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Brain inflammation may be friend, not foe, for Alzheimer's patients

...ssor in the Eastman Department of Dentistry and an expert on using a class of viruses known as lentiviruses for use in gene therapy. The team used a lentivirus to boost levels of IL-1 beta in select brain regions of its engineered mouse, then applied the technology in mice specially designed to develop Alzh...

Reconstructing the biology of extinct species: A new approach

...imal moves is a basic adaptation," says Walker, an expert in primate locomotion. "Now we have a way to reconstruct how extinct species moved that is completely independent of analysis of the limb structure. For the first time, we can test our previous conclusions using a new source of information." ...

Experts predict Tamiflu could halve the pandemic influenza death toll versus no intervention

...old Monto, professor of epidemiology and influenza expert at the University of Michigan. “Tamiflu is active against all types of influenza virus and will be immediately available during a pandemic if stockpiles are adequate. The big question is, should we be stockpiling for treatment only or for both treatm...

Treating HIV in war zones -- Public health emergencies need rapid advice from WHO

...ion, say that it took just one month to convene an expert team, and only five weeks for the team to summarize the evidence and prepare draft guidelines. The guidelines were then discussed at a two-day meeting, after which a draft manuscript for publication was prepared within 10 days. In a related edito...

Extra-aggressive form of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis identified

...o General Hospital and an internationally renowned expert in research and management of pulmonary fibrosis. The senior author on this paper, Dr Naftali Kaminski, who is the Director of the Simmons Center for Interstitial Lung Disease at the University of Pittsburgh, added that this research highlighted...

Gene expression patterns predict rapid decline in idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis patients

...o General Hospital and an internationally renowned expert in research and management of pulmonary fibrosis....

UQ research heralds vaccine technology breakthrough

... a key role in the research group is international expert on recombinant vaccines, Dr Scott Thomson. Professor Tindle said gaining Dr Thomson's expertise was a coup for the project. "If anyone's going to get the (vaccine) it's going to be Scott," Professor Tindle said. ...

New bacteria test could improve quality of fruit and vegetable juice

...he University of Missouri-Columbia, a food science expert has developed a rapid, reliable and efficient technique to ensure fruit and vegetable juice products adhere to federal and international quality standards. Collaborating with scientists in the United States and from around the world, Mengshi Lin, as...

Dinosaur hearing, listening to muscle noise, quieter cubicles

....edu ) will present a mini-concert on yodeling, by expert yodeler Kerry Christensen, who will demonstrate alpine, classical, and humorous yodeling styles (Session 2pMUb). PREVENTING TERRORIST ACTIVITY IN PORTS AND HARBORS Acoustics can make ports and harbors more secure. Karim Sabra of the Scripps I...

Discovery of new cave millipedes casts light on Arizona cave ecology

... been confirmed by Bill Shear, a leading millipede expert at Hampden-Sydney College in Virginia. "Western U.S. caves have not been at all well explored for examples of cave life" Shear said. "We can expect more new species from the ongoing work at Northern Arizona University." This new genus was c...

Male owls pitch their hoots to advertise body weight to competitors

...toire as it is in songbirds," says Reby, who is an expert in the study of mammal vocal communication. ...

Tracking sperm whales and jumbo squid

... whales together with their prey," added Davis, an expert on marine mammal behavior. "I can’t think of another place in the world where this would be possible." Despite the vital role that jumbo squid and sperm whales play in oceanic ecosystems and fisheries, many aspects of their lifestyle—including fee...

Woman's Day and For Womens of Science

...'s leading mercury scientists, assembled into four expert panels, to review and synthesize the major mercury science findings. Every member of all four scientific panels endorsed the declaration, he said. Wiener added that all 1,150 participants at the conference were invited to express their confidence i...

Mercury contamination of fish warrants worldwide public warning

...'s leading mercury scientists, assembled into four expert panels, to review and synthesize the major mercury science findings. Every member of all four scientific panels endorsed the declaration, he said. Wiener added that all 1,150 participants at the conference were invited to express their confidence i...

Discovery could lead to better control of hemorrhagic fever viruses

... study.) Expertise from Nancy Andrews, MD, PhD, an expert in iron metabolism at Children's, sped up the work. Although not all hemorrhagic fever viruses use TfR1 to enter the body's cells, the discovery may help explain why these viruses wreak such havoc, damaging multiple organs and causing bleeding un...

Bypassing eggs, flu vaccine grown in insect cells shows promise

...ome to work with,?said John Treanor, M.D., the flu expert at the University of Rochester Medical Center who led the study of 460 people reported in JAMA. “When you need hundreds of millions of fertilized eggs, you’re dealing with a whole host of agricultural issues, as well as scientific concerns regarding ...

Smithsonian scientists discover new marine species in eastern Pacific

... "Overwhelming diversity," said Jon Norenburg, an expert in ribbon worms from the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History. More than 50 percent of the ribbon worms he collected have never been seen before. Norenburg studies ribbon worms ranging from those so tiny they live between grains of sand t...

UTSA researchers examine effects of global warming on Antarctic

...k are enlisting the help of world-renowned sea ice expert Stephen Ackley to assist in the analysis of the data in UTSA's Laboratory for Remote Sensing and Geoinformatics. Ackley, with more than 30 years as a government scientist and educator, joined the research team last year as a UTSA research associate ...

Cocoa 'vitamin' health benefits could outshine penicillin

...techin?... I would say very important? Nutrition expert Daniel Fabricant says that Hollenberg’s results, although observational, are so impressive that they may even warrant a rethink of how vitamins are defined. Epicatechin does not currently meet the criteria. Vitamins are defined as essential to the no...

New mechanism for nutrient uptake discovered

...looking at this possibility further. A leading expert in transporters, Professor Dale Sanders, head of the biology department at the University of York in the U.K. commenting on the work said: "Loqué, Frommer and co-workers have demonstrated very beautifully how plant ammonium transporters are controll...

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