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'Shifting Sands' highlights past, present and future of Maryland coastal bays ecosystem

Cambridge, Md. (July 30, 2009) A team of 80 researchers from more than 20 organizations has teamed up to author Shifting Sands: Environmental and Cultural Change in Maryland's Coastal Bays, a comprehensive look at the coastal lagoons and barrier islands making up Maryland's Atlantic coastline. ...

USC researchers present diabetes findings at American Diabetes Association Scientific Sessions

New Orleans, LA June 4, 2009---Researchers from the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California will present new findings at the American Diabetes Association's scientific sessions June 5 9 in New Orleans, LA. Keck School of Medicine of USC faculty, students and post-doct...

Study: Illegal fishing harming present and future New England groundfish fisheries

Solomons, Md. (June 4, 2009) Weak enforcement combined with fishermen facing serious economic hardships are leading to widespread violations of fisheries regulations along the Northeastern United States coast. This pattern of noncompliance threatens the success of new fisheries management measure...

Children's National experts present at Pediatric Academic Societies' Annual Meeting

BALTIMOREPediatric experts from Children's National Medical Center will be featured in 85 presentations, workshops, and posters at the 2009 Pediatric Academic Societies Annual Meetingthe largest meeting for pediatric clinical research in the country. Presenters and topics include: Chil...

Burnham researchers present at 100th AACR Meeting

LA JOLLA, Calif., April 17, 2009 -- Burnham Institute for Medical Research (Burnham) is pleased to announce that five of its postdoctoral fellows will present seven papers on their data at the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) 100th Annual Meeting 2009. In addition, John C. Reed, M.D...

Phylonix to present at 2009 Society of Toxicology Annual Meeting

Cambridge, MA March 10, 2009 Phylonix Pharmaceuticals, Inc., the leading contract research organization for preclinical testing in zebrafish, will present data about the company's in vivo zebrafish-based assays at the 48th Society of Toxicology (SOT) Annual Meeting being held March 15-19 at th...

Dana-Farber oncologists present at ASCO GU -- predict prostate cancer survival using Source MDx test

Orlando, Fla., February 27, 2009 Dana-Farber Cancer Institute (DFCI) and Source MDx today announced that Source MDx's whole blood RNA transcript-based Precision Profiles diagnostic test predicted survival in men with castration-resistant prostate cancer (CRPC). In a study of 62 CRPC patients, th...

Clemson chemists present revolutionary teaching concepts

CLEMSON Clemson University researchers want to strengthen chemistry skills starting at the molecular level and are introducing revolutionary ways for high school- and college-level educators to do that for students. Clemson chemistry professors Melanie Cooper and Gautam Bhattacharyya, along wi...

Anadys Pharmaceuticals to Present at the Roth OC Growth Stock Conference

SAN DIEGO, Feb. 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Anadys Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: ANDS ) announced today that it will present at the 21st Annual Roth OC Growth Stock Conference on Monday, February 16, 2009 at 1:00 p.m. PST (4:00 p.m. EST). The conference is being held at The Ritz-Carlton, Lagun...

Hypertension and cholesterol medications present in water released into the St. Lawrence River

This press release is available in French . Montreal, January 26, 2009 A study conducted by Universit de Montral researchers on downstream and upstream water from the Montreal wastewater treatment plant has revealed the presence of chemotherapy products and certain hypertension and cholest...

Sea bed provides information about present climatic change

This release is available in Spanish . Lately, every drought, flood or hurricane which happens in the planet is connected with climatic change, and therefore the interest of society and scientists is getting to know this phenomenon better. Climatic change is connected at present with th...

David Rose to present Howe School lecture on new technologies and business models, Jan. 29

HOBOKEN, N.J. - Internationally known technology expert David S. Rose will present a lecture at Stevens Institute of Technology, January 29, 2009, titled "Everything You Think You Know...Is Wrong: How New Technologies and Newer Business Models are Turning the World Upside Down." As part of the ...

UAF researchers to present at AGU press briefing

University of Alaska Fairbanks researchers Igor Semiletov and Donald "Skip" Walker will be among four panelists at a press briefing, The Arctic in Flux: New Insights from the International Polar Year, Tuesday, Dec. 16 at 9 a.m. Pacific Standard Time at the American Geophysical Union fall meeting a...

