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Managing Carbon Loss
As the United States continues to develop alternative energy methods and push towards energy independence, cellulosic-based ethanol has emerged as one of the most commercially viable technologies. View News Article (2008-12-04)

Finding energy solutions for this generation without compromising the future
As the World's oil, coal and gas reserves run low and countries work to reduce their greenhouse gases, we are looking for new ways to keep power flowing to our homes and industries. So, where should our money be spent when it comes to looking at alternative ways of providing energy? On Friday June 29th leading academics and industrialists are taking part in a major conference that will help to... View News Article (2001-06-25)

RAND study: No direct military benefit from use of alternative fuels by armed forces
If the U.S. military increases its use of alternative fuels, there will be no direct benefit to the nation's armed forces, according to a new RAND Corporation study.  View News Article (2011-01-25)

Research Team Assesses Environmental Impact of Organic Solar Cells
Solar energy could be a central alternative to petroleum-based energy production. However, current solar-cell technology often does not produce the same energy yield and is more expensive to mass-produce. In addition, information on the total effect of solar energy production on the environment is incomplete, experts say. View News Article (2010-09-20)

New way to conquer disease-causing nematodes in flies has implications for human diseases
A Science article published on July 9, 2010, describes the discovery of an alternative form of evolution that helps Drosophila flies conquer nematodes that sterilize them. Nematodes are among the most abundant, diverse and destructive parasites of plants and animals.  View News Article (2010-07-09)

Muscle mass: Scientists identify novel mode of transcriptional regulation during myogenesis
In an upcoming issue of G&D, Drs. Maria Divina Deato and Robert Tjian (HHMI, UC Berkeley) reveal that the formation of an alternative transcriptional core promoter complex directs cell-type specific differentiation during myogenesis. View News Article (2007-08-20)

Focus on technology overlooks human behavior when addressing climate change
Technology alone won't help the world turn away from fossil fuel-based energy sources, says University of Oregon sociologist Richard York. View News Article (2012-03-20)

Desperation Drives Patients To Alternative Remedies
Oncologists were urged to be more responsive to cancer patients who want to try alternative medicines. Speaking today (18 October 2002) at the European Society for Medical Oncology Congress in Nice, France, Professor Edzard Ernst from the Peninsula Medical School, Universities of Exeter & Plymouth, UK, said that a lack of openness to other forms of treatment is what drives people to... View News Article (2002-10-16)

Whale-inspired ocean turbine blades
Interest in developing alternative energy sources is driving the consideration of a promising technology that uses underwater turbines to convert ocean tidal flow energy into electricity.  View News Article (2010-11-29)

Discussing alternative medicine choices for better health outcomes
In the field of medicine there has often been a divide between those who focus on modern medicine and those who prefer alternative practices. But pediatrician Sunita Vohra is a firm believer there should be room for both.  View News Article (2014-10-06)

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