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Congress briefs: International congress on ecosystem health

...the case of the Colorado delta system,cross-border solutions must be developed with the support of Canada, the UnitedStates and Mexico. Session: T23 -- Health and Climate Change Paper: "Integrated Research on Health Effects of Global Climate Change" Summary: J.A. Patz of the Johns Hopkins School of Hygi...

W.M. Keck Foundation gives USC $110 million

...tal partners," Henderson said. "We will be seeking solutions tohealth issues that have enormous economic implications for the future. The costto treat neurodegenerative diseases is skyrocketing, and the future cost offacilities and professionals to care for patients severely afflicted by thesediseases can't be...

University Of Toronto team discovers salt tolerance gene in plants

...r usually containsdissolved salts, and traditional solutions to this problem-- such ashigh-quality irrigation water and the installation of drainage systems-- areexpensive and inaccessible in many areas. Attempts at conventional breeding toproduce crops that adapt to the saline conditions have also been unsucc...

Computers have had dramatic impact on chemistry

...ust beginning to come tofruition because of better solutions to the format problem." Things don't happen instantaneously," says Dessy -- who knows first hand."Sometimes you have to wait until there is generation of students who have beenexposed enough to new technology to be willing to adopt it. If you are too...

Microbes in basalt thrive on mixed diet of toxic waste

...nities of microbes still in place, were exposed to solutions ofhexavalent chromium and toluene vapor. At first, infrared spectromicroscopyshowed no evidence of reduction, and it appeared that many of the organisms weredying. But after four months, chromium-tolerant and chromium-reducing naturalmicroorganisms w...

USGS releases assessment of nation's biological resources

...ifying new threats and helping to find appropriate solutions before theybecome widespread problems -- or so severe we cannot restore and maintain ournatural heritage. It is clear that we face significant challenges in monitoringthe changes in the earth's environments and in filling the gaps in ourknowledge. B...

Colorado State University organizes national conference to study carrying capacity of national parks and recreation areas

...variety of experts and advocates to help formulate solutions to providingquality, sustainable experiences in the American outdoors." The three-day "Conference on Recreation and Resource Capacity" will openwith a day of plenary sessions and continue with two days of panels on theperspectives of wildlif...

Consumerism, e-commerce and biotechnology to cause changes in health system over next decade, says PricewaterhouseCoopers study

... candid account of future risks, but also provides solutions and actionsteps for healthcare organizations entering the new millennium, Grossman notes. E-Business, Electronic Medical Records and Online Doctoring The penetrating impact of the Internet will recast the distribution, financing,speed and producti...

PricewaterhouseCooper's forecasts health care in 2010

...Becoming Standardized. The emergence of web-based solutions and electronic medical records are likelyto diminish the vast variations inherent in medical care today. The concept ofcompiling and updating standardized patient information using a common platformis already a reality in Europe. One of the largest d...

UNC-CH scientist encourages all to watch PBS series on microbes

...roduces scientists who are turning to microbes for solutions to problems of the damaged environment and the growing population. "Microbes generate at least half the oxygen humans breathe and are the basis of the food web that provides everything we eat," Pfaender said. "They live by the trillions in us, on us...

UB establishes institute for research on lasers, photonics and biophotonics

...ill be developing real cost-effective products and solutions that will attract new businessesto this area and generate economic development." The Institute for Lasers, Photonics and Biophotonics has its roots in UB's Photonics Research Laboratory (PRL),established in 1990 and considered one of the most advanc...

One theory solves two ancient climate paradoxes

...d the faint-young sun paradox," and "Climate model solutions to late Proterozoic glaciation," written with Stev...brian than it is today, despite a weaker sun. Most solutions to this problem suggest that levels of greenhouse gases like carbon dioxide and methane were much hi...

Scientists figure out how cells' tiniest motors work

...ays, "but the two types ofmotors evolved different solutions to create movement along their tracks." The researchers used several methods to develop the new understanding of kinesin motility. Usinggenetic engineering techniques, they attached a variety of "reporter" chemicals to specific regions ofthe protein...

University of New Orleans launches Quest

...io. The restoration efforts and coastal management solutions of university scientists are highlighted. Environmental Triumph: University of New Orleans researchers develop a nontoxic weapon that fights corrosion, is environmentally-friendly, and contains no hazardous materials. UNO Establishes a Researc...

Acid-loving microbe may be a key to mine pollution

...ne by sampling during the summer when the sediment solutions in the mine are concentrated. The biology of Ferroplasma acidarmanus is sure to be of interest in part because of the peculiar fact that it has no cell wall. "It turns out to be a bit of an irony that the most abundant organisms in the mine might be ...

Whitehead press seminar: Beyond the scientific frontier

...splantation, cloning, and tissue engineering offer solutions to todays shortage of available organs? Will individuals routinely carry a CD-rom of their genetic blueprints to their doctor's appointments and pharmacists? The Whitehead Institute's fifth annual press seminar, "Beyond the Scientific Frontier," off...

DFG to launch 21 new priority programmes

...thin networks. This requires efficient algorithmic solutions to fundamental problems in networks as well as their structural analysis and appropriate visualisation. Robots that play football are at the centre of the priority programme Co-operating Teams of Mobile Robots in Dynamic Environments. The goal of the...

Spring meeting press conferences

...coastal managers need in order to develop enduring solutions based on the natural, social, economic, and political realities of coasts. Science has a critical role in preventing the effects of natural disasters, rather than reacting after they strike.Panel: Charles Groat, Director, U.S. Geological Survey, Re...

Battery-operated pen quickly disinfects drinking water

... cell designs were tested by seeding mixed oxidant solutions generated from the pen with test microbes, including highly chlorine-resistant Cryptosporidium parvum, and measuring the inactivation that occurred over time. There was dramatic (>99.99%) reduction of all test bacteria and viruses within one to t...

UNC-CH experiments reveal new 'pen' can disinfect water

...n cell designs also were tested by seeding oxidant solutions generated from the pen with test microbes, including highly chlorine-resistantCryptosporidium parvum, a major source of contamination in water. "There was dramatic -- more than 99.99 percent -- reduction of all test bacteria and viruses within one t...

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