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Leicester research paves way for first use in Europe of an insect to fight invasive plant

Researchers at the University of Leicester have paved the way for the first ever use in Europe of an insect (biocontrol) to combat an invasive plant species in Britain. University of Leicester biologists established that the Japanese Knotweed in Britain was one the biggest females in the world-...

Prostate Cancer Translational Research in Europe meeting: Search for biomarkers continues

Amsterdam, 22 June 2009 - Collaboration in prostate cancer translational research in Europe is not only vital to sustain the progress achieved in recent years but also to streamline current efforts between researchers and clinicians and avoid duplication or overlaps. This was amongst the goals of ...

SETAC Europe addresses global ecosystem health in Gothenburg

The Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry will host 1550 scientists from around the world to address the theme of "Protecting Ecosystem Health: Facing the Challenge of a Globally Changing Environment," May 31 June 4 at the Gothenburg Convention Centre, Sweden. Nanotechnology's imp...

Will Europe at last unite to combat thousands of alien invaders?

This release is available in German . Europe's borders have been breached by thousands of plants and animal species from other parts of the world: from the American mink to the New Zealand flatworm. The invaders feed on, hybridise with, parasitise and out-compete native species. They also...

RNA research strategy for Europe takes shape

Research into RNA, a molecule found in every cell of our bodies, could lead to remarkable advances in the treatment of diseases such as cancer and diabetes, a meeting organised by the European Science Foundation was told. The conference, held the institute of Parasitologa y Biomedicina "Lpez-Ne...

Fossilized cashew nuts reveal Europe was important route between Africa and South America

Cashew nut fossils have been identified in 47-million year old lake sediment in Germany, revealing that the cashew genus Anacardium was once distributed in Europe, remote from its modern native distribution in Central and South America. It was previously proposed that Anacardium and its African si...

Pig study sheds new light on the colonisation of Europe by early farmers

The earliest domesticated pigs in Europe, which many archaeologists believed to be descended from European wild boar, were actually introduced from the Middle East by Stone Age farmers, new research suggests. The research by an international team led by archaeologists at Durham University, whic...

11,000 alien species invade Europe

This release is available in German . Halle/Saale. For the first time it is now possible to get a comprehensive overview of which alien species are present in Europe, their impacts and consequences for the environment and society. More than 11,000 alien species have been documented by DAI...

Significant increase in alien plants in Europe

This press release is also available in German . Halle/Saale. The number of alien plant species has more than tripled over the last 25 years. This is the finding of a study by European scientists who evaluated the data from 48 European countries and regions. 5789 plant species were clas...

Toxoplasmosis found more severe in Brazil compared to Europe

Newborns in Brazil are more susceptible to toxoplasmosis than those in Europe, according to a recent study. Researchers based in Austria, Brazil, Denmark, France, Italy, Poland, Sweden, and the United Kingdom studied the disease's ocular effects in children from birth to four years of age. Deta...

EMBO Installation Grants help 9 scientists set up in Europe

Nine talented life scientists will receive the 2007 EMBO Installation Grants, assisting them to relocate and set up their research groups in Croatia, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Portugal and Turkey. These nine scientists are the second group of awardees since the European Molecular Biolog...

AGU journal highlights -- Aug. 6, 2009

...p ocean. In particular, they find that the Pacific coasts of North America and Central America are important sources of the hum, and the west coast of europe is a strong secondary source region, while no significant hum was detected from the Southern Hemisphere during the study period (November 2006 to June...

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

...forpharma.com/story/making-e-marketing-more-just-add For more information visit www.eyeforpharma.com/marketing Media contact Kate Eversole VP europe eyeforpharma T: +44 (0) 207 375 7594 ext 296 E: keversole@eyeforpharma.com ...

High-tech vehicle design boosts emergency rescue capacity

...andards. These vehicles are widely used by the emergency response organisations ambulance services, fire brigades and NATO forces in Germany, around europe and as far afield as India, Thailand, Kazakstan and Egypt. System Strobel now markets a range of aluminium-sandwich box-body adaptations based on stan...

