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Saharan dust "cools" climate warming estimates

Desert dust may slightly diminish estimates on how warm the world will become, based on findings of how much sunlight is absorbed by dust. Scientists studying dust blowing off the Sahara Desert have found that dust particles absorb much less solar radiation than previously thought,...

Hopkins researchers find tourette drug has unexpected effect

...ead author. "We originally thought baclofen would diminish patients' vocal and muscular tics but found, inst...hough phonic and motor tics did not significantly diminish in frequency. While baclofen caused no major side effects among children in the placebo-controlle...

UC Davis M.I.N.D. Institute launches new program to identify biomarkers for autism and other disorders

...ymptoms are observed. In this way we would hope to diminish or eliminate the possibilities of certain children developing autism." The laboratory will be housed initially at the UC Davis Cancer Center, which will also conduct cancer research at the facility, until the M.I.N.D. Institute opens its new resear...

Changes in Australian ecosystems tied to arrival of exotic animals

...lonizers altered the vegetation patterns enough to diminish the effectiveness of summer monsoons that periodically drenched northern Australia, triggering increased aridity over much of the continents interior and decreasing grasses. In January 1999, Miller and colleagues published a paper in Science magaz...

New science resources available from the ESA

... a native ecosystem. Such alterations can greatly diminish the abundance of native plants, and even clog rivers or enhance flooding. The authors stress that identifying future invaders and predicting susceptible locales for future invasions is enormously challenging. Consequently, they recommend taking ...

Cross-dressing in the snake world

...ist at the University of Newcastle. "The she-males diminish the costs of courtship at the same time as duping other males." ...

Amphibian declines complicated, disturbing

... But the lack of a single, definite cause does not diminish the seriousness of this alarming ecological phenomenon, he said. "At this point we can say for sure that there are several causes of amphibian declines, which include rising levels of UV-B radiation in sunlight, pathogens, pollutants, habitat dest...

New study claims data on pollutants worldwide are unreliable, and that some may be less--or more--harmful than thought

...rates of some of the enantiomers of pesticides and diminish theireffectiveness in the field. On the other hand, some enantiomers may persistlonger under these conditions, posing a risk to public health and theenvironment." Lewis said the uncertainly about the mirror-image effects of pollutantscould al...

PricewaterhouseCooper's forecasts health care in 2010

...utions and electronic medical records are likelyto diminish the vast variations inherent in medical care today. The concept ofcompiling and updating standardized patient information using a common platformis already a reality in Europe. One of the largest deployments of technology inhealthcare is under way in...

Telomere Loss Spells Trouble for Aging Mice

...o cancer. But if we throw upgood roadblocks we can diminish the rate of cancer formation. So it's a numbersgame," he says. "In a situation where many aspiring cells are moving towardscancer, by knocking out telomerase we may have a reasonable chance of decreasingthe ratio of tumor formation," he says. ...

Chopping And Cooking Affect Garlic's Anti-Cancer Activity

...shown that microwaveheating or roasting garlic can diminish or destroy its anti-cancer activity -unless the herb is chopped or crushed, and allowed to "stand" for at least 10minutes before cooking. Kun Song, doctoral candidate in nutrition, and Dr. John A. Milner,professor and head of the Department ...

Fewer Songbirds May Be Result Of Forest Fragmentation Across The American South, New Study Suggests

...notgive a complete picture of what is happening to diminish reproductive success. "As an alternative to nest experiments that use quail eggs, someresearchers have used artificial nests with eggs constructed from clay," saidKeyser. "Clay eggs have advantages because they closely match the size ofpasser...

40 Percent Of Deaths Are Environmental

...tinue its rapid rise throughout the world and will diminish the quality of life for all humans."...

Neurogenetics Lab Scan Suggests Genetic Linkage On Chromosomes 4 And 11

...de, which can cause uncomfortable facial flushing, diminish tolerance, and thereby prevent drinking that might lead to alcohol dependence. (Deficient activity by a second alcohol-metabolizing enzyme, aldehyde dehydrogenase, similarly produces excess acetaldehyde and aversive symptoms in many persons of Asian ...

Rockefeller University Researchers Hunt For Type 2 Diabetes Susceptibility Genes

...ng complications. Early diagnosis andtreatment can diminish the morbidity and early mortality associated with thisdisorder. The Rockefeller study seeks to recruit individuals with type 2 diabeteswith at least one other living family member affected with type 2 diabetes.Since this is a genetic study, i...

Harvard Medical School Researchers Identify Four Human Genes Essential To Cell Division; Discovery Yields New Target For Cancer Therapies

...owever,uncertainty about APC's regulation does not diminish the potential of thismulti-subunit complex for anticancer therapeutics. With its seminal role inmitosis, the APC seems to be a perfect site to halt cell division. Like theanticancer drug Taxol that also disrupts mitosis, the advantage with an APCinhi...

President's Budget Proposal Cuts R&D By 14 Percent By 2002

...s and concerted efforts to protect R&D have helped diminish some of the massive cuts previously proposed. While some in the scientific community may feel they can breathe a sigh of relief on seeing the latest figures, it is important to remember that these numbers don't mean that things are getting better for...

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