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UF to lead research on life-threatening fungus

...Hear the word fungus, and mushrooms and mold might leap to mind. But the University of Florida is about to house the nation's first research repository for one species that has nothing to do with pizza toppings or marbling blue cheese: Aspergillus, which increasingly poses a major health threat to cancer ...

Fruit fly research may 'clean up' conventional impressions of biology

...rically precise descriptions of nature has taken a leap forward with a Princeton team's elucidation of a key step in the development of fruit fly embryos -- discoveries that could change how scientists think not just about flies, but about life in general. While biologists have long known that the struc...

A twist of fate -- Reprogrammed fibroblasts resemble embryonic stem cells

Stem cell biology takes another exciting leap forward as scientists report that normal tissue cells can be reprogrammed to exhibit many of the properties that are characteristic of embryonic stem cells, including the ability to give rise to multiple cell types and contribute to the germline. The...

New screening method to help find better biofuel crops

...animal and insect proteins and said it wasnt a big leap to study plant material. There is obviously a lot of interest in biofuels right now, she said. Given the number of good researchers on campus working in this area, it was an easy decision to get involved in this project. Smiths work is being joi...

A first: Simultaneous PET/MR images of the brain debut, increase molecular imaging capabilities

...acquired in one measurement, presents a tremendous leap forward in imaging capabilities. PET/MRacquired in one measurementhas the potential to become the imaging modality of choice for neurological studies, certain forms of cancer, stroke and the emerging study of stem cell therapy," he added. "We expect ...

Scientists identify new strategy for preventing acute and chronic brain disease

...tegy also works in humans, it could enable a major leap forward in our ability to treat and prevent devastating neurological diseases." Although Alzheimer's disease (AD) was first described over a hundred years ago, there is still no effective way to prevent it. Many investigational therapies for AD aim...

Envisat Symposium 2007 kicks off in Switzerland

... and SCIAMACHY instruments are providing a quantum leap forward in Earth observation. The quality and quantity of data is such that we are able for the first time to look at processes and changes in the atmosphere, which is necessary both for understanding atmospheric physics and chemistry and for poli...

Engineering the heart piece by piece

...nt treatments. As part of the effort to make the leap from the lab to the clinic, U-M is applying for patent protection on the Artificial Heart Laboratorys developments and is actively looking for a corporate partner to help bring the technology to market. The U-M teams bioreactor was developed Rober...

Blood tests may be possible for mental health conditions

...he ability to test for panic disorder is a quantum leap in psychiatry," said the study's lead author, Robert Philibert, M.D., Ph.D., professor of psychiatry in the UI Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine. "Panic disorder will no longer be a purely descriptive diagnosis, but, as with cystic ...

Getting on your nerves ... and repairing them

...of The FASEB Journal, "and this research is a huge leap forward. It's no accident that a Nobel Prize discovery should be followed up by great new science." ...

'Smart' prosthetics: restoring independence to people with disabilities

... of Health. This system will represent a quantum leap in rehabilitation technology, Donoghue said, and it will fundamentally alter the lives of people with spinal cord injury....

New study may show how to forestall a fatal, virus-caused immune-system meltdown

...om discovery to drug candidates, thats quite a big leap for us, and one that may be very helpful, since theres really no incentive for drug companies to go out and develop new antiviral compounds for viruses that may or may not ever make it out of places like West Africa. This could be of critical impor...

Bones in motion: Brown scientists to create new 3-D X-ray system

...complex movements, from the flight of birds to the leap of frogs. "This will be like having X-ray vision you'll be able to see through skin and muscle and watch a skeleton move in 3-D," said Elizabeth Brainerd, the Brown University biology professor overseeing development of the new system. "Imagine an...

Paleontologists to discuss 'gap' fossils that link fish and land animals

...ding, show the fossil and discuss the evolutionary leap from fish to land animals and how their discovery bridges that gap. WHO: Paleontologists Neil Shubin and Ted Daeschler WHAT: Lecture on Tiktaalik: Finding the Fishapod WHERE: National Science Foundation, Room 110 4201 Wilson Blvd. Arlington, V...

Dispel the top 10 myths about evolution

... "A modest proposal to reverse the national great leap backwards: I say we all familiarize ourselves with the compelling, crystalline logic of The Top Ten Myths about Evolution. Then, let's do our best to connect with those who have yet to accept the ancient legacy of life on earth as revealed by Darwin ...

A window on the environment from Tahoe to the ocean

...nce is done. "I think we're going to see a giant leap forward in our ability to see changes across long timescales and wide distances," Williams said....

Ossur repeats Popular Science 'Best of What's New' award

...line with this thinking as it represents a quantum leap forward in lower limb prostheses, and a look at technologies in development reveals osseointegration, the science of implanting man-made, load bearing anchoring mechanisms directly into the living bone; and neurosensing, when a prosthetic device is c...

Male contraception: One door opens, another closes

...atest promising contraceptive that didn't make the leap from mice to men is miglustat (trade name Zavesca) (Human Reproduction, Oct. 25). The drug is already FDA-approved and on the market in both Europe and the United States for treatment of a rare genetic disorder, Gaucher disease. So scientists were ve...

Your genes may hold key to how sick you get from the flu

...teomic and genomic research, which has taken a big leap with recent advances in imaging technology and new methods of analyzing masses of data. Funding The research was funded by the National Institutes of Health....

Ossur recognized with Frost & Sullivan 2006 Innovative Technology Award

...eam is that bionic technology represents a quantum leap forward when it comes to improving the quality of life for amputees." A look at technologies yet to come for lower limb prosthetics reveals osseointegration, the science of implanting man-made, load bearing anchoring mechanisms directly into the li...

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