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Publication sets guidelines across cancer therapies: Ensuring the best in patient management

Reston, Va. Now, for the first time, experts have compiled a comprehensive overview of the literature regarding the usefulness of PET imaging for the treatment of several cancers. Personalizing Cancer Therapy with FDG PET: From RECIST to PERCISTa compilation of results of therapeutic regimens ac...

Jonathan Berg, M.D., Ph.D. awarded Richard King Trainee Award for Best in Genetics in Medicine

Jonathan Berg, MD, PhD is the inaugural recipient of the Richard King Trainee Award. This award was instituted last year by the American College of Medical Genetics Foundation (ACMGF) to encourage ABMG trainees in their careers and to foster the publication of quality research in Genetics in Medic...

Team approach appears to work best for insect colonies

The study's findings appear to echo the insect worlds portrayed in the animated films Antz and Bee Movie, in which the characters live in rigidly conformist societies. Scientists from the Universities of Edinburgh and Oxford reached their conclusion by creating a mathematical model to study the...

Researchers win award for best clinical paper in orthopedic physical therapy

University of Delaware researchers have won the American Physical Therapy Association's award for the best clinical paper in orthopedics published in 2008. Their study focused on one of the most controversial topics in sports medicine-the management of anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries....

American Institute of Physics announces awards for best science writing

College Park, MD, February 24, 2009 -- The American Institute of Physics (AIP) announced the winners of its 2008 Science Writing Awards today. The winners -- two scientists, a journalist, a children's book author, and a public television producer -- will receive four prizes of $3,000, engraved Win...

Older killer whales make the best mothers

Killer whales ( Orcinus orca ) nearing the menopause may be more successful in rearing their young. New research published in BioMed Central's open access journal Frontiers in Zoology shows that estimated survival rates for calves born to these older mothers were 10% higher than those for other ...

UT Southwestern scientist honored among best in Texas research

DALLAS Jan. 8, 2009 Dr. Rama Ranganathan, professor of pharmacology at UT Southwestern Medical Center, was recognized today as one of the state's top rising stars in research by The Academy of Medicine, Engineering and Science of Texas (TAMEST). Dr. Ranganathan was named a recipient of one of...

Our unconscious brain makes the best decisions possible

Researchers at the University of Rochester have shown that the human brainonce thought to be a seriously flawed decision makeris actually hard-wired to allow us to make the best decisions possible with the information we are given. The findings are published in today's issue of the journal Neuron...

Fiddler crabs reveal honesty is not always the best policy

Dishonesty may be more widespread in the animal kingdom than previously thought. A team of Australian ecologists has discovered that some male fiddler crabs "lie" about their fighting ability by growing claws that look strong and powerful but are in fact weak and puny. Published this week in the B...

New robot scouts best locations for components of undersea lab

Like a deep-sea bloodhound, Sentry the newest in an elite group of unmanned submersibles able to operate on their own in demanding and rugged environments has helped scientists pinpoint optimal locations for two observation sites of a pioneering seafloor laboratory being planned off Washington ...

Baseball diamonds: the lefthander's best friend

That's because the game was designed to make a lefty the "Natural," according to David A. Peters, Ph.D., the McDonnell Douglas Professor of Engineering at Washington University in St. Louis, and uber baseball fan. Peters is a mechanical engineer who specializes in aircraft and helicopter engineer...

NJIT start-up company NeuroTrax named best in show

A computer software program developed at NJIT for early diagnosis of Alzheimers, Parkinsons and other diseases has won the most coveted title at a recent New Jersey Technology Council competition. Based at NJITs business incubator program, the Enterprise Development Center, NeuroTrax www.neurotr...

American food: Still the best deal in the world

WASHINGTON, Jan. 30, 2008 -- Although food prices rose 4.8% last year, eating nutritiously is still well within reach of the American family, according to the latest U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) statistics. Analysis done by USDA's Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion (CNPP) indic...

