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Researchers examine carbon capture and storage to combat global warming

...,'' said Orr. Currently, three industrial-scale projects are pumping millions of tons of carbon dioxide into the ground every year. Two of them represent the first efforts at storage in deep saline aquifers. A Stanford team also has begun researching storage of carbon dioxide in deep coal beds. In coal,...

Treating HIV in war zones -- Public health emergencies need rapid advice from WHO

...ed treatment outcomes were similar to those in HIV projects in non-conflict settings. "Our experience has shown us that one of the keys to successful provision of ART in conflict settings is preparation for disruption," say the authors. Some of the crucial contingency measures include: Providing pa...

DNA-damage test could aid drug development

...ological Engineering department, and collaborative projects like this are what the department was intended to do," comments Griffith, senior author on a paper to be published online in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Science the week of May 14. "This is an example of taking fundamental lab scien...

Study warns deep-sea mining may pose serious threat to fragile marine ecosystems

...e Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) have currently put those projects on hold. In particular, says Halfar, restrictions by the International Seabed Authority—which overseas environmental protection and demands that profits from mining in international waters be shared with developing nations—redirected prospecting and ...

York mathematician probes geometric route to combat viruses

...ogists and biophysicists to address a portfolio of projects arising from these results.? This grant will enable Dr Twarock to expand her group and fund three postdoctoral positions and four PhD students. The group will collaborate closely with the Astbury Centre in Leeds, and they will jointly organise a wo...

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

... 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 system avail...

Investigating the measles virus as a tool to kill multiple myeloma

...estigating it. The current study and other related projects resulted. “Mayo’s multidisciplinary team and institutional support for cutting-edge research provide the perfect incubator for development of a therapeutic virus,?says Dr. Russell. “We have everything we need, from basic scientists who create and...

ConocoPhillips establishes $22.5M biofuels research program at Iowa State

...gy. According to Brown, the details of specific projects have yet to be determined. He estimates the research program will involve 10 faculty members plus graduate students in the first year with additional researchers added in subsequent years. He noted that ConocoPhillips turned to Iowa State as a resear...

UTSA researchers examine effects of global warming on Antarctic

...wn research studies," said Cicek. Other ongoing projects included observations of seals, penguins and seabirds; biological activity in the sea water; and temperature and salinity measurements into the ocean depths. Now with one trip to the Antarctic under their belt, Xie and Cicek are enlisting the he...

Iowa State University botanists identify new species of North American bamboo

...re's recent interest in using it for re-vegetation projects because it's native and was used for habitat by so many different animals, especially birds." Clark and Triplett began looking at the North American bamboos as part of a larger collaboration with botanists worldwide to develop an evolutionary fam...

ESA launches new project to protect biodiversity

...uality monitoring services; and mangrove maps. The projects will also investigate wildlife migration processes from the Galapagos Islands to Cocos Island. Finally, the project will provide a global map of dry lands based on existing global datasets to the UNCBD. The DIVERSITY project, developed under ESA's...

Scientists find new genes for Crohn's disease

... by the NIH in large-scale, collaborative research projects to unravel the causes of, and hopefully better treatments for complex, enigmatic diseases". In addition to finding the additional Crohn's disease susceptibility genes, the researchers got strong signals for genetic risk factors located in areas of...

New cigarette designs don't offer lower predicted cancer risks

... actively supporting the translational research of projects of Dr. Pankow designed to biologically confirm his epidemiological studies." Pamela Clark, Ph.D., senior research scientist at Battelle Centers for Public Health Research and Evaluation in Baltimore, said Pankow's study "has profound implications ...

MIT: Pulsing light silences overactive neurons

...aid. The halorhodopsin work is one of the first projects from the Media Lab Neuroengineering and Neuromedia Group, which was formed about six months ago to enhance the Media Lab's study of the brain-body relationship. "The Media Lab has always been interested in studying the interface between people and...

New science of metagenomics 'will transform modern microbiology'

...des a few large-scale, internationally coordinated projects and numerous medium- and small-size studies. "...niversity, East Lansing. The goal of the large projects should be to characterize in great detail carefully chosen microbial communities in habitats worldwi...

New UD technology removes viruses from drinking water

...when Jin and Chiu were discussing their respective projects over lunch one day. Since joining UD in 1995, Jin's primary research area has been investigating the survival, attachment and transport behavior of viruses in soil and groundwater aquifers. One of the projects, which was sponsored by the American ...

Faster, low cost sequencing technologies needed to drive era of personalized medicine

... have more than $2 million in other DNA sequencing projects funded at ASU. "There are currently only 36 grants in the entire NHGRI sequencing program, so it's quite remarkable that ASU has three of them, which is almost 10 percent of the program," Williams said. Williams, professor of chemistry and bio...

Two nerve cells in direct contact

...table for technical implementation. As part of two projects supported by the Federal Ministry for Education and Research (the Bernstein Center in Munich and "Cognition in Technical Systems" (CoTeSys)) the neurobiologists in Martinsried, in collaboration with their colleagues from the Technical University in M...

Edible coatings will be the packaging of the future

...ded-value. This is why, amongst the most immediate projects of the research team from the Food Technology Area at the University, is the application of edible films to turrón (sweet nougat), in order to eliminate the aluminium foil currently used to protect it and so that the product would have only one prote...

New bird discovered on unexplored Columbian mountain

...rvation professionals and drive practical research projects addressing a wide range of global environmental is...ere granted to teams to continue and further their projects that previously were awarded funding from the BP Conservation Programme. Three teams received "Conse...

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