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SciFinder 2006 launches powerful new substance search capablities

...ucture searching, similarity searching permits new options for identifying substances of interest via precise statistical analysis using the Tanimoto algorithm; Structure Query Tools - to identify substances more precisely, new tools permit drawing a variable attachment point and a repeating group; React...

Yerkes to develop first transgenic nonhuman primate model for inherited neurodegenerative diseases

...sored study is to develop treatment and prevention options specifically for Huntington's disease. Anthony Cha...n, and one day, toward developing better treatment options for an array of neurodegenerative diseases and disorders," said Zola. Before joining the Yerkes Rese...

Microscopic brain imaging in the palm of your hand

...n could be clearly seen. There are many different options for further exploration, now that the technique has been successfully demonstrated, ranging from biomedical research to clinical imaging applications. The Stanford researchers will be looking into several of those options. "This is a portable handhe...

Gambling monkeys give insight into neural machinery of risk

...ional reason why monkeys might prefer one of these options over the other because, according to the theory of expected value, they're identical," said Platt. The researchers also tested whether the monkeys were simply responding to the novelty of the risky target. "We wondered whether the monkeys preferred ...

Insight into the processes of 'positive' and 'negative' learners

...ith high-conflict win/win decisions among two good options than during lose/lose decisions among two bad options, whereas negative learners showed the opposite pattern. They explained that "In other words, positive reinforcement learners appear to have experienced greater conflict when choosing between two s...

TPA and ATRA a potential one-two punch for cancer of the pancreas

...Pancreas cancer is a tough one to treat. Treatment options are very limited, and not many people survive. TPA has good potential for therapy so it's definitely worth pursuing," said Conney, State of New Jersey Professor of Chemical Biology, Garbe Professor of Leukemia and Cancer Research, and director of the...

Global Climate and Energy Project awards five research grants totaling more than $11 million

...with the goal of developing efficient and low-cost options for converting solar energy to electricity: * ''In...lations that may lead to acceptable transportation options with reduced carbon dioxide emissions: * ''Optimization of the Molecular Structure of Low-Greenhouse...

Ecology must be part of research on renewable energy

...tle of the research being done on renewable energy options is taking potential ecological implications into account, a major new review of the ecological implications of offshore renewable energy published in the British Ecological Society's Journal of Applied Ecology has found. The review by Dr Andrew Gill...

Bon Apptit Management Company

...edients from local farms or artisans; organic food options with at least 95 percent organically produced ingredients; options for fair trade, shade grown and organic coffees; operating as a beta-test site for biodegradable dis...

Firefly protein lets researchers monitor molecule linked to cancer

...rm an hourglass-like shape, fanning out among many options at the start, narrowing in the middle, and again fanning out among many options at the end. "At the waist of that hourglass is IKK," he explains. "This appears to put it in a posi...

National Academies news: DOE should consider enhancing cleanup and stabilization

...7 and 2009. Until then, DOE should consider other options for preserving or better utilizing its limited compliant tank space, such as setting aside carefully selected nonleaking, noncompliant tanks for emergency storage, or reducing waste streams to compliant tanks. In a follow-up report expected early nex...

Highlights of August 2005 Journal of the American Dietetic Association

...making an effort to "make more-nourishing beverage options available to students." The top-selling a la carte items in the schools were: 1) Hamburgers, pizza and sandwiches (77.1 percent listed in the five top-selling items) 2) Cookies, crackers, cakes, pastries and other baked goods not low in fat (68.3 pe...

U Iowa researchers prevent hereditary deafness in mice

..., it is really exciting because it points to other options for people who have hearing loss other than hearing aids or cochlear implants." The gene-silencing technique used by the UI team is called RNA interference (RNAi) and works specifically against genetic conditions caused by a so-called dominant negati...

PET can identify effectiveness of chemotherapy early in high-risk breast cancer patients

...ividualize treatment gives patients and physicians options not previously available, added Avril, indicating that additional studies are needed to determine how to use 18 F-FDG PET in a clinical setting. PET is a powerful medical imaging procedure that noninvasively demonstrates the function of organs and ...

Multiple genetic 'flavors' may explain autism

.... Their findings also may point to new therapeutic options for this devastating disorder. In this pair of studies, the researchers identify and characterize a number of mutations in the gene that regulate brain levels of serotonin, a neurotransmitter involved in many biological processes including breathing,...

Duke professor to lead $300 million NIH center for HIV vaccine research

...m innovative research that will lead to new design options for an HIV vaccine. With this intensive effort, we will make a substantial impact on global health." NIAID established CHAVI in response to recommendations of the Global HIV Vaccine Enterprise, a virtual consortium endorsed by world leaders at a G-8...

Researchers at UGA provide first look at protein expression in Chagas disease-causing parasites

... those will develop severe heart trouble. Although options for treatment are poor and there are no vaccines, a new study by scientists at the University of Georgia of proteins in the parasite that causes the disease may offer hope. The first-ever global survey of protein expression in the four lifecycle stag...

Kentucky Geological Survey involved in global climate change research

...ers at the Kentucky Geological Survey are studying options to reduce the amount of carbon dioxide emitted into the atmosphere. Carbon dioxide is produced by the burning of coal, gasoline, and natural gas and has been linked to global warming. Sequestration involves the injection of carbon dioxide gas capture...

Boosting vitamin C in plants can help reduce smog damage

...e to smog," Gallie said. Plants, he said, have two options to defend themselves from ozone. They can prevent ozone from entering the leaf by closing their stomata, or use the antioxidant qualities of vitamin C to detoxify the ozone that enters through open stomata and also protect the photosynthetic machiner...

Identical twins may have more differences than meet the eye

...s, then we may be able to develop better treatment options for cancer." The researchers received financial support for this work from the Foundation of the Spanish Association Against Cancer. Plass, Yu and Esteller conducted the study with researchers from Spain, Sweden, Denmark and the United Kingdom....

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