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Freshwater Sponges May Pose Threat To Zebra Mussels

...nt program. While the sponges probably will not pose a threat to the entire zebra mussel population, th... those areas." But, would the freshwater sponge pose as many problems on these surfaces as zebra mussels now cause? Kelch said more research is needed b...

Bark Beetle Infestation Spurs Multifaceted Study

... have killed or damaged large standsof wood, which pose a major fire hazard for the area. The solution is toallow salvage harvesting and controlled burning, so that the forests canreturn to a healthy state. "Many environmentalists are concerned because they believe this areais old growth forest," says D...

Oaks' Defenses Help Gypsy Moth Caterpillar Fend Off Virus

...eans the caterpillars will spread faster and could pose a greater threatto the forests if these caterpillars are not controlled. "The ideal approach for controlling both pests would be to add somethingto the virus spray that would disarm the tannin and make the caterpillarssusceptible to the viru...

Corn Rootworm Changing Behavior, Posing New Threat To Crops

...ields. The beetles haveadapted, are spreading and pose a threat to corn crops this year, scientistssay. As the major insect pest of corn, rootworms have changed their behavior,laying their eggs in soybean fields instead of corn. The conclusion isthat crop rotation itself has selected for a rootworm str...

Human Cloning: Grappling With Reality Penn Bioethicist To Explore The Facts Behind The Hysteria

...f Pennsylvania Health System. "Butcloning does not pose a major threat to the community or the publichealth." Caplan will present his views today at the American Associationfor the Advancement of Science annual meeting in Philadelphia. According to Dr. Caplan the major reasons for not making clone...

Studies Underscore Link Between Nutrition And Nonmelanoma Skin Cancers

...ining nonmelanomas are squamous cell cancers,which pose a slightly increased risk of spreading but are usually easilytreated, he noted. "Clinical trials have demonstrated that a low-fat diet can reduce thedevelopment of new precancers called actinic keratoses, as well as basal celland squamous cel...

Reclaimed Waste Water Can Augment Municipal Drinking-Water Supplies But Concerns Must Be Addressed

... Since waterborne viruses, bacteria, and parasites pose the greatestthreat to public safety, water treatment procedures for removing them shouldnecessarily be the most stringent. Communities using reclaimed water shouldimplement well-coordinated, public health surveillance systems to document andprovide ...

EPA Should Redirect Some Research on Toxic Airborne Particles

...ust be done to determine precisely which particles pose thegreatest health risks, and how. Gathering this information should be of thehighest priority. The results will greatly increase the likelihood that moneyspent on regulating and controlling particulates will fully protect publichealth." EPA recent...

Scientists Seek Early Warning Of Drinking Water Threats

... weare finding other microorganisms which may also pose substantial risks to publichealth if left unaddressed." There is reason to suspect a "new crypto" could be lurking, Harrington says.Since scientists have only recently been able to accurately detect many of thewaterborne pathogens that cause illness,...

Study Highlights the Use of Viruses as Tools for Material Science and Drug Delivery

...at which can be used as a container. As such they pose no health threat tohumans. In fact, some of the most interesting implications of this study havenothing to do with traditional biology or biochemistry. Douglas andYoung have used the protein coats of viruses as "size and shape constrained"ch...

New Test May Reduce Need For Some Prostate Cancer Biopsies

...y fail todetect microscopic, inactive cancers that pose no threat. "By using this test tozero in on men in a certain group most likely to have active cancer, there isthe potential to cut the cost of prostate screening dramatically," says Partin."We also spare those men the possible complications of biopsi...

Fish Farmers Must Learn Zebra Mussel Prevention From A To Z

... -- such as an intake pump. Swann says the mussels pose two other potential problems: Some of their European ancestors harbor organisms that can cause diseases in fish, and their American offspring may, too. Also, a fish farm contaminated with zebra mussels could conceivably face quarantine measures or re...

Taking The "Ouch" Out Of Needles: Arrays Of "Microneedles" Offer New Technique For Drug Delivery

...The factthat it is virtually painless and does not pose a significant risk for infectionis a major advance in this area of drug delivery." The major challenge ahead, he cautioned, will be to demonstrate in aclinical setting that this approach can effectively deliver therapeuticquantities of various drugs...

USGS Scientists Find New Invasive Fish Species In Florida

...nnectedness of the waterways and the eel's biology pose substantial risks of the species becoming established there, Nico said. In North America, the species is sometimes kept as an aquarium fish, although scientists can only speculate that the species may have escaped or been released into the state's w...

Fauci To Present New Insights Into HIV Latency At 12th World AIDS Conference

... viral replication if a patient stops therapy, and pose aformidable obstacle to the goal of eradicating HIV from a person's body,particularly if drug resistance develops. New data show that latent pools of infected cells are established very early inthe course of HIV infection, even if a patient is treate...

Detecting Deer: New Method For Counting Population In Urban Areas

...portant addedfeature to our study." Excessive deer pose several problems for research at the Tyson Research Center,which is enclosed on all its borders by 8-foot fencing that is considereddeer-proof. Deer face an inadequate food supply when they are overcrowded,which means that their health is affected a...

The Perils Of Discontinuing Therapy: Without HAART, Cytokines Stimulate HIV From Latently Infected Cells

...Many scientists think that these viral sanctuaries pose the greatest challengeto the long-term control of HIV infection in patients receiving anti-HIVtherapy. The new data from the LIR buttress this view. In a series of in vitroexperiments, Dr. Chun and his colleagues found that resting, latently infe...

Cattle Diets Could Control E. Coli Danger

...ing or irradiation, but the bacterium continues to pose a food-safety risk. Cattle are fed starch-containing grains to increase growth rate andproduce tender meat. Because the bovine gastrointestinal tract digests starchpoorly, Russell explains, some undigested grain reaches the colon, where it i...

Science Article Criticizes Federal Policy Regarding Lead Exposure And Children's Health

...stent with the EPA's own definition of levels that pose a threat,according to Dr. Lanphear. Second, Dr. Lanphear says it is critical to targethousing containing lead hazards, particularly those causing lead poisoning. "National, state and community surveys of housing need to be conducted toidentify and p...

New Anti-Microbial Agent Destroys Anthrax

...threat anthrax and other biological warfare agents pose bothto our armed forces and civilian populations. "Anthrax is often fatal and easily dispersed through air or water," Baker said. "We know that countries hostile to the United States have developed strains ofanthrax which are resistant to antibiotics...

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