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UN: World in big ecological mess

..., but at far slower rates than needed to halve the scourge by 2015. Changes in ecosystems such as deforestation influence the abundance of human pathogens such as malaria and cholera, as well as the risk of emergence of new diseases. Malaria, for example, accounts for 11 per cent of the disease burden in Afr...

Locusts' built-in 'surface analysis' ability directs them to fly overland

...ay for efforts to effectively combat this periodic scourge by controlling their natural inclination to fly over land rather than water. The desert locusts, known scientifically as Schistocerca gregaria, are able to swarm for great distances and in numbers measuring in the millions. During the locust invasio...

Continued reduction in the number of drug-related deaths in the UK

...ng and the protection of our young people from the scourge of drug abuse problems" ...

Once-dreaded leprosy 'replaced' by tuberculosis, say researchers

... ?to fade from the scene? By the 16th century, the scourge had practically disappeared there. The reason seems to be, say researchers at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and in London, that tuberculosis, a far more deadly disease, overtook leprosy, killing millions throughout Europe. Their conclusion is ...

Scientists move forward understanding of schizophrenia

...Sharp & Dohme, said: "Mental illness remains a scourge of society. Our insights into the important role that the proteins PDE4B and DISC1 may play in the mis-function of the brain that leads to schizophrenia will lead our thinking in the development of new treatments for this disorder" ...

Plant-derived vaccines safeguard against deadly plague

... plant-based vaccine against plague. TMV, a common scourge of the plant world, causes widespread plant disease and can damage and mottle the leaves, flowers and fruits of whole crops. In the system, TMV is simply injected into the leaves of the tobacco plants. Like most crops, producing vaccines in tobacco...

Stem cell therapy shows promise for rescuing deteriorating vision

...ction that gradually destroys central vision, is a scourge of old age, robbing people of the ability to read, recognize faces and live independently. The finding that the brain cells protected the cells in the eye was a surprise, according to Raymond D. Lund, an author of the new study and an eye disease ...

Study shows hope for early diagnosis of Alzheimer's

...viduals for the earliest indication of this common scourge of late life.? The researchers employed signal processing and automated neural network analysis of event related potentials (ERPs) of the EEG signals, monitoring how the patients?brains reacted to a series of auditory stimuli. Clark’s team condu...

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