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Anti-herpes treatment reduces HIV levels in women infected with both viruses
...ll for HSV control measures, including vaccine, to rank
high on international HIV prevention and research ...evelopment and evaluation of an HSV vaccine should rank
high on the international research agenda.' Gareth Thomas, UK Minister for International Developme...
Are journal rankings distorting science?
...ecause of its infamous errors and that a journal’s rank
has no bearing on the quality of individual papers it publishes. But more worrying is the trend towards using impact factors to guide decisions on research funding. This has been particularly noticeable in the UK, where universities now prioritise sc...
New player in commitment to life as a fat cell
...the path to fat formation. Using a novel method to rank
genes, they found that XOR was at the top of the list of genes that fit the profile of a fat generator. Indeed, they found evidence that XOR controls PPAR-gamma a transcription factor considered to be the master regulator of fat production since i...
Massive herds of animals found to still exist in Southern Sudan
...he region’s wildlife and wild lands, which may now rank
among the richest in Africa. The plan would include the integration of several thousand ex-combatants from the Sudan People’s Liberation Army into wildlife services, help establish and manage official networks of national parks and other protected ar...
Bigger horns equal better genes
... to "win" physical battles and achieve high social rank
among their competitors. "We've learned from other species, such as deer and sheep, that horn or antler size can be a good indicator of an individual's quality and reproductive success," Coltman said. "We wanted to see if the same could be said f...