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Environmental Reform: The Next Generation Project

...licy for the next 25 years." Demonstrating a wide scope of expertise, team leaders include John Turner, president of the Conservation Fund in Arlington, Virginia; John Urquhart, vice chairman of the board of Enron Corp. in Houston; Elizabeth Dowdeswell, executive director of the United Nations Environment...

Herpes-Based Gene Therapy Is Key To Promising Liver Tumor Vaccine

...turning to normal. The short duration and targeted scope of the high levels are key: Such high levels of cytokines in the entire body would be toxic to most people and animals. It takes the herpes simplex viral amplicon vectors only about 20 minutes to slip genes into cells, Dr. Federoff says, much faster ...

Emory University Fragile X Group Receives NIH Program Grant

...lecular basis of fragile X syndrome and expand the scope of contemporaryfragile X syndrome research. ...plines, this program will significantly expand the scope andbreadth of contemporary fragile X research." The team will seek clues to the mechanisms ...

National Studies Reveal Why Pet Owners Take Animals To Shelters And How Many Find New Homes; Statistics Point to Epidemic

... "Up until this point, the nature and scope of pet overpopulation in theUnited States has been notoriously difficult to characterize," Salman said."With the results of these studies, we have a much better picture of pet owners'reasons for relinquishing pets and what happens to them once they e...

Heart and Soul: The Blood Vessels And Brain Use Common Guide

...d nerve cells, says Klagsbrun. It alsobroadens the scope of the preeminent growth factor involved in triggeringangiogenesis, called vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF), and hasimplications for cancer research, he adds. Known to attract nourishing blood vessels to tumors, VEGF is the targetof ...

Purdue Research Helps Keep Phosphorus Out Of Surface Water

... the proposal, the agency said it "will expand the scope of regulatory requirements to address application of animal waste." Farmers historically measured the nitrogen content of manure, then based field applications on the nitrogen need of the crop. In the future, it's likely farmers also will have to mea...

Invasive Weeds Pose Major Threat To American Landscape

... "This fact book will help readers understand the scope and magnitude of theproblem. We hope it will encourage them to act, to help us control the invadersthat are already here and prevent future invasions,? Babbitt continued. ?Peopleare carrying plants or their seeds from the far reaches of the globe in...

Body Building: Tissue Engineered Organs A Heartbeat Away

...dollars in funding over 10years. "We're hoping the scope and possibilities of this project will catch thepublic's imagination," he says....

NCI Awards Hopkins $3.8 Million For Cancer Genetics Network

...h resources, information, and expertise beyond the scope of anysingle institution," says NCI Director Richard Klausner, M.D. The Hopkins-based network already includes dozens of hospitals andphysicians in the region with plans to attract many more. Additionally, peoplewith strong family histories ...

Exotic Species, Migratory Birds, Sea Level Rise, Wetlands, And Contaminants...USGS Scientists Discuss Innovative Chesapeake Bay Restoration Studies

...The USGS role in sea-level research is national in scope and ranges from remote sensing and geologic mapping of wetlands to studies of coastal erosion and evidence of older shorelines in the geologic record. In the Chesapeake region, the effort is focused on reconstructing the detailed pattern of relative ...

Arctic indigenous leaders, scientists to study reindeer and caribou systems

...ucesconflicts over resource use and the timing and scope of extractive development.The International 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 R...

NCAR Scientists, Aircraft, Instruments Head To Indian Ocean For Climate ChangeExperiment; UCAR Directs Operations

...ncreasescientists' understanding of the nature and scope of aerosols' indirecteffects. Heymsfield and NCAR colleague Gregory McFarquhar are studying some ofthe cloud microphysical changes using a scanning aerosol backscatterlidar, developed at NCAR and mounted on the C-130. From the aircraft thelidar can c...

National Laboratory, National Parks And Forests Leaders Seek To Share Resources

...logy being done there. Most of us did not know the scope ofwork INEEL engaged in." Every national park and forest has a myriad of natural resources to take careof, including species of bacteria and other microbes that may be useful to basicscience researchers and drug companies. Because of this potential, ...

DFG releases statement on possibilities and limitations of genetic diagnosis

...ts onapplicants and their families also beyond the scope of the insurance contact. TheCommission, therefore, recommends that such tests must not serve as a prerequisite for theconclusion of insurance contracts....

National Science Board calls for significant new investment in research on the environment

...blished in August, 1998, to help NSF to define the scope of its roleregarding environmental research, educa...e Lubchenco, Ph.D., was charged with reviewing the scope ofcurrent NSF activities related to basic research, education and scientificassessment on the enviro...

New study claims data on pollutants worldwide are unreliable, and that some may be less--or more--harmful than thought

... about one-fourth of all pesticides arechiral, the scope of the problem could be large, he said. The high cost ofseparating mirror images is currently prohibitive for most pesticides andindustrial chemicals, though there are two notable exceptions--the herbicidesdichlorprop and mecoprop, in which a limited...

Emerging infectious diseases of wild animals are a threat to biodiversity and human health, according to new report

...be taken far more seriously." A new report on the scope of the problem was published today in the journal ...tious diseases in wildlife is yet unclear, but the scope of the problem is becoming increasingly obvious, said Daszak. The problems involved have clear econo...

Some carotenoids specifically target colon cancer

...ican Journal of Clinical Nutrition, narrowed their scope to particular types and stages of colon cancer and how they are affected by carotenoids. The researchers found that lutein has the greatest role in modulating colon cancer, especially in younger people. The dietary carotenoids a -carotene, b -car...

Study shows industrial hog operations appear to impair health, life quality among neighbors

...land said. "Now that we have data establishing the scope of the harms communities are experiencing we need to take action by enacting stronger laws to protect our health and the environment from agricultural pollution." Long-term physical and mental health impacts could not be investigated in the study,...

Complex mystery of amphibian decline calls for a new kind of science

...lins said. There is also the problem of the sheer scope of the phenomenon. Large tracts of land are involved, from Saskatchewan to Arizona, through Central America, and across the globe in Eastern Australia. In these areas, dozens of species have become extinct and numerous others are being threatened -- ...

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