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Recent news reports of sweetener reformulations raise questions about motivations

WASHINGTON, DC The misleading "health" halo surrounding highly-publicized marketing campaigns regarding sweetener reformulations is starting to dim. Recent announcements by Starbucks and other brands that they will remove high fructose corn syrup from certain products are being called into que...

Honest crabs, power to the hungry, nice mice and clever meerkats: News from the American Naturalist

For copies of any of these articles, please contact Kevin Stacey at 773-834-0386 or kstacey@press.uchicago.edu . HOW OFTEN DO ANIMALS LIE ABOUT THEIR INTENTIONS? An article by Princeton Biologist Mark Laidre suggests that when an animal signals an intent to attack, chances are it's not bl...

Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News reports on the trend toward predictive toxicogenomics

New Rochelle, NY, November 19, 2008Biotech scientists increasingly are applying genomics technologies to toxicology research to better understand the effects of novel drug candidates on a variety of organ systems, reports Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News ( GEN ). They are especially inte...

Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News reports on growing role of molecular diagnostics

New Rochelle, NY, October 3, 2008Novel platform technologies and key advances in genomics are rapidly driving the development of molecular diagnostics, reports Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology News (GEN). The payoff for successful molecular diagnostic products can be significant as Kalorama...

Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News reports on novel hit-to-lead drug discovery

New Rochelle, NY, July 8, 2008Biotech and pharmaceutical firms are developing a host of new technologies designed to streamline the complicated drug discovery process, reports Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology News ( GEN ). Most successful approaches rely on a combination of high-throughput ...

Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News reports on growing use of cell-based assays

New Rochelle, NY, April 16, 2008Biotech and pharma companies are increasingly relying on cell-based assays in early drug discovery work, reports Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News (GEN). The technique can provide a quick and lower cost means of testing drug candidates for toxic effects, acco...

Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News reports on cancer biomarkers

New Rochelle, NY, April 1, 2008Biotechnology companies are focusing on the development of novel biomarkers to overcome the limitations of current diagnostic tests for cancer, reports Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology News (GEN). To effectively move cancer therapy forward, a much stronger and t...

Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News reports on advances in miRNA

New Rochelle, NY, February 29, 2008 miRNA research is now one of the most interesting areas in the life science world, reports Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology News (GEN). Scientists around the globe are studying the effects of over- or underexpression of specific miRNAs on the development a...

Bad news for coastal ocean: less fish out, means more nitrogen in

Montreal, January 29, 2008 A Canada-U.S. research team has found that commercial fisheries play an unexpected role in the decline of water quality in coastal waters. In the latest issue of Nature Geoscience, Roxane Maranger and Nina Caraco explain that the collapse of the fisheries from decades o...

Scientists find good news about methane bubbling up from the ocean floor

(Santa Barbara, Calif.) -- Methane, a potent greenhouse gas, is emitted in great quantities as bubbles from seeps on the ocean floor near Santa Barbara. About half of these bubbles dissolve into the ocean, but the fate of this dissolved methane remains uncertain. Researchers at the University of C...

A steady, high-fat diet is bad, but the news gets worse

So much for the adage, ‘All things in moderation.?Researchers at the University of Calgary have found that people who consume a single, high-fat meal are more prone to suffer the physical consequences of stress than those who eat a low-fat meal. Published this month in the Journal of Nutrition, t...

Next good dinosaur news likely to come from small packages

Dinosaurs seem bigger than life ?big bones, big mysteries. So it's a delicious irony that the next big answers about dinosaurs may come from small ?very small ?remains. "Molecules are fossils, too," said Michigan State University zoologist Peggy Ostrom. "We've shown that proteins survive in very...

Some good news for the world's poor

Millions of poor rice farmers and consumers in Asia have received a little good news just in time for Christmas. While the world's trading nations remain deadlocked on how to move ahead with agricultural reforms that could benefit the poor farmers of the developing world, research just published ...

