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American Chemical Society's Weekly PressPac -- Aug. 8, 2007
...boratory mainstays, Reisch writes. An executive of one
major instrument maker, quoted in the article, predicts that such instruments will be available to consumers, including Star Trek-like devices that serve as personal environmental scanners. Given the proliferation of instruments alongside manufactu...
Study begins to reveal clues to the cause and progression of sepsis
...tes nationwide. With sepsis, were dealing with one
of the deadliest diseases, yet we know so little a...ultiple components may yield better results. No one
really knows why some people develop sepsis following an infection, said Scott Somers, Ph.D., who ov...
Multinational research: protecting ecology means understanding people, too
...ng the ecological problems for decades. More than one
half of the Senior Executive Service members at the Department of the Interior, U.S. Department of Agriculture-Forest Service and the Environmental Protection Agency are expected to retire by the end of this year, Fitzgerald said, citing a Renewable ...
AFCYBER holds science and technology symposium
... This substantial investment by the Air Force is one
of many which have been approved to move the Air Force forward in fielding world class Cyber warfighting capabilities, General Elder said. General Elder believes that the symposium is just the first of many meetings that will help prepare the Air F...
Which came first, the moth or the cactus?
...2007 It's not a good idea to put all your eggs in one
basket unless you're a senita moth. Found in the...oths have a rare, mutually dependent relationship, one
of only three known dependencies in which an insect actively pollinates flowers for the purpose of a...
Interaction of just 2 genes governs coloration patterns in mice
...ished this week in the journal PLoS Biology, marks one
of the few instances in which specific genetic changes have been linked to an organism's ability to survive in the wild. "Our work shows how changes in just a few genes can greatly alter an organism's appearance," says Hopi E. Hoekstra, John L. Loe...
Bursts of waves drive immune system 'soldiers' toward invaders
...ense against potentially harmful microbes, and are one
of the swiftest cells in the body. The wave action... right "next door." As each Hem-1 succumbs, a new one
appears - but only on one
side. Weiner thinks the structure of actin physically blocks Hem-1 from re...
Features of replication suggest viruses have common themes, vulnerabilities
..., the Wisconsin virologist suggests, that could be one
of several common themes among different groups of viruses. "Multiple features in the structure and function of these replication compartments appear similar across several virus classes," says Ahlquist. "This includes ways in which cell membranes ...
Doernbecher Children's Hospital scientist earns coveted Javits award
...t disease. These infantscommonly develop injury to one
major part of the brain, called the whitematter, which contains the nerve fibers that control brain functionssuch as walking, speaking and thinking. White matter injury occurs whenblood flow to the developing brain falls below normal or when maternal...
MIT creates 3-D images of living cell
...fessor of pathology at Harvard Medical School, and one
of the authors of the paper. With essentially all other 3D imaging techniques, the samples must be fixed with chemicals, frozen, stained with dyes, metallized or otherwise processed to provide detailed structural information. When you fix the cell...
Risk of common vaginal infection linked to preterm birth appears higher for blacks
...ked to preterm birth appears to escalate when even one
partner is African-American, according to a Univer...isk, Dr. Simhan said. Our results showed that when one
partner is black whether male or female risk of BV goes up two-fold. BV infection is commonly tr...
Does the desire to consume alcohol and tobacco come from our genetic makeup?
...acco use in a cohort of 120 families with at least one
sibling pair was affected by hypertension (high blood pressure) and dyslipidemia (high lipids levels in the blood). (These variables were important because the excessive use of alcohol and tobacco may cause cardiovascular disorders like hypertension...
New, more direct pathways from outside the cell-to-cell nuclei discovered
...and just look. I do the same with cells." During one
of Gavin's agenda-less cell-watching sessions, he noticed phagosomes clustered around a cell's nucleus. "It made me wonder why the phagosomes were positioned in that way," Gavin said. Thereafter, Gavin periodically looked for this intriguing behavior...
Abnormal fat metabolism underlies heart problems in diabetic patients
...iolipin was first discovered in beef hearts and is one
of the most abundant lipids in heart tissue. This lipid has unusual physical properties that are essential for the operation of the energy-producing cell structures called mitochondria. When mitochondria lose a lot of their cardiolipin, they malfunc...
New textbook illuminates the close links between evolutionary and molecular biology
...tionary principles have developed independently of one
another. But with recent breakthroughs in fields such as genomics, developmental biology, human genetics, and biochemistry, it has become yet more evident that evolutionary principles guide biological phenomena at all levels, and are essential to a ...
ESF EURYI award winner aims to stop cancer cells reading their own DNA
...sued by young Dutch researcher Dr. Nynke Dekker in one
of this years EURYI award winning projects sponsored by the European Science Foundation (ESF) and the European Heads of Research Councils (EuroHORCS). Dekker and her team are trying to stop tumor development by interfering with the molecular motors ...
No evidence that widely prescribed statins protect against prostate cancer
...atins may be lowering prostate cancer risk through one
or more alternative pathways, but it doesnt appear to be working through reduction of male hormones, Statins lower cholesterol and are commonly prescribed to treat and prevent heart disease. Since cholesterol is required for the production of mal...
Tropical insects 'go the distance' to inform rainforest conservation
...nsects compoprised of 6,000 species worldwide, and one
common to tropical rain forests. What we found ...eserves tend to go extinct, you should plan for one
large area instead of having a lot of small and distant areas to manage and conserve. Cognato and...
deCODE discovers cause of major subtype of glaucoma
...bjects participated in the study. Glaucoma is one
of the most common causes of blindness worldwide. There are various types of glaucoma, all of which lead to damage in the optic nerve and progressive loss of vision. Exfoliation glaucoma is caused by the buildup of fibrous deposits on the surfaces on...
OHSU turns mouse into factory for human liver cells
...ts developed by Yecuris have the potential to ease one
of the bottlenecks in drug development: the testing of drugs for liver toxicity." The worldwide market for human liver cells the pharmaceutical industry uses for testing candidate drug compounds is estimated at $2 billion a year, according to a bus...
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