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First national study finds trees saving lives, reducing respiratory problems

7/25/2014
SYRACUSE, N.Y., July 25, 2014 In the first broad-scale estimate of air pollution removal by trees nationwide, U.S. Forest Service scientists and collaborators calculated that trees are saving more than 850 human lives a year and preventing 670,000 incidences of acute respiratory symptoms. While trees' pollution removal equated to an average air quality improvement of less than 1 percent, t... [Comments]

Fire ecology manipulation by California native cultures

7/25/2014
Before the colonial era, 100,000s of people lived on the land now called California, and many of their cultures manipulated fire to control the availability of plants they used for food, fuel, tools, and ritual. Contemporary tribes continue to use fire to maintain desired habitat and natural resources. Frank Lake, an ecologist with the U.S. Forest Service's Pacific Southwest Station, will... [Comments]

Burn scars in Eastern Russia

7/25/2014
The burn scars on this false-color image from the Terra satellite show the different areas that have been affected by this year's rash of wildfires in Eastern Russia. The burn scars show up as reddish-brown splotches of color against the green background. The wildfires have broken across t... [Comments]Burn scars in Eastern Russia

Smoke from Canadian fires hover over Great Lakes

7/25/2014
Canadian wildfires have been raging this summer and some of the smoke from those fires is drifting downward into the U.S. In this image collected by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) aboard the Aqua satellite on July 24, 2014 a swath of smoke has descended over the G... [Comments]Smoke from Canadian fires hover over Great Lakes

GW researcher receives grant to answer the how and why of autism during development

7/25/2014
WASHINGTON (July 24, 2014)The link between autism and disrupted brain development is an essential part of the puzzle of the disease, and is largely unknown. However, thanks to funding from the Simons Foundation Autism Research Initiative (SFARI), George Washington University (GW) researcher Anthony-Samuel LaMantia, Ph.D. may be able to offer truly integrative and in-depth answers to these key... [Comments]

Clearing cells to prevent cervical cancer

7/25/2014
Boston, MA A study published online in the International Journal of Cancer earlier this month describes a novel approach to preventing cervical cancer based on findings showing successful reduction in the risk of cervical cancer after removal of a discrete population of cells in the cervix. The findings come from a study that looked at squamocolumnar junction cells, or SCJ cells. These... [Comments]

Yeast meeting to showcase latest breakthroughs in genetics and molecular biology

7/25/2014
SEATTLE, WA Nearly 600 scientists from 25 countries and 35 states will attend the 2014 Yeast Genetics Meeting organized by the Genetics Society of America (GSA) next week at the University of Washington in Seattle. The conference will feature close to 500 presentations (including 70 talks) of cutting-edge research results on topics including gene expression and regulation, functional genomics... [Comments]

University of Houston researcher publishes textbook on tissue engineering

7/25/2014
Ravi Birla, associate professor of biomedical engineering at the University of Houston, has written a new textbook on tissue engineering and artificial organ development. "Introduction to Tissue Engineering: Applications and Challenges" offers a comprehensive guide to entering into the field of artificial organ development. Metin Akay, founding chair and professor of biomedical engineering a... [Comments]

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Biology Technology

Amgen Announces 2014 Third Quarter Dividend

7/25/2014
THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. , July 25, 2014 Amgen (NASDAQ: AMGN ) announced that its Board of Directors today declared a $0.61 per share dividend for the third quarter of 2014. The dividend will be paid on Sept. 5, 2014, to all stockholders of record as of the close of business on Aug. 14, 2014.  About Amgen Amgen is committed to unlocking the potential of biology for pati... [Comments]

Monitoring the rise and fall of the microbiome

7/25/2014
CAMBRIDGE, MA -- Trillions of bacteria live in each person's digestive tract. Scientists believe that some of these bacteria help digest food and stave off harmful infections, but their role in human health is not well understood. To help shed light on the role of these bacteria, a team of researchers led by MIT associate professor Eric Alm recently tracked fluctuations in the bacterial po... [Comments]

Breakthrough laser experiment reveals liquid-like motion of atoms in an ultra-cold cluster

7/25/2014
A new study by researchers from the University of Leicester has furthered our understanding of how tiny nanosystems function, unlocking the potential to create new materials using nanosized 'building blocks'. The study, which has been published in the prestigious academic journal Physical... [Comments]Breakthrough laser experiment reveals liquid-like motion of atoms in an ultra-cold cluster

Global Metabolomics Market 2014-2018: Key Vendors are Agilent, Bio-Rad, Bruker, Human Metabolome and Metabolon

7/25/2014
DUBLIN , July 25, 2014 Research and Markets  has announced the addition of the "Global Metabolomics Market 2014-2018" report to their offering. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 Metabolomics or Metabonomics is the scientific study of chemical processes involving metabolites. Metabolomics has become a new experimental technique that is being wide... [Comments]

Biological Drugs Market: Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast 2014 - 2020

7/25/2014
Albany, New York (PRWEB) July 25, 2014 According to a new market report published by Transparency Market Research, "Biological Drugs Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast, 2014 - 2020," the global biological drugs market is estimated at USD 161,056.5 million in 2014 and is expected to grow at a CAGR of 10.1% from 2014 to 2020, to reach an esti... [Comments]

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