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An essay proves that vegetation could recover in the ski resort of Sierra Nevada

This release is available in Spanish . The conditioning Works of Sierra Nevada's ski runs have destroyed a great amount of vegetable species. The researchers of the University of Granada (Spain) have already managed to grow in the laboratory two native bushy species in order to suggest...

Women do not recover their muscle strength as fast as men

HILTON HEAD, SCWomen are four times more likely than men to experience a broken forearm and require a cast (immobilization). To examine whether the effects of casting were similar between the sexes, researchers examined immobilized volunteers for a period of three weeks. They determined that while...

Biophysical method may help to recover hearing

Scientists based in Switzerland and South Africa have created a biophysical methodology that may help to overcome hearing deficits, and potentially remedy even substantial hearing loss. The authors propose a method of retuning functioning regions of the ear to recognize frequencies originally asso...

Bikini corals recover from atomic blast

Half a century after the last earth-shattering atomic blast shook the Pacific atoll of Bikini, the corals are flourishing again. Some coral species, however, appear to be locally extinct. These are the findings of a remarkable investigation by an international team of scientists from Australia,...

IAEA helps recover stray radioactive sources in Nigeria

At the request of the Nigerian government, the IAEA deployed a team of nuclear safety experts to secure and transport several potentially hazardous radioactive sources in the country. Staff from the Agencys Nuclear Fuel Cycle and Waste Technology department (NEFW) traveled to several different loc...

Beetle dung helps forests recover from fire

Armed with a pair of tweezers and a handful of beetle droppings, University of Alberta forestry graduate Tyler Cobb has discovered why the bug-sized dung is so important to areas ravaged by fire. Cobb studied the burned-out area of a northern Alberta hamlet which was partially lost to wildfire ...

Who will recover spontaneously from hepatitis C virus infection

More than 3% of world population is infected with hepatitis C virus (HCV). The outcome of HCV infections is either self recovery or chronic hepatitis, and many of the chronic infections will develop into liver cirrhosis or liver cancer. Since there is no cure for chronic hepatitis C, nor is there ...

Brains can recover from alcoholic damage but patients should stop drinking as soon as possible

The findings, published today (18 December 2006) in the online edition of the journal Brain [1], used sophisticated scanning technology and computer software to measure how brain volume, form and function changed over six to seven weeks of abstinence from alcohol in 15 alcohol dependent patients (t...

Elephants, large mammals recover from poaching in Africa's oldest national park

A recent wildlife census conducted in Virunga National Park in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) revealed that several species of large mammal are now recovering from a decade of civil war and rampant poaching, according to the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) and the Institut Congolais pou...

Scientists find Antarctic ozone hole to recover later than expected

Scientists from NASA and other agencies have concluded that the ozone hole over the Antarctic will recover around 2068, nearly 20 years later than previously believed. Researchers from NASA, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the National Center for Atmospheric Researc...

Study shows eutrophic lakes may not recover for a millennium

Although it has taken just 60 years for humans to put many freshwater lakes on the eutrophication fast track, a new study shows their recovery may take a thousand years under the best of circumstances. Writing in today's (June 13) online edition of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Scie...

Tsunami-damaged coral reefs should be left to recover naturally, say scientists

Coral reefs damaged in the Asian tsunami tragedy should be allowed to recover naturally before countries launch into expensive restoration plans, according to some of the world's leading scientists. The scientists, led by a researcher from the University of Newcastle upon Tyne, and who set out t...

Mouse brain cells rapidly recover after Alzheimer's plaques are cleared

Brain cells in a mouse model of Alzheimer's disease have surprised scientists with their ability to recuperate after the disorder's characteristic brain plaques are removed. Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis injected mice with an antibody for a key component of br...

Scripps-led study shows ocean health plays vital role in coral reef recovery

...ng overall ocean health, corals are better able to recover from bleaching events, which occur when rising sea...n various reefs in Honduras and Belize was able to recover and grow normally within two to three years when t...impacts, such as pollution, were not able to fully recover after eight years. "You can imagine that when...

