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Sustainable agriculture: Canadian institute offers definition, recommends path

...n rural areas; Allowances for overseas seasonal workers to become landed immigrants; and Development of social structures to assist new arrivals, such as community-owned cooperative housing, to settle in rural areas. As well, government policies should foster: Local ownership of farms, regardless of ...

Researchers devise dinosaur classification method

...ents -- some of which had been defined by previous workers -- that describe the basic size and general shape of the teeth as well as devised functions that help quantitatively describe the shapes of the curved surfaces possessed by the teeth. The result was a preliminary but rigorous method of classifying ...

Nerac delivers new research solution

...s a broad range of engineering content relevant to workers in industry, including fields such as aerospace, automotive, bioengineering, chemical, electrical, fuel, nuclear and optics. "Through Nerac 180, engineering teams in small to medium sized enterprises will have the best of both worlds access to prem...

Oil mist reduces airborne hazards in concentrated swine feeding operation

...technology addresses only a portion of the hazards workers and communities face from concentrated animal feed...ith a tool to reduce some air pollution hazards to workers and neighbors, and help them comply with local, state and federal air pollution regulations. Althoug...

PCBs, furans may factor in risk of non-Hodgkin lymphoma

...esulting in initiation of cancer. Also, studies of workers with high occupational exposure to PCBs have not detected an excess of lymphoma, adding uncertainty to the relationship. "We believe our findings could provide an important clue to the cause of NHL," Rothman said. "However, these associations need to...

Ability to capture large prey may be origin of army ants' cooperative behavior

... Cheliomyrmex such a fearsome predator is that its workers have claw-shaped jaws that are armed with long, sp...teeth. These teeth may serve to help Cheliomyrmex workers attach themselves to their prey's skin during attack O'Donnell, who was bitten and stung when he col...

Birth defects: 8 million annually worldwide

...hysicians, nurses, allied health professionals and workers in the recognition and care of children with birth defects. Establish national capacity for birth defects surveillance and monitoring. Some middle-income countries have infant mortality rates that approximate those of the United States in the earl...

Environmental impact statement planned for USAMRIID facilities at Fort Detrick

...ally hazardous biological pathogens for laboratory workers and the outside environment. The proposed new USAMRIID facilities will be located on Fort Detrick, adjacent to the existing USAMRIID facilities and near the planned Integrated Research Facility of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious ...

AAAS honors scientist's commitment to justice for workers and scientific integrity in public policy

...gnized for his commitment to obtaining justice for workers who became ill after working in nuclear weapons pr...and HIV. "Dr. Michaels' advocacy on behalf of sick workers and his responsible efforts to draw public attention to threats to the integrity of scientific decis...

UQ researchers help lead the way in bird flu research

...g and supporting the responses of frontline health workers to an infectious disease outbreak. The research will expand current public health disease surveillance and triage strategies so emergency personnel can manage increased workloads within a highly infectious environment, while maintaining usual emerge...

Study of Latina women and children finds large variation in susceptibility to pesticides

... Overall, 82 percent of the women had agricultural workers living in their homes during their pregnancies. Various studies are underway to determine the levels of pesticide exposure to residents in both agricultural and urban/suburban communities in California and elsewhere around the country. The researcher...

Maori infertility and assisted reproduction study

... This will be followed by hui for: Maori health workers on 29 March; Maori men and women who haven't experienced infertility but who may have thought about or been asked to help others have children on 1 April; Maori who may have experienced infertility on 8 April. Other hui will be run for kaumatua a...

Troubling times for embryo gene tests

...hat tracks errors of this kind. In fact, while lab workers must possess basic qualifications and follow standard laboratory procedures, the actual practice of genetic testing to diagnose disease is less regulated than most blood tests, for which laboratories must undergo regular proficiency testing to assess...

Taking a bite out of a fellow worker helps wasps recruit new foragers

...shington animal behaviorist. Biting is a way that workers in a colony of the social wasp Polybia occidentali...collected and anesthetized an average of about 300 workers from each of the colonies. He then marked each wasp's thorax with a color-coded system that made it...

Study may help slay 'Yellow Monster'

...math came illnesses such as lung cancer among mine workers and worries about environmental contamination among people who live on that land. The Navajos believe you must gain knowledge of a monster to slay it and restore nature's balance.Northern Arizona University biochemist Diane Stearns and her Navajo stu...

Researchers discover way to transport environmental arsenic to plant leaves in new clean-up strategy

...on of rice in flooded fields became pervasive, and workers dug open wells all over India through soil and rocks with naturally occurring arsenic. The result was widespread arsenic pollution from contaminated water. The problem is thus extremely widespread and not the result of industrial accidents or practic...

Georgia Tech computer program designed to halt pandemics installed in Georgia

...Where do you put the clinics, how many health care workers will you need and how do you get 2 million people ...well as for emergency re-assignment of health care workers within the clinic and between clinics during an actual outbreak. By being able to assess preparednes...

Newly discovered protein kills anthrax bacteria by exploding their cell walls

... resistant to most of the chemicals that emergency workers rely on to sterilize contaminated areas, a solution based on the protein would be a powerful tool for cleaning up after an anthrax attack. All bacteria, anthrax included, have natural predators called bacteriophage. Just as viruses infect people, bac...

Researchers report technique for freezing and preserving genetically enhanced pig embryos

...rogate female pigs, this new procedure will enable workers to collect an adequate number of altered embryos and store them until they can be transplanted to a surrogate. Swine embryos have been difficult to freeze and preserve because of their sensitivity to cold due to a high level of lipids in the cells of...

Fire ants: Their true story told by the scientist who loves them

...iability known as polymorphism produces big-headed workers 20 times heavier than their smallest counterparts. Between chapters science-rich enough for biologists but accessible to educated readers, "The Fire Ants" has "Interludes" wry asides on the pleasures and pitfalls as scientists measure and manipulate...

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(Date:11/6/2014)... is an asset for a predator. Except when that predator ... tiger beetle, relative to its size, is the fastest creature ... body lengths per second (at about five miles per hour). ... take the sprinting gold from the tiger beetle, a person ... The tiger beetle has a problem. At peak speeds, everything ...
(Date:11/5/2014)... Janeiro, Brazil -Individuals show great diversity in their ability ... and females greatly differ in their perceptual evaluation of ... smell tests. , Sex differences in olfactory ... and may be connected to one,s perception of smell, ... Thus, women,s olfactory superiority has been suggested to be ...
(Date:11/4/2014)... CORAL GABLES, Fla. (November 4, 2014) — Think about ... and ask: How do neighboring cells know that they ... cell and how do these tissues find the correct ... (UM) are answering these crucial questions. , In a ... tissues use to communicate with their surrounding neighbors, at ...
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