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Computers have had dramatic impact on chemistry

...'s $5 million. And it's a gamble. One company even calls theirautomated chemical storage unit a 'Haystack'" But the tests are founded infundamental biochemistry, says Dessy. "If we are taking fiscal chances in adiscovery process we couldn't do without the equipment, at least we are notwasting time that co...

Mosquito fish may be wiping out amphibians

... of PepperdineUniversity in Malibu, California. He calls use of the fish "archaic" and says itneeds to be re-examined. Mosquito fish (Gambusia affinis) are native to the US and Mexico. Sinceearly this century governments in the US, Hawaii, Canada, the former SovietUnion, New Zealand and Australia h...

Changes for chickens? New hybrid corn helps reduce phosphorus in poultry litter, UD scientists report

...th a low phytic-acid content. Just as acake recipe calls for certain ingredients, genes may code for many differentcomponents of corn. This dominant gene in corn codes for almost 75 percentphytate, Raboy says. But, the recessive gene identified by Raboy codes for only35 percent. New diet shows promise By...

USGS issues wildlife health alert: Chytrid fungus infection

...die-offs. Secretary of the Interior Bruce Babbitt calls these recent die-offs of boreal toads a "poignant reminder" that amphibian populations in this country and in many other parts of the world are undergoing severe, unexplained declines. In the past decade, the international scientific community has...

Genetic engineered crop studies questioned

...s by Japan." In theUnited States, there have been calls for a moratorium on the further planting ofBt-corn. In discussing the Cornell monarch butterfly report, Shelton and Roush voicetheir surprise that a "previous and more relevant and realistic study has beenlargely overlooked." While the Cornell lab...

Media Advisory: The Geological Society of America 1999 Annual Meeting

...ing The News Room telephone number for incoming calls is 303-228-8511. The faxnumber is 303-228-3513. Please provide these numbers to those who may need tocontact you in the News Room. There is no charge for outgoing business callsand faxes. Scheduled media briefings will be held next door in room A2...

New textbook is first comprehensive guide to horse dentistry

...entistry," the first comprehensive guide onwhat he calls an "elegantly designed food-processing unit." "In recent years, there has been a greater interest in equine veterinarianstaking charge and control of dental management in the horse," Baker said. "Butthe knowledge base has been rather slim. There ha...

MIT study assesses effects of Kyoto Protocol

...f countries needed before it can enter into force, calls forreductions in emissions of several radiative (Earth-warming) gases to becredited against a CO2-equivalent emissions "cap." This cap is calculated interms of Global Warming Potential (GWP), an index defining the contribution ofeach greenhouse gas t...

Counting elephants by monitoring sounds

...Gulick, a recording engineerwho first captured the calls of forest elephants in Gabon and the CentralAfrica...ys researchers have been able to linkan elephant's calls to its behavior and circumstances by watching simultaneouslyrecorded videotapes. Other elephants' r...

Kansas decision will leave students with insufficient skills to enter an increasingly technological world

...on andcosmology to the state curriculum. AAAS also calls on its affiliated societiesto endorse the resolution and communicate their concerns to public officials inKansas. The resolution opposes measures that could adversely affect theteaching of science, wherever they may occur. Evolution is a central p...

Threats to scientists condemned by research support organization

...imal research in medicine," said Ms. Calnan. "AMP calls upon animal rights groups stand up and join us in condemning those who would use intimidation or violence to get their way." While "The Justice Department" threats have received a great amount of attention this week, it is important to understand tha...

Reducing methane emissions could lower overall abatement costs

...carbon dioxide alone." The recent Kyoto Protocol calls for a 7 percent reduction in U.S. greenhouse-gas emissions by the budget period 2008-2012, Hayhoe said. As yet, the United States has not agreed to the terms of the protocol. However, using the latest carbon dioxide and methane abatement costs for ...

Global warming threatens state's quality of life

...Also adding expertise to the two-year study, which calls on the public and state officials to begin to formulate mitigation measures, were John Melack, a UCSB ecology, evolution and marine biology professor; and Steve Gaines, director of the university's Marine Science Institute and also a professor of eco...

1999 Fall Meeting: Press conferences and special events

... Press Room Phones The phone number for incoming calls to the Press Room (Room 111 Moscone) is 415-905-1007. The number for incoming faxes to the Press room is 415-905-1008. Please provide these numbers to anyone who might have to reach you at the Meeting. ********** V. Note to Public Information Offi...

Fall Meeting: updated press conferences and special events

...V. Press Room Phones The phone number for incoming calls to the Press Room (Room 111 Moscone) is 1-415-905-1007. The number for incoming faxes to the Press room is 1-415-905-1008. Please provide these numbers to anyone who might have to reach you at the Meeting. **********V. Note to Public Information Of...

Chemistry to play major role in solving 21st century challenges

...stitution, who served as a U.N. inspector in Iraq, calls upon scientists to help develop international treaties and "broad-spectrum antimicrobial drugs" as defenses against biological weapons. "A new professional ethic - analogous to the Hippocratic oath - that forbids the misuse of human genetic informati...

UNC-CH scientist finds smallest number of genes needed for organism's survival

...ose function we don't yet understand. This finding calls into question the prevailing assumption that the basic molecular mechanisms underlying cellular life are understood, at least broadly." Further work will explain those functions and create a more exact number of the minimal genes required to create...

Gene mutation may no longer protect certain populations from alcoholism

...ally makes alcoholics sick when they drink. McGue calls it a kindof "aversion therapy" that's used in combination with other types of treatment. The bad news is that people who naturally have this genetic mutation and nonetheless drink alcoholwill likely experience unpleasant consequences. The good news...

Experts to study informed consent in national gene transfer research

... gene transfer studies, which just about everybody calls gene therapy," she said. "People think of these studies as therapy but they are not at all. They are really just early research that we hope will eventually lead to better treatments." The Human Genome Project is a massive effort nearing completi...

Wake Forest University School of Medicine launches major research initiative

...mplementary" (alternative) medicine. The plan also calls for completing most of the remaining laboratory floors of the Center for Research on Human Nutrition and Chronic Disease Prevention. A major portion of Piedmont Plaza II, a large office building at the Five Points intersection of Stratford and Coun...

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