Activities performed by humans.
A functional system which includes the organisms of a natural community together with their environment. (McGraw Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms, 4th ed)
The protection, preservation, restoration, and rational use of all resources in the total environment.
Any of various ruminant mammals of the order Bovidae. They include numerous species in Africa and the American pronghorn.
Large natural streams of FRESH WATER formed by converging tributaries and which empty into a body of water (lake or ocean).
The study of the origin, structure, development, growth, function, genetics, and reproduction of organisms which inhabit the OCEANS AND SEAS.
The effect of GLOBAL WARMING and the resulting increase in world temperatures. The predicted health effects of such long-term climatic change include increased incidence of respiratory, water-borne, and vector-borne diseases.
The science dealing with the earth and its life, especially the description of land, sea, and air and the distribution of plant and animal life, including humanity and human industries with reference to the mutual relations of these elements. (From Webster, 3d ed)
The variety of all native living organisms and their various forms and interrelationships.
The longterm manifestations of WEATHER. (McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms, 6th ed)
The monitoring of the level of toxins, chemical pollutants, microbial contaminants, or other harmful substances in the environment (soil, air, and water), workplace, or in the bodies of people and animals present in that environment.
The pattern of any process, or the interrelationship of phenomena, which affects growth or change within a population.
Woody, usually tall, perennial higher plants (Angiosperms, Gymnosperms, and some Pterophyta) having usually a main stem and numerous branches.
Number of individuals in a population relative to space.
The science, art or practice of cultivating soil, producing crops, and raising livestock.
A great expanse of continuous bodies of salt water which together cover more than 70 percent of the earth's surface. Seas may be partially or entirely enclosed by land, and are smaller than the five oceans (Atlantic, Pacific, Indian, Arctic, and Antarctic).
A partially enclosed body of water, and its surrounding coastal habitats, where saltwater from the ocean mixes with fresh water from rivers or streams. The resulting mixture of seawater and fresh water is called brackish water and its salinity can range from 0.5 to 35 ppt. (accessed
Substances or organisms which pollute the water or bodies of water. Use for water pollutants in general or those for which there is no specific heading.
Any significant change in measures of climate (such as temperature, precipitation, or wind) lasting for an extended period (decades or longer). It may result from natural factors such as changes in the sun's intensity, natural processes within the climate system such as changes in ocean circulation, or human activities.
The flow of water in enviromental bodies of water such as rivers, oceans, water supplies, aquariums, etc. It includes currents, tides, and waves.
The enrichment of a terrestrial or aquatic ECOSYSTEM by the addition of nutrients, especially nitrogen and phosphorus, that results in a superabundant growth of plants, ALGAE, or other primary producers. It can be a natural process or result from human activity such as agriculture runoff or sewage pollution. In aquatic ecosystems, an increase in the algae population is termed an algal bloom.
Water containing no significant amounts of salts, such as water from RIVERS and LAKES.
The circulation of nitrogen in nature, consisting of a cycle of biochemical reactions in which atmospheric nitrogen is compounded, dissolved in rain, and deposited in the soil, where it is assimilated and metabolized by bacteria and plants, eventually returning to the atmosphere by bacterial decomposition of organic matter.
The period of history before 500 of the common era.
The external elements and conditions which surround, influence, and affect the life and development of an organism or population.
Communications using an active or passive satellite to extend the range of radio, television, or other electronic transmission by returning signals to earth from an orbiting satellite.
A process by which animals in various forms and stages of development are physically distributed through time and space.
The branch of science concerned with the interrelationship of organisms and their ENVIRONMENT, especially as manifested by natural cycles and rhythms, community development and structure, interactions between different kinds of organisms, geographic distributions, and population alterations. (Webster's, 3d ed)
The scientific study of past societies through artifacts, fossils, etc.
Divisions of the year according to some regularly recurrent phenomena usually astronomical or climatic. (From McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms, 6th ed)
The ceasing of existence of a species or taxonomic groups of organisms.
Contamination of the air, bodies of water, or land with substances that are harmful to human health and the environment.
Environments or habitats at the interface between truly terrestrial ecosystems and truly aquatic systems making them different from each yet highly dependent on both. Adaptations to low soil oxygen characterize many wetland species.
A group of cold-blooded, aquatic vertebrates having gills, fins, a cartilaginous or bony endoskeleton, and elongated bodies covered with scales.
Places for cultivation and harvesting of fish, particularly in sea waters. (from McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms, 4th ed)
The science of controlling or modifying those conditions, influences, or forces surrounding man which relate to promoting, establishing, and maintaining health.
A mass of organic or inorganic solid fragmented material, or the solid fragment itself, that comes from the weathering of rock and is carried by, suspended in, or dropped by air, water, or ice. It refers also to a mass that is accumulated by any other natural agent and that forms in layers on the earth's surface, such as sand, gravel, silt, mud, fill, or loess. (McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms, 4th ed, p1689)
The state of the ATMOSPHERE over minutes to months.
Non-native organisms brought into a region, habitat, or ECOSYSTEM by human activity.
The salinated water of OCEANS AND SEAS that provides habitat for marine organisms.
The gaseous envelope surrounding a planet or similar body. (From Random House Unabridged Dictionary, 2d ed)
The family Cervidae of 17 genera and 45 species occurring nearly throughout North America, South America, and Eurasia, on most associated continental islands, and in northern Africa. Wild populations of deer have been established through introduction by people in Cuba, New Guinea, Australia, New Zealand, and other places where the family does not naturally occur. They are slim, long-legged and best characterized by the presence of antlers. Their habitat is forests, swamps, brush country, deserts, and arctic tundra. They are usually good swimmers; some migrate seasonally. (Walker's Mammals of the World, 5th ed, p1362)
Total mass of all the organisms of a given type and/or in a given area. (From Concise Dictionary of Biology, 1990) It includes the yield of vegetative mass produced from any given crop.
A climate which is typical of equatorial and tropical regions, i.e., one with continually high temperatures with considerable precipitation, at least during part of the year. (McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms, 4th ed)
The sequence of transfers of matter and energy from organism to organism in the form of FOOD. Food chains intertwine locally into a food web because most organisms consume more than one type of animal or plant. PLANTS, which convert SOLAR ENERGY to food by PHOTOSYNTHESIS, are the primary food source. In a predator chain, a plant-eating animal is eaten by a larger animal. In a parasite chain, a smaller organism consumes part of a larger host and may itself be parasitized by smaller organisms. In a saprophytic chain, microorganisms live on dead organic matter.
Water particles that fall from the ATMOSPHERE.
Theoretical representations that simulate the behavior or activity of systems, processes, or phenomena. They include the use of mathematical equations, computers, and other electronic equipment.
Chemical compounds which pollute the water of rivers, streams, lakes, the sea, reservoirs, or other bodies of water.
Computer systems capable of assembling, storing, manipulating, and displaying geographically referenced information, i.e. data identified according to their locations.
Invertebrates or non-human vertebrates which transmit infective organisms from one host to another.
Genotypic differences observed among individuals in a population.
A field of study concerned with the principles and processes governing the geographic distributions of genealogical lineages, especially those within and among closely related species. (Avise, J.C., Phylogeography: The History and Formation of Species. Harvard University Press, 2000)
The relationships of groups of organisms as reflected by their genetic makeup.
Warm-blooded VERTEBRATES possessing FEATHERS and belonging to the class Aves.
The unconsolidated mineral or organic matter on the surface of the earth that serves as a natural medium for the growth of land plants.
The discipline studying genetic composition of populations and effects of factors such as GENETIC SELECTION, population size, MUTATION, migration, and GENETIC DRIFT on the frequencies of various GENOTYPES and PHENOTYPES using a variety of GENETIC TECHNIQUES.
The exposure to potentially harmful chemical, physical, or biological agents in the environment or to environmental factors that may include ionizing radiation, pathogenic organisms, or toxic chemicals.
Any substance in the air which could, if present in high enough concentration, harm humans, animals, vegetation or material. Substances include GASES; PARTICULATE MATTER; and volatile ORGANIC CHEMICALS.
Insects that transmit infective organisms from one host to another or from an inanimate reservoir to an animate host.
Periodic movements of animals in response to seasonal changes or reproductive instinct. Hormonal changes are the trigger in at least some animals. Most migrations are made for reasons of climatic change, feeding, or breeding.
The change in gene frequency in a population due to migration of gametes or individuals (ANIMAL MIGRATION) across population barriers. In contrast, in GENETIC DRIFT the cause of gene frequency changes are not a result of population or gamete movement.
A country spanning from central Asia to the Pacific Ocean.
The restriction of a characteristic behavior, anatomical structure or physical system, such as immune response; metabolic response, or gene or gene variant to the members of one species. It refers to that property which differentiates one species from another but it is also used for phylogenetic levels higher or lower than the species.
A set of statistical methods used to group variables or observations into strongly inter-related subgroups. In epidemiology, it may be used to analyze a closely grouped series of events or cases of disease or other health-related phenomenon with well-defined distribution patterns in relation to time or place or both.
A variety of simple repeat sequences that are distributed throughout the GENOME. They are characterized by a short repeat unit of 2-8 basepairs that is repeated up to 100 times. They are also known as short tandem repeats (STRs).
Multicellular, eukaryotic life forms of kingdom Plantae (sensu lato), comprising the VIRIDIPLANTAE; RHODOPHYTA; and GLAUCOPHYTA; all of which acquired chloroplasts by direct endosymbiosis of CYANOBACTERIA. They are characterized by a mainly photosynthetic mode of nutrition; essentially unlimited growth at localized regions of cell divisions (MERISTEMS); cellulose within cells providing rigidity; the absence of organs of locomotion; absence of nervous and sensory systems; and an alternation of haploid and diploid generations.
An element with the atomic symbol N, atomic number 7, and atomic weight [14.00643; 14.00728]. Nitrogen exists as a diatomic gas and makes up about 78% of the earth's atmosphere by volume. It is a constituent of proteins and nucleic acids and found in all living cells.
The process of cumulative change over successive generations through which organisms acquire their distinguishing morphological and physiological characteristics.
Theoretical representations that simulate the behavior or activity of biological processes or diseases. For disease models in living animals, DISEASE MODELS, ANIMAL is available. Biological models include the use of mathematical equations, computers, and other electronic equipment.
Statistical interpretation and description of a population with reference to distribution, composition, or structure.
The performance of the basic activities of self care, such as dressing, ambulation, or eating.
Statistical formulations or analyses which, when applied to data and found to fit the data, are then used to verify the assumptions and parameters used in the analysis. Examples of statistical models are the linear model, binomial model, polynomial model, two-parameter model, etc.
A multistage process that includes cloning, physical mapping, subcloning, determination of the DNA SEQUENCE, and information analysis.

Global climate change. (1/299)

Most of the last 100,000 years or longer has been characterized by large, abrupt, regional-to-global climate changes. Agriculture and industry have developed during anomalously stable climatic conditions. New, high-resolution analyses of sediment cores using multiproxy and physically based transfer functions allow increasingly confident interpretation of these past changes as having been caused by "band jumps" between modes of operation of the climate system. Recurrence of such band jumps is possible and might be affected by human activities.  (+info)

Clinical characteristics of unexplained sudden cardiac death in Korea. (2/299)

In Western countries, sudden cardiac death (SCD) is closely related to coronary artery disease, but in Korea the clinical characteristics of SCD are not well determined. Over a 4-year period (June 1995 to May 1999), 186 cases of SCD, ranging in age from 16 to 75 years, were admitted to the Chonnam National University Hospital. In 82 (44.1%) of these, neither symptoms nor evidence of structural heart disease was found and so their clinical characteristics were investigated. There were 66 (80.5%) men and 16 (19.5%) women (male/female ratio = 4.1:1). The mean age was 50 +/- 14 years: 19 (23.2%) were in their 40s, 21 (25.6%) in their 50s, and 17 (20.7%) in their 60s. The time of circulatory collapse witnessed in 68 cases of SCD showed 2 peaks: between midnight and 03.00h (n=16, 23.5%) and between 09.00h and midday (n=15, 22.1%). Unexplained SCD occurred at home in 48 (64.9%) cases and on the street in 12 (16.2%); it occurred during normal daily routine activity in 23 (39.6%) and during sleep in 15 (25.9%). Thirty-three patients (40.2%) experienced various prodromal symptoms, including chest discomfort (n=13, 15.9%) and dyspnea (n=8, 9.8%). The electrocardiogram taken on arrival recorded asystole in 65 (79.3%) and ventricular fibrillation in 17 (20.7%). Idiopathic ventricular fibrillation was diagnosed in 14 (10 men, 4 women; 45 +/- 11 years) of 21 patients who recovered spontaneous circulation. Five (6.1%) patients were discharged alive, and an implantable cardioverter-defibrillator was implanted in 2. Unexplained SCD is common in Korea and develops predominantly in middle-aged males around midnight or in the late morning usually with no prodromal symptoms (59.8%). Idiopathic ventricular fibrillation is thought to be one of the important causes.  (+info)

