Tag: "worldwide" at biology news
Amgen investigational therapy, AMG 162, increased bone mineral density with twice yearly injection
...ible to fracture. Approximately 200 million women worldwide
suffer from osteoporosis, according to the International Osteoporosis Foundation. An osteoporosis-related hip fracture may limit mobility and lead to a loss of independence. A vertebral fracture can result in loss of height and stooped posture, as ...
Of lice and men
...lly distinct types of head lice. One type is found worldwide
and evolved on the ancestors of our species, Homo sapiens. The second type is found only in the Americas, evolved on another early human species (possibly Homo erectus) and jumped to Homo sapiens during fights, sex, sharing of clothes or perhaps cann...
Stanford researchers establish center for physics-based simulations of biological structures
...veloping a simulation toolkit to enable scientists worldwide
to model biological systems ranging from molecules to whole organisms. SimBioS is one of four new national centers endeavoring to build the biomedical computing infrastructure urgently needed to speed progress in biomedical research. The centers wil...
Head lice reveal contact between modern and ancient humans
...es-one contains both head and body forms and has a worldwide
distribution; the other contains only the head lou...t the New World lineage remained isolated from the worldwide
one for most of the past 1.18 million years. It is unlikely, the authors argue, that two ancient lou...
Interactive health information system to detect Japanese encephalitis in Asia
...ulturally relevant solutions, enabling communities worldwide
to break longstanding cycles of poor health.The goal of the project is to trackand ultimately reducethe incidence of Japanese encephalitis through improved surveillance and response. Japanese encephalitis is a disabling and often fatal mosquito-sprea...
Society for Psychophysiology Research
...0, SPR is an international scientific society with worldwide
membership. The purpose of the Society is to foster research on the interrelationships between the physiological and psychological aspects of behavior. To promote this purpose, the Society publishes scientific literature, including the journal Psycho...
US Agency for International Development awards $34 million to Virginia Tech
...based programs help people in developing countries worldwide
implement the latest knowledge to manage natural r...search Support Program is to develop and implement worldwide
a replicable, integrated approach to pest management that will reduce agricultural losses, mitigate ...
Report: How 10 top new technologies will help world reach globally-agreed goals by 2015
...global level, strengthen capacity in biotechnology worldwide
by increasing the international exchange of know-how, and encourage partnerships between countries. Key Actors: Developing Countries Themselves "Countries such as India, China, Cuba and Brazil that already have genomics and health biotech capacity ...
World's top theoretical physicists converge to consider 'future of physics'
... structure is its purpose in attracting physicists worldwide
to leave their home institutions for weeks and months to participate in KITP programs, which address the questions that define the leading edge of scientific research. That purpose of creating a home away from home to stimulate colla...
Rutgers-led research offers new clues in the genetic mysteries of maize
...c studies. "This latest research, conducted with worldwide
collaborations, led us to a new understanding of maize that will help enable scientists and farmers to make major improvements in one of the world's most significant crops and gain new and important insights in plant genomic studies," said Messing, d...
Texas universities expanding new information network
...l institutions to be part of the emerging world of worldwide
collaborations, but also allow them to participate...rmation technology will enhance the collaborations worldwide
for research programs," said Arthur Vailas, vice president for research at UH. "This type of fast, ...
Effort to control trade in great white sharks gets teeth from international community
...in soup. There are no exact figures on regional or worldwide
populations of great whites. "The great white shark has been wrongly portrayed as an instinctive killing machine by Hollywood and the media for too long," added Bonfil. "Perhaps now we can lift this veil of misunderstanding and appreciate the great w...
Tips from the Journals of the American Society for Microbiology
...u epidemics continue to pose major health problems worldwide
despite yearly vaccination efforts. Studies indicate protection offered by the current vaccine to be short-lived and only capable of targeting specific strains of the virus. Because influenza strains are highly variable, a vaccine with higher effic...
Pushing the envelope to overcome HIV drug resistance
...e. Such a tool would be of enormous benefit in the worldwide
fight against AIDS. Nancy M. King, Moses Prabu-Jeyabalan, Ellen A. Nalivaika, and Celia A. Schiffer: "Combating Susceptibility to Drug Resistance: Lessons from HIV-1 Protease"...
Research gaining momentum by silencing genes
...s has been known for several years, and scientists worldwide
are now concentrating on the search for the genes ...s - and thus of other living organisms. Scientists worldwide
will soon be able to use the collection to study plant proteins in a highly targeted manner....
Clues to improving TB treatment
...ium and the disease kills about two million people worldwide
each year. About 50 million people are infected with the multidrug resistant tuberculosis strain, which has proved especially deadly in developing countries. F. Frnois, J. Engohang-Ndong, C. Locht, A. R. Baulard and V. Villeret: "Structure o...
Three years of Proba, the 'smart' satellite that runs itself
...re and bodies of water. Around 60 scientific teams worldwide
are now making use of CHRIS results. Its high spatial resolution make its data especially useful as a 'bridge' between results from satellite instruments such as Envisat's Medium Resolution Imaging Spectrometer (MERIS) and aerial photography. CHRI...
Biodiversity: measuring up to the loss
...all extinction risk over time for all bird species worldwide
and shows "a steady and continuing deterioration i...on; they're based on nearly all species in a group worldwide
rather than on a potentially biased subset. The Red List Index therefore provides a reliable baselin...
Gene found to defend against environmental pollutants and pulmonary emphysema
...e rate in the United States, is predicted to reach worldwide
epidemic proportions. Tirumalai Rangasamy, PhD, first coauthor of the study and a postdoctoral fellow in Dr. Biswal's lab, explained that whereas cigarette smokers make up 85 percent of COPD patients, other environmental risk factors can include air...
People cause more soil erosion than all natural processes
...ologist shows. People have been the main cause of worldwide
erosion since early in the first millennium, said Bruce Wilkinson, a U-M professor of geological sciences. Wilkinson will present his findings Nov. 8 at a meeting of the Geological Society of America in Denver, Colo. Many researchers have tried to as...
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