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USGS Cautions Proper Use Of Pepper Spray To Avoid Bear Attacks
...r spray-treated soils, and "hence my concern about indiscriminate
orimproper use of these sprays in bear country." ...ers as to potentially harmful side effects oftheir indiscriminate
use as a repellent agent." Scent, of course, is what bears rely on most to locate food...
AAAS Report Attributes Majority Of Killings In Guatemala To State
... distribution of the victims, we must concludethat indiscriminate
mass killing became official state policy in 1982-1983,"Ball said. The report makes a number of analytic comparison on such topics as methods ofterror, urban versus rural violence, and selective versus mass killing. Forexample, according to the repor...
Drug overuse may make yeast infections harder to treat
use of over-the-counter treatments and the misuse of prescriptions by women afflicted with yeast infections may make the condition more difficult to treat in the future, says a group of University of Toronto researchers. Laboratory experiments by U o...
Genetic blueprint for Q fever bacterium unveiled
...in human immune cells called macrophages, known as indiscriminate
microbe-eaters. C. burnetii is unusual because it has an uncanny ability to survive in the environment and resist being degraded by macrophages. "The Coxiella genome sequence is a major advance," adds Dr. Heinzen. "Not only will it allow us to more...
Study on worlds oldest monkeys may explain age-related mental decline, Scientists say
... of GABA is indeed responsible for the old neurons indiscriminate
firing, this problem may be simple enough to treat. Existing drugs, such as Xanax, increase GABA production, according to author Audie Leventhal of the University of Utah School of Medicine. These drugs havent been carefully tested on the elderly, th...
Secrets of drug resistance in bacteria
...the cavity. The resulting images portray a hungry, indiscriminate
binding site. Each molecule bound to different locations in the cavity, and each bond utilizes a different set of amino acid residues. And there's probably room for many more types of interactions. "The protein has a very promiscuous binding mechani...
UGA scientists discover gene that maintains genome integrity by limiting DNA replication
.... A failure to limit DNA replication leads to the indiscriminate
expansion of genomic DNA, which has catastrophic consequences for the survival of the organism. The identification of CUL-4 as a major regulator of DNA replication levels will likely lead to investigations in mouse and human models and could open new...
Bacterial relationships revealed
Bacteria are an indiscriminate
lot. While most organisms tend to pass their genes on to the next generation of their own species, bacteria often exchange genetic material with totally unrelated species a process called lateral gene transfer. That is why skeptics doubted that res...