Tag: "natural" at biology news
NSF funding to advance research on interplay between biology and society
... a result of climate change, population increases, natural
resource demands and other pressures. The researchers hope to better understand the views that both mainstream scientists and Native American community members bring to efforts at collaboration. A project led by Maria Carmen Lemos at the University...
In nature, proteins sweep up nanoparticles
...process stops the spread of metal nanoparticles in natural
environments, which is reason enough to explore it further. If we understand what causes nanoparticles to aggregate, we have the potential to control their mobility in the subsurface by adding constituents that drive aggregation, says Banfield. T...
Staphylococcus aureus hides out in cells
...of the research team. S. aureus then benefits from natural
or programmed cell death to re-emerge and trigger another episode of infection, leading to chronicity....
Could fungal collection hold the key to new life-saving drugs?
...ystems to detect biological activity in samples of natural
products that could lead to new medicinal products...e step further, with the fungi being exploited for natural
products. Although using biotechnology to develop new drugs is by no means simple, the industry ha...
New findings challenge established views on human genome
...earchers speculate it may serve as a warehouse for natural
selection by acting as a source of functional elements unique to each species and of elements that perform the similar functions among species despite having sequences that appear dissimilar. Other highlights of the ENCODE work include: Identifi...
Human activities increasing carbon sequestration in forests
...logging or other stand-replacement events whether natural
or not create periods of 5-20 years when there is a net release of carbon dioxide from forests to the atmosphere, instead of sequestration as they do later on. The end result is a highly variable forest carbon cycle that appears to be heavily infl...
Bacteria ferry nanoparticles into cells for early diagnosis, treatment
...a could be used as vehicles, harnessing bacteria's natural
ability to penetrate cells and their nuclei, Bashir said. "For gene therapy, a big obstacle has been finding ways to transport the therapeutic DNA molecule through the nuclear membrane and into the nucleus," he said. "Only when it is in the nucleus...
Massive herds of animals found to still exist in Southern Sudan
...eti migrations. We cannot risk losing this amazing natural
resource now, said Fay. The Wildlife Conservation...the Congo Basin Forest Partnership, to foster wise natural
resource management in a region of great global conservation value and strategic importance beset by...
Other highlights in JNCI, June 12
... Compound Blocks Heat Shock Protein Deguelin, a natural
compound known to have antitumor properties, appears to disrupt the function of heat shock protein 90 (Hsp90), which cancer cells may need to grow. Heat shock proteins are expressed in response to higher temperatures and help prevent disruptions i...
UCR biologists unravel the genetic secrets of black widow spider silk
...lk of spiders. Theres nothing quite as good yet as natural
dragline silk, but we should get a lot closer now ...ome of the best mechanical properties of any known natural
fibers, thus they are being considered in the improvement of a variety of products including surgica...
Australian wins prestigious prize in biodiversity informatics
... and analysis for use in conservation planning and natural
resource decision-making." Further, the Committe...nderstands the importance of the interplay between natural
history collections data, visualization and analysis tools, and conservation decision-making. He has...
Study helps preserve Arctic whale, Eskimo subsistence hunt
...hale," said Bickham, the professor of forestry and natural
resources who presented data from a study he co-authored at the scientific meeting of the commission in May. Bickham said the bowhead's population has recently been increasing by 3 percent a year, even while being harvested by subsistence hunters....
Researchers examine carbon capture and storage to combat global warming
... geologic sequestration-storage in old oil fields, natural
gas reservoirs, deep saline aquifers and unminable...earchers said. Even better, the process can free natural
gas that sits on the coal's surface. Natural gas is a relatively clean fossil fuel, which can then b...
Salvage logging, replanting increased biscuit fire severity
...after a few years, the study noted. By contrast, natural
regeneration of forests, he said, appears to resul...tion is more severe in the managed stands than the natural
ones, at least when there are one to two decades between fires. This research was done with satell...
Los Alamos National Laboratory making progress in Groundwater Protection Program
...e installation of monitoring wells could alter the natural
conditions around sampling points, and to support monitoring efforts in the future. LANL should conduct geochemical research on contaminant interactions, as well as other studies that would support plans for monitoring specific areas of the site, th...
Scientists propose the kind of chemistry that led to life
...iples of chemical interactions allow for a kind of natural
selection on a micro scale: enzymes can cooperate ...interest, became biological -- driven to evolve by natural
selection, he says. This simple model shows a plausible route to this type of complexity. Dill is al...
Hormone that signals fullness also curbs fast food consumption and tendency to binge eat
...d only acutely, using a single meal test. More natural
weight control? Unlike many diet pills, which typically block individual brain chemicals, hormone-based therapies such as pramlintide work by enhancing existing physiological pathways involved in food intake control. By developing therapies based ...
Columbine flowers develop long nectar spurs in response to pollinators
...e proposed a co-evolutionary "race" to explain how natural
selection might account for the evolution of very ...s [to tap the flowers' nectar] would be favored by natural
selection, and--in a never-ending process--continually drive the plants' spurs and the pollinator to...
Candidate research sites selected for the National Ecological Observatory Network
...sudden events on the landscape, such as wildfires, natural
catastrophes, disease outbreaks, or the emergence of an invasive species. In addition, NEON will equip aircraft with a variety of instruments to provide regional information for scaling and extrapolation from sites. A land use analysis package wil...
Who needs environmental monitoring?
...nd the public need monitoring to track our nations natural
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