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ASM biodefense and emerging diseases research meeting

... on the science behind the anthrax letter attack investigation will take place on the morning of Tuesday, ... a forum for scientists directly involved in the investigation of the anthrax letter attacks of 2001 to present ... Innovative science was very important part of the investigation and yet has been widely mis-represented in the ...

Lithium may help radiation target cancer, spare healthy tissue

... radiation treatments. In the May 1 issue of the Journal of Clinical investigation , Fen Xia, M.D., Ph.D., and colleagues show that lithium promotes DNA ... cells while protecting healthy brain tissue. The team is launching an investigation of the safety and feasibility of lithium treatment in patients with ...

Our microbes, ourselves

... to be identified. The group's latest findings represent the first investigation of gut microbiota from post-gastric-bypass patients to date. By ... but were encouraged by the findings from their small sample. Future investigation is needed to establish the differences in composition of gut microbiota ...

Study shows California's autism increase not due to better counting, diagnosis

... study of reliably confirmed cases of autism to date, and the first major investigation of environmental factors and gene-environment interactions in the disorder. MARBLES is a prospective investigation that follows women who already have had one child with autism, beginning ...

Orangutan's spontaneous whistling opens new chapter in study of evolution of speech

... another species, and they are flexible in using them." The scientific investigation with Bonnie at the National Zoo was supported in part by a grant from the ... great apes to imitate human speech. Specifically, Savage-Rumbaugh's 1991 investigation centered on whether the bonobo Kanzi, a member of the colony of bonobos ...

Lack of vitamin D causes weight gain and stunts growth in girls

... Yet in contrast to what's been previously reported in older women, their investigation found no association between lack of vitamin D and bone strength. ... and increased risk for chronic disorders later in life, further investigation is needed to determine whether vitamin D supplements could have potential ...

Biochemistry of human physiology in health and disease is focus of updated clinical text

... N.Y. (Nov. 4, 2008) To intelligently perform laboratory methods in the investigation and diagnosis of disease, a solid understanding of the biochemistry behind ... to appreciate the role of the clinical biochemistry laboratory in the investigation of disease," wrote Luxton in the Preface to the book. The book is ...

Checking people at airports -- with terahertz radiation

... spectrum of the possible applications extends from security check to the investigation of the spatial and/or time structure of the electron packages in the ... of the PTB to investigate the THz radiation produced there and in the investigation of the effect of THz radiation on the biological cell cycle. ...

Scientists a step closer to producing fuel from bacteria

... of the Nostoc bacterium and its core nitrogen metabolism. Further investigation of this pathway might lead to understanding and improvement of the ... sustainable fuels." He added: " The next step for us will be further investigation into hydrogen production, as well as constructing more mathematical models ...

Radiation, nanotechnology, health care and more

... REFRIGERATORS -- Dr. Jason Harris, jastharris@aol.com , discusses an investigation initiated to study the tritium accumulation in frost and ice buildup in refrigerators and freezers. Results of the investigation showed that tritium from office building humidity can accumulate as frost ...

MED-EL's new MAESTRO

... Neck Surgery, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. A clinical investigation which evaluated MED-EL's FineHearing technology demonstrated remarkable ... FineHearing can be described as "Hearing in High Definition." The clinical investigation with FineHearing users show clear benefits for speech understanding in ...

Healthy or diseased?

... of relevant biomarkers of disease. Additionally, with the pre-clinical investigation of the effect of new drugs, metabolomics permits for the early ... methods and/or transcription analyses stood rather to the fore in the investigation of metabolic diseases. Now, advances in the area of mass spectroscopy ...

How your mother's emotional legacy impacts your life

... positive action, and to have a deeper sense of fulfillment. This entire investigation into your mother factor is for the sole purpose of gaining new, valuable ... mothering affects our lives in ways that should not be ignored. Through an investigation of the strengths, insights, and liabilities that derive from each ...

December GEOLOGY and GSA TODAY media highlights

... to irrigated agriculture. In contrast, the results of Hogan et al.s investigation of the Rio Grande River in Colorado and New Mexico suggest that geological ... found within the Member, suggests an impact-induced genesis. Current investigation of a reworked nannofossil assemblage occurring within the Crow Creek ...

How did chemical constituents essential to life arise on primitive Earth?

... DNA, might be built up from the combination of five cyanide molecules. The investigation is based on extensive quantum chemical computations over several years. ... a partial answer to the fundamental question of molecular biogenesis. Our investigation should trigger similar investigations of the abiotic formation of the ...

'Green' energy from algae

... a little bit less light, but the plant is operated at increased efficiency", emphasizes the biologist and electrical engineer. Modern designs under investigation will find more intelligent ways to light distribution. Consequently, algae production does not only work in countries with an extremely high solar ...

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

... to treat the most common cause of chronically progressive liver disease in children. The study, to be published in the Aug. 3 Journal of Clinical investigation , is posted online on the journal's website. "Our findings underscore the developing immune system's role in causing injury to bile ducts soon ...

C. difficile spores spread superbug

... patients tend to exhibit the symptoms of acute C. difficile infection, is clear and strengthens utility the mouse model as a valuable tool for investigation into the transmission of C. difficile . Today's results are published soon after a previous publication, where the team demonstrated that C. ...

'Show me the money!' MDA greenlights grants

... for the type of work we do has just about dried up, especially in the current economic climate. Simply put, without the support of MDA, this line of investigation could not be pursued by our lab," said Eric Schon, researcher at Columbia University Medical Center in New York. MDA has committed over $2 ...

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

... ROCKVILLE, Md., June 22 /PRNewswire/ -- The Federal Bureau of investigation (FBI) has awarded Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT ) a five-year, $47 million contract to continue managing the FBI Criminal Justice Information Services ...

