Tag: "decoys" at biology news
Keeping populations of cerulean warbler healthy
...h as surveying from canoes and using carved wooden decoys
to attract the males. We have also developed genetic tools to help us track the movement of specific populations. We are seeing a dramatic shift in range. Land use change is certainly one cause, but climate change--either short- or long-term--may als...
Researchers identify botox receptor
...e paper published September 29, Dong has developed decoys
that effectively neutralize one type of the neurotoxin. Specifically, he created fragments of the syt II protein that contain the toxin's binding site. In collaboration with Goodnough and Johnson, these fragments, along with gangliosides, were injec...
Birds and humans have similar 'shopping' habits
...em with more energy. However, the introduction of decoys
altered their choices, making another, 'target' flower seem more attractive. Preference for the target flower increased, regardless of nectar volume or concentration. Dr. Bateson, a member of the Evolution and Behaviour Research Group at the Universi...
Nanotech decoys for viruses
... HIV use to attach to cells. "The idea is to make decoys
for the virus," said Jacquelyn Gervay Hague, professor of chemistry at UC Davis and principal investigator on the grant. HIV attaches itself to a host cell through a protein called gp120 on the virus surface. Gp120 sticks to the CD4 protein on human...
First discovery of an immune system counter attack in the virus wars
...ence that viruses have evolved the ability to make decoys
of these self molecules, thereby triggering the stop signal and protecting themselves from immune attack. The new research shows that in some strains of mice resistant to MCMV, the immune system has adapted by retaining the ability to bind to the vir...
Decoy molecule that fights food poisoning might help defeat other toxins
... Ph.D., who led the research project. Ideally, the decoys
could offer a faster-acting, more effective altern... if they are unable to infect any other cells. The decoys
are not expected to upset the functions of normal cells in the body, Gupta noted. In the laboratory ...
Illinois waterways, waterfowl detailed in new book
...vered is the work of famous carvers of wooden duck decoys
and duck calls, whose creations were inspired by the state's waterfowl. "There is an indescribable lure about waterfowl that captures our interest, whether we are birdwatchers, conservationists, outdoor enthusiasts or hunters," Havera said. "We want...
Cellular espionage at play in post-menopausal osteoporosis
...ogen, signaling receptor proteins flourish and the decoys
diminish,letting the osteoclasts erode bone. The r... of expressiondevelop?"No one really knows how the decoys
evolved," says Osdoby. "But it's aremarkable kind of competition, and adding this small revelation ...