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Say goodbye to Rudolph and other reindeer if global warming continues
... from a new study that examined the archaeological record
in southwestern France, where reindeer became loca...onservation Biology. The pair examined the fossil record
left in Grotte XVI, a cave above the Ceou River in the Dordogne region of France. The cave, which w...
Argo robotic instrument network now covers most of the globe
...e Argo floats, which are robotically programmed to record
and transmit data, are uniquely positioned to prov...ur years. Every 10 days the instruments surface to record
temperature, salinity and currents and to relay the information to satellites. Within hours the info...
Revisiting the vertebrate invasion of the land
...ical and Biochemical Zoology. Although the fossil record
of this transition remains far from complete, new ...-the-art issue range from the fish-tetrapod fossil record
to diverse aspects of the behavior, physiology, biochemistry, and ecology of the extant fish species...
Hudson's Bay Company fur trapping policies set stage for modern environmental struggles
...ources. In a pilot study examining the historical record
for the National Park Service, a University of Washington researcher has found that the Hudson's Bay Company, the dominant outside force in the region during the early years of the 19th century, set the stage for later environmental struggles through...
Vaccinating wildlife can reduce human risk for Lyme disease
... at University of California at Irvine. "Despite a record
increase in cases, efforts to prevent Lyme disease with a human vaccine were set back in 2002 when it was pulled from the market due to poor sales." Although the study showed significant reduction in risk and was the first demonstration of a wild...
Shots fired at Bayonne range prove smart gun technology works
... Ultimately computerized sensors in each gun will record
data on dozens of known users while also blocking ... sensors in the experimental gun then can read and record
the size and force of the users' hand during the first second when the trigger is squeezed. "Th...
VA patients get better chronic, preventive care than similar US adults
...dition to using a sophisticated electronic medical record
system, the VA uses a quality measurement approach that holds regional managers accountable for several processes in preventive care and in the management of common chronic conditions. Acting VA Under Secretary for Health Jonathan B. Perlin, MD...
Loyola sets another world record for smallest baby at 8.6 ounces
...Maywood, Ill., will announce yet another new world record
for the smallest baby -- Rumaisa (Roo-may-sa), wei... LOYOLA'S HIGH-RISK PROGRAM: Loyola now holds the record
of delivering and caring for the two smallest babies in the world. In addition, Loyola has cared for...
NSTI announces schedule for 8th Annual Nanotech 2005 Conference
... electronics and even cosmetics. We are expecting record
attendance for 2005." Nanotech 2005 will present four program tracks complete with focused sessions and panel discussions. The Nanotechnology track will cover nanotech materials, chemistry and energy. The Biotechnology track will focus on genomics, ...
$6.7 million for bionic war on disabilities
...e precisely "listen" to individual nerve cells and record
their activity, allowing paralyzed people to control computers or their own limbs much more quickly, Normann says....
Holes in fossil shells show effects of competition and evolution
...s demonstrated in the lab, and shown in the fossil record
bridging the extinction and recovery of marine species in the western Atlantic at the end of the Pliocene Era. In the lab, under competitive conditions, 37.5% of the shells showed edge drilling, while only 2.6% did in unstressed conditions. Pliocene ...
Urban ecology study witnessing the birth of a 'designer ecosystem'
...he world's emerging cities, with an archeological record
for the area going back more than 2,000 years. The city has gone from a small farming center to a major metropolitan area in little more than a century, with the major growth occurring after World War II. "It's an ideal situation, because the develop...
No blind mice, thanks to UF scientists
...ity and pharmaceutical companies have a long track record
of being able to develop antibody-based therapy in things like snake anti-venoms," Scott said. "This isn't a new and unproven technology. This is something that can be rapidly adapted and brought to market." Scientists said they still need to find a ...
Development of portable infectious disease detector
...ave further miniaturized this sensor technology to record
rapid changes in the metabolism and signaling of individual cells. To handle such small numbers of cells, they have adapted a method for molding micro-channels and valves into a material similar to that used in soft contact lenses. This has given the...
Study in Royal Society journal on managing GM crops for environmental benefit
...stimating the number of species from the discovery record
by Dr AR Solow and Professor WK Smith A central q...problem. The approach is applied to the discovery record
of large marine animals over the period 1828-1996. By the end of this period, a total of 217 specie...
Sinking coastlines may precede large subduction zone quakes
..., British Columbia and the Eel River in California record
evidence of buried marsh or forest soils, and may be good sites for future monitoring. Whether suitable coastal marshes can be found near all subduction zones is a big question, however, and not all subduction zones may act the same. "It could be tha...
New evidence indicates biggest extinction wasn't caused by asteroid or comet
...h Africa has provided the most intensively studied record
of Permian-Triassic vertebrate fossils. In their work, the researchers were able to use chemical, biological and magnetic evidence to correlate sedimentary layers in the Karoo to similar layers in China that previous research has tied to the marine e...
The Cochrane Library Newsletter, 2005, Issue 1
..., which would help with compliance. In addition no record
of resistance development to these antibiotics was found in the included studies. They are not a perfect solution, however, because each still has its own spectrum of possible side effects and limitations. "The antibiotics st...
Scientists find missing link between whale and its closest relative, the hippo
...ry. In doing so, the finding reconciles the fossil record
with the 20-year-old claim that molecular evidence points to the whale as the closest relative of the hippo. "The problem with hippos is, if you look at the general shape of the animal it could be related to horses, as the ancient Greeks thought, or ...
'Moss in space' project shows how some plants grow without gravity
...low spin on a clinostat a machine that resembles a record
turntable placed on its edge, and is used to negate the effects of gravity. On earth gravity controls the direction of moss growth so thoroughly that it grows straight away from the center of the earth, just like shoots in a field of corn. In space, ...
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