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Stroke patients soon may have fun, high-tech tool

The University of Central Florida will immerse stroke survivors in a virtual world full of flying insects to help expand their range of movement. Researchers in UCF's Media Convergence Lab (MCL) are teaming up with the California-based Virtual Reality Medical Center (VRMC) to create the progra...

Children born after donor insemination should be told as soon as possible about their conception

Barcelona, Spain: It is better for children conceived by donor insemination to be told of their origins at an early age, according to the first large-scale study of people who are aware of their donor conception. If the children are not told until they are 18 or older, they are more likely to have...

Bamboo instant houses will soon shelter Sichuan quake victims

A USC Viterbi School of Engineering professor on sabbatical in China has created a prototype of a sturdy, quick-to-build bamboo house designed to help the vast number of people made homeless by the May 12 Sichuan earthquake. A first batch of these houses is being sent to the devastated area, wi...

Social separation stops flu spread, but must be started soon

A disease spread simulation has emphasized that flu interventions must be imposed quickly, if they are to be effective. Researchers writing in the open access journal BMC Public Health have shown that staying at home, closing schools and isolating infected people within the home should reduce in...

Brains can recover from alcoholic damage but patients should stop drinking as soon as possible

The findings, published today (18 December 2006) in the online edition of the journal Brain [1], used sophisticated scanning technology and computer software to measure how brain volume, form and function changed over six to seven weeks of abstinence from alcohol in 15 alcohol dependent patients (t...

Transplanting Animal Organs Could Soon Be A Reality

In findings with implications for pandemic influenza, a new study reports for the first time that a less-virulent strain of avian influenza virus can spread from poultry to humans. The research appears in the October 1 issue of The Journal of Infectious Diseases, now available online. Crossing t...

Tadpole soon to help in the fight against cancer and lymphedema

Lymph circulates in our bodies through a complex network of lymphatic vessels, of which little is known. This network is, however, of major importance for the support of the immune system and the fluid in our body. Researchers from the Flanders Interuniversity Institute for Biotechnology (VIB) conn...

Navigating in the ocean of molecules

... This release is available in German . Tracking down new active agents for cancer or malaria treatment could soon become easier - thanks to a computer program with which researchers from the Max Planck Institute of Molecular Physiology in Dortmund aim to facilitat...

NIH stimulus funding supports Emory biomedical scientists

... the United States, to begin projects that are highly promising but might not have been funded otherwise, and to extend successful projects that could soon be translated into treatments for patients," says David Stephens, MD, vice president for research in Emory's Woodruff Health Sciences Center. "In addi...

AGU journal highlights -- Aug. 6, 2009

...paper 10.1029/2009GL039060, 2009; http://dx.doi.org/10.1029/2009GL039060 11. A 3-D model of ocean dynamics Proposed space missions could soon be able to measure sea surface height (SSH) with resolution as high as 10 kilometers (6.2 miles), a significant improvement over conventional radar al...

Scientists decoding genomic sequences of H1N1 using isolates from outbreak in Argentina

...he broader scientific community will bring new insights. Thus, our plan is to release sequences in draft form so that the vetting process can begin as soon as possible," said Dr. Lipkin. "While there is no evidence so far to indicate the emergence of resistance to the oseltamivir vaccine, the antiviral...

Jet-propelled imaging for an ultrafast light source

...ties of proteins are known. The Linac Coherent Light Source (LCLS) will soon begin operation at the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory in Palo Alto, C...attern by averaging diffraction from a series of samples. DePonte will soon install Spence and Doak's ultrafine, ultrafast "inkjet printer," tested at ...

After dinosaurs, mammals rise but their genomes get smaller

...rmaticians Mina Rho and Haixu Tang oversaw the survey of mammalian and non-mammalian genomes. Transposable elements often lose their functionality soon after insertion but nevertheless are disturbingly common. In the human genome, for example, transposable elements constitute as much as 45 percent of ...

