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Illinois-based study of energy crops finds miscanthus more productive than switchgrass
...rass and that Miscanthus plants grew an average of eleven
days longer than switchgrass. This extended growing season and accompanying lower temperatures proved to further boost the photosynthetic activity of Miscanthus. Specifically, pyruvate Pi dikinase was found to be expressed at higher rates when ambi...
Phase III trials of cellulose sulfate microbicide for HIV prevention closed
...al was completed in July, 2006. The results of all eleven
clinical studies to date have indicated that CS was as safe, acceptable, and effective as marketed spermicides and sexual lubricants....
Africa's farmers will have room to grow
...he two centers will team with research partners in eleven
of Africas most maize-dependent and drought-affected countries. More than a quarter of a billion Africans depend on maize as their staple food, often eating a quarter kilo or more of maize and maize products every day. Any disruption in the supply ...
Antarctic research within the International Polar Year IPY 2007/08
...aud Land Air Network), an international network of eleven
research institutes. In mid December, the new over-wintering crew of the Alfred Wegener Institute arrived at Neumayer Station. This year, the group consists of four women and five men who will be responsible for station maintenance and ongoing long-t...
Open Science Grid receives $30 million award
... Fifteen members of the OSG Consortium, including eleven
U.S. universities and four national laboratories, will receive funding through the NSF and DOE Office of Science awards. Over the next five years, the consortium will reach out to more scientists and scientific collaborations, helping them to harness...
Ecosystem services and invasive species
...ned areas. Heard will discuss the results and the eleven
sites established in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park for long-term monitoring of both canopy and understory species. Valuation of ecosystem services of Overton Park, Memphis, TNMonday August 7, 2006, 5 6:30 PM, Exhibit Hall, Cook Conventi...
Study confirms males/females use different parts of brain in language & visuospatial tasks
...The visuospatial task involved displaying a fan of eleven
lines, with nine lines in blue and two in yellow. Above the fan was a pair of yellow lines oriented in either the same or different positions as the two yellow lines highlighted in the fan. Participants pushed a button with their right index finger...
Tips from the journals of the American Society for Microbiology
...n hellum and Encephalitozoon intestinalis. Out of eleven
avian species found to shed E. hellum and E. intestinalis, eight were aquatic. Microsporidial infections were significantly higher in waterfowl than any other bird and their fecal droppings contained more spores. "Our findings demonstrate that wat...
First surveys of Tanzanian mountains reveal 160+ animal species, including new & endemic
...nimal species--including a new species of frog and eleven
endemic species--according to an article published...erve the whole mountain range." Researchers found eleven
species endemic to or found only in the Eastern Arc Mountain range. Among these eleven
species are t...
New test spares couples with familial cancer the trauma of termination
...ise very difficult to identify." The team started eleven
IVF cycles, of which nine gave rise to embryo biop...wo other pregnancies are on-going. Reanalysis of eleven
un-transferred embryos confirmed PGD results for FAP mutations. "We are now able to propose PGD to ...
Oxford biologists explore ability for some females to conceive during pregnancy
...f the following year, a gestation period of nearly eleven
months. "The combination of embryonic diapause and superfetation may benefit females, regardless of their social system, by enabling cryptic polyandry [mating with more than one male]," write the authors. The European badger (Meles meles) is unique a...
AAAS and EurekAlert! announce winners of the 2006 Fellowships for Reporters from Developing Regions
...rs. Her stories are translated into South Africa's eleven
official languages and broadcast throughout the country. Mzati Nkolokosa, The Nation , MalawiNkolokosa, who has three years of experience as a reporter, aspires to specialize in health reporting, especially in the area of HIV/AIDS. He cites "lack o...
Leibniz Prize winners 2006
...on 2 December 2005, the DFG Grants Committee named eleven
scientists and academics, ten men and one woman, a...nations received for the 2006 prize, the following eleven
researchers were selected: Prof. Matthias Beller (43), Homogeneous Catalysis, Leibniz Institute fo...
Tufts professor chews on the nutrition-oral health connection
...years) did not decline. Among children aged two to eleven
years,prevalence of tooth decay was approximately five percent higher amongBlack, non-Hispanic children and 17 percent higher amongMexican-American children than among White, non-Hispanic children. Morethan half of children from families with incomes...
Central Americans save plant diversity through local cultivations
...nduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, and Panama. In each of eleven
geographic regions, samples were taken from wild and cultivated habitats. Polymerase chair reaction amplification of DNA extracted from the jocote samples allowed for analysis of the chloroplast spacer, a commonly used molecular marker in botanical ...
Study in Royal Society journal on first observation of giant squid in the wild
...rspb.2005.3254) A phylogeny was generated for all eleven
species of the Neotropical riodinid butterfly genus Ithomiola, using morphological data, which was then used to reconstruct the geographic and elevational radiation of the group and test the prevalence of five different tropical montane speciation mo...
DFG presents the 2005 MAK and BAT value lists
...sitising properties. New labelling was assigned to eleven
chemicals, i. e. benomyl, bromelain, 2-butene-1,4-diol, tert-butylacrylate, p-chloro-m-cresol, 3,4-Dichloroaniline, farnesol, soluble gold compounds, methylmethacrylate, 4-isopropyl phenyl isocyanate, sesquiterpene lactone, and m-xylylenediamine. A t...
Identifying the 'signatures' of protons in water
...le changes when a proton is associated with two to eleven
water molecules. The researchers first established a spectral signature for the symmetrically hydrated Eigen cation, which has a minimum energy (H3O)+ ion core and three associated "dangling" water molecules. As they successively added or subtracted...
Readers of genome decipher signatures of cancer patient outcomes
..."Death from Cancer Signature," identifies a set of eleven
genes associated with cell proliferation and renew... sound of its name, information gleaned from these eleven
genes unveils opportunities for clinical advances unavailable prior to the full disclosure of the Hu...
Children of mothers with preeclampsia more likely to have pulmonary hypertension
...monary artery pressure, using echocardiography, in eleven
Bolivian children from La Paz (ages 6-8) whose mothers had had preeclampsia and in 13 age and sex matched offspring of normal pregnancies. The systolic pulmonary-artery pressure was roughly 33 percent higher in offspring of preeclamptic mothers. Dr...