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Report outlines vision and recommendations for microbiology in the 21st Century

Washington, D.C. July 21, 2004 -- Microbes generate more than half the oxygen we breathe, excavate huge underground caverns, contribute mightily to the changes in our climate, and make up the largest mass of living things on earth. It is not an exaggeration to state that they are everywhere and often in very large numbers. Life originated with microbes and all of life is derived from microbes....

One-size-fits-all approach to nutrition recommendations may soon be outdated

Sacramento, CA January 19, 2004 A person's genetic predisposition to develop heart disease and history of hypertension are just as important as gender and age when it comes to determining dietary needs, according to an article in Nutrition Today. "Individualization of Nutrition Recommendations and Food Choices," written by Lori Hoolihan, PhD RD, discusses how a person's biological make-up coupl...

Energy companies, conservation groups issue biodiversity recommendations for oil & gas development

The Energy and Biodiversity Initiative (EBI), a partnership of four energy companies and five conservation organizations, released its collaborative report, "Energy and Biodiversity: Integrating Biodiversity Conservation into Oil and Gas Development." This report contains recommendations and tools for integrating biodiversity conservation into oil and gas development, and is intended to be a pra...

U.S. commission makes dramatic recommendations for ocean health

SEATTLE, WA In June 2003, the Pew Oceans Commission released recommendations "to avert decline of ocean wildlife and collapse of ocean ecosystems." It calls for immediate reform of U.S. ocean laws and policies to restore ocean wildlife, protect ocean ecosystems, and preserve the ecological, economic and social benefits the oceans provide in essence, a 'Clean Oceans Act.' ... ...In the next few...

Researchers discuss trend in customized nutrition recommendations

Chicago, IL July 14, 2003 - At a symposium held yesterday, researchers discussed the opportunities and challenges of developing customized food choices based on individuals' needs and preferences. The panel highlighted factors that contribute to the ability to customize nutritional needs including not just age and gender, but disease risk, genetic profile, metabolic conditions and taste preferen...

Patient compliance influences pediatric transplant recommendations

Whether or not a doctor recommends a child for kidney transplantation often depends on the child's track record for sticking to a medication regimen, researchers at the Johns Hopkins Children's Center report. ... ...According to a study published in the January issue of the American Journal of Transplantation, 94 percent of pediatric patients described as "compliant" with medication regimens fo...

Congressman Nick Smith (R-MI) receives commendation

St. Paul, MN (October 22, 2001) -- The governing body of the worlds largest organization of plant health scientists recently adopted a resolution to commend Representative Nick Smith (R-Michigan) for his leadership in supporting the work of its more than 5,000 members. The American Phytopathological Society (APS) cited Smiths work on a bill that would provide critical funding needed to help comba...

Experts discuss recommendations of NY state task force on genetic testing

.NEW YORK, May 23 -- On Wednesday, May 30, from 9:15 am to 2:30 pm, at Farkas Auditorium, NYU School of Medicine's Master Scholars Program will host a symposium entitled Genetic Testing and Screening in the Age of Genomic Medicine. At the symposium, experts will discuss the implications of the recent findings of the New York State Task Force on Life and the Law. . The task force was compris...

Study: specialization affects recommendation of kidney failure treatment

. . Pediatric kidney specialists are 60 percent more likely than . their peers who treat adults to recommend peritoneal dialysis over . hemodialysis, report Johns Hopkins Children's Center researchers in . this week's Journal of the American Medical Association. Although . most of the approximately 5,000 children and teens living with . end-stage renal disease (ESRD) in the United States are se...

Advisory panel on federal report on carcinogens makes recommendations to NIEHS/NTP for new listings

. An expert advisory panel today recommended to the federal government that steroidal estrogens be listed as a "known" cause of cancer in humans in a future Report on Carcinogens.. While panel members said these steroids have important medical uses and clear medical benefits, they have long been associated under certain conditions of use with a risk of uterine and breast cancers. The panel agre...

Discussion May 24 on recommendations for animal studies on DNA-based therapies, herbs, emissions from cellular phones

. On May 24, the board will meet to discuss and review NTP activities. Among the agenda items is a discussion of testing recommendations for future studies- with opportunity for comment from the public. The public event will be at the NTP's headquarters, the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, in the Rodbell auditorium of the Rall building, the NIEHS' main administrative and l...

AAAS seeks public comment on stem cell research recommendation meeting on August 25th

.Washington, DC (August 17, 1999) - The American Association for the Advancement.of Science (AAAS) and the Institute for Civil Society will convene.representatives from government, industry and the scientific community in a.public meeting on stem cell research on August 25, 1999. The meeting coincides.with the release of AAAS's preliminary statement on stem cell research, and.seeks to gather pu...

Are CDC's 1997 Recommendations For Targeted Lead Screening Of Children Justified?

In the January/February issue of Public Health Reports, researchers from...the University of Maryland's School of Medicine argue that CDC's recent...revision of its lead screening recommendations for children which calls for...local screening decisions as opposed to universal screening are insupportable...given that "lead remains the greatest environmental threat to children in the...Unit...
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