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Wastewater produces electricity and desalinates water

... specific membranes -- membranes that allow either positive or negative ions through, but not both -- between the central chamber and the positive and negative electrodes. Salty water to be ... not only dissolves in water, it dissociates into positive and negative ions. When the bacteria in the cell ...

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

... included children with rheumatoid factor (RF) positive JIA, meaning their blood tested positive for an antibody commonly seen in adults with ... subgroup (average age 11) that included both RF positive and negative children with an inflammatory gene ...

Laughter remains good medicine

... as some evidence suggested at the time, then positive emotions could improve his health. As a result, ... mirthful laughter Rx (a potential modulator of positive mood state) to standard diabetes care may lower ... physiological intervention brought about by positive emotions such as mirthful laughter, optimism and ...

Laughter remains good medicine

... as some evidence suggested at the time, then positive emotions could improve his health. As a result, ... mirthful laughter Rx (a potential modulator of positive mood state) to standard diabetes care may lower ... physiological intervention brought about by positive emotions such as mirthful laughter, optimism and ...

Clarke clarifies pattern recognition theory

... roboticism was founded on the identification of positive repetition and applicative recontextualization, ... anti-dominance theories have tended to recognize positive repetition and patterns of scale, and even the ... University) exists because of the recognition of positive repetition. "By examining humour through ...

AJCN study shows moderate alcohol consumption related to stronger bones

... For instance, several studies have reported a positive association between alcohol intake and bone ... as hip and spine bone mineral density). The positive effect on bone was most notable at 1-3 glasses of ... in wine in addition to the alcohol. Such positive effects on bone must be balanced against the risk ...

Houseplants increase quality of life for retirement community residents

... simple as caring for a houseplant can have very positive effects on a resident's happiness. The study ... researchers reported that "the overall energy was positive and electric as everyone involved could not wait ... on their clothes, and felt competent." Other positive impacts noted were a general feeling of success ...

Coffee cultivation good for diversity in agrarian settlements but not in forests

... in the shade of large trees, can have a positive impact on plant and animal diversity in those ... in an agricultural landscape is thus a positive force for conserving biological diversity from a ... trees with coffee. In contradistinction to the positive role of coffee as a creator of living ...

Entrust Announces Financial Results for Fourth-Quarter and Fiscal 2008

... Entrust was also cash-flow-from-operations positive by $12.0 million for 2008, net of change in ... The Company expects to be cash-flow positive from operations before adjustments to exclude the ... of change in accrued restructuring charges was positive $12.0 million for 2008, (including prior years ...

Avian flu becoming more resistant to antiviral drugs, says University of Colorado study

... class of antiviral drugs is increasing through positive evolutionary selection, with researchers ... -- is present, but is not yet prevalent or under positive genetic selection, said Hill of CU-Boulder's ... have gotten into nonhuman vectors like birds, the positive selection for resistance to avian flu is rising," ...

Flowering plants speed post-surgery recovery

... with nature has long been suspected to increase positive feelings, reduce stress, and provide distraction ... fewer intakes of pain medication, more positive physiological responses (lower blood pressure and ... pain, anxiety, and fatigue, and better overall positive and higher satisfaction with their recovery rooms ...

Selenium may prevent high risk-bladder cancer

... among women, some smokers and those with p53 positive bladder cancer. In the entire study ... moderate smokers (39 percent) and those with p53 positive cancer (43 percent) had significant reductions in ... to show an association between selenium and p53 positive bladder cancer. "Ultimately, if it is true ...

Caltech-led researchers find negative cues from appearance alone matter for real elections

... aspects of a politician's appearance than to positive ones, says a team of researchers from the ... to be more uniform than the influence exerted by positive evaluations based on appearance. This finding ... to be important in processing both negative and positive emotional evaluations. Its increased activation ...

Vidaza receives positve opinion from European CHMP

... Use (CHMP) has awarded Vidaza (azacitidine) a positive opinion for the treatment of myelodysplastic ... for stem cell transplants. The CHMP's positive opinion is based on data from the AZA-001 trial, ... benefit for higher-risk MDS patients. The positive opinion will be forwarded to the European ...

