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U.S. Geological Survey 1998 Budget: Increased Support For Drinking Water, Earthquakes And Biological Sciences
... $13 millionin program efforts, including expected savings
from Reinventing Government(REGO II) initiatives ($6.8 million) and by other program changes andadministrative reductions ($6.2 million). Changes in the FY 98 budget include: A $7.5 million increase to expand biological research on Federalla...
New "Wonder Peanut" Beats Olive Oil In Healthful Benefits
...ibute alone translates into millions of dollars of savings
on recalls due to outdated product," he said. "Longer shelf life also gives the new peanut an edge in taste. In industry meetings, where many varieties of peanuts are handed out and tested by growers and manufacturers, this is the peanut everyone's e...
Peptic Ulcer Treatment Improves Health, Saves Money
...s in terms of ulcer reduction and health care cost savings
may be greater in the larger number of patients with previously documented peptic ulcer disease in whom the diagnosis of H. pylori was never established." The study determined that after one year, patients who received immediate H. pylori treatm...
USGS 1999 Budget Emphasizes Clean Water, Disaster Information, Species And Habitat Research
... 1999 budget proposal also includes a $7.1 million savings
from government reinventioninitiatives. Highlights of the FY 99 budget include: A $16.5 million increase to support the Clean Water and Watershed Restoration Initiative, whichis designed to improve the health of aquatic systems in all of the na...
Good Ergonomics Is Good Economics
...y occurred, resulting not only in the considerable savings
in human pain and suffering but also in a direct net cost savings
to the company of $250,000. Use of the leg protectors throughout the South African hardwood forestry...
Argonne Researchers Develops Simple, Inexpensive Method For Cleaning Industrial Waste Streams
...d resultin significant financial and environmental savings
for a variety of industrialseparations processes. Financial savings
come from reducing chemical purchases and capitalexpenditures, and environmental savings
University At Buffalo Energy-Conservation Projects Record Highest Savings Among Campuses
...siveapproach. It has resulted in estimated annual savings
of $3 million, or about a 15 percentreduction in t...spent each year on energy, and aboutas much energy savings
as the university had achieved over the previous 10 yearsthrough important, but piecemeal efforts. "...
Physics Helps Reduce Your Energy Bill
...oratory, where research has led to enormous energy savings
for a number of billion-dollar technologies such as lighting and windows. At the meeting he will report (paper C5.01) on new developments in duct sealants (energy waste in ducts can be as high as 30%!), ultraviolet waterpurification (with potential...
New Machine Slashes Time, Cost To Make Unique Lenses
...n of the current cost. Its developers say the savings
in time and money shouldtrickle down to products ranging from 35-millimeter cameras andmedical endoscopes to military-grade night-vision goggles. Highcosts -- up to $4,000 for a meticulously formed, doorknob-sizedpiece of glass -- have limited the us...
UB Researcher Developing Method That Employs "Evolution" To Identify New Drug Leads
...al chemistry, the new method could mean major cost savings
for pharmaceutical companies because it has the potential to identify numerous promising drug leads in just days, as compared to months or years using current techniques. It was described today (Tuesday, May 19) in a presentation by Alexey V. Eliseev...
Computers, GIS Help Prevent Ground Water Contamination
...forts. "It is now possible to gain significant savings
by concentrating the most intense monitoring efforts in truly vulnerable areas," Hanks says. The State Chemist's Office and the Purdue Cooperative Extension Service also are starting an educational campaign in high-risk areas, teaching residents ...
Groundwater Injection Process Filters Out Contaminants
...diate contaminated groundwater at up to 60 percent savings
over10 years when compared to current remediation methods. Potential applicationsites include military bases, petroleum and chemical plants and weaponproduction facilities. ISRM could address the growing concern surrounding chromate -- acont...
Study Finds Shorter Period Of Drug Therapy Is Effective In Treating Stomach
Ulcers Caused By H. Pylori
...ons ofAmericans suffering from stomach ulcers, the savings
could add up to manymillions of dollars." Based in part on the results of this research, the U.S.Food and Drug Administration recently reduced the recommended length oftreatment for H. pylori from 14 to 10 days. The research focused on "triple thera...
New Environmental Monitoring System To Reduce Costs And Improve Efficiency
...ndcontinuously monitors the site. So you have huge savings
in time andcost." At the heart of the project are smart sensors that detect a variety ofchemical contaminants, including heavy metals, solvents, and petroleumoil and lubricants. The integrated optic interferometric sensors weredeveloped over the past...
Surgical Experience Improves Thyroidectomy Outcome
...eater surgical experiencealso translated into cost savings
for thyroid cancer operations. For surgeonsperforming the greatest number of cancer surgeries, the average hospital chargewas $3,553, versus $3,978 for group C surgeons; $4,046 for group B doctors, and$4,416 for those doctors in group A. "I...
"Lab On A Chip" For DNA Testing Invented By U-M Engineers
... in typical human or robotic handlingmethods. Cost savings
should be a major byproduct because of increased processing speed;lower expenses for labor, equipment, and material; as well as inexpensiveproduction through photolithography. Preliminary estimates by Burns suggest that the cost of producing theDNA-t...
Reducing VOC: new polymer coating process combines high degree of flexibility with improved environmental properties
...ect workers, Eckert noted. This could produce cost savings
for aircraft operators and others using large quantities of coatings. A solvent-less coating also provides an important logistical benefit: a reduction in the volume of product that must be handled. In existing paints and coati...
Drought worsens, spreads
...ply is like a bank account. We're dipping into our savings
in manyareas. And our savings
account, while in good shape in many areas, won't lastforever. Along with planning, conservation is ...
New mouse model could be key to understanding role of folic acid in preventing birth defects
...born with cleft lip palate, significanthealth care savings
could be achieved in a single year." In the study, Dr. Finnell and his colleagues genetically-engineered mice thatlack the protein which brings folic acid into the cells.The researchers discovered embryos lacking the protein died in utero with neural...
Eastern U.S. benefits from emissions trading by power plants
...red, it notes. Overall,the study's authors expect savings
in the cost of compliance to total $531million per year by 2005. The study comes on the heels of one issued earlier this month by the U.S.Environmental Protection Agency that credits reductions in SO2 emissions for adecrease in acid rain and improve...
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