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Flavanols in cocoa may offer benefits to the brain

...th in a variety of ways not previously known,?said symposium organizer Harold H. Schmitz, Ph.D., chief science ...t Mars, Incorporated, which helped sponsor today’s symposium and has supported research on cocoa flavanols for more than 15 years. “The findings raise the possi...

New bird, bat species revealed by extensive DNA barcode studies

...phor is the be-all of reality. But I’m hoping this symposium I am hosting will help people look at cancer in a new light." After growing up on a wheat and cattle ranch in Oregon, von Borstel was drafted into the U.S. Navy as a seaman first-class in 1944. Following the Second World War, he pursued his univer...

Cancer that colonizes our bodies

...phor is the be-all of reality. But I’m hoping this symposium I am hosting will help people look at cancer in a new light." After growing up on a wheat and cattle ranch in Oregon, von Borstel was drafted into the U.S. Navy as a seaman first-class in 1944. Following the Second World War, he pursued his univer...

Breathing easy: When it comes to oxygen, a bug's life is full of it

.... Hetz is one of four speakers at the upcoming symposium “Respiratory control in insects: integration from ...nion College, Schenectady, New York, will lead the symposium of four speakers. Why bugs don’t pant Bees consume large amounts of oxygen, and so it might b...

Altered perception of reward in human cocaine addiction

...unday, October 15, 2006, 2 to 3 p.m., and at a SfN symposium on Wednesday, October 18, 8:30 a.m.* Goldstein's experiments were designed to test a theoretical model, called the Impaired Response Inhibition and Salience Attribution (I-RISA) model, which postulates that drug-addicted individuals disproportiona...

Gene therapy research switches off joint inflammation; switches on genetic process of joint repair

...est Nutritionals, Inc. have demonstrated in a mini symposium held today at the 14th International Conference of the Inflammation Research Association (IRA) that a blend of natural botanical products called Reparagen have turned on the master repair gene, IGF-1, which is responsible for growing human cartilage ...

What animals can tell us about hemorrhage, organ transplants and aging

...e suspended animation symposium. This and a second symposium "Molecular aspects of the mechanisms of hibernation" will include studies of animal hibernators, a form of suspended animation. Keeping their cool When a person suffers a stroke, heart attack or severe hypothermia, it is not the loss of blood f...

Plant diseases threaten chocolate production worldwide

...mportant Threats to Chocolate Production Worldwide symposium held July 30 from 1:30-5 p.m., during the joint annual meeting of The American Phytopathological Society, Canadian Phytopathological Society, and the Mycological Society of America. The joint meeting will be held July 29–August 2, 2006, at the Centre...

Diabetes research takes wing thanks to long-lived fruit fly

...s the fly's implications for aging and health at a symposium in Sweden sponsored by the Wenner-Gren Foundations and also at the exclusive International Workshop on the Molecular and Developmental Biology of Drosophila, sponsored by the European Molecular Biology Organization, in Crete. Bohmann and Jasper show...

Scientists aim to thwart use of flu as bioweapon

...ecture is free and open to the public. During the symposium Thursday and Friday, University of Rochester experts in mathematics, statistics, immunology, and infectious diseases will join with colleagues from around the nation to discuss exactly how flu invades the body, how the body responds, and how mathemat...

Despite acidity, orange juice could still be a source of foodborne disease

...asteurized. His presentation was part of a large symposium organized at the ASM meeting to examine the issue of foodborne diseases from non-potentially hazardous foods. ...

Earth Rx: A microbial biotechnology prescription for global environmental health

...a group of international colleagues, gathered at a symposium held at ASU last April to work on a roadmap for biology-based solutions to turn these threats into opportunities. The culmination of the workshop was a paper published as the cover story in the latest issue of Environmental Science & Technology ...

Bringing the zoos to the zebras

... September. Rubenstein's talk was part of an AAAS symposium titled "Research Collaboratives for Conservation: Zoos and Universities Working Together." The symposium highlighted recent efforts by zoos to move beyond captive breeding and research programs to integrat...

Hooked on fishing, and we're heading for the bottom, says scientist

...r. Pauly will be presenting his views as part of a symposium on international scientific cooperation for the transition to sustainable development at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science February 17 in St. Louis. Dr. Pauly is the principal investigator of the Sea Aroun...

There's something fishy about human brain evolution

...o the table scrap fossil evidence collected by his symposium co-organizer Dr. Kathy Stewart from the Canadian Museum of Nature, in Ottawa. Her study of fossil material excavated from numerous Homo habilis sites in eastern Africa revealed a bevy of chewed fish bones, particularly catfish. More than just filli...

Computers to save unique type of American red squirrel

...University team attended an international squirrel symposium in North East England hosted by Newcastle University. Dr Lurz said: "I think the important thing to remember is that there are multiple threats facing the Mount Graham Red Squirrel, and their survival depends on how these are best managed." The UK...

'Virus chip' detects new virus in prostate tumors

...rican Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) prostate symposium in San Francisco. A full report of the discovery is in press in the journal PLoS Pathogens. The new finding further validates the strategy of using the virus chip to discover previously unknown viruses and potentially uncover new viral causes for d...

T-rays: New imaging technology spotlighted by American Chemical Society

...thout harmful radiation, was the focus of a recent symposium at the national meeting of the American Chemical Society. The session was organized and chaired by experts Charles A. Schmuttenmaer , professor of chemistry at Yale, and Xi-Cheng Zhang, professor and director of the Center for Terahertz Research ...

Minimally Invasive Cancer Treatments Highlighted

...coming together for a week-long multi-disciplinary symposium in interventional oncology, a rapidly growing area...nd better patient care,?says Michael Soulen, M.D., symposium co-chair. “The need for better cancer treatments is great, and interventional radiologists provide t...

Confronting Influenza: Are We Prepared?

...al Studies (CSIS) cordially invite you to attend a symposium on the current state of research, development of prophylactic and therapeutic treatments, and U.S. and global strategies aiming to manage both annual and possible global pandemic influenza outbreaks. World-renowned speakers will include: Stephen...

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