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National Academies advisory: genome data and bioterrorism

... of Homeland Security, and other federal agencies, examines this issue. Advance copies will be available to reporters only beginning at noon EDT on Wednesday, Sept. 8. THE REPORT IS EMBARGOED AND NOT FOR PUBLIC RELEASE BEFORE 4 P.M. EDT ON SEPT. 9. Reporters who wish to obtain a copy should contact the Offic...

NHGRI launches Centers for Excellence in Ethical, Legal, and Social Implications Research

...avioral and neurological conditions. Research that examines attributes and traits that are possibly found more frequently in certain populations has the potential to stigmatize both individuals and groups. The Stanford center will work to identify and understand the issues related to this genetic research, pr...

Review article makes case for a new source of cells in the body

...ublished this month in the Journal of Anatomy that examines the near 10-year history of VENT cell research. The August review article chronicles the cells' discovery and documentation of their presence in every tissue that Dr. Sohal's research team has examined, including the gastrointestinal tract, heart, ...

Alcohol-use and depression among pregnant and postpartum women

...rders and depression commonly coexist. A new study examines co-occurring alcohol-use and depression symptoms a... of Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research examines co-occurring alcohol-use and depression symptoms among pregnant and postpartum women. The findings ...

Infant rats eagerly accept high concentrations of alcohol upon first exposure

... of Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research examines the acceptance of alcohol by infant rats, finding that they are eager to ingest large amounts of highly concentrated alcohol during a short time period, resulting in extremely high concentrations of alcohol in the blood. "There are numerous avenues ...

MSU group reviews Berkeley venture into brave new science funding world

...ommissioned by the faculty senate at Berkeley that examines the fall-out of an unprecedented partnership. It was a campus controversy that expanded to become a symbol of the tensions and angst over the very state of contemporary public higher education in California, in land-grant institutions, and across the...

Wheelchairs biomechanics, prosthetic development

...ition impacts wheelchair use , pg 403 This study examines the effect of seat position on hand rim biomechani...for female wheelchair athletes , pg 415 This study examines heart rate-oxygen uptake rate relationship in female wheelchair athletes (WAs) to determine the appr...

UNC researchers awarded $8.65 million from National Institute on Aging

...the-art cardiovascular phenotyping laboratory that examines heart and vascular function. Dr. James Faber, professor of cell and molecular physiology, directs an advanced histology facility to explore the expression of myriad genes that may play important roles in vascular aging. "We will collaborate ...

New textbook introduces students to the foundations, applications of nanotechnology

...torage. A section on nanoelectromechanical systems examines nanomachined mechanical structures and single-chip systems that can sense, compute, and communicate. A section on photonic materials reviews inorganic semiconductor systems and looks ahead to organic, self-assembled materials with a range of applicat...

Acamprosate: potential medication for treating alcoholism

... of Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research examines the effects of acamprosate (calcium acetyl homotau...knowledge, this is the first published report that examines potential interactions between acamprosate and alcohol in humans," said Elisabeth J. Houtsmuller, as...

A genetic model for hereditary spastic paraplegia (HSP) disease

...and Dr. Andrea Daga (University of Padova, Italy), examines how spastin is involved in neuronal communication. Because the spastin gene is similar in the Drosophila (fruit fly) genetic model and in humans, the protein is predicted to perform the same function in both organisms. Therefore, to study how spast...

New York City study shows newborns more susceptible to pollution than their mothers

...en Study In New York City," started in 1998, which examines the health effects of exposure of pregnant women and babies to air pollutants from vehicle exhaust, the commercial burning of fuels, and tobacco smoking, as well as from residential use of pesticides and allergens. Other co-authors of the study inclu...

Strengthening independent junior research groups in collaborative research centres

...transition: comparisons across cultures and times" examines the development of images, symbols and behaviour as signs of social reality. Researchers at the Humboldt University and the Centre for Modern Oriental Studies in Berlin and the University of Hamburg will examine changes in the representation of socia...

Unexpected changes in Earth's climate observed on the dark side of the moon

...ds. The May 28, 2004 issue of the journal Science examines the phenomenon in an article, "Changes in Earth's Reflectance Over the Past Two Decades" written by Enric Palle, Philip R. Goode, Pilar Montanes-Rodriguez and Steven E. Koonin. Goode, principal investigator, is distinguished professor of physics a...

Developing tools for reliable 'gene chip' measurements

... many as several million tiny spots, each of which examines genes of interest simultaneously using minute sample volumes. This highly sensitive technology is relatively new, and standard procedures to ensure the reliability and comparability of results are only beginning to emerge. For instance, results can c...

Promising research: From employment issues to virology

...ogy. It deals with viruses and cell organelles and examines the joint mechanisms that cause organelles and viruses to be enveloped by membranes. The basic researchers also focus on the application. Understanding the principles of envelopment could lead to the development of new intervention strategies. This p...

Researchers find no link between alcohol consumption during pregnancy and asthma during childhood

...been associated with childhood asthma. A new study examines if those children born to mothers who consume alcohol during pregnancy have a greater risk of hospitalization for asthma. Findings indicate no causal link between alcohol consumption during pregnancy and asthma during childhood. Asthma is a major pu...

Nonalcoholic beverages may impart cardiovascular benefits without the negative effects of alcohol

...due to more than its ethanol content. New research examines the effects that nonalcoholic beer may have on blood coagulation and platelet function. Findings include inhibited blood coagulation and platelet activation, both of which can reduce the risk of coronary artery disease. Research on the cardiovascula...

Scientists report how protons induce water cages

...medium of choice for biological systems. The study examines the 50-year-old question of how many water molecules share a proton, a crucial issue in the transportation of charge in biological processes. Models predict a proton to be strongly bound to one water molecule (Eigen model) or shared between two wat...

'Telling people what they want to believe'

...vidence that complex carbohydrates are beneficial; examines the science behind claims that the Atkins diet is "better" than a low-fat diet; discusses differences between risk factors and actual measures of a disease; and reviews the effects of low-carb, high-fat diets on blood cholesterol. Ornish write...

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