Tag: "year" at biology news
Diatom genome reveals key role in biosphere's carbon cycle
...to 55 billion tons of organic carbon produced each year
in the sea and in the process use carbon dioxide and produce oxygen. And they are an important food source for many other marine organisms. Scientists would like to better understand how these organisms react to changes in sea temperatures, the amo...
Time running out for South Asian vultures, ecologists warn
... populations declined by an average of 50% in each year
between 2000 and 2003 in both India and Pakistan a... long-billed vultures in India declined by 22% per year
during the same period. The rare slender-billed vulture (Gyps tenuirostris) is also declining rapidl...
NIH awards new $14.5 million, five-year grant to the Scripps Research Institute
...p" that NIH Director Elias Zerhouni announced last year
as a guide for medical research in the twenty-first century. A series of far-reaching initiatives designed to transform the nation's medical research capabilities and speed the movement of research discoveries from the bench to the bedside, the NIH R...
Penn receives grant for initiative to help understand genes' effects on medications
.... While billions of prescriptions are written each year
in the hopes of improving health and preventing disease in Americans, these medications do not work as hoped in everyone, and indeed sometimes result in serious side effects. Genetic variability in the response to medications has been known for decad...
Amgen investigational therapy, AMG 162, increased bone mineral density with twice yearly injection
...onate)* treatment in the same time frame. The one year
results of the ongoing multi-center, Phase 2, dose ranging trial in healthy postmenopausal women with low BMD were presented at the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research (ASBMR) 26th Annual Meeting in Seattle. This double blind trial was de...
Endangered frogs coexist with fungus once thought fatal
...that the prevalence of infection did not vary from year
to year, suggesting that the infection is now endemic. McCallum and colleagues also found no evidence that survival differed between infected and uninfected frogs, suggesting that this potentially devastating amphibian disease now coexists with the f...
Fungus knocks a frog down but not out, raising questions about amphibian declines
... researchers found a steady rate of infection from year
to year, but a higher rate of infection in samples taken during the cooler seasons, leading the researchers to speculate that temperature may be a factor affecting the virulence of the fungus and/or the ability of the frogs to survive it. ...
Daphne Koller named MacArthur Fellow
...mation sets, is one of 23 individuals honored this year
by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. Fellows will receive a $500,000 "no-strings-attached" grant over five years to use in any way they see fit. Above all, Koller believes her work "can provide a framework to use as a starting point...
Annals of Internal Medicine tip sheet for Oct. 5, 2004
...ed from the United States in the late 1940s, every year
about 1,500 malaria cases occur. Most infections occur in people who travel abroad, and one of every 100 U.S. travelers with diagnosed malaria die. Researchers looked at records of U.S. travelers in a national registry who died of malaria between...
September/October 2004 Annals of Family Medicine tip sheet
... during the study period, from $503 per person per year
in 1998 to $759 in 2000. The average number of prescriptions filled per person per year
also increased from 13 in 1998 to 15.5 in 2000. The authors point out that increased prescribing fo...
Biologists ID molecular block for social 'cheaters'
... million from the National Science Foundation last year
to apply the latest techniques of modern molecular genetics and large-scale genomics to the study of social evolution. The project was one of the first funded by the NSF's new Frontiers in Integrated Biological Research program. Other co-authors on t...
Old bones unearth new date for giant deer's last stand
...that the giant deer also broke through this 10,000 year
barrier to enter the modern era....
ASPB opposes ban of GE crops in Butte County Ballot Measure D
...e of the National Academies published a study this year
which found no unique risk from genetically engine...e United Nations in a report issued in May of this year
found that biotechnology and genetic engineering of crops hold great promise for agriculture in deve...
Yale scientists find cooperative RNA switches in nature
...he existence of nine classes, so far. Earlier this year
they reported in the journal Nature on a class of riboswitch that are ribozymes and catalyze their own feedback loop. The work received the highest all time rating of a peer-reviewed scientific paper by the Faculty of 1000 , an on-line web resource ...
T cell's memory may offer long-term immunity to leishmaniasis
...According to the Centers for Disease Control, each year
the world sees 1.5 million new cases of cutaneous leishmaniasis, which infects the skin, causing scarring boils, and 500,000 new cases of visceral leishmaniasis, which infects internal organs, causing death if left untreated. ...
Experts present new research on hot topics in aging at GSA's annual meeting in Washington, DC
...op. The Journalists' Exchange on Aging meets every year
in the press room at GSA's conference to discuss emerging concerns and developments on the age beat. This is an informal gathering and all journalists are welcome. Date and Time TBA The sessions listed above are just a sampling of what to e...
US Agency for International Development awards $34 million to Virginia Tech
...pines, those benefits were estimated at $150,000 a year
for 4,600 local residents of six villages. De Datta said that the goal of the IPM Collaborative Research Support Program is to develop and implement worldwide a replicable, integrated approach to pest management that will reduce agricultural lo...
Report: How 10 top new technologies will help world reach globally-agreed goals by 2015
...es and thereby save tens of millions of lives per year
in developing countries. "Imagine a world in which...illions of people in developing countries die each year
from diseases that could be prevented or treated cheaply and easily through the development and use ...
Electronics recycling made easy
...e Berens. "We have been refining our program for a year
now, and we believe that what we have today is the best in the industry. OnyxPak TM has been packaged in a manner to minimize handling and shipping costs, while adding value and increasing existing distributor margins", continued Berens. Information...
Acoustics meeting in San Diego
...xercises are a topic of increasing interest. Last year
in the journal Nature, researchers suggested that ...sands of dolphins, porpoises, and whales die every year
as a result of being accidentally entangled in gillnets intended to catch fish. To address this iss...
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