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New grants bolster efforts to generate faster and cheaper tools for DNA sequencing

...icrofluidics in sequencing-by-synthesis. Their new goals are to extend read length, minimize reaction volume and increase throughput to 10,000 reactions in a very small area. Separating the chemistry and detection steps makes this technology more efficient, and the droplet-based microfluidics system solves...

Wild weather forces farmers to adapt

...ons are based upon weather patterns and management goals each year. However, before making the change to a ... optimizing economic, agronomic, and environmental goals within dryland cropping systems....

Journal of Alzheimer's Disease achieves significant impact factor

...tor of IOS Press. As publisher, one of our primary goals is to provide an open forum for original research that will expedite the fundamental understanding of Alzheimer's disease. It is particularly gratifying to see the impact that this journal is having in the field. As the Journal of Alzheimers Disease ...

ORNL-led team wins DOE bioenergy center

...cience Center will focus on achieving the specific goals of: Modifying plant cell walls to reduce their resistance to breakdown, with a focus on the poplar treewhose genome ORNL researchers helped sequence last yearand switchgrass, a native grass that can be easily grown in most of the U.S. Such modifi...

UGA scientists receive $20M in federal bioenergy initiative

...cience Center will focus on achieving the specific goals of: Modifying plant cell walls to reduce their resistance to breakdown, with a focus on the poplar tree and switchgrass, a native grass that can be easily grown in most of the U.S., including Georgia. Such modification would decrease or elimina...

The BBVA Foundation commits 2.4 million euros to research in Ecology and Conservation Biology

...re varied in pattern and learned by imitation. The goals of the study on the Vulnerability to noise pollution of neotropical avifauna are to analyze how acoustic pollution is affecting a large group of topical species the suboscines who are less able to adapt to high noise levels because their songs are ...

Paving the way toward a vaccine against Alzheimer's disease

...tively looking for new treatments. One of the main goals of such treatments is to destroy clumps of a protein called beta amyloid, which are found in the brains of people with the disease, either inside the nerve cells or around them. Antibodies have been shown to be effective at removing these clumps but ...

Prey not hard-wired to fear predators

... enough wolves will be left to maintain the larger goals of natural function and balance, according to Dr. Berger. Notes on the Study The study compared the behaviors of four species of prey animals in three different prey situations: Locations were native predators still exist. (Eastern Sib...

Researchers track snakes to study populations, behavior

...t them so that they can capture and release. Our goals are to understand the ways of these species and to educate suburbanites and rural people about them, so that we can keep a proper balance in the face of development, Drda said....

New study finds genetically engineered crops could play a role in sustainable agriculture

...r disadvantages of GM crops depend on the specific goals and vision for agroecosystems. As NCEAS Director, Jim Reichman explains, This important study by an interdisciplinary research team reveals how an in-depth analysis of large quantities of existing data from many individual experiments can provide...

Washington University in St. Louis to invest $55 million for renewable energy research

...ources to help seed research in areas vital to the goals of the center. The center will facilitate the development of major initiatives relevant to its mission. For instance, Pakrasi has an exceptional track record of achievement and currently oversees a $9.6 million initiative focused on photosynthetic ba...

American Chemical Society's Weekly PressPac -- May 30, 2007

... reporting an advance toward one of the futuristic goals nanobiology and nanomedicine developing technology for "wiring" together individual cells and connecting cells via nanowires to external sensors and other devices. In a study scheduled for the June 20 issue of Journal of the American Chemical S...

Land conversion and climate threaten land birds

...etwork in the tropics, coupled with more ambitious goals to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and monitor biodiversity impacts, will be needed to minimize global extinctions....

Study warns climate change and deforestation will lead to declines in global bird diversity

...serves in the tropics, coupled with more ambitious goals to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and monitor the biodiversity impacts of climate change, will be needed to minimize global extinctions. "The tragic irony here is that the protection of tropical forests is also one of the strongest buffers against...

The first issue of the HFSP Journal is now available

...explains that the HFSP Journal aims to further the goals of the Human Frontier Science Program to promote innovative basic research at the interface between the life sciences and the physical sciences. A Commentary from Paul De Koninck from the Centre de Recherche Universit Laval Robert Giffard, Univer...

ANA 2007 Quadrennial Policy Conference

... care provided during a major disaster. One of the goals of the conference is to develop guidance dedicated to improving patient outcomes and quality of care during a crisis. Nurses have always answered the call to service during times of war, epidemic and natural disaster, said ANA President Rebecca M. ...

IMS updated recommendations on postmenopausal hormone therapy

...r health professional, dependent upon the specific goals and an objective estimation of benefits and risks. Dosage should be titrated to the lowest effective dose. Lower doses of HT than have been used routinely can maintain quality of life in a large proportion of users. Long-term data on lower doses re...

The Institute of Ecosystem Studies recognized by the Wildlife Society

...IES Deer Management Program. Each year, the hunt's goals are based on a rigorous assessment of deer abundance and health, woody vegetation damage, and hunter motivation and satisfaction. The program's success has made it a model for other organizations, including the New York Department of Environmental Co...

Salmon tracking program expands to California

...ore and do it within roughly 24 hours. "Now our goals are to learn whether Klamath stocks are aggregated...ng to David Goldenberg, CEO of the council. "The goals are very similar to what Oregon is trying to accomplish with the Klamath River runs, but we're a yea...

Getting to the core of an emergent public health threat

...to other viruses too," Hogue said. "Our long-term goals are to make use of this basic research to design better vaccines and develop new targets for antiviral treatments." One of the well known characteristics of viruses is their uncanny ability to hijack the resources of its host. What made SARS such...

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(Date:10/31/2014)... Geologists are letting the air out of a nagging mystery ... have long speculated as to why animal species didn,t flourish ... to prosper at the end of the Proterozoic period, about ... stretch before that, when most researchers think there also was ... so great then, after all. , In a study published ...
(Date:10/31/2014)... University of Adelaide-led project has developed a new test ... against the H5N1 strain of avian influenza virus or ... , This is a significant step in the fight ... is widespread in the poultry populations of South East ... concern because of its possible transmission to humans and ...
(Date:10/30/2014)... Mich. – When most animals begin life, cells immediately ... a vital organ. However, mammals, including humans, are special. ... different first choice – to become the protective placenta ... during this critical first step that research from Michigan ... in the current issue of PLOS Genetics ...
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