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Brain inflammation may be friend, not foe, for Alzheimer's patients

...l that rushes to injury sites and helps repair and clean up wounds in the brain. The work is the latest in a growing body of research that is trying to determine the exact role of inflammation in Alzheimer’s disease. O’Banion notes that some studies have found that taking medications to squelch inflamma...

Soils offer new hope as carbon sink

...here is so much interest in a technology to create clean energy that also locks up carbon in the soil for t...y stream of green or other biomass waste providing clean energy that is carbon negative," Dr Van Zwieten said. "But until pyrolysis plants are up and runnin...

Researchers find 24 species believed new to science in Suriname rainforest

... rainforest and palm swamp with freshwater sources clean enough to support abundant fish and amphibian life. Among the 24 species believed new to science are an Atelopus frog with brilliant purple markings, four Eleutherodactylus frog species, six species of fish, 12 dung beetles and an ant species. The...

Researchers examine carbon capture and storage to combat global warming

...pewers, such as coal power plants, into relatively clean machines with regard to global warming. ''The n...on the coal's surface. Natural gas is a relatively clean fossil fuel, which can then be burned in place of coal, said Mark Zoback, professor of geophysics an...

Microbes at work cleaning up the environment

...toxic nanoparticles in their own environments, and clean up crews of the future could potentially do the sa...ine-rich polypeptides or proteins for nanoparticle clean up,” Weber said. “With the boom in nanoscience, people are naturally asking questions about the pote...

Helping chlorine-eating bacteria clean up toxic waste

...hich has some 6,000 toxic-dump sites of its own to clean up. Richardson explained that in the field "the bacteria sometimes start and then stop. We might improve conditions for the organisms." For example, she said, it has been found that Dehalococcoides needs vitamin B-12, so the vitamin is added to cu...

Early exposure to indoor fungus molecules may protect infants against future allergies

... avoid overusing antibacterial sprays and soaps to clean their bodies and homes. "Certain microbes can have helpful affects in the body," she explains, "but antibacterial disinfectants can’t discriminate between helpful and harmful microbes—they destroy them all. "This eliminates the natural competit...

Asexual worm quickly adapts to soil contamination

...s and lived for longer than the nematodes from the clean soil. Asexual The rapid adaptation to the environment in an asexual species is an interesting finding. It contradicts the general opinion that asexual species have low adaptive potential and that they adapt to stress less easily than sexual s...

Rapid, Low-Cost DNA Testing

...to improve our health and make sure we're drinking clean water and eating uncontaminated food. In fact, his new method can be used to help forensics labs identify criminals, test ponds and pools before children swim in them, and identify harmful genetic sequences in medical research, to name only a few app...

Failure to meet United Nations sanitation target could affect millions of the world's poorest

...and you have to decide whether to invest in having clean water or in having sanitation facilities, you're g... hand washing." In addition to health benefits, clean water and sanitation also have a positive effect on education and the economy, Davis added. "Having ...

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

...gy (ES&T). ''Ethanol is being promoted as a clean and renewable fuel that will reduce global warming and air pollution,'' said Jacobson, associate professor of civil and environmental engineering. ''But our results show that a high blend of ethanol poses an equal or greater risk to public health tha...

Study finds mercury prevalent in many western fish

...ical or behavioral ?and often subtle. They may not clean their young, or they may leave eggs unattended in their nests. "We simply haven't done enough studies to know all of the impacts, especially on fish-eating animals," Hughes added. The study, based on data collected from EPA's Environmental Monit...

Manual dishwashing study digs up dirt on dish cleanliness

...fectious question about eating at restaurants: How clean are manually washed dishes? Jaesung Lee and Melvi...re washed and scrubbed in soapy water, rinsed with clean water, and finally soaked in water containing germ-killing sanitizers. But employees often use water...

'Hidden-hero' microbes in soil, water may help naturally clean toxic sites

...and his FSU oceanography department team will help clean up the mess. During the course of a forthcoming five-year study funded by the U.S. Department of Energy, FSU researchers will be testing a natural method called bioremediation -- the stimulation of naturally occurring microbes that Kostka calls "h...

New UD technology removes viruses from drinking water

...r system at a produce-packing house, it could help clean and safeguard fresh and "ready to eat" vegetables, particularly leafy greens like lettuce and spinach, as well as fruit, according to Kniel. "Sometimes on farms, wash-water is recirculated, so this technology could help prevent plant pathogens fro...

Researchers to develop active nanoscale surfaces for biological separations

...atory, whereas other surfaces require the use of a clean room. The nanoscale surfaces are also dynamic, while the materials in use today cannot be altered once they have been made. In the more distant future, the surfaces could even be used as biosensors or to deliver DNA molecules for gene therapy appl...

Nano-devices hold promise for early-stage cancer detection

...cupy approximately 9,600 square feet and include a clean room, bonding and packaging facilities, characterization facilities, and prototyping and testing. "The development of this unique infrastructure complements research already underway at McMaster in the related fields of biomedical engineering, man...

Batfish to the rescue!

...ot and surgeon fish ?which normally keep the coral clean of weedy growth." Prof. Bellwood and colleagues Prof. Terry Hughes and Andrew Hoey were testing a weed-infested patch of coral near Orpheus Island on Australia's Great Barrier Reef to see whether local herbivorous fish could restore it to a normal...

Search on for treatment of slow-healing wounds

...ike debridement, where a wound is actually scraped clean - works. In that case, the biofilms are removed." The grant is in partnership with Wolcott, who offers an important clinical perspective, and the division of dermatology at the University of Washington's Department of Medicine, which brings experti...

Recycled paper and compost could both be key tools to control plant disease

...eat. Peat is used by many growers as it provides a clean and uniform material that is suitable for plant growth ?but its very cleanliness makes the plants growing in it susceptible to quickly spreading plant diseases. In contrast compost contains a diversity of microbes that can suppress plant diseases. T...

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