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Race Plus Roaches: A Breathtaking Link
...first to report that children in the most infested homes
are the most sensitive to the allergens, a clear indication of dose responsiveness, the researchers say. "We honestly don't know why race plays a role independent of poverty," says Peyton Eggleston, M.D., professor of pediatrics and co-author of t...
'BirdSource' Website For Citizen-Science Data
...Watch began reporting observations from feeders at homes
and schools throughout the United States and Canada to http://birdsource.cornell.edu/pfw.htm . Eventually BirdSource, which is based at a national supercomputer center, the Cornell Theory Center in Ithaca, N.Y., will handle much more. "You will be...
UF Researchers: Development Promotes Disease Among Gopher Tortoises
...rown said, because the burrows they create provide homes
for small animals and are important in sustaining the ecosystem. She said the burrows provide homes
for about 60 vertebrates -- from snakes to birds -- and more than 300 invertebrates, including spide...
Nitrate Reductase: A Magical Enzyme?
...zymes. Thenitrate removal method could be used in homes
and businesses with nitratepolluted water, which would make it fit to drink or use for the production offoods and beverages. "We don't have a way to make enough of it to modify the enzyme's proteinand change its amino acids," says Campbell, " ...
UD Environmental News: Pfiesteria Detectors To Be Described March 18
...off of fertilizers and other nutrients from farms, homes
andindustry help promote Pfiesteria outbreaks. At UD, marine andagricultural scientists, geologists and a host of other researchers have beenstudying water-quality issues for 25 years. The following UD experts can commenton various water-quality is...
Dust Mite Behavior May Show New Ways To Control Pests
...f mites for a month. Needham said that most homes
have dust mites, but the mites usually dontp... Ohio State project thatis seeking new ways to rid homes
of the allergens that trigger asthma attacks....
China And USGS--Working Together On Environmental Issues
...e of energy; however, muchof the coal is burned in homes
without proper ventilation and with no regard fort...nship exists between the type of coalbeing used in homes
here and the high rates of esophageal cancer. The USGS isanalyzing samples of coal obtained from th...
Scientists At UNC-CH Find Aberdeen Pesticide Exposure, But Few Symptoms
...sidents. The bad news is that some residents whose homes
are within a mile of Aberdeenpesticide sites show elevated DDE levels in their blood, according to aUniversity of North Carolina at Chapel Hill scientist. DDE is a byproduct of thebody's struggles to break down the pesticide DDT, which has been banne...
AAAS Announces The Winners Of Its Science Journalism Awards
...against the Formosan termite, which is threatening homes
and historicarchitecture in New Orleans and throughout the South. The series is as anexcellent example of how science can be applied in explaining an urgent localissue. Robyn Suriano and Todd Halvorson won in the small newspaper category for"Cassini...
Did You Know? The Truth About The Poinsettia
... masterpieces,are commonly found in North American homes
during the holiday season. But didyou know that poinsettias are tropical plants that originated in Central Americaand tropical Mexico? They grow as unbranched trees as high as 10 feet tall.Beloved by the Aztecs of Mexico as a symbol of purity; Joel R...
Clemson Fire Ant Research Uses Biological Approach
...s invadeelectrical equipment, agricultural fields, homes
and gardens. Their painfulsting sends thousands of people to the doctor each year, and can be deadly forabout five out of every 1,000 people. Clemson scientists are working with the Agricultural Research Service ofthe U.S. Department of Agri...
Household Fungus Contributes To "Sick Building Syndrome"
...g this fungusas a serious problem in water damaged homes
and buildings." Since plantpathologists and mycolo...of S. chartarum. "The fungus is commonly found in homes
or buildings which have sustainedflooding, or water damage from broken pipes, roof leaks, sewage bac...
New Edition Of Ecological Monographs Is Now Available
...hrub canopy iscreated. These tiny reserves are the homes
for many soil microorganisms that areessential in maintaining soil health. Scientists have observed that the areasoutside of these shrubs are more exposed to wind and rain which make theseplaces unsuitable for plant life. Consequently, each individua...
Urban Ecology Study Watches Birds On The Web
...einformation on this database to help clients find homes
in good birding areasand also of developers who will be able to make use of what we learn in ourstudy about urban bird habitats to create developments that appeal toecologically concerned consumers." For example, a database search indicates ...
Researcher Awarded Patent For System To Fight Multiple Diseases
...gens, or proteins, in a vaccine; the vaccine then homes
inon lymph tissue in an individual to induce immune responses against the foreignantigens. Curtiss conceived the initial ideas for the patent in the late 1970s andearly 1980s when he was using gene cloning to express protein antigens fromstre...
Tipsheet: Environmental Story Ideas
...y uses electricity for home waterheaters. If those homes
switched to a combination electric-solar water heating source, it would produce more carbon dioxide-reduction than it would to doublethe gas mileage of every American car. Beckman says the UW's Solar Energy Lab, opened in 1954, is the oldest suchcent...
Keep Off The Grass And Take Off Your Shoes!
...her pesticidesapplied to lawns can be tracked into homes
by people and pets up to a week aftertreatment, ca...plication of the herbicide 2,4-D tothe lawns of 13 homes
in the Columbus, Ohio, area, are scheduled to appear inthe May 1 print issue of the peer-reviewed jo...
Pollutants Found In House Dust Increase Pesticide's Toxicity
... A 1981 report indicates that 90 percent of all homes
in the UnitedStates use pesticides, and usage is likely to be even higher today. The primarysource of exposure to pesticides for the general U.S. population is in theindoor environment of the home. Support for this study was provided by a Jo...
Vitamin D Deficiency May Increase Risk Of Hip Fracture In Older Women
...stmenopausal women who normally reside intheir own homes
were chosen for the study. Women with bone deterioration fromother causes were excluded from the study. There were 30 women with hip fractures caused by osteoporosis and 68hospitalized for elective joint replacement. Of these 68, 17 women also ha...
Center For Future Health Aims To Bring High-Tech, Low-Cost Health Care To The Home
...ortabletechnologies for use by people in their own homes
to prevent disease before itstrikes. A melanoma monitor, an interactive digital assistant, wearablecomputers, memory glasses -- engineers are already developing these and otherdevices in collaboration with physicians. The goal is to make technologyaf...
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