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Student science contest participation influences study, career choices, alumni say

... microorganisms that were being used by commercial waste management to degrade wastes. Working along side scientists inside a company's lab "gave me perspective on what careers were out there in the life sciences". Merson went on to do medical research and for the past four years has worked for SH...

Scientists sequence genome of kind of organism central to biosphere's carbon cycle

...pected," Armbrust says. A urea cycle is a nitrogen waste pathway found in animals and has never before been seen in a photosynthetic eukaryote like a diatom, she says. Nitrogen is crucial for diatom growth and is often in short supply in sea water, depending on ocean conditions. The genome work revealed th...

The book opens on the first tree genome

... carbon from the atmosphere or be used to clean up waste sites. Just as DOE earlier played a leading role in mapping the human genome and making possible advances in human health, we now are pleased to build on that success and help deliver the poplar's parts list--and the clean energy and cleaner environ...

Termites could hold the key to self-sufficient buildings

...t' mounds would be buildings that meet all energy, waste management and other needs on site. By digitally scanning the mounds, the new project will allow their three dimensional architecture to be mapped in a level of detail never achieved before. This computer model will help scientists develop an underst...

ORNL's Delmau joins Technology Review's list of top young innovators

...at ORNL, where she continued her work with nuclear waste treatment technologies during one fall and two sum...ocess for removing radioactive cesium from nuclear waste material. She has more than 40 open-literature publications, including 15 journal articles and a boo...

Computer database being developed at Temple will allow for better inventory of chemicals

...hans. This saves on both purchasing and hazardous waste disposal fees. Rappaport said he looked at some commercial inventory packages that are currently available, but felt none provided all of the features that the University needed, so he began exploring the possibly of creating his own inventory...

PCB breakdown in rivers depends on sediment-specific bacteria, find Carnegie Mellon U. scientists

...n sediments that are disposed in secure, hazardous waste landfills. Ultimately, the team's work could result in approaches that detoxify PCBs much more thoroughly and much faster than any existing method. While other studies have shown that unique populations of PCB-digesting microbes inhabit different wa...

Managing occupational exposures to potential bioterrorist agents

...fety Level 4 maximum containment laboratories. All waste streams from these laboratories are sterilized as they leave the facility, and air is filtered by dedicated air handling systems. In addition, a series of work practice controls, barriers, and engineering systems effectively contain infectious materi...

Excess levels of nitrogen, phosphorus linked to deformed frogs

...ggs inside the bird; the eggs then get excreted as waste in a pond or wetland; the young parasite has evolved to seek out a ramshorn snail and invades the snail, staying inside for up to 20 days when it sheds out and embeds itself in a tadpole. Inside the tadpole, the parasite finds the developing ...

LBP-1a gene mutation linked to disruption of normal fetal development

... nutrients from the mother's blood while expelling waste products. Other authors of this paper are Amy McEwen, Virginia Barbour, Yutaka Takahashi and Jerold E. Rehg (St. Jude) and Stephen M. Jane (Royal Melbourne Hospital Research Foundation, Australia)....

Colorado River Conference Aug. 26

...yze possible solutions to air, water and hazardous waste problems that plague the U.S.-Mexican border region. The group works for a sustainable and responsible border economy, an involved bi-national community, a healthy natural environment and proper resource management that provide all its residents a sa...

New lower-cost assay system equivalent to flow cytometry for accurate CD4+/CD8+ cell counts

...of sheath fluid also results in less bio-hazardous waste and further reduces the running costs of using the system. Daily maintenance is minimal just a fast and easy 5 minute clean and shutdown procedure performed at the end of each day. "The Guava EasyCD4 and EasyCD8 enable easy monitoring of T cell heal...

Chemical Society announces EPA awards for environmentally friendly technology

...cid catalysts and thus avoided the pounds of salt waste normally left over from such reactions. Jeneil Bi... the machines used by paper mills to turn recycled waste into new products. When built-up adhesives slow down paper machines, mill operators typically apply ...

Herpes tool allows researchers to customize Alzheimer's vaccine

...o set up roadblocks to find the culprit would be a waste of resources and would cause unnecessary "side effects" such as widespread confusion and costs mounting to billions of dollars. Likewise, the body's immune system has an assortment of resources at its disposal, each geared to thwart a particular typ...

Purdue yeast makes ethanol from agricultural waste more effectively

...nerate power to run the plant, and there is little waste or use of fossil fuels, he said. "The use of cellulose ethanol offers advantages to the environment that are not obtained with other transportation fuels that are available," Tolan said. Also known as ethyl alcohol, ethanol can be used as fuel by it...

UK small firms pay lip service to green issues

...stry's carbon dioxide emissions, 60% of commercial waste and eight out of ten pollution accidents.' The res...restaurant because you dispose of your bottles and waste in an environmentally friendlier manner than anybody else. You can't advertise or get any increase ...

Myths surrounding Cuyahoga River fire 35 years ago

...cution and the less civic-minded continued to dump waste into the waterway. Cleveland's hands had been tied where state laws overrode local authority and did not allow the city to take action against the polluters.The federal government had the River and Harbors Act of 1899 to grapple with pollution, but t...

Mysterious beach closures may be linked to contaminated groundwater, study finds

...ame a sewage outfall that has been dumping treated waste into the Pacific Ocean since 1971. A recent study suggested that it was theoretically possible for underwater currents to carry treated sewage from the outfall, which extends 4.5 miles offshore, all the way back to shore. But Boehm and Paytan suspect...

Land Regeneration Network celebrates first year success

...inable practices in land management and industrial waste sectors in Wales. Part-funded by National Assembl...nd become a world-leader in these sectors of land, waste and sustainable environmental management." Economic Development Minister Andrew Davies said: "This i...

JGI decodes wood & toxic waste-degrading fungus genome

...diate explosive contaminants, pesticides and toxic waste with similar chemical structures to lignin. The sequence findings are summarized in the May 2nd on-line edition of the journal Nature Biotechnology. "Phanerochaete chrysosporium is the first basidiomycete fungus to be sequenced, providing a glimp...

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