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Water Recycling Project Tested in Turkey Plant

...ests of the system to determine what level ofozone usage would be most efficient. The ozone generator used in the unitcreates ozone at just the rate needed. The process immediately uses up theozone so that there is only about 3 grams in existence at any given moment. Current Food and Drug Administration r...

Discovery Channel Returns From Underwater Scientific Expedition Off The Coast Of Cuba

...hotos of Castro's visit may be downloadedfor press usage from a special FTP site, at the web address ftp.discovery.com]. To access the photos, your special user name is [dcimm0] and the password is [lens$cap]. Captions for each photoare also available at the FTP site as text files. All photos downloaded...

Bacteria Becoming Increasingly Resistant To Antibiotics, But New Vaccines Are On The Horizon

..." Dr. Arditi said. "I thinkcontrolling antibiotic usage in an outpatient setting to prevent furtherincreases in the rate of antibiotic resistance is now a national priority."...

Tipsheet: Environmental Story Ideas

...ut it shouldn't: Beckman says thatincreasing solar usage could have a greater impact on reversing global warmingthan almost any other remedy. For example, Beckman says a third of the country uses electricity for home waterheaters. If those homes switched to a combination electric-solar water heating source...

Pollutants Found In House Dust Increase Pesticide's Toxicity

... all homes in the UnitedStates use pesticides, and usage is likely to be even higher today. The primarysource of exposure to pesticides for the general U.S. population is in theindoor environment of the home. Support for this study was provided by a Johns Hopkins University facultydevelopment awar...

Nature publishes secret of abalone shell strength

... Possible applications of such fibers include usage in textiles, ropes,construction materials, aeronautics, camping gear, and biomedical applicationssuch as implant materials and prosthetics. Authors of the Nature article, 'Molecular Mechanistic Origin of theToughness of Natural Adhesives, Fi...

DFG releases statement on possibilities and limitations of genetic diagnosis

...t both. Exceptionsfrom this should be the forensic usage of genetic tests. The Commission also recommendsthat predictive genetic tests should not be performed with children and adolescentsif the test aims to detect diseases that might occur in adulthood and if there is no way forpreventive measures or trea...

Biodiversity yields dividends, finds pan-European research

...icularly if reductions in fertiliser and pesticide usage are to be achieved. About half of Europes farmland is grassland (60 million hectares), used as grazing pastures, hay meadows, and as set-aside land. The loss of species is playing a key role in the gradual erosion of the quality of our environment. "...

INEEL creates a method to link energy use, greenhouse gases

...t their energy use each quarter. The gross energy usage is then converted into how much greenhouse gas was...ion, the energy efficiency of windows, peak energy usage hours, etc. Additionally, the local ecosystem may affect how long the gases stay in the atmosphere ...

Helping energy conservation projects survive the budget axe

...vings. They apply those savings -- both in energy usage and other related costs -- to the case study and a...f day -- you're spending it." Peak energy usage is one area that could use more scrutiny. Considering the time of day that energy is used is import...

Research sheds light on heart valve disease caused by fen-phen

...ffects, and therefore the association of fen-phen usage with heart valve disorders suggested to the researchers that serotonin itself may play a role in progressive heart valve disease. Serotonin is a naturally occurring chemical that plays important roles in the nervous system. "A better understand...

Johns Hopkins experts launch Palm OS version of digital antibiotics and infectious disease guide for physicians

...le database of prescribing behavior and antibiotic usage trends that reflects how specific diseases are being treated in different settings throughout the country, and could alert practitioners to potential public health problems," says McAvinue. Also, unlike some similar commercial products, information...

Grant accelerates race for lung cancer cures

...es population-based studies to correlate long-term usage of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, like ibuprofen, with risk of lung cancer. The theory to be tested is that, as with colorectal cancer, lung cancer risk will be lower in people who take NSAIDs over long periods of time. NSAIDs exert their i...

New effort to increase coal production announced

...e generation of some 51 percent of the electricity usage in the United States in 1999, and the retail price...eview. With improved separation technologies, coal usage would increase, he says. In general, Yoon explains, separation technologies account for 40 to 70 per...

New global survey demonstrates an increasing demand for new treatments for non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma

...those who have prescribed MabThera, 92% said their usage increased over the last three years and, of these, over half (62%) said their increased prescribing of MabThera in combination with chemotherapy is based on proven efficacy. This reflects clinical studies that have demonstrated that MabThera can incr...

Poorer farmers benefit most from organic practices

... Ethiopia, a move away from intensive agrochemical usage in favour of composting has seen an increase in yields and in the range of crops it is possible to grow. * In Brazil, the use of green manures and cover crops has increased yields of maize by between 20 per cent and 250 per cent. * In the highlands o...

Imagine no restrictions on fossil-fuel usage and no global warming

...el supplies are plentiful, and what will limit the usage of fossil fuels is the potential climatic and ecosystem changes you may see as a result of rising CO2 levels in the atmosphere," said Los Alamos researcher Manvendra Dubey. "If you can capture atmospheric carbon dioxide, then you limit the environmen...

University of Chicago chosen as Sun Microsystems Center of Excellence

...ggregate compute power and control, and manage the usage of computational resources over several concurrent projects. The deployment of Sun hardware on the campus includes a large Sun FireTM 6800 enterprise server with 4.6 terabytes of storage housed in Sun StorEdgeTM T3 arrays for the data warehouse, p...

Mathematical model provides new tool to assess mail-borne spread of anthrax

...f their model is correct, the rapid and widespread usage of antibiotics among postal workers and persons in the immediate environment of the received original letters probably averted a substantial number of cases, Blaser and Webb write. They suggest that vaccination of all postal workers and other profess...

2002 ESA award winners

...l resource. Since the project's beginning, energy usage for air conditioning at Cornell has been reduced by 86%. Honorary Member Award Carlos Herrera The Honorary Member Award is annually given to a distinguished ecologist who has made exceptional contributions to ecology and whose principal residenc...

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(Date:10/30/2014)... cancer care respects the fact that a patient,s ... requires treatment. Over a third of cancer patients ... of their conditions. And, increasingly, care providers are ... patients navigate mental health challenges. A University of ... journal Psycho-Oncology asks an important question: ...
(Date:10/29/2014)... The development of minimally and even non-invasive technologies is ... for instance, to carry out a range of operative ... scalpel, leaving only tiny scars as a result. Similar ... active agents to patients – instead of using injections ... be possible to supply them via a plaster which ...
(Date:10/29/2014)... certain prostate cancer medications are linked with an increased ... congestive heart failure or prior heart attacks. Published in ... and patients weigh the benefits and risks of the ... levels of male hormones in the body to prevent ... treatment for prostate cancer. Despite its anticancer effects, ADT ...
(Date:10/28/2014)... and outer body and organ surfaces in the human ... in the inner ear," said Moritz Gegg. Cilia – ... are precisely positioned on many of these epithelial cells. ... coordinated so precisely that for example mucus can be ... from sensory inner ear hair cells," added Heiko Lickert. ...
(Date:10/28/2014)... NY (October 27, 2014)—Although oral hormonal therapy is ... women with hormone receptor–positive tumors, about one-half of ... A study by Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) ... aromatase inhibitors (the most common type of hormone ... brand-name counterparts, increased treatment adherence by 50 percent. ...
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