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AIDS prevention researchers to gain premier online info-exchange forum
...g roughly four million visitors from 150 different countries
each month, HIV InSite is a joint effort of the UCSF AIDS Research Institute's Center for AIDS Prevention Studies and the UCSF Positive Health Program at San Francisco General Hospital, which cares for about one-third of the city'sHIV-infected patien...
Stanford study supports novel rainforest protection plan
...NEP study. A year later in Kyoto, industrialized countries
agreed to cut average, worldwide carbon emissions ...proposal was designed to help these industrialized countries
meet their carbon-reduction goals by giving them "carbon credits." Under this unique plan, a governm...
First-ever World Botanic Gardens Congress
...cientists and horticulturists representing some 40 countries
will convene in Asheville, North Carolina, for the World Botanic Gardens Conference, June 25 -- 30, 2000. The result of the Congress will be the International Agenda for Botanic Gardens in Conservation, which will guide participating organizations a...
Amazon rainforest field research facility opens for ecological, global change studies
... United States, Europe, and several South American countries
are involved in research at the facility. The studies are part of the Brazilian-led "Large Scale Biosphere-Atmosphere Experiment in Amazonia" (LBA), a multi-year project that integrates meteorological, hydrological, ecological and land use research a...
Europe leads the world for IVF treatment
... Out of 200,000 treatment cycles carried out in 18 countries
in 1997, over 100,000 were in France, Germany and UK, with the other 15 countries
making up the rest. However the availability of IVF treatment was highest in the Scandinavian coun...
Do fish farms really add to the world's supply of fish?
...and shellfish that people have long depended on in countries
such as Indonesia and the Philippines. Another pr...mers in the United States and other industrialized countries
can do their part by ordering fewer shrimp cocktails and more oysters or grilled tilapia. "People ca...
European Commission sponsors earthquake risk conference at IIASA
...lood risks in Europe. One hundred experts from 25 countries
in the risk management, insurance or natural disaster fields will address questions such as, "What are the global or regional consequences of future earthquakes?" "Can a major earthquake trigger global financial collapse?" "What are the social issue...
Rice futures on the rise
...t to its importance worldwide, scientists from ten countries
have teamed up to determine the complete sequence of the rice genome. Now, in the July issue of Genome Research, Rod Wing and colleagues (Clemson University) report good news for the international project: a preview of the genome suggests completion...
Chillis - a red hot export?
... Chillies have traditionally been used in warm countries
to cover the taste of spoiled food and also to prevent it from going bad as quickly. It is surprising, then, to discover that chilli powder is itself susceptible to mould that can produce aflatoxin, thought to be a potent carcinogen. Currentl...
Ohio researcher receives national award
...d allow for normal formation. It is approved in 26 countries
to help stop age-related bone loss, or osteoporosis. A related product, Osteoscan, is used to delineate patients' bone structure. The bisphosphonate molecule carries a radioisotope "tag," technetium-99m, through the bloodstream to active bone sites ...
INEEL creates a method to link energy use, greenhouse gases
...ops that store carbon." Since the Kyoto Accord, countries
have been discussing ways to trade off on reducing greenhouse gas emissions. As an example, he points out that farmers in Iowa are selling their carbon shares to a Canadian utility. But Short says the potential value of carbon emission rights at th...
Fall 2000 meeting of the American Geophysical Union
...n (AGU) is a society of over 38,000 members in 115 countries
with the purpose of advancing progress in the earth, atmospheric, oceanic, hydrologic, space, and planetary sciences. AGU is dedicated to fostering high-quality scientific research, disseminating the results of that research both to the scientific co...
More than 300 regularly prescribed medicines can damage the lungs
...eases in Florence, where 15000 specialists from 84 countries
are gathering until Sept.3, are is clear: there are hundreds of medicines routinely prescribed against a variety of disorders, including high blood pressure, allergies, rheumatism, certain cancers or even common non-respiratory inflammations, that c...
Researchers zero in on first drug that may be helpful in treating common liver disease
... Almost a quarter of adults in many industrialized countries
suffer from excessive fat accumulation in the liver, a condition associated with obesity and type 2 diabetes. The disorder can lead to chronic liver disease, and once liver disease develops, it becomes one of the most common causes of death in this p...
New research highlights concerns over children born through donor insemination
...rough donor insemination (DI) and raise issues for countries
considering legislation on a child's 'right to kno...etworks in the UK, USA, Canada and Australia - all countries
where children have no legal right to know the identity of the donor. None of the participants had d...
New IIASA research challenges Kyoto Protocol
..., the Kyoto Protocol offers alternatives to the 39 countries
joining the treaty: reduce your nation's "smokesta... Without credible "full carbon accounting" (FCA), countries
that elect to balance their CO2 emissions by planting more forests or changing land use rather than ...
Olive oil seems to protect against bowel cancer
...rence in rates of bowel cancer among the different countries
studied was explained by three dietary factors. Meat and fish combined were associated with an increased risk; a diet rich in olive oil was associated with a decreased risk. A diet high in meat, rather than one low in cereals and vegetables, seemed ...
Olive oil seems to protect against cancer
...ainst bowel cancer, suggests research involving 28 countries
in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Healt...rence in rates of bowel cancer among the different countries
studied was explained by three dietary factors. Meat and fish combined were associated with an incre...
NIGMS Structural Genomics Awards scale up protein structure studies
... University) A collaboration of scientists in six countries
have formed the TB Structural Genomics Consortium to determine and analyze the structures of about 400 proteins from Mycobacterium tuberculosis. The group seeks to optimize the technical and managerial underpinnings of high-throughput structure det...
Rising rates of overweight among preschoolers in developing countries
...nalyzed 160 cross-sectional weight surveys from 94 countries
to allow comparisons across countries
and over time. In infants and children ranging from 0-5 years of age, the overall global prevalence ...
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