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Transgenic Rice Plants Resist Insects, Drought And Salt Damage

...h insects' digestive process whenever the plant is wounded by insects. Thus, insects such as the pink stem borer eat less, grow less quickly, and plant damage is reduced to tolerable levels. A barley gene enables rice plants to produce a protein that makes them salt- and drought-resistant so that they grow...

Taking The Animal Out Of Animal Testing

...nalso understand how other cells react to repair a wounded cell. Giaever says being in the Incubator has given his company a business boost. Hesays the wealth of new ideas from the constant influx of energetic studentscreates a dynamic positive atmosphere in which to do business. The units, which retail at a...

Geologists at UNC-CH discover state's 'most spectacular' fossils

...t was being attacked in or near the lake, or itwas wounded just before it died. The body probably got washed into the lake orriver and was then buried very quickly." Among the 10 or so former and current UNC-CH students who have workedhard on the project were Swiss native and masters candidate Karin P...

Testosterone, stress may not suppress immune system after all

...remost useful -- to the skin to anticipate getting wounded and prevent infection,"Braude explains. "This mak...Braude is complementing Dhabbar's work by studying wounded mice to see how longit takes for them to heal after treatment with testosterone or other steroids. P...

Gene silencing produces disease resistance in plants

...the plant at a spot where it has been wounded. The wounded plant cells release certain chemicals that make it possible for the bacterial DNA to be incorporated into the plant's DNA. Genes contained in this bacterial DNA then become active in the nuclei of the plant cells. This molecular takeover of the plan...

Shark fin soup: Scientists now can tell which kind of shark

...a practice known as finning and toss the mortally wounded fish back into the ocean. The new test uses a common genetic amplification method known as polymerase chain reaction, or PCR, to identify six species of shark commonly caught in North Atlantic waters: blue, dusky, porbeagle, silky, and longfin and ...

Sandia-aided method to heal wounded and diseased achieves US government acceptance

...eral government as a tool to heal the sick and the wounded in the nation's military, both active and retired. The healing tool also is being tested for use by the elderly, and is projected available for home use in 2004. The product - called the Numobag after its creator and distributor, Numotech Inc. of Nor...

Engineers work on their SUNTANS as they track waves and beaches

Nearly a month has passed since the wounded tanker Prestige spilled thousands of tons of heavy oil into the Atlantic and fouled dozens of Spanish beaches. But anxious residents of coastal Spain and Portugal remain on high alert - wondering where and when the noxious crude will wash ashore next...

Topical oxygen helps hard-to-heal wounds heal faster and better

... secured around the affected limb or wounded area, and pure oxygen was administered for 90 minutes a day for four days, followed by a three-day rest period. This cycle was repeated for as long as the wound appeared to be healing. ...

QuikClot (TM) will be made available to public

...ows the gruesome reality that 50 percent of troops wounded in the battlefield die before they are evacuated to field medical units because they hemorrhage to death (a statistic unchanged since the Civil War). He also knows that 50,000 Americans die each year at the site of auto accidents because of uncontro...

Newly identified gene may halt fuzzy, moldy fruit

...is cinerea, that often enters plant tissue through wounded or dead areas such as wilted petals, bruised fruit or at the site of pruning. In the November issue of the journal The Plant Cell, Purdue plant molecular biologist Tesfaye Mengiste and his colleagues at Syngenta Biotechnology Inc. report that the gen...

Why passive smoking hinders healing

...ower at healing wounds. Seven days after mice were wounded using a 5mm diameter hole-punch, wounds of 'non-smoking' mice were 95% closed, whereas wounds of 'smokers' were only 85% closed. In 'second-hand' smoke, many components are more concentrated than in first-hand smoke. For example, the concentrations o...

Fluid derived from aloe plant prolongs life after hemorrhagic shock in animal study

...tate solution and packed red blood cells. Soldiers wounded in combat often lose significant amounts of blood, and there is no practical way to replace the necessary amount of blood fast enough on the front lines. When this happens, there is inadequate perfusion of the organs which quickly leads to a cascade ...

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