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Climate change plus human pressure caused large mammal extinctions in late Pleistocene

...h America, in particular, is an example of a place where humans speeded the process of climate-caused extinction, in many cases by overkill. Evidence of mammoth kills date from near the first appearance of stone spearheads made by the human Clovis civilization 11,400 years ago. Only mammoths and mastodons ...

Houston minority graduation rises in sciences, engineering as result of UH-led alliance

...ampus, for instance, provides a building on campus where many students with similar majors and minors at all levels from freshmen to seniors find safe haven to seek assistance from others in the H-LSAMP program or take advantage of quiet rooms to concentrate. Workshop instructors also are on hand and ea...

Landmark gene agreement announced by Samoan government and UC Berkeley for anti-AIDS drug Prostratin

...gust to meet with leaders in three Samoan villages where the tree grows. They obtained the prior informed consent of the chief's council from each village to assist in the research in return for a share of the Prostratin gene proceeds. Dr. Gaugau Tavana, a Samoan educator from the National Tropical Botanic...

Landmark agreement between Samoa and UC Berkeley could help search for AIDS cure

...gust to meet with leaders in three Samoan villages where the tree grows. They obtained the prior informed consent of the chief's council from each village to assist in the research in return for a share of the Prostratin gene proceeds. Dr. Gaugau Tavana, a Samoan educator from the National Tropical Botanic...

New study shows hope for treating inhalant abuse

... in which animals develop a preference for a place where they have previously had access to a drug, even wh...th GVG spent 80 seconds on the side of the chamber where they had previously received toluene as compared to the saline-treated animals, which spent 349 seco...

Molecular motor implicated in tissue remodeling

...rposes. "The enzymes aren't loose and disorganized where they would just end up destroying the matrix," Goldberg states. "By mechanisms that we are exploring further, they create a relation between cells and the structures in the matrix. It's a very elegant system." ...

Belgian researchers explore revolutionary approach to angiogenesis

... to treatment should work in the many tumour types where ET-1 was expressed....

'Dead zone' area shrinking, Texas A&M prof says

...and can adversely affect many types of marine life where it is present. The dead zone area encompassed mor...e. That means marine life has returned to the area where just three weeks before, the oxygen levels were recorded as being extremely low. The dead zone has b...

Chemical derived from vitamin-E shows early promise as cancer drug

...copic signs of cancer, though these structures are where the cancer would likely spread. Only four percent of lung-related lymph nodes in controls were cancer-free. Treated mice that did develop microscopic signs of cancer in the lymph nodes had only one or two lesions, rather than the six or seven of untr...

EMBO Gold Medal 2004 goes to Spanish scientist

...cular Biology at the University Autnoma of Madrid, where she made significant contributions to the structur...to Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory in New York City, where she investigated telomeres and telomerase. The scientist's research led to the landmark discovery of...

UT Southwestern biochemist honored with NIH Director's Pioneer Award

... he joined the Carnegie Institution of Washington, where he carried out his early work on gene regulation. Between his time at the Carnegie Institution and his arrival at UT Southwestern, Dr. McKnight co-founded and launched Tularik Inc., a biotechnology company located in San Francisco dedicated to the di...

Award winning researchers reveal potential new role for Glivec

...ically confirmed through resections of the regions where the tumour was present and two achieved complete r...ed on only one case, which was very high grade and where there was also the possibility that it may not have been a true DFSP, but our patient without the tr...

New research shows plants can shuffle and paste gene pieces to generate genetic diversity

...enes and new functions in rice and in other plants where MULEs are known to flourish. Recent studies indicate that species evolve through the generation of new genes and/or gene variants that help a population adapt to a changing environment, for example, or to inhabit a different niche. Why are t...

Genetic differences might help distinguish thyroid cancers

...very useful diagnostic aid in those rare instances where the pathologist cannot distinguish between FTC and PTC," says study leader Charis Eng, the Dorothy E. Klotz Chair of Cancer Research and director of OSU's clinical cancer genetics program. Thyroid cancer represents one percent of all cancers in th...

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

...er, is a three-dimensional "immersive environment" where researchers use computer modeling, analytic techniques and simulations to literally see the complex patterns and relationships that guide the decision process, and to represent and predict likely effects of public policy choices. "At the h...

Pacific Northwest team unveils largest virus proteome to date

...host cell proteins pointed us to sites in the cell where viruses are assembled." The prevalence of host proteins in the virus, Varnum said, might also suggest how the virus avoids detection by the immune system--that it's using the body's own cellular proteins as camouflage. Before this study...

Cardiac arrest may hinder ability to learn certain tasks

...tion. A lack of oxygen during a severe attack one where the victim stops breathing can either kill or ser...end of this training phase, each mouse had learned where the platform was and could swim to it directly regardless of where the mouse was placed in the tank....

Researchers identify protein promoting vascular tumor growth

...formations Clinic at Columbus Children's Hospital, where she sees patients with HEs and other vascular tumors. Sen, director of the laboratory of molecular medicine in OSU's Heart and Lung Research Institute, said this research lays the foundation for clinical trials testing the effectiveness of b...

Winning combination to build bone density in children

... = 9.87 x 10-5) and femoral neck (b = 2.29 x 10-5; where b is the regression coefficient from final equation) in boys only. Residualized BMC was high only if both vigorous activity and calcium intake were high. There were no interactive effects of total (as opposed to vigorous) activity and calcium intake....

High resolution satellite imagery assists hunt for infectious 'kissing bugs'

... their hiding places each night to bite human skin where it is thinnest around the mouth and eyes. Growin...al house-to-house inspection campaign, identifying where cracks need to be filled in and control methods such as spraying are required. This campaign is bei...

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