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Obama administration announces more than $327 million in Recovery Act funding for science research

... to be funded with $85 million in Recovery Act funds. With this third and final round of projects, the Obama Administration has now approved projects covering the full $1.6 billion that the DOE Office of Science received from Congress under the Recovery Act. ...

IOS Press announces launch of Journal of Berry Research

...awberry, cranberry, bilberry, blueberry, etc.), as well as grapes and small soft fruit in general (e.g., kiwi fruit). It will publish research results covering all areas of plant breeding, including plant genetics, genomics, functional genomics, proteomics and metabolomics, plant physiology, plant pathology a...

Contaminated site remediation: Are nanomaterials the answer?

...s. Supplemental material published with the EHP review identifies 45 sites where nanomaterials have been used for soil and groundwater remediation, covering seven countries and 12 U.S. states. Most of the materials discussed are a form of nano-scale zero-valent iron that are injected into the ground in a s...

Evolution: Crabs go deep to avoid hot water

...tirely covered in long fur-like setae; while related group Lithodes megacanthus grows to lengths of 1.5 metres, and has 15-20-cm long defensive spines covering its body. At temperatures of around 1- 4C, these crabs thrive in some of the colder waters on Earth; living and growing very slowly, probably to very ...

Can a new implant coating technique create a new six million dollar man?

... to Prof. Eliaz, a good coating is crucial to the stable fixation of the implant in the surrounding bone. Since human bones naturally contain apatite, covering the implant with a synthetic version allows the body to register the implant as similar to a real bone. This ensures integration and fixation of the i...

Scripps Research scientists observe human neurodegenerative disorder in fruit flies

...e-Tooth is one of the most common inherited neurological disorders in the United States today. When people have this disease, some lose the protective covering on their nerves called myelin. This causes a host of problems that usually emerge in early adulthood, including loss of muscle mass, pain and sensitiv...

International collaboration by scientists culminates in novel ion channels database

...cientists and students. The International Union of Basic and Clinical Pharmacology (IUPHAR) announce the publication of a new ion channels database, covering both the voltage-gated (VGIC) and ligand-gated (LGIC) ion channels. This represents a major addition to its existing mammalian receptor database, wh...

Prostate Cancer Translational Research in Europe meeting: Search for biomarkers continues

...ostate cancer consortia based in Europe. Within the European Community based framework programme these consortia received around 40 million in funding covering scientific topics such as the search for diagnostic and prognostic markers for prostate cancer. Dr. Thorunn Rafnar (Reykjavic, IS) spoke on the cu...

Norway, Japan prop up whaling industry with taxpayer money

...have been falling since 1994, starting at just over $30/kg in 1994, and declining to $16.40 in 2006. Norway has spent an additional US$10.5 million covering the costs of an inspection programme from 1993 until 2006, when it was scrapped due to the losses it was causing the country's whalers. Japan and Nor...

Isolated forest patches lose species, diversity

... he says. To better catalog the changes at work, he and colleagues looked beyond the trees to the forest understory the shrubs, grasses and herbs covering the forest floor to witness how Wisconsin's forests are really faring. Their results, published online June 8 and appearing in an upcoming issue of t...

European top universities join forces in energy research

...ght' to foster the development of excellent young scientists, presenting the students with a vibrant, strong and international research community, and covering a wide range of topics and specialisations. For every new project, two existing projects are brought into the school, making it a unique cooperation w...

New research program BioInterfaces launched

...aces Postgraduate School that will provide interdisciplinary training for approximately 90 PhD students. Students will be offered introductory courses covering all the participating disciplines. This school will foster cross-talk between the BioInterfaces research fields through the funding of interdisciplina...

American Chemical Society's Weekly PressPac -- May 20, 2009

...ournals. The blog includes daily commentary on the latest news from the weekly PressPac, including video and audio segments from researchers on topics covering chemistry and related sciences, including nanotechnology, food science, materials science and the environment. The pressroom blog will also cover upda...

