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Forest elephants at risk from the illegal ivory trade

... systematically surveyed six protected MIKE sites, national parks expected to have significant forest elephant... In Salonga National Park, the largest forested national park in Africa and a UNESCO World Heritage Site in the remote heart of the Democratic Republic of Co...

Elephant highways of death

...s are being pushed into the remote depths of large national parks. Forest elephants differ from savanna elephants both genetically and in appearance, having shorter straighter tusks, and smaller size, and are restricted to the forests of west and Central Africa, An almost perfect juxtaposition exists in man...

Monitoring poisons in the environment -- a woolly matter

...l Marketing Board in order to provide regional and national focus to this work. In addition, it is hoped that sheep can be of future use in bio-remediation studies on brownfield sites. Experimental method: A handful of wool was taken from shoulder area of rare and heritage breeds of sheep grazing on hills ...

Atlas of Science Literacy completes mapping of science-learning pathways

... National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) at a national conference in St. Louis -- and its companion Atlas 1 now map concepts related to all of the K-12 science-learning goals recommended in Project 2061s well-respected Science for All Americans and Benchmarks for Science Literacy . By providing a...

Overfishing large sharks impacts entire marine ecosystem, shrinks shellfish supply

...pecies and enforcing bans on shark finning both in national waters and on the high seas." "Maintaining the populations of top predators is critical for sustaining healthy oceanic ecosystems," says Peterson. "Despite the vastness of the oceans, its organisms are interconnected, meaning that changes at one ...

Overfishing great sharks wiped out North Carolina bay scallop fishery

...pecies and enforcing bans on shark finning both in national waters and on the high seas."...

ACS News Service Weekly PressPac -- March 28, 2007

...entific presentations scheduled for the ACS 233rd national meeting in Chicago. Our regular coverage of repor...rgy, food and water, the American Chemical Society national meeting in Chicago this month offers an excellent opportunity for journalists to update knowledge an...

NIH neuroscience microarray consortium launches high-throughput genotyping services

... access to the technology and expertise within the national Consortium. "Now," says Pate Skene, the PI at Duke University, "scientists investigating any aspect of the brain, behavior or neurological disease have access to a full range of microarray technologies for scanning the entire human genome and all of ...

Light-activated therapy targets DNA components

...ent. They will present the research at the 233rd national meeting of the American Chemical Society in Chicago March 25-29. We use visible light to signal the synthesized bioactive molecules to cleave DNA, said Karen Brewer, professor of chemistry at Virginia Tech. Incorporating a DNA target allows more se...

Toward improved forms of a time-tested cholesterol-fighter

...n a report scheduled for presentation at the 233rd national meeting of the American Chemical Society, being held here this week. In small doses, niacin is the familiar B-complex vitamin, which helps the body metabolize or breakdown carbohydrates, fats and protein into compounds that the body needs to mainta...

MicrobeWorld podcast wins another award

...he 2007 Associations Advance America Honor Roll, a national awards competition sponsored by the American Society of Association Executives & The Center for Association Leadership in Washington, DC. MicrobeWorld Radio is an educational outreach initiative that revolves around a daily, 90-second podcast serie...

Plastic that degrades in seawater could be boon for cruise industry and others

.... The development was described today at the 233rd national meeting of the American Chemical Society. There are many groups working on biodegradable plastics, but were one of a few working on plastics that degrade in seawater, says study leader Robson F. Storey, Ph.D., a professor of Polymer Science and Eng...

ACS News Service Weekly PressPac -- March 21, 2007

...ientific presentations scheduled for the ACS 233rd national meeting in Chicago. Our regular coverage of report... food and water is the featured theme of the 233rd national meeting. In a program organized by ACS President Catherine T. (Katie) Hunt, representatives from aca...

New metal crystals, formed on a cotton assembly line

...oratory in Richland, Wash., reported Monday at the national meeting of the American Chemical Society. PNNL laboratory fellow Gregory Exarhos led the research. Exarhos called Shins experimental work "the first report of the efficacy of nanocrystalline cellulose templates in driving the formation of ordered m...

Chemists create healthier pizza by boosting antioxidants in dough

.... Their findings were presented today at the 233rd national meeting of the American Chemical Society. Thats good news for fans of deep-dish, Chicago-style pizza, whose longer baking time and thicker crust may have the potential to deliver higher levels of antioxidants in comparison to other pizza styles, s...

Bacterial response to oxidation studied as toxin barometer

... threats. At the 233rd American Chemical Society national meeting in Chicago March 25-29, researchers from Virginia Tech and the Edward Via Virginia College of Osteopathic Medicine (VCOM) will report their work on a bacteria biosensor prototype and correlations to brain tissue damage. Many environmental t...

Battlefield and terrorist explosions pose new health risks

...ng damage, scientists reported today at the 233rd national meeting of the American Chemical Society. Dr. Zengfa Gu, M.D., Ph.D., and colleagues at the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research, Silver Spring, Md., reached that conclusion based on experiments with laboratory rats that were exposed to the toxic...

LED array signals successful binding of drug-delivery molecules to DNA

...ech. The research will be presented at the 233rd national meeting of the American Chemical Society in Chicago March 25-29. Pussin and chemistry graduate student David Zigler of Sterling, Illinois, plan next to build an array that will use different colors to signal different DNA interactions. That capabil...

Ladybugs may be cute, but watch out when they get near wine

...ter tasting wine, was presented today at the 233rd national meeting of the American Chemical Society. A growing number of winemakers say that their wines have an abnormal aroma and flavor, known as ladybug taint, that resembles the bugs characteristic odor. Winemakers report that there are more ladybugs in ...

'Dipstick' test could reduce risk of food poisoning by rapidly detecting spoilage

...led or safe to eat. Described today at the 233rd national meeting of the American Chemical Society, the new diagnostic test, which researchers describe as a disposable dipstick, is capable of rapidly (less than 5 minutes) detecting the presence of chemicals formed by disease-causing bacteria. In preliminary...

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