Tag: "slash" at biology news
Oral saline spray may slash spread of exhaled pathogens
...ation of a safe saline spray every six hours might slash
exhalation of germs in this group by an average 72 percent. The researchers, at Harvard University and biotechnology firms Pulmatrix and Inamed, report results from their clinical study of 11 healthy males this week on the web site of the Proceedin...
Mitsubishi offsets carbon footprint through investment in Madagascar's rain forest
... activities that provide alternative approaches to slash
and burn agriculture, and demonstrate a viable mar...adagascar. The primary threats to Makira are from slash
and burn agriculture, uncontrolled bush fires, and mining. The island of Madagascar itself is class...
Cut global warming by becoming vegetarian
...e attributed to human activity. We could therefore slash
man-made emissions of carbon dioxide simply by abolishing all livestock. Moreover, there would be no adverse effects to health and it would be an experiment that we could abandon at any stage. "Worldwide reduction of meat production in the pursuit of...
Are hurricanes increasing? Ask a Georgia pine tree
...s of Southeastern trees like the longleaf pine and slash
pine suck up that low-O-18 hurricane rain water, the same unusual isotopic signal is preserved in the woody tree cells that start growing as soon as the sun breaks through the storm clouds. The trees pick up the storm water in the dozen or so days im...
Modern forests suffer from century-old logging legacy
... caused by lightning or other means. "This kind of slash
followed by burning is similar to the current patt...ires of a hundred years ago were devastating. "The slash
the branches and leaves and smaller trees that loggers leave behind contains nutrients that are ev...
Vegetables, like people, urged to live up to potential
...say. A major stress in a carrot's life like the slash
of a kitchen knife and the tapered tuber kicks in the juice and pumps up its phytochemicals. That's the finding of Dr. Luis Cisneros, Texas Agricultural Experiment Station food scientist. He calls it abiotic stress pushing the button, so to speak...
CGIAR climate change research
...hours) Managing greenhouse gases Alternatives to slash
and burn: Income from tree products Every year approximately 130,000 square kilometers of humid tropical forest are destroyed, accounting for up to 25 percent of net annual carbon dioxide emissions. The devastation is caused in part by poor farmers...
UBC discovery may lead to 'smart' therapies for breast, ovarian cancer
...toxic treatments very different from the standard slash
and burn chemotherapy." The researchers found that podocalyxin significantly expands the non-adhesive face of cells, allowing individual cells to brush aside adhesion molecules situated between tumour cells. The "freed" cells then move away from th...
Simulated populations used to probe gene mapping
...ach year. While companies are using these tools to slash
the costs of producing everything from airliners to antibiotics, researchers in Houston are using them to refine their search for the genetic causes of disease. In a new study published today in the journal PLoS Genetics, statisticians and genetic ...
New study sheds light on long-term effects of logging after wildfire
...d stands, even though the logged stands had higher slash
fuels. This is because other components of the fuel bed (grasses and shrubs) would contribute significantly to fire conditions, whether sites were initially logged or not. "The exact nature of fuel accumulation over time is the key to understandin...