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New Sensor Provides First Instant Test For Toxic E. coli Organism
... does basic research relevant to both the needs of industry
and the Department of Energy. Technically, the working part of the sensor consists of multiple copies of a single molecule which is fabricated into a thin film. This molecule has a two-part composite structure. The surface of the molecule --...
Fund Aims To Repay Developing Nations For Valuable Genes
...itiated a novel mechanismthat pools university and industry
resources to compensate nations for valuablegeneti...ishment of the fund has led the university and its industry
licensingpartners into uncharted waters. At the same time, it has provided facultyresearchers with a...
Research At New England Universities And Industries Facing Uncertain Future Under Proposed R&D Reductions
...gation were advised today that the high technology industry
in the region could be hurt by reductions in feder... region is a major contributor to the nation's R&D industry
and received $4.8 billion in federal funding in 1994 (the last year for which detailed numbers are a...
Pacific Northwest's High-Tech Industry Faces Uncertain Future Under Proposed Cuts To Federal R&D Programs
... workforce that has enabled the region's high-tech industry
to become a world-class leader in the global marketplace -- may be severely impacted if these cuts are implemented." During the past several years, congressional and White House proposals have called for reductions in civilian R&D spendi...
New Vaccine Blocks Viral Entry In Cattle, May Have Implications For Human Vaccines
...ping fever. These problems cost the U.S. livestock industry
hundreds of millions of dollars each year in vaccine and veterinary bills, and in lost production. Letchworth is equally excited by the implications his findings have for controlling viral diseases in humans. "I think our research here will ultimat...
Ozone 'Chat Room' Provides Real-Time Air-Quality Research
...ir pollution experts, state air quality directors, industry
representatives, environmental groups and EPA pers...erstanding of ozone and will affect regulations on industry
and ultimately citizens. People in communities with unacceptable levels of ozone not only may suffe...
Better Peroxidase Improves Disease Diagnosis
...ut four months without refrigeration, according to industry
sources. Vierling's preliminary research suggests that kits made with soybean peroxidase should last unrefrigerated for at least a year. Such kits will be very useful in places such as China, Africa and Central America, he says. Vierling, director of...
UW Smogmobile Offers Cleaner, Safer Alternative To Gas Or Electric Cars
...difficult to attract the interest of an automotive industry
and public already committed to gas- and electric-powered cars. But he hasn't let that stop him. "I don't expect any trouble in proving that a liquid nitrogen vehicle can work, I expect trouble in selling the idea," he said. "But this has become a b...
Penn State Researchers Study Used Mushroom Compost
...ars before it can bereused." The mushroom industry
has identified potential uses for this substrateas a soil amendment or potting media, in mine reclamation and wetlandestablishment. Other uses may be possible, but not much is known about theweathering of the spent substrate or the leachate that drai...
Oaks' Defenses Help Gypsy Moth Caterpillar Fend Off Virus
...orests, these voracious eaters cost the hard woods industry
millions ofdollars. Luckily, from an economic point of view, gypsy moths usually do not eatconiferous trees, which are the basis of the multimillion dollar pulp paperindustry. "However, there is another threat, the Asian gypsy moth, which ea...
Early Menarche Puts Young Girls In Peril
...y from mothers to doctors and the sanitary product industry
who focus on hygiene rather than on fertility and how these trends exert "excruciating pressure on those body parts that the world can see." Brumberg then presents a social history of acne, pointing out how skin care was the first of many differen...
New "Wonder Peanut" Beats Olive Oil In Healthful Benefits
...operties, it offers growers better yields than the industry
standard, "Florunner" - 10 to 14 percent more pean...ife also gives the new peanut an edge in taste. In industry
meetings, where many varieties of peanuts are handed out and tested by growers and manufacturers, th...
Purdue Research Shows Omega-3S Benefit Bone
...y lower the risk for cardiovascular disease." Food industry
representatives who attended the NIH conference reported that they have found ways to increase levels of omega-3 fatty acids in eggs, chicken, pork, beef and dairy products by changing the animals' diets, according to Watkins. Omega-3-enriched eggs a...
Whitaker Awards $6.8 Million For Biomedical Engineering Education
...hysics and biomechanics of bone. Interactions with industry
will be emphasized. Tulane will expand its biomedical engineering program by developing a new laboratory and research program in computational tissue engineering. The grant will help set up the laboratory and begin staffing it. Support will also...
10,000-Year-Old Clues Suggest Future Forest Changes
... trend will have other implications for the forest industry
and landscape as more drought-resistant Douglas fi...some areas now," Mathewes says. He says the forest industry
has already taken note of his findings in deciding what kind of seedlings to use in replanting clear...
DNA Helps Track Origins Of Growing Blight Problem
...nce experienced anunusually wet summer. The potato industry
alone is worth $40 million a yearto the provincial economy. The blight affecting B.C. stems from the same fungaldisease which was a major factor in the Irish potato famine of 1845-46."The underlying principle in all of this is th...
Natural Variability Is Key To River Restoration
... "Despite intense public interest, a major salmon industry
and hundreds of millions of dollars annually devoted to mitigation, restoring the river's famous fish runs hasn't worked ." Colorado River (Arizona, Utah, Colorado): "The original fish fauna have disappeared and many other organisms in the native c...
1998 Declared Year Of The Ocean
... is responsible forworking with states and private industry
to show how development can proceedwhile critical environmental issues are addressed," said NOAA Administrator D.James Baker. "Shifts in weather patterns associated with El Niño are powerfulreminders of how the ocean joins with the atm...
National Laboratory Known For Environmental Technology Directing Attention On Solving Agriculture And Food Processing Problems
...processing industriesenhance the responsiveness of industry
to diverse and changing consumer needs. "T...y across the country to learn about theagriculture industry
and its needs. It's right here," Lemon said. TheAgri-Business Commercialization and Development Ce...
Careful Honeybee Breeding Combats Tracheal Mite Pests
...fort intomaintaining breeding stock, like the farm industry
does. She said thatsuppliers of queens and drones...46;s a fairly technical laboratoryprocedure, which industry
has been slow to adopt. As a result, most beekeepers just let their bees mate freely, ...
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