Tag: "protect" at biology news
Gladstone investigator Mike McCune wins prestigious NIH Director's Pioneer Award
...f there are certain types of immune responses that protect
against infection and others that might instead slow down the pace of disease," he explains. "Perhaps more importantly, I want to apply this knowledge to the creation of a vaccine that will prevent people from developing AIDS -- and that will also be...
Newly identified master gene key in baby's first breath
...e transition from the womb to breathing air and to protect
the lungs from disease, bacterial infection and other disease and injury," Dr. Whitsett said. Foxa2 has an important role in the development of surfactant. It resides in the respiratory epithelial cells, which combines surfactant proteins and l...
USAID, Conservation International & Starbucks launch Conservation Coffee Alliance in Central America
...mical fertilizer and pesticide reduction that help protect
the surrounding forest, streams and wildlife. Sta...ts in more than 40 countries on four continents to protect
global biodiversity and demonstrate that human societies can live harmoniously with nature. CI devel...
Wisconsin scientists develop quick botox test
...ng the technology could potentially be deployed to protect
the food supply, soldiers on the battlefield, or used by emergency responders dealing with an unknown agent. "The old test takes days." In addition to the real-time assay, which could be deployed in a kit and used in the field, the Wisconsin team als...
Enzyme maintaining chromosome ends is linked to bone cancer recurrence, decreased survival
...ocated on the ends of chromosomes. These telomeres protect
the chromosome ends from damage that otherwise wou...ivate telomerase to maintain telomeres in order to protect
their chromosomes and ensure the cells survive and multiply. However, a minority of cancers use a p...
New signs of life found at the Poles
...ironment. We found that in fact the opaque rocks protect
the micro-organisms and, the movement of rocks during the annual freeze-thaw allows cracks to form and light to penetrate beneath the surface. "This shows us that places we may think of as extreme for example other planets like Mars could nurture ...
DuPont introduces in-home personal protection from dangers of hurricanes
... This unique combination of attributes also helps protect
members of the military and law enforcement from h...rial found in the bullet-resistant vests that help protect
military personnel and police around the world," said DuPont Advanced Fiber Systems Technology Leade...
Students build submarine to track Octopuses
...ll repackage all the electronics inside the sub to protect
it from salt air when Shadow inevitably has to be adjusted on-site. Repackaging the computer parts will be the latest in a long list of modifications and redesigns that began with Shadow I in 1998. Shadow has become an annual senior design project i...
US investment firm gives away Rhode Island-sized lands in Chile
...that WCS is ideally suited to create a reserve and protect
the key ecological features of this land for the people of Chile. The transfer represents one of the most significant gifts of private land worldwide, due to the size of the land (approximately equal in size to the state of Rhode Island), the ecosyst...
Washington University in St. Louis leads group studying aging process
... researchers want to determine how these organisms protect
themselves from radicals, which are chemical culpr...rts of vitamins, the antioxidant ones, A and E, to protect
themselves against oxidants. We will extend what we find to all aspects of cell function. The prot...
Hardy buoys: Texas A&M project predicts oil spill movements
... of the Flower Garden Banks are required by law to protect
it, Guinasso notes, "so our buoys are something they very much need and want." When the nuclear submarine USS Greeneville collided with the Ehime Maru on Feb. 9, 2001, nine Japanese crewmembers were killed and the ship sank in 2,000 feet of water. T...
Understanding celiac disease
...lled cytotoxic T lymphocytes (CTLs), that normally protect
the body from ingested pathogens into renegade lym...lso suggest that controlling this process may help protect
the intestinal lining of celiac patients from the damaging effects of gluten. Bertrand Meresse, Zha...
ConocoPhillips & Conservation International launch 'Biodiversity Action Plan' in Venezuela
Working to protect
one of the Caribbean's two most important regions ...egy seeks to integrate best available practices to protect
the environment with capacity building to help create healthier, stronger, and more prosperous commu...
DuPont developing new protective suits for military, first responders
...meable membrane developed by DuPont that will help protect
front line defenders from toxic industrial chemica...ection platform is focused on finding solutions to protect
people, property, operations and the environment. The platform seeks to leverage and expand over 20...
Lecture on ecology of infectious diseases
...vide wildlife managers with the tools necessary to protect
declining populations of prairie dogs and to minimize public exposure to plague. Who: Sharon Collinge, principal investigator, NSF-NIH Ecology of Infectious Diseases Program What: Lecture on plague, prairie dogs and humans When: Mond...
New research suggests early diet may play key role in protecting against childhood leukaemia
...husan has shown that turmeric has the potential to protect
against leukaemia in a variety of ways it can inhibit the mutagenicity of cigarette smoke polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, radiation induced chromosome damage and it can prevent the formation of harmful heterocyclic amines and nitroso-compounds whi...
Bacteria use 'molecular lasso' to cop copper
...hanobactin serves to keep copper under control and protect
the bacterial cells from it. One piece of the story still to be learned is how the methanobactin is retrieved by bacterial cells, Kim said. The cells apparently latch onto copper-bearing methanobactin molecules, but what happens next isn't known. A...
Ventilation in bars, casinos doesn't control health risk for hospitality workers
... environment. Only a smoke-free workplace law can protect
the health of these workers." Few states have taken action to protect
hospitality workers; only 14% of states have laws banning smoking in restaurants, bars, casinos and ...
New research suggests link between maternal diet and childhood leukemia risk
...g protein, such as meat, fish, beans and nuts, may protect
the health of their unborn children." The few studies that have been conducted on maternal diet and childhood cancer risk looked only at specific foods or supplements, and results have been mixed. This study is the first attempt to capture a wo...
Sandia experiments may reduce possibility of future water wars
... trips a control circuit. To lessen labor and also protect
against mold, the researchers are exploring the development and use of trays that themselves would be edible by livestock, thus making washing and sanitizing trays unnecessary. Such tray material could also add nutrition content to the overall forage...
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