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Coral face 'a stormy future'

...er young colonies." The concern is that if major storms and bleaching become more frequent as the climate warms, the ability of individual reefs to renew themselves may break down completely, Jennie says. "While our work was carried out in the Caribbean, it has general implications for coral reefs gl...

'Seeing' stem cells helps in fight against peripheral arterial disease

...ells exactly where they are needed, allowing them to 'recruit' new blood vessels," added Wacker. Bone marrow stem cells, which have the ability to renew themselves, could unlock the door to treat PAD with cell-based treatments. Stem cells are master or undifferentiated cells that have the ability to co...

Advice to the new administration: UM foreign and domestic policy guide

... Brief Secretary of State: To restore U.S. international standing, begin by embracing treaties such as Kyoto and the International Criminal Court; renew multi-level, expert negotiations on a limited range of topics of mutual concern with allies and adversaries; and demonstrate to key allies, especially...

Fat-regenerating 'stem cells' found in mice

...at, according to a report in the October 17th issue of the journal Cell, a Cell Press publication. Although they have yet to show that the cells can renew themselves, transplants of the progenitor cells isolated from the fat tissue of normal mice can restore normal fat tissue in animals that are otherwis...

NSF funds multi-university center to study environmental implications of nanotechnology

...enter for the Environmental Implications of Nanotechnology (CEIN). Total funding for the project is $14 million over five years with an opportunity to renew for another five. Nanoparticles are as much as a million times smaller than the head of a pin, and have unusual properties compared with larger ob...

March of Dimes announces Prematurity Campaign expansion at Surgeon General's conference

...ence puts preterm birth on the national health care agenda," said Jennifer L. Howse, president of the March of Dimes. "As we refine our strategies and renew our commitment through our expanded campaign, we are confident we will continue to find solutions and improve the health of babies at home and globall...

New type of drug shrinks primary breast cancer tumors significantly in just 6 weeks

... the power of self-renewal, but can still change into the cell type of the tissue served by the stem cell. The stem cell population then continues to renew itself as it generates new cells for the tissue. This means that, unlike other cells, the stem cell has lost control over its own population size, sa...

Sudden 'ecosystem flips' imperil world's poorest regions, say water experts

...significant ways. Resilience describes the capacity of social-ecological systems to withstand climactic or economic shocks, and to then rebuild and renew themselves. In their paper, the researchers look at the likelihood of that vital resilience being lost in the aftermath of catastrophic changes to the...

Earth's soils bear unmistakable footprints of humans

...addition to soil being the basis for food and fiber production." The second objective, emphasized in the Soil Science report, "is to strengthen and renew the worlds long-term soils research sites, because those provide our best direct observations of how soils are changing on time scales of decades," he...

World-leading journal publishes special issue on UN/GA

...ncluded: Climate change, financing for development, achievement of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), counter-terrorism and the reform agenda to renew the management, effectiveness and coherence of the UN. The report provides an overview of discussions on selected legal and environmental issues ad...

CSHL scientists identify and repress breast cancer stem cells in mouse tissue

...tor cells possess unique defenses, as compared with mature, or differentiated cells, which, unlike their stem-like mothers do not have the capacity to renew themselves or to generate multiple cell-types. Stem cells, for instance, are thought to be able to pump toxins out of their cellular domain, much as ...

Record Attendance at the 2007 National Ergonomics Conference and Exposition

...he nation keeps them coming back year after year" commented Walter Charnizon, President of Continental Exhibitions, Inc. "Seeing nearly all exhibitors renew their exhibit space, and new companies already joining the 2008 Expo, we anticipate next year's NECE to continue our tradition of continued growth and...

DNA methylation shown to promote development of colon tumors

... of the DNA sequence, determining which genes need to be active to perform a particular function, and which ones need to be switched off." As cells renew and divide, their characteristic methylation and packaging pattern is usually maintained and transmitted to the new cells, ensuring that recently form...

Agriculture experts meet in Beijing to examine impacts of food prices and climate change on farmers

...pressures on developing country natural resources. The Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR) will urge policy makers to renew their commitments to high-quality science that can make a difference in the outlook for poor farmers and consumers, as discussed in the recent World B...

Brain inflammation may be friend, not foe, for Alzheimer's patients

... not rush in to turn off molecular events that scientists have widely considered to be detrimental in people with the disease. The findings could also renew efforts to develop a vaccine or other strategies against Alzheimer’s by engaging the body’s immune system. The team expected to see the telltale ...

Loss of stem cells correlates with premature aging in animal study

...arly signs of aging in these mice is that we’re exhausting their ability to renew tissues,” says Eric J. Brown, PhD, Assistant Professor of Cancer Biology. “...ir loss, and osteoporosis, within three to four months. To be able to renew itself, most tissues have a reservoir of specific adult stem cells. These s...

Research project tackles 'regeneration' gap

...e great potential of stem cells to repair damage and return function," Chiu said. "It remains a great mystery, however, why some organisms are able to renew tissues, organs and even restore whole limbs while other related animals are not. Even within a single organism, we find that some tissues have a far ...

Microbes hitchhike across Atlantic on desert dust

... and plants, including the cause of Florida Sycamore canker. "It is tempting to speculate that transatlantic transport of dust could be a vector to renew reservoirs of some plant and animal pathogens in North America and could also be the cause of new diseases," says Griffin. ...

Basic research leads to a novel cancer therapy

...patients had advanced renal cell carcinoma with failed available treatment. In the case of the GIST patients, it took four times longer for tumours to renew growth when treated with Sunitinib, compared to the placebo group. Patients with advanced renal cell carcinoma saw a shrinking of the tumour; in 26 to...

Science's Breakthrough of the Year: Watching evolution in action

...ture. Ironically, these often-startling discoveries occurred in a year when backers of "intelligent design" and other opponents of evolution sought to renew challenges to this fundamental concept. This milestone, plus nine other research advances, make up Science 's list of the top ten scientific devel...

Discovery suggests why stem cells run through stop signs

...any cell type found in the body, from a red blood cell to a muscle cell to a brain cell. But no one really knows why stem cells continue to divide and renew themselves long after the point where other cells stop dividing. Now scientists at Northwestern University and the University of Washington offer on...

NIH renews network focused on how genes influence drug responses

...studies on how genes affect responses to medications, the National Institutes of Health anticipates spending more than $150 million over five years to renew its Pharmacogenetics Research Network (PGRN). The research of this nationwide network of scientists will eventually help doctors tailor drug prescript...

Gene therapy for Parkinson's disease moves forward in animals

... An international team of scientists has used gene therapy in two separate studies to renew brain cells and restore normal movements in monkeys and rats with a drug-induced form of Parkinson's disease. The research, detailed online in the ...

NJIT Presidential Award winner takes stem cell research another step

...c stem-cell research, in her case, is moot. An adult stem cell is an undifferentiated cell that builds and maintains tissues and organs, and which can renew itself through cell division. Stem cells are harvested from bone marrow, umbilical cords, the brain and spinal cord and other tissues. Adult stem cell...

Gene Therapy For Parkinson's Disease Moves Forward In Animals

... An international team of scientists has used gene therapy in two separate studies to renew brain cells and restore normal movements in monkeys and rats with a drug-induced form of Parkinson's disease. The research, detailed online in the ...

Solution to Pollution: New Bacteria Eats Toxic Waste

...its. Collaborations are currently under way in Nizhnekamsk in the Russian Federation to assist with the treatment of industrial residues, in Poland to renew soils for agricultural production and in the Netherlands to clean up sediments dredged from canals and waterways. “I want to congratulate the Utah Sta...
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