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Countries unite to reduce animal use in product toxicity testing worldwide

... coordinated scientific recommendations on alternative toxicity testing methods that should speed their ... the NTP Interagency Center for the Evaluation of alternative Toxicological Methods (NICEATM), one of the ... for the European Centre for the Validation of alternative Methods (ECVAM), David Blakey, D.Phil., for the ...

Methyl bromide alternatives indicated for North Carolina tomato production

... of many agricultural crops. No known single alternative fumigant, chemical, or other technology exists ... labor, and market situation before selecting an alternative preplant fumigant, noting that "actual costs and ... it is anticipated that growers will implement alternative pest management practices on larger acreage, ...

Case Western Reserve finds mechanism underlying alt. splicing of premessenger RNA into messenger RNA

... has discovered an unexpected mechanism governing alternative splicing, the process by which single genes ... the genetic code that in turn create mistakes in alternative splicing may be considerably more complicated ... The research, titled "Dynamic regulation of alternative splicing by silencers that modulate 5' splice ...

Managing carbon loss

... 2008 -- As the United States continues to develop alternative energy methods and push towards energy ... management scheme, are a win-win option on both alternative energy and environmental fronts," says Kurt ... too distant future, choosing a cellulosic ethanol alternative at the pump may actually result in a net removal ...

'Arid aquaculture' among livelihoods promoted to relieve worsening pressure on world's drylands

... experts have proven to be an effective potential alternative livelihood for people living in desertified parts ... multi-country study. Other promising alternative livelihoods, successfully tested in eight ... future existence in these places possible. The alternative will be a potential migration out of drylands in ...

Human genes sing different tunes in different tissues

... MIT team has shown that this phenomenon, known as alternative splicing, is both far more prevalent and varies ... 50-plus percent more recently. "A decade ago, alternative splicing of a gene was considered unusual, exotic ... paves the way for future studies into the role of alternative proteins in specific tissues, including cancer ...

American Chemical Society Weekly PressPac Oct. 15, 2008

... Researchers in Germany are describing a potential alternative to Botox and cosmetic surgery for easing facial ... ARTICLE #3 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE alternative fuels may drain dwindling water supplies ... in Texas report that switching to certain alternative fuels to power cars, trucks, and SUVs may require ...

Mandate for biofuels production requires science-based policy and global perspective

... oil imports, "We must increase the supply of alternative fuels, by setting a mandatory fuels standard to require 35 billion gallons of renewable and alternative fuels in 2017." This mandate coupled with a ... the production of cellulosic materials to produce alternative fuels could have many social and environmental ...

Alternative to burning: environmentally sound disposal for wood chips

... chipping and incorporation of pruned wood as an alternative to burning. The practice has gained acceptance in ... regulations have forced growers to adopt alternative ways to deal with waste. Mohammed B. Tahboub, ... and whether this practice might present an alternative to burning. The research study involved ...

CSHL team traces extensive networks regulating alternative RNA splicing

... illnesses from autism to heart disease. alternative splicing helps explain human complexity Fox-1 ... different proteins, thanks to a phenomenon called alternative splicing. Zhang and Krainer's new research ... binding-site predictionsand the corresponding alternative splicing patternswere correct. The fact that the ...

Researchers create safer alternative to heparin

... carbohydrates to build a more pure and safer alternative to the commonly used and controversial blood ... In the spring of 2008, the search for a safer alternative to the common drug had reached a frantic pace ... method was a million times higher than any other alternative created to date. He will now continue to work ...

Deep sequencing study reveals new insights into human transcriptome

... that exon skipping is the most prevalent form of alternative splicing. Details are presented in the ... Sultan et al. "A Global View of Gene Activity and alternative Splicing by Deep Sequencing of the Human ... of the art. We provide here global features of alternative splicing events in human cell lines. Such a ...

Project succeeding to relocate Caspian terns

... CORVALLIS, Ore. A major initiative to create alternative nesting sites for the largest colony of Caspian ... the OSU-led team is starting to restore alternative nesting colonies for Caspian terns. In addition ... calls for establishing and/or restoring three alternative nesting sites in the San Francisco Bay area, ...

