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              Applications of Toxicogenomic Technologies to Predictive Toxicology and Risk Assessment

              Applications of Toxicogenomic Technologies to Predictive Toxicology and Risk Assessment (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Committee on Applications of Toxicogenomic Technologies to Predictive Toxicology and Risk Assessment; Board on Environmental Studies and Toxicology; on Life Sciences, Board; Division on Earth and Life Studies; Research Council, National

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              The new field of toxicogenomics presents a potentially powerful set of tools to better understand the health effects of exposures to toxicants in the environment. At the request of the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, the National Research Council assembled a ...committee to identify the benefits of toxicogenomics, the challenges to achieving them, and potential approaches to overcoming such challenges. The report concludes that realizing the potential of toxicogenomics to improve public health decisions will require a concerted effort to generate data, make use of existing data, and study data in new ways--an effort requiring funding, interagency coordination, and data management strategies.
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              ISBN 9780309112987
              Released NZ 15 Nov 2007
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              The New Science of Metagenomics: Revealing the Secrets of Our Microbial Planet

              The New Science of Metagenomics: Revealing the Secrets of Our Microbial Planet (Trade Paperback / Paperback, illustrated edition)

              By Committee on Metagenomics: Challenges and Functional Applications; on Life Sciences, Board; Division on Earth and Life Studies; Research Council, National

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              Although we can't usually see them, microbes are essential for every part of human life -- indeed all life on Earth. The emerging field of metagenomics offers a new way of exploring the microbial world that will transform modern microbiology and lead to practical applications in ...medicine, agriculture, alternative energy, environmental remediation, and many others areas. Metagenomics allows researchers to look at the genomes of all of the microbes in an environment at once, providing a meta view of the whole microbial community and the complex interactions within it. It's a quantum leap beyond traditional research techniques that rely on studying -- one at a time -- the few microbes that can be grown in the laboratory. At the request of the National Science Foundation, five Institutes of the National Institutes of Health, and the Department of Energy, the National Research Council organized a committee to address the current state of metagenomics and identify obstacles current researchers are facing in order to determine how to best support the field and encourage its success. The New Science of Metagenomics recommends the establishment of a Global Metagenomics Initiative comprising a small number of large-scale metagenomics projects as well as many medium- and small-scale projects to advance the technology and develop the standard practices needed to advance the field. The report also addresses database needs, methodological challenges, and the importance of interdisciplinary collaboration in supporting this new field.
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              ISBN 9780309106764
              Released NZ 15 Jun 2007
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              Global Ocean Science: Toward an Integrated Approach

              Global Ocean Science: Toward an Integrated Approach (Hardback)

              By Committee on Major U.S. Oceanographic Research Programs; Commission on Geosciences, Environment and Resources; Studies Board, Ocean; Division on Earth and Life Studies; Research Council, National

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              Examines how the largest US ocean research programs, such as the Ocean Drilling Program (ODP) and the Joint Global Ocean Flux Study (JGOFS), have significantly contributed to our understanding of the oceans. This book is useful for ocean investigators, users of oceanographic rese...arch findings, policymakers, administrators, educators, and students.
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              ISBN 9780309065641
              Released NZ 15 Jan 1999
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              Sustainability in the Chemical Industry: Grand Challenges and Research Needs

              Sustainability in the Chemical Industry: Grand Challenges and Research Needs (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Research Council, National; Division on Earth and Life Studies; Board on Chemical Sciences and Technology; Committee on Grand Challenges for Sustainability in the Chemical Industry; Academy of Sciences, National

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              Based on a workshop held in February 2005 that brought together a broad cross section of disciplines and organizations in the chemical industry, this report identifies a set of overarching grand challenges for sustainability research in chemistry and chemical engineering to assis...t the chemical industry in defining a sustainability agenda.
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              ISBN 9780309095716
              Released NZ 15 Nov 2005
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              Health Effects of Exposure to Low Levels of Ionizing Radiation: BEIR V
               

              Health Effects of Exposure to Low Levels of Ionizing Radiation: BEIR V (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Research Council, National; Division on Earth and Life Studies; on Life Sciences, Commission; Committee on the Biological Effects of Ionizing Radiation (BEIR V); Hayes, Cheryl D.

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              Evaluates the health risks of ionizing radiation. This book analyzes the data in terms of risk estimates for specific organs in relation to dose and time after exposure, and compares radiation effects between Japanese and Western populations.

