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IOF calls on European citizens to stand tall and speak out for their bones

The International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF) kicked off World Osteoporosis Day events today in Brussels. This year's theme of Stand Tall, Speak Out For Your Bones is a global call to take charge and improve osteoporosis healthcare policies around the world. Osteoporosis is a disease that ca...

Scientists urged to make a stand on climate change

Scientists must work harder at making the public aware of the stark difference between good science and "denialist spin". That's the call from Professor Barry Brook, Director of the Research Institute for Climate Change and Sustainability at the University of Adelaide, Australia. In an opini...

Early parents didn't stand for weighty kids

Scientists investigating the reasons why early humans the so-called hominins began walking upright say its unlikely that the need to carry children was a factor, as has previously been suggested. Carrying babies that could no longer use their feet to cling to their parents in the way that you...

Uniform tungsten trimers stand and deliver

Like tiny nano-soldiers on parade, the cyclic tungsten trioxide clusters line up molecule-by-molecule on the titanium dioxide platform. One tungsten atom from each cluster is raised slightly, holding forth the potential to execute catalytic reactions. The nanostructures constitute a new model sy...

Reducing risk of hospitalization in the elderly

...of 70 and 80, for an average of almost five years. They measured their physical function in a number of ways including walking speed, their ability to stand up from a chair repeatedly, the strength of their grip and their leg strength. By the end of the study more than 55 percent of the participants had ex...

New windows opened on cell-to-cell interactions

...r-containing compounds) -- 30 billionths of a meter long -- similar to natural cell-surface proteins. Interaction between cells occurs when these rods stand up from the membranes, a property whose control remains poorly understood. The surprise, Parthasarathy said, was that the sugar-laden rods stood up...

Forest fire prevention efforts will lessen carbon sequestration, add to greenhouse warming

... can effectively reduce fire severity if used properly; Such fuel removal almost always reduces carbon storage more than the additional carbon the stand is able to store when made more resistant to wildfire, in part because most of the carbon stored in forest biomass remains unconsumed even by high-sev...

New MRI technique could mean fewer breast biopsies in high-risk women

... the time radiologists are concentrating on water images, but sometimes our fat images of the breast are also useful. The boundaries of a lesion often stand out very clearly when embedded in fat." Block and his colleagues currently are gathering data on the efficacy of the technique. They have tested th...

American Chemical Society weekly presspac -- June 10, 2009

...ginning to rise in the United States, especially in states like sunny California, which offers generous subsidies for solar power. But several hurdles stand in the way of further expansion of this new solar technology, including a need for more efficient solar cells and demand for more durable and cost-eff...

Studies shed light on collapse of coral reefs

...Maybe there's something we could do to help identify and protect coral species that can survive in different conditions. Perhaps we won't have to just stand by as the coral reefs of the world die and disappear." ...

Lombardi scientist brings 'dream team' breast cancer research effort to GUMC

...ific director V. Craig Jordan, OBE, PhD, DSc, and 12 of the nation's top breast cancer researchers have been awarded a multi-million dollar grant from stand Up To Cancer (SU2C) to form a scientific "Dream Team." This collaboration of the best and brightest scientists will conduct new breast cancer resear...

Plant Min protein sits tight and rescues E. coli

...nt. The Arabidopsis homologue AtMinD behaved differently from its E. coli counterpart in that it did not oscillate between poles, instead taking a stand at the pointed ends (puncta) of the poles of E. coli cells. The scientists went on to show that the rescue by plant AtMinD required E. coli MinC, ...

Managing Douglas-fir forests for diversity

...ctive approaches for creating and modifying forest stand structures to satisfy a broad range of objectives,...he scientists found that: Three very different stand structures emerged. Highly productive, pure st... for a range of wildlife species. Each of the stand structures had different potentials for habitat an...

Small molecules might block mutant protein production in Huntington's disease

...ts at the National Institutes of Health's National Institute of General Medical Sciences, said the ability to control individual genes makes this work stand out. "By exploiting processes that occur in normal cells, Dr. Corey has come up with a clever way to do this that may well lead to new ways to comb...

