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Montana Fungus The First But Not The Best
...cer Becky Mahurin. Strobel has sampled yew trees
from Nepal, the Himalayas and across NorthAmerica ...hinks taxol-making microbes evolved to protect the trees
from agroup of root infecting fungi that thrive in moist environments. Taxol attacksthese fungi the ...
Ph.D. Degree Research Results In Patent For Low-Cost Pharmaceutical Filters Made From Seafood Waste
... ofcellulose," says Glasser. "What cellulose is to trees
chitin is to marineorganisms; they are chemically very similar." "Cellulose solutions can be used to make beads," Todd explains. However,"cellulose does not dissolve in ordinary solvents. The solvent used was toxic,corrosive, and expensive mixture." ...
Honey as medicine
...al honey from the nectar of particularLeptospermum trees
has been used to successfully heal a wide variety of wounds and infections whichhave not responded to other treatments. Research conducted by Associate Professor Dr P.C. Molan at University of Waikato Department ofBiological Sciences in New Zealand,...
Colorado most dangerous state in nation for avalanche fatalities
...avalanche "chutes," where large vertical swaths of trees
are missing from a slope or chute-like clearings. ...m either trauma caused by collisions with rocks or trees
or suffocate after they are buried by snow. Avalanche beacons are the most commonly used rescue dev...
New understanding of a key control mechanism in the brain
...he same "ancestors"). "I-neurons can trace family trees
of neurons. In other words, they could help us to work out how neurons are related to each other. This could one day enable us to map the functional aspect of the brain according to the genealogy of neurons - an organizing principle that we never dre...
Researchers say trees could affect land use, reduce skin cancer
...ersity method to estimate the amount of protection trees
provide against ultraviolet-B radiation may influe...dict how much UV-B radiation exposure exists under trees
affording varying amounts of shade. The scientists then used the model to estimate how much exposure...
'Digital microscopes' for dentistry course
...o walk students through computer-assisted decision trees
for diagnosis and treatment which, in turn, reinforces lessons learned from the tissue histology." Students benefit because digitized images can be reviewed anytime and any place there is a computer, rather than during a designated three-hour lab ses...
Girls with views of nature have better chance of success
... recesses in green schoolyards; plant and care for trees
and vegetation around the home; and value and care for trees
in the neighborhood....
Studies could lead to next-generation cancer drugs
... form. The Pacific Yew, one of the slowest growing trees
in the world, is also an environmentally protected...ated from the bark, it would take six 100-year-old trees
to provide enough Taxol to treat just one patient. Since removing the bark kills the tree, the costs...
Natural scenes calm drivers more than city views, study finds
...e found that roadways with views of vegetation and trees
rather than more urban scenes can make drivers feel a little less frustrated." Nasar conducted the study with Jean Marie Cackowski, a former graduate student at Ohio State and now managing editor of the Journal of Planning Literature. The study appea...
Prevent holiday burns, fires
...r electric heaters. Tips for electrical lights, trees
include: Inspect all lights before plugging the...u leave the house or go to bed. Position live trees
away from fireplaces, space heaters and radiators. Keep a clear path in all rooms in case you h...
At AAAS: Biocomplexity panel on human-nature interactions
...structureare tied closely to the refuges of fallen trees
and livingplants, and "human attitudes and behaviors are in turn influencedby the appearance of the shoreline and the quality of fishing."They found that as shoreline residential development increases,CWH quickly declines, and largemouth bass increas...
Space sentinels track desertification on Mediterranean shores
...diminishes vegetation cover. And without plants or trees
to bind the soil together, topsoil that has taken centuries to accumulate is blown or washed away, further reducing the biological productivity of the land until finally it becomes useless. The Worldwatch Institute estimates the Earth's landmasses lo...
O Christmas tree: Your bark may fight arthritis
...bark of the Scotch pine widely used for Christmas trees
that they say could be developed into food supplements or drugs for treating arthritis and pain. The compounds, which show promise in preliminary cell studies, are likely to be found in other pine species as well, the scientists say. Anti-inflammato...