Tag: "imminent" at biology news
Asthma gene clusters identified
...he genetic profile may be useful in identifying an imminent
asthma attack. Researchers examined 54,675 genes. They discovered eight gene clusters in all, consisting of 161 genes. At least one cluster was identified that was comprised of genes active in acute asthma, but not stable asthma. They also identified...
Mitsubishi offsets carbon footprint through investment in Madagascar's rain forest
...rcent of original habitat, and the remainder faces imminent
threat of further destruction. Madagascar, for example, has lost as much as 90 percent of its original forest cover. "Through the Makira Forest Project, we working with the Malagasy Ministry of Environment, Water and Forests to have Makira officiall...
'Termite guts can save the planet,' says Nobel laureate
...e pollution-free energy and help solve the world's imminent
energy crisis. Speaking at the Institute of Physics conference Physics 2005 in Warwick today, Nobel laureate Steven Chu urged scientists to turn their attention to finding an environmentally friendly form of fuel. In an impassioned plea to some of th...
Mayan stingless bee keeping: Going, going, gone?
...ian Tropical Research Institute (STRI) warn of the imminent
demise of stingless bee keeping on the Yucatan a result of ongoing cultural change and habitat loss. "In our initial surveys of bee keepers working with native bees in the eighties, we estimated that they maintained more than a thousand active hive...
Woods Hole Research Center scientist part of international initiatives to save the great apes
..., bonobos (pygmy chimpanzees) and orangutans -- is imminent
if strict conservation practices are not implemented in the immediate future. Once these practices have been initially implemented, ape populations must be monitored to evaluate their success and to create incentives for effective protection. Dr. Nad...
Students discover 11,000 year old remains of Irish Elk
...t to be an antler." As the block was in danger of imminent
collapse, which would have crushed the antler, Dr Davey arranged for a team to remove it almost immediately. The antler is now being cleaned, examined and re-constructed by Dr Philippa Tomlinson from the Centre for Manx Studies who is a specialist in...
New study pinpoints epicenters of Earth's imminent extinctions
...595 sites around the world would help stave off an imminent
global extinction crisis, according to new researc..., the study identifies 794 species threatened with imminent
extinction, each of which is in need of urgent conservation action at a single remaining site on Ear...
Trace the money
...ules that govern human travel - in the light of an imminent
flu pandemic a knowledge of great importance. Quantitative studies, however, prove to be very difficult, because people move over short and long distances, using various means of transportation (planes, trains, automobiles, etc.). Scientists from the...
Researchers appeal for new regulations to save coral reefs from live fish trade
... no immediate prospects of recovery, 24% are under imminent
risk of collapse and 26% are under longer term threat of collapse. The scientists argue in their letters that multilevel action, from local to international, is needed to establish institutions that are able to learn from experiences with roving ba...
Food or its expectation sparks brain's hunger centers
... as hunger circuits are acutely switched on." The imminent
expectation of food also activated certain brain c... orexigenic peptides appear to be activated by the imminent
expectation of food, and neurons implicated in satiety are activated as soon as any food is eaten." ...
Who needs environmental monitoring?
...un by the Environmental Protection Agency and face imminent
closure unless Congress reverses the Agencys budgetary Plans that monitor air pollution and acid rain. Long-term monitoring programs help society understand environmental issues including acid rain deposition, clean air, ozone, global warming, and ...
Desertification: UN experts prescribe global policy overhaul to avoid looming mass migrations
...n of life-support services provided by nature pose imminent
threats to international stability. They outline a multi-point prescription for policy reform at every level of government. It is imperative that effective policies and sustainable agricultural practices be put in place to reverse the decline of d...