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Liver cancer patients with high serum levels of hepatitis B virus face poorer outcomes

... which was associated with the worst survival. The article is also available online at Wiley Interscience ( http://www.interscience.wiley.com/journal/hepatology ). HBV is associated with a more than 200-fold increase in risk of liver cancer. In areas where HBV is endemic, like China and the Far East, the gr...

Threats to wild tigers growing

...y 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 and fragmentation, is believed to be the chief reason for the losses. The assessment, by Eric Dinerstein of...

Modeling the restless brain

...structural topology," Sporns and Honey wrote in an article appearing this week in the Proceedings of the Nati...e monkey's brain would look like. Coauthors of the article are Rolf Kötter, a neuroanatomist at Radboud University in Nijmegen in the Netherlands, and Michael ...

In mice, drug protects against diabetes and atherosclerosis

...edisposed to these common killers, according to an article published online at Nature on June 6, 2007. The te...e drug known as BMS309403, described in the Nature article as a "rationally designed, potent, and selective inhibitor of aP2" that blocks the protein's ability...

Undergraduate research shows leaderless honeybee organizing

.... Pierce’s recently reported his research in an article appearing in the behavioral biology research journal Ethology, with co-authors Lee Lewis and UNC Charlotte biology professor Stanley Schneider, Pierce’s mentor. Pierce was first author on the paper – a rare achievement for an undergraduate. “It wa...

Researchers reveal structure of protein altered in autism

...en with autism. Their work, published as the cover article in the June issue of the journal Structure, should help scientists pinpoint the consequences of other genetic abnormalities associated with the disorder. “By understanding the three-dimensional structure of the normal protein, researchers can now ma...

UCF nanoparticle offers promise for treating glaucoma

...y Center. The findings will be published in an article appearing in the June 28 issue of the Journal of P...ues from North Dakota State University note in the article that while barely 1-3 percent of existing glaucoma medicines penetrate into the eye, earlier experim...

UI anthropologist, colleagues discover remains of earliest giant panda

...iochon (pronounced schuh-HON) is a co-author of an article published in the June 18-22 online edition of the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS). Previous discoveries of teeth and other remains made between 1985 and 2002 had failed to establish the animal's size. Ciochon says th...

Reconstructing the biology of extinct species: A new approach

...e inner ear on each side of the skull. The team's article on its research will be published on 26 June in the print edition of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences and in the journal's online early edition during the week of 18 to 22 June. "We have shown that there is a fundamental adaptiv...

Extra-aggressive form of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis identified

...owly. Now, Selman and coworkers present in an article published in the online, open-access journal PLoS ONE on Wednesday 30th May, strong evidence indicating that a subset of IPF patients has a short duration of symptoms before diagnosis and display an accelerated clinical course to end-stage disease. T...

More recycling on the farm could reduce environmental problems

...recycling of energy and materials, according to an article published in the May 2007 issue of BioScience. The author, Craig J. Pearson of the University of Guelph, documents how semiclosed agricultural systems -- which he terms "regenerative" -- could enhance global sustainability of biological resources, cu...

Technique monitors thousands of molecules simultaneously

... Moeller published on the technology in a recent article in the Journal of the American Chemical Society, Vol. 28 16020, 2006. He will discuss the work at the 211th National Meeting of the Electrochemistry Society in Chicago, May 7, 2007. The National Science Foundation and the CombiMatrix Corp. in Seattle...

Why do oysters choose to live where they could be eaten?

... can be a life or death decision. According to an article in the May edition of Ecological Monographs, a team of scientists has found that despite the risk of being eaten by cannibalistic adults, oyster larvae choose to settle in areas of high oyster concentrations to take advantage of future benefits of in...

Legal ruling may put endangered species in danger

...aid Vucetich, who recently co-authored a scholarly article with Nelson on the meaning of the words "endangered" and "recovery" in the Endangered Species Act. Their paper was published in the October 5, 2006 issue of the peer-reviewed journal, Conservation Biology. "The Act is intended to allow species to be ...

Invasion of the island bats

... the study of several independent bat groups, this article shows that reverse colonization is a feature of the entire Caribbean bat community, encompassing groups of bats as different from each other as aerial insectivores, nectarivores, and frugivores. The evolution of Caribbean bats suggests that far f...

The quest for an effective HIV vaccine presents new possibilities, challenges

...arch Program in the Division of AIDS. In a review article in the May 17 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine, Drs. Johnston and Fauci examine the daunting challenges posed by HIV, the evolution of HIV vaccine research, the role T cells may play in HIV vaccine effectiveness, and how the first success...

Iowa State scientists demonstrate first use of nanotechnology to enter plant cells

...r DNA and Chemicals into Plants," is a highlighted article in the May issue of Nature Nanotechnology. The scientists are Kan Wang, professor of agronomy and director of the Center for Plant Transformation, Plant Sciences Institute; Victor Lin, professor of chemistry and senior scientist, U.S. Department of E...

Genome of yellow fever/dengue fever mosquito sequenced

...isease transmission," Tu said. According to the article in Science Express, the general failure to date of conventional disease prevention strategies for most mosquito-borne pathogens provides a strong incentive to explore and develop novel control strategies that efficiently disrupt the transmission cycl...

Lighting up life: Cold Spring Harbor Protocols presents tips for creating glowing plants

...ring Harbor Protocols includes a freely available article that addresses these concerns ( http://www.cshprot...ging technologies. A second freely accessible article ( http://www.cshprotocols.org/cgi/content/full/2007/3/pdb.prot4674 )—also new to Cold Spring Harbor...

Study suggests some drug resistance to influenza B medications

...w.jamamedia.org ) Editor’s Note: Please see the article for additional information, including other authors, author contributions and affiliations, financial disclosures, funding and support, etc. Editorial: News About Influenza B Drug Resistance That Cannot Be Ignored In an accompanying editor...

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