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Soils offer new hope as carbon sink

...company involved with NSW DPI in the trials, has a pilot plant at Gosford which is producing minimal amounts for research purposes. "We are hoping the technology will take hold and pyrolysis plants will be built where there is a steady stream of green or other biomass waste providing clean energy that i...

Massive herds of animals found to still exist in Southern Sudan

...ary reconnaissance surveys in late May, Elkan, WCS pilot Falk Grossman and Jamus Joseph, assistant director of the WCS Southern Sudan Country Program, did finally sight a group of three zebra moving with the white-eared kob migration in Boma National Park. The team also identified a key zone of semi-arid h...

MU researchers to study the status of black bears in Missouri

...le nuisance bears and protect their property. This pilot study should help us ask better research questions down the road. We don’t know if we have a self-sustaining population in Missouri or if we simply have a lot of dispersing males coming from Arkansas. We need to investigate the genetic interchange be...

New findings challenge established views on human genome

...zations around the world, the research served as a pilot to test the feasibility of a full-scale initiative...are located and how they are organized. In the pilot phase, ENCODE researchers devised and tested high-throughput approaches for identifying functional e...

Human genetic 'deserts' are teeming with significant life

... international collaborators working together on a pilot project to use as a ‘reference set’ by the ENCODE ...ctional elements in the human genome sequence. The pilot phase is focusing on 44 regions, totalling approximately 1% of the human genome. By testing and com...

A cherry on top: Tart cherries may alter heart/diabetes factors

...ly medicine at the U-M Medical School, will lead a pilot clinical trial of whole tart cherries in humans. The study will enroll healthy individuals who will spend a night at the U-M General Clinical Research Center, and have their blood tested multiple times to look for the breakdown products of cherries. ...

Bones in motion: Brown scientists to create new 3-D X-ray system

... Brown faculty and students are already at work on pilot projects to visualize pigs walking, birds flying and frogs jumping, using seed funds from Brown's Office of the Vice President for Research and the National Science Foundation. Software will be rolled out in phases, Brainerd said, with a complete sys...

Robotic therapy helps restore hand use after stroke

...ke at least three months prior participated in the pilot study using this robotic device. "Most spontaneous improvement in function occurs in the first three months after a stroke, and after that things tend to plateau," said Dr. Steven C. Cramer, senior author of the study and associate professor in n...

Is there a pilot in the insect?

... and one million neurons. When an insect, bird or pilot flies over land, the image of the ground below sweeps from front to back across the central part of the visual field, creating an "optic flow", which is defined as the angular speed at which the ground contrasts move past. By definition, this angula...

Common blood test can help distinguish between mononucleosis and tonsillitis

...," they continue. "Results from our retrospective pilot study suggest that the lymphocyte–white blood cell count ratio could be a quickly available alternative test for the detection of glandular fever [mononucleosis]."...

Scientists unlock mystery of embryonic stem cell signaling pathway

...bryonic stem cells, but Kahn notes that subsequent pilot studies using human embryonic stem cells, in collaboration with Dr. Qilong Ying at the Center for Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine at the Keck School of Medicine, have confirmed that IQ-1 plays a similar role in that system as well. “If we can ...

NIH announces phase III clinical trial of creatine for Parkinson's disease

...ental research process—from laboratory research to pilot studies in a select group of patients, to the definitive phase III trial of effectiveness in people with Parkinson’s disease. "This study is an example of the Institute's commitment to Parkinson's research," says NINDS director Story C. Landis, Ph...

Lower carbon dioxide emissions from coal-fueled power plants possible with technology development

...the carbon capture process will be run on a small, pilot plant at the J.J. Pickle Research Campus. Roche...e Separations Research Program, oversee the small, pilot plant housed alongside the center’s building. In the college’s Department of Petroleum and Geosys...

Brain tissue reveals possible genetic trigger for schizophrenia

... synaptic plasticity." Acknowledging this was a pilot study, Perkins and her colleagues plan further research with larger tissue samples. ...

Clues to gene expression in cystic fibrosis will guide research

...s (CF) patients with targeted treatment in future, pilot study authors suggest. Results from a French clinical trial published today in BMC Medicine show how a small percentage of CF sufferers with a rare genetic stop mutation responded positively to gentamicin treatment. Aleksander Edelman and Isabelle S...

Monitoring poisons in the environment -- a woolly matter

...n Moores University) will present the results of a pilot study assessing the use of upland sheep wool as a bio-monitoring device for natural levels of heavy metals in the Lake District and Wales at the Society for Experimental Biology’s Annual Meeting in Glasgow (31st March ?2nd April). Significant corre...

Vaccination with embryonic stem cells prevents lung cancer in mice

...ant funding. Our work is presently supported by a pilot grant from our cancer centre and a small grant from the Kentucky Lung Cancer Research Program. US federal funding agencies such as the NIH ?notorious for funding predictable research ?have been quite disinterested." ...

Rearing an army to save wheat

...e natural enemies in their wheat fields, thanks to pilot scale research co-sponsored by the Montana Wheat and Barley Committee; USDA, CSREES Special Research Grants; the Montana Board of Research and Commercialization Technology; and the BNSF Railway Foundation. However, the process of locating parasitic w...

Plant-derived molecules, genetic manipulation point to future chemoprevention methods

... deterrent against colon cancer growth. This small pilot study will need more follow-ups to verify our findings that reductions in IGF-1 may prevent colon tumor formation." Olivo-Marston's colleagues include Drs. Curt Harris and Jackie Lavigne at NCI, and Stephen Hursting at the University of Texas. ...

SARS: No evidence that any of the treatments worked

...eness, cost, and cost-effectiveness of a DOTS-Plus pilot project established at Makati Medical Center in Manila, the Philippines, in 1999. The authors, led by Katherine Floyd of the World Health Organisation, studied 117 patients and showed that in this setting the average cost to the health system was US$...

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