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Purdue-Made Soil Benefits The Environment
... and industrial byproducts," says Joseph Mikesell, director
of utilities at Purdue and one of the participants in the soil-making project. Jody Tishmack, ash management coordinator for Purdue Physical Facilities, says the combination of minerals from the coal ash and the nutrients in an organic-rich industria...
Better Peroxidase Improves Disease Diagnosis
...na, Africa and Central America, he says. Vierling, director
of the Genetics Laboratory for the ICIA, started experimenting with soybean peroxidase because it is a hot "green" industrial commodity that can be extracted from soybean seed coats. Vierling says researchers have found ways to extract peroxidase fr...
Penn State Researchers Study Used Mushroom Compost
...s and then discarded," says Dr.Patrick G. Hatcher, director
of Penn State's Center for Environmental Chemistryand Geochemistry and professor of fuel science and geosciences and chemistry."The spent mushroom substrate must be weathered for two years before it can bereused." The mushroom industry has i...
DNA Testing For Genetic Disorders: 'Does It Run In The Family?' Explains Options, Limitations, Problems
...ocietal implications,"said Joan O. Weiss, founding director
of the Alliance of GeneticSupport Groups. "The best protection against the misuseof genetic information and genetic testing is an informed consumer,"said Kimberly A. Quaid, professor of medical and molecular geneticsat the Indiana University School ...
NIH's Genbank Database Logs Billionth Base
...he 21st century. Said Donald A.B. Lindberg, M.D., director
of the National Library of Medicine: "The future time of fully understanding human genetics is fast approaching. This work is greatly speeded by such contributions from around the world-and by the study of genetic observations from plants, microorga...
A New Biochemical Link Established Between Stress, Sex And Dominance
...jamin Scott Crocker Professor of Human Biology and director
of the Human Biology program at Stanford. He is also a professor of psychology and a member of the Neurosciences program faculty. He and members of his laboratory already have shown that for cichlid fish, social position determines physiology. It's...
Experts: Public Will Accept Irradiation In Wake Of Meat Recall
...University Cooperative Extension Service assistant director
and a foods and nutrition specialist. "Irradiation...w little about and don't understand. George Pauli, director
at the FDA Office of Pre-Market Approval, Division of Product Policy, says irradiating food doesn't ...
Computer Model Offers New Insight On Bacterial Photosynthesis
...ntly for their own metabolism,said Klaus Schulten, director
of the Beckman's theoretical biophysics groupand holder of the U. of I. Swanlund Chair in Physics. "The bacteriacan store the energy captured from the sun better in a ring, because ofthe symmetry of the structure. " To arrive at their model of the ...
Basin Traps Air Pollution In Mexico City: International Study Has Implications For U.S. Cities
...ime," says Pacific Northwest?sChris Doran, science director
of the project. "The close coupling ofmeteorological and chemistry measurements and analysis is necessary tounderstand how the surrounding terrain affects the transport and diffusion ofpollutants." The study may help explain how fine particl...
Lethal Parasite Prime Suspect In Fish Kills At Salton Sea
...principal culprit, according to Dr. Milton Friend, director
of the National Wildlife Health Center. The finding comes as a new die-off of tilapia, the predominant fish species in the Salton Sea, has been reported with more than one million dead fish over a three-mile stretch at the nort...
UT-Houston Awarded $2.5 Million For Scleroderma Research
... diagnosed with the disease. The center's director
and principal investigator is Frank C. Arnett,M.D., professor and director
of the division of rheumatology and clinicalimmunogenetics. He heads a multidisciplinary team of ex...
Wonder Thread: UD Scientists Report First Protein With Collagen And Elastin-Like Domains
... their remarkable properties, says Harold Slavkin, director
of the National Institute of Dental Research, one of the National Institutes of Health, which sponsored the UD study. "Insight into the molecular structure that makes the byssus strong yet flexible might suggest, for example, new strategies for desig...
Imaging Studies Illuminate Brain's Response To Cocaine
...onitor novel treatments,"says Steven E. Hyman, MD, director
of the National Institute of Mental Health. Previo...o the development of addiction."Alan Leshner, PhD, director
of the National Institute on Drug Abuse, a primaryfunder of this research, says, "These studies sugg...
Photocatalytic Air Cleaning System Promises To Help Allergy Sufferers
...ble for home use, said Yogi Goswami, professor and director
of the laboratory. "This technology will revolutionize our notions about the quality of indoor air," said Goswami. "With people spending more and more time indoors, it becomes increasingly important to provide clean air." The system ...
Captive Lemurs To Depart For Madagascar Oct. 17 For First Release Into The Wild
...dlife," said David Anderson,the MFG's chairman and director
of the San Francisco Zoo. "We have come full circle -- from old fashionedmenageries that only displayed animals, to centers for conservation that return wildlife to the wild and protecthabitats around the globe."...
Cornell Text On International Nutrition
...al nutrition and tropical public health and former director
of Cornell's Program in International Nutrition fo...simple and practical manner," said John R. Lupien, director
of the FAO Food and Nutrition Division. "We at FAO are extremely grateful to Professor Latham for s...
Husband-And-Wife Team Embarks On Search For Genes Linked To Schizophrenia
...he Portuguese team, and Carlos Paz Ferreira, M.D., director
of psychiatry at Psychiatric Hospital S. Miguel, Azores, is directing the field work....
Epic Of Evolution Conference Brings Science And Religion Together November 12-14
...y in conflict over evolution," saysAudrey Chapman, director
of the AAAS Program of Dialogue Between Science an...edifferences," says Alaka Wali, anthropologist and director
of The Field Museum'sCenter for Cultural Understanding and Change. "Dialogue like this helps to sho...
Triglyceride Blood Levels Predict Heart Attack
...attack risk, according to J.Michael Gaziano, M.D., director
of cardiovascular epidemiology at Brigham andWomen's Hospital in Boston. "The ratio of triglycerides to HDL was the strongest predictor of a heartattack, even more accurate than the LDL/HDL ratio," says Gaziano. Compared withthe lowest triglyceride/H...
Jefferson Scientists Develop Botulism Vaccine
...sor of medicine, Jefferson Medical College, and director
of the Jefferson Clinical Center for Occupational and Environmental Medicine, and his colleagues, Nikita Kiyatkin, Ph.D., and Andrew Maksymowych, Ph.D., used the sophisticated tools of molecular biology to create a modified and non-toxic ...
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