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Fossil bone bed helps reconstruct life along California's ancient coastline

Berkeley In the famed Sharktooth Hill Bone Bed near Bakersfield, Calif., shark teeth as big as a hand and weighing a pound each, intermixed with copious bones from extinct seals and whales, seem to tell of a 15-million-year-old killing ground. Yet, new research by a team of paleontologists fro...

Sea bed provides information about present climatic change

This release is available in Spanish . Lately, every drought, flood or hurricane which happens in the planet is connected with climatic change, and therefore the interest of society and scientists is getting to know this phenomenon better. Climatic change is connected at present with th...

Ante-partum bed rest moms get active in Case Western Reserve University study

CLEVELANDAfter weeks of bed rest during pregnancy, new mothers need to rebuild muscles and strengthen their stamina. Now a group of women will test new interventions in aiding that recovery during a pilot study at Case Western Reserve University's Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing. "Putting...

Gene that makes people 'early to bed and early to rise' demystified

The recent discovery that a mutant "clock" gene made some people "early to bed and early to rise," a condition known as familial advanced sleep phase syndrome (FASPS), offered one of the first glimpses into the genetic basis of sleep in humans. Now, researchers report in the Jan. 12, 2007 issue of ...

Adults who go to bed lonely get stress hormone boost next morning

A new study that takes a rare look at the physiological, social and emotional dynamics of day-to-day experiences in real-life settings shows that when older adults go to bed lonely, sad or overwhelmed, they have elevated levels of cortisol shortly after waking the next morning. Elevated levels of...

Pillows - a hot bed of fungal spores

Researchers at The University of Manchester funded by the Fungal Research Trust have discovered millions of fungal spores right under our noses - in our pillows. Aspergillus fumigatus, the species most commonly found in the pillows, is most likely to cause disease; and the resulting condition...

University of Miami receives stimulus funds for study of hurricane impacts on structures, ecosystems

...plement advanced sensor technology, including remote and optical imaging systems that can be deployed in hurricanes. This innovative experimental test bed will also contribute to the knowledge needed for the development of the next generation of high-resolution fluid dynamic models, which help forecaster...

Laboring without the labor bed: It's a good thing

...-conceptualized the hospital labour room by removing the standard, clinical bed and adding relaxation-promoting equipment had a 28 per cent drop in infusi...ory, visual and tactile stimuli. "The removal of the standard hospital bed sent a message that this was not the only place a woman could labour," says...

Complications early in pregnancy or in previous pregnancies adversely affect existing or subsequent pregnancies

...ment of the cervical length and foetal growth can provide a better prediction of pregnancies at risk and better therapeutic care can be given, such as bed rest, corticosteroids and monitoring of the baby's heart beat. Furthermore, by identifying high-risk patients, this could enable new research for impr...

UCSB scientists document fate of huge oil slicks from seeps at coal oil point

... stretch for miles northwest of Coal Oil Point. In addition, the research reveals that the oil is so degraded by the time it gets buried in the sea bed that it's a mere shell of the petroleum that initially bubbles up from the seeps. "These were spectacular findings," said Christopher Reddy, a marine ...

NEWSLETTER: Antibody Fragment Production Breakthrough with 2nd Generation EBA

...i expression system. Richter-Helm BioLogics has finalized the downstream process for Phase III clinical trial material using 2nd Generation Expanded bed Adsorption (EBA) technology developed by the Danish biotech company Upfront Chromatography A/S. Having conducted a series of tests, Richter-Helm h...

NIH funds development of resistance-breaking insecticides to reduce malaria transmission

...e related human enzyme untouched. The promising new idea was that the malaria mosquito, Anopheles gambiae, would pick up two inactive molecules from a bed net that would then bind to AChE within the mosquito and thus disable it. "That initial concept has not yet been realized," said Carlier. However,...

Astronauts may need more intense workouts to maintain muscle fitness in space

..." Trappe and the HPL team have been conducting NASA-funded, ground-based bed rest studies of long duration between 60 and 90 days parallel to their ISS research. Trappe said, "From our bed rest studies, we found that when high-intensity resistance and aerobic exer...

