Biopharmaceutical Infrastructure Key To Lower Drug Development Costs
Cell Pathway, Disease Linked To Histone Action
Improvements to the technology infrastructure for researching and developing new biopharmaceuticals would be expected to save the industry hundreds of millions of dollars annually, according to a new economic study sponsored by NIST.
First Colonoscopy With Removal Of Polyps Linked To Reduction In Colon Cancer Death
In the study a protein was identified that modifies H2A, which in turn regulates normal cell pathways and cell growth. When the function of this protein was blocked in tadpole embryos, the front-to-back body patterning was altered during maturation, according to researchers.
Astronauts Discover Damage to Space Station
Using a model from the National Polyp Study data, researchers found a dramatic reduction in expected colorectal cancer deaths with screening colonoscopy that cleared the colon of precancerous polyps -- whether or not there were follow-up exams -- suggesting the initial screening with "polypectomy" may account for mortality reduction.
US agents use Internet to wage undercover war on child porn
The discovery suggested problems for the orbiting space station that could affect ambitious plans to add two power-hungry laboratories.
MPs in call for new climate body
In a normal working day, US criminal investigator Flint Waters will surf the Internet, chat online with someone whose acquaintance he made a few weeks earlier, and exchange photos and videos.
Star shells found around quasar
A powerful new body must drive climate change policy after a decade of failure by the government, MPs warn.
Organic food is healthier: study
New images taken with NASA's Hubble Space Telescope reveal shells of stars around the quasar MC2 1635+119.
It's too late for greenhouse gas cuts, says scientist
Some organic foods, including fruit, vegetables and milk, may be more nutritious than non-organic produce, according to an investigation by British scientists.
Coal use grows despite warming worries
Cutting greenhouse gases and switching to sustainable development are unlikely to prevent disasters caused by climate change, one of the world's most respected environmentalists warns today.
AP - Almost nonstop, gargantuan 145-ton trucks rumble through China's biggest open-pit coal mine, sending up clouds of soot as they dump their loads into mechanized sorters.
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Mich. leaders: Engineering aid for lakes
Coal Use Grows Despite Warming Worries
Three top Michigan politicians have come forward with a plan for the low water levels at lakes statewide: using man-made engineering to fix the problem.
Walking prevents bone loss caused from prostate cancer treatment
(AP) -- Almost nonstop, gargantuan 145-ton trucks rumble through China's biggest open-pit coal mine, sending up clouds of soot as they dump their loads into mechanized sorters.
Guided radiation therapy for prostate cancer prevents damage to surrounding organs
Exercise may reduce, and even reverse, bone loss caused by hormone and radiation therapies used in the treatment of localized prostate cancer, thereby decreasing the potential risk of bone fractures and improving quality of life for these men, according to a study presented on October 28, 2007, at the American Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology`s 49th Annual Meeting in Los Angeles.
Smoking does not lead to more aggressive or advanced breast cancers
Oregon Health & Science University Cancer Institute researchers have found that highly targeted radiation therapy for prostate cancer can ensure that the majority of persons with this tumor will not have any long-term rectal damage.
Major archaeological find in Puerto Rico
Smoking cigarettes is associated with an increased risk of cancers of the lung, head and neck, esophagus, bladder and many others and also affects response to anti-cancer treatments. But smoking does not result in more advanced stage diagnoses or aggressive breast cancers at the time of diagnosis.
16-billion-pixel image of Da Vinci's Last Supper posted online
AP - U.S. and Puerto Rican archaeologists say they have found the best-preserved pre-Columbian site in the Caribbean, which could shed light on virtually every aspect of Indian life in the region, from sacred rituals to eating habits.
'Superbug' Concern at New York Schools
You won't need to go to Italy any more to get a close-up view of Leonardo da Vinci's masterpiece The Last Supper: you can now get an intimate look at it through an image posted on the internet.
Burrowing mammals dig for a living, but how do they do that?
(AP) -- Public schools in Mount Vernon are being disinfected after a worker and a student showed signs of an antibiotic-resistant staph infection, authorities said.
Next time you see a mole digging in tree-root-filled soil in search of supper, take a moment to ponder the mammal's humerus bones. When seen in the lab, they are nothing like the long upper arm bones of any other mammal, says Samantha Hopkins, a paleontologist at the University of Oregon.