Tag: "field" at biology news
Study in Royal Society journal on evidence for impact of global warming on bird populations
...mensional Gaussian integration inspired by quantum field
theory. We then derive a new expression for the price of a zero coupon bond which reveals a connection between Gaussian measures and Ricatti differential equations. Contact: Professor Matheus Grasselli, Dept of Mathematics and Statistics, McMaster Un...
A puzzle posed by black-headed ducks yields to persistent biologists
...rom host nests, and it took four years of detailed field
research to figure out why. Lyon and Eadie published their findings in the November 18 issue of the journal Nature . The key breakthrough was their discovery that each of the black-headed duck's two main host species--the red-gartered coot and red-f...
Tips from the Journals of the American Society for Microbiology
...se of approximately 51,000 compounds to narrow the field
down to 3,460 potential I7L inhibitors. Additional testing identified a group of chemically related compounds, one of which was TTP-6171, that appear to block replication of orthopoxviruses by inhibiting I7L without being toxic to human cells. "Base...
Plant pathologists offer soybean rust identification and management tips
...ear. "Growers should not assume that every soybean field
will be in danger," said Jardine. "Based on our mo...mmon. Soybean rust can go from a few pustules in a field
to full field
defoliation in a matter of about two weeks. The main method of controlling soybean rus...
Six reporters reach the 'Pinnacle of Excellence'
...prize," represents the ultimate achievement in the field
of science reporting. Six reporters were named to receive AAAS Science Journalism Awards this year, recognizing exemplary communications efforts, completed between July 1, 2003 and June 30, 2004, on behalf of large and small newspapers, magazines, te...
'Blind' cells see the light; maybe someday humans will, too
...ally, you could do a very fine scan of the retinal field
and create much, much better spatial resolution." Current, admittedly early attempts at restoring sight with electrodes in the retinal ganglion cells, whose axons bundle together to form the optic nerve entering the brain, allow the patient to see li...
Census of Marine Life - Discoveries and Highlights 2004: Scientists add 4m+ records, 13,000 species
...assess and monitor marine life. For example, newly field
tested equipment and techniques reveal hundreds of... forms of marine life and ocean realms, the Census field
program will soon expand to seamounts, coral reefs, and continental margins, as well as the Antarcti...
Studies in Royal Society journals include stress in birds and depletion of medieval fish stocks
...UG Predicting shifts in dynamics of cannibalistic field
populations using individual-based models by Dr L ...te males. We investigated the preference of female field
crickets for carrier frequency and chirp rate, two components of the calling song that indicate male...
Study: Pigeons can sense the Earth's magnetic field; ability might allow them to return home
...be other birds as well -- use the Earth's magnetic field
to navigate just as sea turtles do. "Because o...r search for something to eat. But when a magnetic field
was present -- induced by coils above and below their chamber -- the birds could be conditioned to c...
Horwitz Prize to be shared by Tony Hunter, Anthony Pawson
...id the foundation for an extraordinarily important field
of study that is now leading to new breakthroughs ...ls. This discovery, a major advance in the field
of signal transduction, opened the door to further study of cell growth in a variety of diseases. T...
NJIT physicists expect new super lens to reveal first light by early 2006
... rays to measure simultaneously the Sun's magnetic field
at different altitudes in the solar atmosphere to study the field's evolution. What will be most unusual about the new telescope will be its ability to reconstruct and sharpen in real time the blurry images of the sun that telescopes now provid...
Stem cells may hold promise as multiple sclerosis cure
...ult mice. Iron particles interfere with a magnetic field
and thus can be easily detected with MRI. The team intravenously injected the cells into the tail vein of mice with experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis (EAE), an animal model of multiple sclerosis characterized by nearly identical brain lesions...
Study gives US a 'C' for lagging support of international reproductive health and population efforts
...but rigid program guidelines hinder efforts in the field
to link or integrate HIV/AIDS services with other aspects of reproductive health care. U.S. HIV/AIDS efforts are also undercut by its increasing promotion of abstinence-only approaches. "The HIV/AIDS pandemic is finally getting some long-needed atten...
Carnegie Mellon scientist develops way to deliver promising genetic tool into living cells
...slated into proteins, is the target of an emerging field
called antisense therapy. "We found that we could modify PNAs so that they bind sequence-specifically to mRNA," Ly said. By binding to specific mRNAs, these agents could dampen the production of select disease-causing proteins, he added. First report...
Prediction of gene function in mammals
...dictions a thing of the past and revolutionize the field
of functional genomics. The results of the study also hint at a more complex transcriptional control in mammals, whereby transcription factors may be regulating the transcription of functionally related genes across different tissues....
Next edition of textbook ushers cellular microbiology out of infancy
...le reference for understanding this relatively new field
of scientific research. Coined in 1996, the t...s resulted in more widespread understanding of the field
of cellular microbiology among scientists. Cellular Microbiology, 2nd Edition, considers genomic in...
Cigarette smoke a culprit in poor healing and increased scarring
...titled Smoke Gets In Your Wounds, one of 15 from a field
of more than 1,200 submissions to the ASCB Annual Meeting Press Book. UCR Professor of Cell Biology and Neuroscience Manuela Martins-Green will present her findings Sunday, Dec. 5, at the annual meeting, which is scheduled to begin Saturd...
Study urges caution in contaminant source tracking
...urces of fecal contamination were less accurate in field
application than previously reported, according to a recent U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) report published in the journal Environmental Science and Technology. The USGS-led study, done in cooperation with state and local government agencies and sev...
Study reveals developing countries with recipe for thriving health biotech industries
...hip role and will invest about $4.4 billion in the field
from 2000 to 2007. Equally important, government p...olicy, health institutions and other actors in the field
and ensure an active knowledge flow among them have been the most successful," says Dr. Thorsteinsdt...
INEEL honors five scientists as Laboratory Fellows
...so conducted and led many years of research in the field
of artificial neural networks. He has numerous professional publications and patents, and has interacted extensively with fellow researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Vanderbilt University and Aalborg Universit...
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