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Master regulatory gene of epithelial stem cells identified

...ues. "With the p63-lacking mice you get normal commitment and differentiation," says McKeon. "The defect is simply running out of stem cells. When you run out of stem cells, you run out of those tissues as we have seen with the mice lacking the p63 gene." Having established that p63 was only important to...

Legal ruling may put endangered species in danger

...value. This recent ruling attempts to undo a moral commitment made by the American people in 1973." "Congressional intent about the Act is clear," said Vucetich, who recently co-authored a scholarly article with Nelson on the meaning of the words "endangered" and "recovery" in the Endangered Species Act. The...

Cure for cancer one step closer

...tute is a leading medical research facility with a commitment to patient care, ethical conduct and quality research that aims to improve quality of life through better diagnosis and treatment. ...

NIAID DNA vaccine for H5N1 avian influenza enters human trial

...lutions to pandemic influenza is part of the NIAID commitment to respond to new emerging infectious disease threats and to improve public health preparedness." Highly pathogenic avian influenza A viruses, specifically H5N1, have emerged in the past decade, causing widespread sickness and death in domestic an...

Africa's first large-scale HIV vaccine study launches

...ipants. A cornerstone of this vaccine trial is a commitment to the highest level of preventive care for all participants. To meet this commitment, all participants will receive extensive, state-of-the-art risk-reduction counseling on a regular basis throughout the study, and high-quality male and female condo...

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

...as already been met. According to Davis, political commitment has been a crucial factor in Myanmar, which has celebrated a National Sanitation Week each year since 1998 and has incorporated sanitation services into its national health policy. By contrast, neighboring Indonesia, with a per capita gross domestic ...

Biodiesel won't drive down global warming

...n important role in helping to meet the EU's Kyoto commitment to reduce levels of greenhouse gas emissions by 8% by 2012 relative to 1990 levels, and by 20% by 2020. ...

NIH announces phase III clinical trial of creatine for Parkinson's disease

...e. "This study is an example of the Institute's commitment to Parkinson's research," says NINDS director Story C. Landis, Ph.D. "We are trying to explore every possible option for reducing the burden of this disease." Participants will be in the phase III study for five to seven years. The effort will b...

Billions of dollars saved in US by polio vaccination

...se, multiple vaccines, and a sustained significant commitment of financial resources. Lead author of the study, Kimberly Thompson, associate professor of risk analysis and decision science at HSPH, emphasized that this study "should help people understand and better appreciate the huge economic savings that can...

New science of metagenomics 'will transform modern microbiology'

...presented by metagenomics are so enormous, a major commitment equivalent to that of the Human Genome Project is both justified and necessary," added committee co-chair James M. Tiedje, University Distinguished Professor of Microbiology and director of the Center for Microbial Ecology, Michigan State University,...

New bird discovered on unexplored Columbian mountain

... new bird discovered was funded due to an on-going commitment to the environment from BP, whom supports the BP Conservation Programme Awards. This year, the programme awarded 27 winning teams from 21 different countries with support totalling $475,000. The awards support the vital work of a new rising gener...

Replacing insulin is top-ranked breakthrough foreseen for health in developing world

...to challenges facing developing countries. Such a commitment would provide the means to pursue the proposed Grand Challenges in Non-communicable Diseases initiative and provide incentives to develop regenerative medicine therapies that are relevant, accessible and affordable to the developing world. "The thre...

Ground spider diversity studied in research project

...ms." The City of College Station has a long-term commitment to inventory the park, which has diverse plant and animal populations, for changes in habitat, she said. The park has areas for hiking, bird watching and horseback riding, and is one of the areas that has Navasota Ladies'-Tresses, an endangered orchi...

A cleaner, greener rice industry

...on environmental conservation. It supports ASEAN's commitment to achieve the goals of sustainable development envisaged in ASEAN Vision 2020 on the establishment of a "clean and green ASEAN." ASEAN Environment Year is celebrated every three years with the aim of promoting environmental awareness at all levels ...

Origen publishes in Nature a robust and versatile method for creating transgenic chickens

...rst to successfully culture without changing their commitment -- proved to be the key to introducing genetic ele...red and genetically modified while retaining their commitment to the germ line. Additionally, under certain conditions, Origen scientists could induce the PGCs in...

Smokers invite to test vaccine against nicotine addiction

...hs. Participation is free and requires a one-year commitment to come to San Francisco for injections and follow-up visits. The study also includes five behavioral counseling sessions. Participants will be paid for each visit and given validated parking at the clinic. ...

Impressive new Impact Factors for BioMed Central's open-access journals

...sive Impact Factor is evidence of BioMed Central's commitment to quality, and shows that top researchers at the cutting edge of biology are increasingly choosing open access publication for their best work." Malaria Journal, with a first Impact Factor of 2.14, is the number two journal in the Tropical Medicine...

New tiger report release: Tiger habitat down from just a decade ago

...gers forever. However, tiger conservation requires commitment from local partners, governments and international donors, along with effective, science-based conservation efforts to bring the species back to all parts of its biological range." Synthesizing land use information, maps of human influence, and on-...

Virus has 'catastrophic' affect on red squirrels, research shows

...ld be costly, require complete coverage, long-term commitment and is unrealistic. The team therefore recommend in the Biological Conservation study that the only practical and humane way forward is the strategy of red squirrel refuge areas where control of grey squirrels bringing the disease could be targeted...

What's shaped like a pear and has 2 genomes? Check the pond

... the open access journal PLoS Biology represents a commitment to free and open access to scientific literature as well. Now anyone, anywhere in the world, can read about the genome of this fascinating organism before meeting it in the local pond. ...

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