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Study begins to reveal clues to the cause and progression of sepsis

...ated cytokine levels. Levels were highest when the subject presented at the emergency room, tapered down over the first few days, but remained elevated throughout the first week of hospitalization even after the clinical signs of infection had subsided. Levels were highest in those with fatal severe sepsis,...

New textbook illuminates the close links between evolutionary and molecular biology

...NG HARBOR, N.Y. In an innovative approach to the subject of evolutionary biology, a new book, Evolution , combines the contemporary fields of genetics and molecular biology with traditional evolutionary theories to provide an elegant, cohesive view of biology. The book, which was recently released by Col...

Secret life of elephant seals not secret anymore!

... while others have declined. The results are the subject of a paper published today in the prestigious Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences in the USA. The work was carried out by an international team including scientists from France, the United States and the United Kingdom and included Aust...

Chickadee, nutchatch presence in conifers increases tree growth, says CU-Boulder study

...nemy is my friend,' holds true." A paper on the subject by Mooney was published in the August issue of Ecology, a monthly science journal. Mooney, who received his doctorate from CU-Boulder in 2004, will become a biology department faculty member at the University of California, Irvine, in fall 2007. ...

New strategy for treating allergic disorders

... our immune system is not working properly, we are subject to a variety of diseases. In the case of auto-immune diseases, the immune system no longer distinguishes between our bodys own substances and foreign substances and begins to attack our own tissues and organs. In other cases, the immune system respon...

'The Man Who Saved The Sea Turtles'

... of science, I found Archie Carr to be the perfect subject for exploring these topics. Born in Mobile, Ala., in 1909, Carr grew up in Savannah, Ga., where the familys backyard was filled with cages of snakes, lizards and turtles. He earned a doctorate in zoology from the University of Florida in 1937, and ...

ESA mission highlighted at remote sensing conference

...her and extreme-event forecasting. SMOS was the subject of a full day session on Thursday, with presentati...her and extreme-event forecasting. SMOS was the subject of a full day session on Thursday, with presentations covering instruments technology, calibration t...

Researchers discover gene responsible for Restless Legs Syndrome

...nuine syndrome, a fact which has recently been the subject of some debate. "We now have concrete evidence that RLS is an authentic disorder with recognizable features and underlying biological basis," says David Rye, MD, PhD, professor of neurology at Emory University School of Medicine, director of the Em...

Fedoroff, of Penn State, to receive National Medal of Science

...evision interviews, and has lectured widely on the subject throughout the United States, Europe, China, India, and Bangladesh. Fedoroff is a member of the National Academy of Sciences, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the European Academy of Sciences, and the Phi Beta Kappa and Sigma Xi honorary ...

Philadelphia ecologist receives top Mongolia honor

...lants. Steadily rising average temperatures are a subject of intense analysis, and the pristine nature of the Lake Hvsgl watershed makes it ideal for climate change studies. With funding from the National Science Foundation and private foundations, Goulden and his Mongolian colleagues have found that climat...

EPA foregoes opportunity to improve nanotechnology oversight

...s only by using the new uses provisions of TSCA, a subject not mentioned in the EPAs inventory document. With the approach outlined by EPA and because of the weaknesses in the law, the agency is not even able to identify which substances are nanomaterials, much less determine whether they pose a hazard. Pr...

Unraveling the physics of DNA's double helix

...ular level at each of the two plateaus will be the subject of continued investigation, he said. ...

Fat horses face health problems

...e determined to be overweight or obese and may be subject to serious health problems like laminitis and hyperinsulinemia. And just like people, it appears as though the culprits are over-eating and lack of exercise. This study documented that this is an extremely important problem in horses that has been...

Fossil DNA illuminates life

...the tremendous sea-level rises which have been the subject of so much discussion....

Health Physics Society

...g information as a counter-terrorism weapon is the subject of a presentation by Doug Van Cleef ( doug.vancleef@ametek.com ), an employee of ORTEC, a manufacturer of specialized radiation detection equipment. According to Van Cleef, the first thing to communicate is that radioactivity is not synonymous wi...

Alcohol abuse is in the genes

... alcoholic parent in each family. From birth, each subject presented predetermined beta-endorphin levels. However, children of this population group aged between 6 months and 10 years old, registered lower beta-endorphin levels than other children of the same age. These levels were even lower in children who...

Autism theory put to the test with new technology

... Welshs crystal goggles become opaque allowing the subject to see only a fraction of the other persons movement. He discovered that as social beings, we are so sensitive to anothers actions that just the suggestion of a movement was enough to trigger the inhibition of return effect. So what happens when ...

The BBVA Foundation commits 2.4 million euros to research in Ecology and Conservation Biology

...sula and North America. Others have flora as their subject matter, among them a study into the interactions between plants and the functioning of extreme ecosystems exposed to global change; a research project exploring the relations between indigenous rural populations and rainforest conservation; and a stu...

UN issues analysis of global investors' sustainable energy 'gold rush'

...is report is that renewable energies are no longer subject to the vagaries of rising and falling oil pricesthey are becoming generating systems of choice for increasing numbers of power companies, communities and countries irrespective of the costs of fossil fuels. The other key message is that this is no ...

New tumor markers -- 'Spot the differences'

...diovascular diseases. Pancreatic cancer (PC), the subject of this thesis, has the poorest prognosis of all cancers: the survival rate after five years with the disease is less than 5% and on average, patients who have been diagnosed with it do not live longer than six months. The modus operandi of cells...

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