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Planning effective bioterror responses

...sity and colleagues suggests that the current U.S. government control policy isolating new cases and vaccinating their close contacts should be sufficient to contain a relatively wide-scale release of the virus. Longini's team will report their results, from a simulation of the possible paths of a smallpox e...

U.S. commission makes dramatic recommendations for ocean health

...lean Oceans Act.' In the next few weeks, the U.S. government will issue a draft report giving its recommendations for ocean policy. The new policy will address a broad range of issues, from the stewardship of marine resources and pollution prevention to enhancing and supporting marine science, commerce and tra...

Local, regional governments could take lead in curbing global air pollution

...ts of the monitoring are given to China's national government as well as those in provinces where the pollution is being generated, so they can begin trying to curb emissions. Japan has the most at stake, she said, because it is most directly affected by acid rain resulting from Chinese pollution. The other na...

ASM Biodefense Research Meeting

...as caused a major shift in priorities, in both the government and private research sectors, from a focus on day-...rkshop presentations by representatives of various government agencies designed to help researchers better understand the government's approach to and priorities ...

Asia's biodiversity vanishing into the marketplace

...orcement. In the last six months alone the Sarawak government has seized 457.1 kg of wild meat and 165 live animals--birds, primates, reptiles and fish--through its newly strengthened enforcement operations." In addition to reducing the loss of the world's biodiversity, COP-7 will also address priority issues ...

USGS February science picks

...appears in 129 place names. Seem like a frivolous government function? The USGS Geographic Names Information System ( http://geonames.usgs.gov/index.html ), the searchable database from which such information can be derived (use the "Query GNIS" feature), is a very serious function that contains information a...

Free, public events at the 2004 AAAS Annual Meeting

...rs and researchers in the biotech, pharmaceutical, government and manufacturing sectors. This event will take place 11:00 am to 4:00 pm Monday, 16 February in the exhibition hall. PLENARY LECTURES Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, 12-15 February, 2004 6:30 pm Each Day, Sheraton Hotel, Ballroom ABC, 2nd F...

Inherent mistrust of research institutions limits minority representation

...ce & Government Report, which includes analysis of government policy relating to science. Executive summaries and interviews are available to the press....

The President's FY 2005 budget for USGS highlights

...mproved financial performance, expanded electronic government and budget and performance integration. In support of this effort, the budget provides an increase of $2.7 million to continue improvements in financial, accounting and business practices to meet the initiatives identified in the President's Managem...

NAFTA arbitrators in environmental case agree to formal public input, a first for trade hearings

...o protect foreign investors from expropriation and government harassment, has become "a strategic tool" for corp...reign firms with the opportunity to directly sue a government through an investor-state dispute settlement mechanism. Commonly found in international investment ...

Research news from Tufts University, Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy: February 2004

...esting what is considered a "mega dose." While the government has not set a safe standard for beta-carotene, it does recommend a daily allowance for vitamin A, a nutrient that is derived from beta-carotene. The most likely way for people to consume very high doses of beta-carotene is through supplements; it is ...

New Georgia Tech Biosciences Center assists life-science startup companies

...lding, home for some 20 research centers funded by government and industry. Numerous success stories have emerged from ATDC at GCATT, including Digital Furnace, a company formed by Atlanta entrepreneur John Lappington and Georgia Tech professor John Limb that developed software to improve the efficiency of bro...

Dazzling new light source opens at Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Laboratory

...ommunity of scientists from academic, industry and government labs (based on peer-reviewed proposals). The original SPEAR ring, built for particle physics programs at SLAC, yielded two Nobel prizes as well as fertile ground for innovating synchrotron techniques and making important discoveries. SPEAR3 is a comp...

CIESIN receives grant to establish government biological information site

...quely positioned to implement this project for the government because of its experience integrating natural resources data, information products, and analytical tools that support science-based decision-making. In addition to this award from the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), CIESIN recently received a five-ye...

Gulf between rich, poor will grow if high-profile nanotechnology opponents prevail: ethics experts

... based on levels of existing research activity and government support: "front-runners" (China, South Korea, India); "middle ground" (Thailand, Philippines, South Africa, Brazil, Chile); and "up and comers" (Argentina, Mexico). The authors call for a new international network to assess emerging technologies for ...

Endangered sea turtles make a dramatic turnaround

...upport from local communities, fishing groups, and government agencies. Over a four-year period, the practice of... The project's engagement of local communities and government bodies started back in 2000, with meetings of nine communities with fishermen known to use the Pearl...

Pew report finds GM insects may offer benefits, but clear regulatory oversight is lacking

...ructive insect agricultural pests, but the federal government lacks a clear regulatory framework for reviewing e...f GM insects could be significant, but the federal government needs to move quickly to clarify how it will provide an adequate review of these insects and the man...

Media alert: Mideast briefing

...narians in Iraq work for the government. So if the government is unstable, the veterinary infrastructure is gone. This greatly increases chances of spreading infectious disease across borders. Jeffrey Taliaferro , expert in U.S. foreign policy and security studies.Are Americans up to the task of stabilizing...

Researchers seek to clone 'mad cow disease' resistant cattle strain

...developing "Mad Cow Disease." As federal and state government officials grapple with strategies to limit the economic and health risks associated with the troublesome discovery of the nation's first case of Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE) or "Mad Cow Disease"-- Will Eyestone, research associate professo...

Third set of awards are announced under interagency biodiversity program

... including universities, pharmaceutical companies, government agencies and indigenous environmental and community groups. Projects include the identification and characterization of chemical compounds derived from biological diversity that have potential as therapeutic agents for diseases such as cancer, AIDS, ...

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