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US researchers warn of possible fertility risk to men using laptop computers on their laps
...scrotum, and as well as being capable of producing direct
local heat, they require the user to sit with his ... position produce scrotal hyperthermia by both the direct
heating effect of the computer and the sitting position necessary to balance the computer. The magni...
Study by US, Hebrew University scientists sheds light on how bacteria persist despite antibiotics
...rsistent cells could lead to drugs that would take direct
action against them in their initial state. The discoveries by the Hebrew and Rockefeller universities scientists could also perhaps point in the direction of overcoming the problem of reoccurrence of cancer in patients who have undergone earlier, su...
University of Vermont heads translatlantic cardiovascular research network
...s at the University of Vermont College of Medicine direct
an innovative transatlantic network linking scientists who study blood-clotting disorders at three U.S. and three European universities. The five-year grant is among the first four Transatlantic Networks of Excellence in Cardiovascular Research to ...
Europe's fishermen should have marine 'stewardship' role, says study
...ronment, and this scheme can help them play a more direct
role in the stewardship of our fish stocks, marine life and maritime heritage. "The Fisheries Ecosystem process should also be about ensuring they are equipped with the necessary knowledge, tools and incentives to discharge this responsibility on be...
Vitamin E in plant seeds could halt prostate, lung cancer, says Purdue scientist
... the first place. These questions will continue to direct
our work." ...
NASA's aura satellite sheds new light on air quality and ozone hole
...cy's Aura spacecraft is providing the first daily, direct
global measurements of low-level ozone and many other pollutants affecting air quality. For the first time, Aura will help scientists monitor global pollution production and transport with unprecedented spatial resolution. Aura's measurements offer...
Research led by UGA professor reports first routine tool use by wild capuchin monkeys
...ist Dorothy Fragaszy, has just published the first direct
scientific report of tool use among a population of wild capuchin monkeys. There have been reports of single instances of this behavior but never of a whole population using tools routinely over a long period of time. Using remarkably heavy stones pr...
JCI table of contents, December 15 2004
...o the bone. They show that platelets act as: (i) a direct
source of lysophosphatidic acid (LPA), which promo...em. The Eph kinases and their ligands are known to direct
neural outgrowth, the growth of new blood vessels, and epithelial cell migration in the intestine. ...
Loss of fruit fly retina protein delays blinding light damage
...ef that blindness from chronic light exposure is a direct
result of overall retinal degeneration and cell death. Although many animals, and presumably humans, lose both their retinal cells and vision after exposure to low levels of light for long periods, the relationship between exposure and blindness had ...
Queen's biologist awarded Canada's top science prize
...ng to be used for university-based research, or to direct
in some related way such as the establishment of research scholarships, fellowships or chairs in Canadian universities. Recognized as one the world's leading environmental scientists, Dr. Smol is founder and co-director of the Paleoecological Enviro...
NASA study finds tiny particles in air may influence carbon sinks
A NASA-funded study provides direct
measurements confirming aerosols, tiny particles i... on these processes. "We were very excited to find direct
observational evidence that one variable, the amount of aerosols in the atmosphere, can have such a ...
First 'atlas' of key brain genes could speed research on cancer, neurological diseases
...ecific kind of cell." Stiles is pursuing TF's that direct
the formation of astrocytes, which are affected in tumors called gliomas. David Rowitch, MD, PhD, of Dana-Farber and an author on the paper, studies transcription factors in the brain's cerebellum, where tumors called medulloblastomas occur, and Ma h...
Healthy mix of GI tract microbes are key to preventing allergies and asthma
...ct are washed into the stomach where they come in direct
contact with immune cells in the GI tract. "Think of the body as a big tube with everything from nose to rear end exposed to allergens from the outside world," Huffnagle says. "The immune system's normal response to all this stuff we constantly inhal...
ESA's Huygens begins its final journey into the unknown
...ect the scientific data. All instruments will have direct
access to the atmosphere to conduct detailed in-si...is, its extended mission will start, consisting in direct
characterisation of Titan's surface for as long as the batteries can power the instruments and the C...
An unusual RNA structure in the SARS virus offers a promising target for antiviral drugs
...tion at one end of each of the messenger RNAs that direct
the production of viral proteins in infected cells. "It hangs on the tail end of the messenger RNA like a little molecular knob," Noller said. Noller, an expert on the ribosome, noticed that a sharp, 90-degree bend in the s2m RNA structure is simil...
New grant to study infertility
...rn fundamental principles about the molecules that direct
activation of the egg during fertilization. We have recently isolated the DNA for a gene called phospholipase C-gamma and found that it is required for a successful fertilization," said Carroll. The grant will be used to discover more gen...
JCI table of contents, 3 January 2005
.../cgi/content/full/115/1/161 . PKC-zeta helps direct
development and movement of stem cells A small proportion of human stem cells continuously enter the blood and then rapidly return to the marrow but the molecular events that regulate the movement of these primitive cells are larg...
New method simplifies search for genetic changes associated with disease
.... Louis. The researchers developed a method called direct
genomic selection that accelerates the transition ...sue of Nature Methods that they've already applied direct
genomic selection to a region of DNA linked to psoriasis, a disfiguring and potentially debilitating...
Mutations in transporter protein shed light on neurodegenerative disorders
...d mutations on sialic acid export and discovered a direct
correlation between the degree of transport activity lost and the severity of the clinical phenotype. "In the more common and milder form of the disease we found that the mutant proteins work, but not as well. Our findings suggest that for th...
New lensless imaging technique opens door to nanoscale world
...tor Center (SLAC). "We have demonstrated the first direct
imaging technique that will work with LCLS, openin...no lenses, the technique has the potential to take direct
images with 10 times better spatial resolution than can be achieved with current X-ray lenses and br...
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