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C. difficile spores spread superbug

... hospital' with conditions mimicking the human environment in which C. difficile is transmitted. The ... for infection control measures in the healthcare environment and open the door for the development of ... spores are capable of surviving dormant in the environment for long periods of time, under harsh conditions ...

University of Miami receives stimulus funds for study of hurricane impacts on structures, ecosystems

... to study how structures and their surrounding environment are affected during tropical cyclones ... from around the world. It will provide a unique environment for scientists and engineers to work side by side ... algal blooms, the effects of toxins in the marine environment as well as developing aquatic animal models of ...

American Chemical Society's Weekly Presspac -- June 17, 2009

... approach can bring about "explicit benefits in environment and health, together with possible gains in ... and Improved Stoves: Possibly an Option for both environment and Climate" DOWNLOAD FULL TEXT ARTICLE: ... chemistry, medicine, health, food, fuels, the environment and other topics. For advance complimentary news ...

Carbon measuring system to help mitigate climate change

... Project is being led and funded by the Global environment Facility (GEF) and United Nations environment Programme (UNEP). As well as the Overseas ... demonstrate how their investments achieve global environment benefits. "This research will develop a tool ...

American Chemical Society's Weekly PressPac -- May 13, 2009

... 1986 disaster somehow adapted to the radioactive environment and thrived. But until now, nobody knew what ... chemistry, medicine, health, food, fuels, the environment and other topics. For advance complimentary news ... to fuel the global economy; preserving the environment and assuring a sustainable future for our ...

Wind, salt and water are leading indicators of land degradation in Abu Dhabi

... environmental agenda. Mahmoud Ali Abdelfattah, environment Agency Abu Dhabi, studied representative samples ... of irreversible land degradation in the arid environment of Abu Dhabi. Wind erosion indicators are ... that commenced in 2002 and is funded by the environment Agency Abu Dhabi. ...

Searching for pollution in the Caribbean

... and financial support. The United Nations environment Programme (UNEP), as well as the Global environment Facility (GEF) are also active partners in the ... environmental protection, the Monaco-based Marine environment Laboratory (IAEA-MEL). The laboratory applies ...

Remembrance of things past influences how female field crickets select mates

... or selection, as a force in the physical environment like climate or food availability. But our research shows that the social environment animals experience is an important force, too. ... encounters with other males? And does the social environment they experience influence their evaluations of ...

Biomedical researchers invited to design experiments for the International Space Station

... experiments that could utilize the unique environment in space and produce breakthroughs to improve ... provides a special microgravity and radiological environment that Earth-based laboratories cannot replicate. ... an extraordinarily capable laboratory in a unique environment that has not previously been available for ...

Will Europe at last unite to combat thousands of alien invaders?

... Communication on invasive species. The European environment Commissioner, Stavros Dimas, noted at the launch ... These are organisations such as the European environment Agency (EEA), European and Mediterranean Plant ... current and emerging threats to the economy and environment posed by invasive species. ECISM would coordinate ...

UC Davis bench-to-bedside research: Promising treatment in clinical trials

... "The collaborative and interdisciplinary environment at UC Davis permitted us, with support from the ... who do the work; provide a funding and training environment to help teach students and postgraduates to write ... to move between an academic and industrial environment in the early stage to help determine career ...

Professor to measure environmental impact of war

... The United Nations environment Programme (UNEP) has invited Michel A. Bouchard, ... the threat of death, the protection of the environment is obviously not a priority, but it does become one as soon as the conflict is over. And if the environment is irreversibly affected, there is no sustainable ...

Researchers develop flow sensors based on hair structures of blind cavefish

... Astyanax fasciatus cannot see, they sense their environment and the movement of water around them with ... objects and navigate through their lightless environment inspired a group of researchers to mimic the ... also helps the hairs better withstand the marine environment by resisting corrosion and microorganism growth. ...

