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Study begins to reveal clues to the cause and progression of sepsis

...th heart disease and stroke we knew that too many people were dying of cardiovascular disease, but we didnt...ld better results. No one really knows why some people develop sepsis following an infection, said Scott Somers, Ph.D., who oversees sepsis grants at the N...

Multinational research: protecting ecology means understanding people, too

...sity are to be tackled and fixed, then science and people must mix. So say Dr. Lee Fitzgerald, a conservati...e was true in Stronzas field. I can tell you what people are saying and doing in their environment I hunt this often, or I fish this often, or we protected ...

Pollution causes 40 percent of deaths worldwide, study finds

...dren's deaths each year but also makes millions of people much more susceptible to such killers as acute res...y's other main points: Nearly half the world's people are crowded into urban areas, often without adequate sanitation, and are exposed to epidemics of suc...

Which came first, the moth or the cactus?

...s students sometimes go weeks without seeing other people at the sites, with the exception of a cowboy on horseback here and there. There isn't much to see on the long drives to and from Houston either, but Holland said hours of solitude provide a valuable time for thinking and synthesizing what he's lear...

Green tea boosts production of detox enzymes, rendering cancerous chemicals harmless

...uction of a group of key detoxification enzymes in people with low levels of these beneficial proteins, acco...ggest that a green tea concentrate might help some people strengthen their metabolic defense against toxins capable of causing cancer. In a study of 42 peop...

High blood pressure, low energy -- a recipe for heart failure

Aug. 10, 2007 -- Many people with long-standing high blood pressure develop heart failure. But some don't. Daniel P. Kelly, M.D., and colleagues at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and other institutions are trying to figure out what could explain that diffe...

New, more direct pathways from outside the cell-to-cell nuclei discovered

...tch them all the time with no agenda in mind. Some people are window gazers. They stand in front of the window and just look. I do the same with cells." During one of Gavin's agenda-less cell-watching sessions, he noticed phagosomes clustered around a cell's nucleus. "It made me wonder why the phagosomes ...

Abnormal fat metabolism underlies heart problems in diabetic patients

St. Louis, Aug. 10, 2007 Heart disease hits people with diabetes twice as often as people without diabetes. In those with diabetes, cardiovascular complications occur at an earlier age and o...

deCODE discovers cause of major subtype of glaucoma

...urfaces on the front of the eye. Between 10-20% of people over the age of 60 are believed to have some degree of exfoliation syndrome, and perhaps more than half of these individuals will go on to develop exfoliation glaucoma. The progression of glaucoma can be slowed using various medications that promote ...

OHSU turns mouse into factory for human liver cells

...eftover livers, process them and ship the cells to people who need them for testing," Grompe said. "You have no control over when you get them, and you have no control over the quality when you get them. Many batches of cells are bad, low quality." And human liver cells from living sources are difficult to ...

Genetic variation helps to understand predisposition to schizophrenia

...works in the brain, we may be able to target it in people with the disease. The researchers showed that the genetic change that causes overproduction of Neuregulin 1 type 4 is part of a DNA sequence called a promoter, which enables genes to be coded for proteins. A protein called a transcription factor b...

Gilbert Foundation and American Fed for Aging Research award grants on Alzheimer's disease

...K, August 10, 2007 By 2050, more than 106 million people worldwide are forecasted to have Alzheimers diseas...nerative disease affecting an estimated 26 million people worldwide, including 4.5 million Americans. Scientists predict that the prevalence of the disease w...

Proteaceae spread by continental drift and transoceanic dispersal

...ysis. Sometimes science is about getting the right people with the right skills together in order to make advances....

Conventional plowing is 'skinning our agricultural fields'

... of civilizations past, when the soil wore out the people could move to other places and find rich enough soil to sustain them. But with the world population now exceeding 6.6 billion people, Montgomery argues that there are few, if any, places left where the soil can feed a large population for very long. ...

Study finds gender differences in renal and other genes contributing to blood pressure

...gainst blood pressure measured in more than 53,000 people during routine health exams in a major health maintenance program in Southern California. This approach provides over 90 percent statistical power to detect genes contributing as little as three percent to blood pressure variation. The research tea...

Ecologists work to link kids with nature

...um No child left indoors: Ecologists linking young people with nature co-organized by the Ecological Society...alifornia. Knowledge of nature is vital if young people are ultimately going to make good decisions about personal health, climate change, and land-use mana...

Bacteria may not hasten death

... have nothing to do with aging. I think a lot of people would just assume that if youre increasing bacterial load in an aging human, it must be bad, Finkel said. And it might not just be bad, it just might be. Prior to this study, I would not have thought that. The study is part of a broader effort i...

Lost forest yields several new species

...Deutsch, director of WCS Africa Program. Since few people live there, it would be relatively easy to create a park while supporting the livelihoods of people who live in the landscape....

Link between sunspots, rain helps predict disease in east Africa

...ot activity by about one year. "The hope is that people on the ground will use this research to predict heavy rainfall events," Stager said. "Those events lead to erosion, flooding and disease. With the help of these findings, we can now say when especially rainy seasons are likely to occur, several years...

Argonne wins three R&D 100 awards for innovative technologies

...s Grid Access Grid 3 software enables groups of people to collaborate using open-source standards and Internet technology. The Access Grid is designed to provide a natural virtual environment, where users can see and hear one another, projected on a large display wall. More than just videoconferencing,...

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(Date:4/23/2014)... a newly coined term for novels and films which focus ... of Copenhagen shows how these fictions serve as a mental ... climate change and imagine other living conditions. , "Global ... the atmosphere; it is also a cultural phenomenon in which ... the films we see. And there are so many of ...
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