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Cut Pesticide Use In Half, Urges SFU Biologist
...hat we consider pests.But more than that, the book questions
our fundamental values about thenatural world, and the human compulsion to dominate and destroy, ratherthan accommodate and manage. The extent of the chemical warfare against pests is "staggering,"says Winston. In 1993, for example, 5.6 billion...
Eating Lake Ontario Fish Linked To Shorter Menstrual Cycles; Consumption May Delay Pregnancy
...to-pregnancy data were based on women's answers to questions
asking if they stopped using birth control to become pregnant; if they were attempting to prevent pregnancy in any way, and during which cycle they became pregnant after deciding to try to conceive. Consumption data showed that 42 percent of th...
UF Researchers Investigate Phenomenon Of Seizure-Alert Dogs
... of training dogs to "detect and alert." Among the questions
team members hope to answer are whether the ability to detect seizures, if some dogs do have it, is a spontaneous reaction or a trainable behavior. Eventually, the team hopes to bring dogs into the clinical setting where patients can be physiol...
Researchers Construct Genetic Map For Dogs
...p is of particular importance, not only in solving questions
of inheritance in dogs, but in humans as well. Purebred dogs, though all of one species, in practice represent a multitude of closed breeding populations. Many of the genetic diseases that proliferate in inbred dogs also occur in the human population...
Wake Forest University Study Takes Students In Flight With The Albatross
...udents' interest in science but shed light on such questions
as how the availability of food affects the seabir...derson explained. "First, there are basic science questions
that the data will help us answer. We know that albatross populations seem to be declining worldwi...
Columbia Biologists Match Odor Receptor To Odor; Research Uncovers How Sense Of Smell Works; First Aroma Scientists Detect Is That Of Meat
...ical. The discovery will help answer many questions
about smell, the leastunderstood of the human senses. Do receptors that are coded by similar genesdetect odors of the same chemical class, or is genetic sequence unrelated toodor chemistry? Do individual receptors recognize multiple odorants, or do...
Study Reviews Medication Use In Elderly Cardiac Patients After Discharge
...She adds, "You need to ask your physician a lot of questions
and have aroutine for taking your medications so you know you are on a proper schedule.There are many things that can go wrong for cardiac patients when so manymedications are involved." Another aspect of the study found that urban resident...
Detective Work Uncovers New Tick-Borne Disease In North Carolina And The Southeast
...t causesLyme disease. But she says it raises more questions
than it answers. The organismsthat cause the rash haven't been isolated yet, and she doesn't know if theinfection, if allowed to progress, would produce the same health problemsassociated with untreated Lyme disease. Or it could be a milder relative....
Shrews May Predict Environmental Degradation
...osystem indicator. Ray says there are more questions
than answers when it comes to these shy creatures. What is especially perplexing is the way in which 16 different species of shrew in the Central African Republic are able to survive in micro-territories. "It's unrivalled throughout the world to find...
Emory University Fragile X Group Receives NIH Program Grant
... Despite these significant breakthroughs, key questions
about fragile X remain unanswered. The new grant will use novel genetic, molecular biological,neurobiological and biochemical approaches to the syndrome, including cellculture, transgenic mice and yeast systems to help uncover additional answers. ...
Virginia Tech Engineers Help Mother Nature Clean Up
...vironmental engineering program ,note, a number of questions
remain regarding this natural restorationapproach ...a company thatplans to use phytoremediation, these questions
need to be answered.N&W's commitment of $400,000 in funding to identify solutionsrepresents a st...
Scientists Identify Protein Essential For Iron Absorption, Boost Understanding Of Iron-Deficiency Anemia
... "This protein doesn't answer all the questions
in iron transport," hesaid. "What's remarkable is that it shows up in so many ways."...
Novel AIDS-Directed Technology: Approach Permits Optimization Of Existing Drug Therapies And Targeted, Patient-Specific Treatment
... opens up a wholeuniverse of clinical and research questions
to direct measurement." Initial in vivo results are the first step in the development process of thisdiagnostic technology. SpectruMedix is a U.S. company with a strong focus on medical and scientifictechnologies and associated instrumentation. It...
Low Cholesterol? Reduced Sodium? What Do These Terms Really Mean?
...page ofthe answer sheet contained five demographic questions
which collected data onthe subjects' age, gender, ...rence and nationality. The second pagerepeated the questions
from the survey booklet. Subjects were instructed toexamine each label in the booklet and answer the...
USGS Scientists Implicate Exotic Parasite In Wisconsin Lake Bird Deaths
... According to Cole, "There are many unanswered questions
about theparasite, the snail vector, and the potential of this parasite to spread. Moreresearch into the Shawano Lake die-offs may yield further information on theparasite's life cycle and the threat it poses to wildlife." The U...
"Discovering Biological Diversity" Is AAAS Topic For USGS Manager
...hods of opening internationalinformation access on questions
of biological diversity. USGS has taken the lead in establishing the NationalBiologicalInformation Infrastructure (NBII), a cooperative effort aimed at increasingaccess to data and information developed and maintain...
Carnegie Mellon Researchers Say Direct Instruction, Rather Than "Discovery Learning" Is Best Way To Teach Process Skills In Science
...onclusions can be drawn. Then, through a series of questions
to elicitchildren's explanations of their own experimental designs, Klahr and Chen areable not only to determine how kids think an experiment will play out but alsoto discover why they think a result will occur. In some cases, they found t...
National Studies Reveal Why Pet Owners Take Animals To Shelters And How Many Find New Homes; Statistics Point to Epidemic
... to take part in the survey were asked a series of questions
aboutanimals in their household, including the sp..., gender, annualsalary, education level as well as questions
about the pet owner's knowledge ofcaring for animals and why they chose to surrender their pet to a ...
Intake Of Acetaminophen Increases Risk Of Excessive Anticoagulation In Patients
...nts were contacted by phone and asked a variety of questions
regardingtheir health, diet and medications taken in the weeks before their blood test. The researchers found several factors associated with an increased risk of anINR greater than 6, the most important of which was ingestion of acetaminophen. Pat...
GCTE/LUCC Open Science Conference:
... in biological diversity. Here are some of the key questions
that the scientific community willre-examine: What will be the consequences of climate and atmospheric composition changeson the functioning of natural ecosystems and on the planet as a whole? Can the absorption of carbon by plants slow down the...
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