UofL bioinformatics faculty is a Fulbright Scholar

August 8, 2011

LOUISVILLE, Ky. ? Learning more about how to save researchers money through decision analysis is an important area of study for Steven McCabe, MD, assistant professor, University of Louisville School of Public Health and Information Sciences. He wil…

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Handbook of Molecular Microbial Ecology: Exploring the World of the Microbes

August 8, 2011

From the vents of the ocean floor to deep within the human gut they leave no corner of Earth’s biosphere untouched. They represent such an overwhelming majority of life on earth that no other organism can lay claim to their total omnipresence as the…

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Professor fights disease that destroys vision

August 8, 2011

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (www.ucr.edu) — A professor at the University of California, Riverside Bourns College of Engineering has received a $100,000 grant to develop a new technique to fight a disease that gradually destroys vision.
Dimitrios “Dimitri”…

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Dale Browne, M.D., ear, nose, and throat specialist, receives award from National Medical Society

August 8, 2011

Alexandria, VA ? Dale Browne, MD, of Winston Salem, NC will receive the American Academy of Otolaryngology?Head and Neck Surgery (AAO-HNS) Distinguished Service Award at the opening ceremony of the 2011 AAO-HNSF Annual Meeting & OTO EXPO, in San Fr…

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John House, MD, ear, nose, and throat specialist, receives award from National Medical Society

August 8, 2011

Alexandria, VA ? John House, MD, of Los Angeles, CA, will receive the American Academy of Otolaryngology?Head and Neck Surgery (AAO-HNS) Distinguished Service Award at the opening ceremony of the 2011 AAO-HNSF Annual Meeting & OTO EXPO, in San Franc…

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Major scientific programs could be slashed or eliminated under debt-reduction deal

August 5, 2011

WASHINGTON, D.C. ? The American Physical Society, the nation’s leading organization of physicists, is deeply concerned that proposals to drastically reduce the nation’s debt would do serious harm to major scientific projects.

APS understand that…

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Mindless eating: Losing weight without thinking

August 5, 2011

WASHINGTON ? Dieters may not need as much willpower as they think, if they make simple changes in their surroundings that can result in eating healthier without a second thought, said a consumer psychologist at the American Psychological Association…

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UCLA study shows man-made fat may limit damage to heart attack victims

August 5, 2011

FINDINGS:
A man-made fat called Intralipid, which is currently used as a component of intravenous nutrition and to treat rare overdoses of local anesthetics, may also offer protection for patients suffering from heart attacks.
Current treatmen…

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Human influence on the 21st century climate: 1 possible future for the atmosphere

August 5, 2011

COLLEGE PARK, Md. — New computer modeling work shows that by 2100, if society wants to limit carbon dioxide in the atmosphere to less than 40 percent higher than it is today, the lowest cost option is to use every available means of reducing emissi…

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What parasites eat is the key to better drug design

August 5, 2011

A team led by Professor Malcolm McConville from the Bio21 Institute, University of Melbourne developed a new analytical method which can be used for many infectious parasites and bacteria. The technique has revealed which metabolic pathways are esse…

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2011 AAPS Annual Meeting and Exposition

August 4, 2011

WHO: American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists (AAPS)
WHAT: Scientists from around the world will gather to share their insights and latest scientific discoveries in order to improve health through advances in pharmaceutical sciences at …

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First scorpion antivenom approved by FDA

August 4, 2011

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Anascorp®, an antivenom produced in Mexico and tested in clinical trials conducted through the University of Arizona, for use in treating patients suffering the effec…

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Unearthing King Tet: Key protein influences stem cell fate

August 4, 2011

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. ? Take a skin cell from a patient with Type 1 diabetes. Strip out everything that made it a skin cell, then reprogram it to grow into a colony of pancreatic beta cells. Implant these into your pat…

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Lincoln Park Zoo awarded 2 significant grants for science education

August 4, 2011

Lincoln Park Zoo was awarded two significant, highly competitive national grants from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), American Association of Museums (AAM) and the U.S. State Department’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affa…

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U of Minnesota researchers discover a natural food preservative that kills food-borne bacteria

August 4, 2011

University of Minnesota researchers have discovered and received a patent for a naturally occurring lantibiotic ? a peptide produced by a harmless bacteria ? that could be added to food to kill harmful bacteria like salmonella, E. coli and listeria….

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