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Bioforensics Analysis Research and Development Center created at Los Alamos

...acteria used. This summer, recognizing Los Alamos' technical capabilities, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) allocated $4 million for a new research and development program in bioforensics under the sponsorship of the National Bioforensic Analysis Center (NBFAC) of the DHS. To meet this challenge,...

Bird flu claims critically endangered mammal

...ut the susceptibility ofmammals. Scott Roberton is technical advisor to the Owston Civet Programme in CucPhuong National Park and a member of the UEA research team working incollaboration with UHK, WHO and the Vietnamese government. He says thesource of the infection has not been identified. A total of 57 deat...

NIEHS awards $37 million to train emergency and hazardous waste workers

...use is the country's primary source for curricula, technical reports, and weekly news related to hazardous waste issues. More information on the National Clearinghouse is available at http://www.wetp.org/wetp ....

New tooth enamel dating technique could help identify disaster victims

...gencies as part of the Laboratory's scientific and technical assistance in response to Hurricane Katrina. LLNL also is assisting in setting up emergency high-bandwidth communications and wireless networks. The Laboratory's Micropower-Impulse Radar (MIR) technology also is being deployed to assist search and re...

Diamonds are a doctor's best friend

...first produced in 1971 in a vacuum chamber using a technical and costly method that involved spraying charged carbon atoms at the surface to be coated. Subsequent techniques have improved on this. However, Franks and his colleagues have developed a more effective still method known as 'plasma-assisted chemical...

Northeast Sun Grant Institute at Cornell spurs 'green revolution'

...eplace diesel fuel for vehicles; investigating the technical and economic constraints of using digester and landfill gases to operate fuel cells; developing environmentally friendly bioherbicides to control plant-pathogenic bacteria and fungi; screening molecules for novel compounds in diverse organisms for ...

Scientists develop life-saving chrome

... solutions that have a good shelf life." There are technical issues yet to be addressed by the Sheffied team, however. For instance, a pre-requisite for such anticorrosion coatings on metals, such as aluminium and other metal surfaces, including zinc, stainless steel, and magnesium, is that they should be suff...

Collaborative Cross to provide powerful resource for mouse model researchers worldwide

...ot only the space within the facility but also the technical capabilities that will allow the work to be performed. The project, which will occupy about half of the new ORNL mouse house's capacity, is a perfect fit for ORNL, according to Johnson. "Projects like this are a big part of why the Department of Ener...

A slight difference and significant similarities

...time in Potsdam. These methods, which are known in technical jargon as metabolomics and are both technically and statistically demanding, have now been applied by Fiehen together with colleagues from the University of Wales to the potato varieties listed above. "Our methods can of course be adapted for compari...

Experts urge reform of international patent system at eve of WIPO assembly

...ng on IP, technology transfer, WIPO's mandate, and technical cooperation. During the two days of the Maastricht Event discussions explored evidences from economics of innovation and different policy frameworks, borrowing from cases of specific technological areas in order to address the main points presented w...

A novel method to measure circadian cycles

... costly and labor intensive. Circumventing these technical limitations, Ueli Schibler and colleagues report in the open-access journal PLoS Biology a new method to measure circadian cycles in mammalian cells cultured from tissues other than the suprachiasmatic nucleus. The researchers took skin samples fro...

Photos reveal first tool usage in wild gorillas

..., the Congolese Government, working in tandem with technical assistance from WCS, established Nouabal-Ndoki National Park. The Mbeli Bai site is being managed to meet long-term gorilla research and ecotourism objectives. "These protected areas are not only important for the conservation of species ...

WiCell receives $16 million NIH grant to create national stem cell bank

...hese cell lines to investigators,'" according to a technical document accompanying WiCell's proposal to NIH in March. Derek J. Hei, technical director of the Waisman Clinical Biomanufacturing Facility at the University of Wisconsin-Madison an...

DOE publishes roadmap for new biological research for energy and environmental needs

...ical national energy and environmental needs. The technical challenges presented by GTL analyses and the scale of the systems that must be understood -- from genomes to ecosystems -- exceed current capabilities. To meet these analytical needs, DOE has proposed four large research and production facilities fo...

Agronomy, crop, and soil science research to be presented in Salt Lake City

...be held at the Convention Center. A full slate of technical sessions during the week are scheduled through noon on Thursday, Nov. 10. Featured scientific topics include: Genomics and Plant Breeding Fertilizing Crops Precision Agriculture International Biotechnology Conservation Agriculture Soils and W...

AAAS science literacy project 20th anniversary, Oct. 17-19

...s for all students, not just for those going on to technical careers. "Project 2061 has had a profound effect on me and the teachers I teach," said Sally Duff, who uses several Project publications, including Benchmarks for Science Literacy, as textbooks in her two graduate courses. Duff, formerly a Baltimor...

Researchers offer proof-of-concept for Altered Nuclear Transfer

...human embryonic stem cell research--has shown that technical concerns about this approach can be overcome. Jaenisch and Alexander Meissner, a graduate student in his lab, focused on a gene called Cdx2, which enables an embryo to grow a placenta. In order to create a blastocyst that cannot implant in a uterus,...

National Soybean Rust Symposium to be held in Nashville

...rust strategic plan and coordinated framework. The technical program will include discussion of the latest info...sm Enhancement Biotechnology of soybean rust The technical program begins at 8 a.m. Eastern Time (9 a.m. CT) on November 15 and ends at noon on November 16. Th...

Media alert: Special sessions feature Utah's military, agriculture connections

...al Experiment Station researchers. A full slate of technical sessions covering 2,500 research papers presented by 3,000 attendees is scheduled through noon on Thursday, Nov. 10. To view the exciting program, search the abstracts, click on "Meeting Program" at: www.saltlake-2005.org...

Media alert: Special session on the impact of Hurricanes Katrina, Rita on crops, soils, environment

...han 3,000 delegates in attendance. A full slate of technical sessions during the week is scheduled through noon on Thursday, Nov. 10. To view the exciting program, including searching the abstracts, click on "Meeting Program" at: www.saltlake-2005.org...

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