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How the environment could be damaging men's reproductive health

...tic and industrial discharge, automobile exhausts, street run-off, slum sewage and agricultural chemicals. POPs from polluted soils are washed off the land into the sea. Additionally, the atmosphere plays an important role in their transport over long distances. POPs have a strong tendency to bioaccumulate ...

Naturally occurring asbestos linked to lung cancer

...hic information system mapping to pinpoint home or street addresses for every diagnosed individual. A map from the California Department of Conservation, Division of Mines and Geology, served as the reference for ultramafic rock deposits. Finally, statistical adjustments were made for sex, occupational asbe...

Toxic flood lifts lid on common urban pollution problem

... other benefits. Finally, cities can use high-tech street sweeping equipment that is very effective at capturing pavement contaminants. "If you pick up this potentially toxic material before it gets into the hydrological cycle, it is far more economical than if you try to take it out of the water after th...

New book expands biological classifications to account for 'alien' life

...uld you call an alien if you encountered it on the street tomorrow? What if that alien didn't come from another world but rather was created in a laboratory right here on Earth and functioned differently from other Earth life? Either way, Peter Ward has the beginnings of an answer. In a new book, the Unive...

Prescription pain patch abuse blamed for increase in deaths

... who had a prescription or it was purchased on the street or acquired from a friend, so it has been diverted to them," Goldberger said. Goldberger's team, which includes Mark Gold, M.D., a distinguished professor with UF's McKnight Brain Institute and chief of the division of addiction medicine, has been f...

Shade trees getting 'scorched' by plant disease

...species. The disease has been found in landscapes, street plantings, and small woodlots throughout the easte..., BLS affects as many as 35 percent of susceptible street and landscape oaks in some central New Jersey communities. Current loss of value plus replacement co...

Performing monkeys in Asia carry viruses that could jump species to humans

... markets, monkey forests, pet ownership, and urban street performances. Most previous research on viral transmission has focused on bushmeat hunting and consumption, a practice in which local residents hunt wild monkeys for food. HIV, the virus that causes AIDS in humans, is believed to have originated as a...

The brain, traffic and nano-circuits -- e-Science takes on major challenges

...nhance these policies and schemes. Factors such as street and building design, vehicle braking and accelerating patterns, individual traveller decisions and local weather conditions affect the concentration of pollutants that individuals are exposed to as they move around. The £3.5m PMESG (Pervasive Mobile...

Emotional control circuit of brain's fear response discovered

.... "For example, if someone is walking on an empty street at night and hears a loud banging sound in the near distance, the amygdala would immediately light up. But instead of always running in the opposite direction from the sound, once the source is determined, the rACC determines if action is needed or ...

LSD treatment for alcoholism gets new look

...psychotherapy tool, its subsequent popularity as a street drug, and the perception of it as a threat to public safety, triggered a worldwide ban in the late 1960s--including its use in medical experiments. However, the ban on its use in medical experiments appears to be lifting, Dyck noted. A few groups of ...

Mimicking how the brain recognizes street scenes

...real world task: recognizing the objects in a busy street scene. The researchers were pleasantly surprised a... in Poggio's lab and lead author a paper about the street scene application in the 2007 IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence. "We ch...

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