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US life expectancy about to decline, researchers say

...e system that cares for them will pay a very heavy price in terms of higher death rates and escalating health care costs." To estimate the current impact of obesity on life expectancy, the researchers calculated how much longer people would live if obesity did not exist. To do this, they used recently pub...

Flocking together: Study shows how animal groups find their way

...roups like those of real animals, which pay a high price -- such as being eaten -- if they stray from their group. Second, a few animals were programmed to have a preferred direction, as if aware of a food source or other valued destination. These animals were instructed to balance their desire to move to...

Alaskan puzzles, monitoring provide insight about North Pacific salmon runs

...ery large harvests in years of big returns because price goes down as does quality." The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation grant is for three years and is part of its Wild Pacific Salmon Ecosystem Initiative. The initiative focuses on salmon conservation in pristine areas, in hope of saving healthy system...

New winter hulless barley has high protein

...w markets, including food, feed, and ethanol. The price for winter barley has declined since 1996. Even though winter barley was an integral component of the region's cropping system, growers stopped producing it because it was not profitable. The Small Grains Breeding Program work is aimed at reversing t...

Infants With Rare Genetic Disease Saved by Cord Blood Stem Cells

...hor of the study. "It's simply impossible to put a price on a child's life." Kurtzberg pioneered the use of umbilical cord blood from unrelated donors in 1993 and her team has treated and saved more children with cancers and rare genetic diseases than any other center in the world ?147 children in all. Th...

Infants with Rare Genetic Disease Saved By Cord Blood Stem Cells

...hor of the study. "It's simply impossible to put a price on a child's life." Kurtzberg pioneered the use of umbilical cord blood from unrelated donors in 1993 and her team has treated and saved more children with cancers and rare genetic diseases than any other center in the world ?147 children in all. Th...

New book explains antibiotic resistance for a broad audience

... says Salyers. Revenge of the Microbes has a list price of $29.95 and can be ordered online at: http://www.asmpress.org. ...

$5.1 billion would save 6 million children

... policymakers, donors and governments will use our price estimates to strengthen their health systems. If they don't, 16,000 children will continue to die each day as a result," said Jennifer Bryce, EdD, lead author of the study. This study follows a series of articles by Black, Bryce and their colleagues...

Digging in the dirt for life's biochemical foundations

... on the use of synthetic nitrogen fertilizers. The price of fertilizers is increasing, however, as are concerns about nitrogen runoff from large agricultural operations. Nitrogen also is a component of acid rain, which remains common in rapidly industrializing parts of the world, such as China. Eventually...

Geckos: It's not always about sex

Usually when you give up something, there's a price to pay. Not so in the case of the Australian Bynoe's gecko. This line of all-female geckos doesn't need sex or a male to reproduce and, contrary to expectations, these "Wonder Woman" geckos can run farther and faster than their sexually reproducing r...

Hospitalizations because of chicken pox down dramatically since implementation of vaccine

...justed terms since 1995 (the current public sector price per dose is $52.25), although an increase of this magnitude was not anticipated to change the cost-effectiveness dramatically. Second, the national varicella vaccine recommendation prompted states to measure and react to varicella as a reportable vac...

A step toward the $1,000 personal genome using readily available lab equipment

The theoretical price of having one's personal genome sequenced just fell from the prohibitive $20 million dollars to about $2.2 million, and the goal is to reduce the amount further--to about $1,000--to make individualized prevention and treatment realistic. The sharp d...

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

... the research already shows a dramatic rise in the price of abalone coincident with the collapse of stocks ...in the 1920s, document that the inflation-adjusted price of an abalone meal held steady at about $7 (in 2004 currency) for roughly 20 years. The price spike...

HIV mortality in India drops with introduction of generic antiretroviral therapy

...dia has risen in response to a 20-fold drop in the price of antiretroviral therapy (ART), according to an a...ntroduction of generic ART into India in 2000, the price of HIV drugs fell from $778 per month to $100 per month, and eventually declined even further to jus...

Group proves it's possible to grow new lung alveoli by growing new blood vessels

...e situation: the babies are saved but they pay the price with dramatically underdeveloped lungs--forcing them to spend their early days outside the womb fighting for every breath. And now, with many of these premature babies reaching their adolescent years, clinicians and researchers are also waiting to se...

Cheap, rapid hand-held check for HIV

Political pressure has finally seen the price of antiretroviral therapy for HIV slashed in poorer countries. But a lack of cheap, simple diagnostics to enable doctors to use these complex treatments remains a stumbling block. Now scientists from two New York universities believe they have the ...

Study shows AIDS drugs cost-effective, care underfunded

...y (HAART) is very cost-effective, despite the high price tag. However, the study also shows that reimbursement to physicians treating patients with HIV is critically low, threatening patients' access to care. The study findings are reported in the April 1 issue of Clinical Infectious Diseases, now availabl...

Free HIV tests cheaper than charging when goal is preventing AIDS

... the testing rate jumped to 15 people per day, the price of preventing an HIV infection dropped to $92 each, even without the revenue from fees. The cost includes everything required to run a testing program ?staff salaries, laboratory supplies and test kits, utilities and office supplies. The study resu...

Microbiology text tells stories, offers online resources

...tive use of their study time. Microbe has a list price of $89.95 and can be ordered from ASM Press online at http://estore.asm.org or through other retail outlets. ...

Human albumin from tobacco plants

... that these methods are not competitive. While the price at the pharmacy of albumin produced using plasma is 4 euros per gram, that obtained from yeasts or mammal cells costs between 300 and 4,000 euros per gram. Another option worked on over recent years has been the production of albumin from vegetables,...

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