Tag: "support" at biology news
Saudi Arabia's KAUST names WHOI first research partner
...rnative fisheries policies, such a model provides support
for resource managers. The proposed coastal hydr...anography in the Red Sea. This research also will support
studies of coral reef ecology and provide a baseline for long-term monitoring of the coastal envir...
Pollution causes 40 percent of deaths worldwide, study finds
... more conservation of environmental resources that support
human life. "Relying on increasing diseases and malnutrition to limit human numbers in the world diminishes the quality of life for all humans and is a high-risk policy," the researchers conclude....
Smokeless tobacco more effective than cigarettes for delivering dangerous carcinogens into the body
...ependence. In fact, this study lends evidence to support
the notion that the oral use of tobacco actually provides a more efficient means for delivering certain carcinogens into the body through the bloodstream, although cigarette smoke includes a host of carcinogenic products that arent a major factor in ...
Rain forest protection works in Peru
...nd Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, which helped support
the research. I foresee that CLAS-like satellite analysis systems will become the standards routinely used by local conservation agencies to track rain forest disturbances and deforestation in the future. ...
Penguins march into new park
...he park includes more than 40 small islands, which support
the only two nesting colonies of southern giant petrels on the entire Patagonian coast, as well as the only colonies of Southern American fur seals. Other denizens of this coastal oasis include the endangered Olrogs gull, the white-headed steamer duc...
Brain blood flow gives clues to treating depression
...s suggest that objective imaging evaluations could support
subjective clinical decisions, he said. Using SPECT (single photon emission computed tomography)a molecular imaging/nuclear medicine procedure in which injected radiotracers are utilized to produce three-dimensional, computer-reconstructed images ...
Satellite tracking reveals threats to Borneo pygmy elephants
... Sanctuary, may be too small and too fragmented to support
a viable population for the long term, according to the report. Five pygmy elephants were darted and outfitted with collars two years ago by the Sabah Wildlife Department with WWF assistance, after tracking the elephants on foot through the dense j...
Ecologists work to link kids with nature
...logical Society of America released a statement in support
of the No Child Left Indoors initiative ( http://www.esa.org/pao/newsroom/pressReleases2007/04182007.php ). The Societys 2007 and 2008 annual meetings will feature informal science education sessions, focusing on ways in which ecologists can make cit...
AAAS analysis finds Congress would add billions to FY 2008 R&D investment
...), in some cases exceeding his funding requests to support
physical sciences R&D at the National Science Foun...ar doubling of budgets for the three ACI agencies; support
science and math education programs; authorize programs to encourage U.S. students to pursue S&T car...
ASBMB taps 8 scientists and 1 politician for top awards
... best demonstrates dedication to public service in support
of biomedical science. Castle was selected as this year's recipient of the Schachman Award in recognition of his repeated efforts to boost the budget of the National Institutes of Health since 2003, and for his efforts to promote a more rational Fede...
Can hemp help the everglades?
...ope. Results of this four year study, which has support
from the South Florida Water Management District, were published in the 2007 September-October issue of the Journal of Environmental Quality. Levels of atrazine and three of its products were monitored in groundwater directly beneath sweet corn plots...
National Ecological Observatory Network featured at ESA/SER Joint International Conference
...l Earth Observation System of Systems. NEON will support
the first continental-scale comparisons of research transects focused on some of the nation's most pressing ecological challenges, including: the effects of urban and exurban development; forest management; invasive species and infectious diseases; n...
New survey documents the headaches of computerized medicine
...ectronically are safer and, combined with decision support
tools, automatically alert prescribers to possible interactions, allergies and other potential problems, the Institute said, and urged that all health care providers have electronic systems in place by 2010. Fears that the CPOE cure might be worse t...
New grants bolster efforts to generate faster and cheaper tools for DNA sequencing
..., today awarded more than $15 million in grants to support
development of innovative technologies with the po...Term Development for Genome Sequencing grants will support
research aimed at sequencing a human-sized genome at 100 times lower cost than was possible when thi...
U-M researchers find family of 'on switches' that cause prostate cancer
... to match up to $1 million dollars in donations to support
work related to developing therapies against prostate cancer gene fusions at the university. Mapping of the human genome was only the beginning. Equipped with the comprehensive analysis of the human genome, we can now systematically examine the blu...
New study demonstrates important role of glia in circadian timing
...rvous system, once thought to function strictly as support
cells for neurons, are now thought to actively modulate them. Providing further evidence in support
of this theory, researchers at the Department of Neuroscience and the Center for Neuroscience Resear...
Screening for fragile skin
...e request of breeder Malcolm Green with subsequent support
from the Breeders Society. "The mutation exists in sheep from most of the Australian flocks weve tested," Dr Berg said. Technical assistant Nelson Jimenez selects White Dorper hairs for analysis in the Regional Veterinary Laboratory at Camden. "...
High rates of HIV infection documented among young Nepalese girls sex-trafficked to India
...ervice. The high rates of HIV we have documented support
concerns that sex trafficking may be a significant factor in both maintaining the HIV epidemic in India and in the expansion of this epidemic to its lower-prevalence neighbors, said Jay Silverman, Associate Professor of Society, Human Development, an...
Rare example of Darwinism seen in action
...conflict in the reproduction of those animals that support
their developing offspring through a placenta. T...curs in the mothers external pouch). Evidence to support
the conflict over nutrients theory has been found in placental mammals. But the new study is the fir...
Jan Lwe awarded 2007 EMBO Gold Medal
...ed as an EMBO Member. EMBO has been a tremendous support
to me during my career and I am extremely delighted to have won such a prestigious award, said Jan enthusiastically upon hearing the news. It's not always easy to convince people that working on the inner workings of bacteria is worthwhile and the EM...
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