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Scientists to prototype cyberinfrastructure for research and education access to ocean observatories

...hern California. "A number of projects are already underway to deploy ocean observatories and sensors in the Pacific Ocean to permit in situ ocean research," said John Delaney, principal investigator and a professor of oceanography at the University of Washington. "This grant will allow us to make that resear...

Phase II trials of second-generation antisense cancer drug planned following successful early study

... cancer drug to be used in patients are soon to be underway in the wake of a successful Phase I study, which has demonstrated that the new drug blocks its target gene in exactly the way it is designed to do. In the Phase I study the drug OGX-011* inhibited the production of clusterin, a protein that protect...

Preclinical safety study shows adipose-derived stem cells improve heart function after heart attack

...ts in heart function. Additional swine studies are underway to better understand and optimize dosing and efficacy in order to lay the foundation for clinical work." MacroPore Biosurgery and other investigators from around the world have shown that adipose tissue is a rich source of autologous regenerative...

OneWorld Health compiles comprehensive state of infectious diarrhea treatments, potential solutions

...are multiple causative pathogens. Efforts are also underway to prevent exposure to the pathogens responsible for diarrhea in developing countries. However, these require massive improvements in sanitation, hygiene, and nutritional status in developing countries, which are unlikely to have an impact in the sh...

Rutgers-Newark scientist: Mosquitoes may carry lethal parasite

... our body's other processes." With mosquito season underway in earnest, Cali recommends some simple, common-sense approaches to avoid mosquito bites and resultant infections in addition to her brush-then-squash technique, which moves any B. algerae in a mosquito's body away from the vulnerable wound site. If ...

Promising hospital anti-infection strategy probably won't work, study shows

...tance levels. "If the cycling trials that are underway don't work, we'll know why they don't," Bergstrom said. "And if they do work, the people conducting the trials are going to have to do further investigation on why they are working, because the rationale that we've been using for cycling doesn't hold...

New hypoxic event found off Oregon coast

... reported dead fish on some beaches. "Studies are underway with a remotely-operated submersible vehicle to take video and measurements of the ocean floor environment and better document the current effects of this hypoxic event," said Hal Weeks of the ODFW Marine Resources Program. These hypoxic events are ...

Where the sage-grouse roam

...scuss the history of the area and current projects underway to understand and restore this ecosystem. Rick Miller (Oregon State University) will introduce the session. Michael Schroeder (Washington Department of Wildlife) will examine the impact of ecosystem changes on the distribution of the greater sage...

Ancient brewery discovered on mountaintop in Peru

...ations in 1989. Extensive investigations have been underway for the past five years, and this season revealed the first evidence of a large-scale brewery. "As we continue our excavations, we will learn more about the scale of chicha production and how it fit into the political life of Wari lords on Cerro Bal,...

Research shows oceans are becoming more acidic

...cted. However, they concluded, changes are clearly underway and their effects may be large and may seriously destabilize marine ecosystems. Their report signals the need for more research and identifies research priorities, in a bid to increase understanding of the changes taking place and their consequences,...

Unexpected changes in Earth's climate observed on the dark side of the moon

...vations to determine global reflectivity have been underway at BBSO since 1994, with regular observations commencing in late 1997. "Using a phenomenon first explained by Leonardo DaVinci," said Goode, "we can precisely measure global climate change and find a surprising story of clouds. Our method has the ad...

Institute for OneWorld Health CEO advocates focus first on developing world markets

...le said. "The dynamics for significant change are underway for the private and public sectors, and business community to achieve mutually inclusive goals. We can all participant in and benefit from addressing global health inequities." The World Health Organization recommends the particular use of drug comb...

Taxanes may enhance immunity in breast cancer patients

...e," says Carson. A study to assess that is already underway at Ohio State. Support for the study came from the National Cancer Institute, the American Cancer Society, Longaberger Company American Cancer Society Grant for Breast Cancer Research, a U.S. Army Medical Research Acquisition Activity Grant and the...

Scientists correct cystic fibrosis defect in mice with turmeric extract

...timize its potential as a possible drug. Plans are underway for a human clinical trial of curcumin, which will be carried out under the auspices of Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Therapeutics, Inc."...

Vanderbilt doctors use Viagra to treat infants with pulmonary hyptertension

...rm effects of Viagra could be. Current studies are underway to answer these questions. But the fact remains that Hartley is much better. He may soon go home. "He's a charmer," said his dad, James. "We figure this will make for great stories when he's a teen-ager. He can laugh about how Viagra saved him as a...

Newborn lambs' central heating system could aid fat busting in humans

... fat into normal white fat, and investigations are underway to determine whether this conversion could be reversed and used as a new fat busting technique. Professor Michael Lomax, head of Imperial's Animal Science Research section at Wye and leader of the project says: "Obesity is fast becoming one of the bi...

NSF funds summer research program abroad for undergraduates at UC San Diego

...am (AIP). The program leverages activities already underway at AIP, Sixth College, the California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology [Cal-(IT)], San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC), Center for Research in Biological Systems, and other campus organizations. UCSD researchers involved ...

Creating polymers that act like biomolecules

...e. A preliminary invivo study in rats is now underway in conjunction with the John Stoddard Cancer Center at Iowa Methodist Medical Center in Des Moines. The basic research on polymer synthesis and characterization is funded by the DOE's Office of Basic Energy Sciences. The gene therapy and bioapplicat...

First large-scale trial of genetically personalised treatment for breast cancer to start soon

...ecular tumour signatures in breast cancer will get underway in the coming year, scientists announced today (Friday March 19) at the 4th European Breast Cancer Conference. TRANS-BIG, a translational research network involving about 40 partners from all over Europe and from Latin America, is in late-stage ne...

Rimonbant shows promise in addressing multiple risk factors

...tion. Three active Phase III clinical trials are underway within the framework of the STRATUS (STudies with Rimonabant And Tobacco USe) clinical trial program. The results of the first of these trials, STRATUS-US, were also presented today at the American College of Cardiology. The study showed that rimon...

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