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Bioartificial kidney under study at MCG

...etter option, but, in fact, the issue has not been scientifically analyzed. This month, Dr. Szerlip and MCG Medical Center will join a Department of Veterans Affairs and National Institutes of Health study to do just that. But no matter how long dialysis is given, it only replicates a fraction of the work of the k...

Anti-bacterial additive widespread in U.S. waterways

...own environmental and humanhealth risks? This is a scientifically complex question consumers,knowingly or unknowingly, answer to everyday in the checkout line ofthe grocery store," said Dr. Halden....

Scientists seek answers on what activates deadly anthrax spores

...e sequences of four strains of the bacteria, known scientifically as Bacillus anthracis, have been determined. The group also will be exploring the three-dimensional structures and the functions of the proteins involved. State-of-the-art facilities at the Center for Structural Biology will be used to determine how...

Expression Project for Oncology (expO) completes first phase of standardized gene expression analyses

...will fuel and accelerate clinically meaningful and scientifically valid research into better prognostic tests, new diagnostics, targeted therapies, predictive therapeutic strategies and potentially preventative modalities for patients" said IGC’s founder, Daniel Von Hoff, MD, FACP. IGC has established a uniform sy...

Radio-tracking associated with 'dramatic shift' in water vole sex ratio

... both important and revealing. Clearly, it is both scientifically and ethically important to be aware of, and to strive to minimise, any such effects." ...

Drawing with DNA: 'Bioart' illuminates genomics

...ilable biophysical information, the pictograms are scientifically accurate representations of proteins encoded for by the genes. In the SIGGRAPH installation, the representations are rendered in a 40-foot wide and 12-foot tall space by five video projectors, with the figures for human genes/proteins shown along a ...

Deep sleep short-circuits brain's grid of connectivity

... of consciousness during sleep. Consciousness is a scientifically murky realm as little research has been conducted on how the brain sustains and alters the various states of mind. Tononi, one of the few scientists exploring the frontiers of consciousness, has theorized that conscious thought depends on the brain's...

Frog peptides block HIV in lab study

... of consciousness during sleep. Consciousness is a scientifically murky realm as little research has been conducted on how the brain sustains and alters the various states of mind. Tononi, one of the few scientists exploring the frontiers of consciousness, has theorized that conscious thought depends on the brain's...

Leading scientists rank endangered dolphins, porpoises most in need of immediate action

... globally to whales, dolphins and porpoises, known scientifically as cetaceans. Bycatch is the accidental capture in fishing gear of species--including cetaceans--that fishermen do not intend to catch. Because cetaceans need to come to the surface to breathe, if they are trapped underwater in fishing nets, they die...

Canada's first embryonic stem cell lines

... globally to whales, dolphins and porpoises, known scientifically as cetaceans. Bycatch is the accidental capture in fishing gear of species--including cetaceans--that fishermen do not intend to catch. Because cetaceans need to come to the surface to breathe, if they are trapped underwater in fishing nets, they die...

Novel targets found for the development of drugs to complement, or replace, statins

... globally to whales, dolphins and porpoises, known scientifically as cetaceans. Bycatch is the accidental capture in fishing gear of species--including cetaceans--that fishermen do not intend to catch. Because cetaceans need to come to the surface to breathe, if they are trapped underwater in fishing nets, they die...

Virulizin granted orphan drug status in Europe

... globally to whales, dolphins and porpoises, known scientifically as cetaceans. Bycatch is the accidental capture in fishing gear of species--including cetaceans--that fishermen do not intend to catch. Because cetaceans need to come to the surface to breathe, if they are trapped underwater in fishing nets, they die...

Locusts' built-in 'surface analysis' ability directs them to fly overland

...land rather than water. The desert locusts, known scientifically as Schistocerca gregaria, are able to swarm for great distances and in numbers measuring in the millions. During the locust invasion of November 2004 in Israel, it appeared that a swarm came in an easterly direction over Sinai up to the Gulf of Eilat...

Deep treasure to be found in Oculina Bank

...e area. "We need to establish a statistically and scientifically sound basis to assess whether the habitat and fisheries are changing over time, and whether the reserve and enforcement are working," says Reed. A final goal for the cruise will be to collect samples of Oculina coral whose genetics will be analyze...

Students discover 11,000 year old remains of Irish Elk

...ly became extinct. The remains, which will now be scientifically dated, could add to growing evidence that giant deer were present on the island much later than palaeozoologists originally thought. The antler was found in a 'kettle hole' ?a hollow created when blocks of ice melt, now exposed in the eroding the cli...

New journal article urges use of animal serum-free media for growing live cells

...re humane. "Scientists have access to humane and scientifically superior alternatives, so now is the time to completely eliminate the use of fetal calf serum in the laboratory," says Megha Shah Even, M.S., a staff scientist at PCRM and lead author of the paper. Live cells grown in the laboratory are used for many...

'Uniquely human' component of language found in gregarious birds

...or an experiment to fail and most failures are not scientifically interesting. I immediately thought: we could do that in starlings." Nusbaum, Margoliash and psychologist Kimberly Fenn had previously collaborated on studies of the role of sleep in speech perceptual learning. Gentner, a neuropsychologist, expert...

A link is found between morphine addiction and the tendency to explore

...cted by Roser Nadal and Antonio Armario, has shown scientifically through experiments with rats that addiction to morphine is related to a tendency to explore perseveringly and to search for new sensations. Using mazes and cages, the scientists observed in their experiments that the animals with a greater tendency ...

Horseshoe crab decline threatens shorebird species

...tistics professor Eric Smith. The article provides scientifically defensible information for wildlife management officials as well as for other members of the scientific community. During their Delaware Bay stopover, the red knot nearly doubles its body mass as it gorges itself almost exclusively on horseshoe crab...

Medical experts: US unlikely to have enough vaccines to stop avian flu

... about these risks, its messages have not yet been scientifically evaluated, according to Fischhoff. ...

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