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Roger Brent and Robert Eisenman named AAAS Fellows

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Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center basic scientists Roger Brent, Ph.D., a systems biologist, and Robert Eisenman, Ph.D., a molecular biologist and geneticist, have been elected fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, or AAAS. Election as a fellow is an honor bestowed upon AAAS members by their peers.

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Want to Improve Water Quality? Think Small: Professor Taps Into Headwater Streams for Cleaner Water

Kansas State University professor Walter Dodds is providing a better understanding of how human activity affects water quality.

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Off-The-Shelf Electronics Turn Up Gain on Spectroscopy

A new twist on spectroscopy, described in the journal Review of Scientific Instruments, allows for an unprecedented level of such filtering, one that could transform everything from the search for extraterrestrial intelligence to super-sensitive spy gear to scan hotel rooms for hidden microphones or cameras.

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Trapped Sunlight Cleans Water

High energy costs are one drawback of making clean water from waste effluents. According to an article in the journal Biomicrofluidics, a new system that combines two different technologies proposes to break down contaminants using the cheapest possible energy source, sunlight.

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New Method for Reporting Solar Data

A straightforward new way to calculate, compile, and graphically present solar radiation measurements in a format that is accessible to decision makers and the general public has been developed by researchers at the University of Texas at Austin and is described in the Journal of Renewable and Sustainable Energy.

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Nationwide Children's Hospital Awarded $11.5 Million Contract Extension for Biospecimen Banking

Nationwide Children's Hospital was awarded $11.5 million from the National Cancer Institute (NCI) late last year to continue its role as one of two Biospecimen Core Resources (BCR) for The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA). Contract awards to Nationwide Children's could total up to $49.2 million over six years.

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Longevity Unlikely to Have Aided Early Modern Humans

Life expectancy was probably the same for early modern and late archaic humans and did not factor in the extinction of Neanderthals, suggests a new study by a Washington University in St. Louis anthropologist.

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Key Scientific Impacts of New Food Safety Legislation Discussed at IFT Food Safety Forum

On Jan. 7, The Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) held a forum in Washington, D.C. to discuss the implications of the new food safety legislation. The event, which attracted over 500 participants both in-person and via webcast, focused on product tracing, third-party certification, and preventive control plans, and featured the insights and perspectives of the following experts: 1) John Bode, OFW Law; 2) David Acheson, Managing Director, Leavitt Partners; 3) Robert E. Brackett, Illinois Institute of Technology; 4) Anthony T. Pavel, Partner, K&L Gates.

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‘Hot-Bunking’ Bacterium Recycles Iron to Boost Ocean Metabolism

In the vast ocean where an essential nutrient—iron—is scarce, a marine bacterium that launches the ocean food web survives by using a remarkable biochemical trick: It recycles iron.

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Hard-To-Find Fish Reveals Shared Developmental Toolbox of Evolution

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A SCUBA expedition in Australia and New Zealand to find the rare embryos of an unusual shark cousin enabled American and British researchers to confirm new developmental similarities between fish and mammals. The study confirms that organisms separated by hundreds of millions of years of evolution share similar genetic programs for body formation.







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