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Dow Acquires Wolff Walsrode from Bayer

...million) are intended to be used to reduce Bayer's net debt. Dow plans to combine Wolff with its Water Soluble Polymers business to create a new specialty business driven to become the preferred development partner and premier application expert in the cellulosics industry. Cellulosics and derivatives ...

Cognitive Test Takers and Score Variation

...nces, a one-person bell curve. Any given test will net a performance somewhere along that curve, as when a hitters good and bad days are factored into a seasonal batting average. Some persons scores would hew more closely to their average, but for those who have high internal variation, classification ...

Harnessing Immune System Power Heralds Next Era of Cancer Treatment

... this exciting new therapy," said Bramson. "The net result will ultimately have a significant impact on cancer treatment in Canada and the world," he added....

Arnold Schwarzenegger Blamed for Backtracking in the Fight Against Carbon Emission

...atory emission caps resulting in job losses and no net reduction in GHGs. Given the quality and quantity of empirical research demonstrating that near-term targets and timetables for CO2 emissions reductions will negatively impact California without materially slowing the growth of global emissions, poli...

Dietary Counseling Leads to Weight Loss

...ethods for treating and preventing obesity but the net effect of dietary counseling for weight loss had not been published until now. "We did not know how much weight people lost on average through weight loss programs or how long it took them to gain it back," said Michael L. Dansinger, MD, MS, one of...

Traffic Control Boxes to Help Road Monitoring

... pointed out. He cited a report that estimated the net cost of urban congestion in the United States to be over $63 billion in 2003, almost double the cost of 10 years earlier. The average American also loses 47 hours to traffic delays every year. More than half of those costs -- both in time and money -...

Protein That Absorbs Lipids may Provide Future Weight-loss Strategies

...d mice lacking the protein, she could not find any net difference in their fat absorption. In the present study, the researcher has found the reason why it was not possible to identify a difference. She says that CD36 normally absorbs fatty acids in the upper, or proximal part of the intestine, but in...

Cell Toxin Inhibits Survival Protein in Cancer Cells

...o use the assays his lab developed to cast a wider net to find additional compounds that have similar properties to 2-Methoxy antimycin, Hockenbery said. This strategy has already yielded one additional Bcl-xL inhibitor with "gain of function" activity, reported in the Molecular Cancer Therapeutics paper...

You Need Blood? Just Click the Mouse!

...r days, he died," he said. For those who are not net savvy, Poacha is devising a new format of blood donation. "Many patients may not be able to access the site. For them we are shortly introducing donor smart cards. These will be like railway coupons kept with the hospitals across the country. "Wh...

Risk of Water Intoxication in Endurance Athletes

...amount of stuff dissolved in them, and keeping the net movement of water across cell membranes to a minimum. In the case when you have, for example, maybe ingested a pound of rock salt or five gallons of tap water, its not hard to imagine this delicate balance being thrown entirely out of balance. In the...

Doctors Warn of Deficiencies in Antenatal HIV Testing

...ater in their pregnancy. We see this as a safety net for those let down by the current antenatal system, they conclude....

Northern Forests Less Effective Than Tropical Forests in Reducing Global Warming

...enerally indicated that tropical ecosystems were a net source of 1.8 billion tons of carbon, largely beca...dicates, instead, that tropical ecosystems are the net source of only about 100 million tons, even though tropical deforestation is occurring rapidly. "O...

Europe Mulls Turning Its Excess Wine into Bioethanol

...make poor-quality wine because we have this safety net for them - it's just a disposal mechanism. It's not our intention that wine should be a basic raw material for biofuels," said Mann. According to New Scientist, If Boel's proposal passes, producers would be encouraged to grow fewer grapes and stick...

Dabur India Q4 Profit Surges 31%

...bur India Ltd recorded a 30.8 per cent increase in net profit during the fourth quarter of 2006-07 to Rs ...or the full year ended March 31, 2007, Dabur India net profit surged by 33.3 per cent to Rs 252.08 crore from Rs 189.08 crore in 2005-06. Its turnover for ...

Use of Swedish 'snus' is Linked to a Doubled Risk of Pancreatic Cancer

...nt that bad," he says. The debate on whether the net effect of snus is positive or negative has been raging for many years. Some scientists and health carers have advocated the use of snus, as it is likely to lead to that people will smoke less. However, Professor Nyrn argues that it is important to ha...

America on Brink of Allergy Crisis

...with demand. Attrition will result in an estimated net loss of 20 allergists annually, while 100 additional allergists per year will be needed to meet the rising demand. The shortage of allergist-immunologists is part of a developing general shortage of physicians which is more pronounced in some spec...

Fat Screen Delivers Plant-derived Chemical With Antidiabetic Effects

...' production. "Harmine inhibits an inhibitor for a net positive effect on fat" that ultimately appears to restore insulin response without some of the side effects attributed to TZDs, Tontonoz said. The findings provide "a second example of a small molecule that both promotes fat cell differentiation i...

Aerobic Exercise Helps Maintain Muscle in Elderly: Research

...teers who exercised had both higher blood flow and net muscle protein growth. In addition, the researchers screened the muscle biopsy samples for signals associated with insulin's ability to stimulate the assembly of muscle protein from amino acids. This test also showed that exercise boosted insulin's r...

Exercise After Meals Helps Better to Lose Pounds

...t, although total calorific intake is greater, the net result, because of the exercise taken, is a reduction in the net energy balance," added Dr Ian Campbell, medical director of the charity Weight Concern. "Dieting i...

Hospitals in Older Cities Close Down, Blacks Worst Affected

...ve. Siegel's report warned that Detroit's safety net was already in a "fragile" state and could collapse entirely with further hospital closures. It said Detroit had lost more than 1,200 hospital beds with the closure of four hospitals since 1998. "Some of it is population shifts and declines," Siege...

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