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FDA sees nanotech challenges in every product category it regulates

..., FDA needs to make certain that it has the tools, resources and information necessary to ensure the safety of novel products before they enter the market, and to detect and move swiftly to correct any problems that may arise. Given the agency’s insufficient resources—which for two decades have not kept pace w...

Researchers examine carbon capture and storage to combat global warming

... and Energy Project (GCEP) and professor of energy resources engineering. ''But the idea that we can take fossi...Lynn Orr, director of GCEP and professor of energy resources engineering. Stationary facilities that burn fossil fuels-such as power plants or cement factories-w...

Massive herds of animals found to still exist in Southern Sudan

...ll wishers to recognize the importance of wildlife resources as the future backbone of the economy and development of Southern Sudan.” Added Luka Biong Deng, Minister for Presidential Affairs for GoSS, “We are recognizing the results of our peace dividend with the return of internally displaced peoples and ...

Putting feelings into words produces therapeutic effects in the brain

...who are more mindful bring all sorts of prefrontal resources to turn down the amygdala. These findings may help explain the beneficial health effects of mindfulness meditation, and suggest, for the first time, an underlying reason why mindfulness meditation programs improve mood and health. “The right ventr...

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

...dge that their results have been achieved with the resources of an international nongovernmental organization (MSF), in an urban setting, with the episode of conflict-related disruption occurring early in the programme, and thus similar results in conflict settings may not always be possible. "Nevertheless," t...

Alien plants attack using 'resource conservation' as weapon, researchers say

... were not at a disadvantage under conditions where resources were scarce." Knowing your foe These results have important implications for controlling invasive species, said Chris Field, professor of biological sciences at Stanford and director of the Carnegie Institution's Department of Global Ecology....

Executable biology -- Computer science sheds light on animal development

...ing the model, saving valuable laboratory time and resources for only the most promising research avenues. We call this Executable Biology."...

In young mice, gregariousness seems to reside in the genes

... behavior is dictated primarily by competition for resources such as food, territory and reproduction. That may well be true for many adult animals, but in a groundbreaking study researchers from the University of Wisconsin-Madison have found evidence that social interactions among young mice result from basi...

New success in engineering plant oils

...eedstocks for industrial processes. Such renewable resources could help reduce dependence on petroleum. Conversely, methods to increase the activity of KASII, and therefore the production of 18-carbon desaturated plant oils, may provide a useful strategy to limit the accumulation of saturated fatty acids in...

Paper challenges 1491 Amazonian population theories

...argue for a very localized use of Amazonian forest resources outside the main, known, archaeological areas." Bush says the evidence comes from a geographically diverse area: three districts, each with 3 (in two cases) or four lakes. "In each we have one lake occupied and used, and the others little used ...

Mine runoff continues to provide clues to microbial diversification

...tant information about the conservation of genetic resources to enable life to survive and thrive,?said ORNL’s Bob Hettich, a co-author and member of the Chemical Sciences Division. “Ultimately, the basic knowledge gained from this research will lead to a greater understanding of genetic diversity in related o...

New report: Explosive growth changes salmon industry

... industry and policy makers to protect wild salmon resources and the fishery that so many people depend on." ...

OHSU surgeon implants donated tissue allografts

...cades, and the tissue preparation and coordination resources of the Joint Restoration Foundation has already proven valuable. Several OHSU patients have recently benefited directly from the increased availability of fresh tissue for transplantation performed for complex joint cartilage restoration procedures. ...

How trees manage water in arid environments

...ity. One way to make better use of scarce water resources would be to retain more of the water that falls during a heavy rain. To accomplish this, better understanding is needed about how water behaves in the environment. Brown, a micrometeorologist in the Atmospheric Science Program of Indiana University's...

Remote sheep population resists genetic drift

...ent of Haute Island, with its cold winters, scarce resources and grass-borne parasites, has "kept the mouflon on their genetic toes, so to speak." He argues that the extreme conditions on the craggy, windswept island have prevented genetic drift due to the premium advantage the more genetically diverse mou...

Massive coral death attributed to earthquake

...s condition and provide local communities with the resources they need to prosper. The recovery process will be enhanced by management that encourages sustainable uses of these ecosystems and the protection of critical habitats and species to help this process." ...

Why aren't humans furry? Stone-Age moms could be the answer

...her of a newborn had to decide whether she had the resources to nurture her baby. The newborn's appearance probably influenced whether the mother kept or abandoned it. An attractive baby was more likely to be kept and reared. Harris' theory is that this kind of parental selection may have been an important ...

Research on grey mould offers possible breakthrough in tomato cultivation

...l mean tomato growers will have to devote far less resources ?or perhaps none at all ?to combating B. cinerea. An additional benefit of these new tomatoes is that they will be more suitable for closed glasshouse cultivation. This new type of glasshouse has a higher atmospheric humidity that actually increas...

Fighting to keep Darwin in the classroom

...ffer added value, for example chat rooms, teaching resources and blogging opportunities. In addition, Springer has committed up to $10,000 annually in grants and prizes for the best paper, the best lesson plan, etc. The journal, aimed at members of the educational, museum, and scientific community involved in...

ESA launches new project to protect biodiversity

...omote a more sustainable use of coastal and marine resources in oceanic and coastal areas in Latin America and the Caribbean, will use various DIVERSITY products and services to study the Galapagos and Cocos Islands in the Tropical Eastern Pacific Marine Corridor. "We have the responsibility to use these pr...

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