Advances in lung cancer research announced at conference
... cell lung cancer (SCLC) "achieved stable disease or better." In the study of those treated with TH-302 in combination with other chemotherapy agents, eight
of 12, or 67 percent, of patients with NSCLC "achieved stable disease or better," according to a release by Threshold and Scottsdale Healthcare. More ...
NIH stimulus funding supports Emory biomedical scientists
...gan transplantation, pulmonary diseases, addiction and epilepsy.
In addition to research grants, NIH provided funding for Emory scientists to hire eight
high school students, 22 college students, and five teachers for summer research positions.
Emory's stimulus grant funding is highlighted at http:...
Abnormal brain circuits may prevent movement disorder
...er pathways in the brain to study those with and without symptoms who carry the disease gene. There were 20 people in the study; 12 with symptoms and eight
without. They also had a number of volunteers who agreed to brain scans who had no disease and no mutations in the gene for dystonia.
K-State researchers say after-school programs should promote activity, healthy nutrition
...aily healthy snack, daily physical activity, weekly nutrition and physical activity education sessions. It also provides continuous staff training.
elementary schools and after-school programs in Lawrence participated in the K-State study during a three-year period. The after-school settings were ...
UCSF researchers identify new drug target for Kaposi's sarcoma
... partially unfolded protein to keep it from forming the dimer interface.
Herpes viruses make up one of the most prevalent viral families, including eight
human viruses that cause a variety of devastating illnesses, the researchers said. Those include mononucleosis (Epstein-Barr virus), shingles (Varicel...
Naming evolution's winners and losers
...fied about nine times faster than expected, starting about 103 million years ago, and the group of fish that live on coral reefs has diversified about eight
times faster than expected, he said.
Who are the evolutionary losers?
Crocodiles and alligators are nearly 250 million years old yet have ...
Study shows cancer vaccines led to long-term survival for patients with metastatic melanoma
...r, three times a week and then monthly for five months for a total of up to eight
injections. The patient's dendritic cells were obtained from their peripher...lls in 48 melanoma patients in a previous trial (64 vs. 31 months, p=.016). eight
patients in the dendritic cell vaccine study experienced remarkable long-te...
Biologists rediscover endangered frog population
...ogs are not known to migrate far, possibly indicating a significant population. The size of the site represents much more habitat than occupied by the eight
other mountain yellow-legged frog populations in the San Jacinto, San Bernardino, and San Gabriel mountain ranges. In those areas, the frog occupies l...
After dinosaurs, mammals rise but their genomes get smaller
...ou shouldn't expect to see noticeable changes in our chromosomes for a few million years yet.
Lynch's group examined the genomes of seven mammals, eight
non-mammalian animals and three plants, specifically with regard for the long terminal repeat (LTR) sequences of transposable elements, a curious sort...
Researchers develop 'brain-reading' methods
...ile being scanned using fMRI. The researches were able to identify which of eight
tasks participants were involved in with more than 80-percent accuracy by a...ain. Interestingly, the patterns of neural networks involved in each of the eight
tasks on the surface appear very similar. The reason, Hanson explains, is t...
New supercomputer to reel in answers to some of Earth's problems
...t of as the equivalent of four personal computers. But Chinook's nodes are more like supercharged PCs: the Quad-cores give each node the equivalent of eight
processor-cores and 32 gigabytes of memory.
Knee injuries may start with strain on the brain, not the muscles
...e leg landings of 13 men and 13 women after working the legs to fatigue. While both men and women suffer an epidemic of ACL injuries, women are two to eight
times likelier to tear this ligament than men while playing the same sport. However, the study showed that men and women showed significant changes in...
Scripps-led study shows ocean health plays vital role in coral reef recovery
...eef were relatively healthy. In comparison, those corals living with excessive local impacts, such as pollution, were not able to fully recover after eight
"You can imagine that when you are recovering from a sickness, it will take a lot longer if you don't eat well or get enough rest," said J...
New research finds possible genetic link to cause of pregnancy loss and disorders
... connection to colon cancer, when he found his lab mice showed strange fertility characteristics.
