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Antarctic fish study may aid cardiac research

A species of fish that lives in Antarctic waters may hold clues to climate change and lead to advances in heart medicine. Researchers from the University of Birmingham and the British Antarctic Survey (BAS) are investigating the behaviour and physiology of the 'Antarctic Cod' (...

Dana-Farber launches Center for Applied Cancer Science

...collaborations that can, and ultimately will, save lives by translating scientific discoveries into novel highly effective therapies." Under the direction of Ronald A. DePinho, MD, the American Cancer Society Research Professor at Dana-Farber and Harvard Medical School, the center's multidisciplinary teams...

Fox Chase Cancer Center research reveals how COX-2 causes ovarian cancer

...her ovarian cancer risk. Ovarian cancer claims the lives of over 14,000 women each year in the United States, making it the most lethal of all gynecologic malignancies. A strong family history of ovarian or breast cancer is evident in about 5 to 10 percent of ovarian cancer cases. While an average woman'...

'Meeting of the minds' leads new era in fight against cancer

... prevent the onset, delay the progression and save lives due to cancer," he added. AACR's Annual Meeting attracts attendees including leading industry, academic and government scientists, as well as clinical oncologists, students, cancer survivors, advocates and other health care professionals. Such a di...

Sickle cell sufferers living longer, dying less from their disease

... during the past several decades have improved the lives of many persons with sickle cell disease," said Dr. George Buchanan, the study's senior author and director of the National Institutes of Health-funded Southwestern Comprehensive Sickle Cell Center. "Yet, the true impact of these investigations on su...

'Male-killer' bacterium's genome is deciphered

...lled Proteobacteria, this parasitic "endosymbiont" lives inside the reproductive cells of a wide variety of the nearly one million species of arthropods, including insects, spiders, and crustaceans. Wolbachia's effects range from beneficial to pathological, but if the host is male, the infection often tu...

Wasps' brains enlarge as they perform more demanding jobs

...gain, as well as with a primitive social wasp that lives in colonies of several dozen workers, in a comparative analysis to see how neural plasticity evolved. Co-authors of the study funded by the National Science Foundation are Theresa Jones, a UT associate professor of psychology, and Nicole Donlan, a r...

Research to create lung-cancer blood tests receives $3.4M in Pennsylvania tobacco settlement funds

...owerful new diagnostic tools that should help save lives through earlier cancer detection." The announcement of the grant was made today by Pennsylvania Health Secretary Dr. Calvin Johnson on behalf of Governor Edward G. Rendell. The grant was one of five health research grants totaling $22.5 million ...

Astrazeneca announces EU marketing approval for Faslodex(TM)

...cancer affects 1 in 9 women at some point in their lives and although many tumours are detected early and treated successfully, a large number of women still go on to be diagnosed with advanced breast cancer. The goal of treatment for these women is to achieve an effective disease response and to enable th...

Field Museum maps 'social assets' of Chicago's industrialized Lake Calumet region

...t forces and factors are the most important in the lives of local residents, and how these assets can support strategies for environmental and economic revitalization in the region. They then used Geographic Information Systems technology to compile this information on overlapping maps of greenspaces, chur...

Tony Hunter and Raymond N. DuBois awarded Landon-AACR Prizes for Cancer Research

... targets for cancer prevention so that we may save lives and reduce morbidity from this dreaded disease." The Landon-AACR Prizes in Cancer Research were launched in the summer of 2002 to promote, recognize and reward seminal contributions to our understanding of cancer through basic and translational can...

Current smoke alarms pass life-saving tests

...se sprinklers have an outstanding record of saving lives and property, the later activation times imply that residential sprinkler installations should always include smoke alarms (as currently required in National Fire Protection Association Standards 13D and 13R) to provide greater escape time for those ...

International critical care doctors release first-ever guidelines for sepsis

...s as part of an effort that could save over 50,000 lives annually in the United States, and hundreds of thousands worldwide. "In many other disease areas, treatment practice guidelines have been effective at improving care and, in many cases, saving lives," said R. Phillip Dellinger, M.D., Director, Critic...

Save The Tiger Fund announces alliance with the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund

...web of life; to save the tiger is to save all that lives in an entire landscape. As part of the new alliance, CEPF has pledged $3 million over three years to at least double the size of STF's grant distribution in Asia's biodiversity hotspots, the biologically richest yet most endangered areas. ExxonMo...

Parenting ethics panel explores thorny issues posed by technology

...oductive technologies have brought babies into the lives of thousands of yearning couples. But with those advances come some difficult questions: What is a parent? Who decides what a parent is? And will we, as a society, be satisfied with the answer? Linda Giudice, MD, PhD, professor of obstetrics and gyne...

Digging for truth in Guatemala

...and archeology to search for the estimated 200,000 lives that were lost. Since 1992, the group has carried out 191 exhumations of mass grave sites. FAFG is a non-governmental organization that functions in the absence of an official government exhumation program. Exhumations have played a critical role in...

Breakthroughs in acoustic tracking shine new light on the lives of fish

...ing scientists to continuously peer into the daily lives of fish, providing the detailed knowledge needed to design effective conservation measures. New data on fish movement and habitat use are allowing managers, fishermen, environmentalists and others to evaluate trade-offs of different reserve sizes and...

Report details growing climate change threat to coral reefs

...e weakened or killed after losing vital algae that lives within their tissues. Although coral species can recover from bleaching to some degree, repeated bleaching events are likely to eliminate sensitive organisms and reduce biodiversity. Elevated water temperatures are also thought to be a factor in the ...

Gates Foundation commits $82.9 million to develop new tuberculosis vaccines

...he trajectory of the epidemic and save millions of lives every year." Two billion people one out of every three people on earth are infected with the TB pathogen. TB is the leading killer of people infected with HIV. Fueled by the HIV/AIDS epidemic, TB is resurgent in the developing world, and the Worl...

New technologies reveal mysteries of marine megafauna

...s are providing new insights into the little known lives of large ocean animals. Electronically tagged elep...the role of oceanic probes. As they go about their lives they are collecting oceanographic information that reveals detailed, three-dimensional maps of ocean...

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