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AAAS expert panel calls for voter-system research and reform
...ing technology and thebehavior of voters, election officials
and pollworkers will be essential to reforms that ... databases of voterrecords; ways in which election officials
anddesigners of polling places can enhance theefficiency of the voting process; methods ofchoosing n...
Ecology of infectious diseases grants awarded
...on. "We're trying to put scientists, public health officials
and environmental planners in the driver's seat ra...By knowing how natural systems work, public health officials
can recognize when an outbreak is unnatural. The recent outbreaks of West Nile Virus and SARS show ...
Hardy buoys: Texas A&M project predicts oil spill movements
...anup costs. "But the important thing is that state officials
realized the true value of these buoys," Guinasso says. "We saved the time and effort of mounting a response in areas where it wasn't needed." The buoys are silent sentinels standing watch over the Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary, the r...
Tufts University establishes $4 million dollar tissue engineering resource center
... Resource Center on its Medford/Somerville campus, officials
announced today. The grant is funded through the NIH's National Institutes of Biomedical Instrumentation and Bioengineering. Tissue engineering has grown immensely as a discipline in recent years due to advances in cell and molecular biology, biom...
K-State's National Agricultural Biosecurity Center receives $1.3 Million from Department of Defense
...ents, food producers and processors, public health officials
and others, an environment in which they can access relatively static data and also dynamic, relevant real time information, she explained. "Having the critical information at the ready -- this library of what works and how to do it -- will empower t...
Chernobyl study: Risk of thyroid cancer rises with radiation dose
...ing such information in hand, Davis said, may help officials
better predict what long-term health effects to ex...otential benefit of the findings is that it allows officials
to more accurately understand and document the magnitude of the thyroid-cancer burden that has resul...
One-hundred-fifty year old lessons of John Snow still relevant today
...mber that a London physician named John Snow urged officials
in his city to shut down a well-used water pump in the heart of the Soho district, a move that may have helped to hasten the end of a deadly cholera epidemic that had killed hundreds of people. What Snow correctly suspected was that the water coming ...
New tool predicts how long pollutants will stay in soil
... The work is timely because researchers and public officials
have become increasingly concerned about pharmaceu...new pesticides or making cleanup decisions, public officials
need to know how long these chemical squatters will stay in the dirt. This requires an understanding...
Sensors at Watts Bar being evaluated by ORNL
...ect is scheduled to continue through December, and officials
noted that precautions will be taken not to disclose the shipper's name, carrier's name, commodity and date outside of official use only government entities so as not to disclose sensitive proprietary information. All of the information will be proce...
Flame retardant levels much higher in farmed salmon
... of brominated flame retardants, but public health officials
are concerned because they have been associated in laboratory studies with various nervous system and reproductive effects, such as impaired learning and development. There are other reasons for concern as well, according to Hites. "If youre a chemis...
Afghan sees opportunity in nation's recovery from war
...researchers, manufacturers, financiers, government officials
and others to present their views in plenary and technical sessions and to participate in discussions, both formal and informal, enabling a transfer of knowledge among nations. WREC VIII will be hosted by the U.S. Department of Energy's National Rene...
Asian bird flu became highly pathogenic through continued circulation and gene swapping
...ility of H5N1 to trigger another poultry epidemic, officials
in East Asia must follow Hong Kong's lead," Webster said. "Otherwise, H5N1 will likely continue to infect birds and other animals and eventually could evolve into a dangerous human pathogen as well." Webster and Webby are co-authors of the Nature re...
Mosquito researchers track dengue fever in Sonora, Mexico
...ty of Arizona in Tucson are teaming up with health officials
from the Mexican state of Sonora to learn more abo...al of Sonora, July 15 and 16 to give public health officials
a workshop on trapping and identifying various species of mosquitoes. The team will collect mosquito...
Laos camera traps capture tigers
...well. As a result of these discoveries, government officials
are now stepping up enforcement efforts to end the use of trip wire explosives in the protected area. Overall, the survey has so far recorded the presence of five individual tigers in Nam Et Phou Louey--identified by unique stripe patterns...
The protection of human subjects in gene transfer research explored at conference in July
...lth officials, privacy and compliance officers and officials
of universities, hospitals and other organization ... research staff and coordinators and institutional officials
may register for continuing medical education (CME) credits. To register for the conferenc...
AAAS urges US to give scientists a voice in research misconduct cases
...Services (DHHS), "scientists would have no voice," officials
at AAAS, the world's largest general science society said today. In a letter to Chris Pascal, director of the Office of Research Integrity (ORI), AAAS CEO Alan I. Leshner, executive publisher of the journal Science , said scientists contribute a cri...
New national research effort needed to secure clean, adequate water supply in coming decades
...o help set priorities in the future. For example, officials
should ask whether proposed research is of national significance, and whether it complements the overall research portfolio on water resources. Research projects should involve scientists from multiple disciplines, study systemwide effects, consider...
Ecology drives the worldwide distribution of human diseases
...f parasitic and infectious diseases, public health officials
can predict and contain future outbreaks. Even though parasitic and infectious organisms account for a major fraction of the biological diversity on the planet, few studies have analyzed the factors affecting the spatial distribution of these organi...
Susceptibility of mice to mousepox offers promise of smallpox protection
...radicated for years. Researchers and public health officials
therefore had little motivation to understand the immune responses generated. Also, although Karupiah's group has been working with mousepox for 15 years, investigators worldwide have been generally wary of working with the pathogen for fear it might...
K-State business researchers to help with major study on food supply veterinary medicine
...o will provide valuable information for admissions officials
and faculty of veterinary colleges for recruiting and training the type of students likely to pursue a career in food supply veterinary medicine," said Dr. John Thompson of the Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges. Andrus' areas of res...
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