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Essential smell gene may provide key to new insect repellents

...ew odors, then flies without these receptors would still be able to smell other things. But if Or83b's func...nything the Or83b receptor has to be present." "We still haven't figured out how or why it works," she adds. It could be that Or83b combines with other recep...

Entrepreneurs to be told how nature's secrets can improve business

...ch that can help us, in nature. And Biomimetics is still such a new area of technology transfer that enormous opportunities exist for people to make discoveries and transform these into successful patents. "Our workshop presents advanced strategies for developing commercial inventions - it's a ...

Flame retardants found on supermarket shelves

...ca formulation. Officials in the United States are still debating the fate of flame retardants, although the main U.S. manufacturer recently announced plans to discontinue production of the penta and octa formulations as part of a voluntary agreement with the U.S. EPA....

DHA-rich diet protects brain from Alzheimer's damage, UCLA study shows

...nted diet also carried the Alzheimer's genes, they still performed much better in memory testing than the mice in the first group. "After adjusting for all possible variables, DHA was the only factor remaining that protected the mice against the synaptic damage and memory loss that should have resulted ...

Convulsions in worms mimic epileptic seizures

...wer the worms' convulsion threshold. "Neurons are still just cells," said Caldwell. "Trafficking defects m...lepsy--one of the worst parts of lissencephaly--is still a black box on a genetic level," Caldwell added. "This work shows that we can dissect out that part ...

Disease diagnosis, drug development focus of UH prof's biochip research

...t said. "Biochips are a reality now, but they are still crude. At the University of Houston, we have uncovered important design principles for the next generation of biochips." The research in Pettitt's lab is directed toward understanding the fundamental principles of how hard surfaces affect softer ...

Purdue study finds antioxidant protects metal-eating plants

...s can't damage other parts of the cell. But nickel still must travel within the cell in order to enter the vacuole in the first place, Salt said. "To get to the vacuole, the nickel has to traverse the interior of the cell, where most of the plant's sensitive biochemical processes reside," he said. "So we'v...

Scientists fear new Ebola outbreak may explain sudden gorilla disappearance

...apes if another outbreak of Ebola is confirmed, we still have it in our grasp to save a large number of these primates, man's closest living relatives. The international community and non-governmental institutions must continue to commit resources to the Congo Basin, one of the last remaining tracts of wil...

Study of flu patients reveals virus outsmarting key drug

...u virus was worrisome, the compound oseltamivir is still a valuable therapeutic drug. "This is still a good compound," he says. "As with any antiviral compound, the therapeutic value of these agents ca...

APS showcases 46 historic breakthrough research articles

...y to measure cerebral blood flow. The manuscript, still a landmark in its field, sparked the development of new cerebral blood flow methodologies and revolutionized research on the human brain. Arthur Guyton, Arthur Lindsey and Berwind Kaufmann's 1955 article, through its pioneering use of systems analys...

Study in Science reveals recreational fishing takes big bite of ocean catch

...cted from harvest in the southeastern U.S., but is still caught by catch and release. While the cumulative impact of commercial fishers is constrained by limits on who, where, when and how much fish they can catch, there are no controls on the aggregate impact of recreational fishers. Current management ...

Streptococcus infects humans by thwarting blood clotting

..."Clearly, if we could mutate our plasminogen so it still worked, yet was resistant to a bacterial streptokinase, it would give us an advantage," said Ginsburg. "But then the bacteria could mutate their streptokinase to keep up. So, you can see how one bacterial species and one host get locked in this evolu...

Strep disrupts blood clotting to infect humans

..."Clearly, if we could mutate our plasminogen so it still worked, yet was resistant to a bacterial streptokinase, it would give us an advantage," Ginsburg said. "But then the bacteria could mutate their streptokinase to keep up." The findings also suggest that subtle variations in plasminogen genes among h...

OHSU-VAMC study sheds light on estrogen's benefit for MS

...an animal model for arthritis," she said. "There's still a lot to do."...

Critically endangered monkey species plummets more than 50 percent since 1994

...ists estimate that between 281 and 317 individuals still exist in 19 distinct populations. Rampant development separates the remaining populations of this langur species, preventing the groups from interacting with one another. Fourteen of the groups are likely to disappear within the next decade, since th...

What actually influences air pollution over the Indian Ocean?

... of atmospheric chemistry over the Indian Ocean is still limited due to the scarcity of long-term observations covering all seasons. The region is dynamically and chemically active because of the strong tropical sunlight, high humidity and the increasing anthropogenic emissions. The Indian Ocean Experiment...

Unicellular organisms contribute more nitrogen to ocean that reported earlier

... nitrogen fixation by unicells to date. There are still numerous regions of nutrient-poor oceans typicall... nitrogen-fixing organisms, Montoya noted. "We are still at a very early stage in understanding ocean science and how things work in these enormous pieces of...

Discovery of new shrimp species adds to unique family

...pheid shrimp live in colonies, much like termites; still others have symbiotic relationships with goby fish, which protect the shrimp while they build burrows underwater. They then share the burrow. But while there are biologists studying other shrimp families, few are currently studying the snapping shri...

Computer database being developed at Temple will allow for better inventory of chemicals

...vironmental health and safety people this year. We still have a lot of work to do, concludes Rappaport. The prototype we have needs to be converted to a Web-based application to enable multiple users and at the same time, provide a high level of security....

Decreasing toxins in brains of Alzheimer's patients keep cognitive deficits at bay

...periodically by a neurologist. The eight patients still have their shunts and there are now almost 100 patients recruited into the next phase of the study, which is being conducted at Stanford University. Other collaborators on this paper are: Yuemang Yao from Penn; Joshua Rokach, Florida Institute of Tec...

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