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Award will help unlock mysteries of one of Earth's most important organisms

...conduct interdisciplinary research." Earlier this year she became co-director of the new Pacific Northwest Center for Human Health and Ocean Sciences, a national research center based at the University of Washington that was established with $6.4 million from the National Science Foundation and National ...

Health concerns: Mosquito mapping may help

...rofessor. Based on similar maps developed last year for Brazos County by Catherine Zindler, a Texas A&M entomology graduate student, the system will allow health officials to target disease hot spots and determine whether insecticides used for control are working ( http://agnews.tamu.edu/dailynews/sto...

Tropical birds sensitive to environmental cues that can be impacted by global warming

...e very different climate patterns. "At the time of year when birds in the Papallacta population were breeding (August to September), birds in Pintag were in nonbreeding state," the researchers wrote in The Journal of Neuroscience ("Plasticity of the Avian Song Control System in Response to Localized Envir...

Genetic influences on taste perception of alcohol may influence alcohol intake

...hey were interviewed about how frequently during a year they consumed beer, wine, wine coolers, and liquor. Researchers also drew blood for genotyping from all participants in order to determine if the gene TAS2R38 which provides the blueprint for a protein that forms a receptor that allows individuals ...

A $2 Million NSF grant brings technology and biology together at UC Riverside

...third UC Riverside project to receive funding this year from the National Science Foundation's program on "biocomplexity," or the impact of human activity on complex biological systems. The projects, all earned by faculty members affiliated with UCR's Center for Conservation Biology, will bring a total of...

Genome of ancient fish could reveal evolutionary mysteries, Stanford scientists say

...ion off the coast of Indonesia. Last year Myers and David Kingsley, PhD, professor of developmental biology, successfully recommended that a fish called the stickleback be added to the list of organisms to be sequenced by the National Human Genome Research Institute at the NIH. Myers said he...

Study links ozone, mortality in urban areas

...ular day, could save an average of 4,000 lives per year in the 95 urban areas. "This actually underestimates the total impact of ozone on mortality, because it only captures the mortality impact associated with high ozone levels in the past few days, not the impact associated with a lifetime exposure to h...

Poisoning solved after millions of years

... the deaths must have occurred at the same time of year in different years. The five pregnant mares which ...h of highly toxic cyanobacteria which was repeated year after year. The theory still awaits further confirmation. One difficulty, however, is already appare...

A puzzle posed by black-headed ducks yields to persistent biologists

...ents of nests. It was only in the fourth and final year of the study that the importance of intraspecific brood parasitism became apparent. "For some reason it was really prevalent and noticeable that year, and finally we had an explanation for the anomalous results we had been finding," Lyon said. Relati...

2004 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species reveals 15,589 species at risk of extinction

... Amphibian Assessment completed in September. This year also marks the debut of the Red List Index, a new tool for measuring trends in extinction risk. Red List Indices are currently available for birds and amphibians, and show that their status has declined steadily since the 1980s. The situation in fres...

University of South Florida designated Center of Excellence by Huntington's Disease Society

...e in Florida. The designation includes $50,000 a year in funding to help support a multidisciplinary team of health care professionals with expertise in Huntington's Disease. The team will provide comprehensive medical and social services as well as education, outreach and research opportunities to the ...

Novel biotoxin being studied for use in opioid withdrawal

...005. "The study is going well. I expect early next year to know whether this works out or not. One could be hopeful that it represents a new treatment," Dr. Sellers said....

Plant pathologists offer soybean rust identification and management tips

...ropriate products in adequate supplies to use next year as needed, said Jardine. Plant pathologists have screened all available commercial varieties of soybeans for resistance to soybean rust, but none have proven to be resistant. There are some varieties that are more susceptible to the disease and it wi...

Six reporters reach the 'Pinnacle of Excellence'

...ve as teaching tools as they are disseminated each year to science-writing programs at universities and colleges throughout the country." Since their inception nearly six decades ago, the awards have honored more than 300 individuals for their achievements in science journalism. The awards recognize outst...

Invasive sea squirt alive and well on Georges Bank

...niversity researchers discovered on Georges Bank a year ago is flourishing in U.S. waters near the U.S.-Canada boundary, a joint research team announced today following a research cruise that concluded last week. Scientists from the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Admin...

New bulls may revive the Texas state Bison Herd

...t several years in the model and examined the data year by year. "The idea is to have an estimate, not a definite, of what would happen. In the future is the population going to be driven to extinction? Or is it likely to recover? Given the current problems with natality and mortality and the lack of var...

Heart protein could be used to repair damage caused by heart attack

... nearly 1 million people have heart attacks every year just in the United States," said Dr. Deepak Srivastava, professor of molecular biology and pediatrics and the study's senior author. "The delivery is very simple and avoids many of the problems of using stem cells." While more common in adults, hear...

Scientists generate human islet precursor cells in culture

...donor pancreata that become available for use each year and the large number of islets needed for transplantation. The NIDDK is focusing its research on understanding the beta cell and its regeneration and on efforts to develop alternative sources of beta cells. The researchers hope that future studies w...

'Lighter than air' breathing more than doubles COPD patients' exercise endurance

... rise to third place for both men and women by the year 2020. NHLBI says 12.1 million Americans 25 and older were diagnosed with COPD in 2001. Estimated cost of COPD in 2002 was $32.1 billion, of which $18 billion were direct costs. COPD is characterized by shortness of breath (dyspnea) and exercise i...

Patients' own stem cells used to cure incontinence

... began to replicate the existing cells nearby. One year after the procedure, 18 of the study's 20 patients remain continent. "These are very intelligent cells," Dr. Frauscher said. "Not only do they stay where they are injected, but also they quickly form new muscle tissue and when the muscle mass reaches...

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