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German Research Minister Schavan: 'Rapid knowledge transfer can safe lives'

... Friedrich Carl Janssen, Chairman of German Cancer aid (Deutsche Krebshilfe), and Professor Dr. Otmar D. ... fr Bildung und Forschung, BMBF), German Cancer aid (Deutsche Krebshilfe) and the German Cancer ... "It has always been an endeavor of German Cancer aid as a private organization to implement large ...

Extended cyclone relief efforts aided from space

... community to access the country. To provide aid workers with timely and synoptic damage ... of EO mapping services to the humanitarian aid community called on RESPOND providers SERTIT of ... over 40 organisations, including non-governmental aid organisations based in Myanmar, such as the Red ...

Giant panda genome to be sequenced

... to sequencing technology. Such data will aid in understanding the genetic and biological ... point about how this sequence will further aid in learning about the interaction between ... provide an unparalleled amount of information to aid in understanding both current and past status of ...

Discovery to aid in future treatments of third-world parasites

... in vivo. This identification of a single protein will undoubtedly aid in unlocking the molecular pathways inducing Th2 responses commonly ... understanding the immune response to infection with parasitic worms might aid in ameliorating allergy and asthma common in industrialized countries. ...

Antibiotics take toll on beneficial microbes in gut

... effects of diarrhea, especially in vulnerable patients. They could also aid in understanding and treating inflammatory bowel disease, which affects an ... on from mother to baby. The microbes, including many different bacteria, aid digestion and nutrition, appear to help maintain a healthy immune system, ...

6 young ASU faculty earn NSF Career awards

... Career award provides more than $400,000 for research into technology to aid the visually impaired. "We want to build a computer-based system to ... the illustrations that are central to STEM studies." The effort to aid STEM students will have a broad range of applications in the areas of ...

Tiny details in three dimensions

... motile bacteria have flexible, pliable bodies that are moved with the aid of complex organs, flagella. A correlation between the motility and ... in Europe, the skin or nervous system may also be affected. With the aid of cryo-tomographic microscopy, they have successfully shown that the ...

From sheet metal elements to host cells: DFG launches 10 new collaborative research centers

... resources, create local priorities and promote top-level research with the aid of Collaborative Research Centres," the DFG President underlined. In ... high load-bearing capacity, low weight and low production costs. With the aid of a particularly complex aircraft undercarriage, the Collaborative ...

Advice to the new administration: UM foreign and domestic policy guide

... spending plans and tax relief proposed during the campaign. Such aid will only be tolerated if accompanied by significant financial reforms. ... This involves more than simply integrating civil and humanitarian aid resources from the State Department into the military operation. In the ...

Jefferson receives $11.6M NIH grant to study novel mechanisms of heart failure

... how the influx of calcium ions can potentially damage the heart or aid in its regeneration, depending on the calcium channels involved. Previous ... These heart cells depend on the (T) type calcium channel and probably aid in normal heart regeneration, though there are too few to repair the heart ...

Nitrates in vegetables protect against gastric ulcers

... in the form of bleeding and ulcers in the gastrointestinal tract. With the aid of a nitrate-rich diet you can thus avoid such damage," he explains. ... in the form of bleeding and ulcers in the gastrointestinal tract. With the aid of a nitrate-rich diet you can thus avoid such damage," he explains. ...

Sonic Innovations Celebrates 10-Year Anniversary

... many subjects in the field trials repeatedly said how natural the hearing aid sounded.) Natura(R) was one of the first digital hearing aids in the ... Sonic Innovations, Inc. is the largest, publicly traded U.S.-based hearing aid manufacturer. The company was founded with a mission to commercialize a ...

MIT finds key to avian flu in humans

... that could help scientists monitor the evolution of avian flu strains and aid in the development of vaccines against a deadly flu pandemic. The ... for, this could help us not only monitor the bird flu virus, but it can aid in the development of potentially improved therapeutic interventions for ...

