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Argonne to showcase science and technology at community open house

The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory will open its gates to the community on Saturday, August 29, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. for a day of discovery and fun for the whole family. The event is free and open to the public. "The open house will be great fun for everyon...

Houseplants increase quality of life for retirement community residents

LAS VEGAS, NVAs the U.S. population ages, the number of citizens moving from their own homes to assisted living or long-term-care facilities is increasing dramatically. These numbers are expected to continue rising. By 2030, the population aged 65 years and older is expected to double to more than...

Trailblazing rural community shows green heating oil a viable option

Local schools and homes in the small Georgian town of Reepham in Norfolk are taking part in the groundbreaking 12-month trial, led by the University of East Anglia (UEA). Like two million homes across the UK and Ireland, the properties depend on heating oil for warmth and hot water, and the ai...

Scientific community called upon to resolve debate on 'net energy' once and for all

"Net energy is a (mostly) irrelevant, misleading and dangerous metric," says Professor Bruce Dale, editor-in-chief of Biofuels, Bioresources and Biorefining (Biofpr) in the latest issue of the journal published today. Net energy is a metric by which some scientists attempt to assess the sust...

Global science community to gather in Mozambique

The global scientific community will gather in Maputo, Mozambique, 21-24 October, for the 29th General Assembly (GA) of the International Council for Science (ICSU)the first time an ICSU GA will be held in sub-Saharan Africa. More than 250 leading scientists from around the world will come toge...

DOE JGI Community Sequencing Program delivers first moss genome

WALNUT CREEK, CAMessages from nearly a half-billion years ago, conveyed via the inventory of genes sequenced from a present-day moss, provide clues about the earliest colonization of dry land by plants. The U.S. Department of Energy Joint Genome Institute (DOE JGI) was among the leaders of an int...

UK research community gets extended access to ScienceDirect

Amsterdam, October 29, 2007 Elsevier, a leading publisher of scientific, technical and medical (STM) information and the National e-Journals Initiative 2 (NESLi2) have agreed to a four-year license for ScienceDirect, which contains over a quarter of the world's STM information. Key to the agre...

Loggerhead release to provide vital information to scientific community

BOCA RATON, Fla. -- Thursday, November 6, 2008, Dr. Kirt Rusenko, Marine Conservationist, and staff from Gumbo Limbo Nature Center in Boca Raton will release two juvenile loggerhead sea turtles raised in captivity into the Indian River Lagoon near Sebastian Inlet. The loggerheads, dubbed Milton...

NASA-enhanced dust storm predictions to aid health community

NASA satellite data can improve forecasts of dust storms in the American Southwest in ways that can benefit public health managers. Scientists announced the finding as a five-year NASA-funded project nears its conclusion. Led by investigators Stanley Morain of the University of New Mexico in A...

Review article provides tools for the Rosaceae genomics community

Blacksburg, Va. A recent paper published in the journal Plant Physiology provides a comprehensive overview of the genomics tools and resources available for the rapidly growing Rosaceae scientific community. Rosaceae is an economically important group of plants that comprises more than 3,00...

Human Proteinpedia, a portal to share human protein data among the scientific community

Today, scientists have access to a large amount of biological information through the Internet. Nevertheless, these databases do not always have the endorsement of experimental evidence, and are usually distributed in several web locations, a fact that makes information retrieval difficult to achi...

New report explores tourism's impact on rural Alaska community

A new general technical report published by the Pacific Northwest Research Station examines the growth and development of the tourism industry in Hoonah, Alaskaa Tlingit community located along Icy Strait in the southeast portion of the state. The report, titled Sociocultural Effects of Touris...

Upgraded IMG 2.3 Data Management System released by DOE JGI to eager user community

WALNUT CREEK, CA -- A powerful set of computational tools established to ease the visualization and exploration of genomes flooding the public domain is now available in IMG Version 2.3 -- the Integrated Microbial Genomes (IMG) data management system hosted by the U.S. Department of Energy Joint G...

