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ASPP publishes major plant biology textbook

...eeting in San Diego in mid-July, the book promptly sold well over 600 copies. It will be marketed using direct mail to members of sister societies, faculty, libraries, and bookstores, as well as Web-based efforts, for example, at aspp.org/biotext. The American Society of Plant Physiologists was founded i...

Rice research another step forward for green revolution

...utinous varieties that are the types most commonly sold in groceries around the world. Different varieties have been developed in attempts to find some that showed more natural resistance, but the fungus often overcame that resistance within a short time. And use of chemicals to control blast has become b...

UC Davis research helps state air board set auto-emission rules

...r the California market soon finds its way to cars sold in the rest of the world. Some of the influential studies published by the Institute of Transportation Studies are: -- Comparisons of auto technology life-cycle costs and energy use: This April 2000 report, produced for and funded by the California A...

Report on dietary supplements containing ephedra makes urgent call for research to develop dose guidelines, safety warnings

...million people, with some three billion "servings" sold last year, according to industry statistics. They are stimulants, used for short-term energy boosts to enhance athletic performance and endurance, to help people exercise longer, feel more alert, and to dampen appetite, Haller explained. Studies indi...

Maryland crab shell team wins top engineering award

...of the compound chitosan from crab shells. Already sold in products from cosmetics to dietary supplements, chitosan is made from chitin, the structural polymer in crustaceans, insects and some fungi. CAB researchers are changing the basic chemistry of chitosan in order to create products such as water-r...

Rush physicians research chondroitin sulfate

...over the age of 70. Chondroitin Sulfate, currently sold in the U.S. as an over-the-counter dietary supplement, is considered by many a way to control the pain and progression of osteoarthritis of the knee. Chondroitin Sulfate, which occurs naturally in the body, is thought to draw fluid into the tissue, ...

Officials design Web-based software for managing hazardous chemicals

...s out that the ChemTracker system already has been sold to four clients, including Stanford Hospital, a major biotech company and a large Silicon Valley semiconductor firm. Because the technology was developed at Stanford, the university holds the copyright to the software and will receive equity shares ...

Janet Ginsburg receives microbiology communications award

...children's publication called curiocity, which was sold to Thompson Media. She has also curated several nationally touring art exhibitions and produced a major book based on one of the largest corporate photography collections in the world for ABN AMRO/ LaSalle National Bank in Chicago. She pursues her ...

Drug bottles containing natural rubber stoppers may place latex allergic patients at risk for reactions

...er for all medicine bottle stoppers. If a drug is sold and stored in vials with a natural rubber stopper, no matter what precautions you take, latex allergens can contaminate that drug, says Robert Hamilton, Ph.D., professor of medicine at Johns Hopkins University. The FDA has asked for evidence that suc...

New effort to increase coal production announced

...xportation of coal has declined. The United States sold 102 million tons of coal valued at $4.2 billion in 1992 to overseas markets. By 1999 the export level fell to a record low of 57 million tons, valued at only $2.1 billion. Yoon attributes this loss in market share to Australian coal producers, who ha...

Doctors aware of Tylenol-related liver risk - but is the public getting the message?

... liver-damaging effects of acetaminophen, commonly sold as Tylenol or as an ingredient in other medications. The results are published in this month's Journal of Clinical Outcomes Management by researchers from the University of Michigan Health System and School of Public Health. Acetaminophen can lead to...

Trial drugs for Huntingtons disease inconclusive in slowing disease

...at occurs in Huntingtons disease. Coenzyme Q10 is sold as a nutritional supplement in pharmacies and health food stores. Participants in the randomized, double-blind CARE-HD study were assigned to one of four treatments: 25% received remacemide, 25% received Coenzyme Q10, 25% received the combination of ...

Electronic tags reveal transatlantic migrations and breeding grounds of Atlantic bluefin tuna

... a single fish weighing 444 pounds (201 kilograms) sold at auction for $175,000 in the Tokyo seafood market. Atlantic bluefin in that market routinely sell for $8 to $45 per pound. Commercial harvesting of bluefin and other Atlantic tuna is managed through catch quotas established by the International Com...

Flaxseed may fight breast cancer in postmenopausal women

CHICAGO, August 29 Flaxseed, sold in health food stores as a dietary supplement, may...er and used to make breads and cereals. It is also sold as an oil. Fibers from the flax plant are used to make linen. Flaxseed is not commonly used in wo...

American Chemical Society meeting features cutting-edge research August 26-30 in Chicago

...tect older women against breast cancer Flaxseed, sold in health food stores and present in some breads a...o reduce air pollution, has been found in gasoline sold throughout the Midwest even though it is used infrequently there. An ongoing study of gasoline sites...

Penn engineers develop fuel cell that uses liquid diesel, the first such device to run on a widely available fuel

...ll that runs directly on liquid diesel of the type sold at gas stations, the team has sidestepped the thorny problem of "reforming" fuels to hydrogen to run fuel cells. "In our earlier work, we were unable to feed liquid diesel to the fuel cell because we did not have a means for vaporizing fuels that hav...

Parasite offers natural way to control leaf-eating slugs

...and laboratory-grown worms are sold commercially for slug control in Europe today. In a recent issue of the journal Biological Control, the Ohio State researchers reported that the European worms kill American slugs ...

Computers help veterinarians diagnosis pets with rare diseases

...y Medical Association (AMVA) in San Antonio. They sold 10 copies on that first outing and got "good feedback" from their customers. "We finished the feline database and marketed this DOS-based version until 1997," Carter said. "By that time, over 1000 clinics were using 'Associate'. Veterinarians loved...

New book on warnings can help save lives

...00. The first volume, covering the years 19801993, sold out is first printing and is still available. Both books address the fact that when products cannot be designed to prevent injury, warnings help protect users from product misuse and subsequent harm. Designed to assist professionals in all areas re...

Potential of tailoring drugs to genetic makeup confirmed--but challenges remain

...ersely, only 22 percent of randomly selected drugs sold in the U.S. and only 7 percent of randomly selected top-selling U.S. drugs are metabolized by enzymes with this genetic variability differences greater than two-fold and eight-fold respectively. Our study confirms the powerful potential of genetic ...

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