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Chernobyl study: Risk of thyroid cancer rises with radiation dose

... establish stable working relationships with their overseas colleagues. "The incredible support and flexibility of the center, especially in the early stages, really made this happen. That can't be overstated," Davis said....

New 'clock gene' uncovered

... circadian problems -- the jet-lag one feels after overseas flights or fatigue when working night shifts. "Identifying a ligand for Rora might help reduce the effects of jet lag," says Sato. The article, "A Functional Genomics Strategy Reveals Rora as a Component of the Mammalian Circadian Clock" was auth...

8 environmental stewards win $900,000 in biodiversity awards

...s projects for the World Wildlife Fund. The French overseas territory is recognized as one of Earth's "biodiversity hotspots," but uncertainties remain about how to best protect it. Those uncertainties are partly based on the dual cultures of New Caledonia--native Melanesians and Europeans. Geraux has begun ...

Huge market for forest moss raises concerns

...ecies. We could be shipping dangerous insect pests overseas in untreated moss samples. And moss may play an important role in nutrient cycling that is not yet fully understood." Moss also holds about 10 times its weight in water, Muir said, and acts as a natural sponge, a hydrologic buffer to help c...

AGI publishes 42nd edition of Directory of Geoscience Departments

...ble, and take two to three weeks for delivery. For overseas shipping costs or for additional information, contact the AGI Publications Department, 4220 King Street, Alexandria, VA 22302-1502, Telephone: 703-379-2480, Fax: 703-379-7563, E-mail: pubs@agiweb.org , Web: http://www.agiweb.org/pubs ....

Waste motor oil management may pose threat to health and the environment

...a's untreated used oil is sold to out-of-state and overseas customers. In terms of total mass, zinc was by far the most abundant metal in the study, with emissions of about 136 metric tons from California's used oil in 2002. Copper and lead weighed in at 6.5 and 5.2 metric tons respectively. But total mass al...

American black cherry tree overruns Europe by playing dirty

...han by humans, have proliferated to such an extent overseas that some concerned Europeans are taking matters into their own hands. "In parts of Europe, like the Netherlands, Belgium and Germany, the tree is considered quite a pest," said IU biologist Keith Clay, a coauthor of the report. "We are told some Dut...

Salmon farms pose significant threat to salmon fisheries in the Pacific Northwest, researchers find

...eau to Seattle are losing market share not only to overseas competitors but also to local farming operations. Salmon aquaculture was virtually nonexistent in the Pacific Northwest prior to 1985. But today, 70 percent of the salmon produced in British Columbia and Washington comes from salmon farms - 121 in Br...

National lab trains U. S. customs agents against WMD

...e two lines of defense -- one here at home and one overseas -- against weapons of mass destruction being smuggled into the United States," Cliff said. Both courses are conducted at the Department of Energy's Volpentest Hazardous Materials Management and Emergency Response, or HAMMER, training facility in Ric...

Chicken embryo research tunes into inner ear

...the non-ciliated auditory hairs." Many researchers overseas are trying to make stem cells develop into different types of adult cells in order to cure diseases, and Fekete said she believes this is the kind of information they will eventually need to help humans. "More than half of the U.S. population over th...

AGI publishes 41st edition of Directory of Geoscience Departments

...ble, and take two to three weeks for delivery. For overseas shipping costs or for additional information, contact the AGI Publications Department, 4220 King Street, Alexandria, VA 22302-1502, Telephone: 703-379-2480, Fax: 703-379-7563, E-mail: pubs@agiweb.org , Web: http://www.agiweb.org/pubs ....

Water and the Environment

...onal information, bulk order pricing, or costs for overseas shipping, contact the AGI Publications Center....

Seven CD-ROM global GIS data set available from AGI

...ivery. For additional information or for costs for overseas shipping, contact the AGI Publications Center. The U.S. Geological Survey serves the Nation by providing reliable scientific information to describe and understand the Earth; minimize the loss of life and property from natural disasters; manage wate...

QuikClot (TM) will be made available to public

...conflict looming in Afghanistan, QuikClot was sent overseas with the UN for mine clearing. Another 50,000 bagged units were shipped to Iraq. An injured serviceman can apply the clotting powder himself, and an account of a marine doing exactly that during the fighting in Iraq, while waiting three days to get t...

Engineering a solution to waste crisis

...world class research in British universities to an overseas audience. The waste management project features in a television news feature being distributed to news channels around the world this week. Further details of Research TV are available at http://www.research-tv.com ....

Drug tested for HIV prevention in Baltimore

...e Johns Hopkins researchers already have proven -- overseas -- that nevirapine cuts in half the risk an HIV-infected mother will pass the virus to her baby during childbirth. The new study tested the safety of three different doses of nevirapine all just a fraction of the treatment dose in 33 people ...

Gene responsible for rewinding body's 'clock' described by scientists at TSRI

...on circadian problems--the jet-lag one feels after overseas flights or fatigue when working night shifts. Circadian Rhythms are Entrained by Light Humans, mice, and many other plants and animals possess internal clocks that keep track of time and coordinate biological processes to the rhythm of day and nig...

Artificial intelligence, swimmer detectors, and blast resistant structures

...ernational Field Office in London has been funding overseas research for many years and business this year has...e Navy recently wrapped up this year's business of overseas "imaginative research" by reviewing 63 international science and technology program proposals. Twe...

Vessel reporting a weak link in national strategy to stem the flow of alien organisms to the U.S.

...water in the open ocean, retain ballast water from overseas coastal areas or use an alternative ballast water remediation process deemed effective by the U.S. Coast Guard in stemming the tide of non-native species invasions. "It is notable that in California, where state law authorizes monetary and criminal p...

Crayfish robots on Mars

...elbourne laboratory and collaborating laboratories overseas are using the Yabby (Cherax destructor) to help advance research in the global movement called biomimetics. The movement is a rapidly expanding area of research that harvests nature's best design ideas for use in robotics. "Invertebrates such as ins...

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