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Identification of a Ph1 gene candidate [Genetics]

PNAS Early Edition Articles - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 12:49
Although studied extensively since 1958, the molecular mode of action of the Pairing homeologous 1 (Ph1) gene is still unknown. In polyploid wheat, the diploid-like chromosome pairing is principally controlled by the Ph1 gene via preventing homeologous chromosome pairing (HECP). Here, we report a candidate Ph1 gene (C-Ph1) present in...

Impaired molecular filter at the AIS in AD mice [Neuroscience]

PNAS Early Edition Articles - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 12:49
Axon pathology has been widely reported in Alzheimer’s disease (AD) patients and AD mouse models. Herein we report that increased miR-342–5p down-regulates the expression of ankyrin G (AnkG), a protein known to play a critical role in establishing selective filtering machinery at the axon initial segment (AIS). Diminished AnkG expression...

Blackout: Power Goes Off During House Climate Hearing with Obama Science Czar John Holdren — Lights blink on and off and stay off for almost a minute

Climate Depot - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 09:53
Climate Depot Exclusive Washington D.C.- A total blackout of a House Science committee occurred during a House Hearing on Climate Change and the EPA’s power plans. The lights went out and the room was plunged into total darkness at 10:23 AM in the Rayburn House Office Building. The hearing was titled: Full Committee Hearing – “The [...]

Design approval for the ESBWR

World Nuclear News - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 08:46
The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission has approved a rule to certify GE-Hitachi Nuclear Energy’s Economic Simplified Boiling-Water Reactor design for use in the USA. The rule will go into effect 30 days after its publication in the Federal Register.

Insurers can help improve the image of nuclear

World Nuclear News - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 08:35

Third party financial limits have not kept pace with the development of either the insurance sector or the nuclear industry, says Mark Tetley, managing director of the power, nuclear and construction division at Lloyd's broker Price Forbes.

Bobby Jindal Blasts Obama Energy Team As ‘Science Deniers’

Climate Depot - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 08:14
http://observer.com/2014/09/bobby-jindal-blasts-obama-energy-team-as-science-deniers/

Jindal: Climate change a ‘Trojan horse’ for the left

Climate Depot - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 08:12
http://thehill.com/policy/energy-environment/217866-jindal-presents-energy-platform-to-counter-obama

Predictable and stable licensing

World Nuclear News - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 08:06

To attract investment for new build projects, the nuclear industry needs licensing and permitting processes that are "predictable and stable, and which take account of context", says Vanessa Jakovich, a senior associate at law firm Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer.

Bobby Jindal’s Soft Climate-Change Skepticism

Climate Depot - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 07:51
http://www.nationaljournal.com/energy/bobby-jindal-s-soft-climate-change-skepticism-20140916 If Jindal is less dismissive of dangerous, human-induced climate change than some other Republicans, he’s ceding little ground when it comes to bashing environmentalists. “For most radical environmentalists, their response to any questioning of their views on climate change is simply to yell, ‘Heretic!’ ” the new paper states. At Heritage, Jindal said that [...]

A new professional society for meteorology and climatology is announced – The Open Atmospheric Society

Climate Depot - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 07:29
A new professional society for meteorology and climatology is announced http://wattsupwiththat.com/2014/09/16/a-new-professional-society-for-meteorology-and-climatology-is-announced The Open Atmospheric Society takes a new approach to atmospheric science, becoming the first international society of its kind to be a cloud-based online organization FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 16, 2014 – The Open Atmospheric Society, known as “The OAS” for short, announces its [...]

Climate and economy can improve together

World Nuclear News - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 07:20
Economic growth and a reduction in carbon emissions can co-exist, according to a new report by the Global Commission on Energy and Climate issued ahead of the UN Climate Summit in New York next week.

Obama Delays Climate Plan Until After November Elections

Climate Depot - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 06:49
http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/sep/16/obama-epa-climate-change-power-plant-rule-delay

Sizewell B simulator upgrade

World Nuclear News - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 06:43
The simulator of the Sizewell B plant in the UK is being upgraded and additional training devices installed under a contract awarded to L-3 MAPPS by EDF Energy.

Climatologist Dr. Judith Curry warns of decades of possible global cooling: Suggests the ‘current cool phase will continue until the 2030s’

Climate Depot - Tue, 09/16/2014 - 15:49
Climate Depot Exclusive Climatologist Dr. Judith Curry, who was until recently the Chair of School of Earth & Atmospheric Sciences at Georgia Institute of Technology, detailed her conversion from a scientist who accepted the global warming “consensus” on man-made global warming to one who now openly challenges it. Curry spoke at the National Press Club in [...]

Spooky Pause…Solar Activity Now Has Leading German (Warmist) Science Journalist Asking About ‘Threat Of A Little Ice Age’

Climate Depot - Tue, 09/16/2014 - 12:55
Spooky Pause…Solar Activity Now Has Leading German (Warmist) Science Journalist Asking About “Threat Of A Little Ice Age” http://notrickszone.com/2014/09/14/spooky-pause-solar-activity-now-has-leading-german-warmist-science-journalist-asking-about-threat-of-a-little-ice-age/ Science journalist Michael Odenwald at the German news weekly FOCUS used to be quite the warmist, and maybe he still is. But his latest article here tells us that he may be opening up to other [...]

‘Global warming likely to cause colder and snowier winters’, scientists say

Climate Depot - Tue, 09/16/2014 - 12:52
http://www.aol.com/article/2014/09/15/global-warming-likely-to-cause-colder-and-snowier-winters/20962706/?icid=maing-grid7%7Cmain5%7Cdl9%7Csec1_lnk3%26pLid%3D529696 Scientists now believe that global warming is to blame for extreme cold snaps in North America during the winter months – and that it will only keep happening. The “polar vortex” that plunged Canada and the U.S. into historical cold last winter is said by researchers to have occurred because melting polar ice changes [...]

Researchers Find Major West Antarctic Glacier Melting from Geothermal Sources

Climate Depot - Tue, 09/16/2014 - 12:51
Researchers Find Major West Antarctic Glacier Melting from Geothermal Sources http://iceagenow.info/2014/09/researchers-find-major-west-antarctic-glacier-melting-geothermal-sources/ Press Release from the University of Texas Researchers Find Major West Antarctic Glacier Melting from Geothermal Sources June 10, 2014 – AUSTIN, Texas — Thwaites Glacier, the large, rapidly changing outlet of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet, is not only being eroded by the ocean, [...]
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