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New Technique for Tracking Gene Regulators

...technology to the private sector for thebenefit of society (see DOEgenomes.org).Related Links * John Dunn's web site * Brookhaven Biology Department ...

Highly adaptable genome in gut bacterium key to intestinal health

...ably helps maintain the stability of the microbial society that it is an integral part of." The dietary switch also caused B. theta to change the activity of genes that code for components of its outer surface cell capsule. This change in the face of this friendly, or symbiotic, species may be an important ...

Not-for-profit publishers call NIH public access rule a missed opportunity

...entral and the final version in the journal. "The society publishers' proposal would avoid problems that are bound to occur if there are multiple versions of the same article," said Nobel Laureate David H. Hubel, Research Professor of Neurobiology at the Harvard Medical School. "This collaboration would off...

Disease diagnosis, biodefense among UH chemical research projects

...ducational organization and the largest scientific society in the world with an international membership of more than 159,000 chemists and chemical engineers. Chartered by the U.S. Congress, ACS is a world leader in fostering chemical education and research. Faculty members of the College of Natural Science...

Infants With Rare Genetic Disease Saved by Cord Blood Stem Cells

...on, but the cost to the child, their family and to society at large is enormous when one considers the burden of caring for a severely disabled child," said Joanne Kurtzberg, senior author of the study. "It's simply impossible to put a price on a child's life." Kurtzberg pioneered the use of umbilical cord ...

Cooperation is key—a new way of looking at MicroRNA and how it controls gene expression

...ng genetic traits to particular genes, science and society have been fascinated by those tens of thousands of stretches of DNA within the nuclei of cells we call our genes. One thing that has become clear in the last several decades, however, is that while our genes contribute to human health and disease, i...

Doctors closer to using gene analysis to help trauma patients

...of patients are hospitalized, at an annual cost to society of more than $200 billion. Patients may face a long and difficult recovery period riddled with many potentially fatal complications along the way. “What we have shown is medical professionals can collect blood and tissue samples from patients, proce...

Infants with Rare Genetic Disease Saved By Cord Blood Stem Cells

...on, but the cost to the child, their family and to society at large is enormous when one considers the burden of caring for a severely disabled child," said Joanne Kurtzberg, senior author of the study. "It's simply impossible to put a price on a child's life." Kurtzberg pioneered the use of umbilical cord ...

UCLA study assesses cost-effectiveness of Hepatitis B drugs

...he general cost-effectiveness standard accepted by society and many insurers for treating a chronic condition like hepatitis B is roughly $50,000 or less per quality-adjusted life-year gained, which is a standard measure used in assessing the outcome of health care procedures or services. According to Kanwa...

Insects, viruses could hold key for better human teamwork in disasters

...or is very similar to how rumors or fads spread in society and viruses spread in populations, both rather reliably and rapidly." Understanding insects' collaborative behavior also will help in the development of more efficient and effective ways of coordinating knowledge. "Although human social systems are...

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

... neutral, and they have to be balanced against the society being served, so the patient-selection criteria need to be developed locally and to incorporate local values about priorities, adherence and such issues as whether or not children should be treated first. "If current global efforts to prevent the sp...

UN: World in big ecological mess

...evelopment agencies, with private sector and civil society input, in response to Mr. Annan's call for global support of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), which seek to slash a host of socio-economic ills such as extreme poverty and hunger by 2015. "The overriding conclusion of this assessment is that...

Assessing the Amazon River's sensitivity to deforestation

...ties and can provide government managers and civil society with a tool for analyzing the costs and benefits of different land-use policies and help plan future settlement, land use and conservation priorities." "This third phase is particularly exciting because we are now combining what we have learned abou...

Beauty queens urge girls not to sacrifice their bones

... Dr Khunying Kobchitt, president of the IOF member society Thailand Osteoporosis Foundation, and professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at the Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok, Thailand remarked that osteoporosis is already a huge health problem in Asia, and getting more serious every day- in 45 years (b...

Molecular miners find pain relief drugs from the sea

...pathy. "With an increasing age demographic in our society the need for more effective pain suppressing compounds is a priority. ACV1 may fill this unmet need," Associate Professor Livett says. ...

LIAI scientists make major finding on potential smallpox treatment

...I) have made a major advancement toward protecting society against a smallpox outbreak by identifying an antibody in humans that quickly fights the smallpox virus. "This is a very important finding because it has the potential to be an effective treatment for smallpox in humans and therefore could help qu...

US/African project deciphers deadly parasite genome

...nya ?where cattle play a crucial role in the local society and economies. The fever is caused by the parasite Theileria parva, whose genome is analyzed in the Science paper. The study results from an unusual five-year research collaboration between two leading U.S. and African laboratories ?The Institute fo...

Science's Breakthrough of the Year: Watching evolution in action

...n 2005, chosen for their profound implications for society and the advancement of science. Science 's Top Ten list appears in the 23 December 2005 issue of the journal Science . Many of this year's breakthrough studies followed evolution at the genetic level. In October this year, an international team of...

Report focuses on challenges to unlocking future promise of vaccines

...e that vaccines can help overcome. The challenges society needs to confront to unlock the future promise of vaccines against the plagues of the 21st century are the focus of a new report by the American Academy of Microbiology. "The success of vaccines in controlling disease has been profound. Many diseas...

New book highlights world's borderless conservation areas

...ronmental awareness within our communities and our society at large." CI President Russell A. Mittermeier, Agrupacion Sierra Madre President Patricio Robles Gil and CI staff and volunteers including Christina G. Mittermeier, Cyril Kormos, Trevor Sandwith, and Charles Besan�on edited the book. CI Chairman a...

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