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FDA sees nanotech challenges in every product category it regulates

...lates products that are worth nearly $1.5 trillion annually and that account for almost 25 percent of US consumer spending. “Today, there are more than 500 manufacturer-identified nanotechnology consumer products being sold. These can be found in an online inventory maintained by the Wilson Center’s Project...

Massive herds of animals found to still exist in Southern Sudan

...e Sudd wetlands.” “With the billions being spent annually in Southern Sudan by the international community, almost nothing is being spent on natural resource management, particularly on wildlife conservation,” said Undersecretary Akwoch. “We need donors, partners and well wishers to recognize the importance...

Focused ultrasound relieves fibroid symptoms in women

...pproximately one-third of hysterectomies performed annually in the U.S. MRgFUS represents a noninvasive, outpatient alternative to hysterectomy. "This treatment is ideal for older women who have completed their families and have a single or limited number of fibroids," said co-author Clare M. Tempany, M....

Arsenic in chicken feed may pose health risks to humans, C&EN reports

...percent of the 9 billion broiler chickens produced annually in the U.S. are fed a diet containing roxarsone, the article points out. Complicating the issue is the fact that no one knows the exact amount of arsenic found in chicken meat or ingested by consumers who frequently eat chicken. “Neither the Food...

Synthetic peptide targets latent papilloma virus infections

... or have had, an HPV infection, while 10,000 women annually develop cervical cancer, more than 90 percent of which is caused by HPV. Four thousand women die of cervical cancer each year. Once infected, it's difficult to rid oneself of the virus because it hides as a latent DNA in cells of the epithelial tis...

Why aren't humans furry? Stone-Age moms could be the answer

...al. The £1,000 prize, launched in 2004, is awarded annually and named in honour of Dr. David Horrobin, the renowned researcher, biotechnology expert and founder of Medical Hypotheses ( http://www.elsevier.com/wps/find/journaldescription.cws_home/623059/description#description ), who died in 2003. Harris' pa...

Fighting to keep Darwin in the classroom

... In addition, Springer has committed up to $10,000 annually in grants and prizes for the best paper, the best lesson plan, etc. The journal, aimed at members of the educational, museum, and scientific community involved in the teaching of evolutionary theory, will be available at a very affordable price. K...

What recognizes what in plant disease resistance?

...10% of the world's agricultural production is lost annually to diseases caused by bacteria, fungi, and viruses. Understanding how disease resistance works may help combat this scourge. In a new study published online this week in the open-access journal PLoS Biology, Tessa Burch-Smith, Savithramma Dinesh-Ku...

Ethanol vehicles pose a significant risk to human health, study finds

... already causes about 10,000 U.S. premature deaths annually from ozone and particulate matter. The question is, if we're not getting any health benefits, then why continue to promote ethanol and other biofuels? ''There are alternatives, such as battery-electric, plug-in-hybrid and hydrogen-fuel cell vehicl...

Custom-made cancer cell attacks

...tal Trust, producing 35 billion gallons of ethanol annually would require putting an additional 129,000 square...esident's target of 35 billion gallons of biofuels annually would require putting far fewer acres of land into Miscanthus production. The main reason behind...

Cellulosic ethanol: Fuel of the future?

...tal Trust, producing 35 billion gallons of ethanol annually would require putting an additional 129,000 square...esident's target of 35 billion gallons of biofuels annually would require putting far fewer acres of land into Miscanthus production. The main reason behind...

Re-analysis of cigarettes confirms tobacco companies increased addictive nicotine 11 percent

...00 premature deaths (or about 1 of every 5 deaths) annually in the U.S., and approximately 900,000 persons become addicted to smoking each year. In conclusion, according to the HSPH researchers, the extended analysis of MDPH data has demonstrated its potential to reveal undisclosed hazards to human health....

Uganda's mountain gorillas increase in number

...h generates much needed foreign revenue for Uganda annually by bringing paying travelers into the company of mountain gorillas. Four of the 30 family groups are habituated for tourism, or conditioned to tolerate the presence of humans for short durations. The other mountain gorilla stronghold is located j...

Turtles are loyal in feeding as well as in breeding

... to be as few as 300 female green turtles breeding annually in the Mediterranean,' continued Dr Broderick. 'This new information is timely and our research findings strengthen the case for the protection of key migratory and foraging areas. We have shared our findings with the Libyan authorities and are encou...

The effects of smoking on fractures and ligament injuries

...e smoking, which causes over 8.6 million illnesses annually in the U.S., has been shown to have harmful effects on a variety of orthopedic conditions. Studies have shown that the numerous toxins contained in cigarette smoke can undermine fracture and ligament repair following injury. In addition, smokers have...

Genome archaeology illuminates the genetic engineering debate

...where approximately 9 billion bushels are produced annually at a value of $30 billion. Corn is an important dietary staple in much of the third world and a bio-fuel source; rice is the primary dietary staple for more than half the world's population. Scientists have long known that the number of chromosome...

PET imaging shows young smokers quick benefit of quitting

...n the United States, accounting for 438,000 deaths annually (about one of every five deaths). Since coronary endothelial dysfunction is both "a significant predictor of cardiovascular events"—and reversible—its early detection is important, said Tamaki. PET—a diagnostic imaging test that measures metabolic ac...

Train your brain to hear your friends at a party

...harity's founder, Lady Ashley of Stoke, is awarded annually to a talented young scientist near the beginning of their career and undertaking research into deafness, or a related condition such as tinnitus. Most people with a hearing impairment have trouble picking out what someone is saying when they're i...

Study highlights new and cheaper way to treat heroin addiction

...whereas methadone treatment can cost almost £1,500 annually per patient, the cost of dihydrocodeine is £713. Dihydrocodeine has been used by GPs and specialists for many years to treat drug users . It is often preferred in situations where methadone is seen as hazardous, such as police custody or prison. I...

Air travel and flu: Post-9/11 restrictions delayed start of season

...nd southern hemispheres, influenza epidemics occur annually during the winter flu season. Given the concerns about global epidemics of serious strains of flu, such as occurred in 1918, as well as the more recent, localized outbreaks of 'bird flu', it is important to know more about how flu spreads round the ...

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