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Natural Variability Is Key To River Restoration

... the argument that unfettered rivers have multiple benefits for nature and for human society....

Peptic Ulcer Treatment Improves Health, Saves Money

...and lower treatment cost. "While the dramatic benefits of H. pylori eradication in patients with newly di... disease are well-documented," says Fendrick, "the benefits in terms of ulcer reduction and health care cost savings may be greater in the larger number of pati...

Garlic Prevents Hardening Of Aorta, New Study Shows

.... The study also revealed that eating garlic benefits people’s cardiovascularhealth more as they ge...onsumed garlic tablets, but Boudoulas saidthat the benefits of garlic are the same whether it’s taken in pillform or in food. He added that the only side ...

Good Ergonomics Is Good Economics

...to justify any investment in terms of its concrete benefits to the organization to the organization's ability ...tes and elsewhere, in which the costs and economic benefits were documented. ERGONOMICS APPLICATIONS Forestry Industry My first set of examples deal with f...

B-Vitamins Lower Homocysteine Levels In The Blood; May Reduce Vessel Damage In Stroke Patients

...e need for further work on the potentialprotective benefits of the B vitamins, says Macko. "It now appears, based onnumerous epidemiological studies, that homocysteine increases the risk of strokeand heart attack even when elevated to mild amounts in the bloodstream," headds. The double-blinded placeb...

High Testosterone Level May Lead Male Junco To Stray From Mate

...tions under whichthey take place, or the costs and benefits of different mating tactics,”Parker explained. “This study suggests testosterone plays an important role in determininghow often males wander from their home nests to fertilize other females,”Ketterson said. The results showed that t...

At Life's Most Sensitive Stage, Embryos Cope With Stress

....) Surviving heat shock That tension between the benefits and the costs of a defense mechanism is evenmore starkly defined in the case of heat shock proteins, protective substancesthat flood the cells of certain organisms at the first signal that they will beexposed to damaging high temperatures. The cost o...

Researchers Take Major Step Toward Cracking Ebola Code

...y collapse. The new findings may have far-reaching benefits for fighting other illnesses. The Ebola virus glycoprotein might also be used for therapeutic purposes, forexample, by incorporating it into gene therapy vectors derived from different,safer viruses in order to deliver therapeutic genes into endothel...

Pet-Owning Couples Are Closer, Interact More Than Pet-Less Couples, UB Study Shows

...the same healthful psychological and physiological benefits as human contact." Allen studied 100 couples, 50 who owned either cats or dogs, and 50 with no pets in the household. Participants completed standard questionnaires that measured relationship closeness, marital adjustment, interpersonal...

Federal Food Aid Makes Healthier Children

...versity study. What's more, the study shows, the benefits to the young children from direct food aid are muc...of eight out of 13 other nutrients studied. These benefits were realized without increases in fat, saturated fat or cholesterol. Preschoolers whose families r...

Wake Forest Study Shows Soy Containing A Key Ingredient Is What Lowers Cholesterol

...ntaining these phytoestrogens had many of the same benefits as the standardestrogen replacement therapy, including lowering of cholesterol, reducing therisk of hardening of the arteries, and overall, improving the function ofarteries. Crouse said prior studies of the effects of soy on blood cholester...

Genetic Make-Up May Determine Response To Cholesterol-Lowering Drugs

...prevention conference today. "Not everyone benefits from lipid-lowering drugs. There are geneticvariations that appear to make some individuals more responsive and others lessresponsive," says Maren Scheuner, M.D., M.P.H., director of GenRISK, a clinicalgenetic risk assessment program atCedars-Sinai ...

Soy Phytoestrogens Reduce Carotid Atherosclerosis As Much As Premarin

...ytoestrogens provided equivalent stroke-prevention benefits to the standardPremarin therapy prepared from mamm...ere had reacheddiffering conclusions regarding the benefits of hormone replacement therapy inpreventing stroke. Stroke ranks third as a cause of death for middl...

Yale Announces New Biotech Firm

...ort to make sure the New Haven area reaps economic benefits fromthe University's research," said Gardiner, whose office is responsible forpromoting development of Yale discoveries by the private sector. "Asidefrom creating jobs for about 70 people, the four companies are developingtechnologies that have the ...

New Test Opens Window On Corrosive Free-Radical Activity In Individuals

...ter-individual difference in susceptibility to the benefits of vitamins." The biochemical marker of free-radical activity identified by FitzGeraldand his colleagues is an isoprostane called IPF2alpha-I, an abundant and stablebyproduct of free-radical catalyzed oxidation of arachidonic acid that is easi...

Can The Economic Promise Of Drug Discovery Continue To Preserve The Suriname Forest?

... by selling the forest, the country would lose its benefits downthe road." A working group within the government is now drafting a nationalbiodiversity strategy using a biodiversity database developed by CI; andSuriname became a part to the Convention on Biodiversity and the Climate ChangeConvention, which re...

Shuttle Mission's "Neurolab" To Study Nervous System

...lance problems inpeople on Earth." Other benefits of the aquatic studies aboard Neurolab are development ofan electrode that offers potential use as a connection to the nervous system inpeople with deafness caused by hair cell damage. The electrode might alsosomeday be used as an interface to signa...

Evaluation Of The Two Types Of Cardiac Pacemakers Indicates Only Modest Differences In Value

...aid Goldman. "And, when there are quality of life benefits from the morecomplicated dual chamber pacemakers, they are seen only in people with sinusnode dysfunction. And even there, the degree of improvement is considerablymore modest than we had expected." In the study, 407 patients aged 65 and older and 6...

Environmental Technology Breakthroughs Forecast -- Year 2008

...lead to a cleanerenvironment while providing major benefits to consumers over the next decade. Technologies th...nitored to prevent"sick building syndrome." Other benefits include monitoring the environment onairplanes, at hospitals to prevent infections and in municipal ...

A Cup Of Tea May Protect Against Skin Cancer

...n the antioxidant properties and potential health benefits of tea. The most recent findings would suggest tha...emerging evidence surrounding the potential health benefits of tea. Other research to be presented at the Symposium includes tea and the possible role it may...

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