Tag: "environmental" at biology news
Diatom genome reveals key role in biosphere's carbon cycle
...es in their population numbers will translate into environmental
changes and the global carbon management picture." "These organisms are incredibly important in the global carbon cycle," says Virginia Armbrust, a University of Washington associate professor of oceanography and lead author of the Science paper. Tog...
Studying the chemistry of drugs in wastewater
...whether these reaction products pose any health or environmental
hazards. "We have unique measurement capabilities ...aboratories further investigate possible health or environmental
A treatment, not a cure: Calcium silicate neutralizes an acidic stream
...he 1960s, has been investigating human-accelerated environmental
change there for over four decades. A network of researchers and agencies, including over 70 scientists, has made the 3,160-hectare forest one of the most intensively studied watersheds in the world. "Years of monitoring have documented that Hubbard...
Internet data-mining of natural history
...l result in a revolutionary infrastructure for the environmental
community and beyond....
University of Oregon professor wins 2004 Spiers Medal
...ocesses, semiconductor processing, and cleaning up environmental
hazards. The Department of Energy, the National Science Foundation and the Office of Naval Research fund her research. At 51, Richmond is among the nation's most productive university researchers. At last count, she has published 125 papers in lea...
CERN to host EnviroInfo 2004
... role or responsibility in studies on environment, environmental
protection and sustainable development, the Organi... years, CERN has constantly paid much attention to environmental
matters, in particular to keeping the impact of its activities on the surrounding environment to the...
Bugs in the gut could play key role in understanding human disease and drug toxicity
...ey role in disease processes alongside genetic and environmental
factors. Microbes in the gut can weigh up to one k...nteract with each other, mammalian genes and other environmental
factors to understand why some drugs work well in some people but not others. Professor Nicholson a...
Toward a better understanding of taste and smell impairments
...-induced smell loss. A second effort, led by environmental
psychologist Pamela Dalton, PhD, will evaluate the impact of occupational exposure to various inhaled substances on nasal chemosensory function of three groups: (1) medical and veterinary students exposed to formaldehyde in gross dissection labs; (2)...
Is more better: Counting birds may only tell part of the story
...ason for using bird count results as indicators of environmental
conditions at least in terms of breeding habitat quality," say the researchers in their report. Variation of habitats and types of birds could influence the relation between abundance and reproductive success. Out of the studies examined, disturbed...
Experts present new research on hot topics in aging at GSA's annual meeting in Washington, DC
.... Many chance events of aging occur as a result of environmental
influence. Through longitudinal twin studies, it has been found that both genetic and environmental
influences have an impact on normative cognitive change and age of onset of these changes. November...
Report: How 10 top new technologies will help world reach globally-agreed goals by 2015
...obal institute to share and promote the health and environmental
benefits being created through genomic sciences a...ombat HIV, malaria and other diseases; and Ensure environmental
sustainability. If not properly harnessed, the experts warn, the breakthroughs being produced throu...
Why do African-American women have more pregnancy problems?
...prenatal care programs address possible social and environmental
factors. "When we think of 'multidisciplinary' in medicine, we usually mean two medical departments collaborating. With the resources and the longstanding collaborative spirit at the University of Michigan, we can truly make this effort interdiscipli...
Electronics recycling made easy
...ia Environment (NYSE: VE), offers fully-integrated environmental
solutions to virtually all industrial, commercial, municipal and residential sectors. Onyx North America's services include: environmental, industrial, solid waste and power....
UF scientists have bionanotechnology recipe to find elusive bacteria
... used as bioterrorism agents in food, clinical and environmental
samples and can be used to detect disease in its earliest stages, Tan said. "This is really the interface of biological science and nanotechnology," he said. "In situations when the very sensitive detection of bacteria or other biological reagents ...
Environmental exposures before and after birth can harm children's lungs
... motor vehicle exhaust, and postnatally exposed to environmental
tobacco smoke (ETS) may be more likely to suffer f...stem may be vulnerable to damage caused by inhaled environmental
agents during the prenatal period," said Rachel L. Miller, MD, the study's lead author at the Columb...
Rutgers-led research offers new clues in the genetic mysteries of maize
... more rapidly than animals that can move to escape environmental
impacts. Plants are continually faced with a variety of seasonal challenges and assaults by a series of different pests which may well lead to evolution on a fast track." While the findings offered in the four newly published papers provide exciting...
Texas universities expanding new information network
...ant problems in areas such as biomedical research, environmental
modeling, petroleum engineering and computer science. TIGRE will be constructed during the course of two years by five institutions in the High Performance Computing Across Texas (HiPCAT) consortium of Rice University, Texas A&M University, Texas Te...
Australian expertise helps resurrect Iraq's ancient marshlands
...addam Hussein's regime in one of the world's worst environmental
tragedies. With the fall of the regime, glimmers of hope are emerging after scientists recently entered the marshes for the first time in 20 years. CSIRO's Dr Rob Fitzpatrick was contracted by the consultancy company Development Alternatives Inc. (D...
Award-winning INEEL probe to help safely monitor hazardous waste sites
... and engineering collaboration can solve difficult environmental
problems." Before INEEL's probing system was developed, geoscientists monitored waste sites by drilling around them -- a task as tough as trying to biopsy a tumor by sampling healthy tissue around it. Now, they can directly measure how hazardous ch...
INEEL uses extremophile bacteria to ease bleaching's environmental cost
...read the word about the practical applications and environmental
benefits that can come from extremophilic research...n of the T. brockianus enzyme could end decades of environmental
costs from industrial bleaching. Chlorine, used for more than a century, forms toxic and carcinogeni...
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