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              Released NZ 15 Jan 1990
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              Long-Term Institutional Management of U.S. Department of Energy Legacy Waste Sites

              Long-Term Institutional Management of U.S. Department of Energy Legacy Waste Sites (Paperback)

              By Committee on the Remediation of Buried and Tank Wastes; on Radioactive Waste Management, Board; Commission on Geosciences, Environment and Resources; Division on Earth and Life Studies; Research Council, National

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              Examines the capabilities and limitations of the scientific, technical, and human and institutional systems that compose the measures that DOE expects to put into place at potentially hazardous, residually contaminated sites.

              ISBN 9780309071864
              Released NZ 15 Jan 1999
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              The Ocean's Role in Global Change: Progress of Major Research Programs

              The Ocean's Role in Global Change: Progress of Major Research Programs (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Studies Board, Ocean; Commission on Geosciences, Environment and Resources; Division on Earth and Life Studies; Research Council, National; Academy of Sciences, National

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              Provides summaries on the progress of the major oceanographic research programs. This book looks at programs that study processes that occur over periods ranging from days to hundreds of years - the contemporary system, and those that seek to understand long-term variations rangi...ng from thousands to millions of years - the geological perspective.
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              ISBN 9780309050432
              Released NZ 15 Jan 1994
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              Life Sciences and Related Fields: Trends Relevant to the Biological Weapons Convention

              Life Sciences and Related Fields: Trends Relevant to the Biological Weapons Convention (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Committee on Trends in Science and Technology Relevant to the Biological Weapons Convention: An International Workshop; on Life Sciences, Board; Division on Earth and Life Studies; Academy of Sciences, Chinese; IAP - The Global Network of Science Academies

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              During the last decade, national and international scientific organizations have become increasingly engaged in considering how to respond to the biosecurity implications of developments in the life sciences and in assessing trends in science and technology (S&T) relevant to biol...ogical and chemical weapons nonproliferation. The latest example is an international workshop, Trends in Science and Technology Relevant to the Biological Weapons Convention, held October 31 - November 3, 2010 at the Institute of Biophysics of the Chinese Academy of Sciences in Beijing. Life Sciences and Related Fields summarizes the workshop, plenary, and breakout discussion sessions held during this convention. Given the immense diversity of current research and development, the report is only able to provide an overview of the areas of science and technology the committee believes are potentially relevant to the future of the Biological and Toxic Weapons Convention (BWC), although there is an effort to identify areas that seemed particularly ripe for further exploration and analysis. The report offers findings and conclusions organized around three fundamental and frequently cited trends in S&T that affect the scope and operation of the convention: The rapid pace of change in the life sciences and related fields; The increasing diffusion of life sciences research capacity and its applications, both internationally and beyond traditional research institutions; and The extent to which additional scientific and technical disciplines beyond biology are increasingly involved in life sciences research. The report does not make recommendations about policy options to respond to the implications of the identified trends. The choice of such responses rests with the 164 States Parties to the Convention, who must take into account multiple factors beyond the project's focus on the state of the science.
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              ISBN 9780309210713
              Released NZ 15 Dec 2011
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              Toxicological Effects of Methylmercury

              Toxicological Effects of Methylmercury (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Committee on the Toxicological Effects of Methylmercury; Board on Environmental Studies and Toxicology; on Life Sciences, Commission; Division on Earth and Life Studies; Research Council, National

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              Reviewing the health effects of methylmercury, this work discusses the estimation of mercury exposure from measured biomarkers, how differences between individuals affect mercury toxicity, and appropriate statistical methods for analysis of the data and thoroughly compares the ep...idemiological studies available on methylmercury.
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              ISBN 9780309071406
              Released NZ 15 Jan 2001
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              Emerging Workforce Trends in the U.S. Energy and Mining Industries: A Call to Action

              Emerging Workforce Trends in the U.S. Energy and Mining Industries: A Call to Action (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By on Earth Resources, Committee; Board on Earth Sciences & Resources; Division on Earth and Life Studies; Board on Higher Education and Workforce; Policy and Global Affairs

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              Energy and mineral resources are essential for the nation's fundamental functions, its economy, and security. Nonfuel minerals are essential for the existence and operations of products that are used by people every day and are provided by various sectors of the mining industry. ...This title summarizes the findings of this study.
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              ISBN 9780309267441
              Released NZ 15 Dec 2013
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