Archive: 11/24/2009

Dead Sea needs world help to stay alive

The Dead Sea may soon shrink to a lifeless pond as Middle East political strife blocks vital measures needed to halt the decay of the world's lowest and saltiest body of water, experts say.

dateNov 24, 2009 in Environment
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LSU gets to the bottom of things -- in Antarctica

Antarctica has long held secrets of the earth's history locked in its icy depths, and until recently, there has been very little information on the environments that have been sealed beneath miles of ice for millions of years. ...

dateNov 24, 2009 in Earth Sciences
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Protein from pregnancy hormone may prevent breast cancer

Researchers have found that hormones produced during pregnancy induce a protein that directly inhibits the growth of breast cancer. This protein, alpha-fetoprotein (AFP), may serve as a viable, well-tolerated agent for the ...

dateNov 24, 2009 in Cancer
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Report shows dramatic decline in Siberian tigers

The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) announced today a report revealing that the last remaining population of Siberian tigers has likely declined significantly due to the rising tide of poaching and habitat ...

dateNov 24, 2009 in Ecology
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