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Human genetic 'deserts' are teeming with significant life

...use as a ‘reference set’ by the ENCODE consortium, launched in 2003 by the National Human Genome Research Institute, part of the US National Institutes of Health, with the aim of identifying all functional elements in the human genome sequence. The pilot phase is focusing on 44 regions, totalling approximatel...

Smoking rate has plummeted in New York City

... since a comprehensive program against smoking was launched in 2002, according to findings issued today in the...liminated smoking in virtually all workplaces, and launched hard-hitting anti-tobacco ads. By all indications, the interventions have made a difference. “Hard-h...

New knowledge improves rice quality

A major international initiative is being launched to try to boost the income of the world’s millions of poor rice farmers and at the same time provide consumers with more nutritious, better tasting food. New scientific knowledge is allowing rice researchers to develop better quality rice varieties ...

Study shows continued success for new HPV vaccine against virus responsible for cervical cancer

...fetime risk of cervical cancer. To that end Merck launched the national "One Less" campaign last year, which encourages females eligible for the vaccine to begin their vaccination series of three shots over six months and to continue seeing their doctor for regular checkups and screenings. ...

30+ AIDS vaccine clinical trials in 24 countries, research occurring on every continent

... South Africa and the United States. In 2006, IAVI launched a Phase II trial in Uganda and Zambia, part of a multi-site study that also included three sites in South Africa. The South Africa, Uganda and Zambia trial sites are now fully enrolled with data expected later this year. Two of the most advanc...

Gut research yields new anti-cancer approach

...e across a potentially new therapeutic effect, and launched experiments to confirm it. Study Details In the newly published study, researchers observed the effects of three compounds known from the literature to inhibit PPARgamma, T0070907, GW9662 and BADGE, on the ability of colorectal tumor cells t...

Mechanism of nicotine's learning effects explored

...to enhance learning and memory—a property that has launched efforts to develop nicotine-like drugs to treat cognitive deficits in Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases, schizophrenia, and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder. A key problem in designing such drugs has been that little was known about the d...

New study challenges 'critical period' in childhood vision development

...ssor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, launched an initiative with the hopes of shedding some light on the acquisition of visual skills. The goal of his "Project Prakash" is to find, treat, and study congenitally blind children in India. A unique case study that resulted from this project appears...

Antifungal drug kills TB bug

...l Gates Foundation and the European Union have all launched initiatives to tackle the problem. Now, biologists at The University of Manchester have shown that chemicals called azoles ?the active agent in many antifungal drugs ?kill the TB bacteria, and could be effective in tackling the emerging drug-resis...

Why aren't humans furry? Stone-Age moms could be the answer

...mbody the spirit of the journal. The £1,000 prize, launched in 2004, is awarded annually and named in honour of Dr. David Horrobin, the renowned researcher, biotechnology expert and founder of Medical Hypotheses ( http://www.elsevier.com/wps/find/journaldescription.cws_home/623059/description#description ), w...

Study to explore using magnets to correct 'sunken chest'

... at UCSF Children's Hospital in San Francisco have launched a groundbreaking study to determine whether a new procedure using magnets can correct sunken chest, the most common congenital chest deformity, in the same way that orthodontic braces gradually realign teeth. Sunken chest, which is known medically a...

Failure to meet United Nations sanitation target could affect millions of the world's poorest

...water and basic sanitation by 2015. Target 10 was launched in 2000 as part of the U.N. Millennium Development Goals initiative, a global effort by member nations "to meet the needs of the world's poorest." The target is based on data from 1990, when 20 percent of the global population lacked a safe source of...

Bats prey on nocturnally migrating songbirds

...opa-Lisseanu, under Prof. Ibañez' supervision, was launched by Spanish research teams based in Sevilla (Doñana Biological Station) and Granada (Zaidín Experimental Station) thanks to funding from the Spanish Environmental Ministry. The programme was soon joined by one of their once most virulent Swiss detract...

New antibacterials being developed to tackle MRSA superbug

...uperbug MRSA is being developed under a new scheme launched by the Wellcome Trust. The Seeding Drug Discovery initiative is aimed at catalysing the development of new drugs in areas of unmet need. Prolysis, an R&D company based in Oxford, has received one of three inaugural Seeding Drug Discovery awards...

Largest genomic search finds genes that may contribute to autism

...e up the Autism Genome Project. The project was launched in 2002 by scientists at 50 institutions to share data, samples and expertise in an effort to speed up the process of identifying susceptibility genes, those that heighten a child's risk of having the developmental disorder. Seven University of Wash...

Satellites shed light on global warming

...a from 1991 to the present day, which is due to be launched later this year, it will soon be possible to provide a definitive statement of the rate at which global temperatures have been changing and how the variability of our climate has been changing," Llewellyn-Jones said. "The ATSR instrument produces...

Light-based probe 'sees' early cancers in first tests on human tissue

...ung cancer. Wax said he and his colleagues have launched a company, called Oncoscope, to pursue the commercial development of fa/LCI devices. If all goes well, a new and improved endoscope might be ready for the clinic in three to five years, he said. ...

New study aims to stop sepsis in its tracks

...NIGMS), part of the National Institutes of Health, launched the project this month with a grant totaling more than $8.4 million over five years. Derek C. Angus, M.D., M.P.H., of the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, leads the consortium, which is a partnership between physicians in emergency medic...

Fake pesticides threaten food safety

...tween ?1m and ?0m in lost taxes. The ECPA recently launched a pan-European Anti-Counterfeit Programme, in an effort to get governments and regulators to use their powers to enforce regulatory policies. ...

Record ozone loss during 2006 over South Pole

...atellite in the series of three is scheduled to be launched in 2006 and will assist climate researchers in monitoring ozone levels and other atmospheric parameters. MetOp ?Europe's first polar-orbiting satellite and a mission dedicated to operational meteorology ?will include a next-generation ozone-monitorin...

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