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Gilbert Foundation and American Fed for Aging Research award grants on Alzheimer's disease

NEW YORK, August 10, 2007 By 2050, more than 106 million people worldwide are forecasted to have Alzheimers disease (AD), including 16 million Americans if no preventive treatments become available. To address the need for more research into the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of Alzheimers, six early-career scientists were awarded the first Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert Foundation/AFAR New...

European Science Foundation's Forward Look reaches out beyond the endless frontiers

The Forward Look scheme, the European Science Foundation (ESF)s strategic flagship instrument that aims to formulate science agendas and policies with Europes best interest in mind, has initiated and nurtured 13 foresight exercises that help develop medium- to long-term perspectives on future directions of multidisciplinary research in Europe. The instrument, which was originated from the ESF St...

UC experts detail new standard for cleaner transportation fuels

... ... The new standard was commissioned in January by California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger. He asked the universitys top transportation-energy experts to des...

Report recommends off-site disposal of secondary waste

WASHINGTON -- It is both technically feasible and advantageous for the U.S. Army's Chemical Materials Agency (CMA) to use off-site facilities to dispose of secondary waste during regular chemical agent disposal operations, says a new report from the National Research Council. The committee that wrote the report also determined that the provision in the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act all...

Secondary waste from chemical weapons stockpile disposal

A new National Research Council report looks at the U.S. Army's management of secondary waste generated during its disposal of stockpiled chemical agents. The Army estimates that millions of pounds of secondary waste will be produced before the stockpiles are fully destroyed; effective management of the waste will be critical for the timely closing of the disposal facilities. The report examines...

Elsevier partners with National Natural Science Foundation of China

... This Journal presents up-to-date scientific achievements of great significance in various fields of natural science including life science, earth science, materials science and information science. All papers published in this journal are subjected to strict peer-review process. Although it...

NY Stem Cell Foundation's 2nd Annual Translational Stem Cell Research Conference

(NEW YORK, NY July 17, 2007) -- The New York Stem Cell Foundations (NYSCF) second annual Translational Stem Cell Research Conference will be held from October 15-16 at The Rockefeller University in Manhattan. The conference will bring together many of the most prominent figures in human embryonic stem cell (hESC) research from across the United States and abroad. These pre-eminent scientists wi...

ACMG Foundation announces 2007-2008 Luminex/ACMGF award recipient

... Medical geneticists pay a crucial role in translat...

Scientists find endangered grey-shanked doucs in Vietnam

... The grey-shanked douc is one of the worlds 25 most endangered primates and has only been recorded in the five central Vietnamese provinces of Quang Nam, Kon Tum, Quang Ngai, Binh Dinh, and Gia Lai. Fewer than 1,000 individuals are believed to still exist, and until now, only one other population with more than 100 anima...

The BBVA Foundation commits 2.4 million euros to research in Ecology and Conservation Biology

The BBVA Foundation approves funding for 12 major research projects in Ecology and Conservation Biology, with a total allocation of 2.4 million euros.... Among the projects selected in the 4th BBVA Foundation Call for Research Proposals we can single out a scientific study into the impact of climate change on populations of shorebirds (birds living mainly in coastal or wetland areas on marshes,...

UI anthropologist, colleagues discover remains of earliest giant panda

... The ancestor of today's giant panda really was a pygmy giant panda, says Russell Ciochon, UI professor of anthropology. Ciochon (pronounced schuh-HON) is a co-author of an article published in the June 18-22 online edition of the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS). Previous discoverie...

Relative abundance of common microbes living in the gut may contribute to obesity

A link between obesity and the microbial communities living in our guts is suggested by new research at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. The findings indicate that our gut microbes are biomarkers, mediators and potential therapeutic targets in the war against t...

Crucial site for endangered frogs and birds saved

Washington, D.C. Fast action by an alliance of conservation groups battling global extinctions has saved one of the world's most important sites for endangered species....... American Bird Conservancy (ABC), Conservation International (CI), and Fundacin ProAves of Colombia stepped in to protect the 1,600-acre site on the northwest slope of the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta massif, on the Caribbea...

Computer science professor awarded $400,000 from National Science Foundation

... The CAREER award is NSFs most prestigious honor for junior faculty members and is designed to support exceptionally promising college and university faculty members who are committed to the integration of research and education. Wenk is the only junior faculty in UTSAs College of Sciences who has a c...

IMS updated recommendations on postmenopausal hormone therapy

... The past decade has seen marked fluctuations in opinions concerning the merits and risks of postmenopausal hormone therapy. In July 2002, menopause management faced a major turning point when the first data from the Womens Health Initiative (WHI) trial were released. The study was categorized as a primary prevention trial for coronary heart disease, although the fact that mean age at recrui...

Scientists discover cost-effective ways to improve crop output in Uganda

... Maintaining or improving the productivity of the ancient, weathered soils of eastern Uganda is a major challenge for small-scale, resource-poor farmers. Many Ugandan...

