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Other highlights in the September 1 JNCI
...d cardiovascular disease. However, there is little consensus
among researchers about how to determine what interventions and changes would work the best. In a commentary on a 2003 workshop, Ross L. Prentice, Ph.D., of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle, and colleagues outline research strate...
Dispute over life in Antarctic lake
...f samples we obtain." But with a complete lack of consensus
on how to distinguish between authentic microbes and contaminant organisms, analysis of the lake water could prove as controversial as that of the ice above it. This has implications for the search for life outside Earth, because the lake is a unique...
Study shows how consensus is attained in a noisy world
...al organizing principle being applied. "How did a consensus
come about? Our computer model shows how social networks can substitute for central mechanisms in decision making," said Lus A. N. Amaral, associate professor of chemical and biological engineering and an author on the PNAS paper. "Surprisingly, info...
8 environmental stewards win $900,000 in biodiversity awards
...has been a leader in developing a community-driven consensus
plan for conserving the now-vacant property of the Badger Army Ammunition Plant, a 7,350-acre World War II munitions factory. Meine has written: "conservation requires solid science, effective policy, and sound technique; but ultimately conservation ...
New paper in Science introduces revolutionary new paradigm for fishery management
... the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives. The consensus
statement by prominent fishery experts representing 14 research institutions in the United States, the United Kingdom, and Australia, delineates an inclusive approach to fishery management that would balance economic and environmental concerns. It pl...
Scientists call for better protection for coral reefs
...ral reef use andprotection. Each will present the consensus
expertise of some 2000 ISRSmembers worldwide with ...authored by the Society as a whole torepresent the consensus
of internationally recognized reef scientists. The first four briefing papers examine the role of m...
New guidelines show significant benefits of FUZEON for wide range of pre-treated HIV/AIDS patients
New international consensus
guidelines for FUZEON (enfuvirtide) are published ...a clear framework for FUZEON use. The independent consensus
panel of nine leading experts from around the world agreed that: FUZEON represents an important a...
Elusive but ubiquitous microbe fingered as gum disease culprit in Stanford study
...low birth-weight infants. While there is a general consensus
that bacteria play a role in gum disease, no single microbe has been implicated as the culprit. Relman and members of his lab embarked on a comprehensive, controlled study of the archaea found in the subgingival crevice - the deep gap between the gum...
Water molecules clump more loosely than previously thought
...s inside a living cell. For the past 20 years, the consensus
among researchers has been that, at any given time, a molecule of water typically forms three or four hydrogen bonds - 3.5 on average. ''What we find,'' Bergmann says, ''is that there are not 3.5 hydrogen bonds, but only 2.'' Each molecule could stil...
Favorite liquid revisited
...s inside a living cell. For the past 20 years, the consensus
among researchers has been that, at any given time, a molecule of water typically forms three or four hydrogen bonds 3.5 on average. "What we find," says Bergmann, "is that there are not 3.5 hydrogen bonds, but only 2." Each molecule could still for...
State of the Planet 2004
...ves. The recommendations that follow are based on consensus
achieved among a broad cross section of these experts, and are meant to help policy makers and the public understand the scientific underpinnings in several critical areas of sustainable development. In addressing these issues, the conference partici...
Survey reports fall in stem cell transplants for breast cancer
...be quantified. "Data in 2002 suggest that there is consensus
in Europe on autologous transplants in Ewing's sarcoma and near consensus
on neuroblastoma and germ cell cancer. It reflects current practice, gives information on consensus
Policy review in Science calls for Bush Administration to protect wild salmon
...ion (IUCN) has also concluded, based on scientific consensus
from research on land-dwelling species, that reliance on artificially-raised individuals is imprudent and cannot work in the long term. Immediate action required Myers states, "I want my grandchildren to experience real wild salmon in their natura...
Oregon Stem Cell Center result of OHSU research strides
...usceptibility syndrome called Fanconi anemia. "The consensus
here at OHSU is that this is an area that is going to be important." While the center's offerings will widen over time to cover other diseases -- Parkinson's disease and diabetes are considered "hot" areas of stem cell research -- it will concentrate...
Mouth microbes may help shape immune system, says Stanford research team
...obial world, said Relman. While there is a general consensus
that bacteria play a role in causing gum disease, no single microbe has been implicated as the culprit. "The details on how oral microbes cause disease is probably not a simple story," said Relman. "One agent does not equal one disease. There are com...
Scientists, lawyers discuss decision-making amid uncertainty
...ious fringe theories, Schneider says, by examining consensus
statements put out by groups such as the National Research Council and the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), for which he is a coordinating lead author. Part of Schneider's presentation will focus on the IPCC as a model...
1,136 scientists call for protection of deep-sea corals
...unday at 1:00 PM, marine scientists will release a consensus
statement from over a thousand of the world's foremost biologists, calling for governments and the United Nations to protect imperiled deep-sea coral and sponge ecosystems. The statement will be released concurrently at the 7th Conference of the Part...
Anti-interferon beta antibodies in MS care: A consensus
...nce regarding this issue. In November 2003, a CMSC consensus
statement on how biologics affect NAbs was published in Neurology. The consensus
was the result of an extensive review of studies by over 33 immunologists and neurologists. The CMS...
HUPO scientists tackle human blood plasma proteome
...platforms need to be addressed. Based on the clear consensus
of the proteomics community, PPP's initial goal is to establish scientifically valid methods for proteomics analysis of human plasma. Such progress and standardization of procedures will be vital for future studies of important biological, clinical, ...
Human embryonic stem cells may promise medical advances
...urther controversy, he added. "There is widespread consensus
among all responsible, mainstream scientists--including the authors of this paper and AAAS, publisher of Science Magazine --that any attempt to clone a human being would be highly dangerous and wrong, and therefore, all reproductive cloning should b...
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