Row over study puts Korea's scientific community under scrutiny again

This week's BMJ investigates a bitter row over a scientific paper that is putting Korea's scientific community under scrutiny once again. The dispute has pitted a young Korean doctor, Jeong Hwan Kim, against Kwang Yul Cha, a fertility specialist and one of the most powerful players in the country...

UCLA study of community health project shows how group dynamics affect fitness, eating habits

Imagine break-room vending machines featuring fruit juice and vegetables instead of cookies and soda pop. Consider colleagues who insist on mid-morning group exercise breaks and applaud a lunchtime workout rather than criticizing the cut of the sweat suit. Ponder an organizational culture that enco...

Moving to the US increases cancer risk for Hispanics

...Hispanic population group and compared their risk after moving to the United States. They conducted the study in Florida, which has a diverse Hispanic community composed of Cubans, Mexicans, Puerto Ricans, Central and South Americans. The results indicated that these population groups showed different patt...

Sustainable agriculture at the ESA Annual Meeting

...st also be considered. In the absence of predators, pest levels would likely rise even more dramatically. "By having complexity, you're supplying a community of insects to that farm that will be waiting when and if more pests show up," Chaplin-Kramer says. Fostering larger predator communities is time-c...

La Jolla Institute discovers novel tumor suppressor

...s way independently of its enzyme activity," he said. "It's quite an unexpected finding and it definitely has the potential for helping the scientific community understand the mechanisms leading to some types of leukemia." The findings are being published online today in the journal Cancer Cell in a paper...

New hope for fisheries

... that a range of management solutions are available to help rebuild fish stocks. They found that a combination of approaches, such as catch quotas and community management coupled with strategically placed fishing closures, ocean zoning, selective fishing gear and economic incentives, offer promise for restori...

UC San Diego engineer provides insights to decades-old DNA squabble

...romatin around oncogenic genes so as to inhibit cancer progression, though their exact mechanisms are not fully known," Arya said. "The scientific community is quite fascinated by DNA and they tend to forget that DNA is rarely present in its naked double-stranded helix form in higher organisms like humans,...

Scientists decoding genomic sequences of H1N1 using isolates from outbreak in Argentina

...h and public health response. We are analyzing these isolates in New York and Argentina; nonetheless, we expect that members of the broader scientific community will bring new insights. Thus, our plan is to release sequences in draft form so that the vetting process can begin as soon as possible," said Dr. Lip...

Global curbs on overfishing are beginning to work

...gers and industry. Management measures included catch quotas coupled with strategically placed fishing closures, ocean zoning, selective fishing gear, community co-management and economic incentives (such as individual transferable quotas). "Exploitation rates have more than halved since the early 1990s," D...

Leicester research paves way for first use in Europe of an insect to fight invasive plant

...rol agent for a plant species in Europe, extreme caution is being exercised by all concerned". The proposed organism has now satisfied the scientific community that the proposed release under licence would be both safe and beneficial to the environment. On July 23 2009 the government inaugurated a public cons...

Research shows rates of severe childhood obesity have tripled

...nstrate the significant health risks facing this morbidly obese group," wrote the researchers in their report. "This places demands on health care and community services, especially because the highest rates are among children who are frequently underserved by the health care system." ...

Microbes and their hosts -- exploring the complexity of symbiosis in DNA and cell biology

...tal Innate Defense System," which describes a process called "local chemokine paralysis," in which the membership and characteristics of the bacterial community that populates the gingival crevice in the human mouth affect the ability of the natural immune defenses in the mouth to detect the presence of harmfu...

Key OSU water research receives national funding

...Oklahoma's ongoing 50-year water plan. "In our public meetings regarding the water plan, we heard from many citizens particularly the agricultural community who were concerned about the impact of cedars on water availability," said Mike Langston, OWRRI assistant director. "The magnitude of their impact is...

URI researcher sheds light on 'man-eating' squid; finds them timid, nonthreatening

...y were definitely going after pieces of our equipment." According to Seibel, there have been many active discussions among biologists and the dive community about the safety of diving with Humboldt squid. As a result of his experience, the URI scientist is preparing a formal report with his recommendation...

