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Whale bubble nets, saxophone sounds, ultrasonic laser

... China Blue creates artworks in a variety of media focusing on sound and how it shapes space. Her current works are based on what she terms "urban bioacoustics," recording activities from day-to-day life to examine acoustical energy. The current show will include two sound pieces. "Skratch" uses spatial recor...

Penn receives $4 million to establish a Center of Excellence in Environmental Toxicology

...rth and birth defects. A number of researchers are focusing on how oxidants and oxidizing chemicals in our environment cause disease. Other investigators will examine the interplay between genes and environmental exposure. The CEET will use modern methods of genomics and proteomics to identify early fingerpri...

How accommodating is our society to women who choose to breastfeed their babies?

... maintain an effective workplace environment while focusing on common sense, respect, flexibility, and accommodation for mothers' feeding choices. Dr. Raju believes that "our society ought to support breastfeeding as a natural, inherently humane, biological act, as basic and essential as breathing."...

The vicious cycle of rainforest destruction

...asurements in Africa, Australia and South America, focusing on 'zones of tension' where rainforest and savanna currently grow side by side. Using these measurements, detailed computer models will be created to look at the impact of changes in tropical vegetation on the Earth system in terms of carbon emission...

Forsyth issues imperative for a vaccine against cavities

...ve in halting decay. The Forsyth researchers are focusing on "mucosal" vaccines that can be sprayed into the nose for several reasons. Primarily these vaccines are better-targeted to stimulate nasal-associated lymphoid tissues, which can result in antibodies in saliva or other mucosal areas and, they are e...

Virginia study urges early emphasis on science

...is recommendation. At a time when more schools are focusing on reading and math to beef up standardized test scores, Tai's research, to be published in the May 26 issue of Science magazine, suggests this focus may ignore the importance of an early emphasis on science. Tai and U.Va. researchers Christine Qui L...

New potential drug target in tuberculosis

...s colleagues from various other institutes are now focusing on structures of molecules that help M. tuberculosis to persist in its dormant state and could become drug targets....

Study finds racial differences in response to treatments for advanced colon cancer

...od for DNA studies. "We were looking at their DNA, focusing on minor differences called polymorphisms, or variations in DNA sequences that are present in specific genes in every cell in the patient's body," Goldberg said. "The genes that we were particularly interested in are those genes coding for key enzyme...

Diabetes research takes wing thanks to long-lived fruit fly

... Dirk Bohmann, Ph.D., and Henri Jasper, Ph.D., are focusing on a cell signaling system that responds to stress and works in tandem with the insulin receptor that is central to diabetes. They recently received $2.5 million from the National Institutes of Health to conduct the next phase of their studies. Why s...

Novel non-invasive imaging technology may allow precise diagnosis of coronary artery disease

SAN DIEGO, Calif.--A study focusing on a new non-invasive imaging technology--one that may enable more precise diagnosis of coronary artery disease and treatment tailoring in individual patients--was released by Israeli researchers at SNM's 53rd Annual Meeting June 37 in San Diego. "T...

Next generation of science stars: 5 female scientists receive 2006 LOral USA fellowships

...achusetts organic and polymer chemist, currrently focusing on the synthesis of water-soluble conjugated polym...no-photonic devices and systems. Dr. Povinelli is focusing on slow light in photonic-crystal structures and leading an effort to purse enhancement of frequency...

Yale ovarian cancer detection technology licensed in China by SurExam

... SurExam is a Chinese Bio-Pharmaceutical company focusing on the research, development and promotion of products related to early cancer detection. The company's target is to become the leading company in China in the field of diagnostic industry. The Yale technology for EOC detection is based on analysis o...

A*STAR and the Australian National University establish immunology research collaboration

...ave established an immunology research partnership focusing on autoimmune diseases, including Type 1 Diabetes. A Research Collaboration Agreement (RCA) was signed by Associate Professor Kong-Peng Lam, acting executive director of A*STAR's Biomedical Research Council (BMRC) and Professor Ian Chubb AO, Vice Cha...

Cells use mix-and-match approach to tailor regulation of genes

...er's team identified "2hop" relationships by first focusing on single transcription factor-gene associations, plus other experimental evidence that indicates that that gene regulates a second gene. To enlarge the scope of the model further, Ideker's group also incorporated other previously discovered transcri...

Genetic parallels found between lung development and lung cancer

...uish these two cancers," Liu says. In addition, focusing on the 100 genes with the greatest cancer/development correlation, Liu and colleagues found three groups of genes that are involved in biological pathways believed to be key in lung cancer development, and some of the genes showed potential as drug t...

'Molecular assassin' targets disease gene

... A third paper using the same technology, but focusing on a different master regulator, Egr-1, has also been published this month by Professor Khachigian's group in the Journal of Thrombosis and Haemostasis and shows that heart muscle damage is reduced by the drug after a heart attack. ...

Agreement to increase the flow of ideas from laboratory to clinic

...lishment of a joint cancer alliance steering group focusing on translational science in the areas of cancer im... the two parties, a 1.25m project over three years focusing on serological markers of cancer; and pre-clinical and clinical fellowships in cancer imaging. Pro...

Friend or foe: Could a protein linked to Alzheimer's be related to vision loss in seniors?

...known as the macula. The macula is responsible for focusing central vision in the eye, and it controls the ability to read, drive a car, recognize faces or colors and see objects in fine detail. As people age, their chances for developing eye diseases increase dramatically. Smoking is also a strong risk fac...

The Euroscience Open Forum 2006 opens its doors to scientists and the public

...r Hnsch's speech titled "A passion for precision", focusing on laser-based precision spectroscopy, will be followed by a welcoming reception hosted by Euroscience. The scientific programme with over 70 plenary lectures, seminars and workshops taking place in the Forum am Deutschen Museum and the Deutsches M...

$1.4 million grant helps professor see the light

...of vertebrate rod and cone cells in the retina. By focusing on the evolution of the PDE protein, Cote and Carleton hope to better understand its functioning and malfunctioning in humans. "The basic plan for the human retina evolved at the time when vertebrates evolved from the invertebrates," he says. In th...

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