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Census of Marine Life historians detail collapse of bluefin tuna population off northern Europe

...ranean fisheries. In 1949, Norway had 43 boats in pursuit of the bluefin; the next year it had 200. Norwegian catches briefly exceeded 10,000 tons per year in the early 1950s. Better means of catching the tuna early in the 20th Century also attracted sport fishing pursuits and businesses, beginning in th...

News tips from the Journal of Neuroscience

...hen eyes were fixed, and then increased during the pursuit phase. The variance in PC firing was predictive of trial-to-trial variance in behavioral responses at eye movement initiation. From their analysis, the authors surmised that noise from neurons downstream of PCs was minimal but probably contributed to...

Major study predicts grim future for Europe's seas

...ecline of the centrally planned communist Bloc and pursuit of rapid economic growth. Despite numerous accounts of the declining state of the marine environment, few studies have attempted to link this situation with Europes human lifestyles or to examine what the future may hold for the seas. The project, Eu...

2007 Alzheimer Award to Jing Zhang, M.D., Ph.D.

...f the largest CSF banks in the country. Dr. Zhangs pursuit has been supported by many investigators from other institutions, including Dr. Joseph Jankovic at the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Drs. John Nutt, Kathleen Chung and Joseph Quinn at Oregon Health and Science University, Dr. Marla Gearing a...

1 month post launch, Interactive Autism Network reports 13,000 participants

... potential of this project, and ultimately, to the pursuit of answers in autism." IAN has become successful in registering families largely due to the tight knit nature of the autism community and the outpouring of support from parents. Testimonials continue to echo the great need for and tremendous poten...

BDSI announces positive phase III clinical trial results

...and overcome many obstacles and stayed true to its pursuit of the capital and time efficient 505(b)(2) regulatory pathway. Our team has brought tangible value to our stockholders, and our board takes this time to state its appreciation and admiration of the efforts of our management team and all of our empl...

Third annual Templeton-Cambridge Fellowships awarded to 10 noted journalists

... might relate, recent years have brought an active pursuit of understanding how science may deepen theological awareness, for example, or how religious traditions might illuminate the scientific realm. Fellowship organizers note that rigorous journalistic examination of the region where science and theology...

News tips from the Journal of Neuroscience

... week, Schwander et al. take a step forward in the pursuit of recessive genes for deafness. The authors undertook a forward genetics screen by exposing male mice to the mutagen ENU ( N -ethyl- N -nitrosourea) and then breeding them with wild-type females. Fifty-one of 850 pedigrees analyzed had impaired acou...

European launch of International Polar Year 2007-2008

...ding example of how countries can work together in pursuit of extraordinary political, scientific and social outcomes that will be crucial for the next generation. At a time when climate change is being debated at the highest political levels, and its social and economic effects are being felt in many Euro...

Neuroscientist Robert Sapolsky will discuss stress, health, Feb. 17 at AAAS meeting

...ren't thinking about health when they declared the pursuit of happiness to be an inalienable right, but when it comes to understanding the importance of a stress-free life, they may have been ahead of their time. "When you get to Westernized humans, it's only in the last century or two that our health prob...

Physicist S. James Gates, Jr. receives AAAS award

... benefit, it's not the actual pain" that makes the pursuit worthwhile. The award will be bestowed on 17 February at the 2007 AAAS Annual Meeting in San Francisco....

Marshfield Clinic's electronic health record first to receive CCHIT certification

...als in building this state-of-the-art EHR." "Our pursuit of CCHIT Certified status is one more example of Marshfield Clinic's commitment to remain a national leader in using information technology to improve patient care," said Justin Starren, M.D., Ph.D., FACMI, director, Marshfield Clinic Biomedical Info...

Families do not cause anorexia nervosa

... 10 percent. It is characterized by the relentless pursuit of thinness, emaciation and the obsessive fear of gaining weight. Anorexia nervosa commonly begins during adolescence, but strikes throughout the lifespan--it is nine times more common in females than in males. Personality traits, such as perfectioni...

Pet owners are sick more often and exercise less than other working-aged people

...s. It may be assumed that exercising as a separate pursuit is an unlikely part of their free time activities in the way it is among more highly educated town people....

Americans' support for embryonic stem cell research declines, VCU Life Sciences survey shows

...ty paradoxically supports the use of such cells in pursuit of treatment for themselves or family members, according to the sixth annual Virginia Commonwealth University Life Sciences Survey released Thursday. The number of Americans that supports embryonic stem cell research was 54 percent in the new survey...

New hope for patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia

...ely, these data provide strong support for further pursuit of lenalidomide in confirmatory clinical studies that are now open at Roswell Park and other cancer centers in the country," notes Dr. Chanan-Khan....

Night of the living enzyme

...g, decontamination, biosensor design and any other pursuit that requires controlling catalysts and sustaining their activity. Theres a school of thought that the reason enzymes work better in cells than in solution is because the concentration of enzymes surrounded by other biomolecules in cells is about 1...

A human taste for rarity spells disaster for endangered species

The shady pursuit of endangered bird eggs made international headlin... most dangerous animals to killing the rarest. The pursuit of social status and health can also trigger the anthropogenic Allee effect, as many rare species ar...

Springer launches new journal, Cognitive Neurodynamics

...n its essence is dynamic and multilayered, and the pursuit of new clues inevitably leads from one layer to the next, both reductionist and holistic. Cognitive Neurodynamics will promote the integration of cognitive science and neurodynamics as a whole and provide a forum for scientists and engineers working...

Conference supports minority students to pursue biomedical careers

...ue meeting designed to encourage and support their pursuit of advanced training and careers in the biomedical and behavioral sciences. The Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS) will be held November 8-11, 2006 at the Anaheim Convention Center and Anaheim Marriott in Anaheim, C...

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