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Salty oceans provide early warning for climate change

...Zealand could be useful. “It could act as an early warning system for climate changes 10-20 years down the road,” he says....

Antarctic icebergs -- Hotspots of ocean life

...e – which can shed huge pieces or overturn without warning – the scientists began their shipboard sampling mere hundreds of feet from the icebergs and continued out to a distance of some five miles, where the icebergs’ influence was no longer detectable. “Phytoplankton around the icebergs was enriched wi...

Moths mimic sounds to survive

...xious moths first offered to them, associating the warning sounds with bad taste. They then avoided a second sound-producing species even though it was not chemically protected. This is similar to the way birds avoid butterflies that look like the bad-tasting Monarch. The two species of bats used were b...

Get a whiff of this: Smell test could sniff out serious health problems

...iff out olfactory disorders that could be an early warning of Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease and other problems outside the typical sensory loss associated with aging. The Sniff Magnitude Test (SMT), an invention of UC Psychology Professor Robert Frank and Professor Emeritus Robert Gesteland of the...

Paper challenges 1491 Amazonian population theories

...ore people will be persuaded, but it's certainly a warning shot across the bow." "While the majority of archaeologists argue the rivers were the major conduit for populations," he adds, "there is an increasing vocalization that there was much more widespread habitat transformation; that you still had a b...

Red flag for repetitive stress injuries identified for first time in humans

... found early indicators of inflammation ?potential warning signs ?in work-related injuries caused by repetiti...us studies, the researchers pinpointed these early warning signals in a rat model of RMI. The current study is the first to identify the warning signals in hum...

Woman's Day and For Womens of Science

... sufficient to warrant issuing a worldwide general warning to the public ?especially children and women of childbearing age-to be careful about how much and which fish they eat. That is one of the key findings comprising "The Madison Declaration on Mercury Pollution" published today in a special issue of th...

Mercury contamination of fish warrants worldwide public warning

... sufficient to warrant issuing a worldwide general warning to the public ?especially children and women of childbearing age-to be careful about how much and which fish they eat. That is one of the key findings comprising "The Madison Declaration on Mercury Pollution" published today in a special issue of th...

Drug-resistant bacterial infections serious complication after corrective eye surgery

...atients should be informed of the risk factors and warning signs of infectious keratitis and need to be advised to seek medical attention immediately if they develop signs or symptoms of infectious keratitis. A high degree of suspicion, coupled with prompt and appropriate treatment, may result in improved vi...

How trees manage water in arid environments

... a monsoon every summer. Certain roads have yellow warning signs posted -- "Do Not Cross When Flooded." Though these signs may seem out of place in the middle of a desert, they have a serious purpose. In Arizona, as in other regions of the world such as India, residents must cope with a season of high temper...

Smell may outlast other senses

...sequent poor nutrition. Smell is also an important warning sense ?telling people when food is not fit for consumption.? Healthy women were shown to have a more sensitive sense of smell than healthy men but the gender effect was not apparent in smokers, people on medications or with a history of nasal pro...

Re-analysis of cigarettes confirms tobacco companies increased addictive nicotine 11 percent

...tine year by year in their cigarettes, without any warning to consumers, since the settlement. Scrutiny by the Attorneys General is imperative. Proposed federal legislation has been filed by Senator Edward Kennedy (D-Ma.) that would address this abuse and bring the tobacco industry under the rules that regul...

FDA causes unnecessary scare about common painkillers

...essary scare about some pain relievers by adding a warning to drugs that are safe, says Curt Furberg, M.D., Ph.D., from Wake Forest University School of Medicine. At the same time, he says the agency has failed to recognize the harm of a pain reliever that should be taken off the market. "The FDA is adding ...

Scripps Research study reveals new activation mechanism for pain sensing channel

...st two pathways through cysteine modification as a warning against cell damage, the study concluded. "Our findings, which are the result of a successful collaboration with the Ben Cravatt and Peter Schultz labs at Scripps Research, show that modification of reactive cysteines within TRPA1 can cause chann...

Bacterial response to oxidation studied as toxin barometer

... Love describes as “bacterial canaries?as an early warning system to protect the microbes in wastewater systems, Nancy Love began to look for other applications, from water monitoring in general to specific health monitoring in other biological systems in the environment, and met Rzigalinski, who is focused ...

Origin of inherited pain disorder pinpointed

...d disorder that causes severe burning pain with no warning has been pinpointed by researchers. They found that paroxysmal extreme pain disorder (PEPD) is caused by specific mutations in porelike sodium channels in peripheral nerve cells—a discovery that they said emphasizes the role of such channel disorders...

Reef warns of sea level rise

...ine, is about to become famous for another reason: warning coastal dwellers what they may have to cope with under global warming. A fossil coral reef, lying several metres above today's high tide mark at Foul Bay near Margaret River, points to the high point of the last major sea level rise. Investigators...

Stroke symptoms common among general population

...t seek it immediately. "Targeted education on the warning signs of stroke and risk factor reduction efforts for individuals who report stroke symptoms may be helpful in improving early recognition and in the prevention of stroke," the authors conclude....

Fast test for low blood flow in dogs detects early heart trouble

... and echocardiograms currently used to find early warning of vessels more likely to become blocked and cause heart attack. The Hopkins team will present their initial findings Nov. 12 at the American Heart Association's annual Scientific Sessions in Chicago. Already, the Hopkins technique, in which pati...

Mutant mouse provides insights into breast cancer

...instability. "It's insidious because there is no warning that one might have this cancer predisposing allele [DNA codings at a given site] because the mice live normally," said Schimenti, who is also director of the Center for Vertebrate Genomics. The researchers plan to study further the other Mcm genes...

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