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ADA releases position paper on food and water safety

CHICAGO The American Dietetic Association has released an updated position paper on food and water safety that reviews the current situation in this country, identifies new tools that can help decrease illness and encourages continued research, education and technological advances to keep the foo...

ADA releases updated position paper on vegetarian diets

CHICAGO The American Dietetic Association has released an updated position paper on vegetarian diets that concludes such diets, if well-planned, are healthful and nutritious for adults, infants, children and adolescents and can help prevent and treat chronic diseases including heart disease, canc...

Afghanistan releases its first-ever list of protected species

KABUL, AFGHANISTAN (June 3, 2009) -- The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) announced today that the Afghanistan's National Environment Protection Agency (NEPA), in an effort to safeguard its natural heritage, has released the country's first-ever list of protected species now banned ...

DOE JGI releases expanded version of Phytozome.net

WALNUT CREEK, CA - An enhanced version of Phytozome.net, a web portal for comparative plant genomics geared to advance biofuel, food, feed, and fiber research, has been released by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Joint Genome Institute (JGI). Phytozome provides a central "hub" for web acce...

ADA releases updated position statement on functional foods

CHICAGO The American Dietetic Association has released an updated position on functional foods that says fortified, enriched or enhanced foods can benefit a person's health when consumed as part of a varied diet, encourages further research and urges continued efforts to educate the public on suc...

Complete Genomics releases proof-of-concept data for its sequencing technology for the first time

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. Feb. 6, 2009 Complete Genomics, Inc. released proof-of-concept (PoC) data for its human genome sequencing technology for the first time yesterday evening. The analysis results were reviewed by Dr. Clifford Reid, Complete Genomics chairman, president and CEO, during his pres...

The International Society for Stem Cell Research releases new guidelines

Deerfield, IL, December 3, 2008 Today, the International Society for Stem Cell Research (ISSCR), the world's leading professional organization of stem cell researchers, released new guidelines for the responsible development of safe and effective stem cell therapies for patients. A Commentary art...

American Dietetic Association releases 2008 nutrition trends survey

CHICAGO Increasing numbers of American adults are aware of the importance of nutrition and physical activity and are taking steps to eat a healthy diet and engage in exercise, according to the American Dietetic Association's nationwide consumer opinion survey, Nutrition and You: Trends 2008. ...

SNM releases new fact sheet on breast cancer and molecular imaging

RESTON, Va.Coinciding with the observance of Nuclear Medicine Week (October 5 to 11) and National Breast Cancer Awareness Month (October), SNM released today a new fact sheet highlighting recent developments in molecular imaging technologies that are dramatically improving the ways in which breast...

Neurotechnology Releases SentiSight 2.0 SDK Universal Object Recognition Technology

Algorithm Provides Enhanced Recognition Capabilities for Use in a Wide Range of Robotics, Artificial Intelligence and Computer Vision Applications VILNIUS, Lithuania, Sept. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Neurotechnology ( http://www.neurotechnology.com ), a provider of high-precision biometric and object...

Neurotechnology Releases SentiSight 2.0 SDK Universal Object Recognition Technology

Algorithm Provides Enhanced Recognition Capabilities for Use in a Wide Range of Robotics, Artificial Intelligence and Computer Vision Applications VILNIUS, Lithuania, Sept. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Neurotechnology ( http://www.neurotechnology.com ), a provider of high-precision biometric and object...

EPA releases report on climate change and health

(Washington, D.C. - July 17, 2008) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has released a report that discusses the potential impacts of climate change on human health, human welfare, and communities in the U.S. The report, entitled "Analyses of the Effects of Global Change on Human Health and We...

EPA releases science assessment on health effects of nitrogen oxides

(Washington, D.C. July 14, 2008) EPA has released the final "Integrated Science Assessment for Oxides of NitrogenHealth Criteria." This is EPA's latest evaluation of the scientific literature on the potential adverse human health effects resulting from exposures to oxides of nitrogen, particular...

