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Foundations join forces to finance research for Canavan disease

...ion, proposals are being solicited from across the country and around the world. Preference will be given to clinicians with an interest in a long-term career in clinical research who are able to demonstrate the support of a mentor and sponsor institution to conduct the proposed investigation. PhD candidate...

Ancestry mix may be one key to obesity

...ports two things. First, that we are a very mixed country and proportional ancestry is a much more realistic and scientific means to study human variation than is categorical race," says Shriver. "Second, that admixture mapping can and should be an important tool to study both the genetic and environmental ...

City-grown air pollution is tougher on country trees

...ution -- and ozone in particular -- is tougher on country trees," says Jillian W. Gregg, lead author of the Nature cover article, "Urbanization effects on tree growth in the vicinity of New York City." Other authors of the Nature report are Clive G. Jones, an ecologist at the Institute of Ecosystem Stu...

Europes healthcare systems supports trend for quality and quantity in ART

...nce 56,754, and the UK 34,634. In Spain, the host country for the conference, 14,519 treatment cycles were reported in 2000. The majority of treatments were IVF (55.8%), and ICSI (44.1%). However there was considerable variation, and in Spain, Poland and Belgium, for instance, the majority of treatments w...

Seven CD-ROM global GIS data set available from AGI

...her useful geographical and cultural data, such as country boundaries, locations of cities, elevations, population density, roads, airfields, and utility lines, are also included in the atlas. "We think this is a fantastic educational opportunity," said Marcus E. Milling, AGI Executive Director. "The integ...

Sex Differences in Cardiovascular Disease

...omes to health. Meetings are being held across the country to educate scientists, health care providers and the public about important sex-based biological differences relating to a variety of diseases and developmental processes....

Anthropologist predicts major threat to species within 50 years

...cies. To do so, he had to balance the size of each country against the number of people living within its bor...uch as the number of endemic species in a specific country as well as differences in patterns of human behavior. The greater the diversity, he said, the more l...

ESA providing Kyoto estimates of French Guianas tropical forests

...se gas emissions. But France is also the only such country possessing tropical forests, most of which are in French Guiana. Tropical forests represent a vast store of carbon, while their deforestation represents a significant source of anthropogenic (man-made) greenhouse gas emissions. Ninety percent of Fre...

Ocean policies haven't kept up with science

...he Stratton Commission in 1969 charted the way the country thought about our oceans. Many worthwhile initiatives grew out of that commission, she added, including the creation of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the implementation of the Coastal Zone Management Act and the passage of fish...

Hospitalized children experience medical errors at the same rate as adults

As healthcare leaders from around the country continue to examine ways to improve patient safety in hospitals nationwide, a new study from researchers at the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) finds that hospitalized children experience rates of medical errors similar to those of ...

Protein critical for development in fruit flies found to aid healing of cuts and wounds in mammals

...nts and the increasing number of diabetics in this country will be able to improve their ability to heal from cuts and lacerations." The researchers in the Johnson lab were assisted by Kit Pogliano, an associate professor of biology at USCD; Steven K. Hanks of Vanderbilt University School of Medicine; Katie ...

Doctors miss chances to help pregnant women quit smoking

... pregnant smokers than physicians elsewhere in the country or in metropolitan areas. The study found that doctors were more likely to determine a pregnant woman's smoking status on a return visit than on the first consultation. Moran and colleagues suggest that this may be due to a desire to avoid confrontat...

Consumer education and development of bio-sensitive alternatives can revive the plastics industry

San Jose, Calif.--May 30, 2003-- With country after country creating legislative and environmental laws to curb the use of plastics, stronger emphasis on recycl...

African Americans concern about the environment equal to or greater that of whites

...e most important environmental problems facing the country by 26 percent of African Americans surveyed, compared to only 3 percent of whites. --African Americans in Congress have been among the strongest and most consistent supporters of environmental protection legislation over the past two decades. Average...

Real-time detection of pathogens in the environment: How close are we?

...il. Five people died. This kind of attack took the country by surprise and challenged the nation's ability to respond. The Laboratory Response Network (a network of labs that can perform analyses during an emergency) was inundated with 2,500 suspected anthrax samples to analyze from 46 states, and the Center...

Top 25 turtles on death row

...urtles), additional field research, development of country support for trade monitoring, illegal trade confiscations, establishment of rescue centers, sustainable harvest programs, ecologically sound turtle farming (for commercial purposes to lessen pressures on wild populations), relocation and return to co...

Anti-HIV drugs save vision, improve outlook for AIDS patients

...s at Johns Hopkins and 18 other centers across the country questioned 971 AIDS patients ages 13 and up about their quality of life related to vision and overall health. Patients were enrolled between September 1998 and March 2001. Fifty patients had newly diagnosed CMV retinitis, 212 patients had longstand...

Study of nature's machinery takes center stage at UH

...Molecular Design at UH is one of the oldest in the country devoted to the study of how we design molecules," Pettitt said. "To do that we need to understand their structure, their properties and the latest in theoretical design techniques. We then try to put that to work by designing test molecules for our f...

ALife experiments show how complex functions can evolve

...omplex organisms were a road trip, then the simple country drives are what get you there. And sometimes even potholes along the way are important. An interdisciplinary team of scientists at Michigan State University and the California Institute of Technology, with the help of powerful computers, has used a k...

Artificial life experiments show how complex functions can evolve

...omplex organisms were a road trip, then the simple country drives are what get you there. And sometimes even potholes along the way are important. An interdisciplinary team of scientists at Michigan State University and the California Institute of Technology, with the help of powerful computers, has used a ...

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