Rice's West honored as one of Texas' best researchers

HOUSTON, Jan. 10, 2008 -- Rice University bioengineer Jennifer West is being recognized today with one of the Lone Star State's highest scientific honors, the O'Donnell Award from The Academy of Medicine, Engineering and Science of Texas (TAMEST). The O'Donnell Awards, given for excellence in m...

UT Southwestern scientist honored among best in Texas research

DALLAS Jan. 10, 2008 Dr. Beth Levine, chief of infectious diseases at UT Southwestern Medical Center, was recognized today as one of the states top rising stars in research by The Academy of Medicine, Engineering and Science of Texas (TAMEST). Dr. Levine was named a recipient of one of four E...

The best both of worlds -- how to have sex and survive

Researchers have discovered that even the gruesome and brutal lifestyle of the Evarcha culicivora, a blood gorging jumping spider indigenous to East Africa, cant help but be tempted by that big is beautiful mantra no matter what the costs. A study recently published in Ethology found that despite ...

Species still have more viable offspring if they can choose their best mate

Athens, Ga. -- When it comes to picking a mate, Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young had an answer: If you cant be with the one you love, love the one youre with. As it turns out, that may be a cardinal rule in the animal kingdom, too. New research that crosses several species boundaries shows that ...

For nutrition info, moms like the Web best

Philadelphia, PA, 10 January 2008 A Web site is a better source of information on nutrition than a video game or printed pamphlet, according to a study of low-income mothers reported in the January issue of the Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior ( http://www.jneb.org/) . Led by Kami J...

Man's best friend lends insight into human evolution

Flexibly drawing inferences about the intentions of other individuals in order to cooperate in complex tasks is a basic part of everyday life that we humans take for granted. But, according to evolutionary psychologist Brian Hare at the Max Planck Institute in Germany, this ability is present in ot...

Opening windows may be the best way of preventing transmission of airborne infection

A study of eight hospitals in Peru has shown that opening windows and doors provided ventilation more than double that of mechanically ventilated negative-pressure rooms and 18 times that of rooms with windows and doors closed. The researchers, led by Rod Escombe from Imperial College London, co...

T for two: Scientists show how immune system chooses best way to fight infection

A new study has suggested a novel way of combating diseases related to the immune system, including cancer and autoimmune diseases such as type I diabetes and arthritis. The study, funded by the Wellcome Trust, appears online in the journal Nature. T cells are produced by the body to fight infect...

Scientists get best look ever at water-life connection

No one has ever seen exactly how water molecules interact with proteins ?even though water is the essential element for life . . . that is, not until now. Researchers led by Ohio State University physicist Dongping Zhong revealed these interactions for the first time, and report the results in th...

Parental genes do what's best for baby

A molecular ‘battle of the sexes?long considered the major driving force in a baby’s development is being challenged by a new genetic theory of parental teamwork. Biologists at The University of Manchester say the prevailing view that maternal and paternal genes compete for supremacy in their unb...

In drug design, a loose fit may be best bet

Chemical knockoffs resembling a key thyroid-related hormone are, in certain cases, more effective than the real thing at activating the target receptor, says a new study conducted in part by researchers at the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) and the Nation...

Prevention is the best option: fighting autoimmune diseases

Centenary scientist Associate Professor Barbara Fazekas de St. Groth, a leader in inflammatory bowel disease research, has demonstrated for the firsttime the important role of T cells in the prevention of autoimmune diseases in humans. In a study involving 38 patients with Crohn's disease and ulc...

Ready, set, mutate?and may the best microbe win

Even with modern genomic tools, it's a daunting task to find a smoking gun for Darwinian evolution. The problem lies in being able to say not just when and how a specific gene mutated but also how that one genetic change translated into real-world dominance of one population over another. Rice Un...

