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Recent breakthroughs in common adult leukemia highlighted in New England Journal of Medicine

... completed, the 'watchful waiting' practice may be abandoned in many cases," said Dr. Rai, who treats many CLL patients. "New and upcoming discoveries made collectively by us and many other scientists around the world may alter the natural history of this currently incurable leukemia," he added. A decade ago,...

Proteomics brings researchers closer to understanding microbes that produce acid mine drainage

A pink, bacterial scum on the floor of an abandoned mine seems an unlikely place to study community development, but a biological breakthrough is allowing University of California, Berkeley, researchers to probe the give and take in this microbial mat. Last year, the UC Berkeley team joined with the ...

Vietnam war technology could aid elephant conservation

...ing Asian elephants in Sri Lanka, but the work was abandoned after the elephants began digging up the geophones and destroying them. Making accurate estimates of elephant populations is essential for their conservation. Until now, ecologists have had to rely on counting elephant dung balls - a very time consu...

Why were the HIV prevention trials in commercial sex workers abandoned?

...ta." ### Citation: Singh JA, Mills EJ (2005) The abandoned trials of pre-exposure prophylaxis for HIV: What went wrong? PLoS Med 2(9): e234. Related article: Citation: Lange JMA (2005) We must not let protestors derail trials of pre-exposure prophylaxis for HIV. PLoS Med 2(9): e248. ...

Can two killers make a cure?

...nfidence that the hybrid will be safe, Pickles has abandoned similar research as he fears opposition from a fearful public will prevent the method ever being used. Another problem with Kobinger's approach is that patients will require repeated treatments, because the added gene ends up in surface cells that di...

Virtual animal shelters ?How the Internet is transforming the experience of pet adoptions

...anizations are growing in number, working to place abandoned animals in loving new homes. Although the majority of these organizations operate out of clusters of private foster homes, they're successfully winning high visibility for placing their pooches. In a presentation at the 100th annual meeting of the A...

Chernobyl: The true scale of the accident

...cts declined, leaving many projects unfinished and abandoned and many of the promised benefits under funded. Also, benefits were offered to broad categories of "Chernobyl victims" that expanded to seven million now receiving or eligible for pensions, special allowances and health benefits, including free holid...

Study may help slay 'Yellow Monster'

...e far-reaching implications for people living near abandoned mine tailings in the Four Corners area of the Sout...leanup," Stearns said. Estimates put the number of abandoned mines on the Navajo Nation at more than 1,100. NAU senior Hertha Woody grew up on the Navajo Nation...

Beekeepers work hard for the honey, despite changing tupelo forest

...is study significant, Stallins said. Watson, who abandoned her dissertation on fair-trade labeling of coffee ...the past." Indeed, many beekeeper hobbyists have abandoned the pastime and commercial producers will only harvest honey as long as it is feasible in terms of e...

Lost in thought: Brain research

...e eastern perspectives, in which the 'self must be abandoned in order to fully engage with the outside world.'" On a more scientific level, their study suggests that the brain's self-awareness centers do not function as a critical element that allows perceptual awareness of the outside world. Rather, the self-...

Mice learn tasks that may help treat human psychiatric disorders

...et shifting in which a focus on one object must be abandoned in favor of another object or task. This test long has been used to monitor brain processes involved in human psychiatric disorders and also has been tailored to a few other animals. However, researchers previously had not adapted it to the most-used...

Tamed 11,400 years ago, figs were likely first domesticated crop

...ave been inhabited for some 200 years before being abandoned roughly 11,200 years ago. The carbonized figs were not distorted, suggesting that they may have been dried for human consumption. Similar fig drupelets were found at a second site located some 1.5 kilometers west of Gilgal. The scientists compared t...

Why aren't humans furry? Stone-Age moms could be the answer

...nce probably influenced whether the mother kept or abandoned it. An attractive baby was more likely to be kept and reared. Harris' theory is that this kind of parental selection may have been an important force in evolution. If Stone Age people believed that hairless babies were more attractive than hairy o...

Gut research yields new anti-cancer approach

... last work attempting to reduce tubulin levels was abandoned approximately 25 years ago under the assumption that such drugs would be toxic, destroying microtubules in healthy cells as well as cancer cells," Schaefer said. "Our early studies, however, suggest that general toxicity does not rule out this approa...

Microbes at work cleaning up the environment

...ey National Laboratory found that bacteria from an abandoned mine excrete proteins that cause metal nanoparticles to aggregate. The bacteria are binding and immobilizing the metals in the nanoparticles and the nanoparticles themselves, which are potentially toxic to the bacteria. Sulfate-reducing bacteria ...

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