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FDA sees nanotech challenges in every product category it regulates

.../consumerproducts ),” said Rejeski. “The number of listed products has more than doubled in a year. It does not include nanotech consumer products which companies do not identify as such, or the hundreds of nano raw materials, intermediate components, and industrial equipment items currently used by manufac...

Madagascan tropical forests return thanks to better management and well-defined ownership

... a particular region) in all of Madagascar and are listed as one of the 200 most important "ecoregions" of the world. The study also shows that the relationship between human population density and deforestation is much more complex than previously thought. "We were surprised to find the highest deforestat...

Discovery of new cave millipedes casts light on Arizona cave ecology

...he discovery will result in the two caves becoming listed as 'significant' under the Federal Cave Resource Protection Act of 1988. Voyles indicates there are a lot more exciting discoveries to be made. "With 170 known caves [on the BLM Arizona Strip lands], there is no doubt that there is more to find. T...

Cambodian vulture nests offer hope for species

...the last chances for recovery for the species, now listed as "Critically Endangered" by the World Conservation Union (IUCN). "We discovered the nests on top of a hill where two other vulture species were also found, one of which—the white-rumped vulture—is also 'Critically Endangered'," said Song Chans...

Liver regeneration may be simpler than previously thought

... analyze the collected information, the scientists listed all the proteins that help the cells grow and proliferate in both samples. The results were unexpected. The researchers noticed that only a few proteins were common to both processes. Proteins called transcription factors, which affect DNA in th...

Twenty of world's 162 grouper species threatened with extinction

...ures are introduced. Eight species previously were listed by the World Conservation Union (IUCN) as under ex... the islands of the Western Atlantic Ocean, now is listed as Endangered under the U.S. Endangered Species Act and has virtually disappeared from most Caribbea...

Experimental vaccine given during pregnancy reduces stillbirths from common virus

...te of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences listed as a top priority the development of a vaccine to prevent cytomegalovirus during pregnancy. "An effective CMV vaccine for women of childbearing age could greatly reduce the disability caused by the virus," said Duane Alexander, M.D., Director of t...

Organic is healthier: Kiwis prove that green is good

...nada, Europe, Asia, and Australia. The company is listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbols JWa and JWb. Wiley's recently re-launched Internet site can be accessed at http://www.wileyeurope.com ...

New study: Preterm birth causes one-third of all infant deaths

...In 2002, the National Center for Health Statistics listed short gestation/low birth weight as the cause of 17 percent of infant deaths. However, two-thirds of the infants who died in 2002 were born prematurely. This difference led the CDC researchers to speculate that premature birth plays a greater role in...

Triple threat: World fin trade may harvest up to 73 million sharks per year

...lation in most countries. Three shark species are listed on the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Flora and Fauna (CITES), and 20 percent are threatened with extinction according to the 2006 Red List of Threatened Species. Used in shark fin soup, a delicacy served at Chines...

One signal elicits thousands of answers

... dynamics. All these phosphorylation sites are now listed in the newly created Phosida database to make them...ida.com ), where all the phosphorylation sites are listed with additional information and connections to respective listings in other databases. An interestin...

PNAS study reveals why organs fail following massive trauma

...n to see which of the genes changed by trauma were listed in the literature as having a role in T cell function. What emerged was a map of the likely functions of hundreds of genes and proteins related to T cell post-trauma dysfunction, and their likely partners in signaling pathways. The final step was to ...

Mars mission Risk 29: Scientists research ways to reduce radiation-induced brain damage

...ve teams investigating the cosmic radiation risks, listed by principal investigator, are: Edouard Azzam, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Newark, N.J., the role of gap-junction communication and oxidative metabolism in the biological effects of space radiation Susan Bailey, Color...

African wetland managers armed with new technology

...haracter and are obliged to report on the state of listed wetlands they have designated. ...

Race to halt global amphibian crisis boosted by rediscovery of endangered Colombian frogs

... of mammal, bird, reptile, amphibian and plant. It listed the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta site as one of the most crucial to protect. In late December, Fundación ProAves learned of the impending sale of plots from the site for construction of vacation homes. It alerted the Alliance for Zero Extinction, an...

Large-scale genomics project will hunt genes behind common childhood diseases

...omes in the human genome, while the HapMap Project listed haplotypes ?blocks of DNA sequences with variations thought to be linked to risks of specific diseases. Leading the new Center for Applied Genomics is Hakon Hakonarson, M.D., Ph.D., who has returned to Children's Hospital from deCODE Genetics, Inc., ...

Report focuses on the role good microbes play in future medicine

...s to help advance the field. In addition to those listed above, some other potential future applications of probiotics identified in the report include treating antibiotic-resistant infections, encouraging weight gain in newborns and children with AIDS, reducing the incidence of kidney stones, and reducing...

Major initiative proposed to address amphibian crisis

...is problem. One publication by this group has been listed as the 10th most cited paper ever in the journal C...rica. Several species in the Pacific Northwest are listed as candidates for the endangered species list. More than a dozen species have disappeared from Austr...

Researcher studies, treats military with 'silent disease'

...e they joined the military. Her patients have also listed skin piercings or tattoos as the possible source of their infection. "Military people (46 percent) have more tattoos than civilian population, but the link between tattoos and HCV (hepatitis C virus), although it exists theoretically, has not been p...

Pollution threatens coral health by preventing lesions from healing, UCF study shows

...rld Research Institute's Reefs at Risk program has listed coastal development and treated wastewater discharge as chronic problems along Florida's southeast coast. The loss of coral harms natural reef ecosystems and can hurt Florida's tourism economy if divers decide to go elsewhere. Reefs also help to p...

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