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Bioartificial kidney under study at MCG

...s at the University of Michigan, can help turn the tide for some patients by more closely mimicking the many important functions of the kidney. In ICUs today, doctors may opt for newer continuous dialysis therapies in which patients with renal failure receive dialysis around the clock. With more standard...

Mutation in clams protects against paralytic shellfish poisoning but raises human health risk

...ess the mutation are more likely to survive in red tide contaminated areas, the toxin and the mutation act together to influence the shellfish population, the authors conclude. ...

'Sinkers' provide missing piece in deep-sea puzzle

...related to the tunicates or "sea squirts" found in tide pools. The "giant larvacean" of the genus Bathochordaeus is only about 50 mm (two inches) long, but is widely distributed, occurring in both the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans. Like most larvaceans, it feeds on tiny food particles in the surrounding sea...

Carnegie Mellon cyLab researchers work to develop new red tide monitoring

... toxins deadly to fish and marine mammals. The red tide algae are also potentially harmful to humans if in... On the worst days, the irritating vapors from red tide algae or the noxious smell from the rotting carcasses of poisoned fish linger along the coast, impac...

Beach pollution is worst during new and full moon

...neral public can use the phase of the moon and the tide stage to assess the relative risk of illness," she says. "It is riskier to swim during spring-ebb tides [receding tide] compared to all other tidal conditions." Beach managers can now use tides as they currently use rainfall to assess warnings, Boeh...

New genetic test can detect clam disease

...ration in the water. Gast notes that although red tide got a lot of media attention this year, QPX is actually a bigger problem. The toxins that cause red tide in clams and other shellfish in New England do not kill the shellfish and will wash away once the re...

Hooked on fishing, and we're heading for the bottom, says scientist

...unless there's political action to stem the global tide of over fishing, says a fisheries expert based at the University of British Columbia. Dr. Daniel Pauly says the crisis in the world's fisheries is less about scientific proof than about attitude and political will. And, he says, the world's fish ne...

The diversity of marine life in the Gulf of Maine region is much greater than previously thought

...llfish poisoning known as "red tide." A major red tide swept the New England coast in 2005, shutting down the clamming industry for weeks. What New Englanders call the "steamer, "long-neck," squirt clam," or "belly clam" ?or simply "the clam" -- is a species formally known as Mya arenaria and commo...

Dolphins at risk

...opulations. Operations should be restricted to low tide and suspended during calving season, an exclusion zone should be monitored before any activity starts and marine work should cease if a dolphin enters the work area. Other innovative ideas include creating an air bubble curtain and creating a ramped ...

South Pacific plant may be missing link in evolution of flowering plants

...opulations. Operations should be restricted to low tide and suspended during calving season, an exclusion zone should be monitored before any activity starts and marine work should cease if a dolphin enters the work area. Other innovative ideas include creating an air bubble curtain and creating a ramped ...

Exxon Valdez oil found in tidal feeding grounds of ducks, sea otters

...most of the oil was deposited on beaches at higher tide levels.> The researchers randomly dug 662 pi...tidal range, about half of it was found in the low tide zone, where predators could encounter it while searching for prey. More than 90 percent of the surfa...

Diabetes hits 275 Australians each day as pandemic spreads

... the first definitive, clear picture of the rising tide of diabetes, obesity, hypertension (increased blood pressure) and chronic kidney disease. The statistics reveal that in Australia each year: Approximately 100,000 adults develop diabetes (275 people daily) More than 200,000 people progress from b...

Public Library of Science to launch new, open access journal on neglected tropical diseases

.... We hope this journal will help to turn back the tide of neglect." Dr. Hotez will discuss the journal during a panel discussion on neglected diseases on September 21 at the Clinton Global Initiative's annual meeting in New York. The panel will also feature former U.S. President Jimmy Carter, who has ...

Reef warns of sea level rise

...oral reef, lying several metres above today's high tide mark at Foul Bay near Margaret River, points to th... reef lies about 2.5 metres above the current high tide zone, which means that for it to survive and grow, sea levels would have had to be at least 3 to 4 m...

Study uncovers a lethal secret of 1918 influenza virus

...ure outbreaks of highly pathogenic flu to stem the tide of death through early intervention. The study "proves the 1918 virus was indeed different from all of the other flu viruses we know of," says Kawaoka, a professor in the UW-Madison School of Veterinary Medicine and at the University of Tokyo. ...

Keeping the immune system from starting a 'food fight'

... "next frontier" of therapies to combat the rising tide of chronic metabolic disease, they said. "Humans were not meant to deal with little to no exercise and a constant bombardment of nutrients," said Gökhan Hotamisligil of the Harvard School of Public Health of his team’s findings. "If we could find ...

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