Tag: "environment" at biology news
Bridging gaps to save lives: UH hosts nanotechnology conference
...H that features a non-vibration floor, static-free environment
and special air filters to remove virtually all dust particles. Rep. Culberson has played a major role, soliciting strong congressional support, to promote and secure funding for the Alliance. Dedicated to fully funding peer reviewed scientific and...
Brain region learns to anticipate risk, provides early warnings. suggests new study in Science
...require the brain to monitor subtle changes in our environment
and adjust our behavior, even in cases where we may not be necessarily aware of the conditions that prompted the adjustment. In some cases, the brain's ability to monitor subtle environmental changes and make adjustments may actually be even more rob...
Plants become green Mr. Clean to combat toxic messes
...ioxins that cling tightly to soil. They plague the environment
because they are persistent, dangerous in small concentrations, and yet are hard to remove. They usually require large-scale, expensive dredging or aggressive chemical or thermal treatments. Hydrophobic which means water insoluble pollutants have re...
Secrets of whales' long-distance songs are being unveiled
...will discuss his research into the rich acoustical environment
of whales at a news briefing during the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Feb. 19 at 3 p.m. in Salon B, mezzanine level, Marriott Wardman Park hotel, Washington, D.C. He also will describe his research i...
The secret lives of whales
... did not interrupt their lives. Living in a fluid environment
they could move to new areas of productivity and find food even as the climate around them changed. Palumbi compares the ability to read genes to counting the rings of a tree but looking at the history of an entire population, not just an individual...
Technological revolutions in sensors, robotics, and telecommunications allow new views of ocean
... "This suite of technologies allows us to study an environment
that is equally hostile to human life." "It's exci...ys. "No amount of watching videos of the seafloor environment
prepares one for the view and insight to be gained from that first look through a viewport at depth....
New cyber security protocol for online banking, and more
...Indiana University. It may have application in any environment
where "mutual identity authentication" is required, the researchers say. This new security protocol could help to prevent consumers from getting tricked into connecting to a fake wireless hub at an airport, for example. Or the protocol could notify y...
UT Southwestern researchers see hope for treating blindness in preemies
...a acts on genes that help deal with the low oxygen environment
by stimulating the production of antioxidant molec... found in normal air. Exposure to this artificial environment
tricks their bodies into accepting the high concentration of oxygen as normal. When they are health...
Genome of deadly amoeba shows surprising complexity, evidence of lateral gene transfer
...genes that allow it to sense certain facets of its environment
and respond to those cues," says Neil Hall, a TIGR scientist who is the senior author of the Nature study. He did most of his work on the E. histolytica genome while in his previous position at Sanger. Matthew Berriman of Sanger said, "The resu...
It's not all genetic: Common epigenetic problem doubles cancer risk in mice
...t doesn't cause tumors directly, but it creates an environment
which is ripe for cancer to start." Because precursor cells in the colon's lining had been identified as a likely starting point for tumors, Feinberg and his team tossed a cancer-causing genetic mutation into the mix. The IGF2 mice were crossed with ...
Researching airborne metals in transit workers' bodies
...argest subway systems in the world, the NYC subway environment
could provide important information relevant to evaluating the potential for health effects from exposures to airborne metals." The authors are researchers from the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory at Columbia, the Mailman School of Public Health, an...
DFG awards 2004 Bernd Rendel Prize
...ng the effects of short-term climate change on the environment
in the eastern Mediterranean. During her graduate studies, the geologist also pursued research in sedimentology and palaeontology, underlining her interest in interdisciplinary topics. Gregor Knorr , University of Hamburg The focal point of Gregor K...
Emory study finds monarch health tied to migration
... in eastern North America is threatened by several environment
factors such as habitat loss at wintering sites, climate warming trends and an increase of tropical milkweed species in milder climates. These dynamics could ultimately cause large migratory populations to be replaced with smaller remnants that stay ...
Stealth worms may improve insect pest control
...s and even digests its tissues, creating a perfect environment
for the EPN to grow and multiply. One or more adult generations live entirely inside the decaying insect. The third stage infective juvenile is the only one that can live outside the insect host. Numbering about 150,000 strong or more, these juvenile...
Report highlights diseases from the environment
...side the host. Their widespread occurrence in the environment
makes them difficult to monitor and control," says... the water, soil, air, food and other parts of the environment
and can affect almost every individual on the planet. Some examples of environmental pathogens incl...
Grizzlies set to invade high Arctic?
...y large and diverse, and this complex but exciting environment
is just coming into focus for Canadians in general. It's now a mainstream issue."...
JCI table of contents, April 1, 2005
...ts that an early induction of an anti-inflammatory environment
and regulatory T cells may protect against AIDS. These new insights could help in the development of novel immune intervention strategies against AIDS. TITLE: Antiinflammatory profiles during primary SIVagm infection are associated with protection...
Enriched environment delays onset of Alzheimer's in mice
...e University of Chicago has found that an enriched environment
-- in this case more chances to exercise, explore ...y controlled animal model showing that an enhanced environment
can have such a tremendously beneficial impact, protecting the brain from the pathological hallmarks...
World's largest scientific society backs green chemistry bill
...ing role in advancing the concept of improving the environment
Busy brains may stave off Alzheimer's signs
...keep their brains and bodies busy in an "enriched" environment
of chew toys, running wheels, and tunnels have low... The experiments in mice suggest that the enriched environment
acts as a protective factor, keeping peptide levels low before they can aggregate and cause problems...
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