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Leading experts address safety and economics of biotech crops
A three-day symposium, August 27-29, will explore the safety and economics of biotech crops at the national meeting of the American Chemistry Society in Chicago. (2001-08-27)
Integrated pest management promises crop yields with fewer chemicals, but will it prove effective in the long run
It used to be that most growers relied on chemicals to deal with pests that plagued their crops. (2001-08-15)
Clemson-led team makes breakthrough in controlling Bt resistance in pests
Science, America's most respected research journal, today (Aug. 3) reports the breakthrough findings of a scientific team led by a Clemson University researcher. (2001-08-03)
Scientists find genetic basis of insect's resistance to engineered crops
Some experts fear that increased use of bioengineered crops with built-in insecticides could backfire and actually spur the development of genetically resistant pests. (2001-08-02)
Louisiana researcher and Washington, Pennsylvania, North Carolina companies win Presidential awards for environmentally-conscious business innovation
A Louisiana researcher and companies in Washington, Pennsylvania and North Carolina were honored with the Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge award for using creative chemistry to improve the environment. (2001-06-25)
Virginia Tech cultural historian receives fellowship to conduct research in India
Peter Schmitthenner will spend a year in India to research technological history and study oral history. (2001-06-19)
Texas chemist wins national award for materials research
Chemist F. Albert Cotton of Bryan, Texas, will be honored April 3 by the world's largest scientific society for achievements in making new materials and understanding their structures and properties. (2001-03-25)
Cotton clothes carry fungal spores into hospitals
Potentially deadly fungal spores hitchhike on clothes into hospitals, easily infecting immunosuppressed hospital patients, and cotton clothing with its surface topography is a worse culprit than fibers with smoother surfaces, according to a study at Cornell University (2001-02-04)
Atrophic vaginitis -- a common and treatable condition for women past menopause
About 40 percent of women past menopause have atrophic vaginitis, an inflammation of or an irritation of the vaginal tissues and a decrease in lubrication. (2001-01-04)
Disposable nappies may explain the increase in male infertility
The use of disposable nappies may explain the increase in male infertility over the past 25 years. (2000-09-24)
Soybean pest native to China detected in U.S. for first time
A new soybean pest previously unreported in the U.S. has appeared in fields scattered across Wisconsin during the past month. (2000-08-14)
Tailoring new cotton genes for industry
Australia once 'rode on the sheep's back,' but its export of wool has declined in the face of synthetic fabrics, which have also had their impact on other natural fibres such as cotton. (2000-07-12)
Bugs thrive in unlikely places in hospitals
Common fabrics used for clothes and curtains in hospitals could act as reservoirs for deadly bacteria, including (2000-02-22)
Ice Age clothing said to be more advanced than previously thought
Archaeologists have discovered what the well-dressed Ice Age woman wore on ritual occasions. (2000-02-01)
Research highlights from Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Winter issue of TechNotes -- the quarterly news tipsheet from Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. (2000-01-18)
Why are the elderly so easily fooled by con artists?
