Tag: "century" at biology news
Putting physiology into the Nobel Prize: 2004 marks 100th anniversary of Pavlov's award
...aspects of central neural integration that in this century
have been claimed by psychology," Smith wrote. "That problem is still with us and is likely to remain for some time because it is one of the ways in which the tangled relationship between the brain and the control of visceral function presents itself...
ASPB opposes ban of GE crops in Butte County Ballot Measure D
...ty, California will be taking a step back into the century
just past, denying its farmers discretion to utilize newer technologies for enhanced crops. Passage of measure D is unwarranted based on the best science published concerning the safety of genetically engineered crops. Founded in 1924, ASPB is a...
Experts present new research on hot topics in aging at GSA's annual meeting in Washington, DC
... kind of recognition and support that the previous century
gave to the infectious disease arena. November 19 at 7:30 p.m . Promoting a Healthy Social Security: The Social Security program, while in short-range actuarial balance, is under-financed for the long term. In order to respond to the ...
World's top theoretical physicists converge to consider 'future of physics'
...raction among ideas, which is the hallmark of 21st century
science. No longer the province of the lone genius such as Galileo or Newton or Einstein, theoretical physics now depends for advancements on the cross-fertilization of minds, and the new Kohn Hall has been designed to accomplish that purpose in thr...
Health, food, new technologies featured during ACS meeting Oct. 17-20 in Peoria, Ill.
...s and preparing for new technologies of the 21 st century
are among the topics being presented at the 36 th Great Lakes regional meeting of the American Chemical Society, the worlds largest scientific society, in Peoria, Ill., Oct. 17-20. Approximately 450 papers will be presented and about 800 scientists ...
Highlights of American Anthropological Assoc. meeting
...anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education. Half a century
later, a new segregation has taken root, and is growing. It stems from recent immigration. (8 9.45 a.m.) Women and Work: new ways to examine and discuss women. (8-11.45 a.m.) Violence in Contemporary Japan. Discussions about verbal abuse, ...
Military hazards are greater for Native Americans, according to sociological research
...icans to environmental dangers throughout the 20th century
was the result of militarism, rather than economic competition," Hooks said. "And it shows that historically coercive governmental policies in locating Indian reservations are a major factor in determining their exposure." The study cites historical ...
Scientists pioneer biotech techniques to halt infestation of history, art treasures in tropics
...ks remain from the 20-year career of historic 18th century
Venezuelan artist Jose Lorenzo Zurita. The rest have been destroyed through decay. She estimates climate and insect-induced problems in Venezuela alone has destroyed one third of the country's artistic heritage (with a similar amount lost to other c...
Scientists find acid rain an unlikely ally in the battle against a greenhouse gas
... emission is predicted to rise in response to 21st century
climate change faster than sulfate suppression inc...expect methane emissions to increase over the 21st century
in response to climate change. They also predict that sulfate levels in rainfall will increase, espe...
Look at past sea-level rise points to troubling future
...rising sea levels of as little as a half-meter per century
have been sufficient to dramatically change the sh...radually fallen from more than 100 centimeters per century
10,000 years ago to about 20 centimeters per century
today -- a rate that's been confirmed using glo...
Global warming's impact on US plants, animals determined from review of dozens of studies
... generally agree that global warming over the past century
has increased average temperatures worldwide by 1 ...to the new conditions. "With warming for the next century
projected to be two to 10 times greater than the last, we're heading toward a fundamental and potent...
What makes a fast racehorse?
...ughbred racehorses have in their pedigree the 18th century
horse Eclipse, which went its entire racing career unbeaten. 200 years later the question of what makes a fast racehorse still perplexes trainers and racing fans but researchers at The Royal Veterinary College may have found the answer to this and ot...
Investigating the Columbia River and Estuary: A primary focus of research
...the Hanford Site, Washington State during the 21st century
Brett Tiller, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Scientist, reports how the Department of Energy is assessing the health of biota that inhabit the Hanford Site in southeastern Washington State. Recent monitoring of Asiatic clams has provided imp...
Dinosaurs in bullet-proof vests
...ch was first described in human beings in the 17th century
by the British anatomist Dr. Clopton Havers. In the course of people's lives their bones are restructured. The trabeculae in the inside of the bones dissolve and are replaced by numerous small tubes of bone known as osteons. This reduces the stabilit...
NJIT physicists expect new super lens to reveal first light by early 2006
...reflection of sunlight through the end of the last century
may well be associated with the accelerated global warming in recent years, the researchers noted. Other NJIT projects related to the space weather program include the work of NJIT Physics Professor Dale Gary, PhD, who is developing a global ne...
Academy meeting highlights advances in detecting Amish, Jewish, and Icelandic genetic diseases
...wish Peoples." Genetic studies over the past half century
have shed light on Jewish origins, the relatedness of Jewish communities, and the genetic basis of Mendelian disorders among Jewish peoples. Dr. Ostrer will discuss how these observations have been used to develop genetic testing programs and identi...
Wolves gone, western ecosystems suffer
... the gray wolf across most of the West in the past century
now appears to have removed the natural element of "fear" from these ecosystems. It has triggered a cascade of ecological effects on everything from elk populations to beaver, birds, fish, and even stream systems and helped lead directly to the coll...
Chicken genome will help our understanding of humans and improve agriculture
... as a model by developmental biologists for over a century
and the availability of a gene catalogue for the species will boost research in this area." From the sequencing of the human and other mammalian genomes we have a large number of genes for which the function is still a mystery. The chicken is located...
Global warming good news for coral reefs: research
...are not in decline and are equivalent to late 19th century
levels. Coral reefs are built from calcium carbonate when red algae cement together a framework of coral skeletons and sediments. Seawater surface temperatures and the quantity of carbonate in seawater dictate their growth rate. The Australi...
Hudson's Bay Company fur trapping policies set stage for modern environmental struggles
...ver. The plan was never implemented, but nearly a century
later much of the same territory was protected by ...llpox and measles. Schefke notes that in the first century
of European contact, native populations declined by as much as 80 percent in parts of the Pacific No...
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