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Fleshing out the genome

...n-category system for annotating genomic proteins, ranked according to a functional assignment's precision and confidence. Kolker said that "a big part of this was the proteomics"-- a systematic screening and identification of proteins, in this case those which were expressed in the microbe when subjected ...

Canadian youth 4th highest in international obesity study

...rall for obesity (at 4.1 per cent), Canadian youth ranked fifth for "overweight" (19.3 per cent). The three countries with the highest prevalence of obesity were Malta (7.9 per cent), the United States (6.8 per cent), and England (5.1 per cent). The highest prevalence of overweight youth was found in Malta ...

Protein prevents detrimental immune effects of bacterial sepsis

...k is underscored by the fact that bacterial sepsis ranked among the top ten causes of death in both adults and neonates in 2002 in the United States (Natl Vital Stat Rep 2005, 53:1-89). The patients at greatest risk of developing sepsis and SIRS are those with impaired immune systems. When such patients are...

The first impact factor for PLoS Biology ?13.9

...egory of general biology journals, PLoS Biology is ranked number 1. PLoS Biology was launched in October 2003, as an open-access home to the very best in biological research. By any measure, the impact of this launch was impressive. The on-line publication of the first issue was accompanied by strong and f...

Open Access journals get impressive impact factors

... field. Launched in 2000, it is the second highest ranked bioinformatics journal, and already has an impact factor comparable to that of Bioinformatics (5.74), the most established journal in the field, which has been publishing for more than two decades and is supported by a major society. BMC Genomics en...

'Bionic' arm gives amputee sense of touch

... field. Launched in 2000, it is the second highest ranked bioinformatics journal, and already has an impact factor comparable to that of Bioinformatics (5.74), the most established journal in the field, which has been publishing for more than two decades and is supported by a major society. BMC Genomics en...

New defibrillator signals doctor of patient's irregular heartbeat or device malfunction

...Loyola University Health System's heart program is ranked as the top program in Illinois, according to U.S. News & World Report's annual survey of more than 6,000 hospitals nationwide. This is the third year in a row that Loyola has achieved the top spot for Heart Care and Heart Surgery in the state. ...

Impressive new Impact Factors for BioMed Central's open-access journals

...pmental Biology, with an Impact Factor of 5.41, is ranked at number six in the developmental biology field. BMC Structural Biology enters the Biophysics category at number eight, with an Impact Factor of 5.00. BMC Evolutionary Biology's Impact Factor of 4.45 is the 6th most highly cited journal in the evolu...

Important gene controlling tree growth and development found

...e Nilsson group, also in Science. This finding was ranked by Science to belong to the third most important scientific discovery in 2005. The scientists now show that the poplar FT gene is turned on before the tree starts flowering for the first time after 10-15 years. If the gene is activated prematurely ...

The great escape -- fleeing fish fall in line

...ullet each. Individuals within a school were then ranked according to the timing of their escape. The experiment was performed ten times at 10 minute intervals on a total of seven separate schools of grey mullet. Interestingly, results suggested that there is a trend for individual fish to maintain a giv...

Fish can determine their social rank by observation alone, study finds

... chose D over B, even though these two rivals were ranked very close together on the dominance hierarchy. "These results show that fish do, in fact, use transitive inference to figure out where they rank in the social order," Fernald said. "I was amazed that they could do this through vicarious experien...

Scientists identify a gene that may suppress colorectal cancer

...in human cancer.? Colorectal cancer is currently ranked as the second leading cause of cancer death in the United States. But scientific progress in cancer research is challenged by the array of environmental and genetic influences on tumor initiation, development, and progression in the human population...

Percutaneous aortic valve replacement safe, successful in high-risk patients

...classification. After the procedure, patients were ranked in NYHA class II, on average, suggesting most were able to engage in a moderate level of activity before becoming short of breath....

Soils offer new hope as carbon sink

...is. In The Bulletin magazine, Flannery recently ranked "fostering pyrolysis-based technologies" fourth among his five steps for saving the planet, because they convert crop waste into fuel and agrichar which can be used to enhance soil fertility and store carbon long-term. NSW DPI senior research scie...

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