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Dogs, humans, put heads together to find cure for brain cancer

Pinpointing the genes involved in human brain cancer can be like looking for a needle in a haystack, and sometimes the needle you find may not be the right one. By comparing human and canine genomes, researchers at North Carolina State University have discovered that a gene commonly believed to be...

Powerful nutrient cocktail can put kids with Crohn's into remission

Treating children with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) usually involves the same steroids-based medication prescribed to adults. But such treatments can have negative side effects for kids and teens dealing with IBD. Dr. Raanan Shamir of Tel Aviv University's Sackler School of Medicine and Sch...

1 drug may help people both lay down the drink and put out the cigarette

A popular smoking cessation drug dramatically reduced the amount a heavy drinker will consume, a new Yale School of Medicine study has found. Heavy-drinking smokers in a laboratory setting were much less likely to drink after taking the drug varenicline compared to those taking a placebo, accordin...

U of T technique put to use to test clean up of contaminated groundwater

Cleaning up the dangerous contaminants dry-cleaning fluids, solvents and petroleum hydrocarbons found in underground water presents one of the most urgent challenges facing environmental science. A report issued today by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) sheds light on a new way to ...

Symposium at UH will address how to put 'sustainability' into practice

Sustainability, a concept once discussed only in scientific or eco-centric circles, has entered the vernacular, yet how to apply or achieve sustainability remains elusive. On Friday, scholars and legal experts will gather at the University of Houston to address how to meet mankind's present needs...

Australian frog species chooses not to put eggs in 1 basket

A groundbreaking new study into the mating and nesting practices of a common Australian frog has found they partner up to eight males sequentially the highest recorded of any vertebrate. Dr Phillip Byrne, from Monash University's School of Biological Sciences, has researched the frog species B...

Researchers put the bite on mosquitoes

Few things sting like a mosquito's bite--especially if that bite carries a disease such as malaria, yellow fever, Dengue fever or West Nile virus. But if researchers from The University of Arizona in Tucson have their way, one day mosquito bites may prove deadly to the mosquitoes as well. "Our ...

Space technology put into service for global water resources observations

The worlds rivers, lakes, reservoirs and groundwater as well as snow fields and glaciers are the main sources of freshwater to support terrestrial life and human livelihoods. Continuous observations are crucial to manage these water resources for the benefit of mankind and the environment and a...

Fat fish put obesity on the hook

Everyone knows that eating lean fish helps slim waistlines, but researchers from the Center for the Study of Weight Regulation and Associated Disorders at Oregon Health and Science University in Portland, OR, have found a new way fish can help eliminate obesity. In a study to be published in the J...

Fuel from fiber -- Pretreatment can put corn stalks, trees in your car's tank

"Put a tree in your tank." Fuel companies aren't touting that slogan. At least not yet. But thanks to research done in part by Bruce Dale, Michigan State University professor of chemical engineering and materials science, making fuels from poplar trees and corn stalks is becoming more efficient a...

Legal ruling may put endangered species in danger

Ecologists and philosophers across the nation are protesting a new and narrowed definition of "endangered species." In a letter sent Monday to U.S. Secretary of the Interior Dirk Kempthorne, the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, and the House Committee on Natural Resources, they ...

Vasectomy may put men at risk for type of dementia

Northwestern University researchers have discovered men with an unusual form of dementia have a higher rate of vasectomy than men the same age who are cognitively normal. The dementia is Primary Progressive Aphasia (PPA), a neurological disease in which people have trouble recalling and understan...

Short chromosomes put cancer cells in forced rest

A Johns Hopkins team has stopped in its tracks a form of blood cancer in mice by engineering and inactivating an enzyme, telomerase, thereby shortening the ends of chromosomes, called telomeres. "Normally, when telomeres get critically short, the cell commits suicide as a means of protecting the ...

Common practices at petting zoos put visitors at risk

While petting zoos pose a risk for gastrointestinal illness, most visitors aren't aware that simple prevention measures could prevent infection. In addition, some engage in behaviors that might increase their risk of infection according to several studies being presented this week at the Internatio...

Ethical guidelines suggested for research that would put human stem cells in primates

Covering ship hulls with artificial shark skin could help ships sailing smoothly. The growth of marine organisms such as barnacles on ship hulls is a major cause of increased energy costs in the naval industry. Shark skin offers a structural design that prevents this so called 'bio-fouling'. Ralp...

Growth in biomass could put US on road to energy independence

Relief from soaring prices at the gas pump could come in the form of corncobs, cornstalks, switchgrass and other types of biomass, according to a joint feasibility study for the departments of Agriculture and Energy. The recently completed Oak Ridge National Laboratory report outlines a national ...

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

...n between having the allele and the fish's inclination to move into different salinities a sort of 'wanderlust gene,' if you will instead of staying put and acclimatizing to the current salinity." "The combination of physical and behavioural traits could explain why the low-armour allele keeps turni...

Agricultural research key to food security

...llennium Development Goals (MDGs). Extreme weather events due to climate change and the recent trend to convert croplands to biofuels both threaten to put even more people at risk. The solution, says el-Beltagy a member of TWAS, the Academy of Sciences for the Developing World must involve a renewe...

Extraterrestrial platinum was 'stirred' into the Earth

...inum as an exploration guide for nickel has for the first time been able to put a time scale on the planet's large-scale convection processes. The resear... 1.5 billion years to occur. This is the first time a time scale has been put on the stirring, which has important implications for the people who study ...

Leicester research paves way for first use in Europe of an insect to fight invasive plant

... Britain was one the biggest females in the world- a clone of cuttings brought into Britain in the 1850s. Costs of controlling it in Britain have been put at 1.5 billion. Defra's Food and Environment Research Agency (Fera) has now launched a public consultation exercise into plans to control the Japan...