URI researcher sheds light on 'man-eating' squid; finds them timid, non-threatening

...y were definitely going after pieces of our equipment." According to Seibel, there have been many active discussions among biologists and the dive community about the safety of diving with Humboldt squid. As a result of his experience, the URI scientist is preparing a formal report with his recommendation...

UC San Diego's $3 million NSF grant to fund science festivals

...an Diego Vice Chancellor Penny Rue. "The San Diego community warmly embraced this inaugural initiative highligh...and technology." With the support of many local community members and national coalition partners, UC San Di...Festival, UC San Diego is working diligently, with community partners, as the lead organizer of the 2010 San Di...

Frost & Sullivan Recognizes MIRTEC With the 2009 Award for Automated Optical Inspection Product Innovation of the Year

...trategies. Frost & Sullivan leverages over 45 years of experience in partnering with Global 1000 companies, emerging businesses and the investment community from more than 35 offices on six continents. To join our Growth Partnership, please visit http://www.frost.com . Contact: Jake W...

The value of variation: Ecologists consider the causes and consequences

...S) at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, July 27-29. Population and community Ecology Consequences of Intraspecific Niche Variation is the topic of a NIM... will determine how intraspecific variation affects ecological dynamics and community structure," Bolnick said. "At present, mathematical theory is our only t...

Ethiopian government celebrates rinderpest eradication

...her livestock that's why the community-based approaches supported by Tufts were so important," said Andy Catley, PhD, a research director at FIC. community participation involved training pastoral livestock owners living in remote, marginalized areas of Ethiopia as community-based animal health workers (C...

Frost & Sullivan: North American Government Biometrics Markets Thrive With Active R&D Thrust

...trategies. Frost & Sullivan leverages over 45 years of experience in partnering with Global 1000 companies, emerging businesses and the investment community from more than 35 offices on six continents. To join our Growth Partnership, please visit http://www.frost.com . North American Governm...

$20 million NIH grant to transform clinical research at UIC

...arch in the health sciences, from basic science to community engagement, bringing in virtually all the colleges...ence and clinical researchers on campus, our local community partners, and our national peers to move basic sci...ence findings more quickly into clinical trial and community settings." The center provides a Web-based as w...

Surviving mass extinction by leading a double life

...and other major events in the history of the earth. Now, planktonic foraminifera single-celled shell building members of the marine microplankton community have given up a secret of their very own. A team of experts, including scientists from The University of Nottingham, have presented remarkable evi...

Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology increases impact, international reach

... Stainken, M.D., FSIR, who speaks for SIR's 4,500 physician, scientist and allied health professional members. "As the global interventional radiology community matures and our innovative solutions are disseminated throughout the planet, we must redouble our efforts to share and learn from each other. That is ...

Smaller plants punch above their weight in the forest, say Queen's biologists

...pecies. "A growing body of literature is calling for re-evaluation of traditional views on the role of plant size in affecting competitive ability, community assembly and species coexistence," he adds. ...

$29.4 million grant establishes CTSI at NYU in partnership with Health and Hospitals Corporation

...esearchers, more rapidly advance science from the lab to the patient to the community and to allow researchers to explore mechanisms of health disparities and de...ical Investigation. Enhancing ties between NYU-HHC researchers and the community to more rapidly identify health problems and apply the knowledge gained to ...

A 'heart healthy' diet and ongoing, moderate physical activity may protect against cognitive decline

...iated with improved cognition but the intensity required to preserve cognition is not known. Mary C. Tierney, PhD, CPsych, Professor of Family and community Medicine at the University of Toronto, and Senior Scientist and Director, Geriatric Research Unit, Brain Sciences Program at Sunnybrook Health Science...

Growing Demand for Rapid Screening and Detection Systems Pushes the European Maritime Security Market, Finds Frost & Sullivan

...trategies. Frost & Sullivan leverages over 45 years of experience in partnering with Global 1000 companies, emerging businesses and the investment community from 35 offices on six continents. To join our Growth Partnership, please visit http://www.frost.com . Maritime Security Market Assessment-...
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