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Wishard, Regenstrief Institute Partnership Earns National Association's Highest Award

June 29, 2010 6:24 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( Indiana University School of Medicine ) Wishard Health Services, the nation's third-largest safety net health-care system in outpatient visits, and the Regenstrief Institute Inc., an internationally-respected medical and public health informatics innovator, earned the National...

FDA Approves Trial For Type 1 Diabetes Treatment By Ben-Gurion U. And U. Colorado

June 29, 2010 6:23 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( American Associates, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev ) This is the first time AAT will be evaluated in humans with type 1 diabetes. AAT is an FDA-approved off-patent drug currently used to treat pulmonary emphysema. "We designed the trial with the same dose of AAT that has been...

Massey Appeals Investigative Order in Mine Explosion

June 29, 2010 6:09 am | Comments

Massey is appealing a federal Mine Safety and Health Administration order covering what the company is allowed to do during the investigation of a deadly explosion.

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Ex-FEMA Director New Face of BP Public Relations in Gulf?

June 29, 2010 5:42 am | by EILEEN SULLIVAN, Associated Press Writer | Comments

If BP hires the former Federal Emergency Management Agency director to help with community relations, it could further a makeover of the oil giant's Gulf Coast image.

Australian Greens propose A$23/ton carbon tax

June 29, 2010 5:25 am | by Reuters | Comments

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia's influential Greens party has written to new Prime Minister Julia Gillard calling for a A$23 a ton carbon tax after upcoming elections, allowing her time to gain support for a carbon trading scheme.

FEI Commissions Titan S/TEM at Institute of Nanoscience of Aragon

June 29, 2010 5:25 am | by FEI Company | Comments

FEI Commissions Titan S/TEM at Institute of Nanoscience of Aragon

India PM to ask U.S. to extradite ex-CEO in Bhopal case

June 29, 2010 4:25 am | by Reuters | Comments

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said on Tuesday India would try to convince the United States to extradite the former chairman of Union Carbide, wanted in connection with the world's deadliest industrial accident.

Britain needs $15 billion "green bank": report

June 29, 2010 4:25 am | by Reuters | Comments

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain needs a green bank to meet its 2020 goals to slash carbon emissions and curb use of fossil fuels, a report commissioned by the Conservative Party said on Tuesday.

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IOP Announces 2010 Award Winners

June 29, 2010 1:25 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( Institute of Physics ) The Institute of Physics today, Tuesday, June 29, 2010, announces this year's award winners with the Isaac Newton Medal, IOP's international medal, going to theoretical physicist Professor Edward Witten for outstanding, transformative contributions to physics.

Whiter clouds could mean wetter land

June 29, 2010 1:24 am | by Science Daily | Comments

One proposed emergency fix for global warming is to seed clouds over the ocean to make them more reflective, reducing the solar radiation absorbed by the Earth. But the scheme could also change global rainfall patterns, raising concerns of water shortages on land. A new study suggests...

Birth of the Milky Way: Astronomers glimpse at earliest phases of our home galaxy

June 29, 2010 1:24 am | by Science Daily | Comments

For the first time, a team of astronomers has succeeded in investigating the earliest phases of the evolutionary history of our home galaxy, the Milky Way. The scientists deduce that the early galaxy went from smooth to clumpy in just a few hundred million years.

Biologically inspired technology produces sugar from photosynthetic bacteria

June 29, 2010 1:24 am | by Science Daily | Comments

Researchers have engineered photosynthetic bacteria to produce simple sugars and lactic acid. This innovation could lead to new, environmentally friendly methods for producing commodity chemicals in bulk. It could also lead to reduced carbon dioxide emissions, greater availability of...

Green power an easy win for Australia: scientists

June 29, 2010 12:25 am | by Reuters | Comments

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Australia's new leader should ramp up renewable energy use and enshrine tougher energy efficiency standards to fight global warming, leading climate scientists said on Tuesday, describing them as easy policy wins.

Plan hatched to move turtle eggs from oil spill

June 28, 2010 8:26 pm | by Reuters | Comments

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - U.S. wildlife experts are preparing to collect tens of thousands of endangered sea turtle eggs and move them hundreds of miles away in an unprecedented bid to protect them from the BP Plc oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

Alex to strengthen into hurricane Tuesday

June 28, 2010 7:26 pm | by Reuters | Comments

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Tropical Storm Alex, moving slowly north-northwest with no change in wind speed, was still expected to strengthen into the first hurricane of the Atlantic season on Tuesday, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said in latest advisory on Monday.

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