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Scientists discuss improved biopesticides for locust control in West Africa

...ogical systems engineering, traveled to Senegal to speak about their biopesticide research at the "International Scientific Seminar on Desert Locusts" held in Dakar in January. Biopesticides are types of pesticides derived from natural materials such as microbes, principally viruses, bacteria, and fungi. ...

Medical whistleblowers speak out

...vember 22 2002 "to preserve my job and my right to speak out." Jones explained that he had investigated an account into which pharmaceutical companies were paying money that was being accessed by state officials. These officials "were given unrestricted educational grants that were deposited into an off-t...

At long last, scientists figure out how plants grow

...s of Health and the U.S. Department of Energy. To speak with Estelle, please call 812-856-1216 or e-mail him at maestell@indiana.edu. "The F-box protein TIR1 is an auxin receptor," Nature, v. 435, no. 7040 ...

UCR biochemist goes to Washington with high-protein corn

...ock all over the world, Gallie has been invited to speak to an audience of congressional staff in the Longworth House Office Building of the U.S. House of Representatives. His 45-minute presentation is scheduled for 10 a.m., Sept. 23. The National Coalition for Food and Agricultural Research, a broad-bas...

Dalai Lama, top scientists to discuss science & clinical applications of meditation

.... On Sunday, November 13, the Dalai Lama will also speak at the public Global Peace through Compassion event at 3:00 pm at the MCI Center. This public event is co-sponsored by the International Campaign for Tibet (ICT) and the Mind and Life Institute. The first Mind & Life Conference took place in Oct...

Implantable pumps extend lives of patients too sick for transplant

...rtcomings of the device, the results of this trial speak to our ability to improve the functionality for a very sick group of patients," Rogers said. The major complications of LVADs, said the researchers, include stroke, bleeding episodes and infections, especially at the site in the side of the body wher...

'Uniquely human' component of language found in gregarious birds

...passage an angry warrior, forbidden by the King to speak of a rival, Mortimer, decides he will "have a starling shall be taught to speak nothing but 'Mortimer,' and give it him to keep his anger still in motion." (Because of this passag...

Skin disease common among Hispanic farmworkers in North Carolina, research shows

...Due to language barriers ?44 percent indicate they speak no English ?they have limited access to health education or safety warnings. In the study involving skin exams of 59 workers, all five female workers had skin disease, while 78 percent of the 54 men did. The study was conducted during the 2004 grow...

World's pledge to halve hunger by 2015 looks like empty promise

...c Policy and the 2001 Food Prize laureate. He will speak (Feb. 17) at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He is participating in a symposium, "Mobilizing Science to End Poverty in the Developing World." "Even though 186 countries agreed with the Millennium Develo...

UC Riverside psychologist explores human perception, finds 'wow factor'

...o read faces. The ways people's faces move as they speak adds to what we comprehend." The ambient sound in any room also offers more information than people might expect, Rosenblum said. One experiment asked subjects to listen to recorded sounds and try to recognize where on campus the recordings were mad...

Rice scientists make first nanoscale pH meter

...iving tissue and cells. "Almost every biologist I speak with comes up with one or two things they'd like to measure with this," said lead researcher Naomi Halas, the Stanley C. Moore Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, professor of chemistry and director of Rice's Laboratory for Nanophotonic...

Study finds how organs monitor themselves during early development

...ach other," says Dr. Gilboa. "Different cell types speak to each other, control each other and function together when an organ grows," she says. In the human ovary for example, a follicle ripens every month. Without the somatic cells of the ovary, the egg on its own would not ripen. The eggs need this envi...

Ten years later, Dolly is still making headlines

...ne an animal, Dolly the sheep, ten years ago, will speak about his plans to clone embryos to alter disease genes in humans. Wilmut will be joined by two other leaders in biotechnology research, Dr. Kevin Eggan of the Harvard Stem Cell Institute, where plans were just announced to create the world's first c...

Brain-computer link lets paralyzed patients convert thoughts into actions

...ipant in the trial. This patient, who is unable to speak because of a brainstem stroke, can control a cursor with significantly greater stability than the first two. He can stop cursor movement at will, "click" on icons and type messages using assistive software. "We believe these advances could ultimat...

Disappearing nest egg: Researcher studying declining numbers of macaws

...ith many types of parrots, macaws can be taught to speak English words or phrases "or any language, for that matter." They can live up to 50 years and often outlive their owners. Macaws can also be affectionate birds. "It's believed they are very sensitive to human emotions," he adds. "They use this ...

Spelling out cancer on the nanoscale

...e oncoprotein levels from early-stage tumors would speak volumes to physicians and cancer researchers. Enter nano-fluidics and the art of reading a lot from very little. Researchers led by Dean Felsher at Stanford University School of Medicine, and bioengineers at Cell Biosciences in Palo Alto, collabora...

Protein 'fingerprint' in spinal fluid could spot Alzheimer's disease

...e in the not-too-distant future. "These findings speak to the practicality of using biological markers for discerning whether symptoms are reflective of Alzheimer's, another dementia or normal aging," Relkin said. "And in this study, we're offering a much more sophisticated and better-validated approach ...

Telemedicine robots help improve health

...a and microphone enables the specialist to see and speak with the child. Eliza is one of four robots that will be commissioned over the next three years, thanks to a $335,000 grant provided by mining company Xstrata (Community Partnership Program), through the Royal Children's Hospital Foundation. ...

What does the public really know about HPV?

...of this, many women do not have the opportunity to speak with their physicians about HPV and therefore may not learn that some HPV infections are persistent and can develop into cervical cancer. The National Cancer Institute (NCI) created the Health Information National Trends Survey (HINTS) to monitor ...

HIV-1 kills immune cells in the gut that may never bounce back

...by other cytotoxic immune cells. "These papers speak strongly to HIV pathogenesis, to HIV therapy, and to understanding how the host and virus interact," Markowitz says. However, the short and long term consequences of the persistence of this depletion remain unknown. In the clinic, if the loss of ...

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