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Vitamins C and E and beta carotene again fail to reduce cancer risk in randomized controlled trial

Women who took beta carotene or vitamin C or E or a combination of the supplements had a similar risk of cancer as women who did not take the supplements, according to data from a randomized controlled trial in the December 30 online issue of the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. Epid...

CIC Again Named to Software Magazine's Annual Prestigious Software 500 List

Software Magazine Ranks CIC as One of the World's Leading Software Companies REDWOOD SHORES, Calif., Oct. 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- (OTC Bulletin Board: CICI) Communication Intelligence Corporation ("CIC"), a leading supplier of electronic signature solution...

Global methane levels on the rise again

After eight years of near-zero growth in atmospheric methane concentrations, levels have again started to rise. "This is not good news for future global warming," says CSIRO's Dr Paul Fraser, who co-authored a paper to be published in Geophysical Research Letters, a journal of the American Geo...

Methane gas levels begin to increase again

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. The amount of methane in Earth's atmosphere shot up in 2007, bringing to an end a period of about a decade in which atmospheric levels of the potent greenhouse gas were essentially stable, according to a team led by MIT researchers. Methane levels in the atmosphere have more t...

Now, self-healing materials can mimic human skin, healing again and again

The next generation of self-healing materials, invented by researchers at the University of Illinois, mimics human skin by healing itself time after time. The new materials rely upon embedded, three-dimensional microvascular networks that emulate biological circulatory systems. “In the same mann...

Africa to take it on chin again with climate change

A new analysis of Africa's past and future climate shows that the Sahel region, which experienced catastrophic drought until rains returned in the 1990s, could experience wetter monsoons for decades to come. However, drought across southern Africa is projected to intensify further. Oceanic warming ...

Wastewater produces electricity and desalinates water

...t the other electrode, these chambers become more acidic and alkaline. Mixing water from the two chambers together when they are discharged would once again produce neutral, salty water, so the acidity and alkalinity are not an environmental problem assuming the cleaned wastewater is dumped into brackish w...

Protein handlers should be effective treatment target for cancer and Alzheimer's

...s pancreatic and prostate cancer. They also want to know whether ramping up the activity of molecular chaperone can essentially make them act young again and halt development of Alzheimer's, Parkinson's and other neurodegenerative diseases. "We have to find the balance," Dr. Mivechi says of the cente...

'Green' energy from algae

...sources and active substances as well as fuels like biodiesel may be produced. While growing, algae take up the amount of CO 2 that is later released again when they are used for energy production. Hence, energy from algae can be produced in a CO 2 -neutral manner contrary to conventional energy carriers....

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

...s no longer emitted EβC and had lost the ability to attract protective nematodes. Therefore the research group in Jena and Neuchtel teamed up again in an attempt to restore the EβC signal in a variety that normally does not emit the substance. Jrg Degenhardt, with the help of Monika Frey at t...

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

...flashlight and saw the shadows of Humboldt squid far in the distance. After he got up his nerve, he turned off the light. When he turned it back on again 30 seconds later, he was surrounded by what seemed like hundreds of the squid, many just five or six feet away from him. Most were in the 3-4 foot si...

DOE-funded research projects win 46 R&D 100 Awards for 2009

...t the previous year. "The Department of Energy's national laboratories are incubators of innovation, and I'm proud they are being recognized once again for their remarkable work," said Energy Secretary Steven Chu. "The cutting-edge research and development being done in our national labs is vital to ...

High-tech vehicle design boosts emergency rescue capacity

... so that everybody always knew about each others' advances." The two small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) would certainly like to work together again in such a project, according to Strobel. "Our collaboration is a good example for the global market and normal at this time. The big advantage is the ...

Knee injuries may start with strain on the brain, not the muscles

...on making. It might also be possible to train "hard wired" spinal control mechanisms to combat fatigue fallout. In a related paper, McLean's group again tested the single leg landings of 13 men and 13 women after working the legs to fatigue. While both men and women suffer an epidemic of ACL injuries, ...

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

...flashlight and saw the shadows of Humboldt squid far in the distance. After he got up his nerve, he turned off the light. When he turned it back on again 30 seconds later, he was surrounded by what seemed like hundreds of the squid, many just five or six feet away from him. Most were in the 3-4 foot si...

Wolf reintroduction proposed in Scottish Highland test case

...one National Park in the U.S., the reintroduction of wolves after decades of absence is now allowing willow, aspen and cottonwood trees to thrive once again in some places, instead of being eaten as young shoots by elk. This is helping to control stream erosion. The interactive webs of birds, insects, fish...

A 'heart healthy' diet and ongoing, moderate physical activity may protect against cognitive decline

...ants 65 years of age or older completed a survey that included a food frequency questionnaire and cognitive assessment. Cognitive function was checked again during four assessments over 11 years using the Modified Mini-Mental State examination (3MS), which is graded on a 100 point scale. A DASH diet adhere...

Alzheimer's disease drug treats traumatic brain injury, report GUMC researchers

...ides are produced when a long brain protein known as the amyloid precursor protein (APP) is cut in two by the enzyme beta secretase, and then cut once again by a second enzyme known as gamma secretase. Agents that inhibit the activity of gamma secretase are now being studied as treatment for Alzheimer's di...

22nd Congress of the European College of Neuropsychopharmacology, Sept. 12-16, 2009, Turkey

...ical practice, paving the way for improved pharmacological treatments in mental disorders. With the 22nd ECNP Congress 2009 in Istanbul, the ECNP once again marks a contribution to meet the enormous burden and amount of suffering associated with mental disorders. Fighting the burden of mental disorders...

Seals quickly respond to gain and loss of habitat under climate change

...id expansion after the initial founder event, and a tendency for females to return to annual breeding sites in this species. When the ice expanded again 1,000 years ago, the seals returned to their origins but in much smaller numbers. ...

