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From Mars to Maryland: 2005 AAAS Annual Meeting spotlights

...on from genomics researchers that may someday help improve health-care, or speed the development of new "personalized" treatments, based on individual genetic traits. Cutting-edge scientific results on ocean warming and its relationship to human activities. New information on how best to nourish children i...

Diabetes' link to obesity broken in mice

...on form of diabetes. Scientists broke the link to improve their understanding of the network of factors that lead from obesity to the onset of diabetes. Based on what they learned, they applied a drug treatment in their new transgenic mice and in a different, previously established mouse line that suffers f...

Biotech science thriving but the business needs intensive care

...anssen says most countries are looking for ways to improve their biotech climate but questions whether they are taking the right measures. "Countries are investing heavily in scientific research, even when their research is already on a very high level. It would be better to invest in measures which are hel...

Common virus becomes a new target for cancer treatment

..."There is a compelling need for therapies that can improve disease-free survival without severe toxicity. This study demonstrates that virus-specific T cells show remarkable activity in some patients with this cancer and this may lead to new treatments for nasopharyngeal carcinoma." A majority of the patient...

Merck CEO Raymond Gilmartin to lecture at NJIT

...th New Jersey and Pennsylvania school districts to improve science and math education. Prior to joining Merck in 1994, Gilmartin was chairman, president and chief executive officer of Becton Dickinson. He received a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from Union College in 1963 and an MBA from Harva...

Map of human genetic variation across populations may promise improved disease treatments

...ide an invaluable resource for genetic research to improve human health," said Donald Kennedy, the journal's editor-in-chief. The work was unveiled today at the Annual Meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), which publishes Science . The mapping effort describes 1.58 mill...

Scientists rid stem cell culture of key animal cells

...nation with pathogens, so their elimination should improve safety. However, not all the animal components have been removed from the media yet, but this is an important step." Working with three of WiCell's five human embryonic stem cell lines, Xu and his team explored the molecular interactions within the s...

Methodist, UH system joining forces for biomedical research, clinical care

... can accelerate our own research and significantly improve the quality of health care for Houstonians and increase biomedical knowledge for the world," said Ron G. Girotto, CEO and president of The Methodist Hospital System. "It's become increasingly clear that no one entity can perform the level of sophisti...

USGS featured at AAAS - Nation's largest science meeting

...he mitigation of flood and landslide hazards could improve relations among this region's nations or incite conflict. The diminishing glaciers could open new corridors for trade and cultural exchange and forge new alliances in the region, or open transit routes for militants and for military action. This sym...

Brain controls robot arm in monkey, University of Pittsburgh researcher reports at AAAS

...cent weeks, Dr. Schwartz and his team were able to improve the algorithms to make it easier for the monkey to learn how to operate the arm. The improvements also will allow them to develop more sophisticated brain devices with smooth, responsive and highly precise movement. They are now working to develop a ...

Biological clock may shut down long-term memory at night

...the end of the day, we can't make memory better or improve it unless we understand how memory works and is modulated," he said. "That's what this research is all about." He is currently completing the last year of another NIH-funded grant on "Glutamate Transport Regulation and Synaptic Plasticity" that co...

Merck / AAAS announce 2005 winners for outstanding undergraduate research programs

...e Foundation has given more than US$350 million to improve health care, advance biomedical education, as well as support social services, arts and cultural, environmental, civic, and other charitable organizations. The winners of this program were announced during the 2005 AAAS Annual Meeting in Washington,...

Missing micronutrients - How best to nourish a child?

...gests that adding small portions of meat daily can improve both the children's health and performance on cogn... who do not currently consume adequate amounts can improve their access to these foods. To ignore this problem is to ignore the tremendous loss of human capita...

A more accurate screening test for prostate cancer?

.... Bruce Zetter, shows that a simple urine test may improve upon PSA screening. Results appear in the Jan. 21 online edition of the journal Prostate. Zetter, a researcher in the Vascular Biology Program at Children's, is interested in the role of cell motility -- cells' ability to move and travel -- in helpi...

Were bigger brains really smarter?

...nce. Improve one by natural selection, and you may improve the others too. The free lunch is alive and well i...xplained. "You have to resolve the ambiguities and improve the quality of the ensemble offline, to make sure it hangs together, before you act on it," Calvin s...

New study highlights universality of public views toward science and technology

...ader issues such as whether science and technology improve the quality of life. "There's very little cross-cu... science and technology presents an opportunity to improve the lives of millions. His organization has explored public attitudes about science in Argentina, Br...

University research ethics committees: A look from behind closed doors

... conclusions regarding the role of IRBs and how to improve them. First, the composition of the IRB can greatly affect the types of issues that are discussed during an IRB review. The roles of the scientists, non-scientists and nonaffiliated members need to be more defined. Such phenomena as deference to expe...

Epilepsy and depression - A two-way street?

...e two disorders could help physicians find ways to improve care for both groups. The two-way relationship between epilepsy and depression could mean common pathogenic mechanisms are at work, Kanner said. Studies with rats that are genetically prone to epilepsy show abnormal secretion in the brain of neurotra...

New cyber security protocol for online banking, and more

WASHINGTON, DC - A new security approach could improve safeguarding of credit card numbers, bank passwords and other sensitive information for those who surf the Internet using wireless connections, researchers told the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) toda...

U-M scientist to talk about tissue engineering at AAAS

...ial for combining seemingly unrelated therapies to improve the benefits of tissue engineering. For example, parathyroid hormone is given to patients with osteoporosis, a condition in which bone quality declines leaving them fragile and prone to breaking. Parathyroid hormone stimulates bone growth in these pa...

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