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New push for public health, AIDS spending at African Union summit

...t talk about an HIV strategy for the AU but how to tackle an action-oriented plan," Oxfam spokeswoman Shehnilla Mohamed said. "Governments are learning that fighting AIDS is not just a health issue but a development issue," she said. "Now they have to deliver on the existing protocols and develop a serio...

Timing is everything: First step in protein building revealed

...s likeeIF1 play a role at one point or another. To tackle the problem, Lorschand his colleagues move between "timing" studies of the ribosome'smolecular comings and goings, and genetic studies that create mutantribosome parts, which likely affect ribosome function -- and change itstiming....

Research advances quest for HIV-1 vaccine

...om multidisciplinary laboratories come together to tackle a major scientific challenge. " ### Rosa M.F. Cardoso, Michael B. Zwick, Robyn L. Stanfield, Renate Kunert, James M. Binley, Hermann Katinger, Dennis R. Burton, and Ian A. Wilson: "Broadly Neutralizing Anti-HIV Antibody 4E10 Recognizes a Helical Co...

The BIOS Initiative - open source biotechnology is born

...bilities and building communities of innovation to tackle the challenges of global health, poverty and hunger. These problems are best solved by empowering untapped resources - the countless creative people who are currently marginalized", says Jefferson, an influential scientist who in 2003 was named as on...

Measuring the impact of post-genomics on Mediterranean populations

...f the World Health Organisation, asked “How can we tackle the ‘genomic divide?between the developed and developing nations??Following up on this theme, Maxime Seligman of France discussed the ‘North-South co-operation and ethical issues?in genomic research. The second day of the workshop (5 March) focused ...

Measles Deaths Worldwide Drop By Nearly 40% Over Five Years

...portunity to replicate this successful model as we tackle other child killers such as malaria,?Bellamy said, noting that in late 2004, Togo’s children received four life-saving interventions at once. The landmark campaign reached over 95% of the children under-five with vaccines to prevent measles and polio...

Beneficial Beetles Battle Pesky Saltcedar

...rst time any natural organism had been lined up to tackle tamarisk. Collected from saltcedar in the Mediterranean region as well as in China, Kazakhstan, and other parts of Asia--all lands where the troublesome tree is native--the beetles devour saltcedar's scale-like leaves. That happens when the insect is...

Genomic sequences processed in minutes, rather than weeks

...big machine with lots of memory and the ability to tackle large problems. However, without special modifications, software doesn't run any faster on it than it would on a personal computer. In order to get answers to complicated biological questions more quickly, PNNL researchers "parallelized" the software...

Novel compounds show promise as safer, more potent insecticides

...arget called the ryanodine receptor, may also help tackle the growing problem of insecticide resistance, the researchers say. They described their studies today at the 230th national meeting of the American Chemical Society, the world’s largest scientific society. Many of the most widely used insecticides ...

MERIS monitoring tracks planetary photosynthesis levels

...amounts of memory and processing power in order to tackle very complex tasks. ESRIN has taken up Grid computing as a means of supporting its primary task: to archive and distribute an ever growing volume of Earth Observation data. Since the start of this year the Earth Science Grid-On-Demand service has b...

Scientists create digital bacteria to forge advances in biomedical research

...ory Seed Grant Program. AgentCell will be used to tackle a major goal in single-cell biology today: to document the connection between internal biochemical fluctuations and cellular behavior. "The belief is that these fluctuations are going to be reflected in the behavior of the cell as shown experimentall...

Neurotransmitters signal aggressive cancer, offer potential for early diagnosis

...mental and instrumental tools are now available to tackle metabolomics and then translate lessons learned at the laboratory bench to the patient's bedside as called for by the University's BioMed 21 initiative." BioMed 21 is a strategic research initiative that aims to rapidly translate genomic science int...

Purdue researchers find key to rice blast fungus

...ast fungus is able to quickly evolve new tricks to tackle rice plants, apparently because the fungus and the grain developed side by side over centuries, according to genetic experts. To overcome the fungus' wiles, researchers need to know more than just the one pathway. "We want to know how the plant and ...

Research Permits First-Ever Visualization of Psychological Stress in the Human Brain

...ress on healthy subjects by asking them to quickly tackle challenging mental exercises while being monitored for performance. During the fMRI scans, the researchers also recorded subjects' emotional responses -- such as stress, anxiety, and frustration -- and measured the corresponding changes in stress hor...

Russian 'surrogate' alcohols are a killer

... "the president specifically mentioned the need to tackle surrogate alcohols in his 2005 state-of-the-nation address." ...

Is it Possible to Change Prescribing Habits?

...$16,000 to $24,000 more. One way for hospitals to tackle the problem of medication errors is to install computerized monitoring systems, which can reduce ADEs by 28%?5%. Apart from the obvious benefits to patients, these systems can save hospitals as much as $500,000 annually in direct costs. However, desp...

Switching to new anti-bacterial targets: Riboswitches

...inical lifetime of a drug and makes it possible to tackle resistant 'superbugs' with combinations of drugs. The analog, pyrithiamine, was synthesized decades ago to study the then new field of vitamin nutrition. It was quickly found to be toxic but the mechanism was incompletely understood. Breaker and co...

'Dating agency' boosts hunt for disease genes

...d in providing a sample and data infrastructure to tackle the challenge of uncovering the genetic pathways of complex disease." Dr Kate Dixon, who manages the archive at the Centre for Integrated Genomic Medical Research (CIGMR) at The University of Manchester, adds: "The archive manages tens of thousands...

Researchers get neurons and silicon talking

...li. That's one of the problems the team hopes to tackle in a future project. Right now a proposal has been prepared which could tackle this and many other problems, including how to communicate with the neurons using genes. "Genes are...

Marine mammals are on the frontline of failing ocean health

...arine mammals live. This information will help us tackle how to ensure the future health of the oceans - and ourselves." ...

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