Sirtris' review of sirtuin therapeutics for diseases of aging in Nature Reviews Drug Discovery

... activated, SIRT1 appears to mimic some of the positive health effects seen in calorie-restricted ... research, which continues to intensify as we see positive results from early human clinical studies," said ... first small molecules discovered to exhibit the positive effects of calorie restriction is resveratrol, a ...

Study reveals how viruses collectively decide the fate of a bacterial cell

... The decision circuit involved both negative and positive feedback loops, which responded differently to ... total number of viral genomes inside a cell. The positive feedback loop was linked to the lysogenic pathway ... viruses exceeded a certain threshold, the positive feedback loop associated with cI dominated, ...

Recurrence of group B strep high in subsequent pregnancies, say UT Houston obstetricians

... a common bacterial infection if they had tested positive for the infection previously. Group B ... transmitted disease. Those women who test positive for GBS are considered "colonized." Published ... We found that of the 418, the risk of testing positive for GBS during a second pregnancy was 53 ...

CO2 increase in the atmosphere augments tolerance of barley to salinity

... atmosphere. However, this higher CO 2 has some positive effects on the physiology of barley plants and ... 2 conditions, both separately and together. positive effects of CO 2 One of the goals of Dr. ... PhD thesis, high concentrations of CO 2 have a positive influence on the photosynthesis of the plant ...

Ozone hole recovery may reshape southern hemisphere climate change

... circulation patterns are collectively known as a positive phase of the Southern Annular Mode, or SAM. ... temperature gradient that currently favors the positive phase of SAM, said the research team. The ... as well. Other studies have shown that the positive phase of SAM is associated with cooler ...

How what and how much we eat (and drink) affects our risk of cancer

... the 70 percent of tumors that are classified as positive for both the estrogen and progesterone receptors ... mTOR. Negative energy balance inhibits, while positive energy balance enhances, signaling through these ... and experimental studies suggest chronic positive energy balance, which can lead to obesity, ...

New study finds anticipating a laugh reduces our stress hormones

... researchers have found that the anticipation of a positive humorous laughter experience also reduces ... findings lead us to believe that by seeking out positive experiences that make us laugh we can do a lot ... the researchers suggest that anticipating a positive event can decrease stress hormones that can be ...

New, noninvasive prostate cancer test beats PSA in detecting prostate cancer

... all of the men in the study as potentially positive for prostate cancer. PSA was not predictive at ... of the four biomarkers achieved a specificity and positive predictive value of greater than 75 percent, ... if a person does not have a disease, and the positive predictive value is the proportion of patients ...

Great apes endangered by human viruses

... a series of outbreaks dating back to 1999 tested positive for two human respiratory viruses that are major ... research project has however also had strongly positive effects. Longitudinal surveys showed that the ... "Researcher presence is confirmed to have a major positive impact on the protection of an area," says ...

Stanford/Packard researchers find disease genes hidden in discarded data

... Their premise was that a gene that is only weakly positive in one experiment may easily be dismissed out of hand. However, if that same gene is weakly positive in two or more experiments, the case against it ... Further analysis identified 16 genes that were positive in six or more experiments, and three that ...

121 breeding tigers estimated to be found in Nepal

... first ever overall nation-wide estimate of the tiger population brought a positive ray of hope among conservationists. The figures announced by the Nepal ... encroachment, poaching and illegal trade, the present numbers is a positive sign, but we can't remain unworried. The declining numbers in western ...

22nd Congress of the European College of Neuropsychopharmacology, Sept. 12-16, 2009, Turkey

... work through a range of medical and psychosocial measures is essential. positive mental health is an integral part of the well-being of people, and mental ... (neurons), and that this process of neurogenesis can be influenced by positive and negative modulators the study of which may stimulate the development ...

