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Second call for proposals for the European Young Investigator Award
... the scientific and research funding organisations under
the umbrella of the European Union Research Organisations Heads of Research Councils (EUROHORCs). The Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG, German Research Foundation) is responsible for administration of the programme in Germany. The aim of the EURY...
New evidence of radiation risk in childhood leukaemia
...oth pre-conceptual and in utero exposure will come under
scrutiny today, with factors such as cigarette smoke, electromagnetic fields and use of medication being presented for discussion. It is hoped that out of the conference which has attracted top international experts from Europe, America, Asia and A...
Common cold virus can cause polio in mice when injected into muscles
...ke University Medical Center have discovered that, under
the right conditions, a common cold virus closely ...ic features of the Coxsackievirus induce polio and under
Rising childhood leukaemia incidence prompts conference
...l Medicine, said that between 480 and 500 children under
the age of 15 are diagnosed with leukaemia in Brit...ng for at least 40 years, particularly in children under
the age of five, he said. Importantly, by analysing the reliable mortality trends available between ...
Research suggests unborn children may be at risk from environmental pollution
...ast century. This increase has mainly affected the under
five age group, in whom the risk increased by more than 50 per cent in the second half of the century alone. The causes of leukaemia in children are not well understood and the reasons for the increasing incidence are unknown. This is the driving fo...
Recent evolution at a single gene may have brought down heart disease risk in some human groups
...hown to influence heart disease. The genetic trait under
study concerns a particular base pair of DNA one of billions in the human genome that helps regulate the gene stromelysin-1, or MMP-3. The identity of the DNA base at this position differs between individuals and influences the rate of production o...
Mitochondrial genes cause nuclear mischief
...been taken into the cell's nucleus, where they are under
the strict control of their host. The transplanted...ondrial genes have been faithfully doing their job under
new management since they were first appropriated, probably hundreds of millions of years ago. But i...
Bone marrow cells routinely help with wound healing
... obtained a strain of mice whose bodies glow green under
fluorescent light. The researchers removed bone marrow from the mice and then performed a stem cell transplant into a genetically identical strain of normal mice, whose cells do not glow green. Afterward, only the bone marrow of the transplanted mice...
New fumigant to replace gas that damages ozone layer
...depleting methyl bromide which is being phased out under
the Montreal Protocol. EDN is a fumigant discovered by CSIRO in 1994. Field tests have shown it to be more effective than methyl bromide in treating soil, timber and imported feed for livestock. "This agreement is a major achievement for Australia b...
Rensselaer marks the opening of the center for biotechnology and interdisciplinary studies
...ental Media and Performing Arts Center (EMPAC) now under
construction. The Center's red brick faade on 15th Street mirrors the historic Georgian-style architectural features of the Ricketts campus to the north. Significant streetscape improvements have been made along 15th Street, including street lamps an...
The birth of a beak
...id to reflect the different evolutionary pressures under
which they develop. In fact, Charles Darwin looked to 13 different species of finch from the Galapagos Islands to help bolster his theories of evolution, showing that while the Galapagos finches had most likely descended from a common ancestor, they ...
Battle between bubbles might have started evolution
...n the research will depend on another major effort under
way in his laboratory to create artificial, replicating RNA molecules. "If we can get self-replicating RNAs, then we can put them into these simple membrane compartments and hope to actually see this competitive process of growth that we are hypothe...
Computer models expose humans as main cause of caribou decline
...ibou in Alberta have been classified as threatened under
the Alberta Wildlife Act. "Caribou feed mostly on lichens that are typical for old-growth forest stands," said Piotr Weclaw a PhD student at the U of A. "They need a pristine ecological environment with large areas of old-growth forests in order to s...
Essential smell gene may provide key to new insect repellents
... to smell. Vosshall and her colleagues also looked under
the microscope to see, with special staining techniques, whether the olfactory neurons of the mutant flies had certain receptors and where these were located. In flies lacking Or83b receptors, the other smell receptors ended up in the wrong part of t...
Chernobyl study: Risk of thyroid cancer rises with radiation dose
...the Chernobyl accident occurred; the majority were under
16 when their thyroid cancers were diagnosed. They... were used to estimate radiation dose. Efforts are under
way to investigate a larger population in a similar fashion to see if these findings can be replicat...
DHA-rich diet protects brain from Alzheimer's damage, UCLA study shows
...ct how our brain cells communicate with each other under
the duress of Alzheimer's disease," explained Greg Cole, Ph.D., senior author and a professor of neurology at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. "We saw that a diet rich in DHA, or docosahexaenoic acid, dramatically reduces the impact of t...
Pig-human transplantation not PERVerted
...ot been tested in either patients or animal models under
circumstances where human cells are exposed over a long term to similar amount of pig tissue. Yong-Guang Yang and colleagues, from Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School, provide new data that indicate the dangers of such viral transm...
JCI table of contents: 1 September, 2004
...ot been tested in either patients or animal models under
circumstances where human cells are exposed over a...the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, examined, under
conditions of hyperoxia, the activity of a protein called NF-kB, which known to be involved in cellu...
Green tea research leads to gum and other products
...blic company listed in the American Stock Exchange under
the stock symbol, CAW. Dr. Hsu has been intrigued by the properties of green tea since observing that populations that drink green tea regularly have much lower cancer rates than populations that don't. His research helped determine that green tea po...
NASA satellites detect 'glow' of plankton in black waters
...m in its early stages by looking at its red "glow" under
sunlight, due to the unique data from two NASA satellites. According to a study conducted in the Gulf of Mexico, this phenomenon can forewarn fishermen and swimmers about developing cases of red tides that occur within plumes of dark-colored runoff f...
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