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Biological and chemical agents in terrorism examined at AAN Annual Meeting

...ern California. Mishra will present the historical perspective of biological toxins used in warfare and global terrorism, from ancient to contemporary times. He will focus on such biological toxins as anthrax, smallpox, and botulinum toxin, their use in war and as terrorist weapons of mass destruction. "The rece...

Anthropologist pleads for fewer humans, more saved species

... the study of millions of years of evolution gives perspective to the current urgency over endangered species and our relationships to them. Conservationists and ecologists have trouble convincing the public that this problem ha...

Science picks-leads, feeds and story seeds (May 2003)

...ndy Air Campaign, historical maps provide a unique perspective on landscapes that have witnessed wars. The USGS serves as the distributor for the National Imagery and Mapping Agency's (NIMA) Historical Map Posters, which include maps of Iwo Jima,D-Day and the Philippines. Other historical maps include the Lewis ...

Controlling cell adhesion: Researchers report first evidence of 'catch bonds'

...r how proteins which from a mechanical engineer's perspective are nanomachines operate." Supported by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the research involves two teams of scientists, one at Georgia Tech and Emory University in Atlanta, and the other at the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation and Univer...

Pro-vitamin supplement may increase cancer risk in smokers and drinkers

...tmouth Medical School (DMS), provides a cautionary perspective regarding the alleged cancer-fighting attributes of beta-carotene and other antioxidants. It is published in the May 21 issue of the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. Dr. John A. Baron, professor of medicine at DMS, and his colleagues foun...

Counties in northeast, midwest continue to offer best access to U.S. population, study shows

... the study was designed to give a national perspective on the issue of accessibility. "We see chambers of commerce in many cities and counties brag that a given percentage of the nation's population is within a day's drive of ...

DFG to establish nine new collaborative research centres

...sh Academy of Sciences. The comprehensive research perspective aims to develop the theoretical bases for new quantum technologies. Speaker: Prof. Dr. Martin Zirnbauer, University of Cologne, Tel.: 0221/470-4303 Engineering The Transfer Unit on "Optimised Drivetrains" at the Technical University of Munich build...

UC Riverside's David Reznick receives 2003 E. O. Wilson Naturalist Award

...volution by natural selection from an experimental perspective and testing evolutionary theory in natural populations. His research focuses especially on guppies from the Caribbean Island of Trinidad. He has addressed the evolution of features of the life history ranging from size at birth to age and size at m...

Cancer patient-physician partnership

...Dr. Ian Gibson, Member of ParliamentA politician's perspective Dr. Anna Gregor, Lead Clinician for Cancer in Sc...ortant Ms. Lesley Gower, Ovacome UK The patient's perspective - What the patient needs from his/her oncologist to move the patient-physician partnership forward ...

The area where carcinogens settle may be a key factor in developing lung cancer

...at airway branching sites. This study offers a new perspective on the pathogenesis of lung cancer and may aid in future diagnostic procedures for the nation's leading cause of cancer death....

First-ever images of developing dengue virus obtained at Purdue

...maging techniques are now giving us vastly greater perspective on how a particle becomes a successful invader. Now we want to know how it marshals its offenses and defenses." It is in examining the changes a virus undergoes- for example, in the case of dengue, how it uncaps its fusion peptides to become an infe...

Seven CD-ROM global GIS data set available from AGI

...d easy-to-use GIS tools, and also provide a global perspective on Earth science issues," said Barb Ryan, USGS Associate Director for Geography. "Such a global perspective is a natural progression from the national perspective provided by The National Map and the National...

Circadian influence in plants more widespread than previously thought

... It's a new look at this from a slightly different perspective and it gives a slightly different answer. I think our study points out some of the limitations of microarray analysis." Previous comprehensive genetic studies utilized microarray analysis and had only measured about 10% of the mRNAs in the organism s...

Pitt researchers find genes for depression; Play role in mood disorders, shorter lifespan

... CREB. These observations provide an important new perspective on the biology of depression and its treatments that focuses on cell signaling pathways rather than particular neurotransmitters. "The identification and characterization of susceptibility genes and their products will provide new opportunities for ...

Science historians ponder naming 'enemies' in science literature

In a perspective article published in the July 4, 2003 issue of the...heir findings warp or even dangerously mislead our perspective on science's meaning? Chew and Laubichler argue that scientists' pervasive use of metaphors to encap...

New science at K-State attracts $4.2 million from National Science Foundation

...epartmental colleagues with different training and perspective on living organisms, Johnson and Herman good-naturedly challenged each other's research methods and findings. They quickly realized that bringing their two fields together could be a productive and fruitful line of research, and the National Science ...

UC Riversides Derek Roff says global warming may threaten endangered species

RIVERSIDE, Calif. -- ( www.ucr.edu ) -- In a perspective article entitled "Evolutionary Danger for Rainfore... the adaptation of species to global warming. "The perspective concerns the lack of genetic variation to adjust to changes in climate such as might occur with glob...

Role reversal: male gets easy ride in insect courtship

... being used," he says. "The finding gives us a new perspective on how mating behaviours have evolved and been maintained." **NB According to legend, Zeus consumed his first wife Metis. Dr. Mark Elgar and Dr. Thersa Jones (University of Melbourne) collaborated on this project with Gran Arnqvist, University of Upp...

Biodiversity's response to ecosystem productivity depends on historical plant, animal relationships

...n New Jersey attempt to provide a novel ecological perspective from which to view diversity patterns. They argue that we can better understand diversity by considering how the history of community assembly interacts with other ecological variables to affect diversity. Their paper addresses a topic of central ...

OHSU researcher publishes first measurements of 'free-base' nicotine in cigarette smoke

...rancisco School of Medicine, provided a scientific perspective of this study's impact: "The rate of absorption of nicotine from a tobacco product into the blood stream influences the addictiveness of the product, and the rate of absorption of nicotine from cigarette smoke is dependent on how much of the nicotine...

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