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Technology improves salmon passage at hydropower dams

... of juvenile Chinook salmon that pass through the lower 100 miles of the Snake River and its three ... The JSATS-tagged fish were released from the lower Granite Dam on the Snake River, where hydrophone ... and Reach-Specific Mortality Information in the lower Columbia River and Estuary. Authors: Thomas J. ...

Spread your sperm the smart way

... access to females produce ejaculates of lower fertilising quality than subordinate males. ... sperm of dominant birds is less motile and has lower fertilising efficiency than the sperm of ... We also would like to explore whether the lower fertility of attractive males causes females to ...

ADA releases updated position paper on vegetarian diets

... often associated with health advantages including lower blood cholesterol levels, lower risk of heart disease, lower blood pressure levels ...

Caltech researchers explore how cells reconcile mixed messages in decisions about growth

... can potentially be manipulatedeither to raise or lower the levels of growth factor or, as Asthagiri and colleagues showed in their paper, to raise or lower the contact-inhibition threshold. In other ... that each "hit" to a cell's DNA might subtly lower the threshold at which EGF is capable of ...

Jeepers creepers: Climate change threatens endangered honeycreepers

... that malaria swept rapidly across all of the lower Hawaiian Islands after the disease was ... follow seasonal flowering of native plants to lower elevations are exposed to disease. ... Island. On other islands, such as Kauai, with lower elevations and no low-risk zones even now, ...

Study finds link between hot flashes and lower bone density in women

... which include hot flashes and night sweats had lower bone mineral density. The researchers found that postmenopausal women with VMS had lower lumbar and total hip bone mineral density than ... women who had VMS were found to have lower femoral neck bone mineral density than those ...

People of higher socioeconomic status choose better diets -- but pay more per calorie

... that they tend to choose foods that are lower in calories but higher in nutrients. They also ... been associated with less weight gain and with lower rates of obesity, type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular ... intakes of total fat and saturated fat and with lower intakes of dietary fiber, potassium and vitamins ...

Drinking 100 percent fruit juice is associated with lower risk of obesity and metabolic syndrome

... leaner, had better insulin sensitivity and had lower risk for obesity and metabolic syndrome a ... to non-consumers, 100% juice consumers had lower mean Body Mass Index (BMI), smaller waist circumference and lower insulin resistance (as estimated by homeostasis ...

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

... The aim is to re-educate the American palate to a lower expectation of sweetness, as well as to give ... Therefore, they believe that Americans need to lower their sugar expectations. "We need to retrain ... we can shift the present American norm back to a lower expectation of sweetness, people will adjust ...

New human study reinforces antioxidant benefits of tart cherries

... to important benefits, including helping to lower risk factors for heart disease and impacting ... shown in animals that cherry-enriched diets can lower blood cholesterol levels and reduce ... found in animal studies include a 14 percent lower body weight and less "belly fat," the type linked ...

Differences among exercisers and nonexercisers during pregnancy

... maternal pre-pregnancy weight was significantly lower in the exercisers. Additionally, women with more education had lower BMIs, in general for both groups. ... were worked outside of the home had lower BMIs. Conclusion The researchers ...

Laughter remains good medicine

... The patients in the laughter group (Group L) had lower epinephrine and norepinephrine levels by the second month, suggesting lower stress levels. They had increased HDL (good) cholesterol. The laughter group also had lower levels of TNF-α, IFN-γ, IL-6 and hs-CRP ...

Differences among exercisers and nonexercisers during pregnancy

... maternal pre-pregnancy weight was significantly lower in the exercisers. Additionally, women with more education had lower BMIs, in general for both groups. ... were worked outside of the home had lower BMIs. Conclusion The researchers ...

Laughter remains good medicine

... The patients in the laughter group (Group L) had lower epinephrine and norepinephrine levels by the second month, suggesting lower stress levels. They had increased HDL (good) cholesterol. The laughter group also had lower levels of TNF-α, IFN-γ, IL-6 and hs-CRP ...

