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How Dry Is The Tropical Free Troposphere? Implications For Global Warming Theory
...actually appears to be downward . These satellite data
are verifiedby in-situ measurements of the lower atmosphere made by balloon-borneobservations around the world. Some scientists now believe that this apparent "disagreement"between the predictions by computer models and the measurements may be du...
Two Parasitic Wasps Show Promise For Controlling Pest Flies
...formation, Weinzierl said, "gives us some baseline data
forcomparisons when future biological control measures involve the introductionof new species of parasites." The research is part of an effort tocontrol fly populations more effectively with natural biological enemiesbecause of the flies' growing re...
Couch Potatoes, Not French Fries, May Be To Blame For Obesity
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. -- A comparison of data
on fast-food consumption and rising obesity has fo...conomics at Purdue University, used state-by-state data
to examine one bit of dogma in the war on weight -- that the nation's increasing fast food consumpti...
Resistance To Leptin Contributes To Obesity
...ccompanying decrease in energy use. "These data
confirm that leptin plays an important role in thebody's response to weight gain. This result suggests that lean animalsincrease their production of leptin to return their weight to the setpoint," explains first author Jeffrey L. Halaas, B.S., biome...
First-Of-A-Kind Study By University Of Georgia Ecologist Estimates Role Of Natural Forces On Insect Populations
...d detective work. It began with are-examination of data
collected by two British scientists, GeorgeVarley and George Gradwell. They collected data
for some 16 yearson the interactions of two insect species, the winter moth andthe green oak leaf ro...
Female Adolescents Need Calcium During 'Window Of Opportunity'
...eded by adolescents was just an estimate." The new data
were instrumental in developing the revised Recommended Dietary Allowances, which were announced Wednesday (8/13). The recommendations are produced by the National Academy of Sciences and used by the Food and Drug Administration and others. The new R...
Oak Regeneration In Some Ohio Forests Is Failing, Researchers Find
...as moderately dry soil. McCarthy collected data
for the site condition study in 1995, a yearbefore the sites were burned. His preliminary studies of areas that were burnedin 1996 and earlier this year suggest that the burn project is having thedesired effect -- more sunlight is reaching the forest...
Menstrual Phase Linked To Ineffective Mammograms
...er women." The research involved examining data
from the Canadian National BreastScreening Study collected from 8,887 menstruating women who were 40-44 years old whenthey entered the study. The investigators compared mammogram results of women inthe follicular phase of their menstrual cycle ...
Wild Plant Genes Increase Food Production
....nalusda.gov:8300/ so anyone can use that mapping data
to boost rice production in their area of the globe. Although the wild species generally are considered useless for yield improvement -- since they do not produce much rice, have small grains and the plant tends to shatter -- there is "some useful g...
Experts: Public Will Accept Irradiation In Wake Of Meat Recall
...eceived in July 1994. Since then, the petitioner's data
have been studied to determine what effects irradiation may have on hamburger and other types of red meat. Three main areas studied are: whether any chemical changes occur that can cause toxicity, how the microbial profile changes, and whether the me...
Researchers To Investigate Years Before Menopause
...e Women's Health Study which used Tremin Trust data
and participants. "Only the Trust data
can supply this kind of long-term data
on women's reproductive health," says Dr. Darryl Holman, ...
E. Coli Genome Reported: Milestone Of Modern Biology Emerges From Wisconsin Lab
...the sequenceitself, said Blattner. In January, the data
were made freely available throughon-line database...n this issue of Science is a global analysis ofthe data
collected by Blattner's team in collaboration with Monica A. Riley of the Marine Biological Laborato...
Trojan Horse Virus Controls Hiv Infection
...IV produced in control cells. "Until there are data
from animal models," Dr. Rose cautions, "we cannot gaugehow well the potential treatment might work in people." But he regards it as"likely to be safe," and would like to see the concept tested in human clinicaltrials as soon as possible. Such disc...
Basin Traps Air Pollution In Mexico City: International Study Has Implications For U.S. Cities
...st's Sylvia Edgerton, projectdirector. The data
will be used to improve computer models designed to predictatmospheric conditions and potentially guide responses to pollution -- such aschanging the location or timing of pollution releases. Mexico City, with 20 million residents, sits at 2...
UT-Houston Awarded $2.5 Million For Scleroderma Research
...medicine, will join the SCORdirectors in analyzing data
from all the projects and managing the large amountsof information generated....
Mutant Gene Not Sole Explanation For Hiv Non-Progression
... What explains the epidemiological data
that show many people with the CCR5...sors, and will report important new data
from their cohort at the upcoming Interscience Conference on Antimicro...
Environmental Engineers Demonstrate Effective Method For Trapping Highway Pollutants
...nd Sansalone's thesis adviser. Sansalone presented data
from a year-long field test duringthe recent World Congress of the International Association forHydraulic Research (IAHR) in San Francisco. A prototype PETsystem was installed along a stretch of Interstate 75 neardowntown Cincinnati. It is the second...
Scientists Find New Trigger For Nerve Cell Death
...the presence of a calcium channel blocker. "These data
suggestthat manipulating potassium channels also may provide a new therapeutic strategyfor slowing neuronal degeneration in Alzheimer's disease," Choi says....
Chesapeake Bay Sediment : Home To Pfiesteria-Like Microbes
... have collected nutrient (nitrogen and phosphorus) data
in the Chesapeake Bay watershed for many years. Thishistorical data
can be used to make comparisons with present water conditions. Since 1995, USGS scientists have also...
Long-Term Vitamin C Use Cuts Cataract Risk In Older Women
...said Dr. Jacques. The investigators adjusted their data
relating the duration of vitamin C supplement use to theprevalence of early or moderate opacities by controlling for such factors as age, pack-yearssmoked (for smokers), body mass index (a measure of body fat), reported summertime sunlightexposure, a...
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