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Innovative smallpox vaccine research study to be conducted at Case Medical Center

...accine geared toward adults ages 18 to 34 who have never been vaccinated against the disease. The study is the first of its type in Northeast Ohio. The current FDA-approved vaccine, Dryvax®, is not recommended for use on everyone because of the potential for serious side effects in certain individuals. “...

Envisat captures first image of Sargassum from space

...gs (Sargassum and Antarctic superblooms) that have never been seen from space before," said King. "It is really very exciting."...

Caribbean frogs started with a single, ancient voyage on a raft from South America

...younger islands, the Lesser Antilles, because they never were connected by land to South America, but neither theory proposed that all of the Caribbean-island frog species had a single common ancestor," Hedges said. __IMAGE_3 The anatomy of Caribbean frogs previously had led the advocates of both the...

New bacterium discovered -- related to cause of trench fever

...hat she was infected with a new bacterium that had never before been isolated from a human. A UCSF inf...hen I saw this patient, this type of infection had never been seen at UCSF, and the bacterium causing the infection was unknown.” Koehler’s group went on...

In mice, drug protects against diabetes and atherosclerosis

...clerosis, type 2 diabetes, and fatty liver disease never developed. Recently, researchers in Hotamisligil's lab and at the Garvan Institute of Medical Research in Australia also demonstrated that these genes were critical in the development of asthma, another disease associated with obesity. In this new...

U-M researchers discover gene switched off in cancer can be turned on

...much like a one-size-fits-all clothing store would never succeed,” Reisman says. “Targeted therapies are now opening the door, because they are essentially given only to those patients who have a high likelihood of response. Their low toxicity means the patient can be treated for long periods of time, ...

Researchers examine carbon capture and storage to combat global warming

...it is produced and injects it underground. The gas never enters the atmosphere. The practice could transform heavy carbon spewers, such as coal power plants, into relatively clean machines with regard to global warming. ''The notion is that the sooner we wean ourselves off fossil fuels, the sooner we'll...

Undergraduate research shows leaderless honeybee organizing

...iping” that tells her to fly. “Researchers have never reported worker piping being done on the queen before, so some of what we found was exciting,” Pierce said. “It was generally surprising to see the level of interaction that the older bees have with the queen. This doesn’t normally happen in the hive...

Newly discovered antibody may be body's natural defense against Alzheimer's

...ies was predicted by animal studies, but they were never previously demonstrated to be present in substantial quantities in blood from normal humans. Lead researcher Dr. Norman Relkin, a behavioral neurologist and neuroscientist at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center, will presen...

Massive herds of animals found to still exist in Southern Sudan

...d a referendum on independence in 2011. “I have never seen wildlife like that, in such numbers, not even when flying over the mass migrations of the Serengeti,” said Fay. “This could represent the biggest migration of large mammals on earth.” Fay, Elkan and Marjan also report an estimated 8,000 elepha...

Small, self-controlled planes combine plant pathology and engineering

...r other samples, we have found organisms that have never been cultured before. Some of these microbes may thrive only in the atmosphere, and many of them may be new to science.” This and other fascinating results have led Schmale to hypothesize that some airborne microorganisms have “novel biochemical p...

Study investigates 'divorce' among Galapagos seabirds

...roup gambled on a new mate, sometimes one that had never bred before. This is one of the few studies tha...also shows that males of this species are probably never permanently in or out of the mating game, in contrast to many other animals, she said. A male Nazc...

Research finds that circadian rhythms dominate all life functions

...nced computer algorithms. Most of these genes have never been previously reported as changing their express...of consistent lighting or lack of lighting, but it never stops. Comparing the complex system in which the genes function to an AC power grid, Ptitsyn made ...

Ancient retrovirus sheds light on modern pandemic

...ctively neutralizes this extinct retrovirus, which never successfully fixed into the human genome. "However, while TRIM5a may have served humans well millions of years ago, the antiviral protein does not seem to be good at defending against any of the retroviruses that currently infect humans, such as HI...

Scientists close in on missing carbon sink

...ected by aircraft across the globe for decades but never before synthesized. The team found that some 40 percent of the carbon dioxide assumed to be absorbed by northern forests is instead taken up in the tropics. "Our study will provide researchers with a much better understanding of how trees and othe...

NASA-funded robotic sub finds bottom of world's deepest sinkhole

...sed for navigating in buildings and mines, but had never operated in an underwater environment or with such...ance, for eight hours at a time. "The fact that we never lost it, never required a rescue mission, is an achievement itself," Wettergreen added....

An 'elegant' idea proves its worth 25 years later

...ad the notion to use the drugs. "In all my years I never came across another disease where patients come in near-comatose and you stick a needle in them and lo and behold, they wake up—just like that. It was just astonishing," he says. "His elegant idea was to give patients chemicals they already make ...

Resistant HIV quickly hides in infants' cells

...itial transmitted drug-resistant virus will likely never be cleared from that infant with currently available treatments. However, it is important to point out that because PIs are the first-line drugs used to treat HIV infection in infants in the United States, PI-containing treatment was still effective...

Mice with a migraine show signs of brain damage

...rain damage done by a stroke, even though they had never reported symptoms of stroke. Friedman, a member of the board of directors of the American Headache Society who has treated thousands of headache sufferers, echoes Nedergaard’s call for a greater emphasis on prevention. “It’s astounding just how...

Corals -- More complex than you?

... science such a project would offer. "There has never been a "home grown" genome project. The genomes of several iconic Australian species have been sequenced overseas, and we are being left behind. If important discoveries leading to new technologies are made, we will have to pay to import them. "Se...

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