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Notre Dame Paleontologist Finds Damage Done To T. rex Skull
...sils were found entered the site two weeks ago and began
digging up the bones that remained in the ground. The ranchers contend they still own the land, although a title search indicates it now belongs to the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Farm Service Agency. Federal law enforcement officers descended o...
Popular 'Cure-All' Tea Can Cause Toxic Reactions
...ved. After being dischargedfrom the hospital, she began
drinking the tea again. Her symptoms returned andshe had to be rehospitalized. A third patient came to the hospital complaining of shaking, shortness ofbreath and extreme restlessness after consuming the tea. The patient wastreated for a presumed a...
Long-Term Vitamin C Use Cuts Cataract Risk In Older Women
...elected fromthe Nurses Health Study (NHS). The NHS began
in 1976 when 121,700 female nurses, ages 30 to 55 and residing in 11 states,completed a mailed questionnaire on known and suspected risk factors for cancer and heartdisease. Every 2 years since 1976, the women have been contacted to provide updatedi...
Colorado State Anthropologist Finds Fossil Treasures In Africa
...grant from the National Geographic Society, Waddle began
making the trips to Bone Cave with anthropologists Callum Rossof SUNY Stoney Brook University and Blythe Williams of Duke University in 1994. Colorado State anthropology students JodiLaumer and Lawrence Steumke traveled to Africa with the team on the...
Oral Vaccine Protects Infants From Severe Rotavirus Diarrhea
...d. ***Study Details*** The Venezuelan study, which began
in March 1992, was conducted at a hospitalspecializing in obstetrics and pediatrics in a poor urban area southwest ofCaracas. The hospital team enrolled 2,207 full-term, healthy infants, eachassigned at random to receive three doses total of either ...
Duke Lemurs Are Released In Madagascar
...veterinarian GrahamCrawford. During that time, all began
eating fruits harvested from the forest,supplement...ning,Nov. 10, Madagascar time. The release process began
with a trimming of theanimals' tail hair into distinctive patterns, so they could be better identifi...
Cut Pesticide Use In Half, Urges SFU Biologist
...ton, a member of SFU's centre for pest management, began
researchingthe book, he expected to find a rapidly diminishing use of chemical pesticidesin favor of more environmentally friendly methods. He was in for a surprise. "Most biologically based methods remain at the fringes of pestmanagement," he ...
UF Researcher Designs Pill To Control Mosquitoes
...over again," Borovsky said. In the decade since he began
work on the pill, Borovsky has made believers out of even the most ardent doubters. "Ten years ago, everybody was laughing at us, but now they are taking us seriously," Borovsky said. "Eight years ago, at a Vancouver meeting, a colleague harshly crit...
Autoimmunity Gene Discovered
... Krohn from University of Tampere (Finland) also began
hunting for the APECED gene and the race was on. The race has now ended in a tie, and the two international teams report the cloning and initial characterization of the same gene, defective in APECED. The data are published independ...
Wake Forest University Study Takes Students In Flight With The Albatross
...The Albatross Project's Web site . The project began
Jan. 22 when one of Anderson's biologists placed s...in Anderson's study, arrived on Tern on Jan. 9 and began
testing dummy transmitters on the Laysan and black-footed albatrosses before identifying the first 1...
New Study Shows Dinosaurs From Gobi Desert Site Killed In Sudden "Sand Slides" Falling From Dunes - Study Also Reports First Dinosaur Tracks From Gobi
... in anavalanche of debris. Unraveling the mystery began
with a detailed examination of the geology of Ukha...bris flows. In talking to residents of thearea he began
to hear intriguing stories. In one instance, a pick-up truckparked at the base of a large sand dune...
Careful Honeybee Breeding Combats Tracheal Mite Pests
...ying on chemical controls. Before Ohio State began
selectively breeding for mite resistance, abouthalf of the bees at the university had tracheal mites. As of spring 1997,the number had dropped to nearly undetectable levels, without the use ofchemicals. The problem with treating bee hive...
Handfish Steps Back From Brink Of Extinction
...f juvenile fish in tanks. Before the research began
two-years ago, very little was known about the handfish or even if any remained. The research involved surveys to locate remnants of the former population in the Derwent Estuary, monitoring these colonies, and the study of the biology and habitat ...
Good Ergonomics Is Good Economics
...s, insufficient to reduce injuries. So the company began
to use ergonomics principles to redesign and reduc...ndy Imada of the University of Southern California began
a macroergonomic analysis and intervention program to improve safety and health in a company that ma...
Low Cholesterol? Reduced Sodium? What Do These Terms Really Mean?
...ims such as "reduced sodium" and"low fat" since it began
enforcing the Nutritional Label and Education Act in1994. However, there has yet been no quantitative evidence that the FDA'sdefinitions of these quantifier terms correspond to consumers' perceptions ofwhat the terms mean. This study investigated thr...
TSRI Scientists Discover Naturally-Occurring Mechanism Involved In Regulation Of Angiogenesis; New Anti-Cancer Therapeutic Agents Are Suggested
...n embryos. Withinseveral hours the tumor fragments began
to attract new blood vessels. After 24hours the embryos were injected with PEX or a control enzyme fragment. PEXsignificantly inhibited the growth of these tumors; the control enzyme hadlittle if any effect. To establish whether these effects were re...
Three-Day Treatment Cures Decades-Old Case Of Malaria
...for years. The tale of misdiagnosed malaria began
in 1994, when the woman, from the Greek island of ... Following a diagnosis of lymphoma, the woman began
treatment with theanti-cancer drug methotrexate. But she developed severe headaches and a cyclical f...
Transposable Elements May Have Had A Major Role In The Evolution Of Higher
...ng outfor number one. That early picture, however, began
to change dramatically in the1970s, when it became...n. So, a number of scientists, including McDonald, began
tolook at the bigger picture, sensing that transposons may be crucially importantto the functioning ...
New Chemical Processing Technique Being Studied At UW May Hold Key To CleaningUp Hanford, Reducing Industrial Waste
...e years ago, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory began
studying an in novative techniquethat uses electricity rather than chemicals to replenish ion exchange systems and thus reduces thevolume of waste byproducts. The technique takes advantage of iron compounds called metalhexacyanoferrates that have a s...
Low B Vitamin Levels Common In Many People Linked To Increased Heart Disease, Stroke Risk
...1, a governmental folic acid fortification program began
to add thevitamin to cereals, grain products and flour. Omenn says that supplements of 400 ug folic acid may be needed in many people to bring homocysteine down into the normal range (below 10 umol/L). "B-12 should be incorporated into such suppleme...
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