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Microbiologist Develops Method For Dyeing Fabrics With Gold
...solution." Colorfastness is another of the benefits
of the metal dyes. "Common organic dyes bleach out through the sun and chemicals," Toddexplains. "Colors made by metals will remain forever." To demonstrate the permanency of the process, Todd used delicate silk toshow the effects of...
Cutting The Time And Cost Of Developing New Cures: Lord Sainsbury Launches World's First Biomedical Accelerator Mass Spectrometer In York
...erator Mass Spectrometer. It should have enormous benefits
for the UK's scientific infrastructure and will boost York's reputation for science."...
A New Look At Margerine And Health
...n Journal of Clinical Nutrition,indicated that the benefits
of polyunsaturated margarines are enhanced whenthey are also low in trans fatty acids, substances which raise total bloodcholesterol. Clinical trials conducted at CSIRO Human Nutrition in Adelaide, compared theeffects of four types of margarine on b...
AAAS Announces The Winners Of Its Science Journalism Awards
...turn. They wentbeyond reporting on the hazards and benefits
of the debate by thoroughlycovering the science behind the issues and explaining it in a context that thereader could use. Mark Schoofs won in the magazine category for "How Genetics is Changing OurLives," a seven-part series in the Village Voice fr...
Recycling Of Packaging Yields Environmental Gains
...oduction from new raw materials. The environmental benefits
from energy savingfar outweigh anylosses in connection with increased transport. Waste flows in society are small compared with the total flow of materials.Waste movementsaccount for just 1,2% of all transport by truck, packaging being an even smalle...
Exercising Just Three Days May Provide Heart Attack Protection
... Although regular exercise has other health benefits
that can preventheartattacks or protect the body in the event of heart attack, Powers said HSP72plays a large role in protection, and because it can be synthesized soquickly, it is never too late to begin exercising. Powers recommends perform...
Pet Therapy Programs Help Patients In Rehab, Physical Therapy And More
...etter than therapists. Of course, notevery patient benefits
from pet therapy, and not all dogs are appropriate to alltherapies, but we match the dogs up to best fit the needs of appropriatepatients." Liz Feder and her husband, Jim volunteer with Janie each week. "It's absolutelyincredible," says Feder "We ha...
Possible Breast Carcinogen Found In Human Milk
... discourage breast-feeding, which has great health benefits
for babiesregardless ofthese trace contaminants." The scientists plan to broaden their research to include women in othergeographicalareas. Previous studies have shown large variations in the breast cancerincidence, withespecially high rates in the ...
Virginia Tech Research Looks At The 'Human Dimensions' Of The Forest
...at the forest andits land managers provide various benefits
to the community, that the forestshapes the commun... According to the study, the focus groups said benefits
of the forestinclude residential quality of life, community, environmental ethics,organizational and...
Clemson Researchers Turn Crabshells Into New Product Lines
...nt example of howClemson's public service research benefits
South Carolina's industries andprivate citizens," said James R. Fischer, director of the research system....
Cedars-Sinai Tip Sheet For Dec. 21
..., RATES HAVE DROPPED NEARLY 50 PERCENT Despite the benefits
of autopsy -- including better information on cause ofdeath, efficacy of treatment and undiagnosed disease -- the U.S. autopsy ratehas dropped from nearly 50 percent during the post World War II years to anestimated fewer than 10 percent today. Accor...
Sunscreen Ingredient Causes DNA Damage In Light
...unscreens. "Almost certainly," he concludes, "the benefits
associatedwith their use far outweigh the risks of short or long-term adverse reactions."...
University Of Georgia Awarded $2.5 Million Grant For Drug Discovery And Biodiversity Among The Maya Of Mexico
... this knowledge and then to apply it in a way that benefits
local communities directly. This is the hard part; even our best intentions will not guarantee success by any means." The team will begin by looking at nearly 900 commonly known species, though that number will likely go much higher. T...
Elevated Blood Levels Of Inactive TPA Linked To Increased Stroke Risk In Young Women
...ood levels and to investigate the potential health benefits
oftherapies aimed at lowering those levels. Co-authors of this study include Steven J. Kittner, M.D., M.P.H.; Anne Epstein,M.S.; D. Kim Cox, B.S.; Marcella A. Wozniak, M.D, Ph.D.; Robert J. Wityk, M.D.;Barney J. Stern, M.D.; Michael A. Sloan, M.D.; R...
New England Journal Of Medicine Reports Calcium Supplements Help Prevent Polyp Recurrence; DMS Led Study
...ter forthis clinical trial, designed to assess the benefits
of calcium supplementationin patients with previou...t nine months after the beginning of thetrial, the benefits
of calcium were noted. Overall, there was a 19% decrease inthe incidence of recurrence of one polyp...
Farmers Can Afford To Clean Up Gulf Of Mexico, Analysis Shows
...Doering says that wetlands have their own economic benefits
for those living near them. "There is increased wi...ere the wetlands are," he says. "With wetlands the benefits
accrue, if not to the farmer, at least to his immediate neighbors. That makes a certain amount of we...
AHA Says Scientific Evidence Does Not Yet Support Recommending Vitamin E Or Other Antioxidant Supplements
...ved by consuming vitamin pills willprovide similar benefits
-- or are even safe," says Tribble. Discus... as minerals, flavonoids and othercarotenoids. The benefits
of these nutrients are even less well understood,"Tribble says. Studies of individuals who h...
H Pylori Screening To Reduce The Risk Of Gastric Cancer
...reening could potentially provide important health benefits
at a reasonablecost even if elimination of H pylor... has the potential toproduce real important health benefits
in terms of reducing gastric cancer,"Fendrick says, "because each gastric cancer case prevented led ...
Duke Scientists Engineer 'Stealth Virus' To Deliver Genes
...aid. Each of the gene-deliverysystems has its own benefits
and drawbacks in such areas as capacity forcarrying genes, infectability, scalability, persistence, and stability,Amalfitano said. "Gene therapy will become very much like cancer therapy," he said. "There are many different kinds of cancer, ...
Urine Tests Will Do Better Than Pelvic Exams To Save Teens From Serious Effects Of Sexually Transmitted Diseases, UCSF Analysis Shows
... with Pantell tomathematically model the costs and benefits
of urine test screening based onamplified nucleic acid tests such as the ligase chain reaction or LCR.In their mathematical model, the researchers calculated that if 90 percent of apopulation of 100,000 sexually active adolescent women received urine...
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