A genetic analysis of the Epworth Sleepiness Scale in 1560 World War II male veteran twins in the NAS-NRC Twin Registry. (3/299)

Responses to the eight-item Epworth Sleepiness Scale (ESS) obtained from 1560 World War II male veteran twin pairs [818 monozygotic (MZ), 742 dizygotic (DZ)] were analysed to determine the extent to which genetic influences are involved in self-reported daytime sleepiness in the elderly. Average ESS score (+/- SD) in this sample was 7.1 +/- 3.9, range 0--24. More than half of the twins (65%--67%) reported a moderate to high chance of falling asleep while lying down to rest; fewer than 3% admitted that this would occur while sitting and talking to someone or while stopped in traffic. Daytime sleepiness was not associated with age but was significantly and positively associated with obesity. The intraclass twin correlation on ESS scores was 0.39 in MZ pairs and 0.21 in DZ pairs (both P < 0.001). Structural equation modeling of the observed variance-covariance matrices for MZ and DZ twins estimated the heritability of ESS to be 38% (95% confidence interval 33%--44%). Environmental influences not shared by twin brothers accounted for the remaining variance in daytime sleepiness. A reasonable interpretation of the heritability of ESS in this healthy cohort of elderly male twins is a genetic susceptibility for disordered breathing during sleep.  (+info)

Health-related quality of life in narcolepsy. (4/299)

Narcolepsy is a chronic sleep disorder characterised by symptoms of excessive daytime sleepiness and cataplexy. The aim of this study was to describe the health-related quality of life of people with narcolepsy residing in the UK. The study comprised a postal survey of 500 members of the UK narcolepsy patient association, which included amongst other questions the UK Short Form 36 (SF-36), the Beck Depression Inventory (BDI), and the Ullanlinna Narcolepsy Scale (UNS). A total of 305 questionnaires were included in the final analysis. The results showed that the subjects had significantly lower median scores on all eight domains of the SF-36 than normative data, and scored particularly poorly for the domains of role physical, energy/vitality, and social functioning. The BDI indicated that 56.9% of subjects had some degree of depression. In addition, many individuals described limitations on their education, home, work and social life caused by their symptoms. There was little difference between the groups receiving different types of medication. This study is the largest of its type in the UK, although the limitations of using a sample from a patient association have been recognised. The results are consistent with studies of narcolepsy in other countries in demonstrating the extensive impact of this disorder on health-related quality of life.  (+info)

Ecological degradation in protected areas: the case of Wolong Nature Reserve for giant pandas. (5/299)

It is generally perceived that biodiversity is better protected from human activities after an area is designated as a protected area. However, we found that this common perception was not true in Wolong Nature Reserve (southwestern China), which was established in 1975 as a "flagship" protected area for the world-renowned endangered giant pandas. Analyses of remote sensing data from pre- and post-establishment periods indicate that the reserve has become more fragmented and less suitable for giant panda habitation. The rate of loss of high-quality habitat after the reserve's establishment was much higher than before the reserve was created, and the fragmentation of high-quality habitat became far more severe. After the creation of the reserve, rates of habitat loss and fragmentation inside the reserve unexpectedly increased to levels that were similar to or higher than those outside the reserve, in contrast to the situation before the reserve was created.  (+info)

Differential effects of activity and climate on onset of subarachnoid hemorrhage. (6/299)

Conflicting findings of the effect of climate on onset of subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) may result from the influence of strenuous activities which can trigger aneurysmal rupture independent of climatological factors. The effect of climate and patient activities on onset of SAH were analyzed. The clinical records of 786 consecutive patients with aneurysmal SAH admitted to our hospital for 10 years were reviewed. Activities at onset were categorized according to the intensity of strain at onset. Seasonal variation, circannual cyclic trend, and association with 90 meteorological factors were examined in each category and the results were compared between categories. Bimonthly occurrence in the light strain group showed a significant seasonal variation and cyclic trend with two peaks in early spring and fall, whereas no significant trend was detected in the overall patients and in the heavy strain group. The significant meteorological factors were global solar radiation, sunshine hours, changes in mean and minimum temperature and mean vapor pressure from the previous day, and minimum pressure in the previous 7 days. Lower global solar radiation in the light strain group was associated with onset with the lowest p value (p = 0.0046). No factors were significant in the heavy strain group. There is some evidence of the possible influence of climatological factors on onset of SAH without strenuous activity. Strenuous activity seems to affect onset more strongly, which masks any effect of climate.  (+info)

A multispecies overkill simulation of the end-Pleistocene megafaunal mass extinction. (7/299)

A computer simulation of North American end-Pleistocene human and large herbivore population dynamics correctly predicts the extinction or survival of 32 out of 41 prey species. Slow human population growth rates, random hunting, and low maximum hunting effort are assumed; additional parameters are based on published values. Predictions are close to observed values for overall extinction rates, human population densities, game consumption rates, and the temporal overlap of humans and extinct species. Results are robust to variation in unconstrained parameters. This fully mechanistic model accounts for megafaunal extinction without invoking climate change and secondary ecological effects.  (+info)

Energy costs of standard activities among Indian adults. (8/299)

OBJECTIVES: To estimate the energy cost of resting (RMR), sitting and standing for urban Indian adults and compare these estimates with the reported values. DESIGN: Energy costs were measured using oxylog while body fat was estimated using equipment (HBF300, OMRON Corporation, Japan) that works on the principle of bioelectrical impedance, for 24 men and 40 women, aged 20-50 y, engaged in sedentary activities. SETTINGS: Agharkar Research Institute, Pune, India. RESULTS: Mean energy cost (kJ/min) of resting (RMR), sitting and standing were significantly (P<0.01, for all) higher for men (4.01+/-0.42, 5.0+/-0.72 and 5.74+/-0.69, respectively) than women (3.54+/-0.28, 4.03+/-0.41 and 4.35+/-0.52, respectively). Gender difference increased with the level of activity, from 13% for RMR to 32% for standing. These differences reduced when adjusted (using analysis of covariance) for body weight and became non-significant on adjusting for fat-free mass (FFM) in the case of RMR and sitting activity. The measured values of energy cost (absolute and per kg weight) for these activities were similar to African subjects but lower compared to Asian or European subjects for both sexes. The stepwise regression analysis done separately by sexes showed weight (29%) in men and body mass index (44%) in women to be the best predictors of RMR, while regression analysis for combined sexes indicated FFM and height as predictors of RMR (r(2)=56%, P<0.01). If means to estimate body fat were not available, RMR could best be predicted with BMI and sex as predictors (r(2)=55%; P<0.01). This was mainly due to the fact that the sex differences in our population were more prominent in FFM than that in BMI. Our observations thus indicate the need to develop prediction equations separately for different populations owing to differences in their body compositions, especially in fat mass (FM) or FFM. CONCLUSION: The energy costs of activities were associated with body composition, especially with absolute fat-free mass, which may vary even with the same body fat percentage. Therefore, there is a need to develop separate prediction equations for different communities.  (+info)

