Tag: "community" at biology news
Recurrence of a flu pandemic similar to infamous 1918 flu could kill 62 million
...y cases within--particular countries. Other unique community
attributes that influenced mortality are still unknown. Nevertheless, Murray is clear about the study's implication: "Quite simply, much more of the international attention needs to focus on how we can protect the poorer countries should this vir...
New data from NIH lab confirms protocol to reverse type 1 diabetes in mice
...al sources for regenerating islets. As a research community
we should pursue all avenues. We're excited to see what will happen in humans." In the 2001 and 2003 studies, Faustman and colleagues treated end-stage nonobese diabetic (NOD) mice with Freund's complete adjuvant, a substance that suppresses the ...
Serengeti patrols cut poaching of buffalo, elephants, rhinos
...help in protecting wildlife, Hilborn says. But the community
conservation programs initiated in Tanzania since 2000 occurred after stepped-up patrols in the Serengeti proved effective. "Antipoaching is effective in protected areas," he says. The work marks the first time anyone has been able to reconstru...
PLoS ONE is launched by the Public Library of Science
...s." PLoS ONE was first described to the research community
back in June 2006, and the response to the proposa...dication of the strong support within the research community
for the PLoS ONE approach. The articles published today have been peer-reviewed under the guidance...
Bacteria that use radiated water as food
...ns report in this week's Science a self-sustaining community
of bacteria that live in rocks 2.8 kilometers belo...r many times over 54 days to determine whether the community
of microbes, if present, changed in composition and character, and to determine whether contaminatio...
Otherworldly bacteria discovered two miles down
...discovered an isolated, self-sustaining, bacterial community
living under extreme conditions almost two miles d...South African gold mine. It is the first microbial community
demonstrated to be exclusively dependent on geologically produced sulfur and hydrogen and one of the...
Gene therapy for hereditary lung disease advances
...y-step process established by the FDA and research community
to ensure that safe and good clinical studies are employed in these early days, and I applaud Terry Flotte and his group for being cautious and thorough in their clinical design." ...
Dragonfly's metabolic disease provides clues about human obesity
... seems plausible that disturbance in the microbial community
in humans might trigger these inflammatory responses." There are some other clues indicating that this may be an important question. "What we're finding in insects is that they become obese when parasites cause inflammation that affects metabolis...
Genomic comparison of lactic acid bacteria published
...t are publicly available and provides the research community
with a wealth of high-quality data that can be used to understand and improve starter cultures for dairy, meat, and wine fermentations; probiotic cultures; and other industrial applications. The extensive bioinformatic analyses by world experts adds ...
Male chimpanzees prefer mating with old females
...e mate preferences within the Kanyawara chimpanzee community
in Kibale National Park in Uganda. The researchers found that, in contrast to humans, male chimpanzees prefer older females to younger ones. They found that, compared to younger females, older females were more likely to be approached for copulation,...
Researchers barcode DNA of Venice museum's vast fungi collection
...c goods that everybody belonging to the scientific community
should be able to take advantage of." ...
Patients can report statins' adverse effects on new web site
...gs. "We received many calls from patients in the community
experiencing side effects, and wanting answers about what to expect. We developed this web site as a tool to gather information on side effects, and to help answer these questions," said Golomb. The site will provide access to a broad group of peop...
High tech help to prevent further heart disease
... quality rehabilitation service can deliver better community
health outcomes by guiding patients to make healthy and positive lifestyle changes that will contribute to their recovery and ongoing wellbeing. ...
Mass vaccination unnecessary in the event of a large bioterrorist US smallpox attack
...n of hospital personnel, vaccination of the target community
and closure of schools after a smallpox release wo... individuals would take a much greater toll on the community
than failing to pre-vaccinate potential cases. To conduct the study, Longini and colleagues create...
Public Library of Science to launch new, open access journal on neglected tropical diseases
... for diseases of the poor, and give a voice to the community
of physicians and scientists working to control these diseases," said Peter Hotez, Editor-in-Chief of the journal and an expert on tropical diseases at George Washington University. "For centuries, these have been forgotten diseases among forgotten ...
New HIV statistics indicate increasing toll of AIDS on African American community
...sis has continued unabated in the African-American community
for so many years," said Beny Primm, M.D., NMAC's ... the problem. Establishing and expanding corps of community
health workers is a proven, effective and critical bridge between physicians and patients where mist...
Male circumcision reduces HIV risk, study stopped early
...udy also evaluated the safety of circumcision in a community
health clinic with specially trained practitioners. There were no severe or lasting complications from circumcision. However, 1.7 percent of surgeries resulted in mild complications, such as bleeding or infection. Bailey said that promoting circum...
Research holds promise for herpes vaccine
...ould hope that in five to six years the scientific community
would be willing to seriously consider these proposals." Halford hopes to find a commercial partner or secure government funding to advance his research toward a human vaccine. "I'd like to take this concept from the chalkboard to the clinics," h...
Successful lung cancer surgery not enough to break nicotine dependence in many smokers
...y to quit smoking need assistance from the medical community
to help them stay away from cigarettes, and that this intervention should begin as soon as possible after treatment," Walker said. No such programs are currently offered to lung cancer surgery patients, he added. At least seven studies of non-smal...
Mayo discovers protein as potential tactic to prevent tumors
...ven by critical dual functions of CDK2, the cancer community
can focus on ways to regulate a mechanism that the cell contains to prevent damaged genetic messages from being inherited and spread in proliferating tumor cells." ...
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