Synthetic chemical offers solution for crops facing drought

...labs are co-authors of the research paper. "Several high-profile papers have tried to claim discovery of ABA receptors but their research could not stand the test of time, and these papers were ultimately withdrawn," said Natasha Raikhel, the director of UCR's Center for Plant Cell Biology , of which C...

Star Trek-like technology offers noninvasive monitor for patients and athletes

...d to urgent care. It will allow doctors to more efficiently monitor pediatric and intensive care patients. Athletes and physical therapy patients also stand to gain from the technology's ability to measure metabolic rate and to assist in determining the level of activity or exercise that is most beneficial...

Ben-Gurion University research and technology used in new solar energy farm

...dent Shimon Peres before cutting the ceremonial ribbon with the help of children from Kibbutz Kvusat Yavne, where the half acre farm is located. "As I stand here looking at this solar farm, I feel great pride in my heart that such a small country has such great minds." Speaking at the ceremony, BGU P...

New therapeutic strategy could target toxic protein in most patients with Huntington's disease

...m or SNP. A SNP is any place on the genetic code that varies by a single unit. The genetic code is written with four letters, A, C, T, and G, which stand for the four nucleotides, adenosine, cytidine, thymidine, and guanosine. The pattern of these nucleotides dictates which protein is encoded by a given...

Business, scientific, higher education groups laud President Obama's commitment to science

...history. We are confident that investments in science will result in new discoveries and innovations that can address many of these challenges. And we stand ready to work with you and the Congress to keep our nation on this path. Sincerely, Craig Barrett Chairman, Intel Lee Todd, Jr. President...

Bioscience institutions come together to launch Microlife Discovery Center for area students

...ty Foundation), more than 200 novel species of microbe were found in New York's Central Park. Students who participate in the school-based program stand an excellent chance of making their own discoveries and of becoming scientific authors before they graduate high school, the Center reports. ...

Stem cell infusion and hyperbaric oxygen treatment improve islet function in diabetes

...trial over one year of follow-up," said Dr. Estrada. "A decade ago, research had explored stem cell transplantation and hyperbaric oxygen therapy as stand alone treatments. This study highlights the potential benefits of using an unusual combination therapy to treat diabetes" said Dr. Cesar V Borlongan,...

Mountain on Mars may answer big question

...caldera, a distance of more than 150 miles. That shallow slope is a clue to what lies beneath, said the researchers. They suspect if they were able to stand on the northwest side of Olympus Mons and start digging, they'd eventually find clay sediment deposited there billions of years ago, before the mounta...

LocatePLUS Announces Election of Independent Board

...d every night, all along the watchtowers of America we are there to help those that protect our freedom and keep our citizens safe. We are honored to stand shoulder-to-shoulder with law enforcement. We are privileged to be relied upon to confirm a suspicion at a border checkpoint or to whisper a warning ...

Special issue of BMC Microbiology spotlights standardized language for describing microbes

...ho were not part of the original PAMGO consortium, are using the PAMGO terms. New research initiatives, not envisioned when the PAMGO project started, stand to benefit from this work. The National Institutes of Health has recently launched the Human Microbiome Project to acquire information about the many ...

New data suggest 'jumping genes' play a significant role in gene regulatory networks

...malian evolution," Haussler said. "We believe that this five percent is, therefore, likely to be functional." Coding exons and structural RNA genes stand out because of their distinctive pattern of base substitutions and "indels"--the insertions and deletions of nucleic acid bases that can change the me...

Genome sequence shows sorghum's immense potential

...s seed protein genes are completely different than the seed protein genes contained in rice. But they don't know how and why. "The genes don't just stand out and say, 'Here I am. This is why I'm different from rice,'" Paterson said. "We have a lot of new questions to ask." He would like to continue t...

Evolutionary process more detailed than previously believed, study shows

... prove to be very important, Kao explained, because it helps paint a complete picture of an organism's evolution. With that picture intact, scientists stand to gain a better understanding of the way certain highly resistant infections develop and progress. One such infection, Kao noted, occurs within the ...