Study shows CGM devices also benefit people with type 1 diabetes

... CGM not only helps people get into control, which can have a significant positive impact on lowering the risk of complications, but it enables them to stay ... insulin pumps, and more frequent home blood glucose monitoring have had a positive impact on the ability of people with type 1 diabetes to achieve blood ...

The first DFG research centers to be funded for another four years

... in Bremen, Karlsruhe and Wrzburg, all of which already received positive reviews and extensions in early 2005, this marks the beginning of the ... Centre in Gttingen were established in 2002 and, following their first positive intermediate evaluation in 2006, will again be reviewed in the coming ....

Physical activity may strengthen children's ability to pay attention

... question." For each of three testing criteria, researchers noted a positive outcome linking physical activity, attention and academic achievement. ... in which kids really do exercise." Still, given the preliminary study's positive outcomes on the flanker task, ERP data and academic testing, study ...

Scientists find climate change to have paradoxical effects in coastal wetlands

... simulating increasing water pollution, which tended to diminish the positive effects of elevated CO 2 on marsh surface elevation. Changes in elevation ... sea-level rise. Ultimately, rapidly rising seas could outstrip the positive effects of CO 2 on the marshes that they have observed. "Wetlands are ...

UK researcher identifies just 8 patterns as the cause of all humor

... incoming data." Clarke lists the patterns that are active in humour as positive repetition, division, completion, translation, applicative and qualitative ... "Some are more intuitive than others," he admits. "The most basic, positive repetition, simply means that the unit is repeated in a similar form with ...

States expand newborn screening for life-threatening disorders

... additional funding for follow-up and treatment for infants who test positive for disorders identified through screening. The recent advent of ... of blood, usually from a newborn's heel, before hospital discharge. A positive result does not always mean the infant has a disorder. If a screening ...

African-Americans aware and accepting, but often do not receive, the HPV vaccine

... on the Science of Cancer Health Disparities, suggests they have a positive view of the treatment and might respond to more education. The ... group were aware of these controversies, but they did not outweigh their positive views of the vaccine as an option. Researchers surveyed 71 females for ...

Why you can't hurry love

... or willingness to care for the young after mating. The female gets a positive payoff from mating if the male is a ''good'' male but a negative payoff if ... the aim of avoiding mating with a "bad" male. In contrast, a male gets a positive payoff from mating with any female, though his payoff is higher if he is ...

New research shows how gene function drives natural selection in important class of genetic elements

... if the elements are adapting to the host genome, we should see evidence of positive selection in the genes involved in transposition." The researchers ... work. But the research also shows there are rare episodes of positive selection and even adaption to a host genome when these Clark Kents get ...

Duke study pinpoints potential 'green collar' job growth in US

... investments are made in the U.S. That is the best way to assure that their positive ripple effects are felt throughout the entire economy." "This report shows that each climate solution creates significant positive ripple effects throughout the economy in the labor and materials needed to ...

Arbor Vita presents new data on cancer diagnostic at EUrogin

... new data today on its rapid, point-of-care prototype HPV test with a high positive predictive value for cervical cancer and pre-cancer. Targeted for use ... the principal cause of cervical cancer. E6 is a diagnostic marker of high positive predictive value for cervical cancer because of its clinically relevant ...

Bee smart, bee healthy

... Writing in the Royal Society journal Biology Letters, the team reports a positive relationship between a bumblebee colony's learning performance and their ... performance as previous studies had predicted. The team found a positive correlation between the ability of a colony's workers to learn and the ...

The MDS foundation supports vidaza's recommendation for European approval

... The Myelodysplastic Syndromes (MDS) Foundation supports the positive opinion from the European Union's Committee for Medicinal Products for ... leukemia (CMML), and acute myeloid leukemia (AML). The CHMP positive opinion was based upon data from the AZA-001 trial, which found that ...

New test promises quicker, more accurate evaluation for cystic fibrosis patients

... identified three of those genes that most accurately correlated with a positive therapeutic response: CD36, CD64 and ADAM9. CD36 and CD64 are genes ... statistical evidence for the power of CD36, CD64 and ADAM9 to diagnose a positive response to therapy by CF patients. ...
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