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The hepatitis healing power of blueberry leaves

... which affect 200 million people worldwide and can eventually lead to cirrhosis and liver cancer. 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

... "hum" IPCC models might overestimate methane and nitrous oxide emissions from the ocean Martian ... regional climate An overview of global dimming and brightening Can seismic variation in the mantle ... to http://www.agu.org/pubs/search_options.shtml and 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. Developing ...

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 more frequently. 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 the U.S. 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 Technology. 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. Evans and 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 specificity 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

... species. 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 Robert ...

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 evade predators. The researchers created their ... software. Both Cryptomartus hindi and Eophrynus prestivicii were around the size of a ...
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