Video-based human activity recognition (HAR) means the analysis of motions and behaviors of human from the low level sensors. Over the last decade, automatic HAR is an exigent research area and is considered a significant concern in the field of computer vision and pattern recognition. In this paper, we have presented a robust and an accurate activity recognition system called WS-HAR that consists of wavelet transform coupled with stepwise linear discriminant analysis (SWLDA) followed by hidden Markov model (HMM). Symlet wavelet has been employed in order to extract the features from the activity frames. The most prominent features were selected by proposing a robust technique called stepwise linear discriminant analysis (SWLDA) that focuses on selecting the localized features from the activity frames and discriminating their class based on regression values (i.e., partial F-test values). Finally, we applied a well-known sequential classifier called hidden Markov model (HMM) to give the appropriate
In this paper, we present a new method for Human Activity Recognition (HAR) from body-worn accelerometers or inertial sensors using comparison of curve shapes. Simple motion activities have...
NEAVS/Project R&R submitted testimony to the House Committee on Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health & Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies.. Congress annually considers… appropriations measures, which provide funding for numerous [federal] activities, …[and] general government operations such as the administration of federal agencies. ( The House and Senate Appropriations Committees control about 40% of total federal spending for a fiscal year. The House and Senate legislative committees control the remaining approximate 60% of funding. Appropriations considers and accepts testimony for the record from interested parties ...
To recognize individual activities in multi-resident environments with pervasive sensors, some researchers have pointed out that finding data associations can contribute to activity recognition and previous methods either need or infer data association when recognizing new multi-resident activities based on new observations from sensors. However, it is often difficult to find out data associations, and available approaches to multi-resident activity recognition degrade when the data association is not given or induced with low accuracy. This paper exploits some simple knowledge of multi-resident activities through defining Combined label and the state set, and proposes a two-stage activity recognition method for multi-resident activity recognition. We define Combined label states at the model building phase with the help of data association, and learn Combined label states at the new activity recognition phase without the help of data association. Our two stages method is embodied in the new activity
1. URL Reputation: Anonymized 120-day subset of the ICML-09 URL data containing 2.4 million examples and 3.2 million features.. 2. Twin gas sensor arrays: 5 replicates of an 8-MOX gas sensor array were exposed to different gas conditions (4 volatiles at 10 concentration levels each).. 3. Smartphone Dataset for Human Activity Recognition (HAR) in Ambient Assisted Living (AAL): This data is an addition to an existing dataset on UCI. We collected more data to improve the accuracy of our human activity recognition algorithms applied in the domain of Ambient Assisted Living. 4. REALDISP Activity Recognition Dataset: The REALDISP dataset is devised to evaluate techniques dealing with the effects of sensor displacement in wearable activity recognition as well as to benchmark general activity recognition algorithms 5. PEMS-SF: 15 months worth of daily data (440 daily records) that describes the occupancy rate, between 0 and 1, of different car lanes of the San Francisco bay area freeways across ...
pdf version]. On June 29, 2006, the Senate Energy and Water Appropriations Committee reported H.R. 5427 (S.Rpt. 109-274), the Fiscal Year 2007 Energy and Water Development Appropriations Act. The $31.2 billion bill makes appropriations for the Department of Energy, the Corps of Engineers, and the Department of Interior Bureau of Reclamation, as well as related independent agencies. The bill exceeds the President s request and the House-passed bill by about $1.25 billion, but is about $6 billion less than the current year funding level.. The following is a quick analysis of the bill from a California perspective as prepared by the California Institute. We apologize for any errors or omissions in our discussion of these documents, and would appreciate any input/feedback on how to make improving corrections. The ordering of items generally reflects their presence in the bill and does not mean to imply any relative importance.. ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS. The Committee Report contains a lengthy ...
Crafting a federal budget that fosters economic opportunity, invests in the future, and upholds fiscal responsibility is one of Congress most important roles. As a member of the powerful Appropriations Committee, I work every day to bring a common sense, Minnesota perspective to our federal budget.. As the Chair of the Interior-Environment Appropriations Subcommittee, I have prioritized protecting clean air and water, wild lands, and our nations natural and cultural legacy for future generations. As Vice Chair of the Defense Appropriations Subcommittee, I work to ensure that our servicemen and women are the most skilled and best trained and equipped fighting force in the world. ...
13 February 2013. Ms BIRD (Cunningham-Parliamentary Secretary for Higher Education and Skills) (11:29): I am taking the opportunity of this debate on Appropriation Bill (No.3) 2012-2013 and Appropriation Bill (No.4) 2012-2013 before the parliament today to give an update on developments in my own area. Like the previous speaker, the member for Dunkley, most members like to talk about important projects and issues in their electorates. After the budget, I always take the opportunity to report on the initiatives offered to my local area. I can report to the chamber that, since the election of the Labor government in 2007, those budgets have delivered far more and far more effectively, and have been far more welcomed than the budgets of the previous 11 years of the Howard government. In our region, there are some significant challenges and I believe our government have the correct programs and the correct vision for our region and for the nation. I would like to outline some of the programs that ...
Hamilton is under no illusions. We are in trouble. Now is not the time to be blind to the changes already set in motion within the Earth system: we are leaving behind the Holocene and entering into a new epoch for which there is no precedent. That earlier epoch was a time of relatively stable climate conditions that enabled human progress and the nurture of culture and civilisations. That time is going: the Anthropocene refers to a new age which bears the mark of human impact in such a way that humanity has become a force of nature just as much as volcanism, glaciation, and earthquakes.. How are we to live in this future without precedents? There are those who assume that the Anthropocene should be welcomed and interestingly endow a geologic era with a moral quality calling it the good Anthropocene. Through various forms of geo-engineering and invention we can manage this changing climate and a planetary Earth system which is responding defiantly to humanitys impact. There are others who ...
The Anthropocene Reviewed podcast on demand - The Anthropocene is the current geological age, in which human activity has profoundly shaped the planet and its biodiversity. On The Anthropocene Reviewed, #1 New York Times bestselling author John Green (The Fault in Our Stars, Turtles All the Way...
Humans are altering the planet, including long-term global geologic processes, at an increasing rate. Any formal recognition of an Anthropocene epoch in the geological time scale hinges onwhether humans have changed the Earth system sufficiently to produce a stratigraphic signature in sediments and ice that is distinct from that of the Holocene epoch. Proposals for marking the start of the Anthropocene include anearly Anthropocene beginning with the spread of agriculture and deforestation; the Columbian Exchange of Old World and New World species; the Industrial Revolution at ~1800 CE; and the mid-20th century Great Acceleration of population growth and industrialization.. ...
The Centre will explore scientific and societal perspectives on the Anthropocene The Centre was one of three successful bids in the 2018 Leverhulme Research Centre awards. Other recipients are at Imperial College London and the University of Oxford. The Leverhulme Centre for Anthropocene Biodiversity will explore the different scientific, social and cultural perspectives on the Anthropocene, during a time of biological gains as well as losses, and human benefits as well as harms.. Original research. Professor Chris Thomas, Director of the new Centre, said: The Centre will bring together world-leading researchers to understand the neglected societal and biological processes that underpin biodiversity gains, in addition to examining the causes and consequences of losses. A deep understanding of the cultural as well as biological processes that drive changes to the worlds biodiversity is needed if humanity is to live sustainably on our planet.. The £30 million Leverhulme competition was ...
Its not often that an aging social movement gets a chance to redefine and reinvigorate itself. Environmentalism has that opportunity now, with the Anthropocene, which National Geographic has dubbed, The Age of Man. What does that mean? As I recently wrote in Slate, the Anthropocene represents a growing scientific consensus that the contemporary human footprint-our cities, suburban sprawl, dams, agriculture, greenhouse gases, etc.-has so massively transformed the planet as to usher in a new geological epoch.This sounds like The Age of Man is bad for humanity and the earth. But thats too simplistic. As The Economist noted in its 2011 cover story:The advent of the Anthropocene promises more, though, than a scientific nicety or a new way of grabbing the eco-jaded publics attention. The term
Plastic planet Photo credit: University of Leicester / Jonathan SissonA team of academics led by the University of Leicester has responded to criticisms of the proposal to formalize a new geological epoch-the Anthropocene.. Geological critics of a formalized Anthropocene have alleged that the idea did not arise from geology; that there is simply not enough physical evidence for it as strata; that it is based more on the future than on the past; that it is more a part of human history than the immensely long history of the Earth; and that it is a political statement, rather than a scientific one.. Members of the international Anthropocene Working Group, including professors Jan Zalasiewicz, Colin Waters, and Mark Williams of the University of Leicesters Department of Geology and Dr Matt Edgeworth of the Universitys School of Archaeology and Ancient History, have considered these various criticisms at length.. In a paper published in the journal Newsletters on Stratigraphy, the 27 co-author ...
Providing accurate and opportune information on peoples activities and behaviors is one of the most important tasks in pervasive computing. Innumerable ap
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Rep. Waters Announces FY2018 Appropriations Letters & Omnibus Accomplishments WASHINGTON - Congresswoman Maxine Waters (CA-43), Ranking Member of the House Financial Services Committee, released the following statement on the passage of the Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 Omnibus Appropriations Act, which provides substantial federal funding increases to many of her legislative
Quorum Court OKs appropriations - The Pope County Quorum Court approved appropriations and transfers during their regular meeting Thursday to ensure various departments have enough funding to make it through the end of the year. The Budget Committ...
WASHINGTON, DC - Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (CT-03), Chair of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, today released the following statement after the House passed her FY2020 Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, Appropriations bill by a vote of 297-120.
Dear Chairs Blunt and DeLauro and Ranking Members Murray and Cole:. On behalf of United for Medical Research (UMR), which represents leading scientific research institutions and industries, and health and patient advocates, we want to thank you for your steadfast leadership in supporting the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in annual appropriations, but also within the recent emergency enacted bills responding to the Coronavirus crisis.. As you and your Labor-HHS subcommittees resume the regular appropriations process, we urge you to include an increase of $3 billion in NIH funding for fiscal year 2021. As this pandemic demonstrates, this is no time to stall the momentum for medical research you have achieved over the past five years.. Download to read. ...
Critics of the idea of cultural appropriation dispute it on various grounds; from dismissal of the validity of the entire theory, to critiques of its detailed terms and concepts. Rejection is often based on the opposing view, that cultural borrowing and cross-fertilization as a generally positive thing, and as something which is usually done out of admiration, and with no intent to harm, the cultures being imitated.[23] It is also argued that the specific term appropriation, which can mean theft, is misleading when applied to something like culture that is not seen by all as a limited resource: unlike appropriating a physical object, others imitating an idea taken from one groups culture dont inherently deprive that originating group of its use.[23] For instance, John McWhorter, a professor at Columbia University and contributing editor at The New Republic, has written that, With gay white men and black women, for example, its not as if the black women are being left without their culture ...
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies today approved a FY2018 appropriations bill to support critical housing, infrastructure and facilities for U.S. military forces and their families, and to provide increased funding for veterans health care and benefits.. Continue Reading. ...
At a House Appropriations Subcommittee hearing on March 28, Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner again defended the Obama Administrations Fiscal Year (FY) 2013 budget and cautioned Republican leaders that cutting too much in their drive for savings will affect the ongoing economic recovery. During the hearing, Geithner said the U.S. will reach the debt limit at the end of this year. Geithner does not expect the President will have to request a raise in the debt ceiling before the election, and any advanced notice to Congress will come very late this year. In his testimony, Geithner spoke broadly on the U.S. economy saying its gradually getting stronger with an average growth rate of 2.5 percent over the last two years. However, we face significant economic challenges as effects from the crisis are still dampening growth, in addition to the ongoing housing and unemployment woes, Geithner said. On the Treasurys FY 2013 budget request, Geithner said it provides for greater investment in ...
