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Study Of Children's Fillings Finds No Mercury Exposure
...said. Overexposureto environmental mercury through industrial
waste water, for example, causedsevere nerve damag...erm mercuryexposure, he said. Children living near industrial
areas using such harmfulmetals as lead and mercury might need to be tested periodically forenvironme...
Mixing Radiation, Minerals, Toxic Waste Could Be Cleanup Boon -- Or Kaboom
...seful for detoxification in both environmental and industrial
settings. Ithas never been employed for either. In the environment, radiation can penetrate soil and act at a distance, makingit unnecessary to wash pollutants off the soil for treatment. In industry,adding minerals to the chemical waste-stream and z...
Striking A Healthy Balance For The Elderly
...a visiting assistant professor of environmentaland industrial
health, examined the intake of iron, zinc, copper ...Hamby, U-M assistant professor ofenvironmental and industrial
health, who is testing a technique that uses anuclear reactor to trace micronutrient absorption in p...
Tipsheet: Environmental Story Ideas
...andfills. Civil engineer Craig Benson says dumping industrial
waste in landfills is verycostly. But the waste makes good, cheap and abundant materials for theconstruction and transportation industries. For example, the UW-Madisonresearchers found that foundry sand makes effective barriers for landfills,embankme...
New Biochemical Technology Ready To Retrieve, Purify Heaviest Crude Oil
...rd developingtechnology so it can be applied on an industrial
scale. Said Premuzic, "This approach holds the key to the cost-effective recovery ofeven the heaviest crudes, which make up over 60 percent of the world's known oilreserves but which are now trapped below the surface and are difficult andcostly to re...
New England Water Is Improving But Problems Remain, Says New USGS Report
...ause of advances in the treatment of municipal and industrial
wastes.However, New Hampshire, Maine, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island are stillexperiencing some problems with the quality of ground and surface water and thewater in the Gulf of Maine. In an effort to better understand the currentpicture, the U.S. G...
IUPAC, IUPHAR, And IUTOX Publish A Report On Natural And Anthropogenic Environmental Oestrogens: The Scientific Basis For Risk Assessment
...ontinuous efforts to address issues ofsocietal and industrial
concern objectively, involving the chemical sciences. Asimilar report on Chlorine was published in September 1996....
Purdue Students Win $4,500 For Vegetarian Gelatin Dessert
...contest, which called for students to create a new industrial
product.For that contest they developed a soybean-..." Tao says. "Teachingstudents first-hand about how industrial
products are created is an importantpart of their education. In this contest, the focus isn't just o...
Designer Molecules: Largest Protein Ever Created From Scratch Has Implications For Novel Drug Delivery And Diagnostics
...ins -- from manufacturing entirely new polymersfor industrial
catalysts to creating new pharmaceuticals. To design a protein, scientists generally work backwards from nature in atwo-step process. They first choose an existing three-dimensional proteinstructure and then, using complex computer programs, find...
New Class Of Synthetic Capsules That Mimic Biological Cells Has Wide Array Of Potential Uses
...ing biological mimics for a variety of medical and industrial
applications.Bioengineers from the Institute for Medicine and Engineering (IME) at theUniversity of Pennsylvania have designed an artificial capsule that imitatesmany of the qualities of natural cells. The capsule - dubbed a polymersome - haswide-ran...
Fighting diabetes: UD researchers move closer to chip-based control of 'smart,' implantable insulin pumps
...sulin-delivery technologies emergingfrom academic, industrial
and government laboratories. An external insulin pump has been on the market since the early 1980s, providingpatients with an option to periodic insulin injections, Parker says. In clinicaltrials, meanwhile, some 600 diabetic patients worldwide are u...
Germany needs a national genome initiative
...uce a shift in the competitiveness of companiesand industrial
nations with profits being made by means of novel products onlyin those countries that will be able to master these technologies and to providea home for appropriate companies. The innovative potential of geneticengineering will also create a novel c...
Researchers at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center to present first documentation of man-made chemical contaminants in the amniotic fluid of unborn babies
...d measured contaminants from certain pesticidesand industrial
chemicals in the amniotic fluid of unborn babies. ... PCBs, andother compounds associated with man-made industrial
and agricultural chemicals.PCBs are a 'family' of chemical compounds with each member possessing its...
UT Southwestern researchers find lever involved in ultrviolet-ray sensitivity
...irproteins, just like a lever moving on a piece of industrial
equipment," saidRussell. "We believe the proteasome may cause those shape changes by usingenergy from the ATPases. We want to know what proteins are changing shape andwhat the changes are." Russell is working on his medical degree and doctora...
Two-for-one special: industrial enzymes and food
...ses used in pharmaceuticals,specialty chemical and industrial
products," ... Currently, industrial
enzymes are grownin fermenters, which is a labor- and time-in...
Maybe you can get blood from a turnip after all
... to grow valuable industrial
enzymes innon-edible portions of common agricultural crops. They have developed a method to get the desired proteins to express or grow inspecific areas of a plant, which can result intwo profitable crops in one...
African dust called a major factor affecting southeast U.S. air quality
...trasted with dust in coal mines andother contained industrial
environments. Further, it has not been shown which,if any, specific components of dust may affect human health. Various mechanismshave been proposed by which airborne particles might damage lung tissue, one ofwhich involves iron-rich coatings on part...
CU-Boulder to send experiments ranging from ladybugs to water quality on NASA shuttle
... One payload will carry experiments for BioServe's industrial
sponsors andanother involves a National Institutes of Health experiment, said David Klaus,BioServe's mission manager for the space shuttle launch. A third payloadinvolving K-12 student outreach is being flown for the first time under NASA'snew Space...
Cedars-Sinai medical tip sheet (b)
...d measured contaminants from certainpesticides and industrial
chemicals in the amniotic fluid of unborn babies. Thisstudy was not designed to determine whether exposure to these contaminantsproduces ill effects on fetuses or newborns. Instead, it is seen as a first stepin a long-term process of identifying cont...
European and U.S. attitude differences towards GM foods explained in the 16 July 1999 issue of Science
...are to potential dangers caused by poorlyregulated industrial
farming practices. This attitude, they suggest, isintensified by the popular view in Europe that farmland is an importantenvironmental resource to be enjoyed by people from cities and countrysidealike. In contrast, most Americans do not considered fa...
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