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Ancient Etruscans unlikely ancestors of modern Tuscans, statistical testing reveals
...nt because it questions the common assumption that residents
of a particular place are descendants of its earlier inhabitants, Mountain said. ''Also, it raises a number of other questions-what happened to the Etruscans?'' she said. ''It's stimulating for archaeologists and other social scientists to look into ...
Proteus mirabilis will give up its genetic secrets at ASM meeting
...ool. "It is particularly prevalent in nursing home residents
with indwelling catheters." Mobley is an expert on urease, an enzyme produced by P. mirabilis, which breaks down urea in the urinary tract, reduces the acidity of urine and leads to the formation of kidney or bladder stones. Once a stone begins to fo...
Smithsonian to coordinate planning for Panama's Coiba National Park/World Heritage Site
... plan while promoting improved quality of life for residents
of areas within the zone of influence of the park. The Coiba planning team, at the request of Panama's National Environmental Authority (ANAM), is composed of professional Panamanians who provide expertise in diverse areas such as protected area plan...
Amid growing public concerns, bioscience firms begin formalizing ethical decision-making practices
...ig farm held a public meeting to educate community residents
about their science and answer questions (the company committed to finding another location if residents
decided they did not want the farm there). One launched a corporate philanthropy programme in Afric...
Resident birds display migratory restlessness
... The presence of this program in both migrants and residents
suggests that the urge to migrate may have evolved in their common ancestor. Helm and Gwinner propose that it may be a common avian feature. Given the proper environmental triggers, this innate migratory program might kick in to allow birds to escape...
Universities collaborate to to reduce development impact on the James River
...l feature in an area of Virginia that attracts new residents
and businesses each year. To protect the river as new housing and commercial developments are constructed, the James River Association has organized this collaborative study to launch Building a Cleaner James River. The project will initiate a dialog...
Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center receives funding for novel breast cancer and obesity studies
... The SCCS has set a goal to recruit nearly 100,000 residents
of the southern United States, age 40 to 79, approximately 70 percent of whom will be African-American, to try to explain disparities in cancer and care and prevent the disease....
Study of Latina women and children finds large variation in susceptibility to pesticides
...y to determine the levels of pesticide exposure to residents
in both agricultural and urban/suburban communities in California and elsewhere around the country. The researchers used levels of paraoxonase 1 (PON1) activity measured in blood samples as a marker for pesticide susceptibility. PON1 is an enzyme tha...
First Amazon-Andean crop plant transfer and corn processing in Peru 3600-4000 years ago
... that travelers eventually introduced new foods to residents
of this upland area. Multiproxy microfossil analysis of starch grains and phytoliths is proving to be an extremely important tool--applied to stone tool surfaces and associated sediments, to new sites and to sites where warm, wet climates have destro...
'Virus chip' detects new virus in prostate tumors
... a class of known endogenous mouse retroviruses -- residents
of the mouse genome. How the virus originally infected humans is unknown, Ganem says, though it was probably acquired from contact with rodents. It is extremely unlikely, however, that contact with mice was responsible for the virus detected in prost...
Unearthing explanations for New Madrid earthquakes
On Dec. 16, 1811, residents
of New Madrid, Mo., were wrested from sleep by violent shaking and a deafening roar. A short time later, church bells hundreds of miles away in Boston began to ring. It was the first of three massive earthquakes that rocked the central United States ...
...he red tides. This would pose a serious problem to residents
of southwest Florida, where red tide events have been most severe, and also to a lesser extent people living at other areas around the Gulf of Mexico and Florida's Atlantic coast where red tides also occur. Bossart believes that increasing brevetoxin...
Arctic marine mammals: The new canaries?
...edators: polar bears, arctic fox and coastal human residents
and the increase in concentration of pollutants such as mercury, cadmium, and selected chlorinated pesticides a process called biomagnification - from one part of a food web to another in these predators and their prey. "Understanding contaminants i...
Local involvement in national lands management: Can it work nationwide?
...ges nearby federal lands makes sense to both local residents
and federal officials. But the devil is in the det...tle local input have caused friction between local residents
and federal managers. When gray wolves were reintroduced into Yellowstone National Park in 1995, loc...
Disturbing former farmlands can rouse old pesticides, says Dartmouth research
...ream. The researchers tested the macroinvertebrate residents
(midge flies and dragonflies) at the outlet of the contaminated stream, and found that, as of yet, there is no disparity in the levels of arsenic or lead. "Historic farmlands in New Hampshire and elsewhere are increasingly being developed," says Ren...
Public support for environmental protection on the decline
...white, middle-class, college-educated and suburban residents
are now the least supportive, according to the da...it," Greenberg said. Pew's annual survey asks U.S. residents
to rank from "top priority" to "should not be done" a set of domestic priorities for the executive...
Preparing for flu pandemic: Pall breathing filters can help protect patients, healthcare workers
...at each year approximately 5 to 20 percent of U.S. residents
get the flu, more than 200,000 are hospitalized for flu-related complications and about 36,000 Americans die, according to the CDC. He says, "Pall Breathing System Filters can play a key role in minimizing exposure and should be an integral part of ...
Man's best friend: Study shows lonely seniors prefer playtime with pooch over human interaction
... Louis University School of Medicine. Nursing home residents
felt much less lonely after spending time alone wi... were going to work better, but they didn't. "The residents
found a little quiet time with the pooch is a lot nicer than spending time with a dog and other peop...
Storing carbon to combat global warming may cause other environmental problems, study suggests
... fresh water pockets just under the surface supply residents
with drinking water. But that is underlain by ground water that is brackish. "After trees use that fresh water up, there's an upwelling of saline water," Jackson said. "These mechanisms have been linked to more than five-fold increases in groundwater...
Four questions that may save your grandma's life: SNAQ screening tool predicts weight loss
...chers asked appetite questions of 247 nursing home residents
over age 60 from nine long-term facilities in St. Louis. In addition, 868 residents
from the St. Louis metropolitan area, about 40 percent of whom were at least 60, also were asked the...
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