August 2009 Geology and GSA Today media highlights

... highlighting the potential for future research to use iron isotopes as a tracer of shelf-derived iron inputs to seawater. The findings will also aid future interpretations of ancient ocean iron cycling processes in the rock record. Predicting delta avulsions: Implications for coastal ...

Biologists rediscover endangered frog population

... well as helping to ensure that the last known population of the mountain yellow-legged frog in the San Bernardino Mountains had a program in place to aid the frog's recovery," said Craig Wentworth, a senior environmental planner/biologist with Caltrans. Jim Bartel, the field supervisor for the Fish ...

Scientists link immune system's natural killer cells to infant liver disease

... is surgery to remove and replace obstructed bile ducts with sections of the child's intestine. Without surgery, bile cannot enter the intestines to aid digestion, and instead backs up into and damages the liver. Corrective surgery is successful 65 to 85 percent of the time and is not considered a ...

U of A honored for research that could help 30 million Brazilians

... environmental research program in the area. Berbara and Sanchez-Azofeifa are hopeful that the plant-friendly nature of the fungus can aid native agricultural plants like cassava, a tuber that is a staple of the diet for the millions of people living in the tropical dry region. The ...

Federal Bureau of Investigation Awards Lockheed Martin Biometric Card Scanning Service Contract

... improve how the FBI accesses traditional fingerprints as well as palm print and photo records." "This card scanning service contract will aid the FBI in establishing a more complete and up-to-date criminal history record in support of law enforcement and criminal justice efforts, while ...

Telomeres resemble DNA fragile sites

... now revealed that TRF1, which is part of a six-protein complex called shelterin, enables DNA replication to drive smoothly through telomeres with the aid of two other proteins. "Telomeric DNA has a repetitive sequence that can form unusual DNA structures when the DNA is unwound during DNA ...

World's largest ocean observatory takes shape

... "With the launch of NEPTUNE Canada, scientists and researchers around the world will have real-time access to enormous streams of data which will aid us in protecting our environment, supporting public safety and security, creating innovative new technologies and the jobs that go with them, and ...

Scientists track chemical changes in cells as they endure extreme conditions

... in many important geochemical processes such as element and nutrient cycling in soils. It also assists in bioremediation and may someday be used to aid energy production and carbon sequestration efforts. D. vulgaris also intrigues scientists because it is an obligate anaerobe meaning it can't ...

Playing it safe

... been reversed, they start to reproduce rapidly. The researchers have proven that the "reignition" of the cells has actually taken place with the aid of numerous tests. Not only can the reprogrammed cells be used to generate heart, nerve or endothelial cells, as is the case with embryonic stem ...

When it comes to brain damage, blankets take the place of drugs

... Patients with brain injuries or dangerously high fevers are often cooled to reduce their core body temperature to prevent further damage and aid healing. Unfortunately, cooling induces a natural and familiar response - shivering. This shivering counteracts efforts to keep the patient's ...

Pitt team first to profile genes in acutely ill idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis patients

... an IPF patient told Kathleen Lindell, Ph.D, R.N., the Simmons Center nurse, a quality of life researcher and a study co-author, that he wanted to aid research efforts by donating his lungs to science after death. In response, she developed the warm autopsy program. "The tissue has to be ...

NIST issues human milk and blood serum SRMs for contaminant measurements

... are providing trustworthy results. NIST first released its first serum-based SRM (SRM 1589 Polychlorinated Biphenyls in Human Serum) in 1985 to aid with the detection of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), a toxic mixture of compounds used in transformer oils that was banned in the U.S. in the ...

Will IVF work for a particular patient? The answer may be found in her blood

... there are ways to optimise chances of success. The researchers hope that the results generated by this work will lead to the development of a test to aid in IVF decision-making. They say that their work will help to identity biomarkers that can identify events occurring at implantation, the maintenance ...