Penn medicine draws road map for elimination of central line-associated bloodstream infections

...e all of these factors into consideration," says Neil Fishman, MD, director of Healthcare Epidemiology and Infection Prevention and Control at the 735 bed Philadelphia hospital and president-elect of SHEA. "Central line-associated bloodstream infections can add up to $40,000 to the cost of a hospitalizat...

Final frontier: Mission to explore buried ancient Antarctic lake given green light

...p field' into West Antarctica to sample water from the lake in the search for tiny life forms never before seen; and to extract sediment from the lake bed to find clues as to how the climate has changed over many millennia. Consortium leader Professor Martin Siegert from the University of Edinburgh sa...

Biodegradable mulch films on the horizon

...th the white films, which is also associated with the white film's higher rate of degradation. Breakdown of white mulch occurred early and exposed the bed for weed growth, creating competition for nutrients between weeds and tomato. As the weeds grew, they tore the mulch, leading to further degradation. ...

UT Southwestern researchers identify molecule that helps the sleep-deprived to mentally rebound

...d, the scientists report in the Feb. 4 issue of the Journal of Neuroscience. "Normal society pushes people to burn candles at both ends going to bed late, getting up early, and somehow performing mentally with lack of adequate sleep," said senior author Dr. Robert Greene, professor of psychiatry at...

Dog owners more likely to share germs with pets by not washing hands than by sleeping with dog

...hare food with their dogs, and more than half allow the dog to sleep in the bed and lick them on the face. "We also know diseases can be shared between ...s directed." The research showed that bonding behaviors like sharing the bed or allowing licks on the face had no association to an increase in shared ...

January-February GSA Bulletin media highlights

... channels. Late Pliocene Dawson Cut Forest bed and new tephrochronological findings in the Gold H...million years. Pw et al. find that a buried forest bed in the lower part of this loess record contains fo... volcanic ash beds suggest that this buried forest bed is about two million years old, so that the northe...

Study helps explain connection between sleep apnea, stroke and death

...d. During the day, you feel more and more tired, and by afternoon, you want to nap. You experience loud, habitual snoring that disturbs others. Your bed partner observes pauses in your breathing. The treatment of obstructive sleep apnea with an airway pressurization mask has been shown to normalize...

Maternal health problems in Myanmar widespread

... delivery training. Many of these women displayed signs of poor nutrition and very few received vital iron supplements or utilized insecticide-treated bed nets. In addition, more than half of the women were diagnosed as anemic and more than 7 percent tested positive for the malaria parasite. For the ...

'Fish technology' draws renewable energy from slow water currents

...rray of VIVACE converters the size of a running track and about two stories high could power about 100,000 houses. Such an array could rest on a river bed or it could dangle, suspended in the water. But it would all be under the surface. Because the oscillations of VIVACE would be slow, it is theoriz...

Seasonal affective disorder may be linked to genetic mutation, study suggests

..., or SAD, a sometimes-debilitating depression that begins in the fall and continues through winter. Sufferers may even find it difficult to get out of bed in the morning. The disorder, which is not well understood, is often treated with "light therapy," where a SAD patient spends time each morning bef...

First results from hospital trials testing

...d infections. The findings being presented at ICAAC show that the most heavily contaminated objects are those in closest proximity to the patients: bed rails, call buttons and chairs were found to have the highest levels of staphylococcus, methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and vanco...

Sensitive laser instrument could aid search for life on Mars

...its presence could signify the past existence of water -- and hence life. The team tested thenardite samples taken from the evaporated Searles Lake bed in California. They also created artificial thenardite samples that contained traces of stearic acid, which is left behind by dead cells, and glycine,...

A new dinosaur species, Pachyrhinosaur lakustai, unveiled from Pipestone Creek, Alberta, Canada

... Currie, along with Wann Langston, Jr., and Darren H. Tanke, has published a monograph entitled "A New Horned Dinosaur from an Upper Cretaceous Bone bed in Alberta", published by NRC Press. According to Jack O'Toole, Chair of the Pipestone Creek Dinosaur Project, Currie's research and publication pu...

