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Latest IPCC report highlights need for integrated climate/human behavior models

...escriptions of human behaviour and choice with the kinds of models used to predict future climate. Another fundamental issue about adaptation schemes is whether they will contribute to an increase or decrease in equity across the globe. The predictions recently released by the IPCC WG2 show that in many...

Nanoparticles can track cells deep within living organisms

...tially useful for vascular research as well. "Many kinds of cells are involved in the formation of new blood vessels," Partlow says. "Because we can create a separate MRI signature for different cells with these various types of unique nanoparticles, we could use them to better understand each cell type's ...

Biologists learn structure of enzyme needed to power 'molecular motor'

...ach to the capsid. DNA is made of four different kinds of "nucleotides" identified by a specific "base." The bases are paired together to form the rungs of a ladderlike, double-stranded helical structure. Because there is a negative charge associated with each nucleotide, they repel each other when compr...

MIT brace aids stroke recovery

...type system enabled paralyzed victims with certain kinds of spinal cord injuries to move their arms. In 2004, Narendran and McBean won the MIT $50K business plan competition and shortly afterward started the Boston-based company Myomo (an acronym for "my own motion") to develop a new class of medical techn...

Biosand filter reduces diarrheal disease in Dominican Republic villages

...rs were given to all participating homes. "These kinds of filters have been used in the developing world since the 1990s, but there was only anecdotal evidence that they actually improved health," said Christine Stauber, a UNC doctoral candidate who helped direct the project in the Dominican Republic. "I...

Spirituality increases as alcoholics recover

...indings suggest that including spirituality of all kinds into the delivery of recovery services for alcoholism may indeed help. Many individual faiths or religious institutions have offered recovery services, and some advocates have suggested that faith-based recovery is most effective for all. But Robinso...

Red flag for repetitive stress injuries identified for first time in humans

... the immune system pumps out biomarkers (different kinds of chemicals) as the body begins to become injured by repetitive motions. These biomarkers warn of an underlying problem. "While not a diagnostic test, because the biomarkers could also indicate another type of injury, they do provide a red flag wh...

ACS News Service Weekly PressPac -- Feb. 28, 2007

...t finally can identify athletes who misuse certain kinds of insulin in an illicit attempt to enhance perfor...hroughout Israel to provide a sweeping view of the kinds of research projects underway in Israel, and the scientific life in the Holy Land. The article draws...

Over 50s have the highest carbon footprint in the UK

...n dioxide associated with consumption into over 40 kinds of household expenditure categories. Using age specific expenditure data, it calculates the carbon footprint by age and spending on items such as holidays abroad, home heating and food. The report shows that the baby boomers have a carbon footprin...

National Inventors Hall of Fame announces 2007 inductees

...up. Glyphosate herbicides eliminate more than 125 kinds of weeds and are nontoxic to animals. William Goddard (1913-1997) and John Lynott (1921-1994) Magnetic disk drive Goddard and Lynott's invention of magnetic disk storage while with IBM was a major advancement in mass-storage technology, allowin...

Mechanism of hallucinogens' effects discovered

... machinery. Since the animals could not report the kinds of perception-altering effects that humans experience on hallucinogens, the researchers determined hallucinogenic properties by measuring a head twitch response the mice characteristically showed when under hallucinogens but not when under nonhalluci...

Take fatigue seriously, says University of Alberta researcher

... Thus, while the reasons for fatigue may vary, the kinds of adaptations required may not." Olson, who is currently an Alberta Heritage Foundation for Medical Research (AHFMR) Health Scholar, has created new definitions for tiredness, fatigue and exhaustion and argues that they represent various points on...

Novel Ames Lab composite may replace depleted uranium

...n compete with DU," he said. "People have made all kinds of different, interesting structures, but they all have coarse-grain tungsten of a micron or above in them, and that leads back to this mushroom-head effect." Sordelet said the ideal approach would be to make the whole penetrator from a metallic gl...

Mayo Clinic research shows young people who died suddenly and inexplicably had genetic heart defects

... the cause." Warning Signs To prevent these kinds of sudden unexplained deaths, family members and physicians must be alert to -- and act on -- warning signs of a heart condition. Although all deaths in the study were officially categorized as unexplained, the medical histories showed that nearly ha...

Many people with MS report financial strain related to health care

...y for health care needs, 44% reported making other kinds of changes in their lives. Some 21% reported spending less on food, heat and other necessities to pay for health care needs, and 22% did not fill prescriptions or skipped doses of medicine. Over a third reported worrying "a lot" about losing or not h...

Binghamton University researcher to study declining US fertility rates

...l revolutions of the period," he said. "It has all kinds of ramifications for the social and economic history of the United States, including women's ability to participate in the paid labor force, parental resources available for children's education, the age structure of the population and even the futur...

Consumer-driven health plans slow to catch on, 2nd annual survey finds

...vey, consumer-driven plans also feature one of two kinds of tax-exempt savings accounts: health savings accounts (HSAs) and health reimbursement arrangements (HRAs). Employers and employees can contribute pre-tax income to HSAs, while only employers can contribute to HRAs. Employees can use money in the ac...

Breast cancer drug receives FDA approval

...changed the outcome from one of the most worrisome kinds of cancer to one that has a much better prognosis, Romond said. The NCI-sponsored national clinical trial featured more than 500 testing sites throughout the United States and Canada and included 3,351 women. Romond has since become the national spok...

Want fair and affordable health insurance for the uninsured? Ask the public to design it

...ticipants came to agreement on what to cover, what kinds of tradeoffs to make, and how much would be reasonable for participants to pay out of their own pockets. The result was a package that, for example, would pay for the least-expensive medicines first for chronic diseases like diabetes; give basic care...

For elders, too few drugs are as much a risk as too many

...des of the equation, and be attentive to different kinds of prescribing problems that potentially coexist within the same patient." The study appears in the October 2006 issue of the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. The researchers observed 196 outpatients 194 of them male aged 65 or older w...

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