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'Keys to cures' -- an online expedition to the frontier of biomedical research
...rve a unique ecosystem? Dr. ShirleyPomponi and an international
team of scientists faced these questions and cameup with an answer: 3000 feet...straight down. That's how deep they'll be divinginto the waters of the Florida Keys and the Gulf of Mexico, prospecting forpowerful new drugs and performing a pioneering...
Hepatitis C is not a 'silent disease'
... work, according to Ware. The results of the first international
study of quality of life outcomes in hepatitis C c...300 patients in ten countries participated in this international
study, using a self-administeredHepatitis Quality of Life Questionnaire that is available from Quali...
AAAS study calls for federal funding for stem cell research but sees no need for new oversight mechanisms
...the areas of science policy, science education and international
scientificcooperation. AAAS publishes the prestigious peer-reviewed journal Science, aswell as a number of electronic features on the World Wide Web....
Trouble for the world's turtles
...crisis" was the most urgenttopic at a prestigious international
conference held in Laughlin, Nevada, August13-15. ...ns, and destinations. Dialogues should open among international
scientists and policy makers withChinese authorities and other exporting nations to encourage much m...
Seafood was brain food, says researcher
...ter-gatherers, says a U of T scientist. An international
group of researchers including Stephen Cunnane, aprofessor in U of T's department of nutritional sciences, has assembled evidencethat the large brains of the earliest humans could only have evolved on thenutrient-rich diet provided by shellfish and o...
Landmark obesity study
...orldwide. Published in the September issue of the international
journal, Nature Medicine,the finding is a dramatic departure from most current obesity research, whichconcentrates on controlling appetite. This new approach centers on the way inwhich the body stores and burns fat. The finding is tied to a gene kno...
NRC takes lead in the development of a national program for multi-million dollar biochip technologies
...esearch Council of Canada(NRC) today is hosting an international
workshop on biochip technologies andtheir potential impact on the Canadian economy. Ranging from drug developmentto creation of new crops and other applications, biochips also represent abreakthrough for rapid clinical diagnostic testing and genomic...
USGS issues wildlife health alert: Chytrid fungus infection
...e, unexplained declines. In the past decade, the international
scientific community has increasingly expressed concern over global population declines in all amphibian groups and on many continents. These losses are now well documented and have occurred in a wide range of habitats, including remote and pristine ...
Diet and cancer prevention: a sampler of story ideas for '5-a-Day for Better Health Week'
....Even more compelling: those who take at least 200 international
units of vitaminE daily reduce their risk of colon... Prevention Research Program. In 1997 hechaired an international
panel that reviewed more than 4,500 internationalstudies on nutrition and cancer prevention. The res...
Gene located for rare fat disorder
DALLAS - September 14, 1999 - An international
team led by researchers at UTSouthwestern Medical Center at Dallas has located the gene for a rarefat-developmental disorder called congenital generalized lipodystrophy. Lipodystrophy disorders cause selective loss of body fat and are associated wit...
Communications towers killing birds
... year for new and co-located wireless, mass media, international
andexperimental radio facilities, according to Ava Holly Berland of the FCC'sOffice of General Counsel in Washington, D.C. That doesn't count the annual120,000 applications for renewal of existing licenses. Co-location savesconstruction costs and i...
NSF grants provide boost to research on inner workings of plants
...rice genome currently being sequenced as partof an international
project. This is a first step toward developing acomprehensive understanding of the organization of this genome. Complementaryresearch funded at Purdue University and Rutgers University will tie togethergene content and organization in of the barle...
OHSU scientists locate 'fat thermostat' in brain
...s remained a mystery. Cone and Colmers, aided byan international
team of scientists including Michael Cowley, Ph.D., NinaPronchuk, Ph.D., and Wei Fan, M.D., have identified individual neurons withinthe hypothalamus with the precise properties of the long-predicted adipostat. To find the adipostat, researchers trac...
Cleaner air and less acidification among proposals for new environmental goals
..." will reducedepositions but notsufficiently. More international
agreement will be necessary to achieve the 50 per ...phosphorous to land andwater from bothnational and international
sources in order to reduce eutrophication. Crucial tocutting deposition tounder the critical load is...
New mouse model could be key to understanding role of folic acid in preventing birth defects
...ublished in the Oct. 1 issue of NatureGenetics, an international
monthly journal about research in genetics. "We know folic acid supplementation prevents birth defects, but we don't haveany clue just how that comes about. It's a black box," said Richard Finnell,Ph.D., director of the Center for Human Molecular Gen...
NSF awards large grant for Arabidopsis information resource
...vering a comprehensive information resource to the international
Arabidopsis research community," says Paul Gilna, program director in NSF's division of biological infrastructure. "This award will allow for the development of an increased ability to respond quickly to user community needs." The NSF grant will sup...
Hutchinson Center to lead $11.5 million ovarian-cancer research consortium
... researchers at the NCI and in Britain todesign an international
screening trial for post-menopausal women. Projectprincipal investigator: Martin McIntosh, Ph.D., research assistant professor, UWDepartment of Biostatistics. Project 5: Improving quality of life for women with ovarian cancer - Canfacilitated group...
Omaha to host International Small Bowel Transplant Symposium
... foreign countries and 24 states. Itis the largest international
conference held by UNMC/NHS in the past decade. Theattendees have filled all the rooms in the Embassy Suites and a number of peopleare staying in three other downtown hotels. "The symposium is held every two years," said Alan Langnas, D.O.,pr...
As world population hits six billion, Yale experts provide insight into 21st
century environmental challenges
...ake the choice to reassert a leadership roleinboth international
family planning assistance and environmental protectionwithout further delay. "The increased awareness that environmental concerns are moving into theinternational arena will require that U.S. environmental policy be more inconcert with other nation...
Symposium by ISPRS and the U-M College of Engineering
...carbon in an area as large as the entire world? An international
group of scientists will be meeting at the University ofMichigan College of Engineering, Oct. 20-22, to figure those problems out. Thethree-day technical symposium is sponsored by the International Society forPhotogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ISPRS...
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