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Study: Emission of smog ingredients from trees is increasing rapidly

...els were changing over time. They found that areas where farmland has been abandoned during the last century have early generations of trees that produce higher levels of VOCs than older growth forests. In the South, pine plantations used for their fast-growing supplies of timber have proven to be havens f...

Far more men than women favor routine paternity testing at birth

... poverty in the United States, Mexico and England, where the rate was as high as 10 percent. Researchers have speculated about why a woman would seek a father for her child other than her husband and often conclude that it is to improve the child's genetic heritage or to gain parental investment from m...

UCSF scientist Joe Derisi named MaCarthur Fellow

...d DNA or RNA sequences of interest over it and see where the two sets of nucleic acid match up, as indicated by the fluorescent light. The outcome reveals which, if any of the genes in the sample of interest are active. Ever interested in providing free access to scientific information, D...

16 APS exercise research highlights, from reduced flu mortality to proteomics & obesity

...he International High Altitude Expedition to Chile where he and his coauthors "fully confirmed...the opinio... approaches to exercise physiology bifurcated, and where this type of physiology might be leading. Among his many honors, Bengt Saltin received the Internati...

Atacama rover helps NASA learn to search for life on Mars

...ving microorganisms and/or fossils in environments where life's density is among the lowest on the planet should provide leads to establish detection criteria and strategies for Mars or other planetary bodies," explained Dr. Nathalie Cabrol of the SETI Institute, Mountain View, Calif., and NASA Ames Resear...

Wisconsin scientists develop quick botox test

...nerve endings. The toxin is taken up by the nerves where it blocks chemical signals from reaching muscles. ... "The toxins are smart," Chapman notes. "They know where to go" inside cells to do the most damage. The newest work, says Chapman, helps give scientists an i...

Researchers devise potent new tools to curb ivory poaching

...d the illegal ivory trade by identifying hot spots where enforcement should be increased. It is relatively...s of central and western Africa. Those forests are where elephants are currently being slaughtered wholesale, said Samuel Wasser, who holds the UW's endowed ...

Tracing genes, biologists show lizard migration is traced to Florida

...r Anolis sagrei is the Caribbean, especially Cuba, where the researchers have found that there are at least...sic idea that drove this research was to determine where the newly introduced populations in Florida and elsewhere came from," said Kolbe. "We discovered th...

Rice finds 'on-off switch' for buckyball toxicity

...render them much less toxic. "There are many cases where toxicity is desirable," said Vicki Colvin, CBEN di...mful bacteria. In other cases -- like applications where particles may make their way into the environment -- toxicity is undesirable." In the study, the res...

Operation Dangling Dino

... will arrive at the Utah Museum of Natural History where this precious cargo will be carefully unloaded and one of the jackets will be cut open at the museum either October 7 or 8. Details to follow. WHO: The Bureau of Land Management in partnership with the Utah Museum of Natural History. The helic...

Researchers ID chlorophyll-regulating gene

...ecies of fern, thrive in moist, humid environments where their spores can stay safely above the soil surface. But all higher plants - from grasses to trees to agricultural crops such as wheat and corn - must have the ability to transition from the darkness of an underground environment to life above ground...

Flexible pain relief with morphine-free poppy

...rman for commercial production in 1997 in Tasmania where it is now widely grown. "Norman created substantial industry growth when there was a surplus of traditional products, such as morphine, allowing us to supply raw materials for the manufacture of other pharmaceutical ingredients," says Tasmanian Alkal...

'Gene chips' research in cotton could lead to superior variety

.... "This project represents a clear example where Cotton Incorporated and state-funded research init... "We would like to build an outreach program where middle school teachers can bring their classes to our laboratories so they can learn about genome bi...

New hydrothermal vents discovered as 'South Pacific Odyssey' research begins

... Fisher. The Kingdom of Tonga is dubbed "the land where time begins" because of its location immediately w...is unique by virtue of its being a back-arc basin, where spreading splits the ocean floor apart very close to a volcanic arc. The way the geology works in a...

University of Alberta researcher looks for clues to mysterious disease

...ation usually given to cancer patients. That's where Campbell hopes to apply her work. Scientists alrea...gical process, it makes sense to do it in a system where you can do all these genetic tricks," said Campbell of being able to create mutant proteins and mani...

Brown research reveals key insight into memory-making

...eceptors appear, increasing synaptic strength. But where do these extra receptors come from? Michael Ehlers, associate professor of neurobiology at Duke, believed that recycling endosomes, or membrane-bound compartments inside neurons, carry a reserve pool of these receptors. To test his theory, Ehlers cal...

New signs of life found at the Poles

...ted this type of colonization in the polar regions where most of the rocks are opaque. Also, the harsh UV- radiation and violent winds make for a hostile environment. We found that in fact the opaque rocks protect the micro-organisms and, the movement of rocks during the annual freeze-thaw allows cracks ...

'Smart antibiotics' may result from UCLA research

...approach can be effective, especially for diseases where traditional antibiotics do not work well. There is...ler's team has found evidence for many other cases where either bacteriophage or bacteria use the same strategy for targeting mutations and speeding up evolu...

Study explores gene transfer to modify underlying course of Alzheimer's disease

...iver nerve growth factor into regions of the brain where neurons are degenerating, in order to prevent cell...sal forebrain, and not to other parts of the brain where it may cause side effects. The new drug, CERE-110, is being used by researchers at Rush as part o...

Northeastern University receives $12.4 million NSF grant for creation of nanomanufacturing institute

...ottest sectors in industry today. At Northeastern, where the nanotech and biotech initiatives are new but expanding rapidly, a strong emphasis has been placed on this emerging technology with two new associated degree programs offered, including a master's in bioinformatics and a master's in biotechnology,...

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