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FDA sees nanotech challenges in every product category it regulates

...ce report highlights, nanotechnology impacts every area of FDA responsibility—drugs, drug delivery systems, cosmetics, medical devices, and food products. Overall, the agency regulates products that are worth nearly $1.5 trillion annually and that account for almost 25 percent of US consumer spending. “...

Brain inflammation may be friend, not foe, for Alzheimer's patients

...beta in one part of the brain –the hippocampus, an area of the brain that specializes in memory and one of...dulating the immune system is tremendous and is an area that has not been fully explored,” said O’Banion. “That said, people have to remember that the curre...

Threats to wild tigers growing

...es a mere 7 percent of its historic range, and the area known to be inhabited by tigers has declined by 41 percent over the past decade, according to an article published in the June 2007 issue of BioScience. Growing trade in folk medicines made from tiger parts and tiger skins, along with habitat loss an...

Envisat captures first image of Sargassum from space

...m," Gower said. "It is usually associated with the area of the North Atlantic known as the Sargasso Sea af...ing over large areas of the Gulf show that in this area and season it represents a significant fraction of marine primary productivity." Marine primary ...

New bacterium discovered -- related to cause of trench fever

... all the pet cats they tested in the San Francisco area had this bacterium in their blood. This work, detailed in the “Journal of the American Medical Association” in 1994, sounded the alarm that pet cats were often infected with a microbe that could be transmitted to their owners through a scratch. ...

Rising skin cancer rates are more likely to affect wealthy people, says 12-year review

... basal cell carcinoma if they lived in an affluent area and two and a half times more likely to suffer from malignant melanoma. Affluence didn’t, however, seem to affect squamous cell carcinoma. Malignant melanomas showed the greatest increase over the 12-year study period, with a 48 per cent rise i...

Massive herds of animals found to still exist in Southern Sudan

...outhern Sudan require an intensified effort in the area of natural resource conservation, particularly wil.... More than 50 beisa oryx were spotted in the Boma area alone. Almost 4,000 Nile lechwe were estimated in the Sudd swamps along with considerable population...

Australian wins prestigious prize in biodiversity informatics

...s the only Prize in the world that is given in the area of biodiversity informatics. The yearly award of €30,000 recognizes a researcher who is combining biosystematics and biodiversity informatics research in an exciting and novel way. Speaking about the Prize when he was notified, Flemons said "I am h...

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

...icated in the transmission of viral diseases is an area of future research that could lead to new ways of combating these diseases. One possibility would be to affect the activity of the genes and therefore help the mosquitoes fight off the viruses more effectively, preventing transmission to humans. I...

Ancient retrovirus sheds light on modern pandemic

...circulate," Emerman said. In fact, this emerging area of research, which seeks to better understand modern infections by studying ancient viruses, is known as "paleovirology." "Ultimately," said co-author Malik, "if we want to understand why our defenses are the way they are, the answers inevitably lie ...

AAAS decries latest stem cell veto

...hosen to maintain restrictions on such a promising area of research. AAAS will continue to support the int...hosen to maintain restrictions on such a promising area of research. AAAS will continue to support the interests of scientists and patients in fostering med...

Definitive evidence found of a swimming dinosaur

...ioja, La Rioja, Spain, discovered the prints in an area long known for its abundance of terrestrial dinosaur trackways dating from the early Cretaceous 125 million years ago. The team's findings are reported in the June issue of GEOLOGY, published by the Geological Society of America. The trackway cons...

A first -- Hebrew University scientist observes brain cell development in 'real time'

...lopment and maintenance of newborn neurons in this area was assessed by time-lapse imaging over several days at different stages of development. Mizrahi revealed that dendritic formation is highly dynamic. Moreover, once incorporated into the network, adult-born neurons in the study also remained dynamic ...

'Smart' mice teach scientists about learning process, brain disorders

...recorded nerve-cell firings in the hippocampus, an area of the brain associated with learning. Hippocampus slices from the knock-out mice responded much more strongly to an electrical stimulation, supporting the finding that the mice were more prepared to learn....

Common treatment for methamphetamine overdose may damage brain cells

...methamphetamine overdose damages nerve cells in an area of the brain known to regulate movement, a new study shows. The findings, derived from experiments with rats, indicate that only the combination of the medication, haloperidol, and methamphetamine causes the destructive effects, not either one alone...

Philandering female felines forgo fidelity

...also which of the known male cheetahs in the study area had sired cubs. Surprisingly, few known males had,...ned paternity, although not all males in the study area had been sampled. At least some of these missing fathers undoubtedly resided outside the study area....

Resistant HIV quickly hides in infants' cells

...ild’s lifetime.?This is a critical question and an area of intense investigation, especially in light of the high rates of antiretroviral drug resistance occurring in infants in low-income countries who received a single dose of an NNRTI for prevention of mother-to-child transmission, and for whom treatme...

Mice with a migraine show signs of brain damage

...chemical balance. Oxygen-rich blood pours into the area to allow brain tissue to work overtime; the team found that the brain’s arteries expand by more than 50 percent to keep up with the demand. It’s at this stage that Nedergaard observed the unexpected: While blood flow increased, bringing more oxyge...

A cherry on top: Tart cherries may alter heart/diabetes factors

...xidant-rich foods and food extracts is a promising area of research, says Bolling, who is the Gayle Halperin Kahn Professor of Integrative Medicine, a professor of cardiac surgery, co-director of U-M Integrative Medicine and member of the U-M Cardiovascular Center. "These data from whole tart cherries ...

More recycling on the farm could reduce environmental problems

...r, which is costly, and may reduce output per unit area farmed. Pearson summarizes studies of organic farming suggesting, however, that price premiums could overcome this disadvantage, and points out that social benefits could be expected. Pearson argues that existing funding programs for farmers could be...

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