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Swarming starlings help probe plasma, crowds and stock market

... The researchers began their work in a research group interested in plasmas. These are difficult to study at the best of times because the opportunities to view plasma in the solar wi...

ASM's new media campaigns take the gold

... Both MicrobeWorld Radio and Small Things Considered have received very positive feedback from students, professors, and the general public, said MicrobeWorld producer Chris Condayan. The Gold Circle awards are a great testament to th...

CRESIB coordinates an international consortium to fight malaria caused by Plasmodium vivax

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ASM scores a hat-trick at the 2007 Hermes Creative Awards

... ASM was honored for its MicrobeWorld Radio audio and video podcasts with a Platinum Award. Its blog, Small Things Considered, won a Gold Award and its MicrobeWorld website received an Honorable Mention. There were over 3,000 entries from the United States and several other countries. Submissions came from cor...

Plasma science decadal survey

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Toxoplasmosis infection trick revealed by scientists

... Now researchers from London and Geneva have determined, for the first time, the atomic structure of a key protein which is released onto the surface of the parasite just...

Link found between immune system and high plasma lipid levels

... In the April 13, 2007, issue of Science, the research teamled by James C. Lo, an MD, PhD student, in the laboratory of Yang-Xin Fu, MD, PhD, professor of pathology at the University of Chicagosuggest that an engineered protein could keep mice, and possibly humans, from developing high cholesterol...

ASM Biodefense and Emerging Diseases Research Meeting

... There is a continuing need for research that helps better protect the public against not only the traditional agents of bioterrorism, like anthrax, but also against emerging infectious diseases that hold the potential for serious human and economic harm, such as H5N1 influenza. In 2006 the federal government budgeted approximately $4 billion for biodefense research and preparedness...

Becker to deliver plenary lecture at plasma science meeting

HOBOKEN, N.J. -- Stevens Institute of Technology Physics Professor Kurt H. Becker has been invited to deliver the opening lecture at the 16th Symposium on Applications of Plasma Processes (SAPP XVI). The symposium, to be held in Podbansk (Slovak Republic) from January 20 to 25, 2007, will feature Becker's plenary talk, "Microplasmas: Scientific Challenges and Technological Applications and Limi...

Cluster of journals publish findings on dangerous parasite, Toxoplasma gondii

... ... "It's not often you get such a cluster of papers coming out," said Michael White, one of the author...

Stanford discovery may help predict when toxoplasma can be deadly

STANFORD, Calif. - Toxoplasma is arguably the most successful animal ...parasite on earth: It infects hundreds of species of warm-blooded ...animals, most notably half of humanity. Its unusual ability to ...overcome the numerous challenges of infecting and reproducing inside ...such a wide range of creatures has long intrigued scientists, and now ...researchers at the Stanford University School...

Plants, plasmids and possibilities -- Methods permit functional gene studies in plants

... One of the protocols, freely available at <A HREF="http://www.cshproto...

Proteus mirabilis will give up its genetic secrets at ASM meeting

ORLANDO, Fla. Scientists now have inside information to use in the fight against Proteus mirabilis a nasty bacterium that can cause kidney stones, as well as hard-to-treat urinary tract infections....... Data from the first complete genome sequence for P. mirabilis, which includes at least 3,693 genes and 4.063 megabases of DNA, will be presented at the 106th general meeting of the American Soc...

Full year of treatment helps infants and children with toxoplasmosis

The first long-term study shows that treatment with pyrimethamine and sulfadiazine (two anti-parasitic drugs) during the first year of life leads to a lasting reduction in brain and eye damage for children with congenital toxoplasmosis. ...... In the May 15 issue of the journal Clinical Infectious Disease, researchers report that a treatment they defined -- now considered the standard of care be...

ASM Biodefense Research Meeting

The American Society for Microbiology (ASM) will host its 2006 Biodefense Research Meeting from February 15-18, 2006 at the Hyatt Regency Washington, DC. ... There is a continuing need for research that helps protect the public against not only the traditional agents of bioterrorism, like anthrax, but also against emerging infectious diseases that hold the potential for serious human and econom...

