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Conservation Leadership Program announces 2007 awardees
... level by assisting and encouraging teams of young people
to undertake important conservation projects globally. The winning projects are: Amburana Project: Determining the status of an endangered tree species: Amburana cearensis in Argentina; Conservation Field Training for Young Park-rangers in Arg...
UCLA researchers show that culture influences brain cells
... mechanism by which we can read the minds of other people
and empathize with them. When it comes to the influence of culture, they found that indeed, the mirror neuron network responds differently depending on whether we are looking at someone who shares our culture, or someone who doesnt. The researche...
Malaria -- Effective insecticide-repellent synergy against mosquito vectors
...n recommended by the World Health Organization for people
at risk from this devastating disease is the use o...t combinations proved excellent protection for the people
of the local villages, whatever the population of mosquitoes present. Nevertheless, their residual e...
UT and Atom Sciences Collaborate on NIH grant to develop test for major african disease
... the University of Tennessee better understand how people
in rural Africa contract a deadly disease known as... researchers will be better able to understand how people
acquire the disease, which is known in some areas of Africa as "wounds that do not heal," according ...
NY Stem Cell Foundation's 2nd Annual Translational Stem Cell Research Conference
...upport, said Dr. Nurse. Its a delight to work with people
who are passionate about trying to find new cures,...ed Melton. And its a pleasure in life to work with people
who are so focused on a mission and want to work together to achieve that goal....
Vaccine trials inject hope into koala's future
...sor Timms said by investing in chlamydia research, people
were giving hope to the future survival of koalas. ...
Accident-prone? Scientists link brain function to knee injuries
...t can be reproduced safely in the lab to study how people
mentally prepare and react to unanticipated events...re Research Foundation. We're trying to identify people
who are or are not 'caught off guard' during different landing tasks, Swanik said. Then we'd like to...
Clues to future evolution of HIV come from African green monkeys
... SIV that was transmitted to humans, probably when people
had contact with chimpanzee blood from hunting and butchering the animals, Worobey said. The team's research article, "A Challenge to the Ancient Origin of SIVagm Based on African Green Monkey Mitochondrial Genomes," is in the July issue of PLoS Pa...
Stem cell specialists face questioning
...ng with the Question Time event on Wednesday where people
outside the field can take part in a full and frank debate of the issues surrounding stem cell research. Among the speakers at the conference is Shinya Yamanaka, whose team at Kyoto University in Japan is pioneering ways of producing stem cells fro...
Nodal status is best predictor of outcome after neoadjuvant therapy for esophageal cancer
...rvival of 53%, compared with 25 months and 30% for people
with stage 2 and 3 tumours and no nodal involvement after neoadjuvant treatment. Interestingly, pretreatment clinical stage had no predictive value on histomorphological response. The authors concluded that because the study suggests nodal status ...
CU researchers discover evidence of very recent human adaptation
...ulations in the last 15,000 to 100,000 years, when people
began migrating from Africa. The study, published in the June 1 issue of PLoS (Public Library of Science) Genetics, looked for areas where most members of a population showed the same genetic changes. For example, the researchers found evidence of re...
Sour taste make you pucker? It may be in your genes
...et, bitter, and umami (savory) taste, suggest that people
differ in how they perceive the taste of foods, an...efore nutrition. If we can understand how and why people
differ in their taste perception, we might eventually be able to manipulate the taste of individual ...
Revolutionary global environment fund announces $50M expansion
...contribution to date to $50 million. Millions of people
are directly dependent on biodiversity for their l...replaceable natural places, but also helping local people
benefit from those resources, said Jorgen Thomsen, CEPF executive director and senior vice president...
QUT's top researchers honored with fellowships
...al to revolutionise the diagnosis and treatment of people
with schizophrenia. Dr Joanne Voisey is one of three QUT researchers to receive a Queensland Government Smart State Fellowship announced today, worth $300,000 over three years. The fellowship, which is funded by the Queensland Government and QUT,...
Scientists find brown fat master switch
...etabolism that turning up the equivalent switch in people
might be a new strategy for treating overweight an...implant a large amount of engineered precursors in people
who are at risk for being obese," said Spiegelman, who is also a professor of cell biology at Harvar...
New blood test might offer early warning of deep belly fat
...hey report that blood serum levels of RBP4 jump in people
who are obese, who have double or even triple the ...ed glucose tolerance, and even in otherwise normal people
with a strong family history of diabetes. Likewise, interventions designed to improve insulin sensit...
Biodesign Institute leads innovative project to prevent cancer
...s of cancer diagnosed this year. More than 560,000 people
will die from the disease. Breast cancer is the second leading cause of death in women. The Department of Defense, using appropriations from a congressionally directed medical research program, has sought to eradicate breast cancer by funding innov...
The new wildlife refuge -- Golf courses?
...lations and biodiversity. Its a hard concept for people
to understand, but non-permanent wetlands are more natural than permanent wetlands. Most natural wetlands dry for some periods of time, and the species that live in them are well-adapted for this. The natural drying process benefits amphibians, and i...
Fat horses face health problems
...rve as an animal model for the study of obesity in people
for the very first time...
Maynard Olson receives $500,000 Gruber Genetics Prize
...roblemsstarting with the bacterium that kills many people
with cystic fibrosis. And hes continuing to fight for the public ownership of genome information. For his contribution to genome science Olson, professor of Genome Sciences at the University of Washington, will receive the 2007 Gruber Prize for Genet...
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