Conference Committee appointed: Appropriations Conference Committee: Latvala (Chair), Flores (Vice Chair), Baxley (At Large), Benacquisto (At Large), Bradley (At Large), Braynon (At Large), Clemens (At Large), Galvano (At Large), Grimsley (At Large), Montford (At Large), Simpson (At Large); Appropriations Conference Committee on Criminal and Civil Justice/Justice: Bean (Chair), Baxley, Bracy, Clemens, Perry; Appropriations Conference Committee on General Government/Governmental Operations and Technology: Grimsley (Chair), Bean, Broxson, Campbell, Garcia, Mayfield, Rodriguez, Rouson, Torres; Appropriations Conference Committee on Health and Human Services/Health Care: Flores (Chair), Baxley, Book, Passidomo, Powell, Rader, Stargel; Appropriations Conference Committee on Higher Education/Higher Education: Galvano (Chair), Bradley, Clemens, Farmer, Lee, Simmons; Appropriations Conference Committee on Pre-K - 12 Education/Pre K - 12 Education: Simmons (Chair), Broxson, Farmer, Grimsley, Lee, ...
Conference Committee appointed: Appropriations Conference Committee: Latvala (Chair), Flores (Vice Chair), Baxley (At Large), Benacquisto (At Large), Bradley (At Large), Braynon (At Large), Clemens (At Large), Galvano (At Large), Grimsley (At Large), Montford (At Large), Simpson (At Large); Appropriations Conference Committee on Criminal and Civil Justice/Justice: Bean (Chair), Baxley, Bracy, Clemens, Perry; Appropriations Conference Committee on General Government/Governmental Operations and Technology: Grimsley (Chair), Bean, Broxson, Campbell, Garcia, Mayfield, Rodriguez, Rouson, Torres; Appropriations Conference Committee on Health and Human Services/Health Care: Flores (Chair), Baxley, Book, Passidomo, Powell, Rader, Stargel; Appropriations Conference Committee on Higher Education/Higher Education: Galvano (Chair), Bradley, Clemens, Farmer, Lee, Simmons; Appropriations Conference Committee on Pre-K - 12 Education/Pre K - 12 Education: Simmons (Chair), Broxson, Farmer, Grimsley, Lee, ...
This study examines the manner in which the House of Representatives has dealt with the appropriations of money. To that end I focused this research on two major areas: (1) the importance of factors external to Congress, and (2) internal factors, primarily membership and career patterns and the reasons for, and the results of changes by the House to the rules under which appropriations were made. The findings indicate that (1) in the absence of external factors such as major political realignments, or internal changes such as the move to decentralize in the 1885-1889 or recentralize in 1920, the Committee, and the entire process operates in a fairly predictable manner; (2) committee actions generally conform to the what one would expect if the norms of subcommittee autonomy, reciprocity, specialization and apprenticeship offered by Fenno (1966) are followed; (3) a change in party control is accompanied by non-incremental changes in the budget, especially during periods of political realignments; ...
With all this discussion going on in Canada about cultural appropriation going on in Canada, I wonder if Ill ever get a publisher to even consider my book. In case you dont know, and if youre in the U.S. you wont; there is a huge discussion under way in Canada about cultural appropriation with aboriginals saying dont steal our art, dont steal our voices, people resigning or getting reassigned from prominent editorial positions and even some First Nations writers arguing about who is
Text of H.R. 3326 (111th): Department of Defense Appropriations Act, ... as of Oct 6, 2009 (Passed the Senate with an Amendment version). H.R. 3326 (111th): Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2010
Text of H.J.Res. 59 (113th): Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2014 as of Dec 20, 2013 (Passed Congress version). H.J.Res. 59 (113th): Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2014
Human activity is leaving a pervasive and persistent signature on Earth. Vigorous debate continues about whether this warrants recognition as a new geologic time unit known as the Anthropocene. We review anthropogenic markers of functional changes in the Earth system through the stratigraphic record. The appearance of manufactured materials in sediments, including aluminum, plastics, and concrete, coincides with global spikes in fallout radionuclides and particulates from fossil fuel combustion. Carbon, nitrogen, and phosphorus cycles have been substantially modified over the past century. Rates of sea-level rise and the extent of human perturbation of the climate system exceed Late Holocene changes. Biotic changes include species invasions worldwide and accelerating rates of extinction. These combined signals render the Anthropocene stratigraphically distinct from the Holocene and earlier epochs. ...
Swedish University essays about EFFECT OF HUMAN ACTIVITIES ON ENVIRONMENT. Search and download thousands of Swedish university essays. Full text. Free. What are we to make of the fact that humans are susceptible to conspiracy theories involving anthropogenic effects on the planet? When Oklahoma Senator Jim Inhofe, whose top campaign contributors are in the oil industry, presented a snowball on the Senate floor to refute climate change, his gesture was widely replayed in the media,…
A number of factors have been suggested as affecting reproductive success in gulls. In this study we have attempted to isolate the effect of human disturbance on breeding success. We held other factors such as age of birds, terrain, and density of colony as constant as was practicable with a varied colony environment. There have been several previous discussions of the possible effect of human disturbance on the breeding success of birds. However, no study has documented this effect with controls. Reid (1968) found that in the Adélie Penguin (Pygoscelis adeliae) banding and close observation during seven summers caused the breeding populations in six colonies to decrease by more than 90%. Nelson (1966), commenting on nests on the fringe of colonies, stated that their lower success rates did not take full account of artifacts introduced by human disturbance. Working with the Sooty Tern (Sterna fuscata), Ashmole (1963:324) said that mortality caused by the pecking of chicks by adults was ...
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Description: Federally supported child nutrition programs and related activities - including school meal programs and the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (the WIC program) - reach over 37 million children and almost 2 million lower-income pregnant/postpartum women. In FY2004, anticipated spending on these programs is $16.6 billion, and the FY2004 appropriations law (P.L. 108-199) supports this spending level (although with new appropriations of a lesser amount, some $16 billion). The Administrations FY2005 revised budget request envisions spending a total of $17.15 billion, supported by new appropriations of $16.47 billion. The House FY2005 appropriations bill (H.R. 4766) would support spending of $16.97 billion with new appropriations of $16.29 billion. ...
Geologists reframing of the global changes arising from human impacts can be used to consider how the insights from environmental economics inform policy under this new perspective. They ask a rhetorical question. How would a future generation looking back at the records in the sediments and ice cores from todays activities judge mankinds impact? They conclude that the globe has entered a new epoch, the Anthropocene. Now mankind is the driving force altering the Earths natural systems. This conclusion, linking a physical record to a temporal one, represents an assessment of the extent of current human impact on global systems in a way that provides a warning that all policy design and evaluation must acknowledge that the impacts of human activity are taking place on a planetary scale. As a result, it is argued that national and international environmental policies need to be reconsidered. Environmental economics considers the interaction between people and natural systems. So it comes squarely into
Human impact on the environment or anthropogenic impact on the environment includes changes to biophysical environments and ecosystems, biodiversity, and natural resources caused directly or indirectly by humans, including global warming, environmental degradation (such as ocean acidification), mass extinction and biodiversity loss, ecological crises, and ecological collapse. Modifying the environment to fit the needs of society is causing bad effects, which become worse as the problem of human overpopulation continues. Some human activities that cause damage (either directly or indirectly) to the environment on a global scale include human reproduction, overconsumption, overexploitation, pollution, and deforestation, to name but a few. Some of the problems, including global warming and biodiversity loss pose an existential risk to the human race, and overpopulation causes those problems. The term anthropogenic designates an effect or object resulting from human activity. The term was first used ...
The human impact on the oceans, atmosphere, and life itself on this planet is so massive that it defines a new geological epoch, the Anthropocene.. During my PUBlic Professor talk Ill review the disquieting evidence for this claim and explore its philosophical and practical implications, both good and bad, for Alberta.. As the world moves rapidly into the new, non-carbon economy it will be possible for our province to create a sustainable prosperity that is not dependent upon cash flow from the sale of dwindling natural resources. But Albertans have to be willing to see the big picture. We cannot hope to continue business as usual in isolation from the powerful environmental factors that are shaping our world today. Learn more about Dr. Peacocks big picture view of Albertas future.. ...
Washington, D.C. - Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 4373 - Department of State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 2022 and H.R. 4346 - Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 2022. These bills comprise the first round of fiscal year 2022 appropriations bills. Today, House Democrats cast our first round of funding votes in what is one of the most direct actions we as congressmembers can take to stand up for what we value as a nation, said Rep. Huffman. Through these bills, we are rebuilding public health infrastructure, taking action on climate change, and advancing womens rights - all of which will have a significant effect on the health and lives of people everywhere. This was a great first step, and Im looking forward to passing additional appropriations bills that reflect the priorities of the people we represent. Below are a number of other notable wins for American communities secured in these funding bills, including priorities led by ...
Late last month the Seventh District Court of Appeals in Ohio upheld the appropriation of private land for a pipeline that will carry pure propane…
Friends in Tobacco Control - WE NEED YOUR HELP! Cigar manufacturers and retailers are continuing to push to have language added to the Agriculture/FDA appropriations bill that would exclude many types of cigars from regulation by the FDA. We think they are pushing language similar to H.R. 1639, a bill that would exempt many cigars from FDA oversight. The industry has been lobbying hard on H.R. 1639 and the bill continues to pick-up co-sponsors.. We believe the House Agriculture Appropriations Subcommittee could take up the funding bill next Wednesday, June 6th. Action in the full Appropriations Committee would take place shortly after the Subcommittee acts.. We need your help to send the message to members of the House Appropriations Committee to oppose any effort to weaken FDAs authority to regulate tobacco products.. Given that members are hearing from the tobacco industry it is critical that members of Congress hear about this issue from the public health community. If your Representative is ...
From peer-to-peer file sharing networks, Wikileaks and YouTube, to open data APIs, New Media practitioners today have extraordinary access to digital found materials. At the same time, legal disputes over fair use, such as the 2011 Richard Prince vs. Patrick Cariou case, continue to polarize the art world. This edition of Media-N Journal will examine the diverse strategies that contemporary electronic artists deploy while recontextualizing appropriated media and information into new artworks, with a particular eye toward the present moment and the current state of the legal, technological, and institutional landscape of sampling and appropriation. Possible topics may include: culture jamming and tactical media interventions; mashups; hijacked surveillance feeds; social media memes and their spinoffs; and data moshing. Further topics of exploration include the conceptual discourses and protocols that inform such creative practices, from versioning in Afro-diasporic musical traditions to the ...
H.R. 2055, Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2012 (Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program, appropriations issues generally);H.R.2584, Department of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2012(coal ash); FY 2012 Budget Resolution; H.R. 2354,Energy and Water development and Related Agencies Appropriations Act of 2012(efficiency, electric transportation); H.R.2608,Continuing Appropriations Act, 2012; H.R.2112,Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2012; H.R.2596,Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2012; S.1572,Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2012; H.R.2219,Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2012; H.R.2354,Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2012; H.R.2434,Financial Services and General Government Appropriations Act, 2012; S.1573,Financial Services and General Government Appropriations Act, ...
SJR 12 - This constitutional amendment, if approved by the voters, prohibits the total state general revenue appropriations for any fiscal year, as defined in the amendment, from exceeding the level from the previous fiscal year, allowing for growth in an amount equal to the annual rate of inflation plus the annual percentage change in state population. Total state general revenue appropriations may exceed the previous fiscal years amount only under certain conditions, as described in the act.. For any fiscal year in which net general revenue collections exceed total state general revenue appropriations by more than one percent of total state general revenue appropriations, the lowest state income tax rate in effect shall be permanently eliminated. Such elimination shall not occur if there is a single income tax rate in effect.. For each fiscal year after the fiscal year in which the final rate elimination has occurred, the Commissioner of Administration shall record the amount by which net ...
Links End --------------------> Washington, July 9, 2013 - The House Appropriations Committee today released the fiscal year 2014 Commerce, Justice, Science (CJS) Appropriations bill, which will be considered in subcommittee tomorrow. The bill funds the Department of Commerce, the Department of Justice, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), the National Science Foundation (NSF), and other related agencies. In total, the legislation contains $47.4 billion in total funding. This is $2.8 billion below the fiscal year 2013 enacted level and $350 million below the level caused by automatic sequestration budget cuts. This legislation targets taxpayer dollars to federal law enforcement and safety programs, ensuring that essential functions of the federal government - protecting the life, liberty, and property of our citizens - are maintained. In addition, the bill supports commerce and research programs to increase our nations competitiveness and help the economy continue to move ...
