Tag: "warfare" at biology news
Fe-TAML(R) activators developed at Carnegie Mellon decolorize textile mill wastewater
...ffectiveness in killing a simulant of a biological warfare
agent, reducing fuel pollutants, treating pulp and paper processing byproducts, and de-toxifying pesticides. At the symposium, the Collins group also will highlight how Fe-TAML activators can work with oxygen rather than hydrogen peroxide, thereby ex...
Portrait of a doomed Sea
...'Rebirth') Island, the isolated site of biological warfare
experimentation during the Cold War, now joined to the mainland and freely accessible by foot. In reaction to this development, a US-led international team last year moved in to destroy remaining anthrax stocks. Located on the border between Uzbekis...
Homeland security highlights ACS scientific meeting in New York Sept. 7-11
...al plants and detection of chemical and biological warfare
agents, will be presented at the American Chemical Society's 226 th national meeting in New York City Sept. 7-11. Many other research topics also will be discussed, including the health benefits of tea, global climate change and hormone replacement...
Science historians ponder naming 'enemies' in science literature
... drawn particularly from the social experiences of warfare
and strife and conflict, it becomes problematic. In some cases the rhetoric in ecology is such that if you translate some of the speeches of Goebbels where he was being general and not talking just about Jews -- you could almost publish it as an eco...
UC Riverside research featured on the cover of JALA
... applications ranging from clinical diagnostics to warfare
monitoring are currently underway. The papers in JALA by UC Riverside engineers report that, for the first time, single neuron positioning on microelectrodes in a highly controlled fashion has been achieved. "Neuron cell culture is accompanied by o...
Lab, OSU join in new microproducts institute
...pel pins that could detect chemical and biological warfare
agents and other environmental toxins like E. coli, and heat-actuated air conditioning units no bigger than a shoebox that would use waste engine heat to cool automobiles. The institute should help spawn a new industry in the Pacific Northwest based ...
Real-time detection of pathogens in the environment: How close are we?
Stopping outbreaks--whether caused by biological warfare
or a salmonella-contaminated salad bar--would be much easier if we could quickly detect the pathogens in real time. But real-time analysis isn't possible just yet, said molecular microbiologist Deborah Newby, of the U.S. Department of Energy's Idaho ...
Perfect planet, clever species
...tion to occur, and civilization to flourish. Even warfare
is a sign of our special status and related to our successes, Burger says. The human brain grew and developed because of an "arms race" within the human race. In other words, our relatively large, complex brain developed because of a need to outfight...
IUPAC report- Natural and synthetic substances
...ain substances and their potential use in chemical warfare
has received considerable recent attention. The toxicity of a compound is not a function of its natural or synthetic origin. Extremely toxic substances, such as botulinum toxin and ricin, may be obtained from natural sources. The toxicity of a com...
Carnegie Mellon University research story ideas on DNA
... the detection of specific biological and chemical warfare
agents. The upshot is that DNA has become much more than just the genetic code. In the hands of Armitage, Waggoner and other innovative scientists who work at the interface of chemistry and biology, DNA now can be engineered for applications in bio...
Univ. of Pittsburgh Medical Center leads group buying PPL'S cloning, stem cell business
...f the polyclonal antibodies program for biological warfare
countermeasures. It is anticipated that collaborations will be developed in all three technology areas similar in nature to the fruitful one that has existed between PPL and the Starzl Transplantation Institute since April 2000. Starzl Transplantati...
Biological and chemical agents in terrorism examined at AAN Annual Meeting
...ects of bioterrorism and the history of biological warfare
will be examined at the American Academy of Neurol...istorical perspective of biological toxins used in warfare
and global terrorism, from ancient to contemporary times. He will focus on such biological toxins as...
Highlights of American Chemical Society's national meeting in New Orleans
...pment of sensors to detect chemical and biological warfare
agents are among the topics that will be discussed during a one-day symposium entitled "Function-Based and Other Novel Approaches to Sensors for Homeland Defense." ( ANYL 1-6 , Sunday, March 9, 8:30 a.m.-11:40 a.m., Morial Convention Center, Room 384...
Scientist says recent UNC research suggests better nerve agent treatment
...rin and soman, have been developed for purposes of warfare
as nerve agents." Evidence indicates that such nerve agents are lethal, in part due to increasing acetylcholine in the brain, Janowsky said. Death from high-dose nerve agents occurs via seizures, as well as effects on the heart and lungs. "The usual ...
Personal chemical agent detector ready for trials
...sensitivity in the parts per billions for chemical warfare
threats including nerve agents such as VX, Soman a...ctor to have the capability of differentiating the warfare
agent threat from the background environment, reducing false alarms. The result of merging the SMO ...
Researchers developing 'sentinel plants' to warn of bioterrorism
...able to sense and warn of the presence of chemical warfare
agents or animal pathogens, such as anthrax. Other plants might be designed to detect and signal the presence of explosives in soil, which would aid in locating and removing land mines. "Land mines are leaky, and the soil around them contains product...
WWII discovery may counter bioterrorists
...because it is a treatment for Lewisite, a chemical warfare
agent that produces immediate pain and blistering ...rking on the antidote to a greatly feared chemical warfare
agent realize that BAL would still be needed 60 years later for heavy metal poisoning," Dr. Redman n...
Tribal warfare: Revenge, retaliation, deterrence
...has studied cultural aspects of war. He noted that warfare
increases and intensifies during "hard" economic t...ggressive society in the vicinity induces frequent warfare
throughout a region. Some researchers argue that war is about 10,000 years old while others contend ...
Waging war: The curse of human intelligence
...ist Paul Roscoe who will present a paper on tribal warfare
in New Guinea today at the annual meeting of the A...sents a potential treasure trove of information on warfare
because, at the time of contact, there were thousands of groups that spoke more than 1,000 languages...
ASM biodefense meeting scheduled for March 2003
...nges facing researchers in the field of biological warfare
Novel antibacterial countermeasures New approaches to vaccine development Using of nanotechnology to develop new diagnostics Comprehensive media facilities will be available. The press center will be located in the Baltimore Marriott Wat...
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