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Patent on beagle dogs cancelled

...stem (UT) in Austin, Texas, disclaimed "the entire remaining term of all the claims" of patent #6,444,872, which covers live beagle dogs intended for use in experiments. In February 2004, the nonprofit organizations the American Anti-Vivisection Society (AAVS) and the PatentWatch Project of the Center for Tech...

'Noisy' genes can have big impact

...is increase in noise makes it more likely that the remaining gene might alter its activity to trigger uncontrolled proliferation. Noise could be necessary for normal development of some biological systems, said O'Shea. For example, when olfactory neurons in the developing embryo are "deciding" which of a multi...

Mite transmits viruses damaging to wheat

...ecause the wheat just up and died. Little, if any remaining nutrient value would help cattle. Growing a dual-purpose crop brings risk each year to High Plains farmers, but despite such pitfalls, raising forage for grazing and targeting a grain crop makes good sense. "Years ago, an area farmer offered ...

Beagles win first round in fight for reprieve from patenting

... canine model [of fungal lung infection]," and the remaining claims pertain to the various methods used to induce a fatal lung infection in the dogs. The patent also indicated applying the methods to pigs, sheep, monkeys, or chimpanzees and, like many other patents on animals, now appears to be exclusively lic...

Stem cells toward sperm cells and back again

... stem cells can be replaced, not by replication of remaining stem cells, but by reversal of more specialized ce...generate lost or injured tissue, or how to trigger remaining tissue to better heal itself. There is no immediate application for people, however, because little ...

Using science to restore habitat for declining species

...st are in decline, with some of the most important remaining populations in streams that drain from public and private forests. Little data exists on the reproductive traits of North American mussels. Mussels have a complex reproductive cycle that often requires a specific fish to serve as a host for the paras...

Archaeologists announce discoveries at the ancient Maya site of Waka' in northern Guatemala

...arlet Macaw, for which the park is one of the last remaining habitat zones. Cattle ranching and other forms of invasion are encroaching on the park, however, and these illegal activities that frequently involve slash and burn agriculture and clearing for pastureland, threaten the park's future. Last year, 100...

March of Dimes awards $250,000 prize to pioneering scientist

...stic health consequences. The remaining pair of chromosomes, known as the sex chromosomes, are designated by the letters X and Y. Males have one X chromosome and one Y chromosome, while females have two X chromosomes. More than 95 percent of the genes on the Y chromo...

What it Takes: Design principles to broaden participation in SET

...lts of our research are useful.AIR is committed to remaining strictly independent and non-partisan in all matters. Objective, science-based research and analysis ensure we better serve our clients' and the community's needs. ( http://www.air.org ). Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) Mary Cather...

Moderate iron deficiency affects cognitive performance - but iron supplementation improves it

... months. At the end of that period, the 113 women remaining in the study took the same task again. On the baseline test, women who were iron deficient but not anemic completed the tasks in the same amount of time as iron sufficient women of the same age, but they performed significantly worse. Women who were...

A new hypothesis about autoimmunity. Is it possible to be too clean?

...rrect this by inducing a vigorous expansion of the remaining T cells, creating a more autoreactive population. The hypothesis explains why childhood bacterial infections decrease the risk for developing autoimmune diseases and explains why autoimmunity has been rising in the last half century in populations w...

Study marks increased trends in infectious disease occurrences in our oceans

...er diseases in fishes. As we fish stocks down, the remaining individuals may be too sparse to transmit infectious diseases," said Lafferty. The USGS scientist noted that this research would not have been possible until a couple of years ago because the extensive databases on scientific research now allow scien...

More than 300 critically endangered species completely unprotected, new study shows

...rotis), which has fewer than 150 known individuals remaining and is found only in the Colombian Andes and the Caerulean Paradise-flycatcher (Eutrichomyias rowleyi), with fewer than 100 individuals known to exist, only on Indonesia's Sangihe Island. TURTLES AND TORTOISES: Of the 273 turtles and freshwater tort...

Long-forgotten samples may help save species

...relationships between the captive populations, the remaining wild snails and the original 61 species would grea...e best to reintroduce to the wild and which of the remaining wild populations they should focus future conservation efforts on. "The story here, in terms ...

Jefferson scientists use gene therapy to restore function of damaged heart cells in lab

...r stress because there are fewer receptors and the remaining receptors are more or less turned off. "We have thought that inhibiting ARK activity could increase signaling and increase function," he explains.In the laboratory dish, the researchers infected heart cells from patients who underwent cardiac tra...

Female gluttony blamed on male tick

...of tick has learned the secret to staying slim--by remaining virgins. Female ticks who mate will drink 100 times their weight in host blood, whereas virgins aren't so gluttonous says a University of Alberta researcher who has discovered a protein that may offer clues to a $10 billion global tick problem. "What...

Researchers say US military accidentally introduced tree pathogen to Italian estate

... researchers are not sure how they can protect the remaining stone pine trees in Castelporziano, but they are watching to see if the pathogen manages to spread beyond the estate. While the pathogen infects a number of plants, it does the most damage to pine, juniper and cedar trees. "Right now we know that thi...

Office Depot partners with Conservation Organizations to incorporate science into paper procurement

...es for local communities while protecting the last remaining pristine forests in the world's biodiversity hotspots," said Peter Seligmann, Chairman and CEO of Conservation International. The participating organizations have agreed to apply their complementary strengths, geographic presence, program scope, sc...

Study offers new model for breast cancer

...m the mouse mammary gland and then "humanized" the remaining tissue by injecting a layer of specially engineered human stromal cells. This created a hospitable environment into which she could then incorporate human epithelial cells. The mice soon formed functional human mammary glands, and when these mice bec...

Scientists call for less destructive remediation at DOE sites

...rposes on the larger national DOE facilities. The remaining areas serve as natural buffers that have thrived from over 50-years of public isolation. These contiguous DOE lands contrast sharply with adjacent pubic lands that are highly fragmented by urbanization and farming practices. Co-author Tom Hin...

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