New gene variants present opportunities in nutrigenomics

BOSTON (December 15, 2008) ─ A new study uncovers 11 gene variants associated with three blood lipids measured to determine cardiovascular disease risk: low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol, high-density lipoprotein (HDL) and triglycerides. The discovery opens up new opportunities for n...

New genes present drug targets for managing cholesterol and glucose levels

ANN ARBOR, Mich.---Scientists have identified 12 new genes that are somewhat strange bedfellows: Some link gallstones and blood cholesterol levels, others link melatonin and sleep patterns to small increases in glucose levels and larger jumps in the risk of diabetes. While these associations a...

Scientists present 'moving' theory behind bacterial decision-making

Biochemists at North Carolina State University have answered a fundamental question of how important bacterial proteins make life-and-death decisions that allow them to function, a finding that could provide a new target for drugs to disrupt bacterial decision-making processes and related diseases...

Engineer to present leak-proof method for carbon dioxide storage at international conference

Event: Steven Bryant, engineering professor at The University of Texas at Austin, will present new research at the ninth annual International Conference on Greenhouse Gas Control Technologies that examines a unique storage method in carbon sequestration that eliminates the risk of CO2 escaping via...

UI researchers find potentially toxic substance present in Chicago air

Although the industrial compounds known as polychlorinated biphenols or PCBs have been found in previous air samples collected in the city of Chicago, a University of Iowa researcher says that a new study of Chicago air sampled between November 2006 and November 2007 found PCB11, a byproduct of th...

Orchid Cellmark to Present at the 2008 Bank of America Health Care Conference

PRINCETON, N.J., May 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Orchid Cellmark Inc. (Nasdaq: ORCH ) today announced that Thomas A. Bologna, President and Chief Executive Officer of Orchid, is scheduled to present at the 2008 Bank of America Health Care Conference in Las Vegas on Wednesday, May 14, 2008 at...

Sangamo BioSciences to Present at the Bank of America 2008 Healthcare Conference

RICHMOND, Calif., May 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Sangamo BioSciences, Inc. (Nasdaq: SGMO ) announced today that Edward Lanphier, Sangamo's president and CEO, will provide an update on the progress of Sangamo's ZFP Therapeutic development programs and an overview of the company's business str...

Reflecting on the social implications of human genetics research -- past, present and future

COLD SPRING HARBOR, N.Y. In 1911, the influential geneticist Charles Davenport published Heredity in Relation to Eugenics , advancing his ideas of how genetics would improve society in the 20th century. It became a college textbook and a foundation for the widespread eugenics movement in the ...

Pioneers in small RNA research to present at UD symposium, April 16

Three of the world's pioneers in small RNA research--Victor Ambros, Gary Ruvkun and David Baulcombe--will lecture on their recent discoveries at a special half-day symposium at the University of Delaware from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 16, in the Gore Recital Hall of the Roselle Center...

Climate change in the Baltic Sea basin -- past, present and future

Titled Assessment of Climate Change for the Baltic Sea Basin (BACC), the book published by Springer-Verlag presents the first comprehensive survey of past and possible future climate change in the region, which extends over 13 countries around the Baltic Sea in northern and mid-Europe. One of the ...

Roger Kornberg to present lecture at the Joint Biophysical Society/IUPAB Meeting

Bethesda, MD-The 7,800-member Biophysical Society and the International Biophysics Congress will host Roger Kornberg at a Joint Meeting in Long Beach, California, February 2-6, 2008. Kornberg, a professor at the Stanford School of Medicine, won The Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 2006 "for his studie...

Chemical compound present in detergents produce bacteria alterations in agricultural soils

This release is also availabe in Spanish. Detergents are a pollutant agent which can be found frequently in agricultural soils. There are numerous channels for the passing of chemical components to the soils. Two primary ways are the use of distilled water (both of domestic and industrial...

Hundreds of thousands of viral species present in the world's oceans

The ocean is full of life--large, small, and microscopic. Bacteriophage (phage) viruses are minute, self-replicating bundles that alter microorganisms' genetic material and moderate their communities through predation and parasitism. Despite their small size, they are astoundingly abundant with abo...

