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Malthus + 200: Disastrous 'Correction' Looms

...n day, few censuses had been taken and little hard data were available. "Malthus could only guess at the population of England," Price says, "because the government feared that a careful head count would reveal the strength of its army to its enemies."...

Computer Models Find Cost-Effective Solutions For Species Preservation

...cost of conservation efforts. So, Ando developed a data base of land values and estimatedland values for 2...crete pieces. Once you have that, and you have the data onland values and on species existing there, the basic model can beapplied." Camm is quick to point ...

Chromosomal Abnormalities Key For Prediting Leukemia Outcome

... years after theirAML diagnosis. “These data are among the first to confirm that a percentage ofpeople with AML are cured,” she said. “They also show that whetherpatients are cured or not depends on the type of leukemia they have as determinedby cytogenetics and on the type of treatm...

Psychiatric Genetics From Nazi Germany: What To Do With The Data?

...ther investigators today shouldutilize some of the data generated by Nazi-funded research. Full reference: Miron Baron. Psychiatric Genetics and Prejudice: Can theScience be Separated from the Scientist? Molecular Psychiatry1998;3:96-100. This article is from the March 1988 issue of Molecular Psychiatry( ...

Rapid Progress Reported On New Class Of Anti-Cancer Drugs

...disclosed forthe first time the structure-activity data of a series of selective, orallyactive FTase inhbitors. These inhibitors, called trihalobenzocycloheptapyridineheterocycles, represent an advance because many FTase inhibitors are not potentin cells, or when given orally. One highly potent drug in th...

Smog Spreading To South Pacific

...s, and there is plenty of sunlight." The data reported today by Rowland and his University of California,Irvine, colleague Donald Blake stem from a variety of studies, many of whichhave not yet been published. Somesurprising findings have originated from comprehensive NASA aircraft experimentsi...

Can The Economic Promise Of Drug Discovery Continue To Preserve The Suriname Forest?

...uriname,which is carrying out plant extraction and data management, and Dinesh Vyas ofBristol-Myers Squibb Pharmaceutical Research Institute. The team hopes tocontinue the work in Suriname with a new contract, and to extend the project toMadagascar, where there is more diversity than in Suriname and many ...

Kaposi's Sarcoma Caused By Virus Usually Transmitted Through Homosexual Sex, According To UCSF Study

...he researchers conducted their investigation using data from the SanFrancisco Men's Health Study, a Nation...nd conducted jointly by UCSF and UC Berkeley. The data includesbehavioral histories, blood samples and a 10-year follow-up evaluation of menliving in the c...

EPA Should Redirect Some Research on Toxic Airborne Particles

.... EPA must review the standards and thescientific data on which they are based every five years to determ...ncertainties surrounding the standards, andlimited data on the health risks from exposure, Congress directed EPA to conducta major research program to impro...

Pitfalls Of Puberty: New Animal Research Shows Stress During Adolescence Alters Behavior And Brain Chemistry

... TheJournal of Neuroscience. "These robust data show the importance of experience during theadolescent period on the maturation of neural systems and behavior," says stressexpert, Michael Meaney, PhD, of Douglas Hospital Research Centre in Montreal. "Puberty has been a greatly underestimated area...

Study Finds Russian Women, Children Not Getting Enough Iron In Their Diets

...off households," the scientistsaid. "These data show that iron intake is less than optimal in this mostvulnerable group of Russians," Kohlmeier said. "Health-care providers and thepublic in Russia need to know that children and young women do not get enoughiron." Educated meal planning can...

Ameriflux Network Will Track CO2 Transfer In Forests

...sts at the Biological Station will begincollecting data from the instruments and recording the data on a computersystem. "The Biological Station was selected for the network because it is located onth...

New Sunspot Cycle To Be Bigger Than Average

...lied to past sunspot cycles. That is, theyused the data from early in a cycle to "predict" whatthe rest of the cycle would do. Most predictions match realityfairly close, except for Cycle 19, the current record cycle, whichpeaked at 190 in sunspot number in 1957, just as the first spacephysics satellites ...

First Evidence That Localized Arthritis Gene Therapy Heals Distant Diseased Joints

... the safety of this approach and yield preliminary data suggesting whether or not it works at the tissue level. This clinical trial differs from the rabbit study in several ways. The gene used is for interleukin-1 receptor antagonist (IL-1Ra), a protein that fastens to the IL-1 receptor on synoviocytes,...

Smokings Effects On Pregnancy Not Mitigated By Prenatal Vitamins, UB Study Finds

...sity at Buffalo researchers shows. Live-birth data and personal information from more than 9,000 smok...isk of these adverse effects, Buck and Wu analyzed data from 9,402 women regarding pre-term births, 9,395 women for risk of very-low or moderately-low weigh...

Reduced Nutrients Still Cause Problems In The Neuse And Tar-Pamlico Rivers

...marizes results of 5 years of study and 3 years of data collection as part of the USGS's National Water-Quality Assessment (NAWQA [pronounced nawkwa]) Program. "Although the water-quality guidelines have been around for many years, they remain relevant by providing some important clues as to why these tw...

Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institution And Novartis Pharma AG Sign AgreementFor Licensing And Development Of Anti-Cancer Compound, Discodermolide

...eam. Given the exciting and promisingpre-clinical data on discodermolide and the expertise in drug development whichNovartis provides, our hope is that discodermolide will eventually surpass otherchemotherapeutic agents as an effective treatment for cancer". Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institution, Inc...

From The Home Front To The River Front, USGS Updates Water-Quality Information

...esapeake Bay watershed. We now have good baseline data to measure changes as the new Pennsylvania law for nutrient management goes into affect this year." "The old adage `Too much of a good thing' applies in certain areas,"Lindsey said. Nitrogen in manure and fertilizers added to agriculturalland is es...

U-M Engineers Win Army Grant To Build Artificial Eye

...c nerve. "The scheme will also allowprocessing of data away from the focal plane, which has several advantages," hesaid, including fewer problems with overheated circuits and remote capability. Yet another advantage of the proposed system, he said, is that whereas humanscan only see light in the visible ...

Fruits And Vegetables Protect Lungs

...69 counties in China. These findings were based on data from part of the China Project, a large epidemiolo...studied, 36 percent took supplements, although the data did not provide the details of supplement use, such as type, dose, duration of use or reason for use...

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