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Health - Administration - 02.03.2010
Combined Drug Therapy to Treat TB and HIV Significantly Improves Survival
February 25, 2010 - Initiating antiretroviral therapy (ART) during tuberculosis therapy significantly reduced mortality rates by 56 percent in a randomized clinical trial of 642 patients co-infected with HIV and tuberculosis.

Environment - Health - 02.03.2010
El Niño and a Pathogen Killed Costa Rican Toad, Study Finds
San Francisco - Columbia University Scientists broadly agree that global warming may threaten the survival of many plant and animal species; but global warming did not kill the Monteverde golden toad, an often cited example of climate-triggered extinction, says a new study.

Health - Event - 02.03.2010
Columbia University News
San Francisco - Columbia University Scientists broadly agree that global warming may threaten the survival of many plant and animal species; but global warming did not kill the Monteverde golden toad, an often cited example of climate-triggered extinction, says a new study.

Life Sciences - Health - 02.03.2010
UCLA engineers develop faster method to detect bacterial contamination in coastal waters
Currently, beachgoers are informed about water-quality conditions based on results from the previous day's sample.

Life Sciences - Health - 02.03.2010
Engineers develop faster method to detect bacterial contamination in coastal waters
Currently, beachgoers are informed about water-quality conditions based on results from the previous day's sample.

Life Sciences - Health - 01.03.2010
Professor nominated for pioneering drug research
Professor nominated for pioneering drug research
Professor David Becker (UCL Cell and Developmental Biology) is one of seven  finalists nominated for the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council's 2010 Innovator of the Year Award competition.

Life Sciences - Health - 01.03.2010

Health - Life Sciences - 01.03.2010
$300,000 CIHR grant awarded to Medicago, the Research Institute of the MUHC and McGill University
The Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) have awarded a $300,000 grant for research focusing on the nature of the immune response induced by the action mechanisms of plant-made Virus-Like Pa

Physics - Health - 01.03.2010
Scientists make tiny new magnets from old bugs
Scientists in Manchester have found a clean and green way of making tiny magnets for high tech gadgets – using natural bacteria that have been around for millions of years.

Life Sciences - Health - 01.03.2010
Biogenic Insecticides Described
, a bacterium which lives in a symbiotic relationship with nematodes. The tiny worms enter insect larvae through natural openings, where they proceed to "cough up" the bacteria, so to speak.

Health - History / Archeology - 01.03.2010
Egyptologists revisit a founding father
The University of Manchester and the Natural History Museum in London are to revisit the work of anthropologist Sir Grafton Elliot Smith and set up a publicly available website on his excellent but as yet overlooked work.

Environment - Health - 01.03.2010
El Niño and a Pathogen Killed Costa Rican Toad, Study Finds
Scientists broadly agree that global warming may threaten the survival of many plant and animal species; but global warming did not kill the Monteverde golden toad, an often cited example of climate-triggered extinction, says a new study.

Health - Administration - 28.02.2010
Experts to discuss future health of cancer survivors
International cancer experts are gathering in Sheffield this week (3-4 March 2010) to discuss the long-term health problems of people who have been treated for cancer. As many more people are surviving cancer, their long-term health and consequences of the treatments they received are becoming increasingly more important.

Health - 26.02.2010
Weather Related Updates for Saturday, Feb. 27
Columbia University will be open on Saturday, February 27. The dining services and library operations will maintain a regular weekend schedule.

Health - Physics - 25.02.2010
Researchers gain detailed insight into failing heart cells using new nano-technique
Researchers gain detailed insight into failing heart cells using new nano-technique
Researchers gain detailed insight into failing heart cells using new nano-technique Researchers look at how heart failure affects the surface of an individual heart muscle cell in minute detail %0A "

Business / Economics - Health - 25.02.2010
Back at Berkeley, Citizen Clinton embraces the global village
Bill Clinton had barely begun his third year in the Oval Office when the beleaguered president, reeling from a stunning political backlash that left Republicans in control of Congress, insisted at a

Health - 25.02.2010
Gene-based stem cell therapy specifically removes cell receptor that attracts HIV
UCLA AIDS Institute researchers successfully removed CCR5 — a cell receptor to which HIV-1 binds for infection but which the human body does not need — from human cells. Individuals who naturally lack the CCR5 receptor have been found to be essentially resistant to HIV. Using a humanized mouse model, the researchers transplanted a small RNA molecule known as short hairpin RNA (shRNA), which induced RNA interference into human blood stem cells to inhibit the expression of CCR5 in human immune cells.

