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Time running out for South Asian vultures, ecologists warn

...r study indicates that diclofenac poisoning is the main cause - possibly the only cause - of these vulture declines, which are among the most rapid ever recorded for any wild bird. Time is running out if we are to save these species. Governments, drug companies, vets, livestock owners and conservationists...

NIH awards new $14.5 million, five-year grant to the Scripps Research Institute

...anes. The Trouble with Membrane Proteins The main problem with using conventional techniques in structural biology to solve membrane proteins is simple and twofold-- membrane proteins are hard to produce and are usually unstable once they are produced. The easy solution to the problem is to do wha...

University of Oregon professor wins 2004 Spiers Medal

... of Chemistry for outstanding contributions in two main areas of physical chemistry. "The Spiers Medal is a major honor," says Richard Linton, UO vice president for research and graduate studies. "While Professor Richmond is perhaps best known to Oregonians for her leadership on the Oregon University S...

Most promising clinical uses for stem cells from fat agreed on by international society

...loping its consensus, the society focused on three main areas, with separate sessions addressing each. Leading discussions that addressed the biology of the cells was Patricia Zuk, Ph.D., research director, Regenerative Bioengineering and Repair Lab, at the David Geffen School of Medicine, University of C...

Forum at Virginia Tech to address issues of human cloning

...blic participation in debate on this topic. The main panel discussion will take place at 11 a.m. and fe...of sessions will be held both before and after the main panel, covering topics of bioethics, religious perspectives on cloning, animal cloning, legal issues...

CERN to host EnviroInfo 2004

...rganization is nonetheless involved with the three main themes of the EnviroInfo 2004 Conference: environment, informatics and sharing. During its first fifty years, CERN has constantly paid much attention to environmental matters, in particular to keeping the impact of its activities on the surrounding e...

Society for Psychophysiology Research

...ical Laboratory will introduce participants to the main approaches in current molecular and behavioral genetic research with an emphasis on applications to psychophysiological research. To further illustrate the range of issues that will be discussed and the relevance of this research to everyday life, se...

Estrogen protects male rats from aortic aneurysms

...ysms life-threatening bulges or weak areas in the main artery feeding blood to the lower half of the body new research shows that it is definitely better to be female. During 2000, about 11,000 people in the United States died from a ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm. Eighty percent of these aneurysm...

Arctic mystery no longer: Dinosaurs walked Canada's great north

... fossil collection and developmental biology. His main pursuit is to track the evolution of one species and their development. In Niger alone, his explorations with University of Chicago palaeontologist Paul Sereno led to the discovery of eight unknown dinosaur species and five new crocodile species. Rea...

UCSD medical researchers use brain cell transplants to correct muscle spasms after aneurysm surgery

...n aneurysm, or sac-like widening of the aorta, the main artery that leaves the heart. A subpopulation of patients with ischemic spinal cord injury develop a prominent muscle spasticity, or jerkiness of the legs and lower body, due to the irreversible loss of specialized spinal cord cells that control loca...

Excess dietary fat accelerates breast cancer by altering the activity of a group of genes

...h dietary habits. Among them, dietary fats are the main element involved in breast cancer. Fats do not cause cancer, however some of them, such as animal fats or certain vegetable fats, accelerate the clinical development of the disease, while blue fish and olive oil appear to delay its development. A re...

Experimental lupus drug may also work against atherosclerosis

...rred in the aortic arch, part of one of the body's main blood vessels. When Mishra compared the mice given TSA with mice given an inert substance, the amount of atherosclerosis deposited in the aortic arch was cut in half. The TSA-treated mice also had a reduction in total and ...

Mollusk research center will propagate endangered species

...cies," said Neves. While propagation is one of the main objectives of the center, researchers also work on other projects. They are responsible for surveys at the Virginia Department of Transportation bridge sites, an annual project that requires 20 some surveys each summer. Another project involves dete...

DFG research training groups become increasingly international

...nomic behaviour of individuals within society. The main emphasis is on new methods of mathematical economic theory in conjunction with various other approaches, venturing as far as the social sciences. They are studying the interaction between dynamic evolutionary processes, institutional circumstances an...

Farmers don't need a new superstar toxin to fight bugs

...tants used in plants in the buffer zone around the main crops can play a major role in insect control, and...king the high-toxicity genetic modification in the main field that kills most insects. The refuge, usually about 20 percent of the acreage planted, delays d...

Government development policies, not communities, main threat to forest conservation projects

...y state authorities at ground level, have been the main underlying threats, rather than increasing pressur...in five of the six existing communal reserves, the main immediate barrier to effective conservation is the lack of sufficient government support to back up ...

Solutions to stop fishermen returning dead and dying marine animals back into sea - study

...e it is essential that discarding be reduced. "The main problem is that it would initially be at a cost to fishermen. Direct compensation has not been forthcoming, therefore, incentives must be generated by alternate means. "Granting better access to fishing grounds or allowing more fishing time to those...

Joslin Diabetes Center awards 1st Mary K. Iacocca Faculty Fellowship

... inflammatory diseases. Dr. von Andrian said the main focus of his fellowship will be to set up a new microscopy model at Joslin to view the interaction between islet cells and immune cells to determine why islet cells malfunction and cause type 1 diabetes. "My hope is that we can develop a simple model...

People cause more soil erosion than all natural processes

...of Michigan geologist shows. People have been the main cause of worldwide erosion since early in the first millennium, said Bruce Wilkinson, a U-M professor of geological sciences. Wilkinson will present his findings Nov. 8 at a meeting of the Geological Society of America in Denver, Colo. Many researche...

Identifying the path to infection

...and his colleagues found that PapC consists of two main structural elements, with each part containing one opening, or pore. Each pore is approximately two nanometers (billionths of a meter) in diameter, and the entire structure is 11 nanometers in length and seven nanometers wide. While this structure...

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