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Researchers examine carbon capture and storage to combat global warming

...untries, such as China and India, the need to find solutions to curb carbon emissions becomes even more crucial...al sequestration is going to be one of a family of solutions for addressing the greenhouse gas issue,'' said Zoback. Energy efficiency and renewable energy ar...

Dinosaur hearing, listening to muscle noise, quieter cubicles

...t fosters accessibility, there is a great need for solutions that counteract the acoustical effects of many emp...replicates acoustical conditions in and recommends solutions for these open-plan spaces. Jonathan Kemp of Cambridge Sound Management in Cambridge, MA ( jdkemp@c...

Intelligent materials to regenerate bone tissue

...while the desired regeneration takes place. The solutions have to be capable, moreover, of remedying particu... accidents. The implants required for this type of solutions are more complex and sophisticated than the small implants known to date. . The Nanobiocom projec...

Gut research yields new anti-cancer approach

... enable them to reproduce, grow and spread. Better solutions are needed because, according to the American Cancer Society, colorectal cancer remains the no. 2 cause of cancer death for men, and the no. 3 cause of cancer death for women. "This is the first observation of a small molecule dramatically reducin...

NIAID DNA vaccine for H5N1 avian influenza enters human trial

..."Our accelerated effort to understand and find new solutions to pandemic influenza is part of the NIAID commitment to respond to new emerging infectious disease threats and to improve public health preparedness." Highly pathogenic avian influenza A viruses, specifically H5N1, have emerged in the past decade...

ConocoPhillips establishes $22.5M biofuels research program at Iowa State

...programs with major universities to produce viable solutions to diversify America's energy sources. ConocoPhillips will make an initial $1.5 million grant in 2007 to support Iowa State researchers, with additional grants of $3 million per year for seven years. Biorenewable fuels are produced from organic...

Are journal rankings distorting science?

... just discarding impact factors we should consider solutions to the problems. For example, extending the citation surveillance period, applying weightings to adjust for the average number of references across journals, or scoring journals on only their most important papers. It’s easy to criticise bibliomet...

Antivirals effectively curb influenza virus

...luable in pandemic planning. Additionally, simple solutions such as standardized randomization and study criteria would greatly facilitate trial comparison in the future. Such further studies will help us ensure we are better prepared not only for annual influenza seasons but also for the ultimate pandemic," ...

Flavanols in cocoa may offer benefits to the brain

... course for future research that could lead to new solutions for preventing cognitive decline and dementia, according to a panel of scientists who presented new data at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). Several studies suggest that consumption of a special c...

Living with water scarcity -- world must act now

...onvention on Biological Diversity in a bid to find solutions to the challenge of balancing the water-food-environment needs The assessment finds that 1/3 of the world’s population live in areas where water scarcity must be reckoned with. While much of this water scarcity cannot be avoided, water problem...

How fish conquered the ocean

...s, "Our paper in PLoS ONE relates to the molecular solutions evolved among the teleost ancestors and provides a compelling hypothesis of when, how and why the teleosts succeeded in the oceanic environment. It is common knowledge that water is essential for life," continues Dr. Finn, "so it seems a surprising p...

Researcher examines polymers created with poultry feathers

...e is taking his lead from nature to find potential solutions to these performance requirements. He is investigating the properties of polymers created from poultry feather keratin. The protein, keratin, is a major component of hair, nails, and feathers and makes them hard and strong. Barone has found that...

Cells selectively absorb short nanotubes

...researchers then exposed human lung fibroblasts to solutions containing unsorted nanotubes. Regardless of the c... in solution. Cells exposed to the longer nanotube solutions did not undergo a decrease in metabolic activity, but cells exposed to nanotubes below that threshol...

Recycling technology

...landfill or incineration no longer acceptable, new solutions were needed. We have developed a technology that offers a clean, efficient way to recover the mixture of liquid crystals from waste LCD devices. Once recovered, the liquid crystal mixture will be recycled in to different LCDs or the mixture will be...

Fishy cooperation

...s that if it comes to survival, highly intelligent solutions are within the reach of animals as different from us as fish. (Watch a grouper signal to a giant moray eel resting in a cave by shaking its head in front of the moray in this video.) ...

Selecting life: Scientists find new way to search for origin of life

...sent in the early Earth environment, but as dilute solutions of thousands of different species in the global seas. How were specific kinds of organics selected to assemble into the first forms of life, and by what process were they sufficiently concentrated to initiate a primitive version of metabolism? We now...

Replacing insulin is top-ranked breakthrough foreseen for health in developing world

... for Molecular Medicine. "While there are no easy solutions to the complex challenges facing developing countries, these technologies offer real promise in the field of health. It is a young field and there's great opportunity to shape it now while it is developing." says Heather Greenwood of the Canadian Pr...

New HIV statistics indicate increasing toll of AIDS on African American community

...the Epidemic in Black America presents five policy solutions that address the increasingly disproportionate impact HIV/AIDS is having on the African-American community: Eliminate marginalization of, and stigma and discrimination against, black gay and other men who have sex with men (MSM). African-Am...

Two central mysteries in genome inheritance solved at UCSD

...second on December 15 ?the scientists report these solutions to two long-standing mysteries about the mechanism of genome inheritance during cell division. "These two discoveries open the door to further studies of the chromosome-spindle interface, studies that could result in improvement of chemotherapies f...

Plutonium or greenhouse gases? Weighing the energy options

... that experts say we have in which to come up with solutions to global warming, Ewing said. Even if they could be built and brought online quickly, that many power plants would generate tens of thousands of metric tons of additional nuclear waste annually. "The amount that would be created each year would be...

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