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Earth from Space: Splitting iceberg

Envisat captures the break up of the massive A53A iceberg located just east of the South Georgia Island (visible at image bottom) in the southern Atlantic Ocean. A huge fissure was spotted running south to north through the berg on 1 March by C-CORE, the Canadian ice-tracking service, while stu...

Allergists Urge Asthmatics to Get Swine and Seasonal Flu Shots Following CDC Vaccine Advisory Committee Recommendations

... in an estimated 43,000 reported cases in the United States including 302 deaths. The CDC estimates that these reported cases are just the tip of the iceberg and that there have been a least a million cases of the H1N1 virus since June of this year. "While everyone needs to be aware of the sympto...

Cats Purrfect at Getting Needs Met, Study Shows

...hard to describe, but I hear it repeatedly and it's actually quite helpful." For his part, Buffington wonders if McComb has only hit the tip of the iceberg when it comes to cats' ability to get particular messages out. "One wonders how widespread these behaviors are -- is it specific to food, or do cat...

Financial crisis increases suicides and homicides

...ofessor Martin McKee at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and one of the report's authors, noted that "Suicides are just the tip of the iceberg rising suicide rates are a sign of many failed suicide attempts and high levels of mental distress among workers and families." As with any ecolo...

Stress May Encourage E. Coli Illness

...we have very little information about which bacteria receptors recognize the host and vice-versa," Sperandio said. "We're scratching at the tip of the iceberg on our knowledge of this." In previous research, Sperandio discovered that phentolamine, an alpha blocker used to treat high blood pressure, and a ...

Penn study: Chances of surviving cardiac arrest depend on where patients are treated

...onnections between the way hospitals care for patients with cardiac arrest and other emergent conditions. "For me, cardiac arrest is the tip of the iceberg with respect to disparities in care for time-sensitive conditions," Carr says. "Whether you've had a cardiac arrest, a stroke, or a heart attack, it i...

FDA Touts Efforts to Enhance Food Safety

... an "international notification coordinator" to serve as a liaison between the FDA and its foreign counterparts. It has approved the irradiation of iceberg lettuce and spinach to control toxins such as E. coli . It has developed tests to detect contaminants such as melamine and cyanuric acid. On...

Scientists at CSHL uncover new RNA processing mechanism and a new class of small RNAs

...l RNA fragment of the non-coding MALAT1 molecule, which the CSHL team calls mascRNA, (MALAT1-associated small cytoplasmic RNA) is "just the tip of the iceberg of a whole new class of small RNAs," according to Spector. This new kid on the small RNA block was found by Spector's lab to be present in most ce...

Use of Kids' Meds on the Increase

...n," Artman said. "We know the prevalence of those chronic conditions in disadvantaged socioeconomic classes is greater. This is kind of the tip of the iceberg in children's prescribing." Artman also noted there is more data on prescribing medications to children, which makes doctors more confident in pres...

World's First Cattle Vaccine to Reduce E. coli O157 Threat Receives Full Licensing Approval in Canada

...ing one case of Haemolytic Uremic Syndrome (HUS). The illnesses are associated with a Harvey's Restaurant in that community. Another outbreak involves iceberg lettuce, with 50 people made ill in Michigan, Illinois and Ontario since early September, 2008. Most strains of E. coli are harmless but some, like ...
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Newly Published Study Reveals Femara Improves Chances for Harder to Treat Early Breast Cancer Relapse in Postmenopausal Women

... of recurrence, maintained this lower risk of relapse when treated with upfront Femara than with tamoxifen(1). "These results provide the tip of the iceberg and for the bigger picture, physicians will be eagerly awaiting the results of the BIG 1-98 sequencing arms, which hope to indicate the optimal strate...
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Birth of an iceberg

This animation, comprised of images acquired by Envisats Advanced Synthetic Aperture Radar (ASAR) instrument, shows the breaking away of a giant iceberg from the Pine Island Glacier in West Antarctica. Spanning 34 km in length by 20 km in width, the new iceberg covers an area nearly half the size ...

