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UK Biobank gets unanimous backing from international experts after piloting phase

... subjected to rigorous and detailed scrutiny by an independent International Review Panel set up by the funders. ...m the funders and, in particular, from the eminent independent experts who scrutinised every detail of our protocol and plans. We are also grateful for their ideas...

Be still my beating heart: Ilk gene underlies heart failure

Two independent papers in the September 1 issue of G&D reveal a critical role for the ILK protein in regulating cardiac contractility identifying a new genetic component of heart disease. Congestive heart failure affects 2-3 million people in the United States an...

Scientists discover age-regulated cellular activities that protect against protein aggregation

...hway. Moreover, the researchers found two novel independent activities promoting this cellular survival. The first protective mechanism disassembles and cuts up protein aggregates. Surprisingly, the second protective mechanism enables the formation of larger aggregates from smaller ones that appear to be more...

Light guides flight of migratory birds

...c north-south axis), providing a reference that is independent of time of year and latitude. The birds then use this geographic reference to calibrate their other compass systems. In other words, polarized light, the Sun and stars, and the geomagnetic field are all directional cues for migration, but polarized...

Contagious cancer in dogs confirmed; origins traced to wolves centuries ago

...age in the world. "Our results, based on several independent genetic markers in tumor-bearing dogs living on five continents, show that CTVT arose from a common ancestral cancer cell," Weiss said. "The cancer escaped its original body and became a parasite transmitted from dog to bitch and bitch to dog until i...

Polynesia explorers created worldwide web of scientific knowledge

...c copulation. LMS missionaries would construct an independent network of knowledge with its own patrons, informants and audience, and they would bring back "their own ethnographic vision of the island peoples they wished to convert." Because of their continuous fieldwork, they claimed to be better informed than...

Early exposure to synthetic estrogen puts 'DES Daughters' at higher risk for breast cancer

...ents. Use of hormone supplements is, in itself, an independent breast cancer risk factor, and women may choose not to compound their already increased risk." When DES, a synthetic estrogen, was developed in 1938, physicians believed that low levels of estrogen in pregnant women led to spontaneous abortions or ...

Germans do well in the third round of EURYI Awards

...ceive a maximum of 1.25 million euros to establish independent junior research groups to pursue their projects at research institutions of their choice in Austria, Belgium, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, the Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Switzerland and the United Kingdom. Four of the prizewinners applied for ...

Gabriela Cezar's stem cell research targets birth defects and cancer

...upled with her contagious enthusiasm, fosters both independent thinking and excellent teamwork. "It's always a 'we' thing," Wentworth adds. "She's developed a team, and in a lab that's incredibly important." Cezar says that one of the most exciting things about moving to academia and the UW-Madison was the ...

Miscarriage significantly associated with increasing paternal age

...men younger than 25 years of age. This finding is independent of the woman's age and not explained by other factors such as diabetes, smoking, or previous spontaneous abortions, and adds to the growing realization of the importance of paternal characteristics for successful reproductive outcome. "There has ...

SNM expands mission to improve patient care by advancing molecular imaging and therapy

...e vice president of Clinical Pharmacy Services, an independent nuclear pharmacy in Gray, Tenn. Over the next three to five years, SNM intends define itself as its' members' indispensable resource for education, knowledge exchange, training and networking; as the powerful advocate for molecular medicine, includ...

Highlights from the August 2006 Journal of the American Dietetic Association

...bandon healthier eating habits as they become more independent and perhaps have more freedom to purchase their own snack foods. The new scoring system suggests that even small increases in consumption of fruits and vegetables "could dramatically improve the overall dietary quality of the 4-to-8-year-old child...

What determines body size?

...elopmental hormone decays. These three factors are independent of each other and each of them is determined by many genes. The regulation of body size is therefore the result of the interactions among many genes involved in many different processes. These processes are themselves strongly influenced by external ...

Transmission rates of vCJD

...ved range of performance stems from increasing the independent shear modulus, which imparts sufficient torsional rigidity to stabilize against perturbations in the deformed state. It is also shown that the range of bistable configurations for initially twisted shells generally diminishes as the degree of twist i...

Debate continues on post-wildfire logging, forest regeneration

...inish or refute the original findings. Multiple independent reviews by professional statisticians confirmed the conclusions of the original study. The reference made to stocking standards in the original paper was meant as a benchmark for comparison only; in addition, under federal stocking definitions, i...

Institute of Ecosystem Studies director and scientist honored by the Botanical Society of America

...rden, the Institute of Ecosystem Studies became an independent not-for-profit in 1993. In a little over two decades, Dr. Likens transformed the organization into one of the largest ecological programs in the world. The Institute is now a global leader in long-term research on freshwater ecology, forest health, d...

Top researcher-educators receive Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers

...s government on scientists and engineers beginning independent careers. President Bush honors the 20 leaders for their extensive research accomplishments and noteworthy educational contributions. The 2005 winners of the NSF-sponsored awards bring the total number to 200 since the program began in 1996. Awardees...

Early treatment prevents lasting breathing problems in some premature babies

...borns from brain injury. Combined, the two new, independent studies involved nearly 1,400 very low birthweight...fant, according to a report released July 13 by an independent panel convened by the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies. Breathing problems at birt...

Improving livestock health, trade and human livelihoods in Africa

...ead author G.R. Thomson, emphasize the need for an independent source of certification based on improved internat...lations," he continues. The authors propose that independent certification bodies be used to foster verifiable documentation and assure importing countries that ...

Groundbreaking research highlights myriad health benefits of flavanol-rich cocoa

...in blood flow in the elderly and young adults: Two independent studies, one in a healthy elderly population and another in young healthy women, demonstrate that the consumption of flavanol-rich cocoa can increase blood flow to the brain. This work, the first of its kind with cocoa, suggests that this cocoa may ...

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