IOS Press announces launch of Journal of Berry Research

...pdates on Bioactive Behaviour of Berry Fruits. Published June 2009 by IOS Press, this update on the current status of berry research and production in europe is the result of the European Cooperation in Science and Technology (COST) program, Euroberry Research: from Genomics to Sustainable Production, Quali...

New Report Just Published: World Solid-State, Fiber, Gas and Dye Lasers Market Report

... (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-2 europe Dominates, Asia Grows Fastest II-2 Table 2: Wo...ons Replacing Conventional Solutions II-30 europe Leads Industrial Lasers Market II-30 Table 11:...f Volume Production by Region - North America, europe and Asia and By Type - CO2 Lasers, Solid-State...

22nd Congress of the European College of Neuropsychopharmacology, Sept. 12-16, 2009, Turkey

...sease will double in Western and triple in Eastern europe (Jan-Llopis & Gabilondo, 2008). Furthermore, with ...le are the group with the highest suicide rates in europe (18.75 per 100000). Preventing and managing m...initiative of scientists and clinicians working in europe in neuropsychopharmacology and related areas. ECNP...

The tiny difference in the genes of bacteria

...se severe human diseases. One of them are vibrios: its species Vibrio cholerae is more commonly known as the causative agent of Cholera that spread in europe until the 20th century. Interestingly, not all Vibrio cholerae strains are pathogenic to humans. Only those strains cause severe diarrhoea known as Ch...

Ben-Gurion U. researchers reveal connection between cancer and human evolution

...the same DNA building blocks that changed during evolution. The team also found that the mitochondrial genome of humans who migrated out of Africa to europe 100,000 years ago carried seven mutations found in almost all of today's Europeans. "The concept that the same principles that drive evolution towa...

The tiny difference in the genes of bacteria

...se severe human diseases. One of them are vibrios: its species Vibrio cholerae is more commonly known as the causative agent of Cholera that spread in europe until the 20th century. Interestingly, not all Vibrio cholerae strains are pathogenic to humans. Only those strains cause severe diarrhoea known as Ch...

DuoCort: New chronotherapy for adrenal insufficiency

... improved glucocorticoid replacement therapy for patients with adrenal insufficiency, a rare disease for which DuoCort has orphan drug designations in europe and the USA. The new product, a once daily dual-release hydrocortisone oral tablet that comes in both 5 mg and 20 mg sizes, is being developed by DuoC...

Complications early in pregnancy or in previous pregnancies adversely affect existing or subsequent pregnancies

... perinatal mortality is a cause for concern. The Netherlands has a perinatal mortality rate of 9.8 per 1000 (2006 figures) the second highest rate in europe [1]. Dr Robbert van Oppenraaij told the 25th annual meeting of the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology in Amsterdam today (Monday...

Europe and China watching Earth together

... Nearly 200 scientists from europe and China have gathered in Barcelona this week to report on the progress of...n in April 2008, more than 400 scientists from 165 research institutions in europe and China are involved in 25 joint research projects. The ongoing proje...

Study highlights massive imbalances in global fertilizer use

...t's not a matter of nutrient pollution but nutrient depletion." U.S. and europe The contrast between Kenya and China is dramatic and will require ...me path to excess in sub-Saharan Africa that occurred in the United States, europe and China. "The past can't be altered, but the future can be and should be,...

New discovery suggests mammoths survived in Britain until 14,000 years ago

...ecent evidence of woolly mammoths in North Western europe publishes today in the Geological Journal . Analy...y believed to have become extinct in North Western europe about 21,000 years ago during the main ice advance...are the latest record of mammoths in North Western europe they not only prove that the species survived for ...

Common fish species has 'human' ability to learn

... could be closer to humans' way of thinking than previously believed, suggests a new research study. A common species of fish which is found across europe including the UK, called the nine-spined stickleback, could be the first animal shown to exhibit an important human social learning strategy. The sti...

American Chemical Society weekly presspac -- June 10, 2009

...esearch in Toxicology Using a highly sensitive new test, scientists in europe are reporting "convincing evidence" that marijuana smoke damages the geneti...ith revenues of about $780 million, according to the article. Japan and europe are now the strongest markets for BIPV. Sales are just beginning to rise in...

