Archive: 04/04/2010

New genetic risk factors for aneurysms identified

In the largest genome-wide study of brain aneurysms ever conducted, an international team led by researchers at the Yale School of Medicine have identified three new genetic variants that increase a person's risk for developing ...

dateApr 04, 2010 in Genetics
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Australian floods help ease the 'Big Dry'

For Australian farmers who have struggled to make a living in southern Queensland as their crops died and their dams ran empty during years of drought, recent floods have helped ease the "Big Dry".

dateApr 04, 2010 in Environment
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Energy crops impact environmental quality

Crop residues, perennial warm season grasses, and short-rotation woody crops are potential biomass sources for cellulosic ethanol production. While most research is focused on the conversion of cellulosic feeedstocks into ...

dateApr 04, 2010 in Environment
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Detecting defects with wind and water

( -- Bridges, aircraft and wind turbines are in constant movement. Natural forces and pedestrians all create vibrations. Previously, time-consuming tests were needed to determine how building components would ...

dateApr 04, 2010 in Engineering
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