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Undergraduate research shows leaderless honeybee organizing

... managed by a council of elders. Instead, critical strategic choices, such as the assessment that it is time to divide the colony and swarm, appear to be decided by the dynamics of the group itself. Social interactions, environmental pressures or group dynamics in some still-unknown way initiate a string of be...

Massive herds of animals found to still exist in Southern Sudan

...in a region of great global conservation value and strategic importance beset by conflict over resources. “The significance of this find and the critical juncture we are seeing in the development of Southern Sudan require an intensified effort in the area of natural resource conservation, particularly wildl...

Novel system developed to turn data into real-time, interactive 3-D images

...ociate vice president for economic development and strategic partnerships says the license agreement represents a first for Kent State University. "This is the first novel imaging system licensed from the university," Wilson says. "The agreement illustrates the diversity of research activity and commercial...

Increase in drug development for killer diseases is not enough

...e that help ensure access for the poor through the strategic use of such tools as price tiering and market segmentation, and the engagement of R&D and manufacturing capacities in countries where the targeted disease is endemic." ...

The biggest bug in gut discomfort

...s make their own way toward the nucleus, taking up strategic positions near the cell’s transportation hub, the Golgi apparatus. Previous studies showing C. jejuni gaining intracellular access to intestinal epithelial cells despite its large size suggested to Watson and Galan that the bug had evolved a speci...

Researchers map spread of pathogens in the human body

... and how it moves around, you can make calculated, strategic strikes." Currently, the debate over the usefulness of multiple-drug therapy must take into account the full evaluation of potential synergistic effects of combining drugs that can target bacteria in different body compartments. Furthermore, drug ...

Mother birds give a nutritional leg up to chicks with unattractive fathers

...irds get their day. Providing new insight into the strategic basis behind resource allocation in eggs, the researchers found that female house finches deposit significantly more antioxidants, which protect the embryo during the developmental process, into eggs sired by less attractive fathers. "For female bi...

Major cancer study aims to identify protein markers for early-stage disease

...on of cancer. The grants, which signal the NCI's strategic shift toward studies aimed at early detection of cancer, are designed to lead to the discovery of many such biomarkers, the scientists say. The grants have been issued under the NCI's Clinical Proteomic Technology Assessment for Cancer program, par...

Large-scale genomics project will hunt genes behind common childhood diseases

...ppropriate therapies. In addition, we plan to form strategic partnerships with biopharmaceutical companies to develop novel therapeutics," said Dr. Hakonarson. Tailoring treatments to a patient's genetic profile represents an era of personalized medicine still in its early stages. Part of the research task a...

Gut microbes' partnership helps body extract energy from food, store it as fat

... living in our digestive systems and how they form strategic alliances with one another to benefit themselves and us. They also have to learn how much this cast of microbial characters varies in different human individuals. "We are superorganisms containing a mixture of not just human cells but also bacterial...

Harmful Algal Blooms monitored from space in Chile

... historical environmental information supports our strategic decisions for farm site location. "To obtain the amount of information covered with the EO data, alternative methods will be of considerable higher cost. With in situ measurements you cannot produce a gradient map as obtained with EO images. The va...

NHGRI announces latest sequencing targets

...hose genome sequence will add to the comprehensive strategic list of priority targets for genomic sequencing by the NHGRI's Large-Scale Sequencing program. Seven mammals which have been previously approved to be sequenced at low-density genome coverage have been targeted to now be sequenced at...

Chemical in many air fresheners may reduce lung function

...f respiratory diseases." The NIEHS unveiled a new strategic plan, "New Frontiers in Environmental Sciences and Human Health," in May aimed at challenging and energizing the scientific community to use environmental health sciences to understand the causes of disease and to improve human health. The plan can b...

Speeding discovery of the 'human cancer genome'

... alterations responsible for major cancers--is the strategic comparison of human tumors with those of mice. As a demonstration of the value of such strategic comparisons between species, the researchers report promising finds: one of the research teams ident...

Genomics-based vaccine could prevent deadly cattle disease

... project leader, also highlights the importance of strategic research partnerships to overcome this and similar diseases. ...

How the neuron sprouts its branches

... these dendritic Golgi outposts are located at the strategic points to do just that. And I believe this is the first such specific organelle identified at a dendritic branch point positioned to perform this fundamental neuronal function." Finally, the researchers disrupted the orientation, or "polarity," of ...

A New Era of Hope for the World's Most Neglected Diseases

...advocacy group is pleading for their needs, and no strategic interests—military or security—are driving concern about these conditions?(BMJ 325: 176?77). Hence, only 13 new drugs have been developed for neglected tropical diseases since 1975, and they have garnered little international attention compared with ...

Neurotransmitters signal aggressive cancer, offer potential for early diagnosis

...niversity's BioMed 21 initiative." BioMed 21 is a strategic research initiative that aims to rapidly translate genomic science into patient care. It includes faculty from the schools of Medicine, Engineering & Applied Science and Arts & Sciences. ...

New NIAID grants strengthen national biodefense and emerging infectious diseases research network

...or attack. With these grants, a key element of our strategic plan to counter bioterrorism and emerging infectious diseases is now complete," says Anthony S. Fauci, M.D., director of NIAID. "Our network is working diligently to uncover new knowledge and create preventive, therapeutic and diagnostic tools that w...

Leptin-signaling Protein Maintains Normal Body Weight And Energy Balance In Mice

...Fish for All Summit is designed to build a common, strategic understanding among regional stakeholders of the i...neral Stephen Hall. "There is a pressing need for strategic investments to better natural fish stocks management, develop aquaculture and enhance Africa's fish ...

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