University of Leicester archaeologist uncovers evidence of ancient chemical warfare

...es recently excavated a 'machine-gun belt', a row of catapult bolts, ready to use by the wall of the Roman camp inside the city, representing the last stand of the garrison during the final street fighting. The defenders and inhabitants were slaughtered or deported to Persia, the city abandoned forever, le...

Uncultured bacteria found in amniotic fluids of women who experience preterm births

...t been previously linked with preterm birth. "By employing 16s rRNA gene-based polymerase chain reactions (PCR) followed by the clone analysis, we stand to determine the identity and true relationship between intra-amniotic bacterial infection and the onset of preterm birth," said Han. The researche...

Vidalia onions: Alternative to hand-transplanting proven effective

...medium yields, and sowing onions in late October did not produce sufficient stand or yield to warrant harvesting. Variety also had no affect on yield of dire... sowing dates. Neither variety nor sowing date significantly affected plant stand or plant spacing. "We recommend that growers direct-seed onions in south...

Flame retardants prove ineffective on fresh-cut Christmas trees

...as trees and confirms previous findings that the best method for preserving freshness and reducing fire hazard of Christmas trees is to keep them in a stand with adequate, fresh water. Maintaining high moisture levels by keeping trees and conifer boughs in water is the most-effective and least-expensive wa...

International public-private partnership offers new paradigm for medicinal chemistry

...chemistry capability to create new chemical probes that can be freely used by all academic and industrial scientists." "Industry and academia both stand to benefit from this relationship," says Dr Alan Schafer, Head of Molecular and Physiological Sciences at the Wellcome Trust. "The academic community ...

Flame retardants prove ineffective on fresh-cut Christmas trees

...as trees and confirms previous findings that the best method for preserving freshness and reducing fire hazard of Christmas trees is to keep them in a stand with adequate, fresh water. Maintaining high moisture levels by keeping trees and conifer boughs in water is the most-effective and least-expensive wa...

Missing: 2,000 elephants

...s and elephant herd locations. "Zakouma is a last stand for elephants in the Sahel," said Fay. "It's incredibly heartbreaking to stand before a dead elephant missing only its tusks. How can we stand idly by and watch this population continue to get ...

Researchers examine role of soil patterns in dam restoration

...ith prairie species, the scientists are now waiting to see if the soil patterns affect the growth and distribution of the plants, and their ability to stand up against weedy, invasive competitors. "By doing this research, we're asking the question, 'How much do soils matter in the restoration of these ...

Soybean grant gives researchers tools to unravel better bean

... using the jumping gene technique, the more they'll know about the soybean and what they can do to improve it. The soybean has a few issues that could stand modifying, Parrott said. On grocery store shelves, soybeans may seem like the perfect plant. It can be made into tofu and its synthetic meat produ...

Fountain of Youth to be found in the anthill?

...nd science fiction writers, researchers and plastic surgeons have employed all their various arts in the pursuits of "turning back the clock." Yet, we stand in modern times with a span of a century to our name, at most. Technological wizardry abounds, so why do the factors that determine life span stil...

Duke study pinpoints potential 'green collar' job growth in US

...ing jobs, with a detailed breakdown of the supply chains and maps highlighting the location of companies positioned to support green jobs. States that stand to benefit most from jobs in these sectors include Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana, North Carolina, New Mexico, Arizona, Nevada and California. "Meeti...

Caltech researchers get first 3-D glimpse of bacterial cell-wall architecture

... glycan strands--which are cross-linked by peptides to create peptidoglycan--"wrap around the cell like a belt wraps around a person," or whether they stand up from the surface of the bacterial cell, "like grass." The answer to this debate has eluded the scientists, however, because trying to image such...

Could genetic research awaken racist attitudes?

...s stages." Caulfield and his group of 20 are hoping that policy makers will take a look at their ideas, but more importantly he wants his paper to stand on its own because, if scientists have reviewed the group's findings and summarized it appropriately, Caulfield knows he and his colleagues are on the...
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