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US Agency for International Development awards $34 million to Virginia Tech

...sfer of technologies for improved land management, strengthened local institutions, and improved market access for smallholders and communities around the world. "To implement our vision we have structured our consortium around strong researchers, world-class institutional partners, and an excellent proj...

Evidence that learning is consolidated during sleep

...wakefulness is actively altered, restructured, and strengthened during sleep." However, they said, exploring this consolidation process was difficult because of the complexities of both sleep and memory. For example, sleep consists of two major stages -- rapid eye movement (REM) sleep and non rapid eye movement (...

International marine survey of coral death

...so that management and policy interventions can be strengthened globally," according to C. Drew Harvell, a Cornell University professor of ecology and one leader of the coral reef assessment. Harvell observes that the World Bank and Global Environmental Fund are focusing on coral reefs because of the organisms' h...

Dinosaurs in bullet-proof vests

...ons, too, but in contrast to humans these are also strengthened with fibres.' Possibly these collagen fibres are the reason why this third type of armour plating is even more stable than the 'normal' ankylosaurus armour. 'In this third group the plates of bone are far thinner than in all the other ankylosauruses ...

How city dwellers and living things put the green into our urban open spaces

...oups. Professor Whatmore said: "This project has strengthened our grasp of the practical know-how, passionate enthusiasm and ecological concern that city residents bring to bear in creating various kinds of urban green space. "And our findings challenge policy makers and scientists to engage the knowledge of or...

USGS featured at AAAS - Nation's largest science meeting

...haking will occur over decade-long time spans have strengthened building codes and saved untold numbers of lives and property in the U.S. But what about the prospects for a more immediate warning? It remains unclear whether intermediate- and short-term earthquake predictions are feasible, but the number and scop...

Brain region learns to anticipate risk, provides early warnings. suggests new study in Science

...ed activity in the cingulate, and that this effect strengthened over time as the subject became more familiar with the task. Thus, brain imaging confirmed that the ACC had "learned" the significance of the blue cue, and had begun, at least subconsciously, to adjust behaviors accordingly, the study found. "It appe...

Cure no quick fix for cancer survivors on long road to recovery

...erspective. These patients reported the experience strengthened relationships, renewed their appreciation for life, reordered priorities, increased empathy and deepened spirituality. "One unique facet of this study was that it also looked at good that came out of facing a life-threatening illness," Wingard said....

NASA study finds snow melt causes large ocean plant blooms

...quence, sea surfacewinds over the Arabian Sea have strengthened leading to more intenseupwelling and more widespread blooms of phytoplankton along the coastsof Somalia, Yemen and Oman. According to Goes, while large blooms of phytoplankton can enhancefisheries, exceptionally large blooms could be detrimental to t...

Scientists reveal how disease bacterium survives inside immune system cell

...e encounters with specific immune system cells has strengthened scientists' belief that these plentiful white blood cells, known as neutrophils, dictate whether our immune system will permit or prevent bacterial infections. A paper describing the research was released today online in The Journal of Immunology. F...

Ecosystems, economic choices and human well-being

...storation enhances development efforts and will be strengthened by inclusion in the planning process, the report says. Meanwhile, people who have a choice must reduce unsustainable consumption at an individual, community, national and global level. If we are serious about slowing, let alone halting, biodiversity ...

Brain networks change according to cognitive task

...n regions, indicates that each task preferentially strengthened the influences converging on the task specific regions (LTC for rhyming, IPS for spelling). This finding suggests that task specific regions serve as convergence zones that integrate information from other parts of the brain. The results also show th...

Amazon symposium to address large-scale conservation

...estation (cattle ranching and soybean farming) are strengthened by expanding world markets for open-range beef and grain. The paving of highways into the heart of the region will facilitate the export of Amazon products to world markets as it creates new corridors for explosive frontier expansion. These mountin...

Big ears for British wheat

...eat and Maize Improvement (CIMMYT), a relationship strengthened by a recent workshop in Mexico supported by the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC). With their CIMMYT colleagues the UK researchers will explore the characteristics of crossing novel Central American varieties of wheat tha...

Alzheimer's disease; new approach, new possibilities?

...fect on blood vessel walls. This effect is perhaps strengthened as a result of ageing, which causes the protein to be removed less efficiently. The blood vessel loses strength and in its immediate vicinity the accumulation of the amyloid-β protein increases and plaques develop. Finally, the damage to the blo...

Report recommends renewed focus on food and agriculture research

...tic effects and elucidating ways that these can be strengthened will allow scientists to capitalize further on the beneficial effects of these microbes." The report is the outcome of a colloquium convened by the American Academy of Microbiology. Nineteen scientists with expertise in areas ranging from plant pat...

The AIUM releases new statement regarding keepsake imaging

... and responsible use of diagnostic ultrasound, has strengthened and detailed its stance on ultrasound that is done for nonmedical purposes. To develop a revised statement, a Keepsake Ultrasound Task Force was created to consider the various aspects of the use of ultrasound for entertainment. The AIUM wanted to en...

New Accutane controls praised by March of Dimes

...l director of the March of Dimes, in response to a strengthened risk management program for Accutane and other bra... be only the tip of the iceberg. "We applaud FDA's strengthened risk management program for isotretinoin, making it a single, mandatory program. We expect that the...

UN General Assembly urged to strengthen worldwide capacities in science, technology, and innovation

...s in reducing poverty and related problems require strengthened institutions for science, technology, and innovati.... The MDGs can be met if international science is strengthened for the benefit of society. Science and technology are necessary, but not sufficient, prerequisites...

Where the brain combines what's heard and felt

...y in the auditory cortex by an auditory impulse is strengthened when it is combined with tactile stimulation of a hand (see Image 2). Furthermore, the researchers found areas inside the auditory cortex that react more strongly to simultaneous impulses than to single stimuli this is a classic criterion for the id...

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