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No sign that ethnic groups' genes cause diabetes, international research team says
...nce worldwide. The findings are published in the spring
issue of the journal Perspectives in Biology and Medicine. "When it comes to diabetes, we're finding that genes are no more important for ethnic minorities than for anyone else," said Stephanie Fullerton, a population geneticist and bioethicist at ...
Winter flounder on the fast track to recovery
...ty to green crabs, which are less prevalent in the spring
than the summertime. Unlike in previous releases, when divers submerged crab-proof acclimatization cages of flounder into 20 feet of water prior to release, Fairchild and a team of researchers released the flounder directly into the Hampton River. "T...
Snowmelt monitored in the Baltic Sea watershed region in near real time
melt of winter snow is underway in the Baltic Sea watershed region, satellites are monitoring and mapping the snow melting process to help local authorities manage water supplies and predict and prepare for floods. Remote sensing is the only techniqu...
University of Alaska Fairbanks awarded $3.8M for bird flu research
...ds from six continents come to Alaska to nest each spring
and summer. Scientists say that could provide an opportunity for exchange of bird flu viruses which could then infect humans. "Our major goal is to understand the genetic changes of flu viruses and how those changes relate to their success in anim...
Detecting poisons in nectar is an odour-ous task for honeybees
Though many spring
flowers have bright advertisements offering sweet rewards to honeybees, some common flowers have not-so-sweet or even toxic nectars. Why plants would try to poison the honeybees they wish to attract is a scientific mystery. The honeybee, which accoun...
Ultrathin films deliver DNA as possible gene therapy tool
...Lynn presented a summary of the work at the annual spring
meeting of the American Chemical Society in Chicago on Monday, March 26. When placed in or near a body tissue, the films are designed to degrade and release the DNA. Large strands of DNA cannot normally penetrate cells, so Lynn constructs his films...
New UA / private partnership appraises climate and environmental risks by address
... Entrepreneur Purcell got the idea for CASL in the spring
of 2006 when he saw post-climate-change sea-level maps that Overpeck and UA geoscientist Jeremy Weiss had created. Purcell and his wife had been discussing buying the beach-front home his wife had always longed for. However, contemplating how se...
Press conferences at the year's largest physics meeting
...he discovery of a protein that acts as a molecular spring
to keep blood clots structurally stable yet remain flexible enough to allow blood to flow through them. Michael Deem's lab at Rice University has been using the tools of statistical physics to uncover better strategies for fighting HIV, and also for...
Largest physics meeting of the year, in Denver
...orage in nanoporous carbon (J27.9) a tunable DNA spring
in a nanochannel (J21.1) cell-free gene circuits (H34.3) understanding radiotherapy-induced second cancers (H25.7) electrical resistance in ovarian cancer cells (H25.6) synthetic gene networks (D35.1) biophotoacoustics (B38.1) virus-inspi...
Mellow in Europe, crazy in America
...has developed traits, like faster emergence in the spring
and larger root biomass, that allow it to become a rapid colonizer. In short, the grass is still the same species, but it has quickly evolved to be invasive. And this has significance far beyond the headache of reed canarygrass. A "fundamental impl...
Study to look at aspirin as aid to conception, healthy pregnancy
...on & Reproduction trial, or EAGeR, will begin this spring
and will continue for five years. The UB center will enroll 535 women. Another 1,070 will be recruited by investigators at the University of Utah, for a total enrollment of 1,600 women. Participants must be between the ages of 18 and 40, have had o...
David H. Baker to be honored for work in animal and nutritional science
David H. Baker, professor emeritus of animal sciences and nutritional sciences at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, will receive the Council for Agricultural Science and Technologys Charles A. Black Award. The award is given to an indiv...
'Dilbert of academia' brings humor to talk at UH
...ms talk. The lecture series will continue this spring
with two additional speakers March 23 and April 30. For more information, contact Christina Chan, UH-AGEP director, at 713-743-3242 or firstname.lastname@example.org . WHO: Jorge Cham, creator of Piled Higher and Deeper (PhD) comic strip WHAT: UH College...
US needs to plan for climate change-induced summer droughts
...out. "We're already seeing snow packs dwindle and spring
runoffs coming earlier and earlier," Coakley said. "The dry summers that we've experienced recently may pale in comparison to what could happen in the near future. There is a kind of domino effect as temperatures warm. Precipitation that would have f...
Altered ocean currents disturb ecosystem off Northern California and Oregon coast
...t move warmocean surface water offshore during the spring
and summer. Thewarm water is replaced by cold, nut...arnacle and mussel larvaesettled onto rocks during spring
and early summer of 2005, likelydue to the low availability of food. In late summer, strongerthan us...
Changes in west coast marine ecosystems significant
...at the California Current system in 2005, when the spring
upwelling was delayed by a month. Winds that normally cause upwelling were absent, creating the lowest "upwelling-favorable wind stress" in 20 years. Near-shore waters were two degrees (C) warmer than average, surf zone chlorophyll levels were 50 per...
Newly discovered West Coast arrhythmias cause
...r for salmon returns. Sea-bird Die-offs In the spring
of 2005, the volunteers who work as citizen scient...ated birds littered the beaches because the normal spring
upwelling that fuels food production didn't occur until much later in the season. "In Oregon, the...
Grizzly bears feast on diverse diet
... good at killing moose calves during the difficult spring
period when other foods like berries are not yet a...ing the root of sweet vetch plants dominated early spring
diets, while preying on ungulatesor hooved animals--was greatest during late spring, although the ti...
Bats prey on nocturnally migrating songbirds
...ant noctules, with occurrence peaks in the diet in spring
and autumn, i.e. during main songbirds' seasonal m...shifts in isotopic signatures towards bird prey in spring
and, especially, during autumn. In parallel, isotopic signatures of whole insect bodies and passerin...
Risk of preterm birth appears to vary by season
...AN FRANCISCO, Feb. 5 Women who become pregnant in spring
are more vulnerable to preterm birth than those wh...r the fall (8.8 percent), winter (9.1 percent) and spring
(9.2 percent). Preterm birth prior to 32 weeks gestation, when complications can be more severe fo...
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