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Growth in the sea comes down to a struggle for iron

...on and the U.S. Department of Energy are providing financial support. Field work got underway in July, 2004, when Wells served as chief scientist on the Kilo Moana, a research ship that left Hawaii, bound for the sub-Arctic waters of the western Pacific. Owned by the Office of Naval Research and operated by t...

Artifical cornea lets woman blind 20 years see

...more than 300 of the devices himself, but holds no financial interest in the success of the artificial cornea. "We've been fortunate to see gradual improvement in the use of the keratoprosthesis over the years," Dohlman said. "A series of steps have resulted in good long-term retention and stability, as well ...

Iron exporter revealed that may explain common human disorder

...1 DK64924-02 (A.D.). The authors have no competing financial interests. ### Adriana Donovan, Christine A. Lima, Jack L. Pinkus, Geraldine S. Pinkus, Leonard I. Zon, Sylvie Robine, and Nancy C. Andrews: "The iron exporter ferroportin/Slc40a1 is essential for iron homeostasis" Publishing in Cell Metabolism, V...

Affymetrix Licenses Microfluidics Technology From Caliper Life Sciences

...ture products covered under the agreement. Further financial details related to the agreement were not disclosed. The agreement announced today is the second agreement since Caliper began an active program to out-license its intellectual property portfolio. The new "LabChip Driven" program was put in place to...

Friendly bacteria in humans may protect against HIV

... the development of this technology is the lack of financial support. Drug companies and venture capitalists are not interested because the beneficiary populations are infants and women in poor countries," says Tao. He is currently seeking sponsorship from charities or philanthropists to develop this technolog...

Scripps scientists find potential for catastrophic shifts in Pacific ecosystems

...ly interacting parts, such as ecosystems and world financial markets, which have the potential for unexpected c...posite change in temperature. That is, much like a financial market that takes much longer to recover than to crash, an ecosystem that is perturbed into an irrev...

A New Species of Monkey is Discovered in Tanzania: The First in Africa for More Than 20 Years

...produced the discovery in Ndundulu Forest received financial support from WCS, CI, the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund, the Margot Marsh Biodiversity Fund, Primate Conservation, Inc., the Primate Action Fund, The University of Georgia Research Foundation and Office of the Dean of Franklin College, the Nati...

UN pours polio vaccine into Yemen amid outbreak

...implemented rapidly. While these events strain the financial resources of the global eradication effort, they do not threaten its ultimate success," UNICEF said. The Global Polio Eradication Initiative, formed by WHO, UNICEF, Rotary International and the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, needed $...

Siberian tigers hang tough

...ental bodies of the Russian Federation, as well as financial and technical support from the international conservation community." The project was funded not only by Russia's Ministry of Natural Resources, but by a host of international organizations, led by Save the Tiger Fund, the US Fish and Wildlife Servic...

Promiscuous Catalytic Activity Possessed by Novel Enzyme Structure

...land donated by the City of San Diego and with the financial support of the March of Dimes. ...

Stem cell training program to make its Stanford debut

...land donated by the City of San Diego and with the financial support of the March of Dimes. ...

Compound from Chinese medicine shows promise in head and neck cancer

...embers who founded the company and has significant financial interest. ...

Crisis in African fish supplies looms, experts warn Africa leaders

...ldFish Center says small fish farms require little financial investment, physical strength or education ?a low-labour livelihood that can sustain both the poor and the growing number of HIV and AIDS affected households, especially those headed by widows and orphans. Called "rich food for poor people," fish co...

Leptin-signaling Protein Maintains Normal Body Weight And Energy Balance In Mice

...ldFish Center says small fish farms require little financial investment, physical strength or education ?a low-labour livelihood that can sustain both the poor and the growing number of HIV and AIDS affected households, especially those headed by widows and orphans. Called "rich food for poor people," fish co...

Discovery of T-cell 'traffic control' boosts new drug promise

...g clinical trials of the new drugs and neither has financial ties to the companies that manufacture them. Controlling this process with drugs offers "enormous potential" against devastating immune reactions, Goetzl says. "Transplanting organs or even cells, such as insulin-producing Beta cells, into a patien...

New bioinformatics technique for systematically analyzing key regions in DNA that help control gene activity

...been used in applications ranging from medical and financial data analysis to voice recognition and image processing. Applied to gene regulation, the approach was able to predict the location of regulatory sites for about one-third of the genes in the yeast genome - a success rate as good as or better than oth...

Progress on HIV/AIDS significant but insufficient

... testing policies to, among other things, increase financial aid from donors for testing initiatives; continuing to reduce the cost of antiretroviral treatment, making such treatment more accessible, in particular for children; and strengthening monitoring mechanisms and ensuring maximum recourse to health-car...

Identical twins may have more differences than meet the eye

...ent options for cancer." The researchers received financial support for this work from the Foundation of the Spanish Association Against Cancer. Plass, Yu and Esteller conducted the study with researchers from Spain, Sweden, Denmark and the United Kingdom. ...

Scientists find evidence of catastrophic sand avalanches, sea level changes in Gulf of Mexico

...ent options for cancer." The researchers received financial support for this work from the Foundation of the Spanish Association Against Cancer. Plass, Yu and Esteller conducted the study with researchers from Spain, Sweden, Denmark and the United Kingdom. ...

UQ scientists break new ground in fight against infection & chronic disease

...tis alone afflicts 3.4 million Australians and the financial costs were more than $19.25 billion in 2004. "This discovery provides new and exciting avenues for drug development," Professor Stow said. "Knowledge of the pathway will help find strategies to combat both acute infection and chronic inflammation...

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