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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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

Porous ceramic foam - taking the heat out of furnaces
Concerns over the health effects on humans caused by RCF dust lead to a number of studies in the USA. The EU directive in November 1997 and growing legislation from EU member states, including Germany and The Netherlands, has lead to a widespread search for a suitable alternative. Hi-Por, developed by TMS, is proving to be one of the leading contenders as it is completely fibre free, does not... View News Article (1999-04-30)

Mandate for biofuels production requires science-based policy and global perspective
In his State of the Union Address on January 23, 2007, President Bush stated that, in order to substantially lower foreign oil imports, "We must increase the supply of alternative fuels, by setting a mandatory fuels standard to require 35 billion gallons of renewable and alternative fuels in 2017." View News Article (2008-10-03)

The Meal as Medicine: anti-obesity effects of soy in a rat model of menopause
Research to be presented at the Annual Meeting of the Society for the Study of Ingestive Behavior (SSIB), the foremost society for research into all aspects of eating and drinking behavior, finds that a diet rich in soy prevents weight gain in post-menopausal female rats. View News Article (2010-07-13)

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