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Coronary, Heart, Disease, Death, rate

Trends in heart disease ominous

Progress in reducing deaths from coronary heart disease is threatened by alarming increases in obesity, physical inactivity and cigarette smoking as well as the aging of the population,î stated Jan Breslow, M.D., president of the American Heart Association, in response to a U.S. Centers for Disease Controlís report, released today.

Science

Genetics, Wildlife, Biodiversity, Acadia, Maine

Genetic Diversity Study Of Wildlife In Acadia National Park

Acadia National Park has been awarded grants for a pioneering genetic diversity study of wildlife to be conducted by The Jackson Laboratory in Bar Harbor and the federal Cooperative Park Studies Unit at the University of Maine.

Science

Wildlife, Conservation, Coral, Reefs, Belize, Kenya

Society Studies Splendor of Coral, Brooklyn to Belize

With 1997 designated as the International Year of the Reef by marine scientists and conservationists, coral conservationissues have taken center stage. Recognizing the importance of these reef systems as one of the world's greatest habitats, the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) targets coral conservation in both hemispheres, coupled with the Aquarium for Wildlife Conservation's coral breeding lab in New York.

Science

Medicine, Technology, LIFE, SCI, Social, PHYS

New Scientist Press Release

Press release of issue dated February 22 for New Scientist: 1) Web Bank Robbers Poised To Pounce; 2) A Cheeky Little Powder And It Travels Well; 3) Go On Then, Have The Broccoli If You Must; 4) Did Lax Officials Let Britons Drink A Deadly Pint?; 5) Jaws Bids For Olympic Glory; 6) Cracking The Code Of Custom Drugs; 7) Planes At Risk From Space Intruders; 8) Mighty Mouse Takes On Hepatitis; 9) Best Noses In Town ; #10: An Awfully Deep Adventure; 11) Australia's Giant Lab; 12) Welcome To Clusterworld

Medicine

Pcynogenol, Antioxidant, Vitamins, Supplements, pine, bark, Extract, Circulation, VASC

Pycnogenol Pine Bark Extract to Highlight Symposium

Pycnogenol, derived from the French maritime pine tree, is a powerful antioxidant which offers the body's vascular system protection from free radicals. Six leading researchers will present studies on Pycnogenol at a symposium during Natural Products Expo West in Anaheim, CA, March 6.

Science

Sperm, Whales, Giant, Squid, Crittercam, Bioacoustics, National, Geographic

Bioacousticians track whales hunting giant squid

When the National Geographic Society hunt for living giant squid sends sperm whales with video cameras to the ocean depths this month off New Zealand's South Island, the camerawhales will be tracked by the Cornell University Bioacoustics Research program. Distinctive click sounds produced by diving sperm whales will reveal their whereabouts to an array of hydrophones hanging vertically in the water, using Cornell equipment that pinpoints sound sources.

Medicine

Summertime, haze, Ozone, Pollutants, Asthma, Children, Tuberculosis

February Tips from American Thoracic Society Journals

February Tips from American Thoracic Society Journals: 1) Summertime Haze Worsens Asthma Attacks; 2) Prison Population At High Risk For Tuberculosis

Science

Computers, Communication

Awards: Can Computers Communicate Like People Do?

A set of 15 awards in a new $10 million program led by the National Science Foundation -- Speech, Text, Image and Multimedia Advanced Technology Effort (STIMULATE) -- will fund university researchers investigating human communication and seeking to improve our interaction with computers.

Science

Biodiversity, Biodiversity Prospecting, Conservation, Pharmaceutical Products, Contingent Valuation

Shopping Nature for New Products Offers Few Incentives for Conservation

Conservation advocates may be overstating the promise of biodiversity prospecting -- the search for new products among genes found in wild organisms that may be of potential commercial value -- as a mechanism for financing the conservation of biological diversity, according to a new article published in Resources, the quarterly publication of Resources for the Future.

