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Ecologists work to link kids with nature

...nding and appreciation of the environment on which humanity depends. National statistics show that visits to national and state parks have fallen off by as much as 25 percent in the last decade. Across the pond, a recent survey of British school children found that more children knew the characters of the e...

Tipping points

..., rather than degrade, the very systems upon which humanity depends. One of the reasons agricultural landscapes are so prone to regime shifts is that our management of them has tended to focus exclusively on improving one type of ecosystem service (e.g. food production, fiber production, biofuels producti...

Premature births may be linked to seasonal levels of pesticides and nitrates in surface water

...ation, which hopefully will help transform the way humanity cares for its world," said James Lemons, M.D., Hugh McK. Landon Professor of Pediatrics at the IU School of Medicine. Dr. Lemons is director of the section of neonatal-perinatal medicine at the IU School of Medicine and heads the Riley Hospital for C...

ACS News Service Weekly PressPac -- March 21, 2007

...swers to questions that have puzzled and perplexed humanity for centuries. We are at a wonderful time for chemistry, Whitesides says. It is, I believe, in the position of physics in the 1910s, just before quantum mechanics made the world impossibly strange, or biology in the 1950s, just before the double he...

New agreement helps protect thousands of rice varieties -- the planet's most important food source

...rd to imagine a more important crop for sustaining humanity than rice." This agreement, the first major conservation grant made by the Trust, is structured to reflect the long-term vision of both organizations. "Short-term thinking about funding has wreaked havoc with effective conservation," continued Dr. ...

Academy honors 18 for major contributions to science

...ding of the natural sciences and to the benefit of humanity goes to ROBERT G. BERGMAN, Gerald E.K. Branch Distinguished Professor, department of chemistry, University of California, Berkeley, "for numerous innovative contributions at the interfaces of physical, organic, and inorganic chemistry, including the...

Study: Living coral reefs provide better protection from tsunami waves

...her way that protecting the environment relates to humanity in a very tangible way," he said. "Villages get built behind coral reefs for good reasons, and this is one of them." Kunkel said that she hoped the study would inspire other scientists to continue the research by obtaining more observational data. I...

Save the whales? Sure, but how many?

...ical baselines' where species are restored to when humanity as a whole had significantly less impact on the world as it does today. Dr. Sanderson writes that achieving this goal can be difficult due to lack of baseline data, though well-managed protected areas, with all the species present, can provide the e...

Selecting life: Scientists find new way to search for origin of life

...rch for an answer to a question that has intrigued humanity since the birth of consciousness: How did we get here?"...

New scientific challenges and goals for ESA's Living Planet Program

...e focuses on the most fundamental challenge facing humanity at the beginning of the 21st century that being global change. As we begin to understand more about the Earth as a system, it is very apparent that human activity is having a profound and negative impact on our environment. For example, our understa...

Scientists to employ Arctic ice and polar bears to protect diversity of world's crops

...ere will be a time when nothing will stand between humanity and mass starvation."...

Universal design tackles little things with big impact

...design is about considering the entire spectrum of humanity and trying to design as inclusively as possible," said Laura Bix, assistant professor of packaging. "The design focus has traditionally been on the product, on protecting and preserving the product, and I think it's time the consumer gets a seat at t...

Continuity + Change: Perspectives on Science and Religion

... of religion and the best of science in service of humanity and the world. This conference is an important opportunity to pursue this multifaceted, multidisciplinary, and multifaith challenge." Other conference sessions include Indic Religions in an Age of Science Positive Psychology and Character Strengt...

Tyler Environmental Prize winners announced

... revealing where the current trends [are] bringing humanity that the water crises towards which we are now heading can be identified well in advance. The importance of the work can be judged from the fact that he is seen as the central world authority in this field....

A reunion between science and spirituality

...grated vision of reality can be restored, enabling humanity to once again feel at home in the universe....

California researcher to receive prestigious award in biodiversity informatics

... his combination of technical expertise and quiet humanity that has helped unite communities of data providers. His leadership has been instrumental in developing community-based, distributed database networks about all terrestrial vertebrates in North America MaNIS for mammals, HerpNET for amphibians and ...

Hooked on fishing, and we're heading for the bottom, says scientist

...esources from excessive use will be a key task for humanity in the 21st century."...

Academy honors 15 for major contributions to science

...ding of the natural sciences and to the benefit of humanity goes to SAMUEL J. DANISHEFSKY, Eugene W. Kettering Chair and director, laboratory for bioorganic chemistry, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center; and professor of chemistry, Columbia University, New York City. Danishefsky was chosen "for his wide...

Satellites in support of World Heritage

...is an important source of life and inspiration for humanity and its preservation is a responsibility that should be shared by the whole international community. Natural catastrophes, an excess of tourists, atmospheric contamination, acid rain and global warming are just some of the major threats to these sit...

University of Arizona/BIO5 plant scientists to unravel maize genome

... apply the knowledge gained to treat disease, feed humanity and preserve livable environments....

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(Date:10/18/2014)... for evaluation of suspected genetic conditions, whole-exome sequencing ... including detection of a number of rare genetic ... to a study appearing in JAMA . ... the American Society of Human Genetics annual meeting. ... regions of thousands of genes simultaneously using next-generation ...
(Date:10/17/2014)... Researchers from the University of Copenhagen have shown for ... the lungs of Cystic fibrosis patients, giving them the ... growth in chronic infections. , The study also discovered ... fibrosis (CF) patients was halted or slowed down by ... consumed all the oxygen and helped "suffocate" the bacteria, ...
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