Tag: "drinking" at biology news
Yale dean addresses biggest environmental threats in new book
...e, one fifth of the world's population, lack clean drinking
water. In 1960, five percent of marine fisheries had been fished to capacity or over-fished; today that number is 75 percent. Threats to human health from persistent organic pollutants and heavy metals are pervasive. The EPA recently reviewe...
Tips from the journals of the American Society for Microbiology
...ns Waterfowl have the potential to contaminate drinking
water with opportunistic parasites say researchers...spore identification, removal, and inactivation in drinking
water are challenging, and human infections are hard to treat. Preliminary studies offer considerab...
Researchers identify energy gains and environmental impacts of corn ethanol and soybean biodiesel
...s and oceans. These agricultural chemicals pollute drinking
water, and nitrogen decreases biodiversity in global ecosystems. Nitrogen fertilizer, mainly from corn, causes the 'dead zone' in the Gulf of Mexico. "We did this study to learn from ethanol and biodiesel," says David Tilman, Regents Professor of E...
Pomegranate juice slows PSA acceleration rate after prostate cancer surgery, radiation
...mparison, PSA levels in the same patients prior to drinking
the daily doses of eight-ounce pomegranate juice accelerated more quickly, doubling their PSA levels in only 15 months. PSA, or prostate specific antigen, is a protein marker for prostate cancer. The faster PSA levels increase in the blood of men ...
Pomegranate juice helps keep PSA levels stable in men with prostate cancer
...sting, loss of libido and erectile dysfunction. If drinking
pomegranate juice can delay or prevent the need fo...e not being treated for prostate cancer other than drinking
pomegranate juice and their PSA levels continue to be suppressed. "The juice seems to be working...
FSU Etruscan expert announces historic discovery at ancient site
...probably for wine. There also were little cups for drinking
and a bowl for eating, as well as a small beaker of the type that holds oil or spices. All of these vessels were ceramic, some ritually broken and but with most or all of the fragments buried together in the pit. Further, most of the pots seem to be ...
Carnegie Mellon, USDA report that Fe-TAML catalysts degrade estrogenic compounds
...nd impair development. They could also contaminate drinking
water. The results will be presented by Nancy Sha...en with estrogens that can enter environmental and drinking
waters. In addition, synthetic versions of estrogen found in birth control pills can enter surface w...
Meconium: Baby's first stool may provide clues to fetal alcohol exposure
...disappears from the blood relatively quickly after drinking
stops, so only very recent intake can be documented. FAEEs are 'long-term markers' of alcohol intake because they stay much longer in blood than alcohol itself and, in this case, accumulate in meconium." For this study, researchers examined 124 mot...
Gazelles shrink liver and heart to reduce oxygen consumption during drought
...se significantly in mass. There are few sources of drinking
water in the desert, so sand gazelles must rely on vegetation for both food and water requirements. "The deserts of the Arabian Peninsula are among the most austere of terrestrial environments, with low, unpredictable rainfall, and high ambient tempe...
ACS News Service weekly press package -- June 5, 2006
... leakage and contamination of groundwater used for drinking
and irrigation. "Overall, this research lends itself to a new conceptual model describing plutonium geochemistry that can be used to more accurately predict the risk associated with the disposal of plutonium-containing waste," the researchers said. A...
Drinking or playing? Men's health and masculinity
...y of Sussex reveals that the roaring crowds may be drinking
their way through the game in an effort to compens...sporting abilities may try and make up for this by drinking
excessively." Because some men engage in unhealthy masculine behaviour, whilst others build their ma...
Dartmouth study finds that arsenic inhibits DNA repair
...n DNA damage. They have determined that arsenic in drinking
water is associated with a decrease in the body's ...DNA. "This work supports the idea that arsenic in drinking
water can promote the carcinogenic effects of other chemicals," says Angeline Andrew, the lead autho...
Historic Colorado River streamflows reconstructed back to 1490
...o the Compact, because the Colorado River supplies drinking
water to approximately 30 million people and irrigates 3.5 million acres of farmland. Historic stream flows for other tributaries to the Colorado River were reconstructed as well. The underlying message from these new reconstructions remains the same...
Low-to-moderate prenatal alcohol exposure lowers IQ at age 10
PITTSBURGH Light-to-moderate drinking
while pregnant can have damaging effects on cognit...esearch. While researchers have found that heavy drinking
during pregnancy leads to lower intelligence in children, fewer studies have focused on the effects ...
Light-to-moderate prenatal alcohol exposure can lead to cognitive deficits 10 years later
Many people are aware that heavy drinking
during pregnancy can result in Fetal Alcohol Syndr... Recent analysis shows that even light to moderate drinking
early in the pregnancy, especially the second trimester, can significantly predict deficits in IQ at...
Poor adolescents more likely to be overweight today than 30 years ago
...adolescents, the percentage of daily calories from drinking
sweetened beverages has increased by more than 20 percent over the past decade (from 10.7 percent to 13.2 percent). Sweetened beverage consumption also increased at a faster rate among poor versus non-poor adolescents (67 percent versus 14 percent). ...
Cysteine containing chewing gum for the prevention of upper digestive tract cancers?
...east in part be explained by the fact that alcohol drinking
and smoking result in a strong local exposure of t... concentrations that are found in the saliva after drinking
of alcohol. It has been known already for decades that a harmless aminoacid l-cysteine is able to bi...
Creating new insight into HIV-AIDS virus wins Canada's top student biotech prize
...tain bacteria could be used to remove arsenic from drinking
water. Both won a special $1,000 honorarium. McLe...description: Using bacteria to remove arsenic from drinking
American and Dutch experts to discuss risk of catastrophic levee failure in California
... Two-thirds of Californians get some part of their drinking
water from the delta, and $400 billion of the state's annual economy depends on delta water exports. In addition, there is extensive infrastructure and capital investment in the delta, ranging from residential communities, businesses and towns to st...
Ultrasounds show mothers' drinking shrinks fetal brain
...ithin normal range, the findings reveal effects of drinking
on the developing human brain. The study will appe...nant women who had reported a history of hazardous drinking
before pregnancy. Of these, 97 were classified as heavy drinkers. The study compared the fetal growt...
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