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Knock knock knocking on rhythm's neural doors

...e drastically distinct. The study monitored eleven volunteer subjects, who performed a simple flex of the wrist while undergoing fMRI monitoring. A visual signal instructed the subjects to do one of three actions: rhythm -- flexing the wrist repeatedly at a comfortable pace, back and forth; discrete -- flexin...

Operation Dangling Dino

...scovered in 2001 by Utah Museum of Natural History volunteer Jodi Vincent, while on a survey looking for new fossil localities in the Monument. WHY: The specimen holds a wealth of information about dinosaurs prior to their extinction. The find is extremely rare since dinosaurs of this genus are not typica...

Most Americans not sure about the sources of high cholesterol

... Bonna Kol, executive director of Mended Hearts, a volunteer organization affiliated with the American Heart Association that provides supportive services to heart disease patients and their families nationwide. "High cholesterol is a serious condition, but it can be treated. Following a heart healthy diet, ...

APS awards more than $200,000 to middle and high school science teachers

...ty-two APS members working in a laboratory setting volunteer to host and mentor winning teachers for a summer of in-depth scientific research. Each teacher is paired with an APS member and becomes part of the laboratory team. The 2004 Frontiers in Physiology Research Teachers are: Charles Allen Custer High...

Nature's ambush: pregnancy more likely from single unprotected intercourse than believed

...mechanism in humans. "A simple randomized trial of volunteer couples using non hormonal birth control could test this last hypothesis definitively," said Prof. Wilcox. "It's remarkable that the biological forces shaping this intimate aspect of human behaviour have gone largely unrecognized. In part, this may ...

Betty Ann Forbes wins 2004 ASM Founders Award

...nizing outstanding professional contributions in a volunteer capacity at the national level, the award honors Forbes for her extraordinary commitment to the American Society for Microbiology (ASM) extending over more than a decade. This remarkable level of service also accompanies great professional accomp...

Polio victory remembered

...put the threat of polio behind us in 1954, just as volunteer support today is critical in the fight to address premature birth and infant mortality in this country," said Dr. Howse, referring to the foundation's current five-year, $75 million campaign to raise awareness of premature birth as a public health i...

Newfound grasshopper takes to the trees on Konza Prairie

... longtime grasshopper researcher and Konza Prairie volunteer docent, made the identification. "This appears to be the first recorded sighting of the Grizzly grasshopper in the Flint Hills region of Kansas," Hopkins said. He discovered two large, dark-colored female hoppers ba...

Freeing Nemo: Aquarium owners releasing non-native fish could endanger marine ecosystems

...ays. The study relied on information submitted by volunteer divers and snorkelers through the Exotic Species Sighting Program of the Reef Environmental Education Foundation, or REEF, based in Key Largo, Fla. Sightings were confirmed with photographs, video or corroboration by other divers. The introduced spe...

OneWorld Health plans to form network of volunteer pharmaceutical scientists for global health

... the U.S., today announced its intent to develop a volunteer network of corporate and industry pharmaceutical s...unding to initiate development of the community of volunteer scientists. "We're very grateful to the Sapling Foundation for enabling us to tap the interest that ...

More evidence of major global extinctions

...ithout the survey work carried out by thousands of volunteer birdwatchers. It is on their efforts that so much conservation action continues to rest." "Sadly, many of the birdwatchers who contributed to the first Breeding Atlas, which covered the period 1968 to 1972, are no longer with us. It is wonderful t...

The Lions of Tsavo: Exploring the Legacy of Africa's Notorious Man-eaters

CHICAGOThe very day that the first team of volunteer conservationists joined Dr. Patterson in Kenya to study the notorious Tsavo lions, a lion was heard roaring at the foot of their camp. Nevertheless, the volunteers persevered, and others followed. Good thing. Such volunteers are the eyes and ears ...

Can the mode of training affect the hormone response to different modes of exercise?

... (END, N=8) or sedentary (SED, N=7). Each screened volunteer participated in four late afternoon sessions. This time was chosen because it best represented the typical time period during which the subjects trained and because variation of testosterone is minimized during this period. During session one, b...

Clinical trial patients don't care about study sponsors or physician conflicts of interest

Many patients will volunteer for a clinical trial if asked, even if the physician who inquires is a stockholder in the sponsoring company or has other potential conflicts of interest, a Johns Hopkins study demonstrates. Results of the study, to be presented Nov. 11 at the Amer...

Snowy plover 'nursery' success earns Resource Stewardship Award

...e findings at the 2003 Natural Areas Conference. A volunteer docent program was designed and founded by Kendy R... threat." Sandoval plans to maintain the fence and volunteer program, which is hailed as a model system by the California Coastal Commission and now being emulat...

Study seeks genetic keys to exercise success

... Exercise Response (TIGER), offers UH students who volunteer to participate an opportunity to get in shape, and...eers after 30 weeks of exercise. UH students who volunteer for the study will enroll in special sections of Exercise for Health and Fitness, a three-day-a-week...

Weather extremes shed light on prairie's past and environment's future

...mputer punch cards, was taken from records left by volunteer weather observers. Once they interpreted and entered the information into digital records, the researchers began analyzing individual weather factors and running comparisons. The triangular-shaped tall grass area scrutinized in the study stretches f...

Pox to pimples; study says acne-like outbreak not vaccinia

...ht bulb to go off was in a news story in which one volunteer noted new "acne" on his back after vaccination. He said he 'felt like a teen-ager again'." That's all the evidence Talbot needed to start his own sleuthing. He documented the outbreaks and biopsied pustules on seven patients, and compiled the data i...

Critical Therapeutics launches Phase I clinical trial of anti-inflammatory compound

...ammatory compound over a range of doses in healthy volunteer subjects. The trial will be conducted at the Clinical Pharmacology Research Unit at Parexel, Northwick Park Hospital in the United Kingdom. CTI's Phase I trial marks the first time the compound will be administered intravenously to humans. "This s...

Johns Hopkins researchers devise methods to evaluate disaster drills

...Cross responded, quickly followed by municipal and volunteer firefighter and police units. In total, there were 40 health care providers in 12 vehicles, caring for 49 victims. Evaluators measured the times until patients were triaged, and observed the actions in caring for those patients. Evaluators noticed ...

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