Tag: "reductions" at biology news
UC experts detail new standard for cleaner transportation fuels
... is just the beginning. We anticipate much greater reductions
after 2020. In Part 1 of their report, completed...ecommend that the new standard require only modest reductions
in carbon intensity in the early years, and greater reductions
later, as innovations reach the marke...
Antibody retards growth and induces death in liver cancer cells
...monoclonal antibody, they demonstrated significant reductions
in tumor cell proliferation and survival in human and mouse hepatocellular cancer (HCC) cell lines. According to the researchers, this finding has significant implications not only for the treatment of liver cancer but for a number of different types...
A spoonful of sugar helps your waistline go down
... compared with diet or exercise alone. Significant reductions
were observed in body weight (4.7% loss), waist circumference and percentage body fat. Measures of blood fats (total cholesterol and LDL) had also significantly improved. This research contributes to the growing body of evidence that an effective way...
Loss of hemlocks will affect water dynamics in southern Appalachian forests
...ons increase, we expect to see at least short term reductions
in forest transpiration rates, says Ford. For southern Appalachian forests specifically, we estimate that eastern hemlock mortality could reduce annual forest transpiration by 10 percent, and winter and spring transpiration by 30 percent. We expect t...
Germany's embryo protection law is 'killing embryos rather than protecting them'
...eliveries in Germany in 2004 there were 222 foetal reductions
performed (representing 2.6%). Foetal reductions
are performed when a woman has a multiple pregnancy and doctors consider it necessary to reduce the ...
Remicade data in ankylosing spondylitis show improvement in spinal mobility and spinal inflammation
...dition, REMICADE-treated patients showed sustained reductions
in spinal inflammation through two years as detected by magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). The recommended dose of REMICADE in AS is 5 mg/kg given as an IV induction regimen at 0, 2 and 6 weeks followed by a 5 mg/kg maintenance regimen every 6 weeks i...
Researchers examine carbon capture and storage to combat global warming
...ived carbon emissions, he added, the potential for reductions
is significant. Not only can a lot of carbon dioxide be captured, but the Earth's capacity to store it is also vast, he added. Estimates of worldwide storage capacity range from 2 trillion to 10 trillion tons of carbon dioxide, according to the I...
New study finds genetically engineered crops could play a role in sustainable agriculture
... compared to crops without insecticides, there are reductions
of certain animal groups that warrant further investigation. What is clear is that the advantages or disadvantages of GM crops depend on the specific goals and vision for agroecosystems. As NCEAS Director, Jim Reichman explains, This important st...
Study warns climate change and deforestation will lead to declines in global bird diversity
...jected to become imperiled by the year 2050 due to reductions
in their geographic ranges of greater than 50 perc...plicated in the extinctions and geographical range reductions
of many terrestrial species of vertebrate animals in recent decades. But the researchers point out t...
There's much more to a walk in the park
...ts have a number of quality of life benefits, from reductions
in crime rates to improving general health. However, little is known about the importance of the 'quality' of these green spaces for benefits to a person's well-being. Dr Richard Fuller and colleagues from the University's Department of Animal and...
Brazil demonstrating that reducing tropical deforestation is key win-win global warming solution
...ry would account for 12 percent of total emissions reductions
needed to keep concentrations of heat-trapping gases in the atmosphere at safe levels. This work is profiled in a recent issue of Science. A policy mechanism is needed that rewards those tropical nations that succeed in lowering their emissions of...
Climate policy: It's good to be in the 'RED'
...self could account for as much as 12% of the total reductions
needed from all carbon sources to meet the IPCC target of 450 parts per million of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere by the year 2100. As for the second issue, computer models that link climate effects to changes in the carbon cycle have predicted t...
Generic biologic drugs unlikely to offer significant savings
... policy-makers should not assume significant price reductions
from generic biologics," said Henry Grabowski, a professor of economics and director of Duke's Program in Pharmaceuticals and Health Economics. "If the discount is small, and patients are achieving good outcomes with the branded product, then generic...
A cherry on top: Tart cherries may alter heart/diabetes factors
...ggest a correlation between anthocyanin intake and reductions
in cardiovascular and metabolic risk factors," he says. "But there is still a long way to go before we can advocate any course of action for humans. Still, the growing body of knowledge is encouraging." Bolling and Seymour performed the study usin...
News tips from the Journal of Neuroscience
...pathology showed decreases in soluble A as well as reductions
in tau levels after 3 months of diet supplementation. Reductions of A and tau were less striking after 6 and 9 months of supplementation when the diet also contained n-6 fatty acids. The n-6 fatty acids did appear to affect phosphorylation of tau. Th...
AGU Journal Highlights -- April 16, 2007
...onic signal characteristics, the researchers found reductions
in P-wave velocity approaching 15 per cent. They e...vironmental remediation. However, similar velocity reductions
could be generated by other subsurface processes, including biogenic gas production. Furthermore, sp...
Prefrontal cortex loses neurons during adolescence
...ce. Earlier studies in humans have found gradual reductions
in the volume of the prefrontal cortex from adoles...raska said. Although other researchers had seen reductions
in the size of the cortex, "no one thought neurons were lost, unless some terrible thing were happen...
Smithsonian study concludes Caribbean extinctions occurred 2M years after apparent cause
...ng to O'Dea, the species probably underwent severe reductions
in their abundances and geographical ranges but ma... a warning because right now we are seeing similar reductions
in ranges and abundances of many animals and plants due to anthropogenic influences, but we still do...
Protecting US crops from terrorist attack to be discussed at 2007 AAAS Annual Meeting
... plant pathogens are used as weapons, we could see reductions
in crop yield and quality, increases in production costs and food prices, lost markets and trade embargoes, financial instability of rural communities, and loss of public confidence in the food supply," she said. Fletcher's presentation will focus...
Adaptation to global climate change is an essential response to a warming planet
... become problematic for those advocating emissions reductions
and was "treated with the same distaste as the religious right reserves for sex education in schools both constitute ethical compromises that will only encourage dangerous experimentation with undesired behavior," the policy experts state. Over th...
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