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Accident In Bhopal: Observations 20 Years Later, Ronald J. Willey, Dennis C. Hendershot, Scott Berger 2010 Northeastern University

Accident In Bhopal: Observations 20 Years Later, Ronald J. Willey, Dennis C. Hendershot, Scott Berger

Ronald J. Willey

The most influential process safety accident passed its 20th anniversary on Dec 3, 2004. At an international symposium to mark the event in Kanpur, India during the week of this anniversary, process safety practitioners from around the world assembled to discuss progress in resolving the Bhopal tragedy and in advancing the practice of process safety worldwide. This paper reports the main conclusions from the conference, and provides insight into the Bhopal site as attendees found it in December 2004. Since 1984, many positive steps worldwide have been made in regards to improvements in process safety and protection of personnel within ...


Rnai Screen Indicates Widespread Biological Function For Human Natural Antisense Transcripts, Mohammad A. Faghihi, Jannet Kocerha, F. Modarresi, P. G. Engstrom, A. M. Chalk, S. P. Brothers, E. Koesema, G. St. Laurent, Claes Wahlestedt 2010 Georgia Southern University

Rnai Screen Indicates Widespread Biological Function For Human Natural Antisense Transcripts, Mohammad A. Faghihi, Jannet Kocerha, F. Modarresi, P. G. Engstrom, A. M. Chalk, S. P. Brothers, E. Koesema, G. St. Laurent, Claes Wahlestedt

Jannet Kocerha

Natural antisense transcripts represent a class of regulatory RNA molecules, which are characterized by their complementary sequence to another RNA transcript. Extensive sequencing efforts suggest that natural antisense transcripts are prevalent throughout the mammalian genome; however, their biological significance has not been well defined. We performed a loss-of-function RNA interference (RNAi) screen, which targeted 797 evolutionary conserved antisense transcripts, and found evidence for a regulatory role for a number of natural antisense transcripts. Specifically, we found that natural antisense transcripts for CCPG1 and RAPGEF3 may functionally disrupt signaling pathways and corresponding biological phenotypes, such as cell viability, either independently or ...


Public Health Services And Systems Research: Data For Research, F. Douglas Scutchfield MD 2010 University of Kentucky

Public Health Services And Systems Research: Data For Research, F. Douglas Scutchfield Md

Preventive Medicine and Environmental Health Presentations

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Public Health Services And Systems Research: Data For Research, F. Douglas Scutchfield MD 2010 University of Kentucky

Public Health Services And Systems Research: Data For Research, F. Douglas Scutchfield Md

F. Douglas Scutchfield MD

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Human Health And Environmental Hazards Of Farmed Fish, Richard B. Philp 2010 University of Western Ontario

Human Health And Environmental Hazards Of Farmed Fish, Richard B. Philp

Richard B. Philp

Aquaculture, or fish farming, now provides a significant portion of the world's supply of fin-fish for human consumption. Since 1985, the production of farmed fish has nearly quadrupled. Associated problems include levels of persistent organic pollutants and heavy metals as compared to wild-caught fish, enviromnental problems from waste food and excrement, disease hazards for fish and humans and depletion of wild forage fish to produce food pellets for farmed fish. The recent introduction of genetically modified salmon has added another potential hazard for the environment and possible for human health. These and other problems are discussed with recommendations for ...


Full Abstract Program, 2010 Western Kentucky University

Full Abstract Program

International Journal of Exercise Science: Conference Proceedings

2010 International e-Conference on Kinesiology and Integrated Physiology. Full Abstract Program.


Population Status Of Chuck-Will’S-Widow (Caprimulgus Carolinensis) In The Bahamas, William K. Hayes, Elwood D. Bracey, Melissa R. Price, Valerie A. Lee, Eric Gren, Caroline Stahala 2010 Loma Linda University

Population Status Of Chuck-Will’S-Widow (Caprimulgus Carolinensis) In The Bahamas, William K. Hayes, Elwood D. Bracey, Melissa R. Price, Valerie A. Lee, Eric Gren, Caroline Stahala

Faculty Works

The Chuck-will’s-widow (Caprimulgus carolinensis) in the Bahama Islands has been regarded as a rare to uncommon winter visitor. We conducted breeding season surveys on the three largest northern islands (North Andros, Grand Bahama, and Great Abaco) to examine the status of this species. We encountered singing birds on most survey routes on all three islands, suggesting that sizeable breeding populations are widespread in the northern Bahamas with an aggregate estimate of 500–1,000 pairs. Our density estimates were somewhat less than those from the primary range in the United States, suggesting either a lower carrying capacity in the ...


