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Healthy food availability could depend on where you live -- so does the quality of your diet

The availability of healthy food choices and your quality of diet is associated with where you live, according to two studies conducted by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Researchers examined healthy food availability and diet quality among Baltimore City and Ba...

Astronaut health on moon may depend on good dusting

HOUSTON (May 13, 2008) Lunar dust could be more than a housekeeping issue for astronauts who visit the moon. Their good health may depend on the amount of exposure they have to the tiny particles. To prepare for a return to the moon, researchers with the National Space Biomedical Research Ins...

Marine scientists warn human safety, prosperity depend on better ocean observing system

Speedy diagnosis of the temper and vital signs of the oceans matters increasingly to the well being of humanity, says a distinguished partnership of international scientists urging support to complete a world marine monitoring system within 10 years. The Partnership for Observation of the Globa...

Human safety, prosperity depend on better ocean observing system: Scientists

Speedy diagnosis of the temper and vital signs of the oceans matters increasingly to the well being of humanity, says a distinguished partnership of international scientists urging support to complete a world marine monitoring system within 10 years. The Partnership for Observation of the Globa...

Stem cell identity in culture may strongly depend on the cellular microenvironment

Identification, isolation and large scale culture of stem cells for potential medical applications is a major challenge in cell biology. In an upcoming PLoS ONE paper, researchers, including Andras Paldi, in Genethon (Evry, France) report, on the basis of experimental observations and computer simu...

Early-stage immune system control of HIV may depend on inherited factors

How well an individual's immune system controls HIV during the earliest phases of infection appears to depend on both the specific versions of key immune-system molecules called HLA Class I that have been inherited, as well as on the fragments of viral protein those molecules display to the T lymph...

Effective HIV control may depend on viral protein targeted by immune cells

An effective response of the immune system’s ‘killer?T cells against infection with HIV may depend on exactly which viral protein is targeted, according to an international group of researchers. A new study finds that HIV-infected individuals in whom virus-specific CD8 T cells are targeted against...

How bad is malaria anemia? It may depend on your genes

Cell and animal studies conducted jointly by scientists at Johns Hopkins, Yale and other institutions have uncovered at least one important contributor to the severe anemia that kills almost half of the 2 million people worldwide who die each year of malaria. The culprit is a protein cells make in ...

Brain size may depend upon how neural cells are cleaved

Howard Hughes Medical Institute researchers have discovered a novel way in which the brain size of developing mammals may be regulated. They have identified a signaling pathway that controls the orientation in which dividing neural progenitor cells are cleaved during development. The way these ce...

Climate change poker: The barriers which are preventing a global agreement

...t is referred to as the 'chicken and egg question', that is whether actions depend on financing, or financing on actions. Researchers predict that similar to ...rom which one frames the discussions, success in Copenhagen and beyond will depend on parties' ability to negotiate past the tripping points [] by finding way...

Agricultural research key to food security

...genomics and nanotechnology, that have the potential to increase crop yields without unduly stressing the environment. Building such capacity will depend upon overcoming two obstacles: The North-South gap, which delays the transfer of technologies to the developing world, and the gap between developing...

Aware, Inc. Reports Second Quarter 2009 Financial Results

...re not limited to: our DSL licensing and DSL test and diagnostic businesses depend upon a limited number of customers; there has been and may continue to be a...d diagnostic hardware and software products could have quality problems; we depend on a single source contract manufacturer for the manufacture of our DSL har...

UC San Diego engineer provides insights to decades-old DNA squabble

...ys an important role in the regulation of genetic processes like DNA replication, transcription, recombination, and repair because all these processes depend critically on the accessibility of the DNA, which is directly controlled by chromatin. A loosely folded chromatin fiber allows easy access to DNA sequ...

Structure of protective protein in the eye lens revealed

...n the development of new treatments. Cells have a variety of protein complexes that manage vital tasks. The functions of these "molecular machines" depend largely on their three-dimensional structure. In the first instance, proteins are long chains of amino acids, like a long piece of woolen thread. So-c...

Spring cold snap helps with stream ecosystem research

... Walker Branch stream to prosper, but an ecosystem cannot count on unexpected weather events to maintain productivity. "The stream ecosystem cannot depend on an Arctic air mass moving in every year, killing the leaves and exposing the stream to sunlight, resulting in increased growth," Mulholland said. "...

Early rice harvests ease annual famine in Bangladesh

... transplanted rice in December. According to the Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics, monga affects more than 2 million households in 5 districts that depend on rice for their food. Through the Irrigated Rice Research Consortium (IRRC), the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI), the Bangladesh Ri...

Warming climate threatens California fruit and nut production

...ery winter. Insufficient winter chill plays havoc with flowering time, which is particularly critical for trees such as walnuts and pistachios that depend on male and female flowering occurring at the same time to ensure pollination and a normal yield. Planning for a warmer future Fruit and nut gro...

New theory on why male, female lemurs same size

...erefore have more will to fight and win. "Game theory predicts that when the fighting abilities of two contestants are comparable, the outcome will depend upon the value that each contestant places on the resources they are fighting over," she said. "In this case, the females clearly have more at stake, ...

NOAA bans commercial harvesting of krill

...ood source for numerous other species and are a principal food source for many species of fish, seabirds and marine mammals. Some of the species that depend on krill as prey are listed as threatened or endangered under the Endangered Species Act, and many others are important as target species for commerci...

Ozone, nitrogen change the way rising CO2 affects Earth's water

... the other a net runoff reduction," said co-author Adam Schlosser of the Center for Global Change Science at MIT. "Our environment and quality of life depend on less uncertainty on this front." ...

