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Reclaimed Waste Water Can Augment Municipal Drinking-Water Supplies But Concerns Must Be Addressed
...tment technology, is motivating a small butgrowing number
of cities to use reclaimed waste water to supplementdrinking-water supplies. But, important questions remain regarding the level oftreatment, monitoring, and testing needed to ensure public safety. In its new report, Issues in Potable Water Reuse...
Will Global Change Increase Fire Activity In The Mediterranean Basin?
...iol andcoworkers (CREAF, Spain) will show that the number
of wildfires increased in NESpain over the last 30 years, the summer of 1994 being the worst fire seasonever recorded. They will discuss the correlation between this increase and therecorded increase in air temperature of 0.10C per decade over that s...
Will The Loss Of Biodiversity Alter Ecosystem Functioning?
...ling of nutrients, carbon andwater - depend on the number
and kind of species that are present? Eighthundr...ese results show that a reduction in plant species number
has anegative effect on many ecosystem functions at some of their research sites.Clear relationships...
Age Of Bacterial Meningitis Patients And Subtypes Of Disease Have Changed
Substantially Within Past Decade
...ccurred duringthe eight-year period. Although the number
of cases per year remained fairlyconstant, the incidence of disease in adults over the age of 17 increased from29% of cases in 1989 to 54% of cases in 1996. In contrast, the incidence inchildren less than four years old decreased from 61% of cases i...
Over 4700 Technical Sessions Will Reveal New Findings At National Chemists' Meeting In Dallas, March 29 - April 2
...l 3, from 6:00a.m. to 11:00 a.m. The on-site phone number
is 214-853-8020, and fax is214-743-2600. Press Registration--To pre-register, contact Sally Pecor by phone at202/872-4451, or email at email@example.com . We will have a badge and press kitready for you in the press room; please come by and pick the...
Discovery By Fertility Specialist Offers Promise Of Reducing Multiple BirthsTied To Fertility Treatment
...o this end has been identifying a way to limit the number
of eggs that mature during fertility treatment while keeping at least one egg developing. During a normal menstrual cycle, FSH stimulates egg follicles to develop. At a certain point in ...
Physics Helps Reduce Your Energy Bill
... phone numbers are 213-743-6237 and -6238; the fax number
is 213-741- 3924. PHYSICS HELPS REDUCE YOUR ENERG... research has led to enormous energy savings for a number
of billion-dollar technologies such as lighting and windows. At the meeting he will report (paper ...
UPMC Researchers Report On Gene Therapy Advances
...ry studies. Theprocedure entails the removal of a number
of the patient's own cells, which arethen cultured and genetically modified to carry the IL-1Ra gene that blocks thebinding of IL-1 to its receptor. The transformed cells are injected into thejoints one week prior to the patient undergoing previousl...
American Heart Association Comment: Sodium Reduction And Weight Loss In The
Treatment Of Hypertension In Older Persons
...ntake and blood pressure derived from asubstantial number
of epidemiological observations and clinical trials of saltrestriction. Reduced sodium intake, however, should be only one component of a comprehensivenutritional approach to blood pressure lowering, which should also includeprevention and treatmen...
Researchers Announce Discovery Of Skulls Of Bizarre Animals Showing Advanced
Stage In Transition Between Dinosaurs And Birds
...plexity of the evolution of birds and hints at the number
ofsurprises yet to be uncovered in tracing the development of their lineage. The authors of the Nature paper are: Luis M. Chiappe, Chapman Fellowand research associate in the Museum's Department of Ornithology; Mark A.Norell, chairman and c...
Vitamin D Deficiency Appears Common In Hospital Patients
... General Hospital (MGH) has found thata surprising number
of adult hospital inpatients were deficient in vitamin D, anutrient required for the maintenance of healthy bones. In their study of 290patients admitted to the hospital's medical service, they found that 57 percentcould be considered deficient in v...
Mouse Gene Reveals Clues To Human Deafness
...nitiated thestudy of the genetics of deafness in a number
of generations of the Israelifamily. Hearing impairment was traced back five generations to an ancestor bornin 1843 in Libya. The family migrated through Tunisia and Egypt, eventuallysettling in Israel. The researchers identified 12 living family mem...
AAAS, State Of Arizona Co-Host Conference On Research And Development
...one-day conference will feature presentations by a number
of importantgovernment and agency leaders. Neal Lane, currently director of the National ScienceFoundation and nominee for the position of Presidential Science Advisor, will give the keynoteaddress, to be followed by Albert Teich, AAAS director of sc...
10 Million Report Hunger, Even With Jobs
...ts of food shortages, the researchers considered a number
of factors, including race, ethnicity, age, family size and income, education and whether the head of the family was employed. The new findings come from the Third National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES III), which was conducted by ...
Malthus + 200: Disastrous 'Correction' Looms
...d supported late marriage as a way of limiting the number
of children a couple might have and of providing more adequately for their needs. More recently, Price suggests, Malthus has come to be seen as a demographer. "In his own day, few censuses had been taken and little hard data were available. "Malth...
Chromosomal Abnormalities Key For Prediting Leukemia Outcome
...ivedby AML patients today results in a much larger number
of long-term disease-freesurvivors. For example, the drugs used today are more effective, and the way theyare used is also different. Today, the initial chemotherapy treatment (known as induction therapy)given patients with primary ...
Liquid Crystals Light Up Simple Chemical Test
...ny really nice inventions. Thisshould have a large number
of applications as a diagnostic tool." For instance, Abbott said, this sort of "lab on a chip" technologycould allow a crime scene investigator to check quickly for illegal drugsor explosives. Rural health-care workers could do bedside blood tests. ...
Yale Announces New Biotech Firm
... and deadly viruses, is based on the research of a number
of Yalescientists, said Acting President Michael I...s targeting complexdiseases caused by defects in a number
of genes, including psychiatricdisorders such as panic, depression, anxiety and schizophrenia. Dr.R...
Using PET Scans To Monitor Cancer Cells' Activity And Predict Who Will Develop Alzheimer's, Other Diseases
...e spreading of the diseasethroughout an increasing number
of structures within the brain, he explained. Asimilar approach is taken with Parkinson's disease, except fluorine-18 labeledL-DOPA is used to identify the early abnormalities of dopamine synthesis at atime of mild symptoms and normal structural imag...
Molecular Defect Could Be Mysterious Cause Of Blood Disorder
...cythemia vera is marked by a great increase in the number
of redcells in the blood, resulting in headaches a...ty and relate its symptoms to the increase in the number
of redblood cells. The disorder, which can be malignant, affects five to 10 of every100,000 people ...
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