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Prestigious 2004 AAAS Philip Hauge Abelson Prize honors Maxine Singer

... 2002, Singer led the biologists, astronomers, and earth scientists of the Institution's six scientific departments. While guiding the Institution in its scientific pursuits and postgraduate education, Singer also directed a $50-million capital campaign that financed major renovations at Carnegie campuses,...

FOSRENOL (R) maintains bone health status of end-stage renal disease patients

...ass). Lanthanum (La) is a naturally occurring rare earth element. Lanthanum carbonate is practically insoluble in water. Each FOSRENOL, white to off-white, chewable tablet contains lanthanum carbonate hydrateequivalent to 250 or 500 mg of elemental lanthanum and the following inactive ingredients: dextra...

Scripps atmospheric scientist appointed to Pontifical Academy of Sciences

...ealth. Climate change affects every human being on earth and all its living things. It is entirely fitting that the Pontifical Academy, with its global perspective, has honored Ramanathan." Ramanathan's research focuses on global climate dynamics, aerosols, the greenhouse effect, clouds and satellite remot...

Landslide warnings from satellites may save lives

... resist the remorseless pull of gravity. The heavy earth flows downward. For all in the path of a landslide the results are devastating, and frequently lethal. "In Italy, landslides have claimed an average of 54 victims per year during the last half century," says Nicola Casagli of Italy's National Group ...

New drug linked to fewer deaths among kidney patients undergoing hemodialysis

... for use in the United States. Lanthanum is a rare earth element, a heavy metal that binds phosphorus. Results of a study of bone biopsies in the United States and Europe earlier this year found no abnormalities, Finn said. "In addition, there's no evidence that lanthanum crosses the blood-brain barrier. ...

Researchers say trees could affect land use, reduce skin cancer

... Experts consider UV-B to be the most damaging of earth atmosphere-penetrating solar radiation, which also includes UV-A. More than 1 million cases of skin cancer, either basal, squamous or melanoma, are expected to occur in the United States this year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Pre...

Uncovering tumors, hidden subs, and cracks in airplanes using math

...ple, in the human body or in remote regions of the earth by probing them with elastic or electromagnetic waves. The three-year program is a Focus Group award given by the Division of Mathematical Sciences at NSF to groups of researchers working collaboratively. The first project at Rensselaer will be to ...

Expert scientific panel releases national assessment of climate change and health in the United States: impact could be far-reaching

...ods of heavy rainfall, expected to increase as the earth warms, these systems discharge excess wastewater directly into bodies of surface water that may be used for drinking. Other needed improvements, according to the report: improved early warning systems for severe weather and pollution; better urban pl...

USGS information available on recent MTBE risk findings

...355-4560, ext. 214 As the nation's largest water, earth and biological science and civilian mapping agency the USGS works in cooperation with more than 2000 organizations across the country to provide reliable, impartial, scientific information to resource managers, planners, and other customers. This inf...

Immunology experiment aboard historic shuttle mission

...cals that could boost flagging immune responses on earth andin space, said Bargatze. "The space environment puts stress on the body, so it's a goodenvironment to test potential drugs that may boost the immune system," he said. Acton's dream is for the International Space Station to make ...

A Change In Climate May Mean More Than Creaky Joints: Symposium At ESA Annual Meeting Will Examine Linkages Between Ecological Change And Human Health

...h risks. In addition,ecosystem services that keep earth cycles running smoothly are ultimatelyresponsible for human life and would be prohibitively expensive to replace. Thus, threats to either biodiversity or ecosystem services are cause forconcern. Without a doubt, science will uncover more links betwee...

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(Date:4/17/2014)... synthetic biology team has created a new technology ... that could travel the body and selectively target ... cell-based, biological devices that monitor and modify human ... biology. However, no existing technology enabled bioengineers to ... state and respond in a customized fashion. , ...
(Date:4/17/2014)... The cause of neuronal death in Parkinson,s disease ... neurons may be mistaken for foreign invaders and killed ... way autoimmune diseases like type I diabetes, celiac disease, ... was published April 16, 2014, in Nature Communications ... idea in Parkinson,s disease; but if true, it could ...
(Date:4/17/2014)... April 17, 2014 EcoHealth Alliance, a nonprofit organization ... published a comprehensive review today examining the current state ... The review calls for improved global surveillance strategies to ... recent outbreak of Ebola in West Africa that has ... of Guinea and Liberia. According to the World ...
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