"Where you would normally expect a female to have eight
to 10 pups, there were only one or two pups that survived to term in the litters of females that had one copy of Bub1," said Venkatachalam. "So this w...
$29.4 million grant establishes CTSI at NYU in partnership with Health and Hospitals Corporation
...hools of NYU are strengthening their alliance with eight
HHC facilities to address the health problems faci...es, thereby reducing healthcare disparities.
of HHC's 11 facilities will participate in the ini...ing HHC's expertise and diverse populations at its eight
participating facilities," Congresswoman Carolyn M...
A 'heart healthy' diet and ongoing, moderate physical activity may protect against cognitive decline
...nd moderate physical recreational activities from high school to menopause. eight
memory and brain function tests were administered to all participants.
A...renuous activity was consistently associated with poorer performance on all eight
of the tests; with statistically significant results on tests of semantic m...
Supply-Chain Council Announces New Board of Directors and Officers
... WASHINGTON, July 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- eight
supply chain professionals were elected in June by the membership of the Supply-Chain Council to the organization's Board of Directors, joining the se...
Army study improves ability to predict drinking water needs
... wrote. The equation can be used in temperatures of 70-125 F, the same temperature range as the old equation, but now can predict sweat loss for up to eight
hours of work, as opposed to two hours for the old formula.
Available to public?
As it stands, the equation would be difficult for members of ...
Two dietary oils, two sets of benefits for older women with diabetes
...shout period to remove the first supplement from their systems before the next 16-week supplementation period began. The supplements were contained in eight
pills; the women took two pills four times per day, at meals and bedtime.
"The power of the crossover is that it tells you the different effects of...
Pitt team first to profile genes in acutely ill idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis patients
...cular mechanisms of disease exacerbation or, as Dr. Kaminski puts it, acceleration, the researchers compared the gene activity profile of the lungs of eight
IPF patients whose disease was dramatically worsening when they died with those of 23 stable IPF patients and 15 people with healthy lungs.
In the ...
Evolution: Crabs go deep to avoid hot water
...es of king crabs live largely undiscovered. The fraction that we have found includes some weird and wonderful examples - Paralomis seagrantii has its eight
walking legs and claws entirely covered in long fur-like setae; while related group Lithodes megacanthus grows to lengths of 1.5 metres, and has 15-20...
Nursery programs for corals receive TLC from NOAA this Independence Day
...ere staghorn corals were depleted. The proposed plan includes expansion of fragment stocks (up to 4,000 fragments at this site) and the restoration of eight
additional reefs over the next three years.
Florida boasts one of the planet's most significant coral reef ecosystems. Once abundant and productive...
Will IVF work for a particular patient? The answer may be found in her blood
...the gene expression patterns in RNA extracted from peripheral (circulating) blood, an easily accessible biological sample. Blood samples were taken at eight
different stages during the period around conception and the early stages of the IVF cycle. Five of these samples came from women who achieved clinica...
A bird's eye view of art
In the second series of experiments, Professor Watanabe looked at whether pigeons could discriminate between watercolor and pastel paintings. eight
new pigeons were trained to recognize the texture of paintings four were trained to peck at watercolor paintings and four were trained to peck at pas...
Ovarian transplantation: First baby is born after a new technique
...osa, an inflammation of medium-sized arteries, which become swollen and damaged from attack by rogue immune cells.
"She suffered menopause for eight
and a half years before transplantation," said Dr. Piver. "But after transplanting half of the frozen ovary, she recovered spontaneous ovulation in fo...
Ovarian transplantation: New technique gives greatly improved results in this delicate operation
...not only good news for surgeons, but also for patients who will be able to undergo a simpler procedure with equally successful results."
Out of the eight
women who received cortical transplants, six have had one or more spontaneous pregnancies, resulting in the birth of seven healthy babies.
"We are ...
Female human embryos adjust the balance of X chromosomes before implantation
...ientific research by couples undergoing fertility treatment. They studied them at three stages of their development: after the embryo had divided into eight
cells, the morula stage (a solid cluster of approximately 16 cells) and the blastocyst stage (about five days after fertilisation when the embryo's ce...