ExcellGene SA first company to offer contract manufacturing in 250 Liter OrbShake bioreactor

...uipment and services for the development, quality assurance and production processes of the biopharmaceutical industry.  Its integrated solutions covering fermentation, filtration, purification, fluid management and lab technologies are supporting the biopharmaceutical industry around the world to develo...

American Chemical Society's Weekly PressPac -- May 13, 2009

...ournals. The blog includes daily commentary on the latest news from the weekly PressPac, including video and audio segments from researchers on topics covering chemistry and related sciences, including nanotechnology, food science, materials science and the environment. The pressroom blog will also cover upda...

Scientists identify world's largest leatherback turtle population

...involved aerial surveys along Gabon's 600 km (372 mile) coast, using video to capture footage for evaluation, and detailed ground-based monitoring. By covering the entire coastline, they were not only able to estimate the number of nests and nesting females, but also to identify the key sites for leatherback ...

UCSB scientists document fate of huge oil slicks from seeps at coal oil point

...s considered one of the nation's worst environmental disasters: 10.8 million gallons of crude oil spilled into the pristine Alaskan waters, eventually covering 11,000 square miles of ocean. Now, imagine 8 to 80 times the amount of oil spilled in the Exxon Valdez accident. According to new research by sc...

Photoselective film proves effective for controlling height in potted gardenia plants

...ity of Athens (Greece) published a study in HortScience in which they report on experiments with the use of a photoselective polyethylene greenhouse covering filma less expensive and more environmentally friendly alternative to chemical treatmentfor production of compact potted gardenia ( Gardenia jasminoid...

U of Minnesota study finds high school teachers influence student views of evolution & creationism

...hers -- and particularly with college students who plan to teach biology -- to improve their understanding of evolution and develop best practices for covering sensitive topics such as human evolution and life's origins. ...

American Chemical Society's Weekly PressPac -- April 22, 2009

... this must-read article in Chemical & Engineering News . Resources for covering Earth Day 2009 The American Chemical Society's (ACS) observance of Earth ...kly PressPac, including video and audio segments from researchers on topics covering chemistry and related sciences, including nanotechnology, food science, mat...

Diet secrets of 'the Royals'

...nch per month, so a single hair contained isotopic clues to diet during an 18-month period. During the six-year study, nine tail hairs were collected, covering the entire time span. GPS collars recorded the elephant's positions every hour, and during the six-year study, at least one of the Royals w...

American Chemical Society Weekly PressPac -- April 8, 2009

...this must-read article in Chemical & Engineering News . Resources for covering Earth Day 2009 The American Chemical Society's (ACS) observance of Earth ...kly PressPac, including video and audio segments from researchers on topics covering chemistry and related sciences, including nanotechnology, food science, mat...

AIUM presents 2009 Distinguished Sonographer award

...gree at the University of Oklahoma in 1982. She has contributed to16 published journal articles and delivered more than 40 professional presentations, covering technical, ethical, legal, and educational issues in medical ultrasound. Her research credits include participation in 6 funded projects. Ms Spitz...

Novocell awarded seminal stem cell patent

...an Diego, CA (March 31, 2009) Novocell, Inc., a stem cell engineering company, today announced that it has received U.S. Patent 7,510,876 with claims covering human definitive endoderm cells, an essential cell for generating not only pancreatic type cells, which Novocell is developing for use as a cell thera...

CHIs 5th Biomarker World Congress: Signature Event with Cutting-Edge Agenda

...nce, foster collaborations across industry and academia, and evaluate emerging technologies. The Congress also offers a balance of scientific sessions covering the latest research and strategic presentations and brainstorming sessions for the decision makers. Now in its fifth year, the Biomarker World Congres...

Researchers develop flow sensors based on hair structures of blind cavefish

... by moving or stationary bodies in a flow field. The hair cell needed the gel-like capsule called the cupula to overcome these challenges. "After covering the hair cell with synthetic cupula, our bio-inspired microsensor had the ability to detect flow better than the blind fish. The fish can detect flow ...

