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Wakame waste

Bacteria that feed on seaweed could help in the disposal of pollutants in the world's oceans, according to a new study by researchers in China and Japan. The discovery is reported in the International Journal of Biotechnology, an Inderscience publication.

Wakame Waste: Composting Polluted Seaweed

Bacteria that feed on seaweed could help in the disposal of pollutants in the world's oceans, according to a new study. Researchers explain that as marine pollution is on the increase novel approaches to removing toxic contaminants is becoming an increasingly pressing issue.

Woody And Aquatic Plants Pose Greatest Invasive Threat To China

The relatively recent expansion of China's overseas trade probably accounts for China's being less invaded than the United States by alien plants, but the potential for invasion of China by shrubs, trees, climbers and aquatic plants is high. Decisive action is needed now to avert potentially large economic losses from invasive plants in China and other countries in...

Woody and aquatic plants pose greatest invasive threat to China

The relatively recent expansion of China's overseas trade probably accounts for China's being less invaded than the United States by alien plants, but the potential for invasion of China by shrubs, trees, climbers and aquatic plants is high. Decisive action is needed now to avert potentially large economic losses from invasive plants in China and other countries in Asia.

World first: researchers develop completely automated anesthesia system

Researchers at McGill University and the McGill University Health Center have performed the world's first totally automated administration of an anesthetic. Nicknamed "McSleepy," the new system developed by the researchers administers drugs for general anesthesia and monitors their separate effects completely automatically, with no manual intervention.

Would tricyclic antidepressants help those with inflammatory bowel disease?

It is thought that intestinal inflammatory conditions such as inflammatory bowel disease are exacerbated by depression. Now, new data have characterized a mechanism by which experimental conditions that induced depressive-like behaviors in mice increased susceptibility to intestinal inflammation. These data provide good rationale for future studies examining the clinical benefits of tricyclic...

Molecular change may reveal risk of leukemia relapse

Researchers may have discovered a better way to distinguish acute leukemia patients who require aggressive treatment to prevent recurrence from those who need only standard therapy for cure. The study is published in the May 1 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine with an accompanying editorial.

Israel to display rarely seen scroll

(AP) -- A rarely displayed segment of the Dead Sea Scrolls will be part of an exhibition for President Bush and other dignitaries attending Israel's 60th anniversary celebrations next month, a museum official said Wednesday.

Criminals try to 'copyright' malware

(AP) -- Even criminal hackers want to protect their intellectual property, and they've come up with a method akin to copyrighting - with an appropriate dash of Internet thuggery thrown in.