Study co-author Denise Hardesty recalls examining one bird that had consumed 200 pieces of plastic. Inside other birds, she found entire glowsticks, balloons, cigarette lighters, and toys.
On the side of a dormant volcano in Hawaii, a 20-foot tall by 36-foot wide dome will be home to six brave recruits, who will have no access to fresh food or air for the 365-day duration of the experiment. A journey outside the dome will require donning a spacesuit.
MS, which affects more than 2.3 million people worldwide, occurs when the immune system attacks the protective myelin sheath that surrounds nerve fibers and acts as an insulator.
NASA’s Dawn spacecraft has delivered the closest-yet views of Ceres, capturing in unprecedented detail images of Ceres’ mysterious four-mile tall mountain. “Dawn is performing flawlessly in this new orbit as it conducts its ambitious exploration,” said Dawn’s chief engineer Marc Rayman.
“Given the number of people potentially eligible for treatment with the [new class of cholesterol drugs] will number in the millions, the potential overall expenditures by payers are huge,” officials at CVS Caremark warned in a medical journal earlier this year. “The healthcare system has never seen a challenge like this to our resilience in absorbing costs.”
New rules set forth in 2012 by the Department of Agriculture, based on a law that passed in 2010, have prompted broad changes in school menus across the United States. In 2014, nearly 80 percent of schools offered at least two vegetables and two fruits per meal.
“This could be the rarest animal in the world,” says biologist Peter Ward, who first found the creature in 1984. Papua New Guinea wildlife represents almost 7 percent of the world’s biodiversity; it is home to more than 200 species of mammals and 700 species of birds, and about 21,000 species of plants, according to the Wildlife Conservation Society.
Dr. Richard Pazdur of the FDA says, “This new use [of Promacta] in ages one and up builds on a recent approval for ages six years and up, and fills an unmet need for young children whose disease has progressed after use of other available treatments.”
A meta-review of nearly forty studies found that epidural steroid injections were no better than placebos in reducing pain after an initial 6-week period, nor did they reduce the need for future surgery.
When our moon was first born, about 4.5 billion years ago, its surface was hot and steamy. Magma bubbled up from below, sometimes blasting through the surface like a molten-rock geyser, in a natural phenomenon known as a fire fountains.