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South America's vast pantanal wetland may become next everglades, UNU experts warn

South America's giant Pantanal wetlands, one of the world's most bio-diverse ecosystems, is at growing risk from intensive peripheral agricultural, industrial and urban development ?problems expected to be compounded by climate change, United Nations University experts warn. Covering more than 16...

Indigenous peoples at world summit to share climate change observations, coping techniques

...on, the direction and intensity of winds, waves, ocean currents and storm circulations, the volume of rivers, and the ranges of plants and animals. unu researchers say the greatest number of people will be affected by climate change through more frequent drought and spreading desertification, by risin...

Providing toilets, safe water is top route to reducing world poverty: UN University

... contributing to local and national economies. unu also calls on the world's research community to he...sult of poor access to sanitation and safe water. unu also calls for creation of a "tool-box" to help po...ded in national economic development plans. The unu analysis identifies population growth, poverty, cl...

Human clones: New U.N. analysis lays out world's choices

... success increase, the current consensus is likely to erode and with it the possibility of securing a ban on reproductive cloning. According to the unu report, the widest international consensus would be achieved around an agreement that prevents progress towards full reproductive cloning but authoriz...

First symposium of UN University-Cornell Africa Series to be held at UN

...d Nations Headquarters in New York City. Jean-Marc Coicaud, director of the unu office in New York, will open the symposium. Cornell President David J. Sko...r of Food, Nutrition and Public Policy; and Patrick Stover, director of the unu Food and Nutrition Program and director of the Division of Nutritional Scie...

Improving science, technology in Africa is aim as G-8, African, UN experts convene in Berlin

...rticipants include high level representatives of AMCOST, G 8 member states, unu and the European Union, plus observers from the World Bank, UNESCO, IAEA an...ion. Commitments made to help Africans remedy that must be met swiftly and unu is honoured to facilitate this landmark meeting between African and G 8 exp...

Millennium Ecosystem Assessment: Many of 2 billion dryland dwellers at risk as land degrades

...?one that receives too little attention," says co-author Zafar Adeel, Assistant Director of the United Nations University water academy in Canada, the unu International Network on Water, Environment and Health. Population growth, globalization and desertification Desertification is not the result o...
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(Date:7/9/2014)... The Miriam Hospital have found that people with ... depressed have difficulty sticking to a pulmonary rehabilitation ... women, and screening and brief treatment of depression ... study and its findings are published in print ... obstructive pulmonary disease is a common and often ...
(Date:7/9/2014)... from Montefiore Medical Center and the ... will present new findings at the Alzheimer,s Association International ... in Copenhagen, Denmark. Data from the four abstracts will ... normality to mild cognitive impairment and dementia. The research ... established in 1980 to examine healthy brain aging as ...
(Date:7/9/2014)... National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), ... launched an early-stage clinical trial of CRS3123, an ... difficile ( C. difficile ) infection. CRS3123 ... that inhibits C. difficile growth while sparing normal ... enroll up to 30 healthy men and women ...
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(Date:7/9/2014)... Regulated deer hunts in Indiana state parks have helped ... damage caused by overabundant populations of white-tailed deer, a ... Michael Jenkins, associate professor of forest ecology, found that ... organizing hunts in state parks has successfully spurred the ... scarce by browsing deer. , Jenkins said that ...
(Date:7/9/2014)... Emerging fungal pathogens pose a greater threat to ... declines of amphibians, bats, corals, bees and snakes. ... published in the prestigious journal Nature ... resistance to a deadly chytrid fungus implicated in ... is important because it is the basis of ...
(Date:7/9/2014)... Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA) Research Network have identified ... lung adenocarcinoma, the most common subtype of lung ... the number of possible therapeutic targets for this ... patients with treatable mutations because many potent cancer ... TCGA is jointly funded and managed by the ...
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