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October Geology and GSA Today highlights

...Did two massive earthquakes in the Holocene induce widespread landsliding and near-surface deformation in part of the Ottawa Valley, Canada? J. M. Aylsworth et al. Although the section of the OttawaSt. Lawrence seismic zone near Ottawa, Canada, is relatively quiet currently, new geological and radiocarbon evid...

Whitehead Institute receives National Science Foundation grant to sequence Neurospora

... be of extraordinary value not only because of the widespread use of this organism as a model in biological research, but also because of the boost it will give to research on a wide range of related organisms of scientific and economic importance." Adds Mary Clutter, assistant director of NSF for biologi...

Little-known substance regulates inflammatory response

...ad they discovered that the molecule was much more widespread than anticipated and that it was a critical regula...ical to septic shock -- plummeting blood pressure, widespread inflammation, kidney damage, decreased heart function -- and died within two hours. In contrast, no...

Geological Society of America: Annual Meeting 2000

...U.S. Geological Survey, Gas Hydrates Abundant and widespread building blocks of the solar system. Miriam Kastner, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, Methane gas hydrate formation and dissociation in the Eel River Basin, offshore northern California. W. P. Dillon, U. S. Geological Survey, Structure of a maj...

New report says antimicrobial resistance an ecological issue

...pt. Over-use and misuse of antimicrobials and the widespread use of disinfectants in household products may speed the process, but over time, even the careful use of antimicrobial agents will lead to resistant bacteria. As existing antimicrobial agents decline in effectiveness, infections will be more difficu...

Evidence links protein damage to Parkinson's

...ound that, "in fact, nitrated alpha-synuclein is a widespread and abundant component of Lewy bodies. It is also an integral component of the filaments that form these lesions and are found in the affected brain regions of synucleinopathies." Lee adds: "This is a major foothold in beginning to understand how...

Newly found bipedal reptile fossil predates dinosaurs by more than 60 million years

...ow North America, China and Russia, confirming the widespread early distribution of this reptile. What makes this find even more significant is that most of the reptiles that lived during the early Permian were characterized by massive girdles, short, stocky limbs, a sprawling posture and gait, and relatively s...

Ancient running reptile was bipedal, say Science researchers

...of diet and locomotion may have contributed to its widespread success. "This find is fascinating because it confirms that bipedalism is an innovation that has happened several times. It happened in some dinosaurs, and their bird descendants, and it happened in mammals, so it must be a good idea in terms of evol...

Ancient quakes leave mark from Kentucky to New York

...y similar. "One of the interesting things is the widespread distribution of these deformed beds," said Brett. ...ge regional crises such as the huge earthquakes or widespread volcanic ash burial don't appear to lead to catastrophic extinctions. "Organisms appear to be very r...

Laser surgery halts chest pain over the long-term; scientists also looking into non-surgical TMR

...surgery to provide chest pain relief in areas with widespread blockages....

Linear algorithm for sequence analysis

Sequence analysis is a widespread approach to the study of contiguously ordered phenomena in the biological, social, and information sciences. The most prominent example is in molecular biology where it has produced stunning results in the co...

December Geology and GSA Today highlights

...ion square kilometers, making them easily the most widespread mass failure deposits on Earth. Regional warming: Pliocene (3 Ma) paleoclimate of Europe and the Mediterranean. A.M. Haywood et al. This paper examines the past climatic character of the mid-Pliocene warm period over the European and Mediterrane...

First-ever complete plant genome sequence is announced

...ing organisms behave genetically, with potentially widespread applications for agriculture, medicine and energy. This achievement, by a consortium of scientists called the Arabidopsis Genome Initiative (AGI), becomes public on the cover of the journal Nature's December 14 issue, which includes four artic...

Trans-NIH collaboration with NIOSH initiates studies of racial and ethnic disparities in health

...es show a marked socioeconomic gradient because of widespread occupational segregation. Amy J. Schulz at the University of Michigan will examine how race/ethnicity and socioeconomic status, demographic factors such as neighborhood environment, and exposure to environmental toxicants (particulate air pollution) ...

Biological warfare: an emerging threat in the 21st century

...ed to weaponization in a device that can deliver a widespread aerosol,`` Block notes. Anthrax also is relatively...Block, but it was international revulsion over the widespread use of poisonous mustard gas during World War I that finally led to a 1925 treaty banning bioweapons...

A valuable lesson in gene therapy

...the most likely side effect, Gelsinger died from a widespread inflammatory reaction. Closer examination showed his blood had high levels of IL-6, a protein that promotes inflammation. Now Wilson and his colleagues have done experiments in mice and monkeys to help them understand what went wrong. They found th...

Scientists see early indications of lobster decline

... Island. The larvae and settlement studies suggest widespread declines at least west of Penobscot Bay. No larval...h consistency for us to announce that signals of a widespread decline in landings are now evident." The scientists note that many lobstermen will quickly point o...

The future belongs to proteomics

...mbers of proteins. He also emphasized the need for widespread distribution of proteomic technologies. "Only whe...cs and proteomics revolution as a real threat, and widespread availability of reagents and equipment will help alleviate that concern." Also, he said, many issu...

Human gut potential breeding ground for antibiotic resistance

...y of horizontal gene transfer may have been due to widespread of tetracycline in humans over the last several decades." Salyers warns that her group's research should not signal alarm but should be a starting point for futher research. "Studies of this sort should be done on other types of bacteria. We ...

Stowaways from space provide link between impact, biggest extinction in Earth history

... soaring. The coupling of a massive impact and widespread volcanic activity also occurred in the more widely publicized extinction event that wiped out the dinosaurs 65 million years ago, at the K/T (Cretaceous/Tertiary) boundary. Scientists generally agree that an impact on Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula playe...

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