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Type 2 diabetes: Problems in the furnace

...s and produce most of the chemical power needed to sustain life. The new research, which is published in the September 2005 issue of the open-access journal PLoS Medicine, indicates that a decreased ability to burn sugars and fats efficiently is an early and central part of the diabetes problem. Their new da...

Evolution of life on Earth may hold key to finding life in outer space

...thrive in environments once thought too extreme to sustain life. Given the intense conditions under which these microbes are able to exist on Earth, the likelihood of finding life in outer space also increases. In "Fantasy Worlds," for each type of extremophile found, animators created a parallel imaginary...

A giant sucking sound for sea turtles

...een 1,000-3,000 turtles needs to be established to sustain the fishery. Green turtles - the only herbivorous sea turtle species - travel from throughout the Caribbean to Nicaragua to forage in its rich sea grass beds, making it especially frustrating for neighboring countries that protect turtles in their ow...

U Iowa researchers prevent hereditary deafness in mice

... before the RNAi is delivered, and finding ways to sustain the gene-silencing effect over an extended period of time. Smith added that developing the technique to produce long-term rescue of hearing loss is a future focus for his research team. In addition to Smith and Maeda, the research team included Kunih...

Coral reef fish larvae settle close to home

... should help ensure that protected populations can sustain themselves as well as provide a source of larvae to maintain exploited populations in areas open to fishing. In a new study, researchers have managed to uncover the patterns of local dispersion for a small coral reef fish species by employing a combi...

Woods Hole Research Center plans controlled burn in Amazon rainforest

...st interior, keeping the litter layer too moist to sustain a fire. Now large areas of forest are selectively...e changes allow the litter to become dry enough to sustain a fire. Once a forest has burned a first time, the combination of a more damaged forest canopy and ...

Preventing muscle atrophy

...s determined that Runx1 activation is necessary to sustain muscle by limiting the autophagy of denervated myofibers. Dr. Burden believes that their findings "raise the intriguing possibility that congenital myopathies, which do not follow simple Mendelian inheritance or become evident only late in life, may ...

New model for studying species distributions and the mid-domain effect developed

Understanding why some parts of the world sustain more species than others is one of the most enigmatic problems in ecology. One particularly common pattern is a "hump-shaped" biodiversity gradient: for example, biodiversity peaks near the equator and declines going either north or south. Historica...

Landscape corridors promote animal, plant dispersal

...n promoting animal and plant seed movement to help sustain diversity and dispersal of native animals and plants. In addition, says Dr. Nick Haddad, associate professor of zoology at NC State and a co-author of the paper describing the research, the study shows that easy-to-measure animal behaviors can serve ...

From butterflies to freshwater supplies

...ealth for humanity and the natural systems that sustain life on Earth. Through its work at the intersection of science, technology and policy, health, business and the humanities, the institute fosters the development of creative, working solutions to environmental challenges; works with key p...

Non-dieters more successful at boosting health than dieters, study finds

.... The dieters, on the other hand, were not able to sustain any of the short-term improvements they experienced and worsened in terms of their self-esteem. "Given the difficulties most obese people experience in sustaining weight loss, the findings suggest that people are better advised to focus on behavior c...

Ecosystems, economic choices and human well-being

...ms the natural systems, known as ecosystems, which sustain all life on the planet. The loss of biodiversity i...We are overwhelming the Earth's natural ability to sustain us, and without significant changes in how we manage our ecosystems, we face increased extinctions o...

'Environmentalism: Retrospect and Prospect' symposium to be held in Woods Hole on June 3

...habitable Earth. Center staff seek to conserve and sustain forests, soils, water, and energy by demonstrating their value to human health and economic prosperity. The Woods Hole Research Center has initiatives in the Amazon, the Arctic, Africa, Russia, Boreal North America, the Mid-Atlantic, New England and...

From photovoltaics to solar thermal collectors: Evaluating and improving green design

...icy for a habitable Earth, seeking to conserve and sustain forests, soils, water, and energy by demonstrating their value to human health and economic prosperity. The Woods Hole Research Center sponsors initiatives in the Amazon, the Arctic, Africa, Russia, Boreal North America, the Mid-Atlantic, New Englan...

Alaskan puzzles, monitoring provide insight about North Pacific salmon runs

...rts of streams or entire watersheds is needed to sustain salmon. Puzzles include Alaska's Kvichak River, the world's most important salmon-producing river. It has had runs of more than 50 million sockeye salmon in the past, representing more value than all the salmon in the lower 48 combined back when tho...

Researchers identify protein crucial for survival of Lyme-disease bacterium

...from replicating in the manner that they should to sustain the numbers needed to move from the midgut to the ...terium, because if you understand what it needs to sustain itself, then in theory you could disrupt that cycle by blocking whatever that mechanism is," Dr. Nor...

Molecular models advance the fight against malaria

...a. Investigating ways to counter the mutations and sustain the efficacy of anti-malarial drugs, Trumpower and his colleagues continued their work on previous studies using yeast enzymes to explore atovaquone resistance. It is not possible to grow enough malaria parasites to isolate and study the respiratory...

Faulty body clock leads to obesity and diabetes

...ical timing in optimizing strategies to reduce and sustain weight loss resulting from both medical and lifestyle modifications." The research team also includes Joseph S. Takahashi, Walter and Mary Elizabeth Glass Professor in the Life Sciences and a Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigator at Northweste...

Earth's services in peril, report concludes

...ent that the ability of the planet's ecosystems to sustain future generations can no longer be taken for granted. Among the findings of the report: Humans depend for their existence far more than they realize on the intricate web of physical and biological systems provided by the Earth the food and fres...

Joslin Diabetes Center scientists find genetic defects

...ne, their body cannot convert food into energy. To sustain life, they must get insulin through injections. The disorder can emerge in childhood, adolescence and even appear in adulthood, but the genetic stage is set beforehand. T-cells play a key role. They are part of the highly complex array of immune cel...

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