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Potential for enhanced sequestration of carbon in soils supports evaluations

...some of these practices appear low, but many other considerations must be weighed before the techniques are likely to come into widespread use, including the likely permanence of soil carbon sequestration by different methods. Assessment of ancillary environmental effects, such as impacts on biodiversity and emissi...

Scientists issue statement on scientific peer review

...cientific organizations offers a list of important considerations for government scientific peer review of agency-produced science and the body of science underlying management decisions including: The first priority in choosing reviewers should be to engage the most competent scientists. Scientific peer rev...

Other highlights in the July 7 JNCI

...al Cancer Institute, discusses the assumptions and considerations required for choosing an endpoint in a phase I trial of a cytotoxic agent, and the challenges in using nontraditional endpoints for the dose selection of targeted, non-cytotoxic agents. Contact: Wendy Parulekar, Queen's University, wparulekar@ctg.qu...

ESA calls for interdisciplinary studies of GEOs

...on of genetically engineered organisms: Ecological considerations and recommendations." In addition to incorporating the new knowledge gained in the past 15 years, this latest ESA paper also discusses options for monitoring the long-term environmental effects of GEOs that have been released widely into the environm...

Money talks: Concern for biodiversity pressed on boardrooms by new breed of fund managers

... extent to which social, environmental, or ethical considerations are taken into account in the selection of investm...dividuals and institutions to include biodiversity considerations in investment decisions. "Since biodiversity raises such important challenges for both sustainable d...

JCI table of contents, February 2, 2004

...in laminin-10/11. This work presents important new considerations for the expansion of keratinocyte progenitor cell populations for therapies that require large numbers of epidermal cells, such as those required for the treatment of severe wounds such as extensive burns. It may be possible to harness the vast proli...

Skin regeneration not isolated to epidermal stem cells

...in laminin-10/11. This work presents important new considerations for the expansion of keratinocyte progenitor cell populations for therapies that require large numbers of epidermal cells, such as those required for the treatment of severe wounds such as extensive burns. It may be possible to harness the vast proli...

Why results from genetic tests should be available to medical insurance companies

...his week's issue of THE LANCET discuss the ethical considerations surrounding genetic test results and disclosure to medical insurance companies-the authors outline their reasons for supporting the disclosure of such test results to make health insurance more equitable. Nick Raithatha and Richard D. Smith from th...

One-size-fits-all approach to nutrition recommendations may soon be outdated

...with personal lifestyle choices are among the many considerations that contribute to nutrition recommendations; a trend that may significantly alter the way health professionals prescribe diets for patients. "Health professionals have been using family history of disease to determine their patients' risks for gene...

Purdue engineers develop quick, inexpensive method to prototype microchips

...ility for rapid prototyping and working out design considerations before the manufacturing step is important to any development, from the micro-scale on up. "It's always very difficult to the make the first of anything -- the second through the millionth are much easier." The new chip assembly method involves p...

Early identification of kidney disease cost-effective only when directed at high-risk patients

...er year. "Physicians must incorporate a variety of considerations into decisions regarding early disease detection," Boulware adds. "When taking into account the kidney disease-slowing benefits for people with neither hypertension nor diabetes, who have low incidence and prevalence of proteinuria, regular screenin...

Symposium on scientific misconduct

...rch community. Discussion has focussed not only on considerations about causes and motives, but also on the question as to how universities and other research organisations deal with scientific misconduct and how effective the processes of inquiry into concrete incidences are. The Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (...

SUCCESS 2002 Student Contest award ceremony

...e a large impact on the cost of the mission. These considerations are particularly challenging when energy requirements for astronauts are still poorly characterised. This is because accurate energy requirements must be derived from free-living total energy expenditure measured by the state-of-art, cost-limited and...

Energy companies, conservation groups issue biodiversity recommendations for oil & gas development

...lopment? How can companies integrate biodiversity considerations into their systems and operations? What are the p... Stakeholder engagement that includes biodiversity considerations begins as early as possible and continues throughout the project lifecycle. Engagement is particula...

ASU law professor receives NIH grant

...ructures. It will identify the ethical and policy considerations that must be addressed in using the new genomic data in environmental decision-making. Finally, with the information developed from these analyses, the team will develop criteria for using data about the human genome in environmental regulation. "Ne...

Adirondack interstate underpasses designed for wildlife attract anything but, study says

...population isolation, but also the added budgetary considerations needed to attempt to mitigate these costs," said Scott LaPoint, lead author of the study....

Mount Holyoke College series examines advances in human reproductive technologies

..." will address artistic, scientific, and political considerations in visual depictions of human embryos and fetuses. Mount Holyoke College anthropology professor Lynn M. Morgan will moderate. Panelists are: Bradley Richard Smith (associate professor and director, biomedical visualization, School of Art and Design, ...

Ocean aquaculture: Technology, business practices, policies & caviar

...them to determine profits or losses. Operational considerations included transportation costs to and from the site...ractions with fishing boats and gear, while market considerations dealt with supply and demand. Final results of the study will help determine the level at which var...

National study halted since health risks exceed benefits in postmenopausal women on estrogen

...d. "For individual women, however, there are often considerations that might influence their decision whether to take estrogen differently. Sometimes it's a difficult decision to make. "We still need to learn about the long-term benefits and risk of taking estrogen alone, a very important question for millions of w...

'Sperm and germ'-fighting contraceptive enters trials

...ing a contraceptive microbicide, several practical considerations made developing a useful compound challenging, according to Cone. Not only must the compound kill both sperm and germs, it must do so without hurting the friendly bacteria in a healthy vagina, like the lactobacilli, he explains. Also, it mustnt sme...

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