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Lead-based consumer paint remains a global public health threat

... lead. In a new study, Scott Clark, PhD, and his team have found that approximately 73 percent of ... samples from most countries included in analysis. his goal was to determine the amount of lead and how it compares to U.S. standards. his team also analyzed the consumer cost of leaded ...

Sustainable agriculture at the ESA Annual Meeting

... of these two cropping systems, Glover and his colleagues conducted a study on the physical, ... the effectiveness of the microbe community. In his poster, Shashi Kumar of Texas Tech University ... soil tilling was kept at a minimum, Kumar and his colleagues found a higher diversity of soil ...

Animal and plant communication at the ESA Annual Meeting

... Aaron Ellison of Harvard University and his coauthor Katherine Bennett, a fifth grade teacher ... better adapted to their niche." Singer and his colleagues wondered if there could be other ... and outside the exclosures. In the exclosures, his team observed a surge in generalist density ...

La Jolla Institute discovers novel tumor suppressor

... to the study. Dr. Kawakami said he and his research team got their first inkling of ... the development of a variety of tumors. He and his team set out to investigate further, choosing to ... Dr. Kawakami continued. Dr. Kawakami said his research team got similar results in tests of ...

UC San Diego engineer provides insights to decades-old DNA squabble

... access. This newfound discovery by Arya and his colleagues could help scientists better ... focus of debate. The new findings by Arya and his collaborators suggest that the structure of ... DNA wrapped around a protein spool). Arya and his team have developed a very sophisticated model of ...

K-State researcher, collaborators study virulence of pandemic H1N1 virus

... is a Kansas Bioscience Authority Eminent Scholar. his work at K-State and with outside collaborators is ... jump into the swine population," Richt said. his work with outside collaborators is testing the ... H1N1 in animal models. In pigs, Richt and his fellow researchers found that pandemic H1N1 does ...

A crystal ball for brain cancer?

... McNabb, 57, considers himself lucky. When his aggressive brain cancer returned after chemotherapy and radiation, his UCLA doctor prescribed the off-label use of ... percent. Subsequent brain scans show no trace of his cancer at all. The former marathon runner, ...

Jet-propelled imaging for an ultrafast light source

... to at best 20 micrometers across. What Spence and his colleagues wanted was a jet of particles less ... acts to focus the liquid stream. Spence and his colleagues needed a true microthread of liquid, ... reducing the vacuum. In 2008 Spence and his colleagues, including Berkeley Lab's David ...

Naming evolution's winners and losers

... nearly as often as they die off. Alfaro and his colleagues analyzed DNA sequences and fossils ... beginning about 110 million years ago, Alfaro and his colleagues calculated. The group includes ... 60,000 species of jawed vertebrates. Alfaro and his colleagues report evidence for exceptional ...

Stem cell research: From molecular physiology to therapeutic applications

... of Cell Therapy Center at Xuanwu Hospital. his current research interest focuses on the ... system for treating Parkinson's disease and his research using pancreatic progenitor cells for ... of the National Center for Stem Cell Research. his group has taken stem cell therapy into phase II ...

Researchers team up to provide new hope for childhood hunger

... a successful track record with such innovation; his peanut butter-based ready-to-use therapeutic food ... new scientific insights to improve and refine his approach to combating malnutrition. ... package of nutrients needed for health. With his RUTF efforts complemented by the Danforth ...

After dinosaurs, mammals rise but their genomes get smaller

... And the present. Lynch says the data he and his colleagues analyzed suggest human genomes are ... distribution of LTRs that interested Lynch and his colleagues. "This study started out as ... of 17 species' LTRs, young and old, Lynch and his colleagues usually saw a descending curve with ...

Nanodiamonds deliver insulin for wound healing

... of wound treatment. In their studies, Ho and his colleagues showed that the insulin was very ... surface properties of the nanodiamonds, Ho and his colleagues have demonstrated that the ... capabilities of the nanodiamonds. More recently, his team has shown that nanodiamonds are effective in ...

