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Transporter's function provides support for eating vegetables, limiting antibiotics

...utritionist with a special interest in probiotics giving patients good bacteria to restore a healthy flora. "The work that Dr. Ganapathy is doing is showing very nicely that if, in fact, we keep this short-chain fatty acid transporter healthy, we then can keep the whole immune system healthy." Immune cell...

Study examines whether giving good bacteria reduces infections

Whether giving good bacteria that normally helps keep the intestinal tract and immune system healthy can reduce infections in intensive-care patients is the focus of a new clinical study at the Medical College of Georgia. "When people are admitted to intensive care...

New 'Understanding Evolution' Web site provides one-stop-shop for nation's science teachers

...nd understanding of evolution, opening the door by giving them strategies for teaching and responding to misconceptions and roadblocks." Lindberg noted that the site avoids a defensive or confrontational attitude toward those who do not accept evolution. Suggestions on dealing with religious or other object...

Purdue chemists 'put the twist' on protein building block

...hat could push the hinge in a different direction, giving the molecule a different configuration. "Roughly speaking, it is hinges like this that allow a protein molecule to fold," Zwier said. "Of course, proteins have many internal hinges and, therefore, millions of possible ways of twisting. Tryptamin...

UNC study may improve gene therapy safety

...monitor the whole genome on a single silicon chip, giving researchers a better picture of the interactions among thousands of genes simultaneously by displaying patterns of gene expression. Exposure to AAV either as an intact virus or as a recombinant vector shell affected gene expression minimally and in p...

Biochemical clues to long lifespan revealed

...DNA damage while putting cell replication on hold, giving cells more time to perform the detoxification and repair process. Greenberg, who holds a doctorate in biochemistry and is also a professor of neurology and neurobiology at Harvard Medical School, believes that bolstering a cell's resistance to ...

Discovery could lead to better treatment for cryptosporidum infections

...quence the genome of C. parvum is nearly complete, giving researchers a powerful tool to study how the organism works. "One of the strengths of this research is that it combines bioinformatics and experimental testing in the laboratory," said Striepen. "Using both approaches, we got to solid conclusions fas...

Final of the 2003/04 Research Councils' Business Plan Competition

... a) the buffet lunch b) presentation and prize giving c) both 3) Also contact Jane Reck if you are unable to attend but would like the results of the competition e-mailed on the day/to arrange an interview with the winner. Converting research into commercial reality Novel portable foetal monit...

Neurologists create a font of human nerve cells

...The result was a line of immortal progenitor cells giving rise only to human spinal neurons, including both motor neurons and interneurons, two of the most clinically important cell types of the spinal cord. "The progenitor cells are immortalized at a stage when they only give rise to the type of neuron w...

AAAS survey: 80 percent of adults say we're hurting oceans

...ine science issues. Empowering average citizens by giving them a voice in setting the national research agenda is a primary goal of the town hall meeting, "Oceans for Everyone," hosted by the AAAS Center for Public Engagement with Science and Technology. In preparation for the event, AAAS, the American Ass...

U.S. commission makes dramatic recommendations for ocean health

...eks, the U.S. government will issue a draft report giving its recommendations for ocean policy. The new policy will address a broad range of issues, from the stewardship of marine resources and pollution prevention to enhancing and supporting marine science, commerce and transportation. At the 2004 AAAS An...

Lake restrictions make lakeshore property more valuable

...ends to have a homogenizing effect across an area, giving lakes similar water qualities and similar fish and plant communities, says Stephen Carpenter, a UW-Madison limnology professor and one of the project's leaders. But, as he and his colleagues note, identifying exactly how humans alter these lakes is o...

European researchers launch 10 million euro collaborative technology project

...onal activities into one strong European alliance, giving us the strength to be a major competitor in Structural Genomics on a global scale. Similar initiatives are already underway in the US and Japan, our two main competitors in this area." Training activities are a cornerstone of the project. A number of...

Research news from Tufts University, Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy: February 2004

...ucose levels are higher, inhibiting fat cells from giving up energy stores. Obese individuals have an increased risk for insulin resistance. In simple terms, "their genes were against them once they put on extra weight," explained Ordovas. In a recent study published in the journal Obesity Research, Ordov...

Lock to food-borne pathogen pathway may be key to vaccine

...fied protein on the surface of intestinal cells is giving Purdue University researchers clues on how to prevent disease. The scientists believe their results eventually could lead to a way to prevent food-borne Listeria monocytogenes infection, which has a 20 percent fatality rate, as well as other diseases...

U. Chicago study overturns conclusion of historic human genome data

... new functions, and it's a beautiful mechanism for giving biological novelty." The scientists looked at retroposed genes -- those genes that are copied by being reinserted randomly into the genome -- simply because scientists can map the direction of those genes (whether it left or joined the chromosome). T...

Conservation International & Starbucks expand partnership, launch Verde Ventures loan program

...for coffee producers. Through this project, CI is giving us the opportunity to use best practices for conservation coffee," said Roberto Silvino Hernandez Lievano, president of the Comon Yaj Nop Tic cooperative, one of the organizations receiving funds from the loan program. "Furthermore, the program has ...

Study calls for end to age thresholds for prenatal genetic testing

...und by screening to be at a similarly high risk of giving birth to an infant with Down's syndrome or another chromosomal abnormality. This threshold was chosen, in part, because 35 was the approximate age at which amniocentesis was cost-beneficial when testing guidelines were developed in the USA in the 197...

NIEHS and UNC to collaborate on registry of 20,000 subjects

...ient identifiers will be maintained in coded form, giving scientists the ability to re-contact participants at a later date for follow-up studies. "There were no resources such as this available to NIH or UNC researchers prior to this, although there are many available anonymous DNA repositories," Dr. Blac...

Scientists identify genes that regulate allergic response to diesel fumes

...ncy," he says. "This may be accomplished by either giving people drugs that replace the role of the genes or by boosting the body's natural defenses." NIAID is a component of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), which is an agency of the Department of Health and Human Services. NIAID supports basic and ...

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