Navigation Links
To your health: EPA announces safe drinking water research
Date:9/4/2008

Let's raise our water glasses and toast to America's health! Water is essential to life, and one of EPA's highest priorities is ensuring America has drinking water safe from pathogens and other waterborne contaminants. Today, EPA announced the award of $3.6 million in research grants to four universities, one non-profit, and one research institute to improve the detection of known and emerging drinking water contaminants; including the harmful substances produced by blue-green algae in algal blooms and noroviruses.

The Agency presently regulates 90 harmful chemicals, microorganisms and even radiation in water. To ensure even healthier drinking water, EPA is encouraging research into other possible contaminants and with faster technologies.

"By supporting research into innovative technologies and approaches to rapidly detect and identify viruses, bacteria, and chemicals in drinking water, we can prevent illness," said George Gray, assistant administrator of EPA's Office of Research and Development. "These new projects will expand the toolkit available to those on the front lines of protecting our nation's drinking water and public health."

In the U.S., it is often difficult to link the incidence of waterborne diseases with their exact causes, due to the need for ever more sophisticated tools to monitor waterborne contaminants. These newly funded research projects will help improve our ability to pinpoint potential problems using innovative new technologies and methods.

Grant recipients:

  • Battelle Memorial Institute, Pacific Northwest Division, Richland, Wash., $595,927 to develop a system for quantifying and removing noroviruses -- viruses that cause gastrointestinal illness
  • Drexel University, Philadelphia, Penn., $599,999 to develop a field-portable sensor device that can quickly detect algal toxins or potential toxin-producers in source, finished, and system waters.
  • Montana State University
    '/>"/>

Contact: Suzanne Ackerman
ackerman.suzanne@epa.gov
202-564-4355
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related biology news :

