Tag: "figures" at biology news
Career prospects in Germany
...sities and funding for top-level research. Leading figures
from the research community, politics and industry will address these issues, among them Mary Kavanagh from the European Commission Delegation to the United States and Hans Coufal from IBM Research. The main focus of the talk by the President of the ...
Poaching, logging, and outbreaks of Ebola threaten central African gorillas and chimpanzees
...xperts were unable to establish precise population figures
for the gorillas and chimpanzees, they determined that recent Ebola outbreaks, bushmeat hunting and logging have almost wiped out some populations. The action plan noted that apes reproduce slowly, with limited capacity to recover from decimated popu...
Story tips from the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory, September 2005
...pared to the national average of 32 percent. Those figures
are based on the lower heating value of natural gas and compared to the efficiency of central power plant electricity generation and transmission. The system combines a 4.5 megawatt combustion turbine generator with a waste heat-fired 2,500-ton absor...
UC Davis external funding passes half billion dollars
...ublic service projects, and clinical trials. These figures
represent all external grants and contracts awarde...about $46 million. For multi-year projects, dollar figures
are calculated based on the year in which funds are transferred to the university. Some agencies com...
Navigating the brain for sense of direction as paradigm for higher cognitive functions
...it's headed is still pretty theoretical. One model figures
three types of information are needed: (1) current position (spatial location), (2) current directional heading, and (3) current movement state. The Sharp paper said that the "necessary information for current position is assumed to arise from the pl...
Continued reduction in the number of drug-related deaths in the UK
...nd Islands (Guernsey, Jersey and Isle of Man). The figures
for 2004 do not include information for Northern Ireland. Main findings are: The majority of deaths were of males (72 per cent) 73 per cent of all deaths were under the age of 45 years. 56 per cent of cases died from accidental poisoning. This is a...
Rainforest conservation worth the cost, University of Alberta shows
...uture. "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 has just ...
Mice have a gift for song
...haracteristics with human language. Song commonly figures
in courtship rituals among birds, insects, and frogs, but aside from humans, such behavior in mammals had been restricted to whales and bats. And none of these organisms can be studied with genetic tools. In a new study published in the open access...
New study uncovers major inaccuracies in global wildlife trade monitoring
... World Wildlife Fund shows that in some cases, the figures
for trade recorded by CITES vary wildly from recor...l Conservation Biology, the CITES and U.S. Customs figures
for imports and exports of certain species should be the same, but vary by as much as 5,200 percent....
Historian at NJIT will discuss disseminating scientific knowledge in 19th century
...ight work from 1780-1820 of significant scientific figures
and the role of printed material. To be highlighted are Isaac Greenwood III, a Boston dentist who focused on electricity; "Mad" Captain John MacPherson, a Philadelphia privateer and real-estate entrepreneur whose scientific specialties were astronom...
'Creationism is not science' making the case for Darwin at UCL
...ch an anomaly -- one generally does not get public figures
who wear their religion on their sleeves like he does." The lecture series, organised by the Grant Museum of Zoology at UCL, has a tradition of addressing topical scientific issues. The museum was renamed nine years ago in honour of its founder Rober...
Low-income pregnant Latinas drink despite universal alcohol-warning messages
...andard drinks during that same time period. These figures
are similar to many other race/ethnic groups in the U.S." The study also found that women who reported drinking were very aware of universal alcohol-warning messages and, in fact, had a higher level of general knowledge about associated problems than...
Older female fish prefer imperfect male mates, study finds
...th a choice. Scientists suggested that symmetrical figures
have more redundant information, which makes for a more powerful, easy-to-remember stimulus. Females also may be likely to choose symmetrical males because they are better able to deal with environmental stresses and could pass on that resilience to ...
New model protects wetlands of the future
...ace slope angle. With these parameters, the model figures
the key factors and provides quantitative results that predict gain from different levels of habitat restoration scenarios. "This model can be used in other coastal SAV habitats if local SAV light requirements are substituted for Lake Pontchartrain ...
Rutgers researchers scientifically link dancing ability to mate quality
...ntists describe how they created computer-animated figures
that duplicated the movements of 183 Jamaican teen...the dancing ability of these animated figures. The figures
were gender-neutral, faceless and the same size all to keep evaluators from boosting or dropping da...
Birth defects: 8 million annually worldwide
...ts due to genetic or partly genetic causes. Exact figures
for birth defects due to post-conception damage fr...is were not generated for this report. "If these figures
were available, one might expect the total to be higher, and we do expect them to increase as added ...
Most Americans do not expect widespread human cases of avian flu in US in the next year
...the economy and the health care system. To see the figures
related to this poll, visit http://www.hsph.harvard.edu/press/releases/blendon/Avian_Flu_Charts.ppt To see the topline, visit http://www.hsph.harvard.edu/press/releases/blendon/Avian_Flu_Release_Topline.doc Concern about Avian Flu More than hal...
Prenatal pesticide exposure and high blood pressure and a decreased ability to copy shapes
... pressure and diminished ability to copy geometric figures
as compared to a control group, according to an ep...s also associated with a decreased ability to copy figures
presented to the children as part of a standardized Stanford-Binet test. Adjusted regression analysi...
European Columbus laboratory for ISS ready for delivery
...rtation President Evert Dudok are inviting leading figures
from industry, research institutes, space agencies and government institutions involved in the programme, together with political representatives and the media, to attend a ceremony to celebrate the completion of Columbus development on 2 May, starti...
Celgene founder Sol J. Barer to receive 2006 Winthrop-Sears Award
...the Winthrop-Sears Award include renowned industry figures
such as Robert L. Gore, Jon M. Huntsman, Ralph Landau, James Mack, George Rosenkranz, Harold A. Sorgenti, and Alejandro Zaffaroni. Last year's winner was Herbert Boyer, cofounder of Genentech. "The innovation Sol Barer demonstrated in creating and gr...
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