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Tigecycline - antibiotic evaluated in surveillance trial

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Field Museum gives Parker/Gentry Award to Chinese conservationist

...ic research, as well as his recognition of China's global responsibility, is clear." Established in 1996 by an anonymous donor, the Parker/Gentry Award honors an outstanding individual, team or organization in the field of conservation biology whose efforts have had a significant impact on preserving the ...

NPS Pharma and VIMAC Ventures locate at MaRS, a major new research and enterprise center in Toronto

...onto. These firms have selected MaRS as the ideal global destination to pursue research and commercial oppo...ers. Location in one of the most cost-competitive global biomedical clusters and Canada's highly cost-effective business environment. Toronto's high quality...

Increasing ozone over the Atlantic ocean

... causes large-scale ozone increases, thus reducing global air quality....

Researchers find no link between alcohol consumption during pregnancy and asthma during childhood

... that asthma prevalence has rapidly increased on a global basis," said Wei Yuan, assistant director of the Shanghai Institute of Planned Parenthood Research. "One theory, the 'hypothesis of programming,' looks at the fetal origins of diseases; and we thought this might also provide a chance to examine any ...

Study examines future of species extinction, conservation

...e to a particular environmental condition, such as global warming or acid rain. They found that, as individual species start to disappear, two forces begin to act upon a community, making it either more or less tolerant to the environmental condition. One of these forces occurs when species disappear in o...

Earth, sky tapped in unique global climate change study

...rldwide better understand the ecological impact of global climate change. It's an ecosystem where native pl...an minimize negatives or optimize the positives of global climate change," said Dr. David Briske, Experiment Station plant ecologist. Briske and Dr. Mark Tjo...

Whales, seals or men? Who stole all the fish?

...sheries there is nothing to argue about. The first global study of its kind, released last week, shows that ...between marine mammals and fisheries might be on a global scale. At first glance, the potential for competition seems enormous. Estimates put the amount of f...

Model shows long-held constant in ocean nutrient ratio may vary as ecological conditions change

...ng microscopic marine plants, which play a role in global climate. The future of these plants, called phyto...a large source of food for fish. Also, they affect global climate by using atmospheric carbon dioxide, a greenhouse gas. Phytoplankton depend upon nitrogen a...

Institute for OneWorld Health CEO advocates focus first on developing world markets

...can all participant in and benefit from addressing global health inequities." The World Health Organization recommends the particular use of drug combinations containing artemisinin, an ancient Chinese herbal medicine extracted from the wormwood plant. Artemisinin-based combination therapy (ACT) has been sh...

Nerac.com to deliver newswire feed twice daily

...national sources will help clients uncover today's global information before it becomes yesterday's news. "Through Newspaper Abstracts, ProQuest always delivered a top-notch product. Now with Newswire Feed, Nerac can offer a custom-built resource for our clients that is business targeted and provides inter...

Plankton may influence climate change says UCSB scientist

...kton appear to play a major role in regulating the global climate system, according to new research. David ...od web, and their production helps to regulate the global carbon cycle. They also contribute to the global cycling of many other compounds with climate implic...

University of Michigan symposium charts course for the future of telemedicine

...ssing these barriers in the United States and on a global basis "The appropriate use of telemedicine can redress the problems of equal accessibility and geographical variations in quality while keeping costs in check," said Rashid L. Bashshur, Ph.D., Director of Telemedicine at the University of Michigan ...

Virginia Center for Coal and Energy Research helps implement global climate change initiative

...pture atmospheric carbon that is believed to cause global warming," said VCCER director Michael Karmis. "It is hoped that development of technologies to remove carbon from the atmosphere will enable fossil fuel use to continue without negative climatic effects." According to the DOE, carbon sequestration is...

UCLA chemists develop new coating for nanoscale probes

...n some ways, the molecular equivalent of using the global positioning system to track a single person anywhere on earth," Pinaud said. "We can use optical methods to track several different proteins tagged with different-color quantum dots, measure the distances between them and use those findings to better...

Researchers find evidence that sea turtles navigate with magnetic maps

...t, older turtles have a biological equivalent of a global positioning system (GPS), but the turtle version is based on magnetism. A report on experiments with juvenile green turtles appears in the April 29 issue of Nature, a scientific journal. Besides the Lohmanns, authors are Timothy Swing, a recent UNC g...

NCAR aircraft, ground instruments to track carbon dioxide uptake

...to limit carbon emissions because of their role in global climate change. Better understanding of natural processes involved in forest-air carbon exchange may lead to more accurate monitoring methods and new ways to enhance carbon uptake. High carbon-emitting nations and industries are interested in devisin...

Something old, something new

...in the eukaryotic genome. As an organism develops, global patterns of DNA methylation change in order to acc...hat the loss of PASG results in a reduced level of global genomic methylation and premature aging in mice. "In order to elucidate the function of PASG, we ge...

Gulf of Maine Ocean Data Partnership announced

... a regional program that is a component of a large global effort to better understand the abundance and diversity of life in the seas2. According to Evan Richert, Program Director for the Gulf of Maine Census of Marine Life at the University of Southern Maine, "For the first time, these data collections wil...

Is that plant a tortoise or a hare? Answer predicts its response to environmental change

... last long" approach. A new study has revealed the global continuum of leaf economics, documenting where 2,548 species growing at 175 sites fit along the "tortoise-hare" continuum. For the first time, scientists can equate plants in Amazonian rain forest, Minnesota prairie or Alaskan spruce woods using the ...

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