With the news of Dendreon Corporation's announcement yesterday at the annual meeting in Chicago of the American Urological Association
that its investigational active cellular immunotherapy for advanced prostate cancer, PROVENGE (sipuleucel-T), extended patient survival by 4.1 months and increased 3-year survival by 38 percent compared to placebo, the field of tumor immunology has taken a significant leap forward as this, the… Continue
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The International Rice Research Institute
(IRRI) is one of the 15 international agricultural research centres that come under the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research
(CGIAR). It was set up in 1960 in the Philippines with funds from the Ford and Rockefeller Foundation.… Continue
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Replikins, Ltd. published a FluForecast® warning in April 7th, 2008
, a year before the recent Mexico and California H1N1 cases. The company was able to state the likelihood of H1N1 outbreaks based on its patented Replikin Count™ genomics technology, which examines specific regions in virus genes which have been linked with past epidemics. The April 2008 announcement, attached below as published on the Web, stated that in H1N1 the… Continue
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Contact: Robbie Ward
April 23, 2009
STARKVILLE, Miss.--Mississippi State's ongoing research into sea-based missile defense interceptors is giving the Defense Department greater flexibility to deal with a variety of international threats.
That was the assessment of… Continue
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Two characteristics seem to be emerging from the Obama Administration's agriculture policy -- a global outlook and confidence in technology solutions.
U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack lately has been talking about the link between food security and global stability, warning that unless countries take immediate steps to sharply boost agricultural productivity and reduce hunger, the world risks fresh social instability.
Just how to do that is an important but… Continue
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HSPI Commentary 02
April 22, 2009
Sharon Cardash, Frank Cilluffo, and James Jay Carafano
Currently Canada and the United States share information and intelligence; cooperate extensively on law enforcement issues—particularly border-related crime and terrorist travel; and work together to thwart potential air and sea threats. Both countries routinely, and respectively, produce national intelligence assessments that are frequently published in unclassified form so that… Continue
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. Publication: Des Moines Register
If there was any question about how the Obama administration would get behind agricultural biotechnology, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack is removing any doubt. In fact, he says he’s going to do a better job than the Bush administration.
Just back from the G8 summit in Italy, Vilsack pledged today to bring a “more… Continue
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The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has announced a three-phase plan to expedite development of key standards for a Smart Grid, a nationwide network that uses information technology to deliver electricity efficiently, reliably and securely.
Smart Grid is a key component of the Obama Administration’s commitment to moving the nation toward energy independence, and funding to spur the development process was included in the recently passed American Recovery and… Continue
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One of six natural lakes now protected in Afghanistan's fist national park, Band-e-Amir.
The United States Agency for International Development
(USAID) and the Wildlife Conservation Society
(WCS) applauded Afghanistan’s National Environment Protection Agency
(NEPA), which announced today the… Continue
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U.S. Director of National Intelligence Dennis C. Blair, U.S. Sen. Barbara Mikulski (D- Md.), House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) and Rep. Dutch Ruppersberger (D-Md.) will be among the senior officials dedicating the new U.S. Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity’s (IARPA) building on Monday, April 27, at the University of Maryland’s M-Square – the state’s largest research park. http://www.iarpa.gov/index.html
The new… Continue
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April 21, 2009
The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
(VDACS) encourages all organic farmers in the state to participate in the first wide-scale survey of organic producers and producers transitioning from traditional to organic production methods.
The National Agricultural Statistics… Continue
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— Levels of political violence in South Africa are lower than might be expected but there have been instances of intolerance across the country, and party activists have threatened voters with loss of food and jobs if they vote for the opposition, reports the Election Monitoring Network, a group of civil society organisations which has deployed 500 monitors nationwide to watch for election-related abuse or… Continue
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Maintaining a healthy body weight is good news for the environment, according to a study which appears today in the International Journal of Epidemiology
Because food production is a major contributor to global warming, a lean population, such as that seen in… Continue
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President Barack Obama has named Rajiv J Shah, an Indian American scientist managing a programme at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
to help the world's poor lead healthy and productive lives, to a key post.
Obama intends to nominate Shah as under secretary for research, education and economics
in the Department of Agriculture, the White House announced on… Continue
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Scientists at the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry
ranked a crowded planet as the biggest problem we face, followed by climate change and a need for renewable energy resources.
Overpopulation is the world’s top environmental issue, followed closely by climate change and the need to develop renewable energy resources to replace fossil fuels, according to a survey of the faculty at the SUNY College of Environmental Science and… Continue
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New York Times: "E.P.A. to Clear the Way for Regulation of Warming Gases"
Release date: 04/17/2009
Contact Information: Cathy Milbourn, 202-564-4355 / 7849 / firstname.lastname@example.org; En español: Lina Younes, 202-564-4355 /… Continue
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By Jamais Cascio
Posted January 2008
It may sound like science fiction, but it’s only a matter of time before the world’s militaries learn to wield the planet itself as a weapon.
Preventing global warming from becoming a planetary catastrophe may take something even more drastic than renewable energy, superefficient urban design, and… Continue
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15 April 2009—This week at an arsenal in Huntsville, Ala., defense researchers are testing a new high-power microwave (HPM) bomb—one that creates an electromagnetic pulse capable of disabling electronics, vehicles, guided missiles, and communications while leaving people and structures unharmed. The tests mark the first time such a device has been shrunk to dimensions that could make it… Continue
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Award-winning Fingerprint Software Chosen to Accurately Identify Donors at Allahabad Medical Association Blood Bank
ATLANTA, April 16, 2009 - M2SYS Technology, an award-winning fingerprint biometrics research and development firm, announced today that VinDec Enterprise Solutions has integrated M2SYS’ Bio-Plugin(TM) fingerprint software and M2-EasyScan(TM) fingerprint reader into its blood donor management system. The biometric identification system will be initially used by… Continue
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