URI researcher sheds light on 'man-eating' squid; finds them timid, nonthreatening

... in 2007, Seibel scanned the depths with his flashlight and saw the shadows of Humboldt squid far in the distance. After he got up his nerve, he turned off the light. When he turned ... somewhat pleased that they appeared frightened of his dive light. Yet he said the animals were also ...

URI researcher sheds light on 'man-eating' squid; finds them timid, non-threatening

... in 2007, Seibel scanned the depths with his flashlight and saw the shadows of Humboldt squid far in the distance. After he got up his nerve, he turned off the light. When he turned ... somewhat pleased that they appeared frightened of his dive light. Yet he said the animals were also ...

PNNL scientist garners early career presidential award

... for Scientists and Engineers. The award honors his research on subsurface flow that addresses past ... Alexandre Tartakovsky earned this award for his work trying to understand how contaminants move ... carbon storage." Tartatovsky performs some of his research at EMSL, DOE's Environmental Molecular ...

2 Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center scientists receive Presidential Early Career Award

... the National Science Foundation, which supports his work. Earlier this year he also was appointed a ... in yeast, fruit flies and other model organisms. his work has offered novel explanations for ... proteins to hijack important cellular functions. his lab showed that host proteins can evolve to ...

Spontaneous assembly

... with respect to one-another." Liphardt and his colleagues applied the PALM technique to the ... and dividing cells." Using PALM, Liphardt and his colleagues mapped the cellular locations of three ... and eukaryotic cells." Liphardt and his research group are now applying PALM to signaling ...

NTU professor discovers method to efficiently produce less toxic drugs using organic molecules

... during the production of chiral drugs. In his study, Professor Zhong, who is from NTU's School ... Professor Zhong has written a paper on his discovery, which has been published in a recent ... Zhong is seeking patent in the United States for his hi process, which will be useful for the ...

Axel Ullrich named winner of 2009 Dr. Paul Janssen Award for Biomedical Research

... Beerse, Belgium. "Dr. Ullrich was chosen for his pioneering work in applying molecular biology and ... to acknowledge Dr. Ullrich with this distinction. his work has had a remarkable impact on human health ... Paul,' who helped save millions of lives through his contribution to the discovery and development of ...

Ecological Society of America announces 2009 award recipients

... of extraordinary merit. Most widely known for his neutral theory of biodiversity and biogeography, ... books and more than 160 scientific papers, and his work has received more than 60 National Science ... Jenkins of the Wildlife Conservation Society and his coauthors Glenn Motzkin and Kirsten Ward will ...

Can a new implant coating technique create a new six million dollar man?

... more peoples' bodies to accept implants." his new coating resulted in a 33% decrease in the ... in these implants. Prof. Eliaz presented his findings to the 215th meeting of the ... the traditional plasma-spraying technique, he and his team from the Tel Aviv University Materials and ...

Oscar Pistorius: Previously confidential study results released on amputee sprinter

... male sprinters. Pistorius' ability to hold his speed over longer sprint races is identical to ... less force on the ground in relation to his body weight than intact-limb runners. his foot is in contact with the ground 14% longer on ...

Ovarian transplantation: First baby is born after a new technique

... frozen because of cancer treatment. He said that his team's technique worked to restore ovarian function quickly and already one patient from his clinic had had a baby and another had become ... The technique was developed by Dr. Piver and his team, he told the conference. "This is the first ...

A breath mint made from... coffee?

... saliva assay developed by Dr. Sarit Levitan in his laboratory. To his surprise, the extracts had the opposite effect. ... he says, "but an active material within it." his latest discovery could be the foundation for an ...

NYU Langone Medical Center awarded NIH grants totaling $1,560,000

... of microbiology, will receive support for his study titled "Evaluation of the Cutaneous ... and medicine, will receive a grant to support his study on microbiome and esophageal cancer. Dr. ... esophageal adenocarcinoma than those who do not. his team will sample the oral cavity, esophagus, and ...

Researchers observe single protein dimers wavering between two symmetrically opposed structures

... change their structures. In March, Deniz and his Scripps Research team published a study, also in ... a mutantis inactive. But theorist Onuchic and his coworkers had proposed that there is a delicate ... molecules. To test if this was true, Deniz and his group at Scripps Research used single-molecule ...