CWRU receives $5 million from Ohio Third Frontier Commission
...gnificance to the field and their potential economic impact if successfully matured. Funding for the three projects will be accompanied by a subset of eight
new pilot projects determined through review by CSCRM oversight committees.
Paul Tesar (CWRU), Horst von Recum (CWRU) and Jeremy Rich (CC) will e...
West Coast needs more research on fisheries, marine science, climate change
...data was collected allows us to also look at the local level."
The resulting report is a 56-page document that sorts West Coast research needs into eight
Vitality of coastal communities and marine operations
Ocean and coastal governance and management of multiple uses
Fisheries and aqu...
Elephant-size loopholes sustain Thai ivory trade
...in Thailand since the 1970s, but such trade usually goes undetected because domesticated elephants do not have to be registered legally until they are eight
years of age.
The study also found that over a quarter of all live elephant exports from Thailand between 1980 and 2005 could have been illegal du...
Size did matter
...d and then donated to the Natural History Museum in 2000 by Robin Smith. Now at the Lake Biwa Museum, Japan, Smith is a member of the research team. eight
years later, the same specimens were analysed using synchrotron X-ray holotomography at the European Synchrotron Radiation Facility (ESRF) in Grenoble...
An easy way to find a needle in a haystack by removing the haystack
...us of just about 0.5 millimeter, revealed over a hundred analyte peaks, among which 46 metabolites could be identified. Interestingly, among them were eight
of a total of eleven intermediates of the citric acid cycle, which is vital for most organisms," says Rohit Shroff, a native of India, who was a PhD s...
Humans related to orangutans, not chimps, says new Pitt, Buffalo Museum of Science study
...atures uniquely shared among modern humans, fossil hominidsancestral humans such as Australopithecusand fossil apes. They found that orangutans shared eight
features with early humans and Australopithecus and seven with Australopithecus alone. The occurrence of orangutan features in Australopithecus contra...
World Day to Combat Desertification focuses on human security
...d management techniques, it is essential to monitor the areas most at risk.
ESA has been working closely with the UNCCD secretariat for more than eight
years, developing and demonstrating information services based on satellite Earth observation (EO) technologies to allow a better assessment and monit...
Crustacean shell with polyester creates mixed-fiber material for nerve repair
...y best mimics those in the body, the chitosan-polyester blend required twice as much force to push the tube halfway shut as the other biomaterial, and eight
times as much force as the collagen tube.
The new material showed promise for nerve guides but would also work well for wound dressings, heart graf...
CU-Boulder study shows Maya intensively cultivated manioc 1,400 years ago
... and processing.
Sheets said Maya villagers living in the region today have a long tradition of cutting manioc roots into small chunks, drying them eight
days, then grinding the chunks into a fine, flour-like powder known as almidn. Almidn can be stored almost indefinitely, and traditionally was used b...
New species of phallus-shaped mushroom named after California Academy of Sciences scientist
...ention to Sao Tome and Principe, located in the Gulf of Guinea off Africa's west coast. Although it is a tiny nation - at 370 square miles, only about eight
times the size of San Francisco - it hosts a number of plants, fungi, mammals, birds, reptiles, and amphibians found nowhere else on Earth. Since 200...
From the glass to the brain in 6 minutes
...that is known to occur in alcoholics. This should be clarified in future studies."
Drinking for science / No differences between men and women
male and seven female subjects participated in the alcohol experiment. While lying in the MRI scanner, they drank the specified amount of alcohol thro...
Broecker: 'What we need are tougher measures against climate change'
... and promote research of excellence. The breadth of disciplines addressed and their monetary amount a combined purse of 3.2 million euros spread over eight
prize categories place them among the world's foremost award schemes.
The presentation ceremony will take place on June 18 in the BBVA Foundation'...
Zebra mussels hang on while quagga mussels take over
... ships from the Caspian and Black Seas. Within a few years, zebra mussels had colonized shallow water, beaches, and water intake pipes in layers up to eight
inches thick. Although quagga mussels came onto the scene a few years later, they have recently become the dominant species in calm waters of the Grea...