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Incentives for US farmers reduce water waste

...t for incentives to conserve water." The report is particularly critical of irrigation practices in the United States, where subsidized "cheap water" offers scant incentive for conservation. "Part of the problem is the decision by farmers on what to grow where," says David Pimentel, a Cornell professor who led...

UC Riverside professor organizes a workshop on vitamin D and cancer treatment and prevention

... forms of Hormone D for treatment of some cancers, particularly prostate cancer and leukemia, Norman said. "There is also much interest in what is the proper amount of the parent vitamin D - not the hormone - that an average individual should receive each day." Norman's laboratory is currently involved in better...

DFG research training groups become increasingly international

... of new proposals from the engineering sciences is particularly encouraging. The DFG currently funds a total of 27...ne The DFG has funded Research Training Groups for particularly highly qualified doctoral students from all scientific disciplines since 1990. Between 15 and 25 res...

For inferring the biological tree of life, simple is better

... understand how genes evolve new functions. He is particularly interested in the evolution of hormones and the receptor proteins that mediate their effects on the body. In 2003, Thornton resurrected the ancient gene for the first steroid hormone receptor - which last existed more than 600 million years ago - in ...

Single genetic defect links many risk factors for heart disease and stroke

...ll result from the mutation," he said. "But it was particularly striking that the complex pattern of clustering that we see arising from this single mutation has many of the hallmarks of the kinds of clustering that we see in the general population." The discovery of the genetic defect could open new avenues for...

Gene for common form of Parkinson's pinpointed

...e pathogenesis of neurodegenerative disease, it is particularly tempting to hypothesize a role for dardarin in the phosphorylation of proteins central to PD..." wrote the researchers. Coro Paisn-Ruz, Shushant Jain, E. Whitney Evans, William P. Gilks, Javier Simn, Marcel van der Brug, Adolfo Lpez de Munain, Silvia...

Latest buzz in research: Intoxicated honey bees may clue scientists into drunken human behavior

...more about how chronic alcohol use affects humans, particularly at the molecular level. "The honey bee nervous system is similar to that of vertebrates," said Geraldine Wright, a study co-author and a postdoctoral researcher in entomology at Ohio State. Mustard concurred. "On the molecular level, the brains of ho...

Calorie restriction leads to some brain benefits but not others in mice

...egions of the brain than their young counterparts, particularly in one region implicated in Parkinson's disease, c...here have been studies that suggest free radicals, particularly superoxide, are involved in cumulative damage with aging and that the nervous system may be one of t...

Insects implicated in the evolution of new human infectious diseases

...this new infection may exist. This is likely to be particularly true for the developing world, where doctors may diagnose the sore as a bad ulcer and treat immediately with antibiotics. Now that researchers are actively looking for Photorhabdus asymbiotica infection, they are beginning to find cases in countries ...

Immune system in a bottle could help prevent flu vaccine shortage

...elopment can mimic what happens inside us. This is particularly important for differentiation of stem cells into d...ay the cells are developing," Kotov said. "This is particularly relevant for stem cells and other cells that can differentiate. These scaffolds offer a very good co...

Study: Inadequate physical activity worsens as teenagers become adults

...entions must begin before adolescence, and this is particularly true for Hispanic and black girls." ...

Academics work to help stressed-out cats

...he sick cats were generally more anxious, and were particularly stressed by being in conflict with other cats in t...t much and eat a dry food diet. "This condition is particularly frustrating for vets and owners, because most cases have no apparent cause, and are categorised as f...

Mail-order drugs exposed to extreme heat become less effective

...tions at risk. Any situation that exposes a drug, particularly those with gelatin capsules or containing powder, to excessive temperatures may put a patient at risk for consuming altered medication. In 2003, mail order represented an estimated 17 percent of retail prescription drug sales in the United States,...

New Italian research links migraine and endometriosis

...sis and treatment." Dr Ferrero said that migraine, particularly migraine with aura, was known to be an independent risk factor for ischaemic stroke in women of reproductive age. Although the absolute risk of stroke was extremely low, it was important that women with endometriosis receiving hormonal treatments sho...

Red wine mist? Resveratrol shows potential effects against COPD, asthma, arthritis

...ole in the recruitment of inflammatory leukocytes, particularly neutrophils, and GM-CSF is a cell survivor factor, thus prolonging the resident time of inflammatory cells. "The differential inhibitory effects of resveratrol on IL-8 and GM-CSF release (shown in this study) further suggest that resveratrol is not s...

Fly gut's 'sticky spot' for leishmaniasis parasite

... to the fly's midgut and avoid being excreted at a particularly vulnerable stage of its development. "Identifying and targeting midgut molecules essential for parasite survival represents a novel strategy for development of transmission-blocking vaccines against vector-borne diseases," Valenzuela and colleagues c...

Rice biologists elected AAAS Fellows

...ssful both evolutionarily and ecologically. She is particularly interested in how these alliances came to be, how ...ypotheses, for example whether social evolution is particularly rapid. The tradition of AAAS Fellows began in 1874. Currently, members can be considered for t...

Antibiotic-resistant bacteria increased after clindamycin use for common vaginal infection

...y and substitution of certain beneficial bacteria, particularly those that produce hydrogen peroxide, with more toxic bacteria. Among the infection's more prominent symptoms is a milky, foul-smelling discharge. "Symptoms of discharge are one of the most common reasons women visit a gynecologist," said Sharon Hill...

Safety and immunogenicity data available for new pertussis booster vaccine candidate for adolescents

...tinely vaccinated that is on the rise in the U.S. particularly amongst adolescents. However, there is currently no pertussis vaccine recommended for people age seven or older. GlaxoSmithKline is pleased with the results of this study, which demonstrate the potential to add pertussis protection to the currently r...

People cause more soil erosion than all natural processes

...er than nature can replace it. "This situation is particularly critical," Wilkinson said, "because the Earth's human population is growing rapidly and because almost all potentially arable land is now under the plow."...

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(Date:11/5/2014)... diversity in their ability to identify scents and odors. ... their perceptual evaluation of odors, with women outperforming men ... Sex differences in olfactory detection may play a role ... one,s perception of smell, which is naturally linked to ... been suggested to be cognitive or emotional, rather than ...
(Date:11/4/2014)... the right amount of death at the right time ... to new research that could help in understanding animal ... , In a paper in the journal Trends ... and European colleagues conclude that the kind of positive ... of individuals, or mortality, depends on the size and ...
(Date:11/4/2014)... GABLES, Fla. (November 4, 2014) — Think about the ... ask: How do neighboring cells know that they are ... and how do these tissues find the correct place ... are answering these crucial questions. , In a new ... use to communicate with their surrounding neighbors, at the ...
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