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Sandia Discovery About Protein May Help Clean Up Pollutants, Find Cures For Diseases
...m similar functions from theshape of the heme." He adds
that some 800 hemes have been identified in the Protein Data Bank.However, before his research, "people didn't realize that the shapes of thehemes were conserved, that is, the same shape is found in multiple proteins fromdifferent species." Another n...
First Great American Bluebird Count
... understand and protect all cavity-nesters." But, adds
Dhondt, a nestbox is not a requirement for participating in theInternet count. Anyone who sees bluebirds, kestrels, or other cavity-nestingspecies is invited to visit the web site and enter sightings. The bluebird count was developed to focus the n...
Invading Beetle Threatens Canada's Pine Forests
... and bark which the beetle can burrow under."Smith adds
that the lumber industry will have to reassess how trees are stored,especially those waiting to be processed. Not only lumber forests but tourist attractions such as national parks could bedecimated by this beetle. "As of 1997, the Introduced...
Immune Response To Hepatitis B Spares Liver Cells
...esigned to bolster the cytolytic response to HBV," adds
Dr. Purcell. "Ourfinding suggests that therapies that exploit noncytolytic immune processes couldbecome an important focus of HBV therapeutics research." The authors conclude that by limiting HBV's vulnerability to T-cell attack, thesame noncytolyti...
Research Bears Fruit, And Patents
...equick to plant Lauren, says Stiles. However, he adds
that "Commercial or home garden utility of these cultivars canbe expected to vary among locations, and among different cultural systems withinregions." At Pennsylvania State University, Anne and Caroline have been rated at the topof formal consumer ...
Researchers Discover How The Immune System Shuts Down Faulty T Cells
...eceptor withclass 1-bound antigen, says Cantor. He adds
that this quality control pathwayextends a process started in the thymus. The study's clinical implications are twofold, says Cantor. Tumors sometimes frustrate oncologists with a phenomenon dubbed "tumorescape," in which tumor cells ...
USGS Study Confirms An Urban Air-Pollution Problem At Mount Rainier National Park
...e scientific journal "AtmosphericEnvironment," and adds
to the growing body of evidence that protected areas suchas national parks are vulnerable to pollution from outside sources. The ozone atMt. Rainier, for example, is blown in from Seattle and other urban centers inwestern Washington. Ozone is a natu...
Experimental Staph Vaccine Broadly Protective In Animal Studies
...hespectrum of clinically important CoNS." Dr. Pier adds
that he and his colleagues hope to move the PNSG vaccine intohuman trials soon, but predicts that such trials are one to two years away. They currently are negotiating licensing rights for the vaccine. Other Ongoing NIAID S. Aureus Research NIAID r...
Stanford launches interdisciplinary initiative in the biological sciences
...ody will be doingthree years from now." But Kruger adds
that Bio-X "may be as important to Stanford as the...m the faculty and it has to stay with thefaculty," adds
William Mobley, the John E. Cahill Family Professor and chair ofneurology, and a member of the Bio-X...
New targets for nerve diseases, nerve regrowth: It's all in the handshake
...ariety of neurodegenerative diseases. Theresearch adds
new insight on nerve disease as well as a new focus for researchon stimulating nerve cell regrowth in the brain and spinal cord. Although the studies were performed in mice, "the human versions of themolecules involved are essentially identi...
World's smallest deer species discovered by WCS
...ves are currently disappearing at an alarming rate adds
a senseof urgency to such research."...
Hepatitis C's interferon resistance mechanism discovered
...ell toproduce protein kinase (PKR), an enzyme that adds
a chemical entity known as aphosphate group (a process called phosphorylation) to a variety of proteins,including itself. Among PKR's targets is a protein called eukaryotic initiation factor 2(eIF2 a ). Adding a phosphate group to eIF2<FONTFACE...
Single amino acid change in herpes virus prevents it from infecting neurons
...ng over cyclin D3 affectsviral pathogenesis, which adds
to a growing theme that the virus usurps many ofthe cell's normal functions for its own use. The more we know about what thevirus is after, the greater the opportunities to block it from achieving itsaims," says Van Sant. The study was aid...
Blocking VEGF can enhance radiation therapy
...the July 15thissue of Cancer Research. This report adds
to the mounting enthusiasm for combining drugs that prevent thegrowth of new vessels -- such as angiostatin, endostatin and now anti-VEGF --with other forms of cancer therapy. "Despite all the media attention devoted to angiostatin and similar agents...
CWRU physicists invent "supershielding" for MRI devices
...t shocked the CWRU research physicists. Shvartsman adds
that every time they describe the result to expert...n helmets ofelectric current and electric charges, adds
Brown. "With only partial screening, a magnetic field system, as with Perseus inhis Helmet of Hades,...
Biology, engineering jointly train students in neuro-mechanics
...cannot handle the full complexity of the problem," adds
Crago, whose research group develops electrical de...mportant information on how the animal works." He adds
that he hopes graduate students will be as excited about facing the challenges biologists and engine...
PCB exposure is bad news for the female sex drive
...ese doses really mimic what humans areexposed to," adds
Paul Stewart, a psychologist who is researching the effects ofPCBs on rats' behaviour at the State University of New York in Oswego. He pointsout that PCBs are normally found in humans at much lower levels than those usedin Chung's experiments. He al...
High HIV RNA levels major risk factor for mother-to-child HIV transmission
...chniques formonitoring viral load in these women," adds
National Heart, Lung and BloodInstitute (NHLBI) Di...n who had undetectable viral levels. Dr. Mofenson adds
that there is limited experience with use of these drugsduring pregnancy and that their possible ben...
Mosquito fish may be wiping out amphibians
... being considered forprotected status. Kats adds
that in many places the fish are given out freely to thepublic to distribute, and they often end up in areas that don't have a mosquitoproblem. "These fish are still being used. It's not a one-time mistake, it's an80-year mistake," he adds. H...
University of Maryland study links vitamin B deficiency to risk of stroke in younger women
...rsity of Maryland School of Medicine. Dr. Kittner adds
that it is possible to lower homocysteine levels b...ong the women in our study," says Dr. Kittner. He adds
that the increased stroke risk from elevated homocysteine levels was thesame for both African-Americ...
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