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A Mother's Love? New UD Theory Explains Why Good Insect Moms Risk Death To Save Their Only Children
...aduate student William P. Brown. Hero moms of the bug
world As early as 1764, Swedish naturalist Adolph..., and they can reproduce indefinitely. But, a few bug
dads go to great lengths to guard eggs. Waterbug dads repeatedlydrip water on their eggs, keeping th...
NYU And Rockefeller Scientists Design Molecules That Stymie A Notorious Bug
...tructure of a keycompound that enables a dangerous bug
to cause devastating infections. They havealso des...irulent toxins. It is these toxins, ratherthan the bug
itself, that cause illness; indeed, strains of Staph regularlyinhabit our nasal passages without cau...
Scientists Show For The First Time How Leprosy Bug Targets Peripheral Nerves
...he Schwann cell," says Rambukkana. "Therefore this bug
can be used as amodel to dissect the neural dysfunction associated with this cellular pathway,because we know that the disturbance of laminin-dystroglycan linkage causesperipheral neuropathies." Using this bacterium they also identified for the first...
Tracking Hepatitis C: Health Project Demos Worldwide Early-Warning System For
Disease Outbreaks; Sandia Tests Disease-Tracking Approach
...nts forbidden under current treaties, and that the bug
somehow hadgotten out among the populace. A similar outbreak in 1979 in the Russian province of Sverdlovsk, nearChelyabinsk-70, turned out not to be so innocent. Foreign physicians attending aconference there became disturbed by local doctors' accoun...
Pharmaceuticals Manufactured In Insect Larvae
...s through the caterpillar within 24 hours, but the bug
continues to grow, spreading virus through the cat...ifth larval stage, the proteins being grown in the bug
are ready for harvest. Hughes says the bug
never reaches pupation, and if the protein is not harves...
Natural Shelters on Leaves House Plant Bodyguards
...alenemies - the western flower thrip, the big-eyed bug
and the minute piratebug - readily took up residence in the simulated domatia. Furthermore, yieldof cotton bolls was boosted 30 percent in cotton plants that had domatiaadded to their leaves early in the season. The researchers also tried adding the...
Bacterium gobbles up chlorinated pollutants
... the June 6 issue of Science. But the talented bug
alone may not be the magic bullet against the seco...hat modern chemistry has devised. "It's as if this bug
were born to dechlorinate," Zinder said. "Then what was it doing before we invented chlorinated eth...
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