Lead-based consumer paint remains a global public health threat
... to sell consumer paints that contain dangerous levels
In a new study, Scott Clark, PhD, ... that children are affected at very low exposure levels
and that there is no safe level of exposure."
... controls including India, Malaysia and Chinahad levels
exceeding U.S. regulations.
"Although lead ...
Sustainable agriculture at the ESA Annual Meeting
... had higher soil microbe biodiversity and higher levels
of dissolved carbon and nitrogen in the soil. All ... field soil is healthy enough to maintain high levels
of organic nutrients.
In addition to being ... be considered. In the absence of predators, pest levels
would likely rise even more dramatically.
Holding breath for several minutes elevates marker for brain damage
... their breath for several minutes had elevated levels
of a protein that can signal brain damage, ... function.
The study is "Increased serum levels
of the brain damage marker S100B after apnea in ... within 10 minutes after the apnea ended.
returned to normal within two hours for all the ...
August 2009 Geology and GSA Today media highlights
... in marine limestones, to reconstruct sulfate levels
in the ancient ocean and, therefore, oxygen levels
in the ancient atmosphere (since seawater sulfate ... boundary, most likely driven by very low levels
of atmospheric oxygen. Apparently, these ...
Health benefits of physical activity more pronounced in women
... that physical exercise can improve cholesterol levels
and subsequently decrease the risks of ... moderate activity per week) displayed decreased levels
of triglycerides and increased levels
of the "good" HDL cholesterol. However, ...
Researchers team up to provide new hope for childhood hunger
... have met or exceeded all targets:
of beta-carotene have been increased 30X.
of protein have been increased 10X.
of iron have been increased 4X.
Led by GHA ...
Nanodiamonds deliver insulin for wound healing
... typically found at a wound site -- skin pH levels
can reach very basic levels
during the repair and healing process. The ... in bacterially infected wounds. These basic pH levels
are significantly greater than the physiological ...
Spring cold snap helps with stream ecosystem research
... leaving the stream exposed to higher than normal levels
of sunlight over the next several months.
... in motion a chain reaction.
"Increased light levels
caused a cascade of ecological effects in the ... spring and summer months when normally low light levels
severely limit stream production," said ...
C. difficile spores spread superbug
... C. difficile and observed that they shed low levels
of spores and, crucially, they did not infect ... with antibiotics, we saw a dramatic rise in the levels
of spores shed - leading to what we have ... mice had dropped back to normal spore shedding levels
around two weeks after cessation of the ....
A 'heart healthy' diet and ongoing, moderate physical activity may protect against cognitive decline
... adherence score was created based on consumption levels
of nine food-group/nutrient components -- fruit, ... benefit."
Maintaining or Increasing Activity levels
May Slow Cognitive Decline in Elderly
Studies ... about the impact of changes in physical activity levels
on rate of cognitive decline.
Deborah E. ...
Probiotics help gastric-bypass patients lose weight more quickly, Stanford study shows
... the control group.
The study also found that levels
of vitamin B-12 were higher in the patients ... surgery. The probiotics group had B-12 levels
of 1,214 picograms per milliliter at three months, compared with the control group's levels
of 811 pg/mL.
Morton said he now recommends ...
Two dietary oils, two sets of benefits for older women with diabetes
... in the last half of each 16-week period. The BMI levels
of the women taking CLA dropped on average by ...
Safflower oil also lowered fasting blood sugar levels
by between 11 and 19 points on average. Blood ... per deciliter; the women's average blood sugar levels
ranged from 129 to 148 after 16 weeks of ...
NIST issues human milk and blood serum SRMs for contaminant measurements
... the human milk and serum SRMs have certified levels
of contaminants, including flame retardants and ... researchers last updated the SRM in 2000, the levels
of PCBs, pesticides, dioxins/furans and other contaminants have decreased by 50 percent while the levels
of brominated flame retardants, chemicals found ...
New trigger for chronic inflammation in rheumatoid arthritis discovered
... switch and also activate the immune system. High levels
of tenascin-C present in joints therefore may ... causes swelling in the joints by increasing levels
of molecules that cause inflammation. The ... mechanism by which tenascin-C increases these levels
of inflammatory molecules in the human joint and ...
