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Trained wasps may be used to detect bombs, bugs, bodies and more

...the insects encounter a target odor. The sensor is cheaper to use than trained dogs and more sensitive than some sophisticated chemical detection methods, including electronic noses, the researchers say. Their experimental device is described in a study slated to be published in the Jan.-Feb. issue of Biote...

Advancing saltwater fish farming

...cies, to thrive in freshwater, which is easier and cheaper to maintain at an industrial scale. Michael Rubino is the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Aquaculture Program manager and has been a leader in the push to increase aquaculture's economic viability. This led last year to unprecedente...

Rainforest conservation worth the cost, University of Alberta shows

...l land back into forest. In other words, it is far cheaper to preserve these tropical forests now than to rehabilitate spoiled ecosystems in the future. "There have been lots of examples of dollar figures associated with rainforests but this looked specifically at whether it is economically worth it to prese...

Research: In environmental policy, we get what we pay for

ANN ARBOR, Mich.---As with most things in life, cheaper doesn't mean better---and that's especially true when setting environmental cleanup policy. New research from the University of Michigan shows that the trend toward market-based incentives to control pollution lowers the costs of pollution abatement ...

The bioweapon is in the post

... the world, and the underlying technology becoming cheaper and more widely available, it is unclear whether regulations enacted in any one country will be enough."It's going to be virtually impossible to control," predicts David Magnus, director of the Stanford Center for Biomedical Ethics in Palo Alto, Cali...

DNA technique measures suitability of soil for onion crops

...n had been looking for a more accurate, faster and cheaper method for some time. He came into contact with Wageningen researcher Hans Helder who, with funding from Technology Foundation STW, was compiling a DNA database of all nematode species in the Netherlands. This database, together with a method for the...

Scientists evaluate impact of preemptive malaria treatment for infants

...s with intrarectal administration, a method that's cheaper and easier to undertake, and found it to be just as effective and safe in treating severe malaria in children. (Wednesday, 1:00 p.m., Poster Session 9, Poster 167B)...

New antibody shows promise as cure for anthrax

...promising" and that it could lead to a simpler and cheaper way to treat anthrax. The new antibody is produced in bacterial cells, rather than the more expensive mammalian cell culture now used to produce anthrax antibodies. Patterson, chair of the Department of Virology and Immunology at SFBR, adds, "A co...

Experts find better way to scrub milking hardware

...an salt water. The new method could be a safer and cheaper alternative to conventional cleaning systems. "Concentrated chemicals used in the conventional cleaning are stored on the farm and on contact, they can cause serious burns in the eyes and on skin," says Dr. Ali Demirci, associate professor of agricul...

Environmental metagenomics diagnosing extreme environments, tapping opportunities for clean energy

...an the environment for processes that will lead to cheaper and easier to produce biofuels. "Through DNA sequencing and the tools of molecular biology we can generate diagnostic fingerprints, Environmental Genomic Tags or EGTs, that provide a metabolic profile of any environment, even such extreme conditio...

Rochester scientists develop fast-working biosensor

... Center for Future Health "It's clearly faster and cheaper than any competing technology. This is another step on the way to point-of-care diagnostics." The technology potentially could detect any biological entity, Miller said. A physician someday, for example, could use the technology in his office to conf...

Tomorrow's endangered species: Act now to protect species not yet under threat

...vely intact, and preventing damage is likely to be cheaper and more effective than trying to repair it," he said. Latent risk is particularly low in many parts of the world already modified by human activity, such as Europe, Japan and New Zealand. Here, human impact has already been felt meaning that there...

Finding a virus is not all bad news

...e effective for short term information and is both cheaper and a far quicker process," says Alexei. The research team's findings were recently published in Science, one of the world's leading science journals for new research....

Do plants have the potential to vaccinate against HIV?

...nant proteins in plants. It could open the door to cheaper biopharmaceuticals. Plant-derived pharmaceuticals are of great interest because of their enormous potential for economy and scale of production. This technology could lead to production of modern medicines that will also be accessible to poor populat...

Green nanochemistry featured at American Chemical Society symposium, March 26-29

... using nanomaterials, which could lead to greener, cheaper and more efficient ways to generate electricity. ( I&EC 228 , Tuesday, March 28, 9:00 a.m., Room B313A) Fuel cells may get efficiency boost with nanomaterials - Joseph M. DeSimone, Ph.D., a chemist at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hil...

3D ultrasound device poised to advance minimally invasive surgery

...tually more precise." Such surgeries also might be cheaper and less traumatic as they could be performed in less time and, in some cases, without the need of general anesthesia, he said. Duke developed the first 3D ultrasound scanner in 1987 for imaging the heart from outside the body. As technology enabled...

With $10M in grants, UMaine begins forest biorefining research

...and U.S. foresters compete in the marketplace with cheaper wood supplied by other countries. "The work we do with the NSF EPSCoR grant will establish Maine as the most advanced and knowledgeable place in the world for forest bioproduct work. It will also teach us how to be better stewards of our forests, an...

Faster immune system testing set to improve poultry quality

...drugs would improve poultry welfare, and result in cheaper and better quality poultry products for European consumers. Poultry is the fastest growing livestock industry worldwide, benefiting from production and price advantages as well as being viewed as healthy food. A particular attraction is the relativel...

CRed calls for radical rethink of UK energy policy

...istributed and local power generation would be far cheaper than building new generating capacity, particularl...d expensive way to generate electricity. It is far cheaper to stop wasting electricity and other forms of energy and more beneficial long-term to stimulate low...

NAU receives patent for technique that could stop TB in its tracks

...m tuberculosum. "The technique provides a faster, cheaper and more precise method of testing for these strains," said Paul Keim, NAU Regents Professor and the Cowden Endowed Chair in Microbiology, the lead member of the three-person NAU team. Also named on the patent are James Schupp, assistant director of ...

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