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Nanotech promises big things for poor -- but will promises be kept?

...timately prevent cancer and other diseases. But we face challenges; the complexity of clinical implementation and the treatment cost may cause gradual, rather than immediate, distribution of these novel yet effective approaches." "For example, in the future, it may be possible for citizens in Bangladesh...

Granthams to fund Institute for Climate Change at Imperial College London

...ng: "Climate change is the most important issue we face over the next fifty years. It is imperative we find technologies that can be implemented in government policies worldwide. I am confident that the Institute for Climate Change will be an idea leader and a strong voice in championing that endeavor. ...

The cost of keeping eggs fresh for mother cockroaches

...ycle those nutrients into her survival. So females face a decision between keeping eggs fresh for producing offspring now, or using those nutrients herself and taking the chance she can reproduce later." The group is currently investigating this trade-off arising from a conflict over food or sex. Although...

ICSU and WMO launch the largest polar research program in 50 years

...f the IPY International Programme Office says: "We face many challenges as we start: funding, data sharing, and, most importantly, the surprising and rapidly changing nature of the polar regions." "But we have an enormous strength: international enthusiasm and cooperation, at a higher level and across a...

Scientists warn of climate change risk to marine turtles

...ng beaches. Dr Brendan Godley continued: 'In the face of climate change, it's essential that we prioritise the protection of sites that produce males not only for local breeding success, but to help support potentially vulnerable populations further south.' This work was carried by the University of ...

Neuroscientist Robert Sapolsky will discuss stress, health, Feb. 17 at AAAS meeting

...stressors that other people don't, and why, in the face of something that is undeniably a stressor to everybody, do some people do so much worse than others?" he said. "Genes, no doubt, have something to do with it, but not all that much. However, there is evidence about development beginning with fetal l...

Rewarding fat rats

... all remember a time when we were paralyzed in the face of a tough decision. For animals in the natural world, making the right choice can mean the difference between life and death. When rats and other animals choose the thing that leads to a "reward," such as food, changes happen in the body and the ...

Birth rate, competition are major players in hominid extinctions

...th new technology to overcome the problems we will face from the global climate change we have created? "...er. "But both require forethought and planning to face the demographic and climate change. A degree of honesty, our species is not known for." ...

Is biodiversity the future of farming?

...t are less energy intensive, more resilient in the face of unstable climates, and that begin to out-produce monocultures by virtue of their multi-species output, the economic advantages of such complex farming operations might be an incentive to change. A few farmers already operate successful, complex...

New weather, old pipes challenge nation's water supply

...ficult separation of drinking water and sewage may face more challenges than its aging infrastructure can withstand as unpredictable weather conditions produce floods that beset the nation, a Michigan State University water expert says. The nation needs better ways to monitor the safety of drinking wate...

U-M team: Genetic testing sheds light on degenerative eye disease

...testing process, particularly when the patient may face the possibility of blindness, says Ayyagari. The family needs to prepare for all possible test results, understand the implications of test results for the patient and other family members, and be aware of the limitations of genetic testing. If physi...

Individuals with genetic conditions twice as likely to report health insurance denial

...dded Kass. "But people with genetic conditions may face additional challenges, an area that is worth further examination. Bioethicists are problem-finders, and we found a big one." For purposes of the study, the research team identified individuals with single genetic disorders as having either cystic f...

Plant-grazing fish boost resilience of coral reefs facing stress

...om bleaching events and maintain resilience in the face of thermal stress due to rises in ocean temperatur...icantly boost the resilience of coral reefs in the face of bleaching events and, potentially, other aspects of environmental thermal stress. ...

'Good vibrations' from deep-sea smokers may keep fish out of hot water

...y black smokers. Some of those babies can fry your face off. A detour is highly indicated. The long-held assumption that black smokers are silent is wrong, according to recently published research led by Timothy Crone, a University of Washington doctoral student in oceanography. It's prompting scientis...

Risk of preterm birth appears to vary by season

... than 30 percent since 1981. Babies who do survive face the risk of cerebral palsy, mental retardation, chronic lung disease, and vision and hearing loss, as well as other developmental problems. Researchers analyzed data from 75,399 deliveries over a 10-year period at the university-affiliated Magee-Wo...

Bones in motion: Brown scientists to create new 3-D X-ray system

... tracing the disappearance of digits in pigs would face a difficult task. To see the exact position and movement of bones and the ligaments, tendons and cartilage that surround them, would require cutting into flesh not a desirable option. The new system, dubbed CTX, will combine the 3-D capability of ...

News tips from the Journal of Neuroscience

...s some of the same engineering control issues that face airplane pilots. This week, Zelenin et al. examined the control system of the lamprey that maintains body orientation in the sagittal (pitch), transversal (roll), and horizontal (yaw) planes. Brainstem reticulospinal (RS) neurons receive vestibular i...

Dig deeper to find Martian life

...e first couple of metres below the surface in the face of the ionizing radiation field. Finding life on Mars depends on liquid water surfacing on Mars, but the last time liquid water was widespread on Mars was billions of years ago. Even the hardiest cells we know of could not possibly survive the cosmic...

Paleontologists discover most primitive primate skeleton

...tively large brains, enhanced vision and eyes that face forward, a specialized ability to leap, nails instead of claws on at least the first toes, and specialized grasping hands and feet. Plesiadapiforms have some but not all of these traits. The article argues that these early primates may have acquired ...

2nd annual Albert Szent-Gyrgyi Prize for Progress in Cancer Research awarded to Webster K. Cavenee

...el cancer research ideas. In 1973, he changed the face of cancer research funding by co-founding the National Foundation for Cancer Research. Any scientist or individual may be nominated for the annual award by their peers and the winner is selected by a prize selection committee comprised of academic, ...

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