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Dying cells encourage neighbors to grow

...to allow for the elimination of as many damaged or dangerous cells as needed without compromising organismal fitness. In spite of its importance, the underlying mechanisms are poorly understood," explains study leader Dr. Hermann Steller. Dr. Steller and colleagues demonstrate that when cells from the imagi...

Effort to control trade in great white sharks gets teeth from international community

...scientific community to be the most aggressive and dangerous of all shark species. This assumption was elevated to the public level by Steven Spielberg's 1975 film "Jaws," based on Peter Benchley's best-selling book and widely recognized as the film industry's first summer blockbuster. Since then, field studie...

Award-winning INEEL probe to help safely monitor hazardous waste sites

...rica and the world that might be contaminated with dangerous chemicals. GEOPS really showcases how science and engineering collaboration can solve difficult environmental problems." Before INEEL's probing system was developed, geoscientists monitored waste sites by drilling around them -- a task as tough as ...

Gene linked to greater risk of heart disease in type 2 diabetes

... players in contributing to atherosclerosis -- the dangerous buildup of plaque that can lead to partial or complete blockage of the artery, leading to heart attack or stroke. In the first part of this study, the researchers mapped the structure of the CD36 gene, which consists of hundreds of nucleic acids stru...

For inferring the biological tree of life, simple is better

... his research on evolutionary tree building. "Many dangerous chemicals are licensed today by calculating how much of each one we can safely be exposed to, using an assumption-laden, statistical method called quantitative risk assessment," he said. "The problem is that the assumptions of risk assessment models ...

AAAS CEO Alan I. Leshner statement on the UN cloning debate

...ave long opposed human cloning toproduce babies as dangerous and irresponsible. Butwe believe that nuclear cell transplantationresearch - what is called research or therapeuticcloning - holds the potential to ease tremendoussuffering and prolong life for countless millionsof people. For that reason, this windo...

UF scientist: 'Brain' in a dish acts as autopilot, living computer

... small unmanned airplanes or handle tasks that are dangerous for humans, such as search-and-rescue missions or bomb damage assessments. "We're interested in studying how brains compute," said Thomas DeMarse, the UF professor of biomedical engineering who designed the study. "If you think about your brain, an...

Munching microbes could cleanse arsenic-contaminated groundwater

...ses ultimately determine whether arsenic builds to dangerous levels in groundwater, say researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Remediation may be as simple as stimulating certain microbes to grow. Arsenic contamination is a serious threat to human health. In the Ganges Delta of Bangla...

Military hazards are greater for Native Americans, according to sociological research

...in the same county as sites deemed to be extremely dangerous due to the presence of a variety of unexploded mil... positively associated with the count of extremely dangerous sites. The more acres owned by Native Americans, the greater the number of such sites." "Our researc...

Southeastern Center for Emerging Biologic Threats (SECEBT) presents infectious disease conference

...potential for harm, believing that the war against dangerous biologic agents is fought with knowledge, research and communication. The center's members collaborate on basic research; vaccine development; pathogen surveillance; biomedical engineering; pharmacology; veterinary medicine; food safety; clinical re...

Pediatric cardiology researchers describe findings in neurologic outcomes, heart devices

... protect the artery from renarrowing or developing dangerous deposits of plaque. Dr. Ilia Fishbein is a member of the research team that tested a new gene delivery system in animal arteries. ...

Studies in Royal Society journals include stress in birds and depletion of medieval fish stocks

...llard Well-defended animals often advertise their dangerous nature through bright colours and patterns, which are recognised and avoided by predators. However, other well-defended animals have inconspicuous, but sometimes highly characteristic patterns. Can predators learn to avoid such well-defended but inco...

New system reduces risk of burns during interventional X-rays

...en the accumulated radiation dose is approaching a dangerous threshold. The system is designed to be used either as a retrofit with existing fluoroscopy machines or to be included in the design of new machines. Funded by grants totaling $814,000 from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration under th...

In wake of Lyme disease vaccine for people, mice may be next in line for shots

...ere offers hope to ultimately reduce the number of dangerous tick bites that infect some 23,000 people in 2002 in the United States. The work is published online this week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Science. "There is more than one way to try to reduce Lyme disease risk besides relying ju...

JCI table of contents, December 15 2004

...ut the existence of S. aureus "superbugs" more dangerous strains that may be associated with particularly invasive disease. In the December 15 issue of the Journal of Clinical Investigation , Damian Melles and colleagues from University Medical Center Rotterdam examined 829 S. aureus strains from healt...

National study finds second cesarean section safer than normal delivery

...n delivery, an attempt at vaginal delivery is more dangerous for the baby than a second cesarean section, accor...birth after a cesarean section (VBAC) also is more dangerous for the mother, leading to the increased possibility of a ruptured uterus and such complications suc...

Return of the Staphylococcus aureus 'superbug'

...ut the existence of S. aureus "superbugs" more dangerous strains that may be associated with particularly invasive disease. In the December 15 issue of the Journal of Clinical Investigation , Damian Melles and colleagues from University Medical Center Rotterdam examined 829 S. aureus strains from healt...

Hospital epidemiologists trace outbreak of organism to commonly used wound care equipment

...ermined that the equipment sprayed the potentially dangerous bacteria into the air and onto surfaces in an open treatment room, with other patients nearby. "This was true even though staff correctly followed procedures for its use," added Perl. "Germs were spread when patients and staff came in close contact ...

Scientist discover the cellular roots of graying hair

...the death of pigment stem cells, since melanoma is dangerous for the opposite reason melanocytes proliferate uncontrollably to form tumors and are hard to kill with treatment. "Preventing the graying of hair is not our goal," emphasizes David E. Fisher, MD, PhD, director of the Dana-Farber Program in Melanoma,...

UGA partners with U of Pennsylvania for bio-defense and infectious disease research project

...; Toxoplasma gondii, a widespread parasite that is dangerous for pregnant women and immuno-suppressed individua... parvum, a common intestinal parasite that is also dangerous for the immuno-suppressed. "We could make the database [ApiDB] for these organisms by collecting ...

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