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Arctic indigenous leaders, scientists to study reindeer and caribou systems
...onal Arctic Science Committee (IASC), representing national
scienceorganizations in 17 countries, has adopted this project as a priority on theIASC science agenda. Caribou and reindeer (scientifically known as Rangifer tarandus) play a crucial role in human habitation of the Arctic by providing food, shelter ...
Hopkins Center For Civilian Biodefense Studies Co-Sponsors Symposium On Medical/Public Health Response To Bioterrorism
...last year,intends to play a key role in developing national
and international policies fordealing with thethreat of biological weapons, according to Tara O'Toole, M.D., CCBS seniorfellow and formerassistant secretary of energy. "The Center's focus will be on those biologicalweapons that posethe greatest thr...
Educators Launch Internet Based Workshop On Pollution Prevention
... based on asubmitted position paper from a list of national
experts compiled as part of theproject's goals. An...nities for opendiscussion on topics of interest to national
and international participants. "Our objective is to formulate a set of recommendations and ...
Aluminum Wastes Could Soon Be Converted To Commercial Use
...lly in the lightweight concrete segment,and in the national
overhaul of transportation infrastructure. The incomingprocessed aluminum smelting by-products will not only ease the concreteindustry's material supply pressure, but will also improve its productivity byreducing weight and increasing strength, in ad...
Mojave Desert Is Subject Of Las Vegas Science Meeting
...m understanding of how human uses affect this national
treasure." The symposium includes oral presentations and poster sessions, a panel discussion, a field trip tour of long-term research areas on the Nevada Test Site and a luncheon with guest speaker USGS scientist Robert Webb,...
Autoimmune Diseases Study Shows Differences Between Men And Women
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- A national
task force of basic researchers andclinicians spent 18 months assessing what is known about autoimmune diseasesand has now proposed an aggressive research agenda aimed at understanding whymen and women respond differently to these illnesses ...
Sandia Decontamination Foam May Be Tomorrow's Best First Response In A Chem-Bio Attack
... organizations,police departments, subway systems, national
laboratories, and an internationalairport. The U.S. Department of Energy is funding development of the foam as part of itslarger Chemical and Biological Nonproliferation Program. The program, initiatedthrough Nunn-Lugar-Domenici legislation (known as...
Secrecy In Science Focus Of AAAS-MIT Colloquium
...ften been in tension withgovernmental concerns for national
security. Today, issues of secrecy inscience more...chachmanwill examine the evolution of secrecy from national
security mandates, to legalnon-disclosure agreements to self-imposed secrecy by scientists. Mary Go...
New Technology Turns French Fry Oil Into Diesel Fuel
...in its "Truck in thePark." A major benefit for the national
parks and many other users of biodiesel is thatthe fuel is rapidly biodegradable, unlike petroleum based fuels. In case of anaccidental spill, any damage would be reversible and make a minimal impact. Improving the process Unfortunately, the curren...
Center For Ion Mobility Spectrometry Established At INEEL
...dable boost this month with the establishment of a national
center thatbrings together top researchers in the ... is a consortium ofindustrial sponsors and several national
laboratories and government agenciesthat addresses challenges in the application of process analytic...
Reversible Process For Forming Supramolecular Polymers Could Be The Basis Of Fibers, Molecular Transport Mechanisms
...esentations at the 217th American Chemical Society national
meeting inAnaheim March 21-26, the chemists will describe how, using the same components-- crown ethers as hosts and secondary ammonium ions as guests, they havecreated two different, novel, and reversible structures based onhydrogen-bonding. In one ...
Debate Brews Over Caffeine Addiction
...hat says it isn'taddictive for most people, at the national
meeting of the American ChemicalSociety, the world's largest scientific society. At doses of one to three cups of coffee a day, a fairly typical consumptionfor Americans, caffeine has no affect on the area of the brain involved withaddiction, de...
Ironing Out Cotton Wrinkles Without An Iron
...Athens. He described his research here today at a national
meeting of theAmerican Chemical Society, the world's largest scientific society. While the market-place demand for durable press finishes used on today's 100percent cotton apparel continues to increase, the formaldehyde-based reagentsthatare now used...
Popular Diet Supplement May Be A Cancer Risk
...in Tuscaloosa, presented findingshere today at the national
meeting of the American Chemical Society, the world'slargest scientific society, which they say show chromium(III) tris(picolinate)causes DNA breakage. Such events are known, in some cases, to cause geneticmutations and cancer in humans, the researc...
Chemical Contaminants May Inhibit Cancer-Fighting White Blood Cells
...od samples. The findings are being presented at a national
meeting of theAmerican Chemical Society, the world's largest scientific society. Butyltin compounds come in either single, double, or triple forms. They areusedto inhibit the growth of unwanted organisms such as bacteria, algae, andbarnacles. Tribu...
New Protein-Like Polymer Shows Promise For Blood Vessel Replacement
...earchwas presented here today during the week-long national
meeting of the AmericanChemical Society, the world's largest scientific society. The new material is expected to aid patients who cannot supply their ownreplacement veins. Typically, replacement of damaged veins or arteries is donebyusing anoth...
Coffee Without Addiction, Possible New Treatment For Osteoporosis, Wrinkle-Free Cotton, And More
...s largest scientific society, will hold its spring national
meeting in Anaheim from March 21-25, 1999. ACS ex...eral key speakers at the meeting willaddress major national
policy issues. Reporters wishing to cover thesepresentations should contact the ACS national
Engineered Bacteria Scavenge Heavy Metals
...en and Zhiqui Haoreported today (March 24) at the national
meeting of the American ChemicalSociety at the Anaheim Hilton. Focusing first on mercury, one of the most toxic heavy metals in theenvironment, the Cornell researchers engineered Escherichia coli ( E.coli ) bacteria both with genes from another...
Spider Venom Stops Stroke Brain Damage
... today (March 23) at the American Chemical Society national
meeting atthe Anaheim Hilton, Jerrold Meinwald, professor of chemistry biology noted thatsmoke-inhalation or stroke can cause overproduction of amino-acidneurotransmitters, possibly resulting in brain damage. "What this venom coulddo is block the ef...
Higher Levels Of Protein May Predict Heart Disease
...on meeting inOrlando. Results from a major national
study demonstrate that low-levelinflammation in adults is powerfully connected to measures of insulinmetabolism, according to George Howard, professor of public health sciences(biostatistics and epidemiology) at the Wake Forest University School ofMe...
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