Health - Life Sciences - 24.02.2010
Genetic link between misery and death
In ongoing work to identify how genes interact with social environments to impact human health, UCLA researchers have discovered what they describe as a biochemical link between misery and death.

Health - 24.02.2010
UCLA Veterans Affairs team develops new tool to help guide pancreatic cyst treatment
As a result of improved imaging technology, pancreatic cysts are increasingly diagnosed in asymptomatic individuals who undergo scans for other reasons.

Health - Business / Economics - 24.02.2010
Midlife crisis: Unmarried older women twice as likely to lack health insurance, study shows
Older women who are divorced, separated or widowed or who have never married have twice the uninsured rate of their married peers, according to a new policy brief from the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research.

Health - Business / Economics - 24.02.2010
Study says Obama health plan increases access, affordability in California
President Obama's newest health reform proposal expands access to coverage and affordability for many low- and middle-income Californians by creating a new health insurance exchange and expanding Medicaid, according to a new study by UC Berkeley's Center for Labor Research and Education.

Health - Business / Economics - 23.02.2010
Medical research to improve quality of life for diabetes patients
University of Birmingham scientists are carrying out pioneering research which aims to improve care for diabetes patients in south Birmingham where more than 14% of all deaths are related to the condition.

Life Sciences - Health - 22.02.2010
Flightless females combat dengue
Science | Business Pete Wilton mosquitoes flightless could halt dengue fever in its tracks. The finding is reported in a paper in this week's on work led by Luke Alphey of Oxford University's Department of Zoology and Oxford spin-out firm Oxitec .

Life Sciences - Health - 22.02.2010
With $25 million grant, NSF funds center to investigate the creation of biological machines
The National Science Foundation has awarded $25 million to establish the Emergent Behaviors of Integrated Cellular Systems Center (EBICS) at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and the Georgia Institute of Technology.

Health - Computer Science / Telecom - 19.02.2010
New Algorithms Identify Side Effects of Prescription Drugs
We're all used to hearing disclaimers about prescription drug side effects. They drone on in television commercials and take up pages of tiny print accompanying the prescriptions themselves.

Health - Business / Economics - 18.02.2010
Study finds significant non-union impacts for proposed tax on "Cadillac" health plan
Researchers at the University of California, Berkeley’s Center for Labor Research and Education report that an excise tax on high-cost employer health insurance plans as proposed by the U.S. Senate would affect more non-union than union workers.

Health - Life Sciences - 18.02.2010
Study Finds Happy People Have Fewer Heart Attacks
Contact: Alex Lyda alyda [a] columbia (p) edu (212) 305-0820 NEW YORK (Feb.

Chemistry - Health - 17.02.2010
Compostable Plastics Have a Sweet Ending
Compostable Plastics Have a Sweet Ending
Compostable Plastics Have a Sweet Ending New degradable plastic could be used in food packaging - %0A " EPSRC News Release Wednesday 17 February 2010 Food packaging and other disposable plastic items could soon be composted at home along with organic waste thanks to a new sugar-based polymer.

Health - Life Sciences - 17.02.2010
Advisory group set to inform future MND research
Clinical researchers and scientists at the University of Sheffield have set up a new advisory group which will utilise the experience of Motor Neurone Disease (MND) patients to help shed light on the disease and inform future research proposals.

Health - 17.02.2010
New method makes vaccines stable at tropical temperatures
A simple and cheap way of making vaccines stable - even at tropical temperatures - has been demonstrated by scientists at Oxford University and Nova Bio-Pharma Technologies. The British technology has the potential to revolutionise vaccination efforts, particularly in the developing world where infectious diseases kill millions of people every year, by removing the need for fridges, freezers and associated health infrastructure.

Health - Administration - 17.02.2010
Even severely disabled seniors would lose home care under proposed state cuts, study finds
Despite claims that proposed state budget cuts to programs that provide in-home care to disabled senior citizens will not affect those with the highest level of need, a new analysis by the UCLA Cente

Health - 16.02.2010
Researchers find biomarkers in saliva for detection of early-stage pancreatic cancer
Physicians and scientists agree: If we cannot entirely prevent cancer, the next best thing is to find it earlier to augment the chances of a successful fight. The good news is that there may soon be a new weapon in the battle against the so-called "worst" cancer ? cancer of the pancreas. A multidisciplinary group of investigators from the UCLA School of Dentistry, the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, the UCLA School of Public Health and UCLA's Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center has demonstrated the usefulness of salivary diagnostics in the effort to find and fight the disease.

