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Scientists at Scripps Research Institute describe structure of receptor on surface of 1918 flu virus

... 1918 "Spanish Flu" virus-- a virus that took more lives than World War I and became the largest and deadliest influenza outbreak in recorded history. Their work reveals some of the virus' deadly secrets. "Why was this so devastating an outbreak?" asked lead investigator Ian Wilson, D.Phil., a molecular b...

Examining cardiac performance of tunas at the cellular level

...lps us look beyond ourselves and to appreciate the lives of those living below sea level. A New Study The authors of the new study, entitled "Temperature Dependence of the Ca2+-ATPase (SERCA2) in the Ventricles of Tuna and Mackerel," are Ana M. Landeira-Fernandez, Jeffery M. Morrissette, Jason M. Blan...

Portable kidney dialysis machine developed

...ced size and increased efficiency will improve the lives of dialysis patients because treatments will be do...cturnal dialysis gives patients more time in their lives because they spend this time sleeping anyway," Curtis said. "And they don't have to spend hours ever...

New species of desert shrew found in southern Arizona

...y of finding an undescribed species of mammal that lives in Arizona is very low. When I think about this, I grin. I grin a lot."...

Rare ant may help solve some mysteries of social evolution

...inutissimus is a unique social parasite in that it lives entirely within the colonies of other ant species. But unlike parasitic slave-maker ants, which raid and virtually destroy the colonies of unsuspecting hosts, L. minutissimus appears to move in and live amiably with its host. Such organisms are calle...

'Grey goo' misconceptions could harm poor in developing world

... on research that promises vast improvement in the lives of five billion people in developing countries. ...ely for the rich, or will NTs potential to improve lives in the developing world be seized?" ...

Gulf between rich, poor will grow if high-profile nanotechnology opponents prevail: ethics experts

...ing research that promises vast improvement in the lives of five billion people in developing countries, ac...ly for the rich, or will NT's potential to improve lives in the developing world be seized?" Although NT technology is just in its infancy, "now is the ideal...

Protein data bank opens new era with broader support

...gs aspart of combination therapy is prolonging the lives of peopleinfected with HIV." The PDB collection includes a wide variety of medically importantstructures, including enzymes and other proteins associated withinfluenza, HIV, SARS and other viruses; parts of prion proteins(including the bovine form i...

New advance to combat antibiotic-resistant pneumonia and malaria

...nia treatments that could save more than 2 million lives worldwide. Using baker's yeast as a surrogate disease model, researchers led by Dartmouth Medical School are exploring why enzymes in organisms that cause pneumonia and malaria are becoming increasingly resistant to antibiotics. This work could prov...

JCI Table of Contents, January 15 2004

...ll bring us closer to our real goal improving the lives of our patients and ultimately curing disease. TITLE: Bone marrowderived progenitor cells in pulmonary fibrosis AUTHOR CONTACT: Sem H. Phan University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA. Phone: (734) 763-6454 Fax: (734) 936-1938 E-m...

New study finds evolutionary diversification in Hawaiian spiders

...een" type, which dwells on leaves; "maroon," which lives mostly on moss; "small brown," which lives among twigs; and "large brown," which dwells on tree bark. Gillespie found that spiders can evolve...

Hebrew University young researcher award goes to Dr. Nayef Jarrous

... and they are the parents of one child. The family lives in Jerusalem....

St. Jude ranked among top 500 supercomputer centers

...will significantly speed research designed to save lives by reducing the time it takes for our scientists to move from data collection to discovery of important new findings." "The Hartwell Center is dedicated to research that will benefit children, and in the long run, the research will benefit all peo...

Science's breakthrough of the year: Illumination of the dark, expanding universe

...apy drugs in a large clinical trial, prolonged the lives of patients with advanced colon cancer. Antiangiogenesis drugs starve tumors by preventing blood vessel growth. With around 60 different antiangiogenesis drugs currently in clinical trials against a wide variety of cancers, researchers and patients n...

Americans speak out on cancer

...ding cause of death, claiming about 1,500 American lives daily. Economically, the United States lost about $172 billion in the year 2002 from treatment costs, lost productivity and premature deaths from cancer. "I am living proof of the value of successful cancer research without it I would not be here ...

How are the sexes different?

...s in women, we could potentially save thousands of lives a year." ...

Breakthroughs lead to better understanding in prevention of transfusion-transmitted infection

...successful blood transmissions to save millions of lives every year," said Stanley Schrier, M.D., President-Elect of the American Society of Hematology and Active Emeritus Professor of Medicine in the Division of Hematology at Stanford University School of Medicine. "However, it remains duly important tha...

Extreme 2003 takes students worldwide to the oceans depth

...8 when they confirmed that the Pompeii worm, which lives at the hydrothermal vents, is the planet's most he...be doing additional work on the worm itself, which lives "in a very dynamic thermal and chemical gradient," with one end living in extremely hot water and on...

Premier international meeting provides latest news and issues in blood disorders

...learn new techniques, and discuss new ways to save lives and help prevent hematologic diseases from developing in healthy individuals." Other program highlights for media include: Media Briefings Highlighting research advances in blood, bone marrow, and the immunologic, hemostatic, and vascula...

Pittsburgh researchers engineer and successfully test SARS corona vaccine in animal model

...especially meaningful because SARS claimed several lives in his hometown of Changchun, Jilin. "I am proud of what I have contributed in the development of a SARS vaccine, given that the adenoviral-based vaccine is economical and suitable for a large population. I hope we will soon be able to translate this...

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