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Don't stand so close to me: A new view on how species coexist

Plants and animals living together in communities don't rub shoulders too closely because evolution ...researchers suggest a new basis for explaining how communities of species assemble: they have to give up being good at everything and 'trade off' their life histor...

Viruses found in untreated city water

...s, like La Crosse. If we were to test the water in communities that use these aquifers we would probably find the same level of viruses." In setting up the research project, Borchardt and Randy Hunt, Ph.D, co-author of the study and hydrogeologist at the USGS in Middleton, reasoned that if they c...

Interactive health information system to detect Japanese encephalitis in Asia

...stainable, culturally relevant solutions, enabling communities worldwide to break longstanding cycles of poor health.The goal of the project is to trackand ultimately reducethe incidence of Japanese encephalitis through improved surveillance and response. Japanese encephalitis is a disabling and often fatal mosq...

US Agency for International Development awards $34 million to Virginia Tech

...s, and improved market access for smallholders and communities around the world. "To implement our visio... businesses, government agencies, individuals, and communities in the Commonwealth, nation and the world. Virginia Tech's Project Partners ...

Defense provides additional $4.9 million for pathogen research tool

... cyberinfrastructure group is working with diverse communities to create a common set of data communication standards to allow scientists across the globe to evaluate data and discover new relationships through a common platform. Data in PathPort focus on host-pathogen-environment interactions, thus poised to a...

Laboratory test of evolutionary theory confirms importance of links between populations

...gmentation of the natural landscape, by separating communities of organisms that had been connected, has the pote...y. "Coevolutionary change happens rapidly in these communities and can be easily detected. Furthermore, the genes underlying these coevolutionary changes are known...

Establishment of an International Council for Science Regional Office for Africa

...ubstantially increase the impact of the scientific communities of developing countries in ICSU. The First Regional Meeting for Africa was attended by scientists from 19 countries in the Region as well as many ICSU Scientific Unions and ICSU Interdisciplinary Bodies. Representatives of UNESCO, the African Academ...

Citizen environmental monitoring in Appalachia

...toring (CEM) to promote environmental awareness in communities and achieve various stakeholders' goals. This conference will address the use of volunteers to monitor water quality as well as the presence and abundance of invasive and exotic species. In addition, discussion will focus on the role volunteers can p...

Three years of Proba, the 'smart' satellite that runs itself

...ial vegetation across the world's major biological communities or 'biomes'. If selected for development, SPECTRA would launch around 2012. Proba was intended as a one-year technology demonstration mission, but has since had its lifetime extended to serve as an Earth Observation mission. A follow-on technology d...

Almost good enough to eat

... The researchers interviewed fishers in 18 coastal communities and along four Amazonian rivers. Begossi and coll... feeds at the bottom of rivers. Other species the communities avoided included catfish and piranha. The marine fishers on the Atlantic forest generally avoided t...

Government development policies, not communities, main threat to forest conservation projects

...more inclusive way of doing things, in which local communities are invited to take part in management. Communitie...gging concessions, in a system that excludes local communities and threatens their lands. Currently, this is the main threat to forest conservation, and reflects ...

Global climate change threatens reindeer, caribou

...caribou Rangifer is the scientific name - and the communities that depend on them, the University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF) Institute of Arctic Biology (IAB) and Environment Canada's Canadian Wildlife Service are hosting a workshop in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, October 31 and November 1, to launch the...

Gimli gobblers Mercury scientists to conduct unique human experiment next week

... COMERN researchers have been working closely with communities in the Lac St-Pierre (on the shore of the St. Lawr...of Montreal) and Abititi regions of Quebec, island communities in the Bay of Fundy, and Innu communities in Labrador, examining their exposure to mercury through t...

UGA scientist Moran receives $2.6 million from Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation for marine research

...e aimed at attaining new knowledge about microbial communities in the world's oceans. "Dr. Moran's work holds...osition, function and ecological role of microbial communities in the world's oceans. Funding strategies include supporting Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation inve...

Electronic records to improve care for children with asthma

... is the mortality rate. Children who live in urban communities represent a disproportionate share of asthma sufferers. Electronic health records will ease communication among care providers, allow inter-disciplinary care planning, and provide clinical decision support. Department of Pediatrics Chair Margaret Ho...

Loyola begins study on blood substitute in trauma patients at the scene of injury

...LIFESTAR® aeromedical unit and in the Illinois communities of Berwyn, Hillside and Northlake, which participa...s Emergency Medical Services (EMS) network. These communities have extensive experience with trauma because of their proximity to major highways. Loyola's LIFEST...

International marine survey of coral death

...st practical immediate remediation for many marine communities is to reduce pathogen inputs (especially from land...the fisheries that depend on the reefs, then local communities and governments need to know."...

Award will help unlock mysteries of one of Earth's most important organisms

...not only study individual phytoplankton, but whole communities and how they interact with their environment and r...osition, function and ecological role of microbial communities in the world's oceans, according to information from the foundation, which is headquartered in San F...

Order of species loss has important biodiversity consequences, grassland study reveals

... Other research has shown that more diverse communities use resources more efficiently, from water and nutrients to light, said Zavaleta. "By monopolizing resources, they're keeping invaders away," she added. "With fewer species, there are holes in the system and invaders can come in. Just a couple of mem...

Investigating the Columbia River and Estuary: A primary focus of research

...epuration of 90Sr/90Y by Columbia River periphyton communities Robert Fellows, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, reports how periphyton communities a fundamental ecosystem food source fare in the Columbia groundwater/river interface when exposed ...

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(Date:10/18/2014)... suspected genetic conditions, a certain type of exome sequencing ... than traditional molecular diagnostic methods, according to a study ... released to coincide with the American Society of Human ... protein­coding region of the genome (the complete set of ... organism), has been rapidly applied in research settings and ...
(Date:10/17/2014)... release is available in German . ... of sperms every day in order to reproduce? And why ... the topic of the latest issue of the research journal ... The evolutionary biologist Steven Ramm from Bielefeld University Bielefeld has ... is not unusual for a female to copulate with several ...
(Date:10/17/2014)... To date, antidotes ... doctors are often limited to supportive therapy such as induced ... of drugs involved. So what can be done if a ... professor Jean-Christophe Leroux from the Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences at ... "The task was to develop an agent that could eliminate ...
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