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 ...
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... approach can bring about "explicit benefits in environment
and health, together with possible gains in ... and Improved Stoves: Possibly an Option for both environment
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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
"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
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
"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
"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, ...