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SCIENCE News, Jul 21, 2013

Time to Sequester Insipid Federal Research
Wall Street Journal
... life-science research. Yet a 2011 report, “NSF Under the Microscope,” released by Sen. (and physician) Tom Coburn (R., Okla.) identified projects that will make plenty of Americans, scientists and nonscientists alike, shake their heads. These ...
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Huge viruses may open 'Pandora's' box: French study
Phys.Org
The logo of the French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS) in Paris on December 7, 2012. Two newly discovered viruses are twice as large as the previous record-holders and may represent a completely new life form, French scientists reported ...
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Scripps Research Institute scientists find 3D structure of key drug target for ...
Science Codex
... PhD, of the National Institutes of Health's National Institute of General Medical Sciences, which partially funded the research. "Because the receptor is the first in its class of membrane proteins to be structurally determined, the work may ...
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NEW: UMass Scientists Have Breakthrough on Down Syndrome Research
GoLocal Worcester
Jun Jiang, PhD (left) and Jeanne Lawrence, PhD are among the authors of a study in Nature finding that the extra chromosome in trisomy 21, better known as Down syndrome, can be silenced in a cell culture.Scientists ... “Dr. Lawrence has harnessed the ...
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Scientists Outline Long-Term Sea-Level Rise In Response To Warming Of Planet
Albany Tribune
Results of the study, funded primarily by the National Science Foundation and the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research, are being published this week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. “The study did not seek to ...
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Bacteria may extend longevity, study finds
China Daily
But there has been little scientific evidence to show how cutting back on the calories can help. However,scientific research published in Nature Communications on Tuesday could provide a new explanation. Calorie restriction promotes the growth of gut ...
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Texas A&M, other scientists research food preservative strain
AgriLife Today
Dr. Joseph Strurino, a faculty member in the the nutrition and food science department of Texas A&M's College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, served as lead researcher for the recently published study that appeared June 20 in Genome Announcements, ...
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Animal studies often biased: US scientists
Authint Mail
"Biases in animal experiments may result in biologically inert or even harmful substances being taken forward to clinical trials, thus exposing patients to unnecessary risk and wasting scarce research funds." Animal studies make up a "considerable ...
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Algae Biofuels Unsuitable For Developing Nations, Study
Asian Scientist Magazine
Dheepak Maharajh, a senior scientist at the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research in South Africa, praised the study's assessment and highlighted the need for further research to make algae biofuel viable. “The crude oil industry evolved over ...
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How ERP Database Solutions Aid Scientific Research
Science World Report
How ERP Database Solutions Aid Scientific Research. Text Size - +; Print; E-mail. First Posted: Jul 15, 2013 03:47 PM EDT. The emerging research field of data science is growing alongside the vast build-up of datacenters and associated infrastructure ...
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Scientific research whaling performs important function
The Japan News
Japan complied with the moratorium by imposing a freeze on its commercial whaling starting from 1987, although it has been carrying out whaling for “scientific studies” since then, as this is permitted by the international pact. The subjects for study ...
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CIA to fund scientific study into geoengineering potential
Blue & Green Tomorrow
The CIA has revealed it is funding a scientific study into the potential of geoengineering. The researchwill investigate whether techniques such as solar radiation management (SRM) and carbon dioxide removal (CDR) can alter the Earth's environment and ...
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British Scientists Map Genes of Lung Cancer Tumors
Medical Daily
With a £14 million budget divided between six research centers, the community hopes to accelerate development in a field where scientific progress has fallen behind. According to BBC News, the researchers will study how tumors evolve over nine years ...
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Ecological forces structure your body's personal mix of microbes
Science Codex
"The large communities of microbes residing on and inside us are critical to our state of health or illness," said Borenstein, a University of Washington assistant professor of genome sciences and computerscience and engineering, who conducted the ...
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Marine Institute defends scientific study on wild salmon
Irish Times
The Marine Institute said it “stands firmly over all peer-reviewed scientific papers published by its staff and we support open access to high-quality research”. The paper, Evaluation of the Impacts of Aquaculture and Freshwater Habitat on the Status ...
