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American Chemical Society's Weekly PressPac -- Aug. 8, 2007

...Please credit the individual journal or the American Chemical Society as the source for this information. ... ...ACS NEWS SERVICE Aug. 8, 2007...Weekly PressPac ALL CONTENT IS FOR IMMEDIATE USE EXCEPT ARTICLE #5, which is embargoed for 9 A. M., Eastern Time, August 15, 2007.... ... NOTE TO JOURNALISTS: Special editions of the Aug. 15 and Aug. 22 PressPac will carry breaking science news...

Gilbert Foundation and American Fed for Aging Research award grants on Alzheimer's disease

NEW YORK, August 10, 2007 By 2050, more than 106 million people worldwide are forecasted to have Alzheimers disease (AD), including 16 million Americans if no preventive treatments become available. To address the need for more research into the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of Alzheimers, six early-career scientists were awarded the first Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert Foundation/AFAR New...

American Chemical Society meets Aug. 19-23 in Boston

... ... In addition, the ACS News Service hosts two...

American Chemical Society's Weekly PressPac -- Aug. 1, 2007

Here is the latest American Chemical Society (ACS) News Service Weekly PressPac with news from ACS 35 peer-reviewed journals and Chemical & Engineering News.... ... ...ACS NEWS SERVICE Aug. 1, 2007...Weekly PressPac − ALL CONTENT IS FOR IMMEDIATE USE EXCEPT ARTICLE #5, which is embargoed for 9 A. M., Eastern Time, Aug. 6, 2007.... ... http://www.chemistry.org/news/presspac....

American buffalo slaughter fueled by international trade

... In a working paper for the National Bureau of Economic Research, University of Calgary environmental economist M. Scott Taylor argues that the story of the buffalo slaughter on the Great Plains is not, at bottom, an American one. Instead, Taylor argues that the slaughter of some 30 million bison over the course of a decade was initiatied by a...

American Chemical Society's Weekly PressPac -- July 25, 2007

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American Chemical Society's Weekly PressPac -- July 18, 2007

... ACS NEWS SERVICE July 18, 2007...Weekly PressPac ALL CONTENT IS FOR IMMEDIATE USE EXCEPT ARTICLE #5 (EMBARGOED FOR 9 A.M., EASTERN TIME, July 23, 2007) ...... PressPac Archive: <A HREF="http://...

American Chemical Society's Weekly PressPac -- July 11, 2007

... ... ACS NEWS SERVICE July 11, 2007... Weekly PressPac ALL CONTENT IS FOR IMMEDIATE USE EXCEPT ARTICLE #5 (EMBARGOED FOR 9 A.M., EASTERN TIME, July 16, 2007)... ... PressPac Archive: <A HREF="http...

Tips from the Journals of the American Society for Microbiology

... ... Helicobacter pylori is a bacterium that colonizes the digestive tract of 50% of the worlds population. Infection commonly occurs in early childhood and can lead to chronic gastritis, peptic ulcer diseas...

Serica scientists win AOSSM Award for ACL (knee) tissue regeneration in preclinical study

... Results from the award-winning paper were highlighted in a podium presentation...

Wiley extends publishing partnership with the American Institute of Chemical Engineers

... AIChE enthusiastically supports the extension of our partnership with Wiley, said Stephen Smith, AIChEs Director of Techni...

UCSB researchers show how to make polymeric micro- and nanoparticles

... Polymeric micro-...

Highlights from the July 2007 Journal of the American Dietetic Association

CHICAGO -- The July 2007 issue of the Journal of the American Dietetic Association contains articles and research studies you may find of interest. Below is a summary of some of this months articles.... ... ... The researchers showed nearly 5,000 children a variety of portion sizes of french fries, meat, cooked vegeta...

Scientific American launches innovative new version of magazine

... For well over a century, Scientific American has been where science and technology authorities have explained their work directly to the public, sa...

American Chemical Society's Weekly PressPac -- June 27/July 3, 2007

... ...ACS NEWS SERVICE June 27/July 3, 2007...Weekly PressPac ALL CONTENT IS FOR IMMEDIATE USE EXCEPT ARTICLE #5 (EMBARGOED FOR 9 A.M., EASTERN TIME, July 2, 2007)...... PressPac Archive: <A HREF="http://ww...

New clue why MS affects African-Americans differently than Caucasians

... ... The study found antibody levels in the cerebrospinal fluid of African Amer...

American Chemical Society's Weekly PressPac -- June 20, 2007

... ...Weekly PressPac ALL CONTENT IS FOR IMMEDIATE USE EXCEPT ARTICLE #5 (EMBARGOED FOR 9 A.M., EASTERN TIME, June 25, 2007) ... PressPac Archive: <A HREF="http:/...

WPI professor to represent American Mathematical Society at exhibition on science funding

... CNSF is an alliance of more than 100 scientific societies, universities, and corporations that advocates for increased funding for National Science Foundation (NSF) research and education programs. Since 1995, the coalition has sponsored an annual event in Washington, D.C...

Wright State scientist receives grant to help clean up polluted American harbors

... ... The clean-up costs for these harbors and large rivers can be staggering, costing tens to hundreds of millions of dollars per site, said Allen Burton, Ph.D., a professor of environmental sciences at Wrig...

