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AGU journal highlights -- March 12, 2009

...hristopher Rozoff: Space Science and Engineering Center, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, Wisconsin, U.S.A.; Giuseppe Piccioni: ASF, INAF, rome Italy; Dmitry V. Titov and Wojciech J. Markiewicz: Max Plank Institute for Solar System Research, Katlenburg-Lindau, Germany. Source: Geophys...

Missing genes link to psoriasis

...vier Estivill at Pompeu Fabra University in Barcelona, and involving scientists from Nottingham, Nijmegen, St Louis, San Francisco, Michigan, Seattle, rome and Evry in France. Psoriasis is a common skin condition affecting about two per cent of the UK population, and causes patches of scaly, itchy ski...

Italy's geologic history becomes a personal tale in Walter Alvarez's new book

...kes readers along the Apennine spine of Italy from rome to Florence, jumping from there to the Alps, to ex...as a highly varied landscape: old volcanoes around rome and Naples; mountains made of limestone in the Ape...istory - eruptions along a volcanic chain north of rome over the past million years - Alvarez then takes r...

Unusual microbial ropes grow slowly in cave lake

...rers had seen these strange biofilms," says Macalady. "So we asked them if they could get us a sample." The Frasassi cave system is located north of rome and south of Venice in the Marche region. These limestone caves are like New Mexico's Carlsbad Caverns and Lechuguilla Cave, but in those caves, sulfu...

BioScience tip sheet, September 2008

...station and associated ecological changes such as increased standing water probably exacerbated pestilence, believed to have been malaria, in and near rome around the first century BCE. Modern parallels reinforce the importance of considering the complex interactions between deforestation, agriculture, an...

Research required urgently to control planthopper pests

... Science and politics in planthopper management in Asia Dr. Peter Kenmore, Chief, Plant Protection Division, Food and Agriculture Organization, rome Ecological engineering for pest management Professor Geoff Gurr, Professor of Applied Ecology, Charles Sturt University, Orange, Australia ...

Experts tackle shipment issues for beneficial radiation sources

... industry are of growing concern to safety and industry experts. Meeting in rome this week at an IAEA workshop, they agreed on an action plan for the Medite...rapy for cancer care, among other applications). The main outputs of the rome workshop are the establishment of: A regional action plan focusing on ...

Evil genes made me do it

...t to conduct an investigation of the physiology of this particular disorder and the impact it has had on human society. The result is "Evil Genes: Why rome Fell, Hitler Rose, Enron Failed, and My Sister Stole My Mothers Boyfriend" (Prometheus Books $28.95), which Harvard professor Steven Pinker praises as...

New molecular clock from LLNL and CDC indicates smallpox evolved earlier than believed

... and diversified into a mild version there. The slow spread out of Asia could explain why smallpox descriptions are missing from ancient Greece or rome as well as the Old and New Testaments. The Laboratorys Shea Gardner and CDCs Yu Li devised a way to concentrate point mutations in the viral DNA, ...

Balzan Foundation announces 2007 winners

... medical applications". Nicola Cabibbo (Professor of Physics at the University La Sapienza in Rome, Fellow of the Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei in rome and President of the Pontifical Academy of Sciences) justified the assignment of the Prize for Nanoscience to Sumio Iijima as follows: "for his discov...

It's in your head: The brain's own globin defends you from shock and stroke

...at is already in our heads ?neuroglobin. In a review article to be published in the November issue of The FASEB Journal, scientists from University of rome describe this protein, which may be the key to unlocking new therapies to minimize brain damage and improve recoveries for patients. The Italian res...

Experimental cancer drugs counter muscle deterioration seen in muscular dystrophy

...ular dystrophy. Led by Burnham Institute assistant professor Lorenzo Puri, M.D., Ph.D., in collaboration with the Dulbecco Telethon Institute (DTI) of rome and other colleagues in Italy and at the National Institutes of Health, the study was made available to researchers worldwide by expedited publication...

Science finds new fix for UV-damaged skin in arthritis treatment

...Glucosamine Skin BenefitsIn early 2006, a group of leading dermatologists from around the world and Procter & Gamble Beauty scientists convened in rome to review and discuss the glucosamine data. The panel determined that n-acetyl glucosamine, a more stable form of glucosamine, reduced the amount of ...

Restaurant seafood prices since 1850s help plot marine harvests through history

...of Maine and Newfoundland, prolific until comparatively recently. Other research to be showcased at the conference describes: * How Imperial rome developed a fish processing industry by smoking, drying, salting and using oil and different sauces to preserve fish. Their techniques spread outside ...

European Commission funds EBI to do new research on synergies between bioinformatics and medical informatics

...ious symptoms were reported in connection with the infections. The authors of the study, Dr. Isabella Donatelli of Istituto Superiore di Sanit?in rome and colleagues, noted that their work provides the first serologic evidence of transmission of low pathogenic strains of avian influenza virus to huma...

Eating, body weight regulated by specific neurons

...ious symptoms were reported in connection with the infections. The authors of the study, Dr. Isabella Donatelli of Istituto Superiore di Sanit?in rome and colleagues, noted that their work provides the first serologic evidence of transmission of low pathogenic strains of avian influenza virus to huma...

First Whole Genome Map of Genetic Variability in Parkinson’s Disease

...ious symptoms were reported in connection with the infections. The authors of the study, Dr. Isabella Donatelli of Istituto Superiore di Sanit?in rome and colleagues, noted that their work provides the first serologic evidence of transmission of low pathogenic strains of avian influenza virus to huma...

Transplanting Animal Organs Could Soon Be A Reality

...ious symptoms were reported in connection with the infections. The authors of the study, Dr. Isabella Donatelli of Istituto Superiore di Sanit?in rome and colleagues, noted that their work provides the first serologic evidence of transmission of low pathogenic strains of avian influenza virus to huma...

Less virulent strains of avian influenza can infect humans

...ious symptoms were reported in connection with the infections. The authors of the study, Dr. Isabella Donatelli of Istituto Superiore di Sanit?in rome and colleagues, noted that their work provides the first serologic evidence of transmission of low pathogenic strains of avian influenza virus to huma...

Supercomputers to focus brains on AIDS dilemma

... A paper by Daria Hazuda, a leader of Merck's drug discovery group, and her colleagues at Merck and the Instituto Ricerche di Biologia Moleculaire in rome published in the August 3, 2004 Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences reports on how the molecular dynamics simulations of the McCammon grou...
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