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Probing the surface of white blood cells to enhance immune system medicine
... protrusions coming off of them," explained Higgs, who
is also a member of the Immunology and Cancer Immunotherapy Research Program at Norris Cotton Cancer Center and a member of the program in immunology. Higgs and his lab focused much of their work on lymphocytes, a type of white blood cell that hav...
Will a reduction in military spending improve our environmental future?
...a cadre of post-doctoral to mid-career scientists, who
serve at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, in a program that is now 20 years old. For more information on the AAAS Science and Technology Policy Fellowships, please visit http://fellowships.aaas.org/ . WHAT: The Robert C. Barnard Enviro...
Scientists fear new Ebola outbreak may explain sudden gorilla disappearance
...n Ankara, GRASP Focal Point for Congo-Brazzaville, who
confirmed these recent developments. "This situati...ffects not only for wildlife, but for my neighbors who
call the area home." Fewer than 100,000 western lowland gorillas remain on Earth. A study published ...
Diabetics face fewer healthy food choices in some urban areas
...g to researchers at Mount Sinai School of Medicine who
conducted the study, this problem is likely present in cities across the country. The study was published in the September 2004 issue of American Journal of Public Health. Carol Horowitz, MD, Assistant Professor of Health Policy and Medicine at Mount...
One-hundred-fifty year old lessons of John Snow still relevant today
...rompted five Michigan State University professors who
call themselves the "snowflakes" to spend six yea...e authors call a "scientific biography" of the man who
was a pioneering figure in the fields of epidemiology, anesthesiology, and medical geography. "We ca...
The future of HIV therapeutics is brightening, according to Gladstone Institutes Director
...Immunology (GIVI) Director Warner Greene, MD, PhD, who
also serves as professor of medicine, microbiology and immunology at the University of California, San Francisco. In the piece, Greene points out that basic research on HIV, a relatively simple pathogen with only nine genes encoding 15 proteins, are ...
New tool predicts how long pollutants will stay in soil
...them," said Thanh Helen Nguyen, a graduate student who
played a leading role in adapting the math tool an...il. This new tool does a much better job." Nguyen, who
is working toward her doctorate in the Department of Geography and Environmental Engineering, descri...
Study of flu patients reveals virus outsmarting key drug
...esistant," says Kawaoka, an authority on influenza who
holds an appointment at the UW-Madison School of Veterinary Medicine. The finding is important because it provides evidence that influenza viruses can easily and quickly thwart one of the few lines of defense for a disease that claims many lives each...
Tiny collars fitted on youngest-ever tiger cubs
...lection of rocks on the slope of a hill. The cubs, who
weighed from 6.5 to nine pounds, remained calm as ...ober, 1999. Provided by WCS researcher Toni Ruth, who
has used the devices for years for tracking mountain lion kittens in the Greater Yellowstone area, t...
Strep disrupts blood clotting to infect humans
...y from this streptococcus infection. To Ginsburg, who
has spent much of his career studying the genetics of blood clotting and clotting disorders such as hemophilia, the findings highlight an evolutionary arms race between bacteria and humans. "Clearly, if we could mutate our plasminogen so it still wor...
Review article makes case for a new source of cells in the body
...ly just vanish into the crowd," says Dr. Dickinson who
first heard of these cells last year when their discoverer, MCG Developmental Biologist Paul Sohal, gave a lecture at the MCG School of Dentistry. Dr. Dickinson thought these cells might be used to establish a human cell line to enable his studies of...
University of Pittsburgh receives $10 million grant for head and neck cancer
...e grant also includes input from patient advocates who
will focus on research-related patient issues and ...f alcohol," said Dr. Romkes. "If we can determine who
among this population will most likely develop cancer, we can screen and treat them earlier, potenti...
Discovery of new shrimp species adds to unique family
... an unusual family that already includes varieties who
can shoot bubbles that create sound waves, stunning their prey. Dr. Arthur Anker, a post-doctoral fellow in the University of Alberta's Department of Biological Sciences, focuses his research on a family of shrimp known as snapping shrimp--scientifi...
Images reveal how rotavirus - leading cause of diarrhea - enters cells
...d off in the course of entry," explains Dormitzer, who
also is an assistant professor of Pediatrics at HMS and is affiliated with HMS's Center for Molecular and Cellular Dynamics. "Its job is to get the innermost portions the genes and the replication machinery -- inside the cell." From the outer lay...
Naturalists of the Isthmus of Panama
...rticles he authored about the scientific explorers who
catalogued Panama's natural wealth, originally pub... of STRI and of other outstanding research centers who
have worked in Panama such as: the American Museum of Natural History, the Missouri Botanical Garden...
Computer database being developed at Temple will allow for better inventory of chemicals
... the task may soon get much easier. Rappaport, who
chairs the Universitys bio-safety committee, has d...hat type of safety training particular individuals who
work in the labs have received, explains Rappaport. Some of the training--for people who
work with ...
Bright idea could doom cancer and viruses, say Purdue scientists
...encephalitis, fever and arthritis," said Morrison, who
is professor of chemistry and former dean of Purdue's School of Science. "This research offers hope that someday we may be able to replace standard chemotherapy drugs with others that are far less generally harmful to a patient's body and guarantee s...
Women who have donated eggs sought for national study
...ociate professor of psychology and women's studies who
is directing the research. "There have been many ...th of children born from this procedure, but women who
donated eggs have been generally ignored. No one knows what has happened physically and emotionally...
Regular physical activity really does boost immune system in older men
... to test the popularly accepted notion that people who
maintain a physically active lifestyle will enjoy the benefits a stronger immune system into older age. They designed a novel in vivo challenge to the immune system. To get clean, comprehensive results, they used KLH (keyhole limpet hemocyanin), a be...
Two warbler species find the West isn't big enough for both of them
...d's. The research by Butler and Noah Owen-Ashley, who
recently completed UW doctoral work in biology, is being published online Aug. 25 in Biology Letters, a journal of The Royal Society, the United Kingdom's national academy of science. The work was funded by the National Science Foundation, the Societ...
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