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

...id briefly attacked. "Based on the stories I had heard, I was expecting them to be very aggressive, so I was surprised at how timid they were. As soon as we turned on the lights, they were gone," he said. "I didn't get the sense that they saw the entire diver as a food item, but they were definitely...

Technology improves salmon passage at hydropower dams

...o about JSATS can be found at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qmJfFrFGmVw . Hydro model helps fish avoid becoming dinner Migrating salmon will soon be directed away from predatory fish near The Dalles Dam, thanks in part to a detailed 3-D computational fluid dynamic model created by researchers at...

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

...id briefly attacked. "Based on the stories I had heard, I was expecting them to be very aggressive, so I was surprised at how timid they were. As soon as we turned on the lights, they were gone," he said. "I didn't get the sense that they saw the entire diver as a food item, but they were definitely...

Scientists link immune system's natural killer cells to infant liver disease

...tigation , is posted online on the journal's website. "Our findings underscore the developing immune system's role in causing injury to bile ducts soon after birth, and they have implications for developing new therapies to block the disease by targeting certain cells or pro-inflammatory circuits," sa...

Tires made from trees -- better, cheaper, more fuel efficient

... CORVALLIS, Ore. Automobile owners around the world may some day soon be driving on tires that are partly made out of trees which could cost less, perform better and save on fuel and energy. Wood science researchers ...

C. difficile spores spread superbug

...and strengthens utility the mouse model as a valuable tool for investigation into the transmission of C. difficile . Today's results are published soon after a previous publication, where the team demonstrated that C. difficile spores could be isolated and highly purified - essentially washed - in a...

Toxin detection as close as an inkjet printer

... If that office inkjet printer has become just another fixture, it's time to take a fresh look at it. Similar technology may soon be used to develop paper-based biosensors that can detect certain harmful toxins that can cause food poisoning or be used as bioterrorism agents. I...

Research shows that 'invisible hand' guides evolution of cooperative turn-taking

...ter a species has evolved at least two genetically different types that behave differently in initial, uncoordinated interactions with others. Then as soon as a pair coordinates by chance, they instinctively begin to play 'tit for tat'. This locks them into mutually beneficial coordinated turn-taking inde...

Mystery of bat with an extraordinary nose solved

...co-written by a Virginia Tech faculty member explains a 60-year mystery behind a rare bat's nose that is unusually large for its species. The findings soon will be published in the scientific trade journal, Physical Review Letters . The article, "Acoustic effects accurately predict an extreme case of ...

Pitt team first to profile genes in acutely ill idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis patients

... To test whether the changes in the lungs could be revealed in the blood, the Pitt investigators contacted Dr. Kaminski's longtime collaborator, Dong soon Kim, M.D., a renowned IPF researcher at Asan Medical Center and the University of Ulsan in Seoul, South Korea, who has been at the forefront of studyi...

Frost & Sullivan Looks at Biometrics Advancement in Civil Security: Exploring Opportunities for Today and Beyond

...threats. Recent advancements in integrated biometrics and multi-biometrics and its dramatic acceptance in the industry as well as in the society would soon find its adoption in a wider range of applications," observes Research Analyst V V Mohan Kumar. To participate, please email Monika Kwiecinska ...

Virus-resistant grapevines

...infects the grapevine and causes fanleaf disease, resulting in deformed and very yellowed leaves, smaller grapes and crop loss. However, there will soon be a cure for GFLV infections: Researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute for Molecular Biology and Applied Ecology IME in Aachen are making certain plan...

Female human embryos adjust the balance of X chromosomes before implantation

...hat mice embryonic stem cell lines are made; these ES cells have two active X chromosomes and are capable of becoming any kind of cell in the body. As soon as the cells are going to differentiate into any kind of specialised cell, one X chromosome is turned off again, but this time it is a random process ...

UT San Antonio researcher wins $917,000 from NIH to study memory

...ly, how do they decide which information to store and which to discard? University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) researcher Brian Derrick hopes to soon find out. The UTSA neurobiologist, a member of UTSA's Department of Biology and its Neurosciences Institute, has won $917,000 in funding from the Na...