They suggest that these changes are on such a large scale that we have entered a new geologic epoch defined and dominated by human activity. They further propose that we officially rename our current epoch the Anthropocene. The Anthropocene was originally suggested in 2002 by Nobel laureate Paul Crutzen who won the prize in 1995 for his work on the depletion of ozone... and geologists have casually referred to this time as the Anthropocene for quite some time ...
August 18th, 2015 - Remaining Headlining Dates Announced + Summer Slaughter Tour Concludes Next Week. The Anthropocene Extinction, the newest studio recording from San Diego deathgrind unit, CATTLE DECAPITATION, unleashed via Metal Blade Records on August 7th, pillaged the Billboard Charts upon its first week of release. More than doubling the sales of their previous offering, the record debuted at #41 on the Top 200 Current Albums Chart, #5 on the Hard Music Chart, #6 on the Independent Albums Chart, and #14 on the Rock Albums Chart! On the iTunes day of release charts The Anthropocene Extinction hit an crushing #3 on the Metal Chart, #10 on the Rock Chart and #80 on the Top 200 Current Albums Chart. In Canada the record ranked at #5 on the Hard Music Charts, #36 on the Top 200 Current Albums Chart and #73 on the Top Digital Charts. Elsewhere The Anthropocene Extinction came in at #88 in Germany and #135 in Holland.. Produced by Dave Otero (Allegaeon, Cephalic Carnage) at Flatline Audio in ...
We review the scientific literature, especially from the past decade, on the impacts of human activities on the Antarctic environment. A range of impacts has been identified at a variety of spatial and temporal scales. Chemical contamination and sewage disposal on the continent have been found to be long-lived. Contemporary sewage management practices at many coastal stations are insufficient to prevent local contamination but no introduction of non-indigenous organisms through this route has yet been demonstrated. Human activities, particularly construction and transport, have led to disturbances of flora and fauna. A small number of non-indigenous plant and animal species has become established, mostly on the northern Antarctic Peninsula and southern archipelagos of the Scotia Arc. There is little indication of recovery of overexploited fish stocks, and ramifications of fishing activity on bycatch species and the ecosystem could also be far-reaching. The Antarctic Treaty System and its ...
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Follow the key votes for HR 2997 Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agency Appropriations Fiscal Year 2009-2010
Ag Appropriations Bill Includes Problematic Amendments. Washington--The full House is expected to take up the fiscal year 2012 agricultural appropriations bill as early as next week. The version passed last week by the House Appropriations Committee includes several provisions AFBF considers problematic. Among them is an amendment to lower the adjusted gross income test to $250,000, limiting farm program payments to producers. Farm Bureau policy opposes means testing for government farm programs. Another is an amendment to secure the $147 million annual payment to Brazil under the U.S. settlement of the World Trade Organization cotton case from cuts in the cotton direct payment program. A third is an amendment that prohibits any agricultural appropriations from being used to make payments under the U.S. settlement with Brazil and uses the savings of that $147 million in the cotton case to fund the Women, Infants and Childrens program. House Agriculture Committee Chairman Frank Lucas (R-Okla.) ...
Examines the effects of budget uncertainty on Indian Health Service (IHS) funding and considerations that should be taken into account if IHS was given advance appropriation authority like the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). Focuses on administrative impacts, provider recruitment and retention, and the financial effects for tribes. Sponsoring organization: Government Accountability Office.
Your advocacy has made an impact.. Congress has directed the Department of Health and Human Services to disseminate the Pain Management Best Practices Report to providers and create a public awareness campaign about pain via the House Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education Committee Report accompanying the FY 2021 Budget Bill!. The report includes language we requested in our official appropriations submissions. (The language, with key sections underlined, is below.) Also included is our request to collect and report data on the prevalence of pain and various pain syndromes annually.. It is likely that last months Virtual Advocacy Day, and your outreach to legislators, helped make the case for improving the treatment of pain nationwide.. While the language is not absolutely binding, it does tell agency heads what Congress expects them to do. We will be watching and reporting whether these critical activities are accomplished!. Thanks for your efforts!. From the House Labor, Health and ...
DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES. NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH. Fiscal Year 2014 Budget Request. Statement for the Record for the House Subcommittee on Labor-HHS-Education Appropriations. Gary H. Gibbons, M.D., Director National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. May 15, 2013. Mr. Chairman and distinguished members of the Subcommittee:. I am pleased to present the Presidents Budget request for the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The fiscal year (FY) 2014 budget of $3,098,508,000 includes an increase of $25,206,000 over the comparable FY 2012 level of $3,073,302,000.. NHLBI leads research and education programs to discover and apply knowledge to improve health by preventing and treating heart, lung, and blood diseases. It is a privilege to serve as NHLBI Director in this time of unprecedented opportunity in biomedical research. Today, I will discuss new opportunities to reduce health disparities, advance understanding of ...
The US Department of Defense is seeking $4 million dedicated to research efforts on melanoma and other skin cancers, which it claims is a danger facing many military personnel. As part of the Fiscal 2009 Department of Defense Appropriations Conference Report, the House of Representatives is currently considering the measure.. The Melanoma Research Foundation (MRF), a national organization, made the announcement last week. With more than 140,000 personnel currently stationed in Iraq, the intensity of sun exposure puts our men and women at long-term risk for melanoma-the most serious form of skin cancer and one of the fastest-growing cancers in the US, said Randy Lomax, chairman of the Melanoma Research Foundation. By specifically including melanoma in its peer-reviewed cancer research program-as it does with breast, prostate, and ovarian cancers-the Department of Defense recognizes the scope of this very serious problem facing our troops.. Increased funding, especially at the federal levels, ...
The Senate Appropriations Committee, which is chaired by State Sen. Dan Hegeman, R-Cosby, is scheduled to meet Tuesday morning and every morning through Friday to discuss the budget.. The Missouri House voted in late March to approve a $29.2 billion state operating budget, which includes a $100 million transportation infrastructure plan. House Budget Committee Chairman Cody Smith, R-Carthage, says its the first time in recent history that general revenue would be used to fund roads and bridges.. The Houses budget also includes an $8 million retention pay plan aimed at wage increases for Missouri Department of Corrections (DOC) staff.. Governor Mike Parson has said the DOCs 11,000 employees are among the nations lowest-paid corrections professionals.. Under the House budget, DOC employees would receive the three percent pay increase all state workers would get. They would also receive a one percent increase for every two years of continuous DOC employment, up to 20 years.. Once the Senate ...
May 15, 2019 - Commissioner Rettig speaks before the Senate Appropriations Committee, Subcommittee on Financial Services and General Government on the IRS Budget and Current Operations.
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The following is the hearing schedule for the Senate Committee on Appropriations for the week of October 21, 2019.. WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2019. STATE, FOREIGN OPERATIONS, AND RELATED PROGRAMS SUBCOMMITTEE (Lindsey Graham, Chairman). Hearing to review U.S. policy and assistance in Syria. 2:30 p.m., Room 124, Dirksen Senate Office Building. Witness:. The Honorable James F. Jeffrey. Special Representative for Syria Engagement. Special Envoy to the Global Coalition to Defeat ISIS. U.S. Department of State. ###. ...
ACT NO. 71 (H. 516) Appropriations; Medicaid; studies This act is the BIG BILL, the Fiscal Year 2006 Appropriations Act , to provide appropriations for the support of state government during fiscal year 2006. For details and summaries of the amounts appropriated, see the explanatory documents and letter of intent prepared by the Legislative Joint Fiscal Office. In addition to providing appropriations, this act also amends and adds substantive provisions affecting other laws and programs, including the following: Commissions and Interim Studies State Teachers Retirement System. Sec. 34b establishes a commission of 13 members, chaired by the state treasurer, with two members of each House, state government officials, and representatives of education associations to make recommendations to the legislature by November 15, 2005 for funding an adequate, sustainable, and actuarially sound retirement benefit plan for the state teachers retirement system of Vermont. Social Security Number Usage and ...
Introducing Mobile Technology for Enhancing Chronic Pain Studies: Appropriation of A Smartphone-Based Ecological Momentary Assessment Method for Low Back Pain Data Collection
The most amusing face-saving deflection was offered by Senator Jeff Flake (R-AZ) who said he will continue to review options as the current appropriations process moves forward.. Thats incredibly funny because there is no appropriations process.. Moreover, Republicans have not completed the appropriations process in years. The federal government is currently funded by a continuing resolution of the fiscal 2016 budget signed by President Obama which was more or less a continuance of the fiscal 2015 budget. Federal spending has been almost static for several years.. The last time Republicans attempted to complete the appropriations process, they called the whole thing off to avoid holding a vote on displaying the Confederate flag at federal cemeteries. ...
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The present work is devoted to the study of broad physiological and ecological characteris- tics of anthropophytic species on the high step- pe lands of the Tlemcen region. The bioclimatic analysis confirms the development of drought in this region with a dominance of spiny and/or toxic asylvatic: plant species of shrub and her- baceous size species. We used correspondence factor analysis (CFA) of the various factors causing degradation to better understand the complexity of this ecosystem, whose floristic composition was complemented by means of soil measurements (spectrum green/ecological spectrum). This analysis allowed us to identify five groups of anthropophytic species with in this highly degraded matorral. We show that this ecosystem is already showing symptoms of de-gradation, and propose a preservation policy for protecting ensuring the survival of native species under threat from human activities.
The potential of human activities, including research, to alter parasite transmission ecology in wildlife is unknown. We examined gastrointestinal parasitism in chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes schweinfurthii) in Budongo Forest, Uganda. Trail use and time spent on the ground was recorded during 10 months of observations in four sites with differing human disturbance. Disturbance was quantified using transect plots (n = 320). Fecal (n = 435) samples were examined for helminth eggs, larvae, and for protozoan cysts. Individuals that spent more time on the ground had more infections and higher intensity infections. Prevalence of 13 parasite species was similar across sites, but percentage of multiple infections and infection intensity differed, as did ground use. Chimpanzees at the long-term research site spent more time on the ground or on human trails. We hypothesize that researcher presence and trail creation may influence ground use, and thereby parasite burden, by altering trade-offs between foraging and
It is the unprecedented impact of anthropogenic climate change that has, perhaps, played the biggest role in efforts to define the Anthropocene as a distinctive new era in Earths history. Multiple warnings backed by a global consensus of climate scientists have warned over the last few decades that human activities, through the escalating consumption of fossil fuel resources - the burning of oil, gas and coal - is destabilising the Earths natural carbon cycle.. For hundreds of thousands of years, the planet has sustained an equilibrium, a safe operating space offering an optimum environment for human and other habitation - in which the quantity of carbon emitted and absorbed by planetary ecosystems remains stable.. But since the Industrial Revolution, as human civilisation has inexorably expanded, consuming greater quantities of fossil fuel energy along the way, associated carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions have exponentially increased - overwhelming the planets capacity for absorption. The ...
CATTLE DECAPITATION is one of THE best bands I have ever listened to. Their sound is so raw and just heavy as hell. Their work is evil, and they have improved so much over the years. Every new album is an improvement, and much better than the last. Their newest release The Anthropocene Extinction most definitely makes that statement true. This album contains some of the absolute best work Ive heard from them; its really intoxicating, the more I listen, the more stuck to it I become. CATTLE DECAPITATION is a band that will never get old, and I can never stop listening. I cant say enough about this album.. This release is one that just has to be listened to all the way through; it tells a story. The intro Manufactured Extinct is awesome to say the least. The guitars rip in with an evil slow riff, then speeds up for the vocals to enter. This track really fits the album title. Its dark and you can just feel the extinction. Travis Ryans vocals are phenomenal in this song, and across the whole ...
This Spring 2018 Critical Studies in Architecture, Architecture and Gender elective seminar will take up the near-exhausted concept of the Anthropocene in order to explore the relationship between feminist practices and theories and the question of how we can care for our local environment-worlds. Coined by the ecologist Eugene Stroemer in the 1980s, and popularised…
Dr Mike Church, Dr Rosie Bishop and Dr Beth Upex are part of an international team investigating the human impact on the environment during the Norse and early Medieval settlement across the North Atlantic islands, including Faroes, Iceland and Greenland. A significant part of this research effort has concentrated on the varied landscapes of Iceland, through the analysis of palaeoenvironmental, archaeological and geochronological data sets. The research is sponsored by a range of funding bodies including the Leverhulme Trust (UK) and National Science Foundation (US). ...
