Tag: "well" at biology news
Climate change plus human pressure caused large mammal extinctions in late Pleistocene
...es, short-faced bears and saber-toothed tigers, as well
as the armadillo-like glyptodonts and the giant ground sloths (Megatheriadae), all disappeared from the North American continent. "Humans and climate change came together at exactly the same time" to lead to these great megafauna extinctions, Barnosk...
Houston minority graduation rises in sciences, engineering as result of UH-led alliance
...hool science teachers and computer programmers, as well
as those embarking on the pursuit of graduate degr... a doctor." Many of these graduates, as well
as current students and LSAMP members from around the nation, will convene at the Fourth Annual H-LS...
Scientists to prototype cyberinfrastructure for research and education access to ocean observatories
...rch centers, institutions in Mexico and Canada, as well
as other U.S. universities that do ocean research....ect. "OptIPuter will provide real-time software as well
as high-performance compute and storage capacity," said OptIPuter and Cal-(IT) director Larry Smarr,...
Belgian researchers explore revolutionary approach to angiogenesis
...hances for this anti-tumour adjuvant therapy to be well
tolerated are high as ET-1 antagonists would be used acutely to produce an immediate effect on the tumour blood vessels i.e. given at the same time that the chemotherapy or radiotherapy is administered." He said that although the research was in mic...
Gladstone investigator Mike McCune wins prestigious NIH Director's Pioneer Award
...more effective therapeutics for those with HIV, as well
as to effective vaccine strategies for those at risk of being infected with HIV. In recent years, McCune and his Gladstone team have focused on disease-causing mechanisms of HIV infection in research mice. They have also studied HIV effects on the...
DNA lends scientists a hand, revealing new chemical reactions
...e type of substrates into one type of product, may well
be the best approach for trying to achieve a specific transformation," says Liu, an associate professor of chemistry and chemical biology in Harvard's Faculty of Arts and Sciences. "But no one knows what fraction of 'reactivity space' has been mined ...
Alzheimer's disease is not accelerated aging
...dults and individuals with Alzheimer's disease, as well
as new techniques that enable imaging of amyloid plaques in people living with Alzheimer's. Together, these point toward a disrupted network in the brains of patients with Alzheimer's disease, which includes the medial temporal lobe and other regions...
Phase II trials of second-generation antisense cancer drug planned following successful early study
...l as compared to historical controls. The drug was well
tolerated by patients. Said Dr. Chi: "We designed ...early days, but we are optimistic. The drug worked well
in animal models and we hope that we will be able to see benefits akin to some of the other targeted...
Cancer vaccine based on pathogenic listeria bacteria shows promise targeting metastases
..., such as interferon and tumor necrosis factor, as well
as activated T-cells that attack and kill the tumo...duces a strong innate immune response in humans as well
as a potent induced immune response. The innate response is a generalized attack on any invader, cha...
Trial shows which brain cancer patients benefit from temozolomide
... for those that were not. Even though the drug was well
tolerated it still had inherent toxicity. Patients who were unlikely to respond could be spared side effects and possibly benefit from other treatments that would be more effective for them. Another drug called 06-Benzyl-guanine a substrate for the ...
Cardiac arrest may hinder ability to learn certain tasks
... long it took each mouse to reach the platform, as well
as how fast and how many meters the animal swam during its search. By the end of this training phase, each mouse had learned where the platform was and could swim to it directly regardless of where the mouse was placed in the tank. All of...
High resolution satellite imagery assists hunt for infectious 'kissing bugs'
... condition a project extension to those areas. As well
as house inspection, MSF is also looking at screening blood transfusions and lobbying for new medical treatment possibilities with increased effectiveness and fewer side effects. Following the completion of this Matagalpa pilot project, the same tec...
Study: Emission of smog ingredients from trees is increasing rapidly
... ecology and evolutionary biology at Princeton, as well
as John Casperson of the University of Toronto, Paul Moorcroft of Harvard University and George Hurtt of the University of New Hampshire. The article is scheduled to be published later this fall in the journal Global Change Biology. The scientists co...
Gene clusters predict atherosclerosis severity, susceptibility
...at highest risk for developing atherosclerosis, as well
as the severity of the disease. For the researcher...out the collaborations across this institution, as well
as the support of the National Institutes of Health." For their experiments, the research collec...
UCSF scientist Joe Derisi named MaCarthur Fellow
...nderful human being. Joe's impact to date has been well
beyond our wildest expectation. Among the many lucrative projects that could be tackled with microarray technology, Joe has focused a significant fraction of his research on malaria, a disease primarily afflicting the Third World. This focus is motiv...
HHMI, NIBIB/NIH to invest up to $35 million in interdisciplinary Ph.D. programs
...g programs once they are developed, as NIH does so well
with traditional training grants." Roderic Pettigrew, NIBIB director, said, "NIBIB is excited to enter into this historic alliance with HHMI to support training of the biomedical scientist of the future, one skilled in interdisciplinary resea...
USAID, Conservation International & Starbucks launch Conservation Coffee Alliance in Central America
...y sound economic growth, health, and democracy, as well
as providing significant emergency assistance to countries struggling to recover from disasters. Starbucks Corporation is the leading retailer, roaster and brand of specialty coffee in the world, with more than 8,000 retail locations in North Ameri...
Conference at UH opens doors for new scientists, engineers
...mathematics and engineering (STEM) disciplines, as well
as prepare them for graduate study, the Houston-ar...puter programmers and middle school counselors, as well
as those embarking on the pursuit of graduate degrees that range from applied mathematics to politic...
Veterans with Gulf War syndrome have damage in specific, primitive portion of nervous system
...though they appeared to be sleeping. In a group of well
veterans tested for comparison, the brain functions increased normally. "The parasympathetic nervous system takes care of restorative functions of the body. During sleep it's orchestrating that process, which is why we feel refreshed when we ...
DNA barcode finds four new bird species
...nique could distinguish closely related species as well
as very different ones. Stoeckle and Hebert, along...cies live in tropical climates, even in a place as well
trodden as New York City's Central Park a previously unknown species of centipede was discovered two...
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