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Plant pathologists evaluate eco-friendly alternatives to methyl bromide

...mpact. It is critical that research in these areas continues to move forward so that the next phase-out does not result in decreased vegetable or ornamental production in Florida and the rest of the U.S.," Rosskopf said. Attempts to identify chemical alternatives to methyl bromide have led to the re-examinati...

Logging changed ecological balance for monkeys, damaged health

... doctoral student at the University of Florida. He continues the work at Illinois to better understand the interplay between habitat disturbance and primate conservations and health in Uganda. He is collaborating with veterinary pathobiologist Tony Goldberg and other researchers at Illinois, where state-of-the...

Maternal alcohol use increases the risk of newborn infections

...ewborns. "Despite the well-publicized risks, there continues to be a significant number of women who drink during pregnancy," said Theresa Gauthier, assistant professor of pediatrics and attending neonatologist at Emory University, and corresponding author for the study. "Some studies say up to 35 percent of ...

Columbia University launches multi-year campaign to support stem cell research

...ia's College of Physicians and Surgeons. "Columbia continues to be a leader in this revolutionary health technology that holds the promise to benefit people suffering from a wide variety of debilitating health problems." Federal restrictions on human embryonic stem cell research funding and lagging state funds...

Geneticists identify 'master switch' that causes female flies to behave like males

... the part of the male's brain devoted to smell, he continues to chase females despite repeated rejections. Sex in a single gene Baker says that the work he and his colleagues have done over the past decade has made the fruitless system's regulation better understood than that of any other behavioral network....

Steven M. Larson named recipient of SNM's 2005 Georg Charles de Hevesy Nuclear Pioneer Award

... therapy and related molecular imaging, Dr. Larson continues to be heavily involved in teaching, administration and clinical care. It is fitting that the 2005 Georg Charles de Hevesy Nuclear Pioneer Award be added to Dr. Larson's impressive list of accomplishments and honors," he added. Larson's clinical inter...

From butterflies to freshwater supplies

... the formal grant proposal process, the institute continues to welcome ideas for innovative, interdisciplinary research,'' said Barton H. ''Buzz'' Thompson Jr., the Robert E. Paradise Professor of Natural Resources Law who is also an institute director. The following five proposals will receiv...

Scripps research scientists discover new key to pulmonary edema in respiratory distress syndrome

...ronchi--one feeding each lung. From there, the air continues to the ends of the bronchi, which bifurcate like thousands of stems branching from a trunk into about 30,000 tiny terminal "bronchioles" in each lung. At the ends of the bronchioles are tiny grape-like clusters of air sacs known as the alveoli. It is...

Oceans turning to acid from rise in CO2

... the world's oceans. "If CO2 from human activities continues to rise, the oceans will become so acidic by 2100 it could threaten marine life in ways we can't anticipate," commented Dr. Ken Caldeira, co-author of the report and a newly appointed staff scientist at the Carnegie Institution's Department of Global...

Argonne receives $50 million NIH grant

...he Protein Structure Initiative. This partnership continues to advance the State of Illinois as a leader in biotechnology and nanotechnology in a variety of other critical research projects at Argonne. The state has invested more than $60 million for the Center for Nanoscale Materials, Advanced Protein Cryst...

New study on OTC progesterone health risks in women published

...oducts. However, unregulated natural progesterone continues to be sold over-the-counter in the form of herbal beauty creams, thus exempting them from regulatory scrutiny. In a study recently published in The Journal of Clinical Pharmacology, (June 2005) researchers found substantial evidence that use of OTC...

Duke professor to lead $300 million NIH center for HIV vaccine research

.../AIDS globally, and the rate of new HIV infections continues to exceed 13,000 per day, according to the Joint United Nations Program on HIV/AIDS. Although AIDS drugs have extended the lives of many in wealthy nations, according to global health experts, an effective HIV vaccine would be an extremely valuable a...

Gene's mutations found to cause life-threatening aortic disease

...f aortic disease," Milewicz said. Milewicz's team continues to scrutinize a stretch of chromosome 5 to pinpoint another genetic variation that they earlier mapped to that area of the genome. Researchers elsewhere have mapped two other genetic variations affecting single families to chromosomes 11 and 16. M...

Endangered North Atlantic right whale study says population in crisis

...ht whales, but more needs to be done. If mortality continues at the levels of the past year, this population will face extinction." "Because the population is so small, a single death represents a significant mortality rate," Caswell, a senior scientist at the Institution, notes. "Preventing the deaths of just...

FSU food scientist is lead scholar in trade

...lly for detection of ovine material. That research continues in Hsieh's laboratory. Meanwhile, another workshop paid off. In 2004, Hsieh was invited to give a special presentation at the USDA-China BSE Summit in Washington, D.C. to reassure Chinese officials that the U.S. had an effective ruminant test to ensu...

Story tips from the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory, July 2005

... outcome. "As the Ballistic Missile Defense System continues to grow, it will become increasingly complex and include multiple types of weapons and sensors distributed across the globe," said Tufano, an experimental psychologist at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. To ensure that the U.S. is prepared, each year h...

Catalyst support structures facilitate high-temperature fuel reforming

...lt of solvent evaporation, and the packing process continues toward the inlet end," Kenis said. "After the packing process is completed, we remove any remaining solvent, which leaves a sacrificial template consisting of a bed of closely packed spheres." Next, the researchers fill the spaces between the spheres...

Alzheimer's disease; new approach, new possibilities?

...lity is extremely difficult to accept. So, science continues to search feverishly for ways to treat the disease. The formation of plaques plays a key role Alzheimer's disease is characterized by an increasing deposit of the amyloid-β protein in the brain. The accumulation of this protein results in 'p...

RPE meets EPR

...n the next 25 years as the number of older persons continues to increase. The disorder is far more prevalent among whites than among black persons. It causes gradual loss of central vision by damaging the retinal pigment epithelial (RPE) cells that lie underneath the macula, the small region of the retina re...

Discovery of new dopamine action may yield alternative psychiatric drugs

...sts for hours. In fact, it may be that this effect continues for as long as dopamine remains in the system." This sustained action of dopamine may be particularly important for understanding psychiatric conditions, which are characterized by persistently high levels of the brain messenger, Beaulieu said. The r...

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