View Notes - Topic_22___Human_Effects_Atmos from GEO 302C at University of Texas. Study Questions Topic 22: Human Impacts on the Atmosphere Lecture Outline I. Atmospheric change and sensitivity II.
The explosive growth of video content in recent years fueled by the technological leaps in computing and communication has created new challenges for video content analysis that can serve applications in video surveillance, video searching and mining. Human action detection and recognition is one of the important tasks in this effort. In this paper, we present a luminance field manifold trajectory analysis based solution for human activity recognition, without explicit object level information extraction and understanding. This approach is computationally efficient and can operate in real time. The recognition performance is also comparable with the state of art in comparable set ups. Copyright 2008 ACM ...
Monitor the implementation of P.L. 111-31, Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act. Monitor the implementation of PACT Act, (P.L. 111-154). H.R. 65, Candy Tobacco Tax Parity Act of 2011. H.R. 1639, Traditional Cigar Manufacturing and Small Business Jobs Preservation Act of 2011. S. 1461, Traditional Cigar Manufacturing and Small Business Jobs Preservation Act of 2011. H.R. 2112, Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2012. Draft, Senate Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2012. H.R. 2112, Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2012. H.R. 3186, Smuggled Tobacco Prevention Act of 2011. S.1706, Smuggled Tobacco Prevention Act of 2011. S. 174, Healthy Lifestyles & Prevention America Act. S. 216, Food Safety Accountability Act. S. 1403, IDEA Full Funding Act. Monitor federal legislation and activity related to the tobacco industry ...
With the ink barely dry on the new food safety law, the fight over whether to fund the Food and Drug Administrations new mandate is in full swing. Congressman Jack Kingston (R-GA), the new chair of the appropriations subcommittee overseeing the budgets for FDA and the U.S. Department of Agriculture, is still seriously questioning whether the new law deserves funding, considering the national debt that is spiraling out of control. We are all united on food safety, Kingston told pharmaceutical policy blog Eye on FDA this week, adding that he is very concerned about spending the money to implement the new food safety law in the context of a stark fiscal environment. Across the board, including the U.S. Congress itself, we are cutting spending. Congress has voted on a 5 percent budget, appropriations committee a 9 percent reduction and the appropriations, said Kingston in the video interview. Overall, were going to try to go back to the 08 pre-stimulus levels. So, in that context, were ...
NAEVR s May 2 Defense-Related Vision Research Opportunities session focused on how researchers can be responsive to Department of Defense (DOD)-identified vision research gaps. Vision Program Manager Robert Read from the DOD s Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP), which manages the dedicated $10 million Vision Research Program (VRP) in Defense appropriations, spoke about funding opportunities from the VRP and other DOD programs. Mr. Read stated that, since the VRP was created by Congress in Fiscal Year (FY) 2009 appropriations, the CDMRP has issued 67 awards totaling $50 million, and that shortly it would award another $18 million to researchers from the combined FY2015/2016 funding cycle. Since a new VRP funding announcement will not issue until FY2017 appropriations are finalized, he spoke about other DOD funding opportunities, including the Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) and the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) ...
1991-2016. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). State Tobacco Activities Tracking and Evaluation (STATE) System. Funding Data, Appropriations (1991-2016) and Expenditures (2008-2016). Appropriations data show public funds allocated to/by a particular state for tobacco prevention and control. They are not necessarily expended. Appropriations are from four major funding sources, Federal, state, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF), and the American Legacy Foundation (Legacy). Expenditures are amounts spent by state tobacco control programs on tobacco prevention and control. Expenditure data are available by CDC Best Practices Program Components (State and Community Interventions, Health Communication Interventions, Cessation Interventions, Surveillance and Evaluation, and Administration and Management). Expenditures from 2008 to 2014 are compared against 2007 CDC Best Practices Recommendations; expenditures from 2015 and forward are compared against 2014 CDC Best Practices ...
1991-2016. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). State Tobacco Activities Tracking and Evaluation (STATE) System. Funding Data, Appropriations (1991-2016) and Expenditures (2008-2016). Appropriations data show public funds allocated to/by a particular state for tobacco prevention and control. They are not necessarily expended. Appropriations are from four major funding sources, Federal, state, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF), and the American Legacy Foundation (Legacy). Expenditures are amounts spent by state tobacco control programs on tobacco prevention and control. Expenditure data are available by CDC Best Practices Program Components (State and Community Interventions, Health Communication Interventions, Cessation Interventions, Surveillance and Evaluation, and Administration and Management). Expenditures from 2008 to 2014 are compared against 2007 CDC Best Practices Recommendations; expenditures from 2015 and forward are compared against 2014 CDC Best Practices ...
NEWS ALERT - Here is information youve been waiting for about federal support of Cerebral Palsy Research! Per the Republican Clerk, Committee on Senate Appropriations, the language below has been included in the 2015 budget!. We have been privileged to work hard on behalf of the Cerebral Palsy community to include this historic Federal Appropriations language that actually states Prevention, Treatment and Cure of Cerebral Palsy, as well as improving the opportunity for recovery of those already diagnosed.. This is the first time a Cerebral Palsy 5 year strategic plan will be developed by the NIH/NINDS (National Institutes of Health/National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke). This will lead to new research breakthroughs, improved standards of care and treatment etc. The Appropriations language also expands the current CDC research infrastructure (e.g. the current ADDM Network) to include expanded Cerebral Palsy surveillance and research.. Our belief in the possibility of ...
SUBJECT INDEX Interdisciplinary training programs, P»Be grants 1326 Appropriation for effecting provisions 29, 38 Evaluation of program, funds, limitation 351 Model Secondary School for the Deaf, appropriation for 41, 2014 Narcotic Addict Rehabilitation Act of 1966, appropriation for effecting provisions 28, 2006 Narcotic Drugs Import and Export Act, repeal 1291 Narcotics Manufacturing Act of 1960, repeal 1292 National Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health, establishment 1597 National Advisory Council on Comprehensive Health Planning Programs, appointment 1307 National Advisory Council on Health Manpower Shortage Areas, establishment 1869 National Advisory Council on Regional Medical Programs, assistant secretary for Health and Scientific Affairs, chairman 1299 National Advisory Council on Services and Facilities for the Developmentally Disabled, establishment. _ 1318 National advisory councils, compensation, etc., miscellaneous provisions. 1310 National airport system plan, ...
1991-2016. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). State Tobacco Activities Tracking and Evaluation (STATE) System. Funding Data, Appropriations (1991-2016) and Expenditures (2008-2016). Appropriations data show public funds allocated to/by a particular state for tobacco prevention and control. They are not necessarily expended. Appropriations are from four major funding sources, Federal, state, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF), and the American Legacy Foundation (Legacy). Expenditures are amounts spent by state tobacco control programs on tobacco prevention and control. Expenditure data are available by CDC Best Practices Program Components (State and Community Interventions, Health Communication Interventions, Cessation Interventions, Surveillance and Evaluation, and Administration and Management). Expenditures from 2008 to 2014 are compared against 2007 CDC Best Practices Recommendations; expenditures from 2015 and forward are compared against 2014 CDC Best Practices ...
1991-2016. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). State Tobacco Activities Tracking and Evaluation (STATE) System. Funding Data, Appropriations (1991-2016) and Expenditures (2008-2016). Appropriations data show public funds allocated to/by a particular state for tobacco prevention and control. They are not necessarily expended. Appropriations are from four major funding sources, Federal, state, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF), and the American Legacy Foundation (Legacy). Expenditures are amounts spent by state tobacco control programs on tobacco prevention and control. Expenditure data are available by CDC Best Practices Program Components (State and Community Interventions, Health Communication Interventions, Cessation Interventions, Surveillance and Evaluation, and Administration and Management). Expenditures from 2008 to 2014 are compared against 2007 CDC Best Practices Recommendations; expenditures from 2015 and forward are compared against 2014 CDC Best Practices ...
Other revenue in the annual spending plan includes the appropriation of $2.69 million from the boroughs surplus fund (savings) and the receipt of $660,673 in state aid.. Rumsons 2020 budget totaled $19.6 million and was supported by the collection of $12.8 million in local taxes, the appropriation of $2.8 million from the surplus fund and the receipt of $660,673 in state aid.. From 2020 to 2021, total appropriations have decreased by $128,680 and the tax levy has increased by $237,628.. In 2020, the municipal tax rate was 32.5 cents per $100 of assessed valuation. The owner of a home that was assessed at $1.5 million paid about $4,875 in municipal taxes.. In 2021, the municipal tax rate is projected to be 32.3 cents per $100 of assessed valuation. The owner of a home that is still assessed at $1.5 million will pay about $4,838 in municipal taxes.. Municipal taxes are one item on a property owners tax bill, which also includes Rumson K-8 School District taxes, Rumson-Fair Haven Regional High ...
This report shows that while lawmakers work towards final passage of new authorizing legislation, Congress has appropriated more than $3 billion to the Dept. of Health and Human Services (HHS) to increase bioterrorism preparedness at the federal, state, and local levels. HHS anti-bioterrorism funding was included in the FY2002 Labor-HHSEducation appropriations bill and in the $20 billion emergency spending package that was attached to the FY2002 Defense appropriations bill. Until the new authorizing legislation is enacted, HHS is dispersing the funds according to existing authorities and the broad parameters set out in the appropriations bills.
While charts and many fans and music scholars alike call Thickes music R&B, others need more labeling. They need to categorize him further, placing him into the sub- genre of Blue-eyed soul. Blue-eyed soul developed in the Southern United States during the 1960s when white males began performing typically black male music because segregation laws prohibiting blacks to perform in white venues (Amorosi). This appropriation began even before in the 1950s with artists like Elvis Presley who recreated blues singer, Junior Parkers Mystery Train. In the 60s it was no longer just the appropriation of the songs, but it was the appropriation of the lyrics of soul and rhythm and blues. This is what is considered blue eyed soul today, soul or R & B music played by white musicians. The blue is a racial reference to white people and the Arian race because the majority have blue eyes. Robin Thickes music is often labeled as blue-eyed soul, but he repeatedly tells press that he does not want to ...
Served as a Texas State Representative for 14 years. -Served as the Texas Secretary of State -Serves on the powerful House Committee on Appropriations in charge of overseeing the Federal budget. -Serves on the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Homeland Security and House Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing, and Urban Development -Regularly hosts Community Office Hours in the 28th District to stay in touch with his constituents. -With a total of 5 advanced degrees, Congressman Cuellar is the Most Degreed Member serving in the House. -Recognized by the City of Laredo with two schools named in his honor: the Doctor Henry Cuellar Elementary School and the Representative Henry Cuellar Charter School. -Honored as Laredoan of the Year, Distinguished Citizen of the Year and Humanitarian of the Year. -Elected Mr. South Texas 2008 for his significant contributions to the economic growth of Laredo and South Texas. -Serves on the Advisory Board of the Center for U.S. and Mexican ...
Funding Strategy FY 2017 On May 5, 2017, President Trump signed the Omnibus Appropriations Bill of 2017. The NINDS Appropriation for FY 2017 is $1,783,654,000, which represents an increase of $90.821 million, or 5.3%, over the previous fiscal year. NINDS plans to spend 86.5%, or $1.54 billion of this appropriation on extramural research, which involves investigators and organizations outside the NIH.
Occasionally, you might find seemingly injured animals in the garden, such as stunned birds that have flown into a window or nocturnal creatures like grounded bats or hedgehogs that are out during day time. Before doing anything, inform yourself and make sure the animal really needs help. If it is a baby bird or other young animal, remember that wild creatures do not take care of their offspring as humans do and can leave them alone for a day before they come back. If necessary, you can take the animal somewhere safe and give it only water until it recovers. For serious injuries, please go to the nearest wildlife rehabilitation center ...
The Paris Agreement lays out a framework for countries to decrease their fossil-fuel emissions to help slow the planets warming. These photos show why.
Smart home sensor systems that infer residents activities enable a number of exciting medical monitoring and energy conservation applications. Existing home activity recognition systems are invasive, since they require significant manual effort from the end user in installing or training the system, inconvenience the resident by requiring them to constantly wear tags, or require invasive cameras or expensive sensors. Our main hypothesis is that by effectively using data fusion techniques, leveraging the existing smart meter infrastructure in homes, and using only weak biometric sensing, we can build convenient, accurate home activity recognition solutions for the end user.. The key challenges for home activity recognition systems addressed in this dissertation include reducing configuration effort from the end user, reducing sensor installation effort, and identifying residents in multi-person homes without using invasive sensors. To reduce user configuration effort, we develop an unsupervised ...