New deep-sea coral discovered on NOAA-supported mission

...two other sponges which have not yet been analyzed but may represent new species or genera as well. The mission also discovered a "coral graveyard" covering about 10,000 square feet on a seamount's summit, more than 2,000 feet deep. Scientists estimated the death of the community occurred several thousand ...

Fifth annual Templeton-Cambridge fellowships awarded to 10 noted journalists

...ir Brian Heap, Research Associate, University of Cambridge. "This program aims to support the outstanding journalists selected for the fellowships in covering this story with the depth, rigor, and thoroughness that it requires and deserves." The two-month program, running in June and July, begins with an...

New edition available for essential virology reference

...ASM Press announces the latest edition of an essential reference volume in one of the most dynamic and rapidly changing fields of clinical medicine. covering novel viruses, pathogenesis, epidemiology, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention, Clinical Virology informs scientists and health care professionals ...

New greenhouse gas identified

...has been widely used for insect control in grain-storage facilities, and in intensive agriculture in arid lands where drip irrigation is combined with covering of the land with plastic sheets to control evaporation. "Such fumigants are very important for controlling pests in the agricultural and building s...

'Seeing' stem cells helps in fight against peripheral arterial disease

...attack by a recipient's immune system and 'see' the cells to determine if they remained alive or not," said Kraitchman. "By making sure our protective covering for stem cells stayed intact, we were able to track where we put the stem cells and confirm whether they could survive," explained Kraitchman. "Th...

Amazon carbon sink threatened by drought

...and co-author Abel Monteagudo, "showing that drought threatens biodiversity too." The Amazon accounts for more than half of the world's rainforest, covering an area 25 times as great as the United Kingdom. No other ecosystem on Earth is home to so many species nor exerts such control on the carbon cycle. ...

New deep-sea coral discovered on NOAA-supported mission

...two other sponges which have not yet been analyzed but may represent new species or genera as well. The mission also discovered a "coral graveyard" covering about 10,000 square feet on a seamount's summit, more than 2,000 feet deep. Scientists estimated the death of the community occurred several thousand ...

Enhanced quality of 'LIFE' through Nordic food

...that will strengthen public health by focussing on child health, well-being and welfare. The project includes a large school-based interventions study covering 1600 children. The five-year research project is the largest of its type in the world, and puts Denmark at the forefront internationally in solving ...

Scientists unlock the secrets of C. difficile's protective shell

...rugs to treat C. difficile infections. The 'jacket' is a surface layer, or 'S-layer', made of two different proteins, with half a million of each covering every C. difficile cell. The S-layer is believed to help C. difficile cells colonise the human gut, where they release sickness-causing toxins. ...

BIO-key(R) Reports Profitability for Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2008

...first agency in the country to deploy BIO-key's new secure messaging solution U.S. Patent & Trademark Office patent issued (No. 7,359,553) covering BIO-key's image enhancement and data extraction core algorithm components "We see opportunities for continued growth in 2009 that wi...

UCR scientists identify stem-cell genes that help form plant organs

...dopsis shoot system for two main reasons: this is an extremely low number of stem cells and this clump of cells is tightly packed with a waxy coating covering its outer layer," Reddy said. "To meet this challenge, we used specific mutants of Arabidopsis that make more SAMs per plant. In the lab, we also f...

New book expands field data available on orangutans

...nd released to free forest life. "It required the work of a huge number of scientists and conservationists, with a very wide range of expertise and covering a time span of more than 30 years, to develop this kind of view of orangutans," she said. "This effort identified similarities and perhaps more impor...

Register now for the Society of Interventional Radiology's 34th Annual Scientific Meeting

...both Monday, March 9, and Tuesday, March 10 in Room 15A. The Annual Scientific Meeting offers almost 400 scientific presentations and posters covering the newest trends in interventional radiology research nearly 150 technical exhibits and product demonstrations opportunity to interview experts...

Decline of shorebird linked to bait use of horseshoe crabs

...r migrating shorebirds, especially red knots. Each year, red knots migrate from Arctic breeding grounds to the southern tip of South America and back, covering more than 18,600 miles. In May, large numbers of red knots congregate in the bay during their northward migration where they gorge on horseshoe crab e...
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