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Diatom genome reveals key role in biosphere's carbon cycle
... diatoms and other phytoplankton play in mediating global
warming," says Dan Rokhsar, who heads computationa... will translate into environmental changes and the global
carbon management picture." "These organisms are incredibly important in the global
carbon cycle," s...
Amgen investigational therapy, AMG 162, increased bone mineral density with twice yearly injection
...chief medical officer and senior vice president of global
development, Amgen. "These Phase 2 results with our investigational agent are very compelling and give us great confidence as we actively enroll and initiate our pivotal trial." The effects of AMG 162 (at 60 mg twice yearly) at the total hip BMD we...
Of lice and men
... that there was a "bottleneck" or reduction in the global
Homo sapiens population to only about 10,000 people about 100,000 to 50,000 years ago. Rogers and others have proposed the bottleneck may have occurred because of a mass die-off of early humans due to a globally catastrophic volcanic eruption. Others...
Fungus knocks a frog down but not out, raising questions about amphibian declines
In studying the dramatic recent global
decline of frog and salamander populations, researchers increasingly cite emerging diseases as major causes. Among these, one particularly mysterious new pathogen, the chytrid fungus Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis appears to be especially lethal, hav...
How roots control plant shoots
...oduce oxygen for all animals to breathe, influence global
climate and grace us with the current season of brilliant fall colors. "When we look at plants, it's easy to think only about the above-ground parts you can see," says Leslie Sieburth, who led the study and is an associate professor of biology at t...
Interactive health information system to detect Japanese encephalitis in Asia
...h the government of Andhra Pradesh, Voxiva Inc., a global
provider of health information solutions, is leading this pilot for PATH's Japanese Encephalitis Project. PATH is an international nonprofit organization that works to create sustainable, culturally relevant solutions, enabling communities worldwide ...
Is more better: Counting birds may only tell part of the story
... learning to avoid ecological traps. For a global
understanding of these results, Bock and Jones suggest that studies outside Europe and North America, in areas such as the tropics, are needed to provide more insight into the patterns observed in this study. Overall, "birds are usually able t...
US Agency for International Development awards $34 million to Virginia Tech
...ograms, as well as for pest management problems of global
concern. The second $17-million award makes Vi...gional IPM Centers of Excellence and cross-cutting global
IPM themes, such as invasive species, insect-transmitted viruses, regional diagnostic laboratories, ...
Report: How 10 top new technologies will help world reach globally-agreed goals by 2015
... the UN Millennium Project, the report calls for a global
institute to share and promote the health and envi...offer radically improved tools to help remedy such global
tragedies. But either they're not being used or they're not accessible. "We need a governance mecha...
New study on smallpox in monkeys reveals tactics of a killer
...aturally occurring smallpox was eradicated after a global
vaccination campaign. Microarray analysis research reveals how smallpox alters gene activity in host cells under attack by the virus. It also reveals changes in levels of gene expression and expression of some proteins in the blood of monkeys when th...
Highlights of American Anthropological Assoc. meeting
...een accused of the homogenization of culture on a global
scale. (8-11.45 a.m.) Anthropologies of Cancer: A dialogue about cancer as an anthropological object - risk and culture, health disparities marked by ethnicity; the role of the state, etc. (10.15-Noon) Urban Violence in a Global Perspe...
Texas universities expanding new information network
...in leading-edge research using state, national and global
resources and information infrastructures that form the basis for a significant and rapidly growing part of the economy," said Lennart Johnsson, Cullen Professor of Computer Science and Director of the Texas Learning and Computation Center at the Uni...
Effort to control trade in great white sharks gets teeth from international community
...ater, the great white shark finally received today global
recognition as a persecuted species worthy of protection, as participants of the 13th meeting of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Flora and Fauna (CITES) adopted a proposal to improve management and monitoring of trade i...
Technology award presented to Weizmann Institute scientist
...part in the "virtual think tank," yearly summits, global
and regional events, and publications. Previous recipients of the World Technology Award for Biotechnology include Dr. J. Craig Venter, founder of Celera Genomics, and Dr. Leroy Hood, whose inventions made genome sequencing possible. The Weizmann In...
Amphibians in dramatic decline; Up to 122 extinct since 1980
...d group of species to be completely evaluated on a global
scale. This study significantly expands our current knowledge and provides a baseline from which we can monitor our impact on the environment over time," said Achim Steiner, Director General of IUCN-The World Conservation Union. "The fact that one th...
Multi-species herbivore outbreak follows El Nio drought in Panama
...ople have begun to associate events like this with global
climate change fairly recently," says Van Bael. Wh...redict that ENSO events will become more common as global
temperatures rise. And because herbivores hit some tree species harder than others, repeated herbiv...
Manipulation of epigenome turns off as many genes as it turns on
...ue of Cancer Cell. The research team probed the global
effects of each of three approaches to unhooking methyl groups from genes' DNA. Cells normally use methyl groups to "mark" certain genes, indicating whether their instructions should or shouldn't be used for making proteins, but the marks are frequen...
Scientists fear threat of second wave of 'mad cow' prion infection
...n a period of incubation with the possibility of a global
second wave. The human-to-human threat may increase with recent evidence of at least two recipients of prion-infected blood transfusions from asymptomatic donors who later died of vCJD and new analyses of the disease's probable amplification around t...
Establishment of an International Council for Science Regional Office for Africa
... is a non-governmental organization representing a global
membership that includes both national scientific bodies (101 members) and international scientific unions (27 members). Through this international network, ICSU coordinates interdisciplinary research to address major issues of relevance to both sci...
Large-scale forces shape local ocean life, global study shows
... of ocean animals in Antarctica. This is the first global
study to show that latitude affects species richness in shallow-water ocean animals. The research team also included Ron Etter, a professor of biology at the University of MassachusettsBoston and Franz Smith, a former research associate...
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