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Changing global nitrogen cycle impacting human health, says Colorado University-led study

...st net health benefits come from using nitrogen at moderate levels," said Townsend. "Making and using it at higher levels does not lead to parallel increases in benefits, but does greatly exacerbate environmental and health problems."...

Close communication between identical twins helps them live longer

...ercise increased longevity. "This indicates that a moderate amount of exercise is highly beneficial for health...ghly vigorous exercise is not more beneficial than moderate exercise," he said....

Fiber-boosted formula for piglets shows promise in battle against infant diarrhea

...s reported that piglets that consumed formula with moderate levels of fermentable fiber tolerated an induced infection of Salmonella typhimurium much better than those fed a plain control formula or one with a non-fermentable fiber. The ongoing research at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is tar...

The Geiger counter within us

...amage within at least one chromosome. Workers with moderate levels of exposure had a lower level of damage, while those with no radiation exposure had none. Even workers at a nuclear reactor exposed to high levels of sparsely ionising gamma rays and mutating chemicals had very few intrachromosomal changes, th...

New drug enfuvirtide shows promise against drug resistant HIV infection

...ent of patients in the T-20 treatment group showed moderate localized skin reactions at the injection sites, but most of those did not have to limit their activities or take pain medications for discomfort. Doctors also saw a few more pneumonias in the novel treatment group. "In our study, enfuvirtide resulte...

Adirondack interstate underpasses designed for wildlife attract anything but, study says

...da, where wildlife underpasses have been used with moderate success. The reasons why Adirondack wildlife avoid underpasses are unclear, though researchers suspect that popularity of certain underpasses among ATV-users may be partially to blame. During the same time-period that virtually no wildlife passed, ...

Study shows ulcerative colitis patients achieve remission with probiotic composition VSL#3

...rate of 86 percent in patients with active mild to moderate ulcerative colitis who were not responding to conv...udy, 30 patients with a recent flare-up of mild to moderate UC not responding to conventional medicines were administered four packets of VSL#3 daily (equivalen...

KEPPRA international Phase IV SKATE study results show favourable efficacy

...t common adverse events were predominantly mild to moderate in severity and rarely led to discontinuation (8.6%). Commenting on the significance of the study, Professor Christian Elger, Klinik fr Epileptologie, University of Bonn, commented "The SKATE study clearly shows that KEPPRA offers unparalleled effica...

Reduced daily eye patching effectively treats 'lazy eye'

... across North America report that in children with moderate amblyopia, or "lazy eye," patching the unaffected ...almology, will likely change the way doctors treat moderate amblyopia and could lead to better compliance with treatment and improved quality of life for childr...

Researchers get to the root of cassava's cyanide-producing abilities

...imals," he said. "Plants with moderate linamarin levels in their leaves and that contain nearly no linamarin in their roots are both protected from herbivores and contain far less of the cyanogen in their roots." Cyanide form...

Clinical study reports findings of combination therapy with DOXIL

... and feet; in 17% of patients, these symptoms were moderate to severe. In some patients, heart-related side effects were reported, some of which were severe. Due to the serious, potentially permanent effects of some of these events, including the potential for bone marrow suppression, close monitoring is ne...

Gene enhances prefrontal function at a price

...ms most efficiently when dopamine activity is at a moderate level corresponding to the top of an upside-down "U" (see diagram below). "The combined effects on dopamine levels of amphetamine and high working memory load push individuals with the met/met genotype beyond the critical threshold at which compensat...

Ingenium publishes groundbreaking research on genetic basis for motor neuron degeneration

...Ingenium. "The key discovery is that an inherited moderate impairment of nerve cell transport functions indeed can result in age dependent distinct motor neurodegeneration. This finding was enabled by Ingenium's research approach and our valuable collaboration with the UCL and detected in the neuropathology...

Advances in prosthetic, orthopedic, and audiologic diagnostic tools

... amputees who are active and who routinely walk at moderate to fast speeds. Novel treatment strategy for knee osteoarthritis rehabilitation, pg. 95 Study explores a strategy to strengthen the muscles around the knees for people with wear and tear arthritis of the knees (osteoarthritis), since pain tends to ...

Premature birth linked to lack of nutrition before pregnancy: study

...nception. Fifteen per cent is considered a mild to moderate nutrient restriction for sheep, says Bloomfield; after that time, nourishment levels were increased and ewes were allowed to eat as much as they desired. The normal gestational period for sheep is about 145 to 150 days. However, the researchers found...

White noise delays auditory organization in brain

...in which they reared rat pups in an environment of moderate continuous background noise, which, while not injurious to their peripheral hearing, was loud enough to mask normal environmental sounds. They then used electrophysiological methods to gauge the organization of the auditory cortex in those animals, a...

Executive functioning in children prenatally exposed to alcohol

...cy," said Noland. "However, even drinking at more moderate levels, such as seven drinks per week and/or five ...y are pregnant, two percent continue to drink at a moderate level and five percent continue to have at least two drinks per week. Some additional important pub...

As Vitamin B-6 levels go down, numbers of DNA strand breaks go up

... researchers found that four of six young, healthy moderate smokers -- men and women who smoked less than a pa... RDA for this critical vitamin is too low for even moderate smokers and could be too low for the population as a whole. Dr. Terry Shultz presented the study at ...

Virginia Tech inventions, creations can improve lives

...nging from 75.5 to 77.3 percent extraction. It has moderate winter tolerance, best adapted to the U.S. mid-sou... other cultivars. Emily has small red thorns and a moderate ability to produce subordinate shoots from the root (suckering). The University of Maryland, College...

Obesity prevention program aimed at second graders

...y surveys showed significant increases in walking, moderate and total physical activity. Walking increased from a mean of 61 minutes per week to 114 minutes per week. Moderate physical activity increased from 92 minutes per week to 168 minutes per week. In addition, both of the second grade classes earned ...

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