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Satellite tracking will help answer questions about penguin travels

...A satellite will pass overhead every two hours and chart the penguins' positions, then transmit the information back to the researchers, who will use it to update a public tracking map on the Internet at http://www.penguinstudies.org. The transmitters will be active for 36 hours at a time and...

UCLA's California NanoSystems Institute partners with Abraxis BioScience

...lize on the recent explosion in nanoscience and to chart the future of nanotechnology within biotechnology. Abraxis has agreed to contribute $10 million over 10 years to fund collaborative projects at UCLAs new CNSI building. The Abraxis/CNSI Research Collaboration Lab will focus on translational science, ...

UF researchers awaken vision cells in blind mice

...he letters get smaller toward the bottom of an eye chart researchers could assess the mices visual abilities. As a group, all of the mice displayed normal visual acuity in their treated eyes. "People can talk and tell us what they see," said lead researcher John J. Alexander, Ph.D., a postdoctoral fel...

Researchers create interactive map with Google technology to track avian flu spread

...6. The researchers used the novel technology to chart the spread of H5N1 through Asia, Indonesia, the Middle East and Europe by various hosts, including its transport by specific orders of birds and mammals, said CU-Boulder graduate student Andrew Hill, a study co-author. They also used the supermap to...

Forest elephants at risk from the illegal ivory trade

... to increase dramatically, Blake et al. set out to chart the abundance and distribution of forest elephants across the Congo Basin. Working in conjunction with the CITES Monitoring of the Illegal Killing of Elephants (MIKE) program, the researchers systematically surveyed six protected MIKE sites, national...

Atlas of Science Literacy completes mapping of science-learning pathways

...ogy, and reasoning. "Our conceptual strand maps chart the ideas and skills that students are expected to...h grade-level learning expectations displayed in a chart format. "They really liked the Atlas maps," she reported. "The way the information is arranged, an...

Flavanols in cocoa may offer benefits to the brain

...ential to help maintain healthy brain function and chart the course for future research that could lead to new solutions for preventing cognitive decline and dementia, according to a panel of scientists who presented new data at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science ...

ACS News Service Weekly PressPac -- January 10, 2007

... for embryonic stem cells. Features on C&EN Online chart the business of stem cells and describe how scientists are working to use these cells as replacements for animal models in toxicological testing and disease research. ARTICLE # 5 EMBARGOED FOR 9 A.M., EASTERN TIME, JAN. 15, 2007 "Taming Stem Cells:...

Satellite radar gauges water levels in Louisiana wetlands

...ate student Hyongki Lee developed the technique to chart how the wetland water level changed over the ten years. He presented the results in a poster session Tuesday, December 12, 2006 at the American Geophysical Union annual meeting in San Francisco. This preliminary study doesn't say much about the gen...

CU-Boulder space station experiments to involve K-12 students around the globe

...t, gel-like material, the students will be able to chart root and stem growth, comparing them to seeds sprouted on Earth that orient themselves toward the soil surface in response to gravity. "A seed germinating in the low gravity of space is a bit like a swimmer underwater in the dark who loses all perce...

Gut check

... with microscopes connected to computer screens to chart their size and routes, he said. The CU-Boulder researchers counted at least 10 cases of "paired burrows" sharing a common burrow wall in the dinosaur gut, and in several cases such burrows even match changes in direction, suggesting they were made ...

OHSU eye doctor says laser surgery safer than contacts

...ology found a loss of vision of one line on an eye chart was 1 in 1,250. A loss of two or more lines of vision, which would be more significant, but less frequent, was not reported. Data from the OHSU Casey Vision Correction Center showed no cases of vision loss greater than two lines in 18,000 procedures ...

Winning the oil endgame in America to be discussed at NJIT forum

...ersity of California, Santa Barbara. Glasgow will chart a clear roadmap for getting the United States completely, attractively, and profitably off oil. This roadmap integrates several technological components for displacing oil: using oil twice as efficiently, substituting biofuels and natural gas, and, o...

Food or its expectation sparks brain's hunger centers

...tomachs, Leng said. The new study is the first to chart the sequence of changes in brain activity over the course of a meal, according to the researchers. The researchers provided rats with food for just 2 hours per day. After 10 days on the strict regimen, food intake and body weight stabilized, the res...

First 'encyclopedia' of nuclear receptors reveals organisms' focus on sex, food

...lished today in two studies in the journal Cell , chart the anatomy and timing of nuclear receptor expression throughout the body in hopes that researchers can uncover global receptor functions to improve prediction, diagnosis and treatment of diseases, from hypertension to diabetes. "This 'systems biol...

Study aims to identify schizophrenics at risk for type 2 diabetes

...in men with schizophrenia. Dr. Kirkpatrick has a chart of weight gain based on drugs used to treat the psychosis that resembles a stairway to disaster. Patients on olanzapine and clozapine, two of the most effective anti-psychotics, gained about 10 pounds within a few weeks. While weight gain is a major ...

Industry, C-SPAN leaders energize Lugar-Purdue summit

...presenting the public and private sectors and help chart our course for the future." Purdue President Martin C. Jischke, who was recently named to the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology, said Purdue has made energy a major subject of research. "Purdue has worked to create an envi...

No-mow grass may be coming to your yard soon

... could be made taller for ease of harvesting. To chart the pathway, Chory and colleague Grgory Vert of the Salk Institute's Plant Biology Laboratory examined the molecular influence of a family of plant hormones known as brassinosteroids. Scientists have found brassinosteroids in all plants where they ha...

Diverse sea 'bugs' revealed on landmark Atlantic cruise to census zooplankton

... charting the plankton in the sea like astronomers chart the stars in the sky. With the zooplankton chart, we can assess what changes man-made and natural - are taking place in the largest habitat on earth. Without it, no assessment is really possible." CMarZ will also consolidate data from sources wo...

Gov't data: 100 percent juice consumption linked to healthier diet, no link to obesity in kids

... NHANES database (1999-2002), combined with growth chart data from the Centers for Disease Control and Promotion (CDC), found that juice consumers had significantly lower z-scores for body mass index for their age than non-juice consumers (body mass index is a relative measure taking into consideration bod...

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