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2011-06-03 08:30:00

COLUMBIA, S.C., June 3, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The University of South Carolina's Office of News and Internal Communications has compiled a list of faculty experts, many of whom conducted research along the Southeast coast and Gulf Coast after Hurricane Katrina, for reporters who are covering hurricane, environmental and weather-related stories. To arrange interviews, call 803-777-5400 and ask for the media relations contact listed with each entry. Preparedness and policy Dr....

2011-05-16 15:56:41

Stem cell research courts both controversy and support in the community- depending on your viewpoint. Now, for the first time, scientists at Monash University's Immunology and Stem Cell Laboratories (MISCL) have shown that they can make human stem cells from healthy adult kidneys without working on human embryos, circumventing ethical concerns around this research. This achievement will allow group leader Associate Professor Sharon Ricardo and her team to model genetic kidney diseases in the...

2011-04-29 22:52:52

Perception of "Ëœtragic, freak accidents' undermine efforts to improve caregiving, protect kids Patricia Schnitzer, associate professor in the MU Sinclair School of Nursing, says that most unintentional child injury deaths of young children result from inadequate supervision or failure to protect children from harm. Although injuries to children may be unintentional, they can be prevented and should not be considered accidents. "Persistent references to tragic, freak, and horrible...

2011-04-23 00:00:31

Leading provider of audio CME introduces new titles in Anesthesiology, Emergency Medicine, Family Practice, Gastroenterology, General Surgery, Internal Medicine, Neurology, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Orthopaedics, Otolaryngology, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, and Urology. Glendale, CA (PRWEB) April 22, 2011 Audio-Digest Foundation announced today 17 new issues of Continuing Medical Education (CME) audio programs covering 15 medical specialties including Anesthesiology,...

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2011-04-04 23:50:00

A new study reveals that a group of ancient enzymes adapted to substantial changes in ocean temperature and acidity during the last four billion years, providing evidence that life on Early Earth evolved from a much hotter, more acidic environment to the cooler, less acidic global environment that exists today.The study found that a group of ancient enzymes known as thioredoxin were chemically stable at temperatures up to 32 degrees Celsius (58 degrees Fahrenheit) higher than their modern...

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2011-03-22 08:33:44

One of Kansas' most abundant natural resources may hold the key to preventing major power outages. A team of Kansas State University engineers is researching ways to use Kansas wind and other distributed energy sources to avoid cascading failures. Sakshi Pahwa, doctoral student in electrical and computer engineering, India, explored the topic for her recently completed master's project, "Distributed Sources and Islanding to Mitigate Cascading Failures in Power Grid Networks." The project was...

2011-03-18 15:04:08

After disruption, mouse brains shift key functions associated with learning and memory, U-M study finds When Geoffrey Murphy, Ph.D., talks about plastic structures, he's not talking about the same thing as Mr. McGuire in The Graduate. To Murphy, an associate professor of molecular and integrative physiology at the University of Michigan Medical School, plasticity refers to the brain's ability to change as we learn. Murphy's lab, in collaboration with U-M's Neurodevelopment and Regeneration...

2011-03-15 00:00:29

Leading provider of CME introduces new titles in Anesthesiology, Cardiology, Diabetes, Emergency Medicine, Family Practice, Gastroenterology, General Surgery, Internal Medicine, Neurology, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Oncology, Ophthamology, Orthopaedics, Otolaryngology, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, and Urology. Glendale, CA (Vocus/PRWEB) March 13, 2011 Audio-Digest Foundation announced today 19 new issues of Continuing Medical Education (CME) audio programs covering 17 medical specialties...

2011-02-23 13:27:35

Three percent of the world's population is currently infected by hepatitis C. The virus hides in the liver and can cause cirrhosis and liver cancer, and it's the most frequent cause of liver transplants in Denmark. Since the virus mutates strongly, we have no traditional vaccine, but researchers at the University of Copenhagen are now the first to succeed in developing a vaccine, which provides future hope for medical protection from this type of hepatitis. "The hepatitis C virus (HCV) has...

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2011-02-21 09:45:00

A group of chemical compounds used by a species of tropical seaweed to ward off fungus attacks may have promising antimalarial properties for humans. The compounds are part of a unique chemical signaling system that seaweeds use to battle enemies "“ and that may provide a wealth of potential new pharmaceutical compounds. Using a novel analytical process, researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology found that the complex antifungal molecules are not distributed evenly across the...