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Innovative smallpox vaccine research study to be conducted at Case Medical Center

... actively recruiting and begins here June 15, will follow 215 volunteers nationwide over a two-year period. Volunteers must be in general good health and must not have previously been vaccinated against smallpox. Smallpox is a contagious and sometimes fatal infectious disease characterized by raised bump...

Undergraduate research shows leaderless honeybee organizing

...education. Like human civilizations, bee societies follow organizational principles, such as following social rules (like human customs and laws) and division of labor. But here the similarity ends. Bees do not have large brains and are not capable of complex thought like humans. Though the bee colony is...

Ants show us how to make super-highways

...he down-trodden ants climb out of the potholes and follow their nest mates home," added Powell. "Broadly, our research demonstrates that a simple but highly specialised behaviour performed by a minority of ant workers can improve the performance of the majority, resulting in a clear benefit for the society ...

How brain pacemakers erase diseased messages

...in the brains of people with tremor -- which might follow a pattern such as 'pop-pop-pop, silence, pop-pop-pop, silence' -- propagate pathological information within brain circuits," said Warren Grill, the study's lead investigator and an associate professor of biomedical engineering. "If you replace that i...

'Personality-gene' makes songbirds curious

...elevant Drd4 polymorphism it should be possible to follow micro-evolutionary changes in populations, which would result from changing selection pressures on different personality types. ...

Newborn neurons like to hang with the 'in' crowd

...d by a fluorescent dye enabling the researchers to follow their fate over time as they tried to get accepted into the existing circuitry. With the help of a whole arsenal of high-tech imaging technology and the electron tomography expertise of Mark. H. Ellisman, Ph.D., a professor at the National Center ...

Thymus transplants gives hope to babies with fatal immune disease

...dren who received the transplant are alive, with a follow up of as long as 13 years. Markert said the 12 deaths occurred within one year of the transplant. The deaths were caused by various infections and were not a result of the surgery itself, she said. "These babies are very frail when they get her...

Dinosaur hearing, listening to muscle noise, quieter cubicles

...ive technique in which an array of surface sensors follow the passing of natural shear waves traveling along...es are the "transient" type, so-named because they follow unpredictable paths as they travel from location to location along the west coast of North America. ...

Danish researches solve virus puzzle

...instrument can grab the ends of the RNA tether and follow the process of how the pseudoknot is mechanically unfolded. A crucial slip of the cellular motor In their investigations the researchers use a pseudoknot which is related to bird flu. When the ribosome encounters a pseudoknot it has to unrave...

Studies force new view on biology of flavonoids

...e to both cancer and heart disease. "We can now follow the activity of flavonoids in the body, and one thing that is clear is that the body sees them as foreign compounds and is trying to get rid of them," Frei said. "But this process of gearing up to get rid of unwanted compounds is inducing so-called P...

Mine runoff continues to provide clues to microbial diversification

...ine edition of Nature shows that it is possible to follow what microorganisms are doing in their natural environment by identifying the range of proteins that they produce. The technique, utilized in a microbial community thriving in battery acid-like streams underground at Richmond Mine near Redding, Calif...

Researchers learn what sparks plant growth

...wth and survival. But the research and the work to follow have much broader implications. "If we want to feed over nine billion people by the year 2050, then understanding the basic mechanics of plant growth is required," said Chory. "This knowledge will ultimately lead to our ability to increase yield, ...

When your brain talks, your muscles don't always listen

...rness, each subject was asked to use the finger to follow the outline of a sinusoidal curve, with its peaks and valleys, on a computer screen. "More force--which is indicated by a corresponding higher firing rate of neurons--is exerted just before you begin the upturn toward one peak and then it eases of...

Iowa State University botanists identify new species of North American bamboo

...ted the intricate process botanists are obliged to follow to officially name and describe a newfound species. Following rules laid out in the International Code of Botanical Nomenclature, they prepared a short description of the plant in Latin and a longer one in English, and provided drawings and other inf...

Canadian study shows bilingualism has protective effect in delaying onset of dementia by four years

...nolingual patients in Baycrest's Memory Clinic and follow them for a few years. ...

UCSF brain tumor vaccine trial shows promising results

... of recurrence. The investigators will continue to follow the patients for overall survival. Based on these ...atment. The UCSF investigators will continue to follow patients for progression-free survival and overall survival. According to investigators, no adverse ...

Bioluminescence at the service of a novel cerebral imaging technique

...ng neuronal activation. This makes it possible to follow neuronal activity in neurons, or even to trace it in a network of neurons. Furthermore, this little-invasive and non-toxic approach allows the recording of neuronal activity over periods of several hours. It is thus possible to monitor the cerebral...

Researchers develop technique for bacteria crowd control

...isms of pattern formation when microorganisms just follow gradients of a certain chemical, such as nutrient, Oxygen, or other" ...

Large size crucial for Amazon forest reserves

...may also act in combination, but different species follow different ways. The detailed treatment of the dynamics of 55 bird species allowed an unprecedented test of classical scientific hypotheses about the effects of reserve size and isolation on the local extinction and colonization of species. The spec...

New research shows that flu is a trigger of heart attacks

... He urged the European Society of Cardiology to follow the lead set in the USA by the American Heart Association and American College of Cardiology and recommend that all at-risk people should be given flu vaccines. "The vaccine may be even more beneficial for those from deprived socio-economic groups or...

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