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Biodiversity databases: biodiversity information on every desktop
...ccessible to anyone, a consortium of 28 interested countries
and intergovernmental organizations is coordinating plans to form the Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF). GBIF will consist of a series of interconnected databases containing information about the world's living organisms, from bacteria ...
UNC-CH study offers new evidence that garlic protects against cancers
...d other countries. We had a very good diversity of countries
represented." Previous research has shown that a compound in garlic called allium partially protects animals against cancer, and some scientists believe it has the same effect in humans, she said. "After controlling for various risk factors, we found...
Gene barrier in corn may boost trade, environment
... of their corn crop, making it easier to export to countries
wary of recombinant DNA technology and providing a...ke traditional hybrid corn worthless for export to countries
where consumers are wary of the new technology. The new discovery, however, could permit American fa...
Initial awards announced under new international bioethics education and career development award
...hree planning grants to institutions in developing countries
under the new International Bioethics Education and Career Development Award Program. These awards respond to a need for training programs focused specifically on research ethics and on long-term bioethics training for investigators from low- and mi...
Vaccine controls AIDS in monkeys, researchers report in Science
...d number of AIDS deaths worldwide, particularly in countries
where effective drug therapies for HIV/AIDS are not readily available....
Could bacterial infection be responsible for sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS)?
... The prevalence of H pylori infection in developed countries
runs at around 2 per cent. It is very difficult to study how the bacterium might cause SIDS, because by definition the babies are dead when examined, and there are no obvious signs of SIDS before death. But, say the authors, H pylori infection p...
Prepare now for next El Nino, says UN/NCAR study
BOULDER--Now is the time for vulnerable countries
around the globe tobegin preparing for the next El...port presents the resultsof a 19-month study of 16 countries
that examined what worked andwhat didn't in national responses to the forecasts and impacts of the19...
Economic realities depleting arsenal of antiparasitic drugs
...ese diseases are most commonly found in developing countries
that do not have the money to effectively support production of these drugs. In addition, many drugs that are available overseas are used to treat infections that are only found occasionally in the United States making them prohibitively expensive t...
Turning salt and water into wine
...e Waite campus." "We are now seeing that other countries
have the same sorts of problems," said Dr Dry. "PRD is a whole new growth industry. We have all these PhD students in South Australia who are looking at aspects of PRD; I think there are 5 or 6 now who started this year." Those students will even...
Changes in North American land use have had major impact on global environment
...was happening in the United States and neighboring countries
- a phenomenon called the "North American carbon sink." Still, it was not clear what was causing North America to absorb so much carbon. Some evidence suggested that carbon dioxide itself would stimulate plant growth, thus causing more carbon dioxid...
Antibiotics, yogurt seen as potential treatment for common liver disorder
... Almost a fourth of adults in many industrialized countries
suffer from excessive fat accumulation in the liver, with obesity being the number one risk factor. Once fatty liver disease develops and becomes chronic, current treatments are limited and about 10 percent of obese patients with cirrhosis due to non...
Energy department's Idaho lab teams with Russia to establish Ecological Biotrade facility
...ons of mass destruction expertise does not leak to countries
of proliferation concern. The center, the first of its kind in Russia, will employ former Soviet weapons scientists who will partner with U.S. Energy Department laboratories and U.S. private industry to work on new non-weapons-related research projec...
Zinc supplementation reduces duration of diarrheal episodes in infants in developing countries
...fourth of all deaths among children in developing countries
aged 0-4 years, causing an estimated 3 million deaths each year and contributing substantially to malnutrition in surviving children. Bhutta et al.pooled data from a total of 7 treatment trials with supplemental zinc and oral rehydration for dia...
IIASA releases scientific study linking population growth to climate change
...ext century and increase the ability of developing countries
to adapt to changing climate patterns, according t... the emissions targets agreed to by industrialized countries
in the Kyoto Protocol. However, realizing the long-term benefits would require strengthening popula...
Fogarty International Center announces new awards under International Training And Research In Population And Health Program
...argely being decided by the world's less developed countries
(LDCs). Ninety-six percent of world population in... of population policies appropriate for their home countries
and established international guidelines. "The trends in population growth have important ramificati...
Researchers find candidate gene for premature menopause
...by gene therapy." He added: "As women in developed countries
delay motherhood into their thirties it may even be that one day women in their early 20s could take a genetic test to confirm that they weren't at risk of premature menopause. If there were indications that they were at risk of premature menopause t...
First gene therapy to calm pigs' out-of-sync hearts
"The number one killer in developed countries
is cardiac death, generally sparked by an event th...o arrhythmias. The number one killer in developed countries
is cardiac death, generally sparked by an event that leads to arrhythmia." Approximately one in eve...
FDA clears Berlex Laboratories Mirena (R), new form of long-acting contraception meets need for U.S. women
...rst quarter of 2001. "Women in European and Asian countries
have used MIRENA successfully and safely." says Felicia Stewart, MD, Incoming Chair of the Association of Reproductive Health Professionals. "For many women in the U.S. there has been a limited choice in convenient, reliable and reversible long-acti...
Scientists track phosphate to better understand global warming
...o Protocol, a 1997 treaty drafted by more than 170 countries
to cut greenhouse gases. A major reason: persistent disagreement over the role of trees and managed farmland as "sinks" to absorb carbon dioxide....
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation awards $15.1 million to treat African sleeping sickness, leishmaniasis
...rgans, death. An estimated 12 million people in 88 countries
worldwide have the disease. Most cases are reported in developing nations; the Sudan has been especially hard-hit with a recent outbreak. The handful of drugs currently available to treat sleeping sickness has major drawbacks, including severe toxic ...
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