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Biotech Foods Ready For Primetime, Experts Say

...he tomatoes, it was too late." Biotechnology holds great promise for agriculture, Goldsbrough says, and for that reason biotech-derived foods will continue to appear on the market. "Biological processes are so complex and diverse that somewhere there's an organism that is able to inhibit the growth of the ...

New Study Highlights Hazards On Hormone Disrupting Chemicals

...shas been intensein recent years. There has been a great need among authorities for a solidknowledge basis in thisfield in order to direct actions against this group of compounds", says TitusKyrklund of theResearch Secretariat at the Swedish Environmental Protection Agency. "Naturally, there has been a ne...

Researchers Offer DOD New Hazardous Waste Clean-Up Methods

...edwith readily available technology, frequently at great expense to industry,government and the public at large," says Herb Ward, director of the AATDF andthe Foyt Family Professor in Environmental Science and Engineering at Rice."However, we have no technology that is affordable that can solve our mostdif...

Jurassic Beetle: CSIRO Entomologist Discovers Living Fossil

... are members of the Archostemata, one of the four great suborders which make up the vast order of beetles (Coleoptera). The Archostemata are regarded as the most primitive and ancient. Fossil relatives of the living beetles discovered in the Mallee have been found in Jurassic rocks of Siberia, Cent...

New Consortium Of Nutrition And Medical Experts Takes On The Lack Of Nutrition Education In Medical Training

...groups expect to follow the Consortium's work with great interest. The National Institutes of Health provides support to the new consortium, as do a number of companies interested in nutrition....

University-Industry-Government Institute Will Study Pollution Control Chemistry In A Unique Virtual Collaboration

...occurs, than in a bulk material," Stair said. "The great brilliance of the APSX-rays not only lets us probe the atomic structure of solid surfaces, butactually allows us to examine the complex changes that occur at the surface of acatalyst during the course of a chemical reaction." In addition to its resea...

Goats And Spiders Are Working Together To Create A Novel Material

...o start makingfabric. Then they will face the next great hurdle: how to match the spider'sspinning skill. "Nature probably took a long time to get this process right," hesays. "I suspect the same will be true for us." Author: Phil Cohen, San Francisco New Scientist issue dated 10 October 1998, page 11 PLE...

Vaccine Technology Takes Center Stage In Rochester

...wnePlaza Hotel in downtown Rochester. "It's a great time in vaccine research and development,"says John Treanor, head of the University's Vaccine EvaluationUnit. "There have been a tremendous number of advances inmolecular biology and in our understanding of the human immuneresponse. We're now seeing ...

Ribozymes To The Rescue: New UF Gene Therapy Shows Promise For Treatment Of Inherited Blindness

...cal disorders and viral diseases. "UF's work is a great example of how fundamental research, whose goal is to understand basic cellular processes, can lead to important advances that have a direct impact on human health," said John Burke, a professor of microbiology and molecular genetics at the Universit...

Lake George Water Is Death On Zebra Mussel Larvae

...he five-year zebra mussel research at theDFWI with great interest. Zebra mussels are not welcome at Lake Ge...e Champlain where the peskymollusks are present in great numbers. Although adult mussels do well in Lake George water, the researchers found thatyoung velige...

USGS Finds Sea Otters At Risk From Killer Whales In A Changing Ocean

... Kuluk Bay (65 percent) was morethan five times as great as at Clam Lagoon (12 percent). The researchersattributed this significant difference to predation by the killer whales. Killer whales and sea otters have existed together for thousands of years, butkiller whales are offshore dwellers, whereas sea ot...

Teaching Great White Sharks To Link People With Food Is A Recipe For Disaster

...ists. They are worried by practices which may lead great whitesharks to associate food with items such as s...channel atDyer Island near Cape Town, a magnet for great whites thanks to a breedingcolony of seals, their favourite prey. If the dive operators all...

DOE Joint Human Genome Effort Exceeds Sequencing Goal

...human DNA sequence to publicdatabases, and signals great promise for completion of the entire project infive years." The JGI, established in 1996, is a consortium of scientists, engineers andsupport staff from the Lawrence Berkeley, Lawrence Livermore, and Los AlamosNational Laboratories. The JGI has assu...

Long Lava Flows May Have Taken Years, Causing Global Cooling And Extinctions

...,through which molten lava can be transported over great distances with littleloss of temperature. These tubes may play a role in future volcanic eruptions bycarrying large amounts of lava to distant populated areas, as they have in thepast....

Colorado State Researchers Win National Science Foundation Support To StudyAbove-, Below-Ground Ecosystem Health With UK Scientists

...ur project takes grasslands that are known to have great soildiversity and tries to discover the importance of these unknown species to ourlives and our future." The project will have applications to soil fertility, soil erosion, thecleanup and eventual reclamation of Superfund sites and to other c...

Virginia Tech Scientist Seek Genetic Solution To Malaria

...to characterize it's regulatory aspects. There's a great deal of workyet to come." There is also the possibility that by understanding the biochemicalprocesses occurring in the mosquito, scientists may be able manipulate otherresponses to the parasite or they may be able to interfere with other pa...

Mouse Study Trumpets New Way To Preserve Species

...tigation and development, he says. "We know a great deal about a few species, such as mice, humans and sheep. But as you begin to look at the simple, fundamental reproductive biology of a tiger or a cheetah or an African elephant, very little is known," Critser says. "Using methods such as in vit...

Wisconsin Scientists Culture Elusive Embryonic Stem Cells

...henation's leading scientific journal. "Although a great deal of basic researchneeds to be done before these cells can lead to human therapies, I believe thatin the long run they will revolutionize many aspects of transplantationmedicine." The work, which was supported by the Menlo Park, Calif.-based biote...

First Derivation Of Human Embryonic Stem Cells Reported In Science

...omson. "As the source of all cell types, they hold great promise for use in transplantation medicine, drug ... Gerons president and CEO. "This discovery holds great promise for the treatment of a variety of human diseases and conditions. In concert with our Ethic...

Quicker Implementation Of Research Results

...but also in biomedicine.Biochemical analysis is of great economic relevance, and this is why scientistsfrom small and medium-sized enterprises temporarily co-operate in individual projects with a view to evolving and implementing results in their companies. Thecentre of excellence thus contributes specific...

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