Why do con artists find it so easy to trick the elderly? (1999-11-02)
National Chemistry Week helps families discover polymers, November 7-13
If you picked up a cell phone, put on cotton fabric or Teflon sports gear, changed a disposable diaper or just had lunch today, you've been putting polymers to use - and during this year's National Chemistry Week, November 7-13, families across the U.S. will have a chance to learn more about these everyday results of chemistry. (1999-10-28)
Gene promoter for worldwide market
CSIRO researchers have found a new suite of genetic 'promoters' that could be the key to improving the field performance of crops (1999-09-28)
Cotton fabrics damaged by high dryer temperatures
High temperature settings on clothes dryers can damage cotton fabrics, according to a study by USDA researchers. (1999-08-25)
Clothes that kill: New cotton additive kills odor-causing and pathogenic bacteria and viruses within minutes
A simple, inexpensive way of treating cotton textiles with a long-lasting antimicrobial compound -- which rapidly kills pathogenic and odor-causing bacteria, plus a variety of viruses -- was described here today at the national meeting of the American Chemical Society, the world's largest scientific society. (1999-08-23)
Chemistry of alcoholism, vitamin C and stress addiction antibodies, futurefoods, preventing brain cell death, children's environmental health risks
NOTE TO REPORTERS, EDITORS AND PRODUCERS: The American Chemical Society, the world's largest scientific society, will hold its fall national meeting in New Orleans from August 22-26, 1999. (1999-08-22)
Farming's genetic revolution has yet to materialise
New figures reveal that genetically engineered crops may not be bringing about the revolution in agricuture expected. (1999-07-07)
New natural insecticide offers environmentally-friendly choice to combat increased pest resistance
Dow AgroSciences, LLC of Indianapolis, Ind., received the Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge award today for its development of Spinosad, a selective, natural, low-risk insecticide (registered by the EPA as a reduced risk pesticide). (1999-06-28)
Coffee Without Addiction, Possible New Treatment For Osteoporosis, Wrinkle-Free Cotton, And More
Highlights from the 217th National Meeting of the American Chemical Society, March 21-25, 1999. (1999-03-26)
Treated Clothing Detoxifies Pesticides
Clothes may soon be able to protect agricultural workers, or even weekend gardeners, from more than the sun. (1999-03-23)
Ironing Out Cotton Wrinkles Without An Iron
Wrinkle-free cotton clothing made with a new and environmentally friendly method will soon be on the market, according to Charles Q. (1999-03-23)
Basic Research On Cellulose May Result In Better Cigarette Filters
The dissertation research of a Virginia Tech student has demonstrated how to change adsorption in cellulose fibers, helped describe the way molecules assemble, and been instrumental in the study of cotton's structure. (1999-03-22)
Biotech Creates New Solutions And New Problems
The Nov-Dec 1998 issue of California Agriculture explores two important biotechnology issues: how privatization of proprietary rights to key biotechnology will affect public germplasm development, and how the problems of pest resistance may affect the long-term success of larvae-killing transgenic plants. (1998-12-22)
Russia Has Designs On Its Astronauts' Used Underwear
Waste-guzzling microbes could help solve one of space travel's most pressing problems: what to do with dirty underwear. (1998-12-09)
Team Develops Cheaper, Safer Way To Process Wrinkle-Free Dyed Cotton
Processing wrinkle-free and dye-colored cotton fabric with formaldehyde-free chemicals in one step is potentially in the grasp of industry as a result of experiments at the University of Illinois. (1998-10-01)
Upcoming 'Century Of Biology' Given Head Start By NSF Plant Genome Research Program Grants
The 21st century -- often called the century of biology -- has begun early. (1998-09-28)
The USDA Develops Devices To Help Distribute Pest-Busters Around Fields
Farmers may soon be firing clay pigeon devices full of wasps around their fields to help control the pests that devastate their crops. (1998-08-19)
Prestigious Panel To Address Federal Funding Of R&D
Panelists from government, academia and industry will look at factors driving the Congressional budgeting and spending process, current efforts within the Congress to double federal funding for research over the next decade, and insiders' perspectives on a pending Congressional study of ways to develop science and technology policy for the future. (1998-03-23)
Study Links Cigarette Promotional Gear With Children's Smoking
A study by Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center researchers of 1,300 sixth through twelfth graders reveals that one-third of students own items of the promotional gear that has been heavily hyped by several tobacco companies. (1997-12-15)
Genetically Altered Cotton Is Cheaper And More Earth-Friendly
A genetically altered variety of cotton being field tested this season by University of Florida researchers requires less herbicide, which should mean reduced environmental damage, lower production costs for growers and cheaper prices on cotton goods for consumers. (1997-11-04)
New Approach To Multidrug Resistance
One of the greatest obstacles to successful cancer treatment is the development of multidrug resistance by tumors. (1997-08-13)
Natural Shelters on Leaves House Plant Bodyguards
Want your bodyguards to stick around? Give them lodging. Some plants seem to do just that in the form of tiny pockets and hair tufts on the undersides of leaves, offering the shelter necessary to house a population of plant-protecting bugs (1997-06-05)
New Corn Germplasm Lines Fend Off Two Key Nematode Pests
Disaster awaits nematodes that try to feed and house their eggs in the roots of new lines of resistant corn, U.S. (1996-09-16)
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