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Putting Down Your Roots: How Plants Know To Do It
...an effective herbicide that is harmful to weedsbut safe
for you, your children, and your pets. Now a new s...t they would automatically beharmful to plants but safe
for humans." The Fink lab findings have additional implications for the agriculturalindustry...
Gene-Toxin Link May Shed Light On Cause Of Parkinson's Disease
... "Pesticides may be perfectly safe
for 90 percent of the U.S. population because most people can readily detoxify these chemicals," Hubble said. "Perhaps there's a small percentage of individuals who cannot handle or...
Yeast Rises To A New Occasion
...called Saccharomyces yeast, is an environmentally safe
microorganism commonly used by industry to ferment glucose into ethanol. It also has been used since ancient times to make wine. But glucose is only one type of sugar in plant matter. Beginning in the early 1980s, Ho's research group and others ar...
Sturgeon, Trout And Telemetry--USGS Research Mixes Science And Technology At American Fisheries Society Annual Meeting
TIPSHEET From safe
dam passage for sturgeon to a long-term study of the Eastern striped bass, USGS scientists will present a wide range of fisheries research at the annual meeting of the American Fisheries Society, at the Hartford Civic Center, Hartford, Conn, Aug. 23-...
Commercial Fish: Eat Up, Despite Low Levels Of Mercury
...factor of 10, decidingthat a level of 5 or less is safe
for even the most vulnerablepopulations. Now the University of Rochester team has conducted an extensivestudy in the Seychelles Islands of the most sensitive population-- young children -- where the average level is about 7 ppm,about 10 times the lev...
Science Article Criticizes Federal Policy Regarding Lead Exposure And Children's Health
...ion, there is limited data showing it to be either safe
or beneficial forthe vast majority of children wit...ential hazards are identified, it is critical that safe
andeffective methods to eliminate lead hazards exist. Similarly, it is necessaryto develop a plan f...
Gene Therapy Animal Study Offers Hope For Some Neurodegenerative Diseases
...everal years ifsubsequent studies prove the method safe
and effective. The co-authors of the study included Alfred S. Lewin, Kimberly A. Drenser andWilliam W. Hauswirth of the University of Florida College of Medicine, ShimpeiNishikawa, MD, PhD, a visiting postdoctoral fellow at UCSF, Douglas Yasumura,MA,...
Vaccine Technology Takes Center Stage In Rochester
...cer. Physiciansrecently showed that the vaccine is safe
and provokes an immuneresponse; more testing is under way. The University is one of six sites nationwide designated bythe National Institutes of Health for the testing of vaccinesagainst HIV. More than 500 people in the Rochester area havetaken par...
Scientists Sequence Chlamydia Trachomatis Genome
...developed. The pharmaceutical industry has made a safe
andeffective single-dose oral therapy. NIAID-funded researchers have used thesenew tools to document the enormous problem in adolescent populations and to showthat early screening and treatment for chlamydial infection can prevent PID. "Despite sig...
Glenn To Perform Purdue Soybean Experiment In Space
...occupy a mid-deck locker about the size of a large safe
deposit box (18x12x7 inches). Given the short amount of preparation and the lack of available background information, Vierling says he is cautiously optimistic about the success of the experiment. "Something like this has never been performed in micr...
Aluminium Study Puts Drinking Water In The Clear
... that even what weget from food is well within the safe
limits determined by the World HealthOrganisation,...umethrough food and beverages were well within the safe
limit established by theFood and Agriculture Organisation/World Health Organisation Joint ExpertComm...
New Drug "Cocktails" Prove Effective Against Hepatitis
...t taking the drug "All in all, Lamivudine appears safe
and effective," said Schiff. "In the future, I expect it will be used in combination with other drugs as part of an overall treatment of chronic Hepatitis B patients." Interferon alfa-2b +ribavirin vs. Hepatitis C - Three Studies Three studies on ...
Once A Bully, Always A Bully, Invasive Non-Native Plants Tend To Be Aggressive Wherever They Find Themselves
...h that suggests thatnature preserves may not be as safe
for conservation of native species aspreviously believed. "We found that in the aftermath of Hurricane Andrew, non-native forest speciescompeted with native forest species for regeneration opportunities, exhibitingthe same range of ecological roles a...
Cheap, Soy-Based Antibodies Prevent Genital Herpes In Mice
...room,brushing your teeth after you eat, and having safe
sex." Toxicology studies will begin soon, Whaley said, adding that he expectshuman trials to begin once the lubricant is proven safe. Biophysicists at Hopkins are conducting their research, in part, under aprivate initiative called Re...
Science-Based Decision Guide May Be Answer To EPA's Controversial Rule
...incorporation in the final rule that would exclude safe
plants from onerous EPAregulation. "Call...icides as well as worldwide consumer acceptance of safe
geneticallymodified foods. EPA's proposed rule fails to provide for and in fact,stigmatizes, curren...
Jefferson Scientists Find Evidence Of Potentially Infectious HIV In Semen, Despite Inability To Detect Active Virus In Blood
...urself potentiallycontagious sexually and practice safe
sex," says Roger J. Pomerantz, M.D.,professor of m...le virus in their blood, shouldcontinue practicing safe
sex and other behaviors aimed at preventingtransmission of the virus. The researchers found ...
Biotech Creates New Solutions And New Problems
...s thuringiensis provide effective, environmentally safe
pestcontrol. However, current transgenic crops have in some cases encountered insectresistance, partly because they have been engineered to produce only a singletype of Bt insecticidal protein, and partly because as crop plants age they mayproduce lo...
Vion's TAPET Organisms Demonstrate Reduced Virulence, Increased Safety While Retaining Ability To Specifically Target Tumors
...stent with the idea that these organisms should be safe
for use in humans,"Dr. Bermudes continued. "In addition the msbB-minus bacteria that we aredeveloping as anticancer vectors remain fully sensitive to a wide range ofantibiotics, adding an additional level of safety and control."Vion expects to begin ...
Bacteria Becoming Increasingly Resistant To Antibiotics, But New Vaccines Are On The Horizon
...have been developed and are in use. However, while safe
and effective for adult use, they have not worked well in protecting young children, especiallythose younger than two years of age. But newer vaccines -- multivalentpneumococcal conjugate vaccines -- combine vaccines against several strains ofpne...
Study Affirms Value Of Non-Surgical Treatment For Arrhythmia
...d nonsurgical treatment for rapid heart rhythms is safe
andbeneficial for both children and adults, accord...to suggest thatradiofrequency catheter ablation is safe
and effective therapy, and that it cannow be considered as an alternative to drug therapy in the tre...
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