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Rainforest conservation worth the cost, University of Alberta shows

...n the future. "There have been lots of examples of dollar figures associated with rainforests but this looked specifically at whether it is economically worth it to preserve diversity or would they be better off selling the land privately," said Adamowicz. "By providing a cost-benefit analysis, this study h...

UT Southwestern physician-researcher wins international award for lipid research

... the Dallas Heart Study, a multiyear, multimillion dollar project aimed at learning more about the hidden causes of heart disease and finding new treatments. She holds the Eugene McDermott Distinguished Chair for the Study of Human Growth and Development and the Dallas Heart Ball Chair in Cardiology Researc...

The bioweapon is in the post

... genes from the chemical components of DNA (See "A dollar a base pair"). Yet some are carrying out next to no checks on what they are being asked to make, or by whom. It raises the frightening prospect of terrorists mail-ordering genes forkey bioweapon agents such as smallpox, and using them to engineer new...

Scholar uncovers the story behind the 'obesity epidemic'

...lth establishment. Weight loss is a multi-billion dollar industry in America, Oliver notes, and this industry is trying to put a health spin on what is a largely cosmetic product. Diet doctors and weight-loss companies have established organizations with names such as the American Obesity Association to p...

American Physical Society honors outstanding achievements of two Brandeis scientists

...LCD) technology, today a ubiquitous, multi-billion dollar technology used in countless devices from cell phones to computers and TVs, began as research into how to manipulate liquid crystals with electric fields to change their optical properties. Meyer pioneered the ferroelectric properties of chiral liq...

Tips from the Journals of the American Society for Microbiology

...eybees contribute greatly to the annual 15 billion dollar agriculture market by assisting in the pollination of a wide variety of crops. The health of honeybee colonies is continuously threatened by various pathogens, with viruses posing the greatest risk due to lack of information concerning transmission ...

Trace the money

...internet game in which participants can register a dollar bill for fun and monitor its geographic circulation. Like viruses, money is transported by people from place to place. Surprisingly, the scientist found that the human movements follow what are known as universal scaling laws. They developed a mathem...

Herrington to discuss coastal hazards at planning workshop

... responsible for the loss of hundreds of lives and dollar losses that average more than $50 billion," said Herrington. "Nowhere is the need for multi-hazard resilient development greater than along the coastal margins of the nation." To address the critical need of the nation to develop hazard resilient com...

Value of services performed by insects tops $57 billion in US

...John Losey, who co-authored a study that shows the dollar value of some of those insect services is more than $57 billion in the United States annually. The research appears in the journal BioScience today (April 1). "Most insects tirelessly perform functions that improve our environment and lives in ways t...

NASA helps researchers diagnose recent coral bleaching at Great Barrier reef

...te, and economics. Coral reefs are a multi-million dollar recreational destinations, and the Great Barrier Reef is an important part of Australia's economy. Scientists use ocean temperatures and ocean "color" as indicators of what is happening with coral. Coral is very temperature sensitive. Ocean "color,...

Tufts' David Walt named Howard Hughes Medical Institute Professor

... thousands of dollars today and require a $250,000 dollar instrument. How can we take that kind of capability out of the lab and into the high school or college classroom?"Walt hopes that over the next four years his new programs will attract undergraduates who traditionally do not pursue experimental scien...

Washington University's Sarah Elgin is re-funded by Howard Hughes Medical Institute

...ewed in 2006.In 2002, Elgin was one of 20 'million dollar professors' to get funding when HHMI announced the program. Recently, HHMI announced the awarding of 20 new such professorships in 2006, in addition to renewal funding to help eight of the 2002 group find ways to sustain the parts of their programs ...

Wisconsin scientists discover a master key to microbes' pathogenic lifestyles

...ein, an authority on fungal diseases. "The million dollar question is was what controls this change? " Klein and colleagues Julie C. Nemecek and Marcel Wuthrich identified a molecular sensor that is conserved in these six related dimorphic fungi found worldwide. The sensor, says Klein, is like an antenna s...

Genetic variants and breast cancer risk, genetics and suicidal behavior, and more

...cent of people in South Asia live on less than one dollar per day, he says, half of all children below the age of five years are malnourished, and the region's 45% illiteracy rate is the highest in the world. "One of the ways in which health professionals can help to improve this poor state of public healt...

Diagnostic breakthrough for Burkitt lymphoma reported in NEJM

...The research was supported through a multi-million dollar Director Challenge Grant awarded to Dr. Chan by the National Cancer Institute. "Our group studied the gene expression profiles of 71 previous, untreated HIV-negative patients with sporadic Burkitt lymphoma or Burkitt-like lymphoma," said Kai Fu, M.D...

Multi-million dollar machines promise bright future for medical research

...ed three new machines to upgrade its multi-million dollar flow cytometry facility. This sophisticated equipment offers Centenary researchers a facility with a functional capacity unsurpassed by any other medical research facility in Australia. Flow cytometry uses laser beams and advanced optics and electron...

Virus linked to Thoroughbred abortion epidemic

... About five years ago, mares in Kentucky's billion dollar Thoroughbred industry were losing foals at an alarming rate, with abortions of unknown cause happening up to 10 times more than usual on some farms. The problem eventually dissipated, and researchers since then have worked to identify the cause. Many...

Avoiding punishment is its own reward

...dy, during which they could either lose or win one dollar in an instrumental choice task. During the experim... of four types of feedback: reward (a picture of a dollar bill and the message, You win!), negative outcome (same image, with the text, You lost!), neutral (a...

What's nature worth? New computer models tell all

...ping mall there--these models will help them put a dollar value on it. If a country wants to emulate Costa Rica's program of payments to landowners to maintain their land as a forest, they'll better be able to figure the ecosystem value of various land parcels to establish fair payments. To build the new...

Research partnership to protect the Coorong

...e River Murray, is the focus of a new multimillion dollar research partnership that aims to improve the ecological health of the region and protect threatened birds and fish. CSIRO, through the Water for a Healthy Country Flagship, is partnering with the University of Adelaide, Flinders University and th...

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