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EURYI Award given for the first time to 25 young European researchers

...arch at German institutes. The prize is worth 1.25 million and is intended to support the career development of the next generation of leading researchers and, at the same time, to increase the attractiveness and international competitiveness of the European Research Area. This new programme of excellence is...

Early clinical treatment can halt progression of Alzheimer's disease, UCI researchers find

...tes indicate that by the middle of the century, 20 million Americans will suffer from Alzheimer's disease," s... the elderly in the United States, affecting 4.5-5 million adults — 10 times more than those affected by Parkinson's disease. The disease is marked by the...

Dispute over life in Antarctic lake

...y from sunlight and the atmosphere for at least 15 million years. There has been much speculation about the ...d which probably contained life. Between 15 and 30 million years ago it started to freeze over, then gases accumulated in the lake and finally it sterilised it...

Protein vaccine fully protects mice from lethal aerosol challenge with ricin toxin

...e world for commercial purposes. Approximately one million pounds of castor beans are used each year in the process of manufacturing castor oil. When inhaled as a small-particle aerosol, ricin produces severe respiratory symptoms followed by respiratory failure within 72 hours. When ingested, ricin can cau...

8 environmental stewards win $900,000 in biodiversity awards

...rteen others from previous years in sharing US$3.2 million in prestigious no-strings-attached awards for environmental stewardship. The awards are made by The Bay Foundation and the Josephine Bay Paul and C. Michael Paul Foundation of New York City, with the advice of a panel of advisers. This year, for the ...

Where the sage-grouse roam

The sagebrush biome covers forty million hectares of the American West. Shaped by climate, fire, floods and volcanic eruptions since the Pleistocene era, the sagebrush biome now faces the impacts of increased cultivation, urbanization, exotic plant species, and altered fire patterns. In a...

Huge market for forest moss raises concerns

...ies done by Muir suggests it must be at least $5.5 million a year, but it could also range up to $165 million annually, mostly in the Pacific Northwest and parts of the Appalachian Mountains in the eastern U.S....

LSU Vet School receives $9.9 million for infectious disease research

... School of Veterinary Medicine has received a $9.9 million grant to fund the creation of the Center for Experimental Infectious Disease Research. "What makes this grant so important is that it brings national recognition to LSU and allows us to expand our research program in infectious disease as it relates...

JCI table of contents, 2 August, 2004

...and ulcerative colitis, afflicts approximately 1.4 million people in the United States and 2.2 million people in Europe Research into the basic underlying causes of these disorders has focused primarily ...

New diagnostic technology helps justify earlier cataract surgery

... insurance program for the elderly, paid for 1.733 million procedures in 2002, according to the most recent data. Modern cataract treatment surgically removes the damaged lens and replaces it with an artificial one. Because cataracts tend to grow gradually, one of the most important treatment is...

MSU group reviews Berkeley venture into brave new science funding world

...the company agreed to pay the department up to $25 million in research support over a period of five years. In this widely discussed and criticized private sponsorship of university research, the PMB also was given access to Novartis' gene-sequencing technology and DNA database on plant genomics. For its ...

Two enzymes key to calorie-burning, Brown research shows

... and treatment of obesity, which affects nearly 68 million adults, teen-agers and children in the United States. "What we have is an important discovery of how leptin regulates specific enzymes," Nillni said. "While scientists have known for about a decade that PC1 and PC2 play a role in peptide processing, ...

DNA variations surprise researchers

...r cent variation arising primarily from some three million single nucleotide changes scattered amongst the chromosomes. The new data from the Sick Kids and Harvard groups revealed 255 regions (comprising more than 0.1 per cent) of the genome where large chunks of DNA are present in different copy numbers bet...

Iron can have negative side effects on people with kidney disease

More than 20 million Americans one in nine adults have chronic kidney disease, and most don't even know it.[1] Physicians are constantly searching for the most effective therapies to help people with end-stage renal disease (ESRD), which occurs when kidney disease has p...

Ancient life form may help create newest technologies

...marine life form that has been around at least 100 million years, are being harnessed by researchers at Oregon State University to help make progress in one of the newest and most promising fields of science nanotechnology. These ancient, microscopic organisms are found in the fossil record as far back as ...

New UCF researchers, college will help fight Alzheimer's disease, cancer

... College of Biomedical Sciences and accepted a $10 million donation from Winter Park residents Al and Nancy Burnett to support the college. UCF plans to increase the number of faculty members working in biomolecular sciences from 22 to 47 in the next few years. The college initially will have about 900 under...

LA BioMed Medical/Research Briefs, July/August 2004

... The initiative will distribute an average of $295 million per year over a 10-year period to fund stem cell research at California's universities and other advanced medical research facilities. It will fund all aspects of stem cell therapy development from basic research through clinical trials to the actual...

Study finds anti-HIV protein evolved millions of years before the emergence of AIDS

...ually a stealthy defense mechanism that evolved 32 million years before the emergence of HIV, according to ne...response to such Darwinistic pressure more than 30 million years before HIV-like viruses first infected primates, an event that occurred about a million years ...

Whale carcass yields bone-devouring worms

...cies' most recent common ancestor lived roughly 42 million years ago, about the same time whales themselves first evolved. The worms' genetic diversity also suggests that they are part of an actively breeding population that includes hundreds of thousands of individuals-a population that has presumably been ...

Proteomic research centers target bioterrorism agents, infectious diseases

...informatics Institute (VBI) at Virginia Tech $2.89 million as part of an $8.74 million contract with Social & Scientific Systems Inc. (SSS) to establish an Administrative Resource for Bio...

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