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Insecticide-treated Bed Nets to Combat Malaria in Older Children and Adults

... mosquitoes that survived repeated encounters with protected humans. Also, by preventing the mosquitoes feeding on humans, the nets could divert them to feed on other mammals, which do not host the malaria parasite, reducing the number of humans bitten and of mosquitoes carrying the parasite. "Insecticide-t...

Furore Over Spa Planned on Active Philippines Volcano

...that forms part of a 60,000-hectare (148,200-acre) protected area of the volcano. It won the backing of the T...access road did not necessarily violate the law on protected areas. The protesters fear the project would displace some residents and damage their farms and fi...

Violence at Croatian Gay Pride March

...o back demands for gay rights. The marchers were protected by almost as many police as they made their way through the city centre, jeered and taunted by around 20 youths. The leaders of the city's gay and lesbian association said they faced rejection, discrimination, job dismissals and physical assault in...

Golf Courses Could Serve as Wildlife Sanctuaries If Managed Properly

.... These managed green spaces aren't surrogates for protected land and ecosystems, but they can include suitable habitat for species native to the area. Golf courses could act as nature sanctuaries if managed properly," said Ray Semlitsch, Curators' Professor of Biology in the MU College of Arts and Science. ...

Southeast Missouri State Provides High-tech Protection Against Staph Infections

...vide our student-athletes with confidence in their protected athletic environments," said Alfred Castillo, Head Athletic Trainer at SEMO. "Our proactive stance on safety and prevention will benefit our athletes and visiting athletes alike by minimizing the spread of potentially harmful bacteria." SportsAide ...

India Grapples With First Bill to Stop Workplace Sex Harassment

...ed to be a part of the formal sector that would be protected by such legislation. Still, for those women a law would be welcome news, as discrimination and harassment in offices are seen as rife. In a 2005 case, Indian air force pilot Anjali Gupta was court-martialled for misconduct after she accused three...

Male Circumcision can Cut HIV Infection, Studies Show

...ich is a bit of a worry, as they may think they're protected and they're not," Cooper said. "It merely reduces the risk, you still have to use condoms, men can't think 'that's all I need to do, I can now have unsafe sex'." The clinical reason for circumcision's preventive effect is still being investigated...

Gaps In Food Safety Systems Must Be Plugged :UN

...informed about potential hazards in food and to be protected against them", he added. The agencies said both developed and developing countries can have fragmented food safety systems that often do not include or cover primary production where many problems originate. They noted for example the spread in re...

Green Box Converts Car Fumes into Biofuel

... that the carbon dioxide is captured and held in a protected state, said Houston. Other carbon capture technologies are much more cumbersome or energy-intensive, for example using miles of pipeline to transport the gas. The carbon dioxide, held in its safe, inert state, can be handled, transported and releas...

Taiwan Bans Circuses from Importing Protected Animals

... a law to ban circuses from importing or exporting protected animals in an effort to improve protection of animal rights, a legislator said Friday . Under the revised Wildlife Conservation Law passed late Thursday, all imports and exports of animals such as lions, tigers, elephants and monkeys are prohibited...

Kashmir University Stops Construction to Save Chinar Trees

...which is an icon of the rich Kashmiri heritage, is protected under the law and its felling without the explicit magisterial permission is illegal. While many historians credit the Mughal rule for bringing the majestic chinar tree to Kashmir from Iran, others argue the chinars in the Valley owe their origin t...

Ancient Viral Defense may Explain Susceptibility to HIV: Study

A gene that protected man from an ancient retrovirus that infected chimps and other primates millions of years ago may be one reason why our species is susceptible to HIV, said a study released Thursday. The gene appears to have been instrumental in protecting man agains...

Galapagos on UN Endangered List

...ntain much unique plant and animal life. They were protected by UNESCO 1978, with the boundaries extended in 2001. The volcanic islands inspired British naturalist Charles Darwin's theory of evolution. It is Ecuador's most popular tourist attraction. The islands' growing tourism has lured thousands of worker...

Boffins Identify Gene That Helps Regulates Body Weight

...t were treated with resveratrol for two weeks were protected from high-fat, diet-induced obesity. By contrast, the protective effect against high-fat, diet-induced obesity in the absence of CD38 in mice was invalidated by sirtinol. Mice without CD38 that were treated with sirtinol gained a statistically sig...

Pride, Even the Hubristic Kind, Allows Us to Survive

... onslaught of fearful emotions could keep a person protected from danger and threat. "We believe [pride is] an evolved emotion, but it's a little bit more indirectly related to survival. To the extent that it allows us to survive, it does that by helping us maintain our social relationships with others, so...

Indian-born Australian Scientist Wins Award for Stem Cell Research

...es such as wombats." Sidhu's innovations are now protected by international patents (IPs). He says: "We have the licence to use 100 embryos to make six lines. We will endeavour to take the IPs to the next level - commercialisation - with the primary aim of better care for patients. "My research has great ...

Vaccine Ninety Percent Effective Against Cervical Cancer

...o were exposed to only one of the strains would be protected from the other, and even those who had been exposed to both "received some cross-protection from other strains," he said. Cervical cancer is the second most common type of cancer among women, with deaths projected to rise by almost 25 percent over ...

US to Detain Seafood Imports from China

...be able to seek exemptions if they prove they have protected their fish from contamination, the FDA said. "We're taking this strong step because of current and continuing evidence that certain Chinese aquaculture products imported into the United States contain illegal substances that are not permitted in se...

UK Scientists to Undertake Seven Year Study of Peanut Allergy

...who eat peanut snacks early in life may in fact be protected against peanut allergy, in contrast with previous studies which have suggested the opposite." In the study, the babies will be divided into two groups. One will receive a peanut snack regularly for the first three years of life, whereas the control...

Now Sex Determination of Fetuses in Six Weeks in UK

...result in the post or can access it online using a protected password. Julia Millington of the Prolife Alliance said: "There is a real risk that some people would choose to abort babies of a certain gender." Michaela Aston of the pro-life charity LIFE said: "This test is very dangerous. It would inevitably...

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