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Analysis finds strong match between molecular, fossil data in evolutionary studies

During a seminar at another institution several years ago, University of Chicago paleontologist David Jablonski fielded a hostile question: Why bother classifying organisms according to their physical appearance, let alone analyze their evolutionary dynamics, when molecular techniques had already ...

Building strong bones: Running may provide more benefits than resistance training, MU study finds

COLUMBIA, Mo. Osteoporosis affects more than 200 million people worldwide and is a serious public health concern, according to the National Osteoporosis Foundation. Resistance training often is recommended to increase and prevent loss of bone mineral density (BMD), although previous studies that...

70 years old and going strong with Down syndrome and no dementia

Washington, DC (August 18, 2008) In the world of Down syndrome, 'Mr. C' is a rarity. A real person whose progress has been tracked for the past 16 years, at seventy, 'Mr. C' has well surpassed the average life expectancy of a person with Down syndrome, currently in the late fifties, but in the te...

BIO-key(R) Reports Profitability on Strong Revenue Growth for Second Quarter 2008

Achieves record biometric revenues and profitability WALL, N.J., July 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- BIO-key International, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: BKYI), a leader in wireless public safety and finger-based biometric identification solutions, announced today that it achieved profitab...

BIO-key(R) Reports Profitability on Strong Revenue Growth for Second Quarter 2008

Achieves record biometric revenues and profitability WALL, N.J., July 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- BIO-key International, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: BKYI), a leader in wireless public safety and finger-based biometric identification solutions, announced today that it achieved profitab...

Poll Shows Strong Doubts About Effectiveness of Federal Employment Verification System

79 Percent of Americans Favor Use of Biometrics in Employment Verification Process WASHINGTON, Feb. 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Greenberg Quinlan Rosner Research and Public Opinion Strategies today released results of a national poll assessing public opinion on employment verification as...

Protein folding: Building a strong foundation

Like a 1950's Detroit automaker, it appears that nature prefers to build its proteins around a solid, sturdy chassis. A new study combining advanced computational modeling and cutting-edge experiments by molecular biologists at Rice University and Baylor College of Medicine suggests that the mos...

H9N2 avian flu vaccine paired with adjuvant provokes strong human immune response at low doses

When combined with an immune-boosting substance called an adjuvant, low doses of an experimental vaccine against a strain of avian influenza (H9N2) provoked a strong antibody response in human volunteers, report scientists supported by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAI...

The hepatitis healing power of blueberry leaves

... A chemical found in blueberry leaves has shown a strong effect in blocking the replication of the Hepatitis C virus, opening up a n...ducts for potential compounds that suppress HCV replication and uncovered a strong candidate in the leaves of rabbit-eye blueberry (native to the southeastern...

Scientists find universal rules for food-web stability

...r-prey links are less likely to be stable, while a strong dependence of predation on predator density destabilizes the system. On the other hand, a strong dependence of predation on prey density has a stab...ms with fewer species are more stable if there are strong interactions between some species, but only weak i...

AGU journal highlights -- Aug. 6, 2009

...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 Sou...l warming potential about 20 times as large as carbon dioxide, methane is a strong greenhouse gas, as is nitrous oxide, which has about 300 times carbon dioxi...

First human gets new antibody aimed at hepatitis C virus

...w used to attack HCV prior to end-stage liver failure are not routinely used during surgery due to the patients' weakened condition and because of the strong medication that must be used to prevent the body from rejecting the new liver. After re-infection with HCV, nearly 40 percent of patients suffer rapid...

UBC researchers find first-ever 'wanderlust gene' in tiny bony fish

...Contrary to our assumption, the low-armour allele is not linked to a preference for fresh water, or low salinity," says Barrett. "Instead, we found a strong association between having the allele and the fish's inclination to move into different salinities a sort of 'wanderlust gene,' if you will instead ...

Sustainable agriculture at the ESA Annual Meeting

...g and can take years to show results, Chaplin-Kramer says, which is why many farmers are skeptical of the idea. But, she says, there's no doubt that a strong predator base is more sustainable than simply using pesticides. "Pesticides are a short-term solution, because pests can build up resistance, and ne...

