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Honeybees In The Wild Nearly Gone In North America

...dium-sized growers are also likely to lose outto a safer and more lucrative activity for beekeepers, Tew said-- honey production. "The price of honey has doubled in the last 18 months,"he said. "In many cases, honeybees will be redirected intohoney production rather than crop pollination. It's a less risky...

UW Smogmobile Offers Cleaner, Safer Alternative To Gas Or Electric Cars

...on set out to create a vehicle that is cleaner and safer to operate than gas or electric cars, they jokingly named it the smogmobile after a L'il Abner cartoon depicting a car fueled by air pollution. But the vehicle developed by the UW team almost lives up to its name. Running on liquid nitrogen, the <...

Chemists Develop High-Throughput Method To Synthesize And Screen Novel Antibiotics

...rotoxin. Non-lyticantibiotics may prove to be much safer than currently availabledrugs....

Plant-Based Therapies Examined For Colon Cancer Prevention

... each year. The compounds have thepotential to be safer than cancer-thwarting nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drugs(NSAIDs), widely used aspirin-like drugs known to prevent colorectal cancer aswell as reduce related deaths by half. Eating diets rich in fruits and vegetables helps reduce the risk ofc...

Selenium Soil Contamination: Possible New Approach Identified

...cally react with toxicselenium, converting it to a safer elemental form. Selenium is a trace mineral that can be highly toxic or carcinogenic tohumans and wildlife. The poisoning deaths of wild birds at the KestersonReservoir in the San Joaquin Valley in the early 1980s have been attributed tosele...

Life-Saving Dr. Mueller Selected To Get Top Sports Medicine Award

...sport for girls. Healso has helped make that sport safer as well. He chairs the American FootballCoaches' Committee on Football Injuries and directs the UNC-CH based NationalCenter for Catastrophic Sports Injury Research. The United States Sports Academy was founded following the 1972 Olympicsi...

Urban Residents Rebut Argument That Tree Removal Enhances Safety

...space. But most surprisingly, the more trees, the safer they would feel. "This is really contrary to the opinions given us by police andhousing administrators, who said, 'You can't do that,'" he said. "Itlooks like the residents envision what the area would be like with grassand trees, and they see it a...

Nitrate Reductase: A Magical Enzyme?

...nt, withan environmentally friendly method that is safer for the person doing the testand at the same time can be more accurate, according to Campbell. In addition,the Campbells' small company is doing research and development on anenzyme-based electronic detector for real-time continuous monitoring of ni...

IFT/NCFST Symposium To Address Safety Of Fresh Produce

...addressed are research needs, new technologies for safer produce, thefederal research agenda for fresh produce safety, and the future of the federalgovernment's produce safety initiative. Registration for the symposium will be on May 12 from 11:30 AM to 1 PMat the Holiday Inn-O'Hare in Rosemont, Il...

Composting Livestock Waste Provides Benefits

...mpost five or six days a year." Composting is also safer for the environment than stockpiling manure, according to Hawkins. "Stockpiled manure is not environmentally stable, which poses some safety concerns," he says. "There is the possibility of leachate moving off-site and into nearby streams. If the man...

Three Institutions Combine Efforts In First-Ever Demonstration Of Long-Term Function In Transplanted Human Liver Cells

...ansplantationmay have broader application and be a safer and less invasive treatment thanliver transplantation for some patients with disorders of the liver. The liver cell infusion took place in April 1997 at the University ofNebraska Medical Center (UNMC) in Omaha and was performed on a 10-year-o...

Spinach Enzymes Neutralize Explosives

...treme temperatures. The digestion process would be safer than other alternatives, according to Shah. It would beconducted in a tank of water at atmospheric pressure, therefore reducing risk of explosion or fire. There would be no alkaline solutions to dispose of because the process is done at a neutral pH...

Now Chemistry Keeps Salty Taste Balanced In Smoked Fish

...eportthat a new technique offers fish processors a safer and more economical way toassess how much salt they should use in the drying or smoking process. Saltcontent is not only crucial to the way fish tastes, but also is an importantsafety factor, since salt prevents the growth of bacteria in the roe a...

Common Type Of Aircraft Wing Susceptible To Hazardous Icing

...cation process, and by aircraftdesigners to design safer aircraft."...

New Findings On Receptor Regulation May Lead To Better Drugs For Diabetes

...of this receptor --information which could lead to safer and more effective medicines for diabetes.The group's findings appear in the November 26 issue of Nature. The receptor, called PPAR-gamma, resembles several other receptorproteins that bind to small hormones. In fat cells, this receptor influ...

Sunscreen Ingredient Causes DNA Damage In Light

...erties of PBSA sounds a cautionary note: it may be safer toreplace it with another ultraviolet filter that does not attack DNA." Davies says his methods for testing PBSA -- which are outlined in the ChemicalResearch in Toxicology paper, co-authored with Queen's University colleagueClarke Stevenson could ...

Serotonin May Be Better Target For Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Treatment

...ificallywith the serotonin system will prove to be safer and more effective fortreatments for ADHD....

Nuclear Safer Than Coal?

Nuclear power plants are a much safer option in terms of the effect on peopleshealth tha...makes the nuclear production of electricity a much safer option than coal interms of the direct influence on people's health caused by the waste productsfrom...

Experimental Drug Derived From Snake Venom Shows Promise In Reversing Effects Of Stroke

...We think that its probably going to turn out to be safer than TPA interms of risk of bleeding," says Sherman. "With the new therapy, the effects ofthe drug are sustained for five days instead of an hour or two, withoutincreasing the bleeding risk over time." The major risk in using clot-busting dr...

Technologies Track, Map Fish Behavior

...ce dimensions,river velocity and flow to allow for safer downstream passage of juvenilesalmon. Results from Pacific Northwest's study could be helpful in designingfuture surface flow bypasses, if that option is pursued as an alternative topassage through turbines. Using the sonar tool, Pacific Nor...

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