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A new century of Alzheimer's disease research

... other damage, such as from head trauma or unknown environmental insults. Slowly, AB40 and AB42 build up in the brain and begin to disrupt the thoughts and memories that define who we are. Ratios predict risk Dr. Younkin joined a core group of researchers and physicians at Mayo Clinic already collaborating to...

UN Calls for Pedal Power to Reduce Environmental Damage

...t now," Omi said. He said that in some countries environmental issues were not given the highest priority but "if we ignore the environment, humanity will suffer." Omi proposed greater use of bicycles, the use of clean energy sources, and tax incentives to reduce carbon emissions. "... we have to adopt lifes...

Live Earth Will Make the World More Aware of the Crisis Facing the Earth, Hopes Al Gore

... that's ever faced humanity.' Steve Howard of the environmental charity Climate Group said: 'Dealing with climate change doesn't mean we have got to stop live performances or call for a moratorium on football matches. There are positive choices for people to make. If we get this right, in 10 to 15 years time ever...

Pond in High Artic Drying Up Due to Global Warming

...em. ... Lower water levels will have many indirect environmental effects, such as further concentration of pollutants," the researchers wrote. The ponds are the most common source of surface water in many polar areas, and part of the Arctic ecosystem. They provide habitat for waterfowl, drinking water for animals ...

Boeing Unveils 'green' Dreamliner Passenger Jet

...nmatched fuel efficiency, resulting in exceptional environmental performance," Boeing has said. "The airplane will use 20 percent less fuel for comparable missions than today's similarly sized airplane." Lower fuel-costs could in theory lead to cheaper long-haul travel, aviation industry analysts say. Richard ...

Major Gene Link Seen to Childhood Asthma

...ptibility and in an allergic response to so-called environmental factors, such as air pollution, tobacco smoke, stress, strong emotions or exercise. The disease has surged in prevalence in recent decades, especially in urban areas with poor air quality, and is now the commonest chronic disorder in childhood toda...

Furore Over Spa Planned on Active Philippines Volcano

...volcano south of Manila unless it meets a range of environmental requirements. Unless the company fulfils the demands by Thursday its environmental clearance certificate (ECC) will be withdrawn, Environment and Natural Resources Secretary Angelo Re...

Common Environmental Chemicals Hamper Ovary Development in Foetus

...male sheep foetus to low doses of commonly present environmental chemicals can disturb the development of the ovary. The study was conducted by a team of researchers led by Dr. Paul Fowler at the University of Aberdeen, Scotland, UK. As part of the study to know the effect of long-term, low-level exposure to ...

Arnold Schwarzenegger Blamed for Backtracking in the Fight Against Carbon Emission

...of California , is sought to be made out to be the environmental icon of the Centre Right. An overexcited BBC correspondent describes a new legislation AB 32 as Arnold Schwarzeneggers green revolution, confidently predicting that it is the answer to irresponsible energy binge. It will have a a knock-on effect acr...

New York, the City That Roars 24/7, is Forced to Quiet Down

...uality-of-life complaints. And the top source of environmental disturbance, callers say, is distracting, annoying...re comfortable for those who occasionally do," the environmental office jokes. The previous code dates back to 1972, back when New York was on the cutting edge in ...

Low Income Family Adolescents Suffer Migraine

.... Our study also suggests that we should explore environmental risk factors, such as stressful events and nutrition, as they relate to low income and migraine to understand how we might reduce the occurrence of migraine among these individuals....

New Asthma Gene Identified

...lex disease caused by a combination of genetic and environmental factors, is the most common chronic disease of chi...g different geographic areas. To account for the environmental factors associated with the disease, researchers structured their investigation to ensure that cases...

DNA Sample Suggests Greenland was Much Warmer During Last Ice Age

... 'These findings allow us to make a more accurate environmental reconstruction of the time period from which these samples were taken, and what we've learned is that this part of the world was significantly warmer than most people thought,' said Martin Sharp, a glaciologist at the University of Alberta and a co-a...

Traffic Control Boxes to Help Road Monitoring

...Benjamin Coifman, associate professor of civil and environmental engineering and geodetic science at Ohio State. He is also an associate professor of electrical and computer engineering. The car-sized wire loops buried in the pavement effectively act as metal detectors. When a car passes over a loop, the detecto...

Brain Pathway for Depression Revealed

... do not mimic the entire complexity of genetic and environmental causes of human depression, Deisseroth explained, the animals exhibit similar symptoms and also get better from the same medications that work on humans. In these rats, they found an alteration in electrical activity flow through the brain that cou...

Boom in Internet Shopping may Be Adding to CO2 Emissions

...our-coded labels in their showrooms indicating the environmental efficiency of the models on sale, there are no such targets or labelling systems for vans....

Eastern Equine Encephalitis Spreading Its Tentacles in Massachusetts

... of whether calls come in, Lawson said. Although environmental advocates have protested the pesticide spraying -- saying the chemical could wreak havoc on aquatic ecosystems and taint organic farms -- state officials have argued that it's worth it to protect residents from the EEE virus, which has killed six peo...

Global Warming: Lessons of History Help the Future

...il degradation worsened the drought problem. But environmental abuse was only one factor. Food shortages were worsened by the destruction of human, social and financial capital, which is vital for keeping agriculture going during a lean spell. And the crisis amplified into full-blown famine in the lack of gove...

Water Hyacinth is Used for Health Improvements in Africa

...t and biofuel production, it can also cause severe environmental and socioeconomic damage. Dr. James Ogwang, a bi...ly monitored after introduction for any unforeseen environmental changes. However, the benefits of these programs are elimination or reduction of the use of pestic...

Air Pollution in India Causes 527,700 Deaths a Year

...ts on clean air, developed in consultation with 80 environmental health experts across the globe, would drastically curtail the number of Chinese pollution deaths. With the 2008 Beijing Olympics round the corner, the Chinese capital has a massive incentive to improve air quality for the smog-smothered masses....

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