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New findings challenge established views on human genome

...of Extramural Research, which provided most of the funding for the pilot project....

Male circumcision overstated as prevention tool against AIDS

...rnational AIDS organizations have begun to provide funding for male circumcisions as a deterrent to AIDS. While male circumcision may indeed reduce the risk of transmission by some 50% to 60% in each sexual encounter, reducing single encounter transmission rates alone cannot control the epidemic. The reason ...

AAAS decries latest stem cell veto

...at such research be allowed to compete for federal funding while following strict ethical guidelines. The ...orge W. Bush to veto a landmark stem cell research funding bill. The measure would have lifted restrictions on federal funding of medical research using emb...

Avian influenza survivors' antibodies effective at neutralising H5N1 strain

...y infected. The research had been fast-tracked for funding by the UK's Wellcome Trust and is also supported by grants from the National Institutes of Health in the US and the Swiss National Science Foundation. The researchers found that the antibodies provided significant immunity to mice that were subseq...

More recycling on the farm could reduce environmental problems

...ts could be expected. Pearson argues that existing funding programs for farmers could be modified to encourage more regenerative agriculture, and suggests that philanthropists and professional bodies could stimulate its uptake....

Rare soft-shell turtle, nesting ground found in Cambodia

...ve received long-term mentoring from CI along with funding from the British energy company BP. During the survey, they worked closely with WWF staff and local fishing communities and explained the rarity of the turtle species and its importance for conservation. For the future protection of the species, C...

MIT's ocean model captures diversity of underwater forests

...nd the MIT Global Habitat Longevity Award provided funding for the research. Chisholm, Follows and Dutkiewicz plan to use this new type of model to look in more detail at what shapes the habitats of the phytoplankton and to link this to other, larger scientific issues about oceans, the plants and creatur...

Bones in motion: Brown scientists to create new 3-D X-ray system

...ology will be a mainly computational challenge, so funding will also support substantial software development. Brown faculty and students are already at work on pilot projects to visualize pigs walking, birds flying and frogs jumping, using seed funds from Brown's Office of the Vice President for Research...

Sandia researchers take new approach to studying how cells respond to pathogens

...lenge, the work is in its second of three years of funding by the internal Laboratory Directed Research and Development (LDRD) program. Sandia is partnering on the project with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) at Galveston and the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Sandia is a Na...

Study suggests some drug resistance to influenza B medications

...ributions and affiliations, financial disclosures, funding and support, etc. Editorial: News About Inf...onal information, including financial disclosures, funding and support, etc. ...

Row over study puts Korea's scientific community under scrutiny again

...essor Hwang received the bulk of Korean government funding in stem cell research. But, in November last year, CHA Medical Group announced its plans to succeed Professor Hwang's now defunct World Stem Cell Hub by building Korea's largest stem cell institute on land provided by the Korean government. ...

ConocoPhillips establishes $22.5M biofuels research program at Iowa State

...racted more than $57 million in sponsored research funding since 2002. The ConocoPhillips research program will add to that total. "Iowa State University, with its central location in the agricultural belt and rich traditions of research and service, is uniquely positioned to set the standard for biorenew...

Stem cells act through multiple mechanisms to benefit mice with neurodegenerative disease

... CNS Foundation is proud to have contributed major funding for this research along with A-T Children's Project on behalf of the 14 million special-needs children in this country alone." ...

Africa's first large-scale HIV vaccine study launches

...Institutes of Health. The trial sites also receive funding from the South African AIDS Vaccine Initiative. "This trial will answer several major scientific issues that face all of us in the field of HIV-vaccine development," said Lawrence Corey, M.D., principal investigator of the HVTN and a member of the ...

Chlamydia vaccine a step closer to reality

...l vaccine company Sanofi-Pasteur has awarded QUT a funding boost of more than $300,000 to continue its resear... humans." Professor Timms said Sanofi-Pasteur's funding would allow QUT to evaluate the effectiveness of Chlamydia prevention methods developed at the unive...

Sheffield scientists light up bacteria

...om the University of Sheffield have received joint funding from the Engineering and Physical Science Research Council (EPSRC) and the Ministry of Defence (MoD) to develop an innovative sensor to detect bacteria. The new method will use a polymer which will give a fluorescent signal when it encounters bacteri...

A new study of living cells could revolutionize the way we test drugs

...aph showing the workings of a human heart. With funding from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), Professor Andre Geim at the University of Manchester and his team have set out to make the first measurement of a cellular ‘heartbeat? "Once we know the average or usual pattern ...

Iowa State University botanists identify new species of North American bamboo

...lly more than just a single species. In 2003, with funding from the National Geographic Society, Clark and Triplett set off for the Southeast to find the switch cane and river cane in their native habitats. "Once we actually saw the plants in the field, we knew quickly that there were two distinct specie...

Ebola outbreaks killing thousands of gorillas and chimpanzees

...alsh and collaborators are currently searching for funding to implement a vaccination program using one of the several vaccines that have now successfully protected laboratory monkeys from Ebola. ...

Bioluminescence at the service of a novel cerebral imaging technique

...exist for any animal species, including man. A funding application has been made to the ANR in order to build up functional maps of the Drosophila brain. These maps are a prerequisite to producing a mass of data on the global activity of the entire brain which will then serve as a reference to compare...

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