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Time running out for South Asian vultures, ecologists warn

... for vultures have been identified, so we urgently need captive breeding of vultures as a precaution until that has been achieved"....

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

...arts with obtaining them. A crystallographer might need several milligrams of protein, but membrane protei...ame could happen with membrane proteins -- we just need that technological breakthrough to unleash it."...

Penn receives grant for initiative to help understand genes' effects on medications

... prospects of improving the public's health." The need for the project arises from the fact that individuals often respond differently to the same medication given for the same medical problem. While billions of prescriptions are written each year in the hopes of improving health and preventing disease i...

32 new grants made for innovative technology R&D

...e potential for broad-based economic benefits, the need for ATP funding, and evidence of a clear commercialization pathway and broad diffusion. As a non-regulatory agency of the U.S. Department of Commerce's Technology Administration, NIST develops and promotes measurement, standards and technology to enh...

Offspring at risk from maternal occupational exposure to solvents

...y and Medicine and Medical Genetics at U of T. "We need to look at dose and exposure to specific solvents, as well the time during pregnancy of exposure." The study looked at 32 women who were exposed to organic solvents in the workplace for at least eight weeks of pregnancy, starting in the first trimest...

Research team develops nonhuman primate model of smallpox infection

...ed in the 1999 Institute of Medicine report on the need to retain live variola virus," said co-author James W. LeDuc of the CDC, where the variola research was conducted. "This report has been the basis for the national smallpox research agenda, and these papers are the first significant publications to c...

New Stanford center probes nanoscale material

.... "We want to engineer what's at the nanoscale. We need to be able to see it, and we need to be able to handle it in order to engineer it, and that's what our center's all about." The CPN, w...

Plants provide model for new shape-changing materials

... Similarly, for an aircraft wing, engineers would need a material that's mechanically flexible. But the designers also need a material with a surface that's controlled by sensors and electrical conductors that allow it to do...

Protein energy profiles offer clues about amyloids

...iseases affecting millions of people points to the need for improved understanding of the basic processes of protein folding, one of the most complicated and least understood of all biological phenomena. Research appearing in the Oct. 8 issue of the Journal of Molecular Biology, describes a new technique ...

New biosensor rapidly detects deadly foodborne pathogen

... for rapid detection before foods are shipped, you need to be able to detect a lower number of the pathoge...ers of microorganisms in processed products, so we need to be able to detect extremely low levels of contamination." Detection at low levels ...

September/October 2004 Annals of Family Medicine tip sheet

...e way we think of provider continuity, arguing the need to expand the meaning to include the patient and i...mal caregivers are co-providers of health care and need to be included in the definition. He argues that provider continuity will not happen if different ca...

Brain circuit may permit scientists to eavesdrop on memory formation

...etime of the memory. In addition, there is a clear need for the hippocampus and cortex to talk to one another." One candidate for the communication conduit is the temporoammonic (TA) projection, "a pathway that we have been chipping away at understanding for years," said Schuman. "We and others had studie...

Interactive health information system to detect Japanese encephalitis in Asia

...lly combat Japanese encephalitis, health officials need surveillance networks that allow them to respond q...y getting information to health workers where they need it, when they need it. This can ultimately save people's lives." PATH's effort to reduce th...

Old bones unearth new date for giant deer's last stand

...mountains near the Black Sea. The next question we need to address is what finally killed them off, whether it was hunting, agricultural clearing of land or changes in climate or vegetation." Up until 20,000 years ago the giant deer, Megaloceros giganteus Blumenbach, was found across the middle latitudes ...

Bugs in the gut could play key role in understanding human disease and drug toxicity

... the body's responses to disease means that we now need more research into this area. The deciphering of t...e was a huge step forward for medicine, but we now need much more research into the microbes found in the gut and how they interact with their mammalian hos...

T cell's memory may offer long-term immunity to leishmaniasis

...coordinate the immune response against a pathogen, need constant stimulation from the pathogen in order to remain effective against the disease. "Without the persistent attack from the Leishmania parasite, the immune system does not keep protective CD4+ T cells in place," said Phillip Scott, professor an...

MIT: Recycling of scrapped electronics studied

...erial can be reused by manufacturers, reducing the need to extract and consume new materials. Almost a billion obsolete computers and other electronic devices are scrapped each year, and four out of five of them end up in basements or on sidewalks rather than in recycling facilities. But the electronic...

Experts present new research on hot topics in aging at GSA's annual meeting in Washington, DC

...ly, all persons suffering from dementing illnesses need to surrender driving. Identification of those unsafe drivers is becoming a serious health priority. Ideally, retirement from driving should occur as close to the optimal time as possible, neither too early, nor too late. Drivers with dementing illnes...

Taking the next step toward growing our own fuel

... renewable fuel made from corn is the direction we need to go in order to be free from our dependence on p...ed, will help to change that focus and provide the need for an additional 200 million bushels of corn for the production of butanol and acetone alone. "The ...

Report: How 10 top new technologies will help world reach globally-agreed goals by 2015

...y're not being used or they're not accessible. "We need a governance mechanism that fosters a balance betw...inable development in this field. These countries need to: Re-energize academic institutions and public sector research to strengthen their science base;...

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(Date:7/28/2014)... team of researchers led by the University of Arizona ... The genetic information will enhance scientists, and agriculturalists, understanding ... as enable the development of new rice varieties that ... to help solve global hunger challenges. , The paper, ... ) and evidence for independent domestication," was published online ...
(Date:7/28/2014)... and organic compounds in hydrothermal environments are critical components ... for the deep biosphere, and may have implications for ... about how minerals influence organic reactions. A team ... a common mineral acts as a catalysts for specific ... solvents or expensive reagents. , At the heart of ...
(Date:7/28/2014)... Researchers at Yale School of Medicine have pinpointed a mechanism ... glucose levels in the blood, linking it to both type ... the July 28 issue of Proceedings of the National ... prolyl endopeptidase enzyme located in a part of the ... of steps in motion that control glucose levels in the ...
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