Tag: "years" at biology news
Increase in creeping vines signals major shift in southern US forests
...rest a forest that was partially logged about 100 years
ago and has grown back along the Savannah River a...wth in these forests gathered during the last four years
suggests that this growth will continue. If it does, that could have an economic effect on the peopl...
Conservation Leadership Program announces 2007 awardees
...t in these unique places around the world. This years
awards were given to 26 teams in the following categories; three leadership awards, seven follow-up awards and 16 future conservationist awards. Team research specialized in amphibian, bird, fish, mammal, reptile, plant and habitat research. The annu...
Implanon, Norplant and Jadelle are all effective contraceptives -- but side effects vary
...n bleeding pattern. Rates of amenorrhoea after two years
use were significantly higher in women using Implanon than Norplant. Implanon was also quicker to implant and remove than Norplant, and Jadelle was quicker to remove that Norplant. One way of judging the acceptability of a contraceptive is to see w...
Losing weight after pregnancy -- diet and exercise better than diet alone
...x months have a lower risk of being overweight ten years
later. As well as helping reduce body weight, exercise has the added advantage of improving the womens cardiovascular fitness and preserves fat-free mass dieting alone reduces fat-free mass, says Amanda Amorim, an epidemiologist working in Rio de ...
University of Colorado licenses two influenza virus detection discoveries to Quidel Corp.
... by Quidel from CU in December 2006. After many years
of faculty research, we are excited to have executed three licenses with a leading company in the molecular diagnostic industry. This arrangement has the potential to help millions of people, said David Allen, CUs associate vice president for technol...
New research seeks to enhance alternative fuel integration in public vehicle fleets
...ergy will be a major technology area in the coming years
and RITs efforts will help put our community on the cutting edge of this important field. Throughout the course of the research, the center will be performing a number of laboratory and field studies on the Countys green fleet to quantify the impac...
Bull's-eye -- Programs targeting math, science teacher shortage may get boost
...20 hours of education courses during the next four years
to graduate not only with a degree in a math or sc...specialization in mathematics education. After 10 years
teaching math in middle and high school, she joined UH 15 years
ago. Williams represents the typ...
NY Stem Cell Foundation's 2nd Annual Translational Stem Cell Research Conference
...and political junctures, the conversations at this years
conference will be key to gaining a better understanding of what is on the horizon. The New York Stem Cell Foundation conference is co-sponsored by the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Columbia University Medical Center, the Helen and Martin Kimm...
American Chemical Society's Weekly PressPac -- July 11, 2007
.... Well-quantified changes in tomato nutrients over years
in organic farming systems have not been reported ...ilar to natural gas, from coal. They describe 40 years
of failed efforts to tap the potential of shaftless underground coal gasification, the most economic...
Accident-prone? Scientists link brain function to knee injuries
...o height, weight, age, gender, sport, position and years
of experience at the college level. Male and female athletes in 10 intercollegiate sports were represented, including football, soccer, lacrosse, basketball, volleyball, field hockey, gymnastics, wrestling, fencing and softball. Then the preseaso...
Clues to future evolution of HIV come from African green monkeys
...esearch reveals the split happened about 3 million years
ago. Previously, scientists thought SIV infecte...their virulence more recently than the millions of years
previously thought. Green monkeys almost never get sick from SIVagm. If SIVagm was once a monkey kil...
Philadelphia ecologist receives top Mongolia honor
...to be researched and protected. At least 2 million years
old, Lake Hvsgl is about 100 miles long and 20 miles wide and is one of the most pristine lakes in the world. I was stunned at how beautiful and clean the lake was and at how much we still had to learn about this lake, said Goulden. In 1995, Goulden...
Throwing motion in young baseball players may actually protect shoulder
...ollowed 32 male baseball players between 13 and 21 years
of age for six years
to study changes in range of motion, strength, and X-ray images. The researchers found that the ac...
The origin of perennial water-ice at the South Pole of Mars
...nformation. The scientists set the clock 21 000 years
back, when the closest vicinity of the planet to t... every year. After Mars has spent more than 10 000 years
in that climatic configuration, this accumulation led to a layer up to 6-metre thick. About 10 00...
Co-operation between GSF and clinic improves outlook for sarcoma patients
... plan, which will initially be sponsored for three years
by the Initiative and Networking Fund of the Helmholtz Association of German Research Centres. The Scientific Technical Director of GSF, Prof. Dr Wess, regards this as a successful example of translational research. The concept of research in co-...
Serica scientists win AOSSM Award for ACL (knee) tissue regeneration in preclinical study
... The primary focus of our work over the past ten years
has been to solve the unmet clinical need in ACL repair, offering surgeons and patients a device that would create the correct environment within the knee to regenerate ACL tissue, while supporting the mechanical structure of the joint during the hea...
Adding folic acid to flour significantly reduces congenital malformations
...ady recommending that women in their child-bearing years
consume vitamin supplements containing folic acid. Canada decided to add folic acid to all flour produced in the country because formation of the neural tube in embryos is particularly intense during the first four weeks of pregnancy, which is before...
Story tips from the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory
...tiple depths has placed the clean-up more than two years
ahead of schedule. This and other remediation efforts at Dover recently earned the base the coveted Environmental Restoration Program of the Year Award from the Department of Defense. While various approaches can be effective, Bloom noted that the ac...
New treatment model for HIV
... that IM is expected to be successful beyond three years
and that six to ten months of induction therapy should achieve durable suppression of HIV and maximize the possibility of eradicating viruses resistant to the maintenance regime. They also find the counter-intuitive result that for induction regimens...
Cells take risks with their identities
...kin or white blood cell. Scientists have known for years
that a cell hides the genes it doesnt need by coiling the dormant DNA tightly around protein spools called histones. The new study, however, suggests that DNA packaging stays loose at the beginning of many inactive genes, contrary to textbook models....
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