From ink to optics, study of particle mixtures yields fundamental insights

... Researchers have long tried to use computer simulations to determine the conditions under which colloids will exist in the solid, liquid and gas states -- knowledge that is necessary to capitali...

'Nondanger' signal lowers immune reactions

... ... The study, which was performed in mice, appe...

DOE JGI sets 'gold standard' for metagenomic data analysis

... Amidst the prospecting, the call has been issued for methods to separate fool's gold from the real nuggets. Such a gold standard has n...

Global survey of lizards reveals greater abundance of animals on islands than on mainland ecosystems

... ... Details of the st...

Legal ruling may put endangered species in danger

... ... Wolves, grizzly bears, and jaguars are among the species that could be hurt by the...

Update on census of wrld's most endangered cat -- female Amur leopard found dead

... ... The next day veterinarians from the Zoological Society of London found that t...

Uganda's mountain gorillas increase in number

... This is great news for all of the organizations that have worked to protect Bwindi and its gorilla population, said Wildlife Conservation Society researcher Dr. Alastair McNe...

FSU pushing boundaries with environmentally friendly community

... CAPS is part of a team that recently was awarded $1.8-million from Floridas...

Enhancing chemotherapy's efficacy: New agent has synergistic effect with standard drugs

Integrating the use of drugs targeted to specific cancer proteins into current chemotherapy regimens to improve the efficacy of systemic treatment is an important clinical goal at Fox Chase Cancer Center. Fox Chase research presented during the 97th Annual Meeting of the American Association for Cancer Research in Los Angeles has found that a new chemical agent, MCP110, has a synergistic effect...

UTSA neurobiologist awarded $225,000 from Whitehall Foundation

... ... Gaufo studies the mammalian brain and his research focuses on identifying the mechanisms that control the growth of nerve cells which in turn control a variety of bodily functions including chewing, fa...

Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation salutes passage of Senate stem cell bill

... "The Senate passage of this bill marks another important step in the road to find a cure for type 1 diabetes and related complications," said Larry Soler, Vice President of Government Relations for JDRF. "We need to accelerate the development of a cure for dia...

Advances in personalized medicine on agenda for 54th Society of Nucelar Medicine Annual Meeting

... "SNM has embarked on a mission to improve health care by advancing molecular imagi...

Pezcoller Foundation-AACR International Award for Cancer Research recognizes Mina J. Bissell

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Grant to Yale from Simons Foundation to explore genetic causes of autism

... The goal is to collect a total of 3,000 samples from autism patients around the country to help identify different variants of autism and develop treatments. The principal investigators at Yale, Ami Klin and Matthew State, M.D., have received $1.2 million for three years to collect DNA samples from patients completing clinical evaluat...

Dr. John A. Martignetti receives 2006 Prostate Cancer Foundation Award

... The Competitive Awards Program is an innovative venture-style research funding program that provides financial support to high-impact research projects with the greatest potential to improve survival and reduce side effe...

Microscopic sea creatures provide foundation for gas sensors and other devices

... Using a chemical process that converts the shells original silica (silicon dioxide, SiO2) into the semiconductor material silicon, researchers have created a new class of gas sensors based on the unique and intricate three-dimensional (3-D) shells produced by microscopic creatures known as diatoms. The converted shells, which retain the 3-D shape and nanoscale detail o...

UN, industry, others partner to create world standards for e-scrap recycling, harvesting components

... Major high-tech manufacturers, including Hewlett-Packard, Microsoft, Dell, Ericsson, Philips and Cisco Systems, join UN, governmental, NGO and academic institutions, along with recycling / refurbishing companies as charter members of the...

Three young scientists at Yale honored with Sloan Foundation Fellowships

... ... Those named at Yale are...

E. coli bacteria migrating between humans, chimps in Ugandan park

... ... Other studies have found bacterial exchanges between humans and non-human...

Standard therapy more effective than diabetes drug in helping women with PCOS achieve pregnancy

(PHILADELPHIA) Metformin, a drug used to treat diabetes and once thought to have great promise in overcoming the infertility associated with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), is less effective than the standard fertility drug treatment, clomiphene, according to researchers from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health Reproductive Medicine research...

Standardized house dust aids health researchers

... Although a "standard house dust" may sound funny, environmental scientists are quite serious about the potential for household grime to harbor harmful chemicals. A 2004 study by NIST and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), for example, found high concentrations of polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) in household dust*. PBDEs were wide...

Endangered shortnose sturgeon saved in Hudson River

For the first time in U.S., and probably global, history a fish identified as endangered has been shown to have recovered -- and in the Hudson River, which flows through one of the world's largest population centers, New York City.... The population of shortnose sturgeon, which lives in large rivers and estuaries along the Atlantic coast of North America, has increased by more than 400 percent i...

Wiley Foundation announces recipients of 6th annual Wiley Prize in Biomedical Sciences

... Dr. Hartl and Dr. Horwich were chosen for their elucidation of the...

National Science Foundation supports UCR study of polar lake life forms

... ... The goal is to reconstruct the genomes of the microorganisms that live in the lake in order to find clues to how they have...
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