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Treating HIV in war zones -- Public health emergencies need rapid advice from WHO

...care Educating patients on the importance of not conserving their pills and trying to take them on time even during periods of instability. Culbert and colleagues' paper includes powerful testimonies from patients who have been under the care of MSF. One patient, followed in the clinic since May 2003,...

In Iran, cheetahs collared for the first time

...nable us to make very specific recommendations for conserving cheetahs for future generations. We are delighted that this international collaboration is producing such important outcomes." ...

Despite their heft, many dinosaurs had surprisingly tiny genomes

...irds may have co-evolved with flight as a means of conserving energy," says Edwards, professor of organismic and evolutionary biology in Harvard's Faculty of Arts and Sciences and Alexander Agassiz Professor of Zoology and curator of ornithology in Harvard's Museum of Comparative Zoology. "In fact, our work sho...

Better assessment of transfusions could save blood

...rnative treatments may lead to fewer transfusions, conserving critical blood supplies in hospitals. The report is published in Seminars in Dialysis. Phlebotomy, the removing of blood from the body, has been seen as a major factor contributing to anemia, but recent research shows that it may not be the primary...

New species declared: Clouded leopard on Borneo and Sumatra

...the uniqueness of the island and the importance of conserving the Heart of Borneo.? Clouded leopards are the biggest predators on Borneo. Some grow to be as large as a small panther, and have the longest canine teeth relative to body size of any cat. Sumatran tigers are the largest predators on Sumatra. ...

Adding radiation decreases breast cancer recurrence

Radiotherapy after breast conserving surgery for breast cancer reduces recurrence and p...umors. Among women over 65 and treated with breast conserving surgery, the risk of local or regional recurrence increased up to 3.5 times if they did not receive ...

Edible coatings will be the packaging of the future

...is a packaging system particularly efficacious for conserving foodstuffs that are high in polysaturated fatty acids, susceptible to oxidation, such as nuts, meat and certain fish such as salmon. In his PhD, Javier Osés evaluated to what extent the edible films which he had developed were able to protect fatty...

First Biodiversity Census of coral reef ecosystems in the NW Hawaiian Islands

...ing this expedition are "one of the priorities for conserving all the monument's natural resources." The taxonomists, biologists specializing in the classification of these organisms, are donating their time and considerable expertise. "We plan to provide for the State of Hawaii a baseline record of the...

Extreme environment changes fish appearance

..." Lema said. The findings have implications for conserving species, Lema said. On one hand, the fish may be more adaptable to changing conditions than thought. But refuge-bred fish might well die if reintroduced directly to Devil's Hole in an attempt to rebuild the population. And if an animal's form is s...

Serengeti patrols cut poaching of buffalo, elephants, rhinos

...laws and regulations remains an essential tool for conserving biological diversity," Hobbs says. "This sounds so simple, but it has been controversial." ...

Wheat gene may boost foods' nutrient content

...des a clear example of the value and importance of conserving the wild germplasm -- the source of genetic diversity -- of our crop species." Dubcovsky leads a consortium of 20 public wheat-breeding programs known as the Wheat Coordinated Agricultural Project, which is rapidly introducing GPC-B1 and other valu...

Study suggests evolutionary link between diet, brain size in orangutans

... conditions by both maximizing their resources and conserving energy, she said. In addition, studies by van Schaik and other scientists have suggested that Borneo's morio orangs bear offspring more frequently than do Sumatra's orangs. Such relatively short intervals between births could themselves be tied to ...

Invasive exotic plants helped by natural enemies

...The study's findings have serious implications for conserving ecosystems and reducing the economic damage that invasive exotic species cause. "Restoring native vertebrate herbivores to their natural ranges, while reducing the number of exotic herbivores, could be an effective tool in reducing invasive exotic ...

Therapeutic prospects beyond Vioxx

...Clarification of this issue offers the prospect of conserving the clinical benefit of these drugs for patients with arthritis, while managing the risk. Almost 10 years ago, FitzGerald noticed that both Celebrex and Vioxx depressed in healthy individuals a protective fat called prostacyclin, while leaving unal...

Protecting endangered species helps reduce poverty

...f Farida, a WWF awareness-raising program aimed at conserving the rare Ganges river dolphin helped the community to address critical basic needs such as clean water. After five years, the number of families below the poverty line significantly declined. The report further shows that more than 60 percent of pe...

The Amazon in 2050: Implementing the law could save a million square kilometers of rainforest

...rds this second, more sustainable future scenario, conserving most of the forest for centuries to come. According to co-author Daniel Nepstad, "By building a policy-sensitive 'crystal ball' for the Amazon, we are able to identify the most important policy levers for reconciling economic development with conserv...

Pacific Islands paradise protected

... third largest marine protected area in the world, conserving an archipelago of some of the planet's most pristine coral reefs. Martin Puta Tofinga, Minister of Environment, Lands and Agricultural Development of the Republic of Kiribati, announced the establishment of the Phoenix Islands Protected Area at the ...

Marine conservation organizations team up to conduct Indonesia coral reefs assessment

...bin Sultan Living Oceans Foundation's objective of conserving living oceans through the practice of Science Without Borders?," Capt. Renaud added. The survey outcomes will be incorporated into the Global Coral Reef Monitoring Network's (GCRMN) "Post-Tsunami Status of Coral Reefs Report" ? a special report in t...

Tropical dry forests receive international recognition

...ans convincing governments to realize the value of conserving tropical dry forest land and in turn, paying the land owners environmental services fees in exchange for a promise the land won't be used for commercial development. Costa Rica is a leader in this strategy, having paid more than US$175 million in env...

DNA from feathers tells tale of eagle fidelity

... period." This kind of monitoring is essential to conserving rare or endangered species, said Todd Katzner, director of conservation and field research at the National Aviary in Pittsburgh and a study co-author. "You can't conserve a population unless you know how big it is and whether it's growing or shrinki...

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