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Thousands of barges could save Europe from deep freeze

...cean, and then warm, tropical water flows north to fill in the vacuum created by the cold water, and this warm water helps ensure a mild climate in northern Europe," The melting of fresh water ice due to global warming can reduce the flow of the down-welling current, and a study published recently in the...

2006 Ocean Sciences Meeting: Press Conference Schedule

...see below). If you have not preregistered, you may fill out a News Media Registration Form, available in the Press Room, presenting appropriate identification. Your badge will be made on site. International reporters: If you are neither a citizen nor a permanent resident of the United States, you need a v...

Partnering with community groups improves K-12 science education

...not merely "reinventing the wheel." They learn to fill in the gaps, or finish a fosmid, and to annotate the genes. "By partnering with scientists using sequence data for a variety of problems, we hope to put the students to work in a student-scientist partnership that will lead to new, publishable find...

Researchers develop alternate method to dispose nuclear liquid waste

...supernate from the tanks, clean the tanks and then fill them with a cementitious material prior to decommi...valent hydroceramic concrete that could be used to fill empty waste tanks at both sites. Because of the unique adsorptive properties that a hydroceramic con...

Benefits of eating seafood outweigh risks

.... And despite rapid growth, aquaculture has yet to fill the gap. Despite the demand, many groups particularly in the United States still shy away from consuming seafood, the panelists pointed out. Joyce Nettleton, a private consultant and science writer, said that Americans are particularly "risk-averse...

New evidence that natural selection is a general driving force behind the origin of species

...overall link between them is positive. "This helps fill a big gap that has existed in evolutionary studies," says Daniel Funk, assistant professor of biological sciences at Vanderbilt University. He authored the study with Patrik Nosil from Simon Fraser University in British Columbia and William J.Etges f...

Largest study of human 'interactome' reveals a novel way

...those findings, we expect to be able to eventually fill in many blanks in human protein-protein interactions." All the analyses were primarily carried out at the IOB, a nonprofit research institute founded by Pandey in May 2002. The Human Protein Reference Database was developed with funding from the Nat...

Faulty immune-priming cells start autoimmunity

...e future, Wang said, he and his colleagues plan to fill in the gaps between what happens when apoptosis is hindered in the dendritic cells and the occurrence of autoimmune disease....

Forecasting the seas

...ble. Scientists often develop computer models to fill in the gaps where they cannot make real-world observations of natural phenomenon. In the case of ocean processes, however, modelers start with fluid dynamics that are the laws of physics that explain how fluid and in this case, the ocean responds t...

A new tree of life allows a closer look at the origin of species

... human genome alone contains enough information to fill 200 telephone books) has made it very difficult to pinpoint the information needed for a high-resolution map of evolution. But our study shows how this challenge can be tackled by combining different computational methods in an automated process." Bo...

Basque Country horses

...t of the world. But there still exist many gaps to fill in order to establish the phylogenetic relations of the European breeds. There is also the significant data that a variant of the SNP has only been found here and in England. Thus, these studies have thrown up some interesting and indicative data but...

Uncovering how bone marrow stromal cells can potentially regenerate brain tissue

...ents with cerebral stoke." Their results "may help fill in a piece of the 'missing link' between histologic findings and functional recovery in animal experiments and may be useful for further stem cell research." More research needs to be done "to fully clarify the mechanism of cell transplantation thera...

NHGRI announces new sequencing targets

...ancing human health. By identifying and seeking to fill crucial gaps in our knowledge, these new sequencing plans represent yet another important step in that direction," said NHGRI Director Francis S. Collins, M.D., Ph.D. The plan given the highest priority is a project to identify structural variations...

Carnegie scientists fine-tuning methods for Stardust analysis

...ites rich in organic material, researchers hope to fill in some significant holes in what we know about the evolution and history of our solar system. "It is likely that some of the carbon in our bodies was originally bound up in comets and delivered to the early Earth through impacts," explained Marc Fri...

The 'oxygen imperative'

...ria thrived, and the oxygen they produced began to fill the ocean and the atmosphere. Today, due to the photosynthetic action of both bacteria and plants, oxygen makes up about 20 percent of the Earth's atmosphere. "Things starkly changed when cyanobacteria evolved," Raymond said. "The atmosphere became ...

Getting ACL tears to heal themselves

... partial ACL tear, encouraging the body's cells to fill in the defect and restore mechanical strength to the ligament. "This is a first important step in showing that the ACL can heal if we give it the right conditions," Murray says. "That's an important shift from thinking that the ACL has to be complete...

The unseen impact - could adult diseases be caused by food and chemicals before birth?

... women will have blood and urine samples taken and fill in questionnaires on their diet, lifestyle and habits and the environment in which they live. Following the birth, a blood sample will also be taken from the placenta to determine which chemicals have crossed from the mother to the child. The target ...

Genetics experts join together to support efforts to identify remaining hurricane Katrina victims

...uestions to ask based on the information needed to fill in the family pedigree," said Dr. Pugh, who is also an assistant professor at The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, observing that, in today's world of blended families and multiple marriages, not all siblings are biologically related to o...

Hopkins genetics experts aid efforts to identify hurricane Katrina victims

...ions to ask based on what information is needed to fill in the family pedigree," says Pugh, an assistant professor at The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and head of statistical genetics at the Center for Inherited Disease Research (CIDR), an NIH-funded initiative based at Hopkins. CIDR is a ...

Keck Futures Initiative announces grant recipients

...ine, Calif. These competitive seed grants aim to fill a critical gap between research on bold new ideas and major federal funding programs, which do not typically provide grants in areas that are considered risky or unusual. The FUTURES grants allow researchers to start developing a line of inquiry by ...

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