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Sanitation investment in poor countries would yield $9-to-1 benefits in productivity, health: UN

... figures, meeting the sanitation MDG target would add 3.2 billion annual working days worldwide. Universal coverage would add more than four times as many working days. ... engendered by meeting the sanitation target would add an estimated 272 million days of school ...

Eat chocolate, drink wine, add fun to life: SLU geriatrician shares secrets of staying young

... pushes those who want to stay young to add a little SPF spontaneous physical fun -- to ... a drink for women and at most two for men, a day. add plenty of fruits and vegetables, enough proteins ... adequate exercise, Morley says. Find ways to add physical activity into your life. In addition to ...

Wastewater produces electricity and desalinates water

... the conductivity of the wastewater is very low," said Logan. "If we could add salt it would work better. Rather than just add in salt, however in places where brackish or salt water is already ...

Douglas-fir, geoducks make strange bedfellows in studying climate change

... a model and compare that to known climatic measurements. But when you add in a second species and compare the growth rings of geoducks and ... of the variability in the instrument records," Black said. "But when we add the data from a second species, we can increase that number to 70 percent ...

Discovery raises new doubts about dinosaur-bird links

... that birds descended from any known theropod dinosaurs. The conclusions add to other evolving evidence that may finally force many paleontologists to ... from theropod dinosaurs, such as tyrannosaurus or allosaurus. The findings add to a growing body of evidence in the past two decades that challenge some ...

Using high-precision laser tweezers to juggle cells

... which each channel is finer than a human hair, enables the researchers to add and remove substances so that the environment surrounding a single cell ... for very exact time periods, which enables the researchers to repeatedly add and remove a substance to see how it affects the behaviour of the cell. ...

Study reveals potential to amass more carbon in eastern North American forests

... "The landscape is full," says Mladenoff. "So if we're going to add something like forests, we're going to need to take something out." ... be reforested to pre-settlement levels, the scientists estimate they could add 150 teragrams of carbon (150 million metric tons) to the state's current ...

Study reveals potential to amass more carbon in eastern North American forests

... "The landscape is full," says Mladenoff. "So if we're going to add something like forests, we're going to need to take something out." ... be reforested to pre-settlement levels, the scientists estimate they could add 150 teragrams of carbon (150 million metric tons) to the state's current ...

A miR boost enables acute leukemia cells to mature

... The molecule blocks the action of three enzymes, all of which add small chemical units called methyl groups to genes. The addition of the ... showed that miR-29b targets two enzymes, DNMT3A and DNMT3B, that both add the chemical units (methyl groups) to genes. When the researchers ...

Iowa State researchers developing clean, renewable energy for ethanol industry

... that produces 100 million gallons per year could buy enough biomass to add $10 million per year to the local economy. He also said repowering ... jobs over a 10-year conversion period. Brown said all that can add up to "a potential evolution of the ethanol industry." ...

Online collaboration identifies bacteria

... once other researchers have used the site for identification, they will add their strains to the website. He said, "The beauty of the approach is that the database grows in size and utility as taxonomists add their isolates and associated molecular data to the database. Taxonomy ...

Diet could reduce onset of eye disease by 20 percent

... a comprehensive cooking guide called 'Fruit for Vision', designed to add fruit and vegetables into everyday meals. The recipes will help AMD ... and antioxidant intake in the diet. Non-sufferers can also use the book to add fruit, nuts and vegetables into each meal to protect against the disease. ...

Human connection to our nation's fisheries comes alive through oral history project

... date come from the Northeast, Abbott-Jamieson and Pinto da Silva plan to add interviews from other regions of the country and from U.S. territories ... to help classroom teachers and other marine educators develop projects to add to the collections. A Voices project participant may be a commercial, ...

Calcium and vitamin D may not be the only protection against bone loss

... important." Average older adults consume diets that, when metabolized, add acid to the body, said Dr. Dawson-Hughes. With aging, we become less able ... in fracture risk. "When fruits and vegetables are metabolized they add bicarbonate, an alkaline compound, to the body," said Dr. Dawson Hughes. ...

Acoustical Meeting, Nov. 10-14, 2008 in Miami, Florida

... sound quality of EL speech by creating an approach that can automatically add missing pitch variation to the speech. This is a significant advance ... gradients that deflect sound waves. The best solution here is to add more low-cost nodes to illuminate the other side of the sound barrier. The ...

A double-barreled immune cell approach for neuroblastoma

... the T-lymphocytes more potent cancer killers, he said. One way would be to add specific receptors for proteins that allow the T-lymphocytes to avoid the ... to increase in number. Within the next year, they plan to add receptors for other cancers to the virus-specific T-cells and see if they ...

Bad sign for global warming: Thawing permafrost holds vast carbon pool

... replacement of the forest with pasture or other agriculture is thought to add about 1.5 billion tons per year. How much permafrost will add will depend on how fast it thaws, but Schuur said his research indicates ...

Signals from the Atlantic salmon highway

... decline." Kocik says marine arrays like the Ocean Tracking Network will add significantly to the data available from existing receivers in the ... observing systems like the Gulf of Maine Ocean Observing System will add even more data about environmental and climate conditions. "We know ...

Adults who eat eggs for breakfast lose 65 percent more weight

... in subjects who ate either the bagel or egg breakfasts. These findings add to more than 30 years of research that conclude that healthy adults can ... on high for 60 seconds. Slide the egg onto a whole grain English muffin. add flavor with a sprinkling of fresh herbs, salsa, or cheese. Serve fresh ...

Epigenetic research uncovers new targets for modification enzymes

... Biology. These modification enzymes, called protein methyltransferases, add methyl groups to lysine amino acids within the histones and change their influence on gene expression. The newly identified non-histone targets add yet another influence on gene expression in addition to the already-known ...

