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British scientists exclude 'maverick' colleagues, says report

...ummarised as follows: British scientists viewed controversies as events, caused by pre-existing dissenters withi...mmunity. The Swedish scientists tended to think of controversies as a process, and of fully-fledged 'mavericks' as the dangerous result of a gradual positioning of d...

Long-term heart damage may result from constant confrontation and defeat

...ffect immunologic function. There are some controversies regarding the effects of high biochemical responses to stress due to real-life stressors on the structure of the heart. One animal study has stated that conflict among the rats did not significantly affect heart structure. On the other hand, anothe...

Conflicting views on embryonic and adult stem cells complicate research in stem cell therapeutics

...oned embryo using the patient's DNA. Fuelling such controversies are stringent regulatory practices specifically in the United States such as President Bush's decree in August 2001 forbidding federal funding for research on ESCs, with the exception of those derived from the approved twelve existing stem cell lines...

European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology conference - June 2004

...sts', new rulings by regulatory bodies, or ethical controversies often sparking heated debate among practitioners in the field themselves, as well as ethicists, legislators, the media and the public. ESHRE's annual meeting is the forum where more than 5,000 of the world's leading experts in reproductive medicine ...

Experimental Biology 2004 - Translating the Genome

...m, harmful and protective innate immune responses, controversies in stem cell research, and strategies for manipulating angiogenesis. ASIP also has especially encouraged submission of individual research papers in the areas of inflammation and vascular pathobiology, gene expression signatures of cancer, and other...

UCR geneticist spells out consequences of genetically engineered genes escaping into wild species

... write "Dangerous Liaisons?" because of all of the controversies associated with the field release of transgenic plants. "The most frequently discussed controversy is the fact that engineered genes may move by pollen flow -- and subsequent sex -- into plant populations for which they were unintended, but not one ...

JCI Table of Contents, September 15, 2003

...Hospital Medical School, London, may resolve these controversies by demonstrating that estrogen-deficiency sensitizes cells to oxidant signaling and stress by lowering thiol antioxidants in bone resorbing cells. This mechanism provides novel opportunities for the development of potential osteoporosis therapies. TI...

Society for Biomolecular Screening to hold ninth annual conference

...ology, the executive's role in drug discovery, and controversies in the field. Corporations slated to participate include, among others, Pfizer, Merck, Glaxo SmithKline, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Amgen, Proctor & Gamble, Hoffman-La Roche, Eli Lilly, Schroedinger, Millennium Pharmaceuticals, Promega Corp., Nanostream, ...

ECCO 12 - the European Cancer Conference

... findings and sit in on debates and discussions on controversies in cancer. Registration free for all media providing bona fide press credentials All sessions open to journalists A fully equipped media centre with computers and free phone and internet facilities Daily news briefings News briefing programme...

JCI table of contents, July 15, 2003

...iderable interest to resolve some of the remaining controversies regarding the role of OPN in this disease". TITLE: Essential role of the cryptic epitope SLAYGLR within osteopontin in a murine model of rheumatoid arthritis AUTHOR CONTACT: Nobuchika Yamamoto Exploratory Research Laboratories, Fujisawa Pharmaceutic...

European Society of Human Reproduction & Embryology annual meeting

...sts', new rulings by regulatory bodies, or ethical controversies often sparking heated debate among practitioners in the field themselves, as well as ethicists, legislators, the media and the public. ESHRE 2003 provides the media with the opportunity to hear the latest and interview the experts. All sessions, inc...

Systematics at a Crossroads: Biological and Philosophical Arguments

...pertrees: Popperian corroboration and some current controversies in systematics" Kevin de Queiroz (Smithsonian Institution): "Philosophy and phylogenetic inference" Elliott Sober (Univ. of Wisconsin): "Popper, likelihood, falsification, parsimony and Akaike" Richard Boyd (Cornell Univ.): " The true falsifica...

The roots of human behavior? AAAS and The Hastings Center host a public meeting

... misunderstandings continue to lurk behind ongoing controversies over behavioral genetics," says Steven Hyman, Harvard University Provost and Keynote Speaker at the meeting. "In fact, the nature vs. nurture debate has no relevance to current science. Instead, we recognize that patterns of thought, emotion, and beh...

Researchers determine fundamental mechanisms involved in immune response

... antibody. Alt's papers address two hotly disputed controversies about the process of Ig specialization. The first is how does the enzyme, activation-induced cytidine deaminase (AID), which is synthesized by the B cell, act on the DNA in the specialized region, also called the constant region, of the Ig to initiat...

Symposium to focus on ethical issues in biotechnology

...versity of Wisconsin-Madison, will address current controversies in the regulation of human subjects research, innovative reproductive technologies, Canadian perspectives and decisions that may be on the horizon. Discussion sessions will focus on embryonic stem cells, federal human cloning legislation, integration...

Vogel's new book is meaty

...eep these under the rug." Many biologically-based controversies -- such as the theories of sociobiology that humans behave as biological machines -- carry considerable emotional baggage, said Vogel. So, perhaps the modest muscle can do some help carry the load in explaining how our biological origins matter. "Ma...

New U. of Colorado electron microscopes provide cell images never seen before

...ar organelles, thereby settling some long-standing controversies about how various cellular processes work," he said. "Each of the new electron microscopes stand more than 7 and a half feet tall and are equipped with large control consoles not unlike consoles that are used to control small airplanes." The 3-D lab...

American Chemical Society meets August 26-30 in Chicago

...ring a Safe and Healthy Food Supply," will address controversies in biotechnology, including government policy and regulation. In addition to the scientific research, the American Chemical Society plans several events focusing on science education, career development and chemistry's contributions to society's prog...

Geologists explore beach nourishment controversies, groundwater quality, and Blue Ridge mountain issues

...ol," scientists will discuss issues, problems, and controversies associated with beach nourishment as a means of erosion control. THIS SESSION IS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC (ADMISSION $5, PAYABLE AT THE BALLROOM DOOR) AND WILL CONCLUDE WITH A PANELISTS' DEBATE. (Thursday, April 5, 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. 4:30 ...

The enemy of my enemy is my friend

... 1999). Our study resolves some of these controversies by working with a natural system. Fig. 2: Wild tobacco (Nicotiana attenuata) It illustrated that these VOC emissions can have significant consequences in natural sy...

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