Little-known protein found to be key player

...sion of the protein and serves the same function. "Prior to this, there were only two defined ways in which you could take biological membranes and put them together in a specific way," said McNew, a faculty investigator at Rice's BioScience Resesarch Collaborative. "Atlastin is the third, and it's th...

Freshwater fish at the top of the food chain evolve more slowly

...latively unchanged compared with their insect- and snail-eating cousins. As these fishes became top predators in aquatic ecosystems, natural selection put the breaks on evolution, say researchers. A highly sought-after game fish, the largemouth bass belongs to a group of roughly 30 freshwater fishes k...

Cancer's distinctive pattern of gene expression could aid early screening and prevention

...re common than the genetic mutations long known to put people at risk for cancer and other diseases and t...you that you have a tumor, methyl groups have been put where they should not be," says Dr. Keith D. Rober... "We want to know how a normal cell knows where to put methylation," Dr. Shi says. "We don't understand t...

Spallation Neutron Source sees first target replacement

...rget module and retracting it from the beam line area after draining the mercury--approximately 20 tons of it--from the vessel. Then the new module is put into place, returned to the target station and then refilled with the mercury. The entire process is performed with remote manipulators by operators w...

Results of national assessment of first responder location systems to be announced Aug. 3

...ical monitoring technology, such systems can also alert incident commanders when first responders are in distress--especially when their stress levels put them at risk of a heart attack. A 2008 report by the U.S. Fire Administration (USFA) identified stress or over-exhaustion and becoming lost or disorie...

Short stressful events may improve working memory

... rodents reached this level of accuracy for two consecutive days, half were put through a 20-minute forced swim, which served as acute stress, and then were put through the maze again. Results showed that the stressed rats made signi...

Silicon with afterburners: Process developed at Rice could be boon to electronics manufacturer

...ructures that essentially have very little volume," Tour said. "You have to put dopant atoms in silicon for it to work as a semiconductor, but now, devices..., so the irregularities between them become profound." Manufacturers who put billions of devices on a single chip need them all to work the same way, bu...

Reveal the enemy

...trode in an ultrathin layer. In the absence of salmonella, the aptamers fit closely against the walls of the carbon nanotubes. If the biosensor is put into a salmonella-containing sample, the microbes stick to the aptamers like flies to flypaper. This influences the interaction between the aptamers a...

Chasing tiny vehicles

...Researchers and doctors alike hope that these tiny vehicles will one day be put to work in therapies carrying drugs directly to the seat of a disease. "Eve...ach was even promising or not. "It's like a black box," Bruchle says. "You put something in at one end, then wait and see if anything comes out at the oth...

A global model for the origin of species independent of geographical isolation

...note showed the distribution of species formed patterns similar to those that have occurred with real organisms all around the world. "The model we put forward in the paper lays the groundwork for more powerful tests of the role played by natural and sexual selection, as well as habitat complexity in ...

New theory on why male, female lemurs same size

...years: The females are usually the dominant sex. Dunham's investigations into the long-standing mystery of female dominance among lemurs led her to put forward another important theory last year. Published in the journal Animal Behavior , the theory suggests that female lemurs tend to dominate males ...

The last supper of the hominids establishes the times they lived at the sites

...rcher from the Catalan Institute for Research and Advanced Studies (ICREA), attached to the IPHES in Tarragona. "For the first time, a method has been put forward which allows us to establish the relative length of the human occupations at archaeological sites as, up until now, it was difficult to ascert...

NOAA bans commercial harvesting of krill

...t Assistant Regional Administrator for Sustainable Fisheries. "Protecting this vital food resource will help protect and maintain marine resources and put federal regulations in line with West-Coast states." While the States of California, Oregon and Washington currently have regulations prohibiting t...

U of A honored for research that could help 30 million Brazilians

... as Complexipora albertae , spreads out under the soil and feeds additional moisture and nutrients to the roots of nearby plants. Researchers want to put the fungus to work as an agricultural tool to increase food production in a huge, impoverished and uncharacteristically dry area of Brazil. The are...

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

...e fields of affective disorders, schizophrenia, drugs & addiction, brain plasticity, basic neuroscience and psychopharmacology. Great emphasis will be put on clear take-home messages that can easily be translated into clinical practice by medical professionals. The scientific programme includes over ...

Landmark project to map genomics of complex ant systems

...As a recipient of the highly competitive 10 Giga-base Grant Program for DNA sequencing and transcriptome analysis from Roche Applied Sciences, Gerardo put together a project to not only sequence ant genomes for the first time, but also the genomes of some of the key bacteria and fungi associated with the...

New national genome center launched

...diseases pose a serious threat to UK livestock. A major outbreak would threaten farmers' livelihoods, increase meat and diary prices for consumers and put animal welfare at risk. Understanding the genomes of livestock such as sheep will help breeders raise animals resistant to disease. Producing more ...

Recent news reports of sweetener reformulations raise questions about motivations

...lled into question in news articles by several experts and respected journalists. These articles have poked holes in companies' marketing efforts and put forth scientifically substantiated facts about sweeteners commonly used in foods. As Washington Post health reporter Jennifer LaRue Huget wrote on...

Reading the brain without poking it

... of information out of the brain without having to put the electrodes into the brain," says Bradley Grege...nd coauthor of the study. "That lets neurosurgeons put this device under the skull but over brain areas w...ave your skull opened up, would you like something put in that is going to last three years or 10 years?"...

Corals stay close to home

...d increased pollution, ocean acidification and overfishing threaten to darken this picture considerably. These factors heavily stress corals, and thus put both the countless marine organisms that count on corals for habitat and shelter, and the $1 billion dollar tourism industry fueled by coral reefs at ...
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