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Prenatal Stress Keeps Infants, Toddlers up at Night, Study Says

... Longitudinal Study of Pregnancy and Childhood, is funded by the Wellcome Trust, the National Institutes of Health and the United Kingdom s Department of Health, Department of the Environment, and Medical Research Council....

Genomic Analysis Uncovers New Targets for HIV Vaccine

...S Vaccine Immunology, (CHAVI) a seven-year project funded by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, part of the National Institutes of Health, in 2005, led by Duke's Barton Haynes, M.D. It took the international genetics team, called EuroCHAVI, pooling their cohorts of carefully selecte...

Releasing fish for the future

... The research, costing more than $1.5 million and funded by NSW DPI and the Recreational Fishing Trust (using money from licence fees), is developing protocols designed to maximise fish survival via subtle changes to management practices. Owing to bag limits, legal sizes and non-consumptive angling, bet...

Old memory traces in brain may trigger chronic pain

...f a 30-day regime of D-Cycloserine. The study, funded by the National Institutes of Health, will be published in the journal Pain this fall. (It has been published on-line.) “In some ways, you can think of chronic pain as the inability to turn off the memory of the pain,” Apkarian said. “What’s exci...

Research team identifies new Alzheimer's gene

... gene lacks this protective effect. The study, funded by Kronos Science Laboratory, an affiliate of Phoenix-based Kronos Optimal Health Company, will enable Kronos to develop a test that aids in clinical diagnosis and help determine a person’s genetic predisposition for developing Alzheimer’s disease. ...

Columbine flowers develop long nectar spurs in response to pollinators

...iversity of California at Santa Barbara. They were funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF). Their results appear in this week's issue of the journal Nature. Darwin once proposed a co-evolutionary "race" to explain how natural selection might account for the evolution of very long nectar spurs in ...

Sun exposure early in life linked to specific skin cancer gene mutation

...ents from the U.S. and Australia. The research was funded by the Dermatology Foundation, the National Cancer Institute and the UNC Lineberger Cancer Center. ...

'Lucky 13' as new gene discovery offers further hope for childhood blindness

...ht. The finding of the new LCA gene, based on work funded by the Wellcome Trust and local charity Yorkshire Eye Research, appears in this month's edition of the journal Nature Genetics. The newly-discovered gene, LCA5, is involved in the production of lebercilin, an essential component of photoreceptors ...

Researchers examine carbon capture and storage to combat global warming

...oject on storage in coal. The project, which is funded by GCEP and GEOSEQ-a partnership involving the Department of Energy, several national labs, government groups and industry partners-is still in its early stages, the researchers said. Of all the projects, only one is turning a profit without recov...

Study finds mix of disease processes at work in brains of most people with dementia

... brain, according to a new study. The research was funded by the National Institute on Aging (NIA), part of the National Institutes of Health, and conducted at the Rush Alzheimer’s Disease Center at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago. Julie Schneider, M.D., and colleagues report the findings in the j...

The kapok connection -- Study explains rainforest similarities

... seeds traveled across the ocean. The findings, funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF), appear o... in NSF's Division of Environmental Biology, which funded the research. "In order to plan for and mitigate global climate change, we need to understand the hi...

UCF nanoparticle offers promise for treating glaucoma

...search Experience for Undergraduates (REU) project funded by the National Science Foundation. Reshetnikov started looking into the possibilities of using nanoparticles as drug delivery tools. Subsequent research with his advisors led to the specific application for glaucoma. In their paper o...

Helping chlorine-eating bacteria clean up toxic waste

...he inner workings of the bacterium. The project is funded by a three-year, $381,000 grant from the Department of Defense, which has some 6,000 toxic-dump sites of its own to clean up. Richardson explained that in the field "the bacteria sometimes start and then stop. We might improve conditions for the o...

Experimental gene therapy 'abolishes' arthritis pain and lessens joint damage

...liance between the two institutions. The study was funded in part by the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research. "Near future applications of the work may include amplifying the body’s response to morphine, drastically reducing the amount needed for powerful pain relief," Tallents said. ...

'Nurse cells' make life and death decisions for infection-fighting cells

...T cells, live and which die, according to research funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and reported in the June issue of the journal Experimental Biology and Medicine. The infection-fighting cells, known as thymocytes or T cells, live in the thymus, an organ in the upper portion of the chest. L...

Want to save polar bears? Follow the ice

... will be most effective. The new project will be funded by a $100,000 grant from the Wendy P. McCaw Foundation and will enable landscape ecologists to bring nearly 30 years of daily collected satellite imagery and meteorological data into a Geographical Information Systems (GIS) map that will enable conse...

'Virtual Patient' to simulate real-time organ motions for radiation therapy

...provided by the National Library of Medicine, also funded by several grants from NIH as well as a National S...REER grant. The new four-year, $2 million grant is funded by the National Library of Medicine, which is part of NIH....

Arctic ice retreating more quickly than computer models project

...s. It was led by Julienne Stroeve of the NSIDC and funded by the National Science Foundation, which is NCAR's principal sponsor, and by NASA. "While the ice is disappearing faster than the computer models indicate, both observations and the models point in the same direction: the Arctic is losing ice at ...

Early exposure to indoor fungus molecules may protect infants against future allergies

...ast one parent had known allergies. The CCAAPS, funded by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, is a five-year study at UC examining the effects of environmental particulates on childhood respiratory health and allergy development. UC researchers collected dust samples from each in...

Maggots rid patients of MRSA

...tibacterial agents. This led to their first study, funded by Central Manchester and Manchester Children's University Hospitals NHS Trust (CMMC) Chairman's Prize Award. They treated 13 patients, aged 18-80 years with chronic foot ulcers that had suffered loss of feeling and reduced blood supply, with ster...

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