New nucleotide could revolutionize epigenetics

...earlier this month. "You look at our result, and the beautiful studies of the enzymology by Dr. Rao's group, and realize that you are at the tip of an iceberg of interesting biology and experimentation," says Heintz, a neuroscientist whose research has not focused on epigenetics in the past. "This finding of...

Hormone-mimics in plastic water bottles -- just the tip of the iceberg?

... partly originate from compounds leaching out of the plastic packaging material. The authors conclude: "We must have identified just the tip of the iceberg in that plastic packaging may be a major source of xenohormone* contamination of many other edibles. Our findings provide an insight into the potentia...

AGU journal highlights -- Dec. 31, 2008

...ved several large and sudden increases in flow speed along the length of the glacier. These accelerations coincided with glacial earthquakes and major iceberg calving events. No offset in the position of the glacier surface was observed during these events. Instead, modest tsunamis associated with the glacia...

Vendee Globe route seen from above

... and wave conditions in the Southern Ocean, which is also home to many icebergs. The data used in this test was originally acquired for the purpose of iceberg detection. The long swells and high winds typical of the Southern Ocean have been clearly identified with a high-resolution variability that may p...

ESA satellites focusing on the Arctic

...ing number of icebergs in the area. Safe and efficient navigation through these ice-infested waters requires accurate, up-to-date sea ice information. iceberg detection services are currently being provided by national ice centres, mainly using European and Canadian radar sensors. The Polar View initiati...

Washington University scientists first to sequence genome of cancer patient

...," Wilson says. "There are probably many, many ways to mutate a small number of genes to get the same result, and we're only looking at the tip of the iceberg in terms of identifying the combinations of genetic mutations that can lead to AML." Based on their current understanding of cancer, the researcher...

Study sheds light on genetic differences that cause a childhood eye disease

...rowing number of genetic diseases linked to copy number variations, including heart disease and psoriasis. We're really only looking at the tip of the iceberg in terms of how CNVs cause disease." said Dr. Ordan Lehmann, an associate professor with the Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry at the University of Albe...

Plastics suspect in lobster illness

... "It's a real problem," Laufer says. "Plastics last a long time, but breakdown products last even longer. Perhaps shell disease is only the tip of the iceberg of a more basic problem of endocrine disrupting chemicals in marine environments." ...

When fish talk, scientists listen

...kind of work we're doing contributes to answering questions as to why these animals are so successful," Bass says. "We're only touching the tip of the iceberg here." The majority of this research was completed at the MBL over the past five years, although the question of how fish communicate through sound...
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Patients Fail to Take Fake Medicines Risk Seriously

... of 'A Sick Business: Counterfeit Medicines and Organized Crime' commented at the launch: "Recent seizures of counterfeit medicines are the tip of the iceberg and the increase in counterfeiting and illegal trading across Europe poses a real threat internationally. As one of the world's biggest net exporters ...

Why are new drugs failing?

... soon need to add on additional space and personnel. The cardiovascular problems of the Pfizer and Merck drugs suggest that this may be the tip of the iceberg for the pharmaceutical industry. By the way, CorDynamics is just one of two toxicology contract companies operating in the Chicago area and compose...

Just in time for Christmas: Retail IT.

...rning Co-Lab are doing some really fascinating work that's relevant to knowledge, learning and industry. Guess what? Gaming is just the tip of an iceberg big enough to reroute the focus of innovation and development from the shop floor to the boardroom. This is a great time of year to get a feel for...

Froedtert invests $1.5M in local medical imaging startup

...als hope Froedtert Memorial Lutheran Hospital 's decision to invest $1.5 million in an entrepreneurial medical imaging company will be the tip of the iceberg of close-to-home venture investing. In the past, the state's early-stage biotechs have wined and dined outside investors with the hope of gaining a...
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