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Researchers examine carbon capture and storage to combat global warming

...iliar technology as a model for thinking about and tackling risk. ''People often ask, is geological storage safe" It's a very difficult question to answer. Is driving safe"'' she expounded. ''You might say yes or no, but what makes driving something we're willing to do" You get automakers to build good car...

Fighting influenza & co. with 40,000 blood samples

...resses, in the hope of finding alternative ways of tackling the disease with new drugs. A German software developer is also among the partners. The Hamann Company is developing a database solution to acquire the medical data and analyse the results, which are extensive. In this manner, current respiratory ...

Antifungal drug kills TB bug

...s ?kill the TB bacteria, and could be effective in tackling the emerging drug-resistant strains. "TB is back with a vengeance with a third of the world’s population currently infected," said Professor Andrew Munro, who led the research in Manchester’s Faculty of Life Sciences. "The bacterium survives th...

New antibacterials being developed to tackle MRSA superbug

...wards for its new antibacterial compounds aimed at tackling life-threatening, drug-resistant infections caused by staphylococci, including MRSA. The bacterium Staphylococcus aureus can infect wounds, including those resulting from medical procedures conducted in hospitals. It may then spread further into th...

Anti-herpes treatment reduces HIV levels in women infected with both viruses

...he UK Government has pledged to spend £1.5 billion tackling HIV/AIDS in developing countries between 2005 and 2008. We will follow the next stages of this research with interest." ...

Using nature's most primitive anti-viral defense system to find new approaches to cancer research

...science, and Dr Baum and his team are charged with tackling one of the greatest scientific challenges of all."...

A reason why video games are hard to give up

...asked to play different games, including one group tackling "massively multiplayer online" games--MMO for short, which are considered the fastest growing segment of the computer gaming industry. MMOs are capable of supporting hundreds of thousands of players simultaneously. For those playing MMOs, the need fo...

Gene discovery opens door to tackling disease

...y metabolism, SLIRP could well lead to progress in tackling diabetes and weight problems," Professor Leedman said. The findings are to be published in the international journal, Molecular Cell, today, Friday, June 9. Professor Leedman and his team have now applied for a patent on the gene. Professor Leedma...

Global warming may have damaged coral reefs forever

...ut this research shows the importance of countries tackling greenhouse gas emissions and trying to reduce global warming and its effect on some of the world's finest and most diverse wildlife." ...

Ten years later, Dolly is still making headlines

...tion in healthcare. "At AAPS, we are committed to tackling the latest issues ?even the toughest issues ?and exposing our members to disparate points of view so they ?as the most highly trained scientists in the world ?can draw their own conclusions," said John Lisack, AAPS executive director. "With topics li...

Bird flu study highlights need to vaccinate flocks effectively

...l Affairs, suggests that the most effective way of tackling silent spread of the disease would be to place unvaccinated 'sentinel' birds in poultry flocks. By monitoring birds carefully, silent spread could be reduced (though not completely eliminated) because sentinels allow for the rapid detection of bird...

Ticks, flukes, and genomics: Emerging pathogens revealed

...omparative genomics database offers a resource for tackling these questions." Recognized since at least the 1930s, ehrlichiosis sickens not only humans, but also dogs, cattle, sheep, and other animals. In Japan, human ehrlichiosis is commonly called sennetsu fever. In the U.S., most human cases have been lin...

Scientist uses form to explain function of key building blocks of life

...ans to complete her Ph.D. this spring, spent years tackling what Markley described as a "complex and difficult project." Erika Gebel, the undergraduate on the study, is now pursuing a graduate degree of her own, a pursuit that was enhanced by this project, says Markley. "(Undergraduate research) enables the...

US/African project deciphers deadly parasite genome

...accine development and would increase the hope for tackling other protozoan diseases," he says. East Coast fever, which is endemic in several African countries, was first recognized about a century ago as a parasitic disease. The disease became a major concern after it was introduced into South Africa in the...

Rutgers to lead $52.7 million protein research program

...xt level, yielding large numbers of structures and tackling significant new challenges. Importantly, the technology developed will continue to impact structural studies beyond the PSI." Montelione expects that in the next five years his group should solve about 1,000 more structures, including many human pro...

South Africa still debating how to tackle HIV/AIDS when 5 million are infected

...ial College School of Medicine in the UK said that tackling AIDS without the use of ARVs was "a no-brainer", and it was important to give people the belief that these drugs work because they do. Earlier in the conference, South African military officials said they were fighting a "human war" against the "for...

Fruit fly studies open new window on cancer research

...scovery could lead to a completely new approach to tackling some cancers and the development of new drugs to stop uncontrolled growth in a wide variety of tumour cells. The researchers at the University of Oxford, funded in part by the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC), discovere...

DOE JGI launches IMG public online microbial genome data clearinghouse

...NA sequences as starting points for systematically tackling questions about the essential processes of living systems. Andersen is exploring the potential of a particular microbe, Caulobacter crescentus, for heavy-metal remediation in wastewater. "I have found the IMG system very useful in identifying potent...

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