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Disease diagnosis, biodefense among UH chemical research projects

...ed in 1876, the ACS is a nonprofit, scientific and educational organization and the largest scientific society in the world with an international membership of more than 159,000 chemists and chemical engineers. Chartered by the U.S. Congress, ACS is a world leader in fostering chemical education and research. F...

Medical whistleblowers speak out

...fficials. These officials "were given unrestricted educational grants that were deposited into an off-the-books account - unregistered, unmonitored, literally operated out of a drawer." The officials, he said, were responsible for writing guidelines for the treatment of patients in the state system and were rece...

'EuroVacc 02' HIV Vaccine Trial Begins

...gainst HIV infection. The Foundation also promotes educational and training programmes relevant to vaccine development worldwide. ### Notes: Contrary to classical vaccine boosters, one strategy being developed for a preventive HIV vaccine comprises two different "antigen transporters" (vectors). A first dos...

Scientists use manufacturing methods to reconstruct mastodon

...useum is offering a semester-long series of public educational events, aimed at both adult and family audiences, exploring the theme, "Mastodons and the Ice Age." A schedule of events is available at http://www.exhibits.lsa.umich.edu/New/Events/. The public can help support the new exhibit through a "buy-a-bone"...

Survey reveals women and doctors aren't talking about HPV

...ncer. The survey was supported by an unrestricted educational grant from Digene Corporation. ...

Newest HIV drugs should be used with FUZEON(R)

...emaining on treatment. Roche continues to roll out educational initiatives to support patients and physicians with the administration and use of FUZEON. ...

Bees, Brains and Addiction

...non-scientists in San Diego through a neuroscience educational outreach program called "Grey Matters," initiated ...ally and nationally by UCSD-TV and a corresponding educational Web site with information and lessons for students, teachers and anyone else interested in neuroscie...

Bronx Zoo bears are new Samsonite gorillas

...rs, holding group training sessions, and providing educational materials, WCS and its regional partners have reduced the conflicts between humans and bears in the Adirondacks. The use of bear canisters in parts of the Adirondack State Park recently became mandatory for campers, according to a new regulation e...

Hand sanitizer gel works

...re randomly assigned to receive hand sanitizer and educational materials on hand hygiene. They were told to place bottles of the gel around the house, including bathroom, kitchen and baby's room, and to apply it to their hands after using the toilet, before preparing food, after diaper changes, etc. The remaini...

Virtual microscopy project wins educational technology award

... internet. 'Virtual specimens' incorporated into educational applications on a web server can be viewed by stud...avigation in a specimen with stepless zooming, and educational annotations as well as overlay graphics to easily be added to the virtual slides. According to the ...

Serious adverse reactions to smallpox vaccine appear to be limited

...ributable to rigorous vaccine safety screening and educational programs, according to a study in the December 7 issue of JAMA. Routine childhood immunization against smallpox in the United States ceased in 1971, according to background information in the article. Although the World Health Organization declared ...

New compound stops brain cell degeneration in Alzheimer's disease

... new generation of young scientists trained in our educational program to instruct the next generation of interdisciplinary scientists," Watterson said. Northwestern University patented the compound designated 188WH and has exclusively licensed the patent rights to NeuroMedix, Inc., for clinical development. ...

Virginia Tech helping to develop higher quality, disease-resistant wheat varieties

...new technologies with growers and end-users and an educational program to attract new students to agriculture and train them in modern and traditional breeding techniques. ...

Penguins waddle but they don't fall down, UH researchers say

...h biologists at Moody Gardens, a public, nonprofit educational destination utilizing nature in the advancement of rehabilitation, conservation, recreation and research. "This study provides a unique opportunity to have direct access to an aspect of the natural world that would otherwise be inaccessible," Greg...

Report finds cruise industry is protecting the precious places it visits

...n board, cruise passengers are offered an array of educational programs on local regulations, local resources and protected areas, appropriate behavior, and species-specific guidelines and information. The St. Lucia Heritage Tourism Programme, a community-based initiative of the St. Lucia Ministry of Tourism, p...

Restoring seagrass beds: Is it for the birds?

... the shoalgrass beds. 'We hope a combination of educational signage, replanting sea oats, and a seemingly endless supply of fertilizer will bring the habitats around Robinson Island back to their peak condition," he concluded. ...

Psychotropic drug prescriptions for teens surge 250 percent over 7 year period

...fell dramatically in response to widespread public educational campaigns about the dangers of antibiotic resistance due to overuse of these drugs. "The dramatic increase in prescribing of psychotropic medications is of considerable concern, particularly because these medications are not without risks," Thomas ...

Higher levels of obesity associated with greater health risks

...odeling analyses adjusted for age, smoking status, educational achievement, U.S. region, and physical activity level showed that weight-related risk for all-cause mortality, CHD mortality, and CHD incidence did not differ by race/ethnicity." "There was a positive trend in all-cause mortality risk and CHD incide...

US infant mortality rate fails to improve

...5.6. The March of Dimes "I Want My Nine Months" educational campaign aims to inform women and their doctors what they can do?even before pregnancy ?to help give babies their full nine months of gestation. Women should avoid the dangers to the fetus of smoking, as maternal smoking is associated with higher in...

Very low birth weight linked to reduced quality of life in pre-school children

...f stay in the neonatal intensive care unit and the educational level of the primary caregiver." Children ranging from 36 to 53 months were included in the study, supported by Taiwan's National Science Council. 57 per cent were boys. 252 mothers, 33 fathers and three other caregivers took part in the qu...

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