NEWS RELEASES - via EurekAlert!
( International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer) The International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer's Strategic Screening Advisory Committee will hold the Third CT Screening Workshop on Saturday, Sept. 5 at 9 a.m. at the Colorado Convention Center, Rooms 708+710+712, prior to the official opening of the 16th Annual World Conference on Lung Cancer. International leaders in computed tomography screening from across the world, including Japan, Australia, Canada, Europe and the US, are set to participate.
( Washington University School of Medicine) New research at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis may help explain why drug treatments for addiction and depression don't work for some patients. The conditions are linked to reward and aversion responses in the brain. And the research suggests that some treatments simultaneously stimulate reward and aversion responses, resulting in a net zero effect.
( NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) When NASA's Terra satellite passed over Tropical Storm Ignacio on Sept. 1 it gathered cloud and wind data on the weakening storm.
( NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) NOAA's GOES-West satellite spotted the eye in a strong Typhoon Kilo moving through the Northwestern Pacific Ocean.
( NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) Tropical Depression 14E can't get its act together and still appears as a shapeless, asymmetric mass of clouds and thunderstorms on infrared imagery from NASA's Aqua satellite.
( Desert Research Institute) The Desert Research Institute has entered into agreement with Magee Scientific of Berkeley, California, and its European partner company Aerosol of Ljubljana, Slovenia, to manufacture and market the new DRI Model 2015 Multiwavelength Laboratory Carbon Analyzer. Developed by atmospheric scientists at DRI, the instrument provides advanced analysis of Black Carbon aerosol particles found in the atmosphere. Additionally, the instrument allows scientists and laboratory technicians to quantify Brown Carbon as part of aerosol sample analysis.
( Wayne State University - Office of the Vice President for Research) A research team led by Kezhong Zhang, Ph.D., at the Wayne State University School of Medicine's Center for Molecular Medicine and Genetics, has discovered that exposure to air pollution has a direct adverse health effect on the liver and causes liver fibrosis, an illness associated with metabolic disease and liver cancer.
( Harvard University) Researchers have for the first time has described in detail how termite mounds are ventilated. The study reveals that the structures act akin to a lung, inhaling and exhaling once a day as they are heated and cooled.
( University of Iowa) Researcher at the University of Iowa is the first to use the Internet and social media to systematically show how a documentary film shaped public perception and ultimately led to municipal bans on hydraulic fracking.
( NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) Tropical Storm Fred is losing its punch. Satellite imagery shows that there are no strong thunderstorms developing in the tropical storm indicating that the storm is weakening.
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