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Boat paint to blame for Norfolk Broads' desolation

...on the fragile ecosystem remains shattered despite expensive attempts to restore it. Dr Carl Sayer, of the UCL Environmental Change Research Centre, who co-led the study, says: "For too long TBT has been neglected as a driver of environmental destruction in freshwater wetlands and even though it is no longer...

Quantum dots reviewed -- Could these nanoparticles hold the cure to cancer?

... review paper could easily make up a chapter in an expensive text book. However, this paper is available to access free of charge in its entirety at http://www.azonano.com/Details.asp?ArticleID=1726...

Sensitive and specific biomarker for early detection of prostate cancer identified

...r," Dr. Keith said. Yet, biopsies can be painful, expensive and difficult to perform, and may cause a high number of infections, noted Hossein Ghanbari, Ph.D., chief executive officer and chief scientific officer at Panacea. According to Ghanbari, HAAH is overexpressed in at least 20 types of cancer tested t...

Animal physiology conference sheds light on human physiology

...ll look at marine animals, which live a relatively expensive lifestyle in terms of the energy they expend. Gene... student Marvin Braun, makes it much quicker, less expensive and less technically demanding to study fish blood pressure. This field not only provides insight in...

Meet Europe's top neurobiologists in Leuven, Belgium

...take up very little space, and they do not require expensive animal facilities. That's why this small fly is in great demand as a model organism in neurobiology. Patrick Callaerts and Bassem Hassan gladly use the Drosophila in their own neurobiological research. Invitation to journalistsWe are pleased to in...

Biological pest control becomes an economic reality

...redators of key insect pests is difficult and more expensive than pesticides. The problem lies in the availability of food material and a suitable environment for the predatory bugs to reproduce. The ALTREARMETHODS project has developed new materials and techniques which can make it much easier and cheaper ...

New Queen's study offers environmentally friendly solution to oil industry needs

...'switchable' surfactants known so far, one is very expensive and contains metals, another is extremely toxic, and the third type is activated by light which doesn't work well with opaque emulsions. Old-fashioned soap can be made to "switch" but that requires large amounts of acid to be added, which is no...

Finding paves way for better treatment of autoimmune disease

...washima says. Isolating them is doable but a long, expensive process. When researchers gave some of the regulatory T cells to a mouse model of inflammatory bowel disease, the symptoms, including dramatic weight loss, went away. Animals showed no classic signs of inflammation, just a significant increase in r...

Stress imaging tests predict prognosis of heart disease in obese persons

...nd can serve as a gatekeeper for that invasive and expensive procedure," Elhendy noted. "Stress myocardial perfusion imaging--with 99mTc-tetrofosmin--can effectively risk stratify obese patients and guide the selection of those who may require invasive intervention," he stated. Heart problems can be easier t...

US grant targets genes behind severe arthritis

...ilable treatment for ankylosing spondylitis was an expensive and lifelong bout of potent injections which suppressed the immune system. He said the grant, from the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases in the US, not only raised awareness of the disease but also of Australianr...

Honey helps problem wounds

...es with other therapeutic methods such as the very expensive cationic silver dressings. 'These too are an effective anti-bacterial method,' says Dr. Arne Simon. 'However, it is not yet clear whether the silver released from some dressings may lead to side-effects among children.'Effective bacteria killer It h...

ACS News Service Weekly PressPac -- July 19, 2006

...n existing DSSC that requires ingredients that are expensive and toxic. ARTICLE #1 "Cheap and Environmentally Benign Electrochemical Energy Storage and Conversion Devices Based on AlI3 Electrolytes" DOWNLOAD HTML: http://pubs.acs.org/cgi-bin/sample.cgi/jacsat/2006/128/i27/html/ja057791v.html DOWNLOAD PDF...

Magnetism and mimicry of nature hold hope for better medicine, environmental safety

...sting because you don't need large amounts of very expensive chemicals to do the analyses." Perhaps the most critically important thing the method will help save is time, especially in medical diagnoses. "You might be able to get an analysis of someone's health condition in 15 minutes rather than having it ...

Figuring out function from bacteria's bewildering forms

...the cell's volume and surface area, which would be expensive from an energetic standpoint," Brun said. Using mathematical models, the scientists showed that absorption of a nutrient using an antenna was a far more efficient morphology for nutrient uptake than alternate cell shapes in which the stalk plays n...

Equine Medical Center records successful year for neonatal foals

...d other support therapy. And yes, it can be a very expensive process. At the Equine Medical Center, the mothers are often admitted with the foal, so it is not unusual to see a concerned mother nuzzling a baby hooked up to an array of tubes and wires and electronic medical equipment. The Equine Medical Ce...

New tool cracks genomic code quicker than ever

...racking the entire, genetic code of an organism is expensive and until recently has relied in its fundamentals on a 30 year old technology that involves a physical separation of gene fragments," says Dr Torsten Thomas, a study co-author and senior research fellow at the University of New South Wales. "A newe...

Science captures the essence of fruit

...s heat and pressure, so is reliant on increasingly expensive and polluting fossil fuels for energy. What's more... naturally in fruits and flowers. "Extraction is expensive and produces only limited quantities of product, reducing the number of commercially viable options ...

Developing countries take the lead in a global program to catalogue human mutations

...han doctors having to give everyone newer and more expensive drugs, only that small proportion of people who carry the gene variation need the expensive version. Brahmachari's group have also identified two genetic variations that predispose people...

Dana Farber and 454 life sciences announce breakthrough in DNA sequencing for cancer research

... of sequencing that is more comprehensive and less expensive than conventional sequencing methods, 454 Sequencing TM may be used in medical research settings to detect cancer-associated genetic mutations. "Analysis of DNA from tumors is complicated by varying amounts of tumor cells in patient samples. Furth...

Researchers get to heart of tropical disease

...ral leishmaniasis, they can be toxic and sometimes expensive for the people who need them the most....

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(Date:8/27/2014)... mastodons, short-faced bears, giant ground sloths, saber-toothed cats ... 13,000 years ago at the end of the Pleistocene ... been debated by scientists who, until recently, could only ... including UC Santa Barbara,s James Kennett, professor emeritus in ... collision with Earth played a major role in the ...
(Date:8/27/2014)... began exploring land and evolved into tetrapods today,s amphibians, ... used their fishy bodies and fins in a terrestrial environment ... , Researchers at McGill University published in the journal ... Polypterus , to help show what might have happened when ... Polypterus is an African fish that can breathe air, ...
(Date:8/27/2014)... An invasive grass species frequently found in forests ... then feed on American toads, a new University of ... accidentally introduced to the U.S. in the early 1900s, ... has spread to more than a dozen states in ... along roads and in forests, it can survive in ...
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