New approach discovered to lowering triglycerides

... is good that this could become another way to lower blood triglycerides and help reduce the risk of ... the molecular targets by which lipoic acid can lower triglyceride levels, the researchers said, and to ... the mechanism of action of how lipoic acid can lower triglycerides appears separate and distinct from ...

Differences in neighborhood food environment may contribute to disparities in obesity

... of BMI-healthy food outlets is associated with a lower BMI and lower prevalence of obesity. BMI-unhealthy food stores ... of BMI-healthy food outlets was associated with a lower mean BMI, ...

Scientists at CSHL discover mobile small RNAs that set up leaf patterning in plants

... Other signals that traffic between the upper and lower sides of the leaf are thought to stably maintain ... "on" in the right cells those at the leaf's lower side and turned "off" everywhere else. ... upper cell layers, from where they move to the lower side of the leaf, accumulating as a gradient. ...

Microscope reveals how bacteria 'breathe' toxic metals

... can rely on metals to get the energy they need," lower said. "It's an ancient form of respiration." ... as the Hanford site in the state of Washington, lower explained. With better knowledge of the ... instead of unstable liquids. For this study, lower and his colleagues used an atomic force ...

Rising sea levels set to have major impacts around the world

... of about one meter, or possibly more. In the lower end of the spectrum it looks increasingly ... "The numbers from the last IPCC are a lower bound because it was recognized at the time that ... The impacts of sea level rise - even in the lower ranges of the current predictions - looks to be ...

Scientists at CSHL discover mobile small RNAs that set up leaf patterning in plants

... Other signals that traffic between the upper and lower sides of the leaf are thought to stably maintain ... "on" in the right cells those at the leaf's lower side and turned "off" everywhere else. ... upper cell layers, from where they move to the lower side of the leaf, accumulating as a gradient. ...

BIO-key(R) Reports Profitability for Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2008

... of increased revenues, higher gross margins and lower operating expenses. Twelve Months ... of increased revenues, higher gross margins and lower operating expenses. Liquidity and Capital ... The Company believes that cost reductions to lower its breakeven point is prudent in the current ...

Texas researchers provide emissions data for livestock industry

... shows emission rates for hydrogen sulfide are lower during dry weather conditions and higher in wet conditions. On average, they are three times lower than ammonia concentrations approaching the ... was able to make a good faith estimate of the lower and upper bounds for both ammonia and hydrogen ...

Intervention method reduces binge drinking

... consumption riskier and causes problems such as lower grade point averages, vandalism and an increase ... group also had a peak BAC that was 0.039 lower than that of assessment-only participants. ... a mean alcohol problem score that was 2.32 points lower than study participants who did not receive MIF. ...

Cutting salt isn't the only way to reduce blood pressure

... A new study suggests that people trying to lower their blood pressure should also boost their ... combination of a higher intake of potassium and lower consumption of sodium seems to be more effective ... women in this age range exceed this amount. To lower blood pressure and blunt the effects of salt, ...

January-February GSA Bulletin media highlights

... Pw et al. find that a buried forest bed in the lower part of this loess record contains fossil tree ... magma was largely derived by the melting of the lower part of the Earth's crust and Pe-Piper et al. ... the Upper Cretaceous Hell Creek Formation and the lower Paleocene Ludlow and Tongue River Members of the ...

Viruses, start your engines!

... their upper segments form an upper ring and their lower segments form a lower ring. As a T4 virus assembles itself, the lower ring of the motor structure attaches to a strand ...

Biologists learn structure, mechanism of powerful 'molecular motor' in virus

... have two segments, or domains, one segment in the lower disc and the other segment in the upper disc. The lower disc first attaches to the DNA and is then drawn ... the process. The top disc of the motor pulls the lower disc upward using electrostatic forces generated ...