Women do not recover their muscle strength as fast as men

...ting work of others, they suggest that women may require additional, or more intensive, rehabilitation programs following periods of immobilization or bed rest." ...

America's smallest dinosaur uncovered

...saur species found in North America, according to a University of Calgary researcher who analyzed bones found during the excavation of an ancient bone bed near Red Deer, Alberta. "These are bizarre animals. They have long and slender legs, stumpy arms with huge claws and tweezer-like jaws. They look l...

Prosthetic vein valve designed to direct blood flow shows promising pre-clinical results

...ate students David Bark and Prem Midha. Individuals with chronic venous insufficiency are commonly prescribed therapies including anticoagulants, bed rest and compression hosiery that target their symptoms rather than the cause. Damaged vein valves can sometimes be repaired, but when that isn't pos...

Petascale climate modeling heats up at University of Miami

...iments will provide a computational environment where many of the theoretical aspects of the interactive ensembles can be tested. A computational test bed is essential for enabling the scientific development of the interactive ensembles and ensuring efficient use of limited petascale computer resources. ...

At risk for peripheral arterial disease? Simple quiz provides key so you can circulate better

... could be at risk for heart attack or stroke. And, individuals with diabetes are especially susceptible to PAD because diabetes affects every vascular bed in the body and increases the risk for accelerated atherogenesisthe formation of plaque build up in the lining of the arteriesplacing 18.2 million Ame...

AGU journal highlights -- Sept. 3, 2008

...inated from floodplains and other alluvial features, and 29 percent originated from ephemeral lakes (only 4 percent of dust plumes originated from the bed of ephemeral Lake Eyre itself). At this subbasin scale, the relative importance of different dust source areas varied primarily in response to sedimen...

What a sleep study can reveal about fibromyalgia

...rder. People with this neurological condition act out their dreams during Rapid Eye Movement (REM) sleep, which can cause them to harm themselves or a bed partner while they are asleep. Burns and Chervin published the results of that study in the December 2007 issue of the journal Sleep . The ...

Turning waste material into ethanol

...makeup of the syngas. Researchers at ISU's Center for Sustainable Environmental Technologies , or CSET, have spent several years developing fluidized bed gasifiers to provide reliable operation and high-quality syngas for applications ranging from replacing natural gas in grain ethanol plants to providi...

Case Western Reserve University study looks at keeping migrant workers' children healthy

...earchers at the university. Kilanowski's research is among four pilot studies being launched by SMART. Others focus on cardiac rehab, antepartum bed rest recovery and substance abuse treatment. ...

Latest advances in interventional cardiology for congenital heart disease presented

... In addition, specialists from Rush will present numerous studies, including information on the use of the Hemcon1 bandage to shorten the duration of bed rest following cardiac catheterization procedures, the safety of patent foramen ovale closure in elderly patients, and maternal and fetal outcomes fol...

Sleep restriction results in increased consumption of energy from snacks

...that has a stimulant, prior to bedtime. Do not bring your worries to bed with you. Do not go to bed hungry, but dont eat a big meal before bedtime either. Avoid any rig...

Caloric intake negatively influences healthy adults' sleep patterns

...that has a stimulant, prior to bedtime. Do not bring your worries to bed with you. Do not go to bed hungry, but dont eat a big meal before bedtime either. Avoid any rig...

Fat intake negatively influences the sleep pattern in healthy adults

...that has a stimulant, prior to bedtime. Do not bring your worries to bed with you. Do not go to bed hungry, but dont eat a big meal before bedtime either. Avoid any rig...

Building on pyramids of trash

...fili's depiction of the Holy Virgin Mary encrusted with elephant dung and Damien Hirst's pickled tiger shark representing life and death to the unmade bed of Tracey Emin and the unspeakable bodily fluids of avant garde duo Gilbert & George. But all of these works will pale into insignificance if a plan t...
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