Man's best friend: Study shows lonely seniors prefer playtime with pooch over human interaction

A new Saint Louis University study shows there is some truth in the old cliché that describes a dog as "man's best friend." "Or at least a less aggravating friend," said study author William A. Banks, M.D., professor of geriatrics in the department of internal medicine and professor of pharmacolo...

Hepatitis C responds best to combo of ribavirin and interferon, study concludes

A combination of the drugs ribavirin and interferon is more effective in treating hepatitis C than using interferon alone, but it also increases the risk of side effects, according to a new systematic review of recent evidence. "Adding ribavirin to any type of interferon should be considered the ...

Study: Soap And Water Work Best In Ridding Hands Of Disease Viruses

The largest, most comprehensive study ever done comparing the effectiveness of hand hygiene products shows that nothing works better in getting rid of disease-causing viruses than simply washing one’s hands with good old-fashioned soap and water. Among the viruses soapy hand washing flushes down ...

Marine microbes creating green waves in industry

...ch we finally purify. The enzymes then undergo systematic testing to evaluate their activity, which enables us to pinpoint candidates that exhibit the best performance." We are now identifying microbes with a type of enzyme called an amine oxidase. This could be key to cheaper, more efficient and susta...

Agricultural research key to food security

...ith policy-makers in their own countries, to convince them of the value of what they do and to advocate for policies that help farmers make use of the best available technologies and management strategies to increase crop yields. ...

New stem cell research could reduce number of animal experiments

...ime continue to develop new treatments for diseases then we must engage the best minds and harness the best science and technology in this endeavour. "That is what we are doing wit...

Animal and plant communication at the ESA Annual Meeting

...plant's tissue to make themselves toxic. Others, like Singer's specialist caterpillars, might be more adept at camouflaging themselves by finding the best places to hide or to blend in. Singer's experiment is the first to quantify bird predation on specialist and generalist herbivores, and he hopes i...

K-State researchers say after-school programs should promote activity, healthy nutrition

...ften consist of sedentary behavior such as watching television, but after-school programs that offer physical activity and healthy snacks could be the best place for children's health. David Dzewaltowski, head of the department of kinesiology at Kansas State University, and other K-State researchers ha...

Martin Hensen, head of e-strategies, UCB Germany: Making e-marketing more than just an add-on

...at most have only sales force, not Internet, experience. The Marketing Europe, 22-23rd October, Berlin, addresses these issues head-on and presents best practices in meeting these challenges. A particular highlight will be Jens Krauses (E-Business Advisor, Novartis) discussion around digital media. ...

A crystal ball for brain cancer?

... tumors would progress within six months and which would not. They detected greater water movement in the tumors of those persons who later responded best to Avastin. "When we realized that high levels of VEGF are linked to greater cell death and increased water movement, we were able to predict the p...

Jet-propelled imaging for an ultrafast light source

...activity, or cripple the organism of which it is a part. Until now, the best way to solve the structure of a protein or virus has been with x-ray crysta...de of solid material like glass invariably clog up, limiting droplets to at best 20 micrometers across. What Spence and his colleagues wanted was a jet of p...

Freshwater fish at the top of the food chain evolve more slowly

...ey achieved a morphology that was good at feeding on fish, they tended not to evolve away from that," he adds. "They were already good at catching the best thing out there. Why should they diversify any more? Life was good." The team's findings were published in the June 2009 issue of Evolution . ...

Maternal, paternal genes' tug-of-war may last well into childhood

...dbirth. "This analysis suggests that human life history, and especially humans' unusual extended childhood, may reflect a compromise between what's best for mothers, fathers, and the offspring themselves," Haig says. Haig delved into clinical case reports on patients with four rare genetic disorders...

Wildfires set to increase 50 percent by 2050

...ather data from the United States Department of Agriculture Forest Service, to construct a computer model that takes into account the factors that can best predict the area burned in each ecosystem in the western US. Significantly, the research also predicts a 40% increase in the western United State...
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