Princeton researchers discover new type of laser

... certain conditions, these electrons drop to a lower level of energy, and emit the extra energy in the ... second laser beam originated from electrons of lower energy, but higher momentum that were not in ... This could potentially allow the device to run at lower currents, and also makes it less vulnerable to ...

World fertilizer prices drop dramatically after soaring to all-time highs

... to $815 per ton in Augustbut plunged to $247, lower than before the price spiral began, in ... through 2008, and potash inventories are now 37% lower than over the past 5 years." Price movements ... new production facilities open and the current lower prices for nitrogen and phosphate recover, ...

Proactive care saves lives of seniors, study finds

... Care Management Plus (CMP), were significantly lower in the first and second years than among the ... percent. Hospitalizations were only slightly lower overall for CMP patients than for controls, but ... patients in the CMP group they were significantly lower 21.2 percent versus 25.7 percent for controls at ...

Why the 'perfect' body isn't always perfect

... shown that a curvy waist-to-hip ratio of 0.7 or lower is associated with higher fertility and lower rates of chronic disease. Studies have also shown that men prefer a ratio of 0.7 or lower when looking for a mate. The preference makes ...

Orchid Cellmark Reports Third Quarter 2008 Financial Results

... of 2008 compared to a year ago was largely due to lower revenues in the U.K. Total U.S.-based ... testing business. This was partially offset by lower revenues from forensic casework business as well ... in the quarter compared to a year ago was due to lower volumes of animal DNA testing for scrapie ...

Vitamin C lowers levels of inflammation biomarker considered predictor of heart disease

... to the evidence that vitamin C supplements can lower concentrations of C-reactive protein (CRP), a ... with elevated CRP levels with those who have lower levels can mask the effects of vitamin C. Common ... of CRP at baseline, levels of CRP were 37 percent lower with statins compared with a placebo. "One of ...

SNPs affect folate metabolism in study of Puerto-Rican adults

... the variant gene (TT genotype) displayed a 33.8% lower blood DNA uracil content than those with one or ... those with the TT genotype have a significantly lower risk for colorectal cancer than CC and CT ... genotype displayed folate concentrations 4.6% lower than CC genotypes and CT genotypes. Those with at ...

News from the November 2008 Journal of the American Dietetic Association

... Risk Higher in High-Fat Dairy and Egg Eaters; lower in Whole Grain Eaters People with high whole-grain intake have a lower risk of heart failure than those who eat more ... participants with greater whole-grain intake had lower risk for heart failure than those who consumed ...

Severe gestational hypertension may protect against testicular cancer

... hypertension may give birth to boys at lower risk for testicular cancer, although the exact ... "Ironically, a malfunctioning placenta may lower the risk," said Pettersson. "One possible reason is that estrogens are lower in pregnancies that develop severe gestational ...

Grapes may aid a bunch of heart risk factors, animal study finds

... that received the grape-enriched diet powder had lower blood pressure, better heart function, reduced ... hydrazine, along with a salty diet also had lower blood pressure, but their hearts were not ... In the meantime, Bolling says, people who want to lower their blood pressure, reduce the risk of heart ...

Salmon smolt survival similar in Columbia and Fraser rivers

... be stressed by navigating the series of dams from lower Granite to Bonneville. Other stress-inducers can ... smolts that are captured at the Columbia River's lower Granite dam varies significantly. "One day, ... data to evaluate survival between the upper and lower most dams. Tens of thousands of smolts in the ...

Similar survival rates for Pacific salmon in Fraser, Columbia Rivers raises new questions

... the Fraser River salmon populations studied have lower survival than the Columbia River study ... those in the Columbia and Snake Rivers. The lower Columbia and lower Snake Rivers currently have eight major ...

Yale journal finds nanomaterials may have large environmental footprint

... assert that strict material purity requirements, lower tolerances for defects and lower yields of manufacturing processes may lead to ... the expectation has been that nanomaterials will lower energy and resource use and the pollution that ...
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