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Scientists seek answers on what activates deadly anthrax spores

... University Baptist Medical Center and three other institutions are setting out to find what activates the spores ...ute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. The other institutions in Claiborne's project include a co-investigator at Virginia Tech and collaborators at the U.S. Army...

Scientists collaborate to assess health of global environment

...evaluate future scenarios and give governments and institutions direction that Mooney described as a consensus of the scientific community and a synthesis of all available information. Cause for concern "If you look at all the indicators of human well-being, globally averaged we're doing pretty well," Mooney sa...

International trial of two microbicides begins

...h, represents a partnership among various research institutions in Africa and the United States. Although no licensed microbicides are available to the public currently, scientists hope these agents--designed to be applied to the surface of the vagina to prevent sexually transmitted infections (STIs)--will one d...

MetaChip provides quick, efficient toxicity screening of potential drugs

...h, represents a partnership among various research institutions in Africa and the United States. Although no licensed microbicides are available to the public currently, scientists hope these agents--designed to be applied to the surface of the vagina to prevent sexually transmitted infections (STIs)--will one d...

South America's vast pantanal wetland may become next everglades, UNU experts warn

...l level; the Pantanal is a case in point. Regional institutions can take global environmental issues and refocus them into priorities and a manageable agenda for national governments? "So far, however, most work on Inter-linkages has been undertaken at the global rather than regional or national levels. Recogniz...

New online portal merges vast data on Gulf of Maine ecosystem

...ographic and geologic data from public and private institutions have, in large part, remained in isolation from each other. For the first time, the Dynamic Atlas brings this information together in one place. "This new tool will enhance our understanding of biological patterns in the Gulf of Maine, across space ...

Robot-based system developed at Carnegie Mellon detects life in Chile's Atacama desert

...ts and biologists who study both Earth and Mars at institutions including NASA's Ames Research Center and Johnson Space Center, SETI Institute, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, the University of Tennessee, Carnegie Mellon, Universidad Catolica del Norte (Chile), the University of Arizona, the University of California, ...

Glow-in-the-dark zebrafish at UH hold keys to biological clocks

...reate the anomaly. Putting UH a bit ahead of other institutions engaged in this type of research, Cahill and his team will be able to analyze more than 2,000 zebrafish per week. The per3-luc zebrafish is the first vertebrate system available for this level of high-throughput measurement. "Because we can test so ...

Marburg haemorrhagic fever in Angola update

...luding more than 60 international staff drawn from institutions in the Global Outbreak Alert and Response Network, and the cooperation of national authorities and experts. Tools and methods developed during international responses to outbreaks of other diseases have all been brought to bear on the present outbre...

Emergence of cancer as major cause of childhood death in developing countries is not being adequately addressed

...ternational Society of Pediatric Oncology, several institutions in Europe and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in the United States. St. Jude has already assisted several developing countries in significantly improving the cure rates of leukemia—the most common childhood cancer—as well as Burkitt lymphoma, W...

Medical whistleblowers speak out

...e must be willing to examine and change all of the institutions that allow this synchrony to occur." In a related editorial, the PLoS Medicine editors explain why PLoS sponsored the roundtable and why they published Lenzer's account: "Lenzer's report will, we hope, spark discussion and debate about how American ...

Doctors closer to using gene analysis to help trauma patients

...e samples from patients, process them at different institutions and get consistent results,?said Henry Baker, associate director of the UF Genetics Institute and interim chairman of molecular genetics and microbiology. “For any tool used in clinical medicine, it’s important that people are able to get the same an...

Stealth Worms May Improve Insect Pest Control

...rid Lands Consortium, which includes participating institutions from the United States and the Middle East, is sponsoring the project. The study will offer new information and tools for developing non-chemical and non-toxic pest control programs in desert and semi-desert areas. "These nematodes from Jordan have ...

New strategies to reduce hospital-aquired infections

... "Infections acquired in hospitals and healthcare institutions affect approximately two million people resulting in about 98,000 deaths at a cost of $29 billion in the United States each year," said Dr. Cervia. "We know that tap water, previously unrecognized as a source of many of these infections, harbors path...

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

... "Infections acquired in hospitals and healthcare institutions affect approximately two million people resulting in about 98,000 deaths at a cost of $29 billion in the United States each year," said Dr. Cervia. "We know that tap water, previously unrecognized as a source of many of these infections, harbors path...

Scientists identify genes responsible for 'black rot' disease in vegetables

...developing a treatment, scientists at four Chinese institutions (the Institute of Microbiology at the Chinese Academy of Sciences, the Chinese National Human Genome Center at Shanghai, Guangxi University, and the Chinese National Human Genome Center at Beijing) have focused their efforts on characterizing the gen...

Columbia study shows widely used artery clearing device does not help patients during heart attack

... Foundation. The study, which was conducted in 38 institutions in seven countries, examined 501 patients who were having heart attacks, half of whom received distal protection. During angioplasty procedures, fatty deposits in the arteries can be dislodged and clog arteries further downstream. Distal protection ...

Asymptomatic HIV babies could use earlier treatment

...Department of Health Services. Researchers from 10 institutions participated in the study, including Maldonado and three others from Stanford’s Department of Pediatrics. ...

Biologists determine genetic blueprint of social amoeba

...ncing effort, which involved 97 scientists from 22 institutions in five countries, are contained in a paper featured on the cover of the May 5 issue of the journal Nature. The international team's achievement will have an immediate application for biomedical researchers, who can now mine the Dictyostelium genome...

International Team Determines Geographic Origin of Leprosy

...oday." The research team included scientists from institutions in the United States, France and seven other countries. Led by Stewart T. Cole, Ph.D., of the Institut Pasteur in Paris, the investigators scanned the genetic material of Mycobacterium leprae, the bacterium that causes leprosy, for tiny variations kn...

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