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Wider use of simpler cervical cancer screening could benefit women in developing countries

...f the Alliance, which includes PAHO and four other international health organizations: International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), PATH, EngenderHealth, and JHPIEGO. The health alliance said in the report, which was issued in Geneva in December, that about 80 percent of the 500,000 new cases of cervical ca...

National Academy of Engineering announces million-dollar challenge to provide safe drinking water

...'s estimated 10 million tube wells were built with international aid to provide an alternative to bacteria-tainted surface water. Unfortunately, these wells frequently tap into aquifers contaminated by arsenic from natural sources. Arsenic poisoning is a slow, painful process that can ultimately result in death. ...

Bayou blues: Working to save the US from the worst potential oil, gas and fishing crisis

...field every 35 minutes. All of this is part of an international broadcast expedition wrapping up conclusions and coming to an end in the Louisiana bayou with the JASON Foundation for Education. "The loss of Louisiana's wetlands is the single most catastrophic environmental disaster ever to hit the continental U.S...

Finland tops environmental scorecard at World Economic Forum in Davos

... and one of the lead contributors to the ESI. "The international community must make a renewed commitment to develo...rocess. This enormous effort will promote a deeper international understanding of, and attention to, the key challenges of environmental management."...

Scientists discuss improved biopesticides for locust control in West Africa

...ia Tech scientists contributed by invitation to an international scientific meeting called by Abdoulaye Wade, presi...ntrol campaigns, representatives from regional and international organizations, and locust scientists. Vaughan spoke about the potential for operational use of biope...

Six research units given the go-ahead

...he highest degree of quality and originality at an international level. The Research Units will receive approximate...of L-Functions" are already working at the highest international level. They will now work as a team, based at the universities of Regensburg and Leipzig, concentrat...

Heroes of the sea, Pew Fellows' fifteenth class tackle sharks, reefs, mangroves and more

...est and most biologically rich place on earth." An international committee of marine specialists selected the 2005 ...ellowship to protect dwindling populations through international agreements. Dr. Laurence McCook is the Manager of Research and Monitoring Coordination for the Great...

Physics team puts new twist on spin hall effect

COLLEGE STATION, Feb. 7, 2005 An international team of physicists that includes a Texas A&M University professor has announced discovery of a new spintronic effect in semiconductor chips, the intrinsic spin Hall effect, which puts a new twist on future technology and the possibility for novel cir...

Florida Tech International Sustainability Forum attracts renowned keynote speakers

...y's New Age: Preservation and Planning (SNAP)," an international sustainability forum. They will join scientists fr...23, exploring Florida growth management issues and international sustainability issues. Carroll, vice president of Occidental Chemical Corporation, focuses on publi...

Gene therapy for Parkinson's disease moves forward in animals

GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- An international team of scientists has used gene therapy in two separate studies to renew brain cells and restore normal movements in monkeys and rats with a drug-induced form of Parkinson's disease. The research, detailed online in the scientific publications Brain...

EMBO, HHMI join forces to promote brain gain

...pipeline in EMBO member countries where HHMI funds international research scholars. Through its international scholars program, HHMI supports outstanding non-U.S. scientists in 29 countries around the world. ...

Removing prions that cause mad cow in humans from blood

...atory and political developments; and domestic and international competition in the Company's global markets. Additional information regarding these and other factors is available on the Web at www.pall.com and is included in the Company's reports filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Copies ...

Report addresses safety problem in preharvest stage of food production

...ing. The report recommends creating an accessible international database of genetic sequences for known foodborne pathogens along with new and improved tools for detecting and cataloging pathogens on the farm. The report is based on the findings of a colloquium convened by the AAM in Perthshire, Scotland, in De...

New monkey species name to be auctioned

... area authorities, announced today a one-of-a-kind international auction for the right to name an entire species of monkey. The online auction runs from Feb. 24th to March 3rd, and will be hosted by Charity Folks ( www.charityfolks.com ), an online auction venue for nonprofits that recently sold a guitar autograph...

Restoration efforts in Iraq's degraded marshes to be described in D.C. news briefing and symposium

... War. By the time Hussein's regime was deposed, an international panel estimated that the original 7,700 square mile marshlands area had been reduced by 90 percent, in some cases leaving nothing more than salt-encrusted dustbowls. In June, 2003 and again in February and March of 2004, Richardson and other researc...

From Mars to Maryland: 2005 AAAS Annual Meeting spotlights

...hat seem certain to dominate the future. A special international gala reception at 6:30 p.m. Sunday will draw look-likes of Albert Einstein, Enrico Fermi and Marie Curie! CELEBRITY SPEAKERS In addition to Shirley Ann Jackson, a host of other luminaries, such as Mars Rover researcher Steven W. Squyres, a profess...

Anita Roberts to deliver Excellence in Science lecture

...ational Cancer Institute in 1976. She has achieved international acclaim for her work in growth factor research, having discovered and characterized, together with Dr. Michael Sporn, the cytokine transforming growth factor- (TGF-). Growth factors are proteins that bind to receptors on cell surfaces to activate ce...

Genomics champion Eric Lander receives 2004 AAAS Public Understanding of Science & Technology Award

...enome Project, Lander worked closely with U.S. and international reporters to explain genomics in understandable terms, AAAS noted. In 2001, he was featured in a NOVA special on the human genome, which educated the television audience on the complexities of the project. Lander was cited by AAAS "for his excellence...

Biotech science thriving but the business needs intensive care

...of biological research to food, and much more. The international conference on the Evolution of the Life Science In...t and problems will be discussed and speakers with international reputations will begin to shape future pathways of innovation in the life sciences....

Stockpile bird flu vaccine now

... of Chiron Vaccines in Liverpool, UK, who heads an international industry task force on pandemic flu. Such evidence has persuaded the experts that an H5 vaccine might help. Now the problem is making it. So far, only half the planned US stockpile has been made, by Sanofi-Pasteur in the US. Chiron is to make the re...

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(Date:10/16/2014)... can be cultivated efficiently, they are anything but ... by monoculture cultivation is becoming increasingly evident. Despite ... form and are regarded as the sole possibility ... quite wrongfully, finds Bernhard Schmid, an ecology professor ... novel form of agriculture and forestry. After all, ...
(Date:10/15/2014)... risk from strains of influenza virus increases with the ... become complacent that the most substantial threats have been ... pandemics arise when a new virus strain – against ... spreads in the human population. There have been five ... of which – the 1918 Spanish Flu – cost ...
(Date:10/15/2014)... Oct. 15, 2014 NXT-ID, Inc. (NASDAQ: NXTD ... focused on the growing mobile commerce market releases photos and video ... Square on Monday October 13 th . ... Tunnel and angel investor Mr. Chad A. Verdi ... of NXT-ID thanked his investors and employees "for their work and ...
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