Tag: "warnings" at biology news

One Chimp Can Perceive States Of Awareness In Others

...ial threat. Boysen said that thesewere generalized warnings -- not specific ones. These experiments removedmos...each other. The stronger that bond,the greater the warnings the animals gave. Boysen's work is supported by grants from the National Institute ofMental He...

$2 Million Dollar Grant Funds Salton Sea Web Site

...sh and hundreds of thousands of birds. Humanhealth warnings have been issued on several occasions as a result. Most expertsbelieve these problems are caused or exacerbated by water pollution and highsalt levels. Salinity levels are 25 percent higher than the ocean, and saltcontent increases by 4 million tons ...

UV Skin Damage In A Different Light

Despite all the warnings to avoid exposure to the sun and to wear sunscreen,scientists don't really know how the sun damages our skin. Now, they're a bitcloser to the answer. Two scientists recently discovered that sunlight triggers a harmful reactionwhen it strikes a mol...

Amid Albanian Turmoil, Archaeologists Unearth Secrets Of The Stone Age

Despite U.S. State Department warnings against unnecessary travel in Albania, a team led by University of Cincinnati and Albanian archaeologists launched a field study about 60 miles south of Tirana in summer 1998. Their quest is to learn more about a Greek colony that flourished at the ...

Sensible health warnings to stay out of sun may also be denying some people the benefits it provides

(Are we really dying for a tan?) Despite all the warnings of skin cancers, people worldwide continue to worship the sun - but are the effects of the sun all bad for people? In this week's BMJ, researchers from the University of Bristol raise the issue that the public should be educated on both the pros and...

Drought worsens, spreads

...aand parts of Virginia have declared local drought warnings or emergencies andsome areas now have mandatory water-use restrictions in place. Maryland declareda statewide drought emergency last week and implemented mandatory water-userestrictions this week. In many estuaries, encroachment of the salt front is ...

Children are at greatest risk of eye damage during the eclipse

...ely to fit children's faces properly. Reiterating warnings from the Department of Health, the Royal College of Ophthalmologists and the College of Optometrists, the author suggests that the safest way to witness the eclipse is by indirect methods, such as a projection. (Note: a total solar eclipse will occur...

Mountain Lake Hotel places environmental book in rooms

.... In one article, Wallacelikened the environmental warnings to a train whistle necessitating prudence inthe behavior of those who can change the fate of the world. Wallace has earned many awards, including a Senior U.S. Scientist Award from theAlexander von Humboldt Foundation and a Fulbright award to lecture...

NIEHS urges safety workers to prepare for Y2K false alarms and malfunctions

...some problems may stillslip by." The NIEHS warnings are part of a new safety awareness handbook, trainingcourse and resource materials designed to help workers, employers and emergencyresponders prepare for potential health and safety risks associated with theYear 2000 computer problem. NIEHS runs th...

Human plague cases increasing in Southwest

...ist winter-spring seasons, localized public health warnings and heightened medical surveillance can be arranged prior to the peak in human cases during the summer, the scientists suggest. "Local physicians and health care professionals can determine if their cities and towns have received higher-than-normal ...

Drinking during pregnancy: American Indians and African Americans

...osely examined the exposure and response to health warnings among two groups considered most at-risk for Fetal... project, which is designed to closely examine how warnings about drinking during pregnancy reach and affect women whose children are believed to be most at-ris...

Scientists fear loss of colobus monkey heralds beginning of 'extinction spasm' of many West African species

...austive search for the monkey said five decades of warnings did little to save the monkey from extinction by hunting and habitat loss. "We suggest that the lack of recent primate extinctions is fostering complacency, and that such complacency may allow taxa to become extinct that could have been saved by mor...

Voyage of the space veggies

... begin producing a repellent. Some plants can send warnings to other individuals (New Scientist, 22 February 1997, p 16). They also detect and respond to changes in light levels, such as those associated with season shifts. Plants react to these various signals by turning genes on and off, which is exactly w...

LabNotes -- Research highlights from Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

...ump and treat methods. Device delivers on-the-spot warnings - Playing in the dirt was a common lab activity for scientists at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory as they created an automated system that purifies soil, as well as air and water samples. Called BEADS, for Biodetection Enabling Analyte Delivery...

Genetic map of all plants, animals is goal of genomics

...get, with misshapen or missing continents and dire warnings about the dangers that existed in the unknown waters. A teacher in the third century A.D., Lactantius Firmianus, said: "Can there be a place on earth where things are upside down, where the trees grow downwards, and the rain, hail, and snow fall upwa...

"Soft" science? Fat's health impacts are often oversimplified, Science news feature contends

...healthy Americans." Moreover, Taubes reports, dire warnings about dietary fat may have encouraged a shift to high-carbohydrate diets, "which may be no better-perhaps even worse-than high-fat diets." America's fear of fat emerged some 50 years ago, when it quickly replaced malnutrition as the nation's top diet...

Scientists seek genetic clues to emphysema and chronic bronchitis

...the disease, potentially new treatments and better warnings for susceptible people. The National Jewish research team is currently enrolling patients in the study, which is funded by GlaxoSmithKline. The National Jewish research team is hoping to enroll as many as 600 families in its COPD genetics study. The...

Aspirin targets key cell that triggers organ rejection and other immune responses, report University of Pittsburgh researchers in journal article

...ignals on the outside of their cells that serve as warnings to the T and B cells that an attack is warranted against a transplanted organ, or in the case of autoimmune disease, a patient's own tissue. The potential for an immune response is stopped in its tracks. The researchers also found aspirin to have a...

Doctors aware of Tylenol-related liver risk - but is the public getting the message?

...tions and scientists are calling for even stronger warnings and more public education. Since physicians are often important educators on health risks, especially for those whose risk is heightened, the U-M team set out to test the knowledge of a sampling of primary care physicians and gastroenterology special...

Chemical found in herbal medicine might complicate pregnancy

...etermine whether there should be any regulation or warnings for pregnant women, Petty said. The thing is, if you know colchicine is there, youre not going to take it, Petty concluded. But if you dont know its in these herbal medicines, suddenly youre exposed to it and you could have some problems. Its not tha...

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