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ORNL's Delmau joins Technology Review's list of top young innovators

..., France. Delmau, who resides in Oak Ridge, counts playing the clarinet, target shooting, kayaking and scuba diving among her outside interests. ...

Physics gravity model applicable to disease spread

...itioning system tag data, aerial photos and actual counts of seals to study the 1988 outbreak. "We looked at the 1988 data with the simple distance model first," says Warlow. "Then we used the gravity model. The gravity model more accurately predicted the spread of phocine distemper." After modeling a c...

New lower-cost assay system equivalent to flow cytometry for accurate CD4+/CD8+ cell counts

...treatment including absolute CD4+ and CD8+ T cell counts are urgently needed," said Barry Bredt, Ph.D., di...affordable to use." Absolute CD4+ and CD8+ T cell counts are measurements used to monitor disease progression in HIV/AIDS patients, to determine when to begi...

Warren Pharmaceuticals publishes results of preclinical evaluation

...limited because of increased red cell and platelet counts above normal and the potential for blood clots or hypertension. Warren and its collaborators have synthesized molecules exhibiting only the tissue-protective effects of EPO, with no effect on the classical EPO receptor. This permits the administra...

Call for greater involvement of developing world scientists in fight against AIDS

...rize-winning Pakistani physicist Abdus Salam, TWAS counts more than 700 eminent scientists among its membership, most of whom are working in developing countries. Among the main aims of the Academy is to help build the scientific and technological capacities of developing countries as a means to promoting s...

Open Access journals proven to compete on quality

...heir citation analysis shortly comparing citation counts for Open Access journals and traditional subscription products. In the press release announcing the April version of the report, ISI stated "journals published in the new Open Access (OA) model are beginning to register impact in the world of scholar...

Energy conservation targets hit by notions of 'comfort'

... funded by the ESRC at Lancaster University. "What counts as normal in the UK today is not considered 'normal' in the USA today, nor would it have been considered 'normal' in the UK even a decade or two ago," says Dr Elizabeth Shove, whose research is published as part of Social Science week. She adds that:...

Just add a chromosome

...owed significant increases in their red blood cell counts compared with others injected with cells carrying the artificial chromosome without the added gene. The results will appear in BioProcessing Journal. The hope is that the same approach can be used to treat inherited diseases such as haemophilia. The ...

Abnormal chromosomes forecast leukemia relapse

...early during remission will relapse, even if blood counts and other parameters are favorable," says first author Guido Marcucci, associate professor of internal medicine and a hematologist/oncologist with OSU's James Cancer Hospital. Since 1990, physicians have said that AML patients were in complete remiss...

Genomic imprinting in disruptive spermatogenesis

Low sperm counts could be associated with genomic imprinting diseas...normal sperm counts. All the men with normal sperm counts had correct methylation, whereas 24% of those with low sperm counts showed methylation defects in th...

Mother lode of jaguars discovered in Bolivia park

...ting pattern. Through a statistical analysis that counts each animal re-photographed within a given territory, an accurate population estimate can be determined. "Our results show that the Chaco is rich with jaguars and Kaa-Iya in fact probably contains the largest population recorded in any protected ar...

A multi-institutional study may offer clues for the treatment of some autoimmune diseases

...dren have also been found to have profound T-cells counts despite have normal B-cell concentrations. The observation has helped establish the relationship between PNP and T-cells and led to the development of inhibitors of PNP for the treatment of T-cell proliferative disorders such as T-cell leukemias. Pso...

East Texas feral hog numbers skyrocketed in last decade

...rs first noticed feral hogs on their property. The counts gradually increased from five new sightings before 1978, to 17 in the 1978-1983 time span. The following 5-year time spans, 1984-1988 and 1989-1993 show 24 to 56, respectively. Then, the number of respondents who reported seeing feral hogs for the f...

Policy review in Science calls for Bush Administration to protect wild salmon

...rsity in Canada. "The critical legal issue is what counts as a fish when trying to conserve a population. In particular, salmon in hatcheries undergo very rapid genetic and behavioral changes, and after very few generations, these hatchery fish find it difficult to survive in the wild." The 10 September 200...

Health risks of phthalates

... been observed for several decades in human sperm counts and thus male fertility. The rise in testicular cancer and male genital deformities has also been discussed in connection with phthalate exposure. The researchers from Erlangen have demonstrated that humans are exposed to phthalates in far greater qu...

Planning effective bioterror responses

...erent statistical detection algorithms using daily counts of patients with influenza-like illness from a hospital emergency department. "There's a relatively narrow window when [surveillance] would make a difference," Stoto said. "If an outbreak were so large that lots of people got sick at the same time,...

Kidney injury's harmful effects on bones blocked in mice

...ement and injections of BMP-7 had normal bone cell counts and structures. Hruska plans further tests of the experimental mice skeletons. He also hopes to look into BMP-7's effects on an even more harmful side effect of kidney injury: heart disease. "Kidney damage decreases mineral storage in the bones, and ...

Researchers develop model to help control West Nile outbreak

...ed a simple mathematical model using the dead bird counts collected in New York in 2000. Her research is published in the current issue of the Royal Society of London's journal Proceedings B. Tomas de-Camino Beck and Mark Lewis are co-authors on the paper. West Nile virus is an emerging infectious disease i...

Results of pivotal study for GlaxoSmithKline's Valtrex published in New England Journal of Medicine

...nt genital herpes in HIV-infected adults with CD4+ counts >100cells/L. Adverse events reported with VALTREX include headache, nausea, abdominal pain, fatigue and rash. No data are available on the efficacy of suppressive therapy with VALTREX of more than one year's duration in healthy patients (six mont...

Shyness can be deadly

...ase and in good health. Each possessed high T-cell counts with detectable levels of virus in the blood. The researchers put each man through a series of stress tests in the lab to measure the response of their autonomic nervous system. First, the scientists monitored the subject's response to a tiny stimulu...

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