Tag: "banks" at biology news
'Most recent common ancestor' of all living humans surprisingly recent
...r skin, we share ancestors who planted rice on the banks
of the Yangtze, who first domesticated horses on the steppes of the Ukraine, who hunted giant sloths in the forests of North and South America, and who labored to build the Great Pyramid of Khufu." The results can also work backwards, into the fu...
Poplar DNA code cracked -- a step in combating global warming?
...me. To do this, they used a female poplar from the banks
of the Nisqually River in Washington state (USA). The researchers needed just over two years to determine the 520 million base pairs, distributed among 19 chromosomes. By comparing the genomes of these two model organisms - Populus and Arabidopsis -...
Patented process preserves transplant tissues/organs
...t, collected and stored in something akin to blood banks
until needed. Organs and some tissues are presently stored for short periods at refrigerator temperatures (approximately 4 C) and freezing has not been possible due to ice crystals, which damage delicate cells and greatly reduce the viability or func...
Nucleic acid-amplification testing further safeguards nation's blood supply
...d in this study. The use of NAT has allowed blood banks
to discontinue two less effective screening tests HIV-1 antigen testing and a test for a nonspecific marker for HCV. Blood donations continue to be screened with antibody tests for HIV, HCV, and other viruses, which helps ensure the safety of ...
Molecular therapeutics advance fight against brain cancer
...sue Bank at Penn, one of only a few such dedicated banks
in the United States. Tissue banks
allow for the direct evaluation of human tumors and are one of the best ways to advance treatment op...
Umbilical cord blood transplants, bone marrow transplants save lives
... bone marrow donor registry. Several cord blood banks
in the U.S. store frozen cord blood samples, which can be available for transplant within days, whereas bone marrow must be obtained from a donor for a specific patient and may take months to obtain. Loyola is focusing its research on CB transplantat...
Floods, bugs and Hollywood disasters
...ter. Rivers and steams that have washed over their banks
are heaven for black flies, since the larvae cling to grasses and filter food from moving water. Floods, in effect, create a black fly smorgasbord. Contact: Rich Merritt, MSU professor of entomology, 517-355-4665, email@example.com , www.ent.msu.edu...
Using science to restore habitat for declining species
...of their time underneath the boulders and undercut banks
of headwater streams, moving little. These finding...floods or erosion can fill the cracks and undercut banks
eels inhabit in the winter (2003 article: http://www.srs.fs.usda.gov/about/newsrelease/nr_2003-01-...
HUPO scientists tackle human blood plasma proteome
...research and diagnostic use. In addition, specimen banks
containing stored samples of human serum and plasma are available. Since blood bathes all cells and organs in the human body, it contains potential protein biomarkers, which indicate changes associated with specific diseases in various organs of the ...
Carnegie Mellon scientist says new technologies boost bio-terrorism surveillance
...hospital discharge data, credit card companies and banks
could match individuals having terminal illness with those having credit cards or loans and proceed to adjust individual creditworthiness. Computer programs can prevent such abuses by rendering data sufficiently anonymous. Provable standards of priva...
Platelet refrigeration method may ease shortages for transfusions, researchers report in Science
...ociety, and Executive Publisher of Science. "Blood banks
have long needed ways to preserve the function of refrigerated platelets so that they are suitable for transfusion. This research represents an important step toward that goal," said Katrina Kelner, Science's Deputy Editor for the life sciences. Whe...
State of Amazonas safeguards world's richest biodiversity with six new protected areas
... is home to some 250 villagers that live along the banks
of the Juta River in abject poverty. It was named after the Cujubim bird (Pipile cumanensis) that is thought to be abundant in the area. The Cujubim, which is about 69 cm and weighs about 1.2 kg, is threatened by hunting and deforestation. "Amazonas ...
Forest preservation work turns to Carolina hemlock
...ative has more than 2,500 hectares of conservation banks
and field trials, and maintains the largest database in the world on tropical and subtropical pines. Since its founding, CAMCORE has worked with 38 different forest species, and collected seed in nearly 400 locations and from more than 10,000 trees....
New imaging vehicle maps coral reefs to determine health of reef and fisheries
...ry three seconds during the week-long project. The banks
had never been mapped or imaged before, so the div...nd the quantity of fish in the closed areas on the banks
are increasing. Graciela Garcia-Moliner of the CFMC scientific staff said the management council did...
UNC HIV-AIDS screening, prevention method could become national model for cutting illness
...the program are already used by the nation's blood banks
for screening donated blood," said Dr. Christopher Pilcher, chief program developer. "When used to enhance testing, the procedures are proving to be a distinct improvement over standard antibody tests. This is because antibody assays cannot detect th...
Virgin birth method could found stem cells
...d provide cells to suit most individuals. And such banks
would be much cheaper than creating stem cells from scratch for each individual....
Brain banks are a powerful tool for alcohol research
There are currently only two brain banks
in the world that can provide tissues for alcohol ...ism: Clinical & Experimental Research . Yet brain banks
are a powerful tool for understanding diseases such as alcoholism, say researchers, and the life-sav...
Michigan researcher helps resolve the conflict between exotic birds and eco-tourists
...east Pantanal, in the state of Mato Grosso, on the banks
of the Cuiab River. During the dry season (June-October) thousands of wood storks move into the area, nesting in densely packed groups at the tops of trees. By the time Bouton arrived, it was clear that regular visits by tourists were already changin...
Researchers working to devise plan for Palo Alto Battlefield Restoration
...nge through the years, including ditches along the banks
and stock tanks across the channel that were dug to collect fresh water for livestock. The wetlands area will be one of the most intensely studied. "The most important thing about wetlands is hydrology, hydrology, hydrology," Wu said. Hydrology dict...
Stream erosion may contribute to decline of American eels
...of their time underneath the boulders and undercut banks
of the headwater streams, moving little. These fi...g or erosion could fill in the cracks and undercut banks
occupied by the eels during the winter, smothering them or forcing them to migrate to less desirable...
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