Tag: "global" at biology news
Scientists collaborate to assess health of global environment
...raded. "[The assessment] examines the state of the global
environment, but it's more than that," said Harold...it will identify priorities on local, regional and global
scales. In a particular area, for example, it can help policymakers decide whether the benefits of i...
Global team member comments on landmark ecosystem report
...policies. The Millennium Ecosystem Assessment is a global
partnership of some 1,500 scientists studying the ...nd education program addressing the drivers behind global
environmental change. A leading authority on biodiversity and global
change, Sala serves as presiden...
Earth's services in peril, report concludes
...hat the river never reaches the sea. The speed of global
warming is greater than anything seen for at least 10,000 years, making it more difficult for many species to survive and adapt to new conditions. About 12 percent of birds, 25 percent of mammals and at least 32 percent of amphibians are threatened ...
Ecologist plays critical role in first global ecosystem study
... report here today (March 30). Designed to assist global
policy-makers, MA is the first international study...ends and changes in ecosystem services both at the global
and regional scale. Researchers also monitored strengths and weaknesses in ecosystem management stra...
Community MRSA is re-emergence of 1950s pandemic, study suggests
...ype of antibiotic-resistant bacteria that caused a global
epidemic of infections in the 1950s has re-emerged as one of the community-acquired MRSA 'superbugs', according to a study published in The Lancet tomorrow (Saturday 2 April 2005). This "re-equipping and re-emergence" of a clone that caused a pandemi...
Inexpensive treatment stops multi-drug resistant TB in its tracks
... supervised treatment, and follow-up, to explore a global
health problem. At the outset, 22 percent of previ...a region of Mexico underscores the importance of a global
strategy for tackling the TB pandemic, said Garca Garca, director of the tuberculosis unit of Mexico...
New hope for Chagas disease treatment
...h compounds," he said. "Only 10 percent of current global
health research is directed to address the medical needs of 90 percent of the human population."...
Rounduphighly lethal to amphibians, finds University of Pittsburgh researcher
...setting, and the results may provide a key link to global
amphibian declines. In a paper titled "The Impact of Insecticides and Herbicides on the Biodiversity and Productivity of Aquatic Communities," published in the journal Ecological Applications, Relyea examined how a pond's entire community--25 species...
'Second messenger' NAADP shows fast, dose-related impact on satiety cycle
...ruly successful obesity drug to address this major global
health problem. Enter a recently discovered and already controversial natural molecule called nicotinic acid adenine dinucleotide phosphate (NAADP), which is active in cells from plants to humans. NAADP is thought to be a so-called "second messenger,...
Thumbnail sampler of 10 diverse physiology papers from IUPS 2005
... metal pollution at high temperature suggests that global
warming can post a deadly threat for populations in polluted areas because previously non-toxic concentrations may become toxic and fatal with warming. Next step will be to study to what extent metal pollution reduces temperature tolerance limits of ...
Institute for OneWorld Health CEO speaks at 2005 World Life Sciences Forum, BioVision
... Nobel Laureates, and representatives from leading global
health, research and pharmaceutical companies involved in vaccines. Addressing 100 of tomorrow's "bioleaders" from leading universities worldwide at a workshop, "Commercializing Science: Can it be Both Altruistic and Profitable?" at BioVision.Nxt. ...
For sardine and anchovy, El Nio events do not always have the same effects
...e world's ocean surface and provides 15 to 20 % of global
maritime catches. Unlike other large regions of upwelling, this ecosystem proves to be more exposed to variations in climate. Its geographical location brings it under the direct influence of disturbances generated by the El Nio-La Nia events which a...
NJIT math professor helps navy detect subs; Explains global warming
...rends and the continuing international dialogue on global
warming. Detecting and localizing sound from any oceanic source requires a comprehensive understanding of the medium through which the sound travels. This includes the influence of temperature on sound propagation. In general, the warmer the water, ...
Nanobacteria in clouds could spread disease, scientists claim
...urrence in clouds could play a crucial role in the global
dispersal of infective agents, and might also play a prominent role in the nucleation of cloud drops. "This happens because nanobacteria, lifted from the ground by winds, could transit between the high humidity region of the clouds and the relativel...
HGM2005 (HUGO's 10th International Human Genome Meeting) will be held in Kyoto
...hniques by industry, government, and academia on a global
cooperative scale, the international effort to seq... many young researchers to present their work to a global
audience. While the human genome was being analyzed, especially in Europe and in the United States, ...
Clearing the air on airplane cabin air
...ists predict could be the source of the next major global
influenza epidemic. "The flying public needs to be armed with the facts and informed about the risks of cabin air transmission of viruses, bacteria and fungi that can cause illness," says Joe Lundquist, an airplane air filtration technology expert a...
21-22 April AAAS forum to discuss Pentagon R&D spending, other policy issues
...ience and technology workforce; the role of R&D in global
economies; science and global
health disasters such as AIDS and the continuing impact of the Chernobyl nuclear accident; and a clo...
Innovative collaboration brings Arctic science into the classroom
...s and feedbacks of ecosystems to environmental and global
change, will travel from Woods Hole, Massachusetts, to Canada and Alaska as part the PARTNERS program (Pan-Arctic River Transport of Nutrients, Organic Matter and Suspended Sediments). This 5-year, $2 million project, sponsored by the U.S. National ...
Carbon dioxide role in past climate revealed
...Santa Cruz have discovered that Earth's last great global
warming period, 3 million years ago, may have been... the likely impact of greenhouse gas emissions and global
warming. BAS Principal Investigator Dr Alan Haywood said,'There are two schools of thought about pas...
Currents could disrupt ocean food chain
...creased precipitation and sea surface heating from global
warming disrupts the Atlantic Conveyer current as...st published in Nature. In a worst case scenario, global
productivity of phytoplankton could decrease by as much as 20 percent and in some areas, such as the...
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