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Despite Odds, Little Known Grauer's Gorillas Persist In Central Africa

...Democratic Republic of Congo (formally Zaire). Two thirds of the total populationinhabit Kahuzi-Biega, Maiko and Virunga National Parks. Outside of protected areas, the groupfound that poaching and habitat loss gravely threatened gorilla numbers. Several localpopulations documented by Schaller had vanished....

Experts Say That Future Inhaled Anti-Viral Drug, Zanamivir Is Effective For Treatment And Prevention Of Influenza

...for 28 days to prevent flu, it was found that: Two thirds of patients who had not been vaccinated against influenza and weregiven zanamivir were protected from being ill with flu. Those patients who didget ill were less likely to develop illness with fever when receiving zanamivir. In addition, a phase II ...

Urban Restorer Sees Trash Trees, Beetles As Signs Of Hope

...iverse life forms in the area and thatat least two thirds of the plant species were non-native. For example, theaggressive vine, kudzu, a bane of the southern states, has found a foothold. Tamminga says, "Although the kudzu will be suppressed in favor ofindigenous plants, its presence this far nort...

LSU Ag Center researchers look for better ways to assess pollution in Tangipahoa River

... the Ag Center research has found that roughly two thirds of thetime the concentration of coliform is higher than the DEQ standard for primarycontact recreational use of waters even without the impact of dairying. "These results can be attributed to wildlife and to natural soil organismsthat appear to ...

Reduce calories, stave off hunger with water-rich foods -- not water

...y, high - water content food, contains one and two thirds cups. Rolls's new book, "Volumetrics, Feel Full on Fewer Calories," to bepublished in December by Harper Collins, will provide more information on theenergy density of specific foods. The book will also detail her energydensity-based eating p...

Peter H. Raven voted president-elect of AAAS

...dom. He predicts that without drastic action, two thirds of the world's 300,000 plant species will be lost during the next century as their habitats are destroyed. Recently Time magazine labeled Raven one of the "Heroes of the Planet" for his work in understanding plants and the environment. Fedoroff was ...

Feel full on fewer calories

... density and high in water content, is one and two thirds cups. In one Penn State study, women who had a low energy density soup as a first course, ate fewer calories overall during lunch. However, soup is not the only water-rich food that can help decrease calorie intake, says Rolls. She says her group's...

Nonchemical weedkiller has huge potential; hungriest nations may benefit thanks to McGill plant scientists

...d," thrives in areas of poor soil and infests two thirds of land devoted to cereal crops. "The losses can be as high as 70% among subsistence farmers," says Dr. Watson. The weed compensates for its own lack of root system by penetrating the roots of other plants and stunting their growth. Dr. Watso...

Too large portions encourage overeating by preschoolers

...hildren, the macaroni and cheese portions were two thirds cup, one and one-sixth cup and one and two-thirds cup respectively. The older children received either one-cup in the small portion, one and a half cups in the medium portion and 2 cups in the large portion. The medium size portion was based on the U...

Immune system chemical may predict worsening of coronary heart disease in women

...ers studied over 100 women with angina. Around two thirds of them had chronic stable angina, defined by characteristic pain on exertion or after exercise, and the remainder had unstable angina-the same symptoms, but occurring unpredictably and mainly at rest, and associated with worsening of the condition. ...

Recreational use of cocaine promotes blood clots

...d to form a clot around a wound, had fallen in two thirds of the volunteers. Bleeding of the linings of the nose and stomach is a frequent side-effect of snorting coke, say the authors, a factor which is not usually associated with thickening of the blood. But they say, cocaine has a systemic effect that h...

Heart attack sufferers putting their lives at risk by failing to recognise symptoms

...g help, and 12 per cent delayed over 24 hours. Two thirds of deaths from heart attacks in Glasgow occur outside of hospital. Of the 58 per cent of those who had never had any cardiac symptoms before, only one in five recognised their symptoms; most had no idea what they meant or thought it was indigestion....

Foods puffed up with air can aid weight management

...ity, high-water content food, contains one and two thirds cups. "Volumetrics," published by Harper Collins, provides more information on the energy density of specific foods. The book also details Rolls' energy density eating plan and offers menus, recipes and tips for modifying your favorite dishes....

October Geology and GSA Today highlights

..."Although the event spans about 210,000 years, two thirds of the methane release occurred within only two steps, each of which lasted less than 1,000 years," according to Dr. Ursula Rhl from Bremen University, lead author of the investigation. The new chronology may be significant in understanding the long-...

Study reveals differing attitudes to PGD among

... being an asymptomatic carrier of the disease, two thirds of group A couples (who themselves are carriers) said "yes", compared with only a minority of the couples from group B and the control group. Ms Katz said: "These results highlight that, for the majority of potential PGD couples, it is not a priorit...

Superbug dynasties conquer the globe

... The findings were astonishing: in more than two thirds of the 3,067 MRSA isolates, the researchers identified the fingerprints of as few as two drug-resistant clones of MRSA. "We kept seeing the same two bugs again and again," says Duarte Oliveira, a visiting scientist and first author of the study. "It...

Multiple births - their risks and how to prevent them

...f the total preterm births. They accounted for two thirds of the 'small for dates' babies and 70% of the perinatal deaths." Professor Papiernik concluded: "Multiple pregnancy is a very important risk factor for the babies' health, particularly in assisted reproduction where it represents over 40% of the new...

Americans deeply divided about use of genetic technologies in reproduction

...th related applications of these technologies. Two thirds of respondents approve of using reproductive genetic testing to help parents have a baby free of a serious genetic disease. An even larger number, over 70 percent, disapprove of trying to use these technologies to identify or select traits such as s...

New poll shows dramatic rise in Americans' 'DNA I.Q.'

... does DNA stand for?,' adults did even better. Two thirds chose deoxyribonucleic acid. The findings show a dramatic rise in genetics awareness since 1996, when a National Science Foundation survey showed only 21% of adults could define DNA. The recent poll also contrasts with other recent surveys that found...

Body hormone ghrelin, a food intake and weight gain influence, is found to promote sleep

...ses of slow-wave sleep during the first and second thirds of the night but not during the last third. REM sleep showed a significant decrease only during the second third of the night. Intermittent wakefulness appeared to decrease, although it did not reach a level of significance. All other sleep continui...

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