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

...isco Bay. "We remain committed to our long tradition of setting nationalstandards for scientific excellence in earth, water, biological andmapping investigations. In concert with our old and new partners andthrough a variety of efforts and products -- from maps and written reportsto our latest elect...

Report Notes Difficulties In Eliminating E. Coli O157:H7 From Food Supply

...atus Summary, I. Kaye Wachsmuth,Ph.D., wrote, "The tradition of recycling manure for vegetable gardening hascaused E. coli O157:H7 illness; the pathogen can survive longer than thetraditional 60-day holding period." Though potentially deadly to humans, E. coli O157:H7 is not pathogenic tocattle. Despite this,...

Priestly Gene Shared By Widely Dispersed Jews

...ounted as 25 or 30 years. Since biblical tradition dates the establishment of the Jewishpriesthood to roughly 3,000 years ago, it may be possible to utilize analysis ofthe Y-chromosome DNA of modern-day Jewish priests to deduce rates and mechanismsof DNA mutation and Y chromosome evolution. F...

Angry Biotech Firms Are Blaming The Industry Leader For Bringing Modified Crops Into Disrepute

...s of thatmiscalculation. Though wary of breaking a tradition of solidarity againstopponents of genetic engineering, other companies are distancing themselves fromMonsanto. "We have a PR mountain to climb," says Willy de Greef, head ofregulatory and government affairs at Novartis Seeds in Basel, Switzerland. "Y...

Research Describes Human Origins Debate Before Darwin

...ancement of Science, describes a richpre-Darwinian tradition of controversy over human origins that included suchnotions as different races having different origins, and the belief that, if youread the Bible correctly, Adam and Eve were not necessarily the first humans,but the first Jews or Caucasians, leaving...

Colorado State microbiologists help identify cell membrane substance that could 'boost' vaccines for tuberculosis, other diseases

...es, focuses on tuberculosis researchand has a long tradition of collaboration with other research groups. BesidesUCLA, institutions involved with the two-year-long project included GenentechInc., Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Howard Hughes Medical Institute,University of Texas Southwestern Medical Cente...

Wake Forest University School of Medicine launches major research initiative

...n initiative to build on its longstanding research tradition and create a research engine for economic growth. ...f interdepartmental, multidisciplinary research, a tradition that began more than 40 years ago with the arteriosclerosis research program and soon included multi...

Colorado State researcher thinks Groundhog Day is about fatty acids rather than traditional tricks of light and shadow

...x more weeks of winter. German farmers brought the tradition to the United States and settled on the groundhog as their meteorological guide. Greg Florant, Colorado State University professor of biology, takes a slightly different tack on the matter. Florant, who specializes in the metabolism of hibernating ...

NY pilot study pushes Human Genome Project toward cures for disease

...complete protein). Rockefeller is renowned for its tradition of fostering breakthrough discoveries in protein and peptide chemistry. This strength was demonstrated once again in October 1999, when RU Professor and HHMI Investigator Gnter Blobel received the Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine. Blobel, who m...

Using new FDA regulations, Kellogg takes the lead in promoting heart-health benefits of folic acid

...he research. "Kellogg Company has a long-standing tradition of applying the latest research to provide consumers with foods that meet their demand for health benefits as well as taste," said Johnson, Kellogg USA. "In fact, Kellogg pioneered modern health claims when it printed the National Cancer Institute's...

Study: breath test effective in showing patients who should get less cancer drug

...ministration, said the new test, which builds on a tradition of using breath tests as indicators of liver function, has multiple promising advantages. "It is rapid, relatively noninvasive, requires only a single time point and can be used prospectively before dosing," he said. "Because of the narrow therapeu...

150-year global ice record reveals major warming trend

...entury. Two churches, one in either country, had a tradition of carrying a Madonna figure across the lake to the alternate church each year it froze. Two other long records come from Canada's Red and McKenzie rivers, which date back to the early 1700s and were kept because ice cover and open water were critic...

USGS director applauds FY 2001 appropriations

...n provides us the opportunity to continue our long tradition of scientific excellence while taking bold new steps to enhance the understanding of earth and life systems. As the nation's largest water, earth and biological science and civilian mapping agency, the USGS works in cooperation with more than 2...

Five Rutgers professors named fellows of national science association

... at the AAAS annual meeting in San Francisco. The tradition of AAAS Fellows distinction began in 1874....

General clinical research center at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center awarded $14.7 million

... the Medical Center to continue and strengthen its tradition of providing a premier resource for clinical research, giving patients access to the latest advances in medicine," Mann said. The funds also will permit expansion of the program to: Create a molecular genetics core laboratory headed by Donald W. Bo...

Berlex Laboratories announces FDA approval of YASMIN (R), new oral contraceptive with unique progestin

...ing YASMIN. The launch of YASMIN continues in the tradition of Berlexs parent company, Schering AG, which introduced oral contraceptives in the European market 40 years ago. Over 500,000 women in Europe are currently using YASMIN, where the product has been available in several countries, including Germany, ...

August media highlights GEOLOGY and GSA TODAY

...town, Connecticut 06459, USA. Pages 707710.Ancient tradition linked the Delphic oracle in Greece to specific geological phenomena, including a fissure in the bedrock, intoxicating gaseous emissions, and a spring. Many modern scholars have dismissed these traditional accounts as specious. This paper locates y...

Scientists call for development of ecological forecasting

... ecological studies, Clark said: "There has been a tradition in ecology of rather fine-scale studies. But it is hard to use that fine-scale information to make predictions on a regional scale because there are different processes that operate at these coarser scales. So, these larger and longer-term data sets ...

Switching on the fly genome

...ings in a matter of weeks. Additionally, the long tradition of fly studies has given us powerful investigative tools that we dont yet have in other organisms. Solid results in the fly show us where to look for parallel processes in mice and humans that might have a medical relevance. One hope is that SAGE wil...

UNC botanist spearheads ongoing effort to curtail movement of pest plant species

...ns worldwide, White said. Seed exchange has been a tradition for several centuries among gardens. One way plants are accidentally released into the environment is through this kind of trading and distribution. In 1998, we were the first garden to purposely restrict our distribution of plants that might be inva...

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