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New Cancer Targets, New Therapeutics and Clinical Trials
Merging technological innovations and new knowledge about basic cancer biology, cancer researchers now target specific molecules involved in critical chemical...
Research will be reported at TCT 2007, the annual scientific symposium of the Cardiovascular Research Foundation (CRF), that demonstrates that early intervention saves lives in women who have a heart attack or unstable chest pain.
Responding to media reports of recent studies that emphasized the dangers of angioplasty in women compared to men, Dr. Alexandra J. Lansky, MD, Director of the...
The mounting challenges implied by the lack of talents to safeguard continued economic growth in the Baltic Sea Region is the overriding theme when top politicians, high ranking business leaders, experts and academia meet at Baltic Development Forum Summit 4-6 November.
The quest for talents will be viewed from various angles such as how to boost entrepreneurship and innovation. Furthermore how to tackle the environmental and...
G 8 experts and their African counterparts convene for two days in Germany, Oct. 18-19, to map out specific ways to meet agreed commitments to foster better economic and social conditions in Africa through science and technology (S&T).
The meeting advances the initiatives pledged in the declarations of the Gleneagles and Heiligendamm G 8 summits, supporting a strong commitment towards...
On 18-19 October in Paris, CIRCE, the biggest research project about Mediterranean climate, will involve stakeholders to address research and debate adaptation strategies to global warming. Main issues to cope with will be impacts on agriculture and rural development, energy, tourism, coastal and terrestrial ecosystems, urban and regional planning.
As stated by Norwegian Nobel Prize committee in awarding Nobel Prize 2007 for Peace to Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and Albert Arnold (Al)...
From October, 17 to 20, 2007 the World Congress on Regenerative Medicine (WCRM) is taking place in Leipzig. For the third time top-level international scientists will present their latest findings in the trade fair city of Leipzig.
"We are very glad that we have succeeded in finding a common platform for the presentation of the novel themes within Regenerative Medicine at the World...
Today, society is seeking ways of dealing with an ageing population, degenerative diseases such as cancer and arthritis, the problems of increased cardiovascular and other life style diseases such as diabetes.
Alongside this is the need to eradicate malaria, tuberculosis and Aids, and other ‘plagues’ of the 21st century. Other crises revolve around the shortage of...
The extent to which there is an “anti-science” culture in Britain will be one of the themes of a conference held today, Tuesday 16th October.
Speakers at the event will challenge the view that the British public is ‘anti-science’ and will suggest instead that people are selective about embracing or...
Comets and asteroids are a small but important part of the Solar System. Scientists have long debated how they formed: did their component grains accrete from the cloud of gas and dust – the solar nebula - that encircled the Sun at the beginning of the Solar System or did they undergo melting due to violent impacts and the presence of short-lived radioactivity?
On October 12th delegates attending the Royal Astronomical Society (RAS) meeting ‘Early Solar System Processes on Meteorites’ will discuss the competing...
On 14-17 October it will be time for the second international conference on Global Change Research in Nynäshamn, Sweden.
The theme for the conference is Global Environmental Change with the focus on the Arctic Region. The organizers are the European Science Foundation, ESF, along...
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Scientists at the University Würzburg and University Hospital of Würzburg found that megakaryocytes act as “bouncers” and thus modulate bone marrow niche properties and cell migration dynamics. The study was published in July in the Journal “Haematologica”.
Hematopoiesis is the process of forming blood cells, which occurs predominantly in the bone marrow. The bone marrow produces all types of blood cells: red...
For some phenomena in quantum many-body physics several competing theories exist. But which of them describes a quantum phenomenon best? A team of researchers from the Technical University of Munich (TUM) and Harvard University in the United States has now successfully deployed artificial neural networks for image analysis of quantum systems.
Is that a dog or a cat? Such a classification is a prime example of machine learning: artificial neural networks can be trained to analyze images by looking...
An international research group led by scientists from the University of Bayreuth has produced a previously unknown material: Rhenium nitride pernitride. Thanks to combining properties that were previously considered incompatible, it looks set to become highly attractive for technological applications. Indeed, it is a super-hard metallic conductor that can withstand extremely high pressures like a diamond. A process now developed in Bayreuth opens up the possibility of producing rhenium nitride pernitride and other technologically interesting materials in sufficiently large quantity for their properties characterisation. The new findings are presented in "Nature Communications".
The possibility of finding a compound that was metallically conductive, super-hard, and ultra-incompressible was long considered unlikely in science. It was...
An interdisciplinary research team at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) has built platinum nanoparticles for catalysis in fuel cells: The new size-optimized catalysts are twice as good as the best process commercially available today.
Fuel cells may well replace batteries as the power source for electric cars. They consume hydrogen, a gas which could be produced for example using surplus...
Mushrooms: Darker fruiting bodies in cold climates
The fly agaric with its red hat is perhaps the most evocative of the diverse and variously colored mushroom species. Hitherto, the purpose of these colors was...