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FDA sees nanotech challenges in every product category it regulates

...se the agency is resource-starved, there are scant funds for FDA to conduct its own regulatory-relevant risk research. It is critical that FDA—and other regulatory agencies—have the means necessary to evaluate which nanomaterials are harmful and which are not. This is an issue that Congressional leaders fr...

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

...rom the W.M. Keck Foundation, paired with matching funds from Brown, will pay for the X-ray machines, tread...alking, birds flying and frogs jumping, using seed funds from Brown's Office of the Vice President for Research and the National Science Foundation. Software...

Cure for cancer one step closer

...ing blood samples and full clinical data, valuable funds will be saved, which can then be applied to further their research. "There is compelling evidence that new methods for screening, diagnosis and evaluation of cancer can make a significant impact on cancer care in the immediate future," Professor C...

New details on how the immune system recognizes influenza

Drawing upon a massive database established with funds from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), one of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), scientists have completed the most comprehensive analysis to date of published influenza A virus epitopes--the critical sites on t...

Bacteria could steady buildings against earthquakes

...he method up to a practical size, and applying for funds to test the method in the earthquake-simulating centrifuge at UC Davis' Center for Geotechnical Modeling. The centrifuge is part of the national Network for Earthquake Engineering Simulation, funded by the National Science Foundation....

Lower carbon dioxide emissions from coal-fueled power plants possible with technology development

...trate technology to address these releases.? The funds from TXU Power will be matched by funds from a dozen or more other power companies and process suppliers who will participate in the TXU Car...

Research to spotlight carbon monoxide benefits

...reliminary studies conducted in York, supported by funds from the University and Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC). Dr Fairlamb said: "You can use certain carbon monoxide molecules to elicit a whole range of biological effects. Carbon monoxide causes vasorelaxation and is produc...

Common cold virus may kill breast cancer cells

...east Cancer Foundation CEO Ms Sue Murray said NBCF funds are directed to the best research in Australia, unlimited by state boundaries. "The NBCF is committed to funding the Australian research that will have the biggest impact on the prevention and treatment of breast cancer. This research will be trans...

ASU researchers test antibacterial effects of healing clays

...One of the 27 Institutes making up NIH, the Center funds scientific research and technologies that examine herbal remedies, such as dandelion, green tea, valerian, and horse chestnut, and practices like acupuncture, Tai Chi, and Reiki that fall outside conventional medicines. The ASU duo will examine th...

Small, smaller, smallest -- The plight of the vaquita

... be left. Clearly, it is wiser to invest available funds in conservation actions, particularly in ones that offer viable socioeconomic alternatives to fishermen. Mexico has a very good record in helping endangered marine mammals to recover. There are no better examples anywhere in the world than eastern...

Researchers image molecular motor structural changes

...iers Science Program, an international agency that funds innovative research. As they move nutrients or other cellular loads around the cell, molecular motors travel along microtubules, infinitesimal "railroad tracks" within the cell. To date, cell biologists had not been able to capture actual images of ...

Fighting like a girl or boy determined by gene in fruit flies

...ional Institute of General Medical Sciences, which funds the work. The fruit fly aggression model is part of a new trend to use fruit flies as models to study complex behaviors, including sleep and responses to painful stimuli, Tompkins said. "Drosophila have marvelous advantages in terms of genetic tricks...

Other patients bear the real cost of Herceptin

...nded technologies or the ability to allocate extra funds for implementation, or both....

Researchers to develop ultra-miniature implantable sensors to measure blood flow

...dicine ?is contributing significant staff time and funds to this research effort. "The product is aimed to enhance today's patient monitoring tools," Kan explained. "Future surgical monitoring equipment could consist of microscopic implants or sensor systems integrated with present tools." Kan noted that...

Diabetes research takes wing thanks to long-lived fruit fly

...t the next phase of their studies. Why spend such funds on a fly that lives 40 percent longer than the average fly? Because of its promise for human health. New findings on aging, diabetes, and stress converge on the fly the team created. Later this month Bohmann will discuss the fly's implications for ag...

Elephants, large mammals recover from poaching in Africa's oldest national park

...nt was recently increased up to $30 per month with funds from UNESCO from 2002-2005. Additional support for the park guards will come from the European Union through the Zoological Society of London in the near future. Virunga National Park has been the major destination for tourists in the DRC since it...

Polymers show promise for lab-on-a-chip technology

...the past, most microscale research and development funds have targeted silicon, the fundamental material in the semiconductor industry. But LCPs are less brittle and more pliable than silicon, Elias said, adding that LCP devices could be tailored to respond to specific external stimuli, such as temperature...

Widespread elephant slaughter discovered in Chad

...on that ends in late September. They hope to raise funds and awareness to control poaching in coming years with aerial patrols as well as to significantly increase ground security and information gathering. ...

Researchers win money to develop breath test to detect breast cancer

...a Breast Cancer Research Program Idea award, which funds promising, high-risk, high reward research proposals that could lead to critical advancements in eradicating breast cancer. "We are very excited about getting this grant without having had too much real exposure to breast cancer research," said Joe...

Wisconsin scientists grow two new stem cell lines in animal cell-free culture

...esident Bush imposed a compromise enabling federal funds to be used for the first time to study a limited number of established stem cell lines. "Derivation and culture in serum-free, animal product-free, feeder-independent conditions mean that new human (embryonic stem) cell lines could be qualitatively ...

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