Tag: "flood" at biology news
Study identifies molecular process underlying leukemia
...n't carry vital nutrients or fight infection, then flood
the body. The researchers showed how a fusion of proteins created by flawed chromosomes can trigger leukemia development. The study also identified an enzyme's important role in this process. The results were published online Aug. 20 and will appea...
Researchers develop flood-tolerant California rice
...," a property that enables rice to survive extreme flood
conditions, the researchers show how potentially any variety of rice could be made to survive short-term floods that completely submerge the rice plant a result benefiting rice farmers worldwide. The researchers are the first to identify a small ...
Meet the earliest baby girl ever discovered
...t indicate that she was probably buried in a rapid flood
event soon after death. It is also possible that the same flood
could have caused her demise. When discovered, all bones of the upper part of the skeleton includin...
Fossils pinpoint tropics as Earth's most fruitful biodiversity spawning ground
...d Leiden, the Netherlands. The forces behind the flood
of evolutionary activity that flows from the tropics remain a mystery. "But now that we have a handle on the dynamics that set up this spectacular planet-sized gradient, we can begin to get at the underlying processes in a whole new way," Jablonski s...
Former Interior Secretary Bruce Babbitt to speak at Yale Dam Conference
...he source of great controversy. Dams often provide flood
control, irrigation for agricultural crops, energy as an alternative to fossil fuels or nuclear power, and economic development. However, they also disturb the habitats of fish and other aquatic organisms, alter river landscapes and displace entire c...
Pollinators help one-third of the world's food crop production
...in bloom. Another change could be to switch from flood
irrigation, which drowns bee species that nest in the ground, to spray irrigation when feasible, said Kremen. The study in the Proceedings of the Royal Society B highlights what is at stake if steps to improve pollinator biodiversity are not taken....
New cost-benefit model will aid efforts to conserve wilderness: UBC researcher
...ecosystem services benefiting humans ranging from flood
control to crop pollination can foster more win-w...quantified six ecosystem services: carbon storage; flood
control; forage (grazing) production; outdoor recreation; crop pollination; and water provision in t...
Assessing ecosystem services to identify conservation priorities
...ial biodiversity and six services--carbon storage, flood
control, forage (grazing) production, outdoor recr... of wetlands, offering a bitter lesson on wetlands flood
protection. Now, a growing list of industries sees wetlands restoration as the key to economic recov...
New project on nature's 'capital'
...o-called "ecosystem services" such as clean water, flood
control, and climate regulation. By answering the question, "What is nature worth to people?" the Natural Capital Project highlights the many ways in which the world's forests, grasslands, arid lands, freshwater systems and oceans, support our daily...
TIGER workshop highlights project results
...g, water quality estimate, soil moisture charting, flood
plains monitoring, epidemiology and groundwater resources management, among others. Providing perspective on the importance of soil moisture, which plays an important role in the global water cycle, and the lack of reliable soil moisture informatio...
CGIAR climate change research
... the crop and the farmer because it often comes in flood
surges, it cannot be absorbed by the degraded soil...as, across the beds of steep wadisdry gullies that flood
during rainto collect and retain soil and water that otherwise would be washed down the wadis. The ...
...d by damaged or dying brain cells, the result is a flood
that overexcites nearby cells and kills them. A new method for ridding the brain of excess glutamate has been developed at the Weizmann Institute of Science. This method takes a completely new approach to the problem, compared with previous attem...
CSIRO imagery shows Outer Great Barrier Reef at risk from river plumes
...January to early February 2007, with the resulting flood
waters carrying a larger sediment load than during...s. "A re-think is needed now that we know where flood
plumes go," says CSIRO scientist Arnold Dekker, "and what this means as organic micropollutants may ...
Granthams to fund Institute for Climate Change at Imperial College London
...dels civil engineers assessing and mitigating flood
risks resulting from climate change - leading to mass migrations in low-lying areas, e.g. Bangladesh; and having severe effects on the global insurance industry through loss and damage claims from storms and floods The donation will provide fundin...
Leicester researcher to lead global team tackling carbon 'time-bomb'
...range of valuable services, such as water storage, flood
prevention and carbon storage. The forest contains a number of valuable timber-producing trees plus a range of other products of value to local communities, such as bark, resins and latex. Tropical peatlands are, however, being deforested and dr...
Darwin's famous finches and Venter's marine microbes
...ts of sea-borne genomic DNA to impose order on the flood
of data and to classify the identified proteins. Their findings are detailed in series of papers, published in this weeks online edition of the journal Public Library of Science Biology ( www.plos.org ). The authors are plying the rapidly emerg...
Snowmelt monitored in the Baltic Sea watershed region in near real time
... maps on a daily basis for hydrological modelling, flood
forecasting and water resources management. The snow maps are also used by the commercial sector for activities such as managing hydroelectric power production and estimating how much time is left in the season for winter sports. In 2008, the m...
Mystery of fossilized trees is solved
...s of fossilised trees were uncovered after a flash flood
in Gilboa, upstate New York, more than a century ago. However, until now, no-one has known what the entire trees looked like. Two years ago, two fossils were found near Gilboa of trees which had fallen sideways, with their trunk, branches, twigs an...
Brain networks strengthened by closing ion channels
...ognitive function. Stress, for example, appears to flood
PFC neurons with cAMP, which opens HCN channels, temporarily disconnects networks, and impairs higher cognitive abilities. There is also evidence that this pathway may not be properly regulated with advancing age, resulting in destruction of cAMP. Th...
Scientists unravel clue in cortisol production
...ends a signal to the adrenal glands. Proteins then flood
into the nucleus to bind to the DNA, creating the gene CYP 17. What happens next is well understood; CYP 17, along with a battery of other enzymes, transforms cholesterol into cortisol. But what isn't understood is how this protein binding creates CY...
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