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CERN to host EnviroInfo 2004
...nd other institutions, with high quality satellite maps
to support humanitarian operations, to study and prevent environmental risks and to plan sustainable reconstruction and rehabilitation of areas affected by natural phenomena. The UNOSAT development group is hosted by CERN. Sharing is in the mandate a...
Report: How 10 top new technologies will help world reach globally-agreed goals by 2015
... with and without contraceptive effect. The report maps
the top 10 new biotechnologies against the UN Millennium Development Goals, established by world leaders in 2000 for achievement by 2015. It then predicts the extent to which the new science will drive progress towards five of the eight globally agr...
Drought in the West linked to warmer temperatures
...ought on this continent. The atlas contains annual maps
of reconstructed droughts over North America, an animation of those maps
showing aridity over time, and a time series plot of each reconstruction with associated plots of ca...
New genomic method can identify disease-causing genes
...logy and GenomeWeb Daily News. The genetic pattern maps
are now available to the public for the first time as part of the Roche SNP database web site ( http://mouseSNP.Roche.com ). The web site delivers a wealth of genetic information about many mouse strains that are commonly used to model human disease....
Three years of Proba, the 'smart' satellite that runs itself
... CHRIS images are being used to generate reference maps
to be compared with crisis data in order to differentiate flooded areas from permanent water bodies. Chinese researchers have indicated their interest in other applications for the hyperspectral imager, such as mineral prospecting. CHRIS acquisition...
Early life stress harms mental function and immune system in later years
...ed the alignment between auditory and visual space maps
within these brain areas in 12 normal adult owls. ...0 weeks, the alignment between auditory and visual maps
was remeasured. The researchers found that the experience of hunting dramatically increased the adul...
Psychologist finds instance where 'two wrongs do make a right'
...en thought to depend largely on accessing distinct maps
of the environment within the brain, representing objects from varying locations in our field of vision by systematically varying activity in corresponding regions of the brain. "It's starting to look like the distinction between perception and actio...
Emory study details dolphin brain evolution for the first time
...analysis of its kind, a new Emory University study maps
how brain size changed in dolphins and their relatives the past 47 million years, and helps to provide some answers to how the species evolved in relation to humans. The study, which will appear in the December issue of The Anatomical Record, was do...
BU chemist to map DNA's surface, uncovering details that will show how structure abets function
...l and computational approaches to build structural maps
of the genome. To build the database, Tullius will...in any DNA sequence. Tullius plans to then build maps
of protein-binding sites and sequences critical to the folding of chromatin, the nuclear structure t...
NASA & partners create new worldwide coral reef library
...tellite data to the project to develop global reef maps
as a base for future research. The project will also serve as a library for coral reef remote sensing data. A distribution network has been developed to make the data available to organizations around the world. Current knowledge of the total area an...
Powerful 'toolkit' developed for functional profiling of yeast genes
...goal is to use the new technique to build detailed maps
of yeast genes' interactions, an ambitious project being done with Joel Bader, Ph.D., an assistant professor of biomedical engineering in the Whiting School of Engineering at Johns Hopkins and a computational biologist in the HiT Center, among others...
Health concerns: Mosquito mapping may help
...Experiment Station professor. Based on similar maps
developed last year for Brazos County by Catherine...endly, people will not use it," Coulson said. "The maps
have to be presented where they are useable and understandable by people." This information i...
Elephants in space
... The WCS team is currently analyzing high-tech maps
produced by the satellite, which orbited the zoo last Wednesday, Nov. 10th. So far, everything from giraffes to Thomson's gazelles have been spotted with startling clarity. If the technology proves accurate, WCS is hopeful that it can be used to mo...
Census of Marine Life - Discoveries and Highlights 2004: Scientists add 4m+ records, 13,000 species
...e at www.iobis.org, complete with tools for making maps
and relating the presence of animals to currents, temperature, and other ocean conditions. Some 106 new species of marine fish were added to the database so far in 2004, an average well over two new species per week, bringing the total ...
Differences in gene usage dramatically change bacteria's 'lifestyles'
...lla that help it cause illness. When complete gene maps
for both bacteria became available in recent years, his interests expanded to understanding how the bacteria might use identical genes differently. Salmonella and E. coli share the gene for an antibiotic resistance regulatory protein called PmrA. By ...
NIH makes award to UNC for Genome Fingerprint Scanning program
...ly improve the program's output to include peptide maps
that users can browse overlaid on a genome, expand the list of built-in searchable genomes, provide a multi-genome simultaneous search capability, and automate both updates of the genome databases and distribution of the computing load to ensure rapi...
Fragmented habitats no ultimate refuges for forest-dwelling tropical birds
... by consulting available records and superimposing maps
of the known ranges of tropical species. Dissatisf...y then digitally superimposed available bird range maps
on their own current forest map using the Nicholas School's advanced Geographical Informational Syst...
Chicken genome analysis will benefit human health and agriculture
... provided DNA used to create recombinant DNA clone maps
of the chicken genome. Those maps
provided the framework for the much more detailed genome sequence assembly. "Chickens and humans...
Gorillas in the midst of extinction
...s, which researchers and rangers are using as base maps
for field surveys. "We still have to integrate remote sensing with traditional surveys on the ground," said Laporte. "They really complement each other. The rate of change is so rapid that we need satellite imagery in a timely fashion to address the ...
Scientists reveal molecular secrets of the malaria parasite
...archers, Carlton's group was then able to generate maps
that compare the degrees of similarity among genes on P. falciparum chromosomes and its rodent-malaria counterparts. "The paper is significant on many levels, including the integration of draft genome sequence data with microarray and protein expre...
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