1. Sanitation investment in poor countries would yield $9-to-1 benefits in productivity, health: UN
2. Starting university may be hazardous to your health: study
3. White House announces 2007 National Medal of Science laureates
4. New York Stem Cell Foundation announces third annual Translational Stem Cell Research Conference
5. BIO-key(R) Announces Emergency Alert and Management Solutions for Schools and Campuses
6. Elsevier announces 10 semi-finalists for the Elsevier Grand Challenge
7. Cuellars Safe and Lock Announces Strategic Alliance with Absolute Access and Security
8. JDRF announces 2008 Scholar Award recipients
9. W.M. Keck Foundation announces 2008 class of Distinguished Young Scholars in Medical Research
10. Ecological Society of America announces 2008 award recipients
11. Aware Announces Q2 2008 Earnings Conference Call
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:9/21/2014)... team of Stanford researchers has developed a protein therapy ... break away from original tumor sites, travel through the ... the body. , This process, known as metastasis, can ... "The majority of patients who succumb to cancer fall ... Cochran, an associate professor of bioengineering who describes a ...
(Date:9/19/2014)... study multifunctional and specialized spinal cord nerve cells ... Foundation grant in the amount of $680,000 for ... the Department of Biology, OU College of Arts ... the multifunctional and specialized spinal cord nerve cells ... connections they make. Berkowitz will collaborate with ...
(Date:9/19/2014)... A new study shows that legume plants regulate ... cytokininssignaling molecules that are transmitted through the plant ... the number of bacteria-holding nodules in the roots. ... the National Institute for Basic Biology, the Graduate ... Center for Sustainable Resource Science in Japan. ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Stanford researchers create 'evolved' protein that may stop cancer from spreading 2Stanford researchers create 'evolved' protein that may stop cancer from spreading 3Stanford researchers create 'evolved' protein that may stop cancer from spreading 4For legume plants, a new route from shoot to root 2
... motor excitability have a better working memory than humans with ... by scientists from the Transfacultary Research Platform at the University ... drawn as to the general cortical excitability as well ... temporary storage of information such as memorizing a phone number ...
... found new clues to how plants evolved to withstand wintry ... issue of the journal Nature , the team constructed ... plants the largest time-scaled evolutionary tree to date. By ... stem data for thousands of species, the researchers were able ...
... The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have demonstrated a drug-discovery ... of chemical compounds that have a desired effect on ... To illustrate the power of the innovative technique, the ... shows promise for treating obesity-linked diabetes. At the same ...
Cached Biology News:Motor excitability predicts working memory 2Study offers clues to how plants evolved to cope with cold 2Study offers clues to how plants evolved to cope with cold 3Innovative screening strategy swiftly uncovers new drug candidates, new biology 2Innovative screening strategy swiftly uncovers new drug candidates, new biology 3Innovative screening strategy swiftly uncovers new drug candidates, new biology 4
(Date:9/22/2014)... -- Spherix Incorporated (SPEX) -- an intellectual property development company committed ... that the United States Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO) issued ... September that is part of a standard essential family of ... , Application number: US 13/728,867 , Publication date: ... The listed inventors of the new patent, ...
(Date:9/20/2014)... HealthTronics, Inc. , a leading ... and services, has signed a distribution agreement through ... for its high precision laser technology. ... mobile, surgical technology—offering more choices for healthcare providers ... will make available Clinicon’s FDA-cleared SureLase™ CO2 Laser ...
(Date:9/19/2014)... than electricity, to move data would consume much ... growing concern as chips, transistor counts rise. , ... light emitters, modulators, and detectors emitters ... source for optical chips is molybdenum disulfide (MoS2), ... a single, atom-thick layer. Other experimental on-chip light ...
(Date:9/19/2014)... , Sept. 19, 2014 Pfenex Inc. (NYSE ... development of high-value and difficult to manufacture proteins including ... at the 21 st Annual NewsMakers in the ... . Bertrand Liang , chief executive officer of ... programs and business strategy on Friday, September 26, 2014 ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Spherix Notified by United States Patent & Trademark Office of New Standard Essential Patent Issued to Spherix 2Spherix Notified by United States Patent & Trademark Office of New Standard Essential Patent Issued to Spherix 3HealthTronics Announces Distribution Agreement with Clinicon-Laser Surgical Device Expands Minimally Invasive, Mobile Technology Portfolio 2HealthTronics Announces Distribution Agreement with Clinicon-Laser Surgical Device Expands Minimally Invasive, Mobile Technology Portfolio 3Toward optical chips 2Toward optical chips 3Pfenex to Present at Upcoming Industry Conference on September 26 2
... Consolidated service revenue of $238.7 million grows 32% year-over-year, - ... - Backlog increases ... - Net quarterly book-to-burn ratio ... PRXL ) today announced its financial results for the,second quarter ...
... of Family Cord Blood Banks, LOS ANGELES, ... of California Cryobank, today announced that its co-founder ... appointed to the Department,of Health and Human Services, ... on Blood Stem Cell Transplantation,(ACBSCT). Through his appointment, ...
... required milestone for functional food partners and ... /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Neptune Technologies &,Bioressources Inc. ("Neptune") ... Oil ("NKO(R)") has been determined to be,safe ... status required for the,commercialization of NKO(R) incorporated ...
Cached Biology Technology:PAREXEL Reports Second Quarter Fiscal Year 2008 Financial Results 2PAREXEL Reports Second Quarter Fiscal Year 2008 Financial Results 3PAREXEL Reports Second Quarter Fiscal Year 2008 Financial Results 4PAREXEL Reports Second Quarter Fiscal Year 2008 Financial Results 5PAREXEL Reports Second Quarter Fiscal Year 2008 Financial Results 6PAREXEL Reports Second Quarter Fiscal Year 2008 Financial Results 7PAREXEL Reports Second Quarter Fiscal Year 2008 Financial Results 8PAREXEL Reports Second Quarter Fiscal Year 2008 Financial Results 9PAREXEL Reports Second Quarter Fiscal Year 2008 Financial Results 10Dr. Charles A. Sims of California Cryobank's Family Cord Blood Services Named to National Stem Cell Advisory Council 2Dr. Charles A. Sims of California Cryobank's Family Cord Blood Services Named to National Stem Cell Advisory Council 3Neptune Technologies receives GRAS notification in the United States 2Neptune Technologies receives GRAS notification in the United States 3
... Drosophila S2 cells are used for heterologous ... System (DES). The S2 cell line was ... (20-24 hours old) Drosophila melanogaster embryos ... at room temperature without CO2 and is easily ...
Mouse monoclonal antibody to RAD51L3 - RAD51-like 3 (S. cerevisiae)...
... new product number, created to easily match ... yet, please order under the old Sigma-Aldrich ... assistance. Feature: tissue-culture treated yes ... cm 2 D H 60 ...
... Nop1p/Fibrillarin was originally identified ... yeast, Saccharomyces cerevisiae (accession P15646). The ... viability and is localized in the ... is fibrillarin (accession P22087) a component ...
Biology Products: