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Bihar CM Nitish Kumar Favours Herbal Farming

The Chief Minister of Bihar Mr. Nitish Kumar is all for a giving a boost to herbal plants.While his predecessor Rabri Devi used to cultivate potato, tomato and green vegetables// at their official residence, he wants to develop the place as a resource centre for herbal farming. Nitish Kumar c...

Sexist jokes favor the mental mechanisms that justify violence against women

...oved that those who had listened to sexist jokes were much more tolerant with male battering than those who had not, this is, that this kind of humour favours the mental mechanisms tolerant with violent behaviour towards women. However, the researchers warn those individuals affected by sexist humour showed ...

Action of ghrelin hormone increases appetite and favors accumulation of abdominal fat

...n giving rise to an increase in appetite, but also favours the accumulation of lipids in visceral fatty tissu...esity, given that, on stimulating the appetite, it favours an increase in body weight, explained Ms Amaia Rod... contact with the liver, this type of fatty tissue favours the formation of liver fat and increases the risk ...

University of the Basque Country team develop nano-hydrogels capable of detecting cancer cells

...ese permit penetration of their membranes: under these conditions the hydrogel acts like a "Trojan horse". Once in the cell interior, the change in pH favours the swelling of the nano-hydrogel and, thus, the release of the pharmaceutical drug. But known hydrogels present a problem in their application wi...

Lumping different countries together -- why the 2008 EPI is of limited use

...op places in the EPI ranking were taken by wealthy industrialised countries: "The high weighting that the EPI gives to issues of environmental health, favours all countries that have the financial means for a sound health system, adequate sanitation and safe drinking water. The sensitivity analysis in the EP...

IQWiG presents a concept for cost-benefit assessment methods in the German health care system

... The concept developed with the support of a group of international health economists and with the advice provided by IQWiGs Scientific Advisory Board favours a method called the Efficiency Frontier Analysis. It can be used in a very flexible manner to compare the cost-benefit relation of any number of thera...

UAB research could improve the prognosis and treatment of lung cancer

...ous agent. This is achieved by its strong retinal reductase activity, which favours chemical reduction transformation, thus causing retinal, the precursor of r...study, is linked directly to the lack of cell differentiation and therefore favours the development of the cancer. In order to discover why the enzyme acts thi...

Most UK citizens susceptible to hepatitis B infection

...e past 15 years now have a new generation of adolescents and young adults among whom transmission is being interrupted. The UK government currently favours a targeted immunisation strategy to prevent transmission of the virus from mother to child. But the easiest and cheapest way to protect UK children is...

Climatic variations influence the emergence of cholera in Africa

... cholera appear irregular and, in order better to understand the epidemic pattern dynamics, the GEMI researchers used an adapted statistical tool that favours a wavelet analysis method. This novel process allows comparison of the frequencies of epidemic outbreaks with a range of climatic or environmental par...

Go for Russia, Not China, Wine Experts Say

.... Now, despite his reservations, he will soon start again with a new distribution partner. A good partner, he stresses is the key. Skalli also favours Russia over any other emerging market. "For one thing," he said, "the food is European in style. Shashlik and rice is the Russian steak and chips and ...
Favours in Biological News

Stem cell surprise for tissue regeneration

...es the current course of research into muscular dystrophy, muscle injury, and regenerative medicine, which uses stem cells for healing tissues, and it favours using age-matched stem cells for therapy. The study is published in the June 25 advance on-line edition of Nature . Previous studies have shown ...

Will Europe at last unite to combat thousands of alien invaders?

...e idea is sound, but such a Centre would face considerable challenges. For example, the major policy driver of a single EU market for goods and people favours the spread of invasive species, the number of alien species introductions continues to increase year on year, and public awareness of the impact of th...

Spider love: Little guys get lots more

...ys lead author, UNSW postdoctoral fellow, Dr Michael Kasumovic, who co-authored the paper with Maydianne Andrade of the University of Toronto. "Nature favours larger and smaller males under different circumstances. Larger males experienced a longer maturation process so they are unable to search for and mate...

'Armored' fish study helps strengthen Darwin's natural selection theory

...s on this gene," says Rogers. "We found a significant increase in the frequency of this allele in their offspring, evidence that natural selection favours reduced armour in freshwater," says Barrett. Barrett and Rogers also found that offspring carrying the allele are significantly larger in size. "It...

River damming leads to dramatic decline in native fish numbers

...re, this advice is also relevant on a much wider scale: recent work in both Texas and the Pacific Northwest suggests that increased suspended sediment favours native fish larvae in these areas. Thus, dam removal may be critical for rehabilitating fish populations across the US, and almost certainly in other,...

More efficient fuel-cells, thanks to a new catalyst

...olecules of carbon monoxide (CO) into carbon dioxide (CO2) efficiently. The CO2, being gaseous, does not adhere to the catalyst which in the long term favours the catalytic process. This means that the methanol fuel cell will emit a small quantity of CO2 which, according to Dr. Barranco, is easily tolera...

If you want more babies, find a man with a deep voice

...re children than do men with high-pitched voices, researchers have found. And their study suggests that for reproductive-minded women, mate selection favours men with low-pitched voices. The study, published in Biology Letters, offers insight into the evolution of the human voice as well as how we choose...

Coral reef fish harbor an unexpectedly high biodiversity of parasites

...ish thus grew from 15 000 individuals in 1991 to 265 000 in 1995. Parasite control in such breeding conditions, where high density of fish populations favours high rates of parasite infection, is crucially important, as the parasitized specimens usually have a lower than average growth rate. Better knowledge...

Survival of the rarest: Fruit flies shed light on the evolution of behavior

... larvae while feeding and they are also more likely to explore new food patches than sitters. The researchers explored the evolutionary mechanism that favours the persistence of both of these types in nature. Doctoral student Mark Fitzpatrick raised colonies of flies with different ratios of rovers to s...

Microfossils unravel climate history of tropical Africa

...rface resulted in drier conditions compared to the current situation, which favours the growth of a lush rainforest. These findings provide further insight in ... climate in tropical Africa was drier than it is in today's world, where it favours the growth of a lush rainforest. These results provide further insight into...
Favours in Biological Dictionary

Photorespiration

... oxygen added to it by the the main enzyme involved in photosynthesis, rubisco, instead of carbon dioxide as happens during photosynthesis. Rubisco favours carbon... photorespiration n. Oxidation of carbohydrates in plants with the release of carbon dioxide during ... 3 Minimization of photorespir...
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