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Scientists collaborate to assess health of global environment

...cisions about ecosystem services, it will identify priorities on local, regional and global scales. In a particular area, for example, it can help policymakers decide whether the benefits of increasing food production will outweigh the effects on water quality and biodiversity by giving them the information the...

South America's vast pantanal wetland may become next everglades, UNU experts warn

... global environmental issues and refocus them into priorities and a manageable agenda for national governments? "So far, however, most work on Inter-linkages has been undertaken at the global rather than regional or national levels. Recognizing the importance of cooperation at the regional level between Brazil...

Measuring the impact of post-genomics on Mediterranean populations

... can help the Mediterranean region. Once research priorities were identified, delegates went onto to explore which mechanisms would best serve Euro-Mediterranean partnerships in the health research domain. The workshop also laid the groundwork for networks of potential partners to meet and discuss project idea...

New lab technique identifies high levels of pathogens in therapy pool

... years, in part because of a shift in the nation's priorities toward bio-weapons research that diverts valuable money and resources away from very basic and important issues." Higher winter levels of airborne pathogens in such enclosed pool areas are likely due to seasonal ventilation practices, including clos...

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

...list chronic diseases, including cancer, as health priorities on their agendas.?/p> The increasing pediatric cancer death rate in countries with limited resources is especially tragic because strategies exist that could be used to ensure wider access to effective cancer treatment, according to Raul C. Ribei...

WHO suspends Marburg work, appeals for new funds

...he risk of transmission in health care facilities, priorities include the provision of personal protective equipment for front-line staff and essential supplies for infection control, including disinfectants. Additional activities that urgently need to be strengthened include the early detection and isolation o...

NHGRI targets 12 more organisms for genome sequencing

... chartered committee that advises NHGRI on program priorities and goals, recently approved a comprehensive plan that identified two groups of new sequencing targets on the basis of their collective scientific merits. "Our sequencing strategy continues to focus on identifying the sets of organisms with the grea...

Primates on the brink

.... Eight of the hotspots are considered the highest priorities for the survival of the most endangered primates: Indo-Burma, Madagascar and the Indian Ocean Islands, Sundaland, Eastern Afromontane, Coastal Forests of Eastern Africa, Guinean Forests of West Africa, the Atlantic Forest of Brazil, and Western Ghats...

Tsunami-damaged coral reefs should be left to recover naturally, say scientists

...Obviously, immediately after the tsunami, the main priorities have been to address the human toll, the health and sustenance of survivors and the rebuilding of livelihoods in all of the affected nations. "However, long-term reconstruction efforts will need to examine requirements for rebuilding damaged sectors...

Leading scientists rank endangered dolphins, porpoises most in need of immediate action

...lement in fishing gear and recommended nine urgent priorities for action in a report commissioned by the World W...ulations designated in the report as among the top priorities for investment of resources are: * Irrawaddy dolphins in the crab net/trap fishery in Malampaya...

Canada's first embryonic stem cell lines

...lement in fishing gear and recommended nine urgent priorities for action in a report commissioned by the World W...ulations designated in the report as among the top priorities for investment of resources are: * Irrawaddy dolphins in the crab net/trap fishery in Malampaya...

Novel targets found for the development of drugs to complement, or replace, statins

...lement in fishing gear and recommended nine urgent priorities for action in a report commissioned by the World W...ulations designated in the report as among the top priorities for investment of resources are: * Irrawaddy dolphins in the crab net/trap fishery in Malampaya...

Virulizin granted orphan drug status in Europe

...lement in fishing gear and recommended nine urgent priorities for action in a report commissioned by the World W...ulations designated in the report as among the top priorities for investment of resources are: * Irrawaddy dolphins in the crab net/trap fishery in Malampaya...

NHGRI Selects 13 More Organisms for Genome Sequencing

... chartered committee that advises NHGRI on program priorities and goals, recently approved a comprehensive plan that adds two new sets of sequencing targets. The strategy includes a mix of whole genome sequencing, genome mapping and sequencing of genomic regions chosen for their scientific merits. “We want to ...

Possible treatment found for 'chemobrain'

... chartered committee that advises NHGRI on program priorities and goals, recently approved a comprehensive plan that adds two new sets of sequencing targets. The strategy includes a mix of whole genome sequencing, genome mapping and sequencing of genomic regions chosen for their scientific merits. “We want to ...

Chernobyl: The true scale of the accident

...ustify. The report identifies the need to sharpen priorities and streamline the programs to target the most needy, noting that reallocating resources is likely to face "strong resistance from vested interests". One suggestion calls for a "buy out" of the entitlement to benefits in return for lump sum start-up ...

Tsunami + 1 year: Reviving exhausted fisheries should trump replacing boats, gear, experts say

...factors, co-ordinated action is needed now and the priorities for expenditure of donor funds must be reexamined and more coherently targeted to secure a long-term future for the affected communities. Above all, long-term vision must guide short-term rehabilitation." The Government of Indonesia is leading the c...

Access to existing medical treatments could save more lives than spending to improve the treatments

...s than it saves," they wrote. "The misalignment of priorities is driven partly by the commercial interests of industry and by the public's appetite for technological breakthroughs, but health outcomes ultimately suffer." The authors discuss the relevance of this concept at a time when the nation is struggling w...

Brain differences could explain why males and females experience pain relief differently

...e management of pain has become one of the highest priorities in health care. Chronic pain from inflammatory conditions such as arthritis and fibromyalgia are the most prevalent and pervasive forms of chronic pain. Clinical evidence suggests that women are much more likely to experience chronic forms of pain...

NHGRI announces new sequencing targets

... chartered committee that advises NHGRI on program priorities and goals, recently approved three plans to specify the targets as part of its comprehensive strategy for NHGRI's Large-Scale Sequencing Research Network "The goal of our sequencing program is to build the most powerful toolbox possible for advanc...

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