International team of students and scientists on month-long field course in Siberian Arctic

... Boyd Zapatka, an undergraduate who went last year and who is participating again this year, says, "My experiences in Siberia have taught me more about scien...ery fortunate to have been given this opportunity (twice, as I am returning again this summer) and am excited to return this summer to learn more from the pa...

Researchers see evidence of memory in the songbird brain

...itial stimulus, the pattern of activated genes was entirely different from that of the initial response, regardless of whether the bird heard the song again on day two or not, Clayton said. Those genes that were originally upregulated or downregulated had returned to baseline, and a new network of genes wa...

Stem cell surprise for tissue regeneration

... which the repair process requires muscle stem cells to make new muscles. For this, they injured the leg muscles between the knee and ankle. They were again surprised that these muscle stem cells, without the two key embryonic muscle stem cell genes, could generate muscles as well as normal muscle stem cel...

Impact Factor names Cell top research journal

... Cell 's impact factor increased to 31.3 from 29.2 the previous year. Cell is the flagship journal of Cell Press, an imprint of Elsevier. "Once again Cell Press thanks its authors and reviewers for their contributions to the cell biology literature. We are privileged to publish them," said Lynne Her...

Common fish species has 'human' ability to learn

...her giving even more worms than the one the fish previously got their food from or giving roughly the same or less. In the second test, the fish were again free to swim around and choose their feeder. Around 75 per cent of fish were 'clever' enough to know from watching the other fish that the rich f...

Enzyme doesn't act alone in atrial fibrillation

...to block activity calmodulin kinase II, and the mices' heart rates were raised, the mice with the calcium channel mutation had no signs of arrhythmia. again the results further supported the conclusion that the enzyme does play a role in the disorder but does not act alone. "It's a synergy. The models ...

K-State host to workshop on rapid methods to detect microorganisms in food

... Kansas State University once again is host to a noted microbiology workshop that helps the scientists who test food and other samples for microorganisms. K-State's 29th annual Rapid Met...

Work of Field Museum scientist addresses question of chance in evolution

...tory as in the distant past! Evidence suggests that trajectory has occurred again and again in other groups. The authors argue that the original trajectory was highly ...

UF makes gene therapy advance in severe genetic disorder

...what I even dreamt about." Researchers hope to eventually establish a clinical trial in humans, but for now would like to test gene therapy in dogs again within the next year, Weinstein said. "This is very exciting work and holds great promise for treatment of the disease in humans," said Joseph Wolf...

Healing wounds with lasers, vehicles that drive themselves, other cutting-edge optics

... up as a bright or dark spot. The display is then scanned across the screen again in a raster pattern to build up a complete screen image (but so quickly tha...or the duration of the sweep and disappear in time for the process to start again with the next trace. Each deflected light trace is then focused onto an arr...

'Disordered' amino acids may really be there to provide wiggle room for signaling protein

...re open, active, form of the protein. "Evolution has provided researchers with convenient modular structures, areas that are repeated over and over again to make up proteins, and so we tend to dismiss the interspersed disordered sequences that don't seem to have any definable structure," Roder says. "He...

The challenges of avian influenza virus: Mechanism, epidemiology and control

...an influenza (HPAI) virus, with 5 death cases, were reported in China. This again made the world alert on a possible pandemic worldwide, probably caused by avian-origin influenza virus. again H5N1 is in the spotlight of the world, not only for the scientists but also...

Research team finds important role for junk DNA

...-guided mechanism underlying its complex genome rearrangements. "Last year, we found the instruction book for how to put this genome back together again -- the instruction set comes in the form of RNA that is passed briefly from parent to offspring and these maternal RNAs provide templates for the rear...

New book suggests Earth perhaps not such a benevolent mother after all

...d one of the great events in Earth history. But tree roots pushed into subsurface rocks, exposing them to increased weathering. The weathered elements again stripped carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and plunged the Earth into a 90 million-year ice age. "The irony is that we have way too much carbon ...

Early identification of dementia increasingly difficult

...year-olds. The individuals were followed up regularly for 30 years. A new H70 study was started in the year 2000. Its participants will be followed up again during 2009 at age 79. The study includes data on over 2000 residents of Gothenburg, Sweden. The participants have been examined both physically and m...

New lead on malaria treatment

...the parasite load in the blood. They found that after four days, fumarranol worked as well as fumagillin to slow infection. After another 26 days they again measured parasites in the blood, found that some mice carried no observable level of parasites and considered these animals cured. "The next step ...

Environmental exposures may damage DNA in as few as three days

... 63 healthy subjects who worked in a foundry near Milan, Italy. Blood DNA samples were collected on the morning of the first day of the work week, and again after three days of work. Comparing these samples revealed that significant changes had occurred in four genes associated with tumor suppression. "T...

Illinois Soil Nitrogen Test measures microbial nitrogen

...3% of amide-nitrogen. The incubation studies showed that labeling was more rapid for nitrogen recovered by the ISNT than in hydrolyzable amino sugars, again indicating a dominance of bacterial over fungal nitrogen recoveries by the ISNT. Taken together, these findings suggest that the ISNT mainly detect...

Rabbits on the back foot -- but naturally they're fighting back

...ieve it has a faecal-oral mode of transmission." The CEO of the Invasive Animals CRC, Professor Tony Peacock, said rabbits are flexing their muscles again and are estimated to cost Australia's agricultural industries around $200 million each year as well as causing severe environmental damage. Just two r...

The first DFG research centers to be funded for another four years

...successful second funding period, the first three DFG Research Centres will again be extended and will continue for another four years. This decision was mad...2 and, following their first positive intermediate evaluation in 2006, will again be reviewed in the coming year. The youngest institution is the "Regenerati...
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