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Do lead bullets continue to be a hazard after they land?
Blacksburg, Va. There were 4.1 million
tons* of lead bullets fired in the United States in the 20th century. Is that lead having an environmental impact? Not at or near the U.S. Forest Service firing range near Blacksburg, Va., according to research by Virginia Tech geological scientists....
Safety and immunogenicity data available for new pertussis booster vaccine candidate for adolescents
...19 during a 10-year period would prevent up to 1.8 million
cases of pertussis and save as much as $1.6 billion in direct and indirect costs. "Pertussis is the only disease for which children are routinely vaccinated that is on the rise in the U.S. particularly amongst adolescents. However, there is current...
JCI table of contents November 1, 2004
...structive lung disease, which affects more than 16 million
Americans and is the fourth highest cause of death in the United States. This disease is primarily cigarette smoke induced, but oxidative stress, a harmful condition that occurs when there is an excess of free radicals, has recently been alleged to p...
Joslin Diabetes Center awards 1st Mary K. Iacocca Faculty Fellowship
...ly insulin injections to survive. An estimated 18 million
Americans have type 2 diabetes, in which the pancr... the Iacocca family has contributed more than $6.5 million
in grants to Joslin to fund cutting-edge research for treatments and a cure for type 1 and type 2 di...
Stanford environmental molecular science institute will study pollutants, one molecule at a time
...stigator of the institute, which will receive $7.5 million
over the next five years-$6.7 million
from NSF and $800,000 from the Department of Energy. The co-principal investigators from Stanford ar...
Deciphering the Arctic Ocean climate puzzle
...climatic evolution of the Arctic over the past ~55 million
years. Following a 10-day workshop of the ACEX Sci...eved represent a continuous record of the past ~15 million
years. The cores suggest that ice-covered conditions extend that far back in time. Details of the ic...
People cause more soil erosion than all natural processes
...s place over geologic time---say over the last 500 million
years---on average, you get about 60 feet every million
years," Wilkinson said. In those parts of the United States where soil is being eroded by human agr...
Scientists find acid rain an unlikely ally in the battle against a greenhouse gas
... methane. Wetlands may produce as much as 320 million
tons of methane annually but only about half of that, or 160 million
tons, is ultimately released to the atmosphere. The other 160 million
tons never makes it to the atm...
Four new vertebrate fossil finds in Ischigualasto, Argentina
...hat the transition at the end of the Triassic, 205 million
years ago, was a period of widespread extinction, leading to the ascendancy of dinosaurs during the Jurassic. The new Argentinean finds tell a different story: Vertebrate animals in the Upper Triassic were apparently more diverse in this region, show...
Cranfield collaborator receives multi million dollar financing
...2004, Pelikan has announced the closing of a $29.2 million
Series D preferred stock financing with several le...s the total financing into the company up to $46.2 million
since its founding in 2001. Pelikan's first product, which is expected to be launched in the spring ...
A new target for control of obesity
...as a growing global threat affecting more than 300 million
people worldwide. Although it is commonly believed that obese individuals can overcome their condition by simply eating less and exercising more, compelling scientific data suggest that the heritability of obesity is greater than breast cancer, hear...
Stowers Institute scientist named American Cancer Society research professor
... research in the United States, spending over $100 million
each year. Dr. Hawley's lab investigates the mechanisms by which cells transmit genetic information during routine cell division (mitosis) and during the process of creating gametes (meiosis). Many cancer cells gain or lose chromosomes during a...
International marine survey of coral death
...nd and the World Bank. With funding of about $28.8 million
for the first five years of an anticipated 15-year project, the assessment aims "to fill critically important information gaps in the fundamental understanding of coral reef ecosystems so that management and policy interventions can be strengthened g...
Reports says Uganda's forests worth $350 million/year
...ity says that Uganda's forests are worth some $350 million
per year, with rural people supplementing up to 36..., estimating that Uganda's forests were worth $353 million
each year, or more than five percent of Uganda's gross national product. "This report shows...
Sea change: Skeletons of ancient corals different from today's
...ring the beginning of the Cretaceous period -- 120 million
years ago -- only to reappear after its end 35 million
years ago? The possible answer: Ancient seawater's low magnesium-to-calcium ratio during this interv...
Elevated inflammatory enzyme, Lp-PLA2, significantly linked to ischemic stroke
...isk. Heart disease and stroke kill some 17 million
people each year, almost a third of all deaths glo... disability worldwide, accounting for more than 20 million
deaths annually, WHO predicts. About the ARIC Stroke Analysis ARIC participants who had a ...
Grants target better predictors for type 1 diabetes
...inent Scholar in Genomic Medicine just received $5 million
in new funding - including two grants from the National Institutes of Health and another from the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation - to pursue that objective. "We look at what genetic mutations people have," Dr. She says of his long-term stu...
Study links polycystic ovary syndrome with early vascular changes of heart disease
...to 7 percent of the female population, or about 10 million
women in the United States. Some estimates are that as many as 10 percent of reproductive-age women are affected by PCOS. Previously treated on a symptom-by-symptom basis by physicians unaware that a larger and more complicated ailment was present, P...
First Max Planck Partner Institute in China
...l account for the remaining one-third totaling 2.5 million
euros. The new research institute will not only complement the wide range of experimental topics at the SIBS in Shanghai, but also a number of ongoing projects at Max Planck Institutes in Germany through main components in theoretical biology. The...
Genetic variant linked to weakened heart pumping
...e them with oxygen and nutrients. An estimated 4.7 million
Americans suffer from the condition, with 400,000 new cases reported each year. Half of the patients die within five years of the diagnosis. "We have always been intrigued by heart patients who appear to have very similar clinical characteristics but...
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