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Hypertension among lower-status employees lingers well into retirement

... be an additional 2.1 million people in the United States with job-related hypertension. Leigh hopes that this study will help bring job history on par with lifestyle factors when physicians consider hypertension risks with their patients. "Even among the obese, we found that occupation correlated ...

Exhibition showcases the 'art of science'

...spired by science. "This show exuberantly supports the idea that images produced in the pursuit of science can have an aesthetic value that is on a par with art created for art's sake," said Andrew Zwicker, the head of Science Education at the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) and a lecturer ...

Difference in fat storage may explain lower rate of liver disease in African-Americans

...o be based on gender. Caucasian males are at the highest risk for NAFLD, on par with the risk faced by Hispanics in general. Caucasian females are on par with the African-American population, at about 23 percent. Caucasian female...

Cellulosic biofuel technology will generate low-cost green fuel, says major study

... technology." The researchers also found that the mature cellulosic biofuel technologies analysed: Have the potential to realise efficiencies on par with petroleum-based fuels. Require modest volumes of process water. Achieve production costs consistent with gasoline when oil prices are at about ...

Beckman Coulter Updates 2008 Outlook

...mpany estimates that, based on current exchange rates, full year 2008 revenue should increase by about 12%. Operating margins are anticipated to be on par with prior year results, between 11.5% and 12%. Non operating expense should be about $48 million. Therefore, earnings per share expectations remain...

UAF researchers to present at AGU press briefing

...emical and geophysical measurement techniques, a first in the area. He also noted that while the high-arctic ocean readings were surprisingly high, on par with those from high-arctic lakes, they are still much lower than is being found in subarctic regions. "That means we cannot extrapolate the subarc...

Study rules out inbreeding as cause of amphibian deformities

...missing, extra or dwarfed digits (equivalent to fingers and toes). That is double the rate of malformation found in newts, a related amphibian, but on par and with frequencies seen in many frog species, said assistant professor of forestry and natural resources Rod Williams. "This is really the first ...

Synaptics Reports Record Results for First Quarter of Fiscal 2009

...and contingencies Stockholders' equity: Preferred stock; $.001 par value; 10,000,000 shares authorized; no shares issued and ... - - Common stock; $.001 par value; 60,000,000 shares authorized; 42,835,461 and 42,500,...

Geologist who linked cosmic strike to dinosaurs' extinction takes top prize

...er, World War II military leader and pioneer in transatlantic air travel. Vetlesen passed away in 1955. Designed to recognize sweeping achievements on par with the Nobel (which has no regular prize in earth sciences) it is given every several years by a jury appointed by the president of Columbia Univers...

Oceans on the precipice: Scripps scientist warns of mass extinctions and 'rise of slime'

...ngs of the National Academy of Sciences ( PNAS ), Jackson believes that human impacts are laying the groundwork for mass extinctions in the oceans on par with vast ecological upheavals of the past. He cites the synergistic effects of habitat destruction, overfishing, ocean warming, increased acidific...

MIT researchers offer glimpse of rare mutant cells

... than arising spontaneously in individual cells. Since the type of mutation being studied (in this case a recombination event) occurs at a rate on par with other types of mutations, "it is as if we are peering in at the very general process of mutation formation, persistence and clonal expansion," sa...

Senate resolution shines spotlight on the importance of soils

... Sherrod Brown and his colleagues in the Senate who helped usher in legislation to recognize soils as an "essential" natural resource, placing soil on par with water and air. On June 23, Senator Brown was joined by co-sponsoring Senators Kent Conrad (D-ND), Charles Grassley (R-IA), Russ Feingold (D-WI...

Development of new techniques to understand marble quality and durability

...d solid support to the aesthetics of natural stones in buildings construction and urban ornamentation. Marble is, undoubtedly, the ornamental stone par excellence. All through history, numerous civilizations have architectural or sculptural works which constitute the most important pieces of their his...

Algae could one day be major hydrogen fuel source

...f the enzyme that creates the gas and introduce it into the photosynthesis process. The result would be a large amount of hydrogen gas, possibly on par with the amount of oxygen created. Biology can do it, but its making it do it at 5-10 percent yield thats the problem, Tiede said. What we would l...

Beavers can help ease drought

...l demands should be avoided, according to a new University of Alberta study. Removal of beaver should be considered an environmental disturbance on par with in-filling, peat mining and industrial water extraction, said researcher Glynnis Hood, lead author on the study and an assistant professor of Env...

Cells united against cancer

... and interactions with supporting extracellular matrix. Developmental geneticists working with fly models have identified an important group of genes, par genes, which regulate the development of highly ordered epithelial cell organization. "Most interesting candidate for us was LKB1, the human homologue...

Renewed dolphin slaughter prompts new campaign

...upported by a solid foundation of scientific evidence indicating that dolphins possess the mental and emotional capacities for pain and suffering on a par with great apes and humans. It is also increasingly clear that dolphins have social traditions and cultures, complex interdependent relationships, and...

Origen publishes in Nature a robust and versatile method for creating transgenic chickens

...has succeeded in developing a robust and versatile technology for genetically modifying chickens that, for the first time, puts avian transgenics on a par with transgenic mice. The company made the announcement in conjunction with the publication of an article this week by Origen scientists and a collabo...

BGSU biologist trying to crack microscopic code

...sen and his graduate assistants do their work with E. coli bacteria, which he calls "the world's best Lego set" and a genetic model for 60 years, on a par with rodents in other research areas. The problem, however, is that laboratory E. coli are the "98-pound weaklings in the real world," not offering ba...

Lactic acid not athlete's poison, but an energy source - if you know how to use it

...ge Brooks, UC Berkeley professor of integrative biology, but endurance training teaches the body to efficiently use lactic acid as a source of fuel on par with the carbohydrates stored in muscle tissue and the sugar in blood. Efficient use of lactic acid, or lactate, not only prevents lactate build-up, b...

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

...tion of fishing stated later, peak fish occurred in the mid-1990s. Dr. Pauly is adamant that pulling back from a global fisheries collapse ?one on par with the collapse of various regional fisheries, such as the Atlantic cod fishery off Canada's Newfoundland coast ?requires recognizing what he descri...

A frog's life is food for thought

...he first meal the gut had all but returned to its pre-aestivation state, and by the completion of digestion of the first meal the gut was operating on par with that of non-aestivating frogs," she said. "This rate of rectification of gut morphology is virtually unparalleled with the small intestine hav...
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