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Scientific publications: Time for change

...ilable. Also, the European Commission is currently conducting a study on scientific publications. "This is the point of no return," said Tracz. "It is now time for the publishing model to change."...

Mapping the evolution of a virus

...f how well certain strains might match up and then conducting laboratory tests to check the predictions. It's very gratifying that this basic research also has practical application to an important human pathogen, influenza." Experts estimate that influenza epidemics cause an estimated 500,000 human deaths wor...

LSU researcher discovers new bird

...en, last month, Lane and some cohorts were in Peru conducting other field work when they made spur-of-the-moment plans to give it one more try. After obtaining permission from the proper authorities, Lane and his group set off on their mission. On the morning of June 9, the playing of the taped song ...

ESA awarded new SEEDS grant

...include a series of workshops on the essentials of conducting ecological research. "Through the Fellowship, up to ten students will participate in field work at a research institution, field station, or national laboratory and will ultimately present their research at the Society's Annual Meeting," explains ES...

Summer in the South: Kudzu and oriental bittersweet

...of insects as potential biocontrol agents, and are conducting preliminary tests in China on some of the most promising candidates. Read more at http://www.srs.fs.usda.gov/4505/exotic_pests.htm . Contact: James Hanula Research Entomologist jhanula@fs.fed.us 706-559-4253...

Study finds plant enzyme function changes with location in cell

... of the University of California at Riverside, are conducting studies to see how widespread this enzyme function-shifting phenomenon might be. Using computer algorithms, they've analyzed the entire Arabidopsis genome for variations in "address signals." Of the approximately 6,000 Arabidopsis gene families, the...

Donaghue Women's Health Investigator Program awards grants to three at Yale

...been identified. Duman will address this issue by conducting a series of integrated studies in an animal model of PPD. The findings of these studies will be used for expanding research approaches to PPD and for developing novel treatment strategies. Proctor will generate pilot data on 20 women with hereditar...

Chemical Society announces EPA awards for environmentally friendly technology

...entists adapt and improve classic azo chemistry by conducting chemical reactions, often using calcium and strontium, in water-based solutions that work without using volatile organic compounds. The resulting pigments are durably vibrant and heat-stable able to withstand temperatures over 260 degrees Celsius. R...

Herpes tool allows researchers to customize Alzheimer's vaccine

... the immune system's array of forces. The team is conducting several more studies designed to contribute toward a custom vaccine against Alzheimer's. In addition, Bowers has just been awarded a five-year, $1 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to study a closely related topic, the role of infl...

Hope Clinic of Emory Vaccine Center receives CDC contract

...r diseases of global concern. The clinic has been conducting clinical trials of HIV vaccines for the past three...from HIV," said Dr. Priddy. "We are excited to be conducting Atlanta's first clinical trials of topical microbicides at the Hope Clinic." The research project w...

Study investigates breast cancer resistance to tamoxifen and possible way to reverse it

...s, adding that "[t]hese steps can only be taken by conducting well-designed clinical trials."...

Common worm provides insights into salmonella virulence

... elegans model, Aballay and his colleagues are now conducting genetic screens to find genetic variants called polymorphisms in the host that appear to confer either resistance or susceptibility to Salmonella. The researchers expect that these polymorphisms would also play a role in human disease. Other members ...

Loyola decides to test new blood substitute in trauma patients at the scene of injury

...ation activities. Since February, Loyola has been conducting a number of community outreach efforts, including meetings with community leadership; open forums with members of the public; placing public notices in community newspapers; and distributing flyers in schools, churches, grocery stores and public heal...

Tigecycline - Candidate antibiotic produces 74 percent cure rate in cSSSI patients

...esearch. The trial was funded by Wyeth, which is conducting phase 3 trials of tigecycline for patients with complicated skin and skin structure infections, complicated intra-abdominal infections, multidrug resistant pathogens and pneumonia infections. With nearly 400 doctors, OU Physicians is the Oklahoma's l...

Archaeologists announce discoveries at the ancient Maya site of Waka' in northern Guatemala

...ite. In one structure of the palace complex, while conducting excavations to collect stratigraphic ceramic samples, Canadian archaeologist and SMU graduate student David Lee discovered a royal burial chamber. The burial contained remains identified by project bioarchaeologist Jennifer Piehl, as that of a female...

Researchers developing radar technology to detect mold behind walls

...unds into the air, DeJesus added. Researchers are conducting experiments on damp, mold-infested wallboard panels. Initially, they are using a signal processing algorithm and high-sensitivity, laboratory-size radar system recently developed by GTRI principal research scientist Gene Greneker and senior research ...

High profile publications in biology and biochemistry on rise at UH

... that provides a resource to enable researchers in conducting ongoing, quantitative analyses of research performance and track trends in science, as well as offer an analytical tool that provides data for ranking scientists, institutions, countries and journals. Users include government policy makers, universi...

Bye-bye Bio 101: Teach science the way you do science

...g questions, formulating hypotheses, designing and conducting experiments, collecting and analyzing data, and wr... by using the tools of good science: designing and conducting experiments, analyzing the results, and drawing conclusions based on evidence. And they are basing t...

Mantis shrimp may have swiftest kick in the animal kingdom

...shing into the face of a boxer. Patek is currently conducting experiments which show that the blow yields a tremendous amount of force - well over a hundred times the mantis shrimp's body weight. In a short note appearing in the April 22 issue of the journal Nature, Patek and her colleagues, graduate student Wy...

Delirium high in ICU patients, leads to death, morbidity

... are currently planning two trials and are already conducting another interventional trial." Currently, there are pharmaceutical and pharmacological interventions as well as interventions directed toward changing the practice patterns of physicians and nurses. "The next stage is to learn what percentage of pa...

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