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Revealed -- Mosquito genes that could be controlling the spread of killer viruses

...e systems, but also numerous differences. The team aims to discover which of these genetic differences could explain why one type of mosquito transmits dengue and yellow fevers, while the other transmits malaria. Beyond the present descriptive work, functional studies will be needed to clarify exactly how...

Human stem cell treatment restores motor function in paralyzed rats

...ssary for coordinated motor activity, our research aims to replace these lost neurons by grafting new spinal stem cells, which repopulates the pool of degenerated neurons.” For this study, nine of 16 rats with induced spinal cord ischemia were injected with human spinal stem cells 21 days after paraly...

Intelligent materials to regenerate bone tissue

...mplants known to date. . The Nanobiocom project aims at developing a support matrix (scaffold) of a compound material that is ‘intelligent? proactive, and capable of repairing and regenerating bone tissue. To this end, it has to be bioactive, capable of acting on the tissue-generating system and its co...

Cure for cancer one step closer

...nt care, ethical conduct and quality research that aims to improve quality of life through better diagnosis and treatment. ...

Researchers identify gene involved in dog size

...ransportable during trade and migration. Future aims of the study are to identify genes that control other aspects of canine morphology including, for instance, leg length and skull shape. Three high-resolution photos depicting the wide size range among dog breeds are available at: www.genome.gov/...

Smithsonian scientists discover new marine species in eastern Pacific

...t funded by the National Science Foundation, which aims to determine the relationships among all families of crabs and shrimps. Even soft corals, a relatively well-studied group, yielded 15 new species over 3 years in a complimentary project organized by STRI Staff Scientist Hector Guzman. The scien...

Fighting influenza & co. with 40,000 blood samples

...ed by the University of Bonn is now starting which aims at shedding light on this. Among other things, the researchers want to get a step closer to solving this riddle by examining tens of thousands of blood samples. The objective is also to develop new medicines which largely inactivate the viruses and e...

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

...ations 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. Millennium Development Goals initiative, a global effort by member nations "to meet ...

Researchers hot on the trail of brain cell degeneration

...t new forms of treatment and advance research that aims to alleviate symptoms. The researchers behind the ...n the EU Sixth Framework Programme. The consortium aims at generating the basis for novel neuroprotective drugs for neurodegenerative conditions involving o...

Biodiesel won't drive down global warming

...s for policymakers. The 2003 EU Biofuels Directive aims to increase the levels of biofuels to 5.75% of all transport fuels by 2010, up from roughly 2% currently. This will be further increased to a 10% share in 2010, the Commission announced in January this year. Transportation currently accounts for ...

Quitting smoking reduces risk of lung cancer mortality by 70 percent

...n causes of death in Asia-Pacific populations. It aims to produce region-, age- and sex-specific estimates of the cardiovascular disease risks associated with blood pressure, smoking, cholesterol, diabetes and other major risk factors. ...

Bacteria from patient's dental plaque causes ventilator-associated pneumonia

...r of the Department of Oral Biology. The trial aims to determine if swabbing ventilated ICU patients?mouths with a bactericide protects them from developing pneumonia. In this component, Heo and colleagues concentrated on three strains of suspected pathogens that are responsible for most hos...

Breathing easy: When it comes to oxygen, a bug's life is full of it

...ealthy even under hypoxic conditions. The research aims to lead to better ways to protect humans who suffer periods of hypoxia due to medical emergency or accidents. Mark Krasnow, of the Stanford University School of Medicine, Palo Alto, California, will speak on “Developmental responses to hypoxia in ...

Backache beaten by good vibrations?

... in a multitude of soft-tissue injuries. The study aims to address the unanswered question of whether TU is effective in reducing pain and disability in patients with lower back pain caused by sciatica. "Obviously this will not only help us find out more about effective treatment, it will help the volu...

New study aims to stop sepsis in its tracks

...s a daunting task. As a first step, the consortium aims to find out whether the protocol will have similar success at multiple hospitals across the nation. Following a year-long period of establishing and training sepsis teams, the consortium plans to treat early severe sepsis in nearly 2,000 patients, e...

Bones at the nanoscale

...irst author of the paper. Further ongoing research aims at telling us how these design principles differ in bones with different mechanical function and how they may be affected by age and disease....

NHGRI aims to make DNA sequencing faster, more cost effective

...gle molecule sequencing by ligation," this project aims to develop a method for fabricating high-density a...face inside a reagent flow cell. The research plan aims to advance this strategy to achieve high accuracy, re-sequencing of highly variable genomes and asse...

American scientist's research of life's first cells

...t Award. "The award, now in its twelfth year, aims to recognize outstanding PhD graduate students from around the world and reward their research in the field of molecular biology," said Peter Ehrenheim, president of GE Healthcare Life Sciences. "Both Science /AAAS and GE believe that support of pro...

Edge density key to controlling gypsy moth spread

...Currently, the containment program for gypsy moths aims at controlling outbreaks outside the current population boundaries. The researchers suggest that "the invasion might also be slowed by suppressing outbreaks near the invasion front (within the populated area), to reduce the number of dispersers to be...

Scientists get best look ever at water-life connection

...o regulate biochemical reactions. Zhong's project aims eventually to explain how water helps enable life-supporting biological functions such as protein folding or enzyme catalysis. But for now, this early result ends decades of controversy on what happens in the microscopic realm where water and protein...

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