Good news for the medical marijuana movement: pot proliferates brain cells and boosts mood

Most drugs of abuse decrease the generation of new neurons in the brain, but the effects of marijuana on this process, called neurogenesis, had not been clear. In a paper appearing online on October 13 in advance of print publication of the November issue of the Journal of Clinical Investigation,...

AGU journal highlights -- Aug. 6, 2009

...titutions, who are registered with AGU, also may download papers cited in this release by clicking on the links below. Instructions for members of the news media, PIOs, and the public for downloading or ordering the full text of any research paper summarized below are available at http://www.agu.org/jins...

New hope for fisheries

...g in some stock recovery. Moreover, it bolsters the case that sound management can contribute to the rebuilding of fisheries elsewhere. It's good news for several regions in the U.S., Iceland and New Zealand. "These highly managed ecosystems are improving" says Hilborn. "Yet there is still a long way...

A crystal ball for brain cancer?

... at all. The former marathon runner, ordained minister and father of two says he hasn't felt this good since his diagnosis last winter. In welcome news for patients like McNabb, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the use of Avastin last month for the treatment of brain cancer. The powerfu...

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

... KINGSTON, R.I. July 23, 2009 news reports last week about scuba divers off San Diego being menaced by large numbers of Humboldt's or jumbo squid have raised the ire of University of Rh...

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

... KINGSTON, R.I. July 23, 2009 news reports last week about scuba divers off San Diego being menaced by large numbers of Humboldt's or jumbo squid have raised the ire of University of Rh...

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

...) in multiple agencies. Delivery will start immediately and the order will be delivered and invoiced before end of 2009. To view the Multimedia news Release, please click: http://www.prnewswire.com/mnr/precisebiometrics/38917/ The solution delivered by Precise Biometrics is related ...

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

...or Alzheimers disease in dementia Novel treatment for smoking Maternal serotonin Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS): new perspectives for treatment news on the NewMood project The educational update sessions at the ECNP Congress will deal with the current knowledge on GABA and biomarkers in neuro...

Genetic factors implicated in survival gap for breast, ovarian or prostate cancer

...lbain, M.D., of Loyola University's Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center, lead, and senior author of both the JNCI and JCO papers, respectively. "The good news is that for most common cancers, your survival is the same regardless of race. But this is not the case for breast, ovarian, and prostate cancers." ...

New test can detect both genetic and chromosomal abnormalities in embryos

...from spare embryos that were known to have cystic fibrosis. They told a news briefing at the 25th annual meeting of the European Society of Human Reprod... director of the Genetics & IVF Institute in Fairfax, Virginia (USA) told a news briefing: "Karyomapping is a universal method for analysing the inheritance...

Ovarian transplantation: New technique gives greatly improved results in this delicate operation

...transplant would give us a longer duration of ovarian function," said Dr. Silber, "but our current research has proved us wrong. This is not only good news for surgeons, but also for patients who will be able to undergo a simpler procedure with equally successful results." Out of the eight women who re...

Targeting helpers of heat shock proteins could help treat cancer, cardiovascular disease

...g them where needed. During stress, heat shock proteins, such as Hsp90, work to help proteins keep proper conformation and function. It can be bad news when they don't. When proteins start unfolding, amino acids that shouldn't get exposed can interact with other proteins to form unhealthy aggregates, ...

American Chemical Society's Weekly Presspac -- June 17, 2009

...PressPac from the Office of Public Affairs. It has news from ACS' 34 peer-reviewed journals and Chemical &...imal-free toxicity tests Chemical & Engineering news The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (E...d for the June 22 issue of Chemical & Engineering news , ACS' weekly newsmagazine. C&EN associate edit...

GEN reports on alternative feedstocks for ethanol production

...mical fuels that will be cost-competitive and renewable while having a minimal impact on the environment, reports Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology news (GEN). A consensus is emerging that no one technology will reign supreme and that a range of current and novel methodologies will contribute to meeti...

delSECUR CORPORATION Announces Appointment of the Company's President & CEO

...ation contact us at: investorrelations@delsecur.com " target="_new"> investorrelations@delsecur.com Information contained in this news release other than historical information, should be considered forward-looking and is subject to various risk factors and uncertainties. For instance...

