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Epilepsy: Signals 'brake' in brain impaired

...t impervious: different kinds of specialised pores ensure that specific charged particles, the ions, can pass through the membrane. Some of these ion channels are permanently open, others only let 'their' ions through when needed or use energy to 'pump' them against a concentration gradient. One important i...

Satellites are tracing Europe's forest fire scars

...the south of France have decided to join forces to ensure effective forest fire protection," explained Nicol...ual photo-interpretation for quality assurance. To ensure confidence in the results they were validated using ground surveys and checked against reports from ...

NSF awards $10 million in grants to ocean sites for long-term ecological research

...holz, director of NSF's LTER program. "The awards ensure that high biodiversity and productivity ecosystems in most of the world's major biomes, both on land and in the oceans, are represented." Moorea Coral Reef LTER Site The new Moorea Coral Reef LTER site will be located at the site of the Universit...

Growing new breed of vaccine-producing plants to fight human diseases worldwide

... He provided a summary on the strategies used to ensure that plants used in vaccine manufacture will not be mixed with those used in the food chain, and on the rationale for adoption of plant-derived vaccine technology in developing countries. Arntzen was appointed the Florence Ely Nelson Presi...

K-State professor combines love of teaching, research to examine eye development

...en, in the shower, while driving, while hiking. To ensure that he is never without pen and paper whenever an idea comes to him, Conrad, a university distinguished professor of biology at Kansas State University, always keeps paper and writing utensils all around his house, office, car, etc. These ideas have...

Study shows that ultrasound accreditation improves the quality of ultrasound practice

...s, and the presence of protocols and procedures to ensure proper and safe practice of sonography. To date, 1300 sites have received AIUM accreditation....

Scientific publications: Time for change

... no cost to themselves. "This support will help to ensure the success of the author-pays model of publishing," said Tracz. To improve access to research findings in the short term, the Committee have called for all UK higher education institutions to "establish institutional repositories on which their publ...

West Nile takes its toll on rare bird

...n to help those species to combat the virus, is to ensure that they have high quality habitats with few human impacts, to ensure that populations remain productive and robust to stochastic events. "There is a fear of ...

Mapping the evolution of a virus

...t years the influenza vaccine has to be updated to ensure sufficient efficacy against newly emerging variants. In addition to Lapedes, the team members included Derek Smith from the University of Cambridge, and Ron Fouchi and his colleagues Jan de Jong, Theo Bestebroer, Guus Rimmelzwaan and Albert Osterhaus...

Reading hexametric rhyme supports cardiac synchronization, especially after a heart attack

...in nine different measurements of each subject. To ensure comparable levels of physical activity during the three types of exercises, the subjects walked through the room at a pace of 50 steps per minute (given by an electric metronome). The three experiments had to be at least 24 hours apart but within 14 ...

New paper in Science introduces revolutionary new paradigm for fishery management

...d revolutionizing the way fisheries are managed to ensure long-lasting sustainability. This significant advancement would overturn the paradigm of maximizing the catch of individual species that has prevailed for more than half a century. National legislation to promote the use of ecosystem-based fishery m...

Cell study leap forward for tissue engineering, diseases

... direction of tissue shape change is controlled to ensure normal embryonic development. This finding could also have implications for tissue engineering, for researchers who might want to control the shape of a tissue or organ growing in vitro. Winklbauer stresses that there is still much more work to be d...

Most Americans not sure about the sources of high cholesterol

... of informed patients talking with their doctor to ensure cholesterol goals are met. These findings reinforce that importance. Patients should work with their doctors on developing an approach to lowering cholesterol that is best for them." The survey was sponsored by Merck/ Schering-Plough Pharmaceutic...

$1.86 billion boost for UK science and innovation

...he Wellcome Trust, with whom we will be working to ensure a more sustainable future for UK science". The UK Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, Patricia Hewitt, said:"The transfer of knowledge from the science base to UK industry is vital to the future of innovative businesses in this country. We alr...

Report outlines steps needed to lessen smallpox threat

... Centers for Disease Control and Prevention should ensure that its poxvirus program doesn't wither on the vine," said Harrison. The CDC is one of the sites that maintains a stock of smallpox virus. "Without a serious poxvirus research program of high quality in the CDC, it would not be possible to provide a...

National Bioinformatics Resource Center to support infectious disease research

..., database administrators, and network analysts to ensure that data from the BRC are available to the community via two avenues: a browser-accessible system and an application-based system (ToolBus/PathPort). This interaction leverages VBI's existing partnerships with Sun Microsystems, IBM Corporation, and ...

DFG announces three percent budget increase

...2005. The DFG will use this money, inter alia, to ensure that the chances of success for applicants in the Individual Grants Programme, the central form of research funding provided by the DFG, will not decrease. With the assurance of a budget increase this year and professed intentions of the federal gove...

National study shows dog and cat allergens are universally present in U.S. homes

...conducted using established sampling techniques to ensure that the surveyed homes were representative of U.S...bution from each home was weighted as necessary to ensure that the statistics were representative of the U.S. population. Until now, exposure to these allerg...

Technology could enhance accuracy of breast biopsy

... biopsy needle into a three-dimensional region. To ensure that they are doing the biopsy at the right spot, they take up to a dozen tissue samples. "If you're in the wrong spot and you don't get the cancer, then you're basically concluding that this woman doesn't have a disease that needs to be treated," s...

Only 21 states offer newborn screening tests recommended by March of Dimes

... hearing deficiency, seven states currently do not ensure that at least 90 percent of babies actually get tested, the March of Dimes says. Dr. Howse says the March of Dimes urges Congress to provide $25 million to fund Title 26 of the Children's Health Act of 2000 to help improve and strengthen state newbor...

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