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The fisherman is a predator like any other

...eru fishing is a prime source of foreign exchange, second only to mining. The countrys anchovy fishing fleet, which seeks the Peruvian anchovy Engraulis ringens, is the worlds largest single-species fishery, with an average of 8% of global landings. For safety and monitoring purposes, vessels have the statu...

Simulations unravel outer membrane transport mechanism

...ystem to watch the results of the simulation.) A second simulation exerted a force near the center of gravity of the luminal domain, pulling it out of the barrel in one piece. This required an enormous input of energy, however. The force that we applied was about 4,000 picoNewtons, Tajkhorshid said. Thi...

Nexavar significantly extends overall survival by 44 percent in liver cancer patients

...tients with NSCLC of all histologies. HCC is the second tumor type in which Nexavar has demonstrated a clinical benefit. We intend to move swiftly with our partner Onyx to file these data for health authority review, said Susan Kelley, MD, Vice President, Therapeutic Area Oncology, Bayer HealthCare Pharma...

New multiple myeloma treatment induced total remission in 33 percent of patients

...gous bone marrow transplantations. The aim of this second phase trial was to assess the treatments overall response rate, its toxicity in patients, the possibility of recovery of innate stem cells, and the response kinetics which is calculated by measuring M-protein concentrations in serum and urine. M-prot...

Transplantation does not benefit patients with refractory myeloma

... presenting a stable, non-progressing disease. The second group, the remaining 38%, suffered from progressiv...ite of the transplantation. On the other hand, the second group suffering from stable, non-progressive myeloma responded slightly and showed a life time expec...

Blood test may help signal tumor's remission, return in throat cancer patients

...cer early on, when there is still time to pursue a second line of treatment, such as surgery or drug therapy. Cancers of the head and neck are insidious because surgical removal of the tumor can severely impair a persons ability to talk and to swallow, said NIDCD Director, James F. Battey, Jr., M.D., Ph....

2nd International EuroFIR Congress

...esearchers, the food industry and the public. This second Congress will describe how EuroFIR (European Food Information Resource) is contributing to this important work, and will provide examples of how food composition data are used in a variety of settings, including public health, research and the food i...

Almac Diagnostics attends pre-IDE meeting with FDA

...ill be run on a customized microarray. CRC is the second most frequent malignancy in Western societies (1). ...

Small-scale agricultural changes may help eradicate widespread disease

... number of people infected with schistosomiasis is second only to malaria, the most common infectious disease in the developing world. Liang conducted the work with a number of public health experts, including senior author Robert Spear, a professor of public health at the University of California, Berkel...

Researchers discover inherited mutation for leukemia

...ces the gene's protective activity. Furthermore, a second kind of change occurs later that turns the gene off altogether, leading to leukemia. This latter alteration is a chemical change that is not inherited. The findings could help identify people at risk for chronic leukemia, but they also may provide...

Moths mimic sounds to survive

...arning sounds with bad taste. They then avoided a second sound-producing species even though it was not chemically protected. This is similar to the way birds avoid butterflies that look like the bad-tasting Monarch. The two species of bats used were big brown bats and red bats. Barber raised the bats i...

Eavesdropping comes naturally to young song sparrows

... which they directly interacted with vocally and a second one that they only overheard singing with another ...lated from hearing one another or the tutors. The second phase of the study began when the birds were about 8 months old. This time only two of the adult tu...

A living memory chip, black holes on the loose, and a clearer picture of ocean currents

...e at a selected location. The stimulant induced a second firing pattern, starting at that location. The new...h that we need not fear a sudden obliteration. A second study, conducted by Abraham Loeb of Harvard University, examines the possibility of detecting a blac...

News tips from the Journal of Neuroscience

... Next, half of the grafted and nongrafted rats had second lesions to DA projections originating outside the substantia nigra pars compacta. The second lesion obliterated improvements gained from grafting. The authors propose that patients who fail to ...

First confirmed common genetic risk factors for breast cancer

...anisms of breast cancer. The Nature paper is the second major research report published this year by this international team of scientists. In February of this year, the team reported in Nature Genetics that they had identified a gene (Caspase 8) that could reduce cancer risk by as much as 10 percent. ...

Departure to cold water corals and other 'hot spots'

...ilot down to about 400 meters below the sea. The second stage of the expedition will be lead by Dr, Michae... says Dr. Michael Klages, scientific leader of the second and third stage of this expedition. This section of the journey will end on 25th of July in Troms. ...

Essential tones of music rooted in human speech

... first formant is between 200 and 1,000 cycles per second (hertz) and the second formant between 800 and 3,000 hertz. When the Duke researchers looked at the ratios of the first ...

JCI table of contents: May 24, 2007

...activation of known NF-kappaB target genes. In the second study, Roland Schmid and colleagues from the Technical University of Munich, Germany, investigated the role of a subunit of NF-kappaB called RelA/p65 in acute pancreatitis. Selective truncation of the rela gene in pancreatic cells led to both a sever...

MIT-led team uncovers malaria mechanism

...s around the world. This year, GEM4 will holds its second summer school, where scientists learn about one another's work and form research partnerships. This GEM4 activity is supported by a number of institutions, including the National Science Foundation. Multidisciplinary, multinational research at the...

New genetic data overturn long-held theory of limb development

...pods elaborated on this Hox expression by adding a second phase and added to the skeletal pattern. The scien...ese same genes in tetrapod limbs. Tetrapods have a second phase of Hox gene expression that happens later in development. During this second phase, hands and ...

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