Forest fire prevention efforts will lessen carbon sequestration, add to greenhouse warming

...ed for other fossil fuels use and completely negate their input to the global carbon budget, the researchers found. At the absolute maximum, you might recover 90 percent of the energy, the study said. "That figure, however, assumes an optimal production of energy from biofuels that is probably not possibl...

Harvard scientists solve mystery about why HIV patients are more susceptible to TB infection

...chanisms used by the lungs to fight TB infection. This information is crucial for researchers developing treatments to help people with HIV prevent or recover from TB infection. "HIV/TB co-infection is a critical global health problem, especially in developing countries," said Naimish Patel, M.D., lea...

Coral face 'a stormy future'

...bal warming whips up more powerful and frequent hurricanes and storms, the world's coral reefs face increased disruption to their ability to breed and recover from damage. That's one of the findings from a new scientific study of the fate of corals in the wake of large climate-driven bleaching and storm e...

Antibiotics take toll on beneficial microbes in gut

... wide-ranging changes in the ranks of these helpful guardians in the gut. In the case of one of the antibiotics, the armada of "good bacteria" did not recover its former diversity even many weeks after a course of antibiotics was over. The findings could eventually lead to better choices of antibiotics t...

Gear bans 'can help save reefs'

...has shown that certain types of gear are more damaging to corals, to coral-dependent fish and to the key species of fish that are needed to help reefs recover from bleaching or storm damage. "This is creating a double jeopardy for both the corals and certain types of reef fish. They are already on the edg...

Help for climate-stressed corals

...has shown that certain types of gear are more damaging to corals, to coral-dependent fish and to the key species of fish that are needed to help reefs recover from bleaching or storm damage. "This is creating a double jeopardy for both the corals and certain types of reef fish. They are already on the edg...

Test detects molecular marker of aging in humans

...believe it is a first step toward a better understanding of issues like the suitability of organs for transplantation, how well patients are likely to recover after surgery or the future toxicity of chemotherapy for cancer patients," he added. ...

From the glass to the brain in 6 minutes

... moderate consumption of alcohol by healthy persons are completely reversible," says Dr. Armin Biller. "However, we assume that the brain's ability to recover from the effect of alcohol decreases or is eliminated as the consumption of alcohol increases. The acute effects demonstrated in our study could possi...

Dioxins in food chain linked to breastfeeding ills

...noted. For example, when exposure occurs very early in pregnancy but not later, lab experiments showed that sometimes the mammary glands can partially recover from the cellular injury. However, although it is important to understand timing of exposure for research purposes, it is irrelevant for humans, who c...

In the turf war against seaweed, coral reefs more resilient than expected

...r fewer than assumed." The problem with too much seaweed, researchers say, is that it can smother the baby corals, reducing the ability of reefs to recover from other disturbances such as hurricanes and disease outbreaks. Over recent decades, there have been several dramatic examples of such shifts, with ...

New study finds lowfat chocolate milk is effective post-exercise recovery aid for soccer players

...s. This new study adds to a growing body of evidence suggesting milk may be just as effective as some commercial sports drinks in helping athletes recover and rehydrate. Chocolate milk has the advantage of additional nutrients not found in most traditional sports drinks. Studies suggest that when consum...

Yale study: Most polluted ecosystems recoverable

....Most polluted or damaged ecosystems worldwide can recover within a lifetime if societies commit to their cle...ttle as five years. Most ecosystems took longer to recover from human-induced disturbances than from natural ...ition. Aquatic systems, the researchers noted, may recover more quickly because species and organisms that in...

Illinois Soil Nitrogen Test measures microbial nitrogen

...o acids or fungal chitin. When the findings were applied in a statistical analysis of data from soil nitrogen fractionation, the ISNT was estimated to recover 95% of the nitrogen in bacterial amino sugars and 43% of amide-nitrogen. The incubation studies showed that labeling was more rapid for nitrogen recov...

