The hepatitis healing power of blueberry leaves
... which affect 200 million people worldwide and
can eventually lead to cirrhosis and
Among the areas of especially ... southern Japan, a trend that led Hiroaki Kataoka and
colleagues at the University of ...
Advances in lung cancer research announced at conference
... Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) and
Scottsdale Healthcare this week announced two ... M.D., an Associate Investigator in TGen's Cancer and
Cell Biology Division and
Director of Thoracic Oncology at TGen Clinical ...
EMBO pioneers pension plan for internationally mobile postdoctoral researchers
... country," said Jan Taplick, EMBO Deputy Director and
manager of EMBO Fellowships. "We are pleased to ... are awarded annually, offering funding and
support for two-year post-doctoral research ... a Heidelberg based independent financial services and
wealth management consulting company, has ...
Highest ever winter water temperatures recorded
... curling around the southern tip of Tasmania and
reaching as far north as St Helens.
Remote ... the current in recent days using satellite data, and
ocean measurements made near Maria Island on ...
CSIRO oceanographers Katy Hill, David Griffin and
George Cresswell study ocean behaviour in the ...
Marine microbes creating green waves in industry
... marine microbes could lead to more efficient and
greener ways to manufacture new drugs for conditions such as epilepsy, diabetes, flu and
other viruses, as well as improving the ...
Researchers at Heriot-Watt University and
Plymouth Marine Laboratory (PML) in collaboration ...
Navigating in the ocean of molecules
... generates maps of chemically-related structures and
links them to biological activity, that is, to ... from the universities of Frankfurt, Eindhoven and
New Mexico, have identified substances that could ... of active agents for use in cancer treatment and
malaria. ( Nature Chemical Biology , June 28, ...
Carbon nanoparticles toxic to adult fruit flies but benign to young
... medicine, electronics, optics, materials science and
architecture, but their health and
environmental impact is not fully understood.
... to their bodies, covered their breathing holes, and
coated their compound eyes. Scientists are unsure ...
NIH stimulus funding supports Emory biomedical scientists
... will improve medical treatment, create new jobs, and
provide additional educational opportunities for ... institutions thus far.
The American Recovery and
Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA), passed by ... in areas ranging from heart disease, cancer and
neurology to organ transplantation, pulmonary ...
Bladder cells feel stretch
... research group led by Prof. Makoto Tominaga and
Dr. Takaaki Sokabe (National Institute for Physiological Sciences: NIPS), and
Prof. Masayuki Takeda, Dr. Isao Araki and
Dr. Tsutomu Mochizuki (Yamanashi Univ.), found ...
Scientists find universal rules for food-web stability
... many diverse predator-prey links connect high and
intermediate trophic levels. The computations ... demands of such simulations are high and
their relevance is often limited.
Innovative ... MPIPKS. Complex ecosystems can thus be simulated and
analyzed under almost any conditions. "In this ...
Carnegie donates landmark clones to biology
... interactions that proteins have with each other and
the protective membrane that surrounds a cell. ... so-called membrane proteins regulate nutrients and
water fluxes, sense environmental threats, and
are the communications interface with neighboring ...
AGU journal highlights -- Aug. 6, 2009
IPCC models might overestimate methane and
nitrous oxide emissions from the ocean
Martian ... regional climate
An overview of global dimming and
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inserting into the search engine the full doi ...
New cancer drug delivery system is effective and reversible
... equation. The drug must also spare healthy cells, and
ideally its effects will be reversible, to cut ... receptors on cancer cells, liposomes can enter and
dump their cancer-killing contents into those ... receptor so that it can deliver the liposome and
the cancer drug into the cell.
Carnegie Mellon's Jean VanBriesen leads research team on Monongahela River
... Mellon University's Jeanne M. VanBriesen and
Kelvin Gregory will use a $100,000 grant from the ... River.
The focus will be on the presence and
effect of bromide associated with Marcellus Shale gas produced water, and
sulfate from acid mine drainage, according to ...
Mary had a lot of lambs: Researchers identify way to accelerate sheep breeding
... out of season as well as conceive at younger ages and
They conducted a simple ... with out-of-season fertility, in their test flock and
then validated the gene's relationship with ... of animal science in the College of Agriculture and
Life Sciences. His Cornell colleague Mike ...
Wastewater produces electricity and desalinates water
... A process that cleans wastewater and
generates electricity can also remove 90 percent ... an international team of researchers from China and
Clean water for drinking, washing and
industrial uses is a scarce resource in some ...
Climbing to new heights in the forest canopy
... full swing, many plants are at their peak bloom and
climbing plants, like clematis, morning glories, and
sweet peas, are especially remarkable. Not only ... beautiful, but their ability to climb walls and
trellises is an impressive feat of biological ...
First human gets new antibody aimed at hepatitis C virus
... of a Phase 1 clinical trial, testing the safety and
activity of a human monoclonal antibody they ... the antibody known as MBL-HCV1 on July 28, 2009, and
the study is now proceeding and
will eventually involve 30 healthy subjects in a ...
Protein handlers should be effective treatment target for cancer and Alzheimer's
... AUGUSTA, Ga. Cancer and
Alzheimer's have excess protein in common and
scientists say learning more about how proteins are made and
eliminated will lead to better treatment for ....
Climate-caused biodiversity booms and busts in ancient plants and mammals
... 47 million years ago strongly influenced plants and
animals, spurring a biodiversity boom in western ... "Today, the middle of Wyoming is a vast desert, and
a few antelope and
deer are all you see," said lead author Michael ...
University of Hawaii at Manoa researchers reveal ocean acidification at Station ALOHA
... When dissolved, CO 2 acts as an acid, and
lowers seawater pH. Since the beginning of the ... has already caused a 0.1 unit lowering of pH, and
models suggest that another 0.3 pH unit drop by ... have a host of negative impacts on marine biota, and
has the potential to alter the rates of ocean ...
