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Hereditary colorectal cancer risk lowered in those without certain gene defect

...amilies, clinicians can now provide them with more accurate and lower-risk information, using these new data in combination with the specific family history," the authors write. "The use of HNPCC as a label needs to be refined or made obsolete. The term HNPCC encompasses considerable heterogeneity and has co...

Check colon tumors for signs of syndrome, study suggests

...me should also help oncologists give patients more accurate information about their prognosis and five-year survival," Hampel says....

ORNL technologies win maximum Federal Laboratory Consortium awards

...st light source. This movement results in fast and accurate biomolecular separations with unprecedented versatility. The project is a joint effort with Protein Discovery of Knoxville, Tenn., along with funding from DOE's Office of Biological and Environmental Research. ORNL researchers working on this project...

American Film Institute announces screenwriting workshop for scientists and engineers

...entific Research. The National Academies support accurate portrayal of science and engineering in television and film, and encourages interested scientists and engineers to participate in the workshop....

PNAS highlights for the week of May 9 - 13

...f the proteins had been previously suggested as an accurate cancer biomarker, though not as a set. In this study, no single protein could completely distinguish the cancer patients from healthy control individuals. --- Intestinal Neuropeptides Control GI Inflammation Researchers report that the neuropeptide...

Audiovisual integration of speech falters under competing demands for attention

In order to achieve a coherent and accurate representation of the environment, the brain binds together the inputs--for example, vision and audition--arriving from different senses. This process often occurs seamlessly and without any apparent effort or attention. However, researchers have now...

Science, AAAS select two for new minority internship

...ence," said Tran. Plus, it sometimes leads to more accurate reporting of science news. Tran had done a lot of journalism in high school and began missing it in college. One of her professors suggested she look into science journalism, which she had never thought of. After some research, she decided that she, ...

Program finds lost genes in nematode genome

...WINSCAN analysis of C. Elegans is able to use more accurate models of intron length than previous analyses. Th... process is 15 times slower than the typical, less accurate methods. Being able to define intron length has implications for the human genome, which is much la...

Plunge into warmer waters this summer with ESA's Mediterranean heat map

...r to the user community a new generation of highly accurate worldwide SST products with a spatial resolution of less than ten kilometres every six hours. "Interpolated SST maps are of fundamental importance to improve marine weather forecasts," says Rosalira Santoleri of the Italian National Research Council...

Quantifying network vulnerability, and the best way to find hidden items

...nternet or a Mafia ring, is very difficult without accurate information about the important network members. But, as you might imagine, knowing the identity of a few powerful mob Dons or critical network servers can make taking down a network much easier. Researchers at the University of Thessaloniki (Greece)...

New kidney test better elder mortality predictor

...roduced by most cells in the body -- is a far more accurate predictor of mortality risk in elderly people than...ned that the level of serum cystatin was much more accurate than serum creatinine in predicting risk of death from all causes, and from cardiovascular disease i...

Scripps scientists find potential for catastrophic shifts in Pacific ecosystems

...with luck and work we may be able to make modestly accurate statistical forecasts over short time horizons as shown with certain reef fish (Science 1999)." The paper by the Scripps team helps to clarify the scientific basis of the next decade's challenge for fisheries and ecosystem management....

AAAS CEO Alan I. Leshner urges US to continue collecting job data on women workers

... data from those surveys offer a more complete and accurate picture. May 18 was the deadline for public comment on the Bureau's plan. That plan requires approval from the White House Office of Management and Budget. Since its founding in 1848, AAAS has been dedicated to the development and improvement of th...

First technology to remove prions that cause vCJD from blood launched

...asymptomatic for about 10 to 16 years, there is no accurate way to determine how many people could currently be harboring the disease or the magnitude of future cases. Variant CJD is transmitted by eating contaminated beef and may also be transmitted by a contaminated blood transfusion. Dr. Adrianno Aguzzi of...

Researchers discover underwater volcano

...f an underwater volcano that has emerged within an accurate period of time is very rare--this is one of those cases," said Staudigel. Scientists were tipped off to the volcano's existence when they profiled the seafloor of the Vailulu'u crater using multibeam mapping. Existing maps of the seafloor in the area...

New birth defects study - animal tests accurate half the time

...e for humans on the basis of animal tests that are accurate on average slightly more than half the time. "We are betting the health of our children on odds just slightly better than a coin flip," said principal author Jarrod Bailey, Ph.D., project development coordinator at the University of Newcastle Upon T...

Navigating an integrated yeast network

...ps can also reveal cryptic interactions and enable accurate predictions about interactions that haven't been observed experimentally. A living cell contains thousands of proteins, genes and macromolecules, enmeshed in complex webs of relationships involving direct or indirect contact. At the simplest level, s...

Elusive salamanders have role in developing new sampling models

...op a method to make field sampling techniques more accurate and efficient. With that information, we can improve our models, and we should be able to do a better job of predicting the type and location of suitable habitats plus minimize unnecessary and time-consuming sampling." Of more than 1,000 seasonal pon...

UCI awarded $40 million to establish regional biodefense and infectious disease research center

...mmon goal of preventing illness by developing more accurate tests to detect infections and new vaccines to protect people," Barbour said. "It's on a scale and with a level of cooperation that in the past has been seen mainly in the physical sciences, like climate studies and high-energy physics." Rep. Chris ...

Native lands issues to be highlighted at 8th World Wilderness Congress

...e Planet. It will generate the most up-to-date and accurate information on the benefits of wilderness and wildlands to contemporary and traditional societies, and will review the best models for balancing wilderness and wildlands conservation with human needs. In addition to the Council, the 8th WWC will int...

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(Date:4/17/2014)... CHAMPAIGN, Ill. A drug under clinical trials to ... of broad-spectrum drugs that act against various bacteria, fungal ... study by University of Illinois chemists and collaborators. , ... the team determined the different ways the drug SQ109 ... tweaked to target other pathogens from yeast to malaria ...
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