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

...em in the Pantanal itself), have been initiated to service metropolitan areas and seaports. A large-scale project involving Brazil, Paraguay, Bolivia, Uruguay and Argentina "is of particular concern for the sustainable management of the Pantanal," the analysis says. The goal: to improve river barge traffic ...

Applied Biosystems Introduces Advanced Gene Expression Service Provider Program

...ession Service Provider Program, a new program for service providers who are interested in accessing Applied ...nd promotional support that is expected to enhance service providers?business offerings. The program, intended to assist service providers in genetic analysis...

Harnessing microbes, one by one, to build a better nanoworld

...ession Service Provider Program, a new program for service providers who are interested in accessing Applied ...nd promotional support that is expected to enhance service providers?business offerings. The program, intended to assist service providers in genetic analysis...

Technique may allow cancer patients to freeze eggs, preserving fertility before starting treatment

...s cryopreserved eggs for one patient; however, the service is currently not offered while researchers seek approval for a clinical trial. A specialized clinic in the U-M Comprehensive Cancer Center provides counseling and information for women considering their fertility options, and the clinic currently fre...

AIDS Public Awareness Campaign Expands Following Report Of Rapidly Progressive HIV

..." This week, Dr. Novello sent letters to HIV/AIDS service providers and physicians statewide highlighting key public health messages and the importance of garnering the participation of people with HIV in aiding New York in this effort. The Department is examining other potential responses to the current si...

Scalpel-free surgery could reduce risk of HIV and hepatitis exposure for health care workers

... July 2003 and June 2004 in the community surgical service at The Johns Hopkins Hospital including inpatient, emergency department and outpatient surgical procedures. Data were collected on HIV, hepatitis B and hepatitis C test results, type of operation, age, sex and history of intravenous drug use. The re...

MERIS monitoring tracks planetary photosynthesis levels

...ine basis through the Earth Science Grid-On-Demand service available from ESRIN, the European Centre for Eart...ng in processing power, but ESRIN's Grid-On-Demand service makes it feasible. Grid computing takes its name and organising principle from the electricity gr...

Toxic flood lifts lid on common urban pollution problem

...nd in untreated municipal wastewater from the same service area," according to the study. The findings were based on periodic analysis of runoff that drains off Interstate 10 into Baton Rouge's City Park Lake just below the highway. Based on data first gathered in 1999, they revealed high levels of particul...

Researchers report breakthrough against world’s deadliest viruses

...ence and ultimately better protection for military service members and civilians alike." ...

New research puts a fresh spin on current thinking of speech evolution in humans

...t experience and which is stored in memory for the service of communicative acts," explains Dr. Petrides. "That is, Broca's area may have evolved originally as an area exercising high-level control over oral and facial actions, including those related to communicative acts, and that, in the human brain, this...

Seeing the forest and the trees

... large swings in carbon sequestration or any other service a healthy forest provides such as soil stability or fruit production that might arise from a single extinction scenario. "In general, we found that when you have more species, things are more predictable," said Bunker, who was lead author on the stu...

2005 AIDS figures released by WHO and UNAIDS

...ually eliminated from industrialized countries and service coverage is improving in many other places, it still falls far short in most of sub-Saharan Africa. An accelerated scale-up of services is urgently needed to reduce this unacceptable toll. Levels of knowledge of safe sex and HIV remain low in many c...

Earliest European Farmers Left Little Genetic Mark On Modern Europe

...ually eliminated from industrialized countries and service coverage is improving in many other places, it still falls far short in most of sub-Saharan Africa. An accelerated scale-up of services is urgently needed to reduce this unacceptable toll. Levels of knowledge of safe sex and HIV remain low in many c...

Free HIV tests cheaper than charging when goal is preventing AIDS

...testing in partnership with a community-based AIDS service organization in Moshi, Tanzania, said lead author Nathan Thielman, M.D. They have since tested more than 4,000 people, he said. The results appear in the January 2006 issue of the American Journal of Public Health. Funding was provided by Roche Lab...

DNA conclusive yet still controversial, Carnegie Mellon professor says

...an't handle such small numbers. We would do them a service to simply tell them it matches or it doesn't match," Roeder said. Roeder began her career as a biologist, and much of her current research is focused on using statistical tools to understand the workings of the human genome and the nature of inherit...

Patients now surviving once-fatal immune disease

...., M.S.N., a nurse practitioner for the Immunology service at St. Jude and first author of the paper. "In the past, the majority of patients with XLA died of acute or chronic infections in the first two decades of life," Howard noted. "But in the last 20 years the outlook for patients with XLA has significan...

Supersized 'island' of resistance genes discovered in an infectious bacterium

... of resistant A. baumannii was reported in US Army service members injured in Afghanistan and Iraq. In France, the resistant strain is widespread in 54 healthcare facilities, where 26% of infected patients die. "Less than 2 years after the start of the French epidemic episode, we found the complete genom...

Report finds cruise industry is protecting the precious places it visits

...ket alone and another 20 are expected to come into service by 2009. Of the top 30 cruise destinations in the world, 20 are located in the Caribbean and Mediterranean, two important biodiversity hotspots. Among these, the 10 most popular ports are all found in the Caribbean basin, which includes South Florid...

HIV decline in Zimbabwe linked to behavioural change

...ucated population, good communications, and health service infrastructure, all combining to create this effect." The researchers from Imperial College London and the Biomedical Research and Training Institute, Zimbabwe studied 9,454 people recruited from two household censuses, the first conducted between 1...

Value of services performed by insects tops $57 billion in US

...ata, Losey and Vaughan compared the values of each service at current levels of function to theoretical levels if these serves were absent. For wildlife nutrition, the researchers used census data on how much is spent annually on observing or hunting wildlife, and what proportion of the animals in those cate...

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