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Legal ruling may put endangered species in danger

...arn that the new definition—spelled out in a legal opinion from the Solicitor of the U.S. Department of the Interior in March—will substantially weaken the federal Endangered Species Act of 1973. Wolves, grizzly bears, and jaguars are among the species that could be hurt by the new definition, which limi...

Asexual worm quickly adapts to soil contamination

...an interesting finding. It contradicts the general opinion that asexual species have low adaptive potential and that they adapt to stress less easily than sexual species. At present these asexual species are used as test organisms in ecotoxicological risk evaluations. The question now arises as to whether th...

UCSF brain tumor vaccine trial shows promising results

...man from Oakley, Calif., came to UCSF for a second opinion after undergoing radiation and chemotherapy elsewhere for treatment of a glioma. At UCSF she learned that part of the tumor was still present, and she enrolled in the vitespen vaccine trial. Once the chemotherapy was out of her system, Parsa perf...

Re-analysis of cigarettes confirms tobacco companies increased addictive nicotine 11 percent

...ucts created by an unregulated industry." In an opinion in US vs. Philip Morris USA et. al. Judge Gladys Kessler wrote that tobacco companies "can and do control the level of nicotine delivered in order to create and sustain addiction" and further, that the "goal to ensure that their products deliver suff...

Cloned mice created from fully differentiated cells, a milestone in cloning research

...atic cells, a conclusion that goes against popular opinion and current hypotheses," says Dr. Yang, animal science professor, director of the University of Connecticut's Center for Regenerative Biology and co-corresponding author of the study. "Even we were surprised to find fully differentiated cells were ...

Research holds promise for herpes vaccine

...I don't know how long it can take to swing popular opinion among scientists and clinicians," he said. "I would hope that in five to six years the scientific community would be willing to seriously consider these proposals." Halford hopes to find a commercial partner or secure government funding to advance ...

Second opinion yields treatment changes for half of patients

...half of breast cancer patients who sought a second opinion from a multidisciplinary tumor board received a ch...fort of multiple medical specialties allows expert opinion and recommendations based on the most recent research findings. Meanwhile, the patients come to only...

Americans support free access to research

...arris Poll, one of the longest running independent opinion polls in the United States, underscore broad agreement among diverse sectors of the American public on the benefits of free access to research. The original survey findings are available at http://www.harrisinteractive.com/news/ . "This expression...

Proteins as parents

...trands, only played a less- significant role. This opinion must now be revised. Li hopes that this exciting new application of the powerful recombination technique in the field of protein mechanics will open a new way to tailor proteins' mechanical properties. ...

Patients and their doctors have different perceptions about HIV and its treatment

... it's treated. The study uncovered differences of opinion between patients and physicians about the initiation of treatment, the various goals of treatment, and even about whether or not the patient understands the doctors' explanations. These and other gaps in perception were revealed in the JIAPAC peer-re...

Mayo Clinic researchers challenge sepsis theory

...nge that long-held concept with a new theory in an opinion piece in the current issue of Trends in Molecular Medicine http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/14714914 . Their findings suggest that sepsis begins with a change in certain cellular receptors that then provoke widespread inflammation, even ...

Sensors, a smart dose of medicine for cancer treatment

... large number of cancer patients. "The prevailing opinion is that IMRT improves treatment outcomes," says Jaksic. "Crucially, IMRT reduces the side-effects patients often suffer from radiotherapy and improves accuracy of dose delivery, and these are the most important impacts in the treatment of cancer." ...

Looking for the genes that affect a person's level of response to alcohol

...said Hesselbrock. "One is the person's subjective opinion of feeling intoxicated, which is the scale used, and the other one is an objective behavioral measure, which is body sway. We know that as people get intoxicated, their ability to stand still is impaired, so that they actually do move back and forth...

New study shows patients more willing to consider self-injectable HIV therapy than many physicians anticipate

... to use a self-injectable therapy, the physicians' opinion that the patient would not be able to incorporate FUZEON into their lifestyle and the potential misconception that FUZEON is not appropriately recommended in guidelines. "Physicians' best intentions in trying to match treatments to patients may actu...

Center releases new public survey on stem cells

...ericans conducted September 9-19, reveals a public opinion landscape that bears little resemblance to the polarized, deep moral divide expressed on the floor of the Congress and in the op-ed pages of American newspapers. The survey found wide support for embryonic stem cell (ESC) research that cut across po...

Tissue regeneration operates differently than expected

...could arise, since they contradict the predominant opinion that bone marrow-derived or local stem cells are involved in the regeneration of heart and skeletal musculature by transdifferentiating into muscle cells. By fusing with the cells of the regenerating tissue these cells rather seem to only simulate su...

'Patient-choice' C-section rate rises 36%: HealthGrades study

...ns and Gynecologists' Ethics Committee released an opinion supporting C-sections by patient choice "�so long as the patient is fully informed of the risks and benefits of this procedure over vaginal delivery." ...

Infectious disease expert warns of spread of Rocky Mountain spotted fever

...ber of unreported cases is much greater. Dumler's opinion is that growing awareness among physicians about the disease's early signs and symptoms may be the best means of curbing the potentially deadly impact of the disease, which can be effectively treated with specific antibiotics if caught early. "Rocky...

Hopkins AIDS experts issue warning about global efforts to provide drug therapies

...ed civilian concerns, but this did not sway public opinion that the military was wasting its share of medication. "While the lack of a plan is the worst-case scenario, even a plan with no public input can backfire if it fails to win local support," says McGough, a research fellow at Hopkins' Institute of th...

Brain May Be Less Plastic Than Hoped

...peculative. It is also conceivable—although in our opinion less likely—that in neocortical areas other than the primary visual cortex, new functional connections may have an easier time forming, and axonal sprouting may occur over longer distances.?/p> The study also establishes fMRI as a valid method to...

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