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Unique study looks at global population projections up to 2100
Phys.Org
Unique study looks at global population projections up to 2100. Scientific research into climate change tends to look at the impact it will have in the future, and how it will affect the Earth's physical system. Very few studies have focused on how ...
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Eric Cantor is making a mistake in attempting to cut funds for behavioral and ...
Baltimore Sun
That research will show us where poor health is most concentrated, and how to target resources where they can do the most good. The study of behavioral and social sciences is written into the mandate of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) "to seek ...
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Peltier-cooled Incubators
R & D Magazine
Operating within the temperature range (15 C to 40 C) to optimize the growth of drosophila (or fruit flies) for research studies, the Thermo Scientific Peltier cooled incubators are available in two models—the 3915FL and 3915LT. The incubator is ...
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Drug Candidate Designed at Scripps Research Institute Leads to Improved ...
HealthCanal.com
In the new study, a team led by scientists at the Institut Pasteur de Lille in France demonstrated that mice lacking Rev-erbα had decreased skeletal muscle metabolic activity and running capacity. ... Société Francophone du Diabète MSD research ...
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New study explains surprising acceleration of Greenland's inland ice
Phys.Org
Surface meltwater draining through cracks in an ice sheet can warm the sheet from the inside, softening the ice and letting it flow faster, according to a new study by scientists at the Cooperative Institute forResearch in Environmental Sciences ...
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Nursing research: Speaking up for the value of small projects
Oncology Nurse Advisor
However, not all meaningful research studies are large scale, grant funded, multisite projects that require a great amount of academic resources. In this time of limited federal funding, ... Unfortunately, many small nursing research projects are often ...
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Scientists across the globe make case for shark conservation, says Birch ...
La Jolla Light
Editor's note: This is the second installment in a four-part series on exhibits, public programs, lectures, andscientific research in connection with Shark Summer at the Birch Aquarium at Scripps. By Lynne Friedmann. The phrase ... In January, a paper ...
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Eric Davis, Physicist, Explains Why Scientists Won't Discuss Their UFO Interests
Huffington Post
"It's not an acceptable, funded line of research. The National Science Foundation does not accept UFOs as a subject for scientific study." It may come as a surprise that many scientists have been interested in UFOs for decades. For 20 years, astronomer J.
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New institution to establish at Azerbaijan National Academy of Sciences
AzerNews
Alizade further noted that they are also exploring the possibility of creating another institution - Institution for the Study of World Politics. Furthermore, ANAS President gave a positive response to the proposal of establishing magistracy at the ...
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Research Abstracts From the Journal of Manipulative & Physiological Therapeutics
Dynamic Chiropractic
... the highest publication standards, which expressly support editorial freedom and best publication practices. The JMPT is an independent publication that strives to provide the best scientific information that improves health care practice and ...
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Spanish scientists successfully generate 'artificial bones' from umbilical ...
Science Codex
The scientists, from the Biomedical Research Centre and the Faculties of Sciences of the Universities of Granada and Jaén, and the Spanish National Research Council Institute of Parasitology and Biomedicine "López Neyra", have made this important ...
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researchers find link between intestinal bacteria and white blood cell cancer
UC Los Angeles
Published online ahead of press today in the journal Cancer Research, the study was led by Robert Schiestl, member of the Jonsson Cancer Center and professor of pathology and laboratory medicine, environmental health sciences, and radiation oncology.
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Scientists called to serve
China Daily
... Xi said while science has no national bounds, scientists each have their own motherland. Xi urgedscientists to keep in mind the need to serve their homeland and to benefit the people, to apply theirscientific research results to the modernization ...
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BioTime Subsidiary LifeMap Sciences Announces Publication of Research ...
Wall Street Journal
LifeMap Sciences, Inc., a subsidiary of BioTime, Inc. (NYSE MKT: BTX), announced today that the LifeMap Discovery(TM) product has been documented in a published paper authored by LifeMapSciences' research and development team. LifeMap ...
