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Chemists create 'Superbowl' molecule; May lead to better health

... than their predecessors and show more promise for wider applications." "I wanted a name for our compounds which acknowledged this and recognized their larger size and shape," says Sherburn. "'Superbowl' was perfect since it conjures up ?for me at least ?the image of a sports stadium, which the molecules ...

New Breast Cancer Test Could Save Lives

...dense breast tissue, and therefore can reach a far wider section of women than X-ray mammography can. Women below 50 in particular will benefit from this new test, which is much more reliable than X-rays at detecting cancer in this age group. The test is also a much more comfortable procedure than X-rays ...

Novel ultrafast laser detection of cancer cells also may improve understanding of stem cells

...e leukemia." Naviaux looks forward to examining a wider population of cancer cells to validate the method, combining the resources of his Center with Sandia's laser expertise. A project proposal has been filed with Sandia to support collaborative work between the unique research capabilities of UCSD and ...

RNA project to create language for scientists worldwide

...RNA Society meetings and receive feedback from the wider community of researchers. The ontology team will identify all RNA motifs, or repeated patterns, mentioned in the literature or appearing in databases, to agree upon and write a definition for each motif. The consortium's work will be accessible on t...

Low level of extinction during ice age linked to adaptability

...ulated almost entirely with those who lived over a wider geographic area," Powell said. "What I found is that the uniquely low global rates of evolution and extinction for brachiopods during the late Paleozoic ice age were caused by the loss and lack of recovery of those that had existed in narrow latitudi...

NASA study finds snow melt causes large ocean plant blooms

...ummer. Since 1997, a reduction in snow has led to wider temperature differences between the land and ocean during summer. As a consequence, sea surface winds over the Arabian Sea have strengthened leading to more intense upwelling and more widespread blooms of phytoplankton along the coasts of Somalia, Ye...

Emergence of cancer as major cause of childhood death in developing countries is not being adequately addressed

...ause strategies exist that could be used to ensure wider access to effective cancer treatment, according to Raul C. Ribeiro, M.D., director of the St. Jude International Outreach Program and another co-author of the editorial. The authors note that one of the most effective strategies is a cooperative proc...

Habitat use by North Pacific right whales, Eubalaena japonica, in the Bering Sea and Gulf of Alaska

...rved in the North Atlantic ?perhaps because of the wider availability of larger copepods in Alaskan waters. ...

Supercomputers to focus brains on AIDS dilemma

...ugs, raising the specter of reduced life-spans and wider spread of HIV. "Fortunately, in this ongoing battle, computational and structural biology may once again be on the verge of contributing a new class of drugs for the treatment of HIV/AIDS," said J. Andrew McCammon, a Howard Hughes Medical Institute ...

Innovative collaboration brings Arctic science into the classroom

...ntriguing topics that will engage students and the wider public. This is Dr. Holmes' second year of participating in TREC. During their expedition, Holmes and Clapp will have daily communications with students and the public, using a satellite phone hooked to a laptop computer for internet communications. ...

While on trail of dioxin, scientists pinpoint cancer target of green tea

...e thesis by student Christine Palermo is part of a wider research project led by toxicologist Thomas A. Gasiewicz, Ph.D., whose decades-long studies of the harmful effects of dioxin ultimately led his group to explore the protective effects of green tea. While it's been reported that green tea protects peo...

Bugs, even 'bad' ones, can be educationally beneficial, new book says

...stward to Nebraska and Louisiana. Other pests with wider ranges, such as disease-toting mosquitoes, produce-feasting fruit flies and sap-sucking aphids, also are featured. The history of how many insects were spread to the United States also is discussed. For example, in 1869, the gypsy moth (Lymantria di...

New book explains antibiotic resistance for a broad audience

...nced degrees as its audience. We wanted to reach a wider audience, but we didn't want to exclude scientists, especially those who work in areas in which information about antibiotics might not have been part of their training," says Salyers. Revenge of the Microbes has a list price of $29.95 and can be or...

Scientists discover global pattern of big fish diversity in open oceans

...s suggest that tuna and billfish are indicators of wider patterns of diversity. The emerging global hotspots map is a product of oceanographic patterns, but also of history, showing the distribution of big fish though space and time. It reveals that some areas recognized today as good fishing are perhaps ...

The making and breaking of microtubules

...of a few protofilaments side by side; as they grow wider the ribbons close into very large helical tubes with a diameter of 500 angstroms, instead of the slim, 25-angstrom diameter of a microtubule (an angstrom is a ten-billionth of a meter, roughly the dimension of a small atom). Raised to body temperatu...

Doctors should stop prescribing antibiotics for the common cold, review advises

...e, so they may generalize this experience to their wider patient group." Dr. Norman H. Edelman, chief medical officer for the American Lung Association, says, "There is no simple answer as to why providers do this. Some physicians may want to prevent complications of bacterial infections, which do occur. ...

Breakthrough in micro-device fabrication combines biology and synthetic chemistry

...s may be mass produced at a lower cost, and with a wider variety of shapes and compositions than ever before, for dramatic improvements in device performance by utilizing very small biologically produced structures. These entirely new biologically-enabled approaches are detailed in the current issue of the...

Public release of pig genomic sequences

...ollaboration, which puts its emphasis on issues of wider importance. The endeavour will be incorporated into the next stage of the pig genome project in which a draft sequence map of 6 fold genome coverage will be produced. This effort will be coordinated by the international Swine Genome Sequencing Consor...

‘Blue Brain?project explores thought at molecular level

...ollaboration, which puts its emphasis on issues of wider importance. The endeavour will be incorporated into the next stage of the pig genome project in which a draft sequence map of 6 fold genome coverage will be produced. This effort will be coordinated by the international Swine Genome Sequencing Consor...

How HIV disables the cells' call for help

...s' normal immune response. But their work may have wider implications: this molecular fragment, which has such a devastating effect in one disease, might turn out to be an effective treatment for other disorders such as rheumatoid arthritis. In the initial stages of HIV infection, the protein coatings of ...

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