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Bright idea could doom cancer and viruses, say Purdue scientists

...far less generally harmful to a patient's body and guarantee safe, sterile blood for transfusions." The research, which appears in the current (Aug. 23) issue of Inorganic Chemistry, was conducted by lead author Elton L. Menon along with Rushika Perera, Richard J. Kuhn and Morrison, all of Purdue, and Maribel ...

Report outlines steps needed to lessen smallpox threat

...funding for development of the antiviral drugs and guarantee a market for them. "The Department of Defense has a lot of experience with commissioning such products and acting as the sole market for them," said Harrison. "But the federal health agencies do not, so we recognized that such arrangements would req...

Need sex? It's probably something about stress

...he sex-inducer, a pheromone the colony releases to guarantee willing mating partners. "We're the first to show that oxidants are responsible for sex in this organism," said UA professor Richard E. Michod, head of UA's department of ecology and evolutionary biology and a coauthor on the research. "This ...

Study may improve survival of transplanted livers

...ropriate concentration of nitric oxide is vital to guarantee its protective effects, the scientists said. The researchers also discovered that nitric oxide exerts its protective effects by stimulating the liver cells to produce cell-signaling molecules - cGMP, which activates protein kinase G - required for ot...

Domesticated tree crops may be the 'future of forestry'

...nting out seedlings. However, ideal parents are no guarantee that the next generation of trees will exhibit the same traits. "The problem with conventional breeding is that you get a mix of the traits from the two parents, so for whatever qualities you're looking for, even if the parent plants have many highly...

Understanding nutrition labels can lead to healthier eating

...o read and understand the nutrition labels doesn't guarantee that a person will suddenly start eating right, but at least they can become aware of what nutrients they are getting from a certain food. "Many people were surprised to find out that there's calcium in cake mixes, frozen dinners, dry oatmeal,...

Warning to preserve 'unique' red squirrel from extinction

...ase the refuge programme does not work. This will guarantee these unique animals are not lost forever. "We are not saying the Cumbrian squirrels are more important but we believe it is crucial to try and conserve them." Dr Lurz paid tribute to the museums who supplied material for the research Tullie House M...

Surgeons explore new treatment for Tourette syndrome

...brain surgery was risky, and the doctors could not guarantee any positive outcome, but I wanted them to take a chance on me. And I'm so grateful that they did." Prior to brain surgery, physicians at University Hospitals Movement Disorders Center mapped out regions of Jeff's brain, through MRI (magnetic reson...

Liberia announces protection of 155,000-acres of forest

... a single signature, the new government has helped guarantee a secure long-term future for its citizens." With the expansion, four percent of Liberia's forests now fall within protected areas. These areas will help to defend against major threats to the Liberia's biodiversity such as unsustainable logging and ...

US develops lethal new viruses

...orld and rebound on the attackers. But there is no guarantee that other pox viruses modified in a similar way would also be non-contagious. Ramshaw's team made its initial discovery while developing contraceptive vaccines for sterilising mice and rabbits without killing them. The researchers modified the mouse...

Envisat observes resurgent ozone hole

...e-monitoring instrument called GOME-2, intended to guarantee continuity of observation of this vital environmental factor well into the following decade....

State of Amazonas safeguards world's richest biodiversity with six new protected areas

...ive with at least a 1-million dollar investment to guarantee that all of these conservation initiatives are imp...t but the result of extensive planning, which will guarantee that Cujubim effectively protects one of the highest biodiversity regions in the world." The rese...

New guidelines can help health officials better predict and control dengue epidemics

...tudies have pointed out, such interventions do not guarantee that an epidemic will not occur. At the same time, while many types of larval control campaigns have been carried out in a variety of locales, there is little reliable information about what such campaigns cost, and to what degree, if any, the resour...

UCLA receives NSF award for plasma research

...to understand the near-earth plasma environment to guarantee the reliability and performance of communication and weather satellites. And astrophysics, to understand how galaxies are formed. When completed, the NSF-funded cluster will have a peak speed of three teraflops (one teraflop is 10 to the 12th power...

ART laws put patients at risk and should be changed, warns head of Germany's IVF registry

...elopment and not later. These laws were thought to guarantee a low incidence of multiple births, but Prof Felberbaum said that, in fact, this goal was not achieved. He studied data from 108 IVF centres on 75,086 treatment cycles in 2001. Out of 9,648 children born after ART 62% (5,969) were singletons, 34% (3,...

Indonesia pledges to double marine protected areas to 10-million hectares

..., Dahuri said. Only through protected areas can we guarantee the long-term prosperity of our fishermen. The announcement, made days before Sundays World Oceans Day, came after Dahuri and the president of Conservation International, Russell Mittermeier, signed a letter of intent regarding the conservation and s...

Genes are main culprit in development of myopia, study suggests

... Even so, having two myopic parents doesnt guarantee that a child will develop myopia, he continued. While the chance of developing myopia does increase with the number of myopic parents a child has, its not a straightforward inheritance pa...

The making of a brain

...al region, Six3 expression is required in order to guarantee that no Wnt1 protein will reach that territory," states Dr. Oliver....

Early marijuana use increases risk of drug and alcohol problems later in life

...at simply using marijuana prior to age 17 does not guarantee problems. It is not clear how early use of marijuana might be related to later substance problems. Although this study suggests that genetic and environmental factors alone cannot explain the risk, Lynskey and Heath say those factors clearly play som...

Rutgers anthropologist, Fossey Fund official, announces plan to save Rwanda's mountain gorillas

...h will include sleeping and cooking facilities. "I guarantee that this will be a deterrent to poaching in this sector, because there will be more ears and eyes in the forest around the clock," said Steklis, who has spent extensive time at Karisoke, serving as the director of the fund's activities in Rwanda. As...

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