Tag: development

Despite growth reports, Africa mired in poverty

Despite continued reports of economic growth in Africa, much of the continent remains wracked by poverty, with roughly one in five citizens saying they...

Nature Reviews Cancer article traces possible role of damaged DNA in...

Atlanta - DNA provides the instruction manual for all life forms. Occasionally, instructions are not carried out properly, and bad messages are sent leading to the creation of mutant proteins and possible tumor development. Paul Doetsch...

Researchers pinpoint genetic pathways involved in breast cancer

EAST LANSING, Mich. -- Using recent advances in genomics, researchers have uncovered a genetic pathway that affects the development of breast cancer, work that could help predict which patients are at risk of relapse for the disease. By st...

LAMMPS supercomputer code developer earns special recognition

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- Sandia National Laboratories researcher Steve Plimpton, who led development of a widely used computer code that models how materials behave, has been invited to present a keynote lecture at the Feb. 27-March 3 Minerals, Mate...

Nature study: Jefferson researchers unravel protein’s elusive role in embryo and...

PHILADELPHIA -- Reporting in Nature, scientists from Thomas Jefferson University have determined that a single protein called FADD controls multiple cell death pathways, a discovery that could lead to better, more targeted autoimmune disease and can...

Team delivers development aid via cell phone animations

CHAMPAIGN, lll. -- A farmer in Niger learns how to protect his crops from insects. A resident of Port-au-Prince or a rural Haitian village learns how to avoid exposure to cholera. An entrepreneur in Mali gets step-by-step instructions on extra...

Immune molecule regulates brain connections

The number of connections between nerve cells in the brain can be regulated by an immune system molecule, according to a new study from UC Davis. The research, published Feb. 27 in the journal Nature Neuroscience, reveals a potential link between i...

Language patterns are roller-coaster ride during childhood development

Why, and when, do we learn to speak the way that we do? Research from North Carolina State University on African-American children presents an unexpected finding: language use can go on a roller-coaster ride during childhood as kids adopt and abando...

Common congenital defect a prickly problem for the kidney

One of the most common congenital defects in humans -- it is detected in approximately 0.5% of fetuses analyzed by routine antenatal sonography -- is a kidney abnormality known as hydronephrosis. Hydronephrosis arises because the flow of urine f...

Most New Jersey residents see global health as critical to state’s...

WASHINGTON -- February 16, 2011 -- Despite the unpredictable economy, nearly three-quarters (73%) of New Jersey residents think spending money on research to improve health globally is important to jobs and incomes in the state, according to a new s...

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