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Contaminated site remediation: Are nanomaterials the answer?

... and includes detailed information on the contaminants treated and the nature of the treatment. It provides a unique source of information on the intentional release of nanomaterials into the environment to treat contaminated ground and water. ...

Stanford's Woods Institute awards new round of Environmental Venture Projects

... EVP grants this year: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Understanding the Role of Anthropogenic Fire in the Desert Grasslands of Australia: intentional burning is increasingly being recognized as an important force in shaping ecosystems over time. In Australia, the impact of anthropogenic fire has ...

Fire is important part of global climate change, report scientists

... part of climate change, according to 22 authors of an article published in the April 24 issue of the journal Science . The authors determined that intentional deforestation fires alone contribute up to one-fifth of the human-caused increase in emissions of carbon dioxide, a heat-trapping gas that raises ...

Food counterfeiting, contamination outpace international regulatory systems

... higher expectations. "We want stuff in the winter when we can't grow it." Between the extremes of accidentally contaminated food and terrorism via intentional contamination lies the counterfeiter, seeking not to harm but to hide the act for profit. The melamine incidents are such examples. As an industrial ...

Synthetic virus supports a bat origin for SARS

... to infect humans. The studies also provide a model approach for rapid identification, analysis and public health responses to future natural or intentional virus epidemics. Zoonotic viruses animal pathogens that can cause disease in humans pose a serious threat to public health, said Mark Denison, ...

American Chemical Society's Weekly PressPac -- Nov. 19, 2008

... addition, bacteria are becoming more resistant to standard disinfection methods. Scientists also are increasingly concerned about the possibility of intentional release of harmful bacteria by terrorists. As a result, researchers are attempting to develop new and improved methods of disinfection. The New ...

FBI unveils science of anthrax investigation

... in the New York Post, the Daschle and the Leahy letters. The elemental signatures and the locations of these signatures, while not indicating intentional weaponization, did show that the spores were indistinguishable and therefore likely came from the same source. That conclusion was corroborated a few ...

ID Analytics Study Reveals Employees' Criminal Misuse of Stolen Identities

... measures include employee education programs, data access monitoring, and strict policies regarding use of USB ports and portable devices. However, intentional data theft and unintentional data loss by authorized employees continue to be the most common sources of data breaches. Organizations struggle with ...

Monarch butterflies help explain why parasites harm hosts

... can persist longer on infected hosts and cause less damage. The study also calls into question the wisdom of captive breeding of monarchs for intentional release at events such as weddings. Captive rearing conditions can promote parasite transmission and favor more virulent parasite strains that have ...

Work with power grids leads to cell biology discovery

... the power grid led to the largest outage in U.S. history, experts determined that the event could have been reduced or avoided by instigating small intentional blackouts in the system during the initial hours of instability. And the same could be valid in biology, where a defective gene may trigger a ...

EC unveils new EU maritime policy

... Member States and the Commission in detecting illegal and accidental discharges at sea," Willem de Ruiter, Executive Director of EMSA said. intentional and accidental discharges threaten fragile coastal ecosystems, impact on tourism and generate significant clean-up costs. The European policy goal, ...

Herpes virus hijacks DNA repair process

... still a mystery and a topic of continuing investigation in the Virgin lab. "The discovery that induction of the cells' DNA damage response is an intentional viral strategy, rather than a passive cellular response to viral invasion, means that we should look into whether other DNA viruses use a similar ...

Discovery could lead to better control of hemorrhagic fever viruses

... mortality is so high," says Choe, the study's senior author. Choe now hopes to translate these findings into treatments to contain natural or intentional outbreaks of New World hemorrhagic fever. Serendipitously, several anti-TfR1 antibodies have already been developed as anticancer therapeutics ...

Computer with brain connections changing quality of life of paralyzed

... computers. The research focuses on a condition called the completely locked-in state (CLIS, a total lack of muscle control). In a CLIS situation, intentional thoughts and imagery can rarely be acted upon physically and, therefore, are rarely followed by a stimulus. The research suggests that as the disease ...

Tamed 11,400 years ago, figs were likely first domesticated crop

... must have recognized that the resulting fruits do not produce new trees, and fig tree cultivation became a common practice," Bar-Yosef says. "In this intentional act of planting a specific variant of fig tree, we can see the beginnings of agriculture. This edible fig would not have survived if not for human ...

Study finds that a woman's chances of having twins can be modified by diet

... rate in the United States has increased significantly since 1975, about the time assisted reproductive technologies (ART) were introduced. The intentional delay of childbearing has also contributed to the increase of multiple-birth pregnancies, since older women are more likely to have twins even ...

Anthrax inhibitor counteracts toxin, may lead to new therapeutics

... of the project. "Combining the inhibitor with antibiotic therapy may increase the likelihood of survival for an infected person." The 2001 intentional release of anthrax spores via postal mail in the United States led to increased research on possible therapeutics and vaccines to treat toxins that ...

Invasive species harms native hardwoods by killing soil fungus

... "While vanishing habitat caused by human activity is the number one threat to biodiversity, there is great concern over the impact of accidental and intentional dispersal of alien invasive species across the globe," says Kristina A. Stinson, a plant population biologist at the Harvard Forest, Harvard's ...

Serious adverse reactions to smallpox vaccine appear to be limited

... World Health Organization−designated repository laboratories and may be used as a bioweapon. Detection of a smallpox case could represent an intentional bioterrorism event requiring an immediate, coordinated response by public health, medical, and law enforcement personnel to control the outbreak and ...

Continued reduction in the number of drug-related deaths in the UK

... 56 per cent of cases died from accidental poisoning. This is a five percent increase compared with the previous year. However, the proportion of intentional self-poisoning cases remained stable at 35 percent. Opiates/opioids (i.e. heroin/morphine; methadone; other opiate/opioid analgesics), alone or ...

TrueBlue Archive Will Store Raw Life Sciences Data for Proteomics and Drug Testing

... A new book, Biological Weapons Defense: Infectious Disease and Counterbioterrorism, deals with the intentional causality of disease. Published by Humana Press, this text is also available in e-Book. Many of the contributors come from the U.S. Army Medical ...

Comprehensive biodefense text published

... A new book, Biological Weapons Defense: Infectious Disease and Counterbioterrorism, deals with the intentional causality of disease. Published by Humana Press, this text is also available in e-Book. Many of the contributors come from the U.S. Army Medical ...

Biodiversity hotspots identify conservation priorities

... the over wintering mass of monarch butterflies (Danaus plexippus) in the pine forests of Michoacan. Threats to the hotspot include logging and intentional burning to clear land for livestock or agriculture. Hotspots Revisited was produced by CEMEX, one of the world's largest cement manufacturers, in ...
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