Medicine

Estrogen, bone, Density

Continued estrogen use maintains bone density in elderly women

Women who begin estrogen therapy after age 60 can achieve similar bone mineral density (BMD) to women who started taking estrogen at menopause; however, once estrogen is stopped, the benefit disappears, according to an article in this week's issue of The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA).

Medicine

Malpractice

Communication skills and malpractice risk

There are specific communication behaviors that decrease or increase a primary care physician's risk of a malpractice lawsuit, according to an article in this week's issue of The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA).

Science

Los, Alamos, Materials, Technology, Construction, Concrete

Catching Concrete Flaws Early

Los Alamos scientists have developed a simple, environmentally friendly test that can spot flaws in concrete long before visible signs of failure become apparent. The test, which involves special chemical dyes, could replace a current one that uses uranyl nitrate with its special environmental headaches.

Science

Silicon, Surface, Images, High, Resolution, Electron, Micrscope

Clearest Images To Date Of Silicon Surface

Silicaon is one of the most common elements on earth, yet its surface structure is probably the most complicated of all --- a three-layered geometric construction of atoms with tiny holes at the peaks. Researchers at Northwestern University and the NEC Corporation in Japan have made the clearest images to date of this complex surface.

Science

Tigers, Conservation, Wildlife, Ecology

WCS, WWF Unveil Tiger Strategy

Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) and World Wildlife Fund (WWF) will unveil a new strategy for conserving tigers at the Zoological Society of London symposium, "Tigers 2000." The meeting, scheduled for February 20-21, will bring together many of the world's top tiger experts.

Science

Medicine

Education, Psychology, Grades, Personality, men, Dependency

Dependent Personality Linked to Higher GPA

Men with dependent personalities are more likely to have a significantly higher grade-point average than men with non-dependent personalities. That's according to research on the topic by Robert F. Bornstein, professor of psychology at Gettysburg College, PA.

Business

Environment, Automobiles, Ethanol, EPA

Alternative Fuels Don't Deliver

The federal government pumps more than a billion dollars in subsidies each year into developing cleaner-burning automotive fuels, but we might not be getting much environmental bang for the buck. That's according to research by Kevin N. Rask, associate professor of economics at Colgate University in Hamilton, NY.

Science

Plant, Ascorbic, Acid, Vitamin, Anitoxidant, Pathology, free, Radical, Genetics

Plants need Vitamin C, too

Just as virtamin C protects humans and many animals from environmental stress, researchers at Boyce Thompson Institute for Plant Research Inc. at Cornell have found that mutant plants lacking vitamin C had shriveled leaves, and when grown in an ozone-contained environment, they were not able to cope with the environmental stress, and were hypersensitive to sulfur dioxide and ultraviolet B radiation.

Science

Global, Warming, Climate, Change, Temperature

Global Temperature Report: January 1997

The Northern Hemisphere's coldest month in more than 18 years may in part be due to a persistent low pressure system over the northwestern Atlantic Ocean, according to Dr. John Christy, an associate professor of atmospheric science in the Earth System Science Laboratory at The University of Alabama in Huntsville.

Science

Coevolution, Landscape, Geographic, Mosaic, Pollinators, Plants, Greya, Moths

Coevolution argues for preserving large land areas

By the late 1980s, Thompson had developed the geographic mosaic theory of coevolution, which argues that the long-term dynamics of coevolution occur over large geographic areas rather than within local populations. Much of his current research is directed toward evaluating this theory, his work on Greya moths and the plants they pollinate, for example.

Medicine

Coronary, Coronary Heart Disease, CHD, Heart Attack, Myocardial Infarction, MI

Treatment and Prevention Reducing Coronary Deaths in U.S.

Despite constant messages that diet and exercise can help to prevent coronary heart disease (CHD), advancements in the management of those who have already developed CHD are credited with most of the striking decline in coronary mortality from 1980 to 1990, according to an article in this week's issue of The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA).







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