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People cause more soil erosion than all natural processes
...vity, however, the rate averages around 1,500 feet per
million years, and rates are even higher in other parts of the world. Natural processes operate over areas larger than those affected by agriculture and construction, but even taking that into account, "the bottom line is, we move about 10 times as m...
Look at past sea-level rise points to troubling future
...hat rising sea levels of as little as a half-meter per
century have been sufficient to dramatically chang... sea level was rising approximately 50 centimeters per
century, the upper part of Corpus Christi Bay increased by about one third over the span of about 20...
Young adults who maintain their weight have lower risk factor levels for heart disease
...ho maintained their weight had only a 1 mg/dL rise per
year in triglycerides (harmful fat in the blood) compared to a 4 mg/dL per
year increase in those who had gained weight. After 15 years, that translates into a total increase ...
Reports says Uganda's forests worth $350 million/year
... that Uganda's forests are worth some $350 million per
year, with rural people supplementing up to 36 percent of their income with renewable forest products. The authors of the report found that forest products such as charcoal and firewood contributed between 8 and 36 percent of the annual income of...
OneWorld Health named business leader in public health on '2004 Scientific American 50'
...ctive. OneWorld Health expects to lower the cost per
cure to about US$10 per
adult treatment compared with current therapies which cost up to US$200. Regulatory approval will b...
What makes a fast racehorse?
Around 80 per
cent of modern thoroughbred racehorses have in the...in balanced when each leg is off the ground for 80 per
cent of the ground during gallop and what limits a horse's maximum gallop speed. Dr Alan Wilson, ...
Elevated inflammatory enzyme, Lp-PLA2, significantly linked to ischemic stroke
... subsequently experience a stroke [443 micrograms per
liter (mg/L) vs. 374 mg/L], when adjusted for sex, race and age. However, their respective LDL-C levels did not significantly differ (136.6 vs. 132.0 milligrams/deciliter). When investigators also statistically accounted for participants' levels of...
Health concerns: Mosquito mapping may help
...e. The Experiment Station is asking for $1 million per
year, which would allow the agency to expand this and other mosquito-related research programs, Olson said. "This is a very important initiative," Coulson said. "Mosquito-borne diseases affect practically all Texans in one way or another." ...
MIDI, Inc receives Official Methods(SM) status for the confirmatory ID of the anthrax pathogen
...ystem can identify more than 200 bacterial samples per
day at a cost of less than $3.00 per
sample for consumables and has proven effective for routine bacterial identifications at state healt...
Declining fish supply linked to wildlife consumption in West Africa, Science study reports
...ation of the United Nations (FAO). The declines in per
capita fish supply the scientists cite are largely caused by increases in human population size. Fish catches have increased during the study period due to greatly expanded fishing efforts. "We need people working together across disciplines to look...
Reduced fish stocks linked to increased bushmeat trade, wildlife declines in W. Africa
...rall, the wildlife harvest has contributed to a 76 per
cent decline in the biomass of 41 species of mamma... Ghana is estimated conservatively at 400,000 tons per
year. Species affected include several species of antelope, carnivores and small primates. During th...
New study links low fish supply to increased bushmeat hunting
...es put the regional bushmeat trade at 400,000 tons per
year. Brashares noted that the figure is almost certainly an underestimate, since many animals are butchered or smoked by the time they get to market, making them difficult to identify. Experts say some of Ghana's problems date back to 1...
Genetic influences on taste perception of alcohol may influence alcohol intake
...ed consuming alcoholic beverages five to six times per
week whereas those who tasted the most bitterness ...d consuming alcoholic beverages two to three times per
week. This work suggests that genetics can influence our alcohol drinking behaviors, probably based...
New gene therapy promising for treating Fabry disease
...ned level of enzyme production at approximately 50 per
cent of that found in the blood of normal mice, wi...urrent thought indicates that approximately a five per
cent level of normal enzyme activity is enough to correct the disorder," says Medin. In a parallel s...
Delays in cutting greenhouse gasses could harm environment
...sses at levels equivalent to 500, 600 or 700 parts per
million of carbon dioxide, which is the chief huma.... The current level of carbon dioxide is 380 parts per
million; before the industrial revolution it was 280. For each of the targets, the researchers looke...
Concord grape juice increased HDL, lowered inflammatory marker linked to heart disease
...anthocyanidins than any other beverage tested on a per
serving basis, including red wine, tea, cranberry juice cocktail and apple juice. Proanthocyanidins, a subset of polyphenols, are natural plant compounds that function as antioxidants and that have been linked to good health in a variety of ways....
Ground-level ozone linked to increased mortality
...The researchers found that an increase of 10 parts per
billion (ppb) in weekly ozone levels was associated with a 0.52 percent daily increase in deaths the following week. The rate of daily cardiovascular and respiratory deaths increased 0.64 percent with each 10 ppb increase of weekly ozone. The average...
Study links ozone, mortality in urban areas
...s Hopkins. Bell said that a reduction of 10 parts per
billion, or roughly 35 percent of the average grou...rticular day, could save an average of 4,000 lives per
year in the 95 urban areas. "This actually underestimates the total impact of ozone on mortality, be...
Abundance of myostatin in infected swine may result in reduced muscle mass
... percent of that of the control animals (300 grams per
day compared with 600 grams per
day) and substantially less protein accretion. The drop in growth began three days after exposure t...
Smoking is in the genes
...as discovered that the number of cigarettes smoked per
day and the level of nicotine dependence is largel...between smokers in the number of cigarettes smoked per
day is genetically determined. The same is true for the degree of nicotine dependency. However, a p...
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