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Munching Microbes Make A Meal Out Of Toxic Substances

...practice. The goal is to increase the professional awareness of bioremediation as an option and help give engineers the knowledge they need to implement it. "We have standard practices for other areas of engineering, but not for bioremediation. We're trying to come up with a balance between a responsible envir...

UT-Houston Awarded $2.5 Million For Scleroderma Research

...ir commitment and tireless efforts to raise public awareness ofscleroderma - and to clearly get it on the national agenda of researchpriorities - we would not be in the position we are today. While importantstrides have already been made thanks to the generous support of The SclerodermaFederation and The Unit...

1998 Declared Year Of The Ocean

...the U.S. Year ofthe Ocean effort to promote public awareness and understanding of the ocean. "One out o... The goal of Year of the Ocean is to raise public awareness about theimportance and relevance of the ocean in our lives. It will also be anopportunity for gove...

Burroughs Wellcome Fund Continues Support Of EurekAlert!

...s and research organizations to raise the level of awareness and visibility about key science, health, medical, and technology issues and to distribute embargoed information safely via the Internet. Since EurekAlert!'s debut, more than 1,400 reporters and 750 public information officers from around the world ...

Good Ergonomics Is Good Economics

...inning in 1985 with (a) the initiation of a safety awareness program that includes basic machine setup and operation, safety principles and body mechanics, CTDs, and monthly safety meetings; (b) a stretching, exercise and conditioning program; (c) the hiring of an ergonomics advisor; and (d) specialized traini...

University At Buffalo Energy-Conservation Projects Record Highest Savings Among Campuses

...energy-conservation efforts. A "green computing" awareness campaign aimed at reducing by nearly half the$400,000 the university spends each year to power computers, many of which areturned on -- but not in use -- for most of the day. The establishment of temperature settings for university buildings (68 de...

From The Home Front To The River Front, USGS Updates Water-Quality Information

... areas. The study results underscore the need for awareness that untreated ground water may not always be safe to drink. There was good news, however, about these same rural wells. Concentrations of pesticides and other organic contaminants in the water from the wells did not exceed levels established by Fed...

False Security: You Can't Always Believe The Results Of A Genetic Test

... the NIH panel's recommendation and growing public awareness of the availability of genetic tests in other countries. Maurice Super, a consultant paediatric geneticist at the Royal Manchester Children's Hospital, says he has noticed an upsurge in interest in testing for cystic fibrosis in Britain in t...

New Long-Term Ecological Research Site Funded For Plum Island Sound Ecosystems Study

...availability oforganic matter. "Despite an awareness that large-scale, long-term changes are happeningin estuaries," explains Taylor, "we don't fully understand the consequences ofactivities like damming of rivers, land-use changes and removal of floodplains." Often, human influences on these ...

Long Lava Flows May Have Taken Years, Causing Global Cooling And Extinctions

... hazards.For example, there is now is an increased awareness of the role of lava tubes,through which molten lava can be transported over great distances with littleloss of temperature. These tubes may play a role in future volcanic eruptions bycarrying large amounts of lava to distant populated areas, as they ...

Hopkins Study Shows Brain Damage Evidence In "Ecstasy" Users

...eightened sense of closeness with others,increased awareness of emotion and ability to communicate. "They find these effects unique," says Ricaurte, "and we hope to usethis new technique to explore the basis for good feelings, as well as fordepression and anxiety. But our immediate concern is that peo...

Brain Study Sheds Light On The 'Phantom Limbs' Of Amputees

...row new brain cells, the report adds to thegrowing awareness that the adult brain is far more responsive and adaptable thanhad been believed. Jones and Pons studied the brains from eight monkeys in which, 12 to 20 yearsbefore their deaths, the nerves in one arm had been surgically severed at thespinal column. ...

Wildlife Conservation Society Receives $700,000 Grant From Doris Duke Charitable Foundation

...sed approaches and partnerships, andbroaden public awareness and participation in environmental stewardship." "This very generous gift of the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation will helpinsure the protection of a gallery of ecosystems that lie literally in thebackyards of 20 million people," said William G. Conw...

Science Announces Top Ten Research Advances Of 1998

...war on cancer. 1998 also saw an increase in public awareness of cancer,evidenced by a trend towards healthier lifestyles and keen media attention paidto some of the year's research advances. Combinatorial Chemistry: In 1998 researchers continued to stretch theapplications of combinatorial chemistry far beyond...

UF Researchers: Gene Therapy Replaces Critical Protein In Animal Model Of Often-Fatal Lung-Liver Disease

...obstructive pulmonary disease because of a lack of awareness in the medicaland lay community. Less than 5 percent of affected individuals arediagnosed, often not until they are in their mid- to late 30s, afterextensive lung damage has caused profound disability. The median age ofsurvival is 54. Flotte said t...

University Of California Researchers Call For Changes In Management Of Agricultural And Environmental Resources In 21st Century

...educe the risk of wildfires and increaseecological awareness in local communities. Walt Koenig, research zoologist for the Hastings Natural History Reservation inMonterey County, describes the complex social systems and mating behavior of theacorn woodpecker. He has been conducting this research at the Hastin...

Ecological Society Of America To Host Symposia At AAAS

...lobe continues to rise, it is important to create awareness about how closely the quality of human life is tied to living systems and their complex interactions. This symposium will explore the effects of urbanization on water quality and animal life. New prototypes for integrating social, cultural and econ...

Hopkins Center For Civilian Biodefense Studies Co-Sponsors Symposium On Medical/Public Health Response To Bioterrorism

...derson hasled the call for public and professional awareness of bioterrorism as a seriousthreat to thecivilian population. "Until recently, I had doubts about publicizing the subjectbecause ofconcern that it might entice someone to try spreading anthrax or some otherbiological weapon. However, events of the pa...

NSF-Supported New Scientists And Engineers Receive Presidential Award

...developmentsin science and technology, to increase awareness of careers in science andengineering and to recognize the scientific missions of the federal agencies. NSF awardees have demonstrated a special commitment to the integration ofresearch and education. "These talented young men and women show e...

Autoimmune Diseases Study Shows Differences Between Men And Women

... "Our primary goal is to increase researchers' awareness of thesedifferences and suggest that they consider gender differences in designing newstudies," Whitacre said. "Earlier research certainly could have been better." The questionsposed by new studies should be broadened to include a focus on g...

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(Date:4/17/2014)... The cause of neuronal death in Parkinson,s disease ... neurons may be mistaken for foreign invaders and killed ... way autoimmune diseases like type I diabetes, celiac disease, ... was published April 16, 2014, in Nature Communications ... idea in Parkinson,s disease; but if true, it could ...
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(Date:4/17/2014)... uncommon these days to find a colored ribbon representing a ... cancer. But what color ribbon does one think of with ... color, for many suffering from the disease, black may be ... study consisting of lung cancer patients, primarily smokers between the ... light on the stigma often felt by these patients, the ...
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