Tag: "environment" at biology news
Diatom genome reveals key role in biosphere's carbon cycle
...es Thalassiosira pseudonana prospers in the marine environment
while it contributes to absorbing the major greenhouse gas CO2,in amounts comparable to all the world's tropical rain forests combined. "This critical information enables us to better understand the vital role that diatoms and other phytoplankton ...
Time running out for South Asian vultures, ecologists warn
...It will be difficult to remove diclofenac from the environment
until drugs that are safe for vultures have been identified, so we urgently need captive breeding of vultures as a precaution until that has been achieved"....
Columbia University scientist wins 2004 Nobel Prize
...e, receptors on the neurons pick up odors from the environment
and send that information directly to the olfactory bulb, the first relay station in the brain. Drs. Axel and Buck determined how neurons converge in the olfactory bulb, which gave them further insights into how smell is processed in the brain. Eac...
Fungus knocks a frog down but not out, raising questions about amphibian declines
...ern Gastric Brooding Frog, which lived in the same environment
as T. eungellensis." Retallick said. T. eu... know how or whether the fungus gets around in the environment
and one possibility is that resistant species of frogs carry it around," Retallick said. "Because Li...
How roots control plant shoots
...ile organisms. They have to be able to sense their environment
both above ground and below ground, and then respo...af growth, and find out how plants in their normal environment
use BPS1 and the anti-growth signal it unleashes....
Below the surface: New clues to plant signaling from the roots
...ir shoot and root structures with signals from the environment
is a major unsolved problem in plant biology. It is known that plant roots, whose primary role is to supply water and nutrients to the above-ground portions of the plant, may also provide growth signals that regulate shoot growth, but researcher...
NIH funds first nationaL SNP genotyping center at Broad Institute
...ueries and create SNP panels. A secure, web-based environment
will provide access to a database linked to an in-house DNA repository and all samples will be coded to assure subject confidentiality. Results will be accessible to the investigators through a secure database integrated with a suite of data managem...
NIH awards Emory and Georgia Tech $10 million for partnerships in cancer nanotechnology
...edical engineering will serve as an ideal research environment
to transform nanotechnology from the laboratory into promising diagnostics and therapies for cancer patients." The Bioengineering Research Partnership includes faculty from the Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering at Georgia Tech and Emory; E...
University of Edinburgh hosts European conference on childhood disability
... cognition, right through to optimising children's environment
by protecting them against emotional abuse. Delegates will discuss how we as professionals can make best use of our own learning in order to offer disabled children the most effective help. The conference should point the way forward for us to promot...
New study will tackle three major killer diseases
...nding of the relative roles of inheritance and the environment
in causing these diseases, and will include a search for any genes that predispose strongly to illness. The volunteers taking part in the project will have the benefit of a health check and will also be contributing to improving the health of the com...
CERN to host EnviroInfo 2004
...ng the impact of its activities on the surrounding environment
to the minimum. In recent years the Organization h...s, and communicated with the general public via an environment
website : http://www.cern.ch/environment . Information technology is a fundamental tool in modern ...
Component of volcanic gas may have played a significant role in the origins of life on Earth
...could have formed spontaneously on the early Earth environment
or could have been introduced onto the early Earth from meteorites. "There are lots of ways to make amino acids," says Professor M. Reza Ghadiri, Ph.D., who is a member of The Skaggs Institute for Chemical Biology at Scripps Research. "But the que...
Report: How 10 top new technologies will help world reach globally-agreed goals by 2015
...eration to exchange knowledge; Improve the policy environment
(including intellectual property laws and regulation); Foster private sector growth, encouraging it to address local health needs, and strengthening linkages between public and private sectors to create new biotechnology goods and services. Says co-...
World's top theoretical physicists converge to consider 'future of physics'
...nts and light maple wood--creates a warm, inviting environment
that simultaneously relaxes and alerts the visitor's mind. What distinguishes the design process is the clever collaboration of Michael Graves & Associates and physicists, especially Gross and KITP permanent member Lars Bildsten, ...
Electronics recycling made easy
...ous waste, such as mercury and can contaminate our environment
if improperly disposed. Failure to comply with reg...cycling lighting and electronic waste protects the environment
and public health by keeping potentially harmful materials out of the solid waste stream. Onyx offer...
New method identifies chromosome changes in malignant cells
...ent illustrates the value of the interdisciplinary environment
fostered by the Lewis-Sigler Institute for Integra...t is a cancer cell or something has changed in its environment
-- the fastest way is just to amplify or delete a chunk of chromosome," said Troyanskaya. "We needed...
Mitochondria findings may help beat wide range of disease
... -- that mitochondria removed from their host-cell environment
were nonetheless able to fuse -- surprised them because it suggested that mitochondria contain within themselves all the proteins necessary for fusion. This stands in stark contrast to the process of single-membrane fusion, which requires many additi...
Estrogen protects male rats from aortic aneurysms
...e female aortas in female rats, suggests that host environment
is the critical factor in aneurysm formation," Upchurch says. In the third part of the study, Upchurch and his research team implanted a slow-release estrogen pellet in half the male rats, while the other half went through the same implantation proce...
Health, food, new technologies featured during ACS meeting Oct. 17-20 in Peoria, Ill.
...atures a wide range of topics related to medicine, environment
and education, include the following: Honey offers healthy alternative to sweetening agents Soda, Halloween candy and other food products that contain high-fructose corn syrup and other sweeteners could one day get a fresh makeover using honey, r...
Laboratory test of evolutionary theory confirms importance of links between populations
...at the pattern of adaptations depended on both the environment
in which the organisms were growing and the spread of genes between different populations. Ecologists use the term "gene flow" to describe the spread of genetic variants that accompanies the movements of individuals. This study provides the first di...
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