Scientists find universal rules for food-web stability

...th the relationships between their species remaining constant over relatively long periods of time. Understanding complex systems such as food webs present major challenges to science. They can either be examined by observing natural environments, or by computer simulations. To enable computer simulations...

Moving to the US increases cancer risk for Hispanics

..., are also those with higher cancer rates even after accounting for the increased detection of certain cancers in the United States." These results present important opportunities for United States and international collaborations in the prevention, treatment and research of cancer. While physicians may n...

Methods for gene transfer in stem cells featured in Cold Spring Harbor Protocols

...protocols.org/TOCs/toc8_09.dtl ), Franois-Loc Cosset and colleagues from Ecole Normale Suprieure de Lyon ( http://hvd.ens-lyon.fr/human_virology_dpt ) present a method for targeting hematopoietic stem cells using engineered viral vectors. The article, "Hematopoietic Stem Cell Targeting with Surface-Engineere...

New DNA and RNA aptamers offer unique therapeutic advantages

...ronary artery bypass graft surgery, and various types of cancer. Kristina W. Thiel, PhD and Paloma H. Giangrande, PhD, from the University of Iowa, present a thorough review of aptamers and aptamer-based therapeutic strategies that have the highest likelihood of success. In the article entitled "Therapeut...

Sustainable agriculture at the ESA Annual Meeting

...ions at the Ecological Society of America's Annual Meeting, ecologists will present their ideas on how our agricultural practices can take lessons from natural...cal methods, since the bacteria are already there?" The researchers will present in the following sessions at the Albuquerque Convention Center (ACC): J...

Restoring a natural root signal helps to fight a major corn pest

...ts simply served a 'proof of principle' that the EβC emission helps to protect the plants against underground infestation." The EβC trait is present in other, mainly European, corn varieties as well as in the maize ancestor species. The trait could be reintroduced into deficient plants by conventio...

Scientists open doors to diagnosis of emphysema

...using a technique which could in future be adapted for use in diagnosis. The study is published today in Nature Chemical Biology . The researchers present a new strategy for testing the activity of MMP12, an enzyme known to be involved in the development of emphysema. Emphysema is characterised by the da...

Urban water ecology at the ESA annual meeting

...he need for healthy, sustainable freshwater ecosystems. In a series of presentations at the Ecological Society of America's Annual Meeting, ecologists present research results that guide efforts to balance an increasingly urbanized society with the need to conserve and protect water and aquatic ecosystems. ...

August 2009 Geology and GSA Today media highlights

...d-oceanic ridge lengths from the Cretaceous to the present day. They have found that these planetary-wide cha... and inferred ice sheet volumes. Their simulations present paradoxical results. While ice volumes of similar ...face expression of the buried crater. Gilli et al. present new strontium isotope (87Sr/86Sr) dates of outcrop...

UC San Diego engineer provides insights to decades-old DNA squabble

... exact mechanisms are not fully known," Arya said. "The scientific community is quite fascinated by DNA and they tend to forget that DNA is rarely present in its naked double-stranded helix form in higher organisms like humans, but that it is always associated with proteins in this complex aggregate we c...

Parasites ready to jump

...f cellular defence that acts against DNA sequences present in high copy numbers inside the cell, even if they...able when multiple copies of a mobile element were present in the cell but not yet incorporated into the geno...chanism is targeted specifically against sequences present in high copy numbers". ...

Antibody targeting of glioblastoma shows promise in preclinical tests, say Lombardi researchers

...land who created a small single-chain antibody fragment in yeast that would itself bind to the sweet spot, blocking ALK's interaction with PTN. In the present study, the researchers successfully tested the antibody in human glioblastoma cells, and also showed that in mice implanted with human glioblastoma, t...

Study links virus to some cases of common skin cancer

...cent, tested positive for the virus. By sequencing the viral DNA from 31 normal and tumor samples, the researchers showed that the same mutation was present in all the viruses tested from tumors, and in 60 percent of the viruses tested from adjacent healthy-looking tissue. "That suggests that the virus m...

New computer simulation helps explain folding in important cellular protein

...living cells. The new use of Wang-Landau could lead to a better understanding of the controlling mechanisms behind protein folding. "Our goal is to present the methodology in a clear, self-consistent way, accessible to any scientist with knowledge of Monte Carlo simulations," said David Landau, distinguis...
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