Tag: "residents" at biology news
Oil exploitation in Ecuador's Amazon basin produces a 'public health emergency'
... industry has had negative health consequences for residents
of the country's Amazon region. One study found th... partnerships with local communities so that local residents
benefit from development. "Oil exploitation in the Amazon basin of Ecuador," the article's authors s...
Brown earns prestigious geography award
...bana. Brown and her husband, Frank Southworth, are residents
of Oak Ridge. Their daughter, Katie, attends Vanderbilt University. ORNL is a multiprogram science and technology laboratory managed by UT-Battelle for the Department of Energy....
AChemS: Cutting edge research in taste, smell, & chemical irritation
...e of smell. We tested the olfactory sensitivity of residents
of Mexico City (high air pollution) and residents
of the nearby state of Tlaxcala (low air pollution). Mexico City residents
performed worse on all te...
Bacteria live in the esophagus!
...ound in the mouth, certain bacteria were not known residents
of the mouth, says Dr. Pei. This finding suggests that some, if not all, "esophageal bacteria may be unique," he notes. Importantly, Dr. Pei also directly viewed bacteria colonizing the surface of the esophagus, proving that the bacteria weren'...
Germ-free transparent fish open new window into gut development
...fish digestive tract." With this list of microbial residents
in hand, the team then could systematically recolonize germ-free animals with selected microorganisms. Using representatives from each of two major classes of organisms found within the zebrafish gut, they determined that some host responses are quit...
Research to create lung-cancer blood tests receives $3.4M in Pennsylvania tobacco settlement funds
...al, will determine why African-Americans and rural residents
might be at risk for deadly, debilitating and costly hospitalizations from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. ...
Cancer health risk significantly underestimated by EPA's ambient model estimates
... said, "Our results indicated that South Baltimore residents
were routinely exposed to a number of VOCs that are considered to be toxic air pollutants by the EPA and at levels above public health benchmarks. Benzene, carbon tetrachloride and chloroform accounted for most of the risk." Dr. Payne-Sturges explai...
Citizens, scientists and policymakers debate ways to restore ocean health at AAAS Town Hall Meeting
...Puget Sound and the world's oceans: 1. Change how residents
and businesses use Puget Sound through education and regulation, since the waterways can only absorb so much pollution and over-fishing before irreparable damage is done; 2. Invest in technologies and infrastructure to solve the problems facing the w...
Discovery could lead to better treatment for cryptosporidum infections
...n especially grave risk. About half of Milwaukee's residents
with AIDS were infected with the parasite, 68 percent of whom died within six months. This parasite, Cryptosporidium parvum, is highly resistant to standard water treatment, which has caused additional concerns over its potential use in bioterrorism....
Lake restrictions make lakeshore property more valuable
...nto the water and quickly catch fish. But, as more residents
have moved into the area, fish abundance has decli...e how people - particularly fishermen and lakeside residents
- may respond to changes in these freshwater ecosystems. "When most people think about the dynamics...
Dirty air from Asia can push U.S. air pollution to unhealthy levels
...above would have had enough small particulates for residents
with respiratory problems to feel the effects. Jaffe said the 2001 and 2003 events have given greater gravity to a phenomenon he first reported in 1998. "It's gone from a geophysical curiosity to a point where we can now say that, 'Yes, this occurs...
International science team tracks ocean predators around the globe
...ocate the bluefin quotas worldwide. In January, as residents
of the Eastern Seaboard huddled behind closed doors in record cold, the Atlantic bluefin tuna Tag-A-Giant (TAG) team was out on the rough waters off the coast of Morehead City, N.C. The TAG program is a long-running collaboration among the TRCC, Duke...
Parkinson's disease genetic study progresses with $8 million grant
...onducting a related study called PROGENI CARES for residents
of Indiana. This study allows friends and same-sex in-laws of individuals with Parkinson's disease to help find the affected genes. Dr. Foroud and her fellow researchers are seeking 500 individuals with Parkinson's disease and 500 unrelated individua...
Want a side of algae with that? Hawaiian farmers sell seaweed by the seashore
...iian islands such as Oahu and Hawaii. Many Molokai residents
cherish their rural lifestyle and want to continue traditional Hawaiian ways of life, rather than converting the island's economy to one dependent on tourism, Glenn says. However, Molokai also has limited opportunities for employment. An aquaculture ...
Study finds wide attitude gap on wolves
...iminating wolves, and only 28.5 percent of general residents
supported the same. Overall, there is moderate su...d Treves. "On the whole, 73 percent of Wisconsin's residents
support maintaining or increasing wolf numbers, and from that base of support we can find solutions ...
Endangered sea turtles make a dramatic turnaround
...e the Pearl Cays area. These meetings provided the residents
with biological information on hawksbills along with the results of their 1999 surveys. This in turn helped convince local people that losing all turtle eggs would eventually result in the species demise. Community leaders in support of the protect...
BRCA mutations do not increase risk of colorectal cancer
...among different ethnic groups. Nearly 150,000 U.S. residents
were diagnosed with colorectal cancer in 2002....
'Homegrown' relief for victims of arsenic poisoning in South Asia
... from outside, can cause as much harm as good. The residents
of Bangladesh and West Bengal once obtained their drinking water from rivers, streams and ponds polluted with human and animal waste. Cholera, typhoid, diarrhea and other water-borne diseases resulted and killed hundreds of thousands of people each y...
Carnegie Mellon dorm honored as first green residence hall
...oot "green building'' offers its 255 undergraduate residents
a variety of environmentally-friendly ammenities ranging from a sophisticated air ventilation system to specially-designed high efficiency washing machines to conserve water use. "The carpeting was specifically made for Carnegie Mell...
November science picks!
...lumbing system and provide more specific alerts to residents
living near active volcanoes. For more information, call Daniel Dzurisin at 360-993-8909. It's The Water, And A Whole Lot More: Irrigators and water managers in Washington State's Methow Valley have disagreed for many years about many things, mostly...
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