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Millions of children denied drug that costs less than $3 a year

...le supplies of drugs, with adequate facilities for storage and dispensing, but also educational programmes for health practitioners and the general population, he concludes....

Researchers examine carbon capture and storage to combat global warming

... is also vast, he added. Estimates of worldwide storage capacity range from 2 trillion to 10 trillion tons...and compressed, now ready for storage. The best storage options today lie in geologic sequestration-storage in old oil fields, natural gas reservoirs, deep ...

Puzzling plankton yield secrets to role in evolution/global photosynthesis

...use effects due to human activities. Clearly, this storage capacity is affected by changes in the photosynthetic efficiency of the algae, which in turn is linked to the environmental conditions experienced by these organisms in their environment." The ecology of picoeukaryotes, said Moreau, has thus beco...

A cherry on top: Tart cherries may alter heart/diabetes factors

...wer total cholesterol, lower blood sugar, less fat storage in the liver, lower oxidative stress and increased...The "fatty liver" measure is important because the storage of excess energy as fat in the liver is a common effect in metabolic syndrome ?and because it feeds ...

More recycling on the farm could reduce environmental problems

...d also reduce overcropping and leakage from manure storage that contaminates groundwater. Yet despite similarities, Pearson's concept of regenerative agriculture is distinct from organic farming; for example, regenerative agriculture could use some chemically treated fertilizer and would exploit robotic syst...

Machine preservation may promote more organ sharing

...ere preserved with machine and 25 with simple cold storage preservation techniques. Despite the fact that the machine-preserved kidneys were out of the body for a longer period of time (a mean of 24 hours versus 19 hours for the cold stored organs), both groups of recipients had similar survival and fun...

New Brandeis research sheds light on memory by erasing it

... researchers report for the first time that memory storage can be induced and then biochemically erased in sl...in memory research has been understanding what the storage molecule actually is. Identifying this molecule is essential to understanding memory itself as well ...

Research says boiling broccoli ruins its anti-cancer properties

...cosinolates and isothiocyanates were influenced by storage and cooking of Brassica vegetables. The researc...e contents over these cooking periods. Domestic storage of the vegetables at ambient temperature and in a domestic refrigerator showed no significant differ...

Cure for cancer one step closer

...rs around the world, and two vapour phase nitrogen storage vessels (-196ºC) and two -80ºC freezers which have the capacity to house in excess of 164,000 tissue and blood samples. The small sections of tissue collected from patients will be stored in cryogenic vials which will help preserve the tissue's pr...

Blood sugar's manufacture limited by building blocks' supply

...dy first breaks down liver glycogen, the principal storage form of glucose. However, the body "goes through those stores overnight," she said. Once the reserves are depleted, the body must rely on the synthesis of new glucose, primarily in the liver, to prevent a life-threatening shortage, a condition kno...

Mutation improves memory, may lead to memory-enhancing pill

...lts production of genes required for the long-term storage of memories. Sonenberg and his colleagues previously discovered that mice lacking the enzyme that performs the phosphorylation reaction have a superior ability to remember new things under certain training conditions. “Those results led us to susp...

Human's ecological footprint in 2015 and Amazonia revealed

...can degrade key ecosystem services, such as carbon storage in biomass and soils, the regulation of water balance and river flow, the modulation of regional climate patterns, and the amelioration of infectious diseases. ...

Imaging pinpoints brain regions that 'see the future'

...se images from neural networks responsible for the storage and retrieval of autobiographical memories. Conversely, the neural networks associated with personal mental time travel showed significantly less activity when participants imagined scenarios involving Bill Clinton. The reason, researchers sugges...

Stem cells act through multiple mechanisms to benefit mice with neurodegenerative disease

...000 patients, typically children (called lysosomal storage diseases, described in more detail below), but whi... a disease that falls into a category of lysosomal storage diseases. Currently there is no treatment for Sandhoff or Tay-Sachs. Given that the human ste...

Grape expectations for healthier wine

... some people. Mass-marketed grapes can remain in storage for months and are usually treated with sulphur dioxide to prevent decay. Although the sulphur dioxide is effective, it is corrosive and can cause severe allergic reactions in some people. Wine-makers have a similar problem in that the sulphites adde...

Homing pigeons get their bearings from their beaks

...ion for accurate drug targeting and even as a data storage device. The main problem, however, lies in their synthetic production. According to Gerta Fleissner and her colleagues, "Even though birds have been producing these particles for millions of years, the main problem for scientists who want to find b...

New biofuels process promises to meet all US transportation needs

...ace extreme demands on the carbon dioxide capture, storage and monitoring systems." The new process also w...rogen-powered cars, in part because of the limited storage capacity of batteries and hydrogen storage tanks. "The tremendous convenience provided by the exi...

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

... for example, that water is re-contaminated during storage by family members with inadequate hygiene practices. On the other hand, without a sufficient quantity available to the household, it is exceedingly difficult to practice good hygiene, such as hand washing." In addition to health benefits, clean wa...

Producing medicines in plant seeds

...ith conventional production methods - such lengthy storage is not possible: the protein must be isolated immediately after production. So, production in plant seeds provides the clear advantage of timely processing. High production of an efficient antibody variant The antibody variant that has been pr...

Birth rate, competition are major players in hominid extinctions

...mbly." She adds that modern humans may have had storage capabilities that Neandertal did not. There is evidence that modern humans did have the capacity to store food and water in the late Pleistocene. No evidence exists that Neandertal could store either. Both Neandertal and modern humans suffered f...

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