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Argonne wins three R&D 100 awards for innovative technologies

... a new and potentially vital tool for fighting the war on terror. Unlike traditional chemical gas detectors, which operate by transmitting a signal and then processing the reflected response, PmmWS works similarly to an infrared camera, as it emits no signal but merely captures emitted radiation from a ...

Military to study better pain relief in battle zones

...ool. The work could have a broad impact. In the war in Iraq, more than 26,900 U.S. soldiers have been wounded in action as of late July. Its known that battlefield pain, if not relieved adequately, can lead to post-traumatic stress disorders. A large multidisciplinary team of U-M scientists will use...

Study explains how pathogens evolve to escape detection

...trategies of pathogens. The latest example of this war is a bacterium ( Pseudomonas syringae ) that infects tomatoes by injecting a special protein into the plant's cells and undermines the plant's defense system. "Plant breeders often find that five or six years after their release, resistant plant vari...

Key to male infertility

.... There are no treatments for this massive all-out war on the body. Those who survive often face serious cardiovascular problems. Scientists examining cardiac function during sepsis have identified macrophage migration inhibitory factor (MIF) as a key factor in heart damage. And antibodies targeted to M...

Support for chromosomal theory of cancer found in cancers' development of drug resistance

Berkeley Thirty-six years into the war on cancer, scientists have not only failed to come up with a cure, but most of the newer drugs suffer from the same problems as those available in the pre-war days: serious toxicity, limited effectiveness and eventual resistance. This is no surpris...

Massive herds of animals found to still exist in Southern Sudan

...in1982 by the Wildlife Conservation Society. Civil war broke out in the region in 1983. Based on experien...lace. Resettlement in areas depopulated during the war is putting stress on the land. Thousands of refugees and internally displaced people are on the move...

Competition, loss of selfishness mark shift to supersociety

...war theories. The first piece describes the tug of war over resource shares within a group or colony (intragroup competition), and the second piece incorporates the effects of a tug-of-war between competing colonies (intergroup competition). According to Hlldobler, the path to colonial supergiant is fi...

News tips from ACS Chemical Biology

... modify and study interesting proteins. In the war on cancer you can never have too many weapons in your arsenal. The authors determined the crystal structure of a key cell cycle regulator complexed with an inhibitor molecule. By inhibiting the cell cycle, uncontrolled cell growth, a hallmark of canc...

Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine researchers awarded $27M for TB research

...es and 1.6 million deaths worldwide each year, the war on tuberculosis [TB] may get a little boost. Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine is pleased to announce that the Tuberculosis Research Unit (TBRU) at the School of Medicine has received a $27 million / 7 year contract from the Nationa...

5 Stanford professors elected to National Academy of Sciences

...n and approaches towards the amelioration of civil war violence. Laitin has held several positions in the American Political Science Association and currently is a member of its task force on terror and violence. In 1995, he was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Laitin has been a How...

Can a taste for poison drive speciation?

...strategy overall, but the rules of co-evolutionary war suggest that an herbivore will evolve resistance to the toxic defenses of plants. The fruit fly Drosophila sechellia, for example, has a penchant for the fruit of a Polynesian shrub called Tahitian Noni (Morinda citrifolia) that smells so foul it's n...

Why small dogs are small

... be large for use as guard dogs, hunting dogs, and war dogs (like mastiffs) and even to pull carts, Lark says. How it Started: A Dog Named Georgie The study has its roots in the death of Larks beloved dog Georgie. Lark, whose earlier work focused on soybean genetics, adopted Georgie, a stray, in...

Spiteful soldiers and sex ratio conflict among parasitoid wasps

...if the sterile larvae are used by each sex to wage war against the other sex, then it should be primarily females who are interested in killing their brothers. As it happens, most sterile larvae are female, suggesting a primary role in sex conflict." This work also explains the often strongly skewed sex ...

Case Western researcher, international team call for better global warming forecasting

...ia in 2004 in Denmark. Instead of engaging in "a war of words" to set the record straight where misconceptions exist in the global warming discussion, Sobel said the group reached a consensus to come up with prediction tools that "do it right." In the BioScience article, the researchers call for eigh...

Nutrients might prevent hearing loss, new animal study suggests

...diers to help them withstand hot weather and other war zone conditions. "Other people would likely benefit by consuming a pill or nutritional bar before going to work in noisy environments, or attending noisy events like NASCAR races or rock concerts, or even using an iPod or other music player," says ...

ACS News Service Weekly PressPac -- Feb. 21, 2007

...new ways of targeting tumors A new target in the war on cancer Journalists' Resources "Huh, a wh... EASTERN TIME, Feb. 26, 2007 A new target in the war on cancer Chemical & Engineering News A new family of potential anti-cancer drugs is quietly caus...

Natural fiber may take extra pounds away

...eves she may have found an important weapon in the war against obesity. Reimer and her colleagues are launching the first human trials anywhere to assess a promising natural fibre, which has already been shown to be effective in tests involving genetically obese rats. "It may not be the magic bullet...

2nd annual Albert Szent-Gyrgyi Prize for Progress in Cancer Research awarded to Webster K. Cavenee

...ecognize outstanding scientific achievement in the war against cancer and to honor pioneering scientists who have made extraordinary contributions in the field of cancer research. The Prize is designed to draw attention to the continued need to support basic cancer research and the role that it plays in...

First time ever: Witness the fitting of a POWER KNEE on the first VA patient to receive one

...amputee veteran in those days with that of today's war vet. He'll also tell you what he thinks of his intelligent POWER KNEE by Ossur. Have him show you how he can climb up stairs foot-over-foot. Brad is a prosthetist himself and can explain, in lay terms, the functional benefits about this new and groun...

Relative abundance of common microbes living in the gut may contribute to obesity

...mediators and potential therapeutic targets in the war against the worldwide obesity epide A link betwee...mediators and potential therapeutic targets in the war against the worldwide obesity epidemic. In two studies published this week in the journal Nature, ...

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