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Tsunami-damaged coral reefs should be left to recover naturally, say scientists
Coral reefs damaged in the Asian tsunami tragedy
should be allowed to recover naturally before countries launch into expensive restoration plans, according to some of the world's leading scientists. The scientists, led by a researcher from the University of Newcastle upon Tyne, and who set out the...
New birth defects study - animal tests accurate half the time
...mal testing, brings us that much closer to another tragedy
New Science study: Mangroves shielded communities against tsunami
...seven nations. "The tsunami left a horrific human tragedy
in its wake but also some lessons. Among them is the tremendous importance of mangroves, which are one of the world's most threatened tropical ecosystems," said Faizal Parish, director of the Global Environment Centre in Malaysia and co-author. "Wh...
Penn researchers provide recommendations for artificial nutrition and hydration
... equivalent of an airplane crash--a highly visible tragedy
that spurs investigation, analysis, and hopefully ...affect the care that patients receive. "The real tragedy
of the Terri Schiavo's death" Casarett says, "was not that her family disagreed about her treatment,...
Hooked on fishing, and we're heading for the bottom, says scientist
... political leadership to move from a global marine tragedy
to a future with bountiful fish. Says Dr. Pauly: "Reclaiming the ocean and its resources from excessive use will be a key task for humanity in the 21st century."...
Tiny water purification packet helps save lives worldwide
...trophe happening everyday worldwide, but this is a tragedy
that can be prevented, says Greg Allgood, Ph.D., director of Procter & Gambles Childrens Safe Drinking Water program, which manufactures the packets. The company has been developing the packets since 1995 in collaboration with the U.S. Centers for Di...
Immune systems in breast cancer survivors who suffer from fatigue fail to shut off after therapy
...matically impact their quality of life. That's the tragedy
of our treatments for cancer," Irwin said. "We have focused on treating the disease, but we should also focus on the patient's well being later. Right now, we have no treatment for cancer-related fatigue and we need something that will allow patients...
Coma misrepresented in movies
...tions, especially in the wake of the Terri Schiavo tragedy
and public debate." One comedy showed a comatose person tapping out a message in Morse code with his finger. Thirty-one percent of those surveyed thought that this behavior was possible. The researchers also sought to determine how much impact thes...
Scientists to employ Arctic ice and polar bears to protect diversity of world's crops
...blamed for a 50 percent drop in yields. Ireland's tragedy
unfolded because its farmers cultivated only a handful of potato varieties. But crop gene banks in South America safeguard diverse collections of wild and cultivated samples could be vital to developing blight-resistant varieties. At least one of the...
Early exposure to synthetic estrogen puts 'DES Daughters' at higher risk for breast cancer
...round, but it has been difficult to study. The DES tragedy
offers us a direct way to test the hypothesis," she said. Although researchers do not know how DES may increase breast cancer risk, Palmer said some scientists believe the excess estrogen increases the number of breast tissue stem cells available ...
American Chemical Society's Weekly PressPac -- December 6, 2006
...a new food safety regulatory agency follow spinach tragedy
Journalists' Resource: Landmarks in Chemistry ...a new food safety regulatory agency follow spinach tragedy
Chemical & Engineering News The recent contamination of spinach with E. coli bacteria is foster...
UVa-led team uncovers important secret in gene replication
...t of the genome as a trial area, and it would be a tragedy
if we couldnt expand this to the remaining 99 percent of the genome and to different cell lines. The difference between cell lines is where biology lies. ...