August 2009 Geology and GSA Today media highlights

...shifts in moisture availability. These shifts include events such as the Little Ice Age, the Medieval Warm Period, and the 2700 B.P. event, indicating strong links with atmospheric and oceanic circulation dynamics as well as cycles of orbital and solar forcing. These data are critical to the evaluation of p...

Scientists uncork a potential secret of red wine's health benefits

...study was to identify a potential novel therapy to help in the treatment of strong acute inflammatory diseases." In this study, researchers administered an...p was not. The mice that were not pretreated with resveratrol experienced a strong inflammatory response, simulating disease in humans, while the group pretre...

U of M study identifies risk factors of disordered eating in overweight youth

...or of the study. Findings from this study also suggest the importance of strong family relationships for overweight adolescents. These youth face pressures above and beyond those faced by their non-overweight peers due to strong social pressures to be thin. Lack of family connectedness, including not e...

Health benefits of physical activity more pronounced in women

...f the "good" HDL cholesterol. However, statistically significant decreases in the "bad" LDL cholesterol were only observed in women, with particularly strong effects in menopausal women and African-American women. And total cholesterol levels were only significantly decreased in African-American women. T...

URI researcher sheds light on 'man-eating' squid; finds them timid, nonthreatening

...eep where oxygen levels are very low," Seibel said. "We wanted to know how they deal with so little oxygen." Seibel said that while the squid are strong swimmers with a parrot-like beak that could inflict injury, man-eaters they are not. Unlike some large sharks that feed on large fish and marine mamm...

URI researcher sheds light on 'man-eating' squid; finds them timid, non-threatening

...eep where oxygen levels are very low," Seibel said. "We wanted to know how they deal with so little oxygen." Seibel said that while the squid are strong swimmers with a parrot-like beak that could inflict injury, man-eaters they are not. Unlike some large sharks that feed on large fish and marine mamm...

Scientists discover gene mutation responsible for hereditary neuroendocrine tumor

... most conserved region of the protein. Of the 45 individuals within the affected lineage who inherited the mutation, 33 have developed PGL2, providing strong evidence that hSDH5 is the PGL2 gene. The seven individuals who inherited the mutation from their mothers are unaffected, suggesting an inheritance pa...

Frost & Sullivan: North American Government Biometrics Markets Thrive With Active R&D Thrust

...nal activities has made it necessary for government enterprises to rely on security solutions. Technological innovations have provided the market with strong forward momentum, and investments in R&D have eliminated technological barriers. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081117/FSLO...

Avoiding hysterectomy: Major interventional radiology E-collection info available

...s in Patients Undergoing Uterine Artery Embolization, Hysterectomy or Myomectomy for Treatment of Uterine Fibroids." These latter two articles provide strong evidenceobtained in two different waysthat uterine artery embolization is less costly than traditional surgery, said Spies. ...

$29.4 million grant establishes CTSI at NYU in partnership with Health and Hospitals Corporation

...blished mentors will provide side-by-side partnerships with promising investigators, and training programs have been created to provide doctors with a strong foundation in basic research. Additionally, new scholarships have been created to assist aspiring scientists and physicians in receiving a Master of ...

NOAA bans commercial harvesting of krill

...fornia Current ecosystem", said William Douros, West Coast Regional Director for NOAA's Office of National Marine Sanctuaries. "This decision reflects strong teamwork within NOAA and a commitment to addressing the issues raised by the Pacific Fishery Management Council and Sanctuary Advisory Councils." A...

US Government Places 6,1 Million USD Orders Related to Precise Match-on-Card(TM) for Cyber Security Programs

... by requiring localized and user-dependent security, which is introduced by biometric Match-on-Card authentication. Precise Match-on-Card(TM) provides strong authentication and proof of identity, which secures networks and computers by linking a user to an access protocol. Precise Biometrics has more...

Toward an explanation for Crohn's disease?

