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Potential for enhanced sequestration of carbon in soils supports evaluations
...grassland establishment. Initial cost estimates of some
of these practices appear low, but many other considerations must be weighed before the techniques are likely to come into widespread use, including the likely permanence of soil carbon sequestration by different methods. Assessment of ancillary envi...
Genetic mutations linked to the practice of burning coal in homes in China
...ous emissions." The lung cancer mortality rate in some
communities in Xuan Wei County is among the highest in China, and more than 20 times that country's national average. The levels of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons generated during cooking with smoky coal are comparable to exposure levels experience...
Student science contest participation influences study, career choices, alumni say
... Students who compete in this challenge represent some
of the brightest young scientists in Canada and th...ment and supplies. Cash prizes (plus, in some
cities, university scholarships or summer jobs) are awarded at regional competitions, which are supp...
Climate change plus human pressure caused large mammal extinctions in late Pleistocene
... the American West, Barnosky has found that during some
of the last few glacial/interglacial cycles betwee.... However, humans were certainly on the scene, and some
scientists think that fires set by humans had as much to do with extinction as direct hunting. Over ...
Circulation of 'disaster myths' in Haiti could hinder appropriate disposal of bodies
...has been responsible and accurate, there have been some
reports which wrongly state that dead bodies can cause epidemics. 'Fear that dead bodies cause epidemics in the surviving population has led to measures such as burial in mass graves without proper identification of the victims', comments Oliver Morg...
Veterinary Memorial Fund transforms grief into promise
...dical Association. "The fund has done some
wonderful things," he continued. "It has helped thousands of people cope with the grief of losing a pet. It has helped our veterinarians reach out to their clients. It has built bridges between the association and the college. And most importantly, i...
International study findings link acne-like rash to effectiveness of new targeted cancer treatment
...wth factor (EGFR). EGFR is found on the surface of some
cells and plays a role in regulating cell growth. Cetuximab interferes with the growth of cancer cells by binding to EGFR. It is approved by the Food and Drug Administration in the USA for use with the cancer drug irinotecan for colorectal cancer tha...
Researchers determine genetic cause of Timothy syndrome
...of these children that we may be able to deal with some
of their physiological abnormalities," said Keatin...cium signaling could contribute to the disorder in some
cases," he said. ...
UT Southwestern receives $1.78 million grant for obesity research as part of NIH Roadmap initiative
...g the metabolic processes that lead to obesity and some
of the metabolic syndromes commonly associated with obesity, such as cardiovascular disease, hypertension, diabetes and fatty liver disease." The Taskforce for Obesity Research at Southwestern (TORS) was initiated by Dr. Gregory Fitz, chairman of int...
Cigarette smoke causes breaks in DNA and defects to a cell's chromosomes, Pitt study finds
... the cell's chromosomes. Cigarette smoke contains some
5,000 organic compounds, including chemicals known to cause cancers. While the researchers did not expose cells to actual puffs of smoke, the cigarette smoke condensate they used was derived from burning real cigarettes and obtained from theR.J. Reyn...
'Dead zone' area shrinking, Texas A&M prof says
...of Oceanography and leader of the team, found that some
areas that were previously hypoxic - a technical t...covered 20 years ago, DiMarco says. "We need to do some
further research to determine the specific mechanisms under which hypoxia is created, maintained, an...
Scientists sequence genome of kind of organism central to biosphere's carbon cycle
..., an arrangement called endosymbiosis, and swapped some
genetic material to create a new hybrid genome. "This project helps illustrate the amazing diversity of life on our planet," Armbrust says. "Diatoms display features traditionally thought to be restricted to animals and other features thought to be...
Schepens Eye Research Institute receives 'Roadmap' grant to develop center for curing eye diseases
...bring enormous energy and new brain power to solve some
of the most complex puzzles in eye research," says...halmology has remained somewhat specialized and in some
ways isolated from other disciplines. This is really the first federal program to formalize collabor...
New study indicates arsenic could be suitable as first-line treatment in type of leukaemia
...emia after finding it was the active ingredient in some
traditional Chinese preparations. The drug works by causing changes in cancer cells, inducing apoptosis programmed cell death. It also appears to correct the gene responsible for making a flawed protein (the PMLRAR fusion protein) that causes APL. ...
Pack-MULEs are toting a new look at plant evolution
...itish science journal Nature, the article explores some
surprising unexplored territory in the world of ev...rows out tantalizing possibilities that could turn some
standard methodology on its ear. "Even a lot of my colleagues say they don't understand my article...
Alzheimer's disease is not accelerated aging
...colleagues adds more evidence to the argument that some
age-associated causes of memory impairment are not...ion of the brain. Are there antecedent causes? Are some
individuals more at risk? Are some
areas of the brain more vulnerable and is that why memory is more...
New molecular link key to cellular proteins involved in cancer progression, other diseases
...iquitination of histone H2A will also be linked to some
types of cancer," said Zhang. By dividing human cellular extract into smaller and smaller fractions, the UNC scientists were able to isolate and identify the proteins involved in H2A ubiquitination. "To our surprise, it happened to be one of the Poly...
Safety of isoflavones in dietary supplements targeted by Illinois initiative
...regulated by the Food and Drug Administration, but some
of the supplements, which contain much higher concentrations of isoflavones than are found in soy-based or supplemented food, are not regulated. Because phytoestrogens mimic estrogen, the supplements often are marketed to women as safe alternativ...
Phase II trials of second-generation antisense cancer drug planned following successful early study
... hope that we will be able to see benefits akin to some
of the other targeted therapies now in use."...
Trial shows which brain cancer patients benefit from temozolomide
...e," said Dr. Hegi. "Whether temozolomide will cure some
patients remains to be demonstrated. Glioblastoma remains a dreadful disease without a cure, and there is still a long way to go."...
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