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Proceeds help young scientists travel to scientific conferences
Newswise (press release)
All the images come directly from University of Michigan medical research laboratories, and were taken through microscopes or scanners by U-M scientists who use the latest techniques to study a broad range of diseases. Each image takes the viewer deep ...
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Enlisting Passers-By In Scientific Research
KUHF-FM
Scientific research can be expensive but a lack of funds did not stop one scientist in Buffalo from moving forward with his project. State University of New York professor Chris Lawry came up with a creative and cheap way to get measurements on stream ...
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Parts of Indian Himalayan region vulnerable to major quakes: NGRI
Hindu Business Line
Parts of the Indian Himalayan region are facing the risk of major earthquakes in the future, according to astudy conducted by city-based National Geophysical Research Institute (NGRI). “The conclusion was reached following seismic imaging (similar to ...
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Northwestern research could help cancer diagnoses
Chicago Tribune
The mammoth, nationwide research effort includes experiments from 20 laboratories in 12 researchcenters, including Northwestern, the only Chicago-area representative. The centers together comprise a multidisciplinary Physical Sciences-Oncology Center ...
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Using Human Stem Cells, Scientists Grow Functional Blood Vessels In Mice
Medical Daily
Using Human Stem Cells, Scientists Grow Functional Blood Vessels In Mice. Advances in stem cellresearch have shown that many different parts of the body can be grown, providing hope that some of the most deadly diseases will one day be treatable.
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Scientists discover world's biggest virus – has ancient DNA
MSN News
"The opening of the box will definitively break the foundations of what we thought viruses were," wrote environmental virologists Jean-Michel Claverie of Aix-Marseille University and Chantal Abergel of the National Center for Scientific Research in ...
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CIA backs $630000 scientific study on controlling global climate
Grist
The Central Intelligence Agency is funding a scientific study that will investigate whether humans could use geoengineering to alter Earth's environment and stop climate change. The National Academy ofSciences will run the 21-month project, which is ...
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Global survey of microbial 'dark matter' sheds light on British Columbia's ...
Science Codex
"British Columbia has long been recognized for its biological diversity in flora and fauna," says University of British Columbia microbiologist Steven Hallam, Canada Research Chair in Environmental Genomics and one of the study's authors. "What we're ...
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Our View: Minnesotan needs more proof for bear studies
St. Cloud Times
Knowing that, bear expert Lynn Rogers — whose work is mostly focused on how humans and bears can interact — has to build a convincing scientific case if he wants the state to allow him to continue to operate his North American Bear Center as a ...
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Landmark Study on Down Syndrome Raises Ethical Issues
IT Business Net
"However, it's important for us to understand that any direct therapeutic indications as a result of this newresearch is many years away. Although this is an exciting scientific advancement, it will bring with it many ethical and emotional issues for ...
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Study offers clue about how cancers become aggressive
Boston Globe
Robert Weinberg, a founding member of the Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research, led the. Suzanne Kreiter/Globe Staff/File 2004. Robert Weinberg, a founding member of the Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research, led the study. Reprints; E ...
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Researchers to study Lake Michigan currents with scientific vessel
Researchers from Purdue University are spending a week aboard a scientific vessel in Lake Michigan, tracking a fluorescent plume of dyed water to study how  ...
https://engineering.purdue.edu/.../researchers-to-study-lake-mi...
Ask Slashdot: Scientific Research Positions For Programmers ...
Ask Slashdot: Scientific Research Positions For Programmers? ..... to the OP but found the only route open to me was to study for a PhD which I'm now doing.
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ICSRS 2014 : 2014 The 2nd International Conference on Scientific ...
Call for Papers 2014 The 2nd International Conference on Scientific Research and Studies (ICSRS 2014) January 22-23. Macau http://www.icsrs.org/ Topics :
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Like butter: Study explains surprising acceleration of Greenland's ...
A new CIRES-led study helps explain the surprising acceleration of inland ice. ... at the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES) at ...
cires.colorado.edu/news/press/2013/greenland-inland-ice.html
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