Pioneering landscape-scale research releases first findings

The May issue of the Canadian Journal of Forest Research presents the preliminary findings of 23 scientists involved in one of the first landscape-scale experiments on how forest management affects western Ponderosa pine ecosystems. The Blacks Mountain Interdisciplinary Research team includes U...

Wildlife Conservation Society releases definitive 'state of the wild'

NEW YORK (APRIL 15, 2008) A comprehensive book of essays, highlighting the most pressing conservation issues facing the globe, was released today by the Wildlife Conservation Society. The essays, penned by top thought leaders, focus on such issues as diseases shared by animals and people; ...

DOE JGI releases a new version of its metagenome data management and analysis system

WALNUT CREEK, CA--Targeting its ever-expanding user community, the U.S. Department of Energy Joint Genome Institute (DOE JGI) has released an upgraded version of the IMG/M metagenome data management and analysis system, accessible to the public at http://img.jgi.doe.gov/m . IMG/M provides tool...

DOE JGI releases soybean genome assembly to enable worldwide bioenergy research efforts

WALNUT CREEK, CA--A preliminary assembly and annotation of the soybean genome, Glycine max, has been made available by the U.S. Department of Energy Joint Genome Institute (DOE JGI), to the greater scientific community to enable bioenergy research. The announcement was made by Eddy Rubin, DOE J...

WHRC releases 4 key reports

As UNFCCC negotiations move towards a powerful new mechanism for compensating tropical countries for their nation-wide reductions of greenhouse gas emissions from deforestation and forest degradation (REDD), several important questions remain: How much will REDD cost" Will it benefit forest peopl...

University of Minnesota releases first ever comprehensive report of the health of college students

A report released by the University of Minnesota Boynton Health Service today is the first of its kind in the nation to conduct a comprehensive survey on the health of college students. About 10,000 college students completed the survey. Although the study is focused on students from 14 campuses i...

Toxic releases down from North American industry leaders, increasing from other facilities

The latest Taking Stock report from the Commission for Environmental Cooperation (CEC) reveals that a continued decline in releases of toxic chemicals to the environment15 percent for the United States and Canada from 1998 to 2004is being driven by a group of industrial facilities that are the lar...

DOE JGI sequences, releases genome of symbiotic tree fungus

The DNA sequence of Laccaria bicolor, a fungus that forms a beneficial symbiosis with trees and inhabits one of the most ecologically and commercially important microbial niches in North American and Eurasian forests, has been determined by the U.S. Department of Energy DOE Joint Genome Institute (...

DOE JGI releases IMG 1.5 with curated archaeal genomes

Version 1.5 of the Integrated Microbial Genomes (IMG) data management system of the U.S. Department of Energy Joint Genome Institute (DOE JGI) has been released to the public. IMG 1.5 now contains a total of 741 genomes (435 bacterial, 32 archaeal, 15 eukaryotic genomes and 259 bacterial phages) of...

Center releases new public survey on stem cells

Stem cells are unique among human cells in that they possess the uncanny ability to develop into virtually any other cell of the body, offering a hypothetical tool kit for repairing diseased hearts, mending broken spinal cords, or correcting genetic diseases, among other hoped-for benefits. Stem c...

Agilent Technologies releases probe sequence, annotation information for all its commercial gene expression microarrays

Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) today announced that it has for the first time released the chip design, probe sequence and annotation information for all of its microarrays. The release of this information is expected to improve cross-laboratory experimental research and cross-platform data co...

Agilent Technologies releases automated literature search tool for biology researchers

Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) today released an automated literature search tool for the multidisciplinary study of biological systems. The tool is available as a free plug-in to Cytoscape 2.1, an open-source bioinformatics platform that enables researchers to form a visual map of complex bio...

