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National Science Foundation awards $2 million grant to UC Riverside

...rnardino Counties. "We will use remote sensing and ground vegetation surveys to determine the current and historical rate of change of vegetation, examining when invasive grasses became large scale problems in different areas," Allen said. "The subject has never been studied on this scale," Allen said. "Peo...

How roots control plant shoots

...e to be able to sense their environment both above ground and below ground, and then respond to changes in the environment." "They can't just walk away," when water is in short supply, Sieburth says. Seeking the Chemical Signal To indicate what kind of hormone turned off leaf growth, Van Norman and Si...

Interactive health information system to detect Japanese encephalitis in Asia

.... "This solution will break new ground in public health in India by providing district level managers access to timely data," said Madhu Krishna, country manager for Voxiva India. "This data will allow analysis of critical health information for rapid response and control of disease. It a...

UF scientists have bionanotechnology recipe to find elusive bacteria

...out even one isolated E. coli bacterium lurking in ground beef or provide a crucial early warning alarm for ...es found a single E. coli bacterium in a sample of ground beef in less than 20 minutes, from start to finish. A quicker analysis time is not only vital for e...

Touching research: How white blood cells navigate

...past five years. This weekend the University broke ground on a new $30 million building to house the Department of Biomedical Engineering as well as office and laboratories for the Institute of Optics....

Award-winning INEEL probe to help safely monitor hazardous waste sites

...use a sonic drill that vibrates equipment into the ground without bringing up soil. "It's very safe," he say...orkers lock GEOPS' hollow casing into place in the ground and thread probe sensors through to the bottom. Vacuum seals can pull in vapors and moisture through...

Laboratory test of evolutionary theory confirms importance of links between populations

...e said. "This laboratory system gives us a halfway ground between the mathematical models and natural populations. It allows us to test whether our assumptions are realistic, and that puts us in a better position to design experiments in natural populations," Thompson said. Forde has also done extensive re...

Study confirms link between head and neck cancer and common Asian nut

...t of chewing betel quid, can be found all over the ground and on public buildings. Also considered a major public health risk, it is believed to be a leading cause of mouth cancer in this part of the world. In this study, researchers used the age-period-cohort (APC) model to exa...

Dr. Harris receives NIH Javits Neuroscience Investigator Award

...bers thinking reviewers might consider it too much ground to cover in the five years she originally requested. Instead, the application was given a high score by reviewers and subsequently nominated for the seven-year Javits Award. "I was really happy that they thought Javits instead of over-ambitious," Dr...

International human genome sequencing consortium describes finished human genome sequence

...tional counterparts in chimpanzee provides fertile ground for future research projects," said Richard Gibbs, Ph.D., director of Baylor College of Medicine's Human Genome Sequencing Center in Houston, which currently is sequencing the genome of another non-human primate, the rhesus macaque (Macaca mulatta). ...

Babies born after surgery on eggs

...en," Cohen says. "Then they would have much better ground to stand on."...

Ancient sea spider fossils discovered in volcanic ash

...reate a picture of the fossils, the specimens were ground away a few microns at a time, each slice digitally imaged, and then the whole reconstructed using computer graphics. The reconstruction suggests that these exotic animals are indeed related to land spiders, scorpions, mites and ticks. The new species...

Three years of Proba, the 'smart' satellite that runs itself

...are all functions that have to be handled from the ground for larger spacecraft. "We just provide the latitude, longitude and altitude of a target site, and Proba will handle the rest. The onboard computer steers the spacecraft to the correct position, tilts it correctly, shoots and delivers the image." T...

Government development policies, not communities, main threat to forest conservation projects

...on, and a lack of presence by state authorities at ground level, have been the main underlying threats, rather than increasing pressure on resources from local communities, it found. The study, led by Dr Helen Newing of the University of Kent, examined the Peruvian reserves a prominent example of collabora...

Rice biologists elected AAAS Fellows

...s been pioneering, and they are again breaking new ground with their most recent work on social amoebae." Strassmann joined Rice in 1980. Her research centers upon cooperative alliances that have proven successful both evolutionarily and ecologically. She is particularly interested in how these allian...

Ethical paradigm: Relating embryonic stem cell use to organ donation

...hat presents a potential means for creating common ground in this debate. The authors propose applying the ...e embryonic stem cell argument to follow to common ground in the discussion for determining an ethically and medically sound future for stem cell research....

Do lead bullets continue to be a hazard after they land?

...t very mobile. It does not wash away in surface or ground water." Another finding is that there are large amounts of lead in the trees near the shooting range but not in a large percentage of the trees, Rimstidt said. "If and when those trees are harvested, they would be contaminated with lead " Fisheries ...

Researchers unlock mysteries of toxic metals in the largest contaminated site in United States

...ing pits have now filled with water, contaminating ground water. If you go into the stream beds and flood plains and dig up muck and dirt, just with a garden trowel, and analyze that dirt, you will find high levels of arsenic, zinc, lead, and copper. Zinc and copper, not ordinarily considered contaminants, ...

Hurricane Ivan helps student study sinkholes

..., is using an innovative technique to characterize ground water movement in sinkholes. His goal is to recommend management strategies to reduce contamination of aquifers in regions that are rife with sinkholes. Hurricane Ivan's downpour in Southwest Virginia allowed him to measure changes in underground wat...

JCI table of contents November 1, 2004

...hat presents a potential means for creating common ground in this debate. The authors propose applying the ...e embryonic stem cell argument to follow to common ground in the discussion for determining an ethically and medically sound future for stem cell research. TI...

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