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Leukemia Drug Breakthrough Study In New England Journal Of Medicine

...he top cancer hospitals in America. Moffitt's sole mission is to contribute to the prevention and cure of cancer. ...

Microbial forensics: The next great forensic challenge

...onal responses to bioterrorism, depending upon the mission of an agency. For example, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and others have identified and categorized biologic agents that potentially could be used as weapons based on the criteria of public health impact, ease of dissemination ...

Researchers uncover sequence of major rice pathogen

...e about toxins and their production. "The primary mission is to uncover the organism's weaknesses. You do that by building up an arsenal of information of what genes are involved in plant-pathogen interactions," Dean says. In July 2002, Dean and researchers from the Whitehead Institute at MIT, now called t...

Protein That Promotes Survival Of Stem Cells Might Be Key To Poor Leukemia Prognosis

...d treatments for them. This fits into the St. Jude mission of finding cures for catastrophic diseases of childhood, such as leukemia, in order to save lives." The importance of Mcl-1 lies in the differing roles it plays in health and disease. "On one hand, this protein keeps HSCs and progenitor cells alive...

First technology to remove prions that cause vCJD from blood launched

...he transmission of prions as part of the Company's mission to ensure the safety of the global blood supply. The adoption of the new prion reduction filter has the potential to support the global need for adequate supplies of safe blood for the benefit of the public health. Pall is continuing its prion resear...

A New Species of Monkey is Discovered in Tanzania: The First in Africa for More Than 20 Years

...“Such partnerships are crucial to the conservation mission in the 21st century," said Mittermeier, who is the president of Conservation International. ``By sharing expertise and resources, partners get the most value for money spent.?/p> The Southern Highlands team was coordinated and funded by WCS; the ...

Hydrogen and methane provide raw energy for life at 'Lost City'

...logy to help direct investigations at sea during a mission with co-PI Bob Ballard, his Institute for Exploration, the Jason Foundation for Education and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's ship and funding. Audiences at participating aquariums, museums and 20 Boys and Girls Clubs across the nat...

Life detection instrument passes key test on road to Mars

...roposed for ExoMars or the United States' own Mars mission - NASA's roving, robotic Mars Science Laboratory mission - that could unambiguously find signs of life. The experiment uses state-of-the-art capillary electr...

Survey reveals women and doctors aren't talking about HPV

...eproductive health policy. Founded in 1963, ARHP's mission is to educate health care professionals, public policy makers, and the public. The organization fosters research and advocacy to promote reproductive health. To learn more about ARHP, visit www.arhp.org. For more information about the HPV survey vis...

The first impact factor for PLoS Biology ?13.9

...s. But there is still a long way to go before the mission of the Public Library of Science ?to make the world's treasury of scientific and medical literature a public resource ?is fulfilled. We hope that PLoS Biology's first impact factor will inspire even greater support for PLoS journals and for open acce...

UN: World in big ecological mess

...ent is an unprecedented contribution to our global mission for development, sustainability and peace." The four-year assessment was designed by a partnership of UN agencies, international scientific organizations and development agencies, with private sector and civil society input, in response to Mr. Annan...

Researchers track down cause of a disfiguring bone disorder

...1952, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory has a mission to ensure national security and to apply science and technology to the important issues of our time. Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory is managed by the University of California for the U.S. Department of Energy's National Nuclear Security Admin...

Discovering an ecosystem beneath a collapsed Antarctic ice shelf

...recorded a video of the seafloor at the end of its mission and only later discovered a thriving clam community, mud volcanoes, and a thin layer of bacterial mats. The discovery could provide evidence for researchers to better understand the dynamics within the inhospitable sub-ice setting, which covers more...

Women cautioned against using herbal supplements

...pplements can interact with other treatments. The mission of the Cornell Program on Breast Cancer and Environmental Risk Factors is to lower the risk and incidence of cancer by promoting methods of sound decision-making at personal and public levels. Its staff of scientists and educators translate basic res...

Menopause Symptoms May Come Back After Stopping Menopausal Hormone Therapy

...pplements can interact with other treatments. The mission of the Cornell Program on Breast Cancer and Environmental Risk Factors is to lower the risk and incidence of cancer by promoting methods of sound decision-making at personal and public levels. Its staff of scientists and educators translate basic res...

New results validating Pall prion reduction filter disclosed at ISBT Congress

...he transmission of prions as part of the Company's mission to help safeguard the global blood supply. The adoption of the new prion reduction filter has the potential to support the global public health need for adequate supplies of safe blood. Pall is continuing its prion research and development program to...

Number Of Babies Born Prematurely Nears Historic Half Million Mark In U.S.

... Dimes is a national voluntary health agency whose mission is to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality. Founded in 1938, the March of Dimes funds programs of research, community services, education, and advocacy to save babies. For more information, vi...

Scientists and engineers apply nature's design to human problems

...ch Center for Biologically Inspired Design."CBID's mission is to promote world-class interdisciplinary resear... this process with an invited talk on the center's mission and activities on Oct. 29 at the Bioneers Southeast Forum on the Atlanta campus of the Savannah Coll...

Pulp mill devastates swans' sanctuary in Chile

...lained of noxious odors from the plant and the WWF mission found the facility's waste treatment, storage and ...re the wind can disperse them," Tecklin said. The mission team, which prepared a report containing 25 key findings and recommendations, is now urgently callin...

Marine conservation organizations team up to conduct Indonesia coral reefs assessment

...to examine damage to tsunami-affected coral reefs; mission set to start next week Three leading marine conservation organizations will complete an extensive survey next week along the west coast of Aceh Province, Indonesia, to determine the impact of last year's devastating earthquake and tsunami on the reg...

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