High carbon dioxide levels cause abnormally large fish ear bones
... Rising carbon dioxide levels
in the ocean have been shown to adversely affect ... in which fish that were exposed to high levels
of carbon dioxide experienced abnormally large ... deleterious effects."
With carbon dioxide levels
rising due to human activities, particularly ...
Tummy troubles -- gastrin key in bacterial-induced stomach cancer
... York, New York Current research suggests that levels
of gastrin play a key role in the development of ... in cancer development remains unclear. High levels
of gastrin lead to the development of stomach ... that Helicobacter infection in mice with high levels
of gastrin resulted in cancer of the gastric ...
Measuring intellectual disability
... a specific and quantitative means of measuring levels
of the fragile X mental retardation 1 (FMR1) ... of autism.
Fragile X syndrome is caused by low levels
of the FMRP protein, which is thought to play a ... from 200 to more than 1,000 times, decreasing levels
of the FMRP protein.
Current tests for fragile ...
Athletes, spectators faced unprecedented air pollution at 2008 Olympic Games
... 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing constantly exceeded levels
considered excessive by the World Health ... athletes have dealt with in recent games. The levels
were about two to four times higher than that of ... in the Beijing Olympics were about double the levels
of recent games in Athens, Greece; triple those ...
Caltech researchers explore how cells reconcile mixed messages in decisions about growth
... have a threshold of sensitivity to EGF. If EGF levels
dip below the threshold, contact inhibition takes ... and puts the brakes on cell division. But if EGF levels
rise above the threshold, it overrides the ... be manipulatedeither to raise or lower the levels
of growth factor or, as Asthagiri and colleagues ...
Improved method developed to test carcinogen risk
The study found that acceptable levels
of at least one carcinogen may be 500 to 1,500 ... when exposure in the real world is at lower levels
over long time periods.
In practice, this suggests that some chemicals or toxins are safe at levels
far higher than is currently believed, and that ...
When palm trees gave way to spruce trees
... changes were underway. Globally, carbon dioxide levels
were falling and the hothouse warmth of the ... of the relationship between carbon dioxide levels
and today's climate?
An international team ... largely due to a global drop in carbon dioxide levels
in the atmosphere" he said.
UBC researchers develop new method to study gambling addictions
... drugs that affect brain dopamine and serotonin levels
suggesting that these neurotransmitters may ... rodents treated with drugs that reduced their levels
of serotonin levels
associated with impulse control in humans ...
Study shows transfer of heavy metals from water to fish in Huelva estuary
... that zinc, copper and lead are present at high levels
in the water and sediments of the Huelva estuary, ...
"We found positive correlations between the levels
of some metals in the waters of the Huelva ... as the two studied. The results showed elevated levels
of zinc, copper and lead, both in water and ...
Stress puts double whammy on reproductive system, fertility
Scientists know that stress boosts levels
of stress hormones - glucocorticoids such as ... research shows that stress also increases brain levels
of a reproductive hormone named ... Kirby to explore whether stress might affect GnIH levels
in the brain. The homologous hormones in mammals ...
American Chemical Society's Weekly PressPac -- June 3, 2009
... aseptic cartons (a.k.a. 'boxes') may help reduce levels
of substances that contribute odors to wine and ... added MPs to red and white wines and monitored levels
of MPs for 18 months in wine packaged in boxes ... with natural corks associated with the highest levels
of MPs. One concern with the boxed wine, however, ...
Who will pick up the bill?
... last two centuries have increased atmospheric CO2 levels
by almost 40%, which has in turn fundamentally ... chemistry by acidifying surface waters. Fish levels
and other sea organisms such as planktons, crabs, ... mollusks which all depend on sufficient carbonate levels
to form shells successfully. Subsequent losses of ...
