Tag: "weapons" at biology news
Report recommends off-site disposal of secondary waste
...secondary wastes at the completion of the chemical weapons
destruction operations. Spent activated carbon represents nearly 35 percent of the estimated secondary wastes. Activated carbon beds are used in the pollution abatement filtration systems, which treat the air in the on-site buildings and all gases...
Waging war on the deadliest superbug
...niversity of Nottingham are amassing an arsenal of weapons
in preparation for counter offensive against the most deadly of hospital superbugs. A research group led by Professor Nigel Minton in the Centre for Healthcare Associated Infections (CHAI), with Dr Peter Mullany at University College, London have b...
Health Physics Society
... very high radiation from much less likely nuclear weapons
detonations, which are often discussed in the same context as RDDs. Van Cleef even suggests that fear and angst from a dirty bomb could result in more deaths from car accidents during the evacuation than from the actual radiation. Even among the ...
Researchers pit novel version of common virus against cancer
...ients would be able to generate their own internal weapons
to kill the malignant cells without having to endure a toxic element such as chemotherapy. Kim and co-investigator Stephen Dewhurst, Ph.D., senior associate dean for basic research at the University of Rochester, began looking at a novel approach t...
New tumor markers -- 'Spot the differences'
...nes that make the cancer grow and invade and which weapons
(proteins) it uses to do so. In order to carry out this work we used microarrays or DNA-chips, a technique used for multiple analyses. It allows the detection and quantification of messages sent by thousands of genes. We analysed biopsies of PC as we...
Massive herds of animals found to still exist in Southern Sudan
...h of the migration corridors. Widespread automatic weapons
used during the conflict are now being used by unauthorized individuals for poaching and commercial, unsustainable hunting. The international aid community is building roads, hospitals, schools and commercial networks in the area without determining ...
Los Alamos National Laboratory making progress in Groundwater Protection Program
...rates." As at other sites in the nation's nuclear weapons
complex, LANL's operations created a legacy of radioactive waste and environmental contamination now being addressed by the U.S. Department of Energy. The committee emphasized that the groundwater protection program, initiated nine years ago by New...
News tips from ACS Chemical Biology
... In the war on cancer you can never have too many weapons
in your arsenal. The authors determined the crystal structure of a key cell cycle regulator complexed with an inhibitor molecule. By inhibiting the cell cycle, uncontrolled cell growth, a hallmark of cancer, can be halted. About designed surfaces...
Leading the fight against food poisoning
... company GangaGen Life Sciences Inc to develop new weapons
in the fight against food poisoning. They are engaging in a major research project to develop methods for the control of Campylobacter the commonest cause of infectious bacterial intestinal disease in England and Wales, according to the Health Pro...
$5M gift will attack Lou Gehrig's disease from all angles
...ts, they hope to make quick progress. Among the weapons
they will deploy against ALS are genetic tools to keep nerve cells from dying, new ways of delivering promising drugs and genes directly into nerve cells, and a potential treatment based on injecting stem cells into the spinal cord. The latter approa...
Herpes infection may be symbiotic, help beat back some bacteria
...for invaders with their eyes wide open and defense weapons
ready." Other scientists previously had shown that interferon gamma helps the immune system fight off some strains of bacteria. This led Virgin and his colleagues to test herpes-infected mice with exposure to the bacteria Yersinia pestis, which caus...
Replacement warhead program poses challenges for weapons complex
...head (RRW) and its role in the future U.S. nuclear weapons
program. Bruce Tarter, head of the study group a...osed RRW program -- more easily maintained nuclear weapons
with enhanced performance margins, improved safety and security properties, and greater ease of manu...
Can a taste for poison drive speciation?
... To avoid the latter, many plants produce chemical weapons
to discourage predators. A sound strategy overall, but the rules of co-evolutionary war suggest that an herbivore will evolve resistance to the toxic defenses of plants. The fruit fly Drosophila sechellia, for example, has a penchant for the fruit of...
Doubly safe activation
...s strategy as well before launching certain potent weapons
of the immune system. Interferons, which were discovered 50 years ago, are the body's first line of defense against viral attack. They are produced in cells that have been invaded by viruses, and from there they spread out to warn other cells to pr...
ACS News Service Weekly PressPac -- March. 14, 2007
...ases U. S. envisions a new generation of nuclear weapons
Journalists Resources: Huh, a what? Find out...l proposals to produce a new generation of nuclear weapons
and revamp its nuclear weapons
complex, according to an article scheduled for the March 19 issue of ...
These legs were made for fighting
...legged early humans only when they learned to make weapons
and fight with them. Now he argues that even though australopiths walked upright on the ground, the reason they retained short legs for 2 million years was not so much that they spent time in trees, but "the same thing that selected for short legs...
Press conferences at the year's largest physics meeting
...surreptitiously identify people carrying concealed weapons
with the use of detectors derived from instrumenta...ased sensors for detecting chemical and biological weapons
Scientist converts UK nuclear energy policy
... look at how nonproliferation divisions at nuclear weapons
labs operate while "steeped in a culture that creates weapons
of mass destruction," and how biosecurity experts are trying to reach consensus on definitions and s...
Largest physics meeting of the year, in Denver
...surreptitiously identify people carrying concealed weapons
with the use of detectors derived from instrumenta...torage (L14.5) the status and mission of nuclear weapons
(H7) science in the Middle East (J7) attogram mass measurement at room temperature and atmospher...
Tests to reveal levels of depleted uranium in army personnel
...999 and in the latest conflict in Iraq. While DU weapons
can reduce casualties amongst the forces using them, there may be long-term risks to the health of those exposed to them, either through shrapnel wounds or inhalation, and risks, also, to the environment. The test was designed to detect after 15 ye...
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