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Forecasting system provides flood warnings to vulnerable residents of Bangladesh
...the largely impoverished districts in the forecast area
have said that advance notice of floods could help them ward off some of the worst impacts of rising waters. If they had sufficient warning, they could harvest at least a portion of their ripening crops, move some livestock to safety, encircle fish p...
Biologists at Tufts University discover 1 reason why chromosomes break, often leading to cancer
...ed on one particular human common fragile site an area
that is a normal part of chromosome structure but ...or suppressor gene and chromosome breakage in this area
is highly associated with cancer. "It is an area
that has a tumor suppressor gene a gene whose ab...
Altering a protein makes mice less fearful
...viors and responses, including the amygdala and an area
called the bed nucleus of the stria terminalis (BNST), which is thought to be particularly important for innate fear behaviors. The study also shows that mice without ASIC1a have altered neuronal activity in these fear circuit structures. The resea...
How a pain in the neck could be bad for your blood pressure
...about, such as breathing and blood pressure. The area
of the brain where the signals from the neck termi...hese signals arrived remained a largely-overlooked area
of research until new techniques allowed the Leeds team to take the work forward. Their work began...
Particle emissions from laser printers might pose health concern
...ot trying to close that knowledge gap. It wasnt an area
that we consciously decided to study, Morawska said in an interview. We came across it by chance. Initially we were studying the efficiency of ventilation systems to protect office settings from outdoor air pollutants. We soon realized that we were s...
Stem cell therapy rescues motor neurons in ALS model
...g. According to Svendsen, the cells migrate to the area
of damage where they "just sit and release GDNF." ...etions. "We only put the transplant in one small area
of the spinal cord and only on one side," Suzuki says. "The areas where we saw the human cells were ...
Cell damage caused by brushing may help keep gums healthy
...enues for research, Dr. McNeil says. One immediate area
of interest is to identify chemical signals produced by wounded oral cavity cells that could promote gum health. Moreover, the method and/or type of brush might strongly influence the extent of epithelial cell-wounding and subsequent liberation of fa...
New aerogels could clean contaminated water, purify hydrogen for fuel cells
...bic centimeter of the aerogel could have a surface area
as large as a football field, according to Kanatzidis. The bigger the surface area
of the material, the more efficiently it can bind other molecules, he said. Previous experiments i...
News tips from the Journal of Neuroscience
...ubstantia nigra (SN, A9) and the ventral tegmental area
(VTA, A10) differ in their vulnerability to cell death in Parkinsons disease (PD). Chung et al. show this week that G-substrate, an endogenous inhibitor of the serine/threonine phosphatases PP2A and PP1, may confer protection to A10 neurons. G-substr...
First new multiple sclerosis gene found in 30 years
...ed multiple sclerosis genes were all located in an area
of chromosome 6 involved in the major histocompatibility complex, which is important in the regulation of the immune system. The gene variation discovered in the most recent research is located on chromosome 5, and is involved in guiding the producti...
Strength of connections between brain regions may affect an adolescent's response to peer influence
...to have more activity in the prefrontal cortex, an area
important for decision making and inhibition of socially inappropriate behavior. This is important if we are to understand how the adolescent brain attains the right balance between acknowledging the influences of others and maintaining ones indep...
UCLA's California NanoSystems Institute partners with Abraxis BioScience
...Program and is the institutes first partner in the area
of pharmaceuticals and biotechnology. The partnership provides CNSI and Abraxis researchers the opportunity to jointly pursue innovative approaches to the diagnosis and treatment of life threatening diseases, leveraging the complementary resources an...
JCI table of contents -- July 26, 2007
...nerated transgenic mice in which macrophages in an area
known as the marginal zone in the spleen were transiently deleted by the administration of diphtheria toxin (DT). In healthy mice, injected, dying cells are normally selectively engulfed and destroyed by immune cells known as dendritic cells, and as ...
Smithsonian Fragmentation Project threatened by Amazon Colonization Plan
... hours north of Manaus, Brazil, the projects study area
spans 1,000 square kilometers and is home to an ab...ablish colonization projects both inside the study area
and across the region. Altogether, many thousands of people could be settled in what is now rainfore...
FDA sees nanotech challenges in every product category it regulates
...ce report highlights, nanotechnology impacts every area
of FDA responsibilitydrugs, drug delivery systems, cosmetics, medical devices, and food products. Overall, the agency regulates products that are worth nearly $1.5 trillion annually and that account for almost 25 percent of US consumer spending. ...
Springer launches Theoretical Ecology
...e, as the importance and influence of work in this area
continues to grow. The time is ripe for a journal in this area, and Theoretical Ecology is designed to fill this need. The audience will include all ecologists and other scientists as well....
Study points to new way to predict death risk from torn aorta
...ongside the true lumen, which is the hollow middle area
of the aorta that acts as the pipeline for blood t...aortic diseases correlations with this entire care area
will be transformed. Eagle is the Albion Walter Hewlett Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine at U-M ...
Females more prone to brain damage from alcohol abuse
...amined 5,000 genes from the prefrontal cortex, the area
of the brain implicated in complex planning, personality expression and social behavior, and is involved in withdrawal-related brain circuitry. They then identified a total of 295 alcohol-regulated genes for each mouse group. "We're interested in t...
Camera-shy deer caught for first time
...c dam, currently under construction. The protected area
forms most of the dam's watershed, and is the largest protected area
in Laos or Vietnam. The camera traps were set and monitored by teams (including local villagers) tra...
Renewable energy wrecks environment
...ompact than a biomass farm, a 770 square kilometer area
is needed to produce as much energy as one 1000 Me...suming round-the-clock wind at the right speed, an area
the size of Texas, approximately 780,000 square kilometers, would need to be covered with structures...
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