Nanowires hold promise for more affordable solar cells

... and strong light trapping and absorption. We have been looking to add solar cells to our line of alternative energy products, said Tony ... is providing researchers and facilities. It will use the funding to add a post-doctoral fellow, and PhD and Masters students to the research team, ...

Titanium Group Signs Letter of Intent to Acquire Multimilion Dollar Medical Software Company and Its Existing Sales Network

... of software technology. Their expertise in image processing will add value to Titanium's video surveillance technology. Secondly, as medical ... Medical Systems could also double our current revenue stream which would add to our shareholder value." The completion of the acquisition is subject ...

Titanium Group Signs Letter of Intent to Acquire Multimilion Dollar Medical Software Company and Its Existing Sales Network

... of software technology. Their expertise in image processing will add value to Titanium's video surveillance technology. Secondly, as medical ... Medical Systems could also double our current revenue stream which would add to our shareholder value." The completion of the acquisition is subject ...

Transgenics transformed

... to limited or unregulated expression of the added gene. Currently, to add a single gene, plant scientists create hundreds of transgenic plants in ... to find the few that might be suitable for commercial use. If they want to add two genes, they create twice as many new plants, screen for single-gene ...

Genome study shines light on genetic link to height

... the C-containing copy of the gene often makes people taller: one copy can add about a half centimeter in height while two copies can add almost a full centimeter. This is the first convincing result that ...

Carnegie Mellon's Jean VanBriesen leads research team on Monongahela River

... Mellon team will take additional samples for bromide and sulfate. Besides the fieldwork, Carnegie Mellon researchers will add data to RAIN's Web-based public information system to promote additional education and discussion among environmental groups about river water ...

Martin Hensen, head of e-strategies, UCB Germany: Making e-marketing more than just an add-on

... August 3, 2009 / b3c newswire / - With the vast majority of our marketing efforts focused squarely on the sales force, e-marketing is still an add on, says Martin Hensen, head of e-strategies, UCB Germany. But successful e-CRM strategies are the basic starting point for all e-activities, he told ...

Researchers team up to provide new hope for childhood hunger

... cyanide content. Farmer-preferred varieties are being collected and analyzed, and Dr. Manary is building a network of in-country nutritionists to add to the team of Danforth Center scientists already in place. With support from the Gates Foundation's Global Challenges Program, the Center's ...

Slotted buses keep passengers cool

... For cost reasons, particularly in the developing world, only a small fraction (less than 5%) of inter-city vehicles are air-conditioned. They add that air-conditioning is not a commercially or environmentally viable alternative to simply opening the side windows and even the doors. Opened ...

Innerscope Research Adds to Its Advisory Board Two Pioneers in the Measurement and Application of Emotional Engagement

... technologies, measurement, validation and the application of Emotional Engagement are at the core of Innerscope Research, so we're thrilled to add this unparalleled experience and expertise to our team," said Dr. Carl Marci, CEO and cofounder of Innerscope Research. "Joe and Sandy will help us ...

New way to make sensors that detect toxic chemicals

... place inside the pressure cooker during the synthesis of the material. Now that the researchers know the reaction pathway, they can devise ways to add chemical dopants to the nanoparticles. Dopants would change the function of the sensor -- for instance, to speed up the response rate. A one-gram ...

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

... risks associated with climate change, including both mitigation and adaptation. The range of individual actions which are being taken by cities will add up to significant emissions reductions in the short and medium term. However, given the most recent estimates by scientists that emissions need to be ...

Your own private global warming

... since active species such as predators fared better than sessile ones when dealing with temperature increase, a disruption in the food chain could add up to the direct effect of global warming to cause disruptions earlier and to greater extents in the Antarctic marine ecosystem. ...

Hurricane Katrina: Phone home

... first time," notes Prof. Alpert, who also works with NASA on developing models to study global warming weather patterns. This new tool, he says, can add to the bigger picture of understanding climate change patterns in general. "Accurate predictions of flooding were difficult before because there ...

Your own private global warming

... since active species such as predators fared better than sessile ones when dealing with temperature increase, a disruption in the food chain could add up to the direct effect of global warming to cause disruptions earlier and to greater extents in the Antarctic marine ecosystem. ...

Gene expression findings a step toward better classification and treatment of juvenile arthritis

... studies designed to uncover the genetic differences that contribute to susceptibility will confirm the presence of several JIA subtypes, and add important information about what causes this group of diseases," he said. "We look forward to the day when we can use a combination of genetic and ...

Innerscope Research Adds to Its Advisory Board Two Pioneers in the Measurement and Application of Emotional Engagement

... technologies, measurement, validation and the application of Emotional Engagement are at the core of Innerscope Research, so we're thrilled to add this unparalleled experience and expertise to our team," said Dr. Carl Marci, CEO and cofounder of Innerscope Research. "Joe and Sandy will help us ...

Study shows Chronix technology using serum DNA can identify early presence of disease

... sequences in serum DNA before clinical symptoms appeared in animals experimentally infected with BSE (mad cow disease). "These new results add to the growing body of scientific data validating the value of serum DNA as an early indicator of disease, and also advance our unique ability to ...

Drinking milk in the morning may help stave off lunchtime hunger

... changes that can make a big difference when it comes to maintaining a healthy weight. A calorie decrease as little as 50 calories per day can add up in the long run. Americans may be gaining weight at a rate of up to two pounds per year, likely caused by an average of less than 100 calories per ...

When palm trees gave way to spruce trees

... continent. But what exactly was happening on land, in northern latitudes? When and how did Northern glaciation begin, and what does this knowledge add to the understanding of the relationship between carbon dioxide levels and today's climate? An international team that included Dr. David ...
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