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  • In the last ten years, a body of mathematical techniques, known as high-resolution EEG, was developed to estimate more precisely the cortical activity from non-invasive EEG measurements. (
  • As a result of all these computational approaches, it is possible to estimate the cortical activity with a spatial resolution of few millimeters and with a temporal resolution of milliseconds from non-invasive EEG measurements. (
  • Using magnetoencephalography, we recorded the cortical activity of human participants while they observed actions performed by another person. (
  • Abstract Aim The partition of the geographical variation in Argentinian terrestrial mammal species richness (SR) into environmentally, human and spatially induced variation. (
  • Fisheries group layer contains data on pressures from fishing activity (effort (2009-2013) and intensity (2009-2016) based on VMS/logbook data. (
  • The session is organized by the ICES Ecosy​​​​​​​stem Processes and Dynamics Steering Group (EPDSG) and the Human Activities, Pressures and Impacts Steering Gr​​oup (HAPISG). (
  • Note that these pressures are also because of human activity. (
  • Pressures from many human activities continue to degrade the ocean and destroy essential habitats - such as mangrove forests and coral reefs - hindering their capacity to help address climate change impacts", Mr. Guterres said in a video message. (
  • These pressures also come from human activities on land and coastal areas, which bring dangerous pollutants into the ocean, including plastic waste. (
  • By establishing how marine habitats will respond to human pressures, our research leads to recommendations for conservation and management strategies to ameliorate human impacts. (
  • This study evaluated sexual activity-related clinical outcomes after adolescent vaccination. (
  • Little is known about sexual activity-related clinical outcomes after HPV vaccination. (
  • People engage in a variety of sexual acts, ranging from activities done alone (e.g., masturbation) to acts with another person (e.g., sexual intercourse, non-penetrative sex, oral sex, etc.) in varying patterns of frequency, for a wide variety of reasons. (
  • Research studies aim to identify risk factors for obesity, including diet, physical activity and growth patterns during early life. (
  • As expected, expression patterns in humans and chimpanzees were similar in the liver and blood samples. (
  • Advances in the measurement of physical activity at work, in the home, for transport, and in leisure time in a wide variety of populations will be integral to advancing the current understanding of how macro-level factors shape physical activity patterns and patterns of morbidity and mortality. (
  • The patterns of relevant human activities, typically those related to the use of forest resources, are evidently driven and/or constrained by the cultural and socio-economic circumstances of each population, resulting in contrasting national epidemiological outcomes. (
  • They took us to a place we didn't know anything about"-patterns of gene expression in living human brains-"and showed us the lay of the land. (
  • Models of memory consolidation posit a central role for reactivation of brain activity patterns during sleep, especially in non-Rapid Eye Movement (NREM) sleep. (
  • In this intracranial study in patients with epilepsy ( N = 9) we explored the spontaneous electroencephalographic reactivation during sleep of spatial patterns of brain activity evoked by motor learning. (
  • Actually more than 20 STD s have been identified, and infections caused by Chlamydia trachomatis , herpes simplex virus, and human papillomavirus , although underreported, are believed to be more prevalent than gonorrhea in the United States. (
  • Sexually transmitted viral agents include the human papillomavirus , which causes genital warts. (
  • Previous surveys on hypothesized sexual activity changes after human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination may be subject to self-response biases. (
  • Concerns persist about sexual disinhibition after human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination of preteenage girls. (
  • In 2006, the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices recommended that all US girls aged 11 to 12 receive the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine, with catch-up vaccination recommended through age 26, and administration permitted as young as 9 years. (
  • These results suggest that phosphorylation is one mechanism by which the cellular activity of pol η is regulated. (
  • The phosphorylation of human Gwl at Thr194 and Thr207 by active cyclin B1-cdc2 leads to possible autophosphorylation at Ser875 (Ser883 in Xenopus), which stabilizes the kinase. (
  • Phosphorylated ENSA and ARPP19 inhibit the activity of the B55 subunit-associated form of protein phosphatase 2A (PP2A-B55), allowing for complete phosphorylation of mitotic substrates by cyclin B1-cdc2 and mitotic entry. (
  • Ecological restoration refers to the process of repairing damage caused by humans to biodiversity and the dynamics of natural ecosystems. (
  • According to the IUCN, the biggest threats to biodiversity are those related to human activity. (
  • CHIÈVRES, Belgium -- It is well-known that human structures have a significant impact on wildlife and biodiversity. (
  • Human activities have impacted the environment more than any other species, including deforestation, natural resource depletion, reduced biodiversity, and pollution of the air, land and water. (
  • Technology negatively affects the environment by compromising human health and safety, endangering natural ecosystems and biodiversity, having a cumulative. (
  • AIDS is caused by the human immunodeficiency virus ( HIV ), a pernicious infectious agent that attacks the immune system , leading to its progressive destruction. (
  • The protein is evolutionarily related to retrotransposon Gag proteins: it contains large N- and C-terminal domains that form a bi-lobar architecture similar to the capsid domain of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) gag protein. (
  • Contrary to previous findings, the results of this study indicate that during selective attention, in addition to signal amplification, the neurons in the human auditory cortex tune into the frequency band attended to by the subjects. (
  • As some of the areas in humans that are active during action observation are believed to be the human homologues of areas of the macaque monkey where mirror neurons have been found, this network is sometimes referred to as the mirror neuron system. (
  • However, given that the presence of mirror neurons in humans remains controversial, and that not all areas active have been shown to have mirror neurons, we will refer to this network as the action observation network (AON). (
  • ARC protein is released from neurons in extracellular vesicles that mediate the transfer of ARC mRNA into new target cells, where ARC mRNA can undergo activity-dependent translation. (
  • Single-unit studies in non-human primates have demonstrated a rich dynamic range of single-trial auditory responses to self-speech consisting of suppressed, nonsuppressed and excited auditory neurons. (
  • Although many of the single-unit responses showed a marked suppression in activity, a large population of auditory neurons exhibited an excited response to self-generated vocalization. (
  • Thanks to the monitoring of the spike activity from multiple neurons, neural replay has been observed in non-human animals (see, e.g. (
  • This evidence allow us to conclude that human activities affect temperature variations. (
  • We conclude that human PAMs from patients with lung cancer or chronic pulmonary diseases, including active sarcoidosis, were cytotoxic to several recently explanted tumor cell cultures. (
  • Van Damme MP, Robertson DM, Marana R, Ritzen EM, Diczfalusy E. A sensitive and specific in vitro bioassay method for the measurement of FSH activity. (
  • A. Leyva, H. Appel, P. Smith, J. Lankelma, and H.M. Pinedo, Inhibition of cell growth by N-(phosphonacetyl)-L-aspartate in human and murine cells in vitro, Cancer Lett. (
  • We determined that Fc domain variants that were capable of selectively engaging activating FcγRs substantially enhanced the in vitro and in vivo activity of anthrax toxin-neutralizing antibodies. (
  • Fc domain variants of 19D9 hIgG1 with differential binding capacity for the various classes of human FcγRs were generated and their neutralization activity was assessed both ( A ) in vitro and ( B and C ) in vivo. (
  • How macrophages restrict growth of pathogens is one of many aspects of human phagocyte biology whose study relies largely on macrophages differentiated from monocytes in vitro. (
  • This study examined the ability of human PAMs to kill primary human tumor cell cultures and control normal fibroblasts in vitro . (
  • Methods: Enzyme kinetics was performed to study the effect of alliin on the activity of hsALDH. (
  • By using such methods, it is possible to infer the information flows between the cortical areas in human during particular motor and cognitive tasks. (
  • However, human research using noninvasive methods has only reported suppression of averaged auditory cortex responses to self-generated speech. (
  • The rationale of a multimodal approach is that neural activity, modulating neuronal firing and generating EEG/MEG potentials, increases glucose and oxygen demands. (
  • In this post, we will see how to employ Convolutional Neural Network (CNN) for HAR, that will learn complex features automatically from the raw accelerometer signal to differentiate between different activities of daily life. (
  • These data provide electrophysiological support for the reoccurrence in NREM sleep of the neural activity related to previous waking experience, i.e. that a basic tenet of the reactivation theory does occur in human sleep. (
  • In a 2012 study in the Onderstepoort Journal of Veterinary Research , researchers wrote that "the increase in Ebola outbreaks since 1994 is frequently associated with drastic changes in forest ecosystems in tropical Africa," and went on to note that "extensive deforestation and human activities in the depth of the forest may have promoted direct or indirect contact between humans and a natural reservoir of the virus. (
  • For historical context on the virus and the role that deforestation and human activity may have played in the current outbreak, BU Today spoke with James C. McCann, a scholar on the history of the food, ecology, and agriculture of Africa. (
  • Human rights defenders are victims of threats, attacks, arrests, arbitrary detentions and acts of torture. (
  • Since its creation, OMCT has been a pioneer in the protection of human rights defenders by denouncing the repression to which they are subjected. (
  • In 1997, OMCT established the Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders in partnership with the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH). (
  • Work is fundamental to all societies, but can vary widely within and between them, from gathering in natural resources by hand, to operating complex technologies that substitute for physical or even mental effort by many human beings. (
  • and provided more physical activity opportunities for children in afterschool programs. (
  • Physical activity will be possible for more residents of La Crosse, as the county quadruples the number of bike lanes and works to make streets safe for all users, including pedestrians, bicyclists, motorists, and transit riders. (
  • La Crosse County also implemented other initiatives to make healthy living easier, including increasing access to nutritious foods and beverages in vending machines, convenience stores, and school cafeterias, and increasing physical activity opportunities for children in afterschool programs. (
  • The role of exercise and physical activity is also discussed, and the conclusion addresses paradigm shifts in the field and envisions the future. (
  • 1 edition of Physical activity in human experience found in the catalog. (
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  • Defined as any bodily movement generated by skeletal muscles that produces energy expenditure ( Caspersen, Powell, & Christenson, 1985 ), physical activity is inherently constrained to the individual mover. (
  • Yet, physical activity is a behavior that is socially and culturally embedded. (
  • Kinesiology Review Volume 8 (2019): Issue 1 (Feb 2019): The Academy Papers Physical Activity and Sedentary Behavior: Independent or Interrelated Public Health Issues? (
  • Physical activity is important for the prevention of chronic disease morbidity and mortality, and the lack of adequate levels of physical activity represents a growing public health burden around the world. (
  • The purpose of this report is to introduce the concept of the "Physical Activity Transition" and to explore the potential effects that declining physical activity levels may play on health and life expectancy as countries undergo economic and demographic changes. (
  • Physical activity is related to mortality rates in humans, and the available evidence suggests that the adoption of a lifestyle characterized by lower levels of physical activity will attenuate the expected gains in life expectancy associated with the epidemiological transition. (
  • The Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans (the guidelines) outlines recommendations for the amount and types of physical activity necessary for good health based on the current scientific evidence. (
  • To effectively estimate energy expenditure (EE) of physical activity in children, Ridley et al 1 developed the Compendium of Energy Expenditure for Youth (CEEY). (
  • Participation in regular physical activity is associated with the reduction of chronic diseases such as breast and colon cancer, heart disease, type 2 diabetes, osteoporosis, stroke, depression, and obesity. (
  • Physical activity has well-documented health benefits across the lifespan from young childhood 1 through adulthood. (
  • Physical activity is one of the most effective strategies to promote healthy aging. (
  • The purpose of this study was to examine the association of habitual physical activity, insulin resistance, and adiponectin with IHF content. (
  • IHF content was assessed in a quantitative fashion and noninvasively as a continuous variable by means of 1 H magnetic resonance spectroscopy (MRS), and habitual physical activity was assessed by means of a questionnaire. (
  • CONCLUSIONS -This study demonstrated that a higher level of habitual physical activity is associated with a lower IHF content and suggested that this relationship may be due to the effect of exercise per se. (
  • The purpose of this study was, therefore, to examine the association of habitual physical activity, insulin resistance, and plasma adiponectin concentration with the IHF content in a population of 191 nonalcoholic, healthy individuals using a cross-sectional approach. (
  • Solar flares can affect the Central Nervous System, all brain activity, along with human behaviour and all psycho-physiological (mental-emotional-physical) response. (
  • Studies such as this one are crucial for identifying important habitats for humpback whales and how to best protect these populations from potential impacts associated with hydrocarbon exploration and production, shipping, and other forms of coastal and offshore activities. (
  • This technology allows the science and conservation communities to discover detailed seasonal migration routes, timing and destinations, so we can characterize these important habitats and reduce potential impacts of human activities, even in the harshest possible marine environments," said Dr. Bruce Mate , who pioneered the satellite-monitored radio tagging of large whales. (
  • Human impacts in the marine environment are extensive and, unfortunately, Australia is home to some of the world's best known examples of large-scale habitat loss, especially of seagrass ecosystems. (
  • In evolutionary psychology and behavioral ecology, human mating strategies are a set of behaviors used by individuals to attract, select, and retain mates. (
  • Regulates synaptic plasticity by promoting endocytosis of AMPA receptors (AMPARs) in response to synaptic activity: this endocytic pathway maintains levels of surface AMPARs in response to chronic changes in neuronal activity through synaptic scaling, thereby contributing to neuronal homeostasis. (
  • Electrocorticographic (ECoG) signals acquired directly from the surface of the human cortex have a high signal-to-noise ratio ideal for single-trial analysis and provide a better spatial sampling of neuronal populations than scalp EEG. (
  • Conclusion: Alliin activates the catalytic activity of the enzyme. (
  • UGT1A messenger RNA, protein, catalytic activity, and substrate kinetics were studied in 5 samples of normal hepatic and sigmoid colon tissue using duplex reverse-transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR), enzymatic and Western blot analysis, and indirect immunofluorescence analysis. (
  • J.D. Laskin, R.M. Evans, H.K. Slocum, D. Burke, and M.T. Hakala, Basis for natural variation in sensitivity to 5-fluorouracil in mouse and human cells in culture, Cancer Res. (
  • We performed multiple regressions of each group's SR on environmental, human and spatial variables, to determine the amounts of variation explained by these factors. (
  • Results For marsupials, human activity explains the greatest part of the variation in SR. The purely environmental and purely human influences on all mammal SR explain a similarly high proportion of the variation in SR, whereas the purely spatial influence accounts for a smaller proportion of it. (
  • In the remaining placental groups, pure spatial autocorrelation explains a small proportion of the variation in SR. Main conclusions Environmental factors explain most of the variation in placental SR, while Marsupials seem to be mainly affected by human activity. (
  • Variation in human activities that may impact inadvertently but positively on both the enzootic cycles and the degree of human exposure to those cycles, provide more robust explanations for recent upsurges in tick-borne encephalitis in Europe. (
  • The results of a study conducted by researchers of the Helsinki University of Technology TKK Laboratory of Computational Engineering (Jaakko Kauramäki, Iiro Jääskeläinen and Mikko Sams) indicate that selective attention has significant effects on the activity of the human auditory cortex. (
  • The effects of selective attention have previously been explained by a simple gain model suggesting that the amplitude of signals measured in the human auditory cortex is increased to the same extent regardless of the type of auditory stimuli. (
  • The human auditory cortex is engaged in monitoring the speech of interlocutors as well as self-generated speech. (
  • During vocalization, auditory cortex activity is reported to be suppressed, an effect often attributed to the influence of an efference copy from motor cortex. (
  • We addressed this discrepancy by recording electrocorticographic activity from neurosurgical subjects performing auditory repetition tasks. (
  • Although speech suppression in human auditory cortex is well accepted, the temporal dynamics of suppression and its stability at the level of single-trials remains unknown. (
  • Here, human participants listened to questions and responded aloud with answers while we used high-density electrocorticography (ECoG) recordings to detect when they heard or said an utterance and to then decode the utterance's identity. (
  • Here we demonstrate real-time decoding of perceived and produced speech from high-density ECoG activity in humans during a task that mimics natural question-and-answer dialogue (see Supplementary Movie 1 ). (
  • Human DNA polymerase η (pol η) can replicate across UV-induced pyrimidine dimers, and defects in the gene encoding pol η result in a syndrome called xeroderma pigmentosum variant (XP-V). XP-V patients are prone to the development of cancer in sun-exposed areas, and cells derived from XP-V patients demonstrate increased sensitivity to UV radiation and a higher mutation rate compared with wild-type cells. (
