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Critically endangered monkey species plummets more than 50 percent since 1994

...hat future generations will ever know this species outside of history books," said Tilo Nadler, Vietnam Country Representative for the Frankfurt Zoological Society. "Still, we have a limited window of opportunity to save them, and we hope the international community will rally around this incredible monkey."...

Images reveal how rotavirus - leading cause of diarrhea - enters cells

...shaped, 20-sided particle with three layers. "The outside layer is like a landing apparatus and is stripped off in the course of entry," explains Dormitzer, who also is an assistant professor of Pediatrics at HMS and is affiliated with HMS's Center for Molecular and Cellular Dynamics. "Its job is to get th...

Sensors at Watts Bar being evaluated by ORNL

...shipper's name, carrier's name, commodity and date outside of official use only government entities so as not to disclose sensitive proprietary information. All of the information will be processed using ORNL's SensorNet system, which is in the process of being automated. The project also includes establishi...

Trojan Horses, xenon imaging and remote controlled genes

...ane, it can become a sensitive reporter of changes outside the cage. When the cage is "rattled" by a specific cancer protein, for example, the xenon molecule will emit a telltale signal that can be tracked by MRI. "Based on this principle, our lab is generating new biosensors that we hope will identify bio...

No longer just for biology, RNA can now be built into 3-D arrays

...earch is devoted to making these machines function outside their native environment." Peixuan Guo, Purdue University "We have discovered a particular type of RNA molecule known as pRNA, or packaging RNA, that forms six-unit rings that can drive a tiny but powerful molecular motor." Peixuan Guo "Our future ...

Managing occupational exposures to potential bioterrorist agents

...cluded events such as spills or splashes of agents outside a biological safety cabinet or during centrifugation when the affected individual was not wearing respiratory protection. "More than 350 people worked in the laboratories in any given year during this period," said George V. Ludwig, Ph.D., interim s...

Chemical engineers discover filtration system to help biotech industry

...d this research to date. The next step is to seek outside funding because more work needs to be done. "We know the process will work with a mixture of two proteins. But, Sirkar speculated, will it work if the mixtures contain three or four proteins? More questions include: can it be used on viruses or endo...

Study suggests cell-cycle triggers might be cancer drug targets

... cyclins is a linking one. They respond to signals outside the cell and turn the cell-cycle machinery on when needed, enabling the cell to adjust to changes in environment. How this process is carried out in the mouse embryos with no D-type cyclins is a puzzle, says Sicinski who is also an associate professo...

Researchers report new gene test for isolated cleft lip and palate

...hey identified a total of 36 SNPs, both inside and outside the gene, and nine of these variations seemed to be associated with clefting. "These individual variations, or SNPs can be assembled into a haplotype," said Mary Marazita, Ph.D., a statistician at the University of Pittsburgh and a major contributin...

Newly discovered protein may be key to muscular dystrophy

...inking the framework inside the cell to the region outside of the cell. The complex is found in C. elegans, in mice and in humans. In each species, defects in the complex can cause muscle degeneration, but the exact role of the complex in disease has not been clear. In a genetic screen, the scientists ...

Ecologists help keep death off the roads

...rritory includes other habitats. Often they forage outside forest, especially when there are few people around. This then brings them into contact with roads, with disastrous consequences." The study found that collision black spots occur where animals find it easier to cross roads in the absence of human ha...

British scientists exclude 'maverick' colleagues, says report

... that controversial scientists needed to be placed outside the community so as to not gain scientific legitim...ns on the way scientists present themselves to the outside world. "The image of a scientific establishment attacking and punishing individual researchers with ...

Near-zero-energy buildings blessing to owners, environment

...ion. This and mechanical ventilation, which brings outside air into the house, play a huge role in making the design effective. While the fourth Near-Zero-Energy Habitat for Humanity House was just completed, the first house has been occupied by a family of four since November 2002. The daily cost ...

Rutgers-Newark scientist: Mosquitoes may carry lethal parasite

...ely carry it with their other gear. Avoiding being outside at dawn and dusk, when mosquitoes are most active and prevalent, is another effective tactic, she adds....

Despite darkness, nocturnal bees learn visual landmarks while foraging at night

...ming abilities. A solution to this paradox may lie outside the eye. The researchers found that specialized visual cells in the bee's brain had morphologies suited to summing light signals and intensifying the received image....

LBP-1a gene mutation linked to disruption of normal fetal development

... essential for normal development of blood vessels outside the growing embryo. A transcription factor is a pr...ts and toxic breakdown products of food with their outside environment, the amniotic fluid. But embryos lacking LBP-1a failed to produce the extensive network ...

Transcriptional gene silencing in nucleus shown by UCSD/VA medical researchers

...thods that act in the cytoplasm, the cellular area outside the nucleus. The new technique, and older gene-silencing methods that have given rise in recent years to a multi-million dollar pharmaceutical industry, utilizes ribonucleic acid (RNA), the cousin of DNA. Specifically, researchers use synthetic, sh...

Dispute over life in Antarctic lake

... for kerosene and other markers to distinguish the outside from the inside of the core. He is confident the c... it. This has implications for the search for life outside Earth, because the lake is a unique test area for exploration of icy moons and planets. Considering ...

JCI table of contents, 2 August, 2004

...ssive obstruction of the bile ducts that are found outside the liver. Biliary atresia occurs within the firs...OMPANYING COMMENTARY: Pulmonary fibrosis: thinking outside of the lung AUTHOR CONTACT: David A. Schwartz Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC 27710, USA...

Pocket gophers serve as 'ecosystem engineers'

...e named for their fur-lined pouches located on the outside of their mouths. They use the pouches to carry food, hence the name. The rodents vary in length from six to 13 inches. As with most burrowing mammals, pocket gophers have poor eyesight. However, they compensate for this with other, well-developed sen...

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