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New push for public health, AIDS spending at African Union summit

...an Union (AU) summit will net commitments to boost government spending on public health, helping to curb the spr...l resources, international agencies and private or government donations. Efforts to provide low-cost drugs to African HIV sufferers received a major boost this m...

UCLA Study Shows One-Third of Drug Ads in Medical Journals Do Not Contain References Supporting Medical Claims

...ion on drug usage, warnings and drug interactions; government documents; or an Internet site. Reviewers were... had affiliated authors, 19 percent were funded by government or charitable sources and 23 percent had no funding statement at all. In comparison, 8 percent of t...

Introduced foxes transformed vegetation on Aleutian Islands from lush grasslands to tundra

...ted between the 1890s and the 1930s, when the U.S. government worked to establish fox farming businesses on the islands. Mostly arctic foxes and smaller numbers of red foxes were introduced to more than 400 islands. Byrd, who has been involved in restoration efforts in the Aleutian islands since 1971, said mos...

Affymetrix and the Karolinska Institutet Announce Translational Medicine Strategic Alliance

...otechnology companies as well as leading academic, government and not-for-profit research institutes. More than 1,200 systems have been shipped around the world and nearly 3,000 peer-reviewed papers have been published using the technology. Affymetrix' patented photolithographic manufacturing process provides t...

Not-for-profit publishers call NIH public access rule a missed opportunity

...stly and duplicative because NIH will create a new government program to supplant existing and highly successful...is a missed opportunity that represents a waste of government resources," said Martin Frank, PhD, Executive Director, American Physiological Society and coordinat...

Alaskan puzzles, monitoring provide insight about North Pacific salmon runs

...ed to help the processing industry and the federal government understand the size of salmon runs, early UW program leaders also collected basic information about weather, lake levels, emerging insects, zooplankton levels and other fish species and juvenile salmon growth, which distinguishes the data set from ot...

McGill researchers shed light on formation of carcinogen in food

...umers to change their shopping habits according to government health agencies. The quantities of furan in foods ... "Even so," says Dr. Yaylayan, "food companies and government agencies are keeping a close eye on the situation. It's important to know exactly what chemicals are...

Microbial forensics: The next great forensic challenge

...dmissible in court, and must be accepted by senior government decision makers." Murch and other scientists point to many challenges posed by bioterrorism, including that numerous pathogens exist in nature and do not necessarily require sophisticated expertise or technology to be weaponized; many methods could ...

Affymetrix Launches New Globin-Reduction Kits and Protocol Developed with PreAnalytiX

...otechnology companies as well as leading academic, government and not-for-profit research institutes. More than 1,200 systems have been shipped around the world and over 3,000 peer-reviewed papers have been published using the technology. Affymetrix' patented photolithographic manufacturing process provides the...

New strategies to reduce hospital-aquired infections

...d from dangerous waterborne pathogens. Health and government agencies continue to stress the need for more stringent approaches to dealing with nosocomial infections, such as the new infection control standards mandated by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO), as part of th...

Distributed Basic Local Alignment Search Toolkit (W.ND-BLAST)

...d from dangerous waterborne pathogens. Health and government agencies continue to stress the need for more stringent approaches to dealing with nosocomial infections, such as the new infection control standards mandated by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO), as part of th...

Searching the depths of the straits of Florida for disease cures

...ases in ocean science funding and restructuring of government agencies that manage ocean resources. "Governor Bush's response to the report was by far one of the most substantial and relevant of any state in the country," says Harbor Branch President and CEO Dr. Shirley Pomponi, who was a member of the Scienti...

Amazon symposium to address large-scale conservation

...mbination of market-based instruments and improved government regulation. This symposium will provide a state-of-the-art assessment of the processes that are threatening the world's largest tropical rain forest complex, and the initiatives underway that create the potential for large-scale conservation. ...

Grass makes environmentally friendly biofuel

...avorable than for other biomass crops, the lack of government support prevents the industry from going forward, he says. Cherney has made a comparison of wood pellets with various mixes of grasses and the BTUs (British Thermal Units) produced per pound. He has found that grass pellets can be burned without emi...

Scientists discover global pattern of big fish diversity in open oceans

...fic observer data collected by U.S. and Australian government agencies between 1990-99, which recorded more than 140 species in these same areas. The results suggest that tuna and billfish are indicators of wider patterns of diversity. The emerging global hotspots map is a product of oceanographic patterns, bu...

Poaching, logging, and outbreaks of Ebola threaten central African gorillas and chimpanzees

... dedication from a variety of conservation groups, government agencies and donors, but we still have a chance to save these animals." The Brazzaville meeting was organized by the Centre International de Recherches M�dicales de Franceville (CIRMF), Conservation International (CI), the Wild Chimpanzee Foun...

Researchers Discover That Microbes Can Produce Miniature Electrical Wires

... widespread media attention and major funding from government and private sources. The tiny organisms, widely found in soils and aquatic sediments, have demonstrated promise as cleaners of toxic spills and generators of energy. They are anaerobic bacteria (living without oxygen) that use metals to gain energy t...

Assessing the Amazon River's sensitivity to deforestation

...mazon river is to human activities and can provide government managers and civil society with a tool for analyzing the costs and benefits of different land-use policies and help plan future settlement, land use and conservation priorities." "This third phase is particularly exciting because we are now combinin...

FSU scientist warns North Atlantic right whale facing extinction

...tlantic right whales killed by human activity, the government simply isn't doing enough to protect the North Atlantic right whale and its habitats. At least 50 percent of all recorded deaths are due to collisions with ships and entanglements in fishing gear. "This is in our power to control," said Nowacek. "Th...

Scientists to mimic nature for newest cancer drugs

...tlantic right whales killed by human activity, the government simply isn't doing enough to protect the North Atlantic right whale and its habitats. At least 50 percent of all recorded deaths are due to collisions with ships and entanglements in fishing gear. "This is in our power to control," said Nowacek. "Th...

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