A National Survey Of Oral Health Curriculum In All U.S. Allopathic And Osteopathic Medical Schools, Ashley Ferullo, Hugh Silk, Judith A. Savageau 2010 University of Massachusetts Medical School

A National Survey Of Oral Health Curriculum In All U.S. Allopathic And Osteopathic Medical Schools, Ashley Ferullo, Hugh Silk, Judith A. Savageau

Judith A. Savageau

Background:Oral Health (OH) is an important topic and area of medicine that all physicians should understand and that has become a more pressing issue in the last decade. OH is clearly tied to overall health and a number of systemic diseases, such as diabetes, immune disorders and infectious diseases, are known to have oral manifestations. Likewise, a number of oral diseases have systemic manifestations. (Migliorati, 2007). Oral disease and oral health issues affect all ages from infancy through adulthood. Childhood caries affect up to 25% of children in the U.S. and can lead to a lifetime of other ...


Balancing Limiting Factors & Economic Drivers For Sustainable Midwestern Us Agricultural Residue Feedstock Supplies, Wally W. Wilhelm, J. Richard Hess, Douglas L. Karlen, Jane M. F. Johnson, David J. Muth Jr., John M. Baker, Hero T. Gollany, Jeff M. Novak, Diane E. Scott, Gary E. Varvel 2010 United States Department of Agriculture

Balancing Limiting Factors & Economic Drivers For Sustainable Midwestern Us Agricultural Residue Feedstock Supplies, Wally W. Wilhelm, J. Richard Hess, Douglas L. Karlen, Jane M. F. Johnson, David J. Muth Jr., John M. Baker, Hero T. Gollany, Jeff M. Novak, Diane E. Scott, Gary E. Varvel

David J. Muth

Advanced biofuels will be developed using cellulosic feedstock rather than grain or oilseed crops that can also be used for food and feed. To be sustainable, these new agronomic production systems must be economically viable without degrading the soil and other natural resources. This review examines six agronomic factors that collectively define many of the limits and opportunities for harvesting crop residue for biofuel feedstock in the midwestern United States. The limiting factors include soil organic carbon, wind and water erosion, plant nutrient balance, soil water and temperature dynamics, soil compaction, and off-site environmental impacts. These are discussed in relationship ...


The Prospects Of Using Athrospira Platensis As A Malnutrition Treatment In Kenya, Kari N. Harris 2010 SIT Study Abroad

The Prospects Of Using Athrospira Platensis As A Malnutrition Treatment In Kenya, Kari N. Harris

Independent Study Project (ISP) Collection

The purpose of this research was to explore the current efforts using spirulina as a malnutrition treatment in Kenya. There are currently five spirulina cultivation sites that growing spirulina, four of which are located in the Nyanza Province. Their production and scope of advocacy efforts are limited. Some of the cultivation sites have a better quality control measures and strategic plan in place for expanding cultivation. Significant efforts need to be made to improve the scope of production and create links with nutrition experts in other non-governmental organizations and at the national level.


A Regional Guidebook For Applying The Hydrogeomorphic Approach To The Functional Assessment, Hans Michael Williams, Adam J. Miller, Rachel McNamee, Charles V. Klimas 2010 Arthur Temple College of Forestry and Agriculture Division of Stephen F. Austin State University

A Regional Guidebook For Applying The Hydrogeomorphic Approach To The Functional Assessment, Hans Michael Williams, Adam J. Miller, Rachel Mcnamee, Charles V. Klimas

eBooks

The Hydrogeomorphic (HGM) Approach is a method for developing and applying indices for the site-specific assessment of wetland functions. The HGM Approach was initially designed to be used in the context of the Clean Water Act Section 404 Regulatory Program permit review process to analyze project alternatives, minimize impacts, assess unavoidable impacts, determine mitigation requirements, and monitor the success of compensatory mitigation. However, a variety of other potential uses have been identified, including the design of wetland restoration projects, and management of wetlands.


Semillas Y La Ciudad: La Agricultura Urbana En Oaxaca De Juárez Como Un Aporte A La Soberanía Alimentaria, Katie Oberwager 2010 SIT Study Abroad

Semillas Y La Ciudad: La Agricultura Urbana En Oaxaca De Juárez Como Un Aporte A La Soberanía Alimentaria, Katie Oberwager

Independent Study Project (ISP) Collection

Este proyecto trata de examinar el movimiento creciente de la agricultura urbana en Oaxaca de Juárez, México como un aporte potencial a la soberanía alimentaria. Las políticas económicas en los Estados Unidos tienen un efecto directo en las vidas mexicanas, y esto es especialmente la verdad con los campesinos mexicanos. Por ejemplo, el Tratado de Libre Comercio de América del Norte ha causado la inundación de México con maíz barato. La mayoría de los campesinos mexicanos no pueden competir con estos precios bajos y han sido obligados a huir de su tierra en busca de trabajo en las ciudades o ...


