The Scientific World Journal

https://www.hindawi.com/journals/tswj/

List of Papers (Total 4,754)

The Transcribed-Ultraconserved Regions: A Novel Class of Long Noncoding RNAs Involved in Cancer Susceptibility

During recent years, novel approaches and new technologies have revealed a startling level of complexity of higher eukaryotes

Coral Reefs: Beyond Mortality?

The scale of the collapse of coral reef communities in 1998 following a warming episode (Wilkinson, 2000) was unprecedented, and took many people by surprise. The Indian Ocean was the worst affected with a coral mortality over 75% in many areas such as the Chagos Archipelago (Sheppard, 1999), Seychelles (Spencer et al., 2000) and Maldives (McClanahan, 2000). Several other...

Whither Acid Rain?

Acid rain, the environmental cause célèbre of the 1980s seems to have vanished from popular conscience. By contrast, scientific research, despite funding difficulties, has continued to produce hundreds of research papers each year. Studies of acid rain taught much about precipitation chemistry, the behaviour of snow packs, long-range transport of pollutants and new issues in the...

Calcitonin/Amylin Receptors and Ramps

Our understanding of G protein-coupled receptor function has recently expanded to encompass novel protein interactions that underlie both cell surface receptor expression and the exhibited phenotype. The most notable examples are those involving receptor activity modifying proteins (RAMPs). RAMP association with the calcitonin receptor-like receptor (CRLR) traffics this receptor...

Limitations of Improved Nitrogen Management to Reduce Nitrate Leaching and Increase Use Efficiency

The primary mode of nitrogen (N) loss from tile-drained row-cropped land is generally nitrate-nitrogen (NO3-N) leaching. Although cropping, tillage, and N management practices can be altered to reduce the amount of leaching, there are limits as to how much can be done. Data are given to illustrate the potential reductions for individual practices such as rate, method, and timing...

Multiple Receptor Subtypes for the CGRP Super-Family

Molecular evidence for the existence of multiple receptors for CGRP has been rather difficult to obtain. Over 10 years after suggesting the existence of at least two classes (CGRP1 and CGRP2) of CGRP receptors on the basis of pharmacological data[1], molecular data on the CGRP2 receptor subtype are still lacking as well as potent and selective antagonists. The situation is...

Stem Cell Quandary Quashes Research, Smithsonian Secretary Backs Down from CRC Closure - and Welcome Back to Star Wars

Nature leads this week with a story about how questions surrounding stem cell research have thrown a funding agency and the German government into the boxing ring. The contested overhaul of the U.S. Smithsonian Institution tops the news this week in Science.

Complex Analyses of Plankton Structure and Function

This paper critically evaluates some complex methods that have been used to characterize the structure and function of freshwater plankton communities. The focus is on methods related to plankton size structure and carbon transfer. The specific methods reviewed are 1) size spectrum analysis, 2) size-fractionated phytoplankton productivity, 3) size-fractionated zooplankton grazing...