Cancer-causing protein can also help fight the tumors it causes

...results soon. The more researchers learn, the more they can exploit these cells to keep the human body healthy but Rechavi warns that not all the news may be good. "It could be that a bad protein is able to transfer from cancer cells to immune cells as well, upon acquiring such protein the immune sys...

American Chemical Society weekly presspac -- June 10, 2009

...PressPac from the Office of Public Affairs. It has news from ACS' 34 peer-reviewed journals and Chemical & Engineering news . Please credit the individual journal or the Ame...ually-appealing makeover Chemical & Engineering news Those unsightly rooftop solar panels hailed a...

UC Davis begins $2.8 million in studies of agricultural nitrogen's impacts

...w how much nitrous oxide and other greenhouse gases are released during irrigation and fertilization of farm lands in California," Six said. "The good news is we know that it is economically feasible to reduce these emissions. The first step is quantifying the necessary reductions." The new Agricultura...

Climate change could drive vast human migrations

...y's Center for International Earth Science Information Network (CIESIN), the United Nations University and CARE International, was released today at a news conference in Bonn. The researchers say that the effects of climate are hard to sort from connected factors including political and economic con...

American Chemical Society's Weekly PressPac -- June 3, 2009

...push for sustainability Chemical & Engineering news Growing demand for certain metals used in a...ed for the June 8 issue of Chemical & Engineering news , ACS' weekly newsmagazine. C&EN senior editor...ANCE INFORMATION, CONTACT: Michael Bernstein ACS news Service Phone: 202-872-6042 Fax: 202-872-4370 E...

Next-generation software system for flood warning and risk analysis to be developed

...ve of extreme floods, we are beginning to see emphasis on effective flood forecasting with quantifiable uncertainties and minimum tolerance for error. news comes at the right time for the good of citizens in China and the UK." Potential end-users include insurance companies (using flood risk maps to es...

American Chemical Society's weekly PressPac -- May 27, 2009

...losing that salty taste Chemical & Engineering news Food manufacturers are searching for new wa...ed for the June 1 issue of Chemical & Engineering news , ACS' weekly newsmagazine. C&EN assistant edi...ANCE INFORMATION, CONTACT: Michael Bernstein ACS news Service Phone: 202-872-6042 Fax: 202-872-4370 E...

Breakthrough made in assessing marine phytoplankton health

...henomena." Funding for this research was provided by the Ocean Biology and Biogeochemistry Program of NASA, which announced the findings today in a news conference. Other collaborators were from the University of Maine/Orono, University of California/Santa Barbara, University of Southern Mississippi, t...

NASA satellite detects red glow to map global ocean plant health

...hanges in phytoplankton every week, all over the planet." The findings were published this month in the journal Biogeosciences and presented at a news briefing on May 28. Over the past two decades, scientists have employed various satellite sensors to measure the amount and distribution of the gre...

Study shows CGM devices also benefit people with type 1 diabetes

... on lowering the risk of complications, but it enables them to stay in control without increasing the near-term risk of hypoglycemia. That's terrific news for people with diabetes and their families." (People with diabetes try to maintain their blood sugar levels between 70 mg/dL and 180 mg/dL. When...

Minnesota Counties Secure New Criminal Charging System With BIO-key(R) Fingerprint Biometrics

... BIO-key solutions, making BIO-key the leading supplier of mobile and wireless solutions for law enforcement. ( http://www.bio-key.com ) This news release contains forward-looking statements that are subject to certain risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results to differ materially fro...

Validus and HierStar Form Strategic Alliance to Offer the First Complete Range of Authentication Products

...ards. HierStar supplies OEMs with displays, and ready to laminate inlays as well as finished cards. Safe Harbor Statement Statements in this news release that relate to future plans, financial results, projections and events of performance are forward-looking statements. While these statements ...
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