Archive: 08/8/2008

A one-stop shop for minimal information standards

More than 20 grass-roots standardisation groups, led by scientists at the European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI) and the Centre for Ecology & Hydrology (CEH), have combined forces to form the "Minimum Information about ...

Aug 08, 2008
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Tiny invasive snail impacts Great Lakes, alters ecology

Long a problem in the western U.S., the New Zealand mud snail currently inhabits four of the five Great Lakes and is spreading into rivers and tributaries, according to a Penn State team of researchers. These tiny creatures ...

Aug 08, 2008
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Researchers find cancer-inhibiting compound under the sea

University of Florida College of Pharmacy researchers have discovered a marine compound off the coast of Key Largo that inhibits cancer cell growth in laboratory tests, a finding they hope will fuel the development of new ...

Aug 08, 2008
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Testosterone key to disease transmission

High levels of testosterone may be a key factor in spreading disease among mice, according to biologists. The findings could help explain why males in a population are often more likely to get infected, and ...

Aug 08, 2008
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Arrival method, slow response often delay stroke care

Most stroke patients can't recall when their symptoms started or do not arrive at the hospital in a timely manner, so they cannot be considered for time-dependent therapies such as the clot-busting drug tissue plasminogen ...

Aug 08, 2008
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