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Don't stand so close to me: A new view on how species coexist

...e London researchers assembled a simple artificial community of parasitoid wasps within a computer model, and then watched what happened over very long periods of time - up to 100,000 generations. Parasitoid wasps, insects that kill other insects by laying eggs in them, account for a fifth of all known multi-c...

Yearling horse auction to benefit equine research

...nce ride to test the horses for the research. Many community participants volunteer to ride the horses for the endurance ride to make it possible for the faculty and students to pursue the exercise research. The annual yearling auction is not only an opportunity to purchase one of the Thoroughbreds raised at t...

Amgen investigational therapy, AMG 162, increased bone mineral density with twice yearly injection

...gon Osteoporosis Center in Portland. "The medical community should be very encouraged by these data that suggest AMG 162, when administered twice a year, may offer a promising alternative for the treatment of osteoporosis." "With the development of AMG 162, Amgen scientists have validated an entirely new path...

New Stanford center probes nanoscale material

...ill enhance the capabilities of the nanotechnology community to observe, manipulate, measure, image and control nanoscale phenomena. Researchers hope to develop probes with revolutionary capabilities, such as mapping a single electron's behavior in a semiconductor and controlling a single electron's magnetic o...

Stanford researchers establish center for physics-based simulations of biological structures

...e programs and other tools allowing the biomedical community to integrate, analyze, model, simulate and share data on human health and disease. Establishment of the four centers this month was an important step in the National Institutes of Health Roadmap, a series of far-reaching initiatives designed to trans...

Internet data-mining of natural history

...revolutionary infrastructure for the environmental community and beyond....

'Immediately open access' option for the leading journal Genome Research

...ased to expand the service we offer the scientific community by making this option available," Dr. John Inglis,...earch" Inglis said. "We plan to engage the library community in a dialogue as our experience with this option grows, to make sure the journal's ability to contri...

New study will tackle three major killer diseases

...lso be contributing to improving the health of the community in Orkney, and in Scotland as a whole, through medical research." The project's volunteers will have their height, weight and blood pressure measured, and will have ultrasound tests to measure hardening of the arteries. Their blood sugar and choleste...

Viruses found in untreated city water

... the way and has the most extensive dataset of any community in the U.S. that uses groundwater as its drinking water source."Researchers tested 48 untreated water samples from six of the city's 15 wells to evaluate whether viruses were present in the raw water. Half of the water samples contained at least one ...

US Agency for International Development awards $34 million to Virginia Tech

...edge: host country institutional partners, the NGO community and private sector, the donor community, and our research partners in universities, the National Agricultural Research Services, and International Agricultural Research Centers. We will also position SANREM to contribute significantly to USAID's stra...

Report: How 10 top new technologies will help world reach globally-agreed goals by 2015

...n developing countries and the international donor community have seriously underestimated the value of investing in health. The Commission on Macroeconomics and Health estimates that approximately 330 million disability-adjusted life years (one disability-adjusted life-year is defined as the loss of one year ...

Defense provides additional $4.9 million for pathogen research tool

...nteroperable life sciences framework built on open community standards. Current analytical tools in PathPort allow for the creation of new data models, analysis of genomic, transcriptomic and curated literature data, as well as the discovery of novel inter-data relationships. The client side of PathPort is Too...

Effort to control trade in great white sharks gets teeth from international community

...for approval. "I'm thankful that the international community recognizes this species for what it really is--a p..., the great white was considered by the scientific community to be the most aggressive and dangerous of all shark species. This assumption was elevated to the pu...

NHGRI seeks next generation of sequencing technologies

...t DNA sequencing methods, including well-developed community infrastructure, commercial availability of reagent...hould galvanize the sequencing technology research community and accelerate the substantial leaps forward needed to achieve substantial reduction in DNA sequenci...

Amphibians in dramatic decline; Up to 122 extinct since 1980

...protected areas, captive breeding programs, better community engagement and protection of freshwater systems would enhance amphibians' chances of survival. "Since most amphibians depend on freshwater and feel the effects of pollution before many other forms of life, including humans, their rapid decline te...

Horse auction raises $75,000 for research

...nce ride to test the horses for the research. Many community participants volunteer to ride the horses for the endurance ride to make it possible for the faculty and students to pursue the exercise research....

Medical geneticists elected to Institute of Medicine

...e's health affairs, public policy, communications, community outreach and public education functions. His other activities at NHGRI have included co-editing a series of articles on genomic medicine for The New England Journal of Medicine, and co-founding a group called Genetic Resources on the Web, which works...

Citizen environmental monitoring in Appalachia

...be selected to answer questions of interest to the community and can be used for a variety of purposes including setting background levels, establishing environmental trends, raising a red flag of possible problem areas, educating communities, and influencing policy and management practices. Summit Object...

International human genome sequencing consortium describes finished human genome sequence

..." The Nature paper also provides the scientific community with a peer-reviewed description of the finishing process, and an assessment of the quality of the finished human genome sequence, which was deposited into public databases in April 2003. The assessment confirms that the finished sequence now covers ...

ENCODE consortium publishes scientific strategy

...nges. NHGRI has designated the ENCODE project as a community resource project, which means that all data generated for this project will be deposited in free, public databases as soon as they are experimentally verified. "During the Human Genome Project, our policy of rapid data release enabled researchers to ...

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(Date:10/18/2014)... suspected genetic conditions, a certain type of exome sequencing ... than traditional molecular diagnostic methods, according to a study ... released to coincide with the American Society of Human ... protein­coding region of the genome (the complete set of ... organism), has been rapidly applied in research settings and ...
(Date:10/16/2014)... Cancer constantly wages war on the human body. ... a stalemate. In pancreatic cancer, this stalemate—known as ... becoming aggressively malignant, a phenomena that is poorly ... in the laboratory of Salvatore Torquato, a Professor ... the conditions surrounding tumor dormancy and the switch ...
(Date:10/16/2014)... Syncytial Virus causes severe respiratory tract infections and ... year. Scientists at VIB and Ghent University have ... counteract this common virus infection. , Xavier ... that paves the way for the development of ... virus that causes suffering in numerous small children ...
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