Rules proposed to save the world's coral reefs

...vity is critically important to the resilience of coral reefs and other ecosystems to which they are linked," says Dr McCook. "The ability of reefs to recover after disturbances or resist new stresses depends critically on the supply of larvae available to reseed populations of key organisms, such as fish an...

'Super reefs' fend off climate change, study says

...face of climate change." The authors suggest that reefs in Tanzania and elsewhere that exhibit similar environmental conditions have the ability to recover from large-scale climatic and human disturbances. They may, therefore, be a priority for conservation under predicted climate change scenarios where ...

Towards a natural pacemaker

...mely vulnerable to damage during a heart attack, often leaving the patient with a weak, slow or unreliable heartbeat. The heart has limited ability to recover from the damage, so the conventional approach is to fit an electronic device to monitor and control the beat directly. Therapies to help raise the ...

UIC biologists use DNA to study migration of threatened whale sharks

...tons, a whale shark's range can span oceans. They do not breed until they are about 25 to 30 years old, so it will take a long time for the species to recover from recent population declines. Whale sharks are listed as threatened, but not every country protects them. The large animals are especially prize...

Team identifies a molecular switch linking infectious disease and depression

...be reversed with antidepressants, said animal sciences and pathology professors Keith Kelley and Robert Dantzer, who led the study. Even after they recover from their sickness, the BCG-infected mice are much more passive than non-infected mice when in an inescapable situation. When placed in a bucket of w...

Deep-sea rocks point to early oxygen on Earth

... the modern atmosphere," said Hiroshi Ohmoto, professor of geochemistry, Penn State. "That is why we wanted to drill deeper, below the water table and recover unweathered rocks." The researchers drilled diagonally into the base of a hill in the Pilbara Craton in northwest Western Australia to obtain sampl...

CellThera and WPI advance in regeneration study

...ss, along with the commercial strength in the Worcester region, this work will help push the science closer to the clinic and closer to helping people recover from devastating injuries," said Eric W. Overstrm, PhD, professor and head of WPI's Department of Biology and Biotechnology. The long-range goal of...

New tracking tags are providing fish-eye views of ways to manage depressed fisheries

...s an implanted tag in the tuna to record external pressure, internal and external temperature and ambient light, though the tuna must be recaptured to recover these data. TAG also uses a pop-up tag that is attached to the tuna but self releases, floats to the surface and transmits data on each tuna's externa...

Fighting global warming offers growth and development opportunities

...y's New Deal may fail if its extra demand for goods and services are met with imports. If we act together, everyone's exports will increase and we can recover employment much quicker". The prospect of extra growth for the economy from mitigating climate change also raises the possibility of generating fu...

Eugene-Springfield face Upper Willamette climate threats

...ort identifies several critical actions to restore the landscape so the land itself can help us both resist damage from the changes coming our way and recover from the flood, drought, and fire damage that we can't avoid." The assessment found that the economy of the Upper Willamette River Basin, whether m...

Genome sequencing of fungus with biotechnological applications

...ting, end up with a brownish colour. Our goal is to find out the modus operandi of these fungi how they manage to get the cellulose and, in this way, recover the greatest quantity of glucose from the wood in order to use it to produce alcohol. Apart from the applied research, Professor Gerardo Pisabarro ...

Rett Syndrome Research Trust advisor makes significant discovery

...orders. The researchers show that MeCP2-deficient astrocytes (a subset of glia) stunt the growth of neighboring neurons. Remarkably, these neurons can recover when exposed to normal glia in culture. The discovery was made by Gail Mandel, Ph.D. of the Vollum Institute at Oregon Health and Science Universi...

Shades of 1918? New study compares avian flu with a notorious killer from the past

...ines, which contribute directly to the overall inflammatory response." In this way, H5N1 delivers a devastating one-two punch to the host's ability to recover from the infectious siege. The researchers observed that within 24 hours, H5N1 had caused severe bronchiolar and alveolar lesions in lung tissue. ...
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