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Moose, Environment, Wildlife, Wolves

Isle Royale Moose Herd Continues Drastic Decline

After several years of concern about whether wolves would survive the ravages of canine parvovirus on Isle Royale National Park, park officials and researchers have now turned the focus of their attention to the island's moose herd.

Science

Chiral, Molecules, Pharmaceuticals, Drugs, Chemical, Separation, Thalidomide, Toxic

Process to Distinguish Molecules

When the anti-nausea drug Thalidomide came out on the market in the late 1950s, one molecule in the drug caused terrible birth defects. That molecule was what chemists call a "chiral" molecule. Chiral molecules are molecules which are chemically and structurally the same, but are mirror images -- one is right-handed and the other is left-handed. Until now there has been no reliable way to separate right- and left-handed chiral molecules. But that is changing.

Science

Termites, Baits, Chemical, Biology, Formosan, Control

Headway Against Formosan Termites

Discoveries by a team of LSU researchers could lead to control of the destructive Formosan termite.

Medicine

Child, Adolescent, Health, Pediatrics, PET, Reptile, Iguana, Salmonella

AAP-Pet Reptiles Health Risk for Children

Being the first kid on your block to own a reptile may be cool, but its also a health risk, according to a study in Pediatrics, the journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics.

Medicine

Child, Adolescent, Health, Pediatrics, Obese, Height, Weight, Fat

AAP-21-Year Study Says Increase in Obesity, Weig

Children and adults are more likely to be overweight and obese than they were 20 years ago, according to a recent study in Pediatrics, the journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics.

Medicine

Child, Adolescent, Health, Pediatrics, Gas, CANS, burn, Death, Injury, FUEL

AAP-Gas Cans Pose Burn Hazard to Children

Parents who store gasoline in safety cans rather than the more popular rectangular metal gasoline cans may prevent burn deaths and injuries to young children, according to a study on the electronic version of Pediatrics, the journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics.

Medicine

Infant, Child, Health, Newborn, Academy, Pediatrics, Epidural, Birth, pain, Fever

AAP--Epidurals May Affect Newborns

Women who receive epidurals to ease labor pains may be increasing discomfort for their newborns, according to a study published in this months Pediatrics, the journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics.

Medicine

Academy, Pediatrics, Child, Adolescent, Health, ear, Infections, care, Allergies

AAP--Recurrent Ear Infections on Increase

Over a seven-year period, there was a 44 percent increase in recurrent ear infections among preschool children, according to a study published on the electronic version of Pediatrics, the journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics.

Business

Economist's, Perspective, the, Fed

An Economist's Perspective on the Fed

In a speech on the function and purpose of the Federal Reserve System, a Simon School professor and noted economist argues that inflation is the one variable which the Fed truly can control; he sees zero inflation as a realistic goal.

Science

Climate, Satellites, Temperatures, Greenhouse Effect, Global Warming

Using Satellites to Monitor Global Climate

Background information relating to the accuracy and reliability of global climate monitoring by microwave sounding units aboard NOAA satellites has been posted on the UAH web site. The address is: http://www.atmos.uah.edu./essl/msu/background.html







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