...P, which is only found in a specific family of bacteria called mycobacteria. When mycobacteria invade the human body, they cause an immediate and very strong immune response via the NOD2 receptor. "Now that we have a better understanding of the normal role of NOD2, we think that a mutation in this gene p...

Report shows the power of US cities to mitigate climate change and steps they need to take to adapt

...ssions and other information related to climate change. The CDP Cities report, written by UK-based CarbonSense, found that many cities are taking strong action to address the challenges of climate change, such as by retrofitting government owned buildings, converting fleets to hybrids, and beginning to...

'Normal' cells far from cancer give nanosignals of trouble

...e journal Cancer Research . Authors of the paper include researchers from Northwestern and NorthShore University HealthSystem. "Our data provide a strong argument that these nanoscale changes are general phenomena in carcinogenesis and occur early in the process," says Vadim Backman, professor of biomed...

Male seahorses like big mates

...erence for larger partners. In contrast, females were significantly less active and showed ambiguous mating preferences. The authors conclude: "The strong male preferences for large females demonstrated here suggest that sexual selection may act strongly on female body size in wild populations of H. abdo...

Iron and biological production in the high-latitude North Atlantic

...a coccolithophore. "These results, backed up by additional experiments, are extremely exciting," said team member Maria Nielsdottir: "They provide strong evidence that low iron availability limits summer biological production in the high-latitude North Atlantic. This has only previously been suspected, ...

Brain malformations significantly associated with preterm birth, Wake Forest research shows

...more than 1,000 preterm infant autopsies, researchers found that there is a strong association between congenital brain defects and preterm birth, leading inv...eterm birth is to look at those types of brain malformations that have very strong association with preterm birth, and see if there is some sort of difference...

MS study offers theory for why repair of brain's wiring fails

...at 50 transcription factors are working during key steps in myelin repair. The team then honed in on a gene called Tcf4, because its expression was strong in damaged areas where repair attempts were under way. Tcf4 is involved in a cascade of biochemical events known as the Wnt (pronounced "wint") pa...

Women with endometriosis need special care during pregnancy to avoid risk of premature birth

...men suffering from it were of higher maternal age and had fewer children. However, after adjusting for maternal age and other confounding factors, the strong association between endometriosis and risky pregnancies still remained. "Our research provides clinicians with important information in the sea...

OJ worse for teeth than whitening says Eastman Institute researchers

...nlike ever before, researchers were able to see extensive surface detail thanks to a new focus-variation vertical scanning microscope. "The acid is so strong that the tooth is literally washed away," said Ren, whose findings were recently published in Journal of Dentistry . "The orange juice decreased enam...

The sound of light: Innovative technology shatters the barriers of modern light microscopy

... In the past, even modern technologies have failed to produce high-resolution fluorescence images from this depth because of the strong scattering of light. In the Nature Photonics journal, the Munich researchers describe how they can reveal genetic expression within live fly larvae ...

First riser-drilling research operations undertaken

...ions caused by tectonic plate thrusts. The scheduled drill site, the Kumano Basin, is a fore-arc basin of the Nankai Trough under the influence of the strong Kuroshio ocean current. In combination with inclement weather expected, due to passing typhoons, and riser drilling down to depths of more than 2,000 ...

Debate on admin. of magnesium sulfate to pregnant women to prevent cerebral palsy in pre-term infants

...trials of antenatal magnesium sulfate (MgSO4) for fetal neuroprotection have recently been conducted and reported. The results of these trials provide strong support for the utilization of MgSO4 to lower the risk of cerebral palsy among the survivors of early preterm birth. In the United States, the use of ...

Elsevier announces 2008 journal impact factor highlights

... superior performance of so many of our journals this year is a sign of the strong partnerships we have with our journal editors and our societies. This year'...aging Director of Science and Technology Journals. "We are grateful for our strong network of editors we partner with, who work with us each day to build our ...

Natural-born divers and the molecular traces of evolution

...e myoglobin in their muscles than terrestrial animals. The team has also found a conspicuous increase of the amino acid histidine in the myoglobin of strong divers, which may allow the animal to deal better with the accumulation of lactic acid that is frequent during long dives (the same build up is the ca...
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