Working to conserve endangered 'Playboy' bunnies

... the endangered bunnies named after him. Rosanna Tursi, a master's student and graduate teaching assistant, is using population genetics to aid in the conservation of the Lower Keys marsh rabbits ( Sylvilagus palustris hefneri ), which were declared endangered in 1990. It is estimated that ...

Federal Bureau of Investigation Awards Lockheed Martin Biometric Card Scanning Service Contract

... improve how the FBI accesses traditional fingerprints as well as palm print and photo records." "This card scanning service contract will aid the FBI in establishing a more complete and up-to-date criminal history record in support of law enforcement and criminal justice efforts, while ...

Discovery of a water snake that startles fish in a way that makes them flee into its jaws

... begin swimming away from danger as quickly as possible. Catania is the first scientist to study this particular predator-prey interaction with the aid of a high-speed video camera. When he began examining the movements of the snake and its prey in slow motion, he saw something peculiar. When the ...

Gear bans 'can help save reefs'

... Reef Studies at James Cook University has proposed that bans on fishing gear - like spear guns, fish traps, beach seine nets, and gill nets could aid in the recovery of reefs and fish populations hard hit by coral bleaching events. Around the world corals have been dying at alarming rates, due ...

Help for climate-stressed corals

... groups. The international team of scientists has proposed that bans on fishing gear - like spear guns, fish traps, and beach seine nets could aid in the recovery of reefs and fish populations hard hit by coral bleaching events. Around the world corals have been dying at alarming rates, due ...

GARP makes the difference

... at both HZI and MHH. He has now deciphered the special role of the GARP protein. Until now, scientists had only little distinguishing features to aid them in separating T cells that trigger a transplant rejection from those that inhibit such a reaction: they mainly looked at molecular features that ...

Promising device snags young inventors coveted spot at IShow

... and professional studies and co-director of the Abramson Center, lauded the student-driven effort to deliver a low-cost, technology-driven health aid "for addressing the management of chronic disease, especially for underserved populations." "It represents the intersection of engineering ...

Researchers create freestanding nanoparticle films without fillers

... devices, such as computer chips." Dickerson considers the most straightforward applications for his films to be in semiconductor manufacturing to aid in the continued miniaturization of digital circuitry and in the production of flexible television and computer screens. A key component in the ...

Counting sheep in climate change predictions

... Climate change can have devastating effects on endangered species, but new mathematical models may be able to aid conservation of a population of bighorn sheep. The effects of a changing climate on a population of bighorn sheep can be mathematically predicted, ...

Researcher garners major award from NIH for further exploration into the mechanisms of obesity

... received this award," Bartness said. "The support provided through the MERIT program will allow us to be more innovative in our research, and will aid in increasing our understanding in the field of obesity and metabolic diseases." "These awards reflect highly of the reputation and quality of Dr. ...

BIO-key(R) Enters Strategic Partnership With Nlets

... of property. Nlets will assist those national and international government agencies and other organizations with similar missions that enforce or aid in enforcing local, state or international law or ordinances. For more information about Nlets, please visit http://www.nlets.org/ or ...

Tulsa County Sheriff Selects BIO-key(R) Mobile Data System

... and software. The hosted system also provides participating agencies with a secure, scanner-proof way to communicate with each other in mutual aid situations. The Sheriff's Office expects that this will help in the fight against narcotics and human trafficking along the I-44 corridor, which ...

Investigating the development of mechanosensitivity

... suspect that this process is driven by a genetic program. In contrast, the competence to sense pain in the sensory neurons can only develop with the aid of nerve growth factor (NGF). It takes place at a later stage in embryonic development and even after birth. ...

URI receives $18 million grant to strengthen biomedical research capacity in Rhode Island

... of research laboratories and student training facilities throughout the state; provided video conferencing capabilities at network institutions to aid in collaborative research and interactive participation in seminars and workshops; and during the past five years provided partial support for the ...
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