The Land Institute, Madeleine K. Charney 2010 University of Massachusetts Amherst

The Land Institute, Madeleine K. Charney

Madeleine K. Charney

An overview of the mission and current projects of The Land Institute in Salinas, Kansas. This organization strives to develop an agricultural system with the ecological stability of the prairie and a grain yield comparable to that from annual crops.


Sfa Gardens Newsletter, Fall 2010, SFA Gardens, Stephen F. Austin State University 2010 Stephen F. Austin State University

Sfa Gardens Newsletter, Fall 2010, Sfa Gardens, Stephen F. Austin State University

SFA Gardens Newsletters

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Regional Assemblages Of Lygus (Heteroptera: Miridae) In Montana Canola Fields, Sue Blodgett, R. A. Ritter, A. W. Lenssen, M. L. Taper 2010 Iowa State University

Regional Assemblages Of Lygus (Heteroptera: Miridae) In Montana Canola Fields, Sue Blodgett, R. A. Ritter, A. W. Lenssen, M. L. Taper

Sue Blodgett

Sweep net sampling of canola (Brassica napus L.) was conducted in 2002 and 2003 to determine Lygus (Heteroptera: Miridae) species composition and parasitism levels in four regions of Montana. Regardless of region or seasonal change, Lygus elisus (Van Duzee) was the dominant species in all canola fields sampled, averaging 60–99% of the total adult populations. Lygus borealis (Kelton), Lygus keltoni (Schwartz) and Lygus lineolaris (Palisot) were detected at much lower levels. Total lygus population density was greatest in the southwest and central regions. The northeast and southwest regions had the greatest lygus species diversity. The proportion of L. elisus ...


Immunocontraception In Wild Horses (Equus Caballus) Extends Reproductive Cycling Beyond The Normal Breeding Season, Cassandra M.V. Nuñez, James S. Adelman, Daniel I. Rubenstein 2010 Princeton University

Immunocontraception In Wild Horses (Equus Caballus) Extends Reproductive Cycling Beyond The Normal Breeding Season, Cassandra M.V. Nuñez, James S. Adelman, Daniel I. Rubenstein

Cassandra M.V. Nuñez

Although the physiological effects of immunocontraceptive treatment with porcine zona pellucida (PZP) have been well studied, little is known about PZP's effects on the scheduling of reproductive cycling. Recent behavioral research has suggested that recipients of PZP extend the receptive breeding period into what is normally the non-breeding season. To determine if this is the case, we compiled foaling data from wild horses (Equus caballus) living on Shackleford Banks, North Carolina for 4 years pre- and 8 years post-contraception management with PZP (pre-contraception, n = 65 births from 45 mares; post-contraception, n = 97 births from 46 mares). Gestation lasts approximately ...


Impact Of Interdisciplinary Undergraduate Research In Mathematics And Biology On The Development Of A New Course Integrating Five Stem Disciplines, Lester Caudill, April L. Hill, Kathy Hoke, Ovidiu Z. Lipan 2010 University of Richmond

Impact Of Interdisciplinary Undergraduate Research In Mathematics And Biology On The Development Of A New Course Integrating Five Stem Disciplines, Lester Caudill, April L. Hill, Kathy Hoke, Ovidiu Z. Lipan

Biology Faculty Publications

Funded by innovative programs at the National Science Foundation and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, University of Richmond faculty in biology, chemistry, mathematics, physics, and computer science teamed up to offer first- and second-year students the opportunity to contribute to vibrant, interdisciplinary research projects. The result was not only good science but also good science that motivated and informed course development. Here, we describe four recent undergraduate research projects involving students and faculty in biology, physics, mathematics, and computer science and how each contributed in significant ways to the conception and implementation of our new Integrated Quantitative Science course, a ...


Factors Impacting Burley Outlook, Department of Agricultural Economics, University of Kentucky 2010 University of Kentucky

Factors Impacting Burley Outlook, Department Of Agricultural Economics, University Of Kentucky

Agricultural Economics Presentations

No abstract provided.


Restaurant Sales: Grocery, Wholesale & Foodservice Sales, Timothy A. Woods, Miranda Hileman 2010 University of Kentucky

Restaurant Sales: Grocery, Wholesale & Foodservice Sales, Timothy A. Woods, Miranda Hileman

Agricultural Economics Presentations

No abstract provided.


Agricultural Situation And Outlook Fall 2010, Sara Williamson, Kenneth H. Burdine 2010 University of Kentucky

Agricultural Situation And Outlook Fall 2010, Sara Williamson, Kenneth H. Burdine

Agricultural Situation and Outlook

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