Tips from the Journals of the American Society for Microbiology

... ... Clostridium difficile is the leading cause of nosocomial diarrhea worldwide with more than 300,000 cases reported each year in the U.S. alone. The recent emergence of a new highly virulent strain has increased the need for effect...

American Chemical Society's Weekly PressPac -- June 13, 2007

... ...ACS NEWS SERVICE: June 13, 2007...Weekly PressPac: ALL CONTENT IS FOR IMMEDIATE USE EXCEPT ARTICLE #5 (EMBARGOED FOR 9 A.M., EASTERN TIME, June 18, 2007)... ... PressPac Archive: <A HREF="http://www.che...

Slow wave activity during sleep is lower in African-Americans than Caucasians

... Dr. Esra Tasali and colleagues at the University of Chicago collected overnight polysomnographic data from 12 African-Americans and 12 Caucasians, none of whom had any sleep com...

Genomatix expands operations in North America

Genomatix Software GmbH announced today that is has expanded its operations in the North American market by forming a subsidiary company thereGenomatix Software, Inc. The new company, which will be headquartered in Ann Arbor, MI, was officially incorporated on May 14 and will provide sales, support, and marketing for the Genomatix product for all of North America. Because of the difficulties of...

OSA symptoms more common among African-American women than Caucasians

... Elizabeth Beothy, of the University of Pennsylvania, who authored the study, administered a questionnaire to 269 subjects, with an average age of 48, and 49.4 perc...

African-Americans at increased risk for earlier preterm births

... African American mothers were also more than 5 times more likely to have repeating premature births than Caucasian mothers. Although all moth...

Missouri's African-American mothers more likely to deliver prematurely

African-American women are three times more likely to deliver babies three to 17 weeks prematurely than Caucasian women, according to a review of Missouri birth statistics by researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. ... In addition, African-American women are more likely to deliver babies prematurely in subsequent pregnancies. ... The researchers analyzed data from t...

New diabetes research: Half of Americans have gene that affects how body burns sugar

... ... Those people with the variant gene processed fat differently than those who do...

Americans love competition, but is it pushing our scientists too far?

ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- Serious scientific misconduct that calls the integrity of science into question is only uncovered and reported perhaps a dozen times a year in the United States. This suggests that there isn't much misbehaving taking place in the research arena. Right? Maybe not. A new study suggests that the competitive nature of research fosters an environment where scientific misbehavior ta...

Tips from the Journals of the American Society for Microbiology

... ...Researchers from Colorado have identified a new topical antibiotic that may inhibit skin infections in humans. Their findings appear in the October 2005 issue of the journal Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy.... ...Ongoing emergence of drug-resistant bacteria continues to propel the search for new antibiotics. In the year 2000, methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) meas...

Cell Press announces new partnership with the American Society of Human Genetics

... I am very pleased to welcome The American Journal of Human Genetics as a great complement to Cell Pr...

Caribbean frog populations started with single, ancient voyage on South American raft

... ... "This discovery is surprising because no previous theories of how the frogs arrived had predicted a si...

Caribbean frogs started with a single, ancient voyage on a raft from South America

Nearly all of the 162 land-breeding frog species on Caribbean islands, including the coqui frogs of Puerto Rico, originated from a single frog species that rafted on a sea voyage from South America about 30-to-50-million years ago, according to DNA-sequence analyses led by a research group at Penn State, which will be published in the 12 June 2007 issue of the Proceedings of the National Academy...

Economic impact of hunger affects all Americans

... The study, titled The Economic Cost of Domestic Hunger: Estimated Annual Burden to the United States, finds that the U.S. pays more than $90 billion annually for the direct and indirect costs of hunger-related chariti...

American Chemical Society's Weekly PressPac -- May 30, 2007

... ... ... ACS NEWS SERVICE May 30, 2007... ... PressPac Archive: <A HREF="http://www.c...

Media events planned for 2007 American Society of Gene Therapy meeting, May 30-June 3

... The American Society of Gene Therapy (ASGT) is pleased to invite members of the pres to a media only event designed to highlight some of the latest and most promising developments in gene therapy products and related technologies.... ... Grand Hyatt Seattle Menzies Room... ... Thursday, May 31, 2007, 7:00 9:00 pm (reception at 6:30 pm)... ... Several children born with "bubble-boy disease"...

Tips from the Journals of the American Society for Microbiology

... ... Coronaviruses (CoVs) belong to the Coronaviridae family and are responsible for a wide range of diseases in domestic and wild animals, as well as common colds in humans. Bovine CoV is a member of the same group as human CoVs therefore emphasizing the importance of research focusing on adaptive mutations an...

Dr. Michael Petrides: Elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences

... Montreal, May 8, 2007 -- Dr. Michael Petrides, a leading expert in the field of cognitive neuroscience, was elected to the prestigious American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Dr. Petrides, a James McGill Professor, holds appointments in the departments of Neurology and Neurosurgery, and Psychology at McGill University. He is director of the Cognitive Neuroscience Unit at the Montreal Neurol...

2 UCSD physician-scientists named to Association of American Physicians

... The Association of American Physicians is a nonprofit, professional organization founded for "the advancement of scientific and practical medicine." Today, the Association is composed of about 1,0...

Generic biologic drugs unlikely to offer significant savings

... ... Insulin is a common biologic prescribed to treat diabetes; other biologics treat arthritis, cancer and other diseases...

Psychology professor elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences

... ... Baillargeon is the...
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