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Nutrients cause increase in parasites and frog deformities

Extra and missing-legged frogs have become increasingly common in North American wetlands over the last decade. Research implicates a flatworm parasite, Ribeiroia ondatrae, as the culprit of these deformities. Reasons for the apparent increase in infection and malformations, however, have remained a myste...

Kangaroo hops in line for genome sequencing

...e success of the Human Genome Project, it has been increasingly clear that one of the best tools for identifying crucial elements in the human genome is to compare it with the genomes of a wide variety of other animals." Comparing the human genome sequence with those of other organisms, such as the roundworm, mou...

Keeping your peas and carrots safe to eat

...e U.S. increases its importation of produce, it is increasingly important to us that growers everywhere have good quality irrigation water and sanitary conditions for their workers," Scheuerell said. "On the domestic front, the National Organic Program has taken the lead in implementing proactive meas...

Margaret Foti to be honored for significant contributions to cancer care

... communication. Our close relationship has become increasingly important in this modern era of translational cancer research and synergistic targeted therapies," she added. A native of Philadelphia, Foti has dedicated virtually her entire professional career to the AACR, first as an editorial assistant for the ...

When blood can't get to brain, special CT scan helps

...epartment of Neurosurgery. "I think it will become increasingly useful because it's easy to obtain, easily evaluated, quick and highly accurate." The scan is made by passing X-rays through the brain, just like a regular CT scan. But in addition to revealing the structure of brain tissue, perfusion CT also shows h...

Promising research: From employment issues to virology

...els. In addition, building components are becoming increasingly smaller. Therefore, material researchers in the Priority Programme "Nanoscaled Inorganic Materials by Means of Molecular Design: New Materials for Future Technologies" are working together with molecular and solid-state chemists to develop concepts f...

Cutting back on cigarettes: when less is more

...," says Ahijevych. "Workplaces and restaurants are increasingly adopting bans on smoking, and we know that as taxes on tobacco increase, sales drop off. Millions of people want to quit, and they often see cutting back as the first step in a long-term strategy. Unfortunately, our research suggests that this may be...

Testing soil for contamination

...doned land known as 'brownfield sites' is becoming increasingly important. Former industrial or commercial properties where operations may have resulted in environmental contamination, they often impose environmental, legal and financial burdens on the surrounding communities. Left vacant, contaminated sites can ...

Orange, tangerine peels could be better than drugs for lowering cholesterol

...ant pigments found in citrus fruits that have been increasingly linked to health benefits, including protection against cancer, heart disease and inflammation. The study is believed to be the first to show that PMFs can lower cholesterol, the researchers say. "Our study has shown that PMFs have the most potent c...

Parent-offspring conflict in the evolution of vertebrate reproductive mode

...ion of genes that promote cancer, and adult health increasingly appears to be 'programmed' during fetal development....

Wisconsin chemists find a new chink in TB's armor

...50 years by antibiotics, some strains are becoming increasingly resistant to existing therapy. Now, however, a new chink has been found in the cellular armor that makes these infectious diseases difficult to treat. The discovery, reported today (May 9) in the online editions of the journal Nature Structural & Mol...

Sediments in many Central Valley streams contain toxic levels of pyrethroid pesticides

Berkeley - A family of pesticides used increasingly nationwide in place of more heavily restricted org... which are being promoted as an alternative to the increasingly restricted organophosphate insecticides," he said. The study by Weston, Lydy and post-doctoral resea...

Chemistry meets Biology

...the study of biological processes. This has become increasingly obvious in recent years. The use of chemical exper...wn as "chemical biology". Biologists should become increasingly aware of the possibilities offered by combining chemical and biological approaches. The aim of this ...

Chromatin remodeling may open up DNA to RNA-mediated silencing

... The 'nuclear side' of RNA interference (RNAi) is increasingly recognized as an important part of RNA-mediated gene silencing pathways. Short RNAs and proteins of the RNAi machinery can direct epigenetic modifications, such as DNA cytosine methylation and histone methylation, to homologous regions of the genome ...

Biological oceanographers examine 'regime shifts' in complex marine ecosystems

...er be valid," added Collie. "Marine ecosystems are increasingly influenced by human perturbations such as fishing, contamination, and the introduction of non-indigenous species. Fishing, in particular, has been identified as having a pervasive impact on marine ecosystems. "In addition," said Collie, "with man-ma...

High profile publications in biology and biochemistry on rise at UH

...imself in that group. He adds that having faculty increasingly publish papers in journals like Science, Nature and Cell also makes a difference. While interdisciplinary programs play a large role in UH's general research success, the citation power coming out of biology and biochemistry is almost entirely inte...

Inflammation, hypertension are focus of major new MCG research program

...s of one element of the inflammatory cascade - the increasingly well-known C-reactive protein - with heart attacks. More recently, Dr. Ridker's group found that higher blood levels of the mediator interleukin-6 - which goes up in inflammation and actually stimulates C-reactive protein - correlates with higher blo...

Elusive but ubiquitous microbe fingered as gum disease culprit in Stanford study

... consumers to test their theory. "In my mind, it's increasingly clear that the disease may be the result of a community disturbance rather than the presence or absence of a particular organism," Relman said. Relman also sees a potentially broader side to this research. "Maybe we should look a little harder for ev...

Four new research centers to explore link between oceans and human health

...e needs of a growing human population, one that is increasingly dependent upon the ocean's resources," said Arden Bement, acting director of NSF. "It also demonstrates NSF's commitment to bridging major interdisciplinary gaps in science, and among different parts of the research community."Added Margaret Leinen,...

Study is another step in determining if curry can protect against Alzheimer's

... acute neurodegenerative conditions that affect an increasingly aged population....

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