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Antibody halts cancer-related wasting condition

7/13/2014
BOSTON New research raises the prospect of more effective treatments for cachexia, a profound wasting of fat and muscle occurring in about half of all cancer patients, raising their risk of death, according to scientists from Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. Many strategies have been tried to reverse the condition, which may cause such frailty that patients can't endure potentially life-savi... [Comments]

Belize's lobster, conch, and fish populations rebuild in no-take zones

7/11/2014
A new report from the Wildlife Conservation Society shows that no-take zones in Belize can not only help economically valuable species such as lobster, conch, and fish recover from overfishing, but may also help re-colonize nearby reef areas. The reporttitled "Review of the Benefit... [Comments]Belize's lobster, conch, and fish populations rebuild in no-take zones

ORNL wins eight R&D 100s

7/11/2014
OAK RIDGE, Tenn., July 11, 2014--Researchers at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory have received eight R&D 100 awards, presented by R&D Magazine in recognition of the year's top technological innovations. "These awards recognize the tremendous value of our Nation... [Comments]ORNL wins eight R&D 100s

Many fires in New South Wales, Australia

7/11/2014
There were many fires burning in eastern New South Wales, Australia when NASA's Aqua satellite passed overhead on July 11. At 03:35 UTC on July 11 (12:35 p.m. local time/11:35 p.m. EDT on July 10), when Aqua passed over eastern New South Wales (NSW), the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectro... [Comments]Many fires in New South Wales, Australia

Mills Canyon fire, Washington

7/11/2014
The Mills Canyon fire started near the City of Entiat on Tuesday, July 8, 2014. Despite the efforts of local resources, the fire quickly grew to over 1,000 acres by evening. Three outbuildings were damaged. The cause of the fire is under investigation by the Washington Department of Natural Res... [Comments]Mills Canyon fire, Washington

BUSM's Michael F. Holick receives American Society for Bone and Mineral Research award

7/11/2014
BostonThe American Society for Bone and Mineral Research awarded Michael F. Holick, PhD, MD, of Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM), with the 2014 Louis V. Avioli Award. Holick, a professor of medicine, physiology and biophysics at BUSM, is internationally known for revolutionizing the understanding of vitamin D and its role in disease prevention. The award honors a member of the... [Comments]

New professorship in tissue engineering links molecular engineering, marine biology

7/11/2014
The University of Chicago is creating a new professorship in tissue engineering to promote innovative work at the University's Institute for Molecular Engineering and the Marine Biological Laboratory, supported by a $3.5 million donation from the Millicent and Eugene Bell Foundation. The... [Comments]New professorship in tissue engineering links molecular engineering, marine biology

New simple setup for X-ray phase contrast

7/11/2014
This news release is available in German . X-ray phase-contrast imaging is a method that uses the refraction of X-rays through a specimen instead of attenuation resulting from absorption. The images produced with this method are often of much higher quality than those based on absorption. The scientists in the team of Prof. Franz Pfeiffer are particularly interested in developing n... [Comments]

USC Stem Cell scientists lay a TRAP for disease

7/11/2014
USC Stem Cell scientists have set a "mouse TRAP" to capture the early signs of kidney failure, as described by a recent study published in the Journal of Clinical Investigation . Their new transgenic mouse line uses a technique called TRAP to extract cellular and genetic information from a... [Comments]USC Stem Cell scientists lay a TRAP for disease

New NIST web tool makes working with glycan sugars a lot sweeter

7/11/2014
When researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) need a special tool to do their work more effectively, they often prove that necessity is truly the mother of invention. Such was the case recently for M. Lorna De Leoz and Stephen Stein, NIST chemists working in t... [Comments]New NIST web tool makes working with glycan sugars a lot sweeter

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