AACR applauds nomination of Francis S. Collins, M.D., Ph.D., to be the new NIH director

... "His leadership of the National Human Genome Research Institute and the Human Genome Project has demonstrated his talent for identifying new areas of investigation and his skill in guiding large-scale research endeavors. He has continued and extended this work through collaborations with scientists at the ...

Measuring intellectual disability

... and is readily adaptable for large-scale use. Iwahashi et al suggest that "[this] method should prove to be a powerful tool for further investigation of the relationships between FMRP and the diverse clinical phenotypic domains [of fragile X syndrome]." "Such domains include not only autism and ...

'Bycatch' whaling a growing threat to coastal whales

... bycatch whaling also serves as a cover for illegal hunting, but the level at which it occurs is unknown. In January 2008, Korean police launched an investigation into organized illegal whaling in the port town of Ulsan, he said, reportedly seizing 50 tons of minke whale meat. Other protected species of ...

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

... ROCKVILLE, Md., June 22 /PRNewswire/ -- The Federal Bureau of investigation (FBI) has awarded Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT ) a five-year, $47 million contract to continue managing the FBI Criminal Justice Information Services ...

Geographic profiling applied to track hunting patterns of white sharks in South Africa

... predatory behavior has remained much of a mystery. Now, researchers from the United States and Canada are using geographic profiling -- a criminal investigation tool used to track a connected series of crimes and locate where serial criminals live -- to examine the hunting patterns of white sharks in South ...

Carnegie Mellon's Kris Matyjaszewski recieves EPA's Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Award

... or other variables. Polymers created using ATRP have been used for coatings, adhesives, lubricants, cosmetics and electronics and are currently under investigation for use in the medical and environmental fields. ATRP relies on a specialized copper catalyst to form a polymer chain. In the early stages of ATRP ...

Scientists sequence genome of the N2-fixing, soil-living bacterium Azotobacter vinelandii

... of the biology of this versatile, soil-living bacterium. The work will help advance research on A. vinelandii 's role as a model study organism for investigation of nitrogen fixation and other biochemical processes. It will also pave the way for new applications in biotechnology, including the possible use of ...

Enzyme doesn't act alone in atrial fibrillation

... doesn't act alone, say researchers at Baylor College of Medicine. The findings can be found online in the current edition of the Journal of Clinical investigation . "When the heart pumps properly, the muscle contractions are regulated by waves of calcium. When the heart relaxes, the calcium is stored; when ...

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

... Researchers at UCLA's Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center, on a quest to find lung cancer stem cells, have developed a unique model to allow further investigation into the cells that many believe may be at the root of all lung cancers. If researchers could find a way to isolate and grow lung cancer stem ...

Pre-pregnancy depressed mood may heighten risk for premature birth

... born after less than 37 weeks of gestation. Normal gestation ranges from 38 to 42 weeks. Data for the study was drawn from a larger longitudinal investigation looking at the risks for cardiovascular disease among more than 5,000 young adults in four metropolitan areas. The Coronary Artery Risk Development ...

Mars mission could ease Earth's energy supply crisis

... helping materials are environmentally harmless to the extent that they are edible. Our research at Imperial College combines first rate scientific investigation with practical engineering design." Dr Liz Towns-Andrews, Director of Knowledge Exchange at STFC, which is funding the study through its Knowledge ...

Enigmatic sea urchin structure catalogued

... A comprehensive investigation into the axial complex of sea urchins ( Echinoidea ), an internal structure with unknown function, has shown that within that group of marine ...

American Society for Microbiology honors James W. Snyder

... was created by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Association of Public Health Laboratories (APHL), and the Federal Bureau of investigation (FBI), to prepare the laboratory for bioterrorism events. The foundation of the LRN is comprised of the sentinel laboratories that perform diagnostic ...

American Society for Microbiology honors George Liu

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

Scientists examine perceptions of risk and the spread of disease

... will behave in a certain way given certain information sets, we might be able to find better ways to distribute medicine." Another avenue for investigation is how the global food trade system would be affected if it becomes the source of a pathogen, Fenichel said. "One of the questions is how do we set ...

Scientists examine human behavior and the threat of disease

... will behave in a certain way given certain information sets, we might be able to find better ways to distribute medicine." Another avenue for investigation is how the global food trade system would be affected if it becomes the source of a pathogen, Fenichel said. "One of the questions is how do we set ...

SRI International announces findings from new upper atmospheric radar system for scientific research

... Noctilucent Clouds and Polar Mesospheric Summer Echoes," by Michael Taylor, Ph.D., professor at Utah State University, describes the first detailed investigation of the common horizontal and vertical structures of radar and optical mesospheric clouds. These are the highest altitude clouds, which form in the ...

New journal on advanced glass research to debut

... application of glass science and engineering across the entire materials spectrum, encompassing the description, application, modeling, experimental investigation and manufacture of glass materials." Dr. L. David Pye, dean and professor of glass science, emeritus, at the New York State College of Ceramics at ...

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

... Method to Extend Research in Time (MERIT) award from the National Institute of Diabetes and Kidney Diseases will provide long-term for his lab's investigation into the communication loop between fat cells and the brain, which Bartness has researched for the past 26 years with NIH support. "I am delighted ...

Is vitamin D deficiency linked to Alzheimer's disease and vascular dementia?

... of Alzheimer's Disease (May 2009) by William B. Grant, PhD of the Sunlight, Nutrition, and Health Research Center (SUNARC) suggests that further investigation of possible direct or indirect linkages between Vitamin D and these dementias is needed. Low serum levels of 25-hydroxyvitamin D [25(OH)D] have ...
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