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Envisat makes first ever observation of regionally elevated CO2 from manmade emissions

Using data from the SCIAMACHY instrument aboard ESA's Envisat environmental satellite, scientists have for the first time detected regionally elevated atmospheric carbon dioxide the most important greenhouse gas that contributes to global warming originating from manmade emissions. More than ...

Hope For Patients With Macular Degeneration From Manmade Protein

A new man made protein has been shown to reduce potentially blinding blood vessel growth in the cornea following an eye injury //or even surgery by over 50 percent, according to researchers. 'We believe eventually we'll be able to use this protein to help patients in many situations where blo...

Frail elderly disaster

...ergencies must take into account the growing numbers of frail elderly people who will by virtue of shifting demographics be involved in any natural or manmade disaster, according to US researchers writing in the International Journal of Emergency Management . As the world's population grows and more indi...

IFAW Responds to Fiji Floods

... teams on the ground carrying out search and rescue, vaccination and feeding programs. These teams have rescued thousands of animals affected by both manmade disasters, such as oil spills, and natural disasters such as floods, tornadoes, fires, and hurricanes. This has included efforts at hurricane Katrina...

Longs Drug Stores Corporation Reports Second Quarter Results

...all and regional economy and in the retail industry, the availability and cost of real estate, construction costs and delays, labor unrest, natural or manmade disasters, competition, maintaining satisfactory relationships with vendors, changes in applicable law or in the interpretation of applicable law by r...

Turned-off cannabinoid receptor turns on colorectal tumor growth

...up of ligands that serve a variety of cell-signaling roles. Some are produced by the body internally (endocannabinoids). External cannabinoids include manmade versions and those present in plants, most famously the active ingredient in marijuana (THC). Receptor shutdown by methylation Endocannabinoi...

Synthetic peptoids hold forth promise for new antibiotics

...arch has been devoted to finding new classes of antibiotics to fight them. Stanford researchers may have found some answers in peptoids, a class of manmade molecules very similar to natural proteins that play an important role in the human immune system. "Peptoids could be an entirely new class of anti...

African seed collection first to arrive in Norway on route to Arctic seed vault

...ives. Storage of these and all the other seeds at Svalbard is intended to ensure that they will be available for bolstering food security should a manmade or natural disaster threaten agricultural systems, or even the genebanks themselves, at any point in the future. ...

A nation divided over health care? Not so fast

...system preparedness. The nations trauma system infrastructure is a patchwork quilt it is underfunded, highly fragmented and ill-prepared to handle manmade or natural disasters, Dr. Russell said, adding that we need a comprehensive effort to shore up America's trauma care resources and fix problems that c...

A Nation Divided Over Health Care? Not So Fast

...stem preparedness. "The nation's trauma system infrastructure is a patchwork quilt -- it is underfunded, highly fragmented and ill-prepared to handle manmade or natural disasters," Dr. Russell said, adding that "we need a comprehensive effort to shore up America's trauma care resources and fix problems that...
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'Superbug' Outbreak Calls for Immediate Increased Attention on Infection Control

...n. Founded in 1986, LVI has more than 30 offices across the United States, is licensed in every state, and is experienced in responding to natural and manmade disasters around the world. The company's annual revenues exceed $300 million. For more information, visit http://www.lviservices.com . ...
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University of Miami receives stimulus funds for study of hurricane impacts on structures, ecosystems

...ospect of this new research building, which will help us further investigate how hurricanes and other extreme weather phenomena affect our natural and manmade environment," said Dr. Roni Avissar, dean of the Rosenstiel School at the University of Miami. "The facility will allow us to continue to expand our r...

2000-year-old statue of an athlete sheds light on corrosion and other modern challenges

...nts use minerals from their surroundings and form shells and bone. Apoxyomenos was encrusted with such deposits. "As studies of long-term biofouled manmade structures are limited, the finding of an ancient sculpture immersed for two millennia in the sea provided a unique opportunity to probe the long-term...

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

...l case studies such as the degradation of Jamaican reefs have been invaluable warnings of the consequences of subjecting reefs to multiple natural and manmade disturbances. ...

Drugs needed to preserve eggs for reproduction need to be given in stages

...d toxicity. Scientists also are taking important cues from critters with an innate ability to preserve themselves. Increasingly added to the mix of manmade cryoprotectants are sugars, which are used by a variety of species, such as brine shrimp and eight-legged tardigrades, a microscopic water-dweller als...

Dust deposited in oceans may carry elements toxic to marine algae

...he oceans. They also estimated the contribution of manmade sources of copper compared to pre-industrial rates...opper deposition. Their analysis suggests that manmade sources account for about 40 percent of the copper...deposition comes from natural sources of dust, the manmade sources are likely to increase over time, Paytan s...

Case Western Reserve researchers looking at light-induced toxins in air and water

...reathe and water we drink may be more harmful than we realize. Toxic nitro-aromatic pollutants (or nitro-polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons), both manmade and naturally occurring, continue to be emitted into the air and are present in food, water systems, soils and sediments, says Carlos Crespo, the Case...

Jupiter's shrinking red spot

...amic implications -- that he and his colleagues at Brown have discovered so far by measuring how paddles and stretched ribbons of sailcloth vibrate in manmade breezes in a wind tunnel. As the airflow increases, for example, a paddle on a post first twists and then flaps, like a stop sign being pummeled by h...

Animal and biological science highlights: San Antonio Fluid Dynamics Conference, Nov. 23-25

...amic implications -- that he and his colleagues at Brown have discovered so far by measuring how paddles and stretched ribbons of sailcloth vibrate in manmade breezes in a wind tunnel. As the airflow increases, for example, a paddle on a post first twists and then flaps, like a stop sign being pummeled by h...

UI researchers help to improve carbon measurements in global climate studies

...opogenic activities and the uptake of carbon dioxide by plants. "Both are needed if we are to come up with better management strategies in reducing manmade emissions and in the case of plants increasing their carbon uptake," said Carmichael, who was named in September to a National Academy of Sciences (NA...

Global warming predicted to hasten carbon release from peat bogs

... climate change. Such an atmospheric release of even a small percentage of the carbon locked away in the world's peat bogs would dwarf emissions of manmade carbon, scientists at Harvard University, Worcester State College, and the Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology write in the current i...
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Researchers develop darkest manmade material

Troy, N.Y. Researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and Rice University have created the darkest material ever made by man. The material, a thin coating comprised of low-density arrays of loosely vertically-aligned carbon nanotubes, absorbs more than 99.9 percent of light and one day c...

Hurricane Katrina: Many disaster recovery systems were outdated

...e counted in months and years rather than days and months. Disaster recovery, business continuity There are two ways to look at what to do after a manmade or natural disaster. One is to look at disaster recovery, which from a traditional sense is to have an orderly shutdown of systems. This was how mo...
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