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Study gives US a 'C' for lagging support of international reproductive health and population efforts

...ctive health and population programs. Leading U.S. allies the United Kingdom, Canada and Japan rank 7th, 10th and 13th, respectively. The Netherlands, Denmark and Norway top the list; Spain, Austria and Portugal occupy the last three slots. The new PAI study, Progress and Promises: Trends in International ...

Bush's DOE secretary nominee good for science, say APS leaders

...ressed hope that with the support of DOE's science allies in Congress, among them Representatives Biggert and Visclosky and Senators Alexander, Bingaman, and Reid, Secretary-Designate Bodman would be able to make funding of the Office of Science an Administration priority....

Turning viruses into allies against cancer

...n trying to turn these long-time medical foes into allies in the fight against cancer. Through genetic engineering, viruses are being re-programmed to take advantage of their natural abilities to infiltrate, commandeer, replicate and destroy, but only in tumor cells and not surrounding healthy tissue. Sever...

Humans making wildlife sick

...break, biology and math are proving to be powerful allies in helping stem the growing tide of an ocean plague. "With emerging infectious diseases of wildlife today there's almost always some human component," say Dr. Lewis, an NSERC-funded mathematical ecologist in the mathematics and statistics department...

Invasive species harms native hardwoods by killing soil fungus

... the understory of mature forests by poisoning the allies of its main competitors," Stinson says. "By killing off native soil fungi, the appearance of this weed in an intact forest could stifle the next generation of dominant canopy trees. It could also invite other native and nonnative weedy plants that cu...

Darwin Day and grassroots evolution initiatives announced at major scientific meeting

...of the Alliance for Science, a national group that allies science organizations, religious organizations, companies, teachers and citizens to preserve the distinctions between science and religion in the public sphere. (410-558-8498, iwainer@hotmail.com ) Preparations for the 2009 celebration of the 200t...

Fruit fly gene research may shed light on human disease processes

...around your bananas are more than peststhey may be allies in a fruitful search for clues to human diseases caused when genes malfunction. "One common misconception is that individual humans may carry 'disease-causing' genes, such as a gene for cancer," explains James Erickson, a biology professor at Texas...

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(Date:7/29/2014)... New research from scientists at the University of Kent ... inside cells are regulated a breakthrough that could ... A team from Kent,s School of Biosciences uncovered the ... within cells known as actin filaments are ... these actin filaments appear to completely stable, providing a ...
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