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Bioartificial kidney under study at MCG

...ution. The now-dirty solution is discarded and the cleaner blood is given back to the patient. In the study, all patients receive this standard approach to cleaning the blood. But two-thirds of the study participants take the additional step of having the liquid portion of their filtered blood, called an ul...

Man-made wetland's effectiveness similar to natural marsh

...arch Park at Ohio State University. "The water was cleaner when it left the wetland than when it came in." The results appear in the current issue of the journal Ecological Engineering. Mitsch conducted the study with Daniel Fink, a student in the environmental science graduate program at Ohio State. Often...

Study of energy and health in Africa focuses spotlight on charcoal and forest management

...sive and a lot harder to get out." Charcoal burns cleaner and produces less indoor pollution than wood, but the current inefficient production method in Africa is one of the most polluting for the global environment and potentially destructive to African forests. The researchers' analysis shows that charcoa...

UF researchers kill resistant bugs one bandage at a time

...rb a little more fluid, (but) it'll keep the wound cleaner because it will keep the bacteria from getting back into the wound." Clinical trials of the coating in gauze will be conducted at UF later this year. Controlling moisture and staving off infection are two of the most important aspects of wound heal...

Environmental metagenomics diagnosing extreme environments, tapping opportunities for clean energy

...ood chips, crop residue, and various grasses, into cleaner sources of energy." One of the systems that DOE JGI characterizing is the microbial community inhabiting the termite hindgut, among nature's most efficient bioreactors--capable of generating two liters of hydrogen from fermenting just one sheet of p...

Biofuels researcher searches for new sources

...s into sugars. "Biomass energy can contribute to cleaner air through reduction in greenhouse gas emissions. It can alsoimprove rural economies, and reduce energy dependence on foreign petroleum oils," said Ralph Peck, director of the Institute for Biobased Products at MSU. The institute has funded Chen's ...

A cleaner, greener rice industry

...or indicators for ASEAN rice production leading to cleaner water, healthier ecosystems and a better environment for the entire region." In February, IRRI hosted a workshop ?funded by Malaysia and attended by Malaysian scientists ?to further develop ideas for such indicators and to consider ways to have such...

Pesticides need sunscreen to beat the heat

...red and the cost to the farmer. It could also mean cleaner waters, as the risks of excess pesticide contamination will be lowered. "It can be used for many other pesticides. We are considering it as a platform carrier material for pesticides and have looked at several pesticides, including this oil-solubl...

Biodiesel study targets cleaner air, cleaner engines

Cleaner engines, cleaner air and more uses for local farm products were the focus of a just-completed study of biodiesel as an alternative fuel source on selected Ontario farms. This province-wide initiative is the only one of its kind in Canada. It involved six farms to ev...

Scientists seek useful traits in wild cottons

...cottons that require less lint cleaning ?producing cleaner fiber with less ginning costs, Gannaway said. Scientists at the Crops Genetic Research Facility at Lubbock have been conducting their cotton research since 2004. The facility was completed and came on-line in 2003. "We have d...

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