Tag: "million" at biology news
Two Virginia Tech energy-related inventions win R&D 100 awards
...nvited a proposal," he says. The result was a $2 million
National Petroleum Technology Program grant, awarded in 1998 to develop specific technology -- the first nationally funded project to develop fiber optic down-hole sensors. Chevron also funded the research. "And Virginia Tech's research division, Col...
IBD (Crohn's/ulcerative colitis) conference adds 18 speakers; APS meeting starts Thursday
...dation of America (CCFA), there are an estimated 1 million
IBD sufferers in the U.S., about equally split between male and female, with about 30,000 new diagnoses a year. CCFA noted that a large HMO tracked IBD-related hospitalizations over six years and reported exactly the same rates ...
Novel IBD therapeutic approaches reported from Washington Univ., Barcelona, LSU at APS meeting
...urable and their causes are still unknown. About 1 million
Americans suffer from IBD and research around the world on new therapeutic strategies against IBD is being reported at a conference sponsored by the American Physiological Society. Below are reports on three presentations. Anti-adhesion therap...
The birth of reproductive health: A difficult delivery
...han any other country on reproductive health--$429 million
this year--the money comes with strings attached. ...5." At the time of the Cairo conference, 20 million
people were infected with HIV; now it is 38 million. Although the world is scaling up AIDS preventi...
Early detection hope for eye disease
...ce Photon 04 in Glasgow. By 2020 there will be 200 million
visually-impaired people worldwide but 80% of these cases are preventable or treatable. For this to happen, screening and early detection are crucial. Sonny Ramachandran, from Heriot Watt University in Edinburgh, outlined a new technique that uses sp...
Reducing allergens in the home helps inner-city children with asthma
... Asthma, a chronic lung disease, affects about 20 million
Americans. Inner-city children suffer disproportionately from the disease, primarily because of exposure to high levels of multiple indoor allergens and tobacco smoke. "These study results are exciting because they show that changes made in the...
Viral suspect for amphibian decline traced to human spread through bait
...e," said Collins. The finding has come out of a $3 million
National Science Foundation funded project to study "Emerging Wildlife Diseases: Threats to Amphibian Biodiversity." Under the grant, Collins and his team have been focusing on defining how important a role pathogens play among a host of possible cau...
Pneumococcal vaccine reduces ear infections, pneumonia, new study shows
... infections in children; there are more than seven million
cases of ear infection and more than one half million
cases of pneumonia each year. Poehling and colleagues studied data from Tennessee's Medicaid record...
Genetic map of important tree genes outlined
... even though they have been separated by about 100 million
years of evolution and look completely different. Arabidopsis is the most frequently used plant in the world for basic genetic research on plant structure and function, and being able to compare its genetics to those of a tree will greatly speed gene...
How do you mend a broken heart?
...ternational collaborators have been awarded a US$6 million
grant for cardiovascular research. The scientists will investigate the ability of heart muscle to repair itself after being damaged by a heart attack, for example and to regain function. Prof. Rosenthal has previously shown that when a muscle is in...
$18 million bioinformatics center to become weapon against deadly diseases
...dly microorganisms will be established with an $18 million
contract from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) of the National Institutes of Health. Overseeing the effort will be the Computation Institute, a joint effort between the University of Chicago and Argonne National Labo...
Single isolated mouse skin cell can generate into variety of epidermal tissues
...fter expanding an isolated stem cell clone several million
times, the researchers grafted the cells on to the back of a mouse that had no hair, and demonstrated that the grafted cells, all derived from a single parent stem cell, made new hair, skin and sebaceous glands, which excrete oil to lubricate the hai...
Broken arms and collateral damage: clues to predator-driven evolution
...reased explosively. Around the same time, some 380 million
years ago, mollusks and other shell-bearing marine...he Ordovician to Pennsylvanian Periods (490 to 290 million
years ago). As predicted, they found that the only significant increase in regeneration frequency wa...
Rensselaer marks the opening of the center for biotechnology and interdisciplinary studies
...isciplinary Studies is a 218,000-square-foot, $100 million
facility (including $80 million
for construction). With its high-tech laboratories and expansive atrium, it provides a platform for ...
Analysis fingers causes of desertification
... as dryland degradation, directly affects over 250 million
people and threatens another billion in at-risk countries, many of them among the world's poorest. The new meta-analysis, conducted by Helmut J. Geist and Eric F. Lambin of the University of Louvain in Belgium and the Land Use and Cover Change Intern...
Chernobyl study: Risk of thyroid cancer rises with radiation dose
...st accident of its kind in history, an estimated 5 million
people were exposed to the resulting radiation. "Prior to Chernobyl, thyroid cancer in children was practically nonexistent. Today we see dozens and dozens of cases a year in the regions contaminated by the disaster, and the incidence continues to r...
NHGRI launches Centers for Excellence in Ethical, Legal, and Social Implications Research
...ld Health and Human Development (NICHD). About $20 million
in grants will be awarded over the next five years...y of Public GenomicsRobert Cook-Deegan, M.D., $4.8 million
This center will assemble a team to gather and analyze information about the role of publication, d...
NIGMS funds Center for Quantitative Biology
...t to create dynamic systems. NIGMS will award $3 million
to the center this year and expects the project to total $14.8 million
over 5 years. Central to the effort is the integration of multidisciplinary research and teaching....
Mouse study shows NPAS3 and NPAS1 genes may be linked to psychosis
...y lead to a schizophrenia diagnosis. More than 2 million
Americans are affected by schizophrenia, according to the National Institute of Mental Health. The illness may impair a person's ability to manage emotions, interact with others and think clearly. Symptoms include hallucinations, delusions, disordere...
Protemix corporation announces discovery of way to repair hearts damaged by diabetes
...cording to the World Health Organisation, over 194 million
people have diabetes. The research led by Profess...n TM has a potential worldwide market of over two million
people with diabetic heart failure.' Professor Norman Sharpe, Medical Director, New Zealand Heart Fo...
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