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Botanical evidence indicates "Shroud of Turin" originated in Jerusalem area before 8th century

...ical Congress. More than 4,000 scientists from100 countries are meeting in St. Louis this week to discuss the latest researchon plants for human survival and improved quality of life. Held only once everysix years, the International Botanical Congress last met in the United States in1969, when it was held in...

New rices may help address vitamin A and iron deficiency, major causes of death in the developing world

...ildhood death, disease and blindness in developing countries St. Louis, MO, August 3, 1999 -- Researchers an...itamin A deficiency (VAD), especially indeveloping countries where the major staple food is rice. IDA and VAD are majorcontributors to childhood and maternal mo...

Team of 200 scientists presents new research that reveals full 'tree of life' for plants

...aliveon earth. The team of 200 scientists from 12 countries are all part of the 'Green PlantPhylogeny Research Coordination Group,' funded in the United States by theNational Science Foundation, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and the U.S.Department of Energy. The team's results were released for the firs...

Hepatitis C is not a 'silent disease'

...l ofdistress," Ware says. Over 300 patients in ten countries participated in this international study, using a ...sults, although similarities and differencesacross countries require further study, according to Ware. Hepatitis C infects nearly 4 million Americans and 100 mil...

Environment in Eastern Europe benefits from Swedish funding

...The aim is to establish co-operation between these countries regarding anenvironment-friendlyuse of the waterco...lso be supported. Facts: Sweden co-operates with countries in Central and Eastern Europe. The aim is topromote security,enhance democracy, support a sustainabl...

Experts take aim at Montezuma's revenge at conference organized by UM school of medicine

...-16. Microbiologists and other scientists from 27 countries are expected to attendthe conference, which is being held for the first time in the United States. Found in raw or undercooked chicken, Campylobacter is one of the most commoncauses of diarrhea in the United States and worldwide. It is of special co...

New technique identifies M. tuberculosis genes

...gan to increase due toincreases in immigrants from countries where TB is prevalent, homeless people incrowded conditions, the elderly and AIDS patients. Although the increase incases has been reversed in the last several years, more than 18,000 cases of TBwere reported in the United States in 1998. Worldwide...

New hope for declining U.S. honeybee population

...in Beltsville. "Formic acid has been used in other countries for years to control parasiticmites of honeybees," says Kochansky. But until now, he says, large-scale usehas been impractical. "Formic acid's mobility and corrosive properties make it dangerous to the userand have made bee supply companies unwillin...

Biologist calls 30% of African primates 'living dead'

... instance, even without losing anymore forest, six countries (Benin, Burundi, Cameroon, Ivory Coast, Kenya and Nigeria) could lose a third tohalf of their forest primate species within decades. Actual extinctions could bemuch higher because West Africa is expected to lose 70% and East Africa 95% of the remaini...

Eating soy can lead to dramatic declines in cholesterol, Wake Forest study shows

...d other studies that suggested that peoplein Asian countries consume 30 to 50 times more soy than in Western countries.People in those countries have a low prevalence of breast and uterine cancer andcardiovascular diseases. Almost a thou...

Omaha to host International Small Bowel Transplant Symposium

... The symposium attendees represent 25 foreign countries and 24 states. Itis the largest international conference held by UNMC/NHS in the past decade. Theattendees have filled all the rooms in the Embassy Suites and a number of peopleare staying in three other downtown hotels. "The symposium is hel...

As world population hits six billion, Yale experts provide insight into 21st century environmental challenges

... he believes, the United States andother developed countries should make the choice to reassert a leadership roleinboth international family planning assistance and environmental protectionwithout further delay. "The increased awareness that environmental concerns are moving into theinternational arena will r...

MIT study assesses effects of Kyoto Protocol

...l, which has not yet been ratified bythe number of countries needed before it can enter into force, calls forreductions in emissions of several radiative (Earth-warming) gases to becredited against a CO2-equivalent emissions "cap." This cap is calculated interms of Global Warming Potential (GWP), an index defi...

AGU 1999 Fall Meeting -- Information for media representatives

...on. AGU is a society of over 35,000 members in 115 countries with the purpose of advancing progress in the Earth, atmospheric, oceanic, hydrologic, and space and planetary sciences. AGU is dedicated to fostering high-quality scientific research, disseminating the results of that research, enhancing educational...

PricewaterhouseCooper's forecasts health care in 2010

...interviewed more than 50thought leaders from seven countries at length about future trends and theirimplications for the industry's stakeholders. Each nation considers itself special, and so it is with each nation's healthcaresystem. Healthcare in the United States, New Zealand, or the Netherlands carriesits ...

Biodiversity yields dividends, finds pan-European research

...ve (TERI). A team of 34 scientists from 8 European countries participated in this study, establishing a network of European field sites in natural and semi-natural plant communities along a North-West to South-East (Ireland to Greece) and a North-East to South-West (Sweden to Portugal) gradient through Europe....

Monsanto's modified soya beans don't agree with the heat

...ompany, which sees Brazil and other Latin American countries as major markets for its soya beans. "It has the potential to be quite a problem," says Bill Vencill of the University of Georgia in Athens. Vencill examined the effects of heat on the engineered soya beans after farmers in the southern state alert...

China now leads world in sulfur emissions, study shows

...ys. "And it is relatively easy to get because most countries have kept track of their consumption." Husar and h...rly mainland China," Husar points out. "The Asian countries realize something must be done to control acid rain, and they are beginning to address the problem. ...

Feeding the world by cleaning the air: study ties heavy regional haze to reductions in China's crop production

... side of why it pays to clean up air pollution. In countries like China, I think this could be quite significant." Crop reductions predicted by the study provide a lower limit of the effects caused by air pollution. Adding to the direct effect of reducing sunlight are indirect effects, suc...

Chemistry to play major role in solving 21st century challenges

...ry and government in both developed and developing countries that it will be impossible for developing countries to realize benefits from plant technology," according to the article. "The ensuing controversies c...

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