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Latest Hypoxia Stories

2014-02-27 18:37:30

Reducing the size of the Lake Erie "dead zone" to acceptable levels will require cutting nutrient pollution nearly in half in coming decades, at a time when climate change is expected to make such reductions more difficult.

Million Dollar Grand Challenge Issued For Dead Zone Solutions
2014-02-19 04:11:12

Tulane University has announced that it is offering a $1 million prize to the researcher or entrepreneur who devises the best plan to combat annual “dead zones” in lakes and oceans.

2013-11-29 12:54:05

Scientists may have found a new treatment that can help people with spinal cord injuries walk better.

The Genetics Of Mountain Sickness
2013-08-16 05:14:11

An international team of researchers has discovered the genetic basis of chronic mountain sickness, a condition developed during prolonged exposure to high altitudes, according to research appearing in the August 15 edition of the American Journal of Human Genetics.

Heavy Rains Increase Nutrient Pollution Flow Down Mississippi River
2013-07-29 12:32:11

NOAA-supported scientists found a large Gulf of Mexico oxygen-free or hypoxic "dead" zone, but not as large as had been predicted.

Fish Species That Thrive In Bay Bottoms Are Being Impacted By Dead Zones
2013-07-09 07:35:36

Scientists at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science have completed a 10-year study, providing the first quantitative evidence on a bay-wide scale that the distribution and abundance of "demersal" fishes -- fish species that live and feed near the Bay bottom -- are being impacted by low-oxygen "dead zones."

Nutrient Pollution Could Cause Record-Setting 'Dead Zone' In Gulf Of Mexico
2013-06-19 07:08:41

This year, scientists are expecting a very large “dead zone” in the Gulf of Mexico, according to several NOAA-supported forecast models. Those same models predict a smaller than average hypoxic level in the Chesapeake Bay.

2013-01-10 13:58:00

The genetic mutation that causes sickle cell anemia also turns red blood cells into potent tumor killers and may offer a new way to treat some cancers that are resistant to existing treatments.


Word of the Day
sudarium
  • A handkerchief.
  • Specifically— The legendary sweat-cloth; the handkerchief of St. Veronica, according to tradition miraculously impressed with the mask of Christ; also, the napkin about Christ's head (Johu xx. 7).
  • In general, any miraculous portrait of Christ.
The word 'sudarium' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a handkerchief'.