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Report shows the power of US cities to mitigate climate change and steps they need to take to adapt

... found that many cities are taking strong action to address the challenges of climate change, such ... they face from climate change in order to take action and prepare themselves for a carbon-constrained ... The Climate Registry, the California Climate action Registry, and the California Air Resources Board. ...

Natural brain substance blocks weight gain in mice, UT Southwestern researchers discover

... study, the researchers aimed to distinguish which action was involved in weight control. The ... the interaction. These results clarify the action of orexin and point to OX2R as a potential route ... that if we can develop a compound that mimics the action of orexin on its receptor, we might be able to ...

UC Davis chemical ecologist wins major award

... His lab recently discovered the mode of action for the mosquito repellent, DEET. Leal will be ... is best known for his research on the mode of action of odorant binding proteins and odorant-degrading ... The Leal lab unveiled DEET's mode of action on Aug. 18. Contrary to previous hypotheses, DEET ...

New antibiotic candidates from Braunschweig

... (HZI) in Braunschweig points out a new mode of action against pathogenic bacteria. Isolated from ... able to open the claw. By this mechanism of action the active substances prevent the RNA polymerase ... in detail in order to increase their antibiotic action and minimize side-effects. This development will ...

Severe climate change costs forecast for Pennsylvania, N.C., Tennessee, N.D.

... of U.S. states billions of dollars, and delaying action will raise the price tag, concludes the latest ... rewrite communities' infrastructure needs. Quick action will be expensive, but delayed action will cost even more." Last year, Ruth ...

Expert urges FDA to take action to reduce BPA exposure

... and Drug Administration (FDA) to follow recent action by Canadian regulatory agencies, which have taken ... of harm should not be required for regulatory action to begin the process of reducing exposure to ... Saal said. "The good news is that government action to reduce exposures may offer an effective ...

Imiquimod, an immune response modifier, is dependent on the OGF-OGFr signaling pathway

... Therefore, the underlying mechanism of imiquimod action is of clinical importance. Imiquimod has been ... responsible for the remarkable clinical action of this class of drugs. Specifically, using ... of imiquimod's immune-independent mechanism of action in cancer also creates exciting new therapeutic ...

March of Dimes announces Prematurity Campaign expansion at Surgeon General's conference

... of Preterm Birth, supports the national action plan being created during the two-day conference ... Prematurity Campaign has stimulated attention and action around the problem of premature birth, and this ... Md.. Experts at the conference will generate an action agenda that will be used to guide the March of ...

New study reveals large scale conservation essential

... turtles, depend on broad-scale conservation action to address changes in freshwater processes. ... strategies must include various scales of action from sites to landscapes" Gascon added. "But we ... more threatened species need urgent conservation action at the landscape or seascape level than ...

The cormorant -- the 'black plague' or an example of successful species conservation?

... Furthermore, they suggest a five-step action plan, which would start with a consensus on the ... the data. The researchers' vision of a new action plan materialised from 22 interviews conducted ... one can say: We are now going to develop an action plan that we can use to regulate the problem." ...

UV lotion lights the way to cleaner facilities

... is impossible to assess the effectiveness of any action against these bacteria unless you can be sure ... This suggests that both the physical cleaning action as well as the disinfectant/cleaning agent were ... activity against C. difficile spores the physical action of cleaning alone cannot be relied upon to ...

Hunger hormone: Makes food more attractive

... the food as more appealing, largely due to the action of ghrelin on the brain. The study supports ... ratings. This study has shown that ghrelin action is more complex than previously thought and ... of as potentially addictive, this would support action to limit or ban fast food from schools and junk ...

Green tea helps beat superbugs

... have shown that drinking green tea helps the action of important antibiotics in their fight against ... to find out if green tea would interfere with the action of the antibiotics, have no effect, or increase ... even in superbug strains, and increase the action of the antibiotics. In some cases, even a low ...

Despite awareness of global warming Americans concerned more about local environment

... and express the desire to see government action taken toward local and national issues, said ... the environment and preferences for government action to address a wide set of environmental issues. ... and political ideology and support for action to address environmental problems. The survey ...

Body part by body part, Sumatran tigers are being sold into extinction

... it is not clear whether any serious enforcement action has been taken, apart from awareness-raising ... Indonesia launched the Conservation Strategy and action Plan of Sumatran Tiger 20072017 during the 2007 ... leadership to other ASEAN countries by taking action against illegal trade, including in tiger parts. ...

Environmental groups call for increased protection of coral reefs

... and importance of coral reefs and to motivate action to protect them. In 2003, the World Parks ... on all stakeholders to step up the pace of action to protect reefs around the world. In this ... and private sector take immediate and concerted action to stem the loss. These ecosystems are vital to ...

Americans remain pessimistic about the environment, Stanford-AP survey finds

... the state of the environment and want prompt action taken to improve its health, according to the ... public's overall pessimism and general desire for action has remained constant during the past year,'' ... compared to 71 percent last year. Remedial action The 2007 report card revealed that 84 percent ...

Minimum information standards -- all for 1 and 1 for all

... deposition prior to publication. Standards in action Both sets of reporting requirements were put ... researchers used this method to validate the action of three drugs sharing a particular kinase target ... and in gaining a greater understanding of drug action in patients. The systematic recording of such ...

Bursts of waves drive immune system 'soldiers' toward invaders

... movement." The videotape of the unsuspected action shows wave upon wave advancing like a series of ... one of the swiftest cells in the body. The wave action that speeds them along is generated by the same ... the cells. They also want to learn if the wave action they have discovered in neutrophils also controls ...

