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New techniques redefine assessment of liver disease

...D). NAFLD is the most common liver disease in the world and the development of novel procedures for definitively diagnosing the disease and assessing its prognosis is extremely important for tailoring effective treatments. DDW is the largest international gathering of physicians and researchers in the fi...

Digestive Disease Week 2007 spotlights breakthrough research in digestive health

...re than 16,000 attendees each year from around the world and is the largest meeting of its kind. From GI cancers and related diseases to analyses of best practices and innovative diagnostic approaches, this years presentations will feature breakthrough treatments and procedures for GI disorders, review cu...

Study of protein folds offers insight into metabolic evolution

... This discovery supports the hypothesis of an RNA world in which RNA molecules were among the earliest catalysts of life. This idea is based in part on the observation that RNA still retains many of its catalytic capabilities, including the ability to make proteins. Gradually, according to this theory, pr...

Antibody-based therapies effective at controlling malaria

...odel has significant advantage over the use of new world primates, the only other model for human malaria, which are labor-intensive and difficult to reproduce. These novel human reagents cured mice of an otherwise lethal malaria infection, and protection was crucially dependent on human antibody recepto...

Colorado River streamflow history reveals megadrought before 1490

...f about 900 to 1300, a time when some parts of the world were warmer than now. In addition, tree-ring data from a large network of sites showed that the areal extent of drought in western North America peaked prior to 1400. Meko, Woodhouse and their colleagues wanted to take a closer look at what happen...

Lipoic acid explored as anti-aging compound

...tute, and attracts leading experts from around the world in these research fields. ...

Science academies issue statements on energy efficiency, innovation

...her national science academies today in calling on world leaders -- particularly G8 leaders who will meet in June -- to address global climate change and energy-access issues by promoting low carbon-emission energy systems and more efficient use of energy. The academies also urged leaders to facilitate sci...

Investigating coral reefs to help understand past and future climate change

...ge. Firstly, they are away from the regions of the world covered by ice during the last ice age. Secondly, the core sites are located in the tropical pacific, a crucial point of the globe where many climatic anomalies are born e.g. El Nino. In addition, the two sites are located in zones which are tectonic...

Scientists discover new life in the Antarctic deep sea

...ean - the source for much of the deep water in the world ocean are likely to be related to animals living in both the adjacent shallower waters and in other parts of the deep ocean. A key question for scientists is whether shallow water species colonised the deep ocean or vice versa. The research find...

Journal details how global warming will affect the world's fisheries

...bb and flow of populations of fisheries around the world can provide some insight into understanding the effects of global warming on our planet, according to a group of researchers writing in the summer 2007 issue of Natural Resource Modeling. The fact that fisheries are closely tied to human health and s...

From the deep -- Researchers find new species of sea anemone

... Daly runs one of the very few laboratories in the world equipped to study sea anemones. "These creatures were so cool simply because we knew that no sea anemone had ever been found on a whale fall," she said. Once a whale dies, its carcass sinks to the bottom of the ocean. Scientists call this a "whal...

Reproductive speed protects large animals from being hunted to extinction

... indigenous animals as they go. Three areas of the world -- West Africa, Indonesia and Malaysia, and South America -- are "hot spots" for hunting, and many species in these areas are threatened. "The poorer the country, the greater the threat," Price said. Regional military conflicts also turn up the hea...

Dinosaur hearing, listening to muscle noise, quieter cubicles

...ntains the largest theater-style auditorium in the world (21,333 seats). In a special session at the Conference Center on Wednesday morning (June 6), John Longhurst, senior organist for the Mormon Tabernacle Choir ( longhurstjt@ldschurch.org ) will discuss and demonstrate the Conference Center's pipe orga...

Simple equations track Listeria trails

...ovies of Listeria traveling in the two-dimensional world of a microscope slide. Some bacteria spun in circles, others followed a sine curve, some followed a path like the cloverleaf exchange on a highway. The circles, he thought, were easy to explain. If an actin filament pushed just a bit off center, the ...

UCI launches effort to develop patient-specific stem cell lines

...ly identical cells. Only a few laboratories in the world are attempting this technique in human stem cell r...juries. Keirsteads laboratory was the first in the world to develop a method to restrict human embryonic stem cells so they generate large amounts of only on...

'Might have been' key in evaluating behavior

...and in diseases of the brain/mind. "We used real world market data the crash of 1929, the bubble of the late 1990s and so on to probe each subject's brain response to fictive signals (what could have been) as they navigated their choices. This means we now have a kind of neural catalogue of how famous ...

3M Manchester research center to develop vital new science

... a digital system begins to interact with the real world this is no longer the case and so new techniques must be devised that will allow us to predict the behaviour and test the design. "Techniques developed in mathematics to predict the time course of continuous systems and the errors in the prediction...

Burroughs Wellcome Fund awards $14M to support physician-scientists

One of the strengths of the foundation world is its ability to be flexible; to have the ability to take an objective look at its funding capabilities and make a change even when it may not be an easy decision. The Career Awards at the Biomedical Sciences (CABS) was the Burroughs Wellcome Fund...

2007 Wistar Institute Science Journalism Award winner announced

...omedical research as a key force for change in the world today, with important economic and social implications for the future. Intelligent, perceptive journalism written in broadly accessible language plays a primary role in communicating progress in biomedicine to the public, which both supports and is t...

Climate policy: It's good to be in the 'RED'

... reducing deforestation in the tropical developing world are varied and complex. Traditionally, many countries have viewed their forests as an economic resource that they have the right to harvest, much as oil- and ore-rich nations exercise the right to harvest those resources. As such, many proposed solut...

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