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Florida Researchers Discover Gene For Fatal Childhood Disease

...read and development of cancers in general, and in protecting againstcertain autoimmune disorders. "This is significant for several reasons. Nobody knew what caused thisfatal disease," Kingsmore said. "Now we can design a diagnostic test. Andhopefully by understanding the gene we can forge better treatments ...

Duke Primate Center Sets October Expedition To Find 'Juliet'

...ted center that concentratessolely on studying and protecting prosimians such as lemurs, lorises, andtarsiers. Prosimians, or "submonkeys," are descended from primates thatalso were ancestors to the anthropoids, a suborder that includes monkeys,apes and humans. Thus, studying prosimians can yield insights into...

'Juliet' Evades Primate Center Expedition

...ted center that concentratessolely on studying and protecting prosimians such as lemurs, lorises, andtarsiers. Prosimians, or "submonkeys," are descended from primates thatalso were ancestors to the anthropoids, a suborder that includes monkeys,apes and humans. Thus, studying prosimians can yield insights into...

Sea Turtles Have Favorite Oceanic Routes

...ack population. "We've put most of our energy into protecting their nesting beaches, but there is little we can do elsewhere unless we know where they are," Morreale said. "They are not highly visible at sea." The corridor in the case of these particular turtles turns out to be at most a few hundred miles wide...

Munching Microbes Make A Meal Out Of Toxic Substances

...een a responsible environmental cleanup method and protecting public health, while still being cost-conscious," Nies says. Source: Loring F. Nies, (765) 494-8327; e-mail, nies@ecn.purdue.edu Writer: Amanda Siegfried, (765) 494-4709; e-mail, amanda_siegfried@uns.purdue.edu Purdue News Service: (765) 494...

Scientists Unlock Mystery Behind Proteins That Keep Tuberculosis Bacteria Alive; Finding Leads To Research Into New Drug Treatments

...s another face. Antigen 85 alsoplays a key role in protecting the tuberculosis bacteria from drugs, anunexpected finding that can help develop new treatments that specificallyinhibit this function. "When we confirmed what we had, we were shocked," Belisle said. "This isa major protein that has been stu...

UF Researcher Designs Pill To Control Mosquitoes

...keep agricultural pests from molting fall short of protecting crops, Borovsky said. "A pest that doesn't molt but still feeds is still a problem," Borovsky said. "By putting the diet pill into the crop or into the plant, the insect feeds and then dies before it takes its next meal."...

Cellular 'Short Circuit' Causes Insulin Resistance

...ndition. New ways of fighting disease and hunger, protecting the environment, and harnessing alternative sources of energy are high priorities. Weizmann Institute news releases are posted on the World Wide Web at http://www.weizmann.ac.il and also at http://www.eurekalert.org ....

Virginia Tech Engineers Help Mother Nature Clean Up

...rong commitment for investing in the future andfor protecting the environment. Novak, an expert in water and wastewatertreatment as well as soil and groundwater remediation, explainsthat poplar trees can "generally withstand a lot of pollution."Some of his knowledge about the tree is based on a project condu...

At Life's Most Sensitive Stage, Embryos Cope With Stress

...described the influenceof DNA repair mechanisms in protecting embryos from damage during development. All organi... one type of DNA repair - baseexcision repair - in protecting mouse embryos. "In our research we are finding that base excision repair is essential for lifeeven ...

New Research Suggests REM Is About Eyes Not Dreams

..."that REM sleep evolved withthe primary purpose of protecting the cornea." And what of our dreams? Dr.Maurice does not deny that REM sleep is associated with such phenomena asdreaming, a rise in brain temperature, penile erections, and EEG changes. Buthe cannot see any physiological significance in these pheno...

Curing Malaria, Controlling Mosquitoes Symposium Set For AAAS Meeting

...opic of whether malaria can be prevented whilealso protecting the diversity of mosquitoes will include Carole A. Long,Allegheny University of the Health Sciences, and Sheila Jasanoff, CornellUniversity. Following the presentations, discussants Marcia C. Linn, Universityof California-Berkeley; Shirley A. Malcol...

How Did Life Begin? Biochemical Evolution On Chemical Surfaces

...ticframework for assembling them into polymers and protecting them fromdestruction by the sun. A famous experiment performed at the University of Chicago in 1954 bythen-graduate student Stanley Miller and his advisor, the Nobel laureatechemist Harold Urey, showed that amino acids, which make up the prot...

USGS To Study Young Forests And Streamsides In Western Oregon

...and upland habitats, to develop better methods for protecting thesecritical areas; and Study species of special concern, including amphibians, lichens, fungi,mollusks and bats. Ecosystem management is dictated by the Northwest Forest Plan, which was adoptedin 1994 because of long-standing public concerns o...

Births Of Rare Lemurs At Duke Primate Center

...e only university that concentrates onstudying and protecting "prosimians" such as lemurs, lorises and tarsiers Prosimians descended from primitive primates that were also ancestors toanthropoids, which includes monkeys, apes and humans. Thus, by studyingprosimians, scientists can obtain analogous insig...

Spinal Cord Injury Treatment May Improve With New Findings On Nervous System Damage

...on, even though theythemselves aren't damaged. So protecting oligodendrocytes after brain or spinalcord injury might keep intact axons in action. A chance observation led researchers at Washington University School of Medicinein St. Louis to discover how oligodendrocytes might die after catastrophes inthe cent...

USGS Says Central Columbia Plateau Water Quality Impaired by Agriculture, But Some Good News

...at concentrations above the limits recommended for protecting aquatic life. Soil erosion, a long-term problem for farmers in the Palouse River Basin, transports some soil to streams, degrading habitat and carrying with it older pesticides and their breakdown products. A breakdown product of the banned insectic...

A Cup Of Tea May Protect Against Skin Cancer

...includes tea and the possible role it may play in protecting against cardiovascular disease, in addition to potential prevention of other forms of cancer....

Africa At The Turning Point

...an important opportunity for educating women about protecting themselves from HIV/AIDS. Stressing the need for a partnership among governments in the region, donor nations and the private sector, PAI calls on governments to further expand basic health services in order to increase access to family planning an...

Antibodies Know Right From Left

...ndition. New ways of fighting disease and hunger, protecting the environment, and harnessing alternative sources of energy are high priorities. Weizmann Institute news releases are posted on the World Wide Web at http://www.weizmann.ac.il and also at http://www.eurekalert.org ....

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