New text highlights role of microorganisms in alternative energy development

... increasingly looking for abundant, cost-effective alternative sources of energy. One of the least studied and ... gases, researchers have been committed to finding alternative fuel sources. Perhaps one of the least explored ... that may contribute to future breakthroughs via alternative fuels. Chapters are written by experts currently ...

Alternatives to ozone-depleting pesticide studied

... plus chloropicrin, and propylene oxide. The best alternative treatments from the replicated experiments were ... increased the performance and consistency of alternative pesticides and that environmental factors such as ... It is necessary to continue evaluation of alternative fumigants for strawberry nurseries to focus on ...

More efficient fuel-cells, thanks to a new catalyst

... growing scientific interest in the development of alternative energies. The fossil fuels that currently ... For fuel cells to be a competitive option amongst alternative energies, advances in a number of fields are ... at the University School. Methanol as an alternative Most current research is focused on hydrogen ...

Symposium on energy research highlights future challenges, opportunities

... new generations of scientists to search for alternative energy sources. A national panel of experts on ... of Chemical Engineers (AIChE). Finding alternative energy sources is a multi-disciplinary effort, ... of sunlight will help solar power become a viable alternative source, Lewis said. Another intriguing source ...

Nanowires hold promise for more affordable solar cells

... to making solar cells a more affordable source of alternative energy. The Department of Engineering Physics ... been looking to add solar cells to our line of alternative energy products, said Tony Verrelli, president of ... McMaster is what will help propel Ontario into an alternative energy leader, said Don Wilford, managing ...

Study of African traditional medicine will begin world-first clinical trial

... from the National Center for Complementary and alternative Medicines (NCCAM), a division of the National ... have strong interests in complementary and alternative medicine practices, but little is known of their ... and seeing how we can better understand these alternative medicines. ...

American Chemical Society's Weekly PressPac -- Nov. 28, 2007

... bacteria that has been widely hailed as a green alternative to petroleum-based plastic for use in packaging, ... Methanol shows increasing promise as an alternative fuel Chemical & Engineering News After ... like ethanol, shows increasing promise as an alternative energy source with advantages over both ethanol ...

Baker Institute finds increased domestic production won't make US self-sufficient in natural gas

... in Europe and Northeast Asia. The wider swath of alternative supplies for Europe and Northeast Asia translates ... Furthermore, the higher elasticity of supply from alternative sources as a result of allowing greater access to ... price." The study also notes that development of alternative energy could play a similar role. One more ...

University of Toronto finds humans and chimps differ at level of gene splicing

... we found was that six to eight per cent of the alternative splicing events we looked at were showing ... constituents of cells. Splicing can occur in alternative ways in the same genetic message to generate more ... type of protein. The new findings reveal that the alternative splicing process differs significantly between ...

Alternative food networks connect ethical producers and consumers and can lead to healthier eating

... practices of consumers and producers involved in alternative food networks, which include schemes as varied as ... of a graduation effect, whereby involvement in an alternative food scheme encouraged consumers to change their ... Although the majority of consumers use alternative food sources alongside supermarkets, they often ...

Green skies: Engineer's work may reduce jet travel's role in global warming

... innovative energy sources. "In order to make alternative jet fuel sources feasible, they need to be ... if we fully understand how both petroleum and alternative fuels burn and design engines based on this ... energy security problem, we need to be sure that alternative fuel sources are going to work and, in order to ...

Muscle mass: Scientists identify novel mode of transcriptional regulation during myogenesis

... UC Berkeley) reveal that the formation of an alternative transcriptional core promoter complex directs ... TFIID is disassembled and replaced with an alternative core promoter recognition complex. The researchers determined that this alternative complex contains both TAF3 and TRF3, and is ...

Unravelling new complexity in the genome

... that a step in gene expression (referred to as alternative splicing) is more highly regulated in a cell and ... regulation occurs in the nervous system. The alternative splicing step allows a single gene to specify ... processes and pathways are regulated by alternative splicing differently in nervous system tissues ...

