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Final Rules Broaden Pool for Stem Cell Research

...earch, although some surveys have found that support has declined somewhat in recent years. Many people object to the use of embryonic stem cells, contending that the research requires the destruction of potential life because the cells must be extracted from human embryos. More information The U...

NIH May Ease Some, But Not All, Stem Cell Restrictions

...h, although some surveys have found that that support has declined somewhat in recent years. Many people object to the use of embryonic stem cells, contending that the research requires the destruction of potential life, because the cells must be extracted from human embryos. Since the restrictions on em...

When physical and mental health problems co-occur and money gets tight, which prescriptions go unfilled?

... A new study points to a troubling connection between out-of-pocket expenses for people contending with both physical illnesses and depression, affecting access to antidepressant treatment. Dr. Carolyn Dewa, head of the Work and Well-being Resear...

Obama Lifts Ban on Stem Cell Research

...h, although some surveys have found that that support has declined somewhat in recent years. Many people object to the use of embryonic stem cells, contending that the research requires the destruction of potential life, because the cells must be extracted from human embryos. The stem cells being used in...

Obama to End Stem Cell Ban Monday

...h, although some surveys have found that that support has declined somewhat in recent years. Many people object to the use of embryonic stem cells, contending that the research requires the destruction of potential life, because the cells must be extracted from human embryos. The stem cells being used in...

Court Says Vaccine Not the Cause of Autism

...ury Compensation Program was created in 1988 as, among other things, a venue for resolving vaccine injury claims. In 2001, parents began filing claims contending that some childhood vaccinations could cause autism spectrum disorders. The Office of Special Masters issued a general order in 2002, establishing a p...

Scientists Heartened at Prospect of End to Stem Cell Ban

...h, although some surveys have found that that support has declined somewhat in recent years. Many people object to the use of embryonic stem cells, contending that the research requires the destruction of potential life, because the cells must be extracted from human embryos. The stem cells being used in...

Outdoor alcohol advertising and problem drinking among African-American women in NYC

...se the likelihood of problematic drinking patterns among individuals who are already susceptible. That is, individuals who are at risk for, or already contending with, alcohol abuse or dependence may be more likely to continue this behavior in an environment where cues that promote alcohol use are prominent," n...

Bat Saliva-Based Stroke Drug Disappoints in Trial

...potted in the saliva of the vampire bat, which uses the chemical to keep its victims' blood flowing freely, so it can suck a full meal. The drug is contending to replace tissue plasminogen activator (tPA), the only current treatment for ischemic strokes, which are caused by blockage of a blood vessel. Most s...

Computers make sense of experiments on human disease

... reconcile conflicting theories, as Compte pointed out. "The neurobiology of nicotine addiction is a hotly debated field. In particular, there are two contending views on how neurons and their connections in subcortical nuclei are affected by nicotine. This computer model allows us to reconcile the apparently c...
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Bumblebees copy one another when contending with unfamiliar flowers

Researchers have reported findings that offer a surprising new twist to our understanding of how bumblebees, a vital floral pollinator, select the flowers from which they collect nectar. When faced with unfamiliar plants, foraging bees do not choose flowers entirely alone but instead copy the choic...

ACLU -- Myriad Genetics lawsuit will become landmark case

...cer-related genes, the ACLU says it plans to challenge the entire concept of patenting genes. What we have here is one group, the ACLU and its allies, contending that gene patents stifle life science research and potentially harm the health of thousands of patients. On the other side are biotech companies who m...

Bacterial persistence in streams

...ndwater, supply. The UT research team's study will help scientists develop better conceptual models and provide direct benefit to local communities contending with fecal pollution. The UT team has been working closely with regional watershed groups to facilitate technology transfer and guide use of these dat...

VIB and Bayer join forces for plant research

...y the special knowledge that they have developed in the area of 'stressed plants'. Plants and stress All over the world, today's agriculture is contending with huge losses due to extreme weather conditions. Our crops are being exposed to high temperatures, too little or too much precipitation, late groun...

Scientists directly view immune cells interacting to avert autoimmunity

...tic cell -- in preventing autoimmune attacks of healthy tissue has been a focus of intense research over the last 15 years. The new study supports one contending hypothesis: It is not the interaction between the two types of T cells, but rather the interaction of each with the dendritic cells that leads to prot...

Life detection instrument passes key test on road to Mars

... then it would have a good chance some day of detecting life on the planet Mars. In a place that hadn't seen a blade of grass or a bug for ages, and contending with dust and temperature extremes that left her either freezing or sweating, Skelley ran 340 tests that proved the instrument could unambiguously det...

Estrogen-like Component of Plastic Stimulates Growth of Certain Prostate Cancer Cells

.... The safety of BPA has been under intense debate for several years, with some arguing that exposure to the chemical among humans is safe, with others contending that it may promote the growth of human tumor cells and alter the growth and development of animals....
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QSV Biologics awarded cGMP manufacturing contract by Pfizer Inc.

...ey PhD, PEng, Founder, President & CEO of QSV said: "We are extremely pleased and honoured that Pfizer has chosen QSV Biologics from a strong field of contending CMOs as their manufacturing partner for this project. The execution of this contract is the culmination of extended evaluations by the Pfizer organiza...

Tapeworm's Chemical Trick Could Make Drugs More Effective

..., it might be possible to lower the cost of medicines. Some drugs are prohibitively expensive to produce and reducing dosages could help consumers now contending with the escalating costs of many pharmaceuticals. Other potential benefits associated with lower dosages include lessened side effects and fewer c...

Wisconsin building toward the major leagues of venture capital

... Madison, Wis. - Just as the Milwaukee Brewers have used their minor-league system to produce a contending Major League team, Wisconsin is attempting to join the major leagues of venture investing by building its angel capital infrastructure. That buildi...
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