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What Lurks Behind Triple Herbicide-Tolerant Oilseed Rape?

ISIS Report, 17 April 2002

The surprising speed with which multiple herbicide tolerant oilseed rape appeared in Canada and the United States raises serious questions over horizontal gene transfer and transgenic instability. Dr. Mae-Wan Ho calls for definitive molecular characterisation of the volunteers to settle the current dispute over transgenic pollution of Mexican landraces.

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High-Protein Diets Dehydrate Even the Very Fit

Mon Apr 22, 2002

By E. J. Mundell

NEW ORLEANS (Reuters Health) - High-protein diets place such a strain on the kidneys that even very fit athletes can become dehydrated, according to researchers.

"Personally, I would not recommend a protein intake of over 2 grams of protein per kilogram of weight per day, as it may have negative long-term effects," said researcher William Forrest Martin, a graduate student at the University of Connecticut in Storrs. He presented the findings here Monday at the Experimental Biology 2002 conference.

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Diabetes May Alter Heart's Internal Clock: Study

Mon Apr 22, 2002

By E. J. Mundell

NEW ORLEANS (Reuters Health) - The cells that drive the human heart appear to have their own internal clock, helping them to anticipate periods of activity and rest. Now, researchers are beginning to learn that chronic illnesses like diabetes may set that clock off-kilter, potentially raising the risk of a heart attack.

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Mom's Exercise Does Not Affect Baby's Nursing

Mon Apr 22, 1:26 PM ET

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Although nursing moms are often told that exercise could make their milk temporarily taste "sour" to their infant, a new report suggests that this may not be true.

It seems that breast-feeding women can continue to exercise without offending the taste buds of their infants, according to researchers.

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Pregnancy Stress Linked to Child's Blood Pressure

Mon Apr 22, 2002

By E. J. Mundell

NEW ORLEANS (Reuters Health) - A new study in animals suggests that women who experience a few days of emotional stress very early in their pregnancy may pass on a higher risk of adult high blood pressure to their child.

But there's good news, too--the researchers believe that women who take even a brief "time out" from worry may eliminate the effects of stress hormones on their offspring's cardiovascular health.

Angry Men at Risk for Early Heart Attack

Mon Apr 22,2002

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Hot-tempered men are more likely to develop premature heart disease and suffer an early heart attack compared with their more placid peers, study findings indicate.

The study of more than 1,000 men found that those who responded to stressful situations with feelings of anger and irritability were three times more likely to be diagnosed with heart disease before they turned 55. These men were also five times as likely to have a heart attack before the age of 55.

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Extract co2 dioxide directly from the air

Source: Los Alamos National Laboratory (http://www.lanl.gov/)

Date: Posted 4/15/2002
Imagine No Restrictions On Fossil-Fuel Usage And No Global Warming

ORLANDO, Fla., April 9, 2002 - Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy's Los Alamos National Laboratory are studying a simple, cost effective method for extracting carbon dioxide directly from the air - which could allow sustained use of fossil fuels while avoiding potential global climate change.

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Power Plant Emissions Blamed for Premature Deaths

By Cat Lazaroff

WASHINGTON, DC, April 18, 2002 (ENS) - Almost 6,000 premature deaths can be blamed each year on pollution from 80 power plants in the Midwest and Southeast, charges a report released by a consulting firm and a former enforcement officer from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The study looked at the emissions from plants run by eight utility companies cited by the Justice Department in 1999 and 2000 for violating the Clean Air Act.

Global Warming Fills Glacial Lakes to Bursting

GENEVA, Switzerland, April 18, 2002 (ENS) - At least 44 glacial lakes high in the Himalayas are filling so rapidly they could burst their banks in as little as five years, an international team of scientists has found.

Scientists with the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD), and their colleagues from Nepal and Bhutan, are warning that the lakes could overflow, sending millions of gallons of deadly floodwaters swirling down valleys, putting at risk tens of thousands of lives.

'Modern Meat'

With Doug Hamilton Producer, "Frontline"

April 19, 2002

The hamburger has become our national food: Americans eat more meat than any other people in the world, and the average person devours three hamburgers a week. And today's beef costs 30 percent less than it did in 1970. But how much does the average American know about the beef they're eating?

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