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World's leading scientists announce creation of 'Encyclopedia of Life'

...ed wiki-style environment, freely available to all users everywhere. "The Encyclopedia of Life will be a... Ultimately, the Encyclopedia of Life will provide users the opportunity to personalize the learning experience through its "my eol" feature. The site can b...

Brain maps online

...for navigating and analyzing brain data. "Many users have described it as a 'Google Maps' of the brain," said Shawn Mikula, a postdoctoral researcher at UC Davis who is first author on a paper describing the work. The high-resolution maps will enable researchers to use "virtual microscopy" to compar...

Uniform language for describing genes of pathogenic and beneficial microbes

...onsortium has been set up in a way that allows all users to actively contribute to the ongoing refinement of the terms. When a scientist submits a new term to PAMGO it enables the entire community to participate in synthesizing a common understanding of how microbes associate with hosts. This is a tremend...

Robotic exoskeleton replaces muscle work

...lled by the wearer's own nervous system could help users regain limb function, which is encouraging news for people with partial nervous system impairment, say University of Michigan researchers. The ankle exoskeleton developed at U-M was worn by healthy subjects to measure how the device affected ankle f...

Robotic therapy helps restore hand use after stroke

...patients though a physical therapy program. HOWARD users initiate hand motion, with the robot monitoring and assisting the activity in order to meet therapeutic goals. "The HOWARD therapy isn't passive; the patient has to jumpstart the program and initiate the motor command," Cramer said. "But if the h...

ESA launches new project to protect biodiversity

...g a user, is also the main coordinator between the users and contractors selected by ESA. "With this activity, ESA and UNESCO are aiming to derive a working methodology," UNESCO's Mario Hernandez said. "We plan to start deriving biodiversity indicators, which means that for the first time we will go one...

OHSU lab finds meth receptor that could lead to therapy

...aking it likely that TAAR1 is activated in chronic users of meth," the researchers state in their article, whose lead author is Edmund Reese, a graduate student working in Grandy’s laboratory. Other members of the research team include James Bunzow, M.S.; Seksiri Arttamangkul, Ph.D.; and Mark Sonders, Ph.D...

Light wine intake is associated with longer life expectancy in men

...rink alcoholic beverages. Life expectancy of wine users was more than two years longer than users of other alcoholic beverages. Men with a long-term alcohol intake less than or equal to 20 grams pe...

Preliminary study finds holographic imaging system promising for cancer treatment planning

...dy found the Perspecta Spatial 3D Display provides users complex information in a more efficient and natural way," said James Chu, PhD, professor and director of medical physics for the department of radiation oncology at Rush. "The preliminary data demonstrates that Perspecta has a significant advantage o...

Are genomic technologies the answer to world hunger?

... exclude the poor who ought to benefit most as end users of these products....

To slow AIDS in Russia, treat HIV-positive addicts, Stanford study says

...IV in Russia suggests that treating injection drug users with antiretroviral medication will slow transmis...h HIV, the virus that causes AIDS. Injection drug users account for three-quarters of all HIV cases in Russia, and the epidemic is spreading rapidly to no...

Study highlights new and cheaper way to treat heroin addiction

... is equally as effective as methadone to help drug users kick the habit. The research by the Universitie...y GPs and specialists for many years to treat drug users . It is often preferred in situations where methadone is seen as hazardous, such as police custody o...

New HIV statistics indicate increasing toll of AIDS on African American community

...njection drugs in the first place and help current users to quit, and establishing needle-exchange programs to minimize the risk of infection from sharing needles. Expand proven HIV prevention, diagnosis and care programs. ?Far too many African Americans lack accurate information about how HIV is tran...

Beyond the book: Software automates access to brain atlases

...hic (SVG) format. The SVG images are stored on the users system and organized using the software, which wor... the superimposition as a copy. So far, the only users have been researchers in Swanson's lab, says Burns, but he expects once scientists in the field lear...

Patients can report statins' adverse effects on new web site

...provides information on statin use, including what users can expect and ways in which they can minimize health risks. Golomb has been actively researching the effects of statin medications for the past seven years. She and the research team at UCSD School of Medicine are currently completing an NIH-fund...

Ecstasy can harm the brains of first-time users

...e decrease in verbal memory performance in ecstasy users compared to non-users.? Ecstasy is an illegal dr...ical tests. After 18 months, 59 first-time ecstasy users who had taken six tablets on average and 56 non-users were re-examined with the same techniques and ...

African wetland managers armed with new technology

...re user-oriented and based on specific requests of users across 50 sites in 21 countries worldwide. Based...week from 24-28 April in Lake Naivasha, Kenya, for users to understand and integrate the EO-derived products and services into their work. Participants fro...

Hair samples show babies can be exposed to 'crystal meth' while in the womb

...rowth and developmental problems. Crystal meth users were also significantly more likely to use other drugs, the results showed. Most (85%) of the 396 samples positive for crystal meth also tested positive for at least one other illegal drug, predominantly cocaine. . Drug abuse increases complicati...

Lack of key enzyme associated with development of rare tumor

...adrenal glands or increased adrenal cell growth in users of these drugs. "However, detailed clinical studies addressing this potential complication are currently lacking," they wrote. Dr. Stratakis and his colleagues are currently planning studies to determine if differences in the gene for PDE11A might ...

Meth promotes spread of virus in HIV-infected users

...ine receptor blockers during HIV infection in meth users could be beneficial therapeutically to reduce HIV infection in these high-risk populations," Nair said. ...

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