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Time running out for South Asian vultures, ecologists warn
...a, Pakistan and Nepal over the past ten years. The study
also found that the proportion of dead vultures wi...idge, the lead author of the new paper, said: "Our study
indicates that diclofenac poisoning is the main cause - possibly the only cause - of these vulture d...
Penn receives grant for initiative to help understand genes' effects on medications
...together researchers from different disciplines to study
gene-drug interactions. The three-year, $595,000 a...o medications. This award will expand the range of study
into an exceedingly important biomedical problem and that also raises the prospects of improving the...
US researchers show cottonseed drug is cancer treatment booster
...adiotherapy in human prostate tumours in mice. The study
demonstrates for the first time that (-)-gossypol enhances the anti-tumour efficacy of radiation therapy both in vitro and in vivo with increased induction of apoptosis. Dr. Xu explained: "The significance of this is that Bcl-2 and Bcl-xL proteins ar...
Yearling horse auction to benefit equine research
...rowing foals provide researchers an opportunity to study
how nutrition affects metabolism and skeletal development," said W. Burton Staniar, assistant professor of equine nutrition. The Middleburg center's pasture-based equine nutrition research relates the care and welfare of the horse from conception thr...
National Science Foundation awards $2 million grant to UC Riverside
...ve-year grant, which begins Oct. 1, is the largest study
of its kind ever attempted, said principal investi...vasion, but there has never been a landscape-scale study
that links nitrogen with invasive species." The study
will determine the amount of N required to bui...
Amgen investigational therapy, AMG 162, increased bone mineral density with twice yearly injection
...n label cohort comparison to FOSAMAX®. "This study
suggests that AMG 162 significantly improves bone ...g, MD, FACE, principal investigator of the AMG 162 study
and founding director of the Oregon Osteoporosis Center in Portland. "The medical community should ...
College students recognized & rewarded for their innovative work
..., giving medical researchers a powerful new way to study
biological processes. His advisor for his work is Dr. Olav Solgaard, who receives $10,000. The Collegiate Inventors Competition is an international competition designed to encourage college students to be active in science, engineering, mathematics,...
Of lice and men
A University of Utah study
showing how lice evolved with the people they infe... spread the parasites to our ancestors. The study
found modern humans have two genetically distinct types of head lice. One type is found worldwide an...
Offspring at risk from maternal occupational exposure to solvents
...s well the time during pregnancy of exposure." The study
looked at 32 women who were exposed to organic solvents in the workplace for at least eight weeks of pregnancy, starting in the first trimester, along with their children, who were between the ages of three and nine years (at the time of testing). Th...
A treatment, not a cure: Calcium silicate neutralizes an acidic stream
...ed into a pellet form, was manually applied to the study
stream. Pellets were added to 50-meters of the 910-meter stream, including the stream channel and adjacent stream bank. Researchers took extensive measurements of water attributes, such as pH and acid neutralizing capacity, before, during and after t...
Fungus knocks a frog down but not out, raising questions about amphibian declines
...o have stabilized. Frog toes taken to identify and study
individual frogs were later found to show evidence of the fungus. "We found chytrid on apparently healthy frogs, and some of these frogs were recaptured later," Retallick said. "Our records show that frogs with the fungus can persist for thr...
HHMI researchers Richard Axel and Linda Buck win 2004 Nobel Prize
...The string of discoveries that totally changed the study
of olfaction resulted from a new emphasis on genet...ery satisfying." The discovery made it possible to study
the sense of smell with the techniques of modern molecular and cell biology and to explore how the b...
How roots control plant shoots
...ts you can see," says Leslie Sieburth, who led the study
and is an associate professor of biology at the University of Utah. "But this study
shows that the roots potentially play a huge role in addition to supplying water and nutrients in ...
Research team develops nonhuman primate model of smallpox infection
...acy data in humans cannot be obtained. In 1999, a study
group convened by the U.S. Institute of Medicine recommended that variola research be conducted, and a research plan was approved by the WHO to develop an animal model of the disease. Peter B. Jahrling of the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of ...
New Stanford center probes nanoscale material
... physicist who as CPN's "roving theoretician" will study
quantum spins and help various groups interpret th...hts, N.Y., will work to develop special sensors to study
the nanoscale properties of magnetic and superconducting structures....
Mayo Clinic awarded major NIH contract for smallpox genomics research
...ave been awarded a $10 million federal contract to study
genetic susceptibility to smallpox and genomic-bas...ir response to vaccination. Researchers also will study
potential cellular and hormonal responses to smallpox vaccination. Dr. Poland says Mayo Clinic's ...
Below the surface: New clues to plant signaling from the roots
...ance that is transmitted from roots to shoots. The study
shows that the roots of mutant Arabidopsis plants that lacked BYPASS1 function constitutively produced this growth-inhibiting substance. If the mutant roots were removed, the mutant plant's shoot was able to resume normal development, and if the muta...
Head lice reveal contact between modern and ancient humans
One of the hottest debates in the study
of human origins centers on whether modern Homo sapiens interbred with archaic humans. Although genetic data have provided insight into recent human evolution, fossils remain the only available evidence for many archaic human species, but this is n...
Use of aspirin or other NSAIDs increases survival
...ive longer, according to a Fox Chase Cancer Center study
presented today at the 46th Annual Meeting of the ...s and treatment gained any benefit." The Fox Chase study
involved 1,206 men who had definitive radiation therapy for localized prostate cancer. The research...
Dying cells encourage neighbors to grow
...rlying mechanisms are poorly understood," explains study
leader Dr. Hermann Steller. Dr. Steller and colleagues demonstrate that when cells from the imaginal disc in the fruit fly Drosophila are stimulated to undergo apoptosis but experimentally manipulated so that they do not actually die ("undead cell...
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