Differences in neighborhood food environment may contribute to disparities in obesity

... study of the causal relationship between the food environment and diet or body size should be a priority for ... studies examining the relationship between food environment and body size, this work is among the first to measure the food environment comprehensively," said EHP editor-in-chief Hugh ....

Flies may spread drug-resistant bacteria from poultry operations

... farm workers, consumer poultry products and the environment surrounding confined poultry operations, as well ... in the April 2009 issue of Science of the Total environment . The research was funded by a grant from the ... for growth promotioncreate the perfect environment for selection of bacteria that are resistant to ...

Earth's highest known microbial systems fueled by volcanic gases

... Professor Steve Schmidt. He likened the physical environment of the Socompa volcano summit -- including the ... in the Atacama Desert -- are in a more extreme environment and not as well understood as microbes living in ... transported and deposited by wind in the extreme environment of Socompa, with some organisms surviving to ...

Reversing ecology reveals ancient environments

... and metabolic network, you can recreate that past environment the organism lived in," said Elhanan Borenstein, ... from their interactions with the surrounding environment (e.g., oxygen, glutamine or sulfate). These ... "This gives us a way to predict the biochemical environment of organisms and learn ecology from the genomic ...

Village bird study highlights loss of wildlife knowledge from one

... because we are unable to accurately gauge how our environment is changing over time, says new research out ... declining all around them, or that their local environment may have changed dramatically since their ... theory which says that people's perception of the environment is determined by what they see now, with their ...

Genetic study shows direct link between vitamin D and MS susceptibility 'gene'

... "We have known for a long time that genes and environment determine MS risk," says Professor George Ebers, ... in offspring. The finding that the environment interacts directly with the background genetics ... Professor Ebers's group. There, they showed that environment changes to the same gene region can increase the ...

Mothers pass on disease clues to offspring

... perception of disease risk in the immediate environment potentially determining offspring disease ... The offspring which had developed in the diseased environment showed an earlier onset, peak and clearance of ... in our study are priming offspring for the environment they will live in. When the risk of disease is ...

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

... Director of UNU's International Network on Water, environment and Health. "The question is, what options ... says producing change requires an enabling policy environment created by government. This policy reform needs ... under the doom and gloom scenarios for their environment over the last 20 years or so." ...

Acoustical Meeting, Nov. 10-14, 2008 in Miami, Florida

... path of the boat are alerted and the marine environment in not disturbed. The talk, "Field tests of a ... available. The talk, "Impact of the harbor environment on the performance of a swimmer" (4aUW8) by Peter ... by the performers) afforded by the Internet environment and by the inherent time delay imposed on ...

Natural and social sciences: ICSU embraces the need to work more closely together

... (ICSU) in Maputo, Mozambique. Global change, environment and natural resources management, sustainable development, poverty reduction, and environment and human health, are some of the major ... Review (CSPR) and a former Director General for environment and Natural Resources of the International ...

Brainy genes, not brawn, key to success on mussel beach

... and even hungrier humans, not to mention an environment that can change your body temperature 50 degrees ... division," Gracey explained. Because their environment is so unpredictableat low tide mussels could ... said. The scientists also found that as the environment became harsherlike higher up the rocksthe ...

Barcelona Declaration 2008: Challenges and Pathways to Earth Sustainability

... it, or whether catastrophic changes in the environment brought on by climate change, losses of ... are imminent. The deterioration of the global environment continues despite current international efforts, ... will also deepen people's understanding of their environment and their responsibility towards sustainability, ...

Study reveals specific gene in adolescent men with delinquent peers

... both the 10-repeat allele and a high-risk family environment (one marked by a disengaged mother and an absence ... empirical evidence that the social and family environment in an adolescent's life can either exacerbate or ... Peer Group Formation: Evidence of a Gene X environment Correlation," which appears in the September 2008 ...

Army can boost mission success by better managing

... considerations encompass anything related to the environment that affects the planning and execution of ... The relationship between the Army and the environment is a two-way street, according to the study. On ... affect the environment; on the other, the environment affects soldiers and operations, especially ...

