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New aerogels could clean contaminated water, purify hydrogen for fuel cells
...atalysts in potential hydrogen fuel cells. "When people
talk about the hydrogen economy, one of the big questions they're asking is Can you make hydrogen pure enough that it doesn't poison the catalyst"'" Chupas said. "While there's been a big push for hydrogen storage and a big push to make fuel cells, t...
Geisinger scientist seeks cure for Lou Gehrig's disease, creating device to find treatment
...s 20,000 Americans suffer from ALS and about 5,000 people
in the U.S. are diagnosed with the disease each ye...tify therapeutics that could help the thousands of people
who suffer from ALS. In the diseases early stage, symptoms may be so hard to detect that the disea...
ESA mission highlighted at remote sensing conference
...our contribution to the important task of assuring people
of all around the world access to resources for th...our contribution to the important task of assuring people
of all around the world access to resources for their subsistence without endangering the fragile eq...
Research teams uncover risk genes for multiple sclerosis
... The team analyzed genomic information from 12,360 people
and confirmed that immune system genes are altered in people
diagnosed with MS. It also pointed to potential mechanisms of the disease. This study analyzed si...
Jan Lwe awarded 2007 EMBO Gold Medal
...hearing the news. It's not always easy to convince people
that working on the inner workings of bacteria is worthwhile and the EMBO medal will help a great deal. It's fantastic!. The EMBO Gold Medal and an award of 10,000 euro will be presented to Jan on 27 October 2007 at the EMBO Members Meeting, Fronti...
Injection drug use and HIV and HCV infections among Ontario prison inmates
... (HCV) infections in different inmate populations: people
in provincial prisons in Quebec, and adult and young offenders admitted to remand facilities (jails, detention centres and youth centres) in Ontario. The Ontario study is highlighted below; the Quebec study appears in a separate release posted on Eur...
Injection drug use the most important risk factor for HIV and HCV infections among Quebec prisoners
... (HCV) infections in different inmate populations: people
in provincial prisons in Quebec, and adult and young offenders admitted to remand facilities (jails, detention centres and youth centres) in Ontario. The Quebec study is highlighted below; the Ontario study appears in a separate release posted at Eur...
Insulin grown in plants relieves diabetes in mice; UCF study holds promise for humans
...illion out of $645 billion -- is spent on treating people
with diabetes. Diabetes is a big health and financial burden in the United States and in the rest of the world, Daniell said. This study would facilitate a dramatic change because so far there is no medicine that will cure insulin-dependent diabete...
Strains of laboratory mice more varied than previously thought
...disease, he said. When the genome was completed, people
were saying now that we have a genome sequence we ...ve, said Pardo-Manuel. Genetics works by comparing people
with and without disease in the hope of finding genetic variants that are shared within these two gr...
Risk genes for multiple sclerosis uncovered
... confirmed that immune system genes are altered in people
diagnosed with MS, and pointed to potential mechan...or variations that were more commonly inherited by people
with MS compared to samples from people
without the disease. To double-check the findings, they perf...
New target for HIV/AIDS drugs and vaccine discovered
...rove to be a valuable new therapeutic approach for people
with diseases and disorders that involve overactive or underactive immune responses. DCs and NK cells play critical roles in the bodys initial defense against infection. DCs are instrumental in identifying foreign invaders to the body and then orches...
$9M grant awarded to University of Cincinnati for bipolar disorder research
...r study these areas by visualizing them in healthy people
and in people
with bipolar disorder during several different early phases of illness. They will then view the brai...
Smithsonian Fragmentation Project threatened by Amazon Colonization Plan
...d across the region. Altogether, many thousands of people
could be settled in what is now rainforest. There is really not much to be gained economically from these colonization projects, and there is so much to lose, said Thomas Lovejoy, President of the Heinz Center for Science, Economics and the Environme...
Camera-shy deer caught for first time
...a long standing tradition, said Mr. Sangthong, but people
must respect the laws that our government has put in place to protect the countys valuable wildlife. The WMPA is investigating the case....
Breast cancer and hormone therapy -- A looking-glass mirror?
... that the incidence of lung cancer is higher among people
carrying a lighter in their pocket does not mean that lighters cause lung cancer. Thus, having two parallel time trends, for breast cancer incidence and for hormone use, still makes it necessary to investigate further in order to better understand if...
Drug protects brain cells in Huntington's disease model, researchers find
...f study for preventing brain-cell death in at-risk people
before symptoms appear. The drug can actually pr...y at UT Southwestern. Its much more important than people
thought. The study, of which Dr. Bezprozvanny is senior author, appears in the July 25 issue of T...
Monell researchers find metabolic defect in liver that can lead to obesity
...eeded to burn fat and may help to explain why some people
become obese while others remain thin. The global obesity epidemic is thought to be caused in part by the increased availability and intake of high calorie foods rich in fat and carbohydrates. These foods promote weight gain in humans and other an...
Study finds contaminated water reaching Florida's offshore keys
...nation offshore, she said. It doesnt indicate that people
need to change their behavior, but does show that the appropriate treatment of water through centralized sewage is needed. Bill Kruczynski, Florida Keys Program Scientist for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, said the installation of new w...
Steroids, not songs, spur growth of brain regions in sparrows
... levels of singing. This is surprising to a lot of people
because many thought seasonal growth of song nuclei was related to the rate of singing, he said. While the research was conducted on birds, it also has potential long-term human applications, addressing the broad issue of environment enrichment suppo...
Bumblebees make bee line for gardens, National Bumblebee Nest Survey finds
...ake to ecological research. We were delighted that people
volunteered to do the survey. The success of the survey shows that public participation is very useful for monitoring bumblebees, says Osborne. Bumblebees are important pollinators of our crops and wild plants, but their populations have declined d...
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