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AGU journal highlights - 29 July 2004

... Sverdrup (ameasure of water movement equal to one million cubic meters [264.2 milliongallons] per second) as the average water flow also agrees with previousmeasurements for the Denmark Strait. Title: Transport extremum through Denmark Strait Author: Melvin E. Stern, Florida State University, Tallahassee, F...

UNC researchers awarded $8.65 million from National Institute on Aging

...Medicine has been awarded a federal grant of $8.65 million to investigate the molecular basis of blood vessel aging and its role in the development of vascular disease, including heart attack. The five-year grant comes from the National Institute on Aging, a component of the National Institutes of Heal...

Satellites are tracing Europe's forest fire scars

...umper year for forest fires, with more than half a million hectares of woodland destroyed across Mediterranean Europe. So far this year fresh fires have occurred across Portugal, Spain and southern France, with 2500 people evacuated from blazes in foothills north of Marseille. According to the European Commi...

Scientists build on case connecting inflammatory disease and depression

...etion. The work is funded by a newly awarded $1.7 million five-year grant from the National Institute of Men...professors and research associates with nearly $12 million in grants in the area of integrative immunology and behavior," Kelley said. "We plan to use that fi...

Misfiring proteins tied to inflammation and sick feeling of type 2 diabetics

... alongside obesity, even among teenagers. Some 18 million Americans suffer from diabetes, with more than 90 ...wing list of findings has led to a five-year $1.56 million grant, which was awarded to Freund in March by the NIH's National Institute of Diabetes and Digestiv...

Researchers review evolutionary history of modern algae

... dominate the modern seas did not appear until 250 million years ago, the researchers note. This is fairly recent in geological terms. Cyanobateria appeared 3.8 billion years ago. A cyanobacterium is a single-celled photosynthetic organism, which with the help of sunlight could make carbon dioxide and water ...

NIH renews funding for continued Rb2 tumor suppressing gene research at Temple

...nd Technology, has been awarded a five-year, $1.68 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to continue his exploration of the role the tumor suppressing gene Rb2/p130 plays in cancer. An internationally recognized researcher in the genetics of cancer and gene therapy, Giordano discovered R...

NSF awards $10 million in grants to ocean sites for long-term ecological research

...0 for the next six years, for a total of about $ 5 million each. "These two new sites significantly augment the LTER network, which had included only one marine site, in the Antarctic," says Henry Gholz, director of NSF's LTER program. "The awards ensure that high biodiversity and productivity ecosystems in...

Location of potential familial lung cancer gene discovered

... The identified region corresponds to roughly a 20 million base pair segment on the long arm of chromosome 6. The region contains numerous genes that are likely candidates for the susceptibility gene, including four suspected tumor suppressor genes. However, Wiest pointed out that "often you can discover a...

Growing new breed of vaccine-producing plants to fight human diseases worldwide

...nd diarrhea. Diarrheal diseases kill at least two million people in the world each year, most of them children, Arntzen noted. Ongoing research is focused on development of minimal processing technology, adopted from the food industry, to yield uniform doses of heat-stable vaccine for oral delive...

Children's Hospital Boston receives more than $10 million to help make smallpox vaccine safer

... (CHB) has secured contracts totaling nearly $10.5 million through the National Institutes of Health to study...subcontracting institutions under a five-year, $10 million grant. Geha's own lab will establish a mouse model for atopic dermatitis, explore different componen...

Bone, enamel, dentine, milk & saliva share gene family

...and vertebrates during the Precambrian, 500 to 600 million years ago. Sometime after vertebrates arose, a gene called SPARCL1, or SPARC-like 1, developed and this gene is the ancestor of the family of genes that produce the wide variety of mineralized tissues. Gene families develop because of tandem gene d...

Study by Tufts biologist provides window into progression of some degenerative diseases

...es to cause disease. With a grant for more than $1 million from the National Institutes of Health, Freudenreich's team investigated whether the presence of expanded repeats in a cell is recognized by the cell as damage and, if so, whether the cell activates the surveillance system that facilitates repair (ca...

Gene defects found in age-related macular degeneration

.... AMD is a worldwide problem, affecting some seven million people in the United States alone. Vision loss occurs when deposits of protein and fat accumulate beneath the center of the retina, compromising and ultimately destroying its function. For the study published in NEJM , the researchers recruited 402 ...

University of Pittsburgh medical center among first to implant heart assist device

...art pumps as destination therapy. With nearly five million Americans living with heart failure, it is estimated that as many as 100,000 patients a year in the United States could benefit from destination therapy, bringing them new hope for increased survival and quality of life. These new guidelines, which w...

Scientists describe the world's smallest, lightest fish

...rates Collection. This collection of more than two million fish specimens is used by researchers at Scripps and around the world to uncover new information about the animal world. "Collections such as these provide an enormous library of materials that allow us to make comparisons for new discoveries," said ...

HIV reveals evolution of a primate defense against intragenomic infiltrators

...an analysis of twelve primates species spanning 33 million years of evolution - appears to predate the existence of HIV-type viruses. So, what has been fueling APOBEC3G's rapid evolution? APOBEC3G and Vif interact in T-cells, but the fact that selective pressure on APOBEC3G has been constant over the course...

UGA named recipient of $5.6 million grant from NSF for corn improvement

...more than wheat, which was in second place with 12 million tons.) "Our long-term goals are to better u... the NSF awarded a team led by UGA a grant of $3.9 million for a project called "Functional Analyses of Genes Involved in Meristem Organization and Leaf Initia...

Songbirds escaped from Australasia, conquered rest of world

...cestors that left the neighborhood of Australia 45 million years ago. A comprehensive study of DNA from songb...aland and nearby islands) and New Guinea--about 45 million years ago and went on to populate every other continent save Antarctica. The study, led by Keith Bar...

Research shows oceans are becoming more acidic

...vities since 1800. The IOC reports that some 20-25 million tons of CO 2 are being are being added to the oce...ace waters have not been observed for more than 20 million years of earth's history, concluded the meeting. The initial findings of limited observation, resea...

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