'Buckyballs' have high potential to accumulate in living tissue

... is important to learn how buckyballs react in the environment and what their possible environmental impacts ... to bioaccumulate. They could break down in the environment or in an organism once taken up." Researchers ... know whether buckyballs will break down in the environment or will be metabolized by animals, which would ...

US Air Force grant targets medical evacuation procedures

... the biological effects of the hypobaric environment so we can minimize the risk for additional ... of noise, lots of vibration and a pressurized environment that results in less oxygen to revive tissues and ... airplane, we're essentially putting them into an environment we know can't be good for them in an effort to ...

NSF and EPA establish 2 centers for environmental implications of nanotechnology

... will study how nanomaterials interact with the environment and with living systems, and will translate this ... of nanomaterials with living systems and the environment have attracted increasing attention from the ... will explore the impact of nanomaterials on the environment and on interactions with biological systems at ...

Experts meet on need for new rules to govern world's fragile polar regions

... wind and low visibility and the Arctic marine environment is particularly susceptible to the effects of ... with the protection of the arctic marine environment and effective management of shipping issues by ... hazards to navigation and pollution of the marine environment could cause major harm or irreversible ...

Petascale climate modeling heats up at University of Miami

... words, the large-scale climate determined the environment in which weather events formed, but weather had ... these experiments will provide a computational environment where many of the theoretical aspects of the ... we are looking forward to creating an optimal environment where many of the theoretical aspects of the ...

Microbes, by latitudes and altitudes, shed new light on life's diversity

... wrote that "everything is everywhere, but the environment selects." "What's interesting to me," said ... the surface of the Earth depending on whether the environment was suitable for them." In the last decade, ... Now we have the ability to grab DNA from the environment and try to characterize different species or ...

Parents shape whether their children learn to eat fruits and vegetables

... interventions teaching parents how to create an environment where children reach for a banana instead of ... Haire-Joshu says. "They control the food environment for their young child. This environment is key to not only what children eat today but ...

BBVA Foundation Awards for Biodiversity Conservation

... facing humanity is to halt the destruction of the environment and, especially, of biodiversity. This is a task ... Varillas June 17, 2008.- The Minister of environment and Rural and Marine Affairs, Elena Espinosa, and ... facing humanity is to halt the destruction of the environment and, especially, of biodiversity. This is a task ...

Gift of $100 million to transform energy and environment research at Princeton

... Gerhard R. Andlinger Center for Energy and the environment within the School of Engineering and Applied ... will provide future generations with a healthy environment and sustainable sources of energy. I am ... societal problems but will also create a vibrant environment for teaching and learning, preparing new ...

July 2008 GEOLOGY and GSA Today media highlights

... in Australia, and the possibility of a water-rich environment in Mars' past. GSA TODAY contains the first ... geodynamics in general. Unique Quaternary environment for discoveries of woolly rhinoceroses in ... for compositions that formed in a water-rich environment at some point in the Martian past, these ...

New report looks at the state of the North American environment

... 18 June 2008, MontrealIn its latest state of the environment report, released today, the Commission for ... is a follow-up to the CEC's 2002 state of the environment report and responds to the CEC Secretariat's ... Today, this report was presented to the environment ministers of Canada, Mexico and the United States ...

Thinking ahead: Bacteria anticipate coming changes in their environment

... that bacteria can use sensed cues from their environment to infer future events," says Saeed Tavazoie, an ... bacterium that travels back and forth between the environment and the gut of warm-blooded vertebrates. They ... then grew the bacteria in a biologically flipped environment where oxygen levels rose following an increase in ...

New grants will support research in the sustainable built environment

... The Woods Institute for the environment has awarded planning grants to 17 Stanford ... research agenda for the sustainable built environment (SBE), an emerging field that promotes the ... fellow at the Woods Institute. "Because the built environment has such a big impact on the natural environment, ...
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