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Free public events at the 2007 AAAS Annual Meeting

...he Belgian Royal Overseas Academy of Sciences; and foreign fellow of the Pakistan Academy of Sciences. His research areas include theoretical plasma physics, physics of wind erosion and sand transport. Renowned Climate Scientist Susan Solomon, Ph.D. , Assessing the Physical Science of Climate Change: Key...

Scientists clone mice from adult skin stem cells

...else's embryonic stem cells would be recognized as foreign and rejected by the patient," says senior co-author Elaine Fuchs, the Rebecca Lancefield Professor at Rockefeller and a Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigator. "This is one of the reasons why scientists have focused so much attention toward usi...

Nanotechnology key to China's future economic success

...regarding innovation, high technology development, foreign investment and corporate strategy in the Pacific Rim and is frequently quoted in the Western and Asian business press regarding commercial and technology trends in China, Hong Kong and the Asia-Pacific region. Mr. Michelson is a research associat...

MIT develops nanoparticles to battle cancer

...n the bloodstream. The body naturally clears these foreign bodies through the liver and spleen. The team devised a means to temporarily disable this natural clearing system. They created a "decoy" particle that saturates this clearing system temporarily, allowing the active nanoparticles time to accumulat...

ACS News Service Weekly PressPac -- January 10, 2007

...system structures, macrophages, devour and destroy foreign substances such as invading bacteria and cellular debris. However, they also release so-called reactive oxygen species that help cause arthritis, acute liver failure and other inflammatory diseases. In a report scheduled for the Jan. 17 issue of AC...

AAAS/EurekAlert! refocus on China with 2007 Fellowships for Science Reporters in Developing Regions

... agency's Beijing headquarters writing and editing foreign science news for its international news department. She recently moved to New York to start a new role working with the agency's U.N. bureau. Samuel Guo, Beijing Times -- Samuel has worked as a reporter for three years. He currently writes for the ...

Antibody therapy prevents type 1 diabetes in mice

...at recognizes and helps fight infections and other foreign substances in the body -- directed against a receptor known as CD137 on the surface of a type of immune cell called T-cells. Treating NOD mice with the anti-CD137 antibodies significantly suppressed the development of diabetes, whereas most of the co...

Four Arnoux's Beaked Whales observed from Polarstern expedition

...ture and Consumer's Protection in cooperation with foreign institutions, such as the Southwest Fisheries Science Centre of the National Marine Fisheries Service in La Jolla, USA....

ACS News Service Weekly PressPac -- Dec. 13, 2006

...dification of Russet Ranger without inserting any foreign DNA into the plant's genome in a report scheduled for the Jan. 10 issue of ACS' Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, a bi-weekly publication. They explain that Russet Burbank has been the preferred variety for French fry production mainly bec...

Researchers barcode DNA of Venice museum's vast fungi collection

...ivate association, a public municipal museum and a foreign university," said Giandomenico Romanelli, director of the Musei Civici Veneziani. "We think that this is an exemplar model, to be followed in subsequent projects. Furthermore, in our philosophy, natural science collections are public goods that every...

New technology makes clinical research more precise

...e system The immune system is our defense against foreign intruders, such as viruses and bacteria. It reacts against everything that it recognizes as foreign to the body - but, therefore, it might also react against certain substances that researchers want t...

Scientists learning to create nanomaterials based on micro-algae patterns

...iatoms. The process allows insertion of mutated or foreign genes into the genome of the diatom Thalassiosira ...e wall must be penetrated, but not broken, and the foreign gene must be accepted into the diatoms genome, he explained. To insert the genes, such as those t...

20 Years of Malaria Research: Outcomes and Perspectives

...from the Democratic Karen Buddhist Army, targeting foreign aid workers in an attempt to force the refugees to return to Burma. During the attack, Professor Nosten and his colleague Rose McGready had been forced to hide in the jungle. Now, Professor Nosten is assisted in his work by Thai nationals from the r...

Hebrew University in leading spots in world university rankings

...aculty members, staff to student ratios, number of foreign students, number of researchers and a survey of global recruiters of graduates. The ranking was compiled with the help of 3,073 university academics from around the world. Hebrew University President, Prof. Menachem Magidor, said in response to th...

How diet, obesity and even gum disease may affect immune system and cancer

...ptive immune responses require prior exposure to a foreign protein such as a virus or bacterium, innate immunity does not. "Interestingly, it looks like both innate immune responses such as natural killer cell function and T-cell proliferation to broad-based stimuli were impaired, and importantly, their a...

Floating and spiky

...k with the blood vessel walls in order to seek out foreign bodies in the adjacent tissue. These "wandering adhesive cells" also include stem cells, which move from the bone marrow to their target tissue, and cancer cells which metastasize in the body. To understand these processes better, it is necessary t...

Call for Europe to lead in revitalizing family planning agenda in world's poorest countries

...g moves to refuse US family planning assistance to foreign NGOs working in abortion. 'Hopefully, others will be prepared to take the lead, perhaps European countries, the World Bank, or even the Gates Foundation with its massive funds and prestige. Most poor countries already have population policies in p...

Modeling alien invasions: Plasticity may hold the key to prevention

...assumes that the invader is at a disadvantage in a foreign environment. And though higher foraging effort affords higher reproductive potential, it also risks higher predation, for both resident and alien consumers (echoing real-life risks between energy gain and death). Adding or removing the predator provi...

U-M study offers new perspective on nitric oxide signaling in rheumatoid arthritis

...es and what doesn't. The immune system will attack foreign antigens. For example, without closely matched antigens, a transplant patient's immune system will reject a donated organ. "Although the hypothesis that RA is an autoimmune disorder is widely accepted, there is no convincing evidence that it is corr...

Scientists find a key to immune system's ability to remember

...hite blood cells that attack virus-infected cells, foreign cells and cancer cells -- to cement the memory ind...gimens of drugs to suppress immune response to the foreign cells in the donated organ....

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