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Rwanda's primate-rich forests now a national park

...for conservation in Africa," said Michel Masozera, country director for WCS's Rwanda program. "Nyungwe Nation...gium in size, Rwanda is the most densely populated country in Africa, with nearly 8 million people within its borders (averaging 314 people per square kilomete...

Teens and young adults the new frontier in cancer says US cancer specialist

...dren and young adolescents. "The reasons vary from country to country, but they are more similar than different." Professor Bleyer, who is Director of the Community Clinical Oncology Programme at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Centre in Houston, outlined some of the causes: Psychological and soc...

New 'Understanding Evolution' Web site provides one-stop-shop for nation's science teachers

... and extinction. More than 900 teachers across the country are now part of the evaluation process as the deve...g the constant anti-evolution flare-ups around the country - in seven states, at last count. "What we do at NCSE is hand out fire extinguishers to help people ...

World's first databank for all living systems

...er between Israel and Jordan. Land donated by each country will be joined to form a 150-acre site for a resea...ar, the first higher education institution in that country to be coeducational. Cornell is the first American university to offer its M.D. degree overseas. B...

Congo plans to safeguard biodiversity with new protected areas

...f Forestry Economy Henri Djombo announced that his country will officially gazette the Bambama-Lkana National Park, a unique and spectacular mosaic of rolling savanna and gallery forest inhabited by elephants, chimpanzees, lions, and other savanna/forest wildlife, along with plans to expand marine reserves a...

New, non-radioactive screen for antimalarial compounds

...his research as a biologically diverse, developing country with a talented pool of researchers and where malaria strains resistant to conventional treatments pose a growing threat. In addition to the research being done in Panama, researchers in Bolivia, Italy and Madagascar have adopted the new technique....

Applying results of women's health initiative study to individual patients

...ceived emails and faxes from physicians around the country who are struggling to understand the WHI results. "The gynecological community's reaction to the WHI results was something akin to finding out that the world was round, and not flat," Johnson said. "The public health benefit of HRT had been so ingra...

Dirty air from Asia can push U.S. air pollution to unhealthy levels

...s. Readings on April 10, 2001, averaged across the country gave a value of nine micrograms per cubic meter for particulates 10 microns or smaller. By April 16, the average reached 16 micrograms, even though measuring stations tend to be far from industrial pollution sources. "Clearly by April 16, that dust ...

Local, regional governments could take lead in curbing global air pollution

...ld's population surges, pollution generated in one country more and more frequently invades the air of another country, most often a nation in the same part of the globe but occasionally one that lies thousands of miles away. While it might seem the problem is ripe for negotiations among national government...

Parkinson's disease genetic study progresses with $8 million grant

...blings do not need to live in the same part of the country since the study is being conducted at multiple sites. (See the Web site listed below for study sites.) "Our mission in the next five years is to find the gene on chromosome two that affects families with multiple members afflicted with Parkinson's,...

USGS February science picks

...orms continue to drop snow on various parts of the country and people contend with shoveling and scrapping aw... accumulates each year in the mountains across the country are a vital part of the hydrologic cycle, according to USGS hydrologists. The snows that melt off e...

New evidence suggests that monkey thought extinct still exists

...t the animal only a week after McGraw had left the country in 2000. McGraw has not been to Ivory Coast since ...clared over last July, tensions remain high as the country remains politically split. McGraw continues to rely on the Ivorian hunters he knows to keep him info...

Dazzling new light source opens at Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Laboratory

...o humanity." Some 2,000 scientists from around the country will use SPEAR3's extremely bright x-ray light each year to illuminate the long-kept secrets of materials, chemical and biological matter. SPEAR3, was formally opened at a dedication ceremony at the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center (SLAC) on Janua...

'Elves' makes protein crystallography easier

...easons, X-ray facilities have sprung up around the country dedicated to crystallographic studies of proteins. The ALS - a particle accelerator called a synchrotron because it produces X-ray synchrotron radiation - upgraded in 2001 to become a cutting-edge source of high-energy or "hard" X-rays ideal for prot...

Mount Sinai School of Medicine conducting clinical trials with gene therapy for colorectal cancer

...ases of colorectal cancer will be diagnosed in the country in 2003 and 57,000 people will die from the disease. In experiments with laboratory animals, Mount Sinai researchers have demonstrated that their approach to gene therapy, known as tumor immunization, extended life in all animals tested and wiped out...

Medical students inadequately prepared for clinical rotations, caring for chronically ill

... in the United States. "Medical schools across the country are examining how they train medical students, and looking for new and better ways to do that," says Eric Bass, M.D., senior author of both studies and associate professor of medicine at Hopkins. "We conclude that many medical schools may need to gi...

Peregrine falcons may face new environmental threat

...study found that eggs of peregrine falcons in that country contain high levels of a popular flame retardant, deca-BDE, which scientists have long thought could not get into wildlife. Falcons in North America are likely to face the same threat, the researchers say. The birds' eggs contained some of the highes...

Virginia Tech-led group receives third five-year international biodiversity grant

... in Suriname to discover new drugs and to give the country reasons to preserve the biodiversity of its forests. Five years later, in 1998, they were screening two potential anticancer compounds, had discovered five rare plants, and had saved some of the country's tropical forest from wood harvesting. They al...

Ten Chinese reporters receive AAAS Fellowships

...r scientific and technical force suggests that the country has the potential to become the world's largest market for science news," said James Cornell, president of the International Science Writers Association. "This rapid social development underlines the need for a cadre of trained, informed and independ...

Exxon Valdez oil spill impacts lasting far longer than expected, scientists say

...arbons and other toxins," he said. "In a developed country like the United States, an amount of petroleum equal to the Exxon Valdez oil spill is spilled annually for every 50 million people." Revising and enforcing water quality standards and stormwater rules can help restore fisheries production lost to po...

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