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New Arizona State center brings science to policy on issues of water resources and urban growth

...s around the world." Specifically, DCDC will enhance water management decision-making by: developing G...ol District and the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation) to enhance the region's adaptive capacity to make informed decisions about water management given these climati...

USAID, Conservation International & Starbucks launch Conservation Coffee Alliance in Central America

...e coffee farmers and biodiversity conservation and enhance the ability to drive meaningful and measurable changes within the coffee industry. "One of Starbucks highest priorities is working with farmers and their communities to encourage and expand the production of high quality, sustainable coffee and sup...

'Gene chips' research in cotton could lead to superior variety

...lishing new information and technologies that will enhance cotton's share of competitive federal research support for genomic research." Chen said he would like to expand genome biotechnology education outside the university setting. "We would like to build an outreach program where mid...

AAAS expert panel calls for voter-system research and reform

...ction officials anddesigners of polling places can enhance theefficiency of the voting process; methods ofchoosing new voting technologies; thequalifications and training of election officialsand poll workers; and the effects on electionadministration of changes in individualjurisdictions' political leadersh...

Certain genes boost fish oils' protection against breast cancer

...inguez. "Marine n-3 fatty acids have been shown to enhance the cancer-killing effect of certain chemotherapy drugs and radiotherapy in experimental studies. Since these anti-cancer agents may act, at least in part, through similar oxidative mechanisms as n-3 fatty acids-which is why patients under chemothera...

Joslin researchers clarify mechanisms for beta-cell formation

...n this critical transition process may allow us to enhance the ability of beta cells to replicate in the body or to formulate methods to expand the formation of new cells as a source for transplantation in type 1 diabetes." There are two major types of diabetes. An estimated 800,000 Americans have typ...

URI oceanographers to build laboratory to study subseafloor life

...xperimental techniques." The laboratory will enhance research on subsurface life that is currently being conducted by URI oceanographers. In 2001 D'Hondt , Spivack, and Smith were given a NASA grant to examine the deep biosphere of the Earth and the "extremophile" communities that thrive in this extre...

AACR applauds NCI initiative on nanotechnology

...e nanoscale objects. The new effort is designed to enhance cross-disciplinary and cross-sector collaborations in nanotechnology, which scientists now believe is poised for prime time application. "Engineers, physicists, chemists and material scientists will now be able to work closely with biologists and...

White House to honor UNC School of Medicine scientist for 'early career' achievement

...the scientific missions of participating agencies, enhance connections between fundamental research and national goals, and highlight the importance of science and technology for the nation's future. Strahl's research interests are chromatin biochemistry and gene regulation. Chromatin, a complex of nucleic a...

Computer scientists at UH developing 'nurturing' computers

...ovel sensing, algorithmic and interface methods to enhance the user's experience and, at the same time, create a new preventive medicine paradigm. At a distance of up to several feet from the subject, a computer will be able to monitor the actual health of its user during computer use. "Most people often ...

Rensselaer marks the opening of the center for biotechnology and interdisciplinary studies

... many diverse academic and research disciplines to enhance discovery and encourage innovation. The Center is...n Conference Center, and other meeting spaces will enhance opportunities for collaboration on campus, throughout the region, and around the world. Labs will in...

Select research highlights from current AACR journals

...zole was shown to significantly prevent bone loss, enhance bone mechanical strength and lower serum cholesterol levels. The inhibitor drugs act by interfering with estrogen synthesis and depleting estrogen concentrations in the blood, according to the study by Goss et al., conducted at the University of Toro...

Anti-cancer compound in vegetables found to block late-stage breast-cancer cell growth

... (SUL), which they say could ultimately be used to enhance the prevention and treatment of breast cancer, in ...tion with certain natural compounds or drugs could enhance their anticancer effectiveness and reduce side effects." According to the American Cancer Society, b...

NIGMS funds Center for Quantitative Biology

...ience, foster multidisciplinary collaboration, and enhance research training. It also joins ongoing NIGMS initiatives to recruit quantitative scientists and harness computer modeling approaches for biological research. By bringing together computational and experimental scientists, the center promises to acc...

Scientists fear new Ebola outbreak may explain sudden gorilla disappearance

...nes, need greater human and financial resources to enhance monitoring in the park, in order to determine which species, if any, have been affected by Ebola, and in which part of the park they reside. After affected regions have been identified, create geographical barriers, such as making rivers impassa...

Highlights of American Chemical Society national meeting in Philadelphia, Aug. 22-26

...non-protein molecule called proflavine can greatly enhance the synthesis of nucleic acids. "During the early stages of life," says Hud, "molecules similar to proflavine may have acted as "molecular midwives," molecules that brought about the first self-replicating systems, but were no longer needed once life...

Columbia, Stony Brook, Guidant to develop biological pacemaker based on gene & cell therapies

...ia and Guidant vastly expands the possibilities to enhance research into gene therapy," said Gail Habicht, Ph.D., Stony Brook vice president for research. Research will be conducted in four laboratories at the universities: those of Michael R. Rosen, M.D., Gustavus A Pfeiffer Professor of Pharmacology and ...

University of Pittsburgh receives $10 million grant for head and neck cancer

...t on quality of life. This grant will enable us to enhance the quality of life for head and neck cancer patients and greatly improve their prognoses through the collaborative efforts of our researchers in the laboratory and clinic." The grant funds four major translational research projects that focus on g...

Marathoning mice could have Olympian effects on obesity

...g the PPAR switch may prevent physical fatigue and enhance the quality of exercise, which may lead to a new class of drugs to promote weight loss and treat diseases arising from an overweight population....

Engineering endurance: The future of the Olympics?

... same percentage of both. Endurance training can enhance the metabolic performance of muscle types probably...neered conversion of type I muscle fibers not only enhance physical performance but could presumably protect against obesity. The finding that endurance and ru...

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