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Time running out for South Asian vultures, ecologists warn
...lations declined by an average of 50% in each year between
2000 and 2003 in both India and Pakistan and long-billed vultures in India declined by 22% per year during the same period. The rare slender-billed vulture (Gyps tenuirostris) is also declining rapidly. All three species have been listed as Criticall...
NIH awards new $14.5 million, five-year grant to the Scripps Research Institute
...nformation, provides insights into the correlation between
protein structure and function. Some day scientists may be able to interpret and catalog the structures and functions of all the proteins in the human body, which will reveal a wealth of information on the biology of human health and disease. "Ever...
New therapy for specific form of leukemia
...dren under the age of 14 − striking children between
two and three years of age, in particular. At present, an optimal treatment, with chemotherapy, cures over half of these children. ABL1 plays a prominent role in several forms of leukemia ABL1 is a kinase, a type of protein that catalyzes a number ...
Don't stand so close to me: A new view on how species coexist
... or differences in their life histories, opened up between
the evolving parasitoid wasp species, which are not filled by others. They suggest this may explain the great diversity of wasps seen in nature. "There is a fixed amount of difference necessary," says Dr Bonsall. "This allows evolution to affect patt...
32 new grants made for innovative technology R&D
...frequencies, and airlinks, enabling communications between
public safety personnel with different equipment. Kent SeaTech Corporation (San Diego, Calif.) Targeted Bacteriophage Therapeutics as Replacements for Conventional Antibiotics in AquacultureDevelop therapies using naturally occurring bacteriop...
Yearling horse auction to benefit equine research
...proximately 45 Thoroughbred broodmares who produce between
25 and 30 foals annually. The growing 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...
Amgen investigational therapy, AMG 162, increased bone mineral density with twice yearly injection
...ores, an X-ray-based rating of BMD in which scores between
-1.0 and -2.5 indicate osteopenia (thinning bone) and below -2.5 indicate osteoporosis, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). About Osteoporosis Osteoporosis is a disease characterized by low bone mass and structural deterioration that ...
Of lice and men
...ed the 'smoking louse' that reveals direct contact between
two early species of humans," probably in Asia abo...mall band of the early humans left Africa sometime between
150,000 and 50,000 years ago. The study will be published online Oct. 5 in the Public Libr...
An embryonic stem cell model for Parkinson's disease
...es like Parkinson's. Proving a causal relationship between
oxidative stress and neurodegeneration, however, r... molecular mechanism. These results support a link between
oxidative damage and disease, and provide a tractable model for both studying the molecular mechanis...
Offspring at risk from maternal occupational exposure to solvents
...rst trimester, along with their children, who were between
the ages of three and nine years (at the time of testing). The exposed women reported a high level of protective equipment use at work. These women were matched with non-exposed women in a control group, and their children. "We found that the childre...
Endangered frogs coexist with fungus once thought fatal
... "particularly catastrophic". Two species vanished between
1985 and 1986: the Eungella Gastric-Brooding Frog ...lick et al. tested tissue samples taken from frogs between
1994 and 1998 - before the disease had been identified. The marked frogs were released back into the...
HHMI researchers Richard Axel and Linda Buck win 2004 Nobel Prize
... brain make use of these responses to discriminate between
odors? The string of discoveries that totally cha... tip of the iceberg. It now appears that there are between
500 and 1,000 separate receptor proteins on rat and mouse--and probably human--olfactory neurons. "T...
Research team develops nonhuman primate model of smallpox infection
...s notable about these studies is the collaboration between
multiple agencies--including the Department of Defense and the academic sector--to address the issues raised in the 1999 Institute of Medicine report on the need to retain live variola virus," said co-author James W. LeDuc of the CDC, where the vario...
New Stanford center probes nanoscale material
...aboratory for Advanced Materials, is a partnership between
researchers at Stanford, IBM and other companies t...lp other investigators understand the interactions between
the tip and their samples and design tips optimized for specific applications. Calvin Quate (Applied...
Daphne Koller named MacArthur Fellow
...es to resolve "the complex network of interactions between
many genes, proteins, metabolites and signals" using computational modeling, and is optimistic that she can help to identify patterns of gene expression across species as her methods are further developed. When asked what she plans to do with the...
New biomaterials improve medical devices
...e of computer modeling to predict the interactions between
cells and materials, thus reducing the amount of lab work necessary to develop a new material for a specific application. Among the clinical applications that will be discussed on the second day are drug-eluting cardiovascular stents, orthopaedi...
Pine cones lead to a fundamental change in clothing
... innovative. I see this as a fascinating interface between
design and technology." The material could have a wide variety of applications and could be used for coats, hats, gloves, shirts, trousers, dresses and skirts. ...
Intelligent clothing inspired by pine cones
... innovative. I see this as a fascinating interface between
design and technology." The material could have a wide variety of applications and could be used for coats, hats, gloves, shirts, trousers, dresses and skirts....
Head lice reveal contact between modern and ancient humans
...H. erectus . Lice require direct physical contact between
hosts for transmission and consequently their gene...tly transferred to a modern version. The split between
modern humans ( Homo sapiens ) and one of our archaic forerunners, Homo erectus , took place about ...
Use of aspirin or other NSAIDs increases survival
...er characteristics, such as smoking, were balanced between
the two groups. The follow-up period averaged more than four and a half years. "Pretreatment NSAID use was associated with significant delays in distant metastases, decreased rates of second cancers and improvement in overall survival," Nguyen said....
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