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More recycling on the farm could reduce environmental problems

...ms resulting from farming argue for a shift toward practices that use lower inputs of pesticides and energy and more recycling of energy and materials, according to an article published in the May 2007 issue of BioScience. The author, Craig J. Pearson of the University of Guelph, documents how semiclosed agric...

Hepatitis E takes a piggyback

...tou and Nishiura suggest that changes in husbandry practices and avoiding eating raw liver might be more cost-effective measures should HEV’s hold on pig farms weaken....

Palau's coral reefs show differential habitat recovery following the 1998 bleaching event

...back magnificently if subjected to good management practices and 10 years or so of pristine conditions," says R...em of climate change is that good local management practices might aid recovery of coral reefs." Van Woesik, a professor of biological sciences a...

A new portable biosensor detects traces of contaminants in food more quickly and cheaply

... the rapid detection of 'risk' of contamination in practices based on Risk and Critical Control Point Analysis". ...

Massive coral death attributed to earthquake

...ng including bombing and the use of cyanide. These practices are now illegal in Indonesia, and need immediate attention. Dr Campbell concludes "While reef condition in south-western Aceh is generally poor, we have found some reefs in excellent condition as well as and evidence of recovery at damaged sites. ...

Living with water scarcity -- world must act now

...od ever written, critically examining policies and practices of water use and development in the agricultural s...e next 50 years. In the worst case scenario where practices don’t change, water use will also double. Agricultural practices are changing, but not fast enough....

How to manage forests in hurricane impact zones

...es such as endangered plants and animals, and best practices for proceeding with salvage. "Stands within a hurricane damage zone that are not salvaged will require monitoring for up to 5 years to detect delayed mortality or the onset of insect infestations or diseases," says Stanturf. "Beyond the initial f...

Common parasitic infection leads to increased risk for HIV infection

...ns and addressing potentially harmful intravaginal practices such as douching, washing, or placing traditional substances in the vagina should be developed and evaluated in clinical trials as possible female-controlled HIV prevention interventions." ...

New fMRI technology making brain tumor surgery safer

...BrainLAB planning station hardware. Both physician practices are closely affiliated with The Neuroscience Institute, an international center of excellence located at University Hospital and UC. Neurosurgeons have never simply guessed at where critical areas of the brain begin and end. First and foremost, th...

ASU researchers test antibacterial effects of healing clays

...lion, green tea, valerian, and horse chestnut, and practices like acupuncture, Tai Chi, and Reiki that fall outside conventional medicines. The ASU duo will examine the mechanisms that allow two clays mined in France to heal Buruli ulcer, a flesh-eating bacterial disease found primarily in central and weste...

HIV-1 kills immune cells in the gut that may never bounce back

...ic polyps or colorectal cancer, routine monitoring practices will have to be re-examined, with HIV-positive patients receiving colonoscopies earlier and perhaps more frequently than current recommendations allow. In the laboratory, these findings should give researchers another angle with which to approach HIV...

Researchers develop technologies to devour food pathogens

...t he also noted that following proper agricultural practices is as important, if not more important, for food safety. Since E. coli, or Escherichia coli, is found in the intestines of warm-blooded animals, it does not naturally contaminate most produce. Therefore, following more stringent sanitary policies, ...

What does the public really know about HPV?

...hly barometer of the public's health communication practices and needs. The survey is jointly funded by the National Cancer Institute, the Annenberg School for Communication and the Sunnylands Trust at Annenberg. It was fielded in June, 2006, roughly coinciding with FDA approval of the vaccine. A nation...

Transmission of antibiotic-resistant bacteria linked to previous intensive care unit room occupants

...al patients or whether currently mandated cleaning practices are effective in reducing bacterial spread. "Alth...eeded to determine whether more intensive cleaning practices can reduce the risk further and, if so, whether this is worthwhile in a resource-limited system," th...

HIV/AIDS linked to extensively drug resistant TB

...quickly determining what kind of infection control practices can practically and feasibly be instituted to reduce the transmission of this lethal form of tuberculosis to others. Friedland said there is a desperate need for new diagnostic tests and treatment for TB. "It is still being diagnosed the same way ...

Coral stress 'like never in history'

...sound a warning bell to modern day reef management practices as today’s reefs face more stress than ever. But while the ancient reefs warn that we are seeing abnormal die-off rates, they also show that the reefs of the past recovered rapidly after these events, taking as little as 100 years to be repopulate...

World-wide warning of highly drug-resistant tuberculosis

...especially in countries where tuberculosis control practices have been inadequate. Research is also needed to assess the extent of the spread of these highly drug resistant strains of tuberculosis worldwide and improved means of diagnosis of tuberculosis and early detection of drug resistance are urgently re...

Renewed dolphin slaughter prompts new campaign

...m professionals has launched a campaign to end the practices through public awareness and by appealing to the government of Japan to put an end to the hunts. The "Act for Dolphins" campaign--which includes members from The New York Aquarium, Emory University, and the World Association of Zoos and Aquariums (WA...

Researchers find that bumblebees' flower choice matters

...servation of native plant communities. Best bee practices Because there are many bee behaviors, the task isn't simple, but with tedious scrutiny it is documentable. "Bumblebees definitely have distinct foraging patterns, both among species and even individuals of a single species," Karron says. In fact...

Origen publishes in Nature a robust and versatile method for creating transgenic chickens

... eggs is relatively simple, and good manufacturing practices have long been established for vaccine production in chicken eggs. Moreover, the overall cost of facility and operations is a fraction of that associated with fermentation methods of manufacture. The ability to readily create transgenic chickens thro...

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