Argonne to showcase science and technology at community open house
... 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. for a day of discovery and
fun for the whole family. The event is free and
open to the public.
"The open house will be ... Laboratory. "We love welcoming the community and
having an opportunity to show off some of the ...
'Green' energy from algae
... view of the shortage of petrochemical resources and
climate change, development of CO 2 -neutral ... are developing closed photo-bioreactors and
novel cell disruption methods.
Microalgae are ... plant-like organisms engaged in photosynthesis and
converting carbon dioxide (CO 2 ) into biomass. ...
Symposium to discuss geoengineering to fight climate change at the ESA Annual Meeting
... significant changes in localized temperature and
precipitation. Her simulations also predict that ... phytoplankton populations, which by dying and
sinking would use enough oxygen to create ... sequestration, sometimes known as CO2 capture and
storage, takes CO2 out of the ...
Moving to the US increases cancer risk for Hispanics
... have higher incidence rates of certain cancers and
worse cancer outcomes if they live in the United ...
"Targeted interventions for cancer prevention and
control should take into account the specificity ... from the Portuguese Foundation for Science and
These results are published in ...
More than half of Texas physicians do not always recommend HPV vaccine to girls
... the human papillomavirus vaccination for all 11- and
12-year-old girls, but results of a recent survey ... to HPV vaccination among Texas physicians. Kahn and
colleagues surveyed 1,122 physicians.
Of the ... they were likely to recommend the vaccine to boys and
41.7 percent agreed with mandated vaccination. ...
Women often opt to surgically remove their breasts, ovaries to reduce cancer risk
... after counseling or a genetic test result and
can take more than seven years for patients to ... University Hospital of South Manchester NHS Trust and
a professor at the University of Manchester, United Kingdom.
colleagues assessed the increase in ...
Venomous sea snakes play heads or tails with their predators
... heads or tails venomous sea snakes in the Pacific and
Indian Oceans deceive their predators into ... The discovery, made by Dr Arne Redsted Rasmussen and
Dr Johan Elmberg, showed that Yellow-lipped Sea Kraits ( Laticauda colubrina ) use skin markings and
behaviour patterns to fool predators into ...
Abnormal brain circuits may prevent movement disorder
... by uncontrolled movements, particularly twisting and
abnormal postures. Studies have shown that muscles contract abnormally and
patients can't stop the involuntary movements. ... with inherited dystonia are normal at autopsy and
the exact cause of their movement abnormality is ...
Understanding how weeds are resistant to herbicides
... species" such as humans, cows, fruit flies, and
mice. "That's changed now that those species have ... all of this genomic data relatively cheaply and
quickly, so it's worthwhile doing in some of ... Tranel. "The plate has thousands of tiny wells, and
a sequencing reaction going on in every one of ...
Methods for gene transfer in stem cells featured in Cold Spring Harbor Protocols
... they allow stable integration of transgenes and
propagation into daughter cells. Lentiviral ... ), Franois-Loc Cosset and
colleagues from Ecole Normale Suprieure de Lyon ( ... concerns about recombination, immune responses and
other safety issues. DNA transposons offer an ...
New DNA and RNA aptamers offer unique therapeutic advantages
... can bind protein targets with a high strength and
are currently in clinical development as ... risk of inducing an immune reaction in humans, and
amenability to chemical modifications that ...
Hormone levels contribute to stress resilience
... those regularly experienced by soldiers, police, and
firefighters. Dr. Charles A. Morgan III and
his colleagues from Yale University and
the VA National Center for PTSD have worked ...
Joint research into an enzyme that causes genetic diseases
... from CIC bioGUNE's Structural Biology Unit and
Columbia University (New York) have conducted a ... of fatty acids (the components of fats) and
sugars. When its function is not adequately ... amongst them lactic acidaemia, hypoglycaemia, and
psycho-motor retardation. At the same time, being ...
Beautiful plumage: Feather color and sex start the species revolution
Birds use plumage colour to recognize and
select potential mates. A mutation of a single ... a report in the American Naturalist -- selected and
reviewed by Faculty of 1000 member Rebecca ... same body shape, but different colored bellies and
distinct songs. Birds from these sub-species ...
Obama administration announces more than $327 million in Recovery Act funding for science research
... million in new funding from the American Recovery and
Reinvestment Act will go toward scientific research, instrumentation, and
laboratory infrastructure projects. Ten of DOE's ... the U.S. to maintain its scientific leadership and
economic competitiveness ," said Secretary Steven ...
New insights into health and environmental effects of carbon nanoparticles
... A new study raises the possibility that flies and
other insects that encounter nanomaterial "hot ... facilities in the future could pick up and
transport nanoparticles on their bodies, ... , a semi-monthly journal.
David Rand and
Bioethanol's impact on water supply 3 times higher than once thought
... Science & Technology .
Sangwon Suh and
colleagues point out in the study that annual ... in the U.S. is currently about 9 billion gallons and
note that experts expect it to increase in the ... from the corn field to the fuel pump in 2007. and
a gallon of ethanol may require up to over 2,100 ...
Growing evidence of marijuana smoke's potential dangers
... , a monthly journal.
Rebecca Maertens and
colleagues note that people often view marijuana as a "natural" product and
less harmful than tobacco. As public attitudes toward marijuana change and
legal restrictions ease in some countries, use of ...
Scary ancient spiders revealed in 3-D models, thanks to new imaging technique
... of ancient creatures called Cryptomartus hindi and
Eophrynus prestvicii, closely related to ... physical traits that helped them to hunt for prey and
The researchers created their ... software.
Both Cryptomartus hindi and
Eophrynus prestivicii were around the size of a ...