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

...he WHO hopes will be offset by national resources, international agencies and private or government donations. Efforts to provide low-cost drugs to African HIV sufferers received a major boost this month when the US Food and Drug Administration approved the first ARV cocktail, which could open the taps on the pro...

Quantum Dots Research Leads to New Knowledge about Protein Binding in Plants

...tp://nanotechweb.org.Journal Nanotechnology has an international readership among academic,government and corporate sectors, and is dedicated to coverage of allaspects of nanoscale science and technology from a multidisciplinaryperspective.Ozkan and his colleagues utilized cadmium selenide (CdSe) quantum dotscoate...

Ecological destruction fuels emerging diseases

...for the All-Taxa Biodiversity Inventory (ATBI), an international scientific and economic initiative to help developing countries preserve the world's biodiversity. In the Guanacaste Conservation Area of northwest Costa Rica, a 1,000 square km (400 square mile) United Nations World Heritage Site that features habi...

A much-needed shot in the arm for HIV vaccine development

...icine.The Global HIV/AIDS Vaccine Enterprise is an international alliance ofindependent agencies and organizations conducting or supporting HIVvaccine research. In June 2004, the G8 countries endorsed its goals,and will consider the new plan at its forthcoming summit meeting in theUnited Kingdom this July. Thecoo...

Scientists collaborate to assess health of global environment

...ocus on the implications for the United States and international business institutions. Funded by the Global Envir...hosen because the organizations that oversee major international treaties dealing with biological systems requested the information. The lack of adequate data to uph...

Essential mangrove forest threatened by cryptic ecological degradation

...-economic interviews, and 18th-century history, an international team led by Dr. Farid Dahdouh-Guebas has demonstrated that in the recent past an increase in human-environment interactions that affect the hydrology of rivers has turned coastal mangrove lagoons into freshwater bodies. Such elucidation of past ecos...

Gene Therapy For Parkinson's Disease Moves Forward In Animals

An international team of scientists has used gene therapy in two separate studies to renew brain cells and restore normal movements in monkeys and rats with a drug-induced form of Parkinson's disease. The research, detailed online in the scientific publications Brai...

Scientists reveal molecular secrets of the malaria parasite

...oject also shows the power ofcollaboration between international institutes with different areas ofexpertise. It was remarkably productive collaboration."...

RNA project to create language for scientists worldwide

...bing, cataloging and comparing their findings. An international team of RNA scientists, known as the RNA Ontology Consortium, has now been formed to do just that. "The consortium will develop a common vocabulary and scientific concepts relating RNA structure and function to allow RNA scientists worldwide to comm...

Measuring the impact of post-genomics on Mediterranean populations

...Programme’s (FP6) ‘Specific measures in support of international co-operation? project proposals from MPCs are being sought to help the European Union integrate and strengthen the European Research Area, as outlined in FP6. Ideas for coordinated actions (CAs), specific targeted research projects (Streps), specific...

Gene therapy for Parkinson's disease moves forward in animals

An international team of scientists has used gene therapy in two separate studies to renew brain cells and restore normal movements in monkeys and rats with a drug-induced form of Parkinson's disease. The research, detailed online in the scientific publications Brai...

Expression Project for Oncology (expO) completes first phase of standardized gene expression analyses

...onsortium funding for expO’s launch comes from six international pharmaceutical firms. Major sponsors are Bristol-Myers Squibb, GlaxoSmithKline, Wyeth and IBM. Other sponsors are Pfizer, Aventis, Johnson & Johnson, Flinn Foundation, ILEX Oncology, and Genomics Collaborative Inc. Research support from Affymetr...

Mayo Clinic Researchers Create 'Obedient Virus'; First Step To Use Measles Virus Against Cancer

An international team of Mayo Clinic-led researchers is first to devise a system that consistently converts the measles virus into a therapeutic killer that hunts down and destroys cancer cells -- and cancer cells only. Their research findings appear as an advanced e...

Pathogen-Mimicking Vaccine As Strategy For Cancer Therapy

...y Hospital in Switzerland, in the framework of the international Cancer Vaccine Collaborative (CVC), a partnership established by the New York-based Cancer Research Institute (CRI) and the LICR. "What we're doing is testing a novel adjuvant, a compound that stimulates the immunological response to a vaccine, whic...

Surprising findings reported about iron overload

UAB and international scientists studying iron-overload disorders have made the unexpected discovery that Asians and Pacific Islanders have the highest levels of iron in their blood of all racial/ethnic groups who were screened. Individuals who develop hemochromatosis/ir...

Scientists discuss improved biopesticides for locust control in West Africa

...ia Tech scientists contributed by invitation to an international scientific meeting called by Abdoulaye Wade, presi...ntrol campaigns, representatives from regional and international organizations, and locust scientists. Vaughan spoke about the potential for operational use of biop...

World-first Living Donor Islet Cell Transplant A Success; Procedure Offers Promise For Diabetics

... in Seattle and had been involved in Dr. Shapiro's international trial of the Edmonton Protocol before returning to Japan. Dr. Shapiro first suggested the idea of starting a living donor islet transplant program in Kyoto while lecturing there three years ago. Cadaveric organ donors are scarce in Japan, and living ...

New online portal merges vast data on Gulf of Maine ecosystem

...luminate critical trends related to this important international resource," says Evan Richert, program director for the Gulf of Maine program. "The new portal is the door to a treasure of data, much of it essentially inaccessible before now. Modern technologies allow us now to access these data in far more meaning...

Institute for Systems Biology Symposium Addresses Need for Better Computational Tools

...te for Systems Biology announced today at its 2005 international symposium on Computational Challenges in Systems Biology that ISB's Human Proteome Folding Project launched on IBM's World Community Grid in November 2004 has already predicted 50,000 protein structures. "This project showcases the enormous power of...

WHO Warns Of Increased Risk Of Vector-borne Diseases In Tsunami-affected Areas

...ion. "WHO is working with national authorities and international teams in the region to conduct entomological surve...ities, are increasing awareness among national and international personnel regarding risk of dengue infection. "Proper management of dengue hemorrhage fever can redu...

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