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Fogarty International Center announces new research training program in genetics

... as part of its ongoing approach to supporting and promoting partnerships among research institutions in developed and developing countries. The use of genetic tools and bioinformatics, and a firm knowledge base in ethical issues and clinical and operational health research form the core of our approach to bu...

UNC botanist spearheads ongoing effort to curtail movement of pest plant species

...off native plants able to tolerate low nitrogen by promoting growth of species that thrive on that element. Examples of invasive aquatic weeds include Salvinia, duckweed, water millfoil -- an underwater feather-like plant that totally clogs some northern lakes -- and water hyacinth, which totally covers some ...

Coenzyme Q shortens life span of worms substantially, UCLA chemists report

... sold as a means of boosting the immune system and promoting longevity. The biochemists analyzed hundreds of Caenorhabditis elegans worms, giving one adult group a diet without Coenzyme Q, and another adult group a standard diet with Coenzyme Q. Surprisingly, the lower amounts of Coenzyme Q significantly exten...

Lehigh scientists believe they have found link between DHEA and central nervous system

...ells, says Simon. DHEA might contribute to this by promoting the growth of dendrites, the short branches protruding from neuronal surface that conduct impulses back to the neuron. Dendrites form as a person learns, enriching and enhancing brain function. Dendrites tend to grow less readily on the neurons of ol...

Outside-in conservation: What's around an area

...hey say. For tropical mountain forests, this means promoting shade-grown coffee.Coffee prices are at a 30-year low and many small producers areconverting coffee farms to cattle pasture, subsistence crops or evencoca, says Perfecto. One way to reverse this trend would be to linkshade-grown coffee to the already...

Hypoxic mucus favors Pseudomonas infections in cystic fibrosis

...hypoxia induces a stress response in the bacteria, promoting a mucoid phenotype. As has been seen in other bacterial species, this transition may allow the bacteria to evade host defenses and even survive exposure to antibiotics. Worlitzsch et al. suggest that the growth of hypoxia-tolerant bacteria further de...

New study finds undiagnosed, untreated gonorrhea, chlamydia infections common

...cause pain, infertility and death in some cases by promoting transmission of the AIDS virus, may be significantly more prevalent than previously believed, at least in some U.S. areas and populations, the scientists said. A report on the findings appears in the Feb. 13 issue of the Journal of the American Medi...

Poorer farmers benefit most from organic practices

...e organic sector and developing innovative ways of promoting knowledge transfer between local producer groups. Greenpeace says:This exciting new report makes clear that organic agriculture and agroecology can meet the requirements of the worlds population but it should be embedded in the fabric of local commun...

Anti-malarial assistant

...ponges can serve just such a purpose act as a CTL promoting adjuvant against malaria when used in conjunction with Plasmodium vaccines. a-GalCer interacts with a receptor on a specialized lymphocyte (NKT cell) that bridges two arms of the immune system, innate and adaptive immunity. By co-injecting a-GalCer...

Hopkins Bioethics Institute receives $9.9 million from Pew Trusts

...medicine and biological and behavioral sciences by promoting research in bioethics and encouraging moral reflection among a broad range of scholars, professionals, students, and citizens. The Institute serves the entire Johns Hopkins University and Health System and provides an intellectual home for faculty in...

Candidate genes found which may play a role in cancer progressing from non-invasive to invasive

... genes are actually responsible for suppressing or promoting tumour invasion. A few other laboratories are looking at this problem using different technical approaches and even with this group effort we are at least a few years away from actually having something to translate directly to patient care. If we d...

Rush opens tissue and cell lab to produce cellular products

...tains special nutrients and growth factors (growth promoting proteins) to help the cells proliferate. Tumor cells collected from the patient will be used to teach the dendritic cells to recognize the diseased cell as cancer -- a process that normally takes two to three weeks in the laboratory. The re-educate...

Genomics and public health

...Genome Project and the use genetic information for promoting health and preventing disease in the population as a whole? The recently established Michigan Center for Genomics and Public Health at the University of Michigan, one of three funded nationally by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to inc...

Conservation International and National Geographic Traveler announce World Legacy Awards

...s that have made a significant contribution toward promoting the principles of sustainable tourism, and whose actions can serve as a role model for others. These standards include the conservation of nature, economic benefit to local peoples, and respect for cultural diversity. The newly-formed alliance betwee...

World's largest scientific society celebrates womens achievements

...ee is to be a leader in attracting, developing and promoting women in the chemical sciences and related disciplines....

Other highlights in the April 3 issue of JNCI

...tional Cancer Institute found that, in addition to promoting histone acetylation, FK228 modulates the expression of a variety of cell-cycle-related proteins, stabilizes wild-type p53 protein levels, and depletes mutant p53. Cancer-specific expression of the survivin promoter: Survivin, an inhibitor of apop...

Cell Pathways CP461 demonstrates multiple anti-cancer activities

... abnormal cells while at the same time selectively promoting apoptosis or programmed cell death, said Rifat Pamukcu, M.D., chief scientific officer of Cell Pathways, Inc. This research demonstrates that CP461 acts against cancer cells selectively through both those mechanisms in unison, not only in cancer cell...

Popular weed killer demasculinizes frogs, disrupts their sexual development

... argues that atrazine could feminize male frogs by promoting the conversion of male hormones to female hormones. The lowered androgens would interfere with voice box development, while increased estrogens would promote ovaries within the testes. More than 60 million pounds of the herbicide were applied last ye...

A popular Japanese plum, now available in the US, may help prevent the onset of cardiac disease

...d atherosclerosis by selectively inhibiting growth promoting signals of AngII in the vasculature; The findings also confirmed that reactive oxygen species production and metalloprotease-dependent heparin-binding EGF-like growth factor production was indispensable in AngII-induced EGF receptor transactivation i...

Promoting wound repair

...h Institute (TSRI) have identified a major role in promoting wound repair played by a mysterious type of immune cell that resides mainly in the skin and gutthe gamma-delta T cell. "Very little has been known about the function of these cells until now," says TSRI investigator Wendy Havran, Ph.D., who led the ...

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