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$12 Million NIH Grant to Study Acute Lung Injury

Researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine have been awarded more than $11.7 million to study the pathology of severe lung injury.



Environment And Sustainability, Environmental Engineering, Phytoremediation, phytoforensics, Phytochemicals, environmental remediation, Pollutants, Pollution Monitoring, Contaminants

Nature’s Expert Witnesses: Plants Tell of Environmental Pollution


The poet William Blake once wrote that we could “see a world in a grain of sand.” Today, environmental engineers are seeing the world beneath the surface through a greener part of nature: the trunks and branches of trees.


Florida State University, National High Magnetic Field Laboratory, Alan Marshall, Department Of Chemistry And Biochemistry, American Chemistry Society, Society for Analytical Chemists of Pittsburgh

Acclaimed Chemistry Professor Wins Two Major Awards


One of Florida State University’s most influential researchers, whose pioneering work in chemical analysis places him in an elite group of the world’s top chemists, is set to receive two major, highly competitive chemistry awards.



Dr. Samie Jaffrey, Dr.Karen Wu, Dr. Jeremy Paige, RNA, GFP

Researchers Develop Powerful Fluorescence Tool, Light the Way to New Insights Into RNA of Living Cells

The ability to tag proteins with a green fluorescent light to watch how they behave inside cells so revolutionized the understanding of protein biology that it earned the scientific teams who developed the technique Nobel Prizes in 2008. Now, researchers at Weill Cornell Medical College have developed a similar fluorescent tool that can track the mysterious workings of the various forms of cellular RNA.



Global Warming, climate forecasts, Remote Sensing, Satellite Data, Atmosphere, Solar Energy, solar radiation

Climate Models Get Energy Balance Wrong

Data from NASA's Terra satellite shows that when the climate warms, Earth's atmosphere is apparently more efficient at releasing energy to space than models used to forecast climate change have been programmed to "believe."



Bridge Collapse, Bridge Safety, Bridge And Highways, wireless sensor, Highway Safety, Infrastructure, Transportation, kalantari, Electrical Engineering, University Of Maryland

Averting Bridge Disasters: New Technology Could Save Hundreds of Lives


Millions of U.S. drivers daily use faulty or obsolete bridges, but it's too costly to fix them all or adequately monitor safety, says a University of Maryland researcher who’s developed a new, early warning system to prevent the kind of fatal bridge disaster in Minneapolis on Aug. 1, 2007. The new system is dramatically cheaper than current technology.


The Wistar Institute, Qin Liu, Molecular and Cellular Oncogenesis, Biostatistics

Biostatistician Qin Liu Joins The Wistar Institute

The Wistar Institute has appointed Qin Liu, M.D., Ph.D., as associate professor in the Molecular and Cellular Oncogenesis Program of the Institute’s Cancer Center.


Theoretical Physics, Science, Architecture, Research

Stephen Hawking Centre Grand Open at Perimeter Institute


The all new Stephen Hawking Centre at Perimeter Institute launches from September 16 to 18, and can be explored– along with the mysteries and wonders of our universe –through a series of special events, self-guided tours of the 55,000 square foot expansion, interactive exhibits, PI Public Lectures and many opportunities to chat with Perimeter’s international scientists.



Neurotransmitter, Estradiol, Neuroestrogen, presynaptic terminal

Studies Discover New Estrogen Activity in the Brain


New, direct evidence from neuroscience research shows that estrogens are produced in the brain’s nerve cell terminals on demand, quickly and precisely where needed. Studies in zebra finches solidify a new role for estrogens in the brain, much more like a classic neurotransmitter than a hormone.



Biology, Ecology, marine and freshwater biology

Geographic Analysis Offers New Insight Into Coral Disease Spread

In the last 30 years, more than 90 percent of the reef-building coral responsible for maintaining major marine habitats and providing a natural barrier against hurricanes in the Caribbean has disappeared because of a disease of unknown origin.

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