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Genetically modified rice in China benefits farmers' health, study finds

...cial market. "This study provides China and other nations with objective, research-based information about whether GM food crops can actually improve farmer welfare," Pray said. He and colleagues set out to conduct an economic analysis of data from eight rice pre-commercialization field trials in China. Th...

Microbial fuel cell: High yield hydrogen source and wastewater cleaner

...ter treatment as well as provide a contribution to nations able to harness hydrogen as an energy source," Logan notes,. The new approach is described in a paper, "Electrochemically Assisted Microbial Production of Hydrogen from Acetate," released online currently and scheduled for a future issue of Environm...

Emergence of cancer as major cause of childhood death in developing countries is not being adequately addressed

...ediatric cancer units are created in resource-poor nations and if their development promotes international cell and tissue banks and the ability to collect long-term treatment follow-up data. St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is internationally recognized for its pi...

First technology to remove prions that cause vCJD from blood launched

...closely with health authorities, starting with the nations hardest hit by vCJD, to help protect the safety of... the people most motivated to donate blood. Other nations around the globe have implemented safeguards similar to those enacted in the UK including leukocyte ...

UN votes to ban human cloning

..., or animals (other than humans).They believe that nations should "actively pursue the potential medical and scientific benefits of these scientific methods, which have already enabled researchers to develop innovative drugs to treat diseases." The United Kingdom, the Russian Federation, France and India, h...

New strategies to reduce hospital-aquired infections

...ls they create. He explained that several European nations already recommend point-of-use 0.2 micron filters as a simple and effective solution to prevent waterborne microbe transmission to patients. He reviewed the results of studies conducted with Pall-AquasafeTM filters, which are specifically designed to...

Distributed Basic Local Alignment Search Toolkit (W.ND-BLAST)

...ls they create. He explained that several European nations already recommend point-of-use 0.2 micron filters as a simple and effective solution to prevent waterborne microbe transmission to patients. He reviewed the results of studies conducted with Pall-AquasafeTM filters, which are specifically designed to...

Innovative collaboration brings Arctic science into the classroom

...tional Science Foundation, is a collaboration of 4 nations to study fresh-water discharge from Russian, Alaskan, and Canadian rivers into the Arctic Ocean. Accompanying him on his travels will be Amy Clapp, an elementary school teacher from Salisbury, Vermont, as part of Teachers and Researchers Exploring an...

Researchers find gene that may be at root of potato blight

...that the spread of P. infestans may hit developing nations particularly hard, as potatoes are a staple crop in many of these countries. P. infestans belongs to a group of destructive pathogens called oomycetes. Oomycetes aren't easy to categorize ?although they physically look like fungi, on a molecular lev...

Study of energy and health in Africa focuses spotlight on charcoal and forest management

... The African continent, as well as many developing nations in Asia and Latin America, is dependent on both wo...t. The researchers conclude that "helping African nations make the transition to clean charcoal without drastically increasing pollution and decimating tropic...

Laboratory professionals in Africa receive training under AIDS Relief Plan

...fort. In addition to Ethiopia and Zambia, targeted nations include Botswana, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Rwanda, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Haiti, Guyana, Zambia, Lesotho, Swaziland and Viet Nam. ASCP will be working in Ethiopia, Tanzania, South Africa, Zambia, Lesotho and Swazilan...

Restaurant seafood prices since 1850s help plot marine harvests through history

...e, environment, and fisheries in a growing list of nations as well as from private foundations and companies. The Census is associated or affiliated with several intergovernmental international organizations including the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of the UN, the Food and Agriculture Organiza...

Storing carbon to combat global warming may cause other environmental problems, study suggests

...kely have large impacts on water resources of many nations that net less than 30 percent of what precipitation provides for their total annual supplies of fresh water, the authors predicted. "The places that are most likely to grow trees for carbon sequestration are places where trees aren't growing now," J...

Tuberculosis still a risk for patients receiving HIV drugs

...hough HIV-infected people living in industrialized nations are at lower risk of TB than those living in resou...HAART. HIV-infected patients from industrialized nations might develop TB if they were exposed to the tuberculosis organism in the past, especially for those...

Sahara's edge studied from ground, air and space to improve water management

...This 'fossil water' is today used in North African nations for irrigating agriculture and to support population growth. It is a valuable resource but also a non-renewable one - distributed across national boundaries - which requires careful management to be employed in a sustainable way. Over-exploitation ri...

Some good news for the world's poor

... in time for Christmas. While the world's trading nations remain deadlocked on how to move ahead with agricu...to 2000, while the population of Asia's developing nations more than doubled, from 1.6 billion to 3.4 billion, efforts to avert famine resulted in the land are...

New U. of Colorado at Boulder flu chip may help combat future epidemics, pandemics

... goals has been to address the needs of developing nations by providing an inexpensive, field-portable test kit for respiratory illnesses to the World Health Organization for global screening of respiratory illness." Kuchta said the team hopes to cut down on the 11-hour virus identification process. "We a...

HIV-infected adults in Botswana respond positively to ARV therapy public treatment program

...rcent of HIV-infected people live in resource-poor nations -- and only a fraction of the people have access to the potentially lifesaving treatment. This study evaluated the effectiveness of combination ARV treatment in decreasing HIV disease and death. With more than one year of follow-up for clinical and l...

New Therapeutic Target Identified In Inherited Brain Tumor Disorder

...rcent of HIV-infected people live in resource-poor nations -- and only a fraction of the people have access to the potentially lifesaving treatment. This study evaluated the effectiveness of combination ARV treatment in decreasing HIV disease and death. With more than one year of follow-up for clinical and l...

Largest computational biology simulation mimics life’s most essential nanomachine

...rcent of HIV-infected people live in resource-poor nations -- and only a fraction of the people have access to the potentially lifesaving treatment. This study evaluated the effectiveness of combination ARV treatment in decreasing HIV disease and death. With more than one year of follow-up for clinical and l...

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