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Paper challenges 1491 Amazonian population theories
...man land use," Bush says. "Most archaeologists are buying
into the argument that you had big populations that transformed the landscape en masse. Another group of archaeologists say that transformation was very much limited to river corridors, and if you went away from the river corridors there wasn't that ...
Organic is healthier: Kiwis prove that green is good
...secretary David Miliband declaring in January that buying
organic is just a lifestyle choice. The Davis scientists, led by Drs. Maria Amodio and Adel Kader, showed that organically grown kiwifruit had significantly increased levels of polyphenols, the healthy compounds found in red wine and coloured berrie...
Fake pesticides threaten food safety
... speaking, it would be wrong to blame farmers [for buying
the products] as in many cases they firmly believe they are buying
legitimate products. We've had cases where only after farmers have come to us with a complaint have ...
Avian flu modeled on supercomputer, explores vaccine and isolation options for thwarting a pandemic
...ls), but we find that these measures are useful in buying
time to produce and distribute sufficient quantities of vaccine and antiviral drugs," said Germann of Los Alamos' Applied Physics Division. "Based on our results, combinations of mitigation strategies such as stockpiling vaccines or antiviral agents...
UF study first to quantify validity of DNA I.D. tool using marine snails
...der," he said. "Is that really a cod fillet you're buying
at the fishmonger?" Although the availability of such a device might be 10 or 15 years off, it could allow scientists to have a small lab within the rain forest, collecting biodiversity data and being instantly linked via satellite to the encycloped...
Preventing a pandemic: Study suggests strategies for containing a flu outbreak
...heast Asian outbreak of avian influenza in humans, buying
precious time for the production of a vaccine. Using a computer model to simulate an outbreak in a rural Southeast Asian population, the scientists have shown how a combination of strategies, including targeted administration of antivirals, quaranti...
The biggest family tree ever
...the project and learn about their own ancestors by buying
a participation kit and submitting their DNA sample. "As more people provide their genetic information to the project, researchers will be able to fill in the local details of how people migrated across the Earth," said Michael Cusanovich, director ...
Grasping metaphors: UC San Diego research ties brain area to figures of speech
...said that it meant you had to be very careful when buying
jewelry because you might get robbed. The patients were equally bad at matching a bulbous, amoeboid shape to the sound "booba" and a jagged shape to "kiki." Whereas more than 90 percent of ordinary respondents succeed at this task ?of translating on...
Simple drug has the potential to save many lives threatened by malaria
...is not possible to administer outside hospital, so buying
time by starting treatment which is easy to administer in the community is crucial. Researchers in Uganda compared the effectiveness and safety of conventional treatment (intravenous quinine) with an alternative treatment (artemether, given as a sup...