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Could fungal collection hold the key to new life-saving drugs?

...he expertise of its scientists to offer a range of services to businesses, including fungal identification, sales, preservations, patenting, training and consultancy. The partnership with SIDR will see CABI’s collection taken one step further, with the fungi being exploited for natural products. Although ...

Restricting hospital-based services during SARS outbreak had modest impact

...strictions on the non-urgent use of hospital-based services that were imposed when a provincial health emergen...strictions on the non-urgent use of hospital-based services at 32 hospitals in the Greater Toronto Area resulted in a 12% decrease in admissions. The findings s...

Human's ecological footprint in 2015 and Amazonia revealed

...st degradation and the loss of ecosystem goods and services in the Amazon Basin Also appearing in the Febru...hanges in the Amazon rainforests and the ecosystem services they provide. The Amazon Basin is one of the world's most important bioregions, harboring rich ar...

Study calculates patient time costs associated with cancer care

...from care, waiting for appointments, and receiving services and treatments, all of which represent time not spent working or pursuing day-to-day activities. In the new study, Robin Yabroff, Ph.D., of the National Cancer Institute, and colleagues quantified the patient time costs associated with cancer care...

Africa's first large-scale HIV vaccine study launches

...ision and a clinical associate professor of health services at the University of Washington School of Public Health and Community Medicine. The test vaccine, known as the MRKAd5 HIV-1 trivalent vaccine, is manufactured by Merck & Co., Inc. and already has been studied for several years in phase I and I...

ESA launches new project to protect biodiversity

...ecretariat Robert Höft said. DIVERSITY project services and products are being developed to relate to the ...tial user requirements, the following products and services will be generated covering the entire Centro American region, one of the main biodiversity reserves ...

Failure to meet United Nations sanitation target could affect millions of the world's poorest

...ch year since 1998 and has incorporated sanitation services into its national health policy. By contrast, neig...ging in its efforts to expand access to sanitation services and is expected to miss the 2015 target. Despite the challenges, Davis said that it is still poss...

Canada's new government invests $200M in the fight against the mountain pine beetle

...fying new forest products, markets, industries and services to help ensure their long-term economic well-being. The Government of Canada recognizes that the forest industry is an important contributor to the Canadian economy and that it has been facing considerable challenges. This investment is part of th...

Scientists perform 'tricky' operation

...ndividuals is high and the access to public health services is low. "Now that researchers have access to a complete genome dataset the search for alternative drug targets can really take-off." Amazingly, the pesky parasite was found to have an exceptionally large collection of DNA, with the possibility ...

Biologists produce global map of plant biodiversity

...gauging the likely impact of climate change on the services plants provide to humans. Walter Jetz of UCSD a...tal conditions alone. "Plants provide important services to humans—such as ornaments, structure, food and bio-molecules that can be used for the development ...

Living with water scarcity -- world must act now

...der agriculture as an ecosystem producing multiple services for people and sustain biodiversity, and we need to protect the natural resource base on which it depends. We need to be more proactive in our policies and reform processes, crafting water institutions to meet local needs. And we need to place the ...

Organic is healthier: Kiwis prove that green is good

...ey & Sons, Inc. provides must-have content and services to customers worldwide. Their core businesses include scientific, technical, and medical journals, encyclopedias, books, and online products and services; professional and consumer books and subscription services; and educational materials for under...

Ring-around-the-cell

...ntil they reach a site where they sense that their services are required, at which point they undergo a transformation called polarization. The polarized osteoclast sticks itself tightly to the bone, while an impermeable ring forms around the cell perimeter. This ring functions to keep the bone-eating acids a...

NIH neuroscience microarray consortium launches high-throughput genotyping services

...on. "Implementing these high throughput genotyping services will ultimately make a dramatic impact in clinical care of neurological disorders." About 10,000 investigators funded through the 15 different NIH institutes are part of the NIH Neuroscience Blueprint and have access to the technology and expert...

Investment level in HIV prevention programs related to HIV incidence in the United States

... of effective, scientifically sound HIV prevention services are likely to have a very favorable return on investment in terms of both lives and dollars saved." Holtgrave noted that the analysis was based on historical data and is not a prospective trial of prevention effectiveness. Therefore, it is subject...

By 2048 all current fish, seafood species projected to collapse

... comprehensive assessment of thestate of ecosystem services provided by the biodiversity of the world's oceans...tem's overall productivity and stability. Specific services that have declined involve the maintenance of water quality by biological filtering, the provision o...

Seagrass ecosystems at a 'global crisis'

...effort to preserve seagrasses and their ecological services for the world’s coastal ecosystems, according to an article published in the December issue of Bioscience, the journal of the American Institute of Biological Sciences (AIBS). The article "A Global Crisis for Seagrass Ecosystems" cites the critical ...

Climate experts search for answers in the oceans

... come," NODC’s Dr Ken Casey said. The data and services being provided by GlobCOLOUR and Medspiration, projects developed under ESA's Data User Element (DUE) programme, are paving the way for ESA's Sentinel-3 satellite, which will be dedicated to providing operational oceanographic services. Sentinel-3, w...

Emergency contraception fails to halt abortions

...lasier, director of family planning and well woman services of Lothian Primary Care NHS Trust, Edinburgh, who says it does help some women some of the time, who do not want to get pregnant. Use of this form of contraception has increased in the UK in recent years and whereas 1% of women requesting an aborti...

High tech help to prevent further heart disease

...e country could soon have access to rehabilitation services in the comfort of their own home rather than havin...Researchers believe that delivering rehabilitation services directly to patients in an easy-to-use interactive format will overcome many of the barriers. Cha...

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