Health - Life Sciences - 14.02.2010
Fighting disease spread during 'the greatest show on earth'
Fighting disease spread during ’the greatest show on earth’
PA 24/09 The annual migration of over a million wildebeest across the Serengeti and Maasai Mara is often described as one of the greatest spectacles on earth.

Health - Event - 11.02.2010
Art beat: cardiovascular researchers create award-winning movie footage and images of the heart
Art beat: cardiovascular researchers create award-winning movie footage and images of the heart
Art beat: cardiovascular researchers create award-winning movie footage and images of the heart Researchers from Imperial's BHF Centre of Research Excellence win prizes in Reflections of Research com

Health - Life Sciences - 11.02.2010
Study IDs new method for predicting treatment response in patients with pancreatic cancer
Study IDs new method for predicting treatment response in patients with pancreatic cancer
Specific biochemical changes in proteins called histones, which act as spools around which DNA is wound in the cell nucleus, can be used to predict prognosis and response to treatment in certain grou

Health - Life Sciences - 10.02.2010
Blood clotting finding may lead to new treatments
Blood clotting finding may lead to new treatments
Blood clotting finding may lead to new treatments Key protein that causes the blood to clot is produced by blood vessels in the lungs and not just the liver, according to new research %0A " Imperial

Health - Mathematics - 10.02.2010
City Hall photo exhibition provides a peek into the lives of women in science at Imperial College London
City Hall photo exhibition provides a peek into the lives of women in science at Imperial College London
City Hall photo exhibition provides a peek into the lives of women in science at Imperial College London The portrait exhibition of women in science, engineering, technology and Medicine can be seen

Health - Business / Economics - 10.02.2010
Tapping into social media to improve teen health
UCLA School of Public Health, Health Net of California receive NIH grant to increase teen use of preventive care and decrease emergency room visits With the average teen spending approximately nine h

Health - Environment - 10.02.2010
Laboratory increases shipments of waste to WIPP repository
Laboratory increases shipments of waste to WIPP repository
Seven-week campaign, seven days a week, will eliminate backlog LOS ALAMOS, New Mexico, February 11, 2010—In a seven-week push starting this week, Los Alamos National Laboratory will nearly doub

Health - Business / Economics - 09.02.2010
Benefits of badger culling not long lasting for reducing cattle TB, says study
Benefits of badger culling not long lasting for reducing cattle TB, says study
Benefits of badger culling not long lasting for reducing cattle TB, says study Badger culling is unlikely to be a cost-effective way of helping control cattle TB in Britain, according to research pub

Health - Environment - 09.02.2010
England's health inequalities unfair and unjust?
England’s health inequalities unfair and unjust?
The review ? Fair Society, Healthy Lives ? proposes new ways to improve everyone‘s health and reduce inequalities that it describes as 'unfair and unjust?.

Health - Chemistry - 09.02.2010
Cyber sleuths face off
Cyber sleuths face off
Hacking skills put to the test in week of hands-on cyber warfare training LOS ALAMOS, New Mexico, February 10, 2010—Cyber-security first responders will be put to the test in an upcoming training-and-competition event hosted by Los Alamos and Sandia national laboratories.

Physics - Health - 08.02.2010
Atomic heavyweights meet in element factory
Atomic heavyweights meet in element factory
Picture shows Prof Poliakoff (left) with Prof Hofmann in front of the particle accelerator at GSI. Image courtesy of GSI. PA 20/10 It was the perfect setting for a meeting between two superstars of the Periodic Table. The GSI Helmholtz Centre for Heavy Ion Research GmbH in Darmstadt, Germany, is the home of the heaviest elements on the planet — atoms so dense and unstable they only exist for a few seconds before decaying.

Health - 08.02.2010
Bowel disease link to blood clots
Bowel disease link to blood clots
PA 17/10 People living with Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) are known to be at high risk of blood clots when admitted to hospital during a flare-up of their disease but now new research by scientist

Health - Agronomy / Food Science - 08.02.2010
Childhood obesity: It’s not the amount of TV, it’s the number of junk food commercials
The association between television viewing and childhood obesity is directly related to children's exposure to commercials that advertise unhealthy foods, according to a new UCLA School of Public Health study published in the American Journal of Public Health.

Health - Life Sciences - 08.02.2010
Researchers Cure Osteoporosis in Mice
An international team led by researchers from Columbia University Medical Center was able to cure osteoporosis in mice and rats through a daily dose of an experimental compound that inhibits serotonin synthesis in the gut.

Earth Sciences - Health - 08.02.2010
Method of the future uses single-cell imaging to identify gene interactions
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. ? Cellular imaging offers a wealth of data about how cells respond to stimuli, but harnessing this technique to study biological systems is a daunting challenge.

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