Mysterious Balkan Disease’s Likeliest Risk Factor Also in Chinese Medicines

Scientists speculate that the highest risk factor for a kidney disease common to five Balkan nations is a plant commonly used in various Chinese herbal medicines.

– Society for Risk Analysis (SRA)|30-Sep-2014 9:45 AM EDT

Major Bust of Indonesia Manta Ray Dealer

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The Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries (MMAF), Government of Indonesia, and the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS)’s Wildlife Crimes Unit announced today the first-ever series of enforcement actions against a trader of sharks and rays in Indonesia.

– Wildlife Conservation Society|30-Sep-2014 9:35 AM EDT

Air Force Reservist Trades Computer for Parachute

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Computer issues can drive a person to the point of jumping out of a perfectly good aircraft. Well, that's the story of one Reservist with the 446th Airlift Wing.

– U.S. Air Force Reserve - 446th Airlift Wing|30-Sep-2014 9:00 AM EDT

How to Prepare Your Children for Natural Disasters

Children's Hospital Los Angeles experts provide tips on how parents can talk to their children before, during and after a natural disaster and how to develop a disaster preparedness plan.

– Childrens Hospital Los Angeles|30-Sep-2014 9:00 AM EDT

Florida’s Climate Boosts Soil-Carbon Storage, Cuts Greenhouse Emissions

Sequestration helps mitigate carbon-based gases from getting into the atmosphere. A new UF/IFAS study shows Florida's warm, wet climate helps keep carbon in the soil.

– University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences|30-Sep-2014 8:00 AM EDT

New Discovery Approach Accelerates Identification of Potential Cancer Treatments

Researchers at the University of Michigan have described a new approach to discovering potential cancer treatments that requires a fraction of the time needed for more traditional methods.

– University of Michigan |30-Sep-2014 8:00 AM EDT

Asthma Symptoms Kicking Up? Check Your Exposure to Air Pollution

An article in the October issue of Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology, explores the case of a woman who suffers from asthma, and, along with her doctor, realizes that by changing her bike route to and from work every day, she can cut down on the pollution to which she’s exposed, thereby improving her asthma symptoms.

– American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI)|30-Sep-2014 7:30 AM EDT

Fuel Cell-Powered Mobile Lights Tested, Proven, Ready for Commercial Use

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Mobile lighting systems powered by hydrogen fuel cells are cleaner, quieter and now have a proven track record in applications such as nighttime construction, sports and entertainment events and airport operations, making them ready for commercialization and broader use. That’s the conclusion reached by researchers at Sandia National Laboratories and others after a multiyear project sponsored by the Department of Energy’s Fuel Cell Technologies Office and the Boeing Co. Project support also came from the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans), Altergy Systems and 11 other project partners.

– Sandia National Laboratories|30-Sep-2014 6:00 AM EDT
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