Oil in Gulf of Mexico: Biologists cite need for critical data to determine ecological consequences

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Twenty years after biologists attempted to determine the ecological damages to marine life from the Exxon Valdez oil spill, scientists dealing with the BP disaster find themselves with the same problem: the lack of critical da…

GEN co-sponsors roundtable discussion on novel bioremediation techniques

New Rochelle, NY, December 7, 2010 — Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News (GEN) recently co-sponsored a roundtable discussion on new ways to use biological solutions to assist in environment clean-up after manmade or natural disasters. …

Radically simple technique developed to grow conducting polymer thin films

Oil and water don’t mix, but add in some nanofibers and all bets are off.
A team of UCLA chemists and engineers has developed a new method for coating large surfaces with nanofiber thin films that are both transparent and electrically conductive…

LSU expert teams with Ohio State researcher to track species affected by Gulf oil spill

BATON ROUGE — To establish a baseline for measuring and predicting the biological impact of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, a LSU ichthyologist and an Ohio biomedical informatics researcher are using Ohio Supercomputer Center, or OSC, systems t…

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