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Tipping points

... human populations shift to more meat-heavy diets, trade of agricultural products increases, and demand for biofuels grows, the pressure on agricultural systems is mounting. The challenge is to figure out how to meet these demands and keep the ecosystem functions that underpin productivity working. So sa...

Biologist traces coconut's history through DNA

...itical for humans to be able to voyage, establish trade routes, and colonize lands in the Pacific Rim, coastal India, Africa and South America. Our preliminary DNA sequence data show genetic variation within the coconut, and this is key to delineating historical relationships among different populati...

Genetic analysis finds greater threat in frog-killing fungus

...frogs, so such measures as restrictions on the pet trade were put in place," said Morgan, who is now a research scientist at the Department of Primary Industries and Fisheries in Queensland, Australia. "If, in fact, this fungus produces resistant spores, people could be unwittingly transferring this pathog...

U-M researchers find family of 'on switches' that cause prostate cancer

...team discovered that pieces of two chromosomes can trade places with each other and cause two genes to fuse together. The fused genes then override the off switch that keeps cells from growing uncontrollably, causing prostate cancer to develop. By testing these gene fusions in mice and in cell cultures,...

American buffalo slaughter fueled by international trade

...as industrial leather. Taylor used international trade records and first-person accounts of the hunt to show that that the widespread slaughter of bison between 1870 and 1880 was the result of a market for industrial leather that was virtually unregulated by the U.S. government as the country emerged fro...

Contributing membership in the biomarkers consortium surges to 30 companies and nonprofits

... Consortium now totals 30 companies and non-profit trade associations and advocacy groups, it was announced today. To date, these organizations have committed an aggregate of nearly $2 million to fund the first year of the central activities of the consortium which is managed be the Foundation for the Nat...

Scientific American launches innovative new version of magazine

...y by parent Holtzbrinck Publishers which also owns trade book publishers St. Martin's Press and Farrar, Straus and Giroux, stressing interactivity and integrated platforms. Scientific Americans website already offers podcasts, video and blogs, as well as stand-alone articles and news, and the reengineered...

Hepatitis B drug can compromise HIV treatment

... by Bristol-Myers Squibb and is marketed under the trade name Baraclude. The research team was led by Chloe Thio and Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigator Robert Siliciano, both at The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. The analyses reported in the paper were performed by lead authors Mo...

Plastic that grows on trees

..., in which an H (hydrogen) and OH (hydroxyl group) trade places. The hydrogen-hydroxyl position-switch that allows the catalytic conversion was verified by nuclear magnetic resonance performed at the William R. Wiley Environmental Molecular Sciences Laboratory, a DOE national scientific user facility loc...

Study investigates 'divorce' among Galapagos seabirds

...n females, creating the opportunity for females to trade a current mate, which may be worn-out from recent breeding effort, for a refreshed non-breeding male, Maness said. It takes a lot of energy to raise a chick and the responsibility is shared by both males and females. They raise one chick at a time...

Viable tiger populations, tiger trade incompatible

...f tigers are to survive, governments must stop all trade in tiger products from wild and captive-bred sourc...paper. And the possibility that China could reopen trade in parts harvested from farmed tigers represents a new threat, the authors say. A legal market in...

Threats to wild tigers growing

...shed in the June 2007 issue of BioScience. Growing trade in folk medicines made from tiger parts and tiger ...present an emerging threat, the authors argue. Any trade in tiger parts encourages poaching, because products made from animals farmed at great expense canno...

Climate change signal detected in the Indian Ocean

...sult of a long-term weakening of the Pacific Ocean trade winds. This affects sea surface temperature in reg...ing ocean temperatures weakening of Pacific Ocean trade winds and strengthening of westerly winds have been mostly attributed to human activity: the produc...

ACS News Service Weekly PressPac -- May 16, 2007

...rn drug makers assurance about protection of their trade secrets, it adds. Tremblay includes specific examples of western drug makers that are expanding use of that scientific manpower by forming external alliances in India to increase R&D productivity. ARTICLE # 5 EMBARGOED FOR 9 A.M., EASTERN TIME, May...

Rare soft-shell turtle, nesting ground found in Cambodia

... offset the potential loss of revenue from illegal trade in the turtles....

Egyptians, not Greeks were true fathers of medicine

... plant while providing additional evidence for the trade routes, purposeful cultivation, trade centres or places of treatment," said Dr Metcalfe. "The work is inextricably linked to state-of-th...

A cherry on top: Tart cherries may alter heart/diabetes factors

...icted grant from the Cherry Marketing Institute, a trade association for the cherry industry. CMI has no influence on the design, conduct or analysis of any U-M research it funds. Seymour and the laboratory's director, U-M cardiac surgeon Steven Bolling, M.D., caution that their results cannot be directl...

'Supermap' of avian flu yields new info on source/spread

...y in our map, reflecting an instance where illegal trade allowed the virus to make a huge geographic leap."...

National Academies advisory: Invasive aquatic species in the Great Lakes

...hold a meeting in Toronto to gather information on trade in the Great Lakes region and ways to eliminate further introductions of nonindigenous aquatic species into the lakes by vessels traveling the St. Lawrence Seaway. The committee's final report will comment on the strengths and weaknesses of various o...

Researchers identify gene involved in dog size

..., as well as making them more transportable during trade and migration. Future aims of the study are to identify genes that control other aspects of canine morphology including, for instance, leg length and skull shape. Three high-resolution photos depicting the wide size range among dog breeds are av...

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