New trigger for chronic inflammation in rheumatoid arthritis discovered

... molecule made by the human body that triggers the immune system into action may be important in rheumatoid arthritis, according to new research ... responds by turning on a molecular switch to set the immune system into action and protect the body from disease. Today's findings show that a signal ...

Tryptophan deficiency may underlie quinine side effects

... used anti-malarial drug, yet to this day the principal mode of quinine action against the malaria parasite is still largely unclear, as is the basis for ... treatments, though it is not yet known if tryptophan may affect quinine action against the malaria parasite. ...

Leading scientists and scholars urge action on climate issues

... Congress with the Health Bill now being debated and that prompt national action is essential. The 1992 Framework has been ratified by more than 180 ... in deflecting further climatic disruption. Progress towards decisive action addressing this issues in the United States is generally thought to be ...

Scholar unconvinced new lie-detection methods better than old ones

... it is that each is measuring that somehow you're able to see the body in action without needing any interpretation." The presumption, she said, is that ... viewing results of both manners of truth-seeking "somehow see the body in action without needing any interpretation like looking through a window, as ...

WWF study says climate change could displace millions in Asia's Coral Triangle

... Fund. Averting catastrophe will depend on quick and effective global action on climate change coupled with the implementation of regional solutions to ... strengthen management of their marine resources and through international action on climate change. "We must forge a strong international agreement to ...

UT Southwestern researchers probe kidney damage, protection in lupus

... immune-system cells in their kidneys, indicating that the inflammatory action of the immune cells might be causing the kidney damage. The CXCR4 ... lupus-prone strains. When some mice were given substances that block the action of kallikrein proteins, they showed more severe symptoms of lupus, ...

Nutrition experts propose new class of low-sugar drinks to help stem obesity and diabetes epidemics

... beverage manufacturers, government, schools, worksites and homes must take action to help Americans choose healthier drinks. They propose that manufacturers ... particularly the younger population." To do this will require concerted action from the following: Beverage manufacturers: Create reduced-calorie ...

A miR boost enables acute leukemia cells to mature

... be a potent treatment for AML. The molecule blocks the action of three enzymes, all of which add small chemical units called methyl ... which block only one of the three enzymes inhibited by miR-29b. "The action of miR-29b is more complete," he says. Earlier research by ...

Turtles no longer turned into souvenirs

... The success has been achieved thanks to a widespread government-led action launched in November 2008. The Dominican Republic has encouraged the trade ... congratulate the Government of the Dominican Republic on their decisive action that has virtually eliminated the blatant illegal souvenir trade in ...

Novel electric signals in plants

... "system potential" we measured cannot at all be compared to the classic action potential as present in nerves of animals and also in plants", says Hubert Felle from Gieen University. action potentials follow all-or-none characteristics: they are activated if a ...

Researchers capture wave of brain activity linked to anticipation

... time, shown what brain activity looks like when someone anticipates an action or sensory input which soon follows. In the February 25 issue of the ... learning, likely occurs whenever a human is expecting any particular action to happen, be it in sports, music, or language. "It is how a skier is ...

Tigers get a stimulus plan

... Asia. The Tiger Futures project will provide initial support and early action under the Global Tiger Initiative announced last June by Robert B. ... the Tiger Futures project as a first step in building consensus and early action for tiger conservation," said Robert B. Zoellick, President of the World ...

Polar research reveals new evidence of global environmental change

... by IPY must continue", said Mr. Jarraud. "Internationally coordinated action related to the polar regions will still be needed in the next decades," he ... striking discoveries during IPY, it also recommends priorities for future action to ensure that society is best informed about ongoing polar change and its ...

Researchers may have found why women have an edge on salt-sensitive hypertension

... nephropathy and uncontrolled hypertension. These antagonists block the action of ETA receptors which are believed to raise blood pressure and help ... like the males. Dr. Pollock says estrogen seems to drive the beneficial action of the ETA receptor. Additionally, researchers found stimulation of the ...

Cancer-causing gene discovery suggests new therapies

... our studies was the ability to generate novel genetic tools to halt Myc's action on protein production. This demonstrates how essential this process is for ... a positive step, he emphasizes, because they suggest that halting Myc's action on protein production with targeted therapies could prevent harmful ...

42nd Mid-year Topical Meeting of the Health Physics Society

... Agency planning (Tuesday a.m. session) EPA update of the protective action guides (PAGs) DHS/FEMA planning FDA protective action recommendations ...

Disabling enzyme allows mice to gorge without becoming obese, new study finds

... the authors said. The new findings show that a large portion of the action is occurring within the actual fat tissue, mainly through the autocrine and paracrine action of PGE2 that acts locally within a cell or small group of cells. The ...

Sulfurous ping-pong in the urinary tract

... extremely short disulfide bond which can presumably only be formed by the action of the disulfide bond formation machinery genetically associated with ... in E. coli strains causing urinary tract infections, a selective action against these bacteria would leave the other, useful bacteria intact. ...

Life Sciences Discovery Fund awards health research program grants

... of Biologics Program focus: To better deliver drugs to their site of action within cells With mainstream delivery methods a drug often gets 'lost' ... Highly-targeted delivery and release of these drugs to their sites of action inside the cells optimize drug therapy in defined cell populations and ...

Researchers identify new anti-tumor gene

... a previously unrecognized molecular pathway underlying the anti-tumor action of interferon, INF. In the study, published online in the Dec. 8 issue ... to suppress growth and survival of tumor cells by interfering with the action of cancer cell molecules that drive cell division and promote survival. ...

Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News reports on the trend toward predictive toxicogenomics

... are especially interested in figuring out a new compound's mechanism of action and eventually developing a predictive toxicology technique, according to ... focusing on toxicogenomics primarily as a method to explore mechanisms of action rather than to predict toxicity. Roche, for example, uses toxicogenomics ...
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