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Honeybees In The Wild Nearly Gone In North America

...nd DevelopmentCenter (OARDC) in Wooster, Ohio. Bee experts across the countryagree that most of the wild or feral honeybees have likely beenannihilated, Tew said. Backyard gardeners will feel the impact in smaller yields andsmaller, lower-quality fruits and vegetables, according to Tew. "The harsh winter acr...

Environmental Reform: The Next Generation Project

...e environmental policy void by seeking the help of experts throughout the country and the world," said Professor Esty, who was a deputy assistant administrator at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency during the Bush administration. "Our goal is to develop a new way of thinking that can serve as the fram...

Researchers Find How Disease-resistant Plants Recognize Bacteria

...gnize disease-causing microbes, a development that experts predict will lead to crops that are better able to resist disease naturally. Gregory B. Martin, associate professor of agronomy at Purdue, and his colleagues found that an enzyme called Pto kinase, a protein that is produced by a disease-resistance g...

NIH Team Discovers Endocrine Tumor Gene

...enes were identified with help from bioinformatics experts Drs. Mark Boguski and Jane Weisemann in the NIH's National Center for Biotechnology Information. NHGRI and NIDDK researchers extracted full-length copies of most of those genes. Dr. Marx and his colleagues led the effort to analyze DNA from in...

Project Shows Native Bacteria Can Destroy Widespread Pollutant In Groundwater

...ey would clog up the pores in the aquifer. Several experts also had suggested that the effectiveness of the bacteria at degrading the toluene might lessen over time. So McCarty and his colleagues began looking for a site for a full-scale test. One of the biggest barriers they faced was the fact that they wan...

Enzymes Targeted As Key To Understanding Drug Interactions

...aculty members believed to be the largest group of experts in the world on drug interactions. The UW investigators are seeking systematic knowledge of how various enzymes -- biochemical catalysts produced by the body -- metabolize drugs. Their research is producing an understanding of the potential for adve...

New Evidence For Corn's Ancestry Could Lead To Insect And Drought Resistant Crops

...hat corn and the new annual teosintes. Most other experts believe natural genetic mutations actually causedthe spikes of some wild teosinte plants to directly evolve into the firstprimitive ears of corn, Eubanks said. Under that hypothesis, Native Americansthen improved the first corns through accidental or...

First Salmonella Vaccine For Poultry To Be On The Market Soon

...40,000 times a year in the United States, although experts believe that nearly 4 million people become sickened by salmonella annually. Consuming undercooked eggs and raw eggs used in dressings and condiments are the most common avenues of infection. But the bacteria also are harbored in chickens that elude...

Experts: Public Will Accept Irradiation In Wake Of Meat Recall

...chnique to safeguard their food supply, two Purdue experts say. Irradiation is little used and a lot misunderstood, but it can destroy the microorganisms responsible for food-borne illnesses and extend the shelf life of perishable foods. It is an FDA-regulated food preservation method, and currently it is ...

UT-Houston Awarded $2.5 Million For Scleroderma Research

...unogenetics. He heads a multidisciplinary team of experts drawn fromUT-Houston Health Science Center, UT M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, UT MedicalBranch at Galveston, and the UT Medical School at San Antonio. Studies willfocus on three project areas: identifying the genetic factors underlyingscleroderma; elu...

Purdue Research Shows Omega-3S Benefit Bone

...ce in those foods that has prompted some nutrition experts to recommend that people eat fish once or twice a week to decrease heart disease. Watkins, who also presented his research this month in Cincinnati at the 19th annual meeting of the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research, found that bones of ...

Environment Is Business

BLACKSBURG, Oct. 21, 1997 -- The nation'stop experts on eco-tourism will be available for interview duringthe 6th Annual National Watchable Wildlife Conference,Nov. 11-14, at the Hotel Roanoke in Roanoke, Va. "Watchable Wildlife is whole lot morethan birdwatching! From the viewpoint of a professiona...

Genetics Debate Suffers From Misinterpretation, Scholar Says

...n Iowa challenges some of the 25 points made by 52 experts who endorsed"The Bell Curve" in a December 1994 opinion piece in the WallStreet Journal. The endorsement, Hirsch said, came before careful academicscrutiny was done. Jensen and the authors of "The Bell Curve," he said, confuseheredity with heritabil...

Purdue Researchers Track Oil Spill's Effects On Sea Otters

...the project with Rebar, one of the world's leading experts on the clinical pathology of the sea otter, who was asked by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in 1989 to review the direct effects of oil on the organ systems of sea otters that died in the Exxon spill. He also was one of the scientific reviewers o...

Recombinant Protein Immunizes Mice, Promises New Strategy Against Infection And Cancer

...ivated. For decades, vaccine development experts have sought to find a simpleand practical way to activate the killer cells or CTLs using soluble proteins,but finding a method that works has been a challenge. "We were able to solve this problem by taking advantage of theobservatio...

Natural Variability Is Key To River Restoration

... the conclusion of a six-university panel of river experts whose report, "The Natural Flow Regime: A Paradigm for River Conservation and Restoration," is published in the December 1997 issue of the journal BioScience (Vol. 47, pp. 769-784). Letting a river do its own thing -- come drought or high water -...

Virologists Track New Influenza Threat

... of Wisconsin-Madison influenza experts will conduct a detailed surveillance next month of the dangerous strain of influenza that has infected eight people and killed three in Hong Kong. Yoshihiro Kawaoka, a virology professor in t...

New Report Sets Standard To Protect Natural Pest Control

...ally engineered crops due to convene in two weeks, experts are voicing concern about the adequacy of the Environmental Protection Agency's current plansto forestall insect resistance to the natural toxin Bt. To protect this natural pest control, six prominent scientists have developed new strategies that EPA...

Pacific Northwest Staff Win National Awards For Transferring Research To Industry

...The FLC award nominations are judged by a panel of experts in the field of technologytransfer, including representatives from industry, state and local government, academia and thefederal laboratories. Pacific Northwest leads the other DOE laboratories in winning these awardswith a total of 39 since 1984....

Low B Vitamin Levels Common In Many People Linked To Increased Heart Disease, Stroke Risk

...2 grams per day, has caused nervous system damage, experts warn. Folic acid is found in liver, green leafy vegetables, peas, beans and somefruits. The daily recommended dietary allowance is 400 micrograms (a microgram is 1 millionth of a gram). Folic acid deficiency in pregnant women has been associated w...

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