Rampant helper syndrome

...oxidize food into carbon dioxide. This releases the energy that makes life possible at all. Proteins cannot perform these functions on their own. They depend on small helper molecules. Such molecules are stored inside special pockets in the proteins and carry out essential metabolic functions. The living or...

Virus-resistant grapevines

...en only have a limited effect. They are also harmful to the environment and therefore banned in many regions. Countries like Chile, for example, which depend strongly on their winegrowing business, could benefit enormously from the pathogen-resistant grapevines and improve their crop yields. ...

Corals stay close to home

...ought. These results suggest that since most recruitment of these Indian Ocean coral populations comes from other locally sourced coral, one cannot depend on genetic material from distant populations of corals to replenish or restore degraded local populations. In these regions, marine reserves that main...

Waste water treatment plant mud used as 'green' fuel

...ethod, but "they will not have to pay anything to exceed their agreed emissions", the researcher points out. The economic benefits of this system also depend on the price of fuel. One of the most important issues for the URV scientists is the reduction in environmental impact, and consequently the health...

Omega-3 fatty acids appear to impact AMD progression

...cids found in fatty fish such as tuna and salmon may protect against progression of age-related macular degeneration (AMD), but the benefits appear to depend on the stage of disease and whether certain supplements are taken, report researchers at the Laboratory for Nutrition and Vision Research (LNVR), Jean...

Gear bans 'can help save reefs'

...s directly and took large amounts of juvenile fish. "Where people really depend on reef resources, it may not be possible to permanently ban all of these t...most sensitive without causing undue hardship to the human populations that depend on it." Dr Cinner says "Of course, where the conditions are right, manag...

Help for climate-stressed corals

...s directly and took large amounts of juvenile fish. "Where people really depend on reef resources, it may not be possible to permanently ban all of these t...most sensitive without causing undue hardship to the human populations that depend on it." Dr Cinner says "Of course, where the conditions are right, manag...

Rising acidity levels could trigger shellfish revenue declines, job losses

...as losses of predatory fish and other species that depend on mollusks for food, could lead to economic hards...dification will impact the millions of people that depend on seafood and other ocean resources for their liv...munities would particularly injure societies that depend heavily on consumption and export of marine resour...

Broecker: 'What we need are tougher measures against climate change'

...s it gives rise to, will be among the big problems of the future. What will not change is our relationship with fossil fuels. "We will continue to depend on them, meaning CO 2 emissions are bound to increase because renewable energies will not suffice to replace them, especially in poor countries. We n...

Newly discovered snow roots are 'evolutionary phenomenon'

...oaking into the ground only after snow melt. However an impenetrable ice crust prevents C. conorhiza from doing this, therefore the plant is forced to depend upon the snow roots. To test the hypothesis a small amount of fertiliser, heavily enriched with an uncommon isotope of nitrogen (15N), was added to...

Australia's climate: Drought and flooding in annual rings of tropical trees

... Annual rings are acclaimed in representing natural climate archives. For the temperate latitudes it is known that the growth of these annual rings depend mainly on temperature and precipitation. In the tropics, however, with only slight seasonal variations, the correlation is not so evident. Now scien...

First ever worldwide census analysis of caribou/reindeer numbers reveals dramatic decline

... at the University of Alberta, says the decline raises serious concerns not only for the animals, but also for people living in northern latitudes who depend on the animals for their livelihood. "In this research we tried to look beyond the science and focus also on the impact on the economies and cultur...

Muscle atrophy through thick but not thin

...ught. These researchers find evidence that enzyme MuRF1 selectively degrades the thick filaments in muscle, while bypassing the thin filaments. We depend on skeletal muscles because they can produce movement, but they serve another purpose too. "Skeletal muscle is a protein reservoir that can be mobiliz...

Who will pick up the bill?

...il and restaurants. Ocean acidification and declining carbonate ion concentration in sea water could directly damage corals and mollusks which all depend on sufficient carbonate levels to form shells successfully. Subsequent losses of prey such as plankton and shellfish would also alter food webs and in...

NAU discovery could help feed millions

...tion. "This environmentally neutral approach, that has never been available before, will reduce the damage rice-field rats cause in countries that depend on rice as a main food supply," Mayer said. Rodents consume or damage up to 50 percent of pre-harvest rice crops. Due to the large-scale cultivati...

Aware, Inc. Reports First Quarter 2009 Financial Results

...re not limited to: our DSL licensing and DSL test and diagnostic businesses depend upon a limited number of customers; there has been and may continue to be a...d diagnostic hardware and software products could have quality problems; we depend on a single source contract manufacturer for the manufacture of our DSL har...

Shellfish face an uncertain future in a high CO2 world

...arely holding on, where disease and overfishing have nearly wiped them out. Whether acidification will push Eastern oysters, and the many species that depend on them, beyond a critical tipping point remains to be seen" said Miller. With numbers so critically lowthe oyster population in the Chesapeake Bay...

Jeepers creepers: Climate change threatens endangered honeycreepers

...t that is often created by introduced feral pigs, goats and cattle in forests. "The survival of these species into the next century may ultimately depend on our ability to remove or offset introduced threats and restore native forests from sea level to tree line," Atkinson said. Honeycreepers rival D...

Ernst-Ludwig Winnacker awarded the Order of the Rising Sun

...g worldwide," said the current President of the DFG, Professor Matthias Kleiner. "Expanding and maintaining bilateral contacts in science and research depend critically on the dedication of individuals. Ernst-Ludwig Winnacker did a great deal during his time as president of the DFG to promote the intensific...

Diuscovery in amber reveals ancient biology of termites

...ose, mostly from the dead wood they chew, but they depend on protozoa in their gut to provide the enzymes th...he protozoa to aid in digestion. In this case they depend on each other for survival." Even more primitiv...e, and through evolutionary processes they came to depend on it. Today, modern termites are one of the wo...
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