Diverse genetic abnormalities lead to NF-κB activation in multiple myeloma

... of NF-κB, the classical pathway and the alternative pathway. Constitutive activation of NF-κB ... revealed the importance of both the classical and alternative NF-κB pathways in MM pathogenesis. Most MM ... that result in constitutive activation of the alternative NF-κB pathway. We propose that the ...

Healing power of aloe vera proves beneficial for teeth and gums, too

... abrasive elements typically found in commercial toothpaste, it is a great alternative for people with sensitive teeth or gums. But buyers must beware. Not all ... Eric Shapria, MS, DDS, MAGD, MA. "If they are interested in a more alternative approach to oral hygiene, they should speak with their dentist to ensure ...

Explosive growth of life on Earth fueled by early greening of planet

... ). Their paper, "The Precambrian greening of Earth," presents an alternative view of published data on thousands of analyses of carbon isotopes found ... trigger of the Cambrian explosion of life. "Our work presents a simple, alternative view of the thousands of carbon isotope measurements that had been taken ...

Waste water treatment plant mud used as 'green' fuel

... have shown that using mud from waste water treatment plants as a partial alternative fuel can enable cement factories to reduce their CO 2 emissions and ... (URV) have analysed the environmental and human health impacts of an alternative fuel that solves various problems simultaneously. This is the solid waste ...

American Chemical Society's Weekly PressPac -- June 3, 2009

... discovery that may help boxed wine shake off its image as a gauche alternative to bottles, scientists in Canada are reporting that multilayer aseptic ... interest as well as all 118 elements from the periodic table, providing alternative names, molecular structures, a Wikipedia link, and other information. ...

Equity concerns raised by congestion pricing can be addressed to make approach viable

... clean air and less gridlock to everyone." The RAND study evaluated alternative ways of defining and measuring equity and how such approaches interact with alternative forms of pricing, as well as the context in which congestion pricing is ...

DOE JGI releases expanded version of Phytozome.net

... acreage and sales and the principal source of biodiesel, a renewable, alternative fuel with the highest energy content of any current alternative fuel. Chlamydomonas reinhardtii , a single-celled green alga, a ...

The coming of biofuels: Study shows reducing gasoline emissions will benefit human health

... that when it comes to transportation fuels, carbon-neutral biofuels as an alternative to gasoline are coming. While the focus of a shift from gasoline to ... of EBI's Life-Cycle Environmental and Economic Decision-Making for alternative Biofuels programs with Arpad Horvath, an associate professor of civil and ...

Old stain in a new combination

... more difficult but does not completely prevent it. "We urgently need alternative therapies that are effective against the gametocytes and thus improve the ... transmission to mosquitoes The appropriate component for such an alternative is a proven agent the methylene blue stain which has been given to ...

Glutamine supplements show promise in treating stomach ulcers

... of the Journal of Nutrition ., the findings offer the possibility of an alternative to antibiotics for the treatment of stomach ulcers. "Our findings ... us with preliminary evidence that glutamine supplementation may be an alternative therapy for reducing the severity of infection," explains Hagen, adding ...

American Chemical Society's weekly PressPac -- May 6, 2009

... harvesting large amounts of timber. Reinforced concrete sleepers are an alternative that offer greater strength, durability and long-term cost savings, he ... and other personal care products are forcing cosmetic makers to seek alternative ways to test these products, according to an article scheduled for the May ...

Decreasing deer damage

... Deer browse year-round, but are most destructive during the winter when alternative foods are less available. Male white-tailed deer also rub the stems of ... of success in reducing crop damage. Researchers attempting to provide alternative solutions to deer damage to NTFPs are working to identify species of trees ...

Indigenous peoples at world summit to share climate change observations, coping techniques

... and unusually large daytime temperature changes, forcing them to find alternative sources of irrigation and crop variations; Andean Region: Temperature ... Planting diverse varieties of crops simultaneously; and Using alternative agricultural lands, food preservation techniques, hunting and gathering ...

Singapore researchers first to transform carbon dioxide into methanol

... diseases, and as effective catalysts to transform sugars into an alternative energy source. We have now shown that NHCs can also be applied ... demands on diminishing fossil fuel resources, we hope to provide a viable alternative energy option for industry, and effective sequestration and conversion of ...
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