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Maintaining muscle mass as you age requires consuming protein at least three times throughout the day

Natural News - Tue, 08/15/2017 - 02:31
(Natural News) A study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition revealed that consuming an even amount of protein three times daily may help maintain muscle strength in older men and women. As part of the study, a team of researchers at the McGill University in Montreal examined 827 men and 914 women aged between 67 and 84...

New medical technology allows scientists to genetically alter your organs with a single touch... what could go wrong?

Natural News - Tue, 08/15/2017 - 02:30
(Natural News) A new breakthrough technology has been developed that can help to heal wounds, nerves, blood vessels and even damaged organs. Known as Tissue Nanotransfection (TNT), it turns skin cells into other cell types that can repair damaged tissues with the help of nanotechnology. A small microchip about the size of a penny is...

Lights, camera, CRISPR: Biologists use gene editing to store movies in DNA

ENN Health - Tue, 08/15/2017 - 01:27
Internet users have a variety of format options in which to store their movies, and biologists have now joined the party. Researchers have used the microbial immune system CRISPR–Cas to encode a movie into the genome of the bacterium Escherichia coli.The technical achievement, reported on 12 July in Nature, is a step towards creating cellular recording systems that are capable of encoding a series of events, says Seth Shipman, a synthetic biologist at Harvard Medical School in Boston, Massachusetts. While studying brain development, Shipman became frustrated by the lack of a technique to capture how cells in the brain take on distinct identities. This inspired him to explore the possibility of making cellular recorders.
Categories: Ecological News

NASA's Sees a Tightly Wound Typhoon Banyan

ENN Climate - Tue, 08/15/2017 - 01:05
Satellite imagery from NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite showed powerful storms tightly would around Typhoon Banyan's center as it moved through the Pacific Ocean.On Aug. 14 at 02:06 UTC (Aug. 13 at 10:06 p.m. EDT) the Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) instrument aboard NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite provided a visible look at Banyan. The visible image showed a tight concentration of strong thunderstorms around the center of circulation, but no eye was visible. However, microwave satellite imagery did reveal an eye.
Categories: Ecological News

Drone tech offers new ways to manage climate change

ENN Climate - Tue, 08/15/2017 - 01:00
An innovation providing key clues to how humans might manage forests and cities to cool the planet is taking flight. Cornell researchers are using drone technology to more accurately measure surface reflectivity on the landscape, a technological advance that could offer a new way to manage climate change.“When making predictions about climate change, it’s critical that scientists understand how much energy the earth is absorbing and retaining,” said Charlotte Levy, a doctoral candidate who presented a talk on her research at the annual Ecological Society of America meeting, in Portland, Oregon, Aug. 8.
Categories: Ecological News

Student's idea leads to Antarctic volcano discovery

ENN Climate - Tue, 08/15/2017 - 00:45
An Edinburgh student has helped identify what may be the largest volcanic region on Earth.
Categories: Ecological News

Study Links Major Floods in North America and Europe to Multi-Decade Ocean Patterns

ENN Climate - Tue, 08/15/2017 - 00:18
The number of major floods in natural rivers across Europe and North America has not increased overall during the past 80 years, a recent study has concluded. Instead researchers found that the occurrence of major flooding in North America and Europe often varies with North Atlantic Ocean temperature patterns.
Categories: Ecological News

Ozone Treaty Taking a Bite Out of Us Greenhouse Gas Emissions

ENN Pollution - Tue, 08/15/2017 - 00:04
The Montreal Protocol, the international treaty adopted to restore Earth’s protective ozone layer in 1989, has significantly reduced emissions of ozone-depleting chemicals from the United States. In a twist, a new study shows the 30-year old treaty has had a major side benefit of reducing climate-altering greenhouse gas emissions from the U.S.That’s because the ozone-depleting substances controlled by the treaty are also potent greenhouse gases, with heat-trapping abilities up to 10,000 times greater than carbon dioxide over 100 years.
Categories: Ecological News

Ozone Treaty Taking a Bite Out of Us Greenhouse Gas Emissions

ENN Climate - Tue, 08/15/2017 - 00:04
The Montreal Protocol, the international treaty adopted to restore Earth’s protective ozone layer in 1989, has significantly reduced emissions of ozone-depleting chemicals from the United States. In a twist, a new study shows the 30-year old treaty has had a major side benefit of reducing climate-altering greenhouse gas emissions from the U.S.That’s because the ozone-depleting substances controlled by the treaty are also potent greenhouse gases, with heat-trapping abilities up to 10,000 times greater than carbon dioxide over 100 years.
Categories: Ecological News

Safety manager in Kingston coal ash spill cleanup admits workers denied respirators, masks.

Environmental Health News - Mon, 08/14/2017 - 19:30
Samples of fly ash taken from the site — where laborers toiled without protective breathing gear — showed levels of arsenic more than 36 times higher than nearby dirt.
Categories: Ecological News

Safety manager in Kingston coal ash spill cleanup admits workers denied respirators, masks.

Environmental Health News - Mon, 08/14/2017 - 19:30
Samples of fly ash taken from the site — where laborers toiled without protective breathing gear — showed levels of arsenic more than 36 times higher than nearby dirt.
Categories: Ecological News

Thirty years after the Montreal Protocol, solving the ozone problem remains elusive.

Environmental Health News - Mon, 08/14/2017 - 19:30
Scientists warn of new threats to the ozone layer, including widespread use of ozone-eating chemicals not covered by the treaty.
Categories: Ecological News

Yemen records 500,000 cholera cases, nearly 2,000 deaths.

Environmental Health News - Mon, 08/14/2017 - 19:30
More than half a million people in Yemen have been infected with cholera since the epidemic began four months ago and 1,975 people have died, the World Health Organization said on Monday.
Categories: Ecological News

Poison once flowed in America's waters. With Trump, it might again.

Environmental Health News - Mon, 08/14/2017 - 19:30
Over the past four decades, a huge amount of effort has gone into cleaning America’s heavily polluted waters. Is all of that progress about to be undone?
Categories: Ecological News

1 in 5 Americans drank potentially unsafe water during past decade.

Environmental Health News - Mon, 08/14/2017 - 19:30
As many as 63 million people – nearly a fifth of the country – were exposed to potentially unsafe water more than once during the past decade, according to a News21 investigation of 680,000 water quality and monitoring violations from the Environmental Protection Agency.
Categories: Ecological News

A legacy of environmental racism.

Environmental Health News - Mon, 08/14/2017 - 19:30
Exxon Mobil is still pumping toxics into a black community in Texas 17 years after a civil rights complaint.
Categories: Ecological News

"Hidden" hunger crisis in Congo pushing it closer to famine.

Environmental Health News - Mon, 08/14/2017 - 19:30
Hunger in the Democratic Republic of Congo has soared in the last year, leaving 7.7 million people in urgent need of food aid and pushing the country closer to famine than it has been in a decade, food security experts said on Monday.
Categories: Ecological News

Factory farming in Asia creating global health risks, report warns.

Environmental Health News - Mon, 08/14/2017 - 19:30
The use of antibiotics in factory farms in Asia is set to more than double in just over a decade, with potentially damaging effects on antibiotic resistance around the world.
Categories: Ecological News

Despite California's strict new law, hundreds of schools still don't have enough vaccinated kids.

Environmental Health News - Mon, 08/14/2017 - 19:30
Hundreds of schools across California still have so many children lacking full immunization that they pose an increased risk of disease outbreaks.
Categories: Ecological News

Why are dogs turning blue in this Mumbai suburb? Kasadi river may hold answers.

Environmental Health News - Mon, 08/14/2017 - 19:30
The polluted Kasadi river in Navi Mumbai is also likely to affect human health.
Categories: Ecological News
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