Beetle shell inspires brilliant white paper

... the scattering units in the coating as found in the beetle's scales", said Dr Benny Hallam, Application Support Manager of Imerys Pigments for Paper europe Technology Group. Some of the beetle's design protocols could be utilised already with tailor-made mineral designs such as Imerys' CarboFlexTM range. ...

Common chemotherapy drug triggers fatal allergic reactions

...with curative intent," said Raisch. For the report, Bennett and Raisch reviewed adverse event reports submitted to regulatory agencies in the U.S., europe and Japan. The most common cancer diagnosis for these patients with allergic reactions was lung cancer followed by breast cancer and ovarian cancer. ...

Scientists tackle the mystery of white-nose syndrome in bats

... professor of ecology and evolutionary biology at UT Knoxville, said that some bats appear to have a resistance to the disease and that native bats in europe appear to be immune to it. Both aspects need further investigation, he said. "It does not kill all species. In affected species, roughly 5-10 perce...

Midge keeps invasive mosquito in check, aiding native mosquitoes

...only in tropical and subtropical regions of Southeast Asia, the Asian tiger mosquito has now spread to Africa, the Americas, Australia, the Caribbean, europe and the Middle East. Like the yellow fever mosquito ( Aedes aegypti ), another invasive mosquito that is now well established in the Americas, the Asi...

Scientists unravel the mystery of white-nose syndrome

... professor of ecology and evolutionary biology at UT Knoxville, said that some bats appear to have a resistance to the disease and that native bats in europe appear to be immune to it. Both aspects need further investigation, he said. "It does not kill all species. In affected species, roughly 5-10 perce...

CU-Boulder study shows 53 million-year-old high Arctic mammals wintered in darkness

...l across high-latitude land bridges that geologists believe linked Asia and europe with North America, Eberle said. Their dietary chemical signatures, portly...uld have evolved in the circumpolar Arctic and then dispersed through Asia, europe and North America, said Eberle. "We may have to re-think the world of the ...

International Serious Adverse Events Consortium announces initial study results in its global research collaboration to identify genetic markers related to drug induced liver injury

...led to the discovery that HLA-B*5701 is a major determinant of liver injury induced by flucloxacillin. Flucloxacillin is an antibiotic widely used in europe and Australia, mainly in the treatment of staphylococcal infections. HLA-B is one of a number of highly variable genes responsible for immune functio...

Sweden to host 1.3 billion Euro research center

...y in operation in Japan and the US, and will allow europe to reclaim its status as world leader in neutron s... because it is best suited to deliver the ESS that europe wants." Peter Allenspach, Chairman of the Europ...l. There is no predetermined process as to how europe should make decisions about large-scale research f...

Striata and CIC Launch Integrated eSignature, eDelivery, and eBilling for the Financial Services Industry

...0 blue chip customers, Striata has operations in New York, London, Hong Kong, Sydney, Johannesburg and partners in North, Central & South America, europe and Asia Pacific. For more information, please visit: http://www.striata.com Forward Looking Statement Certain statements contained i...

Society for Prevention Research Meeting in Washington, D.C., May 27-29, 2009

...hat early introduction of alcohol to youth de-mystifies alcohol and reduces the desire for the "forbidden fruit." Yet research has shown that teens in europe tend to drink as or more often than Americans and are more likely to engage in binge drinking than American youth. What do we really know about teen ...

Protective footwear for diabetics at a high-street price

... also officially accredited as a medical product, so a customer may also be able to reclaim the cost from their medical insurers." Manufactured in europe MEDI footwear is manufactured by Bata's own factory in the Czech Republic. "Most footwear is produced in China these days, but manufacturing it ou...

Genes that influence start of menstruation identified for first time

... Researchers from the Peninsula Medical School, along with collaborators from research institutions across europe and the United States, have for the first time identified two genes that are involved in determining when girls begin menstruation. The work will be p...

Striata and CIC Launch Integrated eSignature, eDelivery, and eBilling for the Financial Services Industry

...0 blue chip customers, Striata has operations in New York, London, Hong Kong, Sydney, Johannesburg and partners in North, Central & South America, europe and Asia Pacific. For more information, please visit: http://www.striata.com Forward Looking Statement Certain statements contained i...
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