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Chernobyl: The true scale of the accident

...urred. Recommendations Recommendations call for focusing assistance efforts on highly contaminated areas and redesigning government programs to help those genuinely in need. Suggested changes would shift programs away from those that foster "dependency" and a "victim" mentality, and replacing them with ini...

ASHG 55th Annual Meeting, Salt Lake City, October 26-29, 2005

...o more than 2500 platform and poster presentations focusing on a variety of new research and clinical developments in human genetics, some 200 exhibits from U.S. and international vendors will highlight an unprecedented opportunity to view the latest advances in genetics-related products and services derived,...

UTSA researchers awarded $6.4 million to study tularemia

... lead to long term immunity. Teale and Berton are focusing on early responses when tularemia enters the body.... responses to each vaccine candidate, specifically focusing on the characteristics of T-cell protection," said Arulanandam. Research on the deadly pathogen is b...

CIRM awards $2.4 million training grant to the Gladstone Institutes

...n grant to create a CIRM Scholars Training Program focusing on stem cell research. The training grant, part of CIRM's first-ever round of awards, enables Gladstone to develop and implement an intensive stem cell-specific curriculum for ten postdoctoral fellows over a three-year period. Gladstone Institutes P...

Johnson & Johnson names selection committee for Dr. Paul Janssen Award for Biomedical Research

...l Center (CUMC) to fund a special scholars program focusing on acceleration of drug discovery and therapeutics for brain-related diseases such as schizophrenia, Alzheimer's disease and epilepsy. The grant established the Paul Janssen Scholars Program in Translational Neuroscience and the partnership between J...

Study in Royal Society journal on possiblity of human organ regeneration

...rom southwest Asia into Europe. However, our study focusing on the genetic legacy of the male-specific Y chromosome of cattle tells a different tale. Surprisingly, we find that modern domestic cattle breeds of northern Europe are genetically more similar to ancient specimen of European aurochsen than to moder...

Women better at hand hygiene habits, hands down

.... "The American Society for Microbiology has been focusing on increasing public awareness of clean hands in periodic campaigns since 1996, and this message remains one of our most important priorities," according to Judy Daly, Ph.D. Dr. Daly is the elected Secretary of the Society and Director of the Microb...

Insight into our sight: A new view on the evolution of the eye lens

...sed image on the retina. The critical component in focusing is the eye lens, and the physical properties that underlie the transparency of the lens, as well as its ability to precisely refract light, arise from the high concentrations of special proteins called crystallins found in lens cells. Fish, frogs, bi...

Experts urge reform of international patent system at eve of WIPO assembly

...cal capacities of developing countries, instead of focusing on deeper harmonization of intellectual property standards. Held at the eve of the WIPO General Assembly (taking place between 26 September to 5 October in Geneva), forty scholars and policy analysts meeting at United Nations University Institute fo...

1 million expected to join in on Cutler Global Disaster Lecture

...(HINAP), a global database and surveillance system focusing on the health and nutritional status of refugees and forcibly displaced populations. Dr. Noji also has been chief of the International Emergency and Refugee Health Program at CDC and was responsible for coordinating the CDC's medical and public healt...

First report of cancer drug Gleevec as new target therapy for pulmonary hypertension

...ith more than 120 basic scientists and clinicians, focusing on pulmonary research and treatment of lung diseases at the University Hospital Giessen, Germany....

2005 NIH Director's Pioneer Award recipients announced

...xperts evaluated the 285 scientists in this group, focusing on their innovativeness and creativity, the importance of the scientific problem to be addressed, and the likelihood that the project's success would have a high impact on biomedical research. The evaluators also considered the appropriateness of the...

Health of coral reefs detected from orbit

... subject to sea temperature heating anomalies-thus focusing the MERIS based bleaching detection. Australia's Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority has expressed interest in the project. Australian scientists plan to progress to perform MERIS monitoring of bleaching events up to the scale of the whole Gre...

Fish in ponds benefit flowering plants

...udies in that it incorporates mutualism instead of focusing strictly on predator-prey relationships. Taking a complex life history into account also presents new insights into ecological processes." A dragonfly's life history is complex, Knight explained, in that, like an amphibian, it occupies two differen...

Antibody to a naturally-occurring sugar chain in colon inhibits inflammatory bowel disease

...sponse in the intestine," said Freeze. The team is focusing on one particular molecule called RAGE (short for Receptor for Advanced Glycation End Products), which has been implicated in the pathology of inflammation, as well as cancer, diabetes and Alzheimer's disease. They are also determining the exact mole...

GSA should stand for 'going strong again' for the UC Department of Geology as always

...ller in his research. "My students and I have been focusing on beta diversity, which can be viewed as measuring the amount of difference in the compositions of biotas in different places. There has never been a systematic analysis of changes through time in the level of beta diversity, yet this may hold the k...

USC neuroscientist to receive Prince of Asturias prize

...itute at USC will direct interdisciplinaryresearch focusing on the connections between emotion,decision-making and creativity. "The critical part of the activity of the institute is goingdeeper in the understanding of how emotions and reasoninteract to permit decision-making, both in the personalspace and in...

UK College of Pharmacy to develop treatments for people exposed to dirty bomb

...izing current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMPs) focusing on formulation and development of pharmaceutical testing methods and the manufacturing of drug products. The CPST will expand in 2006 with the opening of a new 20,000-square-foot facility which will be the largest sterile pharmaceutical manufacturing...

Eat more tuna or less?

...he first time, summarizes the range of new studies focusing on the risks and benefits of seafood consumption. Of key significance, the press conference will showcase the results of a five-part study conducted by the Harvard Center for Risk Analysis, which finds that that if Americans reduce their fish consump...

New approach to ensure challenges to data access and management don't slow scientific progress

...g countries. Overall, the panel concludes that "by focusing attention on data and information management for the long term, ICSU will be providing a valuable service to the scientific community now and building a lasting foundation for improvements in scientific research and education that will be of benefit ...

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