Tag: "natural" at biology news
Interleukin-12 Helps Control Mycobacterium Avium Infection
... This protocol is evaluating a way wemight enhance natural
immunity to the infection while continuing to useantibiotic therapy." M. avium is a ubiquitous type of bacteria found in water, mist, dust, soil andbird droppings. People usually become infected through contaminated food andwater or, less often, by ...
Micro-Plants Yield Pharmaceutical New Wave
... Bioactive Molecules Initiative combines a unique natural
resource with leading edge biotechnology which al...way that is very clean and green - protecting the natural
resource while gaining value from the remarkable diversity the oceans offer....
Spinach Enzymes Neutralize Explosives
... nitroreductase enzymes found in spinach and other natural
compounds can eat,digestand transform explosives s...solution in the water tank. The enzymesbegintheir natural
process of "eating" the explosives, which are nitroaromatic compounds. The enzymes continue their na...
Ground-Breaking DNA Research Leads SFU Grad To The Top
... these national prizes areawarded each year in the natural
sciences. "I was completely shocked at winning the NSERC award," says Li, whostudied chemistry at China's Anhui University and applied chemistry at BeijingAgricultural University. Li, along with wife Hongjun and daughter Lily, leftChina in th...
Georgia Scientists Study Salt Marsh To Understand Global Warming
...es a different look at thedynamics of an important natural
system. The utility of the data being collected ca...ained about the salt marsh canbe extended to other natural
systems. Such information will be usefulas scientists grapple with the problems associated with glo...
Molecular "Fossils" Of Early Life
...Mimics Nature Breaker sets up a system of natural
selection through test-tubeevolution to produce DNA sequences with the characteristics he desires. Typically, Breaker and his colleagues begin crafting an enzyme by synthesizingmore than 10 trillion random DNA sequences using a computerized DNA synt...
Duke Researchers Call Gene Therapy A Promising Strategy For Sickle Cell Anemia
...ities. Sullenger hasdevised a strategy to use this natural
process to fix defective RNA -- in thiscase, a defective globin gene. "The fundamental role of RNA molecules in cells is to help manage theuse of genetic information," Sullenger said. "We believe the correcting RNA isthe most promising strate...
Neurons Control Brain Immunity: Neurotrophins As Regulators Of Antigen-Presentation In Microglial Cells
... ongoing immune responses might modulate their natural
history. The involvement of neurotrophic factors and their receptors gives a clue to an attractive site of possible experimental intervention....
EPA And UC Researchers Find Bacteria That Can Destroy Giardia Cysts
...hat the viabilityof cysts decreases over time in a natural
environment. We wereinterested in knowing what kind of biological factors contribute." Rodgers' hunch paid off, and he found a strain which coulddegrade Giardia in a creek that flows into Kentucky'sLicking River. He then took the strain to Kinkle's...
FDA Approves Hopkins-Designed Implants To Restore Lost Voices
... than tohear the patient speak again in his or her natural
voice," Cummings says. "Patients can talk immediately following the surgery, but it may take up to sixweeks for them to gain optimal pitch range." Cummings and his colleague, Paul W. Flint, M.D., have used similarimplants for about 10 years. ...
Potential Solutions For Gulf of Mexico's "Dead Zone" Explored
...odiversity,said William Mitsch, professor of natural
resources at Ohio State University.These sol...r. Ecotechnology establishes some degree of natural
landscape betweenhuman activity and waterways, Mitsch said. Riparian zones, belts ofvegetation...
Edible Lily Plant Yields A Natural Pesticide
...mical reactions that causes the plant to make some natural
pesticides,according to a research group led by Ke...organochlorine pesticides are very unstable. This natural
tendency tobreakdown gives them an inherent advantage over synthetic organochlorinepesticides which ...
Photosynthetic Harvest Inc. Harnesses The Power Of Nature's Chemical Factories
By "Milking" Green Plants For Valuable Natural Products
...f green plants to manufacture complex and valuable natural
productsis legendary, and mankind for much of reco...vast, untappedresource for future discovery of new natural
compounds, which have potentialutility in multiple industries. However, many of these natural
DFG To Set Up 14 New Collaborative Research Centres
...ill be set up in biology/medicine and five each in natural
sciences and engineering sciences.The large number...ew conception of cultural studies artsscholars and natural
scientists will cooperate to study the material and immaterial bases, thesocial structures and the i...
Jefferson Researchers Provide Leads To Potential Parkinson's Treatment
...e 2 He explains, "We would expect to see a natural
decline in dopaminenerve terminal in these patients, and in the GM1 group, we would hope to seeeither no decline, or a best, a slight increase. This might be fairly definitiveevidence of the drug's beneficial effects." In earlier animal studi...
China And USGS--Working Together On Environmental Issues
...d economic and physicaldevelopment of the nation's natural
resources, and to enhance the quality oflife by monitoring water, biological, energy, and mineral resources. ### USGS...
USGS Scientists Find New Invasive Fish Species In Florida
...n Florida. Although few non-native fishes invade natural
wetlands -- instead being primarily found in distu...s. "We expect this foreign fish to rapidly occupy natural
wetland habitats," said Nico. "One major concern is for the Everglades ecosystem, not only Everglad...
New Microbial Insecticide As Potent As Bt
...cterizing the biochemical properties of anew-found natural
insecticide, scientists have taken an important st... Bacillusthuringiensis or Bt, the reigning king of natural
insecticides, according toRichard ffrench-Constant, aUW-Madison professor of toxicology in the depar...
Boosting Immune Response Against HIV-1 Key To Controlling Infection, Say University Of Pittsburgh Researchers
...ls, and the drop in their numbers mayresult from a natural
homeostatic mechanism," he added. "Other researchers have seen low levels of killer T cells in so-called'long-term non progressors,' HIV-infected individuals who have maintainedunusually low levels of the virus for a very long time, which ind...
USGS And Arizona Game And Fish Begin Partnership To Study Western Yellow-Billed Cuckoo
...and federal scientists towork together on a shared natural
resource concern. "The task ofunderstanding the st...ists to minimize theloss of life and property from natural
disasters, contribute tot he soundconservation, economic and physical development of the nation's na...
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