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New Grapes From Cornell Debut

...oth are white hybrids that combine excellent fruit quality with cold-hardiness derived from American species.... leadership of Thomas Henick-Kling to evaluate the quality of Traminette wines and to develop suitable fermentation techniques. John Brahm III, of Arbor Hill G...

Honeybees In The Wild Nearly Gone In North America

...oneybee blightin smaller yields and smaller, lower quality fruits and vegetables,Tew said. The lower the numb...a plant's seeds "set"by pollination, the lower the quality of the fruit, he said. Infruit, apple, cherry, crab apple, plum and pear trees will bedramatically a...

Water Recycling Project Tested in Turkey Plant

...000 times faster than chlorine. Depending upon the quality of incomingwater, the processors adjust the amount of ozone to maximize bacterial destruction,Baldwin said. AWPI personnel and UA Food Safety Consortium researchers Amy Waldroup andRichard Forsythe conducted tests of the system to determine what lev...

Automobiles Gain High Technology Noses To Sniff Out Breaches In Air Pollution Laws In Europe Wide Research Project

...ivers want to have more and more sophisticated air quality control within their vehicles and legislators, par... constant monitoring of both car emissions and air quality in the driver's cabin. Dr Julian Gardner in the University of Warwick's Department of Engineering ...

Salvage Gene Is At The Root Of Many Mutations

... enzyme, REV1, helps a cell evade its ownstringent quality control and opens the door to mutations. The findi... of ways.But very rarely these cellular efforts at quality control fail, and it's at this desperate stage that REV1, the enzymediscovered by Nelson, Hinkle, an...

Major Plant Genome Research Project Underway

...ld be used to meet a number of DOE needs: improved quality and quantity of biomass products such as alternative fuels and chemical feedstocks (which can conserve petroleum resources) and using plants to clean up contaminated soil (phytoremediation) at DOE's former nuclear weapons production sites. Ca...

Bottom-up Ecological Processes Better For Clear Waters, Study Finds

...n was responsible for the dramaticdecline in water quality seen in several of the Great Lakes during the 1960sand 1970s and is responsible for the often abysmal water clarity of urbanlakes and ponds. Lake Tahoe in the Sierra Nevada, for example, is losingabout one foot of its famous clarity a year due to alg...

U.S. Geological Survey 1998 Budget: Increased Support For Drinking Water, Earthquakes And Biological Sciences

...that calls forincreasing the availability of water quality information, for expandingearthquake monitoring to...economical solutions for problemsranging from the quality of drinking water to the quality of biologicaland natural resources in regional watersheds like Eve...

Purdue Study Aims To Boost MRI Capabilities

...tems. Though these new systems have improved image quality and speed, Bourland says there is room for more im...g tools available." Increasing the speed and image quality of MRI systems, however, requires the use of high-powered, fast-changing magnetic fields, a combinat...

Hot 'Lanta: NASA, School Kids Team To Study How Trees Help Cities Keep Their Cool

...s on climate and air quality of Atlanta. In tur...oking at the impact of Atlanta's growth on its air quality and temperatures over the 1973-97 period," said Dr.Dale Quattrochi, the experiment's principal inves...

Newly Identified Tomato Gene Appears Key To Fruit Softening

...r fragile and perishable fruit, for which shipping quality and shelflife are critical. The University of California has applied to patent thegene, and the researchers will report their findings in the May 26 issueof the Proceedings of the National Academyof Sciences . The gene, LeExp1, is a member of a fam...

Ozone 'Chat Room' Provides Real-Time Air-Quality Research

...search associate, have been key players in the air quality workgroup of the U.S. Environmental Protection Age...in St. Louis or Washington, D.C., however, the air quality workgroup has a perpetual "virtual gathering" across the Internet. Through this real-time, interact...

Cricket And Chemistry Combine To Provide New Understanding Of How Fats Work

...stump like chains of a fat, and thus influence the quality and performance of that fat. These effects however...arch further to examine how it can assist with the quality control processes of Italian producers of extra virgin olive oil....

Fighting Wheat Scab In New York State

...ota, South Dakota and Minnesota -- yield and grain quality losses amounted to nearly $1 billion in 1993 and r...al diseases, while at the same time increasing the quality of wheat grain for human consumption," Bergstrom said. "There is no quick solution to the wheat scab...

Coming Extinction Of One Of UK's Most Minuscule Plants Yields Information On Climate Change

...ts abundance from year to year thus depends on the quality of the seed bank in the soil. It appears to have very specific ecological requirements and grows on open basalt gravel terraces where there is little competition from other species. It is a small member of the Dock family with large specimens being ...

Second Gene Responsible For Tuberous Sclerosis Complex Identified

...g has tremendous meaning for the future health and quality of lifeof so many individuals," said Vicky Holets Whittemore, Ph.D., Vice President forMedical and Scientific Affairs at the National Tuberous Sclerosis Association,which also supported the work. "We can now move toward diagnostic testing, aswell as...

First-Of-A-Kind Study By University Of Georgia Ecologist Estimates Role Of Natural Forces On Insect Populations

...reason is a change in bottom-upforces, such as the quality or quantity of food supply. Now, for the firs...s to therelative importance of predation and plant quality for a numberof reasons," said Dr. Mark Hunter. "Although this kind of studyhas been done in lakes, w...

CTC Visualizations Help Ecologists See The Forest And The Trees

... technicaland artistic challenge of producing high quality videos of the simulationswas the job of Catherine Devine, visualization specialist at the CornellTheory Center (CTC). "Visualizing the results is a key part of exploringa model," says Deutschman. "If you do simulations based on individualtrees in 3D,...

Environmental Engineers Demonstrate Effective Method For Trapping Highway Pollutants

...s novel system. "The PET not only works as a water quality device, but it canact like a water quantity control device to reduce surfaceflooding," said Sansalone. That discovery was completelyunexpected in the Cincinnati area where clay soils are common. Sansalone will continue his research by looking at ways...

Chesapeake Bay Sediment : Home To Pfiesteria-Like Microbes

...of the nation's natural resources, and enhance the quality of life bymonitoring water, biological, energy, and mineral resources of the nation. (For more detailed information on Pfiesteria and sediment cores in the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries, contact Thomas M. Cronin,geologist, by phone at (703) 648...

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(Date:4/17/2014)... international research team led by Cesar A. Arias, M.D., ... at Houston (UTHealth) has identified a new superbug that ... report appeared in the April 17 issue of ... new superbug is part of a class of highly-resistant ... MRSA, which is a major cause of hospital and ...
(Date:4/17/2014)... is less than 40 years away from a food ... governments, according to a top scientist at the U.S. ... human history, food production will be limited on a ... energy," said Dr. Fred Davies, senior science advisor for ... become as politically destabilizing by 2050 as energy issues ...
(Date:4/17/2014)... its status as the leading weapon against the deadly ... with new research indicating it simply needs to be ... of the cheap anti-malarial drug chloroquine in treating and ... more than half a million people each year around ... developed resistance to chloroquine, but research carried out at ...
(Date:4/16/2014)... SAN ANTONIO, Texas (April 16, 2014) A team that ... of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, Johns Hopkins ... protein that helps a common fungus to infect the body. ... infections, diaper rashes and oral thrush, and is the most ...
(Date:4/15/2014)... Scientists have solved a decades-old medical mystery and in the ... fungal infections, which kill about 1.5 million people a year. The ... an antifungal drug that has been in use for more than ... human cells as it is to the microbes it attacks. , ...
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