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Record bonefish

...isheries." This research is made possible through assistance from the Florida Keys Fishing Guides Association and support from BTU ( http://www.tarbone.org ), a South Florida-based nonprofit organization composed of sport fishermen and marine researchers with a worldwide mission of working together to learn ho...

Chocolate milk could be key to longer, healthier life

...and damaged proteins with new ones." With funding assistance from the New Zealand Health Research Council, Dr Miller and PhD student Cheryl Murphy, asked a group of elderly kiwis to perform two identical sessions of aerobic exercise on a stationary bike. After one session the participants were asked to drink a...

New brain hormone puts brakes on reproduction

...of the role of GnIH in birds and mammals, with the assistance of postdoctoral fellow Takayoshi Ubuka, formerly of Tsutsui's laboratory in Japan, and Tsutsui's Hiroshima University colleagues, Kazuhiko Inoue and Kazuyoshi Ukena. Also coauthors of the PNAS paper were Dan Feng Mei and Rae Silver of the Barnard Col...

Spousal illness can trigger partner death

...e a cascading benefit for others. The training and assistance of caregivers can lower costs and also improve the health of patients and caregivers alike." This work was supported by the National Institute on Aging, a division of the National Institutes of Health. Risk of Death of a Partner after the Hospita...

Pacific Islands paradise protected

...search and discussions, with funding and technical assistance from the Global Conservation Fund at Conservation International (CI) and, more recently, CI's Pacific Islands Program. Three New England Aquarium research expeditions since 2000 found great marine biodiversity, including more than 120 species of cor...

Study shows AIDS drugs cost-effective, care underfunded

...treatment providers' necessary reliance on federal assistance "underscores the tremendous need for reauthorization of the Ryan White CARE Act with increased resources allocated for reimbursement of medical care, which is now under discussion in Congress," Dr. Saag said. Although institutions are developing way...

Plants, too, have ways to manage freeloaders

...en two distinctly different strains. Povich, with assistance from UC Berkeley undergraduates Yla Tausczik and Mona Urbina, then planted lupine seeds collected from six different stands of yellow lupine on the reserve site. As the seeds sprouted, they inoculated the potting soil with various pairs of the three ...

A New Era of Hope for the World's Most Neglected Diseases

...d vaccines with only modest technical or financial assistance from more developed countries. Secondly, in addition to the expectation that new tools will be developed to control neglected diseases, there is a surge of interest in maximizing the effectiveness of existing tools. This interest focuses on the idea...

Tsunami + 1 year: Reviving exhausted fisheries should trump replacing boats, gear, experts say

...ies should be prepared to abandon plans to provide assistance (e.g. boats and fishing gear) that is deemed not to be in the longer term interests of fishing communities." Specific actions needed immediately include: Involve impacted communities in development of tsunami rehabilitation plans that consider th...

Chernobyl: The true scale of the accident

... expectancy, lack of initiative, and dependency on assistance from the state. "Two decades after the Chernobyl ...Recommendations Recommendations call for focusing assistance efforts on highly contaminated areas and redesigning government programs to help those genuinely in ...

DOE's Office of Science sets up program to aid scientists displaced by Hurricane Katrina

...laced students and researchers may be eligible for assistance whether or not they are currently funded by DOE. ...y a grant recipient and complete their request for assistance forms on-line at a clearinghouse website. Interested individuals should visit the clearinghouse web...

New tooth enamel dating technique could help identify disaster victims

... part of the Laboratory's scientific and technical assistance in response to Hurricane Katrina. LLNL also is assisting in setting up emergency high-bandwidth communications and wireless networks. The Laboratory's Micropower-Impulse Radar (MIR) technology also is being deployed to assist search and rescue crews ...

Researchers report breakthrough against world’s deadliest viruses

...sts from the Public Health Agency of Canada - with assistance from the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases - have developed vaccines against the Ebola and Marburg viruses that have been shown to be effective in non-human primates. In a study published in this month's Nature Medicine, Ca...

UNC computer, marine scientists collaborate to predict flow of toxic waters from Katrina

...across North Carolina." Researchers at CSDL, with assistance from Luettich and Blanton, are working to integrate information provided by the computational calculations with NOAA's North American Mesoscale Model, the primary weather forecasting model used by the National Weather Service, to simulate wind speed,...

OneWorld Health drug receives 'Orphan' designation from U.S. and European regulatory agencies

... U.S. Orphan Drug Act provides for formal protocol assistance when requested by the sponsors of drugs for rare diseases or conditions. The EMEA regulations are similar, and have the added advantage of applying to all 25 members of the European Union. Orphan Drug Designation also provides incentives such as exem...

Marburg haemorrhagic fever in Angola update

...e Control and Prevention in Atlanta (USA), and WHO assistance was requested by the Ministry of Health in Angola. The operational response began the following day. As known from extensive experience with outbreaks of other viral haemorrhagic fevers, including Ebola, outbreaks of Marburg can be brought to an end ...

Not-for-profit publishers call NIH public access rule a missed opportunity

...rnal websites. This would offer significantly more assistance to those seeking medical research results than a database of NIH-funded manuscripts can provide. This public-private partnership would be much less costly to NIH and would avoid the confusion that would result from publishing two different versions o...

Falling ants glide back to trunk to avoid dangers of forest floor

...nd the National Institutes of Health, and with the assistance of the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute in Panama. ...

Marburg virus disease in Angola - update

... Johannesburg Hospital, South Africa are providing assistance in infection control in Luanda, where training will be provided for health care staff from all provinces in the country. The Canadian National Microbiology Laboratory will be setting up a mobile laboratory in Uige and CDC will be providing laboratory...

Computers to be used to find blueprint for new influenza drug

...ing computer modelling in this way can be of great assistance in drug design. Normally drugs are produced by trial and error in a process that can take many years. Professor Williams and his colleague Dr Gus Ruggiero will use part of the grant from the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council to ...

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