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Food Bacteria-Spice Survey Shows Why Some Cultures Like It Hot

...th hotter climatesused spices more frequently than countries with cooler climates. Indeed, in hotcountries nea...reater in hot than in cold climates. Accordingly, countries like Thailand, the Philippines, India and Malaysia are atthe top of the hot climate-hot food list, w...

The Environmental Consequences Of Increasing Food Production

..., production ofwheat, rice and maize in developing countries will need to increase by about250%, from 1 billion tonnes now to 2.5 billion tonnes by 2030, to meet risingdemands for food. On the second day of the conference, Dr. P. J. Gregory, from the University ofReading, UK, and his colleagues will outlin...

Simplified Therapy To Prevent TB Proven Effective In Developing Countries

People with HIV in developing countries are far more likely to contracttuberculosis than t... for people to comply with treatment especially in countries whereaccess to care is a problem as is monitoring medication. In mostdeveloping countries preventiv...

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

...e, since soyconsumption is high in the Pacific Rim countries and uncommon in the West.Naturally occurring soy contains high concentrations of isoflavones, also knownas phytoestrogens. Studies in monkeys, mostly conducted at Wake Forest, showed that soycontaining these phytoestrogens had many of the sa...

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

...iously found in Suriname. Suriname is in thetop 50 countries in the world in the richness of its biodiversity. ...remedies --a primary source of health care in many countries -- and accelerates the loss oftraditional knowledge. One of the contributions of the Suriname projec...

Researchers Discover Ways The Ulcer/Cancer Bug Can Trigger Disease

... their risk for stomach cancer, which is common in countries where H.pylori infection is rife. "This is a rather extraordinary example of a bacterium that can berelatively harmless in some people and cause cancer in others," Gordon says."The challenge is to identify patients who are at risk fo...

Environmental Impact Of Antifouling Paints And Tributyltin Regulations

... paintsapplied to ships has been regulated in many countries for some time. Thissymposium of 25 papers discusses many aspects of tributyltin compounds in theenvironment, including environmental fate and analysis, biomonitors andbioavailability, and trends and risks. The research will be presented hereApril 1...

Anti-TBT Regulations Shift Environmental Burden To Other Countries

... paintsapplied to ships has been regulated in many countries for some time. Thissymposium of 25 papers discuss...ims that legislative policies enacted by developed countries toprotect local marine resources have in essence transferred TBT contamination tothose countries lea...

Obscure Enzyme May Play Major Role In Heart Disease

...ast six years.Technion societies are located in 24 countries around the world. NOTE TO EDITORS: Photo and diagram available....

New Tuberculosis Vaccine Candidate Developed: Improved Delivery Of Antigens By Current Vaccine BCG (Bacille Calmette-Gurin)

... 230 passages on bile glycerol agar. In many countries the only measure for tuberculosis control has been vaccination with BCG. General agreement exists that BCG can protect or at least ameliorate severe forms of tuberculosis in children. Yet, it seems to be of low or no protective value in ...

Africa At The Turning Point

...Africa, Botswana and Zimbabwe leading the way, the countries of sub-Saharan Africa are at a critical turning po... to address these challenges. Today, two-thirds of countries in the region have active family planning programs, up from just a handful in the early 1980s. This ...

New Insights Into The Enigma Of Lengthening Longevity

...e times as many centenarians in these countries than there would have been if mortality after age 80 had stayed at 1960 levels. Death rates increase at a slowing rate after age 80. Mathematical analysis of the data indicates that death rates may level off at around 105 an...

Study At UNC-CH Shows Chlorinated Water Dramatically Cuts Strawberry Contamination

...will beeaten raw, especially those from developing countries in Central and SouthAmerica, for up to 10 minutes in a gallon or two of cold water containing a halfteaspoon of Clorox bleach. After soaking, the produce should be thoroughlyrinsed in cold tap water. "We believe that this research needs to be...

Peas With Built-In Weevil Resistance

... "Weevils are particularly severe in developing countries - in Asia, the Indian subcontinent, Africa and South America. Subsistence farmers often need to store their harvested crops under poor conditions," he says. "In these countries, a small weevil infestation in a storage bin can lead to near-tot...

Too Hot To Handle

...downturn in nuclearreprocessing means that in some countries the rods are being stored for years,rather than the few months that was intended. Fliermans and his colleagues discovered the problem when they examinedsamples of cladding materials that had been dunked in seven of the eight basinsat Savannah...

40% Of Developing World Infants Stunted

... 0.13 percent a year during the period. Of the 25 countries in the sub-Saharan region with data available, how...search to better determine what factors predispose countries to realize improvements in growth and what factors interfere with improvement. Frongillo's researc...

Plant Pathologists Collaborate Worldwide To Combat Sorghum Ergot

...he disease quickly spread North to coveralmost all countries where sorghum is grown in South America, Central America,the Caribbean and North America. "One of the amazing characteristics of thisdisease is its propensity for rapid, uncontrollable spread," says Bandyopadhyay. "In Brazil, less than one month a...

Largest Generation Of Adolescents Faces Reproductive Health Risks

...what can be done to help adolescents in developing countries make a healthytransition to adulthood? Although ad...ugh the majority of adolescent women in developing countries know aboutcontraceptive methods. The attitudes of peers and partners exert a powerful influence on h...

China And USGS--Working Together On Environmental Issues

...an of the U.S. Geological Survey. "Manydeveloping countries rely heavily on coal as a source of energy; however, muchof the coal is burned in homes without proper ventilation and with no regard forthe quality of the coal. As a result, many millions of people suffer fromvarious health problems," Finkelman exp...

Destructive Algae Overtaking Mediterranean Waters

... an invasion that has crossed the borders of five countries in just a decade, reports the July 4th issue of Science News. The algae, Caulerpa taxifolia, are equally adept at colonizing rock, mud, and sand in a virtually continuous swath that can extend from the beach out to a depth of about 150 feet. A s...

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