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Scientists fear new Ebola outbreak may explain sudden gorilla disappearance
...merged in 1976, is zoonotic, or animal-borne. Many scientists
believe it is spread through the butchering and handling of primate bushmeat. The disease has been confirmed only in six African nations: the Democratic Republic of Congo, the Republic of Congo, Gabon, Sudan, Cte d'Ivoire, and Uganda. "This is clear...
The future of HIV therapeutics is brightening, according to Gladstone Institutes Director
...c studies performed by both GIVI investigators and scientists
around the world have helped accelerate clinical d...HIV attacks APOBEC3G through its Vif protein. GIVI scientists
were the first to show that Vif not only targets intracellular APOBEC3G for accelerated destruction,...
Better living through urban ecology
...creasing ecological literacy and recruiting future scientists
from under-represented groups. Research findings will continue to be shared with the public and government agencies through the BES website, http://www.beslter.org ....
Highlights of American Chemical Society national meeting in Philadelphia, Aug. 22-26
...eactions to a frigid millionth of a degree Kelvin, scientists
can study the reactions in more detail than ever possible at room temperatures. This three-day symposium features more than 30 presentations that showcase some of fascinating research going on in the area of physical chemistry. ( PHYS 175-179, 210-21...
APS showcases 46 historic breakthrough research articles
...k articles. Once chosen, APS commissioned eminent scientists
with specialized experience in the field to write ...ble, to both serve as a testament to the dedicated scientists
involved in physiological research and to provide a deeper understanding of the cultural heritage of...
Streptococcus infects humans by thwarting blood clotting
...ibiting little activity against other mammals. The scientists
genetically altered strains of mice to make the animals susceptible to infection by streptococcus. They say their strategy outlines a new path for developing animal models for human-specific microbes. The research is also likely to open the way to ne...
Washington University in St. Louis plays key role in sequencing moss genome
...psis thaliana, a simple flowering plant that plant scientists
worldwide use as a model for the study of seed pla...ncing gets under way, the wider community of plant scientists
will increasingly recognize the potential of this organism. The JGI genome project will take advan...
Columbia, Stony Brook, Guidant to develop biological pacemaker based on gene & cell therapies
...rovides an opportunity to convert research done by scientists
at our two universities into modalities whose ultimate goal is the saving of lives," said Dr. Rosen. "Guidant's commitment to medical science here is truly commendable." "We are very excited about the scientific possibilities that gene therapy may pr...
Review article makes case for a new source of cells in the body
...r example, with the gastrointestinal tract, future scientists
and physicians learn that the enteric nervous syst... potential technical problems in two reports where scientists
looked in vain for VENT cells. "This tells us that VENT cells are remarkable cells. They are import...
OHSU-VAMC study sheds light on estrogen's benefit for MS
...s," Offner added. In their research, the OHSU-VAMC scientists
saw a "significant increase" in the number of CD4+... pregnancy and MS has been hotly debated. In 1998, scientists
in France went a step closer to putting the issue to rest when they conducted the first large study ...
NJIT chemist speaks Aug. 25 about compound derived from pine tree
...are optically active molecules that have intrigued scientists
for a while. They mimic nature while producing results using non-toxic, cost-efficient methodologies. "We see them eventually providing one of the most useful tools for green chemistry," said Sanjay V. Malhotra, PhD, assistant professor of chemistr...
Critically endangered monkey species plummets more than 50 percent since 1994
... area of northern Vietnam, is close to extinction, scientists
at the International Primatological Society's 20th Congress reported today. New research suggests that as many as 200 of the remaining 300 individuals, one of the most threatened primates in the world, are likely to disappear within the next decade. ...
UC Irvine scientists to develop vaccine to combat bioterrorism threat from deadly bacteria
...t of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry. The three scientists
will also collaborate with the laboratories of Dr. Richard Titball at the Defence Science and Technology Laboratories at Porton Down, United Kingdom; Dr. Gregory Bancroft at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine; and Dr. Ganjana Lertmemo...
Unicellular organisms contribute more nitrogen to ocean that reported earlier
...pted a follow-up study recently funded by NSF. The scientists
will continue to survey the Pacific Ocean, as well as the North Atlantic and the South Pacific oceans in two more research cruises in 2006 and 2007. In addition to collecting more detailed nitrogen-fixation rate measurements, the researchers will con...
Meteorites supplied Earth life with phosphorus
University of Arizona scientists
have discovered that meteorites, particularly iron meteorites, may have been critical to the evolution of life on Earth. Their research shows that meteorites easily could have provided more phosphorus than naturally occurs on Earth -- enough phosphor...
Clams: They're not just for chowder anymore
...the entire clam genome, and its goal is to provide scientists
with better knowledge of the clams active DNA. Suc... cellular processes involved in many diseases. The scientists
plan to use the new genetic information to create antibodies. And they hope to begin experiments imp...
Listen up! Mice may hold key to restoring human hearing loss
... so-called irreversible hearing loss. The two scientists
are collaborating to develop new methods to expand and maintain adult stem cells isolated from the mouse inner ear to establish long-term stable cell lines. This is the first step toward the ultimate goal of creating implantable human hair cells that...
Bright idea could doom cancer and viruses, say Purdue scientists
...nt Purdue University chemistry research. A team of scientists
including Harry Morrison has developed a group of rhodium-based compounds that, when exposed to light, can kill tumor cells and deactivate a virus closely related to the West Nile and yellow fever viruses. Unlike the ordinary substances used for chem...
Visiting African scientists collaborate with MBL scientists on infectious diseases
Over the next few months, two African scientists
will be collaborating with researchers in the MBL'...seases Program (GID). The Ellison program provides scientists
studying infectious diseases, from both developed and under-developed countries, access to the Bay P...
Light turns on anticancer agents
...ng diseases such as cancer with powerful medicine, scientists
have been creating therapy agents that they can activate with light only at the site of a tumor. Until now, almost all photodynamic therapy agents have required oxygen. Yet, tumors are often oxygen depleted. Now, Virginia Tech researchers have devel...
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