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Dec. 9 News and Terrorism Workshop in Miami
...COMMUNICATING IN A CRISIS is a series of workshops being
held around the nation that involve local participants -- including journalists, government officials, emergency managers, and scientists and engineering experts -- in a simulation of a response to a terrorist attack in their hometown. Sponsored by t...
New study by UGA researcher shows that Salmonella uses hydrogen as an energy source
...f the increasing number of entire genomes that are being
sequenced for everything from bacteria to humans. Knowing the exact position of individual genes on the entire genome allows scientists a much richer understanding of how disease processes work than ever before. "From the gene sequence we found...
Study in Royal Society journal on possible genetic factors in social responsiblity
...es has been on viability, with much less attention being
paid to effects of inbreeding on fertility. Experi...fect is restricted to males, with female fertility being
unaffected by inbreeding, suggesting that spermatogenesis is more sensitive to deleterious mutations...
New pheromone creates buzz about the clout of older bees
...oleate keeps them in a teenage state, sort of like being
grounded to watch the younger siblings. As the old bees die off, the chemical no longer is fed to nurse bees. Eliminate ethyl oleate and the bees mature into forager "This provides clear insight into how a bee colony works," said Gene Robinson, G. ...
NIH makes award to UNC for Genome Fingerprint Scanning program
...ing conditions in complex systems, is increasingly being
used to help decipher diseases such as cancer, dia...h L. Vaitukaitis, M.D. "This is the equivalent of being
able to harness a whole library of information without an index." Current software for protein ident...
The logic of life brings order to our genes
...that decides the value of the gene it activates by being
either on or off. In that case, other controlling genes don't have any effect on the activated gene. It doesn't matter whether they are on or off. With canalyzing rules, it turns out that the networks become stable regardless of the number of contro...
Fussy Baby Network answers cries for help in community
... with them, paying attention to their concerns and being
patient," Gilkerson said. Child development experts talk with parents about their baby's day, ways they can calm their baby and how they can take care of themselves. "We don't hold the babies," Gilkerson said. "We "hold" the parents. That...
Global assessments of biodiversity argue for expansion of protected areas in key regions
...hem in tropical environments. The technique is now being
expanded to assess the likely impacts of habitat loss and climate change. Gven Eken, of BirdLife International in the Netherlands, and colleagues advance criteria for the identification of key biodiversity areas (KBAs) for fine-scale gap analysis....
NU researcher finds missing atmospheric carbon dioxide
..., in turn, estimates of future global warming. By being
able to demonstrate a substantial average increase in the carbon below these oak trees, we have potentially found the solution to better global warming forecasting. However, further research is needed in other ecosystems to see if they show similar ...
Argo robotic instrument network now covers most of the globe
...instruments crossing the midpoint, the information being
beamed back from the floats is increasingly being
used for science and weather research. Twelve ocean and climate/weather centers around the world use...
Vaccination with anthrax capsule protects against experimental infection in animals
...psule surrounds the bacterium and prevents it from being
ingested by host white blood cells that would otherwise destroy it, thus allowing anthrax infection to progress. The toxins are thought to act mainly by damaging defensive cells called phagocytes, causing the immune system to malfunction. The effica...
JCI table of contents, December 1 2004
... cells. As inhibition of TNF-a or OX40, the latter being
an activation antigen on T cells, which invade tis... TITLE: Metabolic fuel election: the importance of being
flexible AUTHOR CONTACT: Perry E. Bickel Washington University School of Medicine St. Louis, Missour...
Study gives US a 'C' for lagging support of international reproductive health and population efforts
...health and population programs, past successes are being
dismantled," says Coen. With the recent re-election of George W. Bush as U.S. president, and increased conservative majorities now in both houses of Congress, policy restrictions and uncertainties about funding are expected to continue at least throu...
Common lineage suggested for viruses that infect hosts from all three domains of life
...ir hosts and adopt host-related traits. Instead of being
inherited from a viral ancestor, these host-related traits may be picked up from the host or other microorganisms. For viruses that diverged from a common ancestor billions of years ago, and so have significant differences in genome size, genetic com...
Northwestern and Chicago Botanic Garden join forces to train botanists
...Not enough botanists or plant conservationists are being
trained to address the growing national and intern...on and increase public awareness. Applications are being
accepted for the first class, entering in fall 2005. The master's degree -- five core courses, four ...
New system reduces risk of burns during interventional X-rays
...ion. "With the equipment that currently is being
used, the physician can minimize the chance for burns by moving the X-ray source instead of keeping the intensity on one spot," explained Darold Wobschall, Ph.D., UB professor emeritus of electrical engineering and president of Esensors. "The problem...
UT Southwestern researchers trace how virus that causes AIDS spreads following oral exposure
...to contact with the oral mucosa and tonsils before being
swallowed. Studying the monkeys after exposure, researchers uncovered the sites of transmission and a rapid spread of the virus to surrounding lymphoid tissues. Likely sites of infection included soft tissue inthe mouth, esophagus and tonsils. Furthe...
Read your shampoo's label: Study finds common ingredient stunts developing neurons of rats
... American Society for Cell Biology. The meeting is being
held Dec. 4 8 at the Washington Convention Center...and dendrites, with the inhibition of their growth being
dose-dependent, reported Kai He, Ph.D., a postdoctoral fellow working with Dr. Aizenman who presente...
Chimpanzee brains are asymmetrical in key areas and their handedness reflects it
...these are only correlations. It doesn't mean that being
right-handed causes a person to be left-hemisphere dominant for language, or vice versa. Rather, these two abilities might be assigned to the same sides but independently of each other." The findings about chimps support the hypothesis that a third...
New drug sidesteps Gleevec resistance in human trials
...ons of Gleevec, of which BMS-354825 is is one, are being
refined and improved by structural biology studies...at now," said Sawyers. Sawyers, who in addition to being
a researcher, also sees cancer patients at UCLA, has long been hunting for an explanation of Gleevec...
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