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Best bet for saving cave species

...urces of subterranean water contamination include accidental spills, gasoline storage tank leaks and illegal dumping into sinkholes. Culver's co-authors are: Lawrence Master of The Nature Conservancy in Boston, Massachusetts; Mary Christman of the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at American Uni...

Link between taste and temperature focus of 'thermal taste,' a new discovery by Yale scientists

... the phenomenon. Green's research grew out of an accidental observation made while preparing to study the temperature sensitivity of the tongue. As his then research assistant, Alberto Cruz, was experimenting with a small thermal stimulator on his own tongue, he noticed that cooling the tongue tip and then re...

Rapid size change in introduced fruit fly indicates it is evolving as it invades North America

...vading species. But new evidence stemming from the accidental introduction into North and South America of an Old World fruit fly, which has exhibited one of fastest evolutionary changes ever recorded, may alter that perception. Writing in this week's issue of the journal Science, a team of researchers from t...

Long-QT syndrome

...o motor vehicle accidents as the leading causes of accidental deathin children and young adults. Many drownings are attributed to lack ofsupervision, alcohol or drug abuse, trauma and seizures. However, each year,more than 400 drownings involving children and young adults have no explanation. "The study proves ...

Children and environmental toxics: special symposium at New Orleans scientific meeting

...pesticides despite child-resistant packaging. Many accidental poisonings of young children are preventable. Using less lethalpesticides, reducing the concentration of active ingredients in products andimproving packaging are recommended. (M. Spann, Environmental ProtectionAgency, Washington, D.C.; ENVR 43; Mo...

Stanford launches interdisciplinary initiative in the biological sciences

...al biology. "But is there a way to facilitate the accidental coming together of individualsfrom different disciplines?" he wants to know. "Is there a way to increase therate of interactions at the global scale?" Spudich and an eclectic group of faculty members from the schools ofEngineering, Humanities and Sci...

New Carbon Monoxide Sensor Developed For Occupational Use

...rscurrently available on the market. "About 19,000 accidental carbon monoxide poisonings were reported by theAme...s in the United States. Five hundred to a thousand accidental deaths ayear are attributed to carbon monoxide poisoning, and it's the number one causeof unintentio...

UF Anthropologists Study Techniques To Solve Mysteries Of Dead Bodies

...g newways to solve the mysteries of old murders or accidental deaths. Police and forensic anthropologists often are frustrated by the wayFlorida's wildlife eats and scatters human remains, making it difficult, ifnot impossible, to determine whether the person was a victim of an accidentor foul play, or even whe...

Alien Species Cost U.S. $123 Billion A Year

...systems." While policies and practices to prevent accidental or intentional introductionare improving, Pimentel told the AAAS meeting, "we still have a long way to gobefore the resources devoted to the problem are in proportion to the risks. Wecan only hope that environmental and economic assessments like thi...

Professor Authors Complete Guide To Fungi

...hed derivative number 25 -- that's LSD-25 --and by accidental exposure, took an unprecedented "business trip" aided by thepsychoactive powers of this fungus by-product. To be sure, Hudler's research is aimed toward agriculture, and his bookdescribes the importance of understanding these fungi and their impact o...

Scientists Show For The First Time How Leprosy Bug Targets Peripheral Nerves

...ensation in the hands and feet, to the extent that accidental burns or injuriesare not noticed, which leads to extensive scarring or even loss of fingers ortoes and facial disfiguration. Deformities brought about by nerve damage arelargely responsible for the horror and dread of this disease. Leprosy can be tre...

Destructive Algae Overtaking Mediterranean Waters

...ratifying nations to "regulate the intentional or accidental introduction of non-indigenous species" and advised that European nations prohibit the aquarium trade or anyone else from selling or housing the invasive algae....

Wildlife Dying At The Doorsteps Of World's National Parks, Study Says

...areas outside ofparks, hunter education to prevent accidental deaths and predator persecution,and an increase in park size to protect those animals that roam widely such asbears and big cats. "You can have the best-run park in the world, but unless you preventpeople from killing carnivores that wander ...

Measures To Prevent Accidental Child Poisoning

...ee letters in this week's BMJ address the issue of accidental child poisoning. In response to two letters citi...istant container, but also offers advice about how accidental poisoning can be avoided. They state that it is important for parents to store medicines well out o...

Jefferson Scientists Devise Way To Treat Animals Chronically Infected With Hepatitis B

...llytransmitted sexually. It is also transmitted by accidental needle sticks amonghealth care workers. Some one-quarter to one-third of the population that ischronically infected have no known risk factors. Those at risk for contracting HCV include intravenous drug abusers, andthose who had transfusions ...

'Mean Gene' Found In Africanized Honey Bees

...ey were introduced to the Western Hemisphere by an accidental release from a Brazilian geneticist in 1956 and spread rapidly through South and Central America. Since then they have spread steadily north, entering Mexico in 1988. By 1991, almost 100 percent of the feral honey bees in Mexico carried the African b...

Needlestick Injuries Common In Female Veterinarians, Study Finds

...at the women realize the potential side effects of accidental injections. “The special health concerns of female veterinarians are attractingincreasing attention as greater numbers of women enter the profession,”he said. He added that nurses, hospital lab technicians, hospital housekeeping...

New Evidence For Corn's Ancestry Could Lead To Insect And Drought Resistant Crops

...ive Americansthen improved the first corns through accidental or intentional breedingefforts. But Eubanks maintains that Tripsacum is corn's other ancestorplant. And the discovery of perennial teosinte is helping her prove thathypothesis, she said. Her initial breeding experiments showed that -- unlike any ...

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