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CESAR could hail cheaper and greener small aircraft

...sive as the Eastern European counties expand their trade with the West. "The grant we have received will allow us to employ two full-time researchers to carry out extensive research into how electromechanical and electrohydraulic systems can be effectively applied within small aircraft. "This is an exc...

Researchers urge monitoring of bone health during chemotherapy

...nd is now available online. G-CSF is known by the trade names Neupogen, Neulasta and Granocyte. Clinical use of G-CSF has recently increased because by speeding blood cell regrowth it allows patients to undergo more intensive chemotherapy regimens in which anticancer agents are given at more frequent inte...

Hotspots of mercury contamination identified in eastern North America

...s, are major sources of mercury pollution. Cap and trade approaches seek to reduce the total release of mercury but could lead to static or increased emissions in some areas. Greater deposition of mercury near areas that are highly sensitive to the element or that are already affected by it could raise the...

Researchers barcode DNA of Venice museum's vast fungi collection

...orted to new areas of the world through the global trade of goods and movement of people. In addition, some species of fungi can lead to human illness, including pneumonia, skin infections, allergies and asthma. Garbelotto is perhaps best known for his work in the identification of Phytophthora ramorum, ...

It's enough to turn your neighbors green

...s in host countries with which they have had prior trade exchanges. For energy projects, such as Japans i...iding deforestation as well as by previous aid and trade patterns. The authors advise policy makers to pay particular attention to regional pollution dynam...

Seeing a neurotoxin's deadly grip

...njection of the toxin, which is marketed under the trade name Dysport, is already widely used to erase wrinkles and frown lines. However, the toxin is also used to treat migraine headaches, involuntary contraction of the eye muscles, overactive bladder syndrome, excessive sweating and spastic disorders ass...

Wild tigers need cat food

..., along with anti-poaching efforts and eliminating trade in tiger body parts. The nine-year study in Indias Nagarahole National Park found that an average of 23 percent of the parks tigers either move away or die each year from either naturally or from poaching outside of the park, yet total numbers rema...

Squid-inspired design could mean better handling of underwater vehicles

...nments," Mohseni said. "We set out to resolve the trade off that many researchers settle for, which is a faster, but less precise, vehicle or a boxier one that is not as fast and more difficult to transport to work locations." Manned and unmanned underwater vehicles enable scientific researchers to exp...

Breakthrough for future exploration unrecoverable gas reserves

...re. Centrifugal gas separator The trick of the trade is the centrifugal gas separators expansion tank. In this tank the gas mixture expands very fast, resulting in the condensation of CO2 and H2S particles. This condensate can be compared to the small cloud of vapor that appears when opening a bottle o...

Project to intensify agricultural production in Great Lakes -- Africa's most impoverished region

...alth, intensifying farm production, and increasing trade in one of the world's poorest areas: the Great Lakes Region of Central Africa. The highest population density in Africa is in the Great Lakes Region: Rwanda, Burundi, Uganda, western Tanzania, and the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo. "T...

Experimental Biology 2007 meets in Washington, D.C., April 28-May 2

...nting print, electronic, online, general interest, trade and medical publishing companies. To register as press, email ebpress@bellsouth.net . Before the meeting, registrants will receive an extensive press kit, with more than 25 press releases. A pressroom will be available at the meeting, with daily m...

New research predicts US entry of H5N1 avian influenza

...in the Western Hemisphere through infected poultry trade rather than from migrating birds from eastern Sibe... we gathered global data on the country-to-country trade in poultry and wild birds and mapped out the migratory routes of every species of duck, goose, or sw...

A human taste for rarity spells disaster for endangered species

...urniture--or traditional medicines. The exotic pet trade continues to threaten orangutans, monkeys, reptile...chnids, insects, and fish. And it appears that pet trade dealers read the scientific literature for clues to the next hot species: immediately after an artic...

End of deforestation in view? Experts advance new way to size up global forest resources

...ucts." Anticipating impacts of expanding global trade The authors note that it's possible to sustain a...d three-quarters by 2050. "Plantations and the trade to make them effective reduce the impact of industrial pressures on the expanse of natural forests, ...

Beetle feet stick to their promises

...rly challenging and exactly how it works remains a trade secret. Optimizing the polymer mixture also taxed the researchers: if it is too fluid it runs out of the mold; if it is too viscose, it won't even go in. Potential applications range from protective foil for delicate glasses to reusable adhesive fi...

Global map shows new patterns of extinction risk

...ss eastern Africa due to hunting and the bush meat trade The tropical, rainforest-clad mountains of northern Australia are home to many declining frog species, although the precise causes of these declines often remain enigmatic. ...

Disappearing nest egg: Researcher studying declining numbers of macaws

...g numbers. The birds are highly prized by the pet trade industry, and they are losing their native habitat due to construction and other factors. Also, some South American natives seek them out either for food or to kill them for their bright feathers. Brightsmith has conducted several detailed studies ...

Triple threat: World fin trade may harvest up to 73 million sharks per year

...r 2006 edition of Ecology Letters. "The shark fin trade is notoriously secretive. But we were able tap in...ulated the number of sharks represented in the fin trade using a unique statistical model and data from Hong Kong traders. When the figures were converted t...

UC develops new approach to Web-based drug withdrawal warnings

...database for instances of the drug name, including trade and generic names. Instances are then hyperlinked using an automated find-and-replace function built into the site's content management system. Simultaneously, pages containing these references receive a hyperlinked warning box indicating the avai...

Prozac exposure found to disrupt mussel reproduction

... (Elliptio complanata). Fluoxetine, sold under the trade name Prozac TM , is one of the most heavily prescribed antidepressants in the United States. In humans, it acts to increase the levels of serotonin at nerve synapses, relieving depression and associated illnesses. But for a number of aquatic species,...

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