MSI releases 'moleculizer' - a new approach to simulation of intracellular biochemical networks

Dr. Roger Brent, President and Director of Research at the Molecular Sciences Institute ("MSI") , announced today the release of a new approach to simulation of intracellular biochemical networks in the January 2005 edition of Nature Biotechnology. The research article, entitled "Automatic gene...

Improved Outcomes Releases GeneLinker(TM) Gold and Platinum Version 4.6

Improved Outcomes Software (IOS) today announced the release of GeneLinker(TM) Gold and Platinum 4.6, new versions of the award-winning Gene Expression and Proteomics Analysis Software products. "The new releases are focused primarily on importing and analyzing protein biomarker data, a high priori...

Wastewater produces electricity and desalinates water

... and negative ions. When the bacteria in the cell consume the wastewater it releases charged ions -- protons -- into the water. These protons cannot pass the an...er, desalinating the water in the middle chamber. The desalination cell releases ions into the outer chambers that help to improve the efficiency of electri...

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

...actory conclusion of this process, approval should be granted for the first releases in April 2010. "Early releases would be made only under licence, and would be closely monitored, with appr...

Bioterrorism and disaster preparedness explored in special issue of Medical Decision Making

...ulation. Unsustainable levels of hospitalizations would result from delays in detecting and initiating response to large-scale, covert aerosol anthrax releases in a major city, even with highly effective mass prophylaxis campaigns. The article, written by Nathaniel Hupert, incorporates some of the latest t...

DOE-funded research projects win 46 R&D 100 Awards for 2009

... The complete list of R&D 100 awards is available online at www.rdmag.com . A list of DOE's winning sites, technologies and corresponding press releases is below: Ames Laboratory (Ames, IA) http://www.ameslab.gov/final/News/2009rel/R&D100.html Virtual Engineering Process Simulator Inter...

New Report Just Published: World Solid-State, Fiber, Gas and Dye Lasers Market Report

...Launches Sanyo's Laser Modules II-51 Cobalt AB releases 'Cobalt Jive(TM)' II-51 Cobalt Rolls Out 'Coba...obalt Unveils 'Cobalt Mambo(TM)' II-52 Fianium releases Supercontinuum Lasers II-52 Fianium Launches N...velops Innovative CO2 Gas Laser II-53 Coherent releases Novel Fiber Laser II-54 Zecotek Develops Green...

Rampant helper syndrome

...ving processes. Proteins are instrumental in cellular respiration, they for instance reduce oxygen to water and oxidize food into carbon dioxide. This releases the energy that makes life possible at all. Proteins cannot perform these functions on their own. They depend on small helper molecules. Such molecule...

American Chemical Society's Weekly Presspac -- June 17, 2009

...m and click the 'join' button beneath the press room logo. ACS Press releases General science press releases on a variety of chemistry-related topics. General Chemistry Glossary ...

American Chemical Society's Weekly PressPac -- June 3, 2009

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UCSF discovers new glucose-regulating protein linked with diabetes

...stem known as the GLUT4 glucose transporter. Normally, she said, GLUT4 is stored inside both human and mouse muscles in a special compartment that releases it upon insulin stimulation. Fat cells also form a GLUT4 compartment and take up glucose in response to insulin. In type 2 diabetes, however, the musc...

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

...m and click the 'join' button beneath the press room logo. ACS Press releases General science press releases on a variety of chemistry-related topics. General Chemistry Glossary ...

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

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Human role in Indonesian polluting forest fires -- Guido van der Werf in Nature Geoscience

...ns who are actually responsible. Many of the fires are deliberately started to free up land for agriculture. The sustained burning of biomass not only releases the greenhouse gases carbon dioxide and methane but also large quantities of carbon monoxide and particulate matter. Consequently, during major fire y...

New phorid fly species turns red imported fire ants into 'zombies'

...s. In response, fire ants withdraw to their underground nests and reduce their foraging range, he said. Once established, it was hoped that earlier releases of phorid flies would spread beyond the original release sites, and there has been evidence that they have, Ludwig said. "Pseudacteon tricuspis was...
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