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FDA sees nanotech challenges in every product category it regulates

...h parties have called on the federal government to address urgently,” said Maynard....

Researchers find 24 species believed new to science in Suriname rainforest

... improved conservation management of the region to address and halt threats from hunting and small-scale illegal mining. The report suggests that strategies should focus on protecting freshwater streams and preventing fragmentation of the natural habitat from unchecked or poorly planned development. The G...

Simulations unravel outer membrane transport mechanism

...redit: Image courtesy of Emad Tajkhorshid To address these limitations, Tajkhorshid and graduate student James Gumbart used two software programs developed in the U. of I.’s National Institutes of Health Resource for Macromolecular Modeling and Bioinformatics. The programs, NAMD and VMD, respectively, ...

Researchers examine carbon capture and storage to combat global warming

...s lead, from rocks into the water, she said. To address these risks, scientists are studying reservoir geo...t will only happen if there are global policies to address these issues. That's the number one critical thing.'' With the proper development, Benson believe...

Students invent protective pouch to enhance cell therapy

...do not have access to a plentiful blood supply. To address this challenge, the radiologists last year asked undergraduates in the university’s BME Design Team course to devise a way to keep the microcapsules in one place where their cells could thrive and deliver effective therapy. During the past school ...

Automatic identification of protein's critical features from the structure

...co and the Buck Institute in the USA, were able to address it, although motivated by other reasons than fashion. In biology, the capacity to establish the function of a molecule, proteins in particular, from its form is relevant to understand how living forms work, and to develop effective treatments and d...

Proteasome activator enhances survival of Huntington's disease neuronal model cells

...way (S5a) into transducible lentiviral vectors. To address the therapeutic hypothesis experimentally, we transduced UPS subunits into HD skin fibroblasts or HD mutant protein expressing striatum-derived neurons. We determined how this intervention altered cell survival after exposure to toxins known to simul...

York mathematician probes geometric route to combat viruses

...ans, computational biologists and biophysicists to address a portfolio of projects arising from these results.? This grant will enable Dr Twarock to expand her group and fund three postdoctoral positions and four PhD students. The group will collaborate closely with the Astbury Centre in Leeds, and they wi...

Horse genome assembled

...ternational group of scientists to use genomics to address important health issues for equines, known as the Horse Genome Project ( www.uky.edu/Ag/Horsemap/ ). The horse whose DNA was used in the sequencing effort is a Thoroughbred mare named Twilight from Cornell University in Ithaca, N.Y. Researchers obtai...

Study calculates patient time costs associated with cancer care

...l writers also note that these calculations do not address the emotional cost cancer patients and their families endure. Even accounting for patient time costs, "we know we have greatly underestimated the true cost of the disease," they write. Nevertheless, Kessler and Ramsey conclude, new treatments that re...

Stress may help cancer cells resist treatment, research shows

...s hormones. Although these studies do not directly address the role of stress hormones, they suggest that stress hormones may play an important role in prostate cancer." Kulik said the findings have several implications for patients and for researchers. "It may be important for patients who have incre...

When your brain talks, your muscles don't always listen

...port, but my career in this field now allows me to address a much larger population that needs our knowledge," Knight said. "Exercise is still the means for improvement, and aging is a process that unites us all." ...

Reading hidden intentions in the human brain

...g in mind the choice of responses available. To address the question of whether intention might be reflected in prefrontal cortical activity, the researchers in the new work used functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) to assess brain activity while subjects concentrated on their choice of intended m...

New protein inhibitor impedes growth of cancerous cells

...locally advanced or metastatic cancers in order to address the therapeutic potential of the compound. In the companion paper, Lenart et al. use BI 2536 as a tool to probe the functions of Plk1 in normal cells. The availability of a specific Plk1 inhibitor is particularly useful in this regard because Plk1...

Are we killing the world's oceans?

.... The gathering, which is open to the public, will address scientific and policy issues of critical importance to the future of Earth's oceans. The event is part of a series of Forums on Taboo Topics created by RSC: The Academies (formerly the Royal Society of Canada), in partnership with individual Canad...

Fighting to keep Darwin in the classroom

...viewed journal with non-traditional features, will address these concerns. Each quarterly issue will feature peer-reviewed articles on evolution, "letters from the trenches," interviews with prominent scientists and educators, lesson plans, critical essays, cartoons, puzzles, reviews on evolution in the med...

Scientists sequence genome of parasite responsible for common sexually transmitted infection

...standing of these organisms, so that we can better address public health issues," says NIH Director Elias A. Zerhouni, M.D. "By better understanding the genetic makeup of the Trichomonas vaginalis parasite that causes trichomoniasis, we can target our efforts to developing the most effective medicines to ...

Failure to meet United Nations sanitation target could affect millions of the world's poorest

...drinking water and basic sanitation facilities. To address the problem, the United Nations established the Target 10 initiative, which aims to halve the proportion of people without sustainable access to safe drinking water and basic sanitation by 2015. Target 10 was launched in 2000 as part of the U.N. Mil...

Canada's new government invests $200M in the fight against the mountain pine beetle

...ced measures to fight the mountain pine beetle and address its impacts on communities and forests in British Columbia. The Federal Mountain Pine Beetle Program will provide $200 million to minimize the consequences of the beetle infestation and assist in efforts to slow the infestation's eastward spread. "T...

Procedure predicts embryos most likely to result in pregnancy

To address the high rate of multiple births resulting from in-vitro-fertilization (IVF), researchers at Yale School of Medicine and McGill University have developed a procedure that estimates the reproductive potential of individual embryos, possibly leading to...

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