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New Study Raises Hope To Fight Chytrid Amphibian Pathogen
2014-01-21 15:47:48

An international team of researchers has made important progress in understanding the distribution of the deadly amphibian chytrid pathogen.

Research Into Protein Provides New Insight Into Fish Allergies
2013-12-11 13:02:26

Food allergies are evidently much more specific than previously assumed. More precise tests may allow allergy sufferers more freedom of food choice in the future.

Researchers Show Complexity Of Land Use By Mapping Its Common Patterns
2013-11-05 10:20:07

In order to assess the global impacts of land use on the environment and help provide appropriate countermeasures, a group of researchers under the leadership of the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research (UFZ) has created a new world map of land use systems.

2013-10-07 15:38:31

The Leipzig Helmholtz Center for Environmental Research has gained new insights on the influence of tobacco smoke in utero.

Function Of Protein As Transporter Of Toxic Chemicals Discovered In The Zebrafish Embryo
2013-09-03 10:49:57

Researchers at the Helmholtz Centre for Envi-ronmental Research (UFZ), together with colleagues from the Swiss Eawag aquatic research institute, have discovered a protein which transports chemicals out of the embryo of the zebrafish and in this way protects the embryo against toxic substances.

Biodiversity In Aquatic Environments Significantly Reduced By Pesticides
2013-06-18 07:43:13

The pesticides, many of which are currently used in Europe and Australia, are responsible for reducing the regional diversity of invertebrates in streams and rivers by up to 42 percent

2012-12-28 15:15:46

Female university students get drunk – on purpose – quicker than their male counterparts, and live a more sedentary life than they do.

2012-11-14 16:14:44

Environmental contaminants, such as smoking, are harmful to the human organism in relation to the occurrence of allergies.


Word of the Day
plim
  • To swell, as grain or wood with water.
The word 'plim' is probably a variant of the word 'plum'.
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