Study shows CGM devices also benefit people with type 1 diabetes
... who have achieved excellent control (with HbA1c levels
below 7 percent) to continue to tightly manage ... with diabetes try to maintain their blood sugar levels
between 70 mg/dL and 180 mg/dL. When blood ... did not anticipate being able to lower HbA1c levels
in the CGM group, given their already exquisite ...
Microfossils challenge prevailing views of the effects of 'Snowball Earth' glaciations on life
... "In addition, the algal blooms result in high levels
of organic matter production, which we see ... of oil and natural gas." As a result of high levels
of organic matter, oxygen levels
in the water can become depleted, resulting in ...
Low levels of vitamin D linked to common vaginal infection in pregnant women
... PITTSBURGH, May 22 Pregnant women with low levels
of vitamin D may be more likely to suffer from ... had BV and of these, 93 percent had insufficient levels
of vitamin D. They also found that the prevalence of BV decreased as vitamin D levels
Vitamin D may play a role in BV by ...
MCG researcher among first to receive NIH stimulus funding
... Dr. NeSmith says.
She will compare urine levels
of microalbuminuria, a biomarker for early renal ... examine the relationship between microalbuminuria levels
with blood levels
of several inflammation biomarkers. Inflammation ...
New evidence of how high glucose damages blood vessels could lead to new treatments
... Ga. New evidence of how the elevated glucose levels
that occur in diabetes damage blood vessels may ... obesity as well.
One aftermath of high glucose levels
is low levels
of the powerful vasodilator nitric oxide in blood ...
Skin color clue to nicotine dependence
... related to the number of cigarettes smoked daily, levels
of nicotine dependence, and nicotine exposure ... does bind to melanin, populations with high levels
of melanin could indicate certain types of ... -- cigarettes per day, FTND score, and cotinine levels
-- along with a host of other variables including ...
Protecting fresh-cut produce
... California's crops with the two lowest harpin levels
had higher OVQ and lower microbial populations ... However, OVQ was higher in the two highest harpin levels
than the control.
In Arizona, the two highest harpin levels
had lower microbial populations than the control. ...
American Chemical Society's weekly PressPac -- April 29, 2009
... to large-scale outbreaks of fires, and have high levels
of alkaloids in their needles. Fires help to ...
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in Arctic seals may be linked to global warming
... reporting for the first time that high mercury levels
in certain Arctic seals appear to be linked to ...
Limping rat provides sciatica insights
... animals seemed to be linked to an increase in levels
of interleukin-17 (IL-17), a protein involved in regulating the inflammatory response. Elevated levels
of IL-17 have already been implicated in such ... took blood samples to measure any changes in the levels
of specific immune system molecules.
One of ...
Sugar, spice and puppy dog tails: Developing sex-typed personality traits and interests
... in early adolescence, with girls showing higher levels
of expressive traits (such as kindness and ... as the arts and reading), and boys showing higher levels
of instrumental traits (such as independence and ... by about age 19, boys reported about the same levels
of sensitivity and warmth as girls. For ...
New diagnostic advance seen for head, throat cancer
... a genetic regulator that is expressed at higher levels
in the most aggressive types of head and neck ... journal, scientists found for the first time that levels
of CTIP2 were more than five times higher in the ... "It's not completely clear yet whether the higher levels
of CTIP2 expression are a consequence of cancer, ...
Blood testing, mosquito style
... samples of their own blood to keep glucose levels
in check. The common method of drawing blood from ... in each cell of the e-Mosquito measures sugar levels
in the blood. This data can then be sent ... to alert patients or doctors when blood sugar levels
enter the danger zone.
"This is a dramatic ...
Vitamin D levels linked to asthma severity
... D insufficiency and asthma severity.
of vitamin D in more than 600 Costa Rican ...
They found that children with lower vitamin D levels
were significantly more likely to have been ... an inverse association between circulating levels
of vitamin D and markers of asthma severity and ...
American Chemical Society Weekly PressPac -- April 15, 2009
... that gives second-by-second readings of oxygen levels
in the brain. The new microsensor smaller than a ... common method for monitoring brain neurochemical levels
is microdialysis, a technique that requires ... recorded real-time changes in these oxygen levels
and can help provide a better understanding of ...