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Animal experiments more stressful than previously recognized

...nimal Science, based on an extensive review of the scientific literature by ethologist Jonathan Balcombe, Ph.D., of Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM). For example, a mouse who is picked up and briefly held experiences several physiological reactions. As stress-response hormones flood the bloo...

AACR recognizes women in cancer research

...tists-in-training and first authors of meritorious scientific papers selected for presentation at AACR Fall Special Conferences. They must be members of Women in Cancer Research (WICR), full-time graduate students, medical students, residents, clinical fellows or the equivalent, or postdoctoral fellows. Award...

Scientists develop split green for tagging protein

...ch published recently in the online version of the scientific journal Nature Biotechnology, Los Alamos scientists Stphanie Cabantous, Tom Terwilliger and Geoff Waldo describe a method for engineering soluble, self-associating fragments of green fluorescent proteins that can be used to tag or detect soluble and ...

Fox Chase Cancer Center scientists discover key proteins linked to aging and cancer

...tov of Russian State Medical University in Moscow, scientific technicians Hidelita A. Santos and Wei Chen, staff...f a novel partnership with the Russian medical and scientific institutions to provide training at Fox Chase for master's- and doctoral-level students. Begun in 1...

Debunking constipation myths

...hem are not tenable upon closer investigation with scientific methods." According to the authors, although there is no doubt that fiber increases stool bulk and frequency, the role of dietary fiber to treat chronic constipation is exaggerated. A low fiber diet has been proven not to be the cause of constipatio...

Agilent Technologies announces breakthrough for cancer researchers studying chromosomal changes

...rm that uses total genomic DNA to overcome several scientific hurdles that previously impeded comparative genomic studies in cancer. Comparative genomic hybridization (CGH) is used to study chromosomal changes in cancer. As cancer cells develop, they undergo dramatic chromosomal changes, including loss, duplica...

No blind mice, thanks to UF scientists

...ring biomedical therapies to the marketplace. "The scientific community and pharmaceutical companies have a long track record of being able to develop antibody-based therapy in things like snake anti-venoms," Scott said. "This isn't a new and unproven technology. This is something that can be rapidly adapted an...

Gene sequencing explains bioremediation 'bug'

...have not profited from their research -- except in scientific acclaim. Future patents are unlikely, Zinder adds, "because Dehalococcoides apparently is intractable to genetic engineering. That's all right. It's doing a pretty good job of engineering itself."...

Put science at center of decision-making on third world development, experts tell UN

...ant to improving conditions in poor countries that scientific advisors should join economists at the center of g...hnology; and India has announced plans to set up a scientific advisory council to advise the Prime Minister....

Scientists discover unique microbe in California's largest lake

...Biology. She has played a key role in changing the scientific world's understanding of how ocean food webs are based on much smaller organisms than previously believed. Wood is an adjunct scientist at the Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences and the Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institution. In 2004, she became ...

FDA approves ABRAXANE(TM) for metastatic breast cancer

... response rates that are typically reported in the scientific literature. This reconciled target lesion response rate for the 233 patients in the ABRAXANE treatment arm of the trial was superior at 21.5% (95% CI: 16.9% to 26.7%) compared to 11.1% (95% CI: 6.94% to 15.1%) for the 227 patients in the Taxol trea...

Searle grant funds proteomics initiative

...awned an even more challenging area of large-scale scientific study: proteomics -- the study of all proteins enc...ield new biological knowledge. Beyond its expected scientific yields, this inaugural project of the CBC will benefit scientists and the public of the Chicago regi...

New comparative toxicogenomics database

...ces, one of the National Institutes of Health. The scientific community is invited to participate in its development by providing feedback or submitting data sets via the website ( ctd@mdibl.org ). CTD is being developed at MDIBL. Key participants in this project include Dr. James L Boyer (Principal Investigato...

The Louis-Jeantet-Prize for Medicine 2005

... activities in 1983. The Foundation awards a major scientific prize, the purpose of which is to foster innovative biomedical research in Europe. In addition, the Louis-Jeantet Foundation for medicine encourages high-quality research at the University of Geneva Medical School by endowing professorships. Louis-Je...

Book explores impact of viruses on evolution

...ion and the expert reader discussions of specific scientific literature. "From prebiotic chemical replicators to unicellular life to human populations, viruses affect life's outcome and give an ever-changing shape to the fitness landscape, often determining which organisms will survive," says author Luis P. V...

European Union cites excellence of Hebrew University neural computation center

...ievements" in publishing articles in peer-reviewed scientific publications. In 2001-2002 scientists from the center published 29 articles in leading scientific publications, including 13 in the journal Nature and four in the journal Science . The EU also sa...

Weill Cornell team develops fast-acting anthrax vaccine

...2005 issue of Molecular Therapy, the peer-reviewed scientific journal of the American Society of Gene Therapy (ASGT). In any bioterror attack, vaccines that provide a rapid, effective defense against the pathogen will be key to saving lives. Research underway at Weill Cornell Medical College in New York City m...

The simple truth: Animal development not as complicated as it seems

...pearing in the current issue of Nature, the weekly scientific journal for biological and physical sciences research. "The significance of my findings is that these cell lineages are not as complicated as many scientists have thus far believed," Azevedo said. "Our hope is that our approach of treating develop...

Sardines may prevent toxic gas eruptions off the California and African coasts

...3x . Bakun's 42 years in marine science includes scientific positions with the International Indian Ocean Expedition, US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Pacific Fisheries Environmental Laboratory, the United Nations' Food and Agriculture Organization, France's Institut de Recherche pour le D...

ORNL, U.S. Air Force launch educational program

...ions. "This program will help expand our officers' scientific career path and give them first-hand insight and experience into ORNL's multiple technology programs." ORNL Director Jeff Wadsworth said the initiative benefits the lab by bringing highly qualified professional staff and a Department of Defense persp...

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