Tag: "ecosystem" at medical news

Stanford gut check shows diversity of intestinal ecosystem

...um of disease, but the first step in studying this ecosystem is to figure out who is there and how the community census varies in time and space," said Eckburg, the lead author of the study published in this week's online edition of Science Express. "But even with this large sequencing project, which produced ...

New research raises questions about buckyballs and the environment

...od applications, but it could also have impacts on ecosystem health." Scientists simply don't know enough to accurately predict what impact buckyballs will have on the environment or in living systems, which is exactly why research of this type needs to be done in the early stages of development, Hughes says. ...

American Association for Dental Research presents awards, recognitions

...stitute (Boston, MA). The human mouth is a complex ecosystem in which hundreds of different bacterial species compete and cooperate to become established residents. A major focus of the oral microbiologist is to discover which micro-organisms cause disease and to determine the best means to control them. Dr. S...

Millennium development goals ignore health of indigenous people worldwide

...uffer. Unique knowledge about the benefits of the ecosystem for health and medicine could be lost forever if these communities disappear. In a Comment to launch the series Richard Horton, Editor of The Lancet, writes: "Perhaps the most urgent call of all is to remove the cloak of invisibility from the should...

2006 Science-in-Society award winners announced

... impact on everything from the ski industry to the ecosystem of the Rocky Mountains. The judges awarded an honorable mention to Anthony R. Wood Jr. of the Philadelphia Inquirer for "A Mighty Stream," an account of how the Gulf Stream is being remade. Magazine--Laurie Garrett for "The Next Pandemic?" publishe...

Global warming and your health

... for animal life. Similarly, with water, a healthy ecosystem such as a forest or wetland can filter a lot of toxins out of water and provide us with clean drinking water. Water supplies and water quality are already major health problems worldwide. In most years, drought and famine cause more than half of al...

Dedicated R&D lab established to spur RFID industry in Canada

... labs are considered an important part of the RFID ecosystem and act as catalysts to drive some of the growth. I decided there was an opportunity here and have received tremendous support from companies in Canada and from McMaster to get this going."...

Conference session highlights importance of interdisciplinary approach to Earth system science

...o 2004. His research interests include terrestrial ecosystem interactions with global change, the global carbon cycle, and the incorporation of human processes in Earth System modeling and analysis. Plenary Session 2: Earth System Science in a Societal Context: The Need for Interdisciplinary Approaches Date:...

DFG approves 11 new Collaborative Research Centers

...work on the assumption that the early stages of an ecosystem have a decisive impact on its development and subsequent conditions. (Host university: Brandenburg Technical University, Cottbus, Coordinator: Reinhard F. Httl) Transregional Collaborative Research Centre 45 will study the Periods, Moduli Spaces an...

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