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Fund Aims To Repay Developing Nations For Valuable Genes

...ximately $50,000of future royalties to the fund in connection with Ronald's rice gene andwill review the amount in the future. When the licensing revenue does come in, the university will identifythe country or countries that should benefit from the fund. The universitywill then select students from those nati...

Houseflies May Transmit Ulcer Bug

... group of Australian researchers who theorized its connection toulcers. It is the cause of most duodenal ulcers and an estimated 70-80percent of gastric ulcers. In the late 1980s researchers at StanfordUniversity showed it was associated with certain types of stomachcancer. Helicobacter pylori has the u...

Merging Physics And Neuroscience: First Evidence Of Self-Organized Criticality In Brain Networks

...range signalling in the brain. "This work makes a connection between physics -- where weunderstand self-organized criticality -- and complex biologicalsystems," said Dr. Peter Jung, a visiting physicist at the GeorgiaInstitute of Technology. "It is a starting point for a completenew way of thinking about wave...

Coming Extinction Of One Of UK's Most Minuscule Plants Yields Information On Climate Change

...ard is working with the following organisations in connection with this project:- Scottish National Heritage, the National Trust for Scotland and the Royal Botanic Garden in Edinburgh....

Lethal Parasite Prime Suspect In Fish Kills At Salton Sea

...shwater or in low salinity conditions. The connection between this parasite, other bacterial infections in fish and the occurrence of botulism in fish-eating birds is still under investigation. Along with environmental stressors and other disease-causing agents identified in fish and bir...

Low Oxygen, Key To Fetal Development, Also Offers Cancer Clues

...hoblasts, the cells from theplacenta that form the connection between mother and fetus byattaching to the uterus. These cells eventually evolve intotumor-like cells that invade the mother's uterus and establishblood flow to the fetus, giving it access to the nutrients in themother's blood. The team found t...

Nutrients, Ground Water, And The Chesapeake Bay - A Link With Pfiesteria?

...s reason alone, nutrient levels in the Bay and any connection with fish health will continue to be a source of concern well into the future....

Researchers Discover New Genetic Risk For Alzheimer's Disease

...his is the first result that hasreally suggested a connection between APOE expression and amyloid deposition,and it makes me more optimistic that the drugs being developed to inhibitamyloid production or deposition may be effective therapies for Alzheimer'sdisease." Next, Goate and colleagues will try ...

National Laboratory Known For Environmental Technology Directing Attention On Solving Agriculture And Food Processing Problems

...away entirely. In the late 1980s, the laboratory's connection with agriculture resurfaced in asignificant way when Pacific Northwest and various local and regional groupscame up with the idea for an agribusiness center. Early organizers recognizedthat Pacific Northwest's research and development activities cou...

Iron Deficiency Increases Likelihood Of Bone Fractures

...mmon, it’sremarkable that nobody examined the connection between iron and healthybones before.” The researchers fed some laboratory rats a healthy diet, while otherrats ate a diet deficient in either iron or copper. X-rays of the rats’legs revealed that the femurs of those with iron or cop...

Food Bacteria-Spice Survey Shows Why Some Cultures Like It Hot

...ections of cookbooks. Now that the bacteria-spice connection is revealed,librarians everywhere may want to cross-index cookbooks under "food safety."And spice racks may start appearing in pharmacies. -30- Top 30 Spices with Antimicrobial Properties(Listed from greatest to least inhibition of food-spoilage b...

Growth Factors Shown To Increase Vitamin C In The Immune System

...ssueof the journal Blood ,shed new light on the connection between vitamin C and the immune system,showing how growth factors can increase the amount of vitamin C in immunecells. "We now know that the growth factors that boost immunity also increasethe amount of vitamin C in the immune cells," said Dr. David...

Insect Taste Buds Target Of Control Method

...ng at insect taste buds because they are a direct connection between the central nervous system and the outside. Insects are also specialty feeders, targeting one or two plant types as their primary food and starving if those plants are unavailable. Taste is very critical to insects. Mullin does not know...

Shuttle Mission's "Neurolab" To Study Nervous System

...ment ofan electrode that offers potential use as a connection to the nervous system inpeople with deafness caused by hair cell damage. The electrode might alsosomeday be used as an interface to signal motor prostheses how and when to move. Tracking the progress of the snails and fish flying aboard ...

New Study Shows Group Of Marine Bacteria Dominate Offshore Waters Of Southeast, May Play Key Role In Ecosystem Processes

...nt goal in marine microbiology is understandingthe connection between the structure of bacterial communities and theirecological function," said Dr. Mary Ann Moran. "We are studying a group ofbacteria that are closely related but which may be very diverse functionally." The research was published late l...

Reports Mesh To Clarify Proteins' Importance For Cancer

...is present," he said. The work establishes a solid connection between MR95 and cancer. "A number of inherited cancer syndromes, including familial skin and coloncancer, have been linked to problems with other kinds of DNA repair,"saidPetrini. "NBS appears to be the first example of defective DNA recombinationt...

Scientists Unearth Remains Of A Predatory Dinosaur In Madagascar

...rld." The researchers suspect that a land connection composed largely ofAntarctica may have existed between South America and Madagascar during much ofthe Cretaceous period, allowing dinosaurs to travel the great distances betweenthese areas. "One might predict that Antarctica, and possibly Af...

Gene Linked To Glaucoma, Hydrocephalus, And Other Birth Defects

...lems. The researchers immediately made the connection to the classic ch mutantand obtained mice from the Jackson Laboratory to test their suspicions. Bycross-breeding the Jackson mice with their mf1 knock-out mice, they determinedthat the same gene was involved in both sets of abnormalities When...

Pharmacologists Discover Linkage Of Key Cell Switches

...d on the catalytic activity, indicating that their connection didnot relate to their acting on each other in their role as enzymes. However,other experiments showed that PP2A did act enzymatically on CaMKIV to remove aphosphate, resulting in inactivation of the kinase. Taken together, the results do ind...

Scientists Excited About Miniature Cooking Pots

...verything," said Young. "It wasso obvious once the connection was made that we had to keep quietabout it." Their collaboration began after Douglas, who until a year agotaught chemistry at MSU-Billings, was looking through a newsmagazine and saw a picture of HIV. It looked a lot like a proteinhe studies called ...

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