Tag: "years" at biology news
US Department of Defense awards $1.6 million for implantable biochip research
... past. The researcher predicts the biochip is five years
away from human trials. The award is funded by the Department of Defense through the Peer Reviewed Medical Research Program and is a joint study with the department of molecular pathology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham and Telesensors Inc...
Jan Lwe awarded 2007 EMBO Gold Medal
...nto the inner workings of bacteria began almost 11 years
ago when he joined the MRC-LMB as a post-doc. His .... In 1998, Jan solved the structure of FtsZ. Three years
later, his group determined the structure of MreB, a prokaryotic actin-like protein which had been d...
Injection drug use the most important risk factor for HIV and HCV infections among Quebec prisoners
...provincial prisons, where sentences of less than 2 years
are served. The overall prevalence of HIV infection was 3.4% (8.8% among the women, and 2.4% among the men). In addition, 18.5% of the study subjects (29.2% of the women and 16.6% of the men) tested positive for HCV antibodies. Most of the HIV-positi...
Waters off Washington state only second place in world where glass sponge reefs found
...uilding reefs were thought extinct for 100 million years
until they were found in recent years
in the protected waters of Canada's Georgia and Hecata straits, the only place in the world they've ...
First new multiple sclerosis gene found in 30 years
...erers say is the first major genetic advance in 30 years
for understanding this nervous system disease. While it has been known that there is a strong genetic underpinning for multiple sclerosis, only genes within a region of chromosome 6 have to date been implicated in the disease. The current finding, ...
Using stem cells to help heart attack victims
...ients there are many problems which will take many years
to solve. We don't yet know how to deliver the cel...and both survive and function. It will take many years
to overcome these challenges and put stem cell-derived cardiomyocytes into medical usage." The res...
System to analyze beating heart stem cells could lead to heart attack treatments
...ients there are many problems which will take many years
to solve. We dont yet know how to deliver the cell...t and both survive and function. It will take many years
to overcome these challenges and put stem cell-derived cardiomyocytes into medical usage. The rese...
Prenatal stress keeps infants, toddlers up at night, study says
...ment may shape a childs health and development for years
to come. The survey-based study, part of the Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children (ALSPAC), assessed pregnant women living in Avon, England, who were due to give birth in a 21-month window. More than 14,000 women an estimated 85 to 90 p...
UCLA's California NanoSystems Institute partners with Abraxis BioScience
...raxis has agreed to contribute $10 million over 10 years
to fund collaborative projects at UCLAs new CNSI building. The Abraxis/CNSI Research Collaboration Lab will focus on translational science, quickly translating scientific discoveries into practical applications. Abraxis BioScience has joined the CN...
Surprising new species of light-harvesting bacterium discovered in Yellowstone
...iscovery marks only the third time in the past 100 years
that a new bacterial phylum has been added to the list of those with chlorophyll-producing members. Although chlorophyll-producing bacteria are so abundant that they perform half the photosynthesis on Earth, only 5 of the 25 major groups, or phyla, ...
Presence of wolves allows aspen recovery in Yellowstone
...ortant tree species, and numbers of large trees 70 years
old or more but practically nothing in between. High populations of grazing ungulates, primarily elk, had grazed on the small tree shoots at leisure and with little fear of attack. But the ecological damage, researchers say, went far beyond just t...
Smithsonian Fragmentation Project threatened by Amazon Colonization Plan
...o establish the fragmentation project more than 25 years
ago. In fact, the results of the science were doin...struggled to get the attention of SUFRAMA, despite years
of behind-the-scenes negotiations. We appreciate that SUFRAMA is mainly concerned with economic dev...
Study points to new way to predict death risk from torn aorta
...spital discharge and were followed for up to three years
or until their deaths as part of IRAD, the International Registry of Acute Aortic Dissection. IRAD, which is headquartered at the U-M CVC and supported in part by the U-M Medical School, the Mardigian Foundation, and the Varbedian Fund for Aortic R...
Humboldt squid on the move
... two, and El Nio events occur every three to seven years
on the average. Thus, El Nio-related currents alone could not maintain a large population of Humboldt squid in this area. This may explain why the squid that appeared in 1997 disappeared within a year or twothey came and they ate, but they did not ...
Success rates for prostate cancer depend on experience of surgeon
...of recurrence of their prostate cancer within five years
than those whose surgeons had performed 250 operat...ng in surgical technique for surgeons in the early years
after residency training, the authors write....
Other highlights in the July 24 JNCI
...alth plan between 1980 and 2006. Among women 45 years
and older, breast cancer incidence rose 25% from the early 1980s to the early 1990s and continued to rise but at a lower rate15%through 2001. The rates dropped by 18% from 2003 to 2004, and then edged up slightly in 2005 and 2006. This pattern was se...
NCRR launches national network to connect investigators based at minority institutions
... it will initially provide $9.5 million over three years
to launch a Translational Research Network that will increase the opportunity for multi-site clinical and translational research among minority and other collaborating institutions throughout the nation. Investigators at these institutions are focus...
Breast cancer and hormone therapy -- A looking-glass mirror?
The medical community has been debating for many years
whether, and to what extent, postmenopausal hormon...st cancer incidence and use of HT over the past 25 years
may be directly linked. The Womens Health Initiative (WHI) trial was a landmark in menopause medi...
Prenatal alcohol exposure alters brain activity in the frontal-striatal areas
...ryer said that this neuroimaging study supports 30 years
of previous research. "Prenatal alcohol exposure can cause damage to the brain that results in significant problems with regulating behavior and optimal thinking and learning," she said....
Enzyme discovery sheds light on vitamin D
...ent pathway. Although scientists have known for 25 years
that the enzyme is capable of taking two different pathways, until now they could not explain why this occurs. The teams findings are published on-line in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS). Other members include:...
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