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Cornell Researchers Precisely Date Wood From Ancient Tomb In Turkey

...logy also has implications for historical accounts concerning such figures as Queen Nefertiti and Akhenaten, the Egyptian pharaoh. The researchers determined that wood from a shipwreck containing a gold scarab inscribed with the name of Queen Nefertiti was cut down in 1316 B.C. The jewelry would not have been ...

Ten Years of Progress For Superfund Basic Research Program

...ollege of Medicine will also present theirfindings concerning the molecular and biochemical mechanisms ofdegradation and the mutagenesis of toxic metals. Kathleen Dixon,associate professor and associate director of the department ofenvironmental health, will discuss her findings on the mutagenicmechanisms of ch...

DNA Testing For Genetic Disorders: 'Does It Run In The Family?' Explains Options, Limitations, Problems

...s people the knowledgewith which to make decisions concerning genetic testing for suchdisorders as Alzheimer's, breast cancer, sickle-cell anemia, Huntingtondisease and muscular dystrophy. More and more, people are askingif there is a test to predict their risk for a disorder and whetherthey really want to have...

Epic Of Evolution Conference Brings Science And Religion Together November 12-14

...tively interpreted with respect to religiousvalues concerning human nature and destiny. "We're bringing people together to talk about the common ground, as well as thedifferences," says Alaka Wali, anthropologist and director of The Field Museum'sCenter for Cultural Understanding and Change. "Dialogue like thi...

UNESCO Director-General Reaffirms That Human Cloning Is Contrary To Human Dignity

...ding to the text, "no research or its applications concerning thehuman genome, in particular in the fields of biology, genetics and medicine,should prevail over the respect for human rights, fundamental freedoms and humandignity of individuals or, where applicable, of groups of people." Mr. Mayor declar...

Seeing How the Brain Changes During Aging

...can images. Thefollowing is a summary of one paper concerning radiotracer chemistry that willbe presented in Dallas at the national meeting of the American ChemicalSociety, world's largest scientific society. SEEING HOW THE BRAIN CHANGES DURING AGING As we age, our brains lose valuable dopamine receptors, whi...

Largest Generation Of Adolescents Faces Reproductive Health Risks

...oninsufficient knowledge or on distorted judgments concerning the risks ofpregnancy or STDs. Anastasia J. Gage is Senior Technical Advisor, Population Leadership Program,Western Consortium for Public Health, Washington DC Gender Differences in the Schooling Experiences of Adolescents in Low-IncomeCountries: ...

International Research Team Announces Discovery Of Two Species Of Feathered Dinosaurs

...terestingimplications for the long-standing debate concerning whether some dinosaurs werewarm-blooded. The potential use of feathers to retain body heat would argueagainst a strictly cold-blooded metabolism, although it does not mean thatdinosaurs or early birds had metabolisms comparable to those of birds tod...

NASA Funds New Origin Of Life Center at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

...ll explore the two popular butdiffering hypotheses concerning the origin of organic compounds that formed thebuilding blocks of life. One hypothesis proposes that organic compounds weredelivered to Earth after having been formed in interstellar clouds and modifiedin the nebula that became our sun and our solar ...

Atmospheric Chemistry -- A Mysterious Isotope Effect In A Well-Known AtmosphericPollutant Discovered

...he discovered isotope effect, fundamentalquestions concerning reaction mechanisms in the gas phase are raised. At presentit is impossible to explain the cause of the mass-independent isotopefractionation in the reaction of CO with OH, even though this reaction happensto be one of the most intensively studied ga...

Persistent Organic Pollutants, The Danger Is Not Over

...olm to discuss the latest scientific findings concerning persistent organic polllutants, at the Dioxin’98 conference. The conference is organised by the Swedish Environmental Protection Agency, the National Chemicals Inspectorate, the Karolinska Institute and Stockholm University. Swede...

Children need their own dietary guidelines, say experts

...ldren and older adults." * the need for messages concerning dietary guidance to be positive, emphasizing a healthy diet rather than labeling certain foods as "bad" or creating fear about eating specific foods or categories of foods. To do otherwise may result in potential harmful effects caused by dietary r...

Virginia Tech Scientist Seek Genetic Solution To Malaria

... the Army, which has a variety ofresearch programs concerning mosquitoes because of the potential for soldiers tofind themselves in areas where malaria is prevalent. Her work is also supported by grants from the National InstitutesofHealth and from the World Health Organization. Luckhart earned her bac...

The Fire Down Below: Extreme Heat-Loving Organisms May Be Keys To Molecular Evolution, Origin Of Life, New Book Argues

...bly came from the samepools." The arguments concerning thermophiles by Wiegel and numerous otherscientists from around the globe were just published in Thermophiles: The Keysto Molecular Evolution and the Origin of Life -- by Taylor & Francis publishers.The book, edited by Wiegel and UGA biochemist Dr. M...

Increase In Number Of Diesel Cars Is Counterproductive For Environmental Goals

...nes. The calculation that the Swedish EPA has done concerning the environmental coststo society ofexhaust fumes from cars suggests that the costs for new diesels is about 2 Swedish kronor (SEK) per litre of diesel. On the other hand, it is estimatedthat exhaust fumes fromnew petrol-driven cars cost about 1 kron...

Some Smelter Slags Represent A Significant Environmental Hazard

...the environment. For that reason, future decisions concerning themanagement of this metallurgical waste should be based on scientific knowledgeof the mechanisms that control its environmental impact, not ease of disposal orsecondary market value, Parsons says. Related materials: Michael Parsons' web page ht...

Genetics Not Significant To Developing Typical Parkinson's Disease

...iggers of typical PD and theysuggest that research concerning a genetic link to PD be directed towardsubjects with earlier onset of the disease. Twin studies have proven particularly useful in distinguishing the relativecontributions of genetics and environment to the cause of various diseases. Inthe JAMA stud...

Reinventing Humans Is Focus Of Virginia Tech Program

...engineering impact our ethical andsocial decisions concerning the "reinventing" of children? Is it ethical tocreate the "perfect" baby through genetic technology, and who decides what"perfect" means? The forum is divided into three parts: morning discussion sessions providingbackground information; a main pan...

Bacteria From Gum Infections Associated With Diabetes, Chronic Lung Disease, UB Studies Find

...r of oral biology, analyzeddata from 13,792 adults concerning the incidence of pneumonia, asthma,bronchitis and/or emphysema and the condition of their oral health, using degreeof gum detachment from bone as an indicator. Results showed that persons with chronic lung conditions had more gumdetachment than thos...

Statement Of The DFG Concerning "Questions Of Human Embryonic Stem Cells"

...inschaft (DFG)has discussed and passed a statement concerning issues of human embryonic stemcells. In the last weeks this paper had been compiled by a group of experts andthe senate committee for fundamental questions of genetic engineering calledtogether by the president of the DFG. Publication of this stateme...

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