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LSU Ag Center Brucellosis Specialist May Help Stem Bison Controversy

...acilities where the disease can be studied inlarge domestic animals and in bison or other wild animals like el...ed to confine bison and elk, which pose athreat to domestic cattle herds. In several studies, researchers have useddomestic animals as models for studying and ...

Plastics - Easier To Recycle Than Commonly Thought

Recycling waste domestic plastics may be much easier than is commonly thought,according to research at the National Physical Laboratory (NPL). Researchershave found that adding large amounts of particular sorts of "contamination" intoa granulated plastic has very little eff...

Degrading Plastics To Reduce Waste

...e already on the market and use of thematerial for domestic products is expected to increase. In a separate development, Bayer are currently testing a new polyester that isalso 100% degradable that is suitable for a number of industrial processes suchas injection moulding and film blowing. This means the m...

Mojave Desert Is Subject Of Las Vegas Science Meeting

...ffected by off-highway-vehicle use, overgrazing by domestic livestock, agriculture, urbanization, construction of roads and utility corridors, air pollution and military training exercises. USGS scientist and symposium chairperson Jeff Lovich said, "The Mojave Desert is generally perc...

Aluminum Wastes Could Soon Be Converted To Commercial Use

...imately a million tons of wasteby-product from its domestic smelting process, " said Dr. J. Y. (Jim) Hwang,director of the Institute of Materials Processing (IMP) and associate professorof mining engineering at Michigan Tech. "This waste by-product is called saltcake and is skimmed off for disposal during the...

Newly Discovered Viral Gateway Into Cells Could Play Role In Diagnosis And Treatment Of Leukemia, HIV And Other Viral Diseases

... feline leukemia virus that causes fatal anemia in domestic cats, and fortype D primate retroviruses, a family of viruses that cause severeimmunodeficiencies in primates and that have been found in numerous AIDSpatients, particularly in Africa. Results of those studies are awaitingpublication....

Alien Species Cost U.S. $123 Billion A Year

... comes from such introducedspecies as wheat, rice, domestic cattle and poultry with a value of more than$500 b.... According to Pimental: -- America's 63 million domestic cats and 30 million feral cats are believed tokill some 200 million birds a year. At an estimated ...

Mouse Study Trumpets New Way To Preserve Species

...on procedures used to store tissues for humans and domestic animals. The tissue was later thawed and transplanted into immune-incompetent mice whose ovaries had been removed. Though the elephant tissues initially contained only one or two immature follicles -- microscopic structures that contain the...

Veterinary Researchers Identify Accomplice Of Calf-Killing Parasite

...heir suitability ashost organisms. Besides domestic and stray dogs, coyotes and foxes are also believed toharbor the organism, Lindsay said. While the discovery provides sound scientific justification for the newcattle management recommendations, Lindsay says the true value of the work isthe ...

Yeast Rises To A New Occasion

...organic wastes an abundant, completely renewable domestic resource rather than food crops, a potential benefit to farmers who could gain extra income by selling crop residues to companies that produce ethanol, Ho says. "This plant material is an ideal and inexpensive feedstock for ethanol fuel prod...

Women's Shame Stalls Abuse Disclosure To Physicians

...focus groups to survey 21Baltimore-area victims of domestic violence who already were participating ingroup therapy. Most of the women were single, separated or divorced, from a mixof income levels. The feelings of fear, shame and distrust crossed all classlines. "Other studies indicate that as many...

Hopkins Study Shows High Prevalence Of Domestic Violence

...patients have been victims ofphysical or emotional domestic abuse sometime in their lives, and 14 percenthave ...buse in the past year. "The prevalence of domestic violence is higher than most people think.We now estimate that between 700,000 and 1,100,000 women e...

DNA Vaccine 100 Percent Effective Against Rabies In Monkeys

...e from rabies because of widespreadimmunization of domestic animals: since 1994, only eight deaths have beenreported to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). However, theCDC estimates that another 30,000 to 40,000 people each year receive shots tofend off the disease after possible exposure. ...

China And USGS--Working Together On Environmental Issues

...ing tohelp address health problems associated with domestic coal combustion in China.USGS researchers are invo...overed evidence of mercury poisoning caused by the domestic combustion ofhigh-mercury coals in China. Coal is also an important energy resource in the United St...

Agriculture and urban activities impact water quality in the South Platte River Basin

...lls, local residents get their drinking water from domestic wells that tap the same underground water-supply source," Dennehy said. "A complicating factor in telling a complete story about water qualityin the basin," Dennehy noted, "is that less than 50 percent of the pesticides that were detected hav...

Water Quality In Indiana's White River Basin Affected By Urban And Agricultural Activities

... in the deeper ground water used most commonly for domestic or public supply. Most, but not all, of the pestic...e basin and are a common source of water for rural domestic users. Runoff from urban areas degrades the quality of streams and ground water. "Concentrations of ...

Coastal Development Threatens Rare Atlantic Shorebird

...ced offto protect the nests from humans as well as domestic pets, which are a realproblem. And roof-top colonies could use help, too." Roof-tops offer the terns a haven from people and pets. But bad weather,flooding and high roof-top temperatures that can reach more than 150 degreestake a gruesome tol...

National Studies Reveal Why Pet Owners Take Animals To Shelters And How Many Find New Homes; Statistics Point to Epidemic

...r animals combined. "Euthanasia of domestic pets in the United States is an epidemic,"Salman said. "These studies give us the first glimpse of why so many pets areentering shelters and what happens once they are surrendered by their owners." The council, a coalition of 11 non-p...

Biologist Experiments With His Own Front Yard

...ractices. Wanting to share the rewards of his domestic discoveries, Alcock has written a book about hisexperiences, In a Desert Garden: Love and Death Among the Insects , published by W.W. Norton andCompany, 1997. Beautifully written, filled both with a profound love and respect for nature and with ani...

DT104 Advice:How To Slow Salmonella Spread

...ease can occur almost anywhere -- in wild animals, domestic and exoticanimals, in pets, in humans and in our food supply -- and it's not clear whatthe initial source or the present reservoir is for DT104 in the United States,"McDonough said. "But we are increasing numbers of farms with salmonellosisincluding...

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