ASM launches video podcast

Starting Tuesday, January 31, the American Society for Microbiology will launch a series of 15-25 minute video podcasts entitled Intimate Strangers: Unseen Life on Earth. The weekly video podcast excerpted from a PBS television series will explore the microbial world and how life has evolved over Earth's 3.8 billion-year history.... ...Intimate Strangers: Unseen Life on Earth features many well-...

New study suggests role for clazosentan in the prevention of cerebral vasospasm after aneurysmal SAH

ALLSCHWIL, SWITZERLAND — 4 July 2005 — Actelion Ltd (SWX: ATLN) announced today that a study published in the July edition of the Journal of Neurosurgery suggests that clazosentan can reduce the number and severity of cases of vasospasm following aneurysmal subarachnoid haemorrhage (SAH). ...... Vasospasm occurs 5-14 days following SAH and leads to strokes and neurological deficits that...

ASM to host 45th ICAAC in New Orleans

Press registration materials are now available online for the American Society for Microbiology's 45th Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy (ICAAC) being held September 21-24, 2005 in New Orleans, LA. ... ...Known as the preeminent world meeting for presenting new information on clinical and basic research in infectious diseases and anti-infective therapy, ICAAC has al...

Study in Royal Society journal on heritability of female orgasm

Biology Letters...... ...Women in the general population commonly report difficulty achieving orgasm, but the causes of this are unclear as are the reasons for the large variations between women. One possible explanation is a role for genes. 4037 female twins from the TwinsUK register were surveyed confidentially about sexual problems. A sizeable genetic influence was seen on ability to orgasm...

Leslie Roberts of Science wins ASM Public Communications Award

Washington, DC--March 18, 2005--Leslie Roberts has been named the winner of the 2005 ASM Public Communications Award. Roberts' award-winning entry, "Polio: The Final Assault," published in the March 26, 2004 issue of Science, presents a compelling picture of how microbiology, public health, and society interact. Reporting from Washington, Atlanta, and India, Roberts explains why the 16-year, mul...

Media advisory: ASM Beneficial Microbes Conference -- April 2005

The American Society for Microbiology (ASM) will host a scientific conference, "Beneficial Microbes," April 17-21, 2005 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel at Incline Village in Lake Tahoe, Nevada.... ...Humans and other animals provide a home to thousands of microbial species, yet very little is understood about their relationship with each other and the host. Most of these microbes are beneficial, prov...

2005 ASM biodefense research meeting

The American Society for Microbiology (ASM) will host its 2005 Biodefense Research Meeting from March 20-23, 2005 at the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront Hotel in Baltimore, Maryland. ... There is an increasing need for research that helps protect the public from biological attacks. This need has caused a major shift in priorities, in both the government and private research sectors, from a focus...

Cytoplasm affects the number of vertebrae in carp-goldfish clones

The March 2005 issue of contains a report of some intriguing findings in cloned offspring created when nuclei from one genus of fish were transplanted to enucleated eggs of another genus of fish....... The seven offspring, cloned from nuclei of common carp and egg cytoplasm of goldfish, were virtually identical to the nuclear donor species, Cyprinus carpio, in appearance and in most physical tr...

Wnt signalling protein Dishevelled acts in the nucleus, not just in the cytoplasm

Researchers have identified that Dishevelled doesn't only function in the cytoplasm and at the cell membrane it must also pass into the nucleus. A study published today in Journal of Biology reveals that Dishevelled, a key player in the Wnt/beta-catenin signalling pathway, has to be localised in the nucleus to perform a key aspect of its function. This discovery should shed light on both normal...

Physicians recommend screening for toxoplasmosis for all pregnant women, newborns

Physicians found that signs, symptoms and identifiable risk factors are absent in more than half of the mothers of infants with congenital toxoplasmosis in a national study of children with this disease. ......More than half of the pregnant women who were at risk for acute infection with Toxoplasma gondii could not be identified by history or routine examination. Therefore, the physicians recomme...

UCSD medical researchers use brain cell transplants to correct muscle spasms after aneurysm surgery

Transplantation of human brain cells corrected involuntary muscle spasms in rats with ischemic spinal cord injury, according to research published online October 12 and in print October 19, 2004 in the European Journal of Neurosciences by investigators at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) School of Medicine.... ...Ischemic spinal cord injury, caused by reduced blood flow to the spina...
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