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How to lose weight and not go hungry: HU researcher develops drug that mimics feeling of 'fullness'

...he Hebrew University, has been named a first place winner of a Kaye Innovation Award, which was presented today (June 6) during the 70th meeting of the Hebrew University Board of Governors. Linde and his associates have developed a compound that mimics the activity of the naturally occurring hormone cal...

Australian wins prestigious prize in biodiversity informatics

Paul Flemons, winner of the 2007 Ebbe Nielsen Prize in biodiversity inf..., and he has a rare mix of skill sets." The Prize winner also works on making desktop software tools into web-based tools that can be shared across the Inter...

Why aren't humans furry? Stone-Age moms could be the answer

...theses, an Elsevier publication, has announced the winner of the 2006 David Horrobin Prize for medical theory. Written by Judith Rich-Harris, author of The Nurture Assumption and No Two Alike, the article, "Parental selection: a third selection process in the evolution of human hairlessness and skin color" ...

Fish can determine their social rank by observation alone, study finds

...ripe, or eyebar, on their face. After a fight, the winner retains his showy appearance, but the loser's eyebar temporarily disappears as he tries to flee his more aggressive opponent. To test for transitive inference, the Stanford team took advantage of this reversible change in appearance by staging a ...

Learning during sleep?

...s by Thomas Hahn, Mayank Mehta and the Nobel Prize winner Bert Sakmann from the Max Planck Institute for Medical Research in Heidelberg have now shed new light on the mechanisms that create memory. According to their findings, the areas of the brain work together, but possibly in a different way from that p...

American scientist's research of life's first cells

...rch of life's first cells, Irene Chen, a regional winner from North America and the Grand Prize winner, tod...cience Prize for Young Life Scientists grand prize winner and may present regional awards in four geographic regions: North America, Europe, Japan and all oth...

'Best of both worlds' -- Targeting a single gene could inhibit bone decay and stimulate bone growth

...oporosis." Dr. Choi was recently named the 2006 winner of Korea’s prestigious Ho-Am Prize for his work in osteoimmunology. The award recognizes scholars and researchers who make outstanding achievements by international standards while encouraging future activities of even higher levels and who also pres...

HIV exploits competition among T-cells

... T cell is chosen as a winner. Instead, a separate winner for each strain is picked in each affected lymph node before immunodominance can come into play. "In our simulations, this strategy appears effective at all but eliminating competition among T cells," Deem said. "As a result, HIV remained in a stat...

China's environmental challenges

...lison highlights Goldman Environmental Prize Award winner Yu Xiaogang, a Chinese watershed activist. She notes that the Chinese government realizes it must rely on the support of the private sector and that the country now boasts more than 2000 environmental organizations, working on issues ranging from pu...

Killing brain tumors from within: A 'Trojan horse' approach

...dded. Last year, Prof. Levitzki was named as a winner of the prestigious Wolf Prize in Medicine for his research on cancer development and treatment. His previous work has already led to successful therapy in treating leukemia and some lung cancer patients....

Taking the wrinkles out of motoneuronal disease

A winner of UniQuest's 2006 Trailblazer innovation competition, Dr Frederic Meunier, is developing a treatment for motoneuronal diseases based on modifying botox –the popular anti-wrinkle treatment. Motoneuronal diseases cause a degeneration of the nerve pa...

Scientists aim to thwart use of flu as bioweapon

...fense Immune Modeling, is a lecture by Nobel Prize winner Peter Doherty, Ph.D., an expert on how flu spurs the immune system to defend itself against the infection. Doherty's technical talk on the roles of specific types of T-cells in influenza will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday, June 23, at the Rochester Marriott...

Genetic tug of war determines sexual differentiation

...evelops into a male or female is determined by the winner of a tug of war between two different genes encoding signaling proteins and the divergent pathways they control, according to a new study led by Duke University Medical Center cell biologists. In their experiments in mice, the researchers found that...

Survival of the selfless - scientists find cheats don't always prosper

...n a competition for common resources the long-term winner will always be the individual acting selfishly rather than the one working as part of a group. To test this theory, scientists set up a series of competitions between two strains of yeast. The strains are identical apart from the genes that determin...

Going To Extremes To Improve Human Health

...nfluence blood pressure regulation. Minson is the winner of a 2005 American Physiology Society's Outstanding Young Investigator Award (his second since 2000) and a similar national honor conferred in 2000 by the American College of Sports Medicine. In addition to their well-established research programs, ...

The evolutionary triumph of flower power

... nothing at all. Again, flowers were the emotional winner with recipients smiling, chatting and standing closer together. In the last study, florists delivered bouquets to 113 men and women in a retirement community ?an environment in which memory is often a personal concern. All 113 got flowers, some at t...

Solutions that reduce death of marine life reeled in by International Smart Gear Competition

..., it's dependent on our actions," said grand prize winner Steve Beverly, fisheries development officer for the Secretariat of the Pacific Community. "It's just common sense to create smarter fishing gear." An international panel of expert judges unanimously awarded the grand prize and $25,000 to Beverly, a...

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