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Heinz Maier-Leibnitz prizes 2004

..., who has lived and worked in Germany for the past seven years, is building important bridges between German and Czech medieval studies. Pavlna Rychterov studied Czech language and literature, history and film at the Charles University in Prague. She pursued her doctoral studies in the fields of history a...

AIDS drug helps to keep HBV at bay during chemotherapy for breast cancer

...epatitis and two from severe hepatitis (eleven and seven per cent) compared with 27 patients in the control...6 and 15 per cent). Chemotherapy was disrupted in seven (26 per cent) of the study group and in 21 (51 per cent) of the control group. Patients in both grou...

Prenatal exposure to second-handsmoke greater for disadvantaged children, study finds

...effect results in a developmental deficit of about seven points in tests of cognitive performance. While the influence of material hardship on the association between second-hand smoke and cognitive development was measured during the postnatal period, the test results show that the subjects' postnatal...

Gene links hereditary intestinal disorder with stroke danger

...ng. The investigators collected blood samples from seven families in which some individuals had symptoms of juvenile polyposis and HHT. The team then screened the samples for mutations in the genes known to cause one or the other disorder. None of the patients had mutations in the genes previously linked t...

New environmental journalism website holds more than 700 articles in three languages

...ew Orleans, Louisiana, respectively. This year the seven winners will travel to Mumbai, India for the annual meeting of the IFEJ from December 6 through 10, 2004. Through the website, journalists can access the rules and an entry form to submit their articles. The BDRA's international jury will use the si...

UC San Diego places in top tier of institutions awarded 2004 Sloan Research Fellowships

... Berkeley and Princeton tied for second place with seven fellows each, and UCSD tied for third place with Caltech. The fellowships are awarded each year to young academics who "show the most outstanding promise of making fundamental contributions to new knowledge," according to the Alfred P. Sloan Foundati...

Biochemistry and Molecular Biology: Research at the Interface of Biochemistry and Human Health

...individual presentations of new research findings; seven distinguished award lectures by scientists internationally honored for discoveries such as the molecular basis of the therapeutic action of aspirin, the mechanisms that modulate T-cell response, and the targeting of membrane-spanning receptors by new...

Genome of first fungal pathogen unveiled

...led those pieces into the sequences of the fungus' seven chromosomes. The team then filled in any remaining gaps in the initial scaffold through additional sequencing. By comparing the sequence information to the yeast genome, the investigators identified the location of genes along the chromosomes. ...

Stem-cell therapy could have benefits and risks for heart-attack PTs

...investigators noted improved heart function in the seven who were randomly assigned to receive an infusion of their own peripheral blood stem-cells and G-CSF. However, an unexpectedly high rate of in-stent restenosis (recurrence of coronary artery narrowing) was seen in patients given G-CSF, either alone o...

Stanford study questions identity of alleged Romanov bones

...ed that bones excavated from a Siberian mass grave seven years earlier indeed belonged to the Romanovs, Russia's last royal family, who were executed by the Bolsheviks in 1918. A new study, however, is reopening the book. A team led by Alec Knight, a senior scientist in the Stanford lab of anthropological ...

New imaging technique developed to identify breast cancer

... eight of the tumors were malignant carcinomas and seven were benign. MRSI showed elevated choline levels in all eight of the malignant tumors. "These data are proof of principle, and strongly suggest that MRSI can serve as an important adjunct to the routine MRI scan that may aid physicians in making a ...

Envisat concludes a busy second year in orbit

...cles the world every hundred minutes at a speed of seven kilometres per second while its ten onboard instruments gather a mass of data about the terrestrial environment. More than 70 different types of information products derived from Envisat data are now available. Fresh products will add to this number...

Founder of UCSD bioengineering program honored with lifetime achievement award

...ds and honorary professorships, and is one of only seven people who are concurrently members of all three U.S. academies (National Academy of Science, National Academy of Engineering, and the Institute of Medicine). And Fung is the only person to in the world to simultaneously be a member of all three U.S....

Drugs limit deadly side effects of graft-versus-host disease

...ned histones from spleen cells harvested from mice seven days after the mice received an allogeneic bone marrow transplant. They found evidence of increased histone acetylation in the SAHA-treated mice. "We believe that this class of drugs may be increasing the expression of tumor suppressor genes or genes...

New 'Understanding Evolution' Web site provides one-stop-shop for nation's science teachers

...t anti-evolution flare-ups around the country - in seven states, at last count. "What we do at NCSE is hand out fire extinguishers to help people address anti-evolution issues," Scott said. "But what we'd really like to do is cut the brush. If people just understand what evolution is, and that nothing bad ...

Converting research into commercial reality

... metallic objects. This is the first time that all seven of the UK's Research Councils and the Arts and Humanities Research Board have joined together to run the competition under the banner of Research Councils UK (RCUK). Lord Sainsbury said: "This competition highlights how world class UK science is bei...

DFG establishes 14 new research units

...osaurs: The Evolution of Gigantism" are located at seven different universities and unite researchers in paleontology, zoology and biomechanics. Superconductors are one of the most interesting phenomena of modern solid state physics. The Research Unit for "Doping Dependence of Phase Transitions and Orderin...

New study seeks to establish mechanism between areas of the brain and continence

...ustained contraction and rest. In stage 2 studies, seven subjects (4 males) performed only maximum-effort s...subjects, cingulate gyrus and prefrontal cortex in seven of 10, parietooccipital activity in nine of 10, and insular cortex in six of 10 subjects. Stage 2: S...

Seeking a mechanical solution to nation's number-one children's illness

...so hopes to apply his models to each of the six or seven distinct "patient populations" identified by doctors as having eustachian tubes that, for differing reasons, resist opening. By learning why the tube does not open in a specific group, he says, researchers believe they can fashion a solution for that...

Experts to lecture in US cities this spring about new human origins research

...s produced in collaboration with local partners in seven cities. This year, The Leakey Foundation welcomes four new collaborators to the Series - the American Museum of Natural History, the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum, Colorado College and the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles. "With this series of l...

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