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

... 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 promised $US15 billion that President George W Bush promised two years ago for the fight against AIDS. ...

Tiny particles could solve billion-dollar problem

... Georgia Institute of Technology, will appear next month in the journal Environmental Science and Technology, a publication of the American Chemical Society. "The advantages of palladium-based TCE remediation are well-documented, but so is the cost," said lead researcher Michael Wong, assistant professor ...

The transparent organism: EMBLEM and Carl Zeiss give labs a unique look at life

...Microscopy from Carl Zeiss, Dr. Ulrich Simon, last month to finalize the details. "We see the SPIM technology as an ideal approach for satisfying the growing demand in highly resolved image information from living organisms. The products based on this technology will form a perfect match with our lines of...

Carnegie Mellon scientists develop tool that uses MRI to visualize gene expression in living animals

...he MRI reporter expression periodically for over a month in the same cohort of animals. The research showed no overt toxicity in the mouse brain from the MRI reporter. ...

Breast-Cancer Risk Linked to Exposure to Traffic Emissions at Menarche, First Birth

... Results of the study were presented earlier this month at the annual meeting of the American Association for Cancer Research held in Anaheim, Calif. Jing Nie, Ph.D., a postdoctoral fellow in epidemiology in UB's School of Public Health and Health Professions is first author on the study. "There is growi...

NIH Calls on Scientists to Speed Public Release of Research Publications

...iate public access after final publication to a 12 month delay ?when they submit their manuscripts to NIH. Authors are strongly encouraged to exercise their right to specify that their articles will be publicly available through PubMed Central (PMC) as soon as possible. PMC (http://www.pubmedcentral.nih.g...

Marburg haemorrhagic fever in Angola update

...ional response to the outbreak in Angola began one month ago, on 22 March. The features of Marburg haemorrhagic fever, and the conditions in Angola, have been an extreme test of international capacity to hold emerging diseases at bay. The outbreak in Angola is the largest and deadliest on record for this r...

Study: 'homemade' gene expression technology unreliable

...of three articles about microarrays appearing this month in the journal Nature Methods. They show that geographically separated multi-investigator teams adopting common commercial, rather than homemade, microarray platforms and common sets of procedures are able to generate comparable data. "The important...

Duke engineers develop new 3-D cardiac imaging probe

...eer-reviewed report on the work was published this month in volume 26 issue number 4 of the journal Ultrasonic Imaging. (Note: Because the journal's publication is backlogged, the issue date is 2004.) The research is funded by the Heart, Lung and Blood Institute at the National Institutes of Health and by...

Scientists journey to southern Africa to unravel the secret world of elephant communication

... and video cameras, the research team spent a full month performing round-the-clock tests designed to see h...hone arrays that could be left in the ground for a month at a time, recording data without anybody having to be there. We're hoping they could be deployed at...

New project aims to make large-scale lobster farms feasible

...e cages. The team found that up to 400 larvae per month could be collected--enough for testing commercial feasibility of raising the lobsters to market size. They have now received Phase II funding from NOAA for two years totaling $200,000 to explore techniques for gathering even more larvae, to study ope...

Scientists discover that three overlapping signals in embryo help get the backbone right

...it happens properly. The discovery, reported this month in the journal Developmental Cell by researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, finally explains an 80-year-old observation that revolutionized the way biologists think about embryonic and fetal development and set the stage for the stem ...

Putting ecology back into river restoration

...l Society's Journal of Applied Ecology, which this month is publishing a special profile on river restoration. Opening the debate is a paper by 22 leading US river ecologists proposing five criteria for ecologically successful river restoration. Their aim is to arrive at an agreed set of standards which wo...

Asymptomatic HIV babies could use earlier treatment

...lier treatment], even though there is only about a month separating the initiation of therapy in the two groups,?Maldonado said. “And none of the children who received triple therapy progressed to AIDS before their third birthday, regardless of the age at which they began therapy.?(Therapy with a combinati...

$5.1 billion would save 6 million children

...ng 18 visits with a primary care provider from one month before birth until the child reaches age five. In their cost analysis, the researchers also ensured that treatment for the major causes of child death were available to all children who needed them. Universal coverage levels from 2000 for drugs and o...

Caloric restriction won't dramatically extend life span in humans: UCLA research

...sertation. A normal rodent reaches maturity at one month of age, and begins reproducing its body weight in offspring every month and a half. If humans shut off reproduction by severely limiting calories, "our reduction in wear an...

Researchers feed tiny pills of RNA to planarians to identify genes essential for regeneration

... you and I share," said Sánchez Alvarado, who last month was appointed a Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigator. "This work opens a whole new window to study aspects of human biology that are barely accessible today." The planarians used in these studies, also called flatworms, live in fresh water a...

More animals join the learning circle

... an older male. Noonan presented the research this month at the US Animal Behavior Society meeting in Snowbird, Utah. Wild dolphins off the west coast of Australia were the first marine mammals in which cultural learning was observed. They apparently learn from group-mates how to use sponges to protect th...

Bacteria are key to 'green' plastics, drugs

...ts first step from the lab to the marketplace this month with the start of industrial scale-up efforts in Kansas. These efforts resulted from an $80,000 award from the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program of the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Bennett and San are working with Manhattan, Kansas...

UNC computer, marine scientists collaborate to predict flow of toxic waters from Katrina

...ion in recurring funding thereafter. "If we had a month to do these runs, we could do them on our desktop computers or on a small cluster, but to do it literally overnight requires some horsepower," Blanton said. Reed, former director of NCSA, connected Blanton and Leuttich with NCSA, the National Scienc...

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