  • Human DNA polymerase η (pol η) is an important enzyme that replicates across pyrimidine dimers introduced by UV radiation ( 3 ), and defects in the gene encoding pol η result in xeroderma pigmentosum variant (XP-V) syndrome ( 3 , 4 ). (
  • The findings suggest that this acceleration of gene expressionthe rate at which a gene generates the messenger RNA and proteins that carry out its orders could be the most significant change to occur during the evolution of humans from simpler primates. (
  • The study found that gene expression levels evolved 5.5 times faster in humans than in chimps. (
  • The contribution of glucuronidation toward human drug metabolism is carried out by the Super gene family of UDP-glucuronosyltransferases (UGTs). (
  • Regulation of the human UGT1A locus is tissue specific, resulting in the unique expression of multiple hepatic and extrahepatic gene products. (
  • Differences of glucuronidation activity between human liver and colon suggest that UGT1A activity may be regulated as a result of the relative presence of individual isoforms with differing catalytic activities or by tissue-specific modulators after gene expression. (
  • Here, we developed a mouse model by inserting a full-length human PRSS1R122H gene, the most commonly mutated gene in human HP, into mice. (
  • Until now, gene activation in human brains could be detected only in dead ones. (
  • Gene activity "is so responsive to the environment, we simply can't study it outside of its natural context," said chemist Jacob Hooker of Massachusetts General Hospital, who led the research, published in Science Translational Medicine. (
  • These results reveal distinct interactions of each Dicer domain with different RNA structural features and provide a facile system for investigating the molecular mechanisms of human microRNA biogenesis. (
  • Provide assistance in the implementation of assessment mechanisms for student activities to measure achievements in meeting the defined learning outcomes at an office level. (
  • In whole blood and in mononuclear cells from hypertensive subjects, there was an increase in oxidative stress and a reduction in the activity of antioxidant mechanisms that appeared to be independent of the blood pressure values. (
  • Whether due to tectonic or human-induced mechanisms, characterization of the seismic sequences is important for understanding seismic hazards within the stable continent. (
  • We believe that the new culture method will enable inquiries into the antimicrobial mechanisms of human macrophages. (
  • Forest change in West Africa may have brought humans closer to forest primates, which are natural reservoir of the Ebola virus. (
  • Expression levels in chimpanzees and other primates remained within the same range, but the human samples registered much more activity. (
  • In the present study we compared several human and murine cell lines and different human tumors with respect to Urd Phosphorylase and Urd kinase activities to assess in these cells and tissues the potential metabolism of Urd. (
  • R.D. Armstrong and R.B. Diasio, Metabolism and biological activity of 5′-deoxy-5-fluorouridine, a novel fluoropyrimidine, Cancer Res. (
  • Immunoblot analysis revealed that the CYP2B6 protein was expressed in 43 of the 48 human liver samples tested, with levels ranging from 0.4 to 8 pmol/mg of microsomal protein with a mean of 1.7 pmol/mg protein. (
  • To this end, we have utilized a novel method exploiting the differences in charge-based protein separation between isoelectrofocusing and ion exchange chromatography for the purification to homogeneity of the isoforms of human pituitary FSH. (
  • Furthermore, this 'small CAK' activity resembled Cak1p rather than MO15 in terms of substrate specificity, reactivity to antibodies against MO15 and Cak1p, and sensitivity to 5'-fluorosulfonylbenzoyladenosine, an irreversible inhibitory ATP analog. (
  • The specific contributions of human Dicer's structural domains to RNA product length and substrate preference are incompletely understood, due in part to the difficulties of Dicer purification. (
  • The first involves anchoring one end of a double-stranded RNA helix within the PAZ domain, which can assemble in trans with Dicer's catalytic domains to reconstitute an accurate but non-substrate-selective dicing activity. (
  • Its expression in Escherichia coli enabled us to produce a very specific anti-human CYP2B6 antibody. (
  • This antibody enabled us to study the hepatic and extrahepatic expression of CYP2B6 in man, as well as its expression and inducibility in primary cultured human hepatocytes and in different human cell lines. (
  • R.K. Johnson, Reversal of toxicity and antitumor activity of N-(phosphonacetyD-L-aspartate by uridine or carbamyl-DL-aspartate in vivo, Biochem. (
  • Therefore, to achieve a balance between genomic integrity and cell survival, the in vivo activity of pol η needs to be tightly regulated in the cell. (
  • That's bad news for those of us who seek pristine habitats to study and preserve in addition to the negative environmental impact that this is having on all life on Earth, including humans. (
  • The study suggests that human practices and land-use change have intensified soil erosion long before industrialization. (
  • The tests, and other human-induced space weather, are the focus of a comprehensive new study published in Space Science Reviews . (
  • The study results indicate the NIST mini-sensor may be useful in magnetoencephalography (MEG), a noninvasive procedure that measures the magnetic fields produced by electrical activity in the brain. (
  • The objective was to study oxidative status, antioxidant activities, and reactive oxygen species byproducts in whole blood and mononuclear peripherals cells and their relationship with blood pressure. (
  • In this study, oxidative status, antioxidant activities, and ROS byproducts in whole blood and mononuclear peripherals cells was measured in a group of hypertensive subjects not in antihypertensive treatment in whom BP values were estimated using 24-hour ambulatory BP monitoring. (
  • The possibility that recent fluid-injection into deep wells has resulted in human-induced earthquakes further motivates a detailed study of CEUS seismicity associated with these types of activities, especially in light of published linkages to recent events in Texas, Arkansas and Ohio. (
  • The scientists isolated RNA from each sample and used two techniques to study how this genetic material interacted with a collection of nearly 18,000 human genes. (
  • NASA has published the results of a study that used satellite observations to look at the locations where human activity is changing freshwater sources. (
  • According to a study by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), human activities are impacting ground-water resources. (
  • A new study published in the journal Quaternary Science Reviews from researchers at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and the University of Toronto proposes that Wonderwerk - which means "miracle" in Afrikaans - contains the oldest evidence of human activity discovered. (
  • Objective: To study the effect of alliin on hsALDH activity. (
  • Possible applications of this promising technology are in the fields of the study of human behavior and cognition and in the brain computer interface area. (
  • In the human study, percentage body fat, percentage visceral fat, blood cholesterol level and blood glucose level were decreased, and natural killer cell activity was increased. (
  • To address these questions, the present study used MEG to measure β oscillations while participants watched videos of sinusoidal arm movements with a human or point form, and moving with human or constant velocity kinematics. (
  • Students engage in a team work/team building activity after the case study is completed. (
  • The Project on Human Development in Chicago Neighborhoods (PHDCN) was a large-scale, interdisciplinary study of how families, schools, and neighborhoods affect child and adolescent development. (
  • A recent study published in the New Scientist, indicates a direct connection between the Sun's solar storms and human biological effect. (
  • This system is a combination of activities occurring in different types of settlements in a specific spatial context and spread over different terrains. (
  • Relative importance of environment, human activity and spatial si. (
  • However, for edentates, carnivores, and ungulates the pure human influence is more important than the pure spatial and environmental influences. (
  • Besides, human activity disrupts the spatial structure caused by the history and population dynamics of rodents and, to a lesser extent, of carnivores. (
  • Although a certain amount of carbon dioxide (CO2) occurs naturally in the Earth's atmosphere, there are several human activities that increase levels of the greenhouse gas. (
  • Space weather -- which can include changes in Earth's magnetic environment -- are usually triggered by the sun's activity, but recently declassified data on high-altitude nuclear explosion tests have provided a new look at the mechansisms that set off perturbations in that magnetic system. (
  • This two-week (~10-hour) module focuses on water and its importance to humans, both as a limited resource and in shaping Earth's surface. (
  • Changes in the Air To assess the impact of human activity on the carbon dioxide level in Earth's atmosphere, it helps to take a long view. (
  • It is more of as result of human activities that contributed in increase in carbon dioxide level in the Earth's atmosphere. (
  • The conduit which facilitates the charged particles from the Sun to human disturbance is the very same conduit which steers Earth's weather through the Magnetic Field on Earth, and also through the magnetic fields around humans. (
  • Commonalities, however, can be found between humans and nonhuman animals in mating behavior. (
  • Humans and chimpanzees reportedly share 98.7 percent of the same DNA, but differ greatly in appearance, behavior, and ability. (
  • The concept of brain connectivity is viewed as central for the understanding of the organized behavior of cortical regions beyond the simple mapping of their activity. (
  • Numerous measures were administered to respondents to gauge various aspects of human development, including individual differences, as well as family, peer, and school influences. (
  • Once natural influences, in particular the impact of El Niño and La Niña, are removed from the recent termperature record, there is no evidence of a significant change in the human contribution to climate change. (
  • 2. Let students know that they will be watching a video segment from the PBS program, The Human Spark, which explores how the human brain develops. (
  • CYP2B was also expressed in human brain, intestine and kidney, and at a lower level in the lung. (
  • NIST's atom-based magnetic sensor, about the size of a sugar cube, can measure human brain activity. (
  • A miniature atom-based magnetic sensor developed by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has passed an important research milestone by successfully measuring human brain activity. (
  • MEG is used for basic research on perceptual and cognitive processes in healthy subjects as well as screening of visual perception in newborns and mapping brain activity prior to surgery to remove tumors or treat epilepsy. (
  • The brain experiments were carried out in a magnetically shielded facility at the Physikalisch Technische Bundesanstalt (PTB) in Berlin, Germany, which has an ongoing program in biomagnetic imaging using human subjects. (
  • According to a report published in the current issue of the journal Science, there is more genetic activity in the human brain than there is in the chimpanzee brain. (
  • According to the group, these results indicate that the rate of evolutionary change of genetic activity in the brain is more pronounced in humans than in chimpanzees. (
  • However, previous attempts to decode speech directly from the human brain typically consider listening or speaking tasks in isolation. (
  • Such techniques include the use of a large number of scalp electrodes, realistic models of the head derived from magnetic resonance images (MRIs), and advanced processing methodologies related to the solution of the so-called "inverse problem," that is, the estimation of the brain activity (i.e., electromagnetic generators) from the EEG/MEG measurements. (
  • As a result we know a lot about which areas of the human brain are active when we observe an action, but very little about how this activity changes across time. (
  • Human impact on the environment may be partially to blame for the deadliest-ever Ebola outbreak spreading through West Africa, researchers say. (
  • How is human activity in Africa spreading the Ebola virus? (
  • Scientists discover what our human ancestors were making inside the Wonderwerk Cave in South Africa 1.8 million years ago. (
  • One of the oldest activities carried out by humans has been identified in a cave in South Africa. (
  • Finding the exact dates of human activity in the Wonderwerk Cave could lead to a better understanding of human evolution in Africa as well as the way of life of our early ancestors. (
  • Here we found that human macrophages could survive infection, kill Mycobacterium bovis BCG, and severely limit the replication of M. tuberculosis for several weeks if differentiated in 40% human plasma under 5%-10% (physiologic) oxygen in the presence of GM-CSF and/or TNF-α followed by IFN-γ. (
  • The functions of human pulmonary alveolar macrophages (PAMs) have been relatively little studied compared with those of their circulating counterparts, blood monocytes. (
  • In the short term and at smaller local scales, anthropogenic activities are the main drivers of soil erosion. (
  • Activity or technology: an emission source nomenclature is needed that includes anthropogenic and natural activities. (
  • Activities within this module are aimed at content courses for pre-service teachers, but they also could be adapted to other undergraduate introductory geoscience or environmental science courses. (
  • This fully editable Lab Station Activity on the Human Digestive System is meant to get your kids out of their seats and engaged in the content. (
  • In your activity, each will be tailored to the specific content. (
  • Further biochemical characterization of S. wightii should be carried out for potential bioactive compounds against human pathogens. (
  • Studies on bioactivity of seaweeds in India have considered various solvent extraction procedures to test the antibacterial activity of seaweeds on human pathogens. (
  • Caused by a variety of microbial agents that thrive in warm, moist environments such as the mucous membranes of the vagina , urethra, anus, and mouth, STD s are diagnosed most frequently in individuals who engage in sexual activity with many partners. (
  • The books are filled with thought-provoking ideas on why we should humanize our camp programs along with a wealth of unique, stimulating, active, and interactive activities that are sure to engage campers and students. (
  • Students engage in an IPEC disaster table top activity with faculty and participating community organizations. (
  • Estrogen increases her sexual responsiveness and intensifies her female activity. (
  • Androgen given to a male often increases his sexual activity, but estrogen diminishes his sex drive . (
  • How do we know that recent CO2 increases are due to human activities? (
  • The fact that CO2 increases in the past 150 years are due virtually entirely to human activities is so well established that one rarely sees it questioned. (
  • Background: Lower human salivary aldehyde dehydrogenase (hsALDH) activity increases the risk of aldehyde mediated pathogenesis including oral cancer. (
  • In contrast, budding yeast Cak1p is a monomeric enzyme without C-terminal domain kinase activity. (
  • It is a bifunctional signaling molecule that controls serine/threonine kinase and serine/threonine phosphatase activity (2). (
  • Subsequent studies showed that, based on sequence homology and function, microtubule-associated serine/threonine kinase-like (MASTL) is the human ortholog of Gwl (4). (
  • We performed studies on murine models and human volunteers to examine the immunoenhancing effects of the naturally outdoor-cultivated fruit body of Agaricus brasiliensis KA21 (i.e. (
  • Here, we analyze CAK activities in HeLa cells using cdk2-affinity chromatography. (
  • The next step, Pbo says, is to isolate the genes that have changed between chimps and humans and to analyze them in greater detail. (
  • The ubiquity of belief in all human societies, you argue, means religion is rooted in our brains. (
  • Sexual activity may also include conduct and activities which are intended to arouse the sexual interest of another or enhance the sex life of another, such as strategies to find or attract partners (courtship and display behaviour), or personal interactions between individuals (for instance, foreplay or BDSM). (
  • Brought about by the most tragic circumstances, this period of unusually reduced human mobility - which we suggest be coined 'anthropause' (see Box 1 ) - may provide important insights into human-wildlife interactions in the twenty-first century. (
  • The exclusive interaction between human activity and space is negative in carnivores and rodents. (
  • These are undoubtedly important, but recent analyses reveal that they may not be quantitatively the most significant side of the interaction between infected ticks and humans. (
  • This series explores some of the different types of human activity that are having devestating effects on a variety of species. (
  • In 2005 the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment reported that 10-30 percent of mammal, bird, and amphibian species are threatened with extinction because of human activity. (
  • Since five billion humans seem to accept that there is a heaven or reincarnation or something after death, then I have to say this is something that comforts the species. (
  • At the same time, reduced human presence in more remote areas may potentially expose endangered species, such as rhinos or raptors, to increased risk of poaching or persecution 3 . (
  • By using these strategies, scientists can do a great deal to repair ecosystems that have been degraded due to human activities. (
  • The Coalition is a network of scientific and engineering membership organizations that recognize a role for scientists and engineers in human rights. (
  • This project connects scientists, engineers, and health professionals interested in volunteering their skills and knowledge with human rights organizations that are in need of technical expertise. (
  • The scientists date the human activity in the cave to 1.8 million years ago. (
  • In this report, we used mice expressing only human FcγRs to evaluate the contribution of FcγR-mediated pathways to the neutralizing activity of an anti-anthrax toxin chimeric mAb. (
  • Although these complications were shown to be related to the presence of tissue factor in human islet preparations, the contribution of duct cells, which represent a major contaminant of clinical islet isolates, has not been specified so far. (
  • Firstly, it ignores the fact that short term temperature trends are strongly influenced by a variety of natural factors and observational limitations which must be analyzed to isolate the human contribution. (
  • Utilizing managed care organization electronic data, we evaluated the incidence of adverse outcomes of sexual activity among vaccinated preteenage girls and found little difference between those who received HPV vaccine and those who did not. (
  • Stanton P.G., Robertson D.M., Burgon P.G., White B., Hearn M.T.W. (1992) Purification and Biological Activities of Isoforms of Human FSH. (
  • Kinetic analysis showed that human CYP2B6 preferentially metabolized benzyloxyresorufin and pentoxyresorufin, although other CYPs also metabolized these substrates in human liver microsomes. (

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