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The first impact factor for PLoS Biology ?13.9

... hope that PLoS Biology's first impact factor will inspire even greater support for PLoS journals and for open access. * Thomson ISI calculated the impact factors that it announced this year by counting all the citations in 2004 to content that appeared in 2002 and 2003 and then dividing that number by the ...

MIT engineers an anti-cancer smart bomb

...s patient survival and quality of life that really inspire this research, Sasisekharan said. Eighty percent of the nanocell mice survived beyond 65 days, while mice treated with the best current therapy survived 30 days. Untreated animals died at 20. "It's an elegant technique for attacking the two compartm...

Rutgers to lead $52.7 million protein research program

...e our dynamic position in the biomedical sciences, inspire our researchers toward new discoveries and open new doors to longer and healthier lives," said Richard L. McCormick, president of Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. "Federal funding of this magnitude recognizes the caliber of our faculty a...

Scientists and engineers apply nature's design to human problems

...ical processes. The researchers believe nature can inspire design and engineering solutions that are efficient, practical and sustainable and thus have the potential to greatly enhance new technologies, materials and processes. "Biology can be a powerful guide to understanding problems in design and enginee...

Restaurant seafood prices since 1850s help plot marine harvests through history

...w almost unimaginable richness of the oceans could inspire and influence the way marine resources are managed in future." For more conference information, including media registration, see http://www.hmapcoml.org/Default.asp?ID=248 The History of Marine Animal Populations (HMAP) The History of Marine Anim...

Gene controls whether fear is a factor

...of anxiety in situations that should instinctively inspire fear. Stathmin-deficient animals also show less reaction to conditions that have previously proven unpleasant, an indication that the mice lack a normal memory for fear. "While one of the best understood memory-related neural circuitries within the ...

Did feathered dinosaurs exist?

... a comprehensive consideration of the old can also inspire new interpretations, as researchers recently found when examining the evidence supporting the current theory about feather origins and the relationships of birds and dinosaurs. All experts agree that birds are related to theropod dinosaurs; however...

UK sperm donor crisis

...right groups, including minority ethic groups, and inspire them to act," said Dr Stewart, who is also an honorary lecturer at the University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne. She said that the SEED report, with little change in the criteria for acceptance or exclusion and little to offer in the way of extra remunerat...

Engineers discover why toucan beaks are models of lightweight strength

... Velcro, Meyers said the avian bio-composite could inspire the design of ultra-light aircraft and vehicle components with synthetic foams made with metals and polymers. "The big surprise was our finding that the beak's sandwich structure also behaves as a high energy impact-absorption system," said Meyers....

Afghanistan to protect wildlife and wild lands

...esources for their survival. Conservation can also inspire local communities and even neighboring countries to work together to protect the region's natural heritage." Afghanistan's natural landscape is dominated by the Hindu Kush mountain range and the Pamir Knot, a region where the Hindu Kush, Karakoram, ...

The secret lives of sea slugs

...ow and direction based on odor and other cues will inspire further studies of this behavior and aid scientists studying the nerve cells involved in navigation, an important problem every animal faces. "Once you know what a behavior is, you have a starting point to see how the brain is actually controlling ...

Study: Living coral reefs provide better protection from tsunami waves

...hem." Kunkel said that she hoped the study would inspire other scientists to continue the research by obtaining more observational data. Incorporating such data into the team's theoretical model, she said, would then allow scientists to plan better for future tsunami strikes along local coastlines. "We ...

World's leading scientists announce creation of 'Encyclopedia of Life'

...gether to help create the key tool that we need to inspire preservation of Earth’s biodiversity: the Encyclopedia of Life," Wilson said at TED. "What excites me is that since I first put forward this idea, science has advanced, technology has moved forward. Today, the practicalities of making this encyclop...

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