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Weevils Wipe Out Killer Weeds In Papua New Guinea
...clogging up the Sepik River wetlands were causing great
hardship to people using the rivers and streams to move around the country - like a road network. According to Mr Mic Julien from CSIRO Entomology, the release of biological control agents such as weevils dramatically reduced the areas covered ...
Molecular Marker May Identify Bladder Cancer Patients Most Likely To Recur
... of treatment in thatindividual. This represents a great
advantage to physicians and patients," Steinsays. To help move molecular diagnostics from the research lab to the clinic, Cote andStein are leading a multi-center, randomized clinical trial using p53-status oftumor cells and other molecular markers l...
Cultured Neural Stem Cells Reduce Symptoms In Model Of Parkinsons Disease
...f stem cells. While the new procedure has great
promise for improving treatment ofneurological disorders, it also will be important in helping researchersunderstand how the brain develops. The neural stem cells in this experimentwent through all the basic steps of brain development outside of the...
First Reproducible Cloning Of Mammals From Adult Cells Reported In Nature
...nd the right technicalexpertise came together with great
success." Dr. Yanagimachi's co-authors from the University of Hawaii include Drs.Wakayama, Perry and Maurizio Zuccotti, Ph.D. Dr. Wakayama also has anappointmentat the Department of Veterinary Anatomy at the University of Tokyo in Japan.Dr. Zuccotti...
Putting Down Your Roots: How Plants Know To Do It
...nd shoots to grow upwards in search of the sun. So great
is the plant'sdirective that if a root is reoriented to lie horizontal to the surface of theearth, or in other words, turned 90 degrees with respect to gravity, it respondsby altering its direction of growth, curving downward again until it finds its...
Dismantling Dangerous Genetic Codes With A Faster, More Flexible RNA Mimic
...ancers and even theHIV virus. The discovery shows great
promise for improved viral and cancerchemotherapy ...he method iscompatible with living cells and shows great
promise for chemotherapy."Because of his status as the inventor of metal-based ribozyme mimics, Bash...
Biologist Wins Simon Fraser University Controversy Prize For 'Silent Spring' Of
...e can reduce pesticide use by 50 per cent withouta great
deal of effort." Winston's success at combining scientific information and rationalanalysis in such animportant public debate is what drew the attention of SFU's Sterling prizecommittee. "This is exactly the sort of pro-social controv...
Human Ancestors Went Out Of Africa And Then Came Back: NYU/SUNY-Albany Research Team Proposes Controversial New Model for Evolution of Humans
...y, the lesser apes (gibbons and siamangs) and some great
apes (orangutans)live in Southeastern Asia, while other great
apes (gorillas and chimpanzees)live in Equatorial Africa. The fossil record indicates that apes were...
Turtle Population Apparently Threatened By Urban Sprawl, Traffic
...etween the two reserves. "Blanding's turtles is a great
species for educational purposes," Rubin said."They don't bite. They are extremelypassive. Everyone seems to like turtles, and everyone who sees me looking forthem always has a turtle story for me." The turtles live in vegetation near freshwater lak...
Fruit-Eating Birds Discovered Crucial To Rainforest Survival
...cause of the difficultyof following the birds over great
distances in the rainforest, Smith andcolleagues are starting to work with scientists at the Wildlife ConservationSociety and NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory to track the birds' movements bysatellite. The biologists will attach small radio transmi...
Hopkins Study Shows Languishing Addictions Drug Really Works
...ams. Its convenience compared with methadone is a great
advantage for addicts who hold jobs," says Hendree Jones, Ph.D., one of the investigators. "They can earn a living more easily while continuing to receive treatment." To test LAAM, researchers gave 180 heroin-addicted volunteers either low-, medi...
Genetic Clue Found To The Leading Cause Of Blindness In The United States
...y has sort of accepted it," she said. "It would be great
if I can continueto play music and keep passing the driver's exam. And it's good to know thateventually they'll find a way to slow down or stop this disease." The Macular Degeneration Center is interested in studying other familieswith a high...
First-Ever Scientific Estimate Of Total Bacteria On Earth Shows Far Greater
Numbers Than Ever Known Before
... in cells from these habitats. They found that the great
majority ofbacteria are in sea water, soil, and oceanic and soil subsurface and so began toexamine these habitats further. Numerous direct measurements have been made for the total number ofbacteria in the oceans, and median values were chos...
Putting Doesn't Pollute, Research Finds
...aterial on top of the soil. "The thatch layer is a great
binding agent," Turcosays. "We've never seen any o...n carpet for demanding customers, fungicides are a great
help. "They are oneof the few chemicals that you can spray on turf and see a difference within acoup...
Study Demonstrates High Conservation Potential Of Logged Rainforest
...f they're selectively logged in one cut, thereis a great
deal of disturbance and damage. But the forests are more resilientthan perhaps people have given them credit for. "This is not pro-logging," he added. "It's not saying that forests aregoing to be improved upon by logging. And it's not saying ...
Bioreactor Grows Cells That Produce Possible Anti-Cancer Protein
...8; said Yang. The FBB saved the researchers a great
deal of time and labor. Even though the device contains less than one liter of material, it sustained a volume of osteosarcoma cells roughly equal to that of 300 standard flat culture dishes. Moreover, a conventional cell culture system...
University At Buffalo Team Discovers How The Cell Nucleus Orchestrates Genetic Processes
...genome so close to completion. "There are so many great
genetic probes available now that we will be able totest our findings on specific genes," said Ronald Berezney, Ph.D., principalinvestigator and professor and chair of the UB Department of BiologicalSciences. "We will look at, say, a gene that codes ...
Debilitating Pancreatic Disorder Linked To Cystic Fibrosis Gene
...onic pancreatitis. Even though patients may be in great
pain, these factorscan prevent them from getting the treatment they need in a timely manner." Other members of the team included Duke's Dr. Paul Jowell, and fromUNC's cystic fibrosis team, Kenneth Friedman, Dr. Peadar Noone, and Dr. Michael...
Simple Chemical Switch Steers Migrating Neurons
... growing ends of nerve cells, called axons, travel great
distances tomake precise connections with other neurons. Without such accurateconnectivity, the nervous system would never wire properly. An axon's path towards a target neuron is steered by growth cones thatare located in the tip of the axon. Thes...
Scientists Find New Clues About Fatal Childhood Disease, Ataxia Telangiectasia
...nsights into avariety of disorders. "This comes as great
news for families with A-T children who have been waitingfor a treatment, because scientists will be able to screen for drugs that affectATM's activity. Researchers will also have a much better tool for figuring outhow the ATM protein, missing in ki...
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