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Other highlights in the July 24 JNCI

... write. Contact: Article: Terry Fitzpatrick, communications manager, Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Research, Terry.Fitzpatrick@kpchr.org , (503) 335-6602 Editorial: Donald Berry, dberry@mdanderson.org , (713)794-4141 Postmenopausal Sex Hormones and Breast Density Are Each Associated with Breas...

American Chemical Society's Weekly PressPac -- July 11, 2007

...xcessive clotting. Disruption of the RBC-platelet communications system may play a role in diabetic complications s...like crystals have knocked out guided missiles and communications satellites, shut down a nuclear power plant, and caused heart pacemakers to fail. Tin whiskers ha...

Tomorrow's green nanofactories

... about everythingour medical care, energy sources, communications and food. It is leading us to what many in government and industry are calling The Next Industrial Revolution. Society needs to prepare now for how to exploit and harness its potential, especially to ensure that nanotechnology makes possible a greene...

Science earns top honor from Spain's Crown Prince

...and others. "Authoritative, objective scientific communications across borders is essential as science and technology are becoming increasingly integral to global prosperity, yet also increasingly politicized in certain regions," said Science Editor-in-Chief Dr. Donald Kennedy. "We are delighted and deeply hono...

Other highlights in JNCI, June 26

...ake it, the authors write. Contact: Dean Forbes, communications department, Fred Hutchison Cancer Research Center, (206) 667-2896, dforbes@fhcrcc.org Surrogate Endpoints Inconsistently Used in Clinical Trials In a commentary, Cornelis Punt, M.D., Ph.D., of the University Nijmegen Medical Center in The ...

Candidate research sites selected for the National Ecological Observatory Network

...cs, such as distance to roads, power supplies, and communications lines, and housing and laboratory space for NEON staff. As of June 2007, NEON teams of ecologists and technical experts have visited seven of the 20 candidate sites....

Pesticides choke pathway for nature to produce nitrogen for crops

...ps through runoff disrupt natural nitrogen-fixing communications between crops and soil bacteria. The disruption results in lower yields or significantly delayed growth. In a paper appearing online this week ahead of the regular publication by the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), the five-...

The fisherman is a predator like any other

... of detection technologies (sonar, echo-sounding), communications (radio between vessels), and also economic motives or attachment to a port, did not produce a prey search strategy radically different from that of animal predators. Whether human or not, top predators of marine ecosystems must confront a degree of u...

Double honor recognises world-class science and spin-out success

... make use of the official award emblem on official communications for the next five years....

2007 Communicator Award goes to glaciologists from Bremerhaven

... award panel consisting of science journalists and communications and PR experts. This year they received 27 nominations from all scientific disciplines. Seven of the nominees made the shortlist, but in the end the panel selected the Working Group on Glaciology unanimously. The team of glaciologists from Bremerha...

When your brain talks, your muscles don't always listen

...ove you make is made possible through a miraculous communications network involving the brain at the command center, the spinal cord, billions upon billions of nerve cells, and thousands of muscle fibers. "Muscles are the driving force behind our movements," Knight said. "Every time they get a command from the ne...

Gold nanorods assemble themselves into rings

...which have enormous potential in opto-electronics, communications and military applications." Zubarev said thousands of well-defined rings can be produced in a matter of seconds using the approach from his study. "This method is surprisingly simple and can be used for organizing nanocrystals of various shapes, size...

Stanford professor to discuss the ups and downs of 'team science'

... e-mail, cheap international phone rates and other communications breakthroughs have made it possible for researchers at disparate ends of the globe to collaborate, he wrote. But clear detailing of project goals, how each participant will contribute and what he or she will gain also are essential, he added. ''The...

Local range estimation in wild animals

...ver the past decade global positioning systems and communications technologies have come together in the design of devices attached to animals that allow us to monitor at regular intervals of time (as fine as a fraction of a minute apart) the location of an animal to within the precision of a few meters. A new cla...

Researcher receives grant to study creativity in the response to two terrorist attacks

...sponse. Their analysis will draw upon the radio communications and dispatch logs produced during the response to the events. These and other materials (such as interviews conducted with response personnel) will be used to construct a description of the relationship between thinking, acting and communicating foll...

Rutgers survey examines public responses to the recent spinach recall

...ute. "Our survey not only provides data to improve communications about future food recalls, but also enables us to explore how our systems might work in the case of intentional food contamination." The results of the survey show that the FDA's main message to consumers warning that bagged fresh spinach had been ...

UK-India success for University of Nottingham

...derpin the multi-billion pound industry in optical communications and measurement systems. Micro-structured optical fibres are similar in size to a human hair, but have tiny holes running down their entire length giving them remarkable properties. Professor Trevor Benson, of the George Green Institute for Electro...

First Laos bacteraemia study highlights need for local knowledge

... may not be affordable. With improved trans-border communications between Laos and its neighbours, there is a real risk that the prevalence of multi-drug resistant typhoid may increase in Laos." Amongst infants, the most significant cause of bacteraemia was Staphylococcus aureus, which can also cause pneumonia an...

Study helps explain why botulinum toxin is so deadly

...quickly attacking another. Botulinum toxin attacks communications between nerve cells, "one of the most sensitive parts of the animal physiology," Dong says. "That provides an efficient way to immobilize an animal, far easier than targeting muscles directly." Another reason for botulinum toxin's extraordinary powe...

NIH launches 'Health Info Rx Program' on newborn screening and related genetic disorders

...inic. We think it saves time and improves doctors' communications with patients, in addition to its obvious value in helping keep babies healthy." "Physicians have always known that an informed patient who takes an active role is a 'better' patient," notes Duane Alexander, MD, Director of the National Institute o...

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