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The birth of reproductive health: A difficult delivery

... Medicine ( http://www.plosmedicine.org ), the new open access global health journal from the Public Libra... Dr. El Feki's article is published under an open access license--anyone, anywhere in the world is free to download, distribute, and reuse it freely a...

Sandia experiments may reduce possibility of future water wars

...of forage (compared to that traditionally grown in open fields), but with far less water use. The hydroponic greenhouse, also known as "protected agriculture" or "controlled-environment agriculture," also controls and modifies light reaching the plants. Experiments will reduce light intensity and rest...

Second call for proposals for the European Young Investigator Award

...6 European countries in May 2004. The programme is open to researchers from all scientific disciplines and is directed towards researchers from anywhere in the world. Each award will last for a five-year period and will include the salary of the award holder and funding for an independent junior research ...

Screen siblings, parents of infants with severe heart abnormalities

...ormal aortic valve has three cusps or "flaps" that open and close to regulate the flow of blood. A bicuspid valve has only two. Individuals with this disorder are predisposed to heart valve infections and a narrowing of the valve later in life. Approximately 0.9 percent of people in the gener...

Rising childhood leukaemia incidence prompts conference

...y 10 September. All sessions of the conference are open to the media and there is a staffed press office. A news briefing will be held at 10.30am for 10.45am Monday 6 September in the Charter Room. The speakers will be: Professor Denis Henshaw: (Conference chairman) What's new at the conference a prev...

Rensselaer marks the opening of the center for biotechnology and interdisciplinary studies

...sidential Colloquy, ribbon-cutting, a play, and an open house to mark the opening of the Institute's Center for Biotechnology and Interdisciplinary Studies. On Thursday, Sept. 9, Rensselaer will host a biotechnology symposium that will begin with keynote addresses from: Shirley Tilghman, Ph.D., Preside...

Genuine stem cells found in skin might treat hair loss, wounds

...tion to hair and skin," Lowry said. "These results open the door to that possibility."...

Entrepreneurs to be told how nature's secrets can improve business

...ing later in the week. "The conference is open to inventors, people running innovative new businesses, academics, consultants and managers from across the globe'', said Anja-Karina Pahl, one of the organisers. "We not only explore the link between nature and technology, but actually turn biology ...

Study reveals first genetic step necessary for prostate cancer growth

... development of prostate cancer. The finding could open the door to new tests that predict whether the cancer will become aggressive and the development of treatments to prevent the condition from progressing. The study, published in the Sept. 1 issue of Cancer Research, found that when mice are enginee...

APS awards more than $140,000 to minority students of physiology

... in the physiological sciences. The fellowship is open to underrepresented ethnic minority applicants who are citizens or permanent residents of the United States or its territories (African Americans, Hispanics, Native Americans, Native Alaskans or Native Pacific Islanders). For more information on the...

Probing the surface of white blood cells to enhance immune system medicine

... site on this protein--sort of like wedging a door open so it doesn't shut," explained Higgs. "And we wan... make sure that wedge doesn't prop any other doors open that should stay closed."...

Better living through urban ecology

... understanding cities, suburbs and the surrounding open lands as an integrated ecosystem," Dr. Pickett comments. Future management-relevant projects include investigating how urban trees influence air quality, how improving Baltimore's sewer system affects ecological processes, and documenting the ecologi...

Streptococcus infects humans by thwarting blood clotting

...-specific microbes. The research is also likely to open the way to new understanding of the factors that enable bacteria to evolve host specificity, the researchers said. Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigator David Ginsburg led the research team, which included lead author Hongmin Sun and colleag...

Washington University in St. Louis plays key role in sequencing moss genome

...using comparative genomics. These approaches will open doors of understanding into plant genomes." Although the genome will be sequenced in the United States, Quatrano noted that the sequencing project represents a triumph for international plant science. Initial funding by the United Kingdom's Biotec...

Unicellular organisms contribute more nitrogen to ocean that reported earlier

Large, nutrient-poor expanses of the open ocean are getting a substantial nitrogen influx from an abundant group of unicellular organisms that "fix," or chemically alter, nitrogen into a form usable for biological productivity. First identified about five years ago, these organisms about 7...

The insect police: Why social insects punish cheating comrades

...of the culprit caught in the act of laying. In the open access journal, PLoS Biology, Rob Hammond and Laurent Keller explain how these policemen arise. The apparently altruistic behavior of workers in supporting their queen is generally explained by 'kin selection', whereby the worker obtains more 'reprod...

Synthesized molecules studied as weapon to stop cell division in cancer cells

...hange -- the swing of an arm one way or another to open or close the U results in a large conformation change in a protein. The researchers synthesized cis and trans shaped inhibitors and introduced them into cancer cells. These inhibitors mimic part of the Cdc25 protein but do not bend to the will of P...

Virus known for its photo ops makes its movie screen debut

...asks," he said. "Understanding their behavior will open doors for scientists in many disciplines, especially with biologists, chemists and physicists increasingly working side by side." As a step in that direction, Rossmann said he hopes that he and his colleagues will be able to obtain a better picture ...

Livermore research in accelerator mass spectrometry highlighted at ACS meeting

...ically done by either burning or detonations in an open environment. Soot production during this destruction has become a serious problem for environmental reasons. Westbrook and colleague William Pitz have used kinetic modeling to observe the soot production chemistry involved. The chemical kinetic model...

Restoring sweetgrass to the South Carolina lowcountry

...ys Burke. "The willingness of the basket makers to open these lines of communication and to learn to manage the sweetgrass themselves opens up more possibilities for managing this resource in the future."...

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