The SIB recognizes the next generation of bioinformaticians

... at the Biozentrum of the University of Basel. In his recently obtained PhD thesis, he studied how to ... at the University of Lausanne. The topic of his paper Developmental Constraints on Vertebrate ... affects selective pressure on genes. In his own words: "Because embryonic development must ...

7th annual [BC]2 Basel Computational Biology Conference 'Molecular Evolution' June 18-19, 2009

... and the 150th anniversary of the publication of his major work, "On the Origin of the Species". ... the outstanding achievements of Prof. Gehring and his collaborators. The demonstration that targeted ... Prize for Developmental Biology (2002). He and his group also discovered the homeobox, a DNA segment ...

Rosenstiel students come out on top

... Parkinson was awarded the NSF fellowship for his proposal to examine the response of coral larvae ... ocean acidity. This summer, he will begin his graduate degree in Biology, working with Dr. ... Rosenstiel School in summer 2008 after he earned his degree in Aquatic Biology from the University of ...

Powerful nutrient cocktail can put kids with Crohn's into remission

... retardation. Dr. Shamir recently reported his research in the Journal of Pediatric ... better," explains Dr. Shamir. Dr. Shamir and his team of researchers have worked to show the ... Crohn's disease," he says. The next step in his research, says Dr. Shamir, is to "define exactly ...

University of Leicester geologists demonstrate extent of ancient ice age

... Early Palaeozoic Icehouse' by Dr Alex Page and his colleagues in a paper published as part of a ... brief snaps of frigid climate. However, during his doctoral studies in the internationally renowned ... Leicester, Department of Geology, Alex Page and his colleagues Jan Zalasiewicz and Mark Williams ...

Powe Award supports research on how enzymes enable the pathogenicity of 2 human disease organisms

... E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Award for his research on enzymes that are essential for ... important area. The award to Sobrado will support his research on the mechanism of iron acquisition by ... host-pathogen interactions. Sobrado received his Ph.D. in biochemistry from Texas A&M University. ...

UCLA cancer researchers develop model that may help identify cancer stem cells

... effort to find lung cancer stem cells, Batra and his team collected specimens from patients with ... heterogeneous cells found in a tumor. Batra and his team sought to grow cells in an environment that ... phenotype in various bioassays." Batra and his team were successful seven out of seven times in ...

Why do we choose our mates? Ask Charles Darwin, prof says

... numerous factors. After decades of examining his work, experts agree that he pretty much scored a ... Descent of Man, and Selection in Relation to Sex. his work has withstood decades of analysis and scrutiny, as Jones states in his paper, "Mate Choice and Sexual Selection: What ...

Broecker: 'What we need are tougher measures against climate change'

... more". Broecker dismisses as "coincidence" his prophetic use of the term "global warming". "I ... global temperature regulation. More recently, his research has paved the way for another major ... he continues to engage in front-line research. his efforts are currently focused on "how the pattern ...

Urban myth disproved: Fingerprints do not improve grip friction

... to test out fingerprint friction and publishes his results on June 12 2009 in the Journal of ... touch to a tight grip, and then Warman strapped his index finger into the machine to begin measuring his fingerprint's friction. But after days of ...

Biologist discovers pink-winged moth in Chiracahua Mountains

... one of the leading textbooks on the subject. his work also spans several departments and programs, ... DNA evidence. Collecting moths is a hobby. his new discovery is Lithophane leeae . Walsh found ... contrast, is bright pink. He also named it after his wife, Lee, who has an affinity for the color. ...

American Society for Microbiology honors Arthur P. Guruswamy

... mycology/mycobacteriology testing services; his expertise in mycobacteria has directly impacted ... and emerging species of Candida. He is known for his zest to improve the lab and his quest to always learn more to enhance patient ...

American Society for Microbiology honors George Liu

... infectious diseases. Dr. Liu is honored for his work on microbial pathogenesis and novel antibacterial therapies. his early successful graduate work was the ... immunologic tolerance in a model of autoimmunity. his novel concept that the low affinity of ...
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