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Early Menarche Puts Young Girls In Peril

...berg discusses topics -- using a social historical perspective -- ranging from menarche, sanitary napkins and tampons to the hymen, brassieres, pimples and body piercing. She seeks to better understand why girls today view "good looks" as the highest form of female perfection, unlike girls 100 years ago who str...

Long-Time NIH Grantee Wins Nobel Prize In Chemistry

...view a scientist who can give perspective on Dr. Boyer's research....

Fruit Flies May Shed Light On Cocaine Addiction

...dnh6n@virginia.edu (804) 924-7676 For scientific perspective on this research, call the NIGMS Public InformationOffice at (301) 496-7301 to interview Dr. Michael Sesma, program director,Division of Genetics and Developmental Biology, NIGMS....

Good Ergonomics Is Good Economics

...ng ergonomics. I also would note the total systems perspective of this effort (Center for Workplace Health Inform...and processes were examined from a macroergonomics perspective and, in some cases, modified. Employee-initiated ergonomic modifications were made to some of the eq...

Vitamin C May Reduce Angina, Heart Attack Risks

...scription drug. "These studies are providing a new perspective on heart disease," said BalzFrei, professor and director of the Linus Pauling Institute at OSU."Atherosclerosis, or clogged arteries, are still a serious health concern,but they don't necessarily mean a person will suffer a heart attack orstroke. It ...

Fossil Evidence Of Worms Over One Billion Years Old Reported In Science

...lular life yet discovered. These findings adda new perspective to the origination of multicellular animals, typically thoughtto have begun with a sudden explosion during the early Cambrian period, about540 million years ago. The study will be published in the 2 October issue ofScience. Researchers from t...

Genetically Speaking, Race Doesn't Exist In Humans

...ngton University in St. Louis, toprovide a renewed perspective on race, a topic that historically is linkedclosely to anthropology. "The folk concept of race in America is so ingrained as being biologically basedand scientific that it is difficult to make people see otherwise," says Sussman,a biological anthropo...

The Fire Down Below: Extreme Heat-Loving Organisms May Be Keys To Molecular Evolution, Origin Of Life, New Book Argues

...erhigh-temperature conditions requires insight and perspective from a range ofdisciplines."...

Solid Waste Incineration May Exceed Leaded Gasoline As Source Of Lead Air Pollution In Cities

...nkingin the scientific community and provide a new perspective on the environmentalimpact of burning solid waste, according to the researchers. The study, reported in the Jan. 20 web edition of the scientific journalEnvironmental Science & Technology, published by the American Chemical Society,the world's la...

UF Researcher: New Techniques Help Reconstruct Ancient Diets

...e wasmore forest or scrub. It can give you a broad perspective over millions of yearswhat animals fed upon and what changes occurred in the plant communities." For this work, MacFadden ground up small parts of the horses' toothenamel and chemically analyzed them, using an instrument called a massspectrom...

Researchers Develop New Treatment For Hepatitis B And C As Nation Anticipates Surge In Number Of Cases

...ly well from their perspective,as well as from the perspective of their families and their health-careproviders until they reach a stage of complications," according to John M.Vierling, M.D., director of Hepatology at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, medicaldirector of the hospital's liver transplantation program, a...

USGS assesses nation's biological resources at century end

...ynthesizes current information within a historical perspective to documenthow the nation's biological resources are changing. The report alsounderscores the essential need for science to be used in guiding decisionson resource management. Secretary of the Interior Bruce Babbitt, said, "This study is a CT scan ...

Genetically engineered organisms: Hazardous or beneficial

...pests. Phillip J. Regal will provide a historical perspective for the audience,regarding the social and political aspects of decision-making involving GEOs. Hewill consider the long, problematic history of confused scientific analysis,which in the past has resulted in both extreme fear and complacency concernin...

Scientists image key steps in bacterial infection

...aperones," comments DavidEisenberg, D. Phil., in a perspective article that accompanies the two papers.Eisenberg, a professor of molecular biology at the University of California-LosAngeles, is a leading X-ray crystallographer of proteins. The two papers also are relevant to research on diseases in addition to b...

Chemistry of alcoholism, vitamin C and stress addiction antibodies, futurefoods, preventing brain cell death, children's environmental health risks

...future foods will be presented as well as a chef's perspective on how chemistryimpacts the pleasure of eating. (See page 62, Presidential Event 1-7, Sunday,August 22, 8:30 a.m. in the final program). Vitamin C for Stress Reduction? Known as an important antioxidant, Vitamin C isthe subject of new animal studies...

Consumers, health experts desire benefits of biotech foods and concur with current FDA labeling policy

...oncommented on the need for biotechnology from his perspective as head of theWorld Medical Association. "I am convinced that what we've been able to do forour farmers, by giving them the tools to increase the yield of their productsand at the same time, reducing use of chemicals such as herbicides andpesticides...

USGS releases assessment of nation's biological resources

...ndtrends of biological resources with a historical perspective of ecosystemsacross the country to assess how the nation's resources are changing. The reportalso covers the major factors that affect biological resources nationwide. The report, said Groat, documents that the major land-use changes negativelyaffec...

USGS studies wildfire ecology in the western United States

...are often very local in nature, a broad historical perspective reveals regional-scale patterns of fire incidence and intensity, driven by climatic variability. Dr. Craig Allen has studied the history and effects of fire in the Jemez Mountains of northern New Mexico since 1986. He and his collaborators emplo...

New books view storms, the stratosphere, and more

...New Books on Atmospheric Science BOULDER--A global perspective on storms, a glimpse into creepingdegradation of the Aral Sea, and a portrait of the stratosphere awaitreaders of recent books by scientists at the National Center forAtmospheric Research (NCAR). For specialists, recent works examineatmospheric chemi...

Delivering the fruits of biotechnology to the developing world: Institute for Global Health sponsors global health forum, February 18-21

...nfirmation) Each panelist will discuss his or her perspective on the issues andrecommendations of the forum, and answer reporters' questions. Copies of theForum's recommendations, as well as the pre-forum briefing booklet, will beavailable before the briefing upon request....

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