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VIB presents its annual results at BIO2004 in San Francisco

...athers together at this mega-happening, which this year boasts 20,000 participants. VIB (the Flanders Interuniversity Institute for Biotechnology) is coordinating the Belgian delegation to 'BIO 2004' in San Francisco, where it will present its newly published annual results. These latest results from 200...

Margaret Foti to be honored for significant contributions to cancer care

...r is chosen by a selection committee, chaired this year by Immediate Past President Paul A. Bunn, Jr., M.D., who is a professor and director of the University of Colorado Cancer Center in Denver, and also a long-time member of the AACR. In choosing Foti for the honor, the committee cited, "her instrumenta...

Albany high school student adds to understanding of breast cancer gene

...rrent publication, Figge entered her research last year at the 13th annual Greater Capital Region Science and Engineering Fair and Science Congress at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Her science was deemed worthy of advancing to the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair in May 2004 in Clevela...

Drug that cuts off tumor's blood supply extends lives of colorectal cancer patients

... this study in the right perspective, up until the year 2000, median survival in patients with advanced co...ancer will strike more than 146,000 Americans this year alone, killing about 56,730. Overall, colon cancers are the third most common cancers in men and wo...

Umbilical cord blood transplants, bone marrow transplants save lives

...oma). More than 106,000 people in the U.S. each year are diagnosed with these life-threatening diseases...tween donor and recipient for best results. Each year in the U.S., 10,000 to 15,000 people are unable to find a suitable bone marrow donor among relatives...

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

... Earth's average albedo is not constant from one year to the next; it also changes over decadal timescales. The computer models currently used to study the climate system do not show such large decadal-scale variability of the albedo. The annual average albedo declined very gradually from 1985 to 199...

Gene therapy with growth factor seems promising therapy for incurable muscle disorder ALS

... cells to survive in stressful circumstances. Last year the work of Peter Carmeliet's team indicated that ... have an increased risk of developing ALS. Now, a year later, Peter Carmeliet and Oxford BioMedica, indicate that an injection of the VEGF gene in the musc...

Patent on beagle dogs cancelled

...l of U.S. adults commissioned by AAVS earlier this year found that two out of three people consider it unethical to issue patents on animals as if they were human inventions. Eighty-five percent of those surveyed were not even aware that governments and corporations are getting patents on animals. "The sw...

Floods, bugs and Hollywood disasters

...water in abundance, this is going to be a bad news year for mosquitoes, and a big year for black flies," Merritt said. Mosquitoes breed in still puddles of water. Black fly larvae thrive...

UC Riverside professor to spend year with US State Department

...nment of security clearances. They will spend one year serving at the Department of State in Washington, D.C., traveling abroad to U.S. embassies as necessary. After their service, the fellows have agreed to return to their academic careers and to remain available as consultants to the Department of Stat...

The search for a safer smallpox vaccine: New data released on promising candidate

...s to begin a Phase I/II trial in humans later this year to study LC16m8's safety and ability to induce an immune response. VaxGen also intends to initiate a large-scale safety trial in the second half of 2004. Additional pre-clinical studies are also planned....

Genomic biology institute's first grant to focus on soybeans, climate change

... carbon dioxide and ozone levels projected for the year 2050. The Illinois Council on Food and Agricultural Research funded the startup of SoyFACE. "With this DOE grant," DeLucia said, "we are now more than doubling CFAR's initial investment, bringing federal dollars into the state of Illinois." The rese...

Computer model shows increased US threat from soybean rust

...rrent growing season and certainly no later than a year or two down the road." With an additional grant fr... model to help assess the most likely times of the year and areas in the United States where the first epidemic will occur. "Given what we know now, the mos...

Mite transmits viruses damaging to wheat

...and, said mites are common in most years, but this year is extremely bad for the two viruses. "Unfo...rsonnel who guide producers in managing production year round. Much of the work by county agents and area specialists brings in the information Rush needs f...

Physics tip sheet #42

...ity. This result complements results reported last year by the same group, in which they showed that in a "fast-light" medium where a light pulse propagates faster than c, the information travels slower. (Paper S3 11, www.aps.org/meet/DAMOP04/baps/abs/S420011.html ) ii) Entangling a Photon with an Atom ...

Conserving hydrocarbons would save $438 billion

...on by 33 percent and save consumers $438 billion a year by 2014, according to an analysis by Cornell Unive...an taxpayers could save an estimated $39 billion a year by insisting that the government end subsidies to the energy industries, according to Pimentel. He a...

Promising research: From employment issues to virology

...es the number of Priority Programmes funded in the year 2005 to a total of 109. The DFG uses Priority Programmes to bring together researchers from different research institutions on certain projects in develop-ing fields of research. As a rule, Priority Programmes run for six years. The new Priority Prog...

Beagles win first round in fight for reprieve from patenting

...l of U.S. adults commissioned by AAVS earlier this year found that two out of three people consider it unethical to issue patents on animals as if they were human inventions. Eighty-five percent of those surveyed were not even aware that governments and corporations are obtaining patents on animals. The ...

Pancreatic cancer blood test & gene studies show promise

...search led by Simeone and Craig Logsdon, Ph.D. One year ago, they published a list of 158 genes that were ...improved diagnosis is great: 30,000 Americans each year die from pancreatic cancer, and 80 percent are diagnosed long after surgery to remove their tumor is...

The UV advantage

...non-melanoma skin cancer die, about 1,200 people a year in the U.S. It is a fact the mortality rates indicate that 150,000 people die of diseases that can be prevented by sensible sun exposure. I am not advocating a return to the baby oil and sun reflector tanning days of the past. This is about a spendi...

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