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Pollution causes 40 percent of deaths worldwide, study finds

...ater, land and energy, and these are now coming to bear on food production, malnutrition and the incidence of diseases," said Pimentel. Of the world population of about 6.5 billion, 57 percent is malnourished, compared with 20 percent of a world population of 2.5 billion in 1950, said Pimentel. Malnutriti...

Serica scientists win AOSSM Award for ACL (knee) tissue regeneration in preclinical study

...s recognized this important work, which brought to bear the combined disciplines of mechanical, biomedical, chemical and textile engineering for the development of our SeriACL Graft. This study, Clinical, Mechanical and Histopathological Evaluation of a Bioengineered Long-Term Bioresorbable Silk Fibroin...

Energy department selects 3 Bioenergy Research Centers for $375 million in federal funding

...he latest tools of the biotechnology revolution to bear to advance clean energy production, the Centers will be supported by multidisciplinary teams of top scientists. A major focus will be on understanding how to reengineer biological processes to develop new, more efficient methods for converting the c...

UN issues analysis of global investors' sustainable energy 'gold rush'

... as the tens of billions of new investment dollars bear fruit. Says UNEP Executive Director Achim Steiner: One of the new and fundamental messages of this report is that renewable energies are no longer subject to the vagaries of rising and falling oil pricesthey are becoming generating systems of choi...

UI anthropologist, colleagues discover remains of earliest giant panda

...lopment. Pandas are very unique bears - the only bear species that is known to exist wholly on a vegetarian diet, says Ciochon. The evolution of this unique dietary specialization probably took millions of years to refine. Our new discovery shows the great time depth of this unique bamboo-eating special...

Fat fish put obesity on the hook

...ogy and genetics in this case can be brought to bear on human problems. According the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the prevalence of overweight and obesity have risen steadily over the past 30 years. Among adults aged 2074 years the prevalence of obesity increased from 15.0% (1976...

MU researchers to study the status of black bears in Missouri

...ent of Conservation to help manage Missouris black bear population. The researchers Kaitlyn Faries, a s...better understand and effectively manage the black bear population. Dave Hamilton, a resource scientist at the Missouri Department of Conservation, said ...

Origins of nervous system found in genes of sea sponge, report scientists at UC Santa Barbara

...the proteins interact, and their atomic structure, bear resemblance to the human nervous system. We found this mysterious unknown structure in the sponge, and it is clear that evolution was able to take this entire structure, and, with small modifications, direct its use toward a new function, said Kos...

New screening method to help find better biofuel crops

...technological expertise of Ames Lab researchers to bear in solving a problem thats a roadblock to moving biofuels to the next level, Kraus said. We hope to be a partner in similar projects in the future so that other researchers can take advantage of the capabilities that exist within Ames Laboratory. ...

Origins of nervous system found in genes of sea sponge

...the proteins interact, and their atomic structure, bear resemblance to the human nervous system. We found this mysterious unknown structure in the sponge, and it is clear that evolution was able to take this entire structure, and, with small modifications, direct its use toward a new function, said Kosi...

Want to save polar bears? Follow the ice

...ts watershed decision to propose listing the polar bear as "Threatened" under the Endangered Species Act, ... onwill remain into the near future. "The polar bear could be at the crossroads," said Scott Bergen, a landscape ecologist with WCS' Living Landscapes Pr...

For many insects, winter survival is in the genes

...University. "Without these proteins, insects can't bear the cold and will ultimately die." Denlinger and his colleagues found nearly a dozen additional heat-shock proteins that are activated during diapause, a hibernation-like state that insects enter when temperatures drop. Insects can stay in this sta...

Stowers Institute's Workman Lab demonstrates mechanism for decoding histone modification marks

...hromatin to re-close its structure. The findings bear significantly on the understanding of Huntington's disease, which is marked by genetically programmed degeneration of neurons in certain areas of the brain. "The histone modification we focused on in this study, K36 methylation, is catalyzed by the...

Study shows hibernating bears conserve more muscle strength than humans on bed rest do

...s difference in torpor body temperature, the black bear may conserve muscle function to the extent of or perhaps better than small-mammal hibernators." Since 1928, Physiological and Biochemical Zoology has presented current research in environmental, adaptational, and comparative physiology and biochemi...

Natural mechanism for immune suppression paves way for cancer trials

...the specificity of the immune system is brought to bear directly on tumor cells." Clinical trials, likely to begin this year, will determine whether a slightly modified version of the orphan drug researchers use in the lab, does just that. NCI has produced kilogram quantities of the IDO inhibitor co...

Could USA presidential DNA trail reveal Middle-Eastern origins?

...y case. Now, new techniques have been brought to bear on Jeffersons Y chromosome, in a study reported in the American Journal of Physical Anthropology. The presidential chromosome turns out to belong to a rare class called K2, which is found at its highest frequency in the Middle East and Eastern Africa...

Telemedicine initiative for sub-Saharan Africa: Pilot projects proposed

...r of information and communication technologies to bear positively on health sector challenges in sub-Saharan Africa and thereby ensure improved health for its citizens....

Genes and groups of genes commonly shared between species, studies show

...on." Though the Nature findings about mine slime bear on the issue of horizontal gene transfer, the study's main goal was to detect, with high resolution, which organism is able to carry out what function within a natural, uncultivated microbial community, according to Banfield. "In addition to reveal...

Improved predictions of warming-induced extinctions sought

...sidered, and that better data should be brought to bear on the problem, especially information from the fossil record of Quaternary ice ages. The authors acknowledge, however, that they do not fully understand why so many species persisted during these ice ages, and caution that some genetic research sugg...

UCLA scientists garner 7 grants to fund leading-edge embryonic stem cell research

...at bring expertise from all areas of the campus to bear on this important scientific endeavor. Funded grants at UCLA include: Principal Investigator Irvin Chen: $642,652 Genetic modification of the human genome to resist HIV-1 infection and/or disease progression. Principal Investigator Zor...

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