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Regional aspects and statistical characterisation of the load with semivolatile organic compounds at remote Austrian forest sites.
Spruce needles and humus layer of 25 remote forest sites spread all over Austria were investigated for their concentrations of PCDD/F, PCB, HCH, HCB, PCP, DDX and PAH. Influences of the sites'Expand
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Altitudinal and chiral signature of persistent organochlorine pesticides in air, soil, and spruce needles (Picea abies) of the Alps.
The present study investigated the distribution, transportation, and biodegradation of the selected chiral persistent organochlorine pesticides (OCP) in the Alps. In the complex environment, we foundExpand
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Transition-state analysis of AMP deaminase.
The transition state of the allosteric AMP deaminase from Saccharomyces cerevisiae has been characterized by 14C and 15N Vmax/Km heavy-atom kinetic isotope effects. The primary 6-14C isotope effectExpand
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Altitude profiles of total chlorinated paraffins in humus and spruce needles from the Alps (MONARPOP).
Chlorinated paraffins (CPs) are toxic, bioaccumulative, persistent, and ubiquitously present in the environment. CPs were analyzed in humus and needle samples, which were taken within the MonitoringExpand
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Anthrax vaccine and public health policy.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has classified Bacillus anthracis, the causative organism of anthrax, as a category A potential bioterrorism agent. There are critical shortcomings inExpand
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A comparison of Alpine emissions to forest soil and spruce needle loads for persistent organic pollutants (POPs).
The project MONARPOP analysed the concentrations of semivolatile organic compounds (SVOCs) in two important sink compartments, needles of Norway spruce (Picea abies [L.] Karst.) and forest soil fromExpand
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Rethinking Smallpox
Abstract The potential consequences of a competently executed smallpox attack have not been adequately considered by policy makers. The possibility of release of an aerosolized and/or bioengineeredExpand
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Disrupting the transmission of influenza a: face masks and ultraviolet light as control measures.
In the event of an influenza pandemic, where effective vaccine and antiviral drugs may be lacking, disrupting environmental transmission of the influenza virus will be the only viable strategy toExpand
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PCDD/F and PCB in spruce forests of the Alps.
PCDD/F and PCB concentrations in remote mountainous spruce stands of the Central European Alps show strong geographic variation. Independent of the matrix (0.5 year old needles, humus or mineralExpand
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Novel sampling methods for atmospheric semi-volatile organic compounds (SOCs) in a high altitude alpine environment.
High- and low-volume active air samplers as well as bulk deposition samplers were developed to sample atmospheric SOCs under the adverse conditions of a mountain environment. Active sampling employedExpand
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