Researchers to reveal aging's origins on global stage

... Four of the biologists who described the underlying causes of aging will soon share their findings with an international audience during a symposium at the upcoming World Congress of Gerontology and Geriatrics , taking place fr...

3 to 6 months to lose weight gained in pregnancy is normal

...e placenta and baby need. Some of this added weight will usually be lost as soon as the baby is born. "Often, the extra effort women have to make to look af...t helps with or without extra exercise. Very strenuous exercise programmes soon after childbirth did not lead to extra weight loss. This means that women d...

Antibiotics take toll on beneficial microbes in gut

... However, Young's team found that a little socializing sparked recovery in even the most severely affected mice. Some of the mice given cefoperazone soon recovered normal microbes after an untreated mouse was placed in the same cage. That wasn't a complete surprise, since mice have a habit of eating the...

UC Davis researchers visualize formation of a new synapse

... "We are the first to observe that neuroligin zips around dendrites (the branched projections of neurons) before synapses form and can accumulate very soon after contact between cells," Barrow said. Barrow described what the team was able to visualize: "Axons of one neuron grow toward the dendrites ...

American Chemical Society weekly presspac -- June 10, 2009

...r Chemical & Engineering News Those unsightly rooftop solar panels hailed as energy savers but often frowned upon as neighborhood eyesores may soon become a thing of the past, according to an article scheduled for the June 15 issue of Chemical & Engineering News , ACS' weekly newsmagazine. It for...

Isolated forest patches lose species, diversity

...o locally extinct for lots of different reasons," including natural cycles of turnover, Waller says. "But typically the area will be re-colonized very soon by nearby populations of the same species. That's what does not happen once a habitat becomes isolated or that patch becomes smaller." The connect...

Rutgers research tackles childhood epilepsy

... is being tested on human patients of tuberous sclerosis in a multicenter study involving six TSC clinics throughout the United States. I hope it will soon be tested for all cortical dysplasia patients." ...

Story tips from the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory, June 2009

...t: Ron Walli, (865) 576-0226; wallira@ornl.gov ] OPHTHALMOLOGY-- New precision tools . . . Surgeons treating patients with eye diseases could soon have in their arsenal three novel microfabricated surgical instruments developed through a partnership between Oak Ridge National Laboratory and the U...

Natural seed treatment could drastically cut pesticide use

... seemed unlikely it would work,' says Dr Nigel Paul, who led the research at Lancaster University. 'So for it now to be licensed for commercial use so soon after our initial research is very exciting.' Applying jasmonic acid to seeds protects many crops for at least ten weeks after germination of the se...

Quality and purity of popular stevia sweetener strengthened by new reference standards

...ces that new reference standards for Rebaudioside A and Stevioside are now available. The reference standards for these two ingredients complement the soon to be released written testing standard for high-purity Rebaudioside A in the Food Chemicals Codex (FCC), a collection of documentary standards for fo...

New guidelines to fight obesity in pregnancy issued

...th often face the risk of lifetime health challenges, such as breathing problems, mental retardation and others. Even babies born just a few weeks too soon (34-36 weeks gestation, also known as late preterm birth) have higher rates of death and disability than full-term babies. The new IOM report also...

UGA licenses new Bermuda grass that thrives in sun and shade

...equired for healthy Bermuda grass. The new Bermudagrass, licensed by the University of Georgia Research Foundation, Inc., to New Concept Turf, will soon be available to homeowners for planting lawns; to developers for recreational facilities, sports complexes and golf courses; and to urban area landsca...

Understanding plants' overactive immune system will help MU researchers build better crops

...ch has been published recently in The Plant Journal and Plant Signaling & Behavior . The papers were co-authored by former post-doctoral researcher soon Il Kwon, current graduate student Sang Hee Kim, current post-doctoral researcher Saikat Bhattacharjee, and former visiting scientist Jae-Jong Noh. ...
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