an unrealized wealth for nations, and ofthe importance of conserving species in order to take advantage of that wealth. Within the microbial world, scientists are realizing how many speciesare as yet unknown. Understanding genetic diversity within the microbial w...

Where the wild ones are: origins of staple crop found

...'s evolutionary origin. Their work also reveals a wealth of genetic diversity in wild and domesticated cassava strains, information that plant breeders can use to create hardier plants that are more resistant to disease. With the newly found genetic information, there are greater possibilities now to tran...

Researchers call for doubling of RDA on vitamin C

...d nutritional folklore. But it doesn't reflect the wealth of newresearch done in recent years, which shows that slightly higher levels of thisantioxidant vitamin could play a more important role in prevention ofdegenerative disease. "If the antioxidant function of vitamin C is accepted as relevant t...

$6.75 Million to extend primate studies of diet and aging

...he past decade, the Wisconsin study has provided a wealth of newinformation about the biology of aging and how the manipulation of diet caninfluence the process of growing old. Those finding include: Signs that good health can be extended into old age. Diabetes, forexample, has been held at bay in monkeys...

Digital plant doctor diagnoses plant problems

...logist Dick Sprenkle. "The archivewill give them a wealth of knowledge that can eventually be used to diagnosea problem on-site." The DDIS is now available at extension agencies throughout Florida.Currently, agents in ten counties are testing the next phase of the project,which will equip county agents with...

Microbial janitors tackle nuclear clean-up problems

... bio-engineer; we're just beginning to realize the wealth ofnaturally occurring microbes provided," said LaMar Johnson, manager of theBiotechnology Department at the INEEL. The same microbial action at work in thistechnology is affecting the infrastructure of our society every day, fromconcrete bridges to c...

Primate genus sheds light on great ape and human origins, as reported in Science

... history. Research in the basin has alsoproduced a wealth of information about climate and the evolution of other animalspecies from this time period. Ward, Hill, and members of the team from the National Museums of Kenya came uponthe Kipsaramon skeleton after searching uphill from a large number of isolat...

Genome tools pass big test in fruit flies

...then, was to apply all the available tools to this wealth of genetic andmolecular information in an attempt to understand this piece of DNA—whatgenes are there, what they do, how are they organized—as completely aspossible," said Rubin. "One very interesting finding for evolutionary biology came ...

NRC takes lead in the development of a national program for multi-million dollar biochip technologies

...lping bridge the gap between strategicresearch and wealth creation....

USGS releases assessment of nation's biological resources

... have been built, the effects of these dams on the wealth ofaquatic biodiversity are dramatic -- 19 percent of the freshwater fish speciesare threatened or endangered, and 73 percent of the freshwater mussels are atrisk. And in the Southwest, habitat loss due to dams, groundwater pumping andpollution have c...

Advance may put gene chip technology on scientists' desktops

...on such a chip, said Sussman, is like awindow to a wealth of genetic information, providing a glimpse of the workingsof tens of thousands of genes found in the cells of living organisms. A recent example of gene chip technology at work was the report of another groupof Wisconsin scientists who used a gene c...

Discovery of oldest dinosaur bones reported in Science

...just the tip of the iceberg, according to Wyss. "A wealth of bones is pouring out of our quarries," he said. "Once these get cleaned up, we have no doubt that we'll know a great deal more about all ofthese animals, plus many others. There should be meat-eating dinosaurs present,as well as a host of other no...

News from the zebrafish cousin of the human genome: A radiation hybrid map of the zebrafish genome

...s for the Tuebingen mutations. To make use of this wealth ofpotentially interesting genes, the Tuebingen group is now preparing for an evenbigger task: they want to add another 20,000 ESTs to the map, more than thetotal number of human ESTs mapped until 1996. The most current results and further information...

Illinois waterways, waterfowl detailed in new book

...biological research, conservation management and a wealth of color photographs and facts.The book, "Waterfowl of Illinois: Status and Management," documents and builds upon a century of research along the Mississippi and Illinois rivers and in the state's marshes and swamps. Among the waterfowl covered ar...

Millenium bug found by CSIRO scientists

...e indication of how much of Australia's biological wealth remains undiscovered at the start of the 21st Century," says Dr Nielsen. "So far we have scientifically described fewer than a third of the insect species on this continent. The work of exploring Australia scientifically is still in its early stage...

New antioxidant vitamin RDAs better, but not good enough

...ological studies by numerous researchers provide a wealth of evidence, Frei said, that higher levels of dietary antioxidants could help in the battle against the biggest health threats in America today. But the Food and Nutrition Board panel making these recommendations apparently did not feel this body of ...

UF researchers develop tiny tool kit to study genes and unhealthy cell

...o heart disease. Before researchers can turn the wealth of data provided by the Human Genome Project into new medical treatments, they'll need tiny tools to rearrange genes or gene parts and monitor the impacts. Now, University of Florida researchers are reporting success in developing a molecule that may...

Princeton scientists describe genetics of blood stem cells

...y basis throughout life? In addition to yielding a wealth of new genetic information, the research demonstrates an innovative approach to collecting, analyzing and presenting the data. The paper in Science is accompanied by a website, the Stem Cell Database, that gives access to the database of genes and ou...

Pigs at sea reveal latest clues in homicide research

... investigator can pin evidence, yet there exists a wealth of information in the form of the sea creatures an...n Police Research Centre in Ottawa and has drawn a wealth of supporters from the Vancouver Aquarium, the RCMP and the Canadian Coast Guard. All are supplying ...

Gabon ends logging in key wildlife area

... gorillas, elephants, mandrills, chimpanzees and a wealth of other species, some found nowhere else on Earth. It also contains archaeological remains without parallel in all of Central Africa, including stone tools dating back 350,000 years and an astonishing collection of over 2,000 rock engravings. Unti...

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(Date:4/14/2014)... orphaned by HIV/AIDS in South Africa may provide insight ... behavior issues in other areas of the world, which ... that could lead to successful interventions. , A ... United Nations mentions that due to the HIV/AIDS pandemic, ... African, children are at an increased risk for mental ...
(Date:4/14/2014)... A new study shows that moderate to severe ... risk of stroke, cancer and death. , Results of ... to severe obstructive sleep apnea were four times more ... times more likely to have a stroke (HR = ... (HR = 3.4), and 2.5 times more likely to ...
(Date:4/14/2014)... Dallas study involving serious youth offenders, the answer to one ... seven years: "How long do you think you,ll live?", According ... offending over time., Author Dr. Alex Piquero said the study ... of them offend at very high rates and commit more ... much later in life offend much less., "In a lot ...
(Date:4/14/2014)... with symptoms increasing dramatically during some of the most important ... has found. , Depressive symptoms increased on average by 68 ... young men, who were around 25 years old when they ... their children. The results of the study were published April ... is the first to identify when young fathers are at ...
(Date:4/14/2014)... Lower weight babies and babies who aren,t breastfed ... risk of developing chronic inflammation and related health ... study. , "